The registration for NEET UG is going to end on 9th March, 2024. NTA is soon going to open the correction window for students who want to edit any information that has been filled in by them in the registration form. This year, the NEET exam for UG courses is going to be organised on the 5th May, 2024. The exam is going to be organised in 13 different languages. Candidates should submit their applications as soon as they can before the registration window closes.
To make any corrections in the application form, candidates have to wait till the correction window opens for students. Any editing or change in their application form is not going to be entertained through post on email. Candidates have to make the change through the website by themselves. All the particulars must be chosen very carefully and candidates must carefully upload their documents.
The scenario of international education keeps changing every year. We see countries introducing new policies, some of which are for international students and some of which are against international students. Recently both Australia and Canada introduced immigration policies that didn't sit well with a lot of international students. Canada doubled its minimum financial requirement for international students, making it extremely expensive for students to travel to the country.
On the other hand, Australia has introduced a new policy to track down students who come to the country only with the purpose of working part time and not studying. Both these countries have been rejecting Indian students in large numbers without giving any proper explanation. This has led to a further decline in the interest of Indian students to study in both of these countries. Canada is expecting a decrease of 35% in the annual intake of international students as compared to the previous years. The number of applications from international students in Australia have also dropped massively. Students are now more interested in pursuing courses from countries like France, Germany, New Zealand, and Ireland as compared to the conventional study abroad destinations.
Joining the bandwagon, IIT Delhi has also started the registration process for its summer internship program 2024. The application link will remain active on the website till 20th March, 2024. The internship programme will be carried out between 14th May, 2024 to 12 June, 2024. Depending upon the discipline, the fellowship will be carried out between the period of eight weeks to 12 weeks. The list of the candidates who are shortlisted for the fellowship programme will be released in April.
The institute will also cover the travel fee of the candidates to reach the destination. A stipend of Rs.500 per week will also be given to selected candidates. It is compulsory for all the students to get health insurance during their stay at the university. The cost of the insurance is to be
IIT Gandhinagar is inviting candidates from around the world for its PhD and MTech programme. The deadline to apply for both these programmes is 20th March. Any application submitted till 5 PM on 20th March, 2024 will be accepted by the institute. All the interested candidates can simply go to the official website of IIT Gandhinagar and fill the application form. The PhD programme provided by the institute focuses towards research in various disciplines that are covered by the university. Although GATE score is not mandatory to get into the programmes of the institute, it is suggested that the candidates take up the test to get a higher stipend. All the BTech graduates who want to apply for the program must have scored 8 or above annual CGPA if they are from the general category. For SC, ST and OBC category it is compulsory to have scored at least 7.5 CGPA annually. For more information, candidates can refer to the official website of IIT Gandhinagar.
The South campus of Delhi University is all set to launch a Department of Journalism in the coming months. This project is in collaboration between the Department of Hindi of Delhi University and the South campus. This information has been shared by the senior incharge of Hindi department at the Delhi University. A fund of INR 70 lakhs has already been approved to set up the new department. The purpose of this department is to teach students everything related to media. Students will be taught how to write news and also how to present it in front of people. A lot of well-established people from the media industry will become associated with the new studio to disseminate important information related to the media industry.
Jamia Millia Islamia, which is one of the top universities in India has started its admission process for 2024. Candidates are being invited to apply for both UG and PG courses. The last date to apply for both these courses is 30th March, 2024. The university will conduct the examination on 25th April, 2024. Each candidate is allowed to submit only one application form at a time. For the year 2024, Jamia Millia Islamia will consider both its own entrance test as well as CUET to give admission to students.
The schedule for PhD programmes is yet to be unveiled by the university. The university will also give admission to students in BTech and Bachelors in architecture programs through their JEE scores. For some selected courses, candidates will have to sit through an interview round as well.
Due to the changing immigration policies, it is safe to say that Indian students have been losing interest in a lot of top study abroad destinations. One such study abroad destination is the UK. Recently, the government of the UK has introduced a lot of new policies pertaining to international students. Most of these have not been in the favour of international students and rather focus towards improving the economic condition of the UK. As a result, the universities of the UK have seen a significant drop of 4% in the number of applications received from Indian students from 2024 onwards. Both India and Nigeria have shown a downward trend in terms of the application received by the universities of the UK. The decline can be directly linked to the recent policies announced by the Rishi Sunak government.
Multiple students who were allotted admit cards for class 10th and 12th board exams have been debarred from giving CBSC board exams in the allotted examination centres. Majority of the students have now approached the Delhi High Court to address the complicated issue. Students are terming the situation as unacceptable and inexplicit. Without giving any proper explanation, the students were simply not allowed to sit in the examination centres. If a particular student is not eligible for the exam then it is not okay to release an admit card for them.
Justice C Hari Shankar from the Delhi High Court has said that CBFC has no right or whatsoever to not allow students to appear for their board exams once the admit card has been issued. A final decision is yet to be made on the problem but students have been given assurance that their future would not be spoiled and they will be allowed to sit for the exams in the coming days.
The Banaras Hindu University, which is one of the most prestigious universities in India has recently launched two new scholarships for chemistry students studying in the campus. The introduction of the scholarships is expected to increase the level of sportsmanship and competitiveness among students. The initiative will be started from the September batch of 2024. The scholarship has been started because of a donation from Madan Mohan Kayastha and his wife.
Madan Mohan was himself a former student at the university and made the donation to help students who deserve such scholarships. previously, he donated an amount of INR 20,00,00 for the same purpose. This amount was distributed among selected students from chemistry and law faculty. Students having an exceptional academic record will be selected for the scholarship and will be rewarded. The amount of scholarship will be used to pay their tuition and accommodation fees.
The official CUET UG form for 2024 has been released by NTA. Students can go on the official website of CET to register themselves. The last date to submit the application form is 26th March, 2024. The website will first conduct a screening test under which only the eligible students will be able to apply for the examination. This year CUET UG is going to be organised in a very different way as compared to the past few years. The examination will be conducted in pen and paper mode in many parts of the country.
Students will have to upload all their past documents properly so that their application gets accepted. Any candidate submitting applications will not be considered and can also be banned from applying for CUET in the future. The correction window for the examination will start after the last date for registration has been completed. This window will allow students to edit any incorrect information that they might have filled by mistake.
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine has recently broken a life changing news to all its students. The college will no longer take any kind of tuition fees from students and all the enrolled students will be provided cost free education for the coming years. Dr Ruth Gottesman who was the former student at the college, and also is among the board of trustees has decided to make a donation of $1 billion to the institution. She is a major philanthropist and her latest decision is going to change the lives of thousands of students. Students in their fourth year of the programme will also be reimbursed their tuition fees that have already been paid by them.
The decision of this charity is going to change the lives of many students for the better and inspire millions of people around the world to take such steps and do something for humanity. Currently there are more than 700 MD students, 209 students in PhD programme and 124 students in combined MD and PhD program that are studying at the institute. All of the students are going to be benefited under the new scheme and study without having to pay any tuition fees.
The University of East Anglia, which is a renowned university from the UK, is offering special scholarships for Indian students for both UG and PG programmes. The offered scholarship is going to cover tuition fees and accommodation. The scholarship allotted to selected students will remain autonomous and cannot be combined with any other scholarship. The scholarship that is being offered to Indian students is going to cater different disciplines including humanities, economics, chemistry, engineering, art, media, and American studies. Any student who meets the entry criteria for getting selected for the undergraduate scholarship will be given £4000. For PG, students achieving more than 65% in their undergraduate studies will receive £5000 from the university. It is compulsory for the selected students to Indian nationals to be eligible for the scholarship. Only full-time students are eligible for this scholarship.
In a recent interview, Japanese Ambassador to India, Hiroshi H Suzuki has said that Japan is welcoming Indian students with open arms for work and study purposes. The major has said that the process of getting a student visa for Japan has become so simple that Indian students can simply obtain it with the help of the student ID card. Japan is currently exploring various collaborations with different countries in terms of education and research. The ambassador has also said that Japan just doesn't offer quality education to skilled individuals but also has a plethora of job opportunities for young professionals across different fields. Japan has been a top education provider to international students for many years. The country's futuristic vision has led to a great deal of development and now it is becoming a potential study abroad destination that lies in the heart of Asia.
In 2023, the US embassy in India processed more than 1.4 million visas. In 2024, the US embassy is expecting to process even more visas as compared to the previous year. The wait time for Indian students to get the visa has decreased by 75% already. The US is aiming to decrease this with time even further. Currently one in every four international students that is studying in the US is from India. This goes on to say that the contribution of Indian students studying in the US is pretty significant. By putting efforts to minimise the visa waiting time, the US is not only going to benefit the students but also make a lot of economic profit. Most international students choose to study in countries that give great immigration facilities to them. By becoming the top education provider in the world, the US is going to give a tough competition to the other countries and attract the maximum dispora of international students from India.
For the year 2024, 71 universities from the UK will be offering different scholarships to international students from 15 countries. This year, more than 210 scholarships will be offered to students across different countries. GREAT scholarship, especially meant for students who want to pursue their post graduate studies from the UK.
Each scholarship under this programme is worth £10,000 and will be given to students for covering the tuition fees and the cost of accommodation. Students from different countries such as Turkey, India, Bangladesh, China, Thailand, Indonesia, and many more are eligible for the scholarship. The British council is also a part of this initiative and helps in fostering research related facilities for international students. This year 25 universities from the UK are specifically offering 26 postgraduate scholarships for Indian students.
CBSE has recently released some insightful guidelines for parents and students related to board exams. Acknowledging that this time is extremely stressful for both the students and their parents, CBSE has released certain guidelines that can help them deal with the overwhelming stress. Here are some helpful guidelines.
It is important to give breaks in between study sessions and not study for longer stretches of time without any rest.
For topics that require more concentration, determine the time of the day when you are the most focused. These topics should be done during the hour of the day when one feels most motivated and fresh.
Staying motivated and not judging oneself from their previous marks is the key to scoring better in the board exams.
Time management is crucial as it helps in covering all the subjects timely.
Revision is as important as covering the syllabus as it helps in reinforcing the important information in the mind.
This year, UGC is all set to change the way CUET is conducted in the country. Other than making the examination hybrid as opposed to the CBT mode, there are also a lot of other changes that might be introduced. NTA is likely to discontinue the score normalisation in results for students who give different shifts of the same discipline of exam. Unlike the previous years, NTA is planning to not organise CUET in multiple shifts. In fact, this year, more schools and educational institutes have been made a part of the CUET examination centre group. More number of centres means that more students will be able to give examinations on the same day. This will remove multiple constraints and NTA will not have to design different types of question papers for the same discipline. Thus it will be easier for NTA to remove normalisation.
Strathclyde business school is inviting international students from around the world for its MBA scholarship worth £9000. The enrolment for the scholarship has already been started on a rolling basis since mid-January. The scholarship allotted to students will be given between £9000-£17,000 depending upon the student. The final date of consideration for the scholarship will be 31st July. All the candidates applying for the September intake MBA program at the Strathclyde University are eligible for the scholarship. The student must not have received financial aid from any other source to be eligible for the scholarship. Students applying for this programme will be automatically considered for the scholarship being offered by the university. The scholarship amount will be deducted from the tuition fees and the student will be given a rebate on the overall tuition fees.
As per the UGC, there has been an increase of the registrations for CUET in Jammu and Kashmir by a factor of 7. Last year, the government could not cope up with the registrations received from Jammu and Kashmir because of low infrastructural facilities. To cope up with the issue, UGC will be organising most of the exams in hybrid mode rather than CBT mode in the region. This will ensure that all students are able to give their exams comfortably at the allotted centre and time. More initiatives that align with NEP 2020 will be launched in Jammu and Kashmir to transform the education scenario. Also the importance of accreditation and collaboration among higher education institutes in Jammu and Kashmir was emphasised. The government is planning to also establish a lot of research hubs in Jammu and Kashmir in the coming years.
Due to the pandemic, many top universities of the world including Ivy League schools had to remove the requirement criteria of standard tests like SATs and ACTs for UG and PG admissions. But now after almost 3 years of pandemic, Yale university is all set to re-introduce SATs and ACTs as a compulsory criteria to get admission in the university. During the time of pandemic, Yale university was the second after dark mode standard tests as a requirement to give admissions to students. This is because during the time of pandemic, giving standard tests was highly inaccessible for students living in many parts of the world. A landmark decision was taken by the top universities and schools of the world to make admission in international universities easier for students. it became an optional choice for students to take standard tests like SAT and ACT. But now after almost 3 years of pandemic, Yale university is all set to re-introduce standard tests as a compulsory obligation for interested students to get selected. Initially the university will only be launching specific criteria for UG courses. Following UG courses, requirements about PG courses will also be disclosed.