NEET 2017: Tamil Nadu makes ‘last effort’ to exempt its students from entrance

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TN Health Minister C Vijayabaskar and Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan on Monday made the “final effort” to approach the centre to ask for the state’s exemption from the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) 2017. The ministers met Union Health Minister JP Nadda and Minister of State at the PMO Jitendra Singh to discuss the issue.

“As a final effort, Vijayabaskar met Nadda and Singh to pressure them for an exemption for Tamil Nadu from the National Entrance Cum Eligibility Test (NEET),” an official release said, adding that this comes after several efforts by Tamil Nadu ministers to convince the centre, including meetings with CM K Palaniswami, PM Narendra Modi and other officials.

The medical entrance exam had been made compulsory last year for those seeking admission to medical colleges in the country. Since then, the exam has been subject to a number of changes and has seen numerous protests. Tamil Nadu has sought exemption from NEET on the argument that students from the state will be at a disadvantage compared to students studying at schools affiliated with central boards upon which the NEET syllabus is based.

The assembly had passed two bills in February so that undergraduate medical admissions can continue on the basis of class 12 marks instead of NEET.

IGNOU July admissions 2017: Deadline extended to August 18

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The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has extended the last date for July 2017 session for admission to masters, bachelor’s degree, diploma, and PG Diploma programmes, including the semester based programmes have been extended up to August 18, 2017,” said the Registrar in-charge, Student Registration Division, Prof Sri Latha.

The interested candidates can submit the admission forms online at “Due to heavy traffic on the online admission server, the system response is slow. As a result, many applicants willing to apply for admission are unable to apply,” clarified Dr VP Rupam, Head, E-Support, IGNOU.

Admissions to the certificate programmes of the university offered through the common prospectus have ended for the July 2017 session. IGNOU also offers B.Com (A&F) and M.Com (F&T), B.Com (CA &A) and M.Com (BP & CG), B.Com (F &CA) and M.Com (MA & FS) in collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accounts of India (ICAI), Institute of Company Secretaries of India and Institute of Cost Accountants of India.

The last date to submit applications for these programmes is August 18, 2017 and the procedure for their admission is offline.

Manipur HSLC class 10 compartment exam result 2017 declared at

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The Board of Secondary Education of Manipur has announced the results for the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) compartmental examination 2017. Candidates who have appeared for the exam can check their result from the official website.

The Board had conducted the main HSLC class 10 exams from March 17 to April 4, 2017. About 35,000 students appeared for the Class 10 Board exams last year for which the overall pass percentage was at 61.52.  The results were declared on June 3, 2017 and the top positions were secured by Imphal girls – Sohana Laishram, Naorem Suzanna and Maibram Vasundhara.

Candidates who failed to clear the main papers had the option to appear for the compartment examination which is conducted every year in July and August. The result are available for download on and

Steps to download BSE Manipur HSLC class 10 compartment exam result 2017:

Step 1: Go to the above mentioned websites.

Step 2: Click on the link for “High School Leaving Certificate Compartmental Examination 2017”.

Step 3: Enter your roll number in the field provided.

Step 4: Click on “submit” to search for your result.

Step 5: Download your result and take a print out of the same for further reference.

Delhi government cuts funding of 28 Delhi University colleges

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The Delhi government today ordered a freeze on funding of 28 Delhi University colleges which are either fully or partially funded by it following the varsity’s failure to appoint governing bodies since months.

As first reported by The Indian Express on July 20, even after 11 communications in the past 11 months yielded no result, the Delhi government has directed that “all funds” to 28 government-funded colleges in Delhi University be stopped by August 1 unless the university constitutes governing bodies before that.

Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia, while describing the delay as a “farcical” and “deliberate”. In a series of tweets, he said, “Hv ordered Fin Dept to stop funding for all Delhi gov funded 28 DU colleges, as DU not willing to hv governing bodies for last 10 months,” Sisodia said in a series of

“I cannot allow unchecked corruption and irregularities to be sustained on Delhi govt funds in the name of education,” he added.

Earlier, the Delhi government had alleged that the varsity’s administration is under pressure from the Central government and therefore deliberately not constituting governing bodies of 28 colleges. While 12 of them are fully funded, the government provides 5 per cent grant to 16 others. The remaining 95 per cent is given by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Delhi University Registrar Tarun Das, who is authorised to speak to media, remained unavailable for his comments on the issue.

Chhattisgarh class 10, 12 supplementary result 2017 declared at

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The Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE), Raipur, has announced the results for the state supplementary exams of classes 10 and 12 on July 31 at Students who have appeared for these papers can check their results on the official website of the Board.

The supplementary exams for class 10 and 12 were conducted from June 22 to July 5, 2017. They were held from 10 am to 1.15 pm. The class 12 vocational supplementary papers were held from June 22 to June 30.

The main exams for class 12 were conducted in March and the result was declared on April 28, 2017. About 76.36 per cent of the 2,71,994 student who appeared for the exam had passed. Among those who appeared for the class 12 main exams, 1,36,598 were boys and 1,35, 396 girls. Girls, with a pass percentage of 79.05, fared better than boys of whom about 73.70 per cent passed. Read | CGBSE result out for class 10th and 12th, check here

Girls outperformed boys even in the class 10 board exams, the results for which were declared in April. About 3,86,349 students appeared for the exams among whom only 61.04 per cent passed. Those who did not clear the exams had the option of giving the compartment exams or appearing for the papers again next year.

Chhattisgarh class 10, 12 supplementary exam result 2017, here’s how to check:

– Go to the official website (

– Click on the link for the high school/higher secondary class 10/12 supplementary results 2017.

– Follow the links provided for the results.

– Enter your details in the fields provided and click on “submit”.

– Download your result and take a print out of the same for further reference.

UHSR CET 2017 results declared at, know how to download

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Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences Rohtak (UHSR) has released the result for the Common Entrance Test (CET) 2017. Candidates who have appeared for the exam can check the results from the official website.

The entrance exam was held on July 30, 2017 for admission to various courses at the university which announced that the result is “provisional” and that the “final eligibility of all candidates will be determined at the time of counselling.” It added that the final claim to the seats will be based on the verification of the original documents.

Saurab Kumar and Sumit Singh have topped the exam with a score of 132. They are closely followed in the second place by Preety Singh and Sezal Singh Rana with a score of 129 and Nitesh Kumar and Amit Sharma in the third place with 128 marks.

Steps to check UHSR CET 2017 results:

Step 1: Go to the official webiste for UHSR (

Step 2: Click on the notification for the CET 2017 results.

Step 3: Enter your details in the fields provided.

Step 4: Download your results and take a print out of the same for further reference.

Telangana DOST phase 3 allotment 2017: Last date to apply extended to August 3

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The Degree Online Services, Telangana (DOST) has announced that the last date to register for the third phase of the allotment has been extended to 5 pm on August 3, 2017. Candidates who wish to appear for the exam can apply for the same from the official website.

“Students who have registered already in Phase-I or II can directly access web options for participating in Phase-III,” an official notification said, adding that students who have participated in the previous rounds need not fill the application forms and will be required to pay Rs 100.

The seat allotment process will take place on August 4, 2017 and candidates who have been allotted seats in this round will be required to report to their respective colleges/institutes from August 4 to August 11, 2017.

Steps to apply for Telangana DOST phase 3 allotment 2017:

Step 1: Go to the official website for Telangana DOST (

Step 2: Follow the links provided to apply.

Step 3: Fill in your details in the fields provided and submit your application.

Step 4: Download your allotment application and keep a copy for further reference.

Mumbai University misses results deadline again, wants 5 more days now

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WITH OVER 2.94 lakh answersheets yet to be assessed, the University of Mumbai missed the Monday deadline set by Maharashtra Governor and Chancellor Ch Vidyasagar Rao. The future of over 4.5 lakh students is now uncertain with the university saying it needs at least five more days to come out with the results.

Even as the results of third-year science students were declared Monday, students of most major streams, including commerce, engineering and law, will have to wait longer for their final year results. Registrar M A Khan said the university would now ensure all results were declared by August 5.

Of the 477 exams conducted in March and April this year, the university has so far declared results 171-odd papers, despite the Maharashtra Public Universities Act mandating that results be declared within 45 days of the exams.

The delay has been attributed to the hasty implementation of the ‘onscreen assessment process’ for correcting final year answersheets this year. The process requires answersheets to be scanned and then evaluated, leaving no room for tampering. But the university failed to appoint an agency in time to help with the technology and infrastructure. The agency was finally appointed on April 27. As a result, paper assessment, which usually starts three days after the exams, was delayed by more than a month after the exams.

Following the unprecedented delay in the declaration of results, Governor Rao had on July 4 pulled up officials and directed the university to declare all results by July 31.

He had also asked Vice-Chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh to complete the assessments on war footing and ensure all technical glitches in the new onscreen assessment system were smoothened out.

Following the governor’s directive, the university has delegated part of its assessment work to other state universities, including those in Pune, Nagpur and Aurangabad. However, technical glitches in the system and the difference in syllabi have hindered the work. On Monday, Savitribai Phule Pune University kicked off the process by allotting nearly 50 teachers for the purpose. However, not more than 100 papers could be corrected in a day, said an official in the university. Similar complaints were reported from other universities too.

Students, meanwhile, will bear the consequences of the university’s failure to declare results in time. Several students who have applied to universities abroad and colleges within the country may have to drop a year as it is past the deadline of most of these colleges to accept marksheets. Those seeking jobs too are unable to join or apply without their final year results.

The delay, which has put the future of students in jeopardy, has also led to uproar in the ongoing monsoon session of the Assembly. The Shiv Sena and the Congress have also demanded the resignation of Education Minister Vinod Tawde as well as V-C Deshmukh over the fiasco.

“A privilege motion would be moved against Vinod Tawde for his failure to meet the promise given on the floor of the House,” said Shiv Sena leader in the Legislative Council Anil Parab.

Amid the chaos over result declaration, economics professor Neeraj Hatekar has decided to take voluntary retirement. Making the announcement through a Facebook post, Hatekar claimed that he was distressed over “whatever is going on at the University of Mumbai”, and said he wanted to fight for the university’s betterment from the outside.

Meanwhile, the Bombay University College and Teachers’ Union has filed a writ petition in the Bombay High Court against the university seeking the court’s intervention against the “arbitrary, subjective and hasty decisions” of the V-C to implement the onscreen assessment system.

Mumbai University result delay: Students fear losing year, jobs, overseas seats

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A FINAL-YEAR engineering student, who has been selected for a Masters in Business Administration course in the UK, has spent the past two weeks making rounds of the University of Mumbai, writing applications for an early declaration of results lest she lose the seat. “I had to submit my marksheets to the UK university by August 1. I have been requesting the University of Mumbai to see if the results could be declared confidentially to the UK university directly,” said the student, who spent all of Monday inside a newly set up confidential reports cell in the university. She was among a dozen students who had turned up at the cell with similar requests.

The university’s inability to deliver the results of final-year students in time has left thousands of such students in the lurch. From uncertainty over future admissions, job rejections and the inability to meet deadlines, students have had a tumultuous couple of months. Although the deadline for releasing results was July 31, there are around 2.9 lakh answer papers yet to be corrected.

Suraj Vishwakarma, an MSc student of Birla College, Kalyan, said, “I applied to an IT giant for a job, but they could not give me a definite decision because my results have not been declared. They said that if there are no vacancies left by the time results are declared, I will not get the job. I am very stressed at this moment as I don’t want to lose this opportunity.”

Another student, who did a BA in French from MU, has been selected at the University of Edinburgh for a Masters in Film Studies but she has not been able to go ahead with her admission process. She now fears she might have to drop a year.

Some have even resigned to taking a year drop instead of applying and losing out on admissions. “I have decided to postpone my plans to study abroad only because I have not got my results. It is very annoying and stressful,” said Yesha Mehta, a BMS student.

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This year, the university decided to assess final-year papers through an onscreen system. However, the system was hastily implemented following a delay, leading to a delay in declaration of results. Of the 477 exams held in March and April this year, the results of 160 have been declared so far. The university has now not only missed the 45-day deadline set by the Maharashtra Public Universities Act but also the July 31 deadline set by Governor and Chancellor Ch Vidyasagar Rao.

While several students are worried of a year drop, a debate over the quality of assessment has left students concerned over discrepancies in results. “The entire assessment process has been so badly organised and has taken so long, my main worry is that in the rush, my papers will not be corrected properly,” said Bhakti Sonawala, a BCom student from Lala Lajpatrai College. The results will now be declared by August 5.


Cut funding to 28 DU colleges, Manish Sisodia tells finance department

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The Delhi government Monday directed that disbursement of funds to 28 government-funded colleges in Delhi University be stopped. The move comes after the university failed to appoint governing bodies for the colleges, despite receiving 11 communications in the last 11 months as well as a warning. The governing body supervises and controls affairs of the college, and also handles its funds. It has members suggested by both the Delhi government and the university. Once constituted, it would give the Delhi government a say in the matters of the college through its appointed members.

In a series of tweets, Education Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said he “cannot allow unchecked corruption and irregularities to be sustained on Delhi government funds in the name of education” and added that he has ordered the finance department to stop funding the 28 colleges. Earlier, Sisodia had described the delay in appointing governing bodies in colleges as “farcical” and “deliberate”. Last Tuesday, he had directed the Director (Higher Education) to communicate to the university that “all funds from government of NCT of Delhi shall be stopped if the governing bodies are not constituted by July 31, 2017”. Sisodia had also directed the Principal Secretary (Finance) to stop the fund unless “written communication was received from (the) directorate of higher education (stating) that governing bodies have been constituted”.

On Monday, the Delhi government maintained that they have written to the Delhi University 11 times since last September on the issue. In his directions to the education department in July this year, Sisodia described the sequence of events as “too much of a coincidence”, especially when the process of recruiting ad hoc and regular teachers was going on. He added that it was “absolutely farcical” that the university, after a delay of five months, was “now setting up a committee to review the panel of names sent by…itself”.

Meanwhile, the AAP had alleged that the Delhi University administration, under pressure from the Centre, had deliberately not constituted governing bodies of the 28 colleges that are fully or partially aided by the Delhi government. While 12 are fully funded, the government provides five per cent grant to the 16 others. The remaining 95 per cent is given by the UGC. However, Devesh Sinha, DU’s Dean of Colleges, said, “We discussed the matter with Sisodia ji’s office Monday morning. The list of governing body members that we get from the Delhi government goes to DU’s Executive Council, to make sure there is a healthy mix of educationists, lawyers, journalists, etc in each governing body. But since our V-C and other top officials are occupied with the Law Faculty interviews, there has been some delay in the process. The matter will be sorted in a few days; they can’t cut funding.”

S K Garg, principal of Deen Dayal Upadhyay College, which gets 100 per cent funding from the Delhi government, said this was a matter between the university and the government. “The college cannot do anything in this. If our funds are cut, we’ll shut the college. What else can we do?” he said.