The fact that only Indian citizens can take the JEE (Main), which serves as the screening test for JEE (Advanced), mandatory for entry into IITs, has dimmed the aspirations of many Indian students born abroad like Coimbatore-based Smriti Muralishankar and Chennai-based Shreya Venkatesh, who made their displeasure known to Express recently. These include students studying in India for years but not holding citizenship. Earlier, before JEE 2014 was split, students could get in via the management quota, albeit, paying hefty fees.
rguhs set to check hi-tech exam cheating
The Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) has decided to tackle hi-tech exam malpractices with stiff punishment and penalty.
Debarring students wearing customised T-shirts for two exams is among the stringent measures. The authorities have been flummoxed by the innovative cheating ways of students like having hi-tech copying devices fitted into the T-shirt.
telangana colleges don’t house proper libraries
Most college libraries are in pathetic condition with lack of proper maintenance in many of the higher educational institutions in Telangana. Except in a few state universities like Osmania University and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University-Hyderabad and Central universities in the State like University of Hyderabad and English and the Foreign Languages University, it is hard to find a well maintained library in higher education institutes in Telangana.
btech results within five working days
The newly set up Kerala Technological University, Kochi, has come out with a draft curriculum for Engineering at the undergraduate level which offers students the facility of opting for BTech (Honours) degree at the end of the fourth semester. The University, which is currently engaged in framing the academic ordinances, curriculum and the rules and regulations, has also proposed that the publication of the results of engineering courses should be done within five working days from the last date of examination.
Odisha to establish knowledge centre
Odisha School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra announced recently that the State is planning to set up a knowledge centre to impart quality education and training to students.