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Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) invites applications for the 8th edition of its prestigious Global Policy School (GPS) - Cohort of April 2020. GPS is a globally acclaimed certificate course designed for hands-on understanding of the public policy paradigm.
GPS, initiated by CPPR in 2012, is designed as a five-day residential workshop on Public Policy. With an alumni network spread across 37 countries, GPS has nurtured young leaders whose work has catalysed policy transformations for real-world public challenges.
It aims to give a holistic understanding of public policy - its formulation, analysis, communication and evaluation - based on real-time situations to the aspiring change inducers and global leaders. Each of the modules in GPS is curated by seasoned policy experts and practitioners with stress on interdisciplinary experiential learning.
Previous faculty of GPS has included the likes of Mr Devi Prasad IES - Former Advisor to Government of India, Mr Raj Cherubal - CEO of Chennai Smart City Limited & Dr D Dhanuraj - Chairman of Centre for Public Policy Research.
“The Policy School takes a very practical approach to Public Policy. The learning has helped my organisation a lot in writing opinion pieces as well as policy briefs and sharpened my skills in research and policy making,” says GPS Alumni Chofor Che Christian-Aimé (GPS 2015) from Cameroon. He is the Co-founder of Central African Think Tank- CACLiTA.
The last date for application is February 7. The course fee is Rs 35,000 and the course begins on April 9, 2020. You can apply through https://www.cppr.in/gps2020.
February 7, 2020 - Applications close
February 13, 2020 - Announcement of selected candidates
February 20, 2020 - Confirmation by candidates
February 27, 2020 - Last date for payment of fees
April 9, 2020 - Course commencement
April 13, 2020 - Course ends
Registration fee: Rs 300/-
Course Fee: Rs 35,000/-
Entries have been invited for the 10th National Science Film Festival of India, to be held at Agarthala, Tripura, from 18th to 22nd March 2020.
The festival is being organised by Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous organisation of Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India and the Tripura State Council for Science & Technology.
The National Science Film Festival of India (NSFFI) offers an opportunity for filmmakers / institutions / students to get involved with the process of science film making, improve their understanding of various feats in Science & Technology and to encourage efforts by both professionals and students to make science films.
Films on science, technology, innovations, energy, environment, water, health & medicine, biographies and emerging sciences, agriculture, traditional knowledge, history of science and related sub-themes can be submitted in different categories.
The last date for submission of entries is 31 January 2020.
For more details related to the categories of films, Guidelines, Awards etc, visit, https://vigyanprasar.gov.in/science-communication-programs/science-through-films/
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, an all India Institution declared as Deemed to be University, and an Institutes of Eminence, as recently announced by MHRD, Govt. of India, has invited applications for admissions to its Integrated First Degree programmes offered at Pilani campus, Goa campus, and Hyderabad Campus for the academic year 2020-21.
Admissions to all campuses and courses will be made on the basis of a Computer based Online Test conducted by BITS, Pilani- 'BITS Admission Test-2020' (BITSAT-2020).
Programmes: The Integrated First degree programmes to which admissions will be made on the basis of BITSAT-2020 are the following:
BITS, Pilani-Pilani Campus: B.E: Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical, Manufacturing; B.Pharm; M.Sc.: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics and M.Sc.: General Studies.
BITS,Pilani-K. K. Birla Goa Campus: B.E.: Chemical, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Communication, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical; M.Sc.: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, and Physics.
BITS, Pilani-Hyderabad Campus: B.E.: Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Communication, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical, Biotechnology; B.Pharm.; M.Sc.: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics.
Eligibility: Applicant should have passed the Class 12 examination of 10+2 system, from a recognized Central or State board, in 2019 or should be appearing for the final examination of the 10+2 Programme in 2020.
Those who have passed the 12th examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are eligible for admission to all the Programmes. Those who have passed 12th examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology are eligible for admission to B.Pharm course only.
Applicant should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology in 12th examination, with at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/ Biology subjects. Applicants should have adequate proficiency in English.
Those presently studying in BITS at any of its campuses are not eligible to appear in BITSAT-2020.
Selection process: Admissions will be made based on the merit in the BITS Admission Test (BITSAT) 2020, a Computer based Test that will be offered during the period from 16 May 2020 to 25 May 2020. Applicants can choose the Center, the day and time of his/her convenience to take the test. The list of Test Centres is given in the BITSAT Brochure, available at https://www.bitsadmission.com/bitsat/2020/BITSAT-2020Brochure.pdf
BITSAT-2020: BITSAT 2020 will be of 3-hour duration without break. The test consists of150 objective type, multiple choice questions in four parts- Part I: Physics (40 questions); Part II: Chemistry (40); Part III : (a) English Proficiency (15) and (b) Logical Reasoning (10) and Part IV : Mathematics or Biology (45).
If a candidate answers all the 150 questions, without skipping any question and if there is still time left, the candidate will have an option of attempting 12 extra questions, 4 each from, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology. Further, once the candidate has opted for extra questions, he/she cannot go back for correction of any of the earlier answered 150 questions.
Syllabus: Syllabus of the test is available in the Information Brochure. Sample Test will be available at the BITS website in due course.
All the questions and instructions of the test will be in English only. Candidates should bring a pen for the purpose of rough work, signing etc. Blank sheets for rough work will be provided, if required. Calculators and logarithmic tables are not allowed in the test centers.
Scoring: Each correct answer gets 3 marks, while each incorrect answer will result in loss of 1 mark.
Score of BITSAT: At the completion of the test, the computer will announce the result to the candidate in terms of number of total correct answers and wrong answers, with the score. The candidate can also check his/her score report at the BITS admission website on the next day of his/her test date. The candidate can also take a printout of the score report for any further usage. No student will be allowed to repeat the test in the same year.
Direct Admission to Board Toppers: First rank students of all the central and state boards in India for the year 2020 will be given direct admission to the program of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT-2020 score as per the eligibility criteria mentioned above. Further details about this scheme will be available at BITS admission website by 15th of May 2020.
Application: Applications can be submitted online at http://www.bitsadmission.com latest by 5 pm on 31 March 2020. Application fee is Rs. 3300/- for male applicants and Rs. 2800/- for female applicants. For those choosing Dubai as a test center the application fee for both male and female will be US $90 (Rs.6300). Details for payment of fees are available at the admission website while applying online. Applicant may take the printout of the filled-in form for future reference.
Revision/editing (online) in the application form can be done by candidates during 1st April to 6th April, 2020.
Test center allotment and announcement to candidates will be made on 9th April, 2020.
Applicants will be required to reserve Test date and slot during 10 April 2020 to 18 April 2020.
Candidates have to download the Hall tickets with instructions between 20 April 2020 and 12 May 2020.
Admission: All candidates who appear in BITSAT-2020 and are interested in admission will be required to submit Admission application form with 12th marks and preferences to different degree programmes offered at Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses, during the period from 18th May 2020 to 18th June, 2020.
Admit list and Wait list be announced on 20th June 2020. For more information, visit http://bitsadmission.com/
Thiruvananthapuram: In the row over mark moderation in Kerala university, the syndicate meet decided to nullify the degree of 24 students who were illegally given moderation to pass degree. Following this, the syndicate assigned the Vice Chancellor to seek permission of the Governor, who is the Chancellor of the university, to nullify the degree.
Permission of senate will be sought to cancel the degree of the 24 students who passed with moderation marks. At the same time, answer sheets of 112 students who got moderation marks will be cancelled.
Action will be taken to hold re-examination without fees and declare the results immediately, the syndicate meeting decided.
It is alleged that moderation mark was given to 24 students illegally inserting the marks on computer. At the same time, the university asserted that it was due tosoftware error.
Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction (IIIC) based at Chavara inKollam has invited application for 17 skill development courses for the month of January 2020. All the courses are recognised by government of Kerala and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). Also AICTE, AIMA and International facility management association, Cambridge English and Construction sector skill council approved courses will be offered during this period. The courses include Technician, Supervisory and Managerial courses.
The managerial courses include 6 months graduate-ship programme for mechanical and civil engineering graduates, post graduate diploma in retail management, PGD in facilities and contract management, advanced diploma in GIS and data centre infrastructure. Supervisory courses include data centre installation and maintenance, quality technician courses. Diploma and ITI certificate holders can apply for supervisory level programmes.
Technician level courses are intended for those who have studied up to 10thstandard. They include electrician, construction welder, assistant bar bender, STP operator, painting and finishing and road construction machine operator. Duration of three level courses may range from 3 months to one year.
IIIC also offers CEPT and languageskill programme of Cambridge English. Students above 17 years age can enrollfor this course.
Kerala Academy for Skills and ULCCS Ltd are jointly running the institute.
Last date for receiving application is 31st January 2020. Students can apply online through www.iiic.ac.in
Contact info- 8078980000.
Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) has invited applications for admission to the B.Tech Programmes offered by the Institute at its campuses at Vellore, Chennai, VIT-AP and VIT-Bhopal.
The Campuses and Programmes offered are the following:
Vellore: Biotechnology; Chemical Engineering; Computer Science and Engineering with specialisation in Bioinformatics; Computer Science and Engineering with specialisation in Information Security; Computer Science and Engineering with specialisation in Data Science; Computer Science and Engineering with specialisation in Internet of Things; Computer Science and Engineering with specialisation in Block Chain Technology; Electronics and Communication with specialisation in Biomedical Engineering; Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering; Civil Engineering; Computer Science and Engineering and Business Systems; Information Technology; Mechanical with specialisation in Automotive Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Production and Industrial Engineering; B.Des. Industrial Design
Chennai: Computer Science and Engineering; Electrical and Electronics Engineering; Electronics and Communication Engineering; Computer Science and Engineering with specialisation in Cyber Physical Systems; Computer Science and Engineering with specialisation in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics; Electronics and Computer Engineering; Fashion Technology; Civil Engineering; Computer Science and Engineering Computer Science and Engineering with specialisation in AI and Machine Learning; Electrical and Electronics Engineering; Electronics and Communication Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Mechatronics and Automation.
VIT-AP: Computer Science and Engineering with specialisation in Data Analytics; Computer Science and Engineering with specialisation in Networking & Security; Computer Science and Engineering with specialisation in Artificial Intelligence; Computer Science and Engineering with specialisation in Robotics; Electronics and Communication Engineering with specialisation in Embedded Systems; Electronics and Communication Engineering with specialisation in VLSI; Computer Science and Engineering; Computer Science and Engineering and Business Systems; Electronics and Communication Engineering; Mechanical Engineering.
VIT-Bhopal: Computer Science and Engineering with specialisation in Gaming Technology; Computer Science and Engineering with specialisation in Cyber security & Digital Forensics; Aerospace Engineering; Bioengineering; Electronics and Communication Engineering with specialisation in Artificial Intelligence and Cybernetics; Computer Science and Engineering; Computer Science and Engineering with specialisation in AI and Machine Learning; Electrical and Electronics Engineering; Electronics and Communication Engineering; Mechanical Engineering with specialisation in Gamification; Mechanical Engineering.
Eligible candidates may select specific campus and programme during counselling.
Eligibility: Applicant should be a Resident / Non-Resident Indian National / PIO Holder. Applicant should have been born on or after 1st July 1998.
Applicant should have passed the final examination of the 10+2 system of Higher Secondary Examination conducted by a State Board, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE, New Delhi), The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (ISCE), New Delhi etc/ equivalent examination or should be appearing in 2020. The list of qualifying examinations is listed in the Prospectus that can be downloaded from https://viteee.vit.ac.in/. Applicant should have studied in Regular, Full Time and Formal Education.
Applicant should have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in the qualifying examination to be eligible for all the B.Tech. Degree programmes. Those who have studied Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the qualifying examination are eligible only for B.Tech. Bio-stream Degree programmes in Bio-engineering, Biotechnology, CSE with specialisation in Bioinformatics, ECE with specialisation in Biomedical Engineering programmes. But after joining, registering for Mathematics as bridge course is mandatory.
Applicant should have secured minimum aggregate of 60% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics /Biology in the qualifying examination (+2/Intermediate). Relaxation in marks is available for some categories.
Exam pattern: VITEEE will have Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) from Mathematics/ Biology (40 questions), Physics (35), Chemistry (35), Aptitude (10) and English (5). There is no negative mark for wrong answers. Those appearing in Mathematics/ Physics/ Chemistry/ English/Aptitude are eligible for all the B.Tech. Degree programmes. Those appearing in Biology/ Physics/ Chemistry/ English/ Aptitude, are eligible only for B.Tech. Bio-stream Degree programmes; (i) Bio-engineering (VIT-Bhopal) (ii) Biotechnology (VIT, Vellore) (iii) CSE with specialisation in Bioinformatics (VIT,Vellore) (iv) ECE with specialisation in Biomedical Engineering (VIT, Vellore). But after joining, registering for Mathematics as bridge course is mandatory. The selection of subjects (MPCEA / BPCEA) should be mentioned in the application form. The syllabus for the Entrance Examination is given in APPENDIX-IV of this brochure at https://viteee.vit.ac.in/. The list of Test Cities for VITEEE-2020 to be held during 13th to 19th April, 2020, is given in Appendix - II of the information brochure.
The cost of application is Rs.1150/-.
Application: Applications can be submitted online at www.vit.ac.in/viteee. Application fee can be paid using Net banking/ Credit card/Debit card/Paytm. The online applicants need not send the hard copy of the application form to the Institute.
The Prospectus and the information brochure along with the necessary enclosures which include the Application Form and a printed self-addressed envelope, can be obtained against cash payment from the post offices as given in the VIT website: www.vit.ac.in
Application form can also be obtained in person from the four campuses of VIT.
The last date for receipt of OMR completed application form at VIT is February 29, 2020.
Slot Booking can be done in the 3rd week of March, 2020.
For more details, visit https://viteee.vit.ac.in/
The School for Securities Education (SSE) of National Institute of Securities Market (NISM), an educational initiative of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), has invited applications for admission to the2 year (6 trimesters), Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Securities Markets) [PGDM (SM)], a programme aimed to create the complete securities market professionals. The programme is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
Eligibility: Applicant should hold a Bachelors degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline (except Fine Arts) of minimum three years duration after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (for General Category) and at least 45% marks (for reserved category) from a university recognized by UGC or equivalent.
Those in the last year of degree and those who have completed the degree but are awaiting their final results of the bachelors degree can also apply, subject to submission of the degree awarded by the university latest by September 30, 2020.
Applicant should have successfully appeared in any of the Common Admission Tests such as CAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA, MAT, GMAT or MH-CET (Management).
Selection will be based on the scores obtained in the common entrance test, weightage for educational qualifications, work experience, GD and personal interview.
Application: Applications can be submitted online at https://www.nism.ac.in/index.php/admissions-pgdm-2022, latest by April 20, 2020 (Monday).
Interviews will commence on May 1, 2020 (Friday). First Merit List will be declared on May 20, 2020 (Wednesday) and the second on June 1, 2020 (Monday).
Programme commences on June 15, 2020 (Monday).
For details, visit https://www.nism.ac.in/index.php/admissions-pgdm-2022
Kerala State Institute of Design (KSID), Chandanathope, Kollam, Kerala-691014, an Institution under the Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE), the Skill Development Mission of the Government of Kerala, has invited applications for admission to the Post Graduate Diploma programmes offered by it which includes (i) IT Integrated Communication Design (IICD) (ii) Integrated Textile & Apparel Design (ITAD) and (iii) Integrated Life Style Product Design (ILPD).
All the programmes extend over a period of 30 months consisting of 5 semesters and each discipline has 10 seats. The courses will include lectures, studio/workshop/laboratory work, seminar and a thesis work in the relevant area of specialization. The course offered is in accordance with the syllabus and curriculum provided by National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
Eligibility: Applicant should hold any degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized university or institution with a minimum of 55% marks. Those who have appeared/are appearing for the final semester examination can also apply, with their last available score aggregates. Any professional experience in relevant fields will be an added advantage. Applicant should not be over 40 years.
Selection: Selection will be based on a design aptitude test for which all eligible applicants would be called. The Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims will be held on 26th April 2020 (Sunday), at Trivandram, Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Chennai. Result of aptitude test will be declared on 2 May 2020. Short listed candidates would be called for a studio test and interview at KSID campus, to be held on 22 May 2020 & 23 May 2020. Based on the performance of the candidates in the studio test and interview, the final rank list of the candidates and the waiting list would be published on 27 May 2020.
The tentative schedule of allotment/admission is given in the Prospectus that can be downloaded from www.ksid.ac.in
Reservation principle as defined by the Government of Kerala will be applicable for admissions.
Application: Applications can be submitted online at www.ksid.ac.in, latest by 29 February 2020. Application has to be filled up with latest passport size photograph and scanned copy of all self-attested supporting documents. The application fee of Rs.1000/- has to be paid through the SBI collect option on the link; https://www.onlinesbi.com/sbicollect.
The documents to be uploaded include (i) Copy of completed semester markets/Completion certificate (ii) Certificate of eligibility for reservation candidates and mark list for all semesters (iii) Consolidated final mark list of degree course (iv) Copy of SSLC/equivalent certificate mentioning the Date of Birth of applicant.
For details on the courses and other information, applicant may see the Prospectus and the website www.ksid.ac.in
Department of Management Studies, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), an Institution of National Importance, Established Under an Act of Parliament, Bahadurpur, Mukhetia More, Post: Harbanshganj, Jais, Amethi, Uttar Pradesh-229304, has invited applications for admission to the 2-year full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) for 2020.
The Programme aims to create a cadre of human resource with necessary skills, domain expertise, and competencies to manage the key positions in various segments of corporate world and energy sector.
The areas of focus of the department are (i) Energy Management (ii) Financial Management (iii) Marketing Management (iv) Human Resources Management and (v) Operations Management
Eligibility: Applicant must hold a recognised Bachelor's degree with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/PwD). Applicant must have scored 50% in aggregate (45% for SC/ST/PwD) in Class 10 and Class 12. Those appearing for final year examination of programme are also eligible to apply subject to the submission of the final year mark sheet and certificate on 1st July, 2020, the date of registration.
Applicant should have a valid score in any one of Common Admission Test (CAT-2019) conducted by IIMs/ Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT-2020)/ CMAT-2020 (conducted by AICTE)/ GMAT 2019/2020.
Selection: Applicants will be shortlisted by considering the Normalized score in the Qualifying examination, Academic Performance and Work Experience carrying a total of 75 marks (A).The list will be announced on 3 April 2020.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) carrying a maximum of 25 marks (B), to be held at Jais (UP), Noida (UP), Bangalore (Karnataka) and Kolkata (WB) on 18 April 2020. The final selection of candidates will be based on total weighted cumulative score (A+B) out of a maximum score of 100.
Company Sponsored Candidates are also admitted to the Programme. Details are available at https://www.domsrgipt.ac.in/mba1.html
Application: Application can be submitted online at www.domsrgipt.ac.in by, 27thMarch, 2020. Application fee is Rs.400/- (Rs.200/- for SC/ST candidates) to be paid online.
For details, visit www.domsrgipt.ac.in
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai has invited applications for the Visiting Students' Research Programme (VSRP-2020) to be held at TIFR, Mumbai.
The Programme will be held at School of Natural Sciences (NSF) and School of Technology & Computer Sciences (STCS) during May 5 to July 6, 2020.
There will be 2 batches at School of Mathematics. The Programme for Batch 1 will be held during May 5 to June 4, 2020 and that for Batch 2, from June 9 to July 9, 2020. Details on the Mathematics Programme is available at http://www.math.tifr.res.in/vsrp.php
VSRP at the Institutes National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), Punewill be announced soon. Details can be had from the link available at https://www.tifr.res.in/~vsrp/apply/apply.htm
Eligibility:For VSRP in Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Mathematics/
Computer & Systems Sciences; applicants should have completed 2 years of undergraduate course work in an academic institution and should not have participated in VSRP before. Accordingly, students in the final year of a three year undergraduate program (line B.Sc.) or pre-final year of a four year degree program (like BTech) or in a post-graduate/Masters program are eligible to apply. Those finishing two years of undergraduate study before the commencement date of the program are also eligible to apply. Those who have applied to the VSRP program before but not selected can also apply. PhD students and faculty members are not eligible.
There is no cut-off GPA / % that is needed for applying for the VSRP program. The overall profile of the applicant which includes academic performance as evinced by grades/GPA, referee reports, applicant's write up, etc. will be considered while making a decision.
Selection:Selection is purely based on the academic performance of the student, submitted write-up and referee reports. There is no selection test/interview.
Stipend/Accommodation:Stipend for the Mathematics Programme will be Rs 7000/- and for the NSF/STCS Programmes, Rs 14000/-. To-and-fro travel re-imbursement from the place of residence (address for correspondence mentioned in the application) will be paid. Also, free shared accommodation on-or-off- campus is provided.
Applications: Registration has to be done in two steps. In step 1, the basic registration is to be completed by clicking on 'Apply Online' button at https://www.tifr.res.in/~vsrp/apply/apply.htm
During the basic registration, applicant has to select 'Preferred Subject' from Physics / Chemistry / Biology / Mathematics / Computer & Systems Sciences.
After completing basic registration, applicant will receive an email with a link for advanced registration. Before proceeding to advanced registration, applicant should keep ready Scanned photo (.jpg file of size not exceeding 100kb ) of applicant's passport size photograph. Applicant can select two areas of research for a selected department. Applicant has to give a write-up of up to 400 words, describing his/her interest in the most preferred field of study. The write up should not contain special characters. In particular, use of equations in write-ups is strongly discouraged. Applicant is also required to provide Names, Affiliation, Designation, Contact address (both e-mail and physical address) and contact phone numbers of two referees who would be filling referee reports for the applicant. They should be teachers or persons with whom applicant has interacted academically. The link for filling up the Referee Report Form online will be sent by email to both Referees after complete registration.
Last date for submission of applications is January 31, 2020.
Referees can fill the online report form tillFebruary 9, 2020.
For details, visit https://www.tifr.res.in/~vsrp/index.html
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced the NTA score of candidates who had taken the B.E/B.Tech paper of the first Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Main) for 2020 admissions.
The results can be seen at http://ntaresults.nic.in/ by providing the Application number and date of birth of the applicant along with the security pin given in the screen.
The first JEE (Main) Examination for B.E./B.Tech admission 2020, was conducted by NTA between 7th and 9th January 2020 in two shifts per day across 233 cities in the country and abroad.
A total of 921261 candidates registered for B.E. /B. Tech. Paper of which, 869010, actually appeared for the examination.
The score has been declared after displaying the Question Paper and recorded responses in the website for the verification by examinees, inviting challenges on them from candidates and examining them.
NTA Scores are normalized scores across multi session papers and are based on the relative performance of all those who appeared for the examination. The marks obtained are converted into a scale ranging from 100 to 0 for each session of examinees.
The NTA Score indicates the percentage of candidates who have scored equal to or below (same or lower raw scores) a particular candidate in that session. The procedure followed for computing the NTA Score of a Candidate have been detailed in the result notification available at https://nta.ac.in/ and also at https://jeemain.nta.nic.in/
Candidates must note that the NTA score is not the same as percentage of marks obtained. The result declared now is only the NTA Score and not the rank of the applicant in JEE Main BE/BTech paper. No rank is assigned for the first examination.
Ranks will be assigned only after JEE Main Second Examination to be held in April 2020.
The Ranks of the candidates will be released taking into consideration better of the two NTA Scores of all candidates appeared in January 2020 and April 2020 examinations, for those appearing for both the examinations and the score in the January/April examination in case of those appearing for only one these examinations, and in accordance with the policy already made available on the website https://jeemain.nta.nic.in/.
Online application for JEE (Main) -2020 Examination to be held in April 2020 will commence on 7th February, 2020 at https://jeemain.nta.nic.in/ and shall remain open till 7th March 2020. The uploading of images and payment of the application fee will be up to 8th March 2020.
JEE (Main)- April 2020 Examination will be conducted on 5 April 2020, 7 April 2020, 8 April 2020, 9 April 2020 and 11 April 2020 for BE/B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning.
The candidates who have appeared for JEE Main first examination of 2020 as well as those who have not appeared for it, have the option to appear in the second examination.
In case of those appearing only for any one of the examinations, their NTA score in that examination will be considered for the final ranking. In case of those appearing for both the examination, better of the two NTA scores will be considered for final ranking.
Pathanamthitta: 21 lakh PSC applicants are yet to link their profiles with Aadhar card. Biometric tests will be mandatory for PSC online exams from March onwards. This has caused panic in more than 10 lakh applicants as they have not yet been able to link their Aadhar cards due to lack of required information.
Applicants can link their profiles with Aadhar card only if the right name, date of birth, phone number and address are provided. To add any such information to their respective Aadhar cards, one has to enroll for Aadhar yet again with their official documents. This will take a lot of time. The security features have been included to make the exams error free.
50 lakh people registered
More than 50 lakh people registered for PSC using one-time registration. Out of this 29 lakh people have linked their profiles with Aadhar. Those who have not linked their profiles will not be able to apply for any new post.
Online exams from March
The Aadhar-based biometric tests will take place for the online exams after March 15. The first phase of biometric tests will take place in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam and Kozhikode exam centers.
Thiruvananthapuram: General administration secretary K R Jyotilal has informed that Secretariat employees who are taking leave to prepare for Kerala Administrative Service exam scheduled in February, will be disqualified. The decision was made in view of the leaves affecting the functioning of the Secretariat.
More than 50 assistants are on leave to prepare for the exam. This has adversely affected the functioning of secretariat.
Jyotilal also said that trying for another job while is service shows lack of social responsibility. He instructed the employees to cancel leave and rejoin service.
New Delhi: The Annual Status of Education Report, released recently, found that the quality of education among first standard students in government school is too poor. According to the NCERT curriculum first standard students should be able to understand the numbers from 1 to 99. However, only 41.1 percent students are able to understand two digit numbers. Also, 28 percent of the second standard students are unable to understand two digit numbers.
ASER report aims at improving the education standards of students between the age 4 to 8. For this a study was conducted among 36,000 plus students in 4-8 age group in 26 districts of 24 states.
The report also said that the right to education are being denied at schools. According to the law passed in 2009, a six-year-old student should be admitted to first standard. However, 4 in 10 admitted in first standard are below 5 years or above 6 years.
Among the students who are admitted in schools at the age 4-5, 56.8 percent are girls. But as per preschool data, 49.6 percent are boys.
According to the report. 61.1 percent of students between 6 to 8 years admitted to schools are girl students.
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala cabinet on Wednesday decided to elevate the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management - Kerala (IIITM-K) to the state's first Digital University. It also decided to recommend the Governor to issue an ordinance in this regard.
The University will be named 'The Kerala University of Digital Sciences Innovation and Technology'.
IIITMK, located at the Technopark campus, here, hitherto was an autonomous educational institution established by Government of Kerala in the year 2000, was a multidisciplinary premier postgraduate institute offering courses in computer science and IT.
Apart from research, the university will concentrate in fields of Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Block Chain, Cognitive Sciences, Internet of Things and Augmented Reality.
Five schools will be established under the university – School of Computing, School of Electronics Design and Automation, School of Informatics, School of Digital Bio science and School of Digital Humanities.
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Jodhpur, has invited applications for admission to the Part-Time M.Tech. [Artificial Intelligence (AI)] Programme for Working Professionals.
The programme has been designed to empower working professionals with next-generation AI skill. Courses will be offered online in synchronised mode with relevant offline materials and limited direct contact by faculty of IIT Jodhpur and industry experts.
Eligibility: Applicant should hold B.Tech./B.E in any branch of Engineering/MCA/MSc (Computer Science or Electronics) with at least 60% marks. Applicant should have at least 2 years of professional work experience with sufficient hands-on experience in computer programming.
Selection: Selection will be based on written test and/or interview and/or any other criteria deemed suitable by the admission committee. Prior research exposure and/or industry experience in areas related to AI will be an advantage. The department may set any cut off criteria for short listing applicants.
Classes will be conducted in the evening (e.g. from 5 pm to 7 pm) or on weekends at a convenient time. A student can register for 3 to 4 courses in a semester. There will be two to three lectures every evening, each of duration 50 minutes. There will be 14 weeks of instruction in a semester. There will also be Online Instructions (Lectures will be webcast online) and Contact weeks (there will be mandatory two contact weeks in a semester).
Assessment: Grading will be based on examinations, online quizzes, programming, and theoretical assignments.
Applications can be submitted at https://oa.iitj.ac.in/OA_PG_ADMISSION latest by January 18, 2020. Application processing fee of Rs.300/- has to be paid online.
The detailed Notification is available at the 'Announcements' link at http://iitj.ac.in/
University of Cambridge, has invited applications for the Dr Manmonhan Singh Scholarships, for pursuing research leading to doctoral degrees in subjects like Science and Technology, Economics and Social Sciences, at St. John's College.
Eligibility: Applicant should be an Indian national with a valid Indian passport and currently based in India and below the age of 35 years as on 31 December 2019. Applicant should not have already had significant exposure to UK education or received UK government funding. Applicant should hold a Master's (Postgraduate) degree from a reputed/recognised India university/institution with a First Class award (UG and PG) in the relevant subject/field. Applicant should have exhibited evidence of leadership qualities (to be assessed from personal statements such as extracurricular activities and/or evidence of having made a difference to the country/society/participation in symposia in the relevant subject, or peer reviewed publication in the area), should be fluent in spoken and written English, should be keen to pursue and should have identified a full time Doctoral Research degree from the University of Cambridge commencing by September/October 2020. Applicant should also be able to fulfil any other admission criteria laid down by the university.
The award includes Academic fees, International airfare, Monthly stipend to cover living expenses and UK Visa.
The last date for submission of application is 15th January, 2020.
For details, and online application, visit www.joh.cam.ac.uk/dr-manmohan-singh-scholarship
Entries have been invited for Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2020, a nationwide initiative to provide students a platform to solve some of the pressing problems faced in our daily lives and thereby inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem solving.
In SIH 2020, students get an opportunity to work on challenges faced within various Ministries, Departments, Industries, PSUs and NGOs to create world class solutions for some of the top organizations including industries in the world, thus helping the Private sector hire the best minds from across the nation.
It can help to Harness creativity & expertise of students; Spark institute-level hackathons; Build funnel for Startup India campaign; Crowdsource solutions for improving governance and quality of life; Provide opportunity to citizens to provide innovative solutions to Indias daunting problems.
Problem statements are available on www.sih.gov.in. They relate to (i) Agriculture & Rural Development (ii) Healthcare & Biomedical devices (iii) Smart Communication (iv) Food Processing (v) Clean Water (vi) Renewable Energy (vii) Smart Vehicles (viii) Miscellaneous (ix) Robotics and Drones (x) Security & Surveillance (xi) Waste Management.
There are Software and Hardware editions of SIH. The Software edition will be on 14th & 15th March, 2020 and the Hardware edition from 6th to 10th July, 2020.
Eligibility: Technology students from AICTE/UGC/IIT/NIT/IISER/IIIT/ Government approved educational institutions can participate. Maximum 7 teams (5 teams for Software edition + 2 teams for Hardware edition) per institution are allowed to participate in SIH 2020. Team should mandatorily have 6 students of which at least one should be a female. One f them should be the team leader. All team members should be from same college; no inter-college teams are allowed. However, members from different branches of the same college/ institute are encouraged to form a team.
An Institution has to nominate a Single Point of Contact (SPOC). The Single Point of Contact (SPOC) from every institution should register on www.sih.gov.in. SPOCs must upload their college authorization letter while completing the registration formalities.
The teams can come up with their own ideas against the problem statements and submit them to the nominated faculty or SPOC of their own college.
For short-listing these top 7 teams, every institution is expected to organize internal hackathon before submission of the selected teams on SIH portal. These internal hackathons should be held in the month of December 2019 or January 2020.
Details of internal hackathon (e.g. date, number of student participation, jury member, evaluation process etc.) need to be uploaded on the SIH portal along with few photographs of the internal hackathon. All submission should come from the college SPOC only. Submission of ideas directly from students will not be accepted.
The last date for team nomination and idea submission by College SPOC on SIH portal will be 25th January 2020.
Notification about selected teams will be put up on the SIH portal and will also be sent to their respective nodal centers.
The activities after short listing are detailed at the www.sih.gov.in
Prizes: There would be a single winning team for every problem statement posted on the portal. The prize money will be given by the collaborating ministry/ industry only if that organization likes the idea of the winning team. However, it is noT mandatory to announce only one winning team against each problem statement. If the collaborating ministry/ industry concludes that none of the ideas are up-to-the-mark, they may not announce any winning team at the finale.
Amount of prize money to be awarded to each winning team is Rs. 100000/- per problem statement. If there is a tie between two or more teams, the final decision of the prize money distribution will be taken by the problem statement creator only and once the decision is made, it won't be changed further.
Ideas submitted under Student Innovation category might have different prize money. Teams are also encouraged to think out-of-the-box and provide creative solutions to themes under 'Students' Innovation' category.
For more details of the idea submission process, please check: https://www.sih.gov.in/pdf/IdeasubmissionprocessSIH2020.pdf
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Sambalpur; Jyoti Vihar, Burla, Sarnbalpur, Odisha-768019, has invited applications for admission to the full-time, residential, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme in Management- 2020-21.
Doctoral Program in Management is offered in the areas of Organizational Behavior &Human Resource Management; Finance &Accounting Management; Production and Operation Management; Economics; Policy &Strategic Management; Information SystemManagement and Marketing Management.
Eligibility: Applicant should hold one of the following (i) Master's Degree or Post Graduate Diploma (2 years) in any discipline or Integrated (Dual) Degree from IITs/IIMs/Other reputed Universities, with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade point average in the Bachelor's as well as 60% in the Master's Degree (ii) A Professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS with B. Com Degree, with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade point average in the Professional degree as well as in the B. Com Degree (iii) A 4-year/8-semester Bachelors degree in Engineering (B.E/B.Tech/B.Sc Engineering/B. Arch) with at least 6.5 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) or equivalent percent marks. Those belonging to S.C/ST/OBC (NCL) /Persons-with-Disabilities will get a 5% relaxation in the minimum marks requirement.
Those in the final year of their Masters/Bachelors Programmes can also apply, subject to completion of all the requirements of admission, latest by 30thJune,2020.
Applicant should have a valid Common Admission Test (CAT) score or a standard test score in lieu of CAT. Applicant should have a score in CAT 2017, 2018 or 2019 or GRE/GATE/GMAT/JRF (UGC/CSIR) score taken during thelast two years.Standard Test Score is not required if an applicant is PGP Alumni of any IIM, PGPX/PGP- PMP/Integrated Programme in Management (all regular courses) where such courses are offered. Part-time/evening/week-end/Distance Learning programmes of IIM are not considered.
Selection will be based on Test Score, Personal Interview, Academic Qualifications, Relevant work experience, Research Aptitude, Publications and Reference Letter.
Those admitted are expected to complete the programme in four years, including a maximum if two years of course work.Those admitted get a stipend of Rs.35,000/- to Rs.40,000/- per month and also, international Conference grant and Contingency grant.
Application: Format of Application can be downloaded from https://www.iimsambalpur.ac.in/phd/admission-process
Application fee ofRs. 500/-has to paid online. Completed application form together with all the relevant documents (self-attested) should reach 'PhD Admission Office, Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur, Jyoti Vihar, Burla, Sambalpur, Odisha-768019',latest by 31stMarch 2020.
For details, visit https://www.iimsambalpur.ac.in/phd/admission-process
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur; Tatibandh, G.E. Road, Raipur, Chatthisgarh-492099, has invited applications for the Entrance Examination for admission to Ph.D. programme-Physiology, Nuclear medicine (4 seats each) during January 2020 session.
Eligibility: Applicant must possess at least one of the following qualifications:
Medical Qualification: MBBS/BDS with minimum 55% aggregate marks or MD/MS/MDS/DM/M.Ch in the subject concerned or Diplomate of National Board of Examination. Candidates who have obtained any of these degrees from medical colleges which are not recognized by the Medical Council of India shall not be eligible to apply.
Nursing Qualification: Candidates holding M.Sc. degree with minimum 55% aggregate marks in Nursing Speciality will also be eligible for Ph.D. admission in College of Nursing
Non-Medical: For non-medical candidates eligibility shall be Master's Degree (two years course) awarded by Indian University or equivalent in the subject as per requirement of the project. Those holding M.Sc (Other than M.Sc. Nursing) M.Tech degree & BAMS will be eligible for the Non-Medical Qualification Category.
Candidate possessing Masters Degree through distant learning course shall not be eligible.
Candidates having eligibility under non medical category should have at least 60% marks in the last eligibility examination qualified.
Desired qualifications: The non-medical candidates should have preferably qualified in any one of the following national entrance tests in the last 2 years:
Joint CSIR-UGC NET for JRF; ICMR-JRF; ICMR-SRF; DBT-JRF; DBT-SRF; NBHM screening test; Graduate aptitude test (GATE); INSPIRE fellowship; UGC-JRF; UGC=SRF; CSIR-JRF; CSIR-SRF; DST-JRF; DST-SRF.
Those who have qualified in above said examinations leading to award of fellowships will be given special weightage in the entrance examination as detailed in method of selection part of guidelines. Those who are likely to complete requisite qualification and degree by 31st January, 2020 may also apply. One can submit application for one specialty/department only.
Application can be submitted online at www.aiimsraipur.edu.in, latest by 20 January 2020. Last date for payment of application fee will be 20 January 2020.
Entrance (Written Examination) will be held on 29 January 2020 from 10 am to 11.30 am and Practical/Viva will be held on 29 January 2020 from 3 pm onwards at AIIMS Raipur.
For details, visit www.aiimsraipur.edu.in