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India Education News, 10th Feb -16th Feb 2014
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India Education News, 10th Feb -16th Feb 2014

by Vivek Singh | Feb 17, 2013

1. Global job offers double for IIM Bangalore graduates

BANGALORE: It's a windfall for the class of 2012-14 at the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore. Bucking negative trends, 388 students received 425 job offers from 150 companies during the final placement season. And compared to last year, international placements offered to the students doubled, from 20 to 41. This year, the B-school saw its biggest ever postgraduate programme in management (PGP) batch.
The pre-placement offers poured aplenty with 117 students receiving offers prior to the start of the final placements, which is 20% higher than last year.

2. Confusion over student loan moratorium

NAGPUR: Finance minister P Chidambaram's move to exempt interest for education loans taken prior to March 31, 2009, has created confusion, say those in the banking and education business. Even as the budget speech says that the detailed scheme will be released soon, there are apprehensions that those who have already repaid a major part of the liability may not get the benefit.
Chidambaram says that government will take over the liability for outstanding interests as on December 31, 2013, for the education loans taken up to March 31, 2009. A borrower is allowed a year after the course ends or six months after getting a job to start repaying the loan. But, at the same time, there is also an option for repayment of interest component soon after the funds are disbursed. Many go for this as it reduces the burden.

3. Chidambaram woos students for education loans

NEW DELHI/CHENNAI: With the general elections due in a couple of months, union finance minister P Chidambaram tried to endear himself to the families that have availed of educational loans from banks.
Presenting the interim budget for 2014-15 in the Lok Sabha on Monday, Chidambaram announced a moratorium period for all education loans taken up to March 31, 2009, and outstandings as of March 31, 2013.
He also said the government will take over the liability for outstanding interest as Dec 31, 2013, but the borrower would have to pay interest for the period after April 1, 2014.

4. Advanced exams

High school students throughout India can now register for College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) exams in 22 different subjects. AP exams are scheduled for May 5-16 and the deadline for registration is March 26. The AP exams are securely administered at authorised USIEF centres and schools in 11 cities across India - Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore , Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Rajkot. The College Board's Advanced Placement Programme (AP) enables students to pursue university-level studies while still in high school. For details, visit

5. Karnataka Virtual University plan in trouble

MYSORE: The state government's plan to set up Karnataka Virtual University to harness internet and mobile based technologies to reach higher education to masses is facing resistance.
The city-based Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) on Saturday made known public its reservation about the proposed varsity arguing that it will duplicate what it (KSOU) is doing. It contended that the new university for technology assistance distance learning is not warranted and required, the KSOU VC M G Krishnan said requesting the CM Siddaramaiah and higher education minister R V Deshpande to drop the idea. The VC said the government should instead strengthen the KSOU and support its mission to emerge as a leading virtual university in the nation.

6. College Courses to be Rated Soon

In a little while, the students will have the advantage to judge and evaluate not only the Universities/Colleges for admission purpose, but also the courses and programme those universities or institution offer, to be able to make a wise decision before pursuing.
The Union HRD Ministry is developing a system under which all individual programmes offered by colleges and universities will also be accredited and graded.

7. 55 per cent of Indians love their jobs

"Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life", quoted Confucius. And seems like Indians have taken it way too seriously. A recent International survey data that looks at levels of job satisfactions among Indian workers shows that over half of the workers (55 per cent) love or like their job, placing India at third position in International Happiness Rankings, behind Canada and the Netherlands. According to the survey, one in five Indians love their job so much that they would work for free, and no Indian worker says that they hate their job.Search Tutors From India at


8. CAT 2013: Dissatisfied candidates appeal to Indore High Court

The results of Common Admission Test (CAT) 2013 dashed the hopes of many Management course aspirants. The national-level test results, declared on January 14, 2014, showed that from the total 1.73 lakh candidates who attempted CAT 2013 an astonishing 95,000 have scored 0 marks and below. Dissatisfied with the results, test-takers have taken the matter to court. After appealing to Delhi High Court and filing RTI, Indore High Court has also been approached and applications to Calcutta and Chennai High Courts are underway.
CAT 2013 candidates protesting discrepancies in the results have requested re-evaluation, access to their raw scores and clarity on the normalization process for their CAT 2013 scores. They are also requesting a stay on the admission short-listing process of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs).

9. EFLU VC honoured with Chanakya Award

Prof Sunaina Singh, Vice Chancellor of English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), has been honoured with the Chanakya Award for Excellence in good governance.
The Chanakya Awards for National Achievers are presented every year to outstanding individuals and organizations with excellent records in public relations, and they are inducted into the PRCI 'Hall of Fame'.

10. Poor etiquette at work could cost you your job

Showing annoying habits at work can hold back employees from being promoted or even get them fired from the job.
There are lasting consequences for those workers who attract the wrong kind of attention, said etiquette expert Anna Musson, of The Good Manners Company.
"Having poor etiquette is like having bad breath ... no one will tell you, but eventually it will define you and you will be left off guest lists, promotion lists and any kind of shortlist," quoted Musson as saying.

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