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Plea for a common IIT-NIT exam

Rajeev Kumar, professor at IIT Kharagpur, had taken up the issue of a common examination with the human resource development minister in January 2010 along with several other JEE reform proposals.

‘Implementation will be a challenge’

Implementing common counselling for IITs and NITs admissions has its challenges. “One challenge is to use two separate merit lists of JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced) and do an allocation that is optimal for each candidate.

It’s all about getting your calculations right

The smart strategy: Reduce writing time to about 160 minutes to ensure ample revision time during the chemistry and economics exams.

Empathise with the hero and the story will come alive

Feel for fiction: Creative thinking will help you write free-flowing and clear prose.

Here's how to get ready for the board exams

Brace up with confidence: Your preparation for the CBSE Boards is all about consolidating your past learnings and understanding the basics. Once you've cracked these, you'll see the difference in your confidence.

‘Children need appreciation’

Continuing its efforts to reach out to students getting ready for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Board exams, HT Education, with HT’s learning centre, Studymate and Expressions India, the National Life Skills, Values Education and School Wellness Programme organised its second academic and stress/anxiety counselling workshop of the exam season at Mount Abu Public School, Rohini.

Celebrate the Board exam season

Doing what you love and managing your time well will help you be better prepared for the tests.

Take it easy: Boards are like any other exam

Comparisons with other students, parental expectations and peer pressure are major concerns for students attempting these exams. It is important that parents create a comfort zone and generate a 'we-are-with-you' feeling among children, especially during exams.

Take into account your dream of a big score

Accountancy is considered as the key subject in the commerce stream. With right planning, we can easily score around 95% marks in the subject. Some important tips that you should be following; start right from today.

Do not be a slave to the system

This year I have to get into the top business school. I will study very hard and not do anything else until I get admission - these are common pronouncements of many students seeking happiness and meaning in life.

IIT Delhi wins GE Edison Challenge with Rs. 10 lakh prize

The seventh edition of the GE Edison Challenge held at the GE India Technology Centre, Bengaluru, saw IIT Delhi emerge as winner with a prize of Rs. 10 lakh.

Scholarship programme for students

Societe Generale Global Solution Centre (SG GSC), a subsidiary of the French banking and financial services company Societe Generale, has announced the fifth edition of their unique scholarship programme — ‘SG GSC India Talent Scholarship’.

IIT, IIM students a big hit with e-commerce firms

His love for online shopping helped Sachin Chandra get a job with a leading e-retailer. A computer science student of IIT Bombay, he is among the few engineering and management students who have got placed in e-commerce firms. He will be joining Flipkart as a software development engineer.

The best thing about being young

For Reetuparna Vishwanath of Laxman Public School, being young means “no ­responsibilities, laughing at lame jokes, pulling each other’s legs, making faces at our ­teacher’s back, and yes...having crushes.”

Happiness is: NGO work, mom’s smile

Children from schools across the country talk to HT Education about what makes them happy.
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UGC to outsource NET exam to CBSE

UGC
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to outsource the National Eligibility Test (NET)  for lecturers to CBSE.

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Eligibility: First class in graduation in engineering/technology/medicine or first class in master’s degree in science or pharmacy or equivalent or first class MBA with any of the above.

Shell Science Scholarship Programme

Royal Dutch Shell, one of the largest investors in India’s energy sector, among major global integrated oil companies, has opened registrations for its third Shell Junior National Science Scholarship programme 2014-2015.