Central Government Launches ‘Incentives To Girls For Secondary Education’ Scheme

A new scheme to promote girl education of weaker section of society has been launched by the Central Government. The scheme namely ‘Incentives To Girls For Secondary Education’ has been introduced for girls belonging to the Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes.

Under this scheme, a sum of Rs. 3,000 will be deposited in the name of every SC/ST girl taking admission in class IX. The girl will be able to withdraw the same amount, provided she has attained 18 years of age and passed 10th grade as a regular student. The main objective of this scheme is to reduce the drop out rate of girls belonging to SC/ST category. To avail the benefit of this scheme, the maximum age while enrolling in class IX should be 16 years on 31st March of the admission year.

Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) Announces Admissions For Ph.D & M.Sc Programmes

Admissions for Ph.D and M.Sc for the session 2008-2009 have been announced by Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum.

Application are available to students from 7th July onwards. Last date for submitting completed applications is 7th Aug, 2008.

Technical Aptitude Test Date : 14th Sept 2008 (Sunday)
Time : 11.00 am to 1.00 pm
Places : Bangalore & Belgaum

Candidates who have qualified for GATE or equivalent national level test are exempted from the technical aptitude test, but they still need to fill up the application forms for the same.

NIOS Introduces Online Admission Facility

National Institute Of Open Schooling (NIOS) has announced a new scheme of online admissions for its students across the nation. Potential candidates can get themselves registered and can fill the online admission form without the involvement of any middle man. The whole procedure is very simple and registration is quick and fast.

Detailed Admission Notification For Session 2008-2009
Admission Procedure And Seat Distribution Notification
Enrollment for October-2008 Examination for Stream I and Stream II Learners

Note: The admissions have started from 4th July 2008 and will continue up to 31st October with a late fees of Rs 100.

University of Kerala Invites Applications For B.Tech (Electronics & Communication)

The University College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram Kerala, has announced admissions for its prestigious B. Tech (Electronics & Communication) Programmes for the session 2008.

Admission Procedure Guide: B. Tech (Electronics & Communication)
Application Form: NRI QUOTA and LATERAL ENTRY

For detailed information about Admission procedure, visit Kerala University Official site.

Admissions and Child Distress

The race to colleges and universities has become fierce and students are facing tough times after qualifying their examinations. A comparison of the students pursuing higher education post liberation period shows that there has been an increase of over 25 times. The anxiety about making it to the best colleges and universities has adversely affected the behaviour of the students.

According to one report published in a major daily, the students in one of the popular metropolitan cities, Mumbai, are facing very hard situations as they fail to get enrolled in the junior colleges. Even students who have secured over 80 per cent do not stand a chance. It has been reported that a large number of students are now seeking the psychiatric help to get over the distress and anxiety.

The government has shown some interest and is working on a permanent solution. But that seems to take some time. The dearth of colleges and institutes can be one of the main reasons for the crisis. With enough junior colleges, students can at least join in one of them and not waste their time hoping endlessly.

The margin that determines as to who would be the lucky one, is very small and insignificant. Often it happens that some friends in any batch get through, leaving others desperate and frustrated.

Can establishment of large number of Colleges be of any help?

Most of the students and experts believe that it sure will make a difference, as students will get more avenues and places to join. However, some students disagree and are of the opinion that the real race is for the best colleges & best career options. They believe that the volume of the colleges offering professional courses and training be increased.

Students’ admission even after securing good marks is a great concern. Every individual must come forward and contribute to find a lasting solution.

IIM Calcutta Introduces Two New Courses

The prestigious Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) has introduced two new programmes for graduates having at least 3 years work experience.

Executive Program in Retail Management – EPRM
Executive Program in International Business – EPIB

Today is the last day of submitting the applications, which can be easily filled online.

Delhi University Fourth Cut Off List Declared

Fourth Admission cut off list for undergraduate programmes for the session 2008-2009 has been declared by Delhi University (DU).

Fourth Cut Off List, Admissions 2008-2009 Delhi University

Students can also check arts and commerce cut off here, and science cut off here.