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India Education News, 16th - 22nd Dec 2013
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India Education News, 16th - 22nd Dec 2013

by Vivek Singh | Dec 23, 2013

1. JEE test format may engineer gender divide

Dec 22. For every eight to 14 men at IIT, NIT and other top state-run engineering institutes in India, there's just one woman who makes the cut. This low ratio of male to female (MFs) is now the subject of a study being conducted across Indian and American institutions.
Titled, 'Women in Engineering:A Comparative Study of Barriers Across Nations', the 2013 study, done by Aspiring Minds, a venture of IIT and MIT alumni involved in human capital assessment, compares the low numbers of Indian women in engineering colleges to female engineering students from MIT, Stanford and Berkeley in the US, where the numbers are significantly higher - about one woman to 1.4 to four men.
Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/JEE-test-format-may-engineer-gender-divide/articleshow/27765989.cms

2. The practice: Field of law has range of opportunities

Dec 22. From litigation cases of civil and criminal nature to settling disputes over intangible assets such as intellectual property and copyrights, law as a profession has witnessed a major change in offering a multitude of options to practitioners. They now have the option to serve either as a legal counsel or pursue litigation and work in law firms and corporates, or even set up an independent practice. Several popular options are available for graduates to choose from.
Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/The-practice-Field-of-law-has-range-of-opportunities/articleshow/27765867.cms

3. Mathematics key to develop knowledge power: Super 30 founder, Anand Kumar

Dec 20. Patna: Identifying a comprehensive knowledge in mathematics as a must for developing knowledge power, Super 30 founder and mathematician Anand Kumar today mooted a reality show based on brain-teasing sums on the lines of one existing for cricket and film.
"In this era of reality shows, can't we have a reality show based on brain-teasing sums? Cannot we have a mathematician hosting the show and have a role model, as cricket and films, for math and science also," Kumar said speaking at a function on world mathematics day on 126th birth anniversary of mathematics legend Srinivas Ramanujuan.
Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/Mathematics-key-to-develop-knowledge-power-Super-30-founder-Anand-Kumar/articleshow/27748135.cms

4. Lucknow University starts certificate course in American studies

Dec 20. Lucknow: The Lucknow University on Friday launched the certificate course in American studies. The course has been started by LU department of English and modern European language in collaboration with public affairs section of the US embassy.
Launching the course, LU vice-chancellor SB Nimse said nobody can ignore the US and its culture in the present times. He said like the US, India is also a meeting point of varied cultures and there is a need to explore more programmes to promote a strong relationship between the two nations.
Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/Lucknow-University-starts-certificate-course-in-American-studies/articleshow/27697433.cms

5. Hiring at IIT: Not all computer science graduates placed

Dec 21. Mumbai: A computer science degree from an Indian Institute of Technology does more than just sate the quest for an education. Each year, millions of 18-year-olds take an entrance exam, many of their eyes set on grabbing a seat in the computer science (CS) school, only to graduate four years hence feeling like a million dollars, and going on to make all that money. This year though the story has been different for some.

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As the first phase of placements at all the IITs come to a close, a handful of computer science students are yet to be placed and will participate in the second edition that starts in January. Most of their other batchmates got bulge-bracket offers during the very first hours of placement. Half the CS batch at most tech schools was placed by the end of Day 1.
Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/Hiring-at-IIT-Not-all-computer-science-graduates-placed/articleshow/27697341.cms

6. DU Teachers Oppose the Vice-Chancellors New System of ‘Students to Evaluate their Teachers

Dec 21. The decision of Delhi University of letting students to evaluate their teachers has onset various criticisms and a large number of teachers are in oppose to this system of student evaluating their Teachers.
DU Teachers' Association has coined the decision a 'tit-for-tat approach' adopted by the "rattled" administration after facing negative feedback of the teacher's body upon the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP).
The evaluationmove of Vice-Chancellor which has to come into effect from the next semester is being viewed by most as a "regressive" step.
Source:
http://www.jagranjosh.com/articles/du-teachers-oppose-the-vicechancellors-new-system-of-students-to-evaluate-their-teachers-1387625829-1

7. New Zealand Universities Focusing on Indian Studies & Research

Dec 20. New Zealand India Research Institute (NZIRI) at the Victoria University of Wellington has endeavored to actively engage the scholars in research on India in the New Zealand universities. Full time working 50 academics have come together to work on the research project. Besides, Indian studies arealso drawing more and more students in New Zealand.
NZIRI Director Sekhar Bandyopadhyay told the group of 50 scholars on research Project is the largest such group outside the borders of India.
Source:
http://www.indiaedunews.net/Career/ICSI_Admit_Cards_for_December_2013_Available_for_download_today_16584/

8. New Zealand Universities Focusing on Indian Studies & Research

New Zealand India Research Institute (NZIRI) at the Victoria University of Wellington has endeavored to actively engage the scholars in research on India in the New Zealand universities. Full time working 50 academics have come together to work on the research project. Besides, Indian studies arealso drawing more and more students in New Zealand.

NZIRI Director Sekhar Bandyopadhyay told the group of 50 scholars on research Project is the largest such group outside the borders of India.
Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/articles/new-zealand-universities-focusing-on-indian-studies-research-with-intent-to-further-reinforces-1387625102-1

9. 22.65 Lakhs Students to Appear in CBSE Board Exams 2014

Dec 19. The CBSE Delhi shall witness the highest number of students giving Classes X and XII CBSE Board Examinations as 22.65 lakh students have registered to appear in 2014 Board exams in the city, breaking the last year's record of 21.76 lakhs aspirants.
The CBSE Board exams for the year 2014 will start from 01 March 2014.
The Class X board examination will observes around 70,000 more students appearing for 2014 exam as compared to last year. It will have more than 13.25 lakh students in total, for March 2014 schedule.
Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/articles/2265-lakhs-students-to-appear-in-cbse-board-exams-2014-1387625062-1

10. IMT Ghaziabad signs MoU with Arizona State University

Dec 18. IMT Ghaziabad signed a MoU with the Arizona State University (ASU), USA, on broad ranging bi-lateral collaborations in Business Management Education.
This tie-up is aligned to IMT Ghaziabad's continuing focus on innovation in management education in India amidst the shifting dynamics of globalisation and increased competitiveness. Consistently ranked amongst the top 10 management schools in India, the Institute under the leadership of Dr Bibek Banerjee, has distinguished itself with their quality processes focussed on credentialed faculty, outstanding students, innovative and co-created curriculum with collaborators in the academe as well as in the industry.
Source: http://www.indiaeducationreview.com/news/imt-ghaziabad-signs-mou-arizona-state-university/14216

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