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CoA has no power to conduct competency test: Calcutta HC

This is the second high court judgment in a span of two months, ordering the Council of Architecture (CoA), a body constituted under the Architects Act, 1972, to maintain the minimum standards of architectural education in the country and to function within its legal limits.

Two campuses to come up in Wales at a cost of over £800 million

Cardiff University has also partially opened its new innovation and entrepreneurship-focused campus. There are plans for another four buildings at a cost of £300 million. In an interview, the first minister of Wales Carwyn Jones tells HT Education that Welsh universities see themselves as innovators and job creators and are keen to invite students from overseas, particularly from India.

Another season of robust hiring at IIMs

IIM Calcutta has placed over 450 students of the batch of 2014-16, one of the largest across all IIMs, in a record time of just over 2.5 days.

Vocational training is a step towards skill development

Dame Asha Khemka, chair of Association Of Colleges India (AOC), who was in India recently as part of a delegation from the UK, believes that the two countries must work together on skill development initiatives and focus on vocational training, among others.

Health and law projects highlight 105-year-old ties

It’s a relationship which spans a century. The first Indian students came to the University of Birmingham, (UoB) UK, in 1909, to study for degrees in mining and commerce. Today, health and law projects are strengthening bonds between the university and Indian institutes.

A week before CAT

With just a week left for CAT, it is time for you to pull up your socks and gear up for D-Day. But before you take the test, we would like to give you a final piece of advice for this last mile of preparation.

Young people are at risk online, survey reveals

McAfee, part of Intel Security, has released the findings of its annual study, the Tweens, Teens and Technology 2014 report, which examines the online behaviour and social networking habits of Indian tweens and teens.

The fellowship facilitates personal growth

I feel that the personal growth is the biggest component of the programme. Living with my cohort of other fellows and listening to their stories has taught me a lot, says Kaushik Tiwari, Columbia University

BC institutions build ties with India

Giving a boost to higher education ties with India, British Columbia (BC) will soon enter into partnership agreements with some Indian institutions.

HTCampus hosts conclave on education

Saksham Bharat Abhiyaan is how one would describe the fourth edition of HTCampus Conclave on Meeting the Talent Demand that had panelists deliberate on whether institutions are providing the right set of competencies to students to cater to the demands of the job market.

Competitive innovation is the way forward

Ericsson has recently announced the launch of the Ericsson Innovation Awards in association with the Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) to recognise the spirit of innovation among students at Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

‘Colleges wanted the money’

After the commencement of the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme for Jammu and Kashmir, the students eligible for the grant had been applying to institutes of their own choice in 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14. This was when AICTE stepped in as it sensed that the private players could be taking the students for a ride.

‘I do not carry the burden of beauty’

As her feet move, Rajika Puri also sings songs in ancient Greek, uses Greek rhymes, talks, cries, is powerful and sometimes vulnerable. Eleni’s story is uniquely narrated by her on stage with chants, vocalised rhythmic syllables, and songs she sings herself. Puri is Helen personified.

Get connected with campus leaders

Social media websites are quite a rage among youngsters these days. And the leaders on campus are sparing no chance of using it to promote their activities and reaching out to campus students.

A great place to work

At Cardiff University in Wales, the student union’s top priority list is similar to any corporate charter reflecting what an organisation hopes to achieve during the financial year.
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UGC to outsource NET exam to CBSE

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

King George’s Medical University, Lucknow

Eligibility: Graduation degree with 60% marks. For medical/dental candidates should have MD/MS/MDS degree with at least 60% marks in MBBS/BDS aggregate

Commonwealth scholarships 2014-15

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom is inviting applications for Commonwealth Scholarships for master’s and PhD study in the UK. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development.
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