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BharatTutors Education News, 19-25 July
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BharatTutors Education News, 19 - 25th July'15

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1. 3,000 Bihar teachers quit fearing action over fake degrees

PATNA: About 3,000 schoolteachers in Bihar, who allegedly used fake degree certificates to get jobs, have resigned till date apprehending legal action. The Patna high court on Tuesday refused further general amnesty to those who have failed to resign so far, a government lawyer said, adding that the state education department has informed the court that 3,000 schoolteachers have resigned so far.

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/3000-Bihar-teachers-quit-fearing-action-over-fake-degrees/articleshow/48251678.cms

2. SBI PO Main exam 2015: Last minute tips and tricks

The SBI PO Main exam is scheduled to be held on July 26. The examination is conducted by The State Bank of India Central Recruitment of Promotion Department, Corporate centre. The candidates taking the exam are required to carry with them a printout of their admit card, along with a photo identity proof, without any of these documents they will not be allowed to appear for the exam. The exam will comprise of objective type tests for 200 marks and a descriptive test for 50 marks. Both the tests will be conducted online. Here are a few last minute tips and tricks to help the students prepare well:

1. Concentrate on the topics that you have already covered and about which you are confident. Trying to learn new topics at this time will only waste time and lower your confidence.

2. Prepare a revision timetable and study during the last days before the exam according to this schedule.

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Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/sbi-po-main-exam/1/453438.html

3. NIFT Kangra withdraws hostel facility for boys

DHARAMSHALA: National Institute of Fashion Technology in Kangra has withdrawn the facility of boys' hostel. Institute gets students from across the country, who will now be forced to make their own arrangements to get an accommodation in town. The institute management has, however, maintained that the step has been taken after reviewing the state of occupancy.

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/NIFT-Kangra-withdraws-hostel-facility-for-boys/articleshow/48244781.cms?

4. Admissions open for BEd through correspondence at Panjab University

CHANDIGARH: Admissions are open for the BEd correspondence course from University School of Open Leaning (USOL) at Panjab University (PU). The admissions to BEd through Open Distance Learning (ODL) will be open till August 16 on website www.usolbed.pu.ac.in. BEd in ODL mode is a professional programme of secondary teacher training aiming at preparing in-service teachers in secondary stage of education. Eligibility criteria for BEd in ODL mode has been changed this year. Candidates who entered in teaching profession on the basis of diploma/certificate in primary/elementary teacher training and are intending to improve their competence by obtaining a degree in secondary teacher training programme can take admission in BEd (ODL) programme provided they have graduation/post graduation degree in humanities/science/social science/commerce with minimum 50% marks or degree in engineering/technology with specialization in science and mathematics with minimum 55% marks.

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/Admissions-open-for-BEd-through-correspondence-at-Panjab-University/articleshow/48244630.cms

5. Medical cut-off marks are likely to surge

AHMEDABAD: If cut-off marks for Central Board of Secondary Education are an indication, merit marks for medical admissions are likely to go up by four to five percentage points from last year. As admissions for medical and paramedical courses began on Monday, the two medical colleges in Surendranagar and Karamsad surrendered their management quota. Officials of the Admission Committee for Professional Medical Courses said that on Monday as the admissions began, the managements of two medical colleges, at Surendranagar and Karamsad, expressed their willingness to surrender their management quota. Earlier these colleges had locked horns over surrendering their quota to the committee. 
 
Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/Medical-cut-off-marks-are-likely-to-surge/articleshow/48244230.cms

6. Salaries for engineers up 30% 

CHENNAI: Early trends in placements at engineering colleges this year show a spike of between 20% and 30% in entry-level salaries. Startups, product companies, including app-developers, and e-commerce players made most of the big offers, snapping up emerging talent and outbidding each other to indicate a possible improvement in hiring sentiment from a relatively flat year in 2014 and even flatter years prior to that. Global online payment solution provider PayPal handed offer letters with annual pay of Rs 20.50 lakh to candidates from Sastra University. The company led the pack last year, too, offering the highest pay, Rs 15.50 lakh, to a fresher from Sastra.

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/Salaries-for-engineers-up-30-in-1st-round-of-campus-hiring/articleshow/48243722.cms

7. Infosys Hyderabad campus likely to have a 7MW solar plant

Infosys, the country's second largest software series firm will most likely set up a 7MW solar plant in its Hyderabad campus. This major step has been taken to create renewable sources that will entirely meet the electricity needs of the next few generations. This is not the first time that it has made a breakthrough achievement. It reportedly is the first in India to have radiant cooled commercial building, with the biggest comparison of HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) system in the world.

Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/infosys-hyderabad/1/454652.html

8. Admit cards for the UPSC IAS 2015 examination are available now

The admit cards for the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) IAS preliminary examination 2015 are available now at the official website of UPSC. The candidates who have registered themselves for this exam can download the same from today onwards till August 23. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts several written examinations as well as interviews for selecting eligible and talented candidates for various posts. Every year, a large number of candidates register themselves for the exam.

Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/upsc-ias-prelims-2015/1/454513.html

9. 7 deemed universities found deficient on various parameters

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has found seven out of 44 deemed universities deficient on various parameters.

As per direction of  Supreme Court, an Expert Committee was constituted by the UGC to inspect 7 Deemed to be Universities namely (i) Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, (ii) Academy of Maritime Education and Training, Kanathur, Chennai, (iii) Ponnaiah Ramajayam Institute of Science & Technology, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. (iv) Maharishi Markandeshawar University, Ambala, Haryana, (v) Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation, Salem, Tamil Nadu, (vi) Institute of Advanced Studies in Education, Sardarshahr, Rajasthan & (vii) Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad, Haryana out of 44 Deemed to be Universities. On inspection, UGC has informed that these Deemed Universities were found to be deficient in different parameters including infrastructure by the Committee.

Source: http://www.indiaeducationreview.com/news/7-deemed-universities-found-deficient-various-parameters/19722

10. Providing academic support to teachers for improving teaching performance

The Central Government has launched the ‘Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT)’ in December, 2014 with a vision to comprehensively address all issues related to teachers, teaching, teacher preparation, professional development, curriculum design, research in pedagogy and developing effective pedagogy. Under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), the State Governments and UT Administrations are supported on several interventions to improve teaching standards, including regular in-service teachers’ training, induction training for newly recruited teachers, training of all untrained teachers to acquire professional qualifications through Open Distance Learning (ODL) mode, recruitment of additional teachers for better pupil-teacher ratios, academic support for teachers through block and cluster resource centres, a continuous and comprehensive evaluation system to equip the teacher to measure pupil performance and provide remedial action wherever required, and teacher and school grants for development of appropriate teaching-learning materials, etc.

Source: http://www.indiaeducationreview.com/news/providing-academic-support-teachers-improving-teaching-performance/19724

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