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HRD Minister Prakash Javedakar, announces JEE(MAIN), NEET will be conducted twice a year.

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From 2019 Joint Entrance Examination JEE(MAIN) and the National Eligibility, cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be conducted twice a year.  The candidates who have missed the test or are not satisfied by the score will have the opportunity to give the test again.

The Ministry Of HRD also announced that from now onwards, The Central Board of Secondary Examination will not be conducting these tests. NTA- National Testing Agency (NTA) will be responsible for conducting these tests. The University Grants Commission’s National Eligibility Test will be the first test conducted by the NTA in December. All tests have digitally shifted and will be conducted on computers.

Prakash Javadekar, HRD minister said that the NAT will also conduct the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) and the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) from 2019 apart from the JEE Main, NEET and the UGC-NET.

According to the Prakash Javadekar, there will be no change in the exam syllabus, the exam fees will also remain unchanged. Also, the difficulty level of the test will be the same as before and each day there will be a different question paper. All these tests will be prepared by researchers, experts, test designers, education specialists in a scientific way. To ensure timely delivery and avoiding leakage of tests, highly secured IT software and encryption will be used.

The Online submission for UGC-NET application will commence from 1st September 2018 and the exam will be conducted between December 2 to December 16 2018. Registration for JEE(MAIN) will begin from 1st September 2018 till 30th September 2018 for the 2019 January exam. And the results for the same will be announced in the first week of February.

NEET online submission for the February 2019 exam will begin from 1st October 2018 and continue till 31st October 2018.

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MoU signed between IIT-Delhi and Macquarie University to promote academic collaboration

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A Memorandum Of Understanding ( MoU ) has been signed between the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi and  Macquarie University, one of the Top 10 universities of Australia to promote an extensive variety of academic and research activities.

As per a statement released by Macquarie University, The MoU will further faculty and student exchange, initiatives for teaching and learning, promote research collaboration, workshops and training in the field of Engineering and Sciences.

IIT Delhi, a widely acclaimed Engineering and Technology Institute and Macquarie University, it’s faculty of Science and Engineering is renowned for its innovations in the fields of cybersecurity, Telecommunications, Wireless networking technology, and Information technology. These institutes have entered into an agreement to collaborate in these fields and to achieve useful research and academic outcome.

The MoU was signed by Macquarie University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) Ms Nicole Brigg and witnessed by Prof Richard de Grijs, Associate Dean (Global Engagement), Faculty of Science & Engineering. Prof Sanjeev Sanghi, Alumni Affairs and International Programmes represented IIT Delhi.

Prof Richard de Grijs said, “The Memorandum of Understanding we sign today is the beginning of what we believe to be a long relationship in which we will learn with, and from, each other through cooperative academic pursuits,”.

The signing of this MoU has been considered as the first step towards an impactful research collaboration between IIT-Delhi and Macquarie University by Professor Sanjeev Sanghvi, Dean AAIP, IIT-Delhi. This MoU will bring together students, researchers and academics from both the institutes and will provide them with a way by which they can benefit from mutual expertise.

 

 

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Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship open for students from all universities

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The Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF) which was earlier applicable for students from IISc, IITs, NITs, IISERs and the centrally funded IIITs will now be open for students from all universities.  Under the PMRF a research grant of Rs 2 lakh is provided per year and Rs 70,000 is given every month to a student.

On Friday, In a three-day conference of vice-chancellors headed by HRD minister Prakash Javadekar, it was amended that all the students looking for admission in Full-Time PhD programmes will be eligible for the Fellowship programmes but they will be subjected to some conditions.

The HRD minister, Prakash Javadekar released the All India survey of  Higher Education (AISHE) report and stated that there has been an increase in the Gross Enrolment Ratio from 25.2% during the year 2016-17 to 25.8% during the year 2017-18.

Prakash Javadekar said

“Lack in innovation and quality research is the foremost challenge before the country. Quality expansion and teaching reform is the need of the hour,”.

The report also stated that the total higher education enrolment has been estimated to be 36.6 million including 19.2 million boys and 17.4 million girls. 47.6% of the total enrolment was estimated to be girls.

The All India Survey for higher education was started in the year 2011 to prepare a comprehensive database on higher education. This survey was then made an annual exercise by the government after seeing the benefits of the data collected from the first report.

All the research projects of the HRD including IMPacting Research, INnovation and Technology (IMPRINT) will now be opened for the teachers and students from all the universities. To avoid plagiarism, all the universities will be provided with the Turnitin software free of cost.

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MoU signed between IIT-Kharagpur and AIIMS to start research programmes.

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The All India Institute of Medical Sciences ( AIIMS ) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, two prominent institutions of the country on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with an objective to bolster interaction and cooperation.

According to a statement released by AIIMS, the main goal of this Memorandum is to boost research outreach programmes and medical services among the faculty members, scientists and the students to perform joint academic and research programmes, collaborative research projects, supervising masters and doctoral students.

The New MoU between AIIMS and IIT-Kharagpur

As per the memorandum signed between AIIMS and IIT-Kharagpur, a decision was taken by the two institutions for conducting joint academic programmes such as MD-Ph.D, MSc-Ph.D, PhD and more courses, and combined internship programmes for AIIMS and IIT-KGP students, conducting joint research programmes and obtaining research funds from external funding agencies.

Under this programme, some other joint academic programmes such as short modular courses specially designed for the benefit of undergraduate and postgraduate students, exchange programmes for the faculty members, use of the lab facilities and also sharing the data among the two.

Recently IIT-Kharagpur was ranked among the top 100 in the Times Higher Education Golden age rankings 2018 because of it’s continuous research efforts.

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