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About 19,000 students appear for JEE (Advanced) in tricity

Chandigarh, May 26: About 1,900 students from the tricity appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), Advanced, in Chandigarh on Sunday to get admission in total 16 Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), including IT-BHU and ISM Dhanbad, at several centres, including DAV, Sector-15, and Shivalik School, Sector-41.

It is worth mentioning that 1.5 lakh...

Australia records 17 pc rise in Indian students' enrolments

Melbourne, May 22: Australia is rebounding as a preferred study destination for Indian students with latest official data showing more than 17 per cent jump in their enrolments in the country's education institutions this year.

A total of 35,671 students across all sectors including higher education were enrolled from India during...

India must regain its lost glory in education: President Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi, May 13: President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said India "must regain" the lost glory of its educational institutions and once again become a centre for "cross fertilization of ideas from across the world."

Addressing a delegation from QS, ICAA, British Council, FICCI and KPMG who presented the first copy of "QS University Rankings:...

Students to explore Kolkata's Chinese settlement and Anglo-Indian community

Kolkata, May 11: Students of architecture from Denmark and all over India are in the city to study the Anglo-Indian community and Chinese settlement and document their architectural heritage at Bow Barracks and old Chinatown at Territi Bazaar.

Led by Kamalika Bose, assistant professor, faculty of design at India's premier architecture institute CEPT University, the...

Only 18% students from tier 2 biz schools land job offers

New Delhi, May 2: Campus hirings across second rung business schools in the country have been severely hit this year due to economic slowdown, with only 18 per cent students landing job offers after completing the two-year MBA course, says an Assocham survey.

The salary packages offered at these B-schools have also been curtailed...

Private engineering colleges in Karnataka fall in line, no fee change

Bangalore, Apr 25: Private engineering colleges in Karnataka have agreed to go ahead with last year's fee structure for professional courses.

The Karnataka Unaided Private Engineering Colleges Association on Thursday decided to stop demanding a fee increase for the coming academic year. With this, the fees will remain at Rs 38,090 for CET students, and...

Indian-origin academics in UK 'dread' Modi in power, issue open letter

London, Apr 23: Around 75 professors and other academics of Indian origin working at some of Britain's prestigious institutions such as Cambridge and Oxford university and London School of Economics today issued an open letter, sharply attacking Narendra Modi and saying, "The idea of Modi in power fills us with dread". The academics led by Prof. Chetan Bhatt...

IIM Calcutta may open campuses in Dubai and Malaysia

Kolkata, Apr 8: The Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) may explore the possibility of opening campuses on foreign shores soon. And the destinations could be Dubai and Malaysia.

The proposal, which was discussed with several of the Board of Governors (BoG) members, is waiting for nod from the highest decision-making body of the...

Indian companies employ 1 lakh staff in UK, Tatas on top

London, Apr 5: Tata Motors accounts for 80% of the £19-billion (approx Rs. 1.9 lakh crore) turnover of the 41 fastest-growing Indian companies based in Britain, according to a new analysis by consultants Grant Thornton LLP released on Friday.

The report prepared in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry says that over 700...

Australia eases visa laws for Indian, Chinese students

Melbourne, Mar 22: In a significant reform of the immigration laws affecting international students, Australia has eased the financial requirements for the visa applicants from "high risk" countries like India, China and Pakistan.

International students from the so-called high risk countries would not be assessed according to the stringent Assessment Level 4 and 5...