Weekly Education News Round-up

Rejected Indian Students turned to US Universities
Some toppers from India have been rejected by the top colleges at Delhi University, but are accepted by some of the best colleges abroad like Ivy League schools in the US. However, they could not make it to top colleges in Delhi University because they did not score 98% or 99% in their class 12 examination.
Source: 15th October, 2011,       Compiled by
Australian DIAC will accept PTE scores for Student visas
On Monday, Pearson, a leading learning company has announced that the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) will soon accept PTE Academic scores submitted with student visa applications. The PTE academic scores are likely to be accepted in the beginning of November, by 5th November.
Source: 17th October, 2011,       Compiled by
Three Indian Students bagged NASA awards
Three Indian students from top Indian educational institutions bagged NASA awards. These students have designed and launched their own satellites and have won the US space agency's student competition (foreign category) challenge. These three students are from IIT-Kanpur, Anna University of Chennai, and SRM University.
Source: 14th October, 2011,       Compiled by
Bangalore University is all set to sign MoU with a US based varsity
Bangalore University is all set to sign a MoU with a US based university, Georgia College and State University. The aim behind this MoU is to strengthen the academic infrastructure and online education, which will smoothen the progress between the professors and students of Bangalore University and Georgia College.
Source: 17th October, 2011,     Compiled by
Common Entrance Test for Medical and Dental Admissions
MCI and the President of the Dental Council of India Dr Dibyendu Mazumdar have decided to conduct a common entrance test for admission in both Dental and Medical colleges in India. NEET, a common entrance exam for admission in medical colleges across India, will now be applicable for admission to dental colleges as well.
Source: 17th October, 2011,       Compiled by
Don’t agree with Narayana Murthy on education quality: Kapil Sibal
HRD Minister, Kapil Sibal, had repudiated Infosys Chief, Narayana Murthy’s view about slump in the quality of education in IITs. He said that, we are capable of producing world class institutions like IITs and IIMs and we need to increase the number of such institutions so that aspiring candidates will be able to get into these institutes.
Source: 11th October, 2011,       Compiled by
FDI in Education Sector welcomed by US varsities
US Universities have proposed a plan to permit foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Indian education sector. About 21 schools and universities are part of this mission and are keen to build partnerships with their Indian counterparts in areas of teacher training, technology, curriculum and student exchange programmes. The delegation is visiting various parts of the country to explore co-operation in education sector.
Source: 14th October, 2011,       Compiled by
Shutdown of TASMAC B-School U.K Campus endangers Future of Indian Students
A UK Campus of Pune-based TASMAC B-School was ordered to be shut down by British authorities. Drastic changes in the visa regulation by United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) have led to the shutdown of this b-school. This sudden shut down of the TASMAC B-School will also lead to a lapse of the visas of the foreign students in two months.
Source: 11th October, 2011,       Compiled by
Wharton Business School launches Business Certificate Program in India
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has launched a new non-degree business certificate program in India and it will commence from January, 2012. It is being called as the Accelerated Development Program (ADP), and is designed to meet the current needs of global business leaders with high potential in India.
Source: 12th October, 2011,     Compiled by
Indian higher education leadership programme with Yale University
India and U.S are getting into a collaboration to enhance the level of higher education in India. The Indian higher education leadership program is a first of its kind program and it has been developed in collaboration with Yale University. The programme was supported by the University Grants Commission of India and the Ministry of Human Resource Development was developed in partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode.
Source: 18th October, 2011,     Compiled by
Asian School of Business joins hands with Kansas University School of Business
The Asian School of Business (ASB) has ties up with Kansas University School of Business. The purpose of this collaboration is to groom young managers by providing them with a global exposure. Under this the students of ASB will get chance to study abroad, interact with foreign students, learn under international faculty, develop overseas business networks and become global managers.
Source: 17th October, 2011,     Compiled by
Amity University received prestigious IET, UK Accreditation
Amity University is India’s first university to receive the prestigious Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK Accreditation for its B. Tech Degrees. The accreditation gives students the advantage of registering themselves as incorporated engineers. It will also entail students to join a network of professional engineers and enhance their career prospects across the globe.


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