JEE Advanced will be held online next year onwards


From 2016 onwards, JEE Advanced will be held online

As per the news, IITs are in the planning to make JEE Advanced online from the 2016. For the good of students, Institute of Technology (IITs) are working on the same.

On 23rd August, a meeting of Joint admission board of IITs had been arranged in New Delhi for the purpose of making the test online from 2016-17.

JEE Main and JEE Advanced are engineering based exams. Students have who want to seek admission in engineering colleges have to prepare for these exams.

Almost 1.5 lakh students are shortlisted for JEE Advanced after taking the JEE Main test. JEE Mains is held for candidates, who wish to seek admissions to (National Institutes of Technology) NITs and other engineering colleges and also sets the eligibility criterion for JEE Advanced.

JEE Mains has already gone online, partly. Not only the IITs are planning to take the examination online but are also looking at ways to replace the format of the exam, too. At present, they have a Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) format. The IITs are trying to come up with a pattern, which is objective in nature but lets a student attempt a problem solving exercise and then reach a conclusion i.e. an answer.

This process is being tried to implement because many feel that the existing MCQ style is allowing some students score high just by guessing the correct answer rather than applying their minds.


Junior Research fellowship at Pondicherry Engineering College


Feasibility study for development of an instrument for noninvansive prognosis of dengue

Pondicherry Engineering College (PEC), Puducherry has invited applications for Junior Research Fellowship for candidates to work as a Junior Research Fellow in the Department of Science and Technology IDP-MED sponsored project “Feasibility study for development of an instrument for noninvasive prognosis of dengue” for the session 2014.

The post renews every year subject to satisfactory performance for a maximum of two years. The position is coterminous with the project. Candidate selected for this position can apply for the regular PhD programme in Pondicherry University provided they satisfy the eligibility criterion for PhD programme in ECE department of PEC.

Scholarship Details: Fellowship covers Rs. 18000 per month + 20 per cent HRA (for two years).

Eligibility Criteria: Candidate should have B.E/ B.Tech and ME/M.Tech in ECE and related branches.

How to Apply:

Candidates can obtain the application form from here.

Completed applications should reach by speed-post or via email attachment addressed to Dr. Gnanou Florence Sudha, Principal Investigator of Project Professor, Department Of ECE, Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry – 605 014.

Original documents of age proof/certificates/degrees/mark sheets and other testimonials must be presented at the time of interview. Attested photocopies of these documents will be collected at the time of interview. Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to appear in the interview and no other communications in this regard will be entertained.

Important Dates: Application deadline:  September 30, 2014.

APDMC notifies for M.D/M.Ch courses




The Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges (APDMC) of Madhya Pradesh has notified admissions to Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Medical Oncology, Neurology, Medical Gastroenterology, Reproductive Medicine, Nephrology and Master of Chirurgical (M.Ch) in Neuro Surgery, Paediatrics Surgery, Surgical Oncology and Urology programmes offered at Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences (SAIMS), Indore for the session 2014.

Admissions will take place through Madhya Pradesh Superspeciality Entrance Test (MP SSET-2014), which will be conducted on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must possess recognised post graduate degree MD/MS/DNB (or its equivalent) from a medical college recognised by MCI.

Candidates who have appeared at MD/MS/DNB or equivalent examinations are also eligible to submit application forms.

The candidate must be an Indian national.

Application Procedure: The cost of application form along with the information brochure of MP-SSET-2014 and the examination fee is Rs 2500 to be payable by a demand draft/pay order of any scheduled commercial bank drawn in favour of the “APDMC” payable at Bhopal.

Application form completed in all respects will be accepted only by the last date in person or through courier/speed post/registered post. Filled up application form has to be submitted to DMAT Office, E-2/51, Area Colony, Opp. Habibganj railway Station, Near Niramay Hospital, Bhopal (MP), 462016.

Paper Pattern: The examination will consist of two parts:

First part: A question paper of 200 marks with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s), carrying four marks. It is mandatory to secure minimum 50 per cent marks in this paper to become eligible for Part 2.


Candidates should appear for an interview consisting of 100 marks. 

Important Dates:

  •     The last date of submission of the application form: September 18, 2014.
  •     Date of MP SSET: September 20, 2014.
  •     Date of practical examination and interview: September 21, 2014.
  •     Declaration of result: September 22, 2014.

IIM- Raipur 100 per cent placement with highest salary taken 38.5 lakh


Indian Institute of Management (IIM) has been set up by the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development in 2010 at Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh. Presently IIM Raipur operates from the Government Engineering College Campus, Raipur.

IIMs have recorded a 100 per cent placement for the batch 2012-14.

  • According to the institute official, IIM Raipur was blessed with international offers with overseas companies participating in the placement process. The highest international package bagged was of Rs 38.5 lakh in Indonesia.
  • About 43 national and international companies, including CRISIL, JP Morgan Chase, Crompton Greaves, TATA Steel, GATI KWE and Daimler, have recruited students at an average package of Rs 10.6 lakh per annum.
  • – a leading house-hunting portal, offered sales and marketing jobs to students.
  • Other prominent job profiles that the 2012-2014 batch comprising of 109 students bagged are as executive assistant to top management, strategic sourcing, corporate planning, business and IT consultant.
  • Sales and marketing domain emerged the most preferred domain with 27 per cent students opting for it.
  • At least 19 per cent students chose operations domain while 8 per cent students bagged jobs in HR domain.
  • CAT registrations are on its way and Cat 2014 for admissions to IIM will be held in November.

ONGC to provide 500 scholarships to SC and ST students


Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has announced that it will award 500 scholarships to meritorious SC/ST students worth Rs 48,000 per annum across various courses. Out of a 500 scholarships, 50 per cent seats are reserved for girl students. Candidates can submit their applications latest by September 30, 2014.


Courses available under the scholarship:

  1. Engineering (4-year course): 247 scholarships with a minimum eligibility of Class 12/or equivalent.
  2. MBBS (4-year course): 45 scholarships with a minimum eligibility of Class 12/or equivalent.
  3. MBA (2-year course): 73 scholarships with a minimum eligibility of graduation degree or equivalent.
  4. Masters in Geology/Geophysics (2-year course): 135 scholarships with a minimum eligibility of graduation degree or equivalent.

The scholarships are divided across five zones in India, with each zone eligible for a total of 100 scholarships.

Zone – 1 (North): Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh

Zone – 2 (West): Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Daman and Diu, Dadar and Nagar Haveli 

Zone – 3 (North East): Assam, Sikkim, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura 

Zone – 4 (East): Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal 

Zone – 5 (South): Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Pudducherry, Lakshdweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 


The detailed application procedure is available on the official ONGC website.


Vietnam interested to adopt India’s CBSE course pattern


Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is the first education system to be adopted in India in the year 1952.

The board conducts final examinations every spring for All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE) for Class 10 and 12. The board also annually conducted the AIEEE exam for admission to undergraduate courses in engineering and architecture in numerous colleges spread over India. However the AIEEE exam was merged with the IIT-Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) in 2013. The common examination is now called JEE (Mains). CBSE also conducts AIPMT (All India Pre Medical Test) for admission to major medical colleges in India. In 2014, the conduct of the National Eligibility Test for grant of junior research fellowship and eligibility for assistant professor in institutions of higher learning was outsourced to CBSE. Apart from these tests, CBSE also conducts the central teachers’ eligibility test and the Class X optional proficiency test. With the addition of NET in 2014, the CBSE has become the largest exam conducting body in the world.

Vietnam’s interest in CBSE system-

It seems CBSE has crossed the international borders now. Convinced by the course pattern of 3 subjects of CBSE receiving popularity world over, Vietnam has expressed its interest to seek help from India regarding its primary school education.

During External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s talks with the Vietnamese leadership, it was noted that India had a good primary school system.

Vietnamese showed interest to work with India on possible ventures for cooperation at the primary level, as per Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin.

On this, Navneet Kalia is into getting surety of system’s footings in south-eastern country. Navneet Kalia is the founder and chairman of Ismart Education. Being in Vietnam since 17 years, he has introduced CBSE teaching method in three subjects – Math, Science and English – in primary classes across 25 schools in major cities in Vietnam.

He appreciates CBSE by saying that the subjects are the subjects without any bias, religion or anything.

“When one talks about educations, everybody thinks of Cambridge and American system. I want everyone to talk about CBSE system,” he told a group of visiting Indian reporters on the sidelines of an event organised by the Indian High Commission here.

Ph.D admissions for bio medical sciences at King George medical University


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) program in bio-medical sciences for session 2014

King George’s Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow has invited applications for admission to Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) program in bio-medical sciences for the session 2014. The Ph.D course aims to guide students in their area of specialization. PhD Degree will mention the title of thesis and will not be awarded in any specific subject.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidate must have graduate and PG degree with 60 per cent marks.
  • For Medical/Dental candidates MD/MS/MDS with at least 60 per cent marks in MBBS/BDS aggregate. 

How to Apply:

  • Candidates can obtain the application form from here.
  • Submit the application form along with processing fee of Rs. 1500/- (DD drawn in favour of “KGMU-PhD Program A/c 1038401” payable at Lucknow) in person/post to the Faculty In-charge, Research Cell, Administrative Block, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow-226003. 

Selection Procedure:

  • The selection of candidates will be done based on their performance in the entrance examination and interview conducted by the institute.
  • Written test {logical thinking, human biology (10+2 level), general awareness, research aptitude and basic computer knowledge (class 10 level)


Important Dates:

  • Last date for submission of application forms: September 06, 2014.
  • Date of entrance test: September 20, 2014.