Rs 21.78 lakh package is highest in placements for PGDBA course, offered jointly by IIM, IIT and ISI

The inaugural batch of the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA), jointly offered by three premier institutions IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur and ISI Kolkata, has recorded an impressive placement. While the domestic package was Rs 20.14 lakh, the highest offer was Rs 21.78 lakh. “The recently concluded final placement for the first batch (2015-2017) of the PGDBA witnessed an encouraging participation from the organisations from diverse industries,” a release issued on behalf of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIMC) said in Kolkata on Wednesday. The graduating batch comprising…

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DU admissions: 15,000 seats on offer in fourth cutoff list, check details here

Delhi University will start the admission process for the remaining 15,000 seats under the fourth cutoff list from Thursday with admission to honours courses such as Economics, English and BCom being closed at many popular colleges. The cutoff has dropped by up to 5% points in popular courses and some colleges have reopened admissions in courses such as History, Economics, English and Political Science. Commerce and Economics Economics was closed for admission at 14 colleges, including Kirori Mal College (KMC), Kamla Nehru College (KNC), Lady Shri Ram (LSR), Miranda House,…

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DHE Odisha plus 3 admissions on basis of second list begin today, check details here

Odisha’s Department of Higher Education (DHE) has released selection list number two for plus three college admissions. To check the list, go to dheodisha.gov.in. Admissions for the degree programmes have begun today. After receiving intimation of the admissions from DHE on their mobile phones students making it to the second list will have to report to allotted colleges today and tomorrow (July 13 and 14). Colleges will also display the names of the selected candidates on their notice boards. The third list for admissions is expected on July 18. Students can…

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UGC urges universities, colleges to apply for innovation funding scheme AIC

New Delhi The University Grants Commission (UGC) has urged all public universities and the colleges under them to apply for aid from the Atal Incubation Centre (AIC), an innovation funding scheme formulated by the Niti Aayog last year. In a letter issued on Wednesday, the central funding agency for the universities asked the latter to “encourage the academic fraternity of your esteemed University and your affiliated colleges” by applying to the scheme, which provides for a grant-in-aid of up to Rs 10 crore for a maximum period of five years. “The…

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Why Uttarakhand must not use English for teaching in govt schools

For a child, the school acts like a bridge connecting the home and the world. In this transitional crossing of environments, research and study have consistently highlighted the key role played by the mother tongue. That, when instructed in the mother tongue or home language, children perform better in subject-based learning. So, adopting English as the medium of instruction for early-age learners (from Class 1) in schools, like the proposed plan for government institutions in Uttarakhand, looks problematic. Education begins at home with the home language and gets conditioned by…

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IIT Kanpur terminates 60 students for poor performance

IIT Kanpur has terminated sixty students from the courses they were pursuing for not performing satisfactorily despite warning. The Dean of Academics, Dr Neeraj Misra said the termination was a normal and lawful practice. Weak students were given opportunities for improving their performance. In case, they failed to make any improvement, action is taken against them. Forty-six undergraduate students, eight post graduates and six research scholars were among the terminated. A few of them are in the final year. The students were given an opportunity for mercy appeal. But no…

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DU tales: Sites in North Campus that will make you inquisitive about history

Who said history is boring? Did you know that the vice-chancellor’s office in North Campus is the place where Bhagat Singh was held captive for a day? There are many such nuggets of history hidden in the monuments in and around the North Campus of Delhi University. Though K- Nags (Kamla Nagar) and Hudson Lane will pop up as popular hang out options during conversations; use the breaks between your classes to get acquainted with the hidden gems of history on campus and feel the old stone on your skin.…

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68 seats vacant in 23 IITs after round 2; none in IIT Bombay

Mumbai: After two rounds of seat allotment in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country, 68 seats remain vacant in 23 institutes for the remaining rounds – 131 seats got confirmed in the second round. However, not a single seat remains in IIT Bombay as all of its 929 have been taken in the first two rounds. “There were barely 14 seats left in IIT-B so they were bound to be taken over in the second round. Our academic session for the new batch will begin from July…

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GST may become part of DU syllabus

The Delhi University is planning to introduce Goods and Services Tax (GST) subjects for students studying B Com (Hons), B Com and BA Programme. The university’s academic council has cleared the proposal and is awaiting a nod from the executive council, officials said. “Students used to study taxation in three streams — B Com (Hons), B Com and BA Programme commerce-based papers. According to the new proposal, GST will replace the content on other indirect taxes,” said Sunaina Kanojia, an academic council member. According to the proposal, students of B…

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DU admission: Last day to get a seat if you made it to third list, fourth cutoff on July 12

If you meet the cutoff under the third list at Delhi University colleges but have not taken admission yet, then you should rush as admissions at morning shift colleges will close at 1pm and at evening shift colleges will close at 7pm. Monday is the last day of admission under the third cutoff list, admission under which was started on July 7. The fourth list is expected to be released on July 12. Under the third cutoff list there are still options available with many Delhi colleges in popular honours courses such as economics,…

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