CAT costlier than MAT

Even about a decade ago, when the entrance test market was a crowded one, theCommon Admission Test (CAT) was an institution, an unquestionable leader. Not only was it the passport to the elite IIMs, which conducted the test, but about 150 other Indian and foreign management schools accepted CAT scores. But over time, competition steadily … Read moreCAT costlier than MAT

Virtual classrooms in Maharashtra

In a bid to ensure that students from rural areas are not deprived of quality education, the school education department has set up a virtual private network (VPN) which will enable videoconferencing throughout Maharashtra. Initially, education offices across the state will be connected via the network. At later stages, students will benefit as lectures from … Read moreVirtual classrooms in Maharashtra

Maharashtra promises early SSC, HSC results

HSC and SSC students can expect early results from next year. The school education department is trying to declare HSC results by May 10 and Std X results by May 25. The department also plans to release students’ marksheets within three days of the declaration of the results online. These measures will help start the … Read moreMaharashtra promises early SSC, HSC results

IGNOU launches portal for IAF personnel

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) on Tuesday launched an online registration portal for the Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel under project Akashdeep, which enables airmen to complete their bachelor’s degree, officials said. “This could be a model for many countries in terms of size and services. We are getting empowered by providing such … Read moreIGNOU launches portal for IAF personnel

AIMA to launch job aptitude test for MBA students on Sept 25

The Gujarat High Court has issued notices to the Centre, the state government and educational bodies on a PIL seeking entrance tests to professional courses in all languages recognised by the Constitution. A division bench headed by acting Chief Justice A L Dave has asked authorities to file their replies by October 20. The notices … Read moreAIMA to launch job aptitude test for MBA students on Sept 25

Gujarat HC notice to Centre, state on entrance exam

The Gujarat High Court has issued notices to the Centre, the state government and educational bodies on a PIL seeking entrance tests to professional courses in all languages recognised by the Constitution. A division bench headed by acting Chief Justice A L Dave has asked authorities to file their replies by October 20. The notices … Read moreGujarat HC notice to Centre, state on entrance exam

Govt funds 80% IIT expenses, students pay back a fraction

Over 80 per cent of the financial needs of the IITs and their entire capital costs are currently funded by the government. The tuition fee collected from a B Tech student is Rs 2 lakh over four years; the expenditure is about Rs 8 lakh. The over-dependence on government funds, coupled with the widening gap … Read moreGovt funds 80% IIT expenses, students pay back a fraction

Students allege mistake in PPSC exam paper

The prestigious Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) examination, which began on September 14, may come under scanner following allegations made by some candidates who appeared for accounting and finance Paper-1 exam on September 15. The candidates who had opted for accounting and finance, alleged that there were three mistakes in question one, which was compulsory … Read moreStudents allege mistake in PPSC exam paper

Kerala LL.B. entrance examination on October 16

The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations has invited applications for an entrance examination to be held on October 16 for admission to the three-year LL.B. course in the government law colleges for 2011-12. The test centres are in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thirssur, and Kozhikode. Those having a degree in any discipline with minimum 45 per cent marks … Read moreKerala LL.B. entrance examination on October 16