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The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), the makers of the Common Admission Test (CAT), are planning to put out a ‘CAT survey trends report’ over the next two years, providing detailed insights into the demographic profile of CAT takers over five years,  a source in the CAT committee told PaGaLGuY.

 

Inspired by the ‘Profile of Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) Candidates’ report published by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) annually, the the report will contain trends such as the geographical origin of CAT aspirants, diversity in terms of gender and discipline as well as the average performance of all the candidates in the various sections of the test and how all of this has changed across five years.

 

“The idea behind creating this report is to increase transparency and put out prolific data related to CAT Exams 2012, which will help CAT applicants and industry stakeholders in analysing the pulse of the management market in the country,” the source said.

 

The authorities are planning to put out the first such report after the computer-based CAT completes five years.

 

The GMAC report, from which the CAT survey will be inspired, establishes the number of candidates who have appeared for the GMAT exam over the past five years, and also shares details about the average test scores by age, group, gender, citizenship and residency. While citizenship might be an invalid issue for the CAT, the geographic trends in the CAT report may instead contain data about candidate distribution across states and cities.

 

“Majority of the IIMs have expressed their interest in the idea and have shown willingness to help formulate the report,” the source said.

 

Sibal’s new entrance exam plan draws flak from IITians

 

On February 14, while the world was busy celebrating the day of love, IITians all over the country had united to celebrate dissent.

 

These students are unhappy over the Human Resource Development ministry’s latest announcement to scrap the Joint Entrance Exam and the All India Engineering Entrance exam, and replace it with the brand new ISEET or the Indian Science Engineering Eligibility Test — a new national level exam that will test class 12 students for their aptitude for science and engineering 2013 onwards.

 

According to this new arrangement ISEET and board exam scores will now decide the fate of aspirants who want to join the famed Indian Institutes of Technology as well as other reputed technical institutes inIndia.

 

With the ISEET, the HRD ministry aims to scrap the purpose of multiple exams held by various science and engineering institutions in the country with a common aptitude test thus reducing the pressure on lakhs of students who prepare for these tests every year.

 

However, IITians across the country haven’t taken the new decision too well and pointed loopholes in the system.

 

IITians chose to voice their discontent by organising press conferences and filing petitions to express their concerns to their respective institutes.

 

While students from IIT-Delhi organised a press conference onFebruary 14, 2012, students of IIT-Roorkee filed a petition against the abolition of JEE and IITians fromPatnadisplayed placards like ‘Save IIT, Save JEE’.

 

Confirming the news to Rediff.com, a student of IIT-Roorkee says, “We have already filed a petition. The petition has been handed over to the director of IIT Roorkee signed by more than 1,500 IITians against abolition of JEE and inclusion of 40 per cent weightage of class 12 marks.”

 

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IASEDeemedUniversity, a constituent unit of Gandhi Vidya Mandir Sardarshar is organizing an International Seminar on Teacher Education for Peace & Harmony fromFeb 11 to 13, 2012at Gandhi Darshan Rajghat,New Delhiand Post Seminar workshop on Feb 14 & 15 atIASEDeemdUniversity, Sardarshahar, Rajsthan.

 

The supporting organizations of the Seminar organized by IASE are Gujrat Vidyapith (D) University Ahmedabad, Jain Vishwa Bharti (D) University, Landnun, ( Rajasthan), the Temple of Understanding-India, National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of India and Global Harmony Association-Russia(Hq).

 

This seminar is dedicated to Late Dr. L.M. Singhvi, our former Hon,ble Chancellor who was also High Commissioner toUK.

 

The Guests of honour of the Inaugural Session Would be Shri Oscar Fernandes, Shri Nikhil Kumar, Governor Nagaland, Mrs Kamla Singhvi, wife of Late Dr, L M Sighvi, Dr. Charles Merceica from USA, Dr. Leo Semasco from Russia and in the Valedictory Sessiion would be Dr. Karan Singh, Swami Chidanand Muniji of Parmath Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, Dr. Samdhong Rimpoche, Former PM of Tibetan Govt. in exile.

 

Get your macro concepts right for economy of time

 

Posting a good performance in Class XII Board exams would mean an easy entry to the course of one’s choice. That’s precisely why Shubh Anand, a science student from ModernSchool, Barakhamba Road, is applying himself assiduously to achieve a high aggregate in the forthcoming exams. He wants to pursue BA (honours) economics from Delhi University and is banking on his strong subjects to score at least 94%. Economics is surely one of them.

 

“I scored 89 out of 100 in economics in my pre-Boards , but I’m aiming at getting 95% in the final exams. Economics teaches you how the world actually functions. It’s really interesting and I have revised the syllabus quite a few times by now,” says Shubh as he studies in the greens of his residence at Nizamuddin East. He says he has been studying for eight to 10 hours every day for the past one month and devotes up to two hours to economics daily. “We didn’t focus on the NCERT textbook much for economics though I have been practising the sample papers and previous years’ question papers. Our school is holding extra classes, which makes it easier to grasp all concepts,” Shubh says.

 

The economics syllabus is divided into micro-economics and macro-economics . Both the sections carry equal weight in the paper . “I find micro-economics more interesting as it has numerical questions , graphs, and involves application of mind. Macro is more theoretical and there is a lot to remember. I find that tough. So I am trying to make sure that all my concepts in macro are clear. That’s one way of handling that section,” he says. He is especially watching out for a six-mark question on National Income from the macro section in the Board paper. “A question from that topic is usually asked in the paper. But it can be very tricky. It’s important to be thorough with the concept,” he adds.

 

As a last-minute strategy , he says it’s important to get a hang of all the sixmark questions asked in the last few years. “There is a set pattern for these longanswer questions. Many of them are repeated over the years. Scoring well will be easier if we can get these answers right,” he says.

 

A gathering with a difference

 

JawaharlalNehruUniversityis gearing up for a unique and special event. Come Saturday, February 18, the university will play host to its students who were enrolled in the university from 1969-1982, roughly the first decade of its establishment.

 

One of the country’s premier institutions for higher learning, teaching and research, JNU’s alumni present a formidable force in society and the university alumni list reads like a veritable who’s who, comprising women and men who have made their mark in fields ranging from academics, politics and administration to entrepreneurship, media and social activism.

 

Alumni from countries such asAustralia,Scotland,Bahrain,Switzerland,United Arab Emirates,United States,Saudi Arabiaand other countries will participate in the meet, which is being organised by a loosely-structured group, the “Global JNUites.” Group coordinator Chandrashekhar Tibrewal said: “The larger aim of the meet is to pave the way for a series of discussion on the role of universities in society. Another objective is to create a corpus of funds for use by JNU and to pool our resources for secondary issues in the university which are not usually funded by general resources.”

 

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The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) recently declared the December 2011 Term-End Examination (TEE) results.

A record 4,17,047 students appeared for 2,045 courses at 803 examination centres.

The last exam for December 2011 session concluded onDecember 29, 2011. As per the ordinance, the exam results are meant to be declared within the stipulated time period of 45 days.

Evaluators were drawn from prestigious institutions across the country and IGNOU faculty members were involved in the evaluation work.

The university had decentralised the evaluation work to seven evaluation centres established in different parts of the country. Different measures were taken up in order to gear up the system. Keeping this in view, the university extended the Scheme of Spot Evaluation to evaluation centres acrossIndia. The evaluation of answer scripts was monitored by the senior faculty members, directors and examination committee/standing committee in order to meet the deadline.

The evaluation centres tied-up with local reputed educational institutions/ universities for evaluation of the answer scripts in their premises. Continuous flow of result data was possible with the help of computer personnel who were involved in the data processing in the Student Evaluation Division (SED) at the headquarters.

 

IGNOU will open study center in Zambia soon

 

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has announced that it will soon be opening its study center in collaboration with the Zambian Open University (ZOU) inZambia for three MBA programmes.

 

Collaboration in MBA programme, Master in Education Management and Educational Economics are the fields in which ZOU desires to open an IGNOU study center.

 

Prof. M. Aslam, Vice Chancellor, stated that though no Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed as yet but a mutual agreement has been arrived at with Prof. Dickson Mwansa, Vice Chancellor of ZOU and Mr. Bwalya Lyapa Nondo, First Secretary,RepublicofZambia.

 

Both the delegates visited the university headquarters in the capital to explore possibility of future collaboration with the university.

 

Aslam briefed them about the university through a presentation.

 

He apprised them with the fact that IGNOU already is functioning abroad with 82 partner institutions across 43 countries includingPakistan,Sri LankaandBangladesh.

 

According to him, quality and sustainability is the most important criteria of collaboration with the partner institutions to spread global education in the world.

 

ZOU was established 14 years back with 369 students.

 

It is the only Open University inZambiawhich now has 6000 students on its rolls. It has ten schools and to name a few, Agriculture, Performing and Visual Arts, Social Science, Law, Mathematics, Education, Continuing Education are some of them.

 

Create knowledge systems not learning systems: UGC Chairman

 

The Indira Gandhi National Open University’s (IGNOU’s), New Delhi Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE) concluded its 21 days Refresher Programme in Distance Education at the University headquarters in the capital. Prof. Ved Prakash, Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) delivered the valedictory address.

 

Prof. Prakash in his address expressed that most of the institutions fall in the category of learning systems and not knowledge systems. Harping upon the need to create new knowledge he felt that research and teaching are two distinct activities today and are rarely used together.

 

Feeling the need to redefine the educational needs he said that it is only the mechanism which separates distance and conventional education. However, if we want to transit from developing to developed nations then the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) must be increased.

 

He brought forward the present educational scenario in the country wherein 20 million learners are pursuing education through conventional system and 4.6 million through distance mode. According to him, IGNOU shares 90 percent of the figure. “We would like to increase the enrolment from 20 to 30 million in conventional system and 4.6 million to 6.6 million in distance mode of education. It is only then we can say that we have arrived at 30 percent GER,” he emphatically added.

 

Realising that GER is just one of the parameters he said that we have to induct these 36.6 million students to their streams by creating opportunities in cognizance with the accelerated change.

 

Prof. M. Aslam, Vice Chancellor, IGNOU, in his presidential address brought forward the need to overcome the barriers that have been created between the conventional and distance education system which are in fact complementary to each other. He also announced that the University shall soon be establishing its study centre in Zambian Open University for three MBA programmes.

 

Dr. Leena Singh, one of the participants felt that such kind of training programmes should be made mandatory for all distance educators. “It was not a refreshing exercise but an experience. Whole gamut of topics like mobile learning, online learning multimedia applications etc. were covered with a good interactive session. We learn how to make audio and video programmes for distance learners. Now we can develop our own DVDs with educational content,” she eagerly shared her experience.

 

Prof. C. R. K. Murthy, programme coordinator, IGNOU presented a brief history and report of the programme. Prof. Basanti Pradhan, Director, STRIDE, IGNOU, Prof. Santosh Panda, Professor of Distance Education, STRIDE, IGNOU and Dr. R. Satyanarayana, Programme Coordinator were also present during the valedictory session.

 

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Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has announced that it will soon be opening its study center in collaboration with the Zambian Open University (ZOU) inZambiafor three MBA programmes.

 

Collaboration in MBA programme, Master in Education Management and Educational Economics are the fields in which ZOU desires to open an IGNOU study center.

 

Prof. M. Aslam, Vice Chancellor, stated that though no Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed as yet but a mutual agreement has been arrived at with Prof. Dickson Mwansa, Vice Chancellor of ZOU and Mr. Bwalya Lyapa Nondo, First Secretary,RepublicofZambia.

 

Both the delegates visited the university headquarters in the capital to explore possibility of future collaboration with the university.

 

Aslam briefed them about the university through a presentation.

 

He apprised them with the fact that IGNOU already is functioning abroad with 82 partner institutions across 43 countries includingPakistan,Sri Lanka andBangladesh.

 

According to him, quality and sustainability is the most important criteria of collaboration with the partner institutions to spread global education in the world.

 

ZOU was established 14 years back with 369 students.

 

It is the only Open University inZambiawhich now has 6000 students on its rolls. It has ten schools and to name a few, Agriculture, Performing and Visual Arts, Social Science, Law, Mathematics, Education, Continuing Education are some of them.

 

IGNOU declares December 2011 TEE results

 

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) ,New Delhi has added another feather on its cap by declaring the December 2011 Term End Examination (TEE) results of over 90 percent  students in a month’s time. A record 4,17,047 students appeared for 2045 courses at 803 examination centres including 40 international.

 

The last exam for December 2011 session concluded on29th December 2011. As per the ordinance, the exam results are meant to be declared within the stipulated time period of 45 days.

 

Evaluators were drawn from prestigious institutions across the country and IGNOU faculty members were involved in the evaluation work.

 

The University had decentralised the evaluation work to seven evaluation centres established in different parts of the country. Different measures were taken up in order to gear up the system in this direction. Keeping this in view, the university extended the Scheme of Spot Evaluation to the evaluation centres all overIndia. The evaluation of answer scripts at the evaluation centres were monitored by the senior faculty members, directors and examination committee/ standing committee on evaluation in order to meet the deadline.

 

The evaluation centres, under their supervision, tied-up with the local reputed educational institutions/ universities, if available, for evaluation of the answer scripts in their premises under the supervision of the evaluation centre. This type of arrangement was done where there were a large number of answer-scripts to be handled.

 

Continuous flow of result data was possible with the help of computer personnel and software engineers who were involved in the data processing in the Student Evaluation Division (SED) at the headquarters.

 

IGNOU-IIMSHE ties up with The Podium for BPO course

 

BHOPAL: Indira Gandhi National Open University andInstituteofIndustrial Managementfor Safety, Health and Environment (IGNOU-IIMSHE) here have joined hands with a Bangalore-based skill enhancement company – The Podium – for introducing a course to develop domestic call centre professionals, primarily for telecom industry. The course would commence from February 13.

 

“The enrolment of the class XII pass out students for the 120 hours course spread over 21 days will begin on Wednesday, “IGNOU regional director Dr K S Tiwari and Dr S A Pillai Managing Director, IGNOU-IIMSHE told reporters on Tuesday.

 

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Vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University Lal Ji Singh inaugurated the Career Guidance and Counseling Cell atStudentWelfareCenteron Friday. The centre will work in the field of guidance, counseling and career.

 

According to BHU spokesperson, the students are going through lot of stress due to their studies, career home and other personal problems. The Centre will work for students to solve all the stresses they are facing in the campus life. Psychological counseling, psychological therapy, career guidance, career counseling, stress therapy are the areas where the students will be helped.

 

The VC also attended a function of Students Council to release ‘Dristi 2011′, a magazine by Student Council of BHU. Speaking on the occasion he said the Career Guidance and Counseling Cell is very important in current day stressful life. The students will face more stress in the days to come as we increase the population. He said stress does not come from campus life but it also comes from environment at home where a student has spent more life. He said a student learnt 60% of education from his/her home. So counseling requires dealing with parameter which include life, class room, hostel, playground as well as at home.

 

He wished that the center would play very important role in making student more comfortable and confident to face current and future life of their career. He said “today we are moving in the century of knowledge, science and technology, which will take us to become a developed country. We should not be afraid of small percentage of corrupt people and politician.”

 

“There is large percentage of people who are devoted and wish to seeIndiaas a developed country,” he said. He emphasized that quality of education should be promoted in rural area where the strength of democracy and most of the people were coming forward to contribute to democracy.

 

He said BHU was entering a crucial turning point where if we took our step properly so that we could compete with best universities of the world. “Today, we are not among best universities of the world,” he said. He said he wanted international student should come to BHU to take up their higher education in the field of science. He mentioned that all the hostels would have special attention on horticulture “so that we can have very good environment for student to study.”

 

He has ordered to increase the load of internet so that every hostel, every room has internet connectivity with high speed. He said he took the BHU hospital as his first priority. He said many new facilities were created in the hospital that included extra beds in ayurveda to attend brain stroke patients, 10 beds for accidental cases including head and spine injury, a special ward for Geriatric patients, separate pediatric surgery building, 15 additional instruments for dialysis of the patients under private public partnership. He said the stem cell/bone marrow facilities would be created in next 13-15 months.

 

BHU suspends 14 students : Clash on campus

 

Taking a serious note of violent clashes that erupted on the main campus as well as Rajiv Gandhi South Campus (RGSC), Barkachha (Mirzapur), theBanarasHinduUniversityadministration suspended as many as 14 students of faculty of commerce till further orders on Friday.

 

According to O P Rai, deputy chief proctor, BHU, as many as 11 students were suspended from the main campus while three others were suspended from RGSC under the varsity. The action was taken after an enquiry committee set up by the dean of the faculty recommended their suspension from classes as well as hostel till further orders. All the students on the main campus were from B Com (Hons) final year programme, he informed.

 

As per the list, suspension from classes and Gurtu Hostel (under the faculty) has been handed over to seven students including Soumitra Vajpayee, Amitesh Shukla, Ritesh Rai, Ajit Upadhyaya, Prakhar Pandey, Sandeep Singh Rathore and Manish Pandey . Similarly, suspension orders were also issued to four day scholars including Satendra Gond, Vaibhav Singh, Ambar Srivastava and Ajay Yadav, who were debarred from attending classes till further orders.

 

It may be mentioned here that the B Com (Hons) final year students were engaged in violent clash that disrupted law and order situation in the main campus in the past 48 hours. After engaging in violent tussle on Wednesday (February 8), even more violent clash occurred a day later, when Proctorial staff and Lanka police were called to control the students. The Lanka police also booked 20 students under section 151 of IPC for disrupting law and order situation in the main campus.

 

Meanwhile, three students belonging to Commerce faculty, residing in Vindyachal Hostel at RGSC were also suspended from classes and hostel facilities till further orders. These students were engaged in violent clash with B Ed students, hurting as many as two students in the clash.

 

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The All India Management Association (AIMA), which has been conducting MAT since 1988, says it will withdraw the test in its present avatar in the face of government pressure.

 

New Delhi: For the management aptitude test (MAT), a 24-year-old examination used by nearly 1,000 business schools across India to admit students, it could well be the end of the road as the government may soon make a test run by it mandatory for all approved institutions.

 

“If CMAT stays then MAT will not continue with its normal version. Let’s not be unrealistic about what we have to face in the future,” Rekha Sethi, AIMA’s director general, said in an exclusive interview.

 

The Centre has devised a common management admission test (CMAT), the first edition of which will run during 20-28 February, on the lines of the popular graduate management admission test (GMAT) conducted across the world.

CMAT aims to be used by all 3,500 recognized B-schools in the country, except the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and the management schools of the Indian Institutes of Technology that admit students based on their common admission test (CAT).

 

The government may make CMAT mandatory for all the 3,500 B-schools certified by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Mint reported on 6 January.

 

“If the government wants every student to take CMAT, then what can you do?” Sethi said. “MAT is a great product. But it’s (CMAT) a government danda (stick).” She added that with CMAT coming into the picture, the “government is reinventing the wheel”.

 

Sethi said that as a national body comprising institutes, industry and students, the association will withdraw MAT from AICTE-approved institutes in the spirit of collaboration.

 

If organizers of “so-called national tests” are considering collaborating with the government on reducing stress for students then it’s a good move, said an official at the human resource development ministry, which oversees AICTE. “We are yet to get any formal communication from MAT organizers,” the official said on condition of anonymity. “Everybody should strive to streamline management education to improve quality and access.”

 

MAT is a good test and its discontinuation in the near future could hurt aspirants in small towns, according to the director of a Bhubaneswar-based institute, who declined to be named as it might invite AICTE’s ire.

 

Without giving a specific timeframe on when AIMA will withdraw MAT from AICTE-approved B-schools, Sethi said her organization holds that there should be less stress on students.

 

“We thought that if the government was planning for a national test other than CAT, then MAT will be the natural choice, given that our exam has been tested over two decades,” she said. “It has proved its mettle. It’s the only test which perhaps has no controversy. Moreover, the government has been viewing this as one of the key national tests for business education.”

 

“When you want to reduce stress, you need to make entrances flexible and MAT is a great relief here, as it is held four times a year,” said the director of the B-school cited earlier. “Exams like GMAT are popular because they are available round the year and authorities need to think it from students’ point of view.”

 

To be sure, AICTE is also aiming to make CMAT more flexible.

 

“This is our debut year and from the next session, we have decided to hold it twice a year to make it convenient for students, parents, and of course, for the management institutes,” S.S. Mantha, chairman of AICTE and the key person responsible for CMAT 2012, said on 6 January.

 

Not everybody says reducing the number of management entrance examinations is a step in the right direction.

 

E. Abraham, director of XLRI School of Business and Human Resources,Jamshedpur, who runs a separate national test, said one centralized entrance examination may not be a great idea for postgraduate programmes.

 

The difference in the course curricula necessitates different types of selection processes, according to him. “One of our main focus areas is human resources, and we need to get candidates with the right aptitude,” he said. “Hence, a centralized test cannot give us that benefit.”

 

Both MAT and CMAT target smaller cities and towns as most well-known institutes in metros and larger cities largely use CAT to select students. Sethi said that since MAT is organized in both offline and online formats four times a year, it provides flexibility to students to better their score and opt for a better institute.

 

“Our experience shows that only 9% of students like the online version. What we feel is that go with what the market wants and not what you want the market to want. Smaller cities are still struggling with Internet connections and electricity is still not available. What are you trying to do—a digital divide?” argued Sethi.

 

CAT is conducted in an online format. CMAT will also be conducted online.

 

Gayatri Raut, an MBA aspirant fromBhubaneswar, said CAT is an elitist test and caters to the best of the institutes, but the less than 10,000 students who study in the top B-schools cannot fulfil all the needs of the industry.

 

“MAT has been a reliable exam as it is held four times a year, and thus gives more choice to students. If you cannot do well this time, you can sit for MAT three months hence to improve your chance,” Raut said.

 

MAT may have to withdraw from AICTE institutes, but AIMA will focus to customize it for private universities who run independently.

 

“AIMA is not all about MAT. We have a strong portfolio on management development programmes, and we will give more attention to skill assessment, among other things,” Sethi said.

 

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Women inDelhiUniversityare now as active in public life as men. But veterans of the university remember a time when the women who lived on the campus, most of them wives of university officials, had no place to meet or contribute to the world outside their homes.

It was when C D Deshmukh took over the as the vice-chancellor in 1962, bringing along with him his wife, social activist and freedom fighter, Durgabai Deshmukh, that the lack of avenue for women of the delhi university to contribute to the world around was first noticed. And thus the Delhi University Women’s Association (DUWA) was born.

But unlike the clubs where theDelhiUniversity’s male members spent their spare time, the DUWA, with Deshmukh at its helm, would immerse itself in welfare activities, mostly aimed at education of the children of university employees, especially Class IV employees.

Uma Madan has been associated with the DUWA since 1966 when she came to the university with her husband TN Madan who retired from the university’sInstituteofEconomic Growth. New to the city, Madan found in DUWA a place where women of were doing things outside their homes. “It was time of theBiharfamine. I was new toDelhithen and was looking for a way to contribute, and DUWA was an organisation involved in social welfare,and so I joined them,” she says.

Apart from mobilising relief during the famine and lending a hand during the Indo-Pak war of 1971 (it set up a canteen in the New Delhi railway station to serve food to soldiers on their way to the battlefield), other projects included setting up of a family planning unit on the campus, followed by a nursery school and a women’s hostel.

DelhiUniversity opens one-day internship at V-C office

Two under-graduate students of Delhi University (DU) will report for work at the Viceregal Lodge on Wednesday as part of the first batch of students chosen to intern with the University Vice-Chancellor for a one-day internship programme, said Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Dr Dinesh Singh.

For the two students, from Hindu and Kirorimal College, work will begin in Gandhian style — by helping the Vice-Chancellor clean the washrooms at the Lodge.

They will then work in the reception of the Lodge. Next, they will assist the V-C with official work, followed by a lunch with him. In the afternoon, the interns will take part in a meeting attended by the V-C and Pro-Vice Chancellor among others.

They will also spend time getting to know the history of the Viceregal Lodge, a colonial-era building, which now houses the Vice-Chancellor’s office. The students are to submit a report. They will be awarded a small honorarium for their services, along with certificates, said Dr J M Khurana, DU’s Dean of Student Welfare.

The University has launched an online registration facility for students interested in doing a one-day internship at the V-C office.

DU semester exam: Only 2% students apply for revaluation

Only 2 per cent students apply for revaluation after the semester exam ofDelhiUniversity. Interestingly, these students are not among those who have failed in the semester exam, but those who have scored comparatively less than the counterparts.

Complying with the order of the Supreme Court, the University this year is also prepared to give away the answer scripts of the candidates. The Examination Department of Delhi University says that it has stacked and pilled all answer scripts and if the students demand they will give it to the students.

Complying by the Supreme Court’s judgment, the examination department ofDelhiUniversitywill give away answer scripts to students on demand. The University has gathered, compiled and stored all the answer scripts of students. This move of the university is also being looked upon as an attempt to condemn all allegations of the teachers who are alleging that the university is given unexceptionally high marks to the students.

The students who want to see their marksheets can apply for the same within 61 to 75 days of the announcement of results on the university website. To see an answer script, the students will have to pay `750. “If the students point out any totalling error in the marksheets, they can approach the examination department with the same; the department will rectify the marks,” added the official. This will be the first time that the university will make answer scripts available to the students.

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IGNOU, New delhi has added another feather on its cap by declaring the December 2011 Term End Examination (TEE) results of over 90 percent  students in a month’s time.

A record 4,17,047 students appeared for 2045 courses at 803 examination centres including 40 international.The last exam for December 2011 session concluded on 29th December 2011. As per the ordinance, the exam results are meant to be declared within the stipulated time period of 45 days.Evaluators were drawn from prestigious institutions across the country and IGNOU faculty members were involved in the evaluation work.

The University had decentralised the evaluation work to seven evaluation centres established in different parts of the country. Different measures were taken up in order to gear up the system in this direction. Keeping this in view, the university extended the Scheme of Spot Evaluation to the evaluation centres all over India. The evaluation of answer scripts at the evaluation centres were monitored by the senior faculty members, directors and examination committee/ standing committee on evaluation in order to meet the deadline.The evaluation centres, under their supervision, tied-up with the local reputed educational institutions/ universities, if available, for evaluation of the answer scripts in their premises under the supervision of the evaluation centre. This type of arrangement was done where there were a large number of answer-scripts to be handled.Continuous flow of result data was possible with the help of computer personnel and software engineers who were involved in the data processing in the Student Evaluation Division (SED) at the headquarters.

BHOPAL: Indira Gandhi National Open University and Institute of Industrial Management for Safety, Health and Environment (IGNOU-IIMSHE) here have joined hands with a Bangalore-based skill enhancement company – The Podium – for introducing a course to develop domestic call centre professionals, primarily for telecom industry. The course would commence from February 13.

“The enrolment of the class XII pass out students for the 120 hours course spread over 21 days will begin on Wednesday, “IGNOU regional director Dr K S Tiwari and Dr S A Pillai Managing Director, IGNOU-IIMSHE told reporters on Tuesday.

They said the IGNOU-IIMSHE have tied up with The Podium given that there were around 300 job opportunities per month in telecom Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) in the state capital.

 

Dr Tiwari said the course has been specially tailored to impart industry guidance, basic English, customer service, telephone etiquette, selling skills and typing. Candidates would be mastered in art of dealing with irate and repeat callers, he added.He said they were trying to put successful candidates in BPO companies as trainees, where they would be absorbed as staffers later on.

During course, the first 18 days would dwell on basic skills to for the entry of candidates in the BPO industry, Dr Tiwari said. After spending four months in BPO, the candidates would again imparted two days training and on the third last day, their monitoring and final assessment would take place, he added.Dr Tiwari said that a sum of nearly Rs 5200 would be charged from each candidate for the course.

 

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