Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have announced the Common Admission Test 2011 (CAT 2011) highlights. Prometric, a provider of market-leading test development and test delivery solutions is IIMs’ partner in developing and delivering CAT 2011. The first section will consist of Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation. Whereas, the second section will focus on Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. These two sections will be implemented sequentially with separate time limits.
The examination will be 140 minutes. Within each section, candidates will have 70 minutes to answer 30 questions which will have an on-screen countdown timer.
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Visa Relief To Tri Valley University’s Students In US
Responding to India’s strong reaction to how US authorities have been treating Indian students enrolled at the ‘sham’ Tri-Valley University in California, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) hinted that it would reinstate the visas of victimized Indian students through the I-539 form. I-539 form is used by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to extend the visas and change immigration status of foreign nationals visiting the US. However, the request for visa extension or change of immigration status will only be considered on a case by case basis.
B-schools Plan Legal Action To Seek Reprieve From New AICTE guidelines
Over 200 management institutes across India are in discussions to approach the Delhi or Bombay High Court as a consortium and seek reprieve from recent guidelines issued by the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Among other things, AICTE had asked for common entrance tests for all PGDM programmes across the institutes, not to start admission process before March 31 in any academic year, and the institutes to seek approval of their course from their state panel.
Post-Study Employment Curbs In The UK Can Hit Number Of Indian Students Going There For MBA
In the wake of growing unemployment in Britain, the UK government abolished the visa that allowed Indian and non-EU students to work in the UK for two years after the completion of their courses. However, the London-based Association of MBAs holds a view that the move will hit the number of international students from India and elsewhere enrolling for MBA in the country. India and China are the biggest markets for international students for the UK and restricting their access to jobs market after studies can threaten future viability of the business education industry. MBA courses have high fees and international students are a good source of income for UK universities struggling for funding.
US Varsities Assessing Asian Aspirants Holistically; Reducing Focus on Test Scores
US universities are now judging higher education aspirants from India and Asia more holistically and trying to reduce their dependence on entrance test scores such as SAT, GMAT and GRE. They are also taking exceptional credentials of the student, their professional experience, insightful essays, social work and industry contacts into account while accepting students into their academic programmes.
CBSE To Offer Courses In Media, Films, Geospatial Studies, And Hospitality
After the huge success of introducing vocational courses during the last session, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to introduce courses in media, films, geospatial studies and food & beverages in 11,000 schools in India and abroad affiliated to it. The courses will be introduced in class XI from the academic session 2010-11 on pilot basis.
India Needs Regulatory Mechanism For Education Agents Working For Foreign Universities
Fake Indian education agents, working for lesser-known foreign universities, are to blame for students falling victim to fake universities like Tri-Valley University (TVU) in the US. If the Indian students had sought admissions through proper channels, they could have avoided being caught up in the visa and immigration scam at TVU, experts say. The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs will introduce a new bill in the coming session of Parliament that will make it mandatory for all education agents to register with the government.
Samsung Launches IT And Mobility Solutions For Educational Institutes In India
Samsung India Electronics has come up with some novel display solutions and customized applications for the education segment. The Smart Classroom offers large displays for showcasing digital content in the classroom; the Smart Teacher will be used to maintain course curriculum, plan attendance, and access an institute’s intranet for content; the Smart Student offers access to course syllabi and digital content over intranet; and the Smart School solution for professional course students, which includes notebooks and thin clients.
London Metropolitan University Professor Advocates Friendly Relations Between India And China
Prof. Mark Bickerton from London Metropolitan University suggested that India should improve its relationships with neighbouring countries, especially with China, in mutual interest of both the Asian Countries that are rapidly growing into powerful nations. He was speaking as a guest lecturer at the Institute of Management Studies (IMS), Noida on the topic ‘Is 21st century Asian?’.
Students Suspended For Defaulting On Attendance Go On Rampage
MVLU College and Chinai College of Commerce, Andheri in Mumbai suspended about 320 students for defaulting on attendance. National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), Yuva Sena and MNS students’ wing are protesting against the move that has turned violent. The identity cards of these students have been confiscated and the hall tickets of 45 final year students have been withheld by the college authorities. Without the hall tickets, these students will not be able to appear for their exams that are to be held on February 14, and February 24.
Health Ministry To Open New Medical Colleges In India
The Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad announced on Friday that the Indian government will soon introduce 4,000 seats in medical colleges already run by the government as well as open new colleges to give an impetus to medical education in India. The ministry will also open 269 new nursing colleges to strengthen the paramedical structure in the country.
IIM-A Planning To Launch Academic Programmes In Dubai Or Singapore By 2013
The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is looking to rent campuses in Dubai or Singapore or both, by 2013. Earlier, the institute had been hesitant to set up a campus abroad because of the shortage of faculty. IIM Bangalore (IIM-B), first of the IIMs to conceive of an international footprint in Singapore six years ago, said that it is still figuring out the demand for its MBA programmes internationally.
Gujarat Technological University (GTU) Is All Set To Overhaul Education System In Its Polytechnics
Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has made it mandatory for all its 86 polytechnic colleges to teach for at least 90 days in a semester, as per UGC guidelines; and use the ‘case study method’ that would initiate interaction and discussions between students. GTU will keep track of academic sessions in each of its diploma colleges through a monthly report system.
The intake capacity of all the 11 IIMs put together is about 2600 seats. These include the six older Indian Institutes of Management – Ahmedabad, Calcutta, Bangalore, Indore, Kozhikode and Lucknow as well as the five new ones – Shillong, Rohtak, Ranchi, Raipur, and Trichy. With the Supreme Court directives in place, IIMs have to accommodate 27% of Non-creamy layer Other Backward Classes (NC-OBC) category students, 15% seats for SC students, 7.5% for ST, and 3% seats for Differently Abled students. Thus, seats for general category students have only increased to 1235 from 1043, previously available. However for NC-OBC students, there are 700 new seats to compete for.
Yale University has signed an MoU with a premier Indian Institute of Management and Technology to commence the Yale Leadership programme. The agreement was signed by President of Yale University Mr. Richard Levin, Director of IIT Kanpur Mr. S G Dhande and IIM Kozhikode Director Mr. Debasis Chatterjee. The Director of IIM Kozhikode Mr. Debasis Chatterjee said, “This MoU will create seamless boundaries for higher education and globalize Indians thought leadership while giving leaders an edge in global businesses.” This initiative will help the institutes to share scientific, academic and technical information and enable them to exchange study materials related to academic leadership, to conduct joint workshops, seminars and conferences on academic leadership and management.
IIMs witnessed a good summer placement in this academic session. This year IIM-C students got more offers from abroad for their summer placements too. The ratio of students who received more than 10 lakhs stipend for two months internship has shot up by 15%. This year’s summer placement at IIM-Lucknow, IIM-Calcutta, IIM- Kozhikode and IIM-Ahmedabad was better than the previous two years.
Three IIM-Calcutta students have got stipend of Rs. 12.5 lakh each for two-month internship with a Singapore investment bank, symbolizing revival in global corporate deal activity. They are hoping for a good final placement season in Indian Business Schools. Out of 289 IIM-C students, 60 interns got international offers in South-East Asia, US, UK and mainland Europe. Up to 42% of students interned in finance-related roles, while 37% opted for marketing, 13% for consulting and the remaining for general management roles.
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is planning to establish a new campus in Hyderabad. The campus would be set up in 150 acres. As per one official statement, IIM-A has decided to go ahead with the new project in Hyderabad. The government has agreed to allocate the land to the IIM-A, either free or at a very nominal cost. There is no provision for an IIM in Hyderabad in the 12th Five Year Plan. To overcome this, IIM-A reportedly has agreed to set up a new campus in the city, which is an extension of the existing campus of Ahmedabad.