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Educational News Today - Archive - October 2011

Oct 30 2011 - University staff refuse to budge
   The hunger strike by a section of employees at the Calicut University entered 10th day on Saturday. The staff, under the banner of the Calicut University Employees Union, have been on an indefinite strike demanding that the university declare probation period and promotion of 450-odd employees. Read More >>

Oct 30 2011 - Malayalam University within a year: Chandy
   Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said that the proposed Malayalam University will be launched within a year. It will be included in the year-long programmes of the United Democratic Front (UDF) government. Read More >>

Oct 28 2011 - 8,000 seats vacant in self-financing colleges
   The Self-financing Engineering College Managements Association has estimated that about 8,000 seats will remain vacant in its various affiliated colleges this academic year. Read More >>

Oct 28 2011 - Honour for NSS college team
   The team consisting of M. Akhil, Renjith, and P. Bijukuttan of NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad, has won the first prize in a national-level paper presentation competition held in Mumbai recently. Read More >>

Oct 26 2011 - Project to study marine molluscs
   The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, and the Suganthi Devadason Marine Research Institute, Tuticorin, are joining hands in a collaborative project to prepare a biodiversity database and DNA barcode data of marine molluscs in India. Read More >>

Oct 25 2011 - MCA allotment
   The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations would publish the first allotments to the MCA programme in government, government-aided, government-controlled self-financing, and private self-financing colleges on October 29. Read More >>

Oct 24 2011 - Alumni meet at Fatima Mata college
   Former commerce students of Fatima Mata National College here and their family members are holding a get-together at the college on October 26. Read More >>

Oct 23 2011 - Medical college sought in Palakkad
   The Palakkad District Government Medical College Action Committee on Saturday organised a dharna in front of the District Hospital demanding a Government Medical College in the district. Read More >>

Oct 22 2011 - New vacation schedule for MG University
   Allaying all doubts about the vacation schedule, the Mahatma Gandhi University has reiterated that the one-month semester break for its nearly 127 affiliated arts and science colleges will begin from November 1 onwards. Read More >>

Oct 20 2011 - Honour for engineering college
   The Mohandas College of Engineering and Technology, Anad, Thiruvananthapuram, has been ranked as the fifth ‘most-promising engineering colleges' in the country, in a survey conducted jointly by Engineering Success Review (ESR) and Global Human Resources Development Centre (GHRDC). Read More >>

Oct 20 2011 - Minimum passing marks to secure IIT UG seat announced
   Students hoping to clinch a seat in undergraduate courses of any of the Indian Institutes of Technology will now have to score a minimum 10 per cent in each subject and have an overall aggregate of 35 per cent in the qualifying exams from the 2012 academic year onwards. Read More >>

Oct 19 2011 - Educationists, technocrats seek IIT in Palakkad
   Educationists, technocrats, principals of engineering colleges in the State, and chairman of the Centre of Institution of Engineers, Palakkad, in a joint letter to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, have urged him to set up the promised Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in the Kanjikode industrial area of the district. Read More >>

Oct 19 2011 - Technopark: IIM-K study moots better package for the displaced
   The Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM-K), has proposed an annuity-based compensation package to cushion the impact on families displaced for the development of the Technopark campus. Read More >>

Oct 19 2011 - Engineering entrance: court dismisses petitions
   A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Tuesday dismissed a batch of appeals challenging the decision of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations to add marks obtained by the candidates in their qualifying examination to the marks secured in the Entrance Examination for admission to the engineering colleges in the State. Read More >>

Oct 15 2011 - SFI registers impressive win in Kollam colleges
   The Students Federation of India (SFI) registered an impressive performance in the college union election in the district held on Friday. Read More >>

Oct 13 2011 - University to focus on quality addition
   A meeting of the Calicut University Syndicate held on the Tenhipalam campus on Wednesday took decisions to enhance the quality and development of the institution. Calicut University will set up three colleges on the Lakshadweep islands of Kavaratti, Androth and Kadmat and increase the pay of the staff there. Read More >>

Oct 11 2011 - Application invited for short-term course in GIS
   Applications have been invited for the short-term course in Geoinformation Science and Technology offered by the Dr. R. Satheesh Centre for Remote Sensing and GIS, of the School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University. Read More >>

Oct 11 2011 - 1,111 B.Sc. results withheld
   The results of 1,111 students who wrote the second semester B.Sc. examinations under the newly introduced choice-based credit and semester system of the University of Kerala were withheld on Monday when the university declared the results of these examinations. Read More >>

Oct 10 2011 - Programme for engineering students
   The KSEB Engineers Association has invited energy conservation projects from engineering students as part of a State-wide competition. Read More >>

Oct 09 2011 - College to host seminar on global warming
   St. Joseph's College, Devagiri, in association with the University of Calicut, will host an international seminar on “Global warming and the greenhouse effect” on the campus on Tuesday. Read More >>

Oct 07 2011 - University library sees a ‘heatwave'
   How does the University of Kerala find out that it needs electricity to run an air-conditioner? Read More >>

Oct 05 2011 - Development projects at veterinary university
   Development projects worth Rs.50 crore will be taken up at the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) Pookode centre in the next three years, university Vice-Chancellor B. Ashok has said. Read More >>

Oct 01 2011 - AICTE told to consult States with surplus seats before sanctioning engineering colleges
   The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has asked the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) — the apex regulatory body for engineering colleges — to consult the States before giving permission for setting up new colleges. Read More >>

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