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DU students ask for Metro fare reduction

Students of Delhi University under the United Students group have written to the DMRC Chief E. Sreedharan asking him to revise his view on offering students of Delhi University a special fare. Students had earlier written to him suggesting that a special fare could be worked out for students going to and coming back from the Vishwavidyalaya Station only as a beginning but he had cited losses etc as a reason to deny the possibility Students have yesterday written to him again asking him to reconsider the decision as in many cases the cost of transport to and from the DU was more than the annual fees. Students have also argued that a comparison with other metros shows that students everywhere get preferential rates. In a related development, Transport Minister Haroon Yusuf has agreed to meet a delegation of United Students members in relation with the issue of starting Shuttle Bus services for the North and South Campus, which has added to the transport costs of students.

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Comp-graduates park non-council

Mumbai: Ankit Gupta, a computer engineer from IIT Bombay, is the newest member of a consultancy firm as a Business Analyst. After four years of computer programming slogging, Gupta for a “management and resolution of problems for the nature of the future scope of custody”.

Gupta is not alone. Of the 1100 students, IIT-B from this year, only 40 have joined the computer Hollywood majors like Infosys, Wipro and TCS, while about 15% of graduates in computer science from non-technical areas . Of course, the engineer, the race director for his money.

Cut short the Engineering MBA route, several IIT graduates-are now joining the coaching job immediately after their BTech. The scenario is the same in other main schools of engineering. IIT Kanpur, saw eight BTech software engineers collaborative enterprise financial partner and three analysts, such as consulting firms McKinsey and Lehmann Brothers, this year’s placement.

And why not? With Infosys, Wipro or may not be close to the annual salary of Rs 10 lakh as consultation and corporate financing, the cream of graduates in computer science are the other way. IIT-Roorkee Position President PK Jain said that the financing of eight companies and 10 consultancy firms have collected nearly 100 students on campus this year. Kushal Sen, chief investment in IIT Delhi, attributes this trend over the lucrative wages offered by other sectors, as well as the increasing number of companies visiting the IIT campus for recruiting engineers.

IIT-B director Ashok Misra pointed out that there has been a waste of time, while the boom in information technology, when students at the computer is not only scientific but also all flows the location of tests under the direction of Infosys, Wipro and TCS. But it was the time when companies IT wages paid, almost double, which can provide jobs engineering.

“Today, engineers graduates not to rest once and for the placement of interviews, computer companies, unless it is a rare case, and not a student at another place too for a long time, “says Gupta, who is also the position of the IIT-B.

This year, flat annual companies such as Infosys and Wipro are less than half the average wage in the tender IIT Campus. “The average annual wage on our campus R 6.5 lakh. Why a student must become familiar with an RS-3 lakh job? Request BK Mathur, president of the Investment Committee at IIT-Kharagpur. Indeed, if their participation Satyam letter this year, said she Rs 2.8 lakh years’ salary-IIT graduates, it was not invited.

And so FMCG companies, retail and real estate for a chance to ITI Campus this year. Kannan Moudgalya service technical chemistry IIT Bombay said: “Many sectors have now need not only experts in the field, but also computer programmers. In case of non-technical, IIT graduates-are currently in arrivals as New Economy Tasks financial analysis math Officer and Financial Engineering. “

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ICR Forms Leave Students Confused

Delhi University may have tried to lend a helping hand to students by including extra curricular activities (ECA) and sports in this year`s ICR forms, but with colleges likely to receive their individual admission data only by June 22 — much after some of the trials and auditions are over — students have been left a little confused.

Though the ICR form does give students the option of saying if they were interested in applying under the ECA or sports category, it neither gives the specifics of the area the student is interested in nor his abilities in the said department.

But then that is just one of the problems that students who have applied through the ICR form are likely to face. According to Delhi University officials, confusion is likely in colleges that have their trials before June 22 when ICR data will be handed over to colleges. This would include the lists and details of students who have applied to each and every course as well as under the ECA and sports categories.

We have been receiving a lot of enquiring from students about the ECA category. Most students have been a little confused about whether they should also apply with the college separately. It is advisable for students to apply separately to college for the category in case the trials and auditions are before June 22 as the colleges would not have the data,“ said Deputy Dean Students` Welfare Amit Bardhan.

The University feels that it will be up to individual colleges to decide whether they want to allow students to take the test without the ICR data. Yet another problem that students seem to be facing is their name appearing on the general list even if they have applied under the ECA category.

A number of students have asked us on this and we would like to clear that the names of students who apply under the ECA or any other category will be sent to colleges under both the general and the special category list,“ said Mr. Bardhan

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FDDI has tied up with senior instructors at the FMS, Delhi University

Tying UP
Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) has tied up with senior instructors at the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University, for guest “lectures at the institute. FDDI offers a full-time two-year postgraduate diploma in footwear technology and management (PGDFTM) recognised by the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), .among other courses. The institute was among the first in the world to be awarded the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications. Training software and teaching material at FDDI has been prepared by experts from Melbourne College of Textile, Australia and Southfield College, UK, while the syllabus for the management programme has been designed by faculty from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and FMS.

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Delhi College of Engineering bags first prize

Delhi College of Engineering bags first prize

DCE bags first prize
Delhi College of Engineering (DCE) and Miranda House of University of Delhi won top positions in a paper presentation on waste water recycling organised at DSDS 2007. Around 20 colleges from Delhi participated in the event. The winners were felicitated with certificates and cash awards. Internship to select few were also announced by UNESCO. The best poster award was again won by DCE. The best paper awarded in the conference was on the topic, Recovery of heavy metals from effluents using chelating agents an innovative industrial waste water treatment.

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NSUI bagged all four DUSU seats repeating a clean sweep

NSUI wins DUSU elections
THE National Students Union of India {NSUI) bagged all four Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) seats repeating a clean sweep. The new DUSU office bearers are Amrita Bahari, president, Devraj Tehlan, vice-president, Manish Chaudhary, secretary and Khushboo Sharma, joint secretary.

Abhishekh Tondon, ABVP contender for presidents post got 6225 votes while Devraj Tehlan won vice-presidents post beating his closest contender from ABVP, Suman lata with a margin of 4417 votes.

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Ignou, Du, Igc To Work Together

DELHI University (DU), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and University Grants Commission (UGC) may, soon enter into a partnership to give a new dimension to the education system in the country.

This was declared at the National Seminar-cum-work-hop on Convergence of Conventional and Distance Modes of Education and national launch of Training of Academic Counsellors for the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) System from May 12-26, 2007 which was inaugurated by D Purandeswari, minister of state for education.

Deepak Pental, vice-chancellor, Delhi University, stressed the need for question banks by teachers instead of reliance on keys by the students.VC, IGNOU emphasised that a possible collaboration between 1GNOU-UGC-DU shall be essential for others to emulate, which was later reiterated by the DU VC.

It was unanimously agreed by R P Agarwal, secretary MHRD, Sukdheo Thorat, chairman, UGC, V N Rajasekharan Pillai,VC, IGNOU, Pental and N K Sinha, joint secretary, distance learning, MHRD that it is essential to converge the conventional tools of education with the information and communication technology of ODL where, cost can be minimised and quality enhanced.

While the DUVC hoped that IGNOU would collaborate with DU for the course material, UGC offered a three-year scheme for a combined IGNOU-UGC fellowship.

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Many Students Pin Hopes On Second List

With just one more day to go before the second cut-off list of percentages for admission to Delhi University is announced on Thursday, the campus witnessed a flurry of activity on the second day of admissions this Tuesday.

But as the day progressed, and seats filled up, it was clear that not many colleges would have good news to offer for those pinning their hopes on making it to the second list.

For many students who ended up taking a different combination in their Class XII, the first session of admission has once again brought home a rude realisation that a different combination does not always help in Delhi University.

I have marketing as one of my subjects. And although my best of four with the subject would have ensured me a place in the B.A. course at Moti Lal Nehru College, I did not get admission because marketing is counted as a vocational subject here and so not included in the best of four. And without the subject, my aggregate does not come up to the demand,“ said Siddharth Banerjee, a Commerce student.

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There were also those who did not have the necessary documents or forgot to check if they had applied in a certain college at all. I am eligible in many colleges, but the problem is I forgot to apply in them. Now I don`t know what to do because I can`t join the college I am eligible in and can`t rely completely on the second cut-off either,“ said Nisha Singh, a student at Gargi College.

We are expecting to close admission for many of courses such as Geography, English and Journalism. But there will be seats available in many other courses, and so a second cut-off will most definitely come. In fact, one expects the maximum movement after the second cut-off when students migrate or find themselves in a place where they may find themselves in. But a third cut-off is highly unlikely in most colleges,“ said Minotini Chatterjee, Principal of Kamla Nehru College.

Some colleges have, in fact, seen more rush than usual this time around.

We have witnessed an unexpected rise this time round. For example, in commerce alone, we have already filled up double our existing seats and there is still one more day to go. It is for the first time that we have seen such a rush. Although our cut-off will be decided only tomorrow, we don`t expect more than a drop of a percent or two,“ said an official at Moti Lal Nehru College

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Delhi University DU Cut Off Lists

Today Delhi University has announced First Cut Off Lists for DU Colleges. The jump, on an average, has been 1 to 2 percent across almost all the courses in this year’s cut-offs for all colleges.

Unlike past year’s trends, there is just marginal rise in some colleges. Some colleges like Ramjas and Sri Venkateswara saw a huge jump in cut-offs for vaious courses. While Hansraj, HIndu and Deshbandhu shows on an average of increases of 1-2 percent only. Sri Ram College of Commerce showed only 0.3 percent hike, Hindu College slash down cut off by 0.5 percent, Bhagat Singh and Daulat Ram shows hike of 2 percent. This year for science students, the cut-off remains more or less the same but for commerce courses cut-offs is showing positive trends.

The admmision process at all DU colleges will start on Monday.

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Western Australias training institution Murdoch University signed a memorandum of association with BVU

Mou Signed
Western Australias training institution Murdoch University signed a memorandum of association (MoU) with Bharati Vidyapeeth University. (BVU), on September 23, 2007 with the aim of enhancing the study of biotechnology at BVU.

Present on the occasion were Yiannis Attikiouzel, executive dean of Murdoch University, Shivajirao S Kadam, vice chancellor, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pritam Singh, international student coordinator, Murdoch University and Jamal Qureshi, South Asia regional marketing manager, Perth Education City. Through the association, Murdoch University will support Bharati Vidyapeeth University in developing and promoting biotechnology. Future plans include training programmes, sharing and dissemination of academic material and exchange programmes for staff in order to increase exposure and knowledge on the subject.

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Media Seminar of Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi University

Media Seminar
The Department of Mass Media and Mass Communication (MMMC) of Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi University recently held its third national media seminar on, Meet the Media, with the topic of discussion being, Reel and Real: The Diminishing Lines, attracting scores of students from Delhi and NCR and facilitating a student-media interaction. Speakers spoke about how real life is represented on screen and how reality is manipulated, supporting it with their own reel as well as real life experiences. The distinguished speakers who participated in the discussion included Anurag Basu, Rajdeep Sardesai and Pranab Mukherjee among others.

IIT Delhi revokes expulsion of three Dalit students

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi Wednesday cancelled the expulsion of three Dalit students, but said the remaining 17 against whom similar action was taken for “poor performance” would not be reinducted. In a mail to IANS, the registrar’s office said the special review committee (SRC) had several meetings with the expelled students from June 20 to June 25 and examined all available records.

“After examining the records and discussing with the students, the committee determined that all applicable academic and administrative procedures had been followed in all cases without exception,” the registrar’s office said.

“Further, during the discussion, no case of discrimination on the basis of caste was brought up by any of the students or their parents. The committee has concluded that the termination of registration of students is as per the rules of the institute,” it added.

However, the registrar said the committee on June 30 recommended a lenient view towards three students, including two from the scheduled caste category.

“The director has since revoked the termination of these three students,” the registrar said in the mail, which did not reveal the names of the students who have been taken back.

IIT Delhi said in spite of special focus and extra care for those from marginalized groups, a total of 20 students were “asked to leave in view of their very poor performance”. Of these, 11 are from the Scheduled Caste category, one from the Scheduled Tribe category and the remaining eight are from the general category

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DU Admission Forms Accessible From June1

With its Admission Committee deciding on Wednesday that sale and submission of admission forms would begin from June 1, the countdown to the big admission rush for a place in a Delhi University college has just started.

While admission forms will be available till June 15, the first cut-off list will be notified on June 25, with the second and third list to be announced on June 27 and July 5. In case of need, a fourth cut-off list would be brought out by colleges on July 9. The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Committee attended by principals and officials of Delhi University colleges.

With students often complaining of colleges holding entrance test for English (Honours) on the same day, the University has decided on three dates in coordination with the colleges for the examination.

While Gargi College will be holding the exam in two sessions on June 16, on June 17 it will hold a third session of exam in the afternoon, while the Kamala Nehru College will be taking the examination in the morning.

On June, Janaki Devi and Lady Sri Ram College will hold the examinations in the morning and afternoon slots, while on June 20, the tests will be on at Janki Devi Memorial College and Maharaja Agrasen College. The last slot of the entrance will be held by Miranda House, Laxmi Bai and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College on June 21.

The sale of admission forms for the School of Open Learning will begin on June 27 with the last date for submission of forms being August 25.

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New course in forensic sciences

New course in forensic sciences

Rajdhani College, DU, is starting a certificate course. Fingerprints and Document Examination. The course will benefit students who pursue a career in forensic sciences and also help profes¬sionals like law-yers, bankers, dete¬ctives and personnel from the police department by providing an edge to their careers.

The course is of three-month dura¬tion. Students will have to take four exa minations. Paper I, Fingerprint Examination, will focus on theory. Paper II will deal with forensic observa¬tion of forged documents. Paper III and IV are practical examinations where students will have to submit a field report based on their visit to a forensic laboratory. Another part of the practi¬cal examination will focus on hand¬writing analysis.

The course will form a base for students who would like to pursue a career in forensic sciences. Students who wish to become private detectives or would like to work with crime investigation teams would get a taster while visiting labs and meeting experts in the field of foren-sics, said Mukta Sharma, course co-coordinator.

The college has roped in experts to give the lectures. They include V N Sehgal, former director. Central Forensic Labor¬atory, V C Mishra, a lawyer and hand¬writing expert. A senior manager in the Punjab Natio¬nal Bank and an expert in detecting white collar crime will teach forgery detection in documents like cheques and wills.

The course is open to all students and will cost Rs 3,000. The last date for registration is December 7 and the course will begin on December 10.

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Convocation At New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM)

New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM), is organising its ninth annual convocation for Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management batch of 2004-06 on May 12 at FICCI Auditorium. Dr Karan Singh, MP and president, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, will be the chief guest. The convocation address will be deliv¬ered by Kumar Bimal Sinha, an educationist, literary figure and thinker.

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DU MCA Delhi University Entrance Examination

DU each year conducts an entrance examination for admission to MCA, M.Sc. in Computer Science and P.G.D.C.A courses.

Important dates:

1. 05-12-08 – availability of application forms.
2. 30-01-09 – Last Date for Receipt of MCA forms.
3. 31-01-09 – Last Date for Receipt of M.Sc. in Computer Science and P.G.D.C.A forms.
4. 17-02-09 – date of MCA entrance test.
5. 07-04-09 – date of M.Sc entrance test.
6. 08-04-09 – date of P.G.D.C.A entrance test.

Eligibility criteria:

1. For admission to MCA the candidate must have passed class 12th examination and bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 60%marks and must have studied mathematics and computer sciences.

2. For admission to M.Sc Computer Science the candidate must have class 12th examination and bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 60% marks and must have studied mathematics and computer sciences.

3. For admission to P.G.D.C.A the candidate must have passed class 12th examination with mathematics as a main subject and should have a minimum of 50% in graduation.

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Coaching IIT aspirants a Rs.100 bn business – study

New Delhi: Private academies that train students for entrance exams of the Indian Institutes of Technology and other prestigious engineering colleges mint Rs.100 billion ($2.30 billion) a year – an amount that can fund 30 to 40 new IITs, shows a study by an industry body.

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) study, released on Wednesday, said private academies who train 600,000 students every year for these exams make Rs.100 billion a year.

Calling for de-regulation of higher education, Assocham president Sajjan Jindal said the beneficiaries of the current system were those running big educational institutions and coaching centres.

“The amount of money which goes to these institutions – Rs.100 billion – is enough to open 30 to 40 IITs with lots of seats that can ensure admission to average candidates, aspiring to be an engineering graduate,” he said.

At least 50 percent of the students who appear in the entrance tests for admissions to IITs and other engineering colleges enroll with coaching centres to beat the cut-throat competition, said Assocham.

Talking about another anomaly in higher education, the body said that 80,000-90,000 students go abroad for higher studies, leading to a high foreign exchange outflow.

“If quality institutions are provided, a large number of students will stay back and contribute to the nation,” said Assocham.

The chamber asserted that more institutions of excellence should come up and suggested that private players and big industrial groups should be encouraged in higher education.

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Amu has stated that it will hold its admission tests as already announced

Amu Admissions
Aligarh Muslim University has stated that it will hold its admission tests as already announced. AMUs Executive Council at its meeting held on January 17,2008 had unanimously resolved to hold admission tests in addition to Aligarh at Bhopal, Kolkata, Pune and Kozhikode for admission to MBBS/BDS, BTech/BArch and class Xl/diploma in engineering courses. Although some apprehensions were expressed in this regard, the University has since decided to stick to its original plans.

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DU set to hike exam fee

DU students will pay more as examination fee form the next academic year. The University has increased fees by 65 % to 100% cent in a new revised system.

The revision is across the board for exam and enrolment fees, fees for setting papers, for supervision and invigilation during exams (borne by the university).

All undergraduate students will have to pay Rest 50 per paper instead of Rest 25. This includes papers of certificate and diploma courses. The PG exam fee will be Rest 75 per paper. Students of professional courses will have to pay Rest 100 per paper and those enrolled in self financing courses Rest 150 per Paper .The practical exam fees will be up to Rest 100 per exam.

Fees will be reviewed every three years. Correspondence students who live abroad will pay much more from the next session. DU exam centres are being set up in Nepal, Srilanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Bhutan and Pakisthan.Students here will have to pay Rs 1,000 as exam fees instead of Rest 500. For students in other countries the fees for B.A (Pass)B/com9pass) will be $250 instead of $110. For BA (honours), B.com (honours)/PG courses, the new fee will be $300 instead of the earlier $ 140

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Courses offerred by Womens Study and Development Centre at Delhi University

Womens Study and Development Centre at Delhi University is offering a two-month course in Womens Studies starting from September 25. The aim of the course is to sensitise and train students on different issues and problems related to gender and society. The highlights of the course would be: Women in Indian society, feminist theory, cultural and historical frameworks, law and political participation. Only those candidates who are BA, BSc or BCom with at least 50% marks are eligible. Selection of candidates will be done on the basis of an entrance examination followed by an interview. Interested candidates may send their applications on a plain paper with their CV by August 31 to the Director, Womens Studies and Development Centre, Academic Research Centre, II Floor, Patel Marg, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007.

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