Centre concerned about punitive action by major companies against employees for moonlighting

Ravi S Singh New Delhi, September 24 The Centre is understood to be concerned about sweeping punitive action taken by major companies against employees for their alleged moonlighting or taking up dual employment. Well-placed sources said the government is presently following the development, but the possibility of the Union government’s…

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‘Normalised’ CUET scores to be used in merit lists: UGC

New Delhi, September 16 As several students, disappointed with the results of the Common University Entrance Test (CUET-UG), took to social media to express “lack of clarity” and “confusion” over their percentile, UGC Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar on Friday said universities would prepare the rank list on the basis…

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JEE Advanced: Chandigarh’s Chinmay Khokar tops tricity with AIR 42

Chandigarh, September 11 Chinmay Khokar has emerged as the tricity topper by securing all-India rank 42 in the JEE Advanced, results of which were announced on Sunday. Harsh Jakhar from Sector 35 came second, securing AIR 48, while Anirudh Garg from Sector 16 finished third with 50th rank. Khokar…

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As college admissions begin, UGC chief warns students against ‘fake’ universities

Vibha Sharma New Delhi, September 11 Ahead of college admissions, University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman M Jagadesh Kumar has warned students against ‘fake’ universities —institutions not established as per UGC Act but offer degrees in contravention of stated provisions—operating in the country. The UGC in August had issued a list…

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Self-study success mantra, says NEET topper Tanishka Yadav

Ravinder Saini Mahendragarh, September 8 Tanishka Yadav of Bachhod village, which is located 10-km away from the Narnaul district headquarters, has brought laurels to the state by securing the top position across the nation in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-Undergraduate (NEET-UG). The result of NEET was declared last evening. Tanishka obtained 715…

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Visually impaired software engineer bags Rs 47 lakh salary package from Microsoft

Indore, August 30 A 25-year-old visually impaired software engineer from Madhya Pradesh has received a job offer from IT giant Microsoft with an salary package of Rs 47 lakh, an official said on Tuesday. Yash Sonakia earned his BTech degree in 2021 from Indore-based Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology…

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Visually impaired software engineer bags Rs 47 lakh annual package from Microsoft

Indore, August 30 A 25-year-old visually impaired software engineer from Madhya Pradesh has received a job offer from IT giant Microsoft with an annual package of Rs 47 lakh, an official said on Tuesday. Yash Sonakia earned his BTech degree in 2021 from Indore-based Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology…

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Professors of Practice: Higher education institutions may hire experts; degrees, publications not mandatory

New Delhi, August 22 In a decision that will open up new opportunities and also prove to be a win-win situation for industry experts as well as universities, the higher education institutions may now be able to take on board distinguished experts as faculty members. Under the policy termed “Professors…

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CUET: Aspirants claim admit cards mention past dates for exam, NTA asks them not to panic

New Delhi, August 22 Several Common University Entrance Test (CUET)-UG aspirants have claimed that the exam dates mentioned on their admit cards have already passed while the date intimated to them earlier was different. The National Testing Agency (NTA), which is responsible for conducting the exam, has appealed to the…

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Machine Learning top skill-set for data scientist jobs in India: Report

IANS New Delhi, August 9 For 84 per cent professionals in the country, machine learning (ML) followed by statistics are the two most in-demand skills that recruiters are looking for in data science professionals, a report said on Tuesday. Python remains the most used programming language across all sectors and…

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Examination dates for CUET PG announced, to begin from September 1

IANS New Delhi, August 2 The examination dates for the Common University Entrance Test (CUET PG) 2022 have been announced. UGC chairman Professor M. Jagadesh Kumar said the CUET PG 2022 will be conducted from September 1 to 7 and from September 9-11. The dates of advance city intimation and…

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Dream to study abroad getting farther as rupee tumbles to a record low

New Delhi, July 17 With rupee touching its new all-time low every other day, study abroad aspirants in India fear their American university dream is getting farther as they will have to cough up more money or shift their choice of destination country where it is comparatively cheaper. While financial…

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Punjabi University not in 200 top institutions; Thapar institute slips 12 ranks

Ravneet Singh Patiala, July 15 Punjabi University has failed to feature among 200 top institutions of the country in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings, 2022, much like last year. Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET) has suffered a fall of 12 ranks, from 45th overall rank…

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