IBPS Clerk Exam 2016: Candidates can download admit cards online

IBPS Clerk Exam 2016: Candidates can download admit cards online

New Delhi: 19243 clerks are waiting to be recruited for various public sector banks across the country. For that, they will have to participate in the IBPS Clerk Exam 2016.

The eligible candidates for the exam, were required to apply before September 12, 2016 at the official website. The online exam is conducted in two phases, preliminary and main exam.

Candidates are required to have a graduation degree in any discipline from a University recognised by the Government of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

The selection of the candidates will be based on their performance in the preliminary and main exams.

The IBPS clerk recruitment won’t require an interview, however, proper weightage will be given to marks scored in the main examination.

The results of the IBPS CWE Clerk Preliminary examination is estimated to be declared in December 2016. With this, candidates are required to download their respective call letters of the online main exam in December 2016 itself.

The online main exams will be conducted on December 31, 2016 & January 01, 2017 while the result of IBPS main exam will be announced in January 2017.

Candidates can download their IBPS PET (Pre-examination Training) admit card for SC/ ST, Minority Community/EXSM/PWD from October 25, 2016 to November 7, 2016.

The IBPS Clerk Pre-exam training will be held from November 7, 2016 to November 12, 2016. IBPS Clerk Exam admit cards can be downloaded from November 18, 2016 from ibps.in.

As per India.com, candidates are required to note that the preliminary exam will be computer-based where objective type questions of 100 marks will be asked. It will need to be completed in one hour.

The exam will have three sections and the following breakup. For the numerical ability section there will be – 35 questions and 35 marks, the English Language will have 30 questions and 30 marks. The reasoning ability section will be of 35 questions and 35 marks. The Stage II main exam will also be computer-based. It will be a 200 marks examination divided into five sections. Each section will have a separate time limit.

RRB NTPC Results CEN 03/2015 to be declared on September 19 or 20: Check results at rrbbpl.nic.in

RRB NTPC Results CEN 03/2015 to be declared on September 19 or 20: Check results at rrbbpl.nic.in

New Delhi: The Railway Recruitment Board will declare NTPC Results CEN 03/2015 by September 19 or 20.

After qualifying in the preliminary exam, candidates are called for the main written exam. A merit list is prepared on the basis of the result of the main exam.

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Candidates’ final selection will be on the basis of merit position obtained in the second stage CBT and/or result of Aptitude Test/Typing Skill Test, wherever applicable.

The second stage Computer Based Test (CBT) Examination is likely to include 120 multiple choice objective questions related to General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning.

The duration of the exam will be of 90 minutes.

JNU crackdown reason for ABVP’s defeat, say students

JNU crackdown reason for ABVP's defeat, say students

New Delhi: A day after the Left alliance of All India Students Association (AISA) and Students Federation of India (SFI) swept the JNU students union election, students gave the February 9 incident — when protesters, including current students union President Kanhaiya Kumar, were arrested — as the prime reason for the overwhelming mandate against ABVP (Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad).

“I am not happy as such that AISA has come to power, but because the ABVP has lost. And ABVP had to lose because of its role in the JNU crackdown. It is against minority, against women and has a patronising attitude towards students,” Sushil Kumar, who is doing his PhD from School of Indian Languages (SIL), told IANS.

“But AISA is not as completely honest as it claims to be. It hasn’t addressed the students’ issues in the last one year, even in the aftermath of the February 9 incident. They didn’t condemn the government actions, nor their nationalism discourse. It spoke in the government’s tone and made concessions, instead of coming out with a well-rounded rebuttal against them,” he added.

Shrimant Jainendra, another PhD student from SIL, blamed the ABVP for its defeat, and interpreted the election result as not just AISA’s victory but also the ascent of the Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students’ Association (BAPSA) as a rising star.

“The February 9 incident could have been dealt with at the administrative level, but the way ABVP called the media channels before the protests were to start and later termed JNU’s women students ‘prostitutes’, worked heavily against them. Students expressed their anger by voting for AISA and BAPSA,” Jainendra told IANS.

“There is disaffection against the Left too among the students. And that is clearly manifested in the robust support BAPSA got during the polls. A big section of students which hail from OBC (Other Backward Classes), SC (Scheduled Caste) section this time perceived a favourable alternative in BAPSA, as a result of which they received unexpected number of votes,” Jainendra added.

The Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students Association turned out to be a surprise party this elections, with its presidential candidate Sonpimple Rahul coming second to President-elect Mohit Kumar Pandey of AISA in a close contest.

A former supporter of ABVP, Dhirendra, from School of Language (SL), also accused the the BJP-affiliated party of “spreading a lot of negativity” about the JNU campus during the February crackdown.

“AISA is one of the most vibrant parties in the campus and has done a lot of hard work in the last one year for students. The mandate which they have received is completely just, while on the other hand students could’nt forget what ABVP had done during the February incident. JNU voters are very conscious of campus politics and they voted keeping all that in mind,” Dhirendra told IANS. He suggested the ABVP should engage in dialogue with the students more on their issues.

“Rahul Sonpimple of BAPSA is a very good debater, like Kanhaiya Kumar, and Left parties were a little cautious about the possibility of his winning the President’s post, just like the latter did last year. No one knew much about Jahnavi (ABVP presidential candidate); she was an unknown face in the campus,” he commented.

The Left alliance of SFI and AISA bagged the posts of President, Vice President, General Secretary and Joint Secretary in the results declared on Saturday.

The BJP-affiliated ABVP and the Congress-backed National Students Union of India (NSUI) were far behind in all four posts, while the newly-founded BAPSA gave a close fight.

The SFI, affiliated to the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), and the AISA, the student wing of the Communist Party of India-Marxist-Leninist (CPI-ML), formed an alliance to fight the elections.

This was the first student election in the campus since the arrest of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar — of the CPI-backed All India Students Federation — on charges of sedition after a group of students allegedly raised anti-India slogans at an event in February.

Delhi University polls: Women safety, regular panchayat in NSUI manifesto

Image result for Delhi University polls: Women safety, regular panchayat in NSUI manifesto New Delhi: Rollback of the Choice Based Credit System, a body for students from the northeast, regular panchayat and women safety measures on the campus are some of the prominent issues on NSUI’s agenda for the upcoming Delhi University polls.

National Student Union of India (NSUI), Congress’ student wing, today released its manifesto for the DU Students Union (DUSU) polls slated for September 9.

Besides this, it has already released a special “women manifesto” and “manifesto for northeastern students” ahead of the polls.

NSUI’s major challenge is to beat the BJP affiliated ABVP which has been sweeping all four seats of DUSU for the past two consecutive years and is aiming at a hat-trick this year.

“Due to the fear of losing, our opponents are pretending to be nationalists in the campuses now and projecting anyone else who is against the agenda of the RSS as anti-nationals. It is rather unfortunate that these people who stayed away from the freedom struggle and were also involved in the murder of Mahatma Gandhi are now wearing the mask of nationalism,” senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said.

Construction of more hostels, physical and academic infrastructure for differently-abled students, incentives for sports and extra-curricular activities, free health insurance and ensuring student representation in the governing body of colleges are other issues on NSUI agenda.

DUSU is the representative body of the students from most colleges and faculties of the varsity. Apart from DUSU, which is an umbrella council, each college also has its own students’ union for which they hold separate elections.

Students’ wings of various political parties have intensified their campaign.

A total of 91 candidates are in the fray for the four crucial DUSU posts. There are 27 candidates for the post of president, 19 for vice-president, 24 for secretary and 21 for the post of joint secretary.

IISc Bangalore remains India’s top university, global ranking drops

IISc Bangalore remains India's top university, global ranking drops

London: Even as the Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore remains the country’s top university, its global ranking has dropped two notches to 152 in the latest QS World University Rankings 2016-17 released on Tuesday.

Founded in 1909 as a result of the joint efforts of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the Government of India and the Maharaja of Mysore, IISc’s global ranking last year was 147 — also just within the top 150 universities in then world.

All the other Indian universities that make the cut within the top 400 on the list are the coveted Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) — Delhi (185), Bombay (219), Madras (249), Kanpur (302), Kharagpur (313) and Roorkee (399).

“This year’s rankings imply that levels of investment are determining who progresses and who regresses,” said Ben Sowter, head of research at QS.

“Institutions in countries that provide high levels of targeted funding, whether from endowments or from the public purse, are rising. On the other hand, some Western European nations making or proposing cuts to public research spending are losing ground to their US and Asian counterparts.”

The global rankings are:-

1: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2: Stanford University

3: Harvard University

4: University of Cambridge

5: California Institute of Technology

6: University of Oxford

7: University College of London

8: ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

9: Imperial College, London

10: University of Chicago.

Reaching out to out-of-school children vital

Reaching out to out-of-school children vital: Javadekar

New Delhi: HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said reaching out to children who are out of the school system was of vital importance even as he called for greater community participation in education.

“There is a vital need to reach out to children who are still out of school,” he said while stressing on the need to involve communities in education.

“Teachers can be the agents of change,” he said, adding that reaching out to the unreached is the focus of the NDA government.

Javadekar also spoke on the need to focus on pre-school education especially for tribal population.

He had a freewheeling interaction on innovation in teaching with 346 teachers who will be conferred the National Teachers’ Awards by President Pranab Mukherjee tomorrow.

Teachers from various parts of the country also shared the problems they tackled by coming up with innovative solutions.

An award-winning teacher from Bikaner mentioned how girls dropped out after class X in her school after which teachers formed a group to convince parents to let them study rather than push for early marriage.

“As a result, the numbers have increased manifold,” she said.

One of the teachers from Madhya Pradesh spoke about how he painted stories on walls to teach tribal children while another one from Telangana mentioned translating nursery rhymes in Sanskrit to teach children.

Referring to the interaction as “Javadekar sir’s class”, the HRD minister invited innovative suggestions, saying they could be taken across the country.

He told the gathering that his mother was also a school teacher in a village where they lived.

Raising quality of education and taking it to all in the country major challenge: Kushwaha

Raising quality of education and taking it to all in the country major challenge: Kushwaha

New Delhi: Raising the quality of education and taking it to all in the country are major challenges before the government in the education sector, Minister of State for HRDUpendra Kushwaha said on Saturday.

The Union minister said this at a gathering where 33 teachers from across the country were conferred the CBSE Teachers’ Award for the year 2015.

Raising the quality of education is a challenge. “We all including the Prime Minister are concerned about it,” Kushwaha said.

Schools have been set up in villages, but more is needed to be done to take quality education to those living in rural areas, he said.

On the need for ensuring education for all, he said that there cannot be islands of developments in today’s time.

The minister lauded CBSE, saying it has maintained a high standard. That is why it was being entrusted with additional responsibilities like conducting tests for admissions to medical colleges and hiring of teachers for organisations like Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, he said.

Secretary School Education in the HRD Ministry S C Khuntia noted that of the 33 teachers who won awards, 20 were principals, and suggested creating a sub-category for them. He also suggested a sub-category for teachers who work for inclusive education.

CBSE Chairman R K Chaturvedi, in his speech, expressed concern over aspects like commercialisation of education.

The CBSE award consists of a merit certificate, a shawl and a cash prize of Rs 50,000.

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar could not attend the event as he was unwell. Sources said that Javadekar has been running high fever for the past couple of days.

Pensioners to supervise government jobs recruitment exams

Pensioners to supervise government jobs recruitment exams

New Delhi: In a first, the Centre has decided to rope in pensioners to supervise government jobs recruitment exams conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC).

The SSC, which conducts examinations to select hundreds of candidates for various mid-level central government jobs, has written to Personnel Ministry in this regard.

The retired central government employees will be engaged as Inspecting Officers and members of the flying squad for conducting and supervising of examinations at various places, according to a note by the ministry.

The SSC has also sought a list of pensioners from the ministry to choose appropriate candidates, it said.

The Commission is one of the largest recruiting agencies in the country mandated to conduct eight exams.

There are about 58 lakh central government pensioners.

The Personnel Ministry already maintains a repository of pensioners in an online initiative called Sankalp, which provides a platform for the pensioners to access opportunities available for useful interventions in the society.

It also facilitates the organisations working in these areas to select appropriate skill and expertise from the available pool of volunteers.

There are 1,815 pensioners registered with the Sankalp. The ministry wants all pensioners to get themselves registered on this platform.

Two Pakistani students get admission at Nalanda University

Two Pakistani students get admission at Nalanda University

Rajgir: Ignoring political tension between Pakistan and India, two students from Pakistan have been granted admission at the Nalanda University in Bihar, an official said on Friday.

Nalanda’s officer in charge of admissions Saurabh Chaudhary said: “The university has offered admission to 83 students, including two from Pakistan this year.”

He said of the 83 students from 13 countries, 80 have already taken admission, and the other three — two from Pakistan and one from Mayanmar — were awaited.

Chaudhary said: “We have offered admission to two students from Pakistan, both have also informed us about their willingness to join the university but they are yet to report to us.”

Eighty students from Bhutan, Vietnam, Brazil, Laos, Peru, China, South Korea, South Africa, Nigeria, Mayanmar and Japan have got admission in Nalanda in 2016.

Chaudhary said the students from Pakistan “informed us about the delay in visa clearance that has prevented them from reporting here.”

Nalanda University’s Director (Communications) Smita Polite said the two students from Pakistan will study in the School of Environment and Ecology.

The university had received over 6,000 applications from students of 50 countries from across the world, she said.

Last week President Pranab Mukherjee attended the first convocation ceremony of the university in Rajgir, in which he awarded degrees and medals to students.

Nalanda along with Takshashila, Vikramashila and Valabhi were ancient seats of learning that attracted scholars from all over the world and stood at the crossroads of many civilizations.

The new university complex of Nalanda is coming up in Rajgir, about 12 km from where the ancient university stood till the 12th century, when it was razed by an invading Turkic army.

The university admitted this new batch of students in August and also started new departments — the School of Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions.

It had started its first academic session in September 2014 in a makeshift campus.

The building of the fully-residential university is set to be completed by 2020. It would eventually have seven schools for post-graduate and doctoral students, offering courses in science, philosophy and spirituality and social sciences.

The university is an initiative of the Indian government and 18 East Asian countries.

Japan, South Korea top Asia’s most innovative universities; IITs at the bottom

Japan, South Korea top Asia’s most innovative universities; IITs at the bottom

New Delhi: Only two Indian institutions – the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and theIndian Institute of Science in Bangalore – have found a place in the list of 75 most “innovative” Asian universities.

The IITs rank 72 on the Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities list and the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore is ranked 73.

“Despite boasting the world’s second-largest population (more than 1.25 billion) and one of its largest economies, only two Indian universities appear in the top 75,” reported Reuters.

“The Indian Institutes of Technology is a network of 23 universities which centralize their patent administration, so it’s not always possible to identify which constituent university was responsible for what research. As a result, Reuters ranked the entire system as opposed to individual universities. World-class campuses like IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay may have ranked much higher on the list if they weren’t grouped in with smaller and newer institutes like IIT Tirupati and IIT Palakkad.”

The list identifies the “educational institutions that are doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and help drive the global economy”.

Out of the top 20 universities, 17 are based in Japan and South Korea.

There are 22 Chinese universities on Reuters’ ranking – more than any other country.

Topping the list as the most innovative university in Asia is KAIST, also known as Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology. Established in 1971 by the Korean government with funding from the United States, the university was modeled after engineering schools in the US, and its instruction stresses problem-solving skills and hands-on experience over textbook learning.

The second most innovative university in Asia is Japan’s University of Tokyo.

The highest ranked school outside of Northeast Asia is the National University of Singapore, ranked 11.

China’s highest ranked university is Beijing-based Tsinghua University (rank 13).

Some countries, like Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Philippines and Vietnam, are missing from the list entirely.