Saturday, May 31, 2008

boys not better than girls in mathematics

According to new research published in the journal Science, the "gender gap" in maths, long perceived to exist between girls and boys, disappears in societies that treat both sexes equally. When girls have equal access to education and other opportunities they do just as well as boys in maths tests.The research, led by Prof Paola Sapienza of Northwestern University in the US, investigated whether a global gender gap exists and whether it was the result of social engineering rather than intrinsic aptitude for the subject.research team came to the conclusion after looking at results of a standardised international exam taken by over 270,000 15-year-olds from 40 countries in 2003.It was discovered that this was most likely to occur in the most gender equal societies such as Iceland, Sweden and Norway.

Friday, May 30, 2008


A Bihar boy Shitikanth has topped this year’s All India Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) conducted for admissions to the Indian Institutes of Technology -11 years after Abhinav Kumar had made Bihar proud by topping prestigious exams in 1997.Son of Dr Arun Kumar Barnwal and Dr Anita Barnwal — both medical professionals, Shitikanth has been a constant performer. An alumnus of Patna's St Michael's High School, he scored 93% in Class X and 91% in Class XII CBSE exams. For the last two years he had been staying at Kota in Rajasthan where he had joined a coaching institute.He said that his favourite subject is Physics followed by Mathematics.But Chemistry, particularly Inorganic Chemistry, is a tough subject for him.Shitikanth did his class 10 from St Michael School in Patna.He went Kota in Rajasthan to prepare for IIT. Shitikanth would receive gold medal from Chief Justice of India for being topper in National Science Olympiad on June 1.Of the 3,11,258 candidates who appeared in the examination conducted on April 13, 8,652 candidates have been declared qualified to seek admission in the 6,872 seats in IITs at Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mumbai, Roorkee and some proposed new IITs, Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University and Indian School of Mines University, Dhanbad.admissions to three more new IITs in Punjab, Gujarat and Orissa, other than at Hyderabad, Patna and Rajasthan, for the academic session 2008-09 are likely to be made through JEE-2008.From the Delhi zone, 51, 373 candidates appeared in the exam and 1, 549 qualified for admission. Nikhil Garg has topped the Delhi zone with an All-India sixth rank.This year 78,159 girls appeared for the JEE 2008 and 840 of them were able to crack it. The number of girl candidates qualifying the exam has increased by 43 per cent since last year.N. Vasuki from the Madras zone has topped the list of girl candidates, having secured an All-India 14th rank.This year, 72,116 OBC candidates appeared in JEE, of which 1,134 have qualified.Of the 28,393 candidates from the Scheduled Castes, 690 have qualified, whereas of the 8,514 examinees from the Scheduled Tribes’ category, 159 have cleared it.Twenty candidates with certified physical disabilities will be granted admission with relaxed norms.The examination was conducted at more than 600 centres across the country. For the first time, a JEE centre had been opened outside India at Dubai.Counselling for admission begins on June 17 for the declared All-India rank holders. Courses allocated to the successful candidates will be declared on June 30.Nishant Totla of Aurangabad secured second all india rank.Totla is still unsure of which IIT to opt for. Keen on doing a PhD in theoretical Physics or Mathematics, Totla considers IIT Kanpur and IIT Bombay as the ideal options.Mumbai topper Pritish Kamat too wants to pursue research.Pritish wants to take up either computer science or electrical engineering.This former student of Ruia stays with his mother, his aunt and his grandmother. Pritish lost his father when he was nine.Both Totla and Shitikanth have qualified for the International Physics Olympiad to be held at Vietnam in July.The number of students appearing for IIT JEE this year was 28 per cent more than in 2007.Nikhil Garg has topped IIT JEE from Delhi Zone.his father is a pathologist and his elder brother is studying MBBS from Safdarjung Hospital.Nikhil wants to pursue Computer engineering at IIT Delhi. He had scored 89.2% in the class XII CBSE Board

Super-30 result

The IIT-Joint Entrance Exam-2008 results released on Friday at 8 am.There are 4,600 seats available in the seven IITs in the country. The exam this year was conducted by IIT-Roorke.All the thirty students enrolled in Super 30, an innovative coaching institute in Bihar, have passed the highly competitive Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) this year, the institute announced here Friday. It is the first time that Super 30 achieved 100 percent success.Every year, Super 30 selects a group of 30 IIT aspirants from poor families and provides them with free coaching, food and accommodation.Bihar’s Additional Director-General of Police Abhyanand, who teaches physics at the institute, said this year Super 30 successful students include students from a minority community for the first time. Anand, who also runs the Ramanujam School of Mathematics, said Super 30 is supported by the income generated from the mathematics school, which has students who can afford to pay fees.Super 30 took shape five years ago. Eighteen of its students cracked the IIT-JEE that first year, 2003. The number rose to 22 in 2004 and 26 in 2005. Last year, Norika Fujiwara, a former Japanese beauty queen and actress, made a documentary film on Super 30 for its innovative and successful attempt to send poor children to India’s top engineering colleges.While Abhayanand takes time off policing to teach physics to the students, along with Pravin Kumar, Neeraj Pratap Singh teaches them chemistry.


IIT Gujrat with 120 seats, will start functioning from the Gandhinagar Engineering College, Chandkheda, from the coming academic session.The sanctioned institute will have 40 seats each in mechanical, electrical, and chemical streams and award a four-year Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree.The Chandkheda campus is already hosting an extension centre of the IIT-Powai (Mumbai) that conducts short-term high-end courses for mid-career engineering professionals in Gujarat’s industries.Though the state is not sure of when and where the new campus of IIT-Gujarat will come up, the government announced that it will try to locate it on the “knowledge corridor” between Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad.Indian Institute of Technology, Rajasthan would start functioning from the campus of IIT-Kanpur from the academic session 2008-09. This arrangement would continue for the next three years. Along with IIT-K, Prof Sanjay Govind Dhande would also be the director for IIT-R.the five new IITs would also function in a similar manner. While IIT-Chandigarh would function from IIT-Delhi campus, IIT-Hyderabad would be part of IIT-Chennai. Similarly, IIT-Ahmedabad would function from IIT-Bombay, IIT-Patna from IIT-Guwahati and IIT-Orissa from IIT-Kharagpur.The decision to start six new IITs from the existing campuses was taken to meet the rising demand of engineers in the country.


Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)for Punjab, will start functioning from this academic year, offering 120 seats. But it will be located on the IIT Delhi campus for the time being. The IIT campus of Punjab will come up at Ropar. This decision was taken during a meeting of a Central government team. The team also approved a 500-acre patch of land located in erstwhile Birla farms in Ropar for constructing the IIT campus. However, a final decision in this regard will be taken in Delhi.It has been decided that after conducting the classes for one year in Delhi, the operations would shift to Mohali till the time the campus at Ropar comes up. The team also saw some accommodation at Mohali where the campus would be shifted for the next academic year. They also saw the site at Ropar and approved the same.

Thursday, May 29, 2008


SEE 2008 topped by Vishvendra Kumar scoring 88.44 % marks.Over 2.60 lakh students had appeared in the SEE 2008 for about 66,362 seats in various engineering and technology courses like B.Tech, MBA, MCA and others.The maximum students appeared for B.Tech examinations. About 172,000 students took the B.Tech exams.


Boys outclassed girls to find merit positions in Uttar Pradesh Combined Pre-Medical Test (CPMT)-2008, results of which were declared here Wednesday by Lucknow University.Only 25 girls have found place in the top 100 positions of the merit list.Tauhid Ahmad, a student from Mau district, topped the examination, securing 185 marks out of 200.About 74,000 students appeared in the CPMT conducted for admissions to various medical colleges of the CPMT, seven out of top ten candidates are from the OBC category and 40 in top 100. Only two girls could make it to the top ten. Akshita from Muzaffarnagar at third place and Shraddha Shahu from Noida at sixth rank and both were OBCs.

DU Admissions

Admissions to Delhi University (DU) are due to start in less than a month and the premier univarsity is going all out this time to help college aspirants.DU has over 70 colleges.To answer the hundreds of queries that students generally have at this time, the university officials launched a helpline earlier this month.Helpline (011-27662507, 27662508), is manned by a panel of 17 faculty members and student counsellors. They answer queries ranging from which course one should opt for or which college is good for which subject.students of the philosophy department in DU, have created their own web portal ‘Wisdom Seeker to interact and share their problems on just about any issue.

TNEA 2008

The Tamil Nadu government announced that counselling for medical and engineering courses in the state for the year 2008 would begin on July four and 11 respectively.applications for Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA 2008) were issued from May 10. He said counselling for B E courses under general category would begin from July 11 and the last date was August 31.In Tamil Nadu, there were nearly 270 engineering colleges which account for 1.30 lakh seats. Till now, 1.35 lakh application forms had been sold and 20,000 filled forms were received. 1,445 additional seats had been allotted in government engineering colleges this year, including 360 seats in Anna University, Chennai. The seat matrix would be 65 per cent seats under government quota and 35 per cent seats under self-financing quota.


Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on officially released the results of the Matric and Inter finals. Gonernment announced a cash reward of Rs. 25,000 to the state toppers in Matric and Inter exams, Rs. 15,000 to the top ten in both categories, and Rs. 10,000 to the toppers in the districts.girls outshone boys by registering a success rate of 83.41 percent as against the boys' 76.06 percent.With over 5 lakh students appearing in the tests, the success rate was registered at 78.87 percent beating out last year's result of 68.48 percent. Altogether 54,896 students secured first division, 285,522 second division, and 57,438 third division.among the top ten toppers in science, eight are from Patna Science College with Preeti Kumari topping them all.

Cbse X result

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced their results for class x which registered a pass percentage of 87.08 per cent.Girls outshone boys yet again in the examinations with an impressive pass percentage of 87.96 per cent. Boys' pass percentage was 86.46 per cent.Out of the six exam regions, Chennai topped the list of pass percentage with 95.26 per cent followed by Ajmer (94.22 per cent), Allahabad (89.10), Panchkula (89.07), Delhi (82.87) and Guwahati (57.29).A total of 7,65,095 candidates, including 4,49,742 boys, had registered for the exam held in March this year.The board had announced the results of the Chennai region on May 27. Results of the rest five region were announced on Thursday at 8 am.

Nalini Joshi

Nalini Joshi, an Australian of Indian origin, has become only the third woman in mathematics to be elected to the prestigious Australian Academy of Sciences (AAS), founded in 1954 by Australian Fellows of the Royal Society of London.
Joshi, head of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sydney, was made a fellow of AAS in recognition of her life-long achievements in the field of mathematics.Her mathematical research has helped to describe delicate and precise transitions that occur in many non-linear models of the real world.She completed the four-year degree with honours in applied mathematics and her doctorate at Princeton University in the US.Born in Myanmar to Indian origin grandparents hailing from Gujarat and Punjab, Joshi migrated to Australia in 1971.After working in various positions around Australia and overseas, she returned to the University of Sydney in 2002 as chair of applied mathematics, the first woman to be appointed a professor of mathematics at the University. In April 2007 she was appointed head of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, again becomingthe first woman to hold the position.


The results of KIIT Entrance Examination 2008 (KITTEE '08) conducted by KIIT University for admissions into B.Tech, MCA, Law, BBA & BCA, and MSc Biotechnology programmes were declared.Among 35,000 students who appeared in KIITEE ‘08, a total of 2507 students have been included in merit list for degree engineering programme, while 474, 301 and 609 students have been included for the MCA, Law and BBA & BCA courses respectively.Besides, 320 students have been included in merit list for MSc Biotechnology, while 246 have been kept for the Integrated MSc Biotechnology.The entrance examination was held at 75 centres across the country on May 3 and 4. Karnati Satyadeep topped the list for B.Tech by securing 327 marks, while Asutosh Mishra topped among the MCA aspirants in the entrance.The scheduled counseling will be held from June 10 at KIIT premises for all the programmes.

cbse result chennai region

Tamil Nadu had recorded a pass percentage of 98.56 in the CBSE All-India Secondary School Examination (Class X) results.Girls recorded a pass percentage of 98.93 while the boys were close behind with 98.26.The Chennai region, as a whole, which comprises Pondicherry, Maharashtra, Lakshadweep, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Daman and Diu, Andhra Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, recorded a pass percentage of 95.25%, a 2% increase over the previous year.

Madhyamik examination result

Girls proved their mettle in this year's Madhyamik examination, leading the state in the unofficial merit list.Ronita Jana of Jadavpur Vidyapith topped the examination with a whopping 798 out of 800 - one of the highest scores in the state board’s history. Her father is a schoolteacher in the Sunderbans and mother is a nurse.Ronita grew up in an eight-foot-by-eight-foot one-room house, studying between daily household chores.Mathematics. In Kolkata, 835 students secured 100 out of 100 in mathematics in comparison 343 students who had secured 100 last year. In Burdwan, 262 students scored 100 while in Midnapore East and West, 219 scored cent per cent. In North Bengal 136 candidates secured full marks in the subject.In Bidya Bharati Girls High School, 30 students secured 100, 12 students of Gokhale Memorial Girls High School and two from Balika Shiksha Sadan managed to secure full marks in mathematics. Many students secured more than 90 per cent marks in the subject.Though the number of examinees had increased by more than 76,000 this year, the pass percentage, had dropped by just 2.11 per cent.A total of 73,5578 candidates appeared for the exams this year.The 2008 exam was also the last time examinees were evaluated on traditional system.In keeping with recommendations of the National Curriculum Framework, 2005, the board will introduce grades along with numerical marks from 2009 and stop citing divisions and total marks on students’ mark sheets.

12th General Stream examinations in Gujarat

With 93.71 percent marks Rinkal Mekhecha of Girdharla Keshavji Dholakia School of Rajkot has topped in the examinations of the 12th General Stream of the Gujarat Education Board. Announcing the results of the 12th General Stream today morning Education Minister Ramanlal Vora said that this year the result is 86.99 per cent. The top ten list of the 12th General Stream has 21 students. Of these 9 are boys. Students of Rajkot dominate the top ten list with 5 students, while Ahmedabad has 3 students. One striking fact is that no boys from Ahmedabad, Baroda and Surat were able to be in the top 10 list.This year's result is a bit lower compared to the 89.25 % result of last year.A total of 3,02,182 students took the exam of which 2,62,876 cleared the exam.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will declare Class X results on Thursday (May 29) at 8 am. Students can access the results through e-mail by registering themselves on the following web sites:, and Individual results can also be found at:, or

Graham Higman

Professor Graham Higman, who has died aged 91, was Waynflete Professor of Pure Mathematics at Oxford University and, within his chosen field of group theory (a branch of algebra),one of the three great British figures of the 20th century.Graham Higman was born on January 19 1917, the second son of a clergyman, and educated at Sutton Secondary School, Plymouth, and at Balliol College, Oxford, to which he won a Natural Sciences scholarship — though he chose to read Mathematics in order to distinguish himself from his elder brother, who had studied Chemistry at Balliol.In 1958 Higman was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Society and in the same year became senior research fellow at Balliol. In 1960 he was appointed Waynflete Professor of Mathematics, succeeding his old supervisor Henry Whitehead, and became a Fellow of Magdalen.Higman served as president of the London Mathematical Society from 1965 to 1967; and as well as its De Morgan Medal, won the society's Bewick Prize in 1962. He won the Royal Society's Sylvester Medal in 1979. After his retirement from Oxford he was a visiting professor at the University of Illinois from 1984 to 1986. In algebra, groups are building blocks of more elaborate algebraic structures and occur throughout mathematics . Higman carried out original work in all aspects of the theory of groups..Higman has received many honours for his outstanding work in group theory. He was awarded the Berwick Prize from the London Mathematical Society in 1962 and the De Morgan Medal from that Society in 1974.

David Mumford

David Mumford, a professor at Brown University's Applied Mathematics Division, was a co-winner Sunday of the Wolf Prize for his groundbreaking theoretical work in algebraic geometry. It is considered one of the most prestigious international honors in mathematics.Mumford, professor emeritus at Brown University and Harvard University, shared this year's prize with Pierre Deligne and Phillip Griffiths of Princeton University.According to the Wolf Foundation, he was recognized for his "work on algebraic surfaces; on geometric invariant theory; and for laying the foundations of the modern algebraic theory of the moduli space of curves and theta functions." Mumford announced he would donate his $50,000 prize money to Bir-Zeit University in the West Bank and to Gisha, an Israeli lobby that works to help Palestinian students reach their places of study.Mr. Mumford said that mathematics had been able to flourish around the world because of the frequent interchange between scholars in different countries, and that international exchanges with other scholars had been important in his own career.The Israel-based foundation was established by Ricardo Wolf, a German-born inventor, diplomat and philanthropist who spent the last years of his life as Cuba's representative in Israel, where he died in 1981.The foundation presents five or six annual prizes, often shared. Its motto is "to promote science and art for the benefit of mankind." Mumford shared his prize with two other mathematicians.

Talent Identification Programme

Duke University, Durham, USA in partnership with the IIM-Ahmedabad is conducting a training programme for a selected group of Class VIII students.The course that commenced on May 18 at the IIM-A campus has 34 students from 13 schools across four Indian cities selected by the university's Talent Identification Programme (TIP) team.The three-week course has two components of engineering— problem solving and Java video games. As a part of the course, the students will learn to make engineering models of windmills, bridges and design video games.The cost of the inaugural course has been fully borne by the TIP. It's a non-profit organisation that aims to nurture the talent of academically gifted school children across the world by running courses that broaden their horizons.

Monday, May 26, 2008


Girls outshone boys by a wide overall margin in the Uttar Pradesh board exams for Class 12, results of which were declared Sunday. But no girl could find a place among the 10 toppers.The total pass percentage of girls in the Class 12 exams is 80.8, while that of boys is 54.26.The overall pass percentage in the examinations is 65.05— the lowest in the last six years.This year, 1,704,660 candidates registered for the UP Board exams, out of which 1,108,869 candidates passed the exams, which is 25 per cent less than the previous year. Among the 7,12,362 girl examinees, 5,70,489 were declared successful,. district-wise break-up of pass percentage has thrown up unique results. While the Naxal-dominated Sonebhadra district remained on top by securing 79.50 per cent, the Allahabad district came second with 74.44 pass percentage.The pass percentage of other districts is Lucknow (59.38), Kanpur (57.13), Varanasi (68.48), Kaushambi (65.56) and Kannauj (40.62). Nearly six lakh students were declared unsuccessful and the results of 2,336 candidates have been withheld for various reasons.While the percentage of students securing first and second division decreased this year, there is an increase in the number of students securing third division.Sandeep Singh, a student of Lucknow Public Inter College, topped the exams by securing 92 percent.Anurag Katiyar, a student of BSND college, Kanpur bagged the second position by securing 91.2 percent.The third position was shared by Subhanshu Gautam of Lucknow Public Inter College and Sparsh Singhal of BSND, Kanpur. Both secured 90.2 percent.

Higgs boson

Scientists are hoping that the Atlas detector, which is one of six particle physics experiments part of the Large Hadron Collider, will help unlock some deep scientific mysteries and perhaps even lead to discovery of the Higgs boson.The Large Hadron Collider is located at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland.Physicists the world over are hoping that the Atlas detector would lead to the finding of Higgs boson, sometimes called “the God particle” because it is believed its discovery will refine the understanding of exactly how the universe came to be and how it functions, and how mass came to be in the first place.It could also lead to better understanding of the fourth fundamental force gravity in terms of particle interactions, and help solve the puzzle of why gravity, while perhaps most recognizable to a lay observer, is the weakest of the fundamental forces.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

PIO/NRI University

The Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Trust has been selected by the government to run the proposed Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Non-Resident Indians (NRI) University – the first of its kind in the country.The PIO/NRI University would have deemed university status and the according to the plan it would start functioning from the 2009-10 academic year. Though it was being set up to address the educational needs of PIOs/NRIs, 50 per cent of the students would be resident Indians.The High Level Committee on Indian Diaspora had first recommended the setting up of a PIO university in 2000. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh then made an announcement in Malaysia in 2005.

Abel Prize

John Griggs Thompson and Jacques Tits accepted the 6 million kroner (US$1.2 million, euro756,000) Abel Prize for mathematics on Tuesday at a ceremony praising their achievements.Norway's King Harald V gave the awards to John Griggs Thompson 75who teaches at the University of Florida, and Belgian-born Jacques Tits 77 a professor emeritus at College de France in Paris who became a French citizen in 1974.they shared the prize for their outstanding achievements in algebra and especially for their shaping of modern group theory.The theory — also called the science of symmetries — can solve such everyday challenges such as a Rubik's Cube, or be used in physics, computer science and geometry.The Abel Prize was created by the Norwegian government and named after 19th-century Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel. It was first awarded in 2003.theory could be used to solve the famous Rubik's Cube, a mechanical puzzle with six sides, each divided into smaller cubes of differing colors. Group theory would allow a mathematician to calculate the number and order of rotations needed to get each of the six sides to be a specific solid color.Thomas, a native of Ottawa, Kansas, graduated from Yale University in 1955, and received his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1959. He taught at Harvard University and then at the University of Chicago, before moving to Britain, where he spent 23 years teaching at the University of Cambridge. He now lives in Florida.Tits was born on near Brussels, Belgium. He was admitted to the Free University of Brussels at age 14, and received his doctorate at the age of 20. He also taught there, and at the University of Bonn in 1964, before he accepted the chair of group theory in the College de France 1973, a post he held until he retired in 2000.Last year's prize went to Indian-born New York University professor Srinivasa S.R. Varadhan

New IITs announced

on March 28, 2008 human resource development (HRD) minister, Arjun Singh announced that the government planned to establish more Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and Central Universities across the country. The plan included setting up a total of eight IITs (including four already announced) and converting Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU) into an IIT.The new IITs are being set up under the 11th five-year plan (March 2007-February 2012).Each new IIT will have 3,000 students on the campus, as per plan. This will include 2,000 undergraduates, 500 postgraduates, 400 doctorates and 100 post-doctorates. Each new IIT will admit 500 students for BTech programme, 250 for MTech, 100 for PhD and about 10 for post-doctorate fellowship programme each year, making a total of 860 students each year.The new IITs shall receive capital funding of Rs 2,500 crores to Rs 4,000 crores (Rs 25-40 billion or US $625 million to $1 billion) per IIT, spread over a period of five-six years. This generous funding will help new IITs in becoming world-class as the existing ones. The funding need is based on the amount spent on the last brand-new IIT at Guwahati, in the state of Assam, which was set up in 1994 (under Assam Accord) at a total cost of Rs 1,500 crores (Rs 15 billion).Each new IIT will be mentored by an existing IIT (patron) nearby. The respective state governments are also planning to get foreign collaborations for the new IITs, similar to what was done to the existing IITs before. Among the possibilities is collaboration with Japan for the IIT in Andhra Pradesh and with South Korea for IIT in Orissa.HRD ministry has also announced a plan for the conversion of IT BHU, Varanasi into an IIT. The decision was based on long-standing ties of the institute with IIT-JEE (since 1972) and the academic standard comparable to IITs. The institute shall be known as IIT-BHU, Varanasi after conversion.

pallavi jain

class 12th student of Modern School in Delhi, Pallavi topped in the Delhi circle securing an impressive aggregate of 96.8.she wishes to do an MBA in Economics and wants to work for the World Bank.Pallavi has scored 99 marks in Physics, 99 in Economics, 98 in Chemistry, 95 in Maths and 93 in English.Pallavi also loves to paint and draw sketches of prominent personalities in her spare time.


With an outstanding 91.75 overall pass percentage, the Chennai region has bagged the top position across the country in the Central Board of Secondary Education’s class XII examinations. Ajmer region is next with a pass percentage of 86. 33. Delhi has bagged the third position, one up from the fourth it held last year, with a pass percentage of 83.69 followed by Panchkula, Allahabad and Guwahati.Based on the National Curriculum Framework-2005, the CBSE had redesigned the question papers in all the major subjects for Classes XII and X for the 2008 examinations to assess Higher Order Thinking Skills in students by focussing on evaluating their abilities to reason and analyse.As many as 844 students appeared for class XII examinations in the disabled category, achieving a pass percentage of 86.46. Five differently-abled students have scored above 90 per cent.The CBSE will award 4,548 merit certificates this year, the maximum going to the Allahabad region (1067), followed by Delhi (969) and Chennai (936).The pass percentage for candidates from the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas was the highest among all the other institutions standing at 92.44 per cent compared with 90.11 per cent in 2007.Kendriya Vidyalayas that had registered an overall pass percentage of 93.14 last year dipped this year to 91 per cent. The Central Tibetans are in the third position with a pass percentage of 85.81.The government and government-aided schools have bettered their record with pass percentages of 81.96 and 78.61 respectively. It stood at 78.59 and 75.93 per cent respectively in 2007.Foreign schools have secured a pass percentage of 92.15, though it has come down from 92.96 per cent in 2007.Also, the number of girls securing 60 per cent or more has been increasing with each passing year. This year, 88,183 girls have achieved this Mathematics, 1,146 students got full marks in 2008compare to last year 344 in 2007.In Physics, 26 students had got full marks in 2007, but the corresponding number this year is only 4.55,838 students will take the compartment exams on July 19, including 16,134 from Delhi. Results for Class 10 will be announced at 8 am on May 28 or 29 for all regions.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Supreme Court stays High Court judgement

The Supreme Court quashed the Madras High Court order that had earlier directed Union Public Service Commissions to redraw the merit list prepared for the Civil Services Exam for 2005 ignoring Rule 16(2).The Madras HC had asked the commission to treat reserved category student under merit list as unreserved candidate.This time the result of Civil Services Exam 2007 was in accordance with HC judgement and was considered as provisional result. The Apex Court earlier on March 20, has said that going against Rule 16(2) is unconstitutional and marked that taking out the privileged given to the reserved candidate is a mockery to the concept of entire rule of reservation and that the HC judgement will reduce the number of post reserved for SC/ST/OBC and will add the same number of posts to unreserved category.
The Rule 16(2) ensure a person belonging to reserved group if get selected under general merit are able to get higher preference of service and are not placed at disadvantageous position with respect to other candidates of their community.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

cbse result Class XII

CBSE has declared the results of Class XII examination conducted in March/April for the states of Punjab, Haryana, H.P., J&K and Chandigarh. overall pass percentage is 80.80 per cent.The subject-wise pass percentage for boys is 77 per cent as against 85.98 per cent for girls.The pass percentage in the Class 12 exams conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for Chennai region for the year 2008 has registered a significant increase of over seven per cent, compared to last year.Puducherry has topped the region with a strong performance of 97.75 in the Chennai region, which also comprises Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, Daman and Diu and Lakshwadweep.. In school wise performance, Kendriya Vidyalaya got a pass percentage of 91.65 per cent while Government schools got a pass percentage of 80.94 per cent, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya and Independent (private) Schools have the pass percentage of 91.14 per cent and 80.57 per cent.

All-India ICSE topper

Fifteen-year-old Janaki Seth of Thane’s Sulochanadevi Singhania School topped the Class 10 all-India ICSE board exam with 98.28 per cent.Janaki is also a Bharatnatyam dancer with five years of experience.she had perfect scores in history and computers She shares the rank with Shruti Singh from St Joseph’s Convent School in Varanasi. Shruti has an elder brother who is studying at IIT-Delhi.Shruti's mother Usha Singh is a homemaker while her father Amrendra Singh is an accountant with a nationalised bank.Her mother Usha and father Armendra Singh, said that they expected her to top at state level, "but being all-India topper is amazing.Shruti secured full marks in two subjects -Computers and Environmental Science. Shruti said she did not opt for any coaching or study material other than the prescribed books.she aspire to become a scientist.Gaurav Sood from Doon School in Dehradun topped with 99 per cent. This is the first time that the ICSE board has announced its toppers.


The results of the Class XII conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for Chennai, Ajmer and Panchkula regions will be announced today.The results for the Delhi, Guwahati and Allahabad regions will be announced on May 23.A total of 5,48,815 students had appeared for the exams that were held in March.The results will be put up on the website ‘’., results for class X may be out in the beginning of the next week. Students can register on to get their result through e-mail or check the result on this website after 8 am on the result day. Results can also be accessed on, www.results.nic .in, http//, http//, http// the class XII results are out, students seeking a seat in Delhi University can start filling and submitting the admission forms from June 2. The forms can be submitted till June 15. The aggregate in class XII will decide the future of DU aspirants when the first cut-off list is out on June 26.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


The results of the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and the Indian School Certificate (ISC) have been declared.The pass percentage of ICSE students is 98.04 per cent while the ISC students have scored 97.04 pass percentage.Girls outdid boys yet again in both the exams. They have passed the ISC exams with 98.23 percentage while boys have scored 96.10 percentage.Janki Kriti Seth from Sulachana Devi Singhania public school, Mumbai has topped the ICSE exam with 98.6 per cent marks.The results of the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and the Indian School Certificate (ISC) have been declared.The pass percentage of ICSE students is 98.04 per cent while the ISC students have scored 97.04 pass percentage.
Girls outdid boys yet again in both the exams. They have passed the ISC exams with 98.23 percentage while boys have scored 96.10 percentage.The results of the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and the Indian School Certificate (ISC) have been declared. compared to last year the overall performance of students has improved this year by 0.08 percent.Last year, 97.96 percent of candidates appearing for the Class 10 exams were successful and the pass percentage for Class 12 was 96.96 percent.The ISC examination has been conducted in 53 subjects.This year, nearly 150,000 students appeared for the examinations - 101,998 for Class 10, and 47,977 for Class 12.Of the 57,876 boys who took the Class 10 exam, 55,874 were successful. Among girls 44,125 cleared the exams of the 44,732 girls who sat for it.


The results of the Class 12 examinations conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education will be announced on May 21 and 23 in different regions, while the results of the Indian School Certificate (Class 12) and the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (Class 10) examinations will be out on Tuesday.The CBSE results for the Chennai, Ajmer and Panchkula regions will be announced on May 21, while those for the Delhi, Guwahati and Allahabad regions will be out on May 23.A total of 5,48,815 students had appeared for the exams held from March 1.The results of the CBSE exams will be on the website

ICSE, ISC results on 20 May

The results for the ICSE and ISC examinations will be declared on 20 May at 3 p.m.
The results will be available at,, and can also access their results through SMS.


Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education in class 12th result for vocational courses, arts and commerce streams declared today, girls grabbed the top positions. Renu of Sirmour, Nancy Sharma of Kangra and Saroj Lata of Hamirpur secured top positions in vocational, arts and commerce streams, respectively. The top three positions in all the three merit lists have gone to girls.the pass percentage of the academic year 2006-07 in arts-commerce and vocational, respectively, was 56.29 per cent and 56.60 per cent, this year it has risen to 70.45 per cent in arts-commerce and 74.96 per cent in vocational. Of the 63,379 candidates who took the exam for academic session 2007-08, 44,103 were declared pass.In the vocational course, Renu of Government Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Nahan, secured 741 marks out of 800, Varsha Devi of the same school secured 737 and Bharti Thapa of the same school secured 725 marks.Nancy Sharma of Government Senior Secondary School, Jwalamukhi, secured 438 marks out of 500 in commerce stream, Neha Jaswal of Una secured 432 and Nisha Devi of Kangra secured 425 marks.The topper in arts, Saroj Lata of Hamirpur, secured 436 marks out of 500, Nivedita of Government Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Portmore, Shimla, secured 427 and Ruchi Chawla of Government School, Nahan, secured 424 marks.

Monday, May 19, 2008


CPMT-2008 is being organised by the Lucknow University. Over 77,000 candidates are appearing in the test to be held at 149 centres in 19 cities across the state. Over 8,000 invigilators and 500 observers have been deputed for smooth conduct of examination.State government has issued to close PCOs, cyber cafes, photocopy machines, fax facilities in the 100 metres periphery of the centres during the examination period. Medical colleges have been asked to ensure 100 per cent attendance of MBBS students on Wednesday to fend off possibilities of racketeers trapping gullible students to make them appear as impostors for aspiring medicos. Thumb impressions of the candidates taken along with the application form will be matched with the impressions taken at the examination centre again to detect impersonation. organised seat-fixing rackets - that comprise students, coaching institutes, doctors and even teachers - have been busted in UP in the past as well.

Eamcet -08

out of the 2,71,525 registered candidates in the engineering stream 2,65,660 candidates took the examination while 77,143 candidates appeared for the medical stream out of the 80,180 candidates who registered. The attendance percentage was 97.84 per cent for engineering and 96.25 for medical stream.after the initial key of Eamcet-2008 was released, confusion reigned supreme. Teachers of private colleges have raised objections to nine questions in both the engineering and medical papers of the EAMCET this year.Eamcet convener said that suggestions from all stake-holders would be considered till May 18.Eamcet-'08 results are likely to be released on May 22.


Government plans to allow professors and research scholars to set up commercial entities while being employed in academic institutes. Academics will also be allowed to invest their knowledge and skills to pick up equity stakes in companies.The model is on the lines of the ones followed at renowned institutions such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford and University of Cambridge. The scheme would help central universities and premier institutes such as IIT, IISc, NIT and JNU attract talent.A Cabinet note in this regard is already in circulation.ET

civil service career

Civil services, once a coveted career option for students in urban does not seem to hold the same fascination for them any longer. Union Public Service Commission has found that more students with a rural background are trying their luck in the civil services examinations. In recent years, many students from rural areas have made it to the Indian Administrative Service.Lack of persistence and desire to settle quickly in their life rather than wait for years to get into the prestigious service are considered to be some of the reasons for this poor students have more exposure as far as their career options are c.oncerned than the rural students. With plenty of options on their hands, the city students are able to select a career that would suit them considering the time and money involved in it.The emergence of the infotech sector is seen as the single most important factor in weaning students away from the civil services. In addition, the growth of sunrise sectors such as pharma, banking, and retail has contributed to the lack of interest in civil services, especially in urban areas.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Ashima Jain

Twenty-five-year-old Ashima had topped the UPSC exam in Delhi and was first among the women who appeared for the exam in the country. Ashima ranked seventh in the results announced by the UPSC.A gold medalist in economics from Delhi School of Economics, Ashima worked as a business analyst with American Express for over a year. She shunned an annual package of Rs 6 lakh to start preparing for her dream to become a civil servant in the country. They choice paid off— she cleared the UPSC exam in the first attempt.

HSEE 2008

Nearly 1500 boys and girls will be appearing for the third edition of the Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE 2008). They will be competing for just 34 seats in the five-year integrated Master of Arts degree course offered at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Madras).The courses were introduced in 2006. IIT Madras has restricted the student intake to just 30 seats – 10 each in the specialisations of Development Studies, Economics and English Studies.With the Supreme Court clearing the union government's proposal to introduce reservation for the Other Backward Classes, IIT Madras has gone ahead and increased the number of seats by four this year taking the tally of the number of seats to 34.The aspirants will be required to answer 180 questions in as many minutes. The examination will test the reading, grammar and vocabulary skills of candidates in the English language section, which constitutes 25% of the question paper.The analytical and quantitative ability section constitutes another 25%. The remaining 50% of the questions are from the General Studies, which encompasses Indian Economics, Indian Society, Contemporary World Affairs in the Post-World War II period, Environment and Ecology.IIT Madras had introduced the course in order to cater to the manpower requirements of the academia, the government and NGOs. In these sectors, the demand for well-trained postgraduates in humanities and social sciences far exceeded the supply.A distinctive feature of this programme is that for the first two years the students are given a wide exposure to the various aspects of humanities and social sciences.The students will be introduced to a variety of common subjects related to all the three major disciplines offered from the third year.Students who get selected also get an opportunity to learn along with their counterparts in the fields of engineering and technological science.IIT Delhi is in the process of starting a two-year MA programme, which should begin in the next year or two.IIT Madras started a five-year integrated MA programme in economics, English and development studies in 2006.IIT Kharagpur and IIT Kanpur have had a five-year integrated MSc programme in economics for the last few years. Admission is through the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE). Both the institutes offer 25 seats and economics, as a subject at the senior secondary level, is not a prerequisite.IIT Kharagpur recently set up a law school (Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law), which focuses on intellectual property rights and law related to technology.The school offers a three-year LLB degree with specialisation in intellectual property rights and also conducts PhD programmes. It is the only IIT to have such a programme. mangement courses are also offered at all the IITs, except Guwahati, as well as at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore.The Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET) is the common admissions test for the two-year post-graduate management programmes at these institutes.

civil service result 07

Adapa Karthik, who topped this year's civil services examination, had an 'incomparable determination' to get selected for the service and has even foregone the Harvard research scholarship for this purpose.Mr. Karthik, son of an employee of a rural bank, is an MBBS graduate from the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha.Mr. Karthik got selected twice for the Indian Police Service (166 rank in 2004 and 148 in 2006) and is already undergoing training at the SVP National Police Academy in Hyderabad.Delhi girl Ashima Jain, who secured the seventh position in the qualifying examinations, is the highest ranked among women.A student of the government-aided Dayanand Model Senior Secondary School on Mandir Marg, she has been an outstanding student throughout her academic life at Delhi University’s Shri Ram College of Commerce and Delhi School of Economics.Out of the 20 top rankers, seven are from engineering background while three are medicos. Interestingly all the 20 toppers took their examinations in English.A total of 3,27,683 candidates had applied for this examination. While 1,61,469 candidates appeared for the preliminary examinations, 9,266 candidates qualified for the mains and of them 1,886 were selected for the personality test.Of the successful candidates, selected for appointment to the IAS, IFS, IPS and other central services, 580 are men and 154 women.The selected candidates include 22 physically challenged.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

39th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO)

five young science enthusiasts have been selected on from India for the 39th International Physics Olympiad(IPhO) to be held at Hanoi Vietnam from July 20-29Garvit Juniwal (Jaipur), Kunal Yogen Shah (Mumbai), Nishant Totla (Aurangabad), Saurabh Goyal (Kota) and Shitikant (Bihar) will represent India at the Olympiad. They will compete with 400 other participants from 80 countries. Preparations for the IPhO began in November last year with 36,000 students participating in the first level exam conducted by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) in collaboration with the HBCSE for implementing the IPhO programme. As many as 318 students were selected for the second stage. Out of these, 36 students were selected for the training camp orientation and selection camp— held at HBCSE from May 2 to 13.Usually. top 10 per cent of the participants at International Olympiads win gold medals.Last year, India won two.In Physics Olympiad usually China is ahead of all countries followed by Iran, Singh said adding India which has been participating since 1998 had always won medal with few gold and recognition.The students will be accompanied by two leaders, Vishwajeet Kulkarni of Parvati Chowgule College , Goa, Pramer Singh, Jagdam College, J P University, Chapra and one Scientific Observer Charudatt Kadolkar of IIT, Guwahati.IPHO is a unique event designed to discover, encourage and challenge exceptionally gifted young students from across the world.
Last year, India won two

19th International Biology Olympiad 2008

Mumbai is all set to host the 19th International Biology Olympiad (IBO) 2008 from July 13 to 20. The Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) will organise the prestigious event with the support of the Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Human Resource Development on the premises of the HBCSE campus in Mankhurd. As many as 200 students form 55 countries will participate to vie for gold, silver and bronze medals besides some other awards.The Olympiad exam consists of a theory test and an experiment test, each for five hours duration.In the past, India has also played host to the International Mathematics Olympiad in 1996 International Chemistry Olympiad in 2001 and International Astronomy Olympiad in 2006.

civil services result 2007

A total of 734 candidates have made it to the elite Civil Services, it was announced on Friday.Adapa Karthik, who is currently an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer undergoing probation, has topped the examination known as the most difficult yet prestigious test of the country.Karthik, a doctor by training, had passed the exam last year but had got only the IPS cadre. total number of 734 candidates recommended for appointment include 286 General (including 12 Physically challenged candidates), 266 Other Backward Classes (including 5 Physically challenged candidates), 128 Scheduled Castes (including 5 Physically challenged candidate) and 54 Scheduled Tribes candidates.Appointment to the various Services will be made according to the number of vacancies available subject to the final decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court / Hon’ble High Court / Hon’ble C.A.Ts. on the S.L.Ps. / R.As/ W.Ps./O.As. pending therein.The Supreme Court will hear on May 19 a petition filed by the Centre challenging Madras High Court order declaring Rule 16(2) of Civil Services Examination Rules as null and void.The Rule 16(2) of Civil Services Examination Rules permits SC, ST and OBC candidates to get selected in Civil Services from general category and allows them to take advantage of reserved category for getting the cadre of their own choice such as IAS, IFS and IPS.The Central Government today mentioned its petition for urgent hearing before a bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justices H K Sema and P P Naolekar for urgent hearing as Civil Services Examination results are being delayed due to the judgement of the High Court dated March 20, 2008.The number of vacancies reported by the Government for the Indian Administrative Service is 111 (56 General, 28 Other Backward Classes, 18 Scheduled Castes and 9 Scheduled Tribes); for the Indian Foreign Service is 20 (10 General, 5 Other Backward Classes, 4 Scheduled Castes and 1 Scheduled Tribe); for the Indian Police Service is 103 (51 General, 29 Other Backward Classes, 17 Scheduled Castes and 6 Scheduled Tribes); for the Central Services Group ‘A’ is 458 (239 General, 119 Other Backward Classes, 67 Scheduled Castes and 33 Scheduled Tribes) and for Central Services Group ‘B’ is 42 ( 26 General, 9 Other Backward Classes, 3 Scheduled Castes and 4 Scheduled Tribes). This includes 22 vacancies for physically challenged candidates. recent order of Madras High Court — quashing a rule on allocation of services to candidates from general and reserved categories — has caused the delay.The government has just moved the Supreme Court for quashing the HC order or granting a stay so that the exam and recruitment process goes on.IANS

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Tier 2 towns And BPO jobs

NASSCOM along with A.T Kearney, released the findings of a first of its kind report on the assessment of 50 locations in India suitable for the IT - BPO industry titled ‘Roadmap ‘Location Roadmap For IT- BPO Growth: Assessment Of 50 Leading Cities’.According to the study, Tier 2 cities have the potential to account for 40% of the total projected BPO and IT jobs by 2018. But this would be possible if the government is able to provide an environment favorable to growth in this sector
The study adds that big BPO hubs like NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Pune will continue to be the leading destinations. But cities like Ahmedabad, Kochi, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Indore, Jaipur, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Nagpur, Thiruvananthapuram, Vadodara, Tiruchirapalli and Visakhapatnam are fast emerging .The report states that if the industry follows a balanced growth, non-leading cities could provide three million direct jobs, 40%of the projected employment by 2018. Currently the leading locations account for over 85% of IT sector employment and over 90% of the BPO employment in the country.


Accronding to Ma Foi Management Consultants Education, health and hospitality sectors may replace the IT/ITeS sector as the largest job creators in the country this year.hospitality sector will be the largest — an addition of 430,000 jobs, from 6.16 million in 2007 to 6.59 million in 2008.The education sector, including training and consultancy, however, is expected to add 166,000 employees. In 2007, the sector had employed 10.2 million people, which could go up to 10.4 million people this year. health sector will offer job opportunities to 290,000 more people, from 3.32 million in 2007 to 3.61 million in 2008.IT and ITeS sector, so far considered the largest job provider, is expected to add only 130,000 jobs, taking the employee strength to 1.93 million in 2008 from 1.8 million last year.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Naval officers will study one year less at NDA

Naval cadets' stint at the National Defence Academy is to pruned by one year but the future naval officers will have to undergo an engineering course to give exposure to network centric modes.The proposal for enhancement of academic curriculum at the naval academy at Ezhimalai in Kerala from the existing B.Sc to level has been approved by the cabinet committee on security (CCS).The new measure has been taken as the past decade has seen an unprecedented advancement in the naval warship technology with the induction of a large number of multi-role warships fitted with the state-of-art weapons and systems.

B Sc course phased out

THE three-year B Sc course will be replaced by the American model, which is a four-year programme. Students will receive common grounding in all subjects of science in the first year. It will be followed by specialisation in their area of interest, with the flexibility to choose electives. The revamp aim at bridging the gulf between what the college products know and what the industry needs. The gulf presently is rather wide. The products that our colleges turn out are not industry-ready or job-ready. These products should be put through an induction course if they are to be useful at least to some extent to the industry right from day one. According to the proposal now being considered, the revamped B Sc course will be initially available only in institutions of repute like the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and the various Indian Institutes of Technology across the country. Subsequently, universities across the country will provide the course.

clean GANGA

G.D. Agarwal, 76, an environmental scientist and former IIT professor has decided to go on a fast unto death to save "Ganga. He has decided to go on a fast unto death from June 13, which is also observed as Ganga Dussehra.Agarwal, who was member secretary of the Central Pollution Control Board wants the stretch between Gomukh, the source of the river in the Himalayas, and Uttarkashi, in Uttarakhand, to be untouched by human intervention.The Tehri dam is only one among many glaring examples resulting in the river running like a trickle many times. At times there has been no water even at Haridwar.Agarwal,has inspired many prominent people, including the late Anil Agarwal, who founded the Centre for Science and Environment.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Science Express

The Science Express- a science exhibition aboard a railway rake - an Indo-German initiative, is being conducted by the Vikram Sarabhai Community Science Centre, Ahmedabad.A team of 40 trained personnel is aboard the Express to explain the models and activities to the visitors in detail and also answer their various queries, the local coordinating body of the exhibition, Gwalior Science Centre.The objective of the mobile exhibition is to create awareness and interest in science among children and youth.The exhibition includes 12 bogies fitted with audio-visual, computer-based and do-it yourself science activities and models.The 13th bogie carries a Kids Lab set up by the BASF Chemical Company, where the visiting children can perform basic science experiments.Another part of the train includes a tableau on the science and technology related progress made by the country.

math reform

The government has introduced mathematics laboratories in schools to improve conceptual understanding and overcome exam-related stress.According to information available, over 5,857 students committed suicide across India in 2006 due to examination related stress.The National Curriculum Framework (NCF), 2005 recommends measures like reduction of curriculum load, emphasis on comprehension and application of knowledge and focus on continuous and comprehensive evaluation.The emphasis is on testing of competency and making examination more flexible, besides counselling in schools, and over all to make learning child-centric.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008


Franklin D Roosevelt, a of President of USA once said "we cannot fully build the future for our youth but we can certainly build our youth for the future". We have a large system of higher education comprising about 18,000 colleges and nearly 380 universities.Approximately, there are about 11 million students in our higher education stream with annual fresh admissions close to three million.It was reported that every year in our country thousands of engineering graduates come out of hundreds of technical schools. Unfortunately not more than 25% of these freshers (barring IIT products) were found employable by the large industries and multinational companies. The reason is that a good number of these colleges lack basic infrastructure to impart a minimum set of relevan skills,knowledge.It appears that there exists about 1,700 business schools in our country sending out about 100,000 degree diploma holders of management. But their quality in general (with of course, a few good exceptions), judged through accreditation, recognition and performance of candidates is reckoned quite unsatisfactory .

Monday, May 05, 2008

IIT Medak

The new Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Andhra Pradesh will commence classes from this academic year (2008-09) at a makeshift campus in Medak district.Classes will be held at the makeshift campus at the Ordnance factory at Eddumailaram in Medak until the permanent one comes at Kandi in the same district.IIT would initially have five disciplines with 40 students each. The first batch is likely to start in July.The central government had last year decided to set up two new IITs in Andhra Pradesh and Bihar.The state government in December selected Medak district as the location for the IIT in view of its proximity to the state capital. The previous government had suggested the temple town of Basara in Adilabad district as the location for the proposed institute.The IIT in Medak will be the eighth in the country. Seven IITs are already functioning in Mumbai, New Delhi, Kharagpur, Roorkee, Guwahati, Kanpur and Chennai.Meanwhile, Japan has evinced interest in collaborating with IIT-Medak. It is also keen to extend financial aid of Rs.40 million to the new institute.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

IIT 08

recent Supreme Court decision to implement 27 per cent quota, the IITs announced that all existing IITs would carry out the reservation in three phases, implementing nine per cent reservation this year, while the three new IITs in Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan will implement 27 per cent at one go. The IIT-JEE scores are used as a benchmark for admissions into the seven IITs located in Kharagpur, Kanpur, Delhi, Chennai, Bombay, Roorkee and Guwahati. IT-BHU, ISM-Dhanbad, MERI-Kolkata and NIFFT-Ranchi are some other institutes which use JEE scores and IISER-Pune and Kolkata, and IIST-Trivandrum is on the extended merit list. As many as 3.2 lakh students — 70,000 more than the previous year — will vie for 4,500 general seats, as per current statistics.This year’s question paper followed the pattern introduced last year, with two sessions of three hours each, both testing students in mathematics, physics and chemistry.students felt that while the chemistry section was relatively easier and physics was moderate, it was a different story with mathematics.

Indira Gandhi National Tribal University

Indira Gandhi National Tribal University is being set up at Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh to facilitate and promote avenues of higher education and research facilities for the tribal population in the country. It would be located in a serene pilgrimage point in the Vindhyas, which is close to the tribal areas of MP, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Maharashtra.Situated at an altitude of 1065 mt. at the meeting point of the Vindhya and the Satpura mountain ranges amongst sylvan surroundings, Amarkantak is a great pilgrim centre as well as a source of the rivers Narmada and Sone. While the Narmada flows westwards from Amarkantak, the Sone flows towards the East.Parliament had passed the Act for this university following concern over the low enrolment of tribal students in the higher education institutions. At present the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) of the tribal students for higher studies is only 6.61 compared to the national GER of 11.6. The GER of tribal girls is even lower at 4.69.While north-eastern states have at least one central university in each state, there is no central university specifically catering to the population in the other tribal concentrated area of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Jharkhand.The university would have a higher percentage of students from the tribal populations and all the governing authorities of the university would have majority members exclusively from the tribal communities

Stanford GSB

After Harvard Business School, which conducted its executive programme in Hyderabad, another prestigious B-school -- The Stanford Graduate School of Business – is coming to India with its offerings.Stanford GSB will be holding a programme named 'Creating Emotional Engagement with Customers and Employees' in New Delhi and Mumbai in December 2008. The programme will be lead by two Indian faculty members at Stanford.Stanford University and its Graduate School of Business are leading institutions with long history of innovation and thought-leadership. For over 110 years, Stanford has produced many of the world's greatest business innovators. The founders of Google, Nike, Charles Schwab, Sun Microsystems, Robert Mondavi, Hewlett-Packard, Victoria's Secret, Yahoo!, Capital One, Gap and Cisco went to Stanford.
Since its creation in 1925, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, with a faculty that includes three Nobel laureates, has established itself as a global leader in management education and has built an international reputation.