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Success stories of Indian firms to figure in new MBA syllabus

Students in MBA and postgraduate diploma courses will soon be taught the success stories of Indian companies such as Infosys, Tata group and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, according to a new model curriculum for management finalised by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), senior officials familiar with the matter said.

The AICTE, India’s apex advisory body for technical education, had set up committees to revamp the curriculum in order to improve the quality of education in Continue reading

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AICTE curriculum says engineering students will study Vedas, Puranas, yoga

Along with the internet of things, big data and bullet trains, engineering students will now have to study the Vedas, Puranas and tark shastra (logic), according to the revamped curriculum released by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on Wednesday.

They will also be expected to know something about the Constitution and environment sciences as part of mandatory courses whose scores will have no bearing on their final credits. The changes will kick in this academic year. “The syllabus has been Continue reading

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CAT: 2 women make it to 100-percentile club

NEWDELHI/LUCKNOW: Two women were among 20 candidates who notched 100 percentile scores in the common admission test (CAT), results declared on Monday showed, suggesting that efforts to fix a gender imbalance in the country’s top B-schools may be paying off.

The CAT, treated as a benchmark for admissions into the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and several top colleges, is dominated by candidates who are male and have a background in engineering. Officials in the IIMs, which conduct the exam, have been gradually making it better suited to a wider demographic.

In the last five years, the 100 percentile club has seen at most one woman, once in 2014 and once

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AICTE issues new norms for technical institutions- Must Read

Failing to follow these norms will mean that colleges will have to pay a fine — the amount being twice the total fee collected per student.

Not only this, the AICTE can also suspend approval for NRI and supernumerary seats given to any institution for one academic year.

Also, according to the new rules, no institute will be able to name itself a way that the abbreviated form of the name matches the country’s premier institutes — IIM, IIT, IISc, NIT or government bodies such as AICTE, UGC, MHRD, GoI. Continue reading

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