5 Ways Students Can Expand Their Knowledge Online

While the go-to way for many students to enjoy the internet is memes, social media,and gaming, there are more beneficial uses for the web than simply enjoyment. Whether it’s before a general knowledge test or a specific end-of-year exam that requires some know-how that the provided textbooks don’t explain, a bit of extra proficiency can go a long way. Learning something interesting can provide students with a break from the monotony of compulsory subjects at school. After all, if you’re interested in the topic, chances are you’ll remember whatever you…

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Standard of entrance exam for AIIMS cannot be diluted, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has said that the standard of entrance examination for premier medical college AIIMS cannot be diluted and has refused to do away with the online MBBS under-graduate entrance test for this year. Some candidates have challenged the AIIMS online entrance test for MBBS courses to be held in May 26 and 27 in two shifts each day depending on the number of students taking the exam. “In view of the difficulties pointed out in holding the off-line examination and the vulnerability of the same and advantages of…

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SC/ST engineering students learn at faster rate: Study

Engineering students from the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and the Scheduled Castes (SC) learn at a faster rate than those from the general category, according to a study carried out by Stanford University, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the World Bank. The study on learning assessment outcomes, which was carried out between October and November 2017, and the results for which came out on Friday, also found that women engineering students lag behind male students in terms of performance, especially in physics and mathematics. They also lag…

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US shouldn’t shut the door on Chinese students

US President Donald Trump’s national security strategy calls for the government to consider restrictions on “foreign STEM students from designated countries to ensure that intellectual property is not transferred to our competitors”. Photo: Reuters As part of its continuing campaign to prevent China from stealing American intellectual property, President Donald Trump’s administration is considering restrictions on the number of Chinese citizens enrolled at US colleges and universities. Targeting foreign students will undermine US competitiveness, not enhance it. Of the 1 million foreign nationals enrolled at US schools, nearly one-third are…

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Raghuram Rajan, corporate leaders to set up Rs750 crore university

(Standing left to right in front row) R. Seshasayee, Sajjan Jindal, Vishaka Desai, Anand Mahindra and Raghuram Rajan during the announcement of Krea University in Mumbai on Friday. Photo: PTI Mumbai: Personalities such as Anand Mahindra, R. Seshasayee, Sajjan Jindal, and former Reserver Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan came together on Friday to announce the launch of Krea University, which will focus on liberal arts and science courses. These leaders will be associated with the university either as members of the governing or academic councils. Around Rs750 crore will be…

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IIM-Ahmedabad raises PG management program fee to Rs22 lakh

IIM-Ahmedabad had last year raised the fee for the two-year programme to Rs21 lakh from Rs19.5 lakh. Photo: Mint Ahmedabad: The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A) on Saturday raised the fee of its flagship post-graduate program (PGP) in management for 2018-20 to Rs22 lakh from Rs21 lakh. The institute’s director Erol D’Souza gave the information while talking to reporters on the sidelines of its 53rd convocation here. The institute had last year raised the fee for the two-year programme to Rs21 lakh from Rs19.5 lakh. D’Souza said the IIM-A Board,…

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CBSE says Class 12 economics paper leak reports wrong, urges students not to panic

  Panic gripped students of class 12 following claims on social media that the economics paper was leaked on Monday ahead of the exam even as CBSE denied there was any slip up. Reports of the question paper being leaked circulated through social media and WhatsApp several hours before the paper commenced. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), however, denied any leak and urged students and parents not to panic. “We have checked with all examination centres and the paper was not leaked. The source of the circulation of…

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Indian Railways receives over 2 crore applications for one lakh openings

The railways on Monday said it has received over two crore applications for about one lakh vacancies, with five days still remaining for the online registration to end. The online exam will be held for about 90,000 posts in group C and group D and for 9,500 openings in the Railway Protection Force. “Till date, over 2 crore candidates have applied for the posts and the number will rise further as five more days remain before the deadline comes to an end,” said a Railway Ministry official. For assistant loco…

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NMC Bill shouldn’t make bridge course for AYUSH practitioners mandatory: panel

The NMC Bill 2017 also seeks a National Licentiate Examination (NLE), a common licentiate examination for medical graduates for enrolment into Medical Register(s). Photo: Mint New Delhi: The parliamentary panel reviewing the controversial National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2017 has considered the contentions made by the medical fraternity, it said in its report released on Tuesday. The Bill proposes a provision for specific bridge courses that may be introduced for the practitioners of Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) to enable them to prescribe modern medicines at some level to cope…

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UPSC, Railways hired less employees in 2017 compared to 2016: Govt in Lok Sabha

UPSC, which selects IAS and IPS officers among others, recommended 5,735 candidates in 2016-17 as against 6,866 and 8,272 in 2015-16 and 2014-15, respectively. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint New Delhi: There is an overall reduction in the number of candidates recommended for government jobs by various recruitment bodies, according to a written reply given by minister of state for personnel Jitendra Singh in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. A total of 1,00,933 candidates were recommended for government jobs during 2016-17 as against 1,11,807 in 2015-16 and 1,13,524 in 2014-15, it said. Giving…

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