MUHS PG CET 2017: Results declared for MBA HSC, MSc Pharma, MPH admissions at muhs.ac.in

Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) will soon release the results of the postgraduate common entrance test (PG CET) 2017. Candidates who have appeared for the entrance can check their result from the official website today.

Those who have cleared the exam are eligible for admission to Master of Business Administration Health Care Administration (MBA HCA), Master of Science (MSc) in pharmaceutical medicine and Master of Public Health (MPH) in Nutrition courses at the university.

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Step 1: Go to the official website for Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (muhs.ac.in)

Step 2: Click on the notification that reads “Result of CET Examination for admission to the Post Graduate Courses viz MBA(HCA), MSc(Pharmaceutical Medicine), MPH(Nutrition) for A.Y. 2017-18”.

Step 3: Scroll down the list that opens. Locate your name and roll number. The university has also displayed the marks obtained in MUHS PG CET 2017.

Step 4: Download the result and save a copy for further reference.

Bill to end no-detention policy introduced in Lok Sabha

A bill to scrap the no-detention policy in schools till class 8 under the Right to Education (RTE) Act was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday. Minister of State, Human Resources Development (HRD), Upendra Kushwaha presented the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

The bill was cleared by the Cabinet on August 3. It proposes an enabling provision which will allow states to detain students in class 5 and class 8 if they fail in the year-end exam. The students will be given a second chance before they are detained, according to proposals in the Bill.

Under the existing provisions of the RTE Act, students are automatically promoted to the next class till std 8. This is one of key components of the RTE Act which came into force on April 1, 2010.

Right to Education, rte act, no detention policy bill, education bill, education newsIn recent years, states and union territories have been raising the issue of adverse effect on learning levels of children because of the no-detention policy.

The statement of object of the bill says that in order to improve learning outcomes in the elementary classes, and after wide deliberations with all the stake holders, it is proposed to substitute section 16. This section deals with prohibition of holding back and expulsion of students.

The proposal has been done to empower appropriate governments to take a decision as to whether to hold back a child in the fifth class or in eight class or in both classes, or not hold back a child in any class, till the completion of elementary education, the statement of object of the bill states.

IIMC adopts Central Civil Service rules, questions arise on academic freedom

The Executive Council of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) has adopted the Central Civil Services (CCS) Rules for disciplinary cases — meant for government employees — for its faculty members. IIMC director general K G Suresh told The Indian Express that the decision was unanimous and would ensure greater transparency. The Indian Express had on Friday reported about IIMC’s plans to adopt the rules.

“Divergent views were discussed before the Executive Council (EC) and it was decided unanimously to adopt CCS rules. This is to end any ambiguity or discretion in administration of justice. This is aimed at greater transparency. It is being implemented in several universities, including DU (Delhi University). This will empower staff and faculty. It is for their benefit; they should realise this. Right now, there are no rules. In the absence of rules, there can be discretion on part of authorities,” Suresh told The Indian Express.

However, some faculty members have argued that this is a way to curb dissent against the current government and an attack on “academic freedom”. Three MPs from the JD(U) wrote to Information & Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on July 26 expressing apprehension over the move.

IIMC, IIMC EC, Central Civil Services, CCS, Journalism institution, IIMC newsThe CCS Rules 1964 state: “No Government servant shall, in any radio broadcast, telecast through any electronic media or in any document published in his own name or anonymously, pseudonymously or in the name of any other person or in any communication to the press or in any public utterance, make any statement of fact or opinion which has the effect of an adverse criticism of any current or recent policy or action of the Central Government or a State Government.”

Suresh said CCS rules would apply “only where the by-laws are silent”. “It is not verbatim importation of the CCS rules,” he added.

Asked if writing or speaking against government policies or the government would invite disciplinary action, he said, “I don’t want to comment on individual matters. Whenever such an incident comes up, we will take appropriate action as per the by-laws or CCS, whichever is applicable.”

Earlier, a faculty member had said they were not in favour of adoption of the CCS Rules, arguing that “media has to perform the role of watchdog”.

However, the EC agenda item said that “IIMC is not a media organisation acting as watchdog but a media institute and, therefore, this contention of the faculty member cannot be accepted”.

Madhya Pradesh Governor appoints two new vice chancellors

Madhya Pradesh Governor and Chancellor of the Universities O P Kohli has appointed two new vice chancellors for two universities in the state. Professor Pramod Kumar Verma of Vikram University, Ujjain has been appointed as the vice chancellor of Barkatullah University, Bhopal last night with immediate effect in place of Dr. Murlidhar Tiwari, a public relation department official said on Saturday.

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Study abroad: Why Indians prefer to go overseas to pursue UG courses

Studying abroad is a common dream among many Indian students such that the number of students applying for universities in other countries has been on the rise with every passing year. This hype can be observed with reports like the 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange which has pointed out that international students at US colleges have surpasses one million in the academic year of 2015-16.

One of every six international students in the US is from India, according to the report and many three fourths of these students are pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses. Meanwhile the Indian Students Mobility report, 2016 noted that about 85 per cent of Indian students looking for colleges abroad tend to head towards USA, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

The following points explain the hype around foreign universities and all the pros and cons one should consider before stepping out of the country.

ADVANTAGES:

1. Less competition

Many of the students who opt for undergraduate level programmes in universities abroad are those who prefer not to be involved in the competitive education environment of India which can get aggressive. The ratio of the number of applicants to number of seats available in India is high.

One should understand that performance in entrance tests cannot indicate whether or not a student can absorb the course content. Having said that, students who doubt whether they can get through the entrance tests and do not want to fail, opt to pursue the undergraduate courses in universities abroad.

2. Settling abroad

The second reason why students want to go abroad is because they think that their future is outside India. They believe that by pursuing an undergraduate degree in a foreign country they can get a job there and eventually land the country’s citizenship. Settling down in USA, UK, Australia and some other such countries is attractive to many. However, things have changed these days.

The assumption that you can eventually settle down in the country if you study there, is repeatedly proving wrong. Governments of most countries are making it clear that if you come to the country for studies, you have to go back after the course. So, you have read the immigration policies of a country thoroughly before you decide the future course of action.

3. Theory

Undergraduate programmes in India are theoretical and tough as compared to those in universities abroad. But the practical orientation of undergraduate students abroad is more compared to their Indian counterparts. The few who are well versed with the theories of subjects like mathematics, physics and chemistry can survive anywhere.

Students who do not have a strong footing in theoretical concepts may not do so well in India but have a better chance abroad. While Indian curriculum is skewed in favour of theory, the emphasis on theoretical knowledge and practical knowledge is well balanced in the US.

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Studying in foreign universities results in well rounded personality development of students. They pick up communication skills, learn to live alone, manage with limited money, adjust in unfamiliar environment and develop high focus on career. So studying abroad develops personality. It brings out the best in the person.

DISADVANTAGES:

1. Jobs

Employers in India do not treat all the universities abroad equally. They respect students from top universities and willingly employ them. However, students from other universities are treated as black holes. These students find it very difficult to land jobs in India and given the new immigration policies of various countries, landing a job in those countries as well becomes equally difficult.

2. Fee

The tuition fee of universities abroad is very high. Parents who send the students aboard for studies must be either rich or need to take a loan mortgaging their assets. With the latter, parents are hesitant as there may not be a return on their investment.

3. Return

Many parents believe that when the ward goes abroad for undergraduate studies, he/she may not want to come back to India. They prefer sending their children for postgraduate courses because they believe that by that time their son/daughter would realise his/her responsibilities back home.

BSEB class 12th compartment results 2017 for arts, science, commerce released at biharboard.ac.in

Bihar School Education Board (BSEB) has announced the results for the class 12 compartment examination 2017 for all streams. Students who have appeared for the exams can check their result from the official website of the Board (see steps below to know how).

The Board conducted the compartment exams for class 12 students who had failed to clear the main exams which were held in the month of February this year and about 13.5 lakh students appeared for the papers. Among those who gave the main exams, 64 per cent of the students (7,94,622 students) failed.

Students from science, commerce, arts and vocational streams can check their results from biharboard.ac.in or bihar.indiaresults.com.

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Step 1: Go to any one of the websites mentioned above and follow the links to the results page.

Step 2: Click on the link that says “Intermediate examination (arts/ science/ commerce) compartmental result 2017”.

Step 3: Enter your roll code, roll number or your name in the fields provided and click on “find result”.

Step 4: Download the result, take a print out and save a copy for further reference.

Planning to study abroad? Know how forex centers can ease the financial strain

Spending a semester in London, Milan or Paris can be the most thrilling experience in one’s life. Studying abroad, however, comes at a hefty cost and often delays graduating on time if not planned carefully. Foreign education is extremely expensive yet, India has been witnessing a steep rise in number of parents making this decision for their children.

Apart from the tuition fees, there are many other expenses that students abroad incur such as housing, meals, insurance and transportation to name a few. Perhaps the one place where parents end up losing the most is while exchanging currency, which is required for every transaction.

Most people are unaware of the various forex products and services that exist to reduce currency exchange charges. Awareness on using the right forex products and the right service providers can alleviate a number of charges entirely.

First-time travelers cannot hope to land a good deal only through their own efforts, and the help of an expert is essential to understand the intricacies of foreign exchange. The following points are certain areas in which a foreign exchange centered organizations can help you out to attain the best deal:

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Many foreign institutions charge a fee for specific services under different courses that is over and above the tuition/semester fees. These various sub-heads might be essential to fulfill the course’s goal, yet add extensively to the overall expenses. In such a scenario, it is essential to take a look at the complete stock beforehand and check the total amount that needs to be paid. Avail opportunities for scholarships if possible.

2. Policy restrictions

According to the RBI’s Liberalized Remittance Scheme, only a sum of $ 2,50,000 is allowed to be remitted for any purpose during a financial year and the same applies for education purposes. The documentation, identity proof, procedure in case of different methods, such as transferring through a foreign exchange facilitator organization, can only be explained well by an expert. The policies also keep changing, stressing the need for expert assistance even more.

3. Acquiring the best deal

Even the slightest change of 10 paisa in conversion rate can bring about a rapid upheaval when it comes to bulk transfer. Thus, it is necessary to avail foreign exchange services only from banks or platforms which channelize the remittances through banks itself, which also enable the possibility to hold the rate-of-exchange up to 3 working days. Such platforms enable you to save more than 6.5 per cent on standard bank transactions, which again adds up to a neat sum.

4. The right procedure

The most popular overseas transfer process, known as SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) involves dual charges levied at intermediary as well as the beneficiary bank. Forex cards, which are marked Visa/Mastercard, can be used for transfer as these cards are accepted as international credit or debit cards.

By keeping the aforementioned tips in mind, one can largely reduce the anxiety specifically corresponding to finances, thus ensuring that the journey is a happy and a hopeful one.

Bond investors give Tesla a $1.8 billion endorsement

Bond investors on Friday gave a $1.8 billion boost to Tesla Inc’s balance sheet by snapping up the electric car maker’s first foray into the U.S. junk bond market, where yield-hungry investors have raced to lock in relatively higher returns.

Those robust returns, however, have shrunk as a strong reservoir of cash ready to deploy in the riskiest areas of the high-yield fixed income market has pushed them to near their lowest levels in three years. That has given junk-rated issuers such as Elon Musk’s U.S. car company the opportunity to raise cash cheaply.

Tesla sold $1.8 billion of eight-year unsecured bonds at a yield of 5.30 percent, the Palo Alto, California-based company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The bond was sold at par, according to a source familiar with the transaction, who requested anonymity because the detail was not publicly disclosed.

Tesla initially wanted to sell $1.5 billion worth of debt but enlarged the offering because of overwhelming demand, according to IFR, a Thomson Reuters unit. The yield was slightly higher than the 5.25 percent cited at the initial launch.

Cash proceeds will help finance production of Tesla’s Model 3, which it is banking on to hit the mass market bullseye and finally help the company turn a profit. Tesla aims to boost production to 500,000 cars next year, about six times its 2016 output.

“It’s a milestone for a company from a relative unknown to what it is today,” said David Knutson, head of credit research at Schroders Investment Management.

The company, founded by Musk in 2003, has plowed revenues back into its businesses, which now include energy storage.

At the launch of the Model 3, with a base price of $35,000, Musk warned that Tesla would face months of “manufacturing hell” as it increases production of the sedan.

The ability of the high-yield sector, which some analysts and investors consider pricey, to absorb debt supply from a first-time issuer such as Tesla suggests its resilience, at least for now.

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Standard & Poor’s assigned a B-minus on Tesla’s junk bond issue, while Moody’s Investors Service rated it B3.

While the ability of Tesla to raise so much cash with such a low rating might revive memories of market bubbles such as the dot-com boom, strategists said that analogy did not apply.

“Tesla is not one of these companies,” said Stan Shipley, a strategist at Evercore ISI in New York.

Investor appetite has driven the average yield on U.S. B-rated corporate bonds to 5.72 percent late this week, down 0.37 percentage point since the end of 2016 and below its recent peak of 10.18 percent in February 2016, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The benchmark 10-year Treasury yield, in contrast, was 2.19 percent after hitting a six-week low earlier Friday.

ALONG FOR THE RIDE

Despite lingering skepticism, there has been no shortage of funds to fuel Tesla’s ambition to popularize electric cars.

Investors who jumped on the bandwagon have been rewarded.

Tesla has raised $3.3 billion in convertible bonds, which have performed well, in step with its stock.

The stock ended up 0.7 percent at $357.72 on Friday, a near-1,400 percent increase since its debut in June 2010 at $17 a share.

Tesla might have picked just the right time to become a junk bond issuer.

Investors have jumped on new supply as defaults are expected to remain low, with the economy growing at a modest pace with little inflation.

“There is a lot of liquidity in the market. There’s, on average, adequate compensation for investors,” said Robert Tipp, chief investment strategist at PGIM Fixed Income.

Achieving high-end of 6.75-7.5% growth difficult: Economic Survey

Achieving the high end of the 6.75-7.5 per cent growth projected previously will be difficult due to appreciation of rupee, farm loan waivers and transitionary challenges from implementing GST, according to the Economic Survey. This is the first time the government presented a second or a mid-year economic survey for the year 2017-18 highlighting the new factors that the economy faces since the last such exercise in February.

It also said that the scope for monetary easing was considerable and this, coupled with reform to address the twin balance sheet challenge, will help the economy achieve its full potential quicker. “Cyclical conditions suggest that the policy rate should actually be below… the neutral rate. The conclusion is inescapable that the scope for monetary easing is considerable,” he said.

The Economic Survey said that a number of indicators–GDP, IIP, credit, investment and capacity utilisation, point to a deceleration in real activity since first quarter of 2016-17 and a further deceleration since the third quarter.

The first volume of the Survey in February had predicted the range of GDP growth of between 6.75-7.5 per cent, factoring in more buoyant exports, a post-demonetisation catch-up in consumption and a relaxation in monetary conditions consequent upon demonetisation.

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Since February 2017, the rupee has appreciated by about 1.5 per cent.

It said the government and the RBI have taken “prominent steps” to address the twin balance sheet challenge which has boosted market confidence in the short run. Also, the removal of checkposts and easing of transport constraints after Goods and Service Tax (GST) implementation can provide some short-term fillip to economic activity.

The Survey said that the balance of risk to achieving the 6.75-7.5 per cent growth has shifted to the downside. “The balance of probabilities has changed accordingly, with outcomes closer to the upper end having much less weight than previously,” it added.

Industrial production dips, contracts by 0.1 per cent in June

Industrial output entered the negative territory in June contracting by 0.1 per cent mainly due to decline in manufacturing and capital goods sectors. Besides, segments like mining, power generation, infrastructure/construction goods and consumer durables recorded poor performance. Factory output, measured in terms of Index of Industrial Production, grew 8 per cent in June 2016, according to the data released by the Central Statistics Office today.

On a quarterly basis, factory output growth during April-June slowed down to 2 per cent from 7.1 per cent in the corresponding period last year. This is the first time in the current fiscal, the industrial output has shown a decline. The IIP grew by 3.4 per cent in April and 2.8 per cent May as per the revised estimates released today. Manufacturing sector, which constitutes over 77 per cent of the index, showed a decline of 0.4 per cent in June as compared to a growth of 7.5 per cent in the same month last year.

Industrial output, India industrial output, Industrial output news, Industrial output dips, India GDP, economic surveyThe output of mining and electricity sectors during the month decelerated to 0.4 per cent and 2.1 per cent from 10.2 per cent and 9.8 per cent respectively in June last year. Capital goods output, which is the barometer of investment, declined by 6.8 per cent from a growth of 14.8 per cent a year ago. Similarly, the output of primary goods and intermediate goods during the month declined by 0.2 per cent and 0.6 per cent as against growth of 8.2 per cent and 6 per cent respectively during June last year.

The Consumer durables and Consumer non-durables have recorded growth of (-) 2.1 per cent and 4.9 per cent respectively. In terms of industries, 15 out of 23 industry groups in the manufacturing sector have shown negative growth during the month of June 2017 as compared to the corresponding month of the previous year.