UGC NET 2017: CBSE to release notification on August 4 at

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will activate the National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) 2017 application form link on August 11 while the exam will be held on November 5, 2017. The detailed notification will release at on August 4. The last date to apply online is September 11, while the fee can be paid until September 12.

From this year, CBSE has made Aadhaar card mandatory to apply for the NET. However, these provisions are not applicable in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya. CBSE has notified that the candidates from these state need to enter the passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid government identity number provided they should select the city of examination in these states only., ugc net, cbse, ugc, net 2017 notification, net 2017 exam date, ugc net application form, ugc net 2017, cbse net 2017, education newsOn behalf of the University Grants Commission, the CBSE conducts the exam twice a year in July and December, but this year’s UGC exam has been postponed to November. Candidates who clear UGC NET will be eligible for Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professorship at various government approved higher educational institutions in the country.

As per reports, the CBSE has proposed that UGC NET should be conducted once a year as only 17 per cent of registered candidates appear for the exam of whom only four per cent clear the paper.

Kerala TET 2017 admit card released at

The Kerala Pareeksha Bhavan has released the hall tickets for the state Teacher Eligibility Test (KTET) 2017 on Tuesday. Candidates who have applied for the exam can check their result from the official website (see steps below to know how).

The exam will be conducted on August 12 and August 19, 2017 for four categories. The test is conducted for lower primary (KTET 1) teachers; upper primary (KTET 2)teachers; high school (KTET 3) teachers; language teachers up to upper primary or specialist and physical education teachers up to high school level (KTET 4) and; those who appeared for DEd/BEd. Each test will be 2.5 hours long with a weightage of 150 marks each.

The official notification for the exam was announced on July 1 this year and the application process for the same ended on July 22, 2o17.

kerala tet,, kerala tet 2017, tet 2017, tet, kerala, education news, jobs, indian express, kerala newsSteps to check Kerala TET 2017 result:

Step 1: Go to the official website for Kerala Pareeksha Bhavan (

Step 2: Click on the link for K-TET under the main exam menu.

Step 3: The link for the hall ticket will be provided on the exam portal. Follow the link.

Step 4: Enter your details in the fields provided.

Step 5: Download the hall ticket and take a print out of the same for further reference.

IGNOU admissions 2017: Last date extended to apply for M Phil and Ph D programmes

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has extended the last date of admission for Ph.D. and M.Phil. programmes of the university to August 3, 2017. IGNOU invites applications for the following programmes:

M.Phil. in Chemistry and Geography, Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, French, Gender and Development Studies, Geography, Geology, Journalism and Mass Communication, Fine Arts, Physics, Theatre Arts, Statistics and Women’s Studies.

For eligibility criteria and submission of online forms, interested candidates are requested to go through

IGNOU,, ignou admissionsThe application fee will be accepted online via netbanking. The candidates can also pay via visa or master card. The entrance test will be conducted by the University on August 20, 2017 (Sunday) at the national level in selected examination centers across the country.

Indira Gandhi National Open University has also extended the last date to apply for July 2017 session for admission to masters, bachelor’s degree, diploma, and PG Diploma programmes, including the semester based programmes have been up to August 18, 2017.

ICAI IPCC results declared, Gaurav Sarawagi is AIR 1

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has announced the result of the Chartered Accountants Intermediate (IPC) Examination at The exam is topped by Gaurav Sarawagi from Churu by scoring 80.71 per cent. The second position is bagged by Ronak Rajendra Jain from Nashik while Hasan Mohammad Ibrahim Iqbal Usama from Nagpur has bagged the third rank.

The exam was held in May, 2017 at 433 centres and a total of 2,07,577 students have appeared in the exam. IPCC is held after passing CPT exam. Those who clear the second level, that is, IPCC will have to complete articleship and CA final exam.

ipcc result may, ipcc topper, icai result, icaiexam.icai.orgIn Group– I, a total of 66680 appeared of which only 6562 have passed taking the pass percentage at 9.84 per cent. In Group–II, about 65453 gave the IPCC exam of which 11440 have passed. The pass percentage is at 17.48 per cent. A total of 49967 have appeared in both groups and 11550 have passed.

The Chartered Accountants Intermediate (IPC) Examination is held twice in a year in the months of May and November. There are total 443 Centers. In India, there are 438 centers and 5 centers are in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Doha and Kathmandu.

NCERT: No increase in price of books

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) on Tuesday clarifies that it is not planning to increase the price of the books. “Certain speculative reports about price hike of NCERT books are likely to be exploited by some elements for hoarding and profiteering by creating an artificial shortage of books. No such increase an s likely,” NCERT Director Hrushikesh Senapati said in statement.

The statement comes at a time when it was some media reports said that the council is planning to increase price of its books which raised concerns among various quarters. “All NCERT books are available at its portal for downloading free of cost,” he added.

ncert, cbse, cbse resultsAs per the Economic Times, NCERT textbooks price was last revised in 2012 with the cost of some of them going up by up to 50 per cent. The hike was big as NCERT had revised the prices after 13 years and the printing charges had gone up manifold.

Recently, the secretary to the Union School Education and Literacy Ministry Anil Swarup said NCERT books will be made available to students of all public and private schools. However, choice should be available and option should be given to the school students.

He also said that CBSE has 20,000 schools and 13 crore books are consumed (used) by students. But while the maximum price of a NCERT book is Rs 50, that of a non-NCERT book goes upto Rs 300.

About 28 Delhi University colleges to be audited over graft complaints: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday wrote to CAG demanding an audit of 28 Delhi University colleges, wholly or partially funded by the state government, after receiving complaints of corruption against them. The move comes a day after the Delhi government ordered a freeze on the funding of the 28 colleges following the varsity’s failure to constitute Governing Bodies (GBs) for over 10 months.

The Delhi University (DU) teachers, on the other hand, have written to Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi, urging him to
complete the GB formation process so that students do not suffer due to funds freeze.

“Have written to CAG asking for comprehensive audit of 28 Delhi govt funded colleges, as I’ve received many complaints of corruption. 28 colleges need CAG audit as there are complaints of corruption; with no Governing Bodies for 10 months, there’s been no oversight,” Sisodia said in a series of tweets.

Delhi University, DU admission,, du admission, DU corruption, du colleges, du, education news, indian expressSisodia, who is also the education minister, said, “It seems governing bodies have not been formed so that corruption and irregularities can go on. Public money cannot be wasted like this”. He also posted a letter from BJP MP Udit Raj on his Twitter handle, complaining of alleged irregularities in appointments to government funded colleges.

A college’s governing body comprises 15 members, out of which five are nominated by the state government. The body is responsible for taking several administrative decisions. Out of the 28 colleges, Maharaja Agrasen College,
BR Ambedkar College, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Keshav Mahavidyalaya and Bhagini Nivedita College etc are wholly funded by the Delhi government.

The College of Vocational Studies, Rajdhani College, Shivaji College, Motilal Nehru College, Aurobindo College, Kalindi College and Shyama Prasad Mukherji College are among those partially funded by the state.

“The university is in the process of completing the formalities and soon the bodies will be formed,” a senior DU official said.

Why Are Admissions At DU So Chaotic?

Now, medical college aspirants complain of confusion and chaos

MEDICAL COLLEGE aspirants, who got their admissions confirmed in a deemed college before the joint merit list for government and private colleges was declared on Monday, will not be able to switch to a government or private college despite their name appearing on the list. The last date for confirming or cancelling admissions to deemed colleges was July 30, two days before the joint merit list was declared. So, applicants who now have the option to move to a college with a lower fee will not be able to avail of the option.

medical college, medical college admission, maharashtra medical college, india news, indian express news“My daughter was offered admission at MGM college and had to confirm her seat by July 30. The list came out today and she has been offered admission in a college with lower fees. Despite the offer, she is unable to switch. This is injustice,” said Pranay Kapadia, the father of a medical aspirant.

Delays over releasing medical college cut-off lists have left many students in the lurch. The issue started with the postponement of some colleges’ cut-off lists from the original deadline of July 25. While the deemed colleges released their lists as planned, the merit list for private and government colleges was delayed owing to court cases over the domicile criteria. Thereafter, private unaided colleges refused to admit students until their fee was restructured, causing further delay. Finally, the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) released a combined list on Tuesday with 6,000 names on it.

MH-CET 2018 to have questions from Class XI syllabus

THE STATE Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to engineering and pharmacy colleges will include questions from the Class XI syllabus for the first time from next year. A circular issued to the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) last week stated that the CET in 2018 will include the syllabus for Class XI. While the weightage assigned to the Class XI syllabus is yet to be decided, the state higher and technical education department has declined the DTE’s proposal to not include the Class XI syllabus till 2019 as students appearing next year have already been promoted to
Class XII.

The circular brings some relief to candidates who have been left wondering about the syllabus for next year. In March, the government issued a resolution about changing the exam pattern to bring it at par with the nationally held Joint Entrance Examination. However, the resolution did not mention the revised the syllabus.

In good news to aspirants, the department has decided to retain the no-negative marking pattern of syllabus. The Biology portion of the CET will, however, follow the syllabus for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, said a government official, on the condition of anonymity.

MHCET, CET, CET 2018, common entrance testOn June 2, the DTE had sent its proposals to make changes in the CET syllabus to bring it at par with the nationally held Joint Entrance Examination. In its suggestions, the DTE had said that at least for 2018, the Class XI syllabus should not be included for CET. It had also suggested that negative marking be introduced to match the criteria of JEE. “We are slightly concerned that the candidates don’t have enough time to prepare for CET 2018,” said a CET official.

The ambiguity over the syllabus has left candidates confused about how to prepare. Subhash Joshi, trustee of Science Parivar classes, said, “There needs to be more clarity about the pattern soon as students need time to prepare for the CET.”

Manish Sisodia calls for CAG audit of 28 colleges: Cannot turn a blind eye to malpractices

“The government cannot turn a blind eye to… malpractices and irregularities potentially taking place in the 28 Delhi University colleges funded by it”, said Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia in a letter to Shashi Kant Sharma, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, while requesting a “comprehensive audit of these colleges”.

In the letter, Sisodia requested that the audit look at “all expenditure made by these colleges in the financial years 2016-17 and 2017-18”, “procedure of regular and ad-hoc appointments” and “regulatory and administrative action taken by DU (with respect to) these 28 colleges”. The letter added that the “audit is essential to ensure that there has been no misuse of public money”.

On Monday, the government had directed that all funds to the 28 government-funded colleges in DU be stopped, after the university failed to appoint governing bodies to these colleges despite 11 communications in the past 11 months.

In his letter, Sisodia wrote, “The oversight and monitoring of the procedures and expenditures in these colleges is done by the governing bodies. The term of the governing bodies ended in October last year. Since then, DU has been delaying the formation of these bodies, despite repeated correspondence.”

Manish Sisodia, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Ramjas School, Ramjas School Principal, Delhi News, Indian Express, Indian Express NewsHe added, “I have regularly been getting representations regarding corruption and irregularities in these colleges; including a letter from Udit Raj (MP, northwest Delhi) with details of irregularities in the appointment procedures in one these colleges…” Raj’s letter was also shared by Sisodia on social media outlets.

Dean of Colleges, Devesh Sinha, said, “I have not seen the letter demanding an audit, but any funding agency has the right to conduct audits. Even the Centre asks for such audits.”

The government’s order is already creating a flutter in the university, with the Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) writing to Sisodia as well as Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi.

In the letter to Sisodia, DUTA president Nandita Narain said, “DU has no right to delay the process or continue functioning with truncated governing bodies. We cannot accept such a harsh decision which penalises teachers and students for no fault of theirs.” DUTA has also appealed to Tyagi to urgently constitute the governing bodies.

Panjab University Campus Election 2017

In a bid to ensure that they emerge victorious in the upcoming campus elections, the Punjab University Student Union (PUSU) has made special teams of leaders from each community who would be interacting with students in their mother tongue.

Punjab University, Punjab University central status, news, latest news, education, Satya Pal Jain, Chandigarh news, India news, national newsTalking to Chandigarh Newsline, PUSU president Nishant Kaushal, said, “ We are just focusing on the sharing the achievements of our party among the new voters and for this purpose we have thought of interacting with the students in their mother tongue. As I belong to Himachal, so I would interact with all the Himachali students, so that they can have a better idea of what our party is about and they can have a better understanding about the party.”
“The party has also planned to prepare a proforma, wherein party leaders would gather all the necessary information about each student. After gathering the necessary information, the party leaders will then decide which approach would be taken to convince the students to vote for us,” Kaushal said.

Commenting on other strategies the party would be taking, Kaushal said, “The party will distribute pamphlets highlighting the party’s achievements and weakness of our opponents. A leader with the same academic background will target each student from each department. For instance, a computer science student would be approached by a leader having the same background,so that that the student can get a better understanding of what the party has done for their concerned department,” Kaushal added.