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20 Candidates Hit The Bull’s Eye In CAT EXAM

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Twenty exceptional brains proved their worth. They were successful in achieving of what they had dreamt of. These students achieved a perfect score in the recently held 2016 CAT exam out of the 1.95 lakh aspirants. Male engineers stamped their dominance this year, too by topping the list. Looking at the previous 100 percentile results, the number has increased in the last six years with no woman in the top slot. Last year, one of the 17 toppers was a girl.

“When you look at the sectionals, there have been non-engineers and female candidates who have successfully hit the bulls eye ie. they have scored 100 percentile (sic),” said Professor Rajendra K Bandi (IIM-Bangalore), convener of CAT 2016 in a press release.

The results which were announced on Monday and uploaded on the institute’s website, were forwarded to individual candidates via SMS. The institute wishes to release candidate profile details after the interviews.

There were nine 100 percentilers in 2011, 10 in 2012, eight in 2013, 16 in 2014 and 17 in 2015. Sixty-seven per cent of male candidates registered for the test which was conducted on December 24 across 138 cities. Though importance is given to CAT by individual IIMs, the test score is not the deciding factor for pursuing higher studies in an IIM of choice.

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A TOTAL OF 1.95 LAKH CANDIDATES HAD TAKEN THE EXAM

Of the 20 toppers this year three come from Delhi, two from Kolkata and one each from Mumbai, Pune & Chennai. From Delhi, Rahul Sharma, Akshay Mehndiratta and Arpit Singh are among the 100 percentilers. Mehndiratta, an IIT-Delhi graduate, managed the perfect score in his second attempt. Even his 99.34 score in his previous attempt failed to earn him a place in an IIM of his choice. Now, with a perfect 100, he hopes to get an offer from the three leading IIMs.

Singh, who is an IITian from IIT-Delhi, scored a perfect 100 in his first attempt. “He began preparing for the exam in May 2015 for which he did a 6-month course. Singh took a break and put in his 100% to crack the mock tests till December. Sharma, who is a CAT, did his graduation from IIM-Ahmedabad after clearing the CAT in 2008 because he wanted to study the changing pattern.

 

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Yash Choudhari of Maharashtra, who is pursuing his engineering from College of Engineering, Pune, was also successful in hitting the bull’s eye in his very first attempt in the most competitive test to get admission in premier IIMs He successfully attempted a mock test, almost daily till the exam date. Though being difficult, he was able to crack it,” said Choudhari, from Kolhapur.

Patrick D’Souza from Mumbai who scored a perfect 100 is a CAT trainer and has attempted the test 12 times in the past to study the changing pattern in CAT and use it to coach students. He has been among the 100 percentilers, once in 2007 and then in 2009. He has done his MBA from Mumbai’s Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. This year, Kolkata had something to be proud of. Its two students had earned the top spots. Avidipto Chakraborty of Salt Lake who attempted the exam from Mumbai and is currently interning at Nomura.

 

 

 

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IIT Roorkee Signs MoU With ISRO For Space Technology Cell

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IIT Roorkee Director A K Chaturvedi said a memorandum of understanding was signed with the ISRO to launch a space technology cell at the institute.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee in Uttarakhand on Friday said it tied up with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to set up a Space Technology Cell at its campus.

“The ISRO-IIT Roorkee Space Technology Cell shall pursue advanced research in the areas of relevance to the future technological and programmatic needs of the Indian space programme,” a statement from IIT Roorkee said.

The cell shall ensure to maximize the use of research potential, infrastructure, expertise and experience that exist in ISRO and IIT Roorkee, the statement said.

The institute will be providing the infrastructure and administrative support in setting up the cell.

The research facility will consist of faculty members, visiting scientists, experts, research personnel, technical, administrative and support staff.

Bengaluru-based ISRO has been undertaking several student outreach programmes over the past few months in order to develop scientific temper among the country’s youth.

(Source NDTV)

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IIT Kharagpur To Adopt Amazon Web Services Educate Programme

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As part of AWS Educate, the students will gain access to 12 Cloud Career Pathways covering topics that are in demand by employers, such as machine learning, cybersecurity, and software development, each with over 30 hours of content.

The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur will adopt Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate programme to help students gain cloud computing skills including hands-on experience in Artificial Intelligence (AI), a top official of the institute has said. “We are happy to introduce AWS Educate programme to provide AWS Cloud Computing experience and AI-enablement for all our students, irrespective of their branch of study. We look forward to some really innovative solution ideas coming out of this,” Director IIT Kharagpur Professor P P Chakrabarti said on Friday.

The AWS Educate programme is Amazon’s global initiative to provide students and educators with resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning and to help power the workforce of tomorrow. The programme offers a robust set of no-cost tools, resources and AWS Promotional Credits for students and educators to boost their cloud skills and experience, an official statement said.

“AWS Educate is designed to impart skill to students with the latest advancements in cloud computing technology and provide them with an environment to experiment on AWS Cloud, without making them worried about cost or access challenges,” the statement quoted Amazon Internet Services Private Limited, president, Rahul Sharma as saying.

“We are pleased to work with IIT Kharagpur in their journey of higher learning, and to help them nurture new talent for a cloud-ready workforce,” he was quoted in the statement.

As part of AWS Educate, the students will gain access to 12 Cloud Career Pathways covering topics that are in demand by employers, such as machine learning, cybersecurity, and software development, each with over 30 hours of content.

Upon completion, learners are eligible to receive an AWS Educate Certificate of Completion or an AWS Educate Badge.

(Source NDTV)

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Artificial Intelligence, Yoga Among New Subjects For CBSE Students

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CBSE has approved inclusion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an optional sixth subject for class 9 students.

CBSE students will now be introduced to the rapidly rising world of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The central education board has approved inclusion of Artificial Intelligence as an optional sixth subject for class 9 students from the upcoming academic session which starts in April 2019. Apart from Artificial Intelligence (AI), CBSE has also introduced Early Childhood Care Education, and Yoga as new subjects.

Recognizing the ‘geo-strategic’ importance of AI, CBSE has decided to offer AI as a sixth optional subject to students of class 9 onwards. Schools can also start a module on AI learning for class 8 students.

The CBSE circular says, “To enhance the multidisciplinary approach in teaching learning and also to sensitize the new generation, it was decided that School may start AI “Inspire module” of 12 hours at Class VIII itself.”

Yoga and Early Childhood Care Education will be introduced at Senior Secondary Level from this academic session.

CBSE is also offering class 10 students the choice to opt for a sixth Skill paper along with the existing five compulsory papers. If a student fails in any one of the three elective subjects (i.e. Science, Mathematics and Social Science), then it can be replaced by the Skill subject (offered as a 6th subject) and the result of Class X will be computed based on best five subjects. However, if a candidate wishes to reappear in the failed subject, they may appear along with the compartment examination.

CBSE has also asked schools affiliated with the Board to offer at least one Skill subject at Senior Secondary level.

Schools need to send the application for starting Skill subjects from 2019-20 session to CBSE latest by March 31, 2019.

(Source – NDTV)

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