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Feb CMAT 2014 results will be announced on 14 March

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will announce the results of the second CMAT result used for the MBA or PGDM admissions for the academic year 2014-15 on 14 March. The first CMAT was held in September and the second during February, a third CMAT like last year is extremely unlikely. It is reported that over 100,000 students have registered for the Feb CMAT 2014.

The score card for the Feb CMAT 2014 will be available from 14 March till 13 April 2014. CMAT is used by both MBA & PGDM colleges, it is mandatory for AICTE approved MBA colleges to base their admission through CMAT but if it holds good or not this year isn’t certain. Most colleges do consider MAT scores, however the advantage with CMAT is that some reputed business schools consider CMAT scores. The likes of Jamanlal Bajaj, MICA, IMT Ghaziabad etc, the list of top 10 Business Schools accepting CMAT scores are provided below (link).

Top 10 MBA colleges through CMAT

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Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013 – Result Declared

On the basis of the results of the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2013 held by the Union Public Service Commission in December, 2013, the candidates with the under mentioned Roll Numbers have qualified for Personality Test for selection to the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and other Central Services (Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’).

Personality Test of these candidates is likely to commence from 7th April, 2014. Personality Tests will be held in the Office of the Union Public Service Commission at Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069. The date and time of Personality Test is being intimated to the qualified candidates individually. The date and time of Personality Test of candidates being called for Personality Test will be displayed on the Commission’s Website http://www.upsc.gov.in. The candidates who do not   receive communication regarding their Personality Test, should immediately contact the office of the Commission through letter or on Phone Nos. 011-23385271, 011-23381125, 011-23098543 or Fax No. 011-23387310, 011-23384472.

Roll Numbers qualified

Source: Press Information Bureau

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Siemens India launches Scholarship for engineering students

  • Siemens India rolls out Scholarship Program across government engineering colleges in Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat.
  • First batch of meritorious engineering students hailing from economically disadvantaged families provided scholarships.
  • The program is in line with Siemens India’s strategy to support and promote technical education.

As part of the first batch of the Program, 20 meritorious students were provided scholarships covering tuition and stationary expenses for the first year of their graduation course. The scholarships were presented to the students in the presence of their parents.

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The scholarships cover tuition and stationary expenses for the first year of their graduation course. Additionally, training, projects and mentorship provided by Siemens would acquaint the students with the dynamics of the industry, thereby leading to their holistic development. In the first phase, Siemens reached out to all government engineering colleges of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa.

The students belong to economically-disadvantaged families, most of whom are based in small towns and villages. Among the students are a labourer’s son who is pursuing his Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Computer Science and Information Technology student whose widowed mother earns a living through tailoring and a farmer’s daughter who is studying for an Electronics and Telecommunications engineering degree.

For these students, professional education acts as a liberating force from thier existing living conditions. The choice of a career in engineering requires them to put in hours of toil through their final two years of senior secondary school followed by painstakingly preparing for the entrance examination in order to gain entrance through merit. It would prove a great loss, to their immediate family as well as the industry, if they give up at this stage of their education for lack of finance!

Source: http://www.siemens.co.in/

CBSE enables edit option for the online AIPMT 2014 form

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) as stated before has enabled the one time EDIT option to correct mistakes made in the online application form, photo & signature. However candidates are not allowed to changes such as City of Centre / State Code of Eligibility / Question Paper Medium / Nationality.

Edit / correct particulars in AIPMT 2014 application form

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ICAI announced results of CA IPC Nov 2013 examination

IPC_2013_ToppersThe Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) today announced the result of Chartered Accountants Intermediate (IPC) Examination held in November, 2013.

The top three rank holders on all India basis of Chartered Accountants Intermediate (IPC) Examination held in November, 2013 are from Lucknow, New Delhi, Surat & Amaravati.

The pass percentage statistics for IPC Nov 2013 is as below:

Examination Group No. of candidated appeared No. of candidates passed Pass Percentage
IPC Nov 2013 Both Groups 62033 5038 8.12 %
Group I 122253 23342 19.09%
Group II 117834 21076 17.89%

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Aurus Network launches ‘SuperProfs.com’ – an online coaching platform for CA students to prepare from India’s top teachers

ArusAurus Network, a provider of education solutions on the cloud, today announced the launch of their new online coaching service ‘SuperProfs.com’ for students preparing for Chartered Accountancy Exam. The service allows students to prepare by enrolling in online batches and interact with professors live from across India via the website (www.superprofs.com), thereby bringing the classroom experience to the convenience of a Personal Computer and living up to its tagline of “Your Profs, Your Time, Your Place”.

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SuperProfs.com helps students ace CA by bringing the top professors (SuperProfs stands for Super Professors) to them, so that they can prepare from the best in the business, while sitting at home! What this means is now students can learn from the best teachers of Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai or other big cities, instead of going to them physically. No more relocating to a different city to study from that top professor, no more travelling woes to be able to attend the coaching class and no more high fees.  Riding on the state-of-the-art technology of transmitting HD quality videos at bandwidths as low as 100 kbps, this can be clearly a boon for students in tier 2 and tier 3 cities.

Currently, there are over 1. 5 lakh students appearing for the Common Proficiency Test (CPT) for Chartered Accountancy, with a success rate of conversion to IPCC as low as 27 percent as per data released by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in India.

As a majority of the coaching institutes exist in popular hubs at metro cities, not all students have access to these centers. In fact, even in metros it’s a common trend to see students travelling frantically in juggling between coaching classes of different top professors. What SuperProfs.com ensures is that it brings India’s best professors on a common platform so that a student can compare and evaluate different professors and enroll in the online batch of professor he/ she finds better. This unique marketplace model ensures that the students get access to top quality professors across India.

SuperProfs.com is striving to replicate, rather improve, offline classroom experience. This simply implies that there is much more to SuperProfs.com than just online batches having video lectures delivered online. There are some unique personalization features like live doubt clearing sessions from the professor and access to exclusive printed material prepared from the Professors. Apart from this, there are regular assessment tests and peer-to-peer discussion forums to promote intellectual discussions among students.

With its unique marketplace model, SuperProfs.com is running after the fragmented industry and is aiming to revolutionize the same by riding on its superior technology. Professors on SuperProfs.com are rated and reviewed by students on the platform thereby adding a competitive element to the quality of teaching provided.

‘SuperProfs.com’ is the only online coaching platform for CA students in India which offers students a choice of classes from individual teachers and of various institutes. Talking about reach, students can access these classrooms from anywhere in the globe, making it’s reach pretty impressive.

Speaking at the launch, Piyush Agarwal, Founder & CEO, Aurus Network said, “Ät Aurus Network we are driven by a mission to provide quality education at affordable cost to the masses. We noticed that with the increasing number of candidates appearing for the CA examination in India, equal opportunities do not exist for all in terms of the kind of coaching provided. Consequently students with better access and resources are far more privileged while facing such competitive exams. This motivated us to launch ‘SuperProfs’, a common platform for online coaching that is equally accessible to student across India. Professors too are benefited as they are able to reach out to much higher target group making their reach not limited by geography.

Additionally, going in line with its vision to benefit the society, SuperProfs.com has priced all its courses at less than half the price of what is available traditionally in offline coaching. Thus, giving access to superior professors, saving time and money for the students.

‘SuperProfs.com’ is currently available for public consumption at its official website www.superprofs.com. Makers of the service, Aurus Network, pioneers in the use of internet-based, live 2-way HD classes which connected the best teachers with students across the country and eliminated the need for costly hardware-based video conferencing or VSAT (satellite based) equipments and networks.

 

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ICAI announced the results of CA Final (Nov 2013) & CPT (Dec 2013)

CA Final ToppersThe Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) today announced the following results of Chartered Accountants Final Examination held in November, 2013 and Common Proficiency Test (Paper Pencil Mode) held on December 15, 2013.

A total of 113553 candidates have appeared for the CPT held on 15 December, a total of 42706 have passed the test (37.61%). For the CA Final Examination the pass percentage for both groups is at a dismal 3.11%, for Group I the pass percentage is 5.67% and for Group II it is 7.35%.

Since December 1949, the Chartered Accountancy Examination is held twice in a year. The top three rank holders on all India basis of Chartered Accountants Final Examinations held in November, 2013 are from Akot (Maharashtra), Delhi & Kolkata.

The top three rank holders of Common Proficiency Test (Paper-Pencil Mode) held on December 15, 2013 are fromVijayawada, Hyderabad & Guntur.

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CAT 2013 results declared

The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2013 results have been declared, candidates appeared for CAT 2013 can view their results from the link below. This year a total of 3,335 seats are available across all the IIMs and over 10,000 seats in the participating non IIM Business Schools.

View CAT 2013 Results

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CBSE to enable EDIT option for AIPMT 2014 application from 01 Feb

The one time EDIT option for correcting mistakes in the online AIPMT 2014 application forms will be enabled from 01 Feb 2014 to 28 Feb 2014, according to a CBSE Notification.

Correction in fields such as City of Centre / State Code of Eligibility / Question Paper Medium / Nationality are not allowed. After correction, candidates may print correction slip and retain the same for reference and record. Candidates are advised not to make any correspondence regarding corrections with the CBSE.

Source: http://aipmt.nic.in/

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AICTE will regulate only Autonomous Business Schools not MBA colleges

Change-SignThe Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) which held a crucial meeting yesterday had reportedly found a solution for the ongoing conflict of interest between UGC (University Grants Commission) and AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education). For years AICTE has been regarded as the regulatory body for technical & management Institutions, which from now on will not be the same. AICTE has been demoted to a mere advisory body; while the UGC has been vested with powers to control technical & professional colleges.

Business Schools which are offering autonomous PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) courses are likely to be spared and they will not be asked to sort approval from the Universities. The likes of SP Jain Mumbai, Great Lakes Chennai, LIBA Chennai, IMT Ghaziabad etc are all autonomous colleges which offer AICTE PGDM courses.

The important conclusion is that Management colleges which offer MBA from an affiliating University will come under the purview of UGC. Autonomous Business Schools which offer diploma courses will be under AICTE’s leadership. The decision will impact the entire MBA education scenario in India and the Banks too need to update their system of sanctioning education loans. No longer AICTE approval makes sense for MBA colleges as they are governed by it’s University regulatory body UGC.

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