The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Centre to take immediate steps to permit girls to take the entrance exam for admission in Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) which is to be held on December 18, 2021. A Bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul while asking the Centre to allow girls to take the entrance exam for admission this year in RIMC instead of waiting till June 2022, directed the government to publish a modified advertisement within two days to seek applications from girls. Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati, appearing for the Centre, told the Bench that preparations for the upcoming December 18, 2021 exam were already at an advanced stage and urged it to allow for the induction of girls into the RIMC and Rashtriya Military School (RMS) for the term beginning from January 2023 and not June 2022.
The Bench, however, was not convinced with the decision of the Centre and ordered that girls will be allowed to sit in the entrance exam this year itself.
Earlier, the Bench had directed the Defence Ministry to allow women candidates to sit for upcoming exams for National Defence Academy. The apex court now posted the matter for hearing on January 2023 along with the matter relating to the induction of women into the armed forces through the NDA.
The University of Mumbai has begun the registration process for the PhD Entrance Test, or PET 2021. Candidates seeking admission to PhD courses offered by the university can apply on the Mumbai University’s official website, mu.ac.in. The last date to apply is October 26. The exam fee for general category students is Rs 1,000 and for reserved category candidates, the fee is Rs 500. Application form and fee should be submitted online. The university will not accept offline applications.
PET 2021 syllabus and eligibility criteria are available on the official website. The entrance exam is for admission to PhD in 79 programmes of the four faculties – Science, Humanities, Commerce and Management, and Interdisciplinary Studies. The hall ticket or admit card release date and exam dates are not announced yet. Candidates who apply successfully before the deadline will be eligible for receiving admit cards.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with JK Paper to set up the ‘JK Paper Centre of Excellence (CoE)’ in paper packaging. AS Mehta, President and Director, JK Paper; Professor V Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi and senior functionaries of the institute were present at the MoU signing event.
The CoE will bring synergy and coherence in the activities being carried out at the institute in this domain. Under the CoE umbrella, apart from a multitude of sponsored research projects, there will be executive development programmes, expert lectures, training and knowledge transfer and other projects of mutual interest,” IIT Delhi said in a statement. Mr. AS Mehta, President and Director, JK Paper said “It is a privilege to embark on a collaborative journey with IIT Delhi. The paper and packaging industry is undergoing massive transformation with an ever-increasing need for sustainable and functional products thereby driving new innovations. The proposed CoE would combine the cutting-edge research at IIT Delhi with application know-how of JK Paper to accelerate innovation in Paper and Packaging and develop solutions for a variety of end-use applications of our customers”.
Amidst the gearing up of schools for reopening after remaining shut for more than a year, the Kerala General Education Department is busy preparing a centralized module to ease the stress and anxiety of children as well as parents in this regard. Minister for General Education V Sivankutty told the state Assembly that awareness classes would be conducted at the class level for parents and children based on the module once it is ready. “As part of the initiative, teachers will be given training initially based on the module and such trained teachers in turn will impart awareness lessons to parents to relieve their tension and anxiety,” he said.
Students would also be given similar awareness classes in the initial days of the school reopening, he said, adding that counselling sessions were already given to the needy children with the support of the social justice department.Detailing the preparations of the government ahead of the school reopening, the minister said steps are being taken to clean and disinfect all places where children used to throng and bio-bubble system would be implemented strictly to ensure their safety. Arrangements would be made in such a way that only two children are sitting on a bench, he said adding that all normal days, including the non-holiday Saturdays, would be working days. School authorities have been directed to prepare mid-day meal for children and distribute them adhering to COVID protocol besides ensuring them the service of a doctor.
The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations has released the KEAM ranks 2021 for engineering, pharmacy, and architecture courses. Candidates who have appeared for the entrance examination can check the ranks through the official website at cee.kerala.gov.in. The result was released last week. About 47,629 candidates are included in the rank list of which a total of 24,143 were female and 23,486 were male candidates for engineering course. As per the notification, Faiz Hashim has secured the first rank in the engineering stream followed by Harishankar M at the second position and Nayan Kishore Nair at the third rank. Faris Abdul Nassar Kallayil secured the first rank in the pharmacy course, followed by Thejaswi Vinod in the second position, and Akshara Anand in the third spot. For the architecture stream, Thejus Joseph has bagged the first rank, Amreen secured the second spot and Aathinada Chandra O in the third position. The exam was conducted across the state for admission to medical, agriculture, forestry, veterinary, fisheries, engineering, architecture and pharmacy courses.
The National Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh, an ‘Institute of National Importance’ coming under the Ministry of Education, Government of India, has called for applications to its Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme for the next academic year 2022-24. Interested candidates can get information on eligibility criteria and apply on the Institute website -nitandhra.ac.in.
The last date for submitting the online applications is October 30, 2021.
Highlighting the vision of this MBA Programme, Prof. C. S. P. Rao, Director, NIT Andhra Pradesh, said, “Analytics has gained considerable importance in the last two decades. Data is the driving force that alters the process of decision making within today’s industry.“Understanding the importance of data analytics and the supply chain, NIT Andhra Pradesh is commencing Master of Business Administration from the academic year 2022-23 with specializations in the field of Human Resource Management, Financial Management, Marketing Management, Business Analytics and Decision Management, and Production and Operations Management. The students will be engaged with the industrial talks, considering industrial case studies during the semester-based programme of two years.”