The uniqueness of the AIEEE 2011 counselling that is now in progress is the endeavour by the Central Counselling Board (CCB) to make the process candidate-friendly, reducing students’ anxiety arising from procedural difficulties. The process that beg...
The Central government is planning to set up two new Indian Institutes of Information Technology in the northeastern region. While addressing the All India Editors conference, Ms. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource Development said, “The locations are being worked out.” The minister informed that 44 new colleges and six engineering colleges will be launched in northeastern states. Ms. Purandeswari said, “Out of the 10 new National Institutes of Technology (NIT) proposed to be opened in the country during the 11th Five Year Plan, 6 NITs are proposed to be opened in Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim.”
The UP government has decided to open 12 new polytechnics in Uttar Pradesh. One of the senior officials said, "There is a plan to open polytechnics at 12 places, including Jaidpur (Barabanki), Bahedi (Bareilly), Binawar (Badaun), Nanpara (Bahraich) besides other places". The proposal has been sent to district magistrates and hopefully, the classes will begin in the new institutions from the next academic session.
The mistake committed by the IIT has almost ruined the career of 52 undergraduate students. IIT had promised to 52 students that they would certainly get seats there. However, on 8th July, students came to know that their allotment had not been accepted. Students also have missed a chance to get seats in other engineering colleges offering architecture and pharmaceutical sciences program through AIEEE. IITs have suggested students to attend a second round of counseling. However, students have been guaranteed a seat even after the second round of counseling.
IGNOU has introduced new professional programs like An Executive MBA, eight new finishing school courses and a B.Sc. IT course. These courses have been designed in tandem with the dynamic business needs and for job-hunting purposes. IGNOU Vice Chancellor Mr. V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai and NIIT Chairman Rajendra S. Pawar have signed the partnership agreement on July 10, 2010. These programs will be launched in partnership with NIIT. Mr. V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai, IGNOU Vice Chancellor said, "These courses will go a way ahead in realizing our aim of inclusive education. This is the decade of innovation and we have to train more than 500 million youth in India in this time.” NIIT Chairman, Mr. Pawar said, "These courses are for students from all walks of life. Not all may score high in exams; these courses give an opportunity to them as well.”
The Central Admission Committee has declared that more & more engineering aspirants are opting for mechanical engineering over other engineering streams. The reason behind the increasing popularity of mechanical engineering as a career option is its impeccable placement record in the last two years. In 2009, companies selected 70 students of mechanical engineering stream from LD Engineering Institute followed by Electrical and Electronics & Communications engineering streams. This year also 51 mechanical engineers have been placed in reputed companies and 21 each from EC and Electrical. Prof KB Bhoyania, Placement officer at LD Engineering College, said, “It has been the trend since the last two years that the highest placement goes to students having taken up mechanical engineering."