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India Education News, 14th - 20th July 2014
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India Education News, 14th - 20th July 2014

by Vivek Singh | July 21, 2014

1. Over 14,000 MBA, MCA seats vacant in Gujarat

AHMEDABAD: The once most sought-after professional courses are losing their sheen. This reflected in the registrations for admission to MBA and MCA courses in the state which concluded on Tuesday. There were only 9,379 registrations against 23,461 seats available.
Officials said that a total of 9,554 forms were sold and only 9,379 students registered. Of these, 9,102 students got their documents verified at helpline centres.

2. High marks shock students, officials

BANGALORE: When Rekha (name changed) calculated her score to be 129 in ComedK medical stream this year, she hoped to get a seat in a good medical college in the state. After all, the cut-off mark last year was 114. But when the rank list was published on Wednesday, she was in for a shock -- her rank was over 6,000.
The marks and ranks of ComedK UGET have been the talking point this week. According to ComedK officials, 7,503 students scored marks between 125 and 178 in medical stream and 19 students scored more than 170. Each mark was shared by hundreds of students.

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3. IIT aspirants worried

PATNA: Hundreds of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) aspirants were in a worried lot on Tuesday as the joint online choice-filling and seat allocation portal for admission to the IITs was inaccessible almost the whole day.
They breathed a sigh of relief only after the website  read an 'appropriate compensation for the down time'. The deadline has been extended up to 10am on June 25.

4. Delhi Budget 2014: Rs 2,482 crore allocated for education sector

The Delhi budget presented by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has allocated Rs 2,482 crore to the education sector to improve infrastructure.
The allocation is approximately 14.8 per cent of the total plan outlay of Rs 16,700 crore. The budget has earmarked Rs 350 crore for construction of 20 new schools.
Also, training will be imparted to 20,318 teachers through State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) to enhance the quality of teaching to be able to create better teaching environment in government schools. The government has also decided to bring up senior secondary schools for girls to encourage girl education in the nation.

5. Cutoffs drop sharply in Delhi University's third list

NEW DELHI: For those yet to get admission in a Delhi University college, the third cutoff list issued on Monday brings good news. Not only are popular courses still available, the cutoffs too have dropped.
BCom (honours) is available in 24 colleges and BCom in 28. English and Economics are open in 15 and 13 colleges, respectively. There are BA programme seats across 35 colleges. Science courses have seen the sharpest drop in cutoffs across colleges, including several on North Campus, with some courses coming down by more than six percentage points. Admissions for the third list will commence from Tuesday.

6. 1.4 million Indian children aged 6-11 out of school: Unesco

NEW DELHI: Achieving the goal of getting all children in school by 2015 is now clearly impossible. It has emerged that there are 57.8 million children who are out of primary school globally. And India, with 1.4 million children, ranks among the top five nations with kids aged six to 11 out of school.
These are some of the findings in Unesco's Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report on out-of-school populations. The report also details how Nepal overcame conflict and brought down the number of its out-of-school children to 1%, while Burundi, by doing away with school fees, achieved a 94% enrolment rate, up from 54% in 2005.

7. Pepsico CEO gives orientation to 17th batch of IIM-Indore

INDORE: Giving 10-point success mantra to the 17th batch that recently joined the premier Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM-I), CEO of Pepsico India D Sivakumar congratulated the newly admitted batch and encouraged them to become global managers.
Sivakumar urged students to treat teachers as friends and friends as teachers, be proud of the institute and bring laurels to the institute, have the strength to fail and humility to succeed, develop the ability to sacrifice for the team, have the heart for relationships and the courage to change oneself. He was addressing students on the second day of the orientation programme of the newly admitted batch on Saturday.

8. Nalanda University to open doors September 01 onwards

Nalanda University, an international centre of learning coming up in Bihar, will open its doors on September 1. More than 1,000 students from 40 countries have sought admission in Nalanda University.
According to IANS, part of a premier state-owned hotel will temporarily serve as a hostel for students of the revived Nalanda University.
Among those who have applied at the university, the US, Russia, England, Spain, Germany, Japan, Myanmar, Austria and Sri Lanka, West Asian and Southeast Asian countries are the major ones.

9. GTU reduces 5,000 seats of technical colleges in state

The Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has reduced the student intake by 5,000 seats in various colleges imparting technical education in the state.
Akshai Aggarwal, GTU Vice Chancellor said that these seats were reduced as there was a lack of teaching staff in the colleges.
Aggarwal also said that there is a need to increase the budget for higher education. He said that this was also echoed in the meeting of principals of all the technical universities of India and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation countries.

10. Govt to establish medical college in Delhi

Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, while resenting the Budget for Delhi announced establishment of a new medical college with 100 seats in Rohini.
In his budget speech, Jaitley said that the government will try to admit the first batch of students at the proposed college by next year.
The college at Ambedkar Hospital, Rohini was proposed by the Congress-led Delhi government in 2011-12, however, its construction is yet to start.

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