Central Government Plans Two Ordinances For New IITs And Central Varsities

Government of India is planning to pass two new ordinances to accelerate the establishment of proposed 8 new Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT’s) and 16 new Central Universities, four of which will undergo major upgradation of infrastructure and rest will be built from scratch.

Central universities that will undergo major upgradation are:

Gour University, Sagar (Madhya Pradesh)
Garhwal University (Uttarakhand)
Bilaspur University (Chhattisgarh)
Goa University (Goa)

Central Government has already sanctioned about Rs.2,275 crores in the 11th plan, out of which allocation of about Rs 50 crores has already been done in 2008 Budget.

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.

No Online Tests For IIMs

The noted management institutes in India, IIMs have refuted the report that online tests will be conducted for the admissions in the premier institutes. There were reports earlier about the institutes and a committee to be working on the possible conduction of tests in 2008 and near future. However, the institutes have said the reports to be incorrect as there have been no such arrangements made.

The selection for the leading management institutes of India is marked by Common Admission Test or CAT. The scores obtained in the CAT determine the selection of candidates in IIMs as well as other affiliated management institutes. This year, many students were made to believe that the CAT tests would also be conducted online after the publishing of such news by some web sites. According to one such report, the CAT 2008 was supposed to be conducted online after the committee had consulted with the famous test conducting company Prometric. But, the officials have ascertained that there have been no such plans for 2008.

Common Admission Test or CAT is considered as one of the demanding entrance examinations in the world. A large number of students from different parts of the country appear in the test to get admitted to the popular B-schools of India. Test centers are located in different cities of India. No doubt the online test would make it easy for the students to appear in the tests, but the arrangement would have to be an extensive one.

Sikkim Manipal University Declares ENAT-2008 Results

The results for MBBS, B.Tech EPSI National Admission Test (ENAT – 2008) have been declared by Sikkim Manipal University.

Results: ENAT-2008, Sikkim Manipal University

Admission call letters have been sent to all candidates securing ENAT Rank 1 to 500. You can also download your call letter online from here, using your application number and password.

IIM-Ahmedabad Introduces Four New Subjects

From September onwards, four new subjects will be introduced for Post Graduate Programme for Agricultural Business Management (PGP-ABM) at IIM-Ahmedabad. These changes are being introduced in the fifth term of the aforesaid programme.

Following domains will be covered in these four subjects:

Agriculture & Rural Policy Design
Negotiations in Agriculture
Inclusive Agriculture Business
Information Technology for Agriculture Development

The subjects have been incorporated in the curriculum after taking inputs from students and faculty. IIM-Ahmedabad maintains a metric for registrations of every subject. If registrations will fall short of the expectations, these subjects will be taken as projects by the students.