Monday, January 19, 2015

JEE exams witness a drop of 52,500 students this year

Around 13.035 lakh students have registered for Joint Entrance Test, Main (JEE Main-2015), the first leg of the two-stage examination process for engineering admissions, scheduled in April.
However, there is a drop of around 52,500 students compared to last year when around 13.56 lakh students registered for exam.

The last day for registration for JEE (Main) was on December 27, but the dates were extended up to January 10 for aspirants from Manipur. The state had recently joined the nationallevel exam.
JEE Main, an all-India engineering entrance exam is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission to centrally funded engineering institutions like National Institute of Technology (NIT) and others.
It is also the first screening test for IIT admissions.
While there has been a constant increase in number of candidates since 2012  this is the first time the number has dropped.
“Poor quality of faculty in the engineering colleges and increase in job opportunities in other streams could be the reasons for decrease in the number of people registering for JEE Main,” said an IIT aspirant.
However, in Maharashtra, for the academic year 2014-15, more than 40% of engineering seats remained vacant, according to data presented by the state’s higher and technical education minister during the recent winter session.
GT Thampi, principal, Thadomal Shahani College of Engineering, Bandra said, “This trend seems temporary. The interest in engineering education is decreasing because of the higher fees charged in engineering institute compared to other courses. However, placements in engineering institutes have suffered leaving many engineers unemployed.”

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


As per the information available on official website the students can
make correction in the particular and if intimated should also remove
image discrepancies.

Image Discrepancy :
The images uploaded by the candidates in their application form are being
verified by the CBSE and in case of any discrepancy in the image(s), the SMS
 and e-mail is being sent to the candidates to re-upload the image(s).
 This process may take about one month so the candidates should wait
 for SMS/e-mail. If no discrepancy is found in the images, no SMS/e-mail
 will be sent to the candidates.

Correction in Particulars
The facility for correction in particulars of the application form, regarding the
 mistakes committed by the candidates, will be available on the website during
  19 - 31st January, 2015. This is the last and final chance for correction so
 candidates should do the correction, only if required, very carefully.

How can be a one month Crash Course Sufficient for clearing IIT!!!

I came across a very relevant article on the Crash Course for IIT Jee on
The article I am pasting below:
The ad read like this. "Join us for one month crash course to clear IIT-JEE entrance.
Success guaranteed." I was bewildered to read this.
The pamphlets were given by someone at the school entrance to my son who is
writing the 12th board this time.
Being a parent, I was already worried, as being the state-board student and without
 a long-term preparation, his chances of cracking (even) the IIT Main is almost nil.
 Like me, most of the parents inTamil Nadu are waiting with bated breathe for the 
cut-off marks to be scored by their wards to enter into the Anna 
University-affiliated colleges (one of the top ten at least) with the stream of their 
In Chennai (I am sure, there must be pretty much same situation in other cities too),
 big to small-time institutes have started to woo students (and parents) with their
"Crash Courses" which they would start after the board exams. However, whether
 a student from state board or CBSE, will this short time is enough for him to
crack the most prestigious entrance exam?
In Chennai, much to the disappointment of some of these institutes, the 12th board annual
 exam pattern has been changed (for 2015 March). Instead of computer science, one of the 
core subjects Physics will be the last exam this time.
Earlier, once the Maths exam was over, these institutes used to begin their crash courses soon
after as Computer Science, which used to be the last exam, was not considered for cut-off mark
calculation by Anna University affiliated colleges for engineering admission.
If this is not enough, this year the IIT entrance exam has been propound to April 10-11 for
 Chennai circle. For state board students eying for IIT entrance, they will be writing their
last exam on March 26, 2015. Which means these students will have only two weeks to
prepare for IIT entrance!
Many of the IIT coaching centres have already taken advance money from parents in Chennai
 by giving assurances that students will be prepared well ahead of IIT entrance date. But the
 change in the exam pattern has thrown the spanner in their works.
Some of the institutes are putting a brave face telling parents that they will increase the daily
 coaching time to prepare the students. But will this one month crash course help students to
 clear even the preliminary round of IIT entrance? Across the country, students prepare for
 more than two years for IIT and even then, many of them don't clear it.
Since there is a vast difference between the state board and CBSE syllabus, it is my presumption
that unless a child, who is studying state board syllabus, keeps a track of the extra portion in the
 CBSE under a given topic, it is pretty much difficult to clear the first level that is IIT Mains to
 enter into NITs.
How these institutes are going to prepare students within two or three weeks for the most
prestigious and difficult entrance examination, only time will tell.

MY TAKE: With so much money coming into this lucrative coaching business which presently
 is valued at $23.7 billion growing at 35% pa from last five years the people are leveraging 
too much.
The management and marketing people are getting too unrealistic and promising even more
 than what Mr. Modi did it during the elections.
Cracking IIT by a one month crash course is a classic example of "Ganje ko kanghi bechna".

Sunday, January 11, 2015


Applications are invited for admission to the five year BS-MS Dual Degree programme at Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) at Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram for the academic session 2015-2016.

About IISERs

To promote high quality scientific education, research and training, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India has set up five Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) at Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram

BS-MS Dual Degree Programme

It is a five year dual degree programme for bright and motivated science students who have completed class XII. It integrates classroom learning with research and provides ample scope for multidisciplinary interactions

Admission to BS-MS Dual Degree Programme 2014

Students will be admitted to the Five Year BS-MS Dual Degree programme through the following channels
1.Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Basic Science Stream: Students qualifying in SA             (2013-14)/SX (2014-15)/SB (2014-15)
2.Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2014: Students securing a place in the rank list of Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)
3.State and Central Boards: Those, who are eligible for INSPIRE scholarship by Department of Science and Technology (DST) on the basis of their aggregate scores in class XII may be considered for admission after clearing an aptitude test to be held on 12 July 2015.

Important Date Chart

KVPYJEE (Advanced)State and Central Boards
Receiving online applications1st June – 27th June 20151st June – 27th June 20151st June – 4th July 2015


BS-MS students are eligible for either KVPY or INSPIRE scholarship

Key Features

1.Highly competent and motivated faculty in various disciplines with a passion for science
2.Integrated undergraduate teaching with cutting edge research across disciplines
3.Upcoming eco-friendly green campuses with appropriate infrastructure
4.Library with online resources, books and research journals
5.State of the art teaching and research facilities
6.Sports and recreational facilities
7.Hostel facility for all students
Applications can be submitted online at

Wednesday, January 07, 2015



2 March                                ENGLISH CORE
9 March                                 PHYSICS
12 March                               CHEMISTRY
18 March                              MATHEMATICS
20 March                              ECONOMICS
23 March                               BIOLOGY
27 March                              COMPUTER SCIENCE/INFORMATION PRAC.
30 March                               PHYSICAL EDUCATION

You can confirm this by downloading datesheet from official link

Sunday, January 04, 2015


NIFT: Last Date to apply is 10 January

Applications have been invited by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) from interested candidates for admission to its Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes for the session 2015.
List of UG programmes:
Bachelor of Design in Accessory Design
Bachelor of Design in Fashion Communication
Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design
Bachelor of Design in Knitwear Design
Bachelor of Design in Leather Design
Bachelor of Design in Textile Design
Bachelor of Fashion Technology in Apparel Production
List of PG programmes:
Master of Design in Design
Master of Fashion Management
Master of Fashion Technology in Fashion Technology

Eligibility criteria:
The candidate should have passed 10+2 examination from any recognised board of education. Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline in design from any recognised university.
Selection procedure: An entrance test would be conducted for short-listing candidates.

How to apply: 
Candidates are required to fill up the online application form.

Important dates: 
The last date for registration/submission of online applications is January 10, 2015

Intrested students should have a look at this article