Attempt NDA entrance after Class XI now

Students aiming to join the National Defence Academy need not wait for their Plus-Two exams to be over, to appear for the entrance exam. The Officers’ Academy, Secunderabad, announced that they can attempt the entrance test soon after Class XI or Intermediate First Year, and save a year in the bargain. Further, through a press … Read moreAttempt NDA entrance after Class XI now

MCI to hold entrance exams in May 2012

The Medical Council of India (MCI) will conduct the common entrance test for admission to undergraduate medical courses for the academic year 2012-13 in various institutions across the country in May next year. The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for undergraduates (NEET-UG) for admission to MBBS, Post Graduate and super speciality courses will be conducted in pursuance … Read moreMCI to hold entrance exams in May 2012

India’s future depends on quality of primary education: Kalam

The future of the nation depends on the quality of primary education imparted, former President Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has said. Emphasising the importance of education, Dr. Kalam said, while addressing students at a school here on Friday, that primary education must be made a fundamental right of Indian citizens. Primary education needs to be … Read moreIndia’s future depends on quality of primary education: Kalam

Medical CET will be in English and Hindi from 2012

The new board of Medical Council of India (MCI) and the Union Health Ministry have decided to start Common Entrance Examination (CET) for undergraduates and post-graduate medical courses from next year in two languages — English and Hindi. The proposal to start CET had sparked off a fight between the ministry and the previous MCI … Read moreMedical CET will be in English and Hindi from 2012

UP varsities to have common curriculum

State universities in Uttar Pradesh will have a common minimum curriculum for 67 subjects from the next academic session, an official said on Sunday. “In an important meeting of secretary higher education Avneesh Awasthi with the vice-chancellors of universities yesterday a consensus was reached on having a common minimum course for 67 subjects,” he said … Read moreUP varsities to have common curriculum

JNU ready to fill up OBC seats

Jawaharlal Nehru University is moving towards a near-perfect 27% implementation of the OBC reservation in the 2011-12 admission session. After a high percentage of OBC seats remaining vacant in the two previous sessions, JNU has decided to admit students on the basis of qualifying marks in this category, independent of the general cutoff. “The OBC … Read moreJNU ready to fill up OBC seats

SC asks for Centre’s report on 44 deemed universities by Aug 24

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to submit by August 24 its report on 44 deemed universities which were given fresh opportunity to bring their infrastructure to acceptable levels to retain ‘deemed’ status after being red flagged by a central committee. The human resources development (HRD) ministry requested a bench of Justices Dalveer … Read moreSC asks for Centre’s report on 44 deemed universities by Aug 24

Goa : More stress on assignments in Class XII

The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, in a new circular, has set guidelines for higher secondary schools for allotment of assignments to Class XII students. The guidelines aim at promoting application of knowledge rather than mugging up the syllabus. Goa Board has told schools that students should be encouraged to carry out … Read moreGoa : More stress on assignments in Class XII

Common Entrance Test for MBBS Questioned in Orissa

The Centre’s decision to conduct a common entrance test (CET) for admission to MBBS courses at all government and private medical colleges across the country has left the medical education authorities in state worried. “Our main concern is what will happen if a sufficient number of students from Orissa don’t qualify in the all-India test,” … Read moreCommon Entrance Test for MBBS Questioned in Orissa