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BharatTutors Education News, 5-11 July
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BharatTutors Education News, 05 - 11th July'15

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1. First round of seat allotment at IITs

MUMBAI: Around 1.52 lakh of the 13 lakh students in the country, who appeared for JEE (Main), have registered for the joint seat allocation process for admissions to IITs and NITs. The registrations ended at 5pm on Monday. The students who registered filled in around 1.29 crore choices by Monday evening. Seats will be allotted to students in the first round on Tuesday before 10 am, said an official from the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). Students are liekly to get a mail in the morning from JoSAA declaring the seat they have bagged.


2. UGC Released List of 21 Fake University

University Grants Commission (UGC) has recently released a list of 21 universities which are fake and bogus and has told students to refrain from taking admissions in these universities. Among these eight are from Uttar Pradesh and six are from Delhi. UGC in a notification pointed out the rest of the universities are one each in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar and West Bengal which are bogus and doesn't have UGC recognition. According to the UGC Act, 1956 only those institutes which are established under the Central/State/Provincial Act is allowed to call themselves as university. Therefore any university that doesn't comply with the section 3 of the aforementioned act is prohibited from using the term 'university' under section 23 of the same Act.

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3. JEE advanced likely to get a written section too

KOLKATA: Getting into an IIT might get tougher from the 2017 session. The IIT Joint Admission Committee is considering adding a third component a written section after the Mains and Advance tests. This new segment will add another layer of complexity to an already tough examination where every single percentile counts. The board hopes to curtail guess-work by candidates and force them to exhibit their actual grasp of a subject. It will necessitate an overhaul of the evaluation system but the committee is ready to do that if it improves the quality of students.


4. Engineering admissions in Maharashtra delayed by one day

MUMBAI: The final seat allocation process in Maharashtra's engineering colleges will commence from Wednesday. The DTE has revised the schedule for students reporting to institutes from July 1 to July 2. Earlier they were planning to include students in the all-India quota only from the second round. With the CBSE failing to issue the JEE (Main) ranks for paper-I even on Tuesday, the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) could not allot seats in the all-India quota in engineering institutes on Tuesday.


5. Orientation programme for govt teachers: Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH: Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday asked Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) and State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT) to jointly run an orientation programme for government school teachers. Under the programme teachers will be trained to improve their teaching skills so as to enable them to discharge their duties with utmost dedication, sincerity and professional commitment, he said.

6. AIIMS Jodhpur student commits suicide

Failing to cope with study pressure, a student of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur committed suicide by hanging himself in his hostel room. According to police, Gajendra Singh (19), a resident of Phulera near Jaipur, was a first-year student of MBBS at AIIMS. Singh was found hanging in his hostel room at 11.30 am on Sunday. When his roommates came to the room, they saw him hanging and broke the door open with the help of administration. His pulse was running at that time.


7. UGC grants heritage status to 19 colleges

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has granted "heritage" status to 19 institutions across the country and has approved financial assistance for their improvement and upgradation. The Commission had invited proposals from colleges for the heritage tag under the Heritage College Scheme and had received 60 proposals, none of them from Delhi. "Out of the 60 proposals that were received, a Selection Committee approved granting of the status to 19 colleges. Varied financial assistance has been approved to these colleges and they can use the grants for conservation work of the campus and for specialised courses related to heritage," officials in the UGC said.


8. 1,400 teachers in Bihar resign fearing Govt action

Around 1,400 primary teachers have resigned from service in Bihar fearing government action over possession of fake educational degrees. More such teachers are expected to resign in the coming days after a Patna High Court order asking those possessing fake educational degrees to quit their jobs on their own to avoid facing legal action. "Altogether 1400 teachers have resigned from service. More resignations are expected as we have fixed a deadline of July 8 for it. The final figure of those who resigned will be known only after it," Education Department Principal Secretary R K Mahajan said.


9. Health Ministry approves 14 new medical colleges

The Union health ministry has allowed opening of 14 new medical colleges and increased the number of seats in six existing institutes across India. The decision was based on the recommendation of the Medical Council of India (MCI). Reportedly, at least five private medical colleges will be established in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh along with nine government medical colleges in Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The medical colleges will have 100 to 150 seats. At least six private medical colleges have been granted permission to increase 50 seats each in Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Maharashtra and Uttarakhand.


10. Information Regarding Schools, Teachers and Students to be Online Soon in Mumbai

From this academic year the information regarding schools, teachers and students would be just a click away. The National Informatics Centre is developing a website in which all the information would be fed, and people can access it whenever required. According to government resolution released by the Maharashtra State Education Department, "There are a range of schemes and activities which are organized by the state which require schools to collect and submit a lot of information. This information is currently in hardcopy and hence teachers, principals and centre heads spend a lot of time. A lot of stationery and man-hours too are wasted."


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