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Published: 02nd February 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th January 2015 12:58 AM   |  A+A-

No govt jobs for phds via distance

Those who have received PhD and MPhil degrees from any university through distance mode after 2009 will not be considered for Karnataka Government jobs. This decision was taken at the executive committee meeting of the State Higher Education Council recently. This was mainly due to open universities not conducting entrance tests to induct students. Officials said, however, that students of The Karnataka State Open University, need not worry, as the University is conducting exams for PhD and MPhil offered via correspondence.


OU may not admit those beyond 25 years of age

Osmania University will not allow any student aged above 25 years to join any of its courses from the upcoming year — 2015-16. “We have many students aged above 25 years who are pursuing their PhDs. Most of them lack clarity in their academics. Therefore, from the next batch, we will focus on making them more employable and get them jobs rather than enrol them in further academic programmes,” E Suresh Kumar, the University’s new Registrar, told Express.


No bus pass for students travelling on footboard

College students who travel on footboards of buses could lose their free bus passes issued by the Tamil Nadu Government, as per stringent measures being adopted by the Higher Education department. The department has come up with new guidelines to control ‘anti-social activities’ inside and outside the campuses of higher education institutions in the State, including curbing footboard travel, making basic security arrangements within the institution premises, formation of campus monitoring flying squads and providing counselling to students. The guidelines put the onus on the police and transport officials to identify the bus routes wherein footboard travel is commonplace.


No seat-sharing with kerala govt, says ksfecma

Kerala Self-financing Engineering College Management Association (KSFECMA) said it will not enter into any seat-sharing agreement with the Kerala Government next year if its demands, which include adherence to All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) norms for admission to engineering courses, which stipulate that a student needs to score only 45 per cent marks on an aggregate for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry for admission to engineering courses.


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