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India Education News, 17th - 23rd Mar 2014
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India Education News, 17th - 23rd Mar 2014

by Vivek Singh | Mar 24, 2014

1. Indians Stand at Second in Taking MIT-Harvard e-Courses

More than 2.5 lakh applicants from India have registered for courses on edX, which is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform initiated and founded in May 2012, by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to host online university-level courses.
The maximum course takers belong to America followed by India, which makes the second largest community studying through open online course offered by the varsity.

2. Lucknow University MBA Admission 2014: Past Academic Record also to be considered

Admissions to Management Programmes at Lucknow University (LU) will require more than the scores obtained in Common Admission Test (CAT) or LU Management Aptitude Test (LU-MAT). From this year onwards, the academic index, i.e. performances in class X, XII and graduation, along with the sections of group discussion, and personal interview will also be considered to allow entry to MBA courses at LU, as said by the university officials.

3. More than half students failed in BA programme of Gujarat University

The fact that more than 50% students have failed in BA Programme in Gujarat University after the University declared results, shocked many students and parents. Out of total 34,000 students who gave exams, 52% have failed, while only 48% are through.
The Gujarat University officials informed that for the first time ever students in such large ratio have failed in the first semester.

4. India is in the Top 30 List of the Countries Suffering Attacks on Education

According to a study, India is on the top 30 list of the countries where education - teachers, institutions, students - has been targeted and suffered violence. In India, near about 140 schools were attacked by militants between 2009 and 2012.
'Education under Attack 2014', is a study based on the countries across the globe, suffering from threats or purposeful use of force against students, teachers, academics, education trade union members as well as government officials. This study was released recently.

5. IIMs May Offer Degree Next Session Onward

The IIM students of post graduate programmes as well as five-year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) may receive a degree and not just diploma or certificate, in the coming years. The officials employed in these premier management institutes of India are waiting for the Lok Sabha elections to get over, after which the decision on this proposed Bill in the Parliament will be announced after the new term of government gets into power.
Currently, the premiere B-schools -- Indian Institute of Management (IIM), do not award degrees for the stated courses since these institutes however are premier and prestigious but do not hold a status of university to award degree after completion of course.

6. IIIT-Hyderabad Extends Dates For PGEE 2014 Online Application Form

International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad, has declared admissions to post graduate programmes through Postgraduate Entrance Examination 2014 (PGEE 2014).About Postgraduate Entrance Examination (PGEE 2014): An all-India examination will be held at Hyderabad and a number of major cities in the country depending on the number of applicants from each region.

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The entrance examination will consist of two papers. Paper I test the general aptitude of the candidate and will consist of objective questions from Mathematics, Programming, and Logical Reasoning. Paper II is the Subject Paper, which tests the candidate's subject knowledge.

7. IIT Madras invites applications for its M.Tech programme

IIT Madras invites applications for its Master of Technology (M.Tech) programme for the academic year 2014. Eligible students can apply online by visiting the official website of IITM.The four-semester M.Tech programme offered in various disciplines and programmes by different departments of the institute are based on the credit system and provide a student with a wide choice of courses. Each programme comprises of several core and elective courses and project work.

8. Results shock students, Mumbai University cites time factor

MUMBAI: The errors in the assessment of engineering exam papers occurred as many answer sheets were not scanned properly and were rejected by the examiners on grounds of poor resolution. This was the first time that the Mumbai University had opted for online assessment of all engineering papers across branches. In the November-December 2013 exams, the first and final year exams were conducted by the university. After the problem of poor scanning was detected in the first semester results, the university tried to take precautions in the results for semester VII. The dean of technology, SK Ukrande, had earlier told TOI that the results for semester VII were delayed as they wanted to avoid a recurrence of the problem.

9. Surat boy is IIM-Ahmedabad topper this year

SURAT: He is a rare talent, someone who has excelled in different branches of academics and sports. Twenty-five-year-old Hemant Mundra, who is first from Surat city to have topped the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), is a born achiever. It is not for nothing that he has been offered Rs 50 lakh per annum package from March 24, 2014 by Kedaara Capital, one of the largest private equity funds in the country.
Hemant, who is son of textile businessman Omprakash Mundra, studied at Seventh Day Adventist School in the city. He graduated in chemical engineering from IIT, Mumbai and topped his batch. He passed the chartered accountant course and chartered financial analyst level three certification examination subsequently.

10. 98% engineering graduates open to jobs in SMEs- survey

Engineering graduates in Hyderabad are open to taking up jobs in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), according to survey findings of the TMI Group, HR and recruitment services firm. 98.4 per cent of engineering graduates surveyed are willing to work in the SME sector. This trend is welcoming in the backdrop of growing dearth of talent in the sector. The survey also reveals some interesting facts about factors guiding the job decisions of the graduates.
90.8 per cent of the respondents said that they believe SMEs are good places to work. They said that in SMEs, employees have work-life balance, make friendly work-culture and grow fast in their careers.

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