IIT, DU among top institutes set to welcome 500 Syrian students as part of govt’s ‘Study in India’ programme

The Government of India is all set to bring 500 Syrian students to admit them into top institutions under their ‘Study in India’ programme. The institutions included in this programme are renowned ones like Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Delhi University (DU) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) — among others. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN INDIAN INSTITUTIONS Currently, India has a lot of international students that take admission in its institutions, which are as follows: 94 students from Syria 2,275 students from Nepal 751 students from Ethiopia…

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Students stand better chance to get seat in IIT of their choice

Registration for admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) ended on Monday evening. With 31,988 eligible candidates in the fray, as compared to 50,455 in 2017, aspirants this year have a better chance to secure a seat in the institute and course of their choice. The first round of seat allocation will be announced on June 27, at 10am. Last year, five students were vying for each of the 11,279 seats in 23 IITs and the Indian School of Mines (ISM) Dhanbad. This year there are only three applicants for…

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5 tips for engineering students who are not going to an IIT

People usually think that good and successful engineers come out of IITs alone. Well, neither is every IIT engineer good, nor is every good engineer from an IIT. They are certainly prestigious institutes and have a great track record, but a great engineer can come from anywhere. Every year more than 12 lakh students attempt JEE Main but only 20,000 make it to an IIT. It cannot be believed that there are only 20,000 bright young minds that can be moulded into great engineers each year. If you did not…

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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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IITs see fall in number of students qualifying, to hold emergency meeting

The Joint Admission Board (JAB) has called an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss the issue of increasing the number of qualified students for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced, responding to concerns over the likely situation of seats going vacant. This year, the result of the JEE Advanced 2018 declared by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur on Sunday witnessed a drastic fall in the number of candidates who qualified. Students who clear JEE Advanced are eligible to take admission in any one of the 23 IITs all over the country.…

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Freshers in all universities to undergo induction programmes in line with IITs

Freshers joining universities across the country will undergo an induction programme similar to one followed by IITs, according to the UGC Quality Mandate issued on Monday. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has approved the mandate for universities across the country and is looking to strives to achieve the objectives set in the mandate by 2022. Under the mandate, students will undergo an induction programme before they start their sessions. The commission has also given a go-ahead to introducing a learning outcome-based curriculum framework which will also require revision of curriculum…

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SC to see if IIT can withhold result of student accused of sexual harassment

The Supreme Court has said it will examine whether an IIT can withhold the results of a final-year student, who was terminated after being held guilty in a sexual harassment case. A bench of justices SA Bobde and L Nageswara Rao issued notice to the Centre and IIT Kanpur on the plea of the student, who challenged the Allahabad High Court order dismissing his plea. Advocate Manu Shanker Mishra, appearing for the petitioner, said the results of the final semester should be given to the student as the delay is…

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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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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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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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