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No level playing field: Private B-Schools unhappy with IIM Bill

Authorities of about 500 private and semi-private B-schools fear they will be questioned by students, recruiters and foreign varsities about the legal validity of their diplomas

Updated on Mar 28, 2017 04:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Global drive planned to check fake colleges and universities

International accreditation authorities to come together to check fake bodies assessing higher education institutions

In India, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and National Board of Accreditation are among the major bodies responsible for accrediting, assessing and grading institutions.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 21, 2017 07:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Common counselling for medical students is ‘a step towards one India, one exam’

Without this, the purpose of having a common entrance test is defeated, say experts

The move includes merit as the sole criterion for medical admissions, say experts.(Imagesbazaar)
Updated on Mar 15, 2017 06:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Can India’s universities improve?Accreditation body ties up with US group to up standards

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has associated with an international quality assurance group in the US

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council and CIGQ will share best practices in assessment, accreditation, exchange resources and expertise.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Mar 15, 2017 05:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

DU course voted best: Development studies programme ranked 16th globally by QS

QS Quacquarelli Symonds’s analysis of subject-specific university performance lists DU 16th best in development studies

Quacquarelli Symonds today released its list of the world’s best universities for the study of 46 different subjects.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Mar 08, 2017 03:02 PM IST

AICTE wants students to go online to air grievances against colleges

All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has made it mandatory for all of its affiliated engineering and management colleges to have an online grievance redressal mechanism to help sort out students’ problems

Updated on Mar 08, 2017 02:43 PM IST

Got a UG degree from India? Research well before applying to US universities

Study abroad experts say Indian students choosing US as a study destination should research well to find out which universities accept the three-year Indian degrees

A policy that selectively accepts the three-year degree will help, say experts.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Mar 01, 2017 06:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Is your BA degree valid in the US? The answer could shock you

Many American universities do not accept a three-year undergraduate degree from India for admission to their postgraduate programmes

Students need to do their checks before applying to a US college or university as most will have different rules of admission.(Istock)
Updated on Mar 01, 2017 05:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Hackers, tech glitches biggest challenges for National Testing Agency

There’s an urgent need for safety measures to eliminate any chances of cheating, impersonation and corruption in a single testing agency proposed by the government in Budget 2017

Some of the tests under National Testing Agency are likely to be computer-based and conducted multiple times a year.(Imagesbazaar)
Updated on Feb 22, 2017 10:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

TOEFL, GRE, GMAT have best security specialists, can National Testing Agency match up to them?

Most global tests are computer-based tests and are conducted several times a year

At the centre of these exams is the test content which determines its effectiveness and the accurate measurement of the knowledge.(Istock)
Updated on Feb 22, 2017 09:30 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Multiple SAT-style entrance exams in a year likely for engineering aspirants

The move will significantly shrink an aspirant’s waiting time for the next test in case of failure to clear the first attempt at the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main — conducted for admission to NITs, IITs and other centrally funded institutions.

Engineering aspirants might be able to take the JEE Main exam three times a year instead of the current pattern of only one entrance test yearly.(HT file photo)
Updated on Feb 17, 2017 09:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeelam Pandey and Gauri Kohli

In a first, Mumbai, Delhi ranked in top 100 student-friendly cities in the world

Montreal, Paris and London are top three cities, respectively, in the QS Best Cities Ranking

Mumbai and Delhi are also some of the most affordable cities for students, the QS ranking reveals.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Feb 15, 2017 09:09 PM IST
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UGC is powerless even now, education reforms ‘might not mean much,’ says expert

Functional autonomy of University Grants Commission was allegedly compromised under section 20 (1) of the UGC Act – which was ‘used undemocratically’

Vector illustration abstract of strong hands and arms breaking the chains. Download includes Illustrator 10 eps with transparencies, high resolution jpg and png file. See my portfolio for similar concepts.(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 15, 2017 11:43 AM IST
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Good grades will get institutes 2-year NAAC extension

The move would usher in more rigour in the quality enhancement process in these institutions.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Feb 15, 2017 11:43 AM IST
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NEET UG 2017: all you need to know about the admission process

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the test on May 7, 2017

Candidates will get maximum three attempts for NEET UG.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Feb 10, 2017 03:22 PM IST
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National Testing Agency will lead to ‘big losses for IITs and IIMs’

A central testing agency will deprive academic institutes of the ‘huge savings’ made from examinations, say experts

Experts say testing authorities will not get additional resources from the government, which they earn from admission tests.(Imagesbazaar)
Updated on Mar 27, 2017 04:51 PM IST

NIRF 2017: Universities to be ranked for overall and discipline-specific excellence

The HRD ministry’s ranking for higher education institutions will also be a greater thrust on quality parameters in research this year

It will be easier for institutions to enter the necessary data for evaluation in the NIRF 2017.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Feb 02, 2017 01:39 PM IST
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CBSE to conduct NEET UG on May 7, 2017

Candidates can submit applications online till March 1, 2017

The upper age limit of the candidates appearing for NEET UG has been fixed 25 years.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 31, 2017 07:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

ICSI CS Foundation exam 2016 results declared, Haryana’s Deepak Jain is topper

About 66.21% candidates passed the Company Secretaries Foundation Programme exam held in December

The next computer-based examination for the CS Foundation Programme will be held on June 3 and 4, 2017.(Istock)
Updated on Jan 27, 2017 04:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Study abroad: US, UK have everything to lose if they look inwards

Despite Trump and Brexit, the interests of foreign students shouldn’t be overlooked

There will be a variety of implications of the “Brexit mentality” in the UK and “Trumpism” in the US, likely making visas somewhat more difficult to obtain, say experts.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 24, 2017 08:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Indian students not driving enrolment growth in UK varsities

The decline in student enrolments in UK universities domiciled from India began in 2010/11

Despite the growth in number of Indian students, the US higher education is also facing a tougher environment for attracting international students for fall 2017.(Istock)
Updated on Jan 25, 2017 02:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

IIM Bill 2017: 7 things you must remember

The Bill provides for complete autonomy to the IIMs, combined with adequate accountability

More management experts and alumni will participate in the Board discussions at Indian Institutes of Management.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 30, 2017 03:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Now, Indian universities will need top ratings for foreign collaborations

AICTE regulations for twinning courses require an Indian institution to have a valid NBA grade for one year

Foreign universities need accreditation by authorised agencies in their country before they start offering technical courses.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jan 18, 2017 11:20 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Seats reservation proposal at PG level for doctors draws mixed response

50% reservation already exists in some states for medical officers, more quotas not needed, argue doctors

Medical officers will have to go to remote areas for three years after acquiring postgraduate degrees.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 10, 2017 09:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Exit exam for MBBS medical students? It’s necessary, say experts

Will NEXT guarantee quality healthcare and better doctors in the country?

An exit test is ‘an essential tool for meeting the basic objectives of quality and safe physicians for the society,’ say experts.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 10, 2017 08:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

IIM CAT 2016: How smart strategies won the day for toppers from Delhi, Pune

Toppers from Delhi and Pune share their success mantra on how they aced the Common Admission Test

Akshay Mehndiratta, an IIT Delhi alumnus, scored 100 percentile in CAT 2016.(Handout image)
Updated on Jan 09, 2017 07:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

IIM CAT 2016 results: 20 men, all engineers, are 100 percentile scorers

Common Admission Test results were declared earlier on Monday

20 candidates, all males, have scored overall 100 percentile in the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2016.(Imagesbazaar)
Updated on Jan 09, 2017 06:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Battle for autonomy is going to drag on for private B-schools

Management institutions offering postgraduate diplomas worried about absence of a dedicated regulator

The Supreme Court recently stayed the interim stay on AICTE’s notification dated December 28, 2010, for withdrawal of private business schools’ autonomy related to admissions, fixing of fees, curriculum and examination matters.(Imagesbazaar)
Updated on Dec 28, 2016 02:01 PM IST

Why are private B-schools unable to function?

Lack of a dedicated regulator has led to the closing down of more than 200 B-schools in the last three years

As the issue of autonomy hangs fire, private PGDM institutes have not been able to take strategic decisions on expansion and infrastructure
Updated on Dec 28, 2016 02:55 PM IST

NEET to be held for super specialty courses too

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will now be a ­common screening test for undergraduate, postgraduate and higher level courses

The first-ever NEET-SS (super specialty) will be held on June 10, 2017 and will be conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE).(Istock)
Updated on Dec 21, 2016 07:46 PM IST
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