Colleges calm confused students as Mumbai university halts admissions

A day after the University of Mumbai stopped admissions to degree courses after protests against minority institutions getting a choice to do away with a separate quota for backward class students , colleges were busy calming anxious students and parents, who sought clarity on the issue. As per the original admissions schedule released by MU, the first merit list was announced on June 19 and for the first time in several years, no separate list for backward category students was drawn in minority institutes. This was in line with an…

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Aadhaar needed during counselling for medical seats: Madras HC

The Madras High Court today made it clear that Aadhaar card and its photocopy are compulsory during counselling to medical admissions in Tamil Nadu. Justice N Kirubakaran was passing interim orders on petitions alleging that students from outside Tamil Nadu were admitted to medical courses without any scrutiny of the genuineness of their nativity. The judge directed authorities of medical education in Tamil Nadu to insist on production of Aadhaar cards. The petitioners alleged that many students from other states have been allotted MBBS seats in Tamil Nadu based on…

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Ambedkar University Delhi applications for BVoc courses ends today

Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) said it will close its online and offline applications for three BVoc programmes on Saturday. The last date for applying to BA (Jobs) programmes has been extended to July 5. AUD offers three BVoc programmes in tourism and hospitality, retail management, and early childhood centre management and entrepreneurship at its Karampura campus, with 32 seats in each course. “The admissions to these programmes are based on aptitude tests, and interviews. The test for all three programmes will be conducted on June 27,” said AUD spokesperson Anshu…

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5 educational apps that will improve your grades

Studying can be a tough job. It is easy to get lost in all that study material. However, technology can help you make this process a lot easier and when it comes to studying you can never have too much help. So, why not use your smartphone to study better? It’s never been a better time to be a student. There is an app just for everything! There is an app to help you to keep track of all your assignments due dates, or to boost your motivation. Educational apps can significantly increase…

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7 Best VR Education Apps

Parents and teachers eager to weave some fun into learning, might consider using virtual reality (VR) apps to deliver some educational lessons through a method that feels like play. Big brands from Discovery to the BBC are building VR content for high end devices like Oculus Go to free Google Cardboard-like headsets. Here are seven apps, some that are free, that can get students started no matter their grade in school. Victory VR: Adventures in Space Victory VR is known for its science curriculum which is aligned with the Next…

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Amazon’s unlimited reading app finally arrives on iOS

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited just made the jump to to the Apple App Store. This service for children ages three to twelve offers thousands of books, movies, and games for a flat monthly fee. The service launched years ago on Amazon’s own tablets, but only became available for iPad and iPhone today. FreeTime Unlimited boasts a huge array of options. In addition to the ones already mentioned, there are TV shows, educational apps, games, ad-free radio stations and playlists, and Audible books. Parental limits in FreeTime Unlimited It’s called “unlimited” because…

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DU admission 2018: Many hopes riding on the second cutoff list

Even as the admissions under the first list draw to a close on Thursday at Delhi University, students who may not have made the cut the first time around, have the second list to look forward to on June 25. This year, DU approved more applications on the first two days of admission than it ever did over three days last year, and some prominent colleges have said that they may not be issuing a second list for certain subjects. Despite this, students will have other options, particularly in off-campus…

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Yoga in school curriculum can help in creating a healthy nation: Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday stressed on the need to include yoga in school curriculums to “create a healthy nation”. Participating in an International Yoga Day event at the Bandra Reclamation Sealink Promenade in Mumbai, he said the ancient Indian discipline was an invaluable gift to the world from India. “The practice of yoga is important for positive thoughts. If it is included in the school curriculum it is possible to create a healthy nation. Yoga also helps in relief from stress due to the changing lifestyles,” Naidu…

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Madras High Court issues notice to MCI, JIPMER

The Madras High Court on Friday issued notice to the Medical Council of India and Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research on a plea seeking a direction to the institute not to allot seats reserved for ‘Puducherry Scheduled Community’ (P-SC) to non-Puducherry SC students. Admitting the plea moved by A Sarandev, who was denied a seat in the institute, Justice K Kalayanasundaram directed the MCI and JIPMER to file their responses by June 26. According to the petitioner, JIPMER has reserved six seats in MBBS course under P-SC…

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KEAM rank list 2018 released at cee.kerala.gov.in, here’s the direct link to check

The rank list of candidates for admissions to Kerala engineering, medical and allied courses was released on Wednesday. Candidates can check the Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical Entrance Exam (KEAM) rank list 2018 on the website https://cee.kerala.gov.in. KEAM rank list 2018: Here is the direct link to visit the page having the sign in window. The KEAM examination took place across the state on April 23 and 24, 2018. The commissioner for entrance examinations-Kerala, which conducted the examination, published the scores of candidates who appeared for the KEAM engineering and pharmacy entrance examinations in…

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