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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

KVPY IMPORTANT DATES

Important Dates
Last date for request of the Application form By Post28th August 2014
Last date for closing of Online Application8th September 2014
Last Date for receipt of the completed application : (Both Online/ Hard Copy)8th September 2014
Exam Date2nd November 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Recently-constructed IITs and IIMs are plagued with infrastructure and staffing problems

The NDA government's announcement about the setting up of five new IITs and IIMs each has largely been welcomed by experts considering the need for quality technical educational facilities.
The experts, however, have pointed out that several of the eight new IITs set up in 2008-09 are struggling for lack of faculty and infrastructure.
Years after their establishment, the new IITs at Gandhinagar, Ropar, Jodhpur, Hyderabad, Indore, Mandi, Bhubaneswar and Patna are functioning on temporary campuses because either land or funds is not available to them.
IIT-Jodhpur was established in 2008 but failed to retain faculty. Several of the
eight new IITs set up in 2008-09
are struggling with problems such as this or issues with infrastructure
IIT-Jodhpur was established in 2008 but failed to retain faculty. Several of the eight new IITs set up in 2008-09 are struggling with problems such as this or issues with infrastructure
Besides, teaching vacancies at some of the new IITs are as high as 50 per cent.

Finance

Also, there is the issue of finances - establishing one IIT costs Rs 1,750 crore while it is Rs 1,000 crore in case of an IIM.

SINGLE STOREY FOR IIM-UDAIPUR

By Sudhanshu Mishra
Established as an autonomous body in 2011, the IIM-Udaipur continues to function from its 'temporary campus' which is nothing but a single storey building of the Mohan Lal Sukhadia University in Udaipur.
This institute took two years to come into existence after 2009 when the Centre decided to start seven new IIMs. It started its Post Graduate Programme (PGP) with 57 students as also the PGPX programme (for executives) with 16 students.
It is likely to shift to its own campus in 2016.
Though of the sanctioned faculty strength of 22 it has 20 members but Shah maintained it did not pose any problem as the institute was able to keep the teacher-student ratio as 1:12.
The institute has 240 students.
Although Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocated a total of Rs 7,138.97 crore for technical education, only an initial allocation of Rs 500 crore was made for the five new IITs in Jammu and Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala and the five new IIMs in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Bihar, Orissa and Maharashtra.
Of the seven new IIMs established between 2007 and 2011, authorities recently found that those at Rohtak, Ranchi and Udaipur were facing infrastructure-related problems.
Experts say there is an urgent need to allocate more funds for the eight IITs set up during 2008-09 as well as the five new IITs proposed by the Finance Minister if they are to perform to their full potential and maintain high standards of quality.

Faculty brain drain plagues IIT-Jodhpur

By Sudhanshu Mishra
IIT-Jodphur that has already been grappling with the problems due to absence of its own campus and other disadvantages of a new IIT like lack of infrastructure and poor faculty strength seems to have miserably failed to retain its faculty.
During the past four years it has lost around 30 faculty members, including half a dozen during the past six months.
Against the sanctioned faculty strength of 90 it has only 55.
The institute has failed to identify the reasons for exodus of the faculty despite its Board of Governors sought a detailed report.
A senior faculty member told Mail Today that of late the management's attitude towards the faculty had become rude and insensitive forcing the teachers to look for alternatives.
"In fact it (management) has started taking the faculty members for granted", he added. 
Initially though it had guest faculty, but with the passage of time it has been discontinued.
The visiting faculty too is limited to two or three.
IIT Jodhpur that began its first academic session six years ago still operates from its transit campus of 10 classrooms in a portion of city's Mugneeram Bangur Memorial (MBM) Engineering College.

IIT-Patna still in transit

By Giridhar Jha
IIT-Patna was set up in 2008, but it continues to run from its transit campus located at Patliputra Colony in Patna.
Though the Bihar government had allocated 536 acres for establishing its permanent campus at Bihta, about 30 kilometres from the state capital, the institution is still waiting for its own premises to be completed.
As a result, the institution remains plagued with problems such as lack of proper infrastructure, faculty crunch and average placement records.
IIT-Patna was established in 2008 but is facing infrastructure issues, as it continues to run from its transit campus located at Patliputra Colony
IIT-Patna was established in 2008 but is facing infrastructure issues, as it continues to run from its transit campus located at Patliputra Colony
The institute does not have enough space for classrooms, laboratories, libraries, sporting facilities and even hostels on the makeshift campus.
The institue at present has three schools – School of Engineering, School of Basic Sciences and the School of Humanities.
Notwithstanding limitations, the institute has developed modern facilities to run the B.Tech and M.Tech courses apart from the Ph.D programmes.
The IIT-Patna has at present 533 students enrolled in its B.Tech programmes, 85 in M.Tech and 140 Ph.D students.
Currently, it has 81 faculty members.

IIT and IIM Indore beat the odds

By Anup Dutta
Indore boasts of two premiere higher education institutions - IIM and IIT. The two institutes are doing fairly well in meeting the challenges to equip and nurture the bright talents.
After its inception in 2009, IIT-Indore celebrated its first graduation ceremony last month with 101 students passing out with B.Tech degree.
President Pranab Mukherjee had attended the landmark event of the institute. But IIM Indore has lately been in news for wrong reasons.
IIT-Indore was established in 2009 and IIM-Indore was established in 1997. The two institutes are doing fairly well in meeting the challenges to equip and nurture bright talents
IIT-Indore was established in 2009 and IIM-Indore was established in 1997. The two institutes are doing fairly well in meeting the challenges to equip and nurture bright talents
In January, M.N. Buch - a close associate of former director of IIM Indore Prof N. Ravichandran - resigned from Board of Governors of the institute after Rishikesha T. Krishnan was appointed as new director.

IIT-Gandhinagar yet to move into own campus

By Darshan Desai
On August 2, the third batch of students of Indian Institute of Technology- Gandhinagar (IIT-G) would acquire the tag of the prestigious temple of learning at the convocation but when they walk out they might have the regret of not being able to study at a real time IIT campus.
It has been six years since it was launched in 2008, but IIT-G does not have its own home though it has been operating from a proper engineering and technology college on the Ahmedabad- Gandhinagar route with all the necessary facilities and faculty. 
The new batch of students of IIT-G would walk into a sprawling campus of the institute's own by the first week of December this year. 
Six years since it was
launched, IIT-G
does not have its own
home though it has
been operating from a
proper engineering
and technology college
on the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar
route
Six years since it was launched, IIT-G does not have its own home though it has been operating from a proper engineering and technology college on the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar route
The setting up of the campus got delayed because the land that the state government offered was not acceptable to the IIT authorities since it was quite far and there were connectivity issues. This initially delayed the process by four years. 
"But once we got the land just over a year ago, we initiated construction on a war-footing.," an IIT-G spokesperson told Mail Today.

IIT-MANDI AWAITS THE BUZZ

Even four years
after its establishment, IIT Mandi
still lacks the buzz which
IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay
boast
Even four years after its establishment, IIT Mandi still lacks the buzz which IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay boast
By Manjeet Sehgal
When an IIT was announced for Himachal Pradesh in 2009, the people were overjoyed as this was more than an achievement for them.
Parents wanted to send their children to an IIT in their own state.
But even after four years of establishment, IIT Mandi still lacks the buzz which IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay boast of.
The then BJP government got a threestorey building of Vallabh Government College vacated to 'accommodate' IIT newcomers.
The PWD rest house and Mandav Hotel were converted into administrative office and hostel, respectively.
On March 9 last year, the then HRD Minister M. M. Pallam Raju had inaugurated the incomplete campus.
Though IIT authorities claim that most of the classes are now being run from the IIT's under construction campus, but the principal of Vallabh Government College told Mail Today that one class is still being held at the degree college campus.
He said the IIT authorities have occupied the state degree college campus for last four years.

Courtesy:Daily Mail


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2690109/New-IITs-IIMs-plagued-infrastructure-problems-teaching-vacancies-50-cent.html#ixzz37e6yNhd2

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Please share your feedback

Well as in the previous years I have tried whatever I can to help you in taking decision regarding college and streams. I will be more than glad if you can give us your feedback om this initiative of mine plus any idea for improvement plus what else you expect from an online platform as I am in process of launching a fully dedicated website to cater for engineering and medical entrance preparations. please provide me with your Ideas so as the upcoming aspirants can be benefited.
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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

JEE MAIN RESULT: Normalization Frustrates Students

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the final ranks of students of JEE(mains) on Tuesday evening.
Nearly 12.7 lakh students had appeared for the exam. CBSE conducts the JEE(mains) for admission to different National Institutes of Technology(NITs), Indian Institutes of  Information Technology(IIITs) and other centrally funded institutes.
The result declared after a long and anxious wait, has however left a large number of students frustrated and angry because of the 'skewed' normalization formula adopted for ranking. Those who scored over 95% in boards were however placed at an advantage.
Last year several petitions challenging the normalization formula used by JEE (main) for ranking students were filed in the Supreme Court and High Courts.
"The problem lies not in the complexity of the normalization formula but in the method of evaluation by the boards. The normalisation formula is set on a basic assumption that boards are following some norms for evaluation. There should ideally be a normal distribution of marks. But in India, a large no of children get very high marks. In such a situation no normalization formula can be effective," says an IIT  professor.
" The normalization formula is skewed. This is a totally absurd way of giving ranks. The two exams, JEE (mains) and the board exams should not have been coupled. The formula is too complex and biased,' said Sanjeev Singhal.
Agrees another student's parent. " In this method of  normalization a student with a high score in JEE(main) and around 90% in board can get a rank much lower than someone who scored less in JEE(main) but had a higher  board percentage."
Shubam(name changed) adds: "Those who got less than half  marks of what I got in the JEE(mains) have got an overall better rank because of normalisation formula. Is this fair and justified?"
Kshitij Garg who started the online petition last year  to reverse the normalization formula told HT :"We started the online petition against normalization formula last year. Since then a lot of students have continued signing it. Currently we have got more than  9000 signatures and we hope that  the new HRD minister Smriti Irani will look into it."
The SK Joshi Committee had consulted several academicians to come up with a viable normalisation formula for ranking. Two formulas were debated on and finally the JEE(interface) group decided to take a middle path by using the average of both the formulas.
Last year it was decided that for admission to NITs to use the JEE (Main) performance and the normalized Board performance in the 60:40 ratio. But after the JEE (Main) results were out, the JEE Interface Group  came up with the complicated  normalization formula which put  many students  at a disadvantage.
Courtesy: HT

JEE MAIN 2014 result: Bengaluru Boy Tops the List

At last CBSE has declared this much awaited result
.Srinidhi Prabhu of the Narayana PU College, Bangalore, has topped the JEE (Main) examination. Prabhu (AIR-1) is from the Karnataka board and wants to join the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, to study computer science. Closer home, Andheri's Parth Kothari topped the state in the exam with his score of 319 and secured an all-India rank of 11.

Kothari scored a total of 331, which was normalized to 301 and his HSC score of 95.69% upped his overall marks to 319. However, like many other toppers, Kothari's JEE (Main) rank list, which was released on Tuesday, is merely a formality. He ranked 458 in the JEE (Advanced) and has already sought admission at IIT-Bombay for a dual degree in electrical engineering.

"Since class X, I've wanted to join an IIT. It has been my dream and I have worked really hard for this. While I feel my father has been responsible for drilling the idea of joining IIT into my head, my college teachers turned the idea to reality," said Parth, a student of Pace Junior Science College, Andheri.

All-India JEE (Advanced) topper, Chitraang Murdia from Rajasthan, stood 38th in the JEE (Main) rank list. Manish Murdia, his father, said the JEE (Main) ranking did not matter as his son had already taken admission at IIT-Bombay. Chitraang scored 97% in Class XII from the CBSE board, his normalised score was 265.5.

Data from the CBSE shows that the minimum cut-offs for filling choices of institutes and courses for BE and BTech courses is 62 for candidates in the general category, 59 for students in the other backward category (non-creamy layer) and 32 for scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and physically challenged candidates.

The Central Seat Allocation Board announced the schedule for admissions to the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) a day before the results were announced. Students can start filling their choices online from Tuesday up to July 12.

Courtesy: TOI

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

IITs First Round of Seat Allotment Declared

Students can check in at jeeadv.iitkgp.ac.in.
Server seems to be quite busy as students are not being able to log on.

Will update more regarding opening and closing ranks.

CUT OFF MARKS For Top 20 Percentile Released

IITs have displayed the cutoff marks for different boards on their website .
For CBSE
83.20% Gen
82% OBC
74% SC
73.2% ST

For RBSE
69% Gen
68.20% OBC
65% SC
76.65 St (I doubt this figure seems a typing error)

For other boards please check this official link
http://jeeadv.iitm.ac.in/docs/percentile1413.pdf