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India Education News, 14th- 20th Oct 2013
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India Education News, 14th- 20th Oct 2013

by Vivek Singh | Oct 21, 2013

1. President launches e-learning platform

President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday dedicated to the nation an e-learning platform that would link thousands of teachers and students for virtual classroom lessons. The latest version of Amrita University's e-Learning platform A-VIEW 3.0 (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World) was launched by Mukherjee with a click on the Aakash 2 tablet in New Delhi and the A-VIEW Server with 1 Gbps link was unveiled. Any institution of higher education can now use A-VIEW free of charge (

2. CMAT September 2012 results declared

AICTE has declared the results of the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) held in September 2012.
Click here to view the score card:
AICTE has launched the National level Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admission in all management programmes approved by AICTE since 2012-13.The exam is conducted twice a year. Students are eligible to appear in both the exams and best of the two scores will be used for admission for 2013-14.Click here to view the list of AICTE approved institutions using CMAT scores:

3. IIM-Lucknow launches analytics programme for executives

Lucknow: The Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow and America's Kelley School of Business Friday announced a joint certificate programme in business analytics for executives. The one-year certification programme would impart cutting edge analytics knowledge through a unique blend of online and classroom education, an official statement from IIM-Lucknow said. The programme will combine business strategy, business analytical tools and applications of analytics in selected business areas, namely finance, marketing and operations, it added.The faculty of IIM-Lucknow and Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, will teach the course jointly.

4. CEEP online counselling

The Department of Technical Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh is conducting web based counselling for diploma courses in polytechnics till July 4. Candidates who have qualified in the CEEP 2012 can exercise their options now. For more details, click here:

5. US colleges look to foreign students

Want to see how quickly the look and business model of American public universities are changing? Visit a place like Indiana University. Five years ago, there were 87 undergraduates from China on its idyllic, All-American campus in Bloomington. This year: 2,224.The numbers offer a snapshot of the transformation of America's famous heartland public universities in an era of diminished state support. Of the 25 campuses with the most international students, a dozen have increased international enrollment more than 40 percent in just five years, according to data collected by the Institute of International Education. All but one are public, and a striking number come from the Big Ten: Indiana, Purdue, Michigan State, Ohio State and the Universities of Minnesota and Illinois. Indiana's international enrollment now surpasses 6,000, or about 15 percent of the student body, and in Illinois, the flagship Urbana-Champaign campus has nearly 9,000 second nationally only to the University of Southern California.

6. Health Management next big demand: Online school

Bangalore: Health Management is the next big demand by the job market in India, said AVAGMAH Online School (AOS), a leading eLearning company. AOS, continuing education initiative of India's largest eLearning Implementation & Talent Lifecycle Management company, 24x7 Learning, on Monday announced the admission for Online MBA in Hospital Management for 2013 batch. "India's health care sector is estimated to be worth US $ 275.6 billion by 2020. The expansion of the health care market will need efficient management professionals apart from the medical and technical professionals," Karthik KS, CEO and Founder of 24X7 Learning.

7. Punjabi University Starts a Diploma Course in Gatka, the Sikh Martial Art

Punjabi University Starts a Diploma Course in Gatka, the Sikh Martial Art

Punjabi University, Patiala has started a one-year diploma course in Gatka, the traditional Sikh martial art, from the current academic year to promote the customary practices in Punjab.The University has signed a MoU with the World Gatka Federation (WGF) to start this Diploma Course in Gatka. The course has been allotted 25 seats, revealed the President of Gatka Federation of India (GFI), affiliated to WGF, on 20 October 2013. During the course, the students would be imparted education in various Gatka forms, fighting techniques, scientific and therapeutic aspects including soft skills, professional ethics and event management tactics.

8. Launching a Finance Lab at Delhi University

The Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University has set up a finance lab on its campus to provide students with databank, relevant software, charts, information and statistics that will help them in practicing what they learn. The lab would also be helpful to faculty involved in research work.In the lack of a databank and the right software, FMS students were not able to work on live-models; hence to bridge the gap, this lab is created, said the dean of FMS, DU. With the grant given by DU to FMS, twelve new Bloomberg terminals have been procured for the lab as the Bloomberg has the access to data both contemporary and which is 50 years old. Such data is not available easily and can help students and faculty to a great extent in their research work. Bloomberg will also train the FMS faculty through relevant workshops, said the dean.

9. A Three-day Course in Luxury Management at IIM Bangalore

The Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B) offers a three-day course on “Strategic Management of Luxury Business: Managing luxury products and services” to open more opportunities for senior managers and entrepreneurs in the luxury brand market. The institute starts this course following the report of a global affluence study by research group TNS that established that India is home to three million affluent households. Further, another similar study revealed that the wealth of high net worth individuals in India, i.e., people with assets of $1 million and above, will get more than double by 2015.

10. CBSE to begin open book era

Ushering in a new system of conducting examinations, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has told schools across the country to implement open book examinations from March 2014 and has also released study material for the same. The Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA) will first begin for classes IX and XI from the academic session 2013-14. For Class IX, study material has been released for all main subjects including English, Hindi, mathematics, science and social science, and for class XI, the material is for geography, economics and biology. OTBA will be applicable only to these subjects in the next session.

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