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Should girl students get reservation in IITs? Here's what panel recommends

New Delhi, Jan 16: Should girl students get reservation in IITs?

A panel has recommended reservation for girl students in IITs.

According to the panel, the reservation for girls will address the issue of slump in the number of female students entering the prestigious institutes.

20 per cent...

In rare feat, Mumbai boy scores 100% in SAT, ACT

Mumbai, Jan 14: Anagh Agarwal, a student of Dhirubhai Ambani International School, aims to get into Harvard University to pursue a major in economics. A good SAT or ACT (American College Testing) score — standardised examination for admission to US colleges — would have been enough to secure admission to the Ivy League institute, but the 16-year-old has...

MBBS graduates may have to clear NEXT to practice: draft bill

New Delhi, Jan 1: Soon MBBS pass outs from government as well as private medical colleges will have to clear the National Exit Test (NEXT) to be able to practice as a registered medical practitioner.

The provision is part of a bill drafted by the ministry of health on the basis of reforms suggested by...

Employees in India may get lower salary hike next year: Report

New Delhi, Dec 8: Employees are expected to see an average 10 per cent increase in salary in 2017, lower than 10.3 per cent rise this year, and after taking inflation into account, the hike would be a paltry 4.8 per cent, says a report.

According to Korn Ferry Hay Group 2017 Salary Forecast,...

This company is cutting 800 jobs in 2017

London, Dec 2: British engine maker Rolls-Royce said Thursday it was slashing 800 jobs worldwide in its marine business, where its order book is "very weak".

The marine sector employs 4,800 people in 34 countries, with Norway the most significant with 1,900 workers. The division designs ships and systems, largely for the oil and...

Class 10 board exam for CBSE schools to be reintroduced from 2017-18: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar

Jaipur, Nov 15: Government will reintroduce compulsory class X board examination for CBSE schools from the 2017-18 academic year, Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said here on Monday.

In an informal conversation with reporters after a meeting with the Rajasthan...

IITs to conduct entrance exams in Kathmandu: Pranab Mukherjee

Kathmandu, Nov 4: Students from Nepal will be able to write entrance examinations of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here from next year to pursue graduate and post-graduate courses, President Pranab Mukherjee announced today.

Addressing a seminar titled 'Nepal and India: Exploring New Vistas' organised by India Foundation and Neeti Anusandhan Pratishthan...

Norms for appointment of foreign faculty in IITs to be eased

New Delhi, Oct 24: The government is set to ease the regulatory norms to make it easier for foreign faculty to be appointed in the IITs.

According to official sources the HRD ministry has put forward a proposal to the Ministry of External Affairs and the Home Ministry to ensure the norms related to...

31 Indian institutes in Times World University Rankings, IISc Bangalore highest ranked

Mumbai, Sep 22: In a boost to the government's drive to make the country's higher education institutions world class, a record 31 Indian institutes have found a place in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17.

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has climbed to the highest position till date for an Indian...

Talent shortage a concern for 34 pc employers in India

New Delhi, Sep 17: Employers around the world are concerned about finding and retaining skilled talent with 34 per cent of employers in India saying talent shortage is a concern, while for China the figure stood at 47 per cent.

According to PNB MetLife Employee Benefit Trends Study 2016, at least one-third of employers...