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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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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Steep cut-offs make it tough to bag DU seat, students below 90% may not get admission into popular courses

Those who have scored less than 90% have a slim chance of getting admission in popular courses such as B.Com (H), Economics (H) and English (H) in a Delhi University college under the first cutoff list. For those seeking admission in on-campus colleges, the competition is tougher with no college offering these subjects for less than 95%. The highest cutoff in the first list is 98.75% at Lady Shri Ram College for BA (Programme), which is a notch lower than last year’s highest 99.66% at SGTB Khalsa College for BSc…

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Mumbai University first merit list 2018: Cut-offs up by 1% to 2%; science regains its luster

Cut-offs for most of degree courses at coveted colleges in the city have increased by 1% to 2%. Colleges affiliated with University of Mumbai (MU) released the first merit lists on Tuesday. Second and third lists will be issued on June 22 and 27. Science faculty courses witnessed the highest cut-offs this year. Cut-off for BSc increased anywhere between 1% to 5%, with St Xavier’s College posting one of the highest cut-offs for the course (89%) . Similarly, cut-offs for BSc IT and BSc Computer Science in sought-after colleges increased…

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DU admission 2018: Options to explore if you don’t make the cut

Delhi University aspirants need not despair about the high cutoffs in the first list as most colleges are likely to come out with a second list with a slight dip in the minimum marks required for admission. The highest cutoff at Delhi University in the first list is 98.75% at Lady Shri Ram College for BA (Programme). Journalism (Hons) at Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (DCAC) and Economics (Hons) at Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) are a close second at 98.50%. College principals said they are extra cautious…

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Delhi University entrance tests: Important dates students should keep in mind

The Delhi University, which announced its first cut-off list on Monday, has begun conducting entrance tests for nine undergraduate courses. Entrance tests will continue till July 5, when the practical exam for BA (Hons) Music will be conducted. The first entrance test for Bachelor of Science (Physical Education, Health Education and Sports) was held on Monday. This year, the university provided a single portal for applications for both merit-based and entrance-based admissions to undergraduate courses. Till 2017, the registration for entrance-based admissions was separate. There are a total of 56,000 undergraduate seats…

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DUTA withdraws evaluation boycott after over a month of protest

The Delhi University teachers’ association (DUTA) on Monday decided to withdraw the evaluation boycott after over a month of protest. Teachers led by the DUTA had been boycotting evaluation process since May 8 to oppose a University Grants Commission’s notification on the formula to calculate reservation in teaching jobs that teachers fear would impact the representation of SC/ST candidates in colleges. “The DUTA had always tried to ensure that examination results are declared on time so that the interests of students are not hurt,” said DUTA president Rajib Ray. DUTA…

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IIT ISM students to shun ‘colonial’ gowns for ‘Indian attire’ at convocation, option of Sanskrit pledge too

Students of the IIT Indian School of Mines (ISM) in Dhanbad would wear Indian attire and not the traditional gown that they had been wearing for 92 years, during its convocation on Monday. They would also have the choice of taking the convocation pledge in Sanskrit at the first convocation after the ISM attained IIT status in 2016. “The institution has set a new dress code for students for the convocation. Boys would wear pale white or pale cream kurta pyjama. Girls will wear off-white sari with matching clothes or…

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Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College to begin Geography(H) this year

Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College (SPMC) for Women is admitting students to a Geography (Honours) programme beginning this academic year. While the SPMC had received permission from the University Grants Commission (UGC) in 2015, it had been unable to introduce the degree until now due to logistical constraints. The college is offering 46 seats for the programme, complying with the DU reservation guidelines. Students can apply through the DU’s centralised application procedure. As of now, there is one permanent and two ad hoc faculty to teach the course. The department will be…

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