New norm for JEE: Top 20 percentile students of all boards can apply

New Delhi, January 11 Easing the eligibility criterion, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has allowed top 20 percentile students of all education boards, including those of states, for admission to various national institutes. Earlier, only students securing 75 per cent or above in the Class XII board examination were eligible…

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Creating space for foreign universities would be at the cost of state institutions: Experts

Karam Prakash New Delhi, January 9 As India has invited top international universities to open their campuses in the country, educationalists fear further privatisation of higher education and collapse of the state universities. The entire exercise of creating room for foreign universities will be at the cost of state-run educational…

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Dedicated undergraduate, post-graduate degrees, school syllabi for budding gamers, animators soon

Aditi Tandon New Delhi, December 26 Budding animators, gamers and visual effect artists will soon find their hobbies mainstreamed in the Indian educational and job systems with the government readying school curriculum and dedicated undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in the booming AVGC (Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics). The idea…

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Mixed bag of job opportunities await aspirants in 2023; enhanced skills to be in spotlight

New Delhi, December 25 A mixed bag of opportunities is likely to greet job aspirants in the New Year as telecom and services-oriented sectors are anticipated to accelerate hiring after recent gloomy months of pink slips in the technology segment amid global economic turmoil. Short-term opportunities will be on the…

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University Business School placements: Student from Hoshiarpur lands Rs 58 lakh job

Chandigarh, December 20 Anshu Sood of Hoshiarpur, a student of the University Business School (UBS), Panjab University, has bagged the highest package of Rs 58.48 lakh per annum from Tolaram Group for a managerial post. This marked an increase of 10.22 per cent in the highest package, which was Rs…

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Supreme Court asks Centre, IITs to follow quota law in recruitment of faculty, admission to research programmes

New Delhi, December 19The Supreme Court has asked the Centre and IITs to follow the reservation policy for admission to research degree programmes and recruitment of faculty members at IITs as provided under the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Act, 2019.The Act provides for reservation in teaching positions…

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Now, skill-based jobs in Punjab just a click away

Chandigarh, December 14 Getting skill-based jobs will now be just be a click away. In a New Year’s gift to the job-seekers, the Technical Education and Industrial Training Department will soon launch a mobile-based app to bridge the skill gap between the job-seekers and industry. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, who…

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Layoffs are deemed illegal if not carried as per Industrial Disputes Act: Minister Yadav

New Delhi, December 8 Amid reports of mass layoffs by several firms, including in the IT sector, Labour and Employment Minister Bhupender Yadav on Thursday said any retrenchment and layoffs are deemed to be illegal if not carried out as per the provisions of the Industrial Disputes Act. The minister…

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Microsoft to train, certify over 1 lakh Indian software developers in a month

New Delhi, December 6 IT company Microsoft will train and certify over 1 lakh software developers in India in a month under its pan-India “Future Ready Champions of Code” program, the company said on Tuesday. The month-long programme will be supported by Microsoft’s customers and partners incuding Accenture, HCLTech, Icertis,…

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25 students from IIT Madras, 5 from IIT Guwahati bag packages over Rs 1crore

New Delhi, December 2 During the first in-person mode of placement drive after the pandemic, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) recorded an increase in international offers for its students with several of them bagging packages exceeding Rs 1 crore per annum. At IIT Madras, at least 25 students have…

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Health ministry working on guidelines to scrap bond policy for doctors

New Delhi, November 6 The Union health ministry is working to finalise guidelines to do away with the bond policy for doctors based on the National Medical Commission’s recommendations in this regard, official sources said. According to the bond policy, doctors are required to serve for a specific period in…

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Lure of top salaries draws 97 out of JEE Advanced Top 100 to Computer Science engineering

IANS New Delhi, October 30 Most of the toppers in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Advanced) are taking admission in Computer Science and related engineering courses. The craze of ‘Computer Science engineering’ is so much that many students are not taking admission in IITs as they do not want to…

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TCS says moonlighting ‘ethical issue’; no action taken against any staff

Mumbai, October 10 The country’s largest IT services exporter TCS on Monday said moonlighting is an “ethical issue” and against its core values but has not taken any action against any staff. The company, which employs over 6.16 lakh people, will take into account all the relevant dimensions while forming…

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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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