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India Education News, 16 - 22nd June 2014
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India Education News, 16 - 22nd June 2014

by Vivek Singh | June 22, 2014

1. India brightest star of the 2014 Asia University Rankings: THE

Indian has improved over three times in its higher education, reveals the latest Times Asian University Ranking of Asian Universities 2014. As per the THE (Times Higher Education), the international agency, India is perhaps the brightest star of the 2014 Asia University Rankings.
"Last year it had just three institutions in the top 100, but thanks to dramatically improved engagement with data collection and analysis, the country now boasts 10 institutions in the table," says THE.

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2. DU Admission Schedule for the Academic Year 2014-2015

The list of Delhi University's Schedule for this academic year has been released. On 24 June 2014, the first cut-off list by DU will be released. Check the list below to know about all the necessary and important dates related of the admission schedule 2014-2015.

3. US Embassy Interviewed 800 Students at "Student Visa Day"

"Student Visa Day" was celebrated on 19 June 2014, where approx 800 applicants who aspire to pursue studies in United States got interviewed by US embassy in New Delhi. A "student visa day" was organized and students all dressed professionally donning US university logos attended the event, in which the embassy staff one by one interviewed those students who applied for visas to pursue higher education in America.
According to the embassy, at present around 1,00,000 Indian students are studying in the US, and since October 2013, 40% of US visa application as well issuances have gone up when compared to the same period in 2013.

4. UGC issues notice to VC asking not to start any course without prior approval

When Delhi University is facing controversy related to the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP), the University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a notice to all the Vice Chancellors saying no university shall confer a degree in violation of UGC Act.
The UGC notice says that if a university wishes to award a degree other than the one specified by UGC, it would have to approach UGC for its approval six months prior to starting the degree programme with full justification for the course to be started.

5. DU Warned Students to not to Submit Fake Documents

Delhi University lately came out with a warning as well as caution to prevent students getting trapped in taking help from touts/agents for acquiring seat during admission procedure in the varsity.
The university also warned applicants to not submit any kind of fake certificate, mark-sheet or any other duplicate document during admission process as it will surely lead to cancellation of the name in the course, even during the middle of the academic year followed by a police complaint. Upon confirmation of fake caste certificate or false mark-sheets the student will be dismissed from the university and a legal action may be taken against him/her, told DU authorities.

6. IIT JEE ( Advanced Result Declared: Check On

IIT JEE (Advance) 2014 Results will be declared today, on 19th June. Students appeared in the said exam may check out their result here:
The Joint Entrance Exam 2014 for admissions in IITs and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad for undergraduate programs was held on 25 May 2014. And, now it's time to check out the result. The IIT JEE 2014 Result is going to be declared today i.e., 19th June, and hence forth students who had appeared in the exam should get ready with all the nerves to face the result.

7. Crisis leaves first batch in a bind

NEW DELHI: Students enrolled in the first batch of the four-year undergraduate programme are the worst placed. About to start its second year, this batch is now wondering where the potential rollback leaves them; all the more so after the UGC's communication to the colleges mentions their migration to the three-year programme. Those enrolled in courses that were launched or changed significantly with FYUP are especially concerned.

8. All political parties welcome UGC's decision on FYUP

NEW DELHI: All political parties, including Congress, have welcomed the University Grants Commission's decision on the four-year undergraduate programme. Congress, which supported Delhi University's decision to introduce FYUP, admitted it was a mistake and wants the programme to be rolled back.
"We want FYUP to be rolled back. Though it was implemented during our regime, we have realized that the students are against it. We are rethinking our stand. Now we want BJP to ensure that it is scrapped as promised in their manifesto. Our students' wing (NSUI) has always opposed it,'' said Arvinder Singh, president of DPCC.

9. West Bengal to recruit 3,000 Assistant Professors

The West Bengal (WB) Government has decided to recruit around 3,000 assistant professors in government and aided colleges in 2014.
The state government would recruit over 700 assistant professors in government colleges and more than 2000 assistant professors in government-aided colleges, said state education minister Partha Chatterjee .

10. Bihar CM promises Rs 5 Crore for AN College in financial year 2014-15

Bihar Chief minister, Jitan Ram Manjhi has announced a grant of Rs 5 crore to A N College in the financial year 2014-15.
The CM made the announcement while participating at a function to mark the 127th birth anniversary of 'Bihar Vibhuti' Anugrah Narayan Sinha.

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