IIT students’ strength to be one lakh by 2020

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The overall students’ strength of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in the country will be enhanced to one lakh by 2020, the government told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

In a written reply, Minister of State for Human Resource Development Mahendra Nath Pandey said the IIT-Council has approved, in-principle, the proposal for increasing the overall students’ strength in the IITs from the current 82,604 to one lakh by the year 2020.

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The Minister said the IIT-Council took the decision at its 50th meeting held on Wednesday. While asserting that there “is no adverse effect” on studies in the institutes due to shortage of faculty, Pandey said the IITs were taking faculty-enhancing measures.

“The IITs have been taking measures to attract quality faculty, which include year-round open advertisements, invitation through search-cum-selection procedures to alumni/scientists/faculty, advertisements in international journals, and appointment of NRIs and PIOs to faculty positions on the same terms as applicable to regular faculty.

Source 1: http://indianexpress.com/article/education/iit-students-strength-to-be-one-lakh-by-2020/

Source 2:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/education/iit-student-strength-to-be-one-lakh-by-2020/articleshow/55604340.cms

JEE-MAIN UPDATE CBSE has specially Set-up facilitation centers for Aadhaar enrollment

In reference to admission notice for JEE(Main) 2017 regarding provision of Aadhaar at the time of filling online application for JEE(Main) 2017, following is being clarified.

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  1. The use of Aadhaar for the applicants of JEE (Main) 2017 will result in accuracy of the applicants’ details. This will also help in ascertaining identities of the applicants at the examination centers in a convenient and hassle free manner. Aadhaar obviates the need for producing multiple documents to prove one’s identity.
  2. The provisions of the Aadhaar Act and Regulations under the Act have come into effect from 14th September 2016 and notifications to this effect have been published in the Official Gazette. Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act 2016 permits the use of Aadhaar number for establishing the identity of an individual for any purpose pursuant to any law or any contract to this effect.
  3. Accordingly, CBSE has decided to use Aadhaar for the applicants of JEE (Main) 2017, and hereby notifies the following:
  • Applicants who are in possession of Aadhaar, shall enter Aadhaar number, name, date of birth & gender in online application for JEE(Main) 2017 for the purpose of his/her identity and authentication thereof.
  • Applicants not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, are hereby required to make application for Aadhaar enrolment in case he/she is entitled to obtain Aadhaar as per section 3 of Aadhaar Act. Such applicant may visit any Aadhaar enrollment center (list available at www.uidai.gov.in) to get enrolled for Aadhaar.
  • In order to facilitate such applicants who are not having Aadhaar, the CBSE has specially set up facilitation centers in each city of examination for the purpose of Aadhaar enrollment. The applicants can approach such facilitation centers who will not charge any amount from any applicant for Aadhaar enrollment. The list of the facilitation center is available on www.jeemain.nic.in. These applicants who have enrolled for Aadhaar and have not received Aadhaar should enter 28 digit Aadhaar Enrollment ID printed on the Aadhaar enrollment slip at the time of filling online application form for JEE(Main) 2017.
  • In case Aadhaar enrollment facility is not available at the facilitation centers, the applicants should submit a request for Aadhaar enrollment. The facilitation center will issue a registration number to such applicants. This registration number should be entered by the applicants at the time of filling online application form for JEE(Main) 2017.
  1. A Circular to all CBSE affiliated schools is being issued for the awareness of applicants regarding the requirement of Aadhaar to apply for JEE (Main) 2017.
  2. The above provisions shall be applicable in all states except J&K, Assam & Meghalaya.
  3. The applicants who have passed or appearing in Class XII examination from the states of J&K, Assam & Meghalaya need to enter the passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number provided they should select the city of examination in these states only.

Source: http://jeemain.nic.in/WebInfo/Handler/FileHandler.ashx?i=File&ii=54&iii=Y

 NOTE: Facilitation center list will soon be updated on JEE-MAIN WEBSITE.

IIT-Kharagpur in top 100 of Employability Ranking

Kolkata: IIT – Kharagpur is the only Indian institute to find a place in the top 100 of the latest QS Employability Ranking, the institute said on Wednesday.

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This is the second consecutive year that the institute has been ranked in the top 100 bracket. Last year, however, IIT – Bombay was also in the same league.

IIT – Kharagpur has featured in the range 81-90, out of 200 universities from across the world.

“The institute from which nearly 2,500 students graduate each year, maintains a successful track record of placement for students from the graduating batches enrolling for campus placement,” an IIT – Kharagpur media release said.

Other Indian universities to be ranked in the top 200 are IIT -Bombay, IIT – Delhi, IIT – Madras, IIT – Kanpur and Delhi University.

IIT – Kharagpur has been ranked exceptionally well with regard to the parameters of `Graduate Employability Rate` and `Employers` Presence` on the Campus.

The other parameters are `Employer Reputation` — based on a survey conducted with employers opting for campus recruitment, `Alumni Outcomes` or performance of alumni, and `Partnerships with Employers`.

The top three universities ranked globally are Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University.

The QS Graduate Employability Rankings is a pilot initiative intended to design a new approach for evaluating employability in university rankings.

Source: http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/iit-kharagpur-in-top-100-of-employability-ranking_1952723.html

KVPY – 2016 Aptitude test question paper with answer uploaded on KVPY Website

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is an on-going National Program of Fellowship in Basic Sciences, initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to attract exceptionally highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses and research career in science.

The objective of the program is to identify students with talent and aptitude for research; help them realize their academic potential; encourage them to take up research careers in Science, and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country.

Students can log on to the website: http://kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/main/index.htmkvpy-image

QUESTION PAPERS

The KVPY 2016 question paper with answer  key  (SA, SB/SX) are provided

SA – English Version  /  Hindi Version
SB – English Version  /  Hindi Version
SX – English Version  /  Hindi Version

“Any  queries/comments regarding the Answer key should reach KVPY office before 5:30PM on 18th November 2016,   either by speed post or email.”

Mailing Address:
The Convener
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore – 560 012

Email address:
application@kvpy.iisc.ernet.in

AADHAAR NUMBER is mandatory for JEE Main 2017

Attention all the aspiring students of JEE Main 2017  

  1. The MHRD has notified following new changes in the exam pattern and application form for JEE Main 2017. All the Indian students will have to submit their AADHAAR NUMBER while filling the JEE Main 2017 Application form. The details in the filled JEE Main 2017 application form will be validated with the UIDAI’s (AADHAAR ) data . All the students are advised to get their AADHAAR Card ready before 1 December 2016. The last date for application is 2 January 2017 and fee can be paid upto 03rd January 2017.

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  1. There shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination,
  2. For the candidates to qualify for the admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE (Advanced)/JEE(Main) ranks, they should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.

Exam Schedule :

Type of Examination  Date
JEE(Main)- Paper-1 (B.E./B. Tech.)
[Offline examination]
2-Apr-17
JEE(Main)- Paper-1 (B.E./B. Tech.)
[Online examination ]
08,09 April, 2017
JEE(Main)- Paper-2 (B.Arch./B.Planning)
[Offline examination]
02.04.2017

Read the full notification :

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has notified following two changes in the JEE pattern for 2017:

  1. There shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination,
  2. For the candidates to qualify for the admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE (Advanced)/JEE(Main) ranks, they should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.

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The States of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Nagaland, Odisha & some other institutions have joined JEE (Main) system, however, their admission criteria will be notified by the concerned authorities. Therefore, the candidates seeking admission to the institutions in these states, which were earlier admitting based on their State level examination, are also advised to fill in the JEE (Main)–2017  application form online. The Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.

All the Indian citizen candidates should possess AADHAAR card issued by UIDAI. At the time of filling application form of JEE (Main)–2017, the candidates will have to enter their AADHAAR number, name, date of birth & gender which will be validated with the UIDAI’s data.  In case, these particulars do not match, the candidates will not be able to fill the application form for JEE (Main)–2017. Therefore, the candidates are advised to ensure that their AADHAAR card has correct details of their name, date of birth & gender as per school records. If there is some mismatch in these details, the candidates should immediately get it corrected in AADHAAR data or school records, as the case may be.

The online application process will start from 01st December, 2016 onwards. The last date for application is 02nd January, 2017 and fee can be paid upto 03rd January 2017.

source : http://jeemain.nic.in/

Important Notice: Regarding JEE Main 2017

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has notified following two changes in the JEE pattern for 2017:

  1. There shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination,
  2. For the candidates to qualify for the admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE (Advanced)/JEE(Main) ranks, they should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.

The States of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Nagaland, Odisha & some other institutions have joined JEE (Main) system; however, their admission criteria will be notified by the concerned authorities. Therefore, the candidates seeking admission to the institutions in these states, which were earlier admitting based on their State level examination, are also advised to fill in the JEE (Main)–2017  application form online. The Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.

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In pursuance of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India,

Notification, the 5thJoint Entrance Examination (Main) -2017will be conducted on 02/04/2017(Sunday) by the JEE Apex Board for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions etc.

The detailed information bulletin containing details of examination, syllabus, eligibility criteria to appear, examination fee, cities of examination, State code of eligibility, age relaxation, eligibility for admission, reservation policies and important dates will be available onJEE (Main) website

http://www.jeemain.nic.inon 01/12/2016.The aspiring candidates are requested to download the information bulletin from above mentioned website only and read the same carefully before applying. The eligibility criteria for JEE (Main) & JEE (Advanced) are different. The candidates are requested to read the information bulletin carefully and ensure their eligibility as per the criteria laid down for JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced)

All the Indian citizen candidates should possess AADHAAR card issued by UIDAI. At the time of filling application form of JEE (Main)–2017, the candidates will have to enter their AADHAAR number, name, date of birth & gender which will be validated with the UIDAI’s data.  In case, these particulars do not match, the candidates will not be able to fill the application form for JEE (Main)–2017. Therefore, the candidates are advised to ensure that their AADHAAR card has correct details of their name, date of birth & gender as per school records. If there is some mismatch in these details, the candidates should immediately get it corrected in AADHAAR data or school records, as the case may be.

The online application process will start from 01st December, 2016 onwards. The last date for application is 02nd January, 2017 and fee can be paid upto 03rd January 2017.

Source: http://jeemain.nic.in/webinfo/Public/Home.aspx

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Now, JEE (Main) to be considered for an entry scheme into Navy, not class XII

News Update

NEW DELHI: The Navy is going hi-tech with a vengeance. With state-of-the-art warships, weapons and sensors being progressively inducted by the force, it wants “sea warriors“capable of handling the intricate challenges of the massive technological revolution under way.

First, the Navy implemented plans to ensure virtually all its new officers have B Tech degrees, apart from the traditional military and leadership skills, when they graduate from the Indian Naval Academy in Kerala

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And now, it has been decided that the short-listing of candidates aspiring to join the force through the 10+2 B Tech cadet entry scheme will be based “only on JEE (Main) ranks” achieved in the all-India joint entrance exam conducted for admission into different engineering colleges. Consequently, PCM (physics, chemistry, maths) percentage obtained in the Class XII board exams will not be valid for this scheme any longer.”Different state examination boards have gone berserk in awarding high marks in Class XII. We were finding the quality of candidates coming for the SSB (services selection board) interview or training very uneven,” said a senior officer.

“The JEE (Main) ranks, which the CBSE has agreed to share with us, will be a better benchmark. With the government approving the move, youngsters will have to appear for the JEE (Main) in 2017 to be eligible for the January 2018 course at INA,” he added.

As was earlier reported by TOI, the first direct-entry batch of BTech officers passed out from the INA in May 2013. Since then, the Navy has been tweaking the three officer entry schemes.

First are the naval cadets who undergo the three-year course at the tri-service National Defence Academy (NDA) at Kadakwasla (Pune) after clearing the UPSC exam and SSB interview. These cadets, who number 78 every year, get commissioned as officers with B Tech degrees after another year of intensive training at the INA. Then, there are the around 110 cadets who directly joined the INA for the four-year B Tech programme after clearing UPSC exams in two batches every year. Under the third and largest scheme, around 120 cadets will now be shortlisted for the SSB interview only on the basis of their JEE (Mains) ranks.

Source:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/now-jee-mains-to-be-considered-for-an-entry-scheme-into-navy-not-class-xii/articleshow/55398566.cms