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NTA to hold NEET, JEE from Dec 2018

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The National Testing Agency (NTA) — Centre’s one-point agency for conducting all entrance examinations — will conduct first tests from December 2018, for the academic year 2019. The task of setting up the agency has been assigned to Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur which has already begun work on hiring subject experts.To begin with, they will conduct NEET and JEE next year, the entrance exams that were so far conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). After the formation of NTA , JEE will be conducted twice a year.The Union Cabinet recently gave its nod to setting up of the agency which was announced in this year’s budget by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.”IIT Kanpur has already been assigned the task of setting up the agency and they have started with forming a team of subject experts in various fields and technical experts to design the question papers. The agency will be able to conduct first examination in December next year,” said a senior official.According to sources in the ministry, the agency will have people from the private sector as well including experts in particular subjects and IT experts to make sure that the tests are conducted online, in a hassle-free manner.Subject experts will create a question bank that will be used for the exam. “Creating a question bank, ideating and managing the online system are the key points that we are will be done by NTA,” the official added.

DTE announces engineering CET 2018 pattern

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a relief to over 3.5 lakh students, the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) announced the syllabus and paper pattern for the Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test(MHT-CET) for admissions to Engineering and Pharmacy courses in the state.As per a notification issued on Thursday, the CET which will be conducted in the month of May 2018 will be based on the Maharashtra state board syllabus with 20 per cent syllabus from class 11 and 80 per cent from class 12.While there would be no negative marking, the difficulty level would be at par with the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) as per the notification.It also lists the topics that students have to prepare for these two years.In March 2017, the department of higher and technical education had issued a GR announcing the change in the pattern of the MHT CET from 2018 to make it at a part of the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE). As per the resolution, the state had also asked the Maharashtra Board of School and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) to make efforts to upgrade their curriculum in class 12. DNA had earlier highlighted about the confusion persisting among aspirants and parents in the absence of a detailed notification about the syllabus and paper pattern.With the new notification parents are now relieved. It is good that the notification finally out. With very little time to go for the exam, students were confused” said Gauri Chaudhary, a parent.CET SYLLABUSAs per a notification issued on Thursday, the CET which will be conducted in May 2018 will be based on the Maharashtra state board syllabus with 20 per cent syllabus from class 11 and 80 per cent from class 12.

IIT accepts resignation of whistle-blower prof

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>IIT Kharagpur has accepted the resignation of whistle-blower professor Rajeev Kumar, whose compulsory retirement order was quashed by president Pranab Mukherjee days before he demitted office. IIT Kharagpur had suspended Kumar for “misconduct” in May 2011, the same year the Supreme Court had lauded him as an “unsung hero” for his efforts to reform the IIT Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) which has since been re-christened as JEE Advanced. The institute set up a probe panel that found him guilty. Kumar was accused of “damaging the reputation of the institute” by levelling allegations on issues ranging from irregularities in the purchase of laptops to rampant copying by students during examinations. In 2014, the IIT decided to compulsorily retire him. Kumar, who alleged that the panel was biased, had moved the Delhi High Court and obtained a stay on the IIT’s order. He had also appealed to the then president requesting that the order be quashed. While he had resigned in 2014, the institution had not accepted his resignation saying the matter was sub-judice. “(Former) President and Visitor of IIT Kharagpur has set aside the penalty of compulsory retirement on professor Rajeev Kumar…The institute accepts his technical resignation in view of the HRD communication following the presidential order,” an official memorandum said. Following the high court’s stay order, Kumar had taken lien for two years and joined Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2015. However, he was relieved from JNU in June to allow him to re-join IIT Kharagpur. The professor has appealed to the JNU vice chancellor to reinstate him as his penalty has been quashed and resignation accepted. JNU Vice Chancellor M Jagdeesh Kumar, when contacted, did not comment on the issue. Days before he demitted office last month, Mukherjee had ordered setting aside of the penalty imposed on Kumar. The HRD ministry had last week an issued order to the IIT Kharagpur director to comply with the former president’s order.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Choose books, laptops to end violence: Army chief to Kashmiri

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Stressing that generations have been destroyed due to unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, Army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat today exhorted students in the state to choose laptops and books to help end the cycle of violence. Addressing a group of Kashmiri students who were supported by the Army and have cleared the IIT entrance examination, he said their success was not an easy feat and and they have now become a shining example for the youth in the Valley. Referring to his stints in Jammu and Kashmir, which has in the recent past seen rising incident of stone pelting, Rawat said his first posting in the state was in 1981-82 when the “situation was good”. The situation started deteriorating during his second posting between 1991 and 1993, the Army chief said, noting that he also had stints in J-K from 2006-2008 and then from 2010-12. “I have seen the situation. How many generations will see this gunfire and smoke from explosives?” he asked. “Generations have been destroyed due to this. The fear that has set in the mind of people of Kashmir and the youth… (that) a militant or the security forces will come. “So you have militants on one side and security forces on the other. How long will we stay in this atmosphere. We have to put an end to it. We wish that peace is restored there and we carry out our daily work without any problem,” Rawat said. He also said that the recent spell of unrest has led to decline in tourism in the Valley. “Kashmir is heaven. We have to again bring it to that level which was there before. The world flocks to see the Valley, but people are not able to come because of the tension,” he said. He also asked students to return to their roots after they complete their studies and help in the development of the state to alleviate the hardships faced by the people. “They (the youth) should either have a laptop or a book. Whatever time they get they should devote to studies,” Rawat said. The Army, along with Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership (CSRL), conducts ‘Super 40’ programme in Jammu and Kashmir. Funded by PSU Petronet LNG Limited, the aim of the programme is to train students in the state to help them clear IIT entrance test. Thirty-five students enrolled for this programme. Of them, 24 cleared JEE Mains and are eligible for a seat in the NITs. Of the 24, nine passed JEE Advanced, an entrance test to get an IIT berth. The remaining 11, who could not clear entrance for the NITs or IITs, have passed the Jammu and Kashmir’s Common Entrance Test (CET) for engineering.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Super-40 is Army’s latest weapon in J&K

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>When some youth were busy pelting stones at the security forces, the Indian Army was working hard to help Kashmiri students live their dreams of joining the elite Indian Institute of Technology (IITs).In 2017, Indian Army’s Kashmir Super-40 initiative broke all previous records. 26 boys and two girls from the terror plagued state cracked the IIT-JEE mains exam.Conducted at Srinagar by army’s training partner Centre for Social Responsibility and Learning (CSRL) and Petronet LNG, this year’s performance was the best as 28 students – nine from militancy-hit south Kashmir, 10 from north Kashmir, seven from Kargil and two from the Jammu region cracked the exam.”Achieving a success rate of 78 per cent, the result of Army’s Kashmir Super 40 is at par with the best IIT coaching centers in the country. This was the first batch in which five girls from the Kashmir valley were coached in Delhi, out of which two have qualified,” said Colonel Rajesh Kalia, defence spokesman at Srinagar. Turn to P4’Azadi’ can wait but career cannot! 26 J&K students coached by army crack IIT-JEE examThe course was started on a stipulated time despite the unrest and stone-pelting which Kashmir witnessed after the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani in Bamdoora village of Anantnag district on July 8, 2016.”Despite the numerous challenges caused by the internal disturbances in the Valley after July 2016, the IIT-JEE coaching was undertaken as per the stipulated schedule by the Army,” said Colonel Kalia.As a part of the programme, the entire coaching and stay is free of cost for the students and is sponsored under the CSR initiative by Petronet LNG. “Under this flagship scheme the candidates are selected by the Army through an entrance test. After the test, an interview is conducted in various colleges across the state in the month of April and May,” said Colonel Kalia.Indian Army credited the success to not only stupendous coaching but also the personalised guidance which helped the students to prepare for one of the toughest exams of their lives.”This year’s outstanding result is the testimony of careful selection, excellent coaching, personalised guidance and conducive living and study environment provided at zero cost to the students at the Srinagar Army location,” Colonel Kalia added.Encouraged by stupendous performance, the Army in coordination with CSRL and Petronet LNG has decided to upgrade the facility to 50 students, including five girls with immediate effect.This initiative by the Army is a successful step towards providing a platform for the underprivileged yet talented students of Jammu and Kashmir to excel in their careers. Apart from the IIT’s, the students of Kashmir Super-40 have excelled equally in various other Engineering colleges’ exams across the country,” he said.

28 J&K students clear JEE-Main with Indian army’s help

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> As many as 28 students from Jammu and Kashmir have cracked the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Main for admission to various IITs and engineering colleges this year with the help of the army’s Super-40 initiative.This year’s performance was the best so far with 28 successful students — nine from South Kashmir, 10 from North Kashmir, seven from Kargil and Ladakh and two from Jammu region, an army spokesman said on Sunday.The initiative for coaching youths for engineering entrance examinations was launched in Srinagar in 2013 and is conducted by the army’s training partner Centre for Social Responsibility and Learning (CSRL) and Petronet LNG. He said this was the first batch in which five girls from Kashmir Valley received coaching in Delhi. Two of them have qualified the exam, results of which were announced on April 27.Despite numerous challenges caused by internal disturbances in Kashmir Valley since July 2016 in the wake of the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces, the IIT-JEE coaching was undertaken as per the stipulated schedule by the army, the spokesman said.He said under this flagship scheme, the candidates were selected by the army through an entrance test and interview conducted at various colleges throughout the state in the months of April and May. “This year’s outstanding result is the testimony of careful selection, excellent coaching, personalised guidance and conducive living and study environment provided at zero cost to the students,” the spokesman said.The army has now decided to increase the student intake to 50. The the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Main was held on April 2 (offline) and April 8 and 9 (online).Out of the over 11.8 lakh students who appeared for the examination for admission to various IITs and engineering colleges, around 2.2 lakhs have qualified for the second and final round — the JEE (Advanced).

Never took studies as ‘burden’, says JEE 2017 topper

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Kalpit Veerwal, who secured the ALL India Rank 1 in the JEE Main 2017 by scoring 360 out of 360 marks, said he never took studies as a burden. ?I never took the studies as a burden, but always remained motivated,” said Kalpit. Kalpit, who is the son of a compounder, gives credit of his success to teachers, parents, and elder brother. After the results came out, teachers, relatives, friends and other citizens felicitated Kalpit by garlanding him at his residence. Kalpit added that he always completed the homework and studied around five hours daily. ?I am now preparing for the JEE Advanced exams,? he said. Kalpit?s proud father and mother said he had always been a sincere and intelligent student.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

JEE Main Result 2017 is expected to be declared soon on jeemain.nic.in – Check Here!

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>JEE Main Result 2017: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will declare Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2017 Result, JEE Main 2017 Result, CBSE JEE Result 2017 today on 27th April . The Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2017 exam was held on April 2. Students can their JEE Main Result 2017, JEE 2017 Result on jeemain.nic.in, cbse.nic.in and cbseresults.nic.in​CBSE Joint entrance examination is widely known as JEE Main. JEE Main Exam was conducted initially in the year 1960. It is a common entrance test that is conducted for admissions in various engineering institutions for courses such as B. tech, B.E, B. Arch, and B. planning under the track of Ministry of Human Resource Development.JEE Main Exam comprises of two papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates have the choice of opting between the two examinations. Paper 1 is for admission in B. tech (online and offline) and Paper 2 is for admission in B. Arch and B. Planning. These examinations are conducted through offline modes. Both examinations comprise of objective type of questions and approximately 1, 50,000 students appears for the JEE Main Exam (Joint Entrance Examination) every year.CBSE released the OMR sheets of the students with their answer keys on April 18. Candidates have a fair idea of how they have performed. They will be eager to know their JEE Main 2017 Ranks, which will be published on Thursday. The JEE Main 2017 Result can be accessed from the official website jeemain.nic.in, cbse.nic.in and cbseresults.nic.in​Steps to check JEE Main Results 2017:Visit the official website jeemain.nic.in, cbse.nic.in and cbseresults.nic.in​Click on the link titled ‘JEE Main 2017 Results’You have to enter application number, date of birth and nameJEE Main Result 2017 will be displayed once you click submit.Keep a printout of the result for future reference.Students clearing the JEE Main examination will be eligible for application to JEE advanced for admission in IITs.Out of 1.3 million students taking part, only 2 lakhs are likely to qualify for JEE advanced. Best of luck to all students!

Jeemain.nic.in Result 2017: CBSE.nic.in JEE Main Results 2017 to be declared today on cbseresults.nic.in

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will declare results of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Main) 2017, JEE Main 2017 on 27th April, 2017 on Thursday. The exam was held on April 2, 2017.On April 18, 2017 CBSE released the OMR sheets of the candidates with their answers and the answer keys. So, candidates have a fair idea of how they have done. They will be eager to know their ranks, which will be published on Thursday (27 April, 2017).The result can be accessed from the official website jeemain.nic.in.Here’s how you can check JEE Main Results 2017:Visit the official website.Click on the link titled ‘JEE Main 2017 Results’You must enter application number, date of birth and nameThe JEE Main Result will be displayed once you click submit.Keep a hard printout of the JEE Main result for future reference.Students clearing the JEE Main examination will be eligible for application to JEE advanced for admission in IITs.Out of 1.3 million students taking part, only 2 lakhs are likely to qualify for JEE advanced. Best of luck to all students!

JEE Main 2017 admit cards released, download them at jeemain.nic.in

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Candidates who have applied for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) exam 2017 can now download their admit cards from jeemain.nic.in.The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the admit cards for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) exam 2017 on Tuesday. The examination will be conducted on April 2, 2017 (pen and paper mode) and April 8 and 9 (online mode).Steps to check JEE Main Results 2016 results:1. Visit cbseresults.nic.in, cbse.nic.in or www.jeemain.nic.in2. Click on the link ‘Download Admit Card of JEE (Main) 2017’3. Enter all the login details such as application number, date of birth and security pin.4. Click on submit5. Your admit card will be displayed on the screen.6. Take a printout of the admit card.Check if all your details have been printed correctly. Candidates will not be allowed to appear for examination without admit cards.About JEE Main Examination:JEE Main is a vital exam for candidates as it will pave the way for entrance in premier institutes such as IITs and NITs. JEE Main scores are used as the basis for admission into institutes with technical sources funded by the centre. Candidates who are successful in their JEE Mains are then eligible to take the JEE Advanced exam.

UGC-NET exam conducted in 90 cities; 4500 wrote Yoga paper

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The UGC-NET examination has been conducted at 1,421 centres in 90 cities for approximately 7.94 lakh registered candidates, about 4,500 of whom took the test for Yoga subject, on Sunday, the Central Board of Secondary Education said on Tuesday.In a statement, the CBSE said the candidates appeared in three papers where paper-I of General Awareness was common for all while paper-II and III were conducted out of 84 subjects selected by the students. For the first time, Yoga was introduced as a subject and approximately 4,500 candidates appeared for it, the statement added.”The question papers were also provided in Braille for the visually challenged students. 25 minutes additional time was provided during paper-I and II to specially abled candidates while 50 minutes additional time was provided during paper-III to such candidates,” the CBSE statement said.The Board also said it has successfully used ‘Digi Scoring’, a digital marking system, in the recently conducted examinations of Kendriya and Navodaya Vidyalayas.”The process of Digi Scoring was scaled up further at about 400 exam centres across the country for UGC-NET exam. OMR sheets were scanned at the exam centres itself and instantly stored at the central server of CBSE. The effort is to further increase this number to around 1900 plus centres during JEE Exam to be conducted in April this year,” the statement said.

20% reservation for female students in IITs soon

Mon, 16 Jan 2017-09:30am , Noida , PTI
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A panel has recommended reservation for girl students in IITs to address the issue of slump in the number of female students entering the prestigious institutes. The committee is learnt to have suggested creating up to 20% supernumerary seats for girls out of the total number of seats. The recommendation of the committee will be taken up in the meeting of the joint admission board (JAB) for a final decision, which will decide whether the reservation will come in effect from this year or from 2018.Concerned by the slump in number of girl students entering IITs, the JAB has set up a sub-committee under the chairmanship of professor Timothy Gonsalves to find ways to rectify the situation in the institutes.The number of seats for male candidates will not be affected and this will help IITs achieve the 1 lakh target by 2020.Also, only candidates who have already qualified in JEE-Advanced will be considered.

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