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IIT Bombay tops 2020 QS India University Rankings

IIT Bombay has topped the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) India University Rankings 2020. The QS has ranked the higher education institutions in India on the basis eight parameters of academic reputation (30%), employer reputation (20%), faculty-student ratio (20%), staff with PhD (10%), papers per faculty (10%), citation per paper (5%), international faculty (2.5%) and international students ..


Union Government to set up committee to suggest changes to JEE (Advanced) examination

The Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development (HRD) has proposed to set up a 5-member committee to suggest changes to the JEE (Advanced) examination in the wake of an inadequate number of candidates qualifying the entrance test this year. The aim of the committee, which will be headed by IIT-Madras director “Bhaskar Ramamurthy”, is ..


India’s first-ever Industrial Training Institute for Divyangans to come up in Assam

India’s first-ever Industrial Training Institute (ITI) for the Divyangans will come up in Assam. Recently, the foundation stone for the institute was laid at Dibrugarh ITI Complex at Borboruah in Assam. As per the guidelines of National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT), the ITI will have sixty seats for three different trades with 20 seats ..


Government and IITs reach consensus on admission formula

The government and IITs resolved the issues on the entrance exam by reaching a compromise formula over organizing the common exam from 2013 academic year. According to the agreement, from 2013, class 12th marks will be used only as cut-off to screen students for eligibility for admission the IITs. Aspirants will have be in the ..