The number of students applying for the IIM entrance exam – Common Admission Test (CAT) has seen a rise of about 11 per cent, the exam conducting institute IIM Bangalore informed. The number of applications was around 2.3 lakh in 2021, a slight increase from 2020 when 2.28 lakh. The IIM Bangalore claims that the increase in number of applicants is due to “enhancements” the institute added to the processes related to outreach and registration for the CAT 2022. For the first time, there were digital campaigns to create awareness on the opening of CAT 2022 applications and on the extension of the deadline in order to reach a younger and targeted demographic, claims the IIM. CAT 2022 Chairperson Prof. Ashis Mishra said, “Student-centric changes will enhance the registration and other processes of CAT, thereby making it possible for the candidates to focus on preparing for the examination itself.” CAT 2022 Outreach in North East Announcements of CAT 2022 were released in … [Read more...] about CAT 2022 Registrations Increase by 11%
The Mangalore University on Tuesday, September 27, held an academic council meeting in which it approved maternity and childcare leave for female students of MPhil and PhD courses. In line with the regulations of the University Grants Commission (UGC), MU has decided to provide such leaves for a total of 240 days. According to a report by Indian Express, students can apply for these leaves only once during their higher education. The proposal regarding maternity leave was submitted by Prof Vishwanath-led committee that included Prof Kishori Nayak and Prof Shashirekha. This committee met on July 13 to discuss the matter and eventually presented the proposal to Vice-Chancellor Dr PS Yadapadithaya, who headed the council meeting of Mangalore University. Also read| After JNU’s Claim of Asking UGC for Rs 56 Crore, UGC Says ‘Not Received Any Proposal’ As per the UGC’s provision, the Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of MPhil and PhD Regulations, 2016, female students can be … [Read more...] about Mangalore University to Offer 240 Days Maternity, Child Care Leaves to MPhil, PhD Students
Scientists have developed a quick test which measures what is known as "fluid intelligence." Researchers at the University California Riverside and University California Irvine wanted to find a quicker and cheaper alternative to the commonly used Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices (APM). Institutions often use the APM to measure the reasoning skills of undergraduate students. But this can cost hundreds of dollars to run, and takes up to an hour to finish. In addition, the APM doesn't include new questions each time the test is taken. Fluid intelligence is a person's ability to problem solve and use logical thinking in unfamiliar scenarios. That stands in contrast with crystallized intelligence: using information and skills one has previously attained. Unveiled in 1938 by British psychologist John Carlyle Raven , the original standardized test RSPM is multiple choice and features five sets of twelve matrices, while the APM features 36. Its problems involve matching … [Read more...] about New intelligence test that only takes 10 minutes created by psychologists
The following report is part of collaboration between NBCNews.com and The Hechinger Report focused on examining Black and Latino enrollment in flagship universities. ATHENS, Ga. — Uchenna Ihekwereme walked to the front row of the 150-person auditorium for a political science class at the University of Georgia. She sat down, as she always did, with her back to the sea of white faces. She had become accustomed to being the only Black student in her classes, but it could still be unsettling. Her hand went up during a discussion when a student compared the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol with the Black Lives Matter movement. She was the only one to argue that an effort to violently overturn a valid election was different from protesting against police brutality and racism. “I didn’t want a false narrative to be pushed about the Black community,” Ihekwereme said. A junior, she has been the only Black student in close to three-quarters of the courses she has taken and … [Read more...] about Why aren’t flagship universities enrolling more of their own states’ Black students?
The Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Delhi has launched a course in Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) in the EE+X format EE in EE+X stands for Electronics Engineering, and the “X” stands for some other field of knowledge or technology that compliments electronics engineering. This is in addition to the existing Electronics and VLSI Engineering (EVE) programme. “Most BTech electronic students fail to develop expertise in any domain despite devoting substantial time and academic effort. A prudent approach is first to build a solid foundation of electronics with a minimal set of courses and then allow students to gain deeper expertise in their chosen domain or complementary technology. This is the idea behind launching programmes in EE+X at IIITD,” informed Sneh Saurabh, an associate professor of the ECE department at the institute in an exclusive conversation with News18.com Also read| Students Only Interested in Computer Science, IT, Who … [Read more...] about IIIT Delhi Launches Electronics and Communications Engineering With Specialisation
The IIT-Bombay Director Subhasis Chaudhuri recently took to the social media platform Facebook to share the kind of requests that he receives from the parents of the students securing admission to the prestigious college. The director shared that a student’s mother called the institute to check if her child will be able to get a scholarship due to the high rank that he/she has achieved. He further shared that she also asked if her child can be provided with a flat on campus. “If my kid joins IITB, would you give him/her a scholarship because of a high rank? My reply was — if the parental income is low, we can definitely support if the student applies, but not otherwise”. To which the parent asked if IIT Bombay could provide the child with a flat on the campus? Also Read: IIIT Delhi Launches Electronics and Communications Engineering With Specialisation While the director told the candidate’s mother that her kid can get a scholarship if the parental income is less and if … [Read more...] about JEE Advanced Rank Holders’ Parents Ask for a Flat on IIT Bombay Campus, Director Gives Fitting Reply