Admissions open for Executive PGP in Management for 2015 at IIM-Lucknow


Admission for academic year 2015-

Applications are hence invited by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Lucknow for the part time Post Graduate Program (PGP) in management. The course is also known as Working Managers Program(WMP) and will be commencing from the year 2015.


  • Bachelors’s Degree-The candidate must have completed a bachelor degree program or equivalent in any discipline recognized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), UGC or Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  • In graduation the candidate must have obtained minimum 50% aggregate marks and 45% marks for SC/ST/PWD categories.
  • Work Experience- The candidate must have minimum 3 years full time working experience (after graduation) as managerial, entrepreneurial and/or professional work experience as on 30th June 2015.
  • Age- The applicant must be below 45 years of age as on 30th June 2015.

Application Procedure-

  • Candidates can download the prospectus from the website.
  • The application form must be accompanied with the crossed demand draft of Rs. 2000/- in favour of “Indian Institute of Management Lucknow Noida Campus” payable at Delhi/Noida.
  • The application fee can also be paid in cash through accounts department of IIML Noida campus.

Selection Procedure for IIM, Lucknow:

  • Candidates will be selected through a competitive written examination conducted by IIM Lucknow at Noida or New Delhi.
  • The short listed candidates after the written examination will go through a group discussion and personal interview.

Important Dates:

  • Last date for submission of completed application form: Saturday, March 07, 2015.
  • Date of written test conducted by the institute: Sunday, April 12, 2015.

Institutes of France gaining popularity due to Indian students


As per the stats, the number of Indian students going to France for higher studies increases by 50%. This is the reason, as per reports, that the institutes of France are gaining popularity. Moreover, Campus France, which is a French National agency behind promoting French higher education, also says the number of Indian students there have increased by 50%. Presently, there are more than 2700 students from India studying in French institutes. The United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK) were the traditionally favored destinations for students aspiring to pursue higher studies overseas. However, now France has found favor among Indian students since the academic options in France are relatively less costly and the institutes, across several disciplines, are highly ranked in global ratings.

Looking towards the reason behind the increase in the number are several. Firstly, the number of courses offered in English at France has increased in the last five years. Other reason is scholarship. The long-term visas (up to five years) for Indian citizens who have pursued studies in France at the Master’s or the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) levels, revival of the post study work (PSW) scheme, lucrative Scholarships for Indian students have also helped the students immensely.

Engineering and Management are the highest selected by Indian students. around 70% of the total Indian students in France are pursuing engineering or management courses. Engineering and management institutes of France can be compared to their Indian counterparts such as the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). Moreover these two degrees have a higher employability quotient. Other courses opted by Indian students, as per the Campus France, are subjects such as Physics and Chemistry. Courses in humanities, fashion, etc., are gaining momentum also. There is a growing number of Indian women joining French institutes, lending diversity to the Indian student pool.

When asked , the Indian students who passed out from Institutes of France, generally have a good response towards the course. According to such students, there are immense advantages of completing a Master’s degree in France. The French government’s policy of subsidizing higher education, especially in public institutes, substantially lowers the course fees compared to other foreign countries. Moreover, the six-month internship stipulated by several degrees enables students to get familiar with the industry. Through their network with major recruiters, the French institutes can provide internship opportunities to their students.

The best of all reason is that the students are also getting government assistance in lodging (under CAF benefits) as well as medical aid at very low costs during their entire period of study. These all are the reasons that make the France a preferred destination for higher studies by Indian students.

Gear up for MBA admissions at IITs


Notification for the students who want to join Masters of Business Administration (MBA) courses offered by premier institute named Indian Institute of Technology (IITs). The last date to register for their course is Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

It is a two year full time programme which is regular and industry sponsored. All the details for the individual institutes could be taken from the official website.

IITs and websites-

IIT Bombay :
IIT Delhi :
IIT Kanpur :
IIT Kharagpur :
IIT Madras :
IIT Roorkee :

Application procedure-

Candidates have to fill the online application form and submit it separately for each IIT, before the last date

Shortlisted candidates will be called for GD/GT and interview individually by each IIT
Selection depends on valid Common Admission Test (CAT) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores, academic record and work experience (if any). GMAT score is applicable to Non-Resident Indian (NRI) candidates

CAT scores for MBA Admission: IITs now use CAT scores to shortlist candidates for their MBA program. The Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) have no role either in the selection process or the conduct of the programs. CAT 2014, the entrance examination for the IIMs and other premier business schools (B-schools) in India, was held on Sunday, November 16 and Saturday, November 22, 2014.

The new MBA program offered by IIT Delhi can be pursued by students of non-engineering background also, as per a recent announcement by the institute.

A new approach to employment at IIMs- Deferred Placement Policy


Deferred placement policy is a step to encourage entrepreneurship and risk-taking among young graduates from management and engineering.

Whenever there are campus placements happening, there are a few students who opt out of the placements just to pursue their dreams. This dream is well encouraged by Deferred placement policy. Top business and engineering colleges are thinking about their future and mitigating the risks involved in entrepreneurial and social sectors.

The concept of ‘Deferred placement policy’ has a potent to bring a big leap of faith in the budding talents to pursue their dreams. The trending term has been well encouraged by the top colleges in India.

What is this Deferred placement policy?

Aim-Deferred Placement Policy aims at promoting entrepreneurship among its students. The policy enables students to start up their own venture with minimum risks. If the enterprise does not succeed in a stipulated period, they could come back and join the campus placement process. Simply put – in case of the failure of the start-up, there shall be an opportunity to participate in the campus placements after two years.

A step further to this, IIM Udaipur went a step further to not only encourage entrepreneurship with a compensation of Rs. 20,000 for hardship, but also extended support to the social progress. This was done by making a provision for students to opt to work in a social sector or to start an NGO. The students who shall opt for Social Sector will get a reimbursement of their tuition fees over a period of three years, if they continue to be in the same sector.

Deferred Placement is a new turn to help spur the appetite for entrepreneurship and risk-taking among young graduates at the country’s Premier Engineering and Management Institutions.

The placement chairman of IIT Kanpur says that the Deferred Placement Policy is being formulated now. As of now, it is evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the committee and then the decision is taken. All they want is to give students an opportunity to think and initiate.

100 acres University named Kalpana Chawla Medical University to come up in Haryana


This time the Haryana state government decides to establish a medical college in the memory of famous Astronaut Late Kalpana Chawla. As Kalpana belonged to Karnal, the University is expected to come there. Kalpana Chawla was the first Indian-American astronaut and first Indian woman in space. She was among the seven astronauts who were tragically killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia. She was born in Karnal on July 1, 1961, as the youngest of four children.

Moreover, In a review meeting in Chandigarh about the Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College (KCMC), Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, announced  the construction of the KCMC on 100 acres land in Kutail village of Karnal districts.

The University will be wide having at least one medical college with 200 seats, 750-1,000 bedded hospital, a dental college and few more medical institutions in coordination with the Centre would be set up in the university campus, adding that all modern medical facilities would be provided in the university as announced by Khattar.As for the KCGMC, Sukhija said Khattar had asked officials to speed up the work and complete it as per schedule. “The college with 100 seats will be started from the 2016-17 session,” Sukhija said, adding that Rs 645 crore would be incurred in the KCGMC and Rs 143 crore had already been spent on it.

The Chief Minister further said that the construction of buildings of the Medical University would be completed in four to five years. Khattar also directed to widen the road adjoining the KCGMC to solve the problem of traffic congestion.

The Director of Kalpana Chawla Medical College would present next month a concept paper on the proposed university which would have all the details about all the modern and quality services.

Pragati Scholarship schemes for girl students


AICTE invites applications for Two Scholarship Schemes under two situations-

(1) Girl under (PRAGATI) Scheme and

(2) for Differently abled Students.

Scholarship for Girls (Pragati):

No. of Scholarships available per annum: 4000
Amount of Scholarship: Rs.30,000/- or tuition fees at actual whichever is less and Rs.2000/- per month for ten months as contingency allowance

One girl per family and

Family income should be less than Rs. 6 lakhs per annum and

Admitted to AICTE approved institution programmes/ courses of Diploma and Undergraduate Degree level Only student admitted in first year of the academic year of the academic years 2014-15

Scholarship for Differently abled Students:

  • No. of Scholarships available per annum: 1000
  • Amount of Scholarship: Rs.30,000/- or tuition fees at actual whichever is less and Rs.2000/- per month for ten months as contingency allowance


1. Differently abled students
2. Family income should be less than Rs.6 lakhs per annum
3. Admitted to AICTE approved institution programmes / courses of Diploma and Undergraduate Degree level Only student admitted in first year of the academic year of the academic years 2014-15

How to Apply:
Eligible and interested students who are already admitted to technical programs/courses in AICTE approved Institutions during 2014-15, in the first year, may make an application in a prescribed format available on AICTE portal at>Students>Scholarships.

  • The duly filled in form complete in all respects along with scanned attested copies of the certificate in pdf are required to be submitted as attachments on e-mail on or before 30th October 2014

Official website:-

All India Council for Technical Education
(A Statutory body of the Govt. of India), 7th Floor, Chanderlok Building, Janpath, New Delhi-110001, Phone: 011-23724150-55

Applications open for the BBA program at GGSIU


Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIU) has invited applications for admission to 3-year Bachelors of Business Administration(BBA) programme for the session starting from 2015.

Interested candidates may apply online before the last date which is 7th April 2015.

Eligibility Criteria: 

The applying candidates must have cleared in their 12th class or 10+2 of CBSE or equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks and must also have passed English as a subject.

Selection Procedure:

The selection of the candidates would be done on the basis of their performance in the CET exam conducted by the university.

How to Apply:

  1. The interested and eligible candidate can fill in the online application form for the admission to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University from the university website.
  2. For all the further details and information visit their official website of the university.

Important Dates: 

  • The last date for submission of application is Tuesday, April 07, 2015.
  • The IPU-CET BBA is to be conducted on Sunday, May 10, 2015 and the results of this exam would be declared by Tuesday, May 19, 2015