22 Jan 2016

MPs special dispensation quota seats in KVs increased to 10

According to  an announcement, the number of seats under special dispensation quota for the Members of Parliament in Kendriya Vidyalayas has been increased from six to ten from the academic session 2016-2017.

The enhancement of seats under this quota has been approved by the BOG on the recommendation of the Members of Parliament.

Under this scheme now each MP can refer ten cases for admission in an academic year but such recommendations shall be confined to children whose parents belong to her/ his constituency either by domicile or on account of having been posted soon-before or else migrate to her/ his constituency on account of exigencies of service. Such recommendations is restricted for  admissions in KVs located in her/ his constituency only.

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22 Jan 2016

Government says Aligarh Muslim University cannot be categorized as??uslim University??

The NDA government has taken a stand in the Supreme Court that Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) could not be categorized as a ‘minority’ institution.

Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi told a bench of Justices J S Khehar, M Y Eqbal and C Nagappan, “It is the stand of the Union of India that AMU is not a minority university. As the executive government at the Centre, we can’t be seen as setting up a minority institution in a secular state.”

Rohatgi said though the Centre had filed an appeal, it was now inclined to withdraw it as it felt that the Azeez Basha judgment still held good and that AMU could not be termed a minority institution since it was set up under an Act of Parliament.
The AG’s stand drew immediate reaction from Justice Eqbal, who asked, “Is the change of stand because of change in the government at the Centre? Rohatgi said, “The previous stand was wrong. The law laid down in Azeez Basha case by a five-judge bench of the SC on October 20, 1967 still holds good. It had ruled that AMU was not a minority institution. As per the Centre, this judgment still holds the field. Now, it is for the university whether it adopts a contrary view.” The bench asked the Centre to file an affidavit on this and posted the case for hearing on April 4.
 

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22 Jan 2016

17 of 1.8 lakh candidates bag perfect score in CAT 2015

According to  a release by IIM-A, the organizer of CAT 2015, seventeen of the 1.8 lakh candidates who appeared for the Common Admission Test 2015 bagged the perfect score, the highest in the last five years. The number rose by one though experts, after a reading of the questions, had feared a drop in hundred percentilers. All 17 are engineers, as has been the case for most years.

From among the 58,270 girls who appeared for the test for admission to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), only one made it to the elite club of 100 percentilers. Registration by women grew by 13.8% compared to 2014.

For the first time this year, 80 transgenders registered for CAT. About 41 eventually appeared for the test in November, but none managed to score above the 90 percentile
 

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22 Jan 2016

Rajasthan students score 99.99 percentile in CAT

Arnav Pareek and Prabhav Gupta, two aspiring management students from Rajasthan  scored 99.99 percentile in Common Admission Test (CAT) 2015.

Pareek is a chemical engineer from IIT-Banaras Hindu University (BHU), prepared for CAT along with a job in a leading MNC.Prabhav Gupta, who also scored 99.99 percentile, is a student at BITS Pilani.

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22 Jan 2016

Kerala achieves 100% in primary education

Vice-President Hamid Ansari will officially declare the 100% primary education status achieved by Kerala..

According to Education minister P K Abdu Rabb,”Kerala has become the first state in the country to achieve total primary education. This has been achieved through the primary education equivalency drive of the state literacy mission ??Athulyam. The equivalency programmes have proved a huge success and the ultimate objective is to achieve total Plus-Two education in the state.”
The declaration will be made at a function at Kerala University Senate Hall.
 

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