Musab Qazi

Musab Qazi

Musab Qazi is a Trainee Correspondent, covering education. He generally writes about higher education policies in Maharashtra and new trends in the education sector.

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MU has now directed the college to explain why the varsity should not take action against it under Prohibition of Capitation Fee Act, 1987.(HT Photo)
MU has now directed the college to explain why the varsity should not take action against it under Prohibition of Capitation Fee Act, 1987.(HT Photo)

Mumbai University notice to Jai Hind over WiFi fees; college says it gave refund

By Musab Qazi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 03:47 PM IST
According to the notice, inquiry conducted by a varsity committee found credence in a complaint filed around five years ago that said the college had collected 1,000 from students as ‘Wifi charges.
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Flooded area of Sangli(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Flooded area of Sangli(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Mumbai college students rush to help flood-hit Maharashtra, keep hope afloat

By Musab Qazi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 12:21 PM IST
Last week, students from 23 colleges across the city participated in a special drive to collect food, clothing and medicines. The estimated worth of the collected items is 25 lakh.
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The delay in the BEd admission process is one of the reasons for the dwindling demand.(HT File / Representative Image)
The delay in the BEd admission process is one of the reasons for the dwindling demand.(HT File / Representative Image)

11% drop in BEd admission numbers in Maharashtra

By Musab Qazi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 02:18 PM IST
Lack of employment opportunities for teachers, uncertainty over the structure of the BEd programme, and delay in the admission process has resulted in a slide in demand, experts opine.
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Mumbai University said that it has declared the results within the stipulated time(HT Photo)
Mumbai University said that it has declared the results within the stipulated time(HT Photo)

September 1 last date to apply for Bar exam, but MU yet to give mark sheets

By Musab Qazi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 12:44 PM IST
Around 500 Bachelor of Law (LLB) students are afraid that they may not be able to take the All India Bar Examination (AIBE), the qualifying exam to practice law, due to the Mumbai University’s (MU) delay in releasing the mark sheets of re-evaluation for their fifth-semester exams
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Tawde said the new centre will impart the training which the members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) get.(HT image)
Tawde said the new centre will impart the training which the members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) get.(HT image)

Work on Mumbai University’s Rs 25-cr centre to study youth movements begins

By Musab Qazi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 03:06 AM IST
The ceremony was performed by RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosbale and was attended by state higher education minister Vinod Tawde.
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Fees for PG health science courses in Maharashtra may be reduced from the next academic year.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT PHOTO(Representational image))
Fees for PG health science courses in Maharashtra may be reduced from the next academic year.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT PHOTO(Representational image))

Fee regulator changes norms, PG medical fees may dip in Maharashtra

By Musab Qazi | Hindustan Times,Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 11:00 AM IST
In a meeting held earlier this month, the state Fee Regulating Authority (FRA) said the money spent by medical colleges to pay stipends to resident doctors will no longer be considered an expenditure.FRA follows an expense-based model to calculate fees.
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University of Mumbai.(HT image)
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Mumbai University’s senate members object to proposal for new colleges

By Musab Qazi | Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 12:57 AM IST
The annual plan lays out the locations for the proposed new affiliated colleges, under the university’s five-year perspective plan.
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The University of Mumbai (MU) has proposed to bring 21 new colleges in the region, including a skill development institute and four law colleges, under its purview.
The University of Mumbai (MU) has proposed to bring 21 new colleges in the region, including a skill development institute and four law colleges, under its purview.

Mumbai University wants to bring 21 new colleges under its purview

By Musab Qazi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 03:14 AM IST
The varsity, in its annual plan for the next academic year (2020-21), has provided the slot for a skill development institute at Bhandup-Vikhroli area, while slots for law colleges have been proposed at Juhu, Vile Parle, Dombivli and rural parts of Kalyan taluka.
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Umang Gupta, a resident of Thane, has ranked third in the final chartered accountant (CA) examination, the results for which were announced on Tuesday.
Umang Gupta, a resident of Thane, has ranked third in the final chartered accountant (CA) examination, the results for which were announced on Tuesday.

Thane resident ranks third in final CA exam

By Musab Qazi | Hindustan Times, Thane
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 02:24 AM IST
Umang Gupta’s parents are CAs too.
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Student organisations Chhatra Bharati and Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) are collecting money and items of basic necessity from across the state.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo(Representative image))
Student organisations Chhatra Bharati and Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) are collecting money and items of basic necessity from across the state.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo(Representative image))

Mumbai students raising funds to help in relief works for flood hit people

By Musab Qazi | Hindustan Times,Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 09:04 AM IST
Student organisations Chhatra Bharati and Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) are collecting money and items of basic necessity from across the state. A team of 20-30 activists will visit the affected areas. “As a responsible citizen, anyone who can go should go.We might not be as capable as the authorities, but we can provide medicinal support”.
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IIT-B’s rise in global rankings has helped during placements in 2018-2019.(HT photo)
IIT-B’s rise in global rankings has helped during placements in 2018-2019.(HT photo)

1,101 students placed with gross salary Rs.14.11 per annum claims IIT-Bombay report card

By Musab Qazi | Hindustan Times,Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 09:03 AM IST
IIT-B placement report for 2018-19, the average gross salary offered on the campus increased to 14.11 lakh per annum from 12.32 lakh, while the average cost to company rose to 17.49 lakh from 15.69 lakh. The number of students who got placed also rose to 1,101 from 1,086, and the number of offers from core engineering and technology firms increased to 382 from 324.
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Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management(Hindustan Times Photo)
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management(Hindustan Times Photo)

JBIMS autonomy: 39 management aspirants from Maharashtra move SC

By Musab Qazi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 01:43 PM IST
The aspirants, who graduated from the University of Mumbai (MU), were admitted to JBIMS under the 70% home university quota.
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Management aspirants want to publish fresh merit list.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Management aspirants want to publish fresh merit list.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Publish fresh merit list: Management aspirants

By Musab Qazi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 10:42 AM IST
Several students seeking admission to Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Management Studies (MMS) courses in the state furnished forged mark sheets of two private entrance tests.
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A new set of proposed rules about grievance redressal introduced by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) requires all technical institutes — engineering, management, pharmacy, architecture, computer applications and hotel management — to set up a student grievance redressal committee.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
A new set of proposed rules about grievance redressal introduced by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) requires all technical institutes — engineering, management, pharmacy, architecture, computer applications and hotel management — to set up a student grievance redressal committee.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Technical institutes to get student grievance redressal bodies

By Musab Qazi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 03:57 PM IST
The earlier set of rules, issued in 2012, had only provided for the appointment of a varsity-level ombudsman.
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MBA MMS admission begins today(HT File)
MBA MMS admission begins today(HT File)

Revised MBA, MMS admissions to begin today in Maharashtra

By Musab Qazi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 08:37 AM IST
In the new process, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) in Churchgate will be treated as an autonomous institute, as ruled by the HC in its July 25 verdict. The CET cell has eliminated 184 candidates and cancelled admissions of 25 students from its new All India merit list owing to discrepancies in their entrance exam scores.
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The state common entrance test (CET) cell received 6,762 applications for five-year LLB course, as(HT File (Representative Image))
The state common entrance test (CET) cell received 6,762 applications for five-year LLB course, as(HT File (Representative Image))

Dip in applications for five-year LLB course in Maharashtra

By Musab Qazi | Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 11:55 PM IST
Around 3,023 more students had taken up the state’s entrance test for the course this year, compared to last year. According to the colleges, the delay in the state’s admission process is to be blamed for fewer applications.
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The law and teaching aspirants who are awaiting their University of Mumbai (MU) graduation mark sheets can now furnish the gazetted copies - consolidated list of results issued by the varsity - of their scorecard while applying for their respective courses.(Agencies/file)
The law and teaching aspirants who are awaiting their University of Mumbai (MU) graduation mark sheets can now furnish the gazetted copies - consolidated list of results issued by the varsity - of their scorecard while applying for their respective courses.(Agencies/file)

Relief for LLB, BEd candidates awaiting their Mumbai University results

By Musab Qazi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2019 03:42 PM IST
The law and teaching aspirants who are awaiting their University of Mumbai (MU) graduation mark sheets can now furnish the gazetted copies - consolidated list of results issued by the varsity - of their scorecard while applying for their respective courses.
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The CET cell has also asked the institutes that had admitted the alleged offenders in the first round to initiate action against them.(HT file/Representative only)
The CET cell has also asked the institutes that had admitted the alleged offenders in the first round to initiate action against them.(HT file/Representative only)

Fake mark sheets: Maharashtra’s CET cell eliminates 184 MBA, MMS aspirants off merit list

By Musab Qazi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 03:29 PM IST
The state common entrance test (CET) cell eliminated 184 candidates from its All-India merit list for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Management Studies (MMS) courses and cancelled admissions of 25 students owing to discrepancies in their entrance exam scores.
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Admissions of 25 MBA and MMS students has been cancelled owing to the discrepancies in their entrance exam scores.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose)
Admissions of 25 MBA and MMS students has been cancelled owing to the discrepancies in their entrance exam scores.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose)

Fake mark sheets issue: Maharashtra removes 184 MBA, MMS aspirants from merit list

By Musab Qazi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2019 02:04 PM IST
Many of these candidates are said to have submitted forged scorecards or entered inflated scores of two private entrance tests – AIMS Test for Management Studies (ATMA) and Management Aptitude Test (MAT) – while applying for admissions.
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Practical examinations are internal tests conducted by MU-affiliated law colleges at the end of every year of the three-year of LLB course and third, fourth and fifth years of five-year LLB programmes.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Practical examinations are internal tests conducted by MU-affiliated law colleges at the end of every year of the three-year of LLB course and third, fourth and fifth years of five-year LLB programmes.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Mumbai’s Government Law College cancels re-test for practicals, orals

By Musab Qazi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 06:37 AM IST
The college issued a notice to this effect last week.
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MU said it has declared results of most of the courses and has distributed mark sheets for many.(HT File)
MU said it has declared results of most of the courses and has distributed mark sheets for many.(HT File)

University of Mumbai’s mark sheet delay to cost law aspirants dear?

By Musab Qazi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2019 12:27 AM IST
The varsity is yet to issue the graduation mark sheets, even as the deadline for the LLB admissions is August 5
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IIT Bombay(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

IIT Bombay decides to implement fellowship hike

By Musab Qazi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2019 11:06 AM IST
The Central government’s department of science and technology (DST) had in January announced a 24% to 35% increase in emoluments given under various fellowships for research in science.
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The cell has started an inquiry into the matter and sent notices to five students.(HT Photo)
The cell has started an inquiry into the matter and sent notices to five students.(HT Photo)

More than 170 MBA aspirants submitted forged results in Mumbai

By Musab Qazi | MUMBAI
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 03:42 PM IST
The issue came to light after the state Common Entrance Test (CET) cell received a complaint about discrepancies in the merit list via email.
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University of Mumbai(HT FILE)

Government approves 7 new law colleges under University of Mumbai as LLB finds more takers

By Musab Qazi and Mansha Bhandari | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 01:02 AM IST
Maharashtra government also approves several additional divisions for self-financed courses
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(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

LLB, BEd in Maharashtra to get 10% EWS quota, without additional seats

By Musab Qazi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 09:17 AM IST
While introducing the EWS quota in January, the Centre had said it would be applied over and above the existing quotas for scheduled castes (SC), scheduled tribes (ST), other backward castes (OBC) and general category.
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Dip in applications for UG agriculture courses by 3%: MCAER

By Musab Qazi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2019 08:17 AM IST
According to MCAER data, applications for applications for eight agriculture courses across the state dipped from 64,619 last year to 62,547 this year.
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After dropping for years, demand for diploma engineering rebounds

By Musab Qazi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 10:59 AM IST
The state directorate of technical education (DTE) has received 66,586 applications for diploma programmes offered at polytechnics across the state – 15% more than the 57,748 students who registered the last year – reversing the trend of the past four years.
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113 electronic and telecom engg courses scrapped this year: AICTE

By Musab Qazi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2019 12:51 AM IST
In the last two years, 116 diploma and 144 degree courses related to this branch were shut down.
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