CBSE class 12 result: Post verification, marks shoot up

CBSE 12th result 2017: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has received an “unprecedented” number of applications for verification of marks from class 12 students this year. The marks of many students have shot up significantly and even doubled after verification.

According to a report by the Times of India, a Delhi student, who scored 68 in mathematics, had witness the score rise to 95 marks after verification. Sonali had applied for verification after she had scored above 90 (with a 99 in economics) in all subjects except mathematics. “As I wanted to pursue economics honours, I had no option but to go for verification. However, many others didn’t apply out of fear or thought that nothing will happen out of this exercise,” said Sonali.

Another student named Samiksha Sharma whose marks shout up from 42 to 90 after verification. She had been terrified that she had lost all chances of getting admissions at the University of Delhi after seeing her class 12 board exam results.

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This brings to question the efficiency of the evaluation and marks totaling process of the CBSE and puts its fight to scrap the re-evaluation process in the limelight. If there are such differences in the marking process, is it really wise for the CBSE to scrap re-evaluation?

“All students should be allowed to obtain their evaluated answer sheets and then if they want, they should be allowed to apply for re-evaluation,” said a parent, according to TOI. A CBSE senior official has agreed that the mistake could have been due to various reasons including mistakes in totaling, transfer of wrong marks to the title page and supplementary answer book detachment.

JNU AC meet: JNUTA hits back, says administration video recorded previous meeting without permission

A day after the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration slammed the teachers’ association and the students’ union for disrupting the Academic Council (AC) meeting “unlawfully” recording the meeting, the teachers association hits back saying the administration had video recorded a previous meeting without taking permission from them.

JNU Registrar Pramod Kumar had on Saturday said, “More unlawful and unfortunate is the misuse of such recording by the JNUSU president, who posted selected clips on social media even when the meeting was going on.”
Responding to this, JNU Teachers’ Association (JNUTA) said his statement characterise “ignorance of procedural propriety” as well as the “blatant falsehoods that have come to characterise this administration”.

“Before the Registrar expresses outrage at individuals recording proceedings, he would do well to release the video recording of the previous meeting, illegally conducted without the permission of the AC members, and a copy of which has still not been given to JNUTA as promised when objection was raised to it,” said JNUTA president Ayesha Kidwai.

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Kidwai said even when dissent had been individually sent “well in advance”, in “none of the minutes of previous AC meetings under this VC has dissent been recorded”.

Calling the administration’s attitude “authoritarian”, she said, “Breaking with the decades old practice of holding AC meetings in a Seminar Room with a table around which all members sat and all members had a mike, this administration has shifted AC meetings to an auditorium in which seven men sit on the stage, each with a mike, while the members of the AC sit in the audience space, with two mikes controlled by the VC who decides to whom they will be given.”

MHT CET 2017 provisional merit list out at dtemaharashtra.gov.in, check result online

MHT CET 2017: The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra has released the provisional merit list for the  Maharashtra Health Sciences and Technical Common Entrance Test (MHT CET) 2017. Candidates who have appeared for the exam can check the merit list from the official website.

DTE conducted MHT CET 2017 on May 11 and about 3.9 lakh candidates appeared for the paper. Those who have cleared the exam will gain admission to BE, BTech and BPharmacy courses at various recognised institutions in the state. About 1.19 lakh candidates registered for the the centralized admission process (CAP). Of these, 1.13 are from Maharashtra and from the other parts of India or are NRI candidates.

The paper was divided into three sections which contained 50 questions each on Physics/Chemistry, Botany/Zoology and Mathematics for which candidates had 1.5 hours each to answer.

Last year, while 53 students scored between 191 and 200 in the 200-mark test, 306 students scored between 181 and 190. The number of students scoring between 171 and 180 are 713. Only 22 students scored less than 10.

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Steps to check the provisional merit list for MHT CET 2017:

– Go to the official website for MHT CET (mhtcet2017.dtemaharashtra.gov.in).

– Follow the link to the home page.

– Click on the link for “Check Provisional Merit Status”.

– Enter your application ID and date of birth in the field provided.

– Download the merit list and keep a copy for further reference.

Bombay High Court to education boards: ‘Consider making maths optional for Class X’

The Bombay High Court on Monday asked educational boards to consider mathematics an optional subject for Class X students so that they can pursue subjects of their choice that do not require knowledge of mathematics. The court said the number of dropouts after tenth standard could also be reduced if mathematics was made optional.

A division bench of Justice V M Kanade and Justice A K Menon was hearing a petition filed by psychiatrist Harish Shetty on the issue of students coping with learning disabilities in schools and the support and learning aids provided by various educational boards to help such students. The court was being informed about various aspects and subjects that can be included and done away with in special schools when the bench gave its suggestion on mathematics.

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According to data availed from the state education department, the overall dropout rate in secondary schools during the academic year 2015-16 rose to 12.44 per cent from 11 per cent a year before. In Maharashtra, only two out of 10 children in Class V can do division, found the non-governmental organisation Pratham in its Annual Status of Education Report (ASER).

The ASER further found that 12.9 per cent students from Class V knew numbers till 9 but not till 99, highlighting the poor performance of school children in mathematics. Of the children surveyed, 2.7 per cent could not recognise numbers till 9. In 2016, only 47 per cent children enrolled in Class V of a government school could do subtraction. The bench has asked the education boards to take suggestions from experts on this and respond by July 26.

ITI admissions begin, rising applicants may outnumber seats

AS admissions to Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) begin, the increased intake capacity may still fall short for the rising number of applicants. In the past two years, the number of candidates applying for skill development courses has seen a spike of 14.64 per cent, and enrolment figures have improved by 8.02 per cent. However, compared to the increase in demand for these courses, the intake capacity has been increased by only 5.9 per cent.

The Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET) flagged off the online admission process on Monday, where those interested in vocational courses can apply to 1.33 lakh seats in ITIs across the state. The intake capacity last year was around 1.25 lakh, a 2.23 per cent increase from the year 2015-16.

“Some courses are for two years. In such courses, we increase batch sizes every alternate year,” said Yogesh Patil, deputy director of DVET, adding that the intake capacity is decided after consulting industry experts.

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ITIs offer vocational and industrial training that help students enhance their skills and seek jobs in these sectors. The courses are available to anyone who has studied till Class X and may not have passed the Senior Secondary Certificate exam.

Over the past few years, the DVET has made efforts to introduce unconventional courses such as Fashion Technology and Cosmetology. However, the traditional courses in masonry, welding and fitting remain the most sought-after.

“Certain courses haven’t taken off. Some students take up the course when they don’t get admission to a desired course and drop out midway. There is also a lack of awareness,” said John Almeida, principal of Joseph Cardijn Technical Private Industrial Training Centre in Dadar.

ISB placements 2017: PGP students get 1113 offers, Rs 22 lakh average salary

The Indian School of Business (ISB) today said it witnessed a 39 per cent increase in number of recruiters participating in the current placements season. Over 400 companies — domestic and international — made a total of 1,113 offers to students of the PGP Class of 2017 with an average salary of around Rs 22 lakh. The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at ISB had 903 students.

In addition to its students, ISB alumni too continue to do well beyond graduation – for example, ISB has been ranked number one amongst the top 30 global B Schools, for a 160 per cent increase in salary of its alumni, three years after completion of the programme, as per the Financial Times Global MBA rankings 2017.

isb, isb placements, isb admissions, isb packageIn a statement, the institute said, “Besides regular recruiters such as McKinsey and Co, BCG, Parthenon, AT Kearney, Apple, Microsoft, Citibank, Novartis, Siemens, Amazon , Cognizant, Hindustan Unilever ltd, who were on campus, there were several new companies such as Jones Lang LaSalle, Havells, Revigo, P&G, Lending kart, Reliance Jio, Mindtree Consulting, L’Oreal, Bain & Co and Roland Berger.”

The prestigious management college students were also recruited by the Andhra Pradesh government for the second consecutive year with a total of 21 offers. For the first time, they were chosen for roles of Executive Assistants to District Magistrates at select districts in the state, ISB claimed.

Over 70 offers were made to ISB students for leadership roles by leading corporates including Aditya Birla Group, Citibank, Yes Bank, Philips India Ltd, Tech Mahindra, MAX, Mytrah Energy and Genpact. “Consulting and IT/ITES sectors continued to be the largest recruiting sectors constituting 20 per cent and 21 per cent of total number of offers followed by BFSI and Healthcare & Pharma respectively,” it said.

KEAM 2017 rank list released, check scores at cee.kerala.gov.in

After announcing the results of the Kerala Engineering, Architecture and Medical Courses (KEAM) entrance examination 2017 last month, the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations (CEE) has released the engineering and pharmacy rank list 2017. Shafil Maheen N of Kozhikode has topped the engineering entrance exam by scoring 587.1312. As many as 61,716 students have been included in the engineering rank list of which, 32,036 are boys while 29,680 are girl candidates.

KEAM 2017 was held on April 24 and 25 and a total of 1.6 lakh aspirants had registered for the engineering entrance exam at 307 centres across across Kerala, Delhi, Mumbai and Dubai. The candidates can check their ranks at cee-kerala.org and cee.kerala.gov.in.

Those who clear the paper will get admission to courses in agriculture, veterinary, fishery, engineering and architecture. The students can view their rank and score by following the steps written below:

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Log on to the official websites mentioned above
On the homepage, click on KEAM results
A new page will open
Enter your hall ticket, date of birth and other details
The rank list will be displayed
Download and take a print out

KEAM Engineering rank list is prepared by giving equal weightage to the marks scored in the entrance examination and the marks obtained for mathematics, physics and chemistry/ computer science/ biotechnology/ biology in the final year of the qualifying examination (Plus two).

CBSE class 12 results: Only 2.47 per cent students requested for verification of marks

After a news report that alleged that CBSE has adopted “faulty evaluation process” in class 12 exams, the board on Monday clarified that it has received requests for verification of marks from only 2.47 per cent of the students.
As per the report, there has been an increase in the number of verification requests by students who allege that there have been severe faults in the evaluation process.

According to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the percentage of students applying for verification of marks in 2014, 2015 and 2016 were 2.31, 2.09 and 2.53 respectively. In a statement, CBSE said this year out of total answer scripts evaluated for Class 12 examination, only 2.47 per cent answer scripts were applied for verification by the students.

“There is no unprecedented increase in the number of applications for verification as stated in some news reports,” CBSE said.

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The board also said that it had done away with the process of re-evaluation on the basis of a decision taken by its examination committee and the Governing Body in June 2016. As per the data, there was no change in marks after re-evaluation in more than 99.98 per cent cases.

This year, a total of 10,98,891 students appeared for the CBSE Class 12 exams this year, results of which were announced on May 28.

NET for engineering admisions likely to be introduced in 2019: AICTE official

With some states opposing introduction of National Eligibility Test for admission to engineering courses, it is unlikely to be held next year but could become a reality in 2019-20, a top AICTE official said on Monday. Though the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) had approved a single entrance examination (NET) for admission to all engineering colleges from this year, some states had opposed and as a result it had to be deferred, AICTE Chairman told reporters here.

The Council would hold discussions with state governments on NET and put forward the finer points and its advantages for the locals, who would remain top in their respective states and can gain entry into IITs also, he said.

Stating that some governments were apprehensive about the outcome of the entrance test, he said that there would not be any problem for the students, as feared by many with regard to NEET for admission to MBBS and BDS courses.

Once the state governments were convinced, the test would become operational, at least by 2019-20, Sahasrabudhe, here to participate in the 15th Graduation Day of Sri Krishna College of Engineering, said.

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This would help them to get accustomed with students, who were well versed in English and higher education system, he said. Similarly, the Council would also introduce faculty induction programme, by which the newly recruited teachers would have to undergo certain training for four to six weeks, before they were appointed as full-time teachers, he said.

Another initiative the council was contemplating was to change the nature of question papers, he said.

To a question on the proposed Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency (HEERA), the AICTE official said that it was at a nascent stage and added once the draft was ready, it would be debated and discussed among all stakeholders.

Anna University ranking: Top 10 affiliated colleges based on last year’s results

Anna University has published two performance lists of affiliated colleges for the semester exams conducted in November-December 2016 for the benefit of students seeking admissions. Anna University aspirants can check the official website for the lists of the April-May and November-December semester result college ranks. The University may release the random numbers today.

The Indian Institute of Handloom Technology in Salem has the highest number of students passed in the November-December semester exams of 2016 with a pass percentage of 94.74. It is closely followed by PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research, Coimbatore, and VSB Engineering College, Karur, with pass percentages of 94.65 and 93.47 respectively.

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1. Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, Salem- 94.74
2. PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research, Coimbatore- 94.65
3. VSB Engineering College, Karur- 93.47
4. Ramco Institute of technology, Virudhunagar- 92.67
5. K Ramakrishnan College of Engineering, Tiruchirappalli- 91.48
6. Sri Sai Ram Institute of Technology, Kancheepuram- 91.16
7. Sri Sairam Engineering College, Kancheepuram- 90.32
8. Saranathan College of Engineering, Tiruchirappalli- 90.09
9. Velammal Institute of Technology, Thiruvallur- 89.47
10. K Ramakrishnan College of Technology, Tiruchirappalli- 89.05