NEET PG 2017 Exam Dates Released

The National Board of Examination has released exam dates of NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Test) post graduate exam.

Post graduate course examination will be conducted between December 5 and 13. As per the reports ,November 30 is the date for the test for dental courses.

As per supreme court’s directions, NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Test) is the single exam for both  eligibility and entrance for admission to postgraduate medical courses.

The examination will take place in 86 centres across 41 cities across the nation.

Paper pattern:

  • NEET-PG source of testing is computer-based test
  • The paper will comprise  of 240 multiple choice questions
  • The test will be conducted from MBBS curriculum followed at medical colleges in India

Important dates:

  • Detailed process of registration will be published on September 24 at 5 pm on nbe.edu.in 
  • September 26 is the date for online registration to begin.
  • October 31 is the last date to apply

Note: A toll free number and an e-mail will be available for candidates with effect from September 26, 2017. All the candidates can check the same on the official website, the link for which is www.nbe.gov.in

IIM to Ensure Student’s Inclusive Growth with Diverse Programmes

IIM fraternity has decided to provide extra classes in subjects like statistic and accounting for the non-engineer students. This step is being taken to ensure inclusive growth for the students, coming from different educational background.
To ensure inclusive growth for the students, the institutes have decided to implement inclusive model of education .The autonomous nature of the IIM allows the premier institutes to induct various programmes.

The postgraduate programme in management covers a wide range of first courses from diverse functional areas. These areas cover sectors like communication, HR, economics, finance, operations, and statistics. In the second year, students are given option to take elective courses of their choice. Hence in inclusive curriculum , no student from any particular academic background has an advantage and all are encouraged to apply equally.

 

Objectives and Measures:

  • One of the prime reason to implement inclusive curriculum in the IIM programmes is the concern that candidates coming from diverse educational background should be provided with equal opportunity
  • Student from engineering background might find the quantitative papers easier. However, in the following semester or academic year, student from the commerce background would have an edge in Business paper. In this manner, every candidates will be able to enjoy equal advantages.
  • To encourage the students for inclusive growth, IIM Udaipur advised every students for online mathematics courses, soon after admission.
  • For those students coming from non-commerce background,  IIM fraternity provides extra classes in accounting and statistics on regular basis.
  • IIM Udaipur is putting extra effort like providing extra courses including quizzes for its students.
  • In their new initiative they encourage students to avail these courses for just Rs 5000.
  •  Students  who score 70 per cent in the course, are eligible to get 75 per cent refund of thier enrollment fee. Every student is encouraged to go through it. This way, it is ensured that students get to do some basic revision before they come into the classroom.

SNAP 2016: November 22 is the Last Date for Registration to Close

SNAP 2016 registration is on and November 22 is the last date to apply for the same. The last date to apply online is November 22.
The registration for SNAP 2016 is going on and the last date to apply for the same is November 22. As per the official notification, the exam is scheduled to take place on December 18. Only those who clear the SNAP test, will be able to appear for the GE-PIWAT process. GE-PIWAT process is conducted by each of the participating institutes.

Symbiosis University, Pune conducts entrance examination, by each year, for granting admissions into management courses such as MBA in various affiliated colleges and institutions.

Eligibility criteria

Educational qualification:

Interested candidates should have completed graduation from recognised/ university or institute with a minimum of 50 per cent marks (45 per cent for SC/ST). Programmes which require specific discipline/subject specialization need to be checked for eligibility as given by the respective institute.

Those candidates who have completed qualifying degrees from any foreign university, must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

 

Exam  pattern:

  • The Time duration of the test will be 120 minutes.
  • The paper will consist of objective type questions and will be set for total 150 marks.
  • For every wrong answer, negative marking of 25 per cent will be awarded
  • The candidates’ knowledge in general English, reading comprehension, verbal reasoning, verbal ability, quantitative, data interpretation and data sufficiency, current affairs (of last two years), and analytical and logical reasoning shall be teated.

Important dates to remember:

The last date to apply online – November 22.

The last date to make the payment –  November 25.

Admit cards will be available for downloading- From December 2 to 18.

(SNAP 2016) will be conducted on –  December 18.

THINKING OF LAST MAN IN THE LINE

Source: The Pioneer

Developments across the world, recent and in the past decades and centuries, have shown that growth and prosperity cannot come by pampering a select few and hoping the elite will then write a larger and more inclusive narrative.

Mamata Banerjee has won the battle of Singur. She has actually won her war of self-vindication. The Supreme Court verdict has legitimised her political philosophy.

It had a simple beginning when Tatas were looking for a suitable piece of land for their Nano project in 2005. The Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left regime, which had earlier driven out most industries and then wanted to refurbish its image, wanted to help Tata Motors set up a project in West Bengal. The Tatas were shown land in Kharagpur and Singur, and the firm chose the latter. The Government went out of its way to acquire and hand over the land to Tatas.

This is not an isolated incident. Over the years, for so-called development of industry, mining and infrastructure, the interests of farming, forestry, environment and especially ethnic folk and tribes, have been ignored.

The theme of the economic impact of British imperialism on India was raised by British Whig politician Edmund Burke who, in 1778 began a seven-year impeachment trial against Warren Hastings and the East India Company on charges including mismanagement of the Indian economy. Contemporary historian Rajat Kanta Ray argues the economy established by the British in the 18th century was a form of plunder and a catastrophe for the traditional economy of Mughal India, depleting food and money stocks and imposing high taxes that helped cause the famine of 1770, which killed a third of the people of Bengal. In post-independence India too, dams, mines, steel plants and nuclear plants were pushed through unjustly.

Africa had been ravaged and chopped up and divided by the colonial powers — Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom. It was the European squabbling for African, Asian and West Asia colonies, and their tremendous wealth, that was a significant cause of the first World War. Africa has historically been vital to the industrialisation of Europe as a source of natural resources and human labour. Modern Europe owes its development to the exploitation of Africa’s natural resources. Post-independence, the old colonialists simply resorted to buying off corrupt African leaders and continued to rape the continent. Few Africans benefited except the elite.

The African Economic Outlook 2011 report has found that African states experienced high economic growth during the 2000s due to good macro-economic management, growth in trade, and foreign investments in oil-rich states. However, this growth did not coincide with poverty elimination, because it was not linked to activities and economic sectors that affect the poor.

The costs of hosting the World Cup in South Africa were sought to be justified by the economic growth the event was supposed to generate. Expenses now are expected to surpass original estimates by 757 per cent. The expected growth in infrastructure and small local businesses has not come anywhere close to offsetting the funds that were been diverted from long-term priorities such as healthcare and education. Fifa and international corporate sponsors such as McDonald’s and Coca Cola are the biggest beneficiaries of the event, with much of the local South African population unable to even attend the matches.

International development can also cause and accentuate inequality between the richer and the poorer factions of one nation’s society. For example, when economic growth boosts development and industrialisation, it can create a class divide by creating demand for more educated people in order to maintain corporate and industrial profitability. The popular demand for education, in turn, drives the cost of education higher through the principle of supply and demand, as people would want to be part of the new economic elite. Higher costs for education lead to a situation where only people with enough money to pay for education can receive sufficient education to qualify for the better-paying jobs that mass-development brings about. This restricts poorer people to lesser-paying jobs and technological development makes some of these jobs obsolete (for example, by introducing electronic machines to take over a job, or creating a series of machines such as lawn mowers to make people such as gardeners unemployed).

The US uses the humanitarian hand-wringing, the dogma of democracy and capitalism and neoliberal economics, to camouflage its quest for hegemony. It is powered by oil, military supremacy and international finance. For the oil weapon to be effective, the US needs to control much of it, everywhere and all the time.

The very recent happenings in the UK and the US show that the working class, old and poor, was badly impacted by globalisation; it saw jobs go and wages drop. In many areas, the people also faced onslaughts from alien identity and culture. Further, in the EU, for example, Brussels mostly disregarded indigenous UK public opinion, and was not on the same page. There was, therefore, a felt need to restore decision-making and political dignity from the clutches of remote bureaucracy and politics. All of this made Brexit happen.

A similar example is brewing in the US. Protectionism is raising its ugly head there too. US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, riding on the waves of such populist anger, may even win the race to the White House, eventually.

The point to note is that, development must be inclusive in all respects — particularly in a multi-cultural and multi-occupational society. There is no justification for giving gains to one section at the cost of the other. Such moves boomerang.

 

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IIM-B Notification: Ease for candidates with disability in CAT 2016

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Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B), released a notification for the registration for CAT 2016 on Thursday, September 9, 2016. The last date for registration is September 22, 2016. The exam will be conducting on Sunday, December 4, 2016 throughout the country.

This year, IIM-B is providing more ease for the candidates who are applying for the CAT 2016 exam. Candidates have option to correct the mistakes in their application form even after submitting it. Along with this, percentage of marks scored, work experience and programmes selected are the details that can be edited on the CAT application form webpage from October 1 to 5.

Management has also announced the facilities for the candidates with disability with the aim to help the society with disability such as:

  • Centres will be having a wheelchair facility for the disabled candidates.
  • There will be a separate webpage for the disabled candidates in order to capture the assistance they require such as request for a wheelchair, request for enable the zoom feature etc.
  • For the candidates with visual disability, questions based on graphs, pictures or maps are replaced with other alternative question with equal difficulty.
  • Candidates are allowed opt these facilities between October 1 to 5.
  • The candidates who are disabled are allowed to enter the test venue before 15 minutes of other candidates are permitted to enter.

The exam will be held in 138 cities across the country. Candidates may chose 4 option for their preferable test centres. Admit card will be out on October 18. Candidates are allowed to download the admit card from October 18 till the date of exam.

Government may introduce reservation for teaching positions in IIMs

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Every day government is implementing some new plans, rules or norms just to improve the education system and to promote education.

Currently, Government is planning to introduce reservation in the teaching positions at Indian Institute of management (IIMs). For this, Chiefs and directors of IIMs will meet at IIM Shillong on September 20, 2016. This meeting is called by HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar.

At present, there is no reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs teaching faculty at IIMs. There is reservation system for teaching faculty at Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and National Institute of Technology (NITs) which was set up by the central government. This system is reviewing by the HRD Minster, Mr Javadekar, in lieu to introduce at Indian Institute of Management (IIMs).

Also for implementing this, HRD Minister, Javadekar, took reviews with the faculty members and students of IIMs.

Moreover, there is a proposal for a bill in which IIMs will provide more autonomy in their governance and allow them to offer a degree course. This could not be implementing now because of their status as a society. This will amend existing laws like they did for IITs and NITs to allow them to offer degree courses.

At present, government is working a lot to improve education system in India and also trying to make it accessible to all.

British Council India has launched Education UK Alumni Awards

british-councilBritish council of India is launching 3rd year of its Alumni Award i.e.  Education UK Alumni Awards to honour the outstanding achievements by business professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders across the globe.

In order to apply or to nominate yourself, it is required to log on the official website of British council i.e. www.britishcouncil.org.

It will showcase the one who have used their experience of studying in UK University in their fields and contribute to the society, community, professions and country.

Who can apply?

UK University alumni from the 14 participating countries are eligible to apply. Nomination will close on October 16, 2016 and applications on October 31st, 2016.

Eligibility:

Nominee must possess degree from any recognised university from UK or enrolled at officially recognised institution (160 recognised institutions) or listed in UK higher education institution (650 institutions) and also

  • – Within the last 15 years i.e. from 2001 or later t this
  • – For a minimum of one term and semester.
  • – Alumni from the countries like India, Egypt, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkey and the USA may apply.

Gaping holes in the safety net

Source : The Hindu

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Insurance, both state-sponsored and private, does not cover everything and certain segments of the population have neither.

Between August 2014, when Suresh* was diagnosed with leukaemia, and now his family has spent over Rs. 10 lakh. Their home and land were sold for less than it was worth, says Pushpa*, Suresh’s mother. Now, while mother, son and daughter live in a room behind a private hospital in Chennai for Rs. 700 a day, the father lives alone in their village, selling cloth.

“We had no awareness about insurance coverage and did not have a policy,” says Pushpa, who is from a village near Thanjavur. Close to two years after the diagnosis, chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant and follow-up tests, Suresh, who has completed class VIII, still has to be around the hospital. He has been admitted a few times for side effects. “Our families have given us some money,” says Pushpa, tears on her cheeks, “but they can’t afford anymore. We’ve borrowed some but it’s getting harder.”

The penetration of health insurance in India is only about three per cent, says V. Jegannathan, chairman cum managing director, Star Health and Allied Insurance Company.

In Tamil Nadu, the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme (CMCHIS), for those below an annual income of Rs. 72,000, provides Rs. 1 lakh per family per year with a provision to pay up to Rs. 1.5 lakh for specified procedures. About 1.58 crore people, around 22 per cent of the State’s population, access the scheme, which doctors say is extremely beneficial and has helped many low-income families fund their treatment.

But insurance, whether the state’s or obtained by an individual, does not cover everything and certain segments of the population have neither.

For instance, Rs. 9.4 lakh is available from the CMCHIS’s corpus fund (available for expensive procedures) for a bone marrow transplant, and this would cover the cost of a transplant from a related donor. But the cost of the transplant from an unrelated donor is Rs. 25-30 lakh, says Revathi Raj, paediatric hemato-oncologist, Apollo Hospitals. Since only 30 per cent of patients find a related donor, the rest, like Suresh’s family, have to find the rest themselves. Many insurance policies do not cover genetic disorders such as Thalassemia and Haemophilia, she says, but the CMCHIS does.

People with disabilities, especially intellectual and psychosocial disabilities, also generally fall through the gaps of mainstream insurance coverage, says disability rights activist Vaishnavi Jayakumar. Many companies do not offer health insurance to those over 75, and people who have diabetes or who have had cancer would find it difficult to get insurance without an endorsement, says Mr. Jegannathan. “Insurance cover, once granted, lasts for a lifetime. However, the policy will cover only up to the amount of insurance taken, plus no claim bonus, if any, will be added,” he says.

The worst-hit, says Dr. Raj, are families who fall just above the income limit for the CMCHIS and also, do not have other cover as they struggle to pay for niche-area, expensive treatments.

Most of K.R. Balakrishnan’s patients have end-stage heart disease. “By the time they get to this stage, even if they do have insurance, which most don’t, they money has been exhausted. They have to spend a few months in intensive care even before they get a transplant. The transplant alone costs Rs. 16-20 lakh,” says the director of the institute of cardiac sciences, Fortis Malar Hospital. Heart transplants are not covered under the CMCHIS.

At the Cancer Institute, Adyar, about 60 per cent of patients are treated either free or at highly subsidised costs. V. Shanta, chairperson of the institute, notes that the CMCHIS covers only the first of the cancer treatments. “Since cancer requires follow-ups and sometimes, additional treatment, the cover may fall short and many patients do not have adequate money for follow up care,” she says.

Even when patients are covered by the CMCHIS or another policy, out- of-pocket expenses can be huge. “Insurance does not usually cover the costs of travel from a village, the loss of wages of the patient and attendants, costs of staying in the city, food and other expenses,” says Soumya Ramanan, a paediatric cardiac surgeon who runs ‘Mending Tiny Hearts Foundation’ that helps families fund surgeries.

The biggest issue when it comes to insurance however remains awareness. “Even though people are now beginning to realise the importance of health cover, there is a long way to go. It is the middle income groups that are the most affected without coverage,” says Mr. Jegannathan.

For families like Suresh’s, life has been at a standstill. Besides the loss of money, schooling and jobs have taken a hit as has the well being of other family members. Suresh’s younger sister is not in school at present. “All we are hoping for is to be able to go home soon and for Suresh to healthy,” says Pushpa.

 

UPSC IAS Prelims Notification: Results for 2016 Exam will Be Out Soon.

Every year Union Public Service Commission conduct exam in order to hired qualified candidate in the department for various posts. This year Union Public Service Commission successfully conducts the examination on August 7, 2016. Numerous of Candidates appeared for the exam.

Recently UPSC announced the result notification which stated that the result is soon to be declared. Result will be announced on the official website of UPSC i.e. www.upsc.gov.in.

The candidates who will successfully clear the exam will be eligible for the Mains exam. The mains exam will be held on 3rd December, 2016 throughout the country. The candidates who will clear the Mains exam successfully will further called for last and final round i.e. Interview round.

How to check the result for Prelims exam:

  1. Log on to the official website i.e. www.upsc.gov.in.
  2. Click on “Result of Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2016.
  3. Enter Date of Birth and registration number in the relevant place.
  4. Result will be displayed on the screen. Candidates may take the print of the same for future reference.

Clock is ticking, wait will soon to be over. Minimum qualifying exam for the exam is 33 percent in general studies paper II of prelims exam and total qualifying marks of general studies paper-I of prelims exam, as may be determined by the commission.

All the best to all the candidates who have appeared for the Prelims exam.

Fee payment details for IBPS CWE RRBs V 2016

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) invites an application for the posts of Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and officers in Scale I, II and III. The exam will held in the month of November and December in approx 209 cities.

IBPS started online procedure for Common Written Regional Rural banks (RRBs) from September 14, 2016.

Candidates who are applying for the posts must go through the fee payment notification.

  • Requisite Fee/intimation charges will be done only through online mode.
  • Candidate can make the payment via Debit Cards such as RuPay/MasterCard/Maestro, credit cards, Internet banking, IMPS, Cash cards/mobile wallet.
  • After submitting the fee charges, additional page of application will be appeared on the screen which candidate must have to fill by following the instructions mentioned.
  • If failure in payment of fee, candidates may login again through their provisional registration number and password and pay the fee.
  • E receipt will be generated after successful completion of Fee payment.
  • Candidates are advised to download the E-receipt and take the print of it along with the online application form.

Point to remember:

  • Candidate must have to wait for the intimation from the server after successfully payment of fee. Do not refresh the page or back the page, it may lead to double charges.
  • All prices will be mentioned in INR. For credit card user, If any candidate is using non-Indian credit card for fee submission, you bank will convert your local currency based on the prevailing exchange rates.
  • Candidates are advised to close the transaction window once transaction is completed. It will ensure data and security privacy.
  • After successfully completions of the whole procedure, candidates are requested to take the print out and ensure that all the information which is filled in the form is accurate and correct.
  • Candidate should not send any of the print to the IBPS.

All the best to all the Aspirants!

BSNL Notification: Admit card for Junior Engineer TTA 2016 Exam are out, Download Now.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has scheduled the examination of Junior Engineer (JE) TTA posts. Admit Cards for the same has released on the official website. Candidates are requested to download the admit cards from the official website only.

The examination for Junior Engineer (JE) TTA posts will be held on 25th September, 2016 throughout the country. There are total 2700 posts of Junior Engineer TTA. The candidates who will successfully clear the exam will be eligible and called for Interview round.

The candidate will get their Admit Cards in PDF form, No Admit card will be send via post.

In order to get download their Admit card, candidate must follow the below mentioned procedure:

  1. Log on to the official website i.e. www.bsnl.co.in
  2. Click the relevant link.
  3. Enter the details asked such as Roll Number, Date of Birth etc.
  4. Click on Submit option.
  5. Admit card will be displayed on the screen in PDF Format.
  6. Download the admit card and get it print for future reference.

Exam will be objective type and will be held for the duration of 3 years. The question paper will consist 200 question of 1 mark each. Candidate must have to bring the Admit Card along with any one of the following ID proof such as Driving License, Voter ID card, ID Card of University or college or PAN Card. Failure of this will not allow to appear for the exam.

CAT 2016 Notification: Changes incorporated in registration form and addition in exam venue

The Common Admission test (CAT) is one of the national level management entrance examinations. The exam is schedules to be held on 4th December, 2016. This exam will be conducted every year by IIMs as a prerequisite for the admissions to various management programmes in IIMs.

Throughout the year, this exam has been going through many major changes in exam pattern, marking schemes, syllabus etc.  Now, two major changes have been incorporated in the registration form with the addition of a designated test centre i.e. Noida.

Registrations for CAT examination are going on. The candidates who haven’t enrolled yet will enrol themselves by September 22, 2016. In order to appear for the exam, candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised institute/ university.

Other than this, one of the designated test centres has been added in the list i.e Noida. It was previously removed as a test centre in the year 2014 and Greater Noida – a suburb of Noida was included in the list. This move of incorporation of Greater Noida as Test centre caused lots of problems for the candidates from Delhi- NCR, who was taking Noida as a test Centre.

The selection of candidates will be done on the basis of Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and after this, selected candidates will be called for personal interviews (PI) round.

IIM Calcutta: PG Certificate Programme in General Management is soon to be introduced

 

The Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) soon to be introduced Post Graduate (PG) Certificate in General Management Programme (PGCGM). This is incorporating as management programmes are growing a lot in order to solve various managerial problems. This new and innovative programme aimed at working executive who is having experience of two to five years.

About the Programme:-

  • Post Graduate (PG) Certificate in General Management Programme (PGCGM)is designed as a part-time programme.
  • PGCGM will be delivered straight from direct-to-device mode.
  • PGCGM provides participants the opportunity to develop applied competencies in General Management.
  • This would also not impact their work schedule and professional commitments much as it will be possible from home or offices.

Why this programme is being implementing?

  • It will offer the comprehensive understanding of the practice management and allow them to learn the hooks and crannies of management in proper way.
  • This new management programme will develop skills and knowledge in theoretical foundations of Management.
  • This will also help to develop skills to understand that how the theories of management may be applied to managerial problems.
  • This new and innovative course will help to understand the practice of management as this course is developed in combination with the different academic groups at IIM Calcutta only.

RBI Notification: Grade B Phase II Call Letters Out

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has published the call letter for Grade B phase II examinations, 2016. Examination will be held on (Monday) 19th September, 2016 across the country. The candidates who have successfully qualified the Phase I examination and are eligible for Phase II examination may download their call letter from the official website i.e. www.rbi.org.in.

In order to get hired for the respective post, candidates have to clear 3 rounds i.e. Phase I, Phase II and the candidate who will successfully cleared both the exams will further call for the Interview round.

Procedure to Download the Call letter for Grade B Phase II Examination:-

  1. Log on to the official website i.e. www.rbi.org.in .
  2. Select the relevant link.
  3. Enter the registration number and DOB.
  4. Submit it.
  5. After Submitting, call letter will be displayed on the screen.
  6. Candidate may download the call letter and get it print.

Reserve bank of India (RBI) is India’s central banking institution, nationalised on January 1, 1949, and controls the monetary policy of Indian rupee. It conducts exam across the country in order to recruit candidates for several posts. Candidates must have to clear the three phases to get placed. Based on the marks obtained by the candidates, they will be shortlisted for the next phase.

IIT Kharagpur Invites Application for PhD Programme, 2016

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur commences admission process for Doctor of philosohy (PhD) programme for autumn semester of 2016 to 2017.

Eligible and Interested candidates may apply for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme in Engineering, Technology, Science, Architecture and Regional Planning, Humanities and Social Science, Law and Management.

 

Eligibility Criteria:-

In order to apply for the course, candidates must be having bachelor’s and Master’s degree along with some work experience.

Procedure for Selection:-

In order to get selected, candidates must have to go through a written test and an interview round. Shortlisted candidate will be informed on their personal email ID. Along with this, their name will also be shown in the shortlisted list of candidates on the official website. Shortlisted candidates may download their interview letter by logging on to the official website.

Procedure to apply for PhD course:

Candidates must have to submit the application fee for the course. INR 500 is for the General and OBC Candidates and INR 250 for the SC and ST Candidates. There is no fee charged for the female candidates. Candidate must have to apply online only at their official website.

Dates to Remember:-

Online registration will be closed on April 17th 2016. Candidates must have to apply on and before April 17th. Test and Interview rounds for the shortlisted candidates will be held on May 30th to 31st and June 1st to 2nd, 2016.

All the best to all the candidates!

UGC-NET Notification: UGC NET exam will be conducting on 22 January!

The Central Board of Secondary Education has released a notification saying that next University Grants Commission- National Eligibility Examination (UGC NET) Exam for Junior Research fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor will be conduction on Sunday, January 22, 2017.

For more update, stay tuned to the official website i.e. http://cbsenet.nic.in/

CBSE conducts NET in 84 subject and 89 selected NET examination cities spread across the country. The exam will be conducting for determining the national eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant professor only or the junior research fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor both in Indian Universities and Colleges.

Every year, UGC NET exam will be conducted successfully across the country. Large number of candidates appears in the examination.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • For General Category Candidates – 55% aggregate in Master’s Degree or Equivalent Degree.
  • For ST/SC/OBC/ PWD Candidates – 50% aggregate in Master’s Degree
  • The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September, 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e., from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET.
  •  A final year student of Master’s Degree or passed out student whose result is still awaited is also eligible for UGC NET Exam.

Exam Scheme

The exam will be consists of three papers which are based on Objective types question. Paper 1 will be of 100 marks and candidates need to attempt 50 out of 60 questions. Paper 2 will be of 100 marks and in this candidates need to attempt all the 50 questions. Paper three will be of 150 marks and candidates need to attempt all the 75 questions.

Result Notification: Declaration of SBI Clerk Main Exam 2016 is Under Process

The result of State Bank of India (SBI) Clerk mains examination has been continuously delayed. The exam was held on 25th and 26th June, 2016. The result for the same was earlier scheduled to be declared on August 31, 2016. But it is not yet declared and has been continuously delayed.

As per the recent notification by State Bank of India Central Recruitment & Promotion Department Corporate Centre, Mumbai, saying that the result of SBI Clerk JA & JAA Mains exam 2016, is under process and will be declared soon on finalization. The result will be declared on official website i.e. www.sbi.co.in .

The exam was held for the vacancies of Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) and Junior Agricultural Associates for 14132 and 3008 posts respectively.

Procedure to check the result online-

In order to check the result, candidates must have to follow the below mentioned steps:

  1. Log on to the official website : www.sbi.co.in
  2. Enter the registration number and date of Birth.
  3. After submitting, result will be displayed on the screen.
  4. Download the result and get it print for future reference.

The candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in prelims, mains and interview. In order to get selected, candidates must have to clear all the three rounds.

State bank of India is the leading Bank which provides banking and financial services. It has over 16000 branches across the country.

Result Notification: RBI Declared results for Grade B Phase 1

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) declared the results for Grade B (General) Phase 1 examination. Results are declared on official website of RBI i.e. www.rbi.org.in.  The candidates who have successfully cleared the exam are shortlisted and eligible for Phase II exam. The exam was conducted successfully on September 4, 2016 across the country. The candidates who will clear the phase II exam successfully will be shortlisted for last round i.e. Interview round. RBI has opted for strict selection process. In order to get selected, candidates must have to clear all the rounds, i.e. Phase I, Phase II and Interview round.

In order to check the result, the candidate must have to follow the below mentioned steps:

  1. Log on to official website i.e. www.rbi.org.in
  2. Click on the relevant link.
  3. Enter the registration number and date.
  4. Submit it.
  5. After submitting, results will be appeared on the screen.
  6. Download the result and get it print for future reference.

The candidate who are selected in phase I examination, will have to appear for Phase II examination. The exam will be conducted online on September 19, 2016 in two shifts. Candidates should appear in both the shifts.

Reserve bank of India is a Central Banking Institution in India. It was nationalised on January 1, 1949 and it controls the monetary policy of Indian Rupee.

LEMOA: Merely a Logistics Pact?

Source: The Hindu

With the signing of LEMOA marking a deepening India-U.S. relationship, New Delhi needs to reflect whether this is the opportune moment for the country to reset its compass.

On August 29 this year, Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and U.S. Defence Secretary Ashton Carter signed a Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA), an agreement that the U.S. has assiduously pursued since 2002 and which India had, till now, resolutely refused to endorse. Both Mr. Carter and Mr. Parrikar have consequently gone to great lengths to explain that LEMOA does not amount to a military pact. Their explanation could appear disingenuous to many. It may also not find too many takers.

The agreement does not mention the setting up of “permanent bases” in either country. According to the signatories, LEMOA only facilitates establishing “mutual basing facilities”. This would be on a case-by-case basis, intended to help speed up humanitarian relief operations as also emergency evacuation from conflict-prone regions. In certain circumstances, it could also help smoothen operational logistics between the navies of the two countries.

A Chinese shadow

However, strategic experts, especially those in the West, are of the view that the LEMOA is a critical link in the U.S.’s plans for a larger pivot towards Asia. Also, that it is intended to meet the threat from an increasingly assertive China. Erasing such impressions will not be easy.

India-U.S. relations have been on an upswing since the turn of the century. U.S. President Bill Clinton made the initial move to break the logjam in India-U.S. ties dating back to the Cold War period. It was Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who during a visit to the U.S., made bold to hint that it was time to “move beyond the hesitations of history”; hopes which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (2004-2014) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi (since 2014) have fulfilled in more than ample measure. There has been no looking back since and U.S. Presidents George Bush and Barack Obama have vied with each other to strengthen U.S.-India relations. With India’s economic profile and growth rates steadily going up, India has become a particularly attractive target for the U.S. — and the West.

Realistically speaking, the strategic build-up between the two countries commenced during the first term of Mr. Bush, when the Next Steps in Strategic Partnership heralded a sea change in U.S.-India relations. In his second term, Mr. Bush was able to establish a “special relationship” with Dr. Singh. Energy and strategic issues greatly benefitted from the relationship. It is inconceivable that the iconic India-U.S. civil nuclear deal could have been concluded under any other set of circumstances, and without the personal initiative and warmth present in the Bush-Manmohan Singh relationship.

The relationship derived its strength from a mutual desire to strengthen cooperation between the world’s two largest democracies. Containment of China was not the primary objective, though like “Banquo’s ghost”, China hovered in the background. No pressure was exerted on India to become part of a wider alliance against the new “regional hegemon”.

However, it is worth recalling that during the entire period of negotiations on the nuclear deal, apart from Mr. Bush and his National Security Adviser, two other ardent supporters of the deal were U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney and the Pentagon’s Bob Gates. The State Department and the Department of Energy, on the other hand, tended to be equivocal in their approach to the deal. Ascribing hidden motives to the Pentagon’s tilt in favour of India — and despite Pakistan’s strident opposition — would however be tendentious.

It was in 2005 that India and the U.S. signed their first Defence Cooperation Agreement. This agreement was renewed and expanded in 2010 and 2015, leading to a loosening of strict controls that existed regarding the transfer of excluded categories of technologies. Around 2007-2008, the U.S. made initial moves to get India to sign three foundational agreements viz., the Logistics Support Agreement (LSA); the Communications Interoperability and Security Memorandum of Agreement (CISMOA); and the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) for Geo-spatial Cooperation. While India welcomed the idea of relaxation of technology norms, it resisted signing the foundational agreements on the ground that it undermined India’s strategic autonomy.

Dynamics of U.S. policy

June 2016 proved to be a defining month in India-U.S. relations. The joint statement issued on the occasion of Mr. Modi’s visit to the U.S. talked of “the two countries providing global leadership on issues of shared interest”, along with the announcement that the U.S. recognised India as a “major defence partner”. In his address to the U.S. Congress, the Prime Minister proceeded to observe that “India had moved beyond the hesitations of history”. The two largest democracies in the world thus appeared finally to be on the same page.

With LEMOA in place, it is almost certain that pressures would intensify to sign the other two foundational agreements — CISMOA and BECA. If India were to do so — and if credence were to be given to what Mr. Carter said on a visit to India previously, viz., that there was a strategic confluence between India and the U.S. today, and renewal of the U.S.-India Defence Partnership was leading to increased strategic cooperation — it could convey an impression that India had gone from becoming a “major defence partner” to a significant “non-NATO ally”.

India-U.S. relations are hardly a “zero-sum game”. Overcoming “the hesitations of history” is one thing; not ignoring the lessons of history is equally, if not more, important. The U.S. is a true practitioner of the art of “realpolitik”. Changes in policy are constantly effected to suit its global requirements. In Europe, for example, today the U.S. seems to be preparing to jettison its long-standing “special relationship” with the U.K. In West Asia, as U.S.-Iran relations improve, Saudi Arabia is now the new villain on the block. The U.S. had always been suspicious of India’s relations with Russia, that go back to the period of non-alignment. And today, as U.S.-Russia relations are at their nadir since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the U.S. can be expected to try and further weaken India-Russia relations that are lately facing some strain. Furthermore, given Pakistan’s location, it would be a mistake to believe that the U.S. would completely detach itself from Pakistan.

Fast-paced alignments

The geopolitical situation across the region is more confused today than it was only a few years back. Geopolitical alignments are changing at a bewildering pace. As India moves closer to the U.S., Russia is seen to be coming closer to China. At one level, Russia is strengthening its links with China economically and strategically, and coordinating more closely with the latter on the issue of the South China Sea. At another level, Russia is engaging with China to oppose U.S. attempts to install its Missile Defence System in Asia.

Russia is simultaneously seeking to reinforce its long-standing strategic ties with Southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam. Russia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) appear to have come closer. At the Russia-ASEAN Summit earlier this year, there was even talk of a “strategic partnership for mutual benefit”. In Eurasia, Russia is currently carving out a zone of influence for itself. India does not figure in any of these plans.

When the strategic balance across the entire Asian region is undergoing a seismic shift, India cannot be seen to be playing a losing hand. The main players, today, are the U.S., Russia and China. The current effort of countries such as China and Russia is to restrict, if not exclude, U.S. influence from the region, labelling it as a non-Asian power. On issues such as the South China Sea, even many of the countries directly involved, specially the Philippines, are willing to make their peace with China. The U.S.’s role in the region is thus becoming restricted, leaving it with few alternatives.

In global affairs, timing is of great significance. Hence, India’s leaders need to reflect whether this is the opportune moment for the country to reset its compass and move away from its long-term insistence on strategic autonomy. It is also hardly the time to be seen to be the ally of One Power, that too one whose power seems to be waning. It might diminish India’s image in the region and beyond.

 

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Yoga is to be Included as a NET Subject: UGC

The University Grant Commission (UGC) decided to put Yoga as a subject for National Eligibility Test (NET). This was proposed by the Committee of Yoga Guru HR Nagenddra, VC Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samasthana Bengaluru in order to make one of the promising career options.

After NDA Government, Yoga is highlighted in the country and also added as a subject in the school and universities. Soon this will also add in the syllabi of IITs. Graduates in Yoga will now eligible to become as a faculty member in higher education institute and research fellowships in leading universities after successfully clearing NET exam.

In 12th five year plan, yoga and Sanskrit will give more importance. It is also planning to call yoga experts as guest lecturers from some reputed institutes such as Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Yogapeeth. For this they will be paid as per the UGC norms.

This will be implemented from this academic year i.e. June 2017. Till today, approx 52 institutes throughout the country, where Yoga is being taught and 16 offers an MA degree as well.

Yoga is followed across the country since ages. This has now become tradition. According to the decision of adding Yoga as a subject and accepting it by all the universities, it will bring more uniformity in this regard.

SSC Notification: Final Answer Keys of CHSL 2015 Exam Released

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the answer keys of Combined Higher secondary Level (CHSL) final exam, 2015 on official website. The exam was successfully held on November 1, 15, 22 and December 6, 2015.  The result for the same was declared on July 29, 2016.

 

In order to check the final answer keys, candidates are required to follow the below mentioned steps:

 

  1. Log on to official website i.e. www.ssc.nic.in.
  2. Click the link “Notice- CHSL, 2015 OMR Sheet and Final Answer Key”.
  3. Click on “Link for OMR sheet and final answer key”.
  4. After that, candidate is required to enter the roll number.
  5. Click on submit and then answer key will be displayed.

 

Check the answer key and take the print out of it. By paying an administrative charge of Rs 20, candidate can also get the copy of their final answer key and their OMR answer sheets for Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination, 2015. Last date to grab their final answer key and OMR answer sheet is October 31, 2016

Staff selection commission (SSC) is considered as an authorized agency that recruits dynamic staff for various posts in various ministries and departments of the government of India and in subordinate offices. It offers job on the basis of the performance of the candidate in the screening rounds.

Bihar Cheating Scam: BSEB Suspends Affiliation of 36 Schools

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After Bihar Cheating Scam, Bihar School Examination Board decided to suspend affiliation of 36 schools and colleges across the state for their failure to comply with their prescribed norms and criteria for running the institute. The decision was taken by Anand Kishore, The Chairman of Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB).

Moreover, these schools also served show-cause notice to explain in their own favour and give a valid reason for why their recognition should not be cancelled. For this, Institutes and School got only the time period of 15 days.

The board is also conducting an inquiry about the Schools and colleges which have been granted affiliation in past 2 years.

Schools and Colleges which are under the scanner were those which have been granted affiliation during the tenure of tainted former chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh. Out of 212 institutes, the board has received the report about 150 schools and colleges and out of this board has cancelled the affiliation of total 88 schools and colleges. The students who are studying in these schools would be admitted in the nearby schools and colleges under the special circumstances.

Infrastructure of these schools was not constructed as per the norm. There is a lack of teaching and non teaching staffs. Also, most of the schools did not have library, laboratories, play ground, sports equipment, administrative room etc.

India Will Achieve Education Goal by 2050: UNESCO

According to UNESCO, India will achieve its primary education goal by 2050. According to the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report which was published by UNESCO, this is because India doesn’t make any changes in fundamental education system.

According to the GEM report, Primary education goal will achieve by 2050, universal lower secondary education in 2060 and upper secondary education in 2085.

As per the report the statistics cited, over 11.1 million students of lower secondary level , 46.8 million students of upper level and 2.9 million students from primary level are out of school. Approx 60 million children across the country receive little or formal education. By 2020, it is assumed that there will be shortage of 40 million workers with tertiary education.

The report has called upon the government of various countries to the inequalities in education very seriously. This would be track by collecting information directly from families.

Education minister and other education actors will work with collaboration with other sectors on “The New Global Development Agenda”. The list of various benefits which would be the result of this collaboration work is also published in the GEM report. Benefits such as delivery of health intervention through schools, contribution in increasing crop yields by 12 per cent and contribution of education in reducing population growth.

Approx 40 per cent of the students are taught in the language they don’t even understand. Environment studies are not the part of curriculums in some schools. Approx 300 million students receive environment education.

So, according to the GEM report, new agenda is based on sustainable development, global development and environment goals.

Kerala is Likely to Raise the Fee for MBBS & BDS Courses

The state government and deemed medical colleges of Kerala are finally come into an agreement in which fee structure and allocation criteria is prescribed for the course of MBBS and BDS. It has been decided in the recent meeting between The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinaravi Vijayan and the representative from self- financing medical colleges. It is also decided in the meeting that the fee structure for BPL students would remain unchanged.

Changes in the fee structure as per the agreement:

Fee structure for MBBS Course:

  • Out of the total numbers of the seats, 50 per cent seats are reserved and allotted to the government. Out of which, fee structure for the 20 per cent seats which are reserved for BPL category of students will remain unchanged.
  • Fee structure for the merit seats will be increased to Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 1.85 lakh.
  • Hike of Rs 11 lakh from Rs 8.5 lakh for the students who belong to management quota category.
  • NRI students which occupied over 15 per cent of seats of the management, is likely to be increased to Rs 15 lakh to Rs 12 lakh.

Fee structure for BDS course:

  • Fee for the 6 per cent of seats for the merit list for BDS Course, fee would remain unchanged i.e. Rs 23,000
  • 14 per cent of seats of total merit list would now be Rs 44,000
  • 35 per cent seats which are to be allotted to management quota students would now be Rs 5 lakh.
  • Fee for remaining 15 per cent seats which are allotted to NRI students would now be Rs 6 lakh.

Result Notification: JIPMER MBBS Announced Result for 1st Year Supplementary Exam

1st year Supplementary results of MBBS exam of Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) has been released. The students who appeared for the exam are requested to check the official website i.e. www.jipmer.edu.in . Supplementary exams are successfully conducted in August, 2016 for the one who did not clear the regular exams.

 

In order to check the results, candidates are required to follow the below mentioned steps:

  1. Log on to the official website of JIPMER MBBS i.e www.jipmer.edu.in
  2. Click on the link “JIPMER MBBS 1st year supplementary Results 2016.
  3. Entre the details asked.
  4. Result will be displayed. Candidates may download the result and get it print for future reference.

 

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) has conduct this examination every year. The institute is established in the Pondicherry on 1st January, 1823. Large number of students appears for the exam every year. The students who did not successfully clear the regular exam will have to appear for the supplementary exam. JIPMER offers undergraduate and post graduate courses. Along to it, it provides medical training programmes and a working hospital by which large number of patient got benefitted by inexpensive medical care.

Mother Teresa Declared Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Source; The Hindu

In his homily after Mother Teresa’s canonisation, Pope Francis admitted even he would find it hard to call her “St. Teresa” since her tenderness was so maternal.
Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint on Sunday, praising the tiny nun for having taken in society’s most unwanted and for having shamed world leaders for the “crimes of poverty they themselves created.”

Pope Francis held up Mother Teresa as the model for a Catholic Church that goes to the peripheries to find poor, wounded souls during a canonisation Mass that drew an estimated 120,000 people rich and poor, powerful and homeless to a sun-filled St. Peter’s Square.

“Let us carry her smile in our hearts and give it to those whom we meet along our journey, especially those who suffer,” Pope Francis said in his homily.

The canonisation was the highlight of Pope Francis’ Holy Year of Mercy and may come to define his papacy, which has been dedicated to ministering to society’s most marginal, from prisoners to prostitutes, the refugees and the homeless.

Applause erupted in St. Peter’s Square even before Pope Francis finished pronouncing the rite of canonisation, evidence of the admiration Mother Teresa enjoyed from Christians and non-Christians alike during her life and after her death in 1997.

At the Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity group that she founded in Kolkata, hundreds of people watching the Mass on TV clapped with joy when Pope Francis declared her a saint. They gathered around her tomb, which was decorated with flowers, a single candle and a photo of the tiny wrinkled saint.

“I am so proud to be from Kolkata,” said Sanjay Sarkar, a high school student on hand for the celebration. “Mother Teresa belonged to Kolkata, and she has been declared a saint.”

For Pope Francis, Mother Teresa put into action his ideal of the church as a merciful “field hospital” for the poorest of the poor, those suffering both material and spiritual poverty. He admitted even he would find it hard to call her “St. Teresa” since her tenderness was so maternal.

In his homily, Pope Francis praised her as the merciful saint who defended the lives of the unborn, sick and abandoned, recalling her strong anti-abortion stance which often put her at odds with progressives around the world.

“She bowed down before those who were spent, left to die on the side of the road, seeing in them their god-given dignity,” he said. “She made her voice heard before the powers of the world, so that they might recognise their guilt for the crimes of poverty they themselves created.”

As if to emphasise the point, which Pope Francis himself has made repeatedly, he repeated: “The crimes of poverty they themselves created.”

“Her heart, she gave it to the world,” said Charlotte Samba, a 52-year-old mother of three who travelled with a church group from Gabon for the Mass. “Mercy, forgiveness, good works: It is the heart of a mother for the poor.”

While big, the crowd wasn’t even half of the 300,000 who turned out for Mother Teresa’s 2003 beatification, thanks in part to security fears in the wake of Islamic extremist attacks in Europe. Those fears prompted a huge, 3,000-strong law enforcement presence to secure the area around the Vatican and close the airspace above.

While Pope Francis is clearly keen to hold Mother Teresa up as a model for her joyful dedication to society’s outcasts, he was also recognising holiness in a nun who lived most of her adult life in spiritual agony sensing that god had abandoned her.

According to correspondence that came to light after she died in 1997, Mother Teresa experienced what the church calls a “dark night of the soul” a period of spiritual doubt, despair and loneliness that many of the great mystics experienced. In Mother Teresa’s case, it lasted for nearly 50 years an almost unheard of trial.

For the Rev. Brian Kolodiejchuk, the Canadian priest who spearheaded Mother Teresa’s saint-making campaign, the revelations were further confirmation of Mother Teresa’s heroic saintliness. He said that by canonising her, Pope Francis is recognising that Mother Teresa not only shared the material poverty of the poor but the spiritual poverty of those who feel “unloved, unwanted, uncared for”.

“What she described as the greatest poverty in the world today (of feeling unloved) she herself was living in relationship with Jesus,” he said in an interview on the eve of the canonisation.

Pope Francis has never publicly mentioned this “darkness,” but he has in many ways modelled his papacy on Mother Teresa’s simple lifestyle and selfless service to the poor- He eschewed the Apostolic Palace for a hotel room, made welcoming migrants and the poor a hallmark and has fiercely denounced today’s “throwaway” culture that discards the unborn, the sick and the elderly with ease.

In keeping with her spirit, he was treating 1,500 homeless people bussed into Rome for the Mass to a pizza lunch in the Vatican auditorium afterward.

Born Agnes Gonxhe Bojaxhiu on August 26, 1910, Mother Teresa came to India in 1929 as a sister of the Loreto order. In 1946, she received what she described as a “call within a call” to found a new order dedicated to caring for the most unloved and unwanted, the “poorest of the poor.”

In 1950 she founded the Missionaries of Charity, which went onto become a global order of nuns priests, brothers and lay co-workers.

She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

She died in 1997 and was put on a fast-track for sainthood soon thereafter.

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CSIR NET/JRF Notification for December 2016 Exams: Last Date for Registration is September – 9 ‘2016

The Council of Scientific and Industrial research (CSIR), is going t conduct the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) / National Eligibility Test (NET) on December 18, 2016.

The candidates who are eligible for the exam are requested to apply online on and before September 9, 2016. Two separate merit list will be released by the council of Scientific and Industrial research (CSIR). One list will be for the candidates who got selected for JRF-NET and another list will be for the candidates who qualify the eligibility test for Lectureship (NET). This list will be released on the basis of performance of the candidates in the exam.

Topic of the Test

  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth, Atmosphere, Ocen and Planetary Sciences.
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates must have a degree of MSc/ integrated MSc/ BS-4-years/ Btech/ Bpharma/ MBBS
  • General category candidates must carry 55 per cent of marks and OBC (non creamy layer) candidates must carry 50 per cent marks.

Syllabus for the exam

The question paper will comprise into three parts (A,B and c) as per the syllabus and scheme of the exam.

  • Part A : Part A is based on logical reasoning, graphical analysis, analytical and numerical ability, quantitative comparison, series formulation, puzzles etc.
  • Part B: This section is comprises multiple choice question (MCQs) based on the topics given in the syllabus.
  • Part C: This section will consists of high value questions based on the scientific concepts.

Syllabus and scheme of Exam of single MCQ paper may be seen at CSIR official website: www.csirhrdg.res.in

Interested and eligible candidates must apply online at the official website.

Important Dates:

  1. The last date of depositing challan is September 8, 2016.
  2. Last date for submission of application form online is September 16, 2016.
  3. Last date for submission of hard copy form is September 16, 2016.

After Topper’s Scam, Bihar to link Exams to Aadhaar Card

Topper’s scam recently reported in Bihar is a learning lesson for the Bihar School examination Board (BSEB). After this scam, Bihar school examination board is decided to link the examination form with their Aadhaar card number.

This will be implemented for the exams which will be held in November. This initiative will bring the transparency in the exams and facilitate easy access to the documents, and also avoid duplication.

This is the first to be implemented by any state in the country. According to this announcement by BSEB, students who have to apply for the exam and do not have the Aadhaar Card Number will have to apply for the same. In case, any failure to provide Aadhaar card number, he/she must have to give a valid reason for not providing it to the school principal.

This year, approx 58 lakh students are to appear for the exams. All the students have to keep their Aadhaar card number handy. There will be a separate column to fill the Aadhaar card number in the forms from 2017 exams.

This decision was taken after the meeting of BSEB Chairman, Anand Kishor and Unique Identifiaction Authority of India (UIDAI) DG Ajay Bhushan Pandey.

Asia’s Top Ranking Universities list Out: Japan and South Korea is on Lead

Asia’s most innovative Universities list is out. The top position was clinched by the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Out of top 20 universities, 17 are from Japan and South Korea. South Korea is having 20 universities in the list. South Korea has population of over 50 million people. The country spends highest on the research and development spending in the world. They mainly focus on the policies which push innovation. Their innovation are based on the universities research and they are doing the most advanced science, invent new technologies and help drive the global economy.

Indian institute of Science (IIS) Bangalore is one of the top most institute of India and ranked on 73 in the top Asia’s best universities ranking. Other top institutes like Indian Institutes of Science and technology, Delhi (IIT-D), Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai (IIT-M) are one the bottom of the list.

There are many reasons which lag Indian Institutes behind. Some major reasons are Politics, inadequate funds, lacks of teachers, constantly changes in education policy. Politics are killing education system. Most of the politicians who changes education policy are incapable to improve the education system. Lack of Good syllabus and modern curriculum leads to unhealthy education policy. Infrastructure of the Universities is not good due to lack of funding.

While in other countries like Japan and South Korea, they mainly focus on such things which help to improve the education system and policy. They invent new technologies which help to drive the global economy.

 

SBI Result Notification: JA, JAA Results Delayed

State bank Of India (SBI) delayed the results for Junior Associates (JA) and Junior Agriculture Associates ((JAA). Initially the result was to be declared by July 23, 2016. Afterwards, it was scheduled to be declared on 31st August. The result was postponed without any information.

Exam was successfully conducted on 25th and 26th June, 2016. Over 3 lakhs candidates appeared for the exam. Candidates who appeared for the exams are required to keep tracking the official website (www.sbi.co.in) for the results.  For the post of Junior Associates (Customer support and sales) and Junior Agriculture Associates, approx 17000 candidates will be selected.

Procedure to check the result:

  1. Log on to the official website , www.sbi.co.in
  2. Select the option- “Career”
  3. Click on JA & JAA in the clerical Cadre mains Results.
  4. Enter the registration number and Date of Birth in the provided fields. Click on submit.
  5. Result will appear on the screen.
  6. Download the result and get it print for future reference.

The result of Prelims was announced on June 17th, 2016. The candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in prelims, mains and interview. In order to get selected, candidates must have to clear all the three rounds.

State bank of India is the leading Bank which provides banking and financial services. It has over 16000 branches across the country.

Asia’s Best Universities Ranking list out: Indian Institutes lags Behind

Asia’s best universities ranking list is out. Most of the universities are from advance science, invent new technologies and help drive the global economy.

Japan and South Korea maintained its ranking to the top of Asia’s most innovative universities. Out of top 20 universities, 17 universities are in Japan and South Korea.

Heading towards the Indian institutes, they filed to make their ranking and lags behind the list. Indian Institute of Science (IIS) Bangalore is from the top institutes from India, came on 73 in the top 75 Asia’s best universities ranking. Other two best institutes from India, Indian Institute Of technology, Delhi (IIT-D) and Indian Institute of technology, Mumbai (IIT-M) are on the bottom of the list. There are many reasons, by which Indian institutes failed to make its ranking in the list such as fund crunch, changes in education system, not having good syllabus, politics, Shortange of teachers etc.

 

Why Indian Universities lags behind?

  • Various Institutes in the country have not good infrastructure and facilities due to lack of funding.
  • Education system plays a very important role. Number of changes in the education system degrades the education policy of the universities.
  • Lack of Scholarships for the research Students and d not provide handsome salary to the staffs.
  • Good the Syllabus, healthy the education. However, in Indian institutes, they do not have good and modern curriculum and syllabus.
  • Politics is killing the Education System. Politicians are incapable of making education system healthy.
  • Government released a list of 82 topics for the universities in their PhD programmes. These topics include Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Kanya Kelavani Gunotsav and MA Yojana.

Lack of Autonomy and regulation. In these universities, everything is hierarchical, which leads to slows decision making, regulation. This will impede their growth and evolution.

India’s First Central Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology Planned to Set up in Mumbai

Country’s first Central institute of Chemical Engineering and technology is being planned to set up in the Mumbai. The government is planning to set up central institutes of chemical Engineering and technology at different locations based on the presence of Chemical Industries.

This was announced by the Chemical and Fertilizer Minister, Ananth Kumar at the inauguration of the three day India Chem 2016 expo which was organised by his ministry jointly with industry chamber FICCI. Countries like China, japan, turkey, Singapore, Vietnam, Britain, South Korea, Belgium and Taiwan are participating in the India Chem 2016 expo. Gujarat, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh are also taking part in the expo as a partner state.

It is expected that the Indian chemical industry will grow at 9 per cent per annum to become $226 billion sector driven by growth in end-use-industries and government initiatives.

At present Indian Chemical Industry employees approx 2 million people, require around 8.5 lakh skill technicians. Till now, Indian Chemical Industries are doing great but they need more improvement.

In the event, Chemical and Fertilizer Minister, Ananth Kumar said that Import from China and South East Asia will continue to dominate because the cost and availability pose of raw material challenges the domestic business.

Finding Our Entrepreneurial Feet

Source: The Pioneer

After years of serving in the back offices of international companies, young India has now found the confidence to quit its safe jobs and take the risk to start its own ventures, most of which are being powered by the IT revolution

For a long time when the Indian economy was modeled on the Soviet model, ‘capitalism’ was a bad word in India. Things, however, changed in the last decade of the 20th century when liberalisation unleashed a latent force of untapped entrepreneurial potential in the country. With the license raj easing and doing business becoming easier, India set about on a new direction, and there was no looking back. Not only did new business emerged, they created jobs, attracted foreign investment, spawned a new middle class and modeled a new generation of confident Indians for whom entrepreneurship was a popular choice.

Today entrepreneurship has gained a lot of respect, with people from diverse backgrounds breaking into the big picture. What has changed in the last 25 years is the belief that anybody can do business, provided he/she has the right idea.

Till two decades back, school education was followed by a university degree and then a job with which the person stayed for the rest of his productive life. Businesses were meant only for people belonging to business families who would take forward the merchandise of their forefathers, and diversify it a bit. Today, more and more people have developed the gut to explore their ideas and take the risk of venturing into a business avenue.

According to NASSCOM, India is the third largest base for start-ups in the world with over 5,000 startups and over 1,000 being set up annually. By 2020, India is expected to be home to 11,500 start-ups employing over 2,50,000 people. Start-ups also push business activity on the levels of mergers and acquisitions, with smart companies attracting formidable international attention. Over 20 M&A’s worth five billion dollars have been completed in India in the last three years. Driven by a young and diverse entrepreneurial eco-system that is all inclusive of talent, remarkably innovative ventures are making a mark in India to make it world’s youngest start-up nation, with 72 per cent founders being less than 35 years old.

What has changed is the economic and social fabric of the country revolutionising the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India. In recent times, new versions of entrepreneurship have emerged aided by the transformative power of technology. A bulk of India’s start-ups have been in the domain of new age technology, be it e-commerce, IT-enabled healthcare services, or on-call services in a variety of areas. The rapid progress in the field science and technology has significantly expanded the scope of innovation in production, helping entrepreneurs explore new grounds and launch new ideas.

We have spent years acting as the back offices for many international brand and companies. However, with growth in confidence of Indian youth towards taking the risk of establishing their own companies, powered by the IT revolution of the age, Indians are today standing on their entrepreneurial feet. Take that, some of India’s most successful start-ups that went on to become huge businesses have been in the IT domain, be it Flipkart, Justdial, Bookmyshow, Makemytrip or even shaadi.com.

Liberalisation of the economy sent forth the first generation of entrepreneurs who established such brands as Infosys, Bharti, Kotak, ICICI, among others. These ventures opened a whole new scale of job opportunities for India’s educated young. Realising the potential of businesses in creating jobs, successive Governments have lent policy support to entrepreneurs. New policies towards encouraging micro or small businesses such as making loans easier for them has changed the face of entrepreneurship in India.

However, the slowing down of reform in recent years means we still need to cover a lot of distance when it comes to making India absolutely business friendly by offering right tax incentives, participation in Government contracts, availability of risk capital etc.

The global financial crisis of the last decade which saw many old institutions and markets crumble also saw the rise of new ideas and newer ways of doing things. It also in a way forced companies to do more with less, with reduced access to capital, innovation became the key. The realisation that too much investment in real estate or equity markets is not a good idea enabled newer ideas to emerge in many countries including India.

With Indian middle class becoming a voracious consumer of digital products, India has become the fourth largest base of technology start-ups in the world. The growth of start-ups could be mainly accounted to the factors like large domestic market, increased M&A activity and access to capital through investor funding. Indian start-ups are also growing following their unique solutions and business model. With young entrepreneurs dominating the market, most of the start-ups have gained a foothold following a strong consumer-centric approach and with B2C business model.

With vibrancy in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, start-ups today have access to multiple sources of funding from venture capitalists, private equities, angel investors, banks and financial institutions as well as incubators. With start-ups betting high on the ecosystem, there is a significant maturity observed in terms of funding. Unlike, a few years ago when financing was debt-oriented, the participation of venture capitalists has grown in India. Today, segments such as travel, matrimonial services, jobs, games, mobile payments, etc., are getting substantial capital infusion.

The relaxed norms and introduction of new reforms by the Indian government has further encouraged the investors to park their money in India. Filling the big lacuna in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India, which earlier discouraged many budding start-ups, the investors have now gained confidence on Indian caliber and are ready to take the risk. While IT-related ventures continue to rule, start-ups in sectors like clean tech and renewable energy, retail, healthcare and education have seen increased funding activity.

Gone are the days when Indian businesses flourished under the shadow of international brands and names.  With more mature ecosystem and ample opportunities, Indians today are not only launching their own brands but also marketing them in the international market under own brand names. With owning patents of many products, Indian entrepreneurship set sail to conquer not just the domestic but international market as well.

Article also available on : http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/oped/finding-our-entrepreneurial-feet.html

United Bank of India declared Results for PO Exam 2016

United Bank of India announced results 2016 for Probationary Officer (PO). Candidates who had appeared for the exam requested to check their results on the official website i.e. www.unitedbankofindia.com. Merit list for the candidates who are selected through course of Post graduate Diploma in banking & Finance (PGDBF) has been published on the official website of bank only.

Exam was successfully organised in the month of August. Numbers of candidates have appeared for the exam. Candidates must have to go through various rounds in order to get placed.

Procedure for Aspirants to the check the result:

  1. Log on the official website of United bank of India i.e. www.unitedbankofindia.com
  2. Click on the “Recruitment” link.
  3. Click on the “List of successful candidates for the post of Probationary Officers through PGDBF”
  4. Merit List will be displayed on the screen in PDF format.
  5. Download the PDF File and get it print for future reference.

Selected candidates can start preparation for the next and final round i.e. personal interview.

United bank of India (UBI) is one of the leading nationalised bank. UBI has three full fledged overseas branches which are situated at Kolkata, New Delhi and Mumbai. Bank conducts various exams for different posts throughout the year. Bank provides finance related services. Final selected candidates must have to take one year of training program with 3 months of internship.

PhD Courses in Non-Technical Subjects are Now Possible in Distance Mode

The university Grants Commission has announced a notification that the PhDs are now possible in distance learning mode in the non-technical subjects like humanities, social sciences. This would motivate students who wish to pursue PhD course. Few years ago, PhD courses were offered through distance mode but got discontinued. Now this will commence again. PhD through distance mode in technical courses like B Tech, M tech etc are still restricted

 

This was decided in the meeting of HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and the Vice Chancellor (VC) of Indira Gandhi National Open Universities (IGNOU) and other 14 open universities.

 

Things to Know:

  • PhD course removed ban from distance learning and allowed only for Non-technical subjects like humanities, social sciences.
  • After the recent meeting of HRD Minister with Vice Chancellors of IGNOU and other open universities, it is decided to commence the PhD course through distance mode again.
  • Under this course, Union Grant commission ordered universities, that every student who will pursue this course will have to undergo six months of work courses like that of regular courses.
  • It is not necessary for working students who wish to pursue PhD course in Non technical Courses to attend laboratories and practical exams.

This is a good move by the committee which will allow students to grab a degree through UGC approved institutions.

Fee Hike in Private Institutions for MBBS Admissions

Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee (AFRC) issued a notification that the Private Institutions in Madhya Pradesh (MP) will now cost more for MBBS admissions for upcoming academic session which will start from October First week. There will be approx 33 per cent to 53 per cent of Fee hike. This may again revised after three year i.e. in 2019. There are few more private colleges which are yet to declare the fee.

Fee Structure as per the notification issued by AFRC:

Students who want to pursue MBBS this year will have to pay approx 28 lakh for the four and a half year course which will exclude illegal capitation fee.  First year students in MBBS course will have to pay INR 5 Lakh to 5.72 Lakh where as Final year student’s fee would be 3.75 lakh to 4 lakh. This fee will be effective this year from new academic session start from October for next three year.

This unfriendly move by AFRC of uneven fee hike has made students upset and as a result students’ union leaders and other students held a protest against it on Monday.

Other private universities across the country have also started increasing their fee effective from this academic year for MBBS courses. It is also now mandatory for all the states to take up the National Eligibility cum entrance Test (NEET) to admit medical students in medical colleges.

Every Student Will Attend College: Mumbai Government

Maharashtra Education Minister, Vinod Tawde, implemented skill and development course to secure the unsuccessful students in Secondary school of certificate (SSC) exam. SSC Exam results was declared on Tuesday and approx 24,332 students being unsuccessful in exam.  This implementation of new course will fix the loss for the students. The diploma in the course would be treated on the par with HSC studies.

 

Highlights:

  • Students who failed in Secondary school of certificate (SSC) will be eligible to pursue skill development courses.
  • Counselling sessions will also provided to the students to identify the course and afterward enrollment session will start for the course.
  • The students, who will successfully acquire the diploma in the course, will be treated equivalent to their HSC Studies.
  • Across the state, there will be 140 Skill development Centres.
  • The students who were unsuccessful in SSC exam may also enrol themselves for the course.
  • Similar Course was also implemented by BJP Government under Allowed to Keep Term System (ATKT). Under this, failed students may upgrade to next grade after clearing the unsuccessful papers.

This would encourage students who got fail to clear their SSC exam. This implementation would bring out a good option for them to pursue the colleges who offer teach skill development course. No students after this decision would fail to do their HSC from now on ward.

India Basks in Glow of UNESCO Honors

Source; The Hindu

Khangchendzonga Park in Sikkim and buildings in Chandigarh added to World Heritage Site list.

Khangchendzonga National Park (KNP) in Sikkim has been named a world heritage site by the World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO.

The listing was announced at the 40th session of the WHC, currently under way at Istanbul in Turkey. The KNP is the first ‘mixed’ heritage site from India to make it to the list. A ‘mixed site’ exhibits qualities of both natural and cultural significance.

Earlier, the archaeological site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) in Bihar was also marked as a heritage site. The Capitol Complex in Chandigarh also made it to the list, thus bringing all three nominations this session into the heritage roll of honour.

This is the first time that any country got three sites inscribed in the Word Heritage List at a single session of the committee meeting, a Culture Ministry official said.

India now has 35 sites, including 27 cultural properties, seven natural sites and one mixed site, notified as World Heritage Sites.

The KNP became India’s first mixed World Heritage Site after fulfilling the nomination criteria under both natural and cultural heritages, V.B. Mathur, director, Wildlife Institute of India, told The Hindu in a communication from Istanbul.

Wide altitudinal range

The park exhibits one of the widest altitudinal ranges of any protected area worldwide. It boasts of a unique diversity of lowlands, steep valleys and snow-clad mountains, including the world’s third highest peak, Mt. Khangchendzonga, besides numerous lakes and glaciers, the communication said.

The KNP, which covers 25 per cent of Sikkim, is home to a significant number of endemic, rare and threatened plant and animal species. A large number of bird and mammal species has also been recorded from here, said Dr. Mathur, who is also the director of the UNESCO centre at the Institute.

The park combines the religious and cultural practices of Buddhism as well as the ecological significance of the region, and stands out as an outstanding example of traditional knowledge and environmental preservation. It is also a unique example of coexistence and exchange between different religious traditions and people, he said.

The park qualified as a mixed site under the Operational Guidelines of WHC for its “exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilisation which is living or which has disappeared.”

Capitol marvel

Chandigarh’s famed Capitol Complex, which includes the Legislative Assembly, Secretariat and High Court, was designed by French architect Le Corbusier.

“It is a moment of pride for our city. The [Chandigarh] administration ensures all the residents that we will conserve and preserve this Heritage Site and make the city a major international tourism destination,” adviser to the Union Territory’s administration, Parimal Rai, said.

The complex was designed by Le Corbusier in the 1950s when the city was constructed as a symbol of independent, modern India.

(With inputs from PTI)

 

Link:http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/three-indian-sites-make-it-to-unescos-world-heritage-list/article8862487.ece

 

Science Of Happiness” – an Initiative By IIT Kharagpur

The, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT) has decided to launch a new certificate course, “Science Of Happiness” on science and happiness with the aim to create happy ecosystem. This will promote the science and practice for positivity for advance and meaningful life, wellbeing, holistic self-development and positivity growth which help students to manage their emotions and being psychologically positive. This will also improve the coordination among students, faculty members and campus community.

This new and innovative course will help students to become an effective leaders, innovative engineers, caring employers, smarter and creative employees in future.

IIT Kharagpur informed that this course will not be limited to the college only. It also proposes to have some courses for the undergraduate and post graduate students. Training programmes, outreach activities, and certificate courses are also offered to the campus students as well as outsiders. The first workshop on “Science of Happiness” will be organised next month.

Budget of $1 Million to set up the centre. Space for this has also been earmarked and construction will be start very soon.

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar Calls a Meeting IIM Directors Next Month

HRD minister, Prakash Javadekar calls a meeting with IIM directors to discuss about the issues related to the quality management education, affordability and accessibility, and improving global perception of Indian Institution. The meeting will be held next month. New and innovative ideas will be highlighted by these sessions.

Other than this, HRD minister will also meet the heads of other higher educational institutions which comes under central government in future. It is also planned that Javadekar will meet various Vice- Chancellors of Central Universities, National institute of Technologies (NITs), Indian institute of science education and research (IISERs) etcs.

Topics to be discussed in the meeting:-

  • Quality of Education, improving global perception, affordability, best campus infrastructure.
  • Formulation and implementation of new education policy.
  • Accessibility throughout the world by doing appropriate stands.
  • Suggestion and new ideas to improve the system will also entertained

 

This would surely bring some positive and good changes in the education and management system. New and innovative ideas will be implemented which will help to improve the quality of education and management system.

FYJC Conducted Online Admissions, SSC May Delay in Results

Bombay high court ordered that all the admissions for First-Year Junior College (FYJC) will be conducted online in order to bring the transparency. This order will impact the Supplementary students, may be they miss their admissions because of delay in the declaration of their re-exam result. The re-exam was held in July.

Education department may hold the separate round of Admissions once results are announced for the students who didn’t applied because of delay in results of Secondary school of certificate (SSC).

The final round will be the last chance for the students for the admissions through online process. Students are worried even if separate round will be there, they might have loose good colleges. Till now, approx 2.5 lakh students have been allotted and the remaining 75000 seats will be allotted after the final round.

In order to confirm the admission, students have to pay their fee on 1st and 2nd September.

Schedule:

27th – 30th August:- generate new login Ids and Password from the nearest guidance centres. This will close on 28th August 2016.

29th– 30th August:- Till 11:58 pm, students can fill up the form which will be available online.

Final merit list will be announced on Wednesday.