Chandigarh: Over 1,700 studenst take JEE (advanced) examination in city
Over 1,700 students, who had qualified the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Mains)-2015 held in April took the JEE (advanced) examination at six centres in Chandigarh on Sunday, according to leading coaching insitutes in the city.
JEE (advanced) is the annual entrance examination for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technologies (IIT) and other top-level science and engineering institutions.
About 1.5 lakh students, including from reserved categories, appeared for the exam in India. The question paper included separate sections on chemistry, physics and mathematics, where each subject was given an equal weightage of 88 marks. The exam had to be attempted in three hours duration.
The questions were objective type (multiple choice) designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of the candidates. The candidate could opt for the question paper in English or Hindi. Kunal Singh, a city-based physics teacher claimed that the number of students, who had qualified JEE main from the tricity had increased this year.
He added, in 2014, 1,801 candidates had appeared for JEE (advanced), out of which 393 made it into the common merit list. Keshav, a JEE advanced candidate said, “Physics part was relatively analytical in comparison to the other sections, but overall paper stressed on basic concepts”.
The results will be announced online on June 13, on the basis of which a cutoff will be decided, following which all India ranks will be declared for the final admissions.
Canada-based filmmaker Leena Manimekalai shared the poster of 'Kaali' on the microblogging website, Twitter, on Saturday and said the documentary was part of the 'Rhythms of Canada' segment at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. It triggered widespread fury on social media and prompted the Indian High Commission in Toronto to ask the authorities in Canada for removal of the posters.
Mumbai: The Bombay high court (HC) on Tuesday dismissed the petition filed by Tata Motors, challenging the disqualification of their bids for supplying 1,400 electric buses to the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport. The HC also held that the decision of the civic undertaking to approve bids of Evey Trans company to supply 2,100 electric buses was incorrect and that BEST should consider conducting a new tender process.
In a first, the Delhi police have started registration of the devotees taking part in 'Kanwar Yatra' to enable better coordination among different authorities to provide assistance and facilitation for the pilgrimage. The yatra, which takes place during the Hindu month of Shrawan, is scheduled to begin from July 14 this year. Suman Nalwa, the deputy commissioner of police (public relations), said that the devotees can register themselves at kavad.delhipolice.gov.in through their mobile phones.
Four people were killed in two accidents in Mandi and Shimla districts on Tuesday. Three workers were killed and one was seriously hurt after the pillar of a gate fell on a tipper truck in the Khaliyar locality of Mandi town. The dead were identified as Rishav Kaushik of Mandi, Gurchain Singh of Rupnagar district and Vinod Kumar of Purnea district in Bihar. Locals informed the police after which a rescue operation was launched.
A Mansa court sent four accused, including two shooters, in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case to eight-day remand of the Punjab Police's special investigation team hours after they were brought from Delhi on transit remand on Tuesday. The court sent them into police custody till July 13. Punjab Police arrested them in the Moose Wala murder case after taking permission from the Delhi court, which also granted the transit remand.