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London – Just your cup of tea

Indian students have been attracted to the quality of education and research in the city’s universities.

The hurdle called cut-offs

After the much-hyped tussle between the University Grants Commission and Delhi University, our CJs face a major challenge — the high cut-offs

CMAT 2014 announced

AICTE has announced the schedule for conducting the national level Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) to admit students to various management programmes for the academic year 2015-16.

Registration open for Sept edition of MAT

The All India Management Association (AIMA) is inviting applicants from candidates to register for the Management Aptitude Test (MAT) 2014 to facilitate admissions to business schools for master’s in business administration (MBA) and allied courses.

A practical approach to engineering

Students from Delhi’s NSIT get ample ­opportunities to innovate while being exposed to extensive practical education.

Top dilemmas faced by Delhi University aspirants

After days of ambiguity over the fate of Delhi University’s bachelor’s degree programme following the standoff between the University Grants Commission and DU, the admission process finally began last week.

CBSE to organise Sanskrit Week in schools

In its efforts to familiarise students with Indian values, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) plans to celebrate Sanskrit Week in affiliated schools next month. Schools can organise Sanskrit-related activities during Sanskrit Week that will be celebrated between August 7 and August 13, 2014.

Building cultural bridges with Sanskrit

India’s language of the scriptures is back in focus. A few weeks ago some members of the new government took their oath in Sanskrit. Following external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who incidentally is a graduate in Sanskrit, were water resources minister Uma Bharti, an ardent admirer of the Bhagawat Gita and health minister, Harsh Vardhan, who has studied at the Sanskrit Victoria Jubilee Senior Secondary School in Delhi.

Encouraging interdisciplinarity

Times have definitely changed. It was assumed earlier that those who studied Sanskrit could only be teachers, but now students of Sanskrit who opt for other subjects like maths or computer science, are getting admission in PG courses in computer science or MBA courses. The demand for teachers, of course, continues at various levels.

Tell a tale of mangoes

Our CJs spend a fruitful day with volunteers from the NGO Swechha, narrating stories on mangoes to children of Jagdamba Camp

Don’t be scared of moving to college

Be open to new experiences College is a time for new beginnings and new experiences. Things in university work differently from how they functioned in school – it is ripe with new faces and new opportunities. Don’t have high expectations, embrace experiences that come your way.

BITS Pilani’s new online courses

Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS), Pilani has tied-up with edX, an open source learning platform, both online and in the classroom to offer MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) to reach out to BITS students.

What’s next for first-year students?

What happens to those students who have already completed a year as per FYUP? How will they be able to shift to the three-year format? Delhi University’s executive council has given some suggestions.

Take the initiative, get involved, be a leader

College students can join a number of youth-run organisations to gain leadership skills and become socially sensitive

95 plus club swells, cut offs soar: the way ahead

Amit Kumar (name changed) has scored 96.3% in CBSE boards. Since the day his result was announced he is depressed, anxious about whether he will get a subject of his choice in a good college.
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Delhi University releases third cut-off list

With many colleges in Delhi University announcing their third cut-off list on Monday, many aspirants striving to take admissions in popular courses were not left disappointed.

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Delhi

Eligibility: Graduates in BCA, BSc engineering, BSc in computer science, electronic, IT, mathematics, statistics, applied maths, physics, computational science or computing. Candidates must have secured a minimum aggregate of 50% in their examination

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students

The Swiss government is offering a number of postgraduate scholarships to foreign students and researchers at Swiss universities, Federal Institute of Technology and University of Applied Sciences.
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