Categories: Admission, class XII, Education Tags: IIT Council, Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kapil Sibal, Main, National Institutes of Technology
Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Kapil Sibal has announced that IIMs will now start awarding post-graduate management degrees rather than offering diplomas. IIMs have been demanding this for long as diploma is not an internationally recognized qualification. The announcement not just cheered up MBA aspirants, but also attracted support from academicians and experts alike.
Categories: Admission, Education, higher education, Management Tags: business, Colleges and Universities, diploma, education, Indian Institute of Management, Kapil Sibal, Master of Business Administration, Postgraduate education
Considering the ever-growing demand for IT experts, HRD minister Kapil Sibal
might approve the establishment of 20 more Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) in a meeting being held today (June 5), in Delhi. The ministry received proposals from 15 states to set up these institutes. Approval has already been given to Rajasthan, Assam, Himachal Pradesh and Tripura to set up an institute each. The other approvals will be revealed soon.
Aspirants appearing for IITs, NITs and IIITs will have to take to a brand new entrance test format from 2013, which will also take into consideration students’ class XII board results. Students will have to sit for a main test followed by an advanced test held on the same day. Moreover, for admission into any centrally funded institutes, 40% weightage will be given to Class XII score (after normalization), 30% weightage to performance in main and 30% weightage in the advanced test.
Categories: Admission, Announcement Tags: IIT Council, India, Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination, Kapil Sibal, National Institutes of Technology, NEW DELHI, test
Minister of HRD, Mr Kapil Sibal stated that the private sector must play a bigger role in improving the standard of higher education in the country. He emphasized on the significance of state governments in shaping the education scenario of the country by concentrating on this sector and focusing to improve upon the quality of approvals been given so far. The agenda of reforms set by the government failed due to lack of discussion on key issues. Various education bills such as the Foreign Education Bill etc. lay stagnant at the Parliament as there were no discussions on them.
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