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Refund full fee to students withdrawing admission before 10 November, AICTE tells colleges

The AICTE allowed technical institutions to deduct no more than Rs 1,000 for processing fee. But a student withdrawing after the deadline will have to pay for that term.  

AICTE allows admission to MBA, PGDM courses based on qualifying UG exams marks

AICTE said that while colleges can consider UG exam marks for these courses, first preference will still be given to candidates who qualified through the common entrance tests.
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Govt looks to increase college seats to help students who had to give up study abroad plan

Govt has set up a committee called ‘Stay in India and Study in India’ and tasked it with working out modalities of the proposal in consultation with colleges and universities.

AICTE more than doubles scholarships for women in engineering courses from this year

AICTE had been offering 4,000 scholarships in technical education for women students from poor families, but has decided to increase that number to 10,000 from this year.
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AICTE slashes 2 lakh seats across engineering, management and pharmacy colleges

The council said no new engineering colleges will be permitted to open until 2021-22 and colleges have been restricted from adding more seats.
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Classes in engineering, pharmacy, management colleges to start from 16 August, says AICTE

Classes for the new batch will start from 16 September. This apart, the number of counselling sessions for engineering & technical colleges has been reduced to 2.
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Don’t collect student fee until lockdown ends or hike costs: AICTE asks technical institutes

AICTE’s appeal to technical education institutions comes after the HRD Ministry asked all states and Union Territories to appeal to institutes in their region to not hike fees.
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AICTE tells technical colleges to help students complete internships from home

AICTE has told institutions to instruct students to abide by social distancing guidelines and not take up any internship that involves travel or contact with outsiders.
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Govt warns management institutes against offering MBA & diploma simultaneously

AICTE has described as ‘course correction’ a new circular directing management institutes to either offer a degree or a diploma, but not both.
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AICTE will punish colleges if they give wrong information in prospectus

New AICTE rules ask engineering, management colleges to now upload prospectus on website with correct information, and sell printed copies at reasonable price.

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India’s current account surplus rises to $19.8 billion in June quarter

The current account surplus stood at $0.6 billion in the March quarter while there was a current account deficit of $15 billion in the year-ago period.


The Brahmos supersonic cruise missile was test fired in Balasore on 30 September

India successfully test fires BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

The test-firing of the missile, which has a range of around 400 km, was carried out by the DRDO off the coast of Balasore in Odisha.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.