Monthly Archives: August 2013

Delhi parents eye nursery school seats in NCR towns

Nursery admissions

Admissions for the last season may have ended just three months back, but it’s nursery time again. 

A number of schools in Gurgaon, Noida and Faridabad have started to come out with admission notices. Most schools start nursery admissions this week or the coming week.

Nursery admissions in NCR are not something that only parents in these towns await. A large number of parents in Delhi too eagerly wait for them as they think it will be easier to get their child admitted in a school in NCR rather than in Delhi.

“I live in Mayur Vihar Phase III and want to send my child to DPS Noida or Step By Step. It is almost impossible to get admission in a good Delhi School. A lot of people my locality are applying to schools in Noida,” said Shalini Mehra, who works with an IT firm in Noida.

For many parents, applying in an NCR town makes more sense as the school of their choice suits their needs better. The main criteria that parents look at are school reputation, distance and affordability.

For someone who lives on the Delhi-Gurgaon border, choosing a school in Gurgaon will make as much sense as choosing one in Delhi.

“I sent my older son to Shikshantar in Gurgaon and will also send my daughter to a school in Gurgaon. It is closer from my house and most reputed schools in Gurgaon have a very good bus service,” said Anuj Khatri, a businessman who lives in Ayanagar.

The newer schools coming up in NCR are also a big draw.

“There are a number of schools in Gurgaon and Noida now that focus on overall development rather than just academics. They have a huge area and world-class facilities. There are very few such schools in Delhi and getting admission into those is next to impossible so I will be looking at a school in NCR,” said Kamla Rawat, a housewife who lives in Saket.

The lack of proper admission guidelines and set procedure like the one that exists in Delhi, however, has many parents worried. While one school may ask kids to sit for interviews, the other may simply admit through a lottery system. (HT)

Jharkhand: Online counselling for UG courses at medical colleges

CounsellingThe Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (JCECE) Board organized an online counseling for admissions to the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate courses at the three medical colleges of the state on Saturday. The results of the three-day counseling session, a first of its kind, will be declared on August 29.

Examination controller L Khiyangate said, “The aspirants will first have to register with the website of JCECE with their application number and roll number of NEET-UG. On registration, a password will be generated and sent to the mobile number of the candidate with which one can log in for counselling.”

During counseling, candidates will have to fill in their personal information and name the college of their choice. The best thing about online counseling is that candidates do not have to come to the counseling centre in Ranchi or any other city. They can appear in it sitting in the confines of their home town. The students can change their preference till August 27, midnight, he added.

Only those who fall in the rank range given by JCECE will be eligible to appear for counseling. Khiyangate said, “General candidates with a Jharkhand state overall rank from 1 to 418 will be able to appear for counseling, SC candidates with a rank between 1 to 83, ST between 1 to 219, backward class-I having OBC rank between 1-8 and BC-II having OBC rank between 1 to 184 will be allowed to appear for the counseling.” tnn

There are 123 seats at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi, eighty two at the Mahatma Gandhi Medical College in Jamshedpur and 82 at Patliputra Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) in Dhanbad. A total of 1,256 candidates have registered for counseling. (TOI)

Gujarat University stops admission in integrated courses

Gujarat University

Gujarat University

The Gujarat University has stopped the admission process in the five-year integrated courses started by the former vice-chancellor (VC) Adesh Pal. The acting VC Dr Mukul Shah has even referred the decision to the syndicate committee.

So far, the university has already granted admission to 400 students in BA, BCom, MBA and MCA courses. The university has clarified that the admissions are subject to the final decision of the syndicate meeting. All the students who have already enrolled in these courses would be accommodated in other colleges if required.

The signing of memorandum of understanding (MoU) for starting these courses had stirred controversy with education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasma seeking explanation from the VC. The MoU with three private institutes for commencing five-year integrated professional courses also allowed use of university campus for the purpose.

The move had been branded as favoritism by academicians linked to GU. What’s more, the courses were started without the approval of the syndicate committee.

Despite the state government asking Pal to restrain from taking such decision, the then VC went ahead and launched the integrated courses. GU approved three institutes only, while 63 MoUs for starting colleges were signed during the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors’ Summit 2013.

Pal bought Rs 75,000 chair

The Rs 75,000-chair, which Pal had brought for his comfort, will now be rendered useless as the acting VC has decided not to use the expensive chair. In-charge VC Mukul Shah feels that such expenses levy additional burden on the university exchequer and hence he decided not to use the same. (TOI)

As medical seats fill up, some cheer, others wait

Medical admissions

A total of 403 seats at government and self-financed medical colleges were allotted, through single-window counselling.

On Wednesday, 187 seats in government medical colleges and 71 seats in the government-run dental college will be allotted to students as part of the second phase of counselling. In self-financed medical colleges, 482 seats will be up for grabs.

While some students heaved a sigh of relief as their long wait ended, for others, it seems that the wait will be longer.

K. Vikram, who had been called for counselling during the first round, was the 1578th person and was listed as ‘waiting’. His father R. Krishnamurthy, employed at the Karur court, said Vikram had been allotted Tiruvannamalai Medical College.

“We were told to return home as the new college is awaiting inauguration by the Chief Minister. We were advised to keep track of the college’s opening date on its website,” he said.

Candidates like M. Sangeetha will have to wait longer. She has a cut off of 190.75 marks but was waitlisted and was among the last 20 aspirants to be called for counselling. Her mother is a daily wage labourer and her role model is her sister, who has studied to become a nurse.

Sangeetha has been called for counselling on August 12.

“I have also applied for B.Sc Nursing but I’m hoping to get a seat in a medical college,” she said. (The Hindu)

Tamil Nadu state MBA counselling takes off

counselling for MBAThe general counselling for admission to MBA courses began here. The admission is for management courses in Government, Government-aided and self-financing engineering colleges, and arts and science colleges of Tamil Nadu.

To begin with, special counselling for differently abled candidates who had cleared the TANCET examination was held on Sunday. Like last year, 42 candidates were called for and 30 attended.

As many as 29 candidates received allotment letters at the counselling at Government College of Technology (GCT).

On day one of the general counselling, 546 candidates were called for, out of which 336 attended. As many as 329 candidates received allotment letters.

A large number of students numbering 263 chose to study the subject in engineering colleges, while only 66 candidates chose arts and science colleges. Kiran S. from Coimbatore with the highest TANCET score chose PSG College of Technology.

He received the allotment letter from GCT principal V. Lakshmi Prabha who is also the Secretary, Tamil Nadu MBA / MCA Admissions -2013.

Satish R. from Chennai was the second one to receive the allotment letter.

He chose to pursue the course at SSN College of Engineering, Chennai.

The general counselling to fill the Government quota in management courses will go on till August 14.

A total of 7,539 candidates have applied as against last year’s 11,163. The seats available are however 18,648, much higher that last year’s 17,680. (The Hindu)

Hyderabad Business School dual specialization MBA admission

Hyderabad Business School

Hyderabad Business School

Hyderabad Business School released notification for admission into two year dual specialization MBA course.  Admission will be based on HBSAT which is an entrance exam, group discussion and personal interview.  Students have to submit their applications before December 7, 2013.  www.ghbs.in, www.gitam.edu are the website to download applications.

Hyderabad Business School (HBS), under Geetam University issued notification for admission in to two year dual specialization MBA course for the academic year 2014-16.  HBS dean and director S.Prasada Rao, Geetam honorary advisor Suryanarayana released the notification and gave the details of the course.

The two year dual specialization MBA course offered by Hyderabad Business School will have three semesters each year.  Hundred percent campus recruitments will be offered to the students who join this course.  Specializations offered are Banking and International Finance, Human Resources, International Business, Marketing, Operation and Supply Chain Management.  In the first year students have to choose a common specialization and in the second year, they can choose the specialization of their choice, they informed.

HBS MBA Admission Procedure

Admission into Hyderabad Business School MBA course will be based on the performance of the students in HBSAT.  Candidates with good score in GMAT, MAT, CAT, ATMA and others will be exempted from appearing to the entrance test.  Seats will be allotted based on group discussion and interview.

Director Prasada Rao informed that in the Business World survey on business schools, Hyderabad Business School stood in 17th place in south Indi and in 61st place in India.  He also informed that there is a facility for the students to read more than 50 lakh books online in HBS. He added that immediately after taking the admission, students can avail educational loan from bank up to Rs. 4 lakh without providing any security.  The loan can be repaid in installments after the course is completed.

The candidates who wish to join the Hyderabad Business School MBA course should have all the educational qualification and apart from that they should have language skills and soft skills, they added.  The students who joined the course will be divided into three grades and special attentions will be paid on them.  In the first year of two years course, the students will be taught the skills needed for the job.  After completion of the course, recruitment will be given in September of October months.

Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University admission process to end by Sept 15

Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University

Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University

Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University (UPRTOU) authorities have declared that all the first and second year students who wrote semester or annual exams in June this year could take admission in the second and third year respectively without waiting for the declaration of results.

The decision was taken by vice-chancellor Prof A K Bakshi. The last date for admission to second or third year is September 15. “There were many queries from students regarding admission to the second or third year. As such students concerned are advised to fill in their admission forms and submit it along with fee to their study centres before Septembers 15,” said Prof Bakhshi.

Varsity’s press release made it clear that no forms would be accepted after the above-mentioned date. The admission brochure along with admission form was available at 531 study centres and five regional centres spread across the state. The admission form can also be downloaded from the university website i.e. www.uprtou.ac.in.

Prof Bakhshi also said that UPRTOU now conducts round the year admission system and new students can also apply for admission to the July session by September 15.

UPRTOU, the sole open university of the state, offers more than 70 courses through open and distance education (ODE) mode which has a number of advantages such as no age restrictions for admission, flexibility, unlimited seats, admission from home, round the year admission, delivery of self learning materials (SLMs) at home, and convenience to learn at your own pace etc. (TOI)