Lack of foreign students blamed for low ranks for Indian Universities

The country’s top decision-makers in education have blamed the poor show of Indian universities on the global rankings on a lack of “cultural diversity” on campuses, and called for the presence of more foreign researchers and academics at Indian institutions. Inviting more foreign students and researchers to Indian campuses is the only way Indian universities […]

Job situation improves — Naukri bi-annual survey

A six-monthly survey conducted among recruiters by India’s biggest classifieds job site,, has showed a marked improvement in recruiter sentiments. The survey, which focuses on hiring predictions for the next six months, shows improvement in almost all areas compared to last year, including possibility of job creation, increment levels and so on. The biggest […]

IGNOU starts registration for MBA entrance test 2019

Indira Gandhi National University started registration for the entrance test for its MBA programme. The test, called OPENMAT, will be held on 10 March. The last date for submitting the application form is 14th February. IGNOU’s MBA entrance test is held twice an year. The registration fee for the test is Rs 1000. Graduates in […]

IGNOU extends application date for UG, PG and other courses to January end

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi has extended the last date to apply for its Master’s, Bachelor’s, Diploma and Certificate programs to Jan 31 for its January intake. The University offers both short-term and long-term programmes leading to certificates, diplomas, advance diploma, associate degree and degree. Admissions are open twice a year. […]

Career Launcher unveils DU Admission guidance service

Career Launcher, which runs a host of test-preparation services, has announced a unique service to help and guide applicants to Delhi University colleges. Upon registering on the firm’s website, “students are redirected to a panel of expert counselors, who will analyze the individual’s profile and the options available, to help in deciding the best combination […]

JEE applicants falls by 12% in 3 years; IIT seats go vacant

The number of people appearing for the Joint Entrance Exam for admission to centrally funded engineering colleges continues to fall, with the latest numbers showing a year-on-year decline of 3.3%. JEE 2018 saw only 11.35 lakh students appear for the exam, compared to the 11.86 lakh that appeared for JEE 2017. The Joint Entrance Exam […]

TeamLease buys 40% of education technology start-up Schoolguru

TeamLease Services, one of India’s largest staffing companies, said it has agreed to acquire 40% of Schoolguru Eduserve Private Limited, an Online Learning company that works with 18 Universities. Established in 2012, Schoolguru provides services to Indian Universities to help them deliver online courses for their students. It targets open universities or those that have […]

Jet Airways starts pilot-training course, to create 380 pilots in five years

Jet Airways launched a Commercial Pilot License training programme aimed at creating more than 380 professionals over the next five years, the company said. As part of the program, the first set of 60 cadets will begin training in the second half of 2017, with ground school and flight training at CAE’s flight academies in […]

TN Medical College forced to discharge non-NEET students

The Medical Council of India has forced a medical college based in Nellur, Tamil Nadu to discharge 36 students who were admitted to the college outside the NEET system. NEET or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is the pan-India entrance examination for recruitment for all medical colleges in the country. According to the Medical Council […]

No exemption to Tamil Nadu on NEET: Health Minister

Exemptions to the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test cannot be given to any place or zones inside India as a common entrance test is required under the law, Faggan Singh Kulaste, junior minister in charge of health and family welfare said. “Section 10D of Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 prescribes conducting of a uniform entrance examination namely […]

Permission sought to open 39 Ayurveda colleges in Uttar Pradesh

Various private entites have sought the central government’s permission to open 39 Ayurveda colleges in the state of Uttar Pradesh, according to data obtained from the ministry of alternative medicine or AYUSH. Uttar Pradesh is already home to 48 out of the country’s 341 Ayurveda colleges. Ayurveda, literally the study of life, is the traditional […]

Hindustan Aeronatics submits detailed proposal for Aerospace Univeristy

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, India’s biggest manufacturer of aeroplanes and related equipment, has submitted a detailed project report for setting up an aerospace university in the country, the government said. The university will be called ‘HAL Aerospace University’, the civil aviation ministry said in response to a query. The university, to be set up at a […]

Six new IITs to be set up in AP, Goa, Jammu, Kerala, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, approved setting up of six new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in Andhra Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Goa, Jammu, Kerala and Karnataka. They will be initially established as societies and later converted to ‘full IITs’ by amending the IIT Act of 1961. At present, India has […]