Education

AP EAMCET: Course Details

About AP EAMCET Exam AP EAMCET Examination is one of the common entrance exams which were conducted in the Andhra Pradesh state every year. This exam is commonly known as the Engineering Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test which was organized for the admission for courses such as BDS, B.Pharm, Bsc, B.E, B.Tech, and Pharm.D etc. in several government and ... Read More »

Keyless Systems of Older VW Group Cars Can Be Hacked: Study

Tens of millions of vehicles sold by Volkswagen AG over the past 20 years are vulnerable to theft because keyless entry systems can be hacked using cheap technical devices, according to European researchers. Computer security experts at the University of Birmingham have published a paper outlining how they were able to clone VW remote keyless entry controls by eavesdropping nearby ... Read More »

IIT placement heads meet: Five key things on the agenda

The All IIT Placement Committee is meeting on Friday to have a strategy in place before campuses send invitation to companies for hiring in July. Photo: Mint Mumbai: The placement heads of the 16 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are meeting on Friday in Mumbai with a single agenda—how to deal with start-ups that are looking to hire talent from ... Read More »

Smriti Irani says won’t make education report public for now

Smriti Irani said her ministry had promised the states a say in the new policy. Photo: PTI New Delhi: Human resources development (HRD) minister Smriti Irani on Friday took a dig at former cabinet secretary T.S.R. Subramanian who recently submitted a new education policy (NEP) report, saying she will not make the policy “the legacy of one individual”. The five-member ... Read More »

Cambridge, MIT experts to help design syllabi of Indian institutions: Smriti Irani

A file photo of Union human resource development minister Smriti Irani. Photo: Hindustan Times New Delhi: The human resource development (HRD) ministry has roped in experts from leading global universities such as the University of Cambridge and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to help design and “internationalize” the syllabi of higher education institutions in the country, HRD minister Smriti ... Read More »

US wants its students to study the importance of India

The Passport to India initiative seeks to increase the number of young Americans annually learning in India on study abroad and internship programs. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: The US government wants its students to know more about India—from its ancient trade history to the present day start-up ecosystem as the country’s growth story may have “far-reaching implications” on the “life ... Read More »

Children in government schools can code too

P. Sridhar teaches robotics at the Seva Bharat Trust Government School in Bengaluru. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint RoboCup 2016, the annual international robotics competition to be held in Leipzig, Germany, is just 27 days away. In a 10ft x 10ft room in a school in central Bengaluru, six children, aged between 12 and 15, huddle around their mentor P. Sridhar, an ... Read More »

Schools take to e-governance in bid to improve performance

Right from admission day to the student’s graduation from school, every activity is tracked. Photo: Hindustan Times New Delhi: From his modest office, Suresh Singh logs into his computer and checks on his colleagues’ attendance. He then proceeds to look up the progress made by his students with coursework. All in a matter of minutes. Singh moves away from his ... Read More »

At least 25 Indian students asked to leave US varsity: report

A screen grab of Western Kentucky University website. New York: At least 25 of a total 60 Indian graduate students at Western Kentucky University have been asked to leave their computer science programme after the first semester as they do not meet its admission standards, a media report said on Tuesday. The move will force the students to return to ... Read More »

ICAR questions quality of education at Maharashtra agriculture universities

Farm sector experts in Maharashtra, especially those representing farmers, have for long been critical of the agriculture universities for their ‘failure’ to address the state’s chronic farm crisis. Mumbai: Raising a question mark over the quality of education and research at four agriculture universities in Maharashtra, the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) has put on hold their accreditation. At ... Read More »