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Jamia : New dates for 2020 Entrance exams

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Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University), established in 1920, conducts entrance tests for admission to Undergraduate, Postgraduate, M.Phil. and Ph.D. as well as Diploma and Certificate Programmes. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, it had extended the last date of application upto 14 Sep 2020. The University has now announced the new dates for Entrance tests.

Jamia has been Ranked Number 10 in “University” category in NIRF-2020 (National Institutional Raking Framework, Govt of India). The entrance exam dates for key UG courses are as below :

1. Social Sciences

BA (Hons) Political Science & BA

Intake : 42 in BA (H) Political Science,  68 in BA

Date of entrance exam : 15 Nov 2020 (9AM)

BA (Hons) Psychology

Intake : 42

Date of entrance exam : 15 Nov 2020 (2.30PM)

BA (H) Sociology

Intake : 42

Date of entrance exam : 15 Nov 2020 (2.30PM)

2. Science (professional)

BSc (Aeronautics) in (a) Mechanical (b) Avionics

Intake : 27 in each stream (Mechanical and Avionics) + 1 under KM and 1 under JK category

Date of entrance exam : 21 Oct 2020 (2.30PM)

BSc Biosciences, BSc Biotechnology

No. of seats : 40 in Biosciences, 35 in Biotechnology

Date of entrance exam : 1 Nov 2020 (2.30PM)

3. Commerce & Business

BA (Hons) Economics, BCom(Hons)

Intake : 53 in Economics, 55 in BCom

Date of entrance exam : 1 Nov 2020 (9AM)


Intake : 44  

Date of entrance exam : 1 Nov (9AM)

4. Hotel  / Hospitality /Tourism

Bachelor of Hotel Management, Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management, B.Voc (Food Production)

Intake : 40 in Hotel Management, 40in Tourism and Hospitality Mgt, 60 in B.Voc

Date of entrance exam : 26 Oct (2.30PM)

5. Journalism

BA (Hons) Mass Media Hindi

Intake : 40

Date of entrance exam : 27 Oct 2020 (2.30PM)

6. Law

5 Year BA-LLB (Hons)

Intake : 120

Date of entrance exam : 22 Nov 2020 (9AM)


a) Admit Cards will be available online 7 days before date of entrance exam

b) Venue of exam will be mentioned on Admit Card

c) In case of any query, students may contact help desk numbers 011-26987338, 9836219994, 9836289994 during working hours on weekdays or via email at


IIST starts 2020 counselling process

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Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, a Deemed to be University, invites applications for admission in its niche Technical UG and Integrated UG-PG degree courses. The admissions shall be based on an independent merit list prepared by the institute taking into account JEE-Adv-2020 performance.

Courses & Intake

a) B. Tech in Aerospace Engineering (60 seats + 6 for EWS + 2 for Jammu & Kashmir students)

b) B. Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering (Avionics) (60 seats + 6 for EWS + 3 for Jammu & Kashmir students)

c) Dual Degree (B.Tech in Engineering Physics + Master of Science/ M.Tech) in one of the

following (20 seats + 26 for EWS) :

- Master of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics

- Master of Science in Solid State Physics

- M. Tech in Earth System Science

- M. Tech in Optical Engineering

Preparation of IIST Admission Rank List

- Category-wise IIST Admission Rank List will be generated ONLY for those eligible candidates who are successfully registered online through IIST portal and have paid the Registration Fee.

- IIST Admission Rank List will be prepared based on the aggregate marks scored in JEE-Adv-2020 Examination subject to satisfying the minimum marks prescribed.

About IIST (Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology) : Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), situated at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, is a Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956. IIST, established in 2007, functions as an autonomous institution under the Department of Space (DoS), Government of India. IIST was conceived with a vision to nurture exceptional manpower for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), one of world’s leading scientific organizations engaged in space research and space applications. The institute is the first of its kind in the country to offer high quality education at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and post doctoral levels on areas with special focus towards space sciences, space technology and space applications.

Equipped with excellent infrastructure and about 100 highly qualified faculty members, IIST has, within a decade of its inception, risen to great heights. It is ranked among the top 35 Engineering institutes of the country according to 2020 NIRF rankings of MHRD with a high score of more than 75% in Teaching, Learning and Resources which is a whole lot better than many premier institutes in the country. The institute currently offers three undergraduate and fifteen postgraduate programmes.

Absorption in ISRO : Based on notified vacancies in different specializations, by ISRO, undergraduate and Dual Degree students will be absorbed as Scientist/ Engineer-SC, subject to fulfilment of the following conditions applicable to ALL categories of students :

(1) Students should successfully complete the B.Tech and Dual Degree Programmes in 4 (four) and 5 (five) years, respectively.

(2) Students should secure minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 7.5 (on a scale of 10) at the end of B.Tech and Dual Degree Programmes.

(3) Students are required to be fully medically fit as per ISRO norms.

DoS Financial Assistance : DoS offers performance (Semester Grade Point Average–SGPA) based financial assistance to all undergraduate and Dual Degree students. It is mandatory for the students to avail this financial assistance. Students and their parent are required to sign a surety bond [see Section 7 (2)/ 7(3)] for the same at the time of joining IIST.

The financial assistance scheme per semester is detailed below :

General / EWS / OBC-NCL : Rs.48,400 per sem (for scoring SGPA >= 7.5)

SC / ST / PD : Rs.48,400 per sem (for scoring SGPA >= 6.5) and Rs.20,000 per sem ( (for scoring SGPA >=5.5 but < 6.5)


(1) Citizenship : Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply for admission in IIST.

(2) Date of Birth : Candidates belonging to General, EWS and OBC-NCL categories must have been born on or after October 1, 1995. Candidates belonging to SC/ ST and PD categories must have born on or after October 1, 1990.

The date of birth as recorded in the certificate of high school/ first Board/ or its equivalent will be accepted. If the certificate does not mention the date of birth, candidate must, at the time of accepting the seat, submit an authenticated document from a competent authority indicating the same.

(3) Minimum Marks Requirement in Qualifying Examination : Keeping in mind the pandemic situation prevailing in the country, IIST UG Admission 2020 has relaxed this criterion. In line with the decision taken by the Central Seat Allocation Board and the IITs, candidates are now required to only qualify in one of the examinations listed below. This modification is done for the year 2020 only.

- The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized central/ State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi; etc.

- Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University.

Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defense


- Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.

- Any Public School/ Board/ University examination in India or in any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

- H.S.C. vocational examination.

- General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/ Cambridge/ Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.

- High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.

(4) Minimum Marks Requirement in JEE-Adv-2020 Examination : Candidates should have appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination (Main)-2020 conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA), to qualify themselves to appear for the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced)-2020 conducted by IITs and secure the minimum prescribed marks as given below:

a) General : At least 20% marks in aggregate and at least 5% marks in each of the three subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)

b) EWS / OBC-NCL : At least 18% marks in aggregate and at least 4.5% marks in each of the three subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)

c) SC / ST / PD : At least 10% marks in aggregate and at least 2.5% marks in each of the three subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)

Application procedure : Candidates who are desirous to join the Undergraduate and Dual Degree Programmes offered by IIST are required to apply separately to IIST through the online application portal ( and follow the steps detailed therein.

Application fee is Rs.600 for Gen/EWS/OBC-NCL, Rs300 for SC/ST/PD and all female candidates

Admission dates

Opening of Online Registration and Filling-in of Branch Preferences : 27 Sep 2020 (5PM)

Closing of online registration : 7 Oct 2020 (3PM)

Publication of IIST rank list : 8 Oct 2020 (5PM)

Closing date for Modification of Branch Preferences : 9 Oct 2020 (12Noon)

Start of Seat Allotment / Acceptance rounds : 10 Oct 2020 (tentative date)

Joining IIST : 2 Nov 2020 (reporting at 10AM)

Spot admissions notification, if required (in case of vacancies) : 2 Nov 2020 (3PM)



NEET 2020 Application Correction Window Extended until Sept 30

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The National Testing Agency (NTA) has extended the correction window for the particulars in the Online Application Form of candidates who had appeared for NEET on Sept 13th, 2020.

The correction window of the online application form has been extended until 30th September 2020 up to 05:00 PM.

The fields that have been allowed for modification/corrections in the NEET form are:
- Mother’s Name
- Father’s Name
- Gender
- Category
- Person with Disability
- State Code of Eligibility
- Nationality

In case,  any additional fee payment becomes due because of the type of changes made,  the requisite (additional) fee, if applicable, can be paid through Credit/Debit Card/ Net banking/UPI and PAYTM until 11:50PM of 30th September 2020. The final changes/update in the online application form will be reflected only after the payment, in such cases.

CAUTION about BArch admission in Parul Univ

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In the latest document released by The Council of Architecture giving the list of Architecture institutes alongwith their current intake and status, it has stated the following for Parul University, Vadodara :

- Institute name and address : Parul Institute of Architecture and Research, Parul University, P.O.Limda, Tal.Waghodia, Vadodara-391760 (Gujarat)

- Affiliating University: Parul University, Vadodara

- Name of course :B. Arch

- Year of commencement of course :2012

- Current intake and approval period : The Institution has been directed to not make admission in B. Arch. Course till Further orders from the Council, vide letter no. CA/5/Academic /GJ13 dated 18th September, 2020.

In light of above, all students desirous of taking admission in BArch course are advised to take note and exercise due caution before taking admission in the above institute.

About Council of Architecture : There are about 423 institutions, which impart architectural education in India leading to recognized qualifications. The standards of education being imparted in these institutions (constituent colleges/departments of universities, deemed universities, affiliated colleges/schools, IITs, NITs and autonomous institutions) is governed by Council of Architecture (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983, which set forth the requirement of eligibility for admission, course duration, standards of staff & accommodation, course content, examination etc. These standards as provided in the said Regulations are required to be maintained by the institutions. The COA oversees the maintenance of the standards periodically by way of conducting inspections through Committees of Experts. The COA is required to keep the Central Government informed of the standards being maintained by the institutions and is empowered to make recommendations to the Government of India with regard to recognition and de-recognition of a qualification.


Apply by 30 Sep, BSc Nursing, HPU Shimla

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Online applications are ongoing for Himachal Pradesh University’s  HPU-Nursing Entrance Test for admission to 4 years B.Sc. Nursing Degree Course for female candidates only in Govt as well as Private Nursing Colleges / Institutions situated in the State of Himachal Pradesh. HPU conducts this Entrance Test  on behalf of the Government of Himachal Pradesh (Department of Medical Education & Research). 
Key dates
Application last date : 30 Sep 2020
Date of entrance test : 21 Oct 2020
Colleges and number of seats
a) 60 in Sister Nivedita Government College of Nursing, IGMC, Shimla 
b) 60 in Government Nursing College, Sh. Lal Bahadur Shastri Medical College, Ner Chowk, Distt. Mandi 
c) 1330 in Private colleges/ institutions
Himachali / Non-Himachali seats
Female Children of Bonafide Himachali/ Himachal Govt. employees and employees of Autonomous bodies wholly or partially financed by the Himachal Pradesh Government will only be eligible to apply for admission to 4 years B.Sc. Nursing Degree Course through HPU-Nursing Entrance Test to be conducted by H.P. University, Shimla in Sister Nivedita Govt. College of Nursing, IGMC, Shimla and Private un-aided B.Sc. Nursing Colleges/Institutions situated in the State of Himachal Pradesh.
For filling up of 50% Management Quota Seats in Private un-aided B.Sc. Nursing Colleges in State of Himachal Pradesh, there will be no requirement of being Himachali Bonafide. Under this quota, both Himachali and Non-Himachali interested candidates can compete in the HPU-Nursing entrance test subject to fulfillment of minimum educational qualifications and age criteria as prescribed in the prospectus.

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10 Key Points You Did Not Know about JEE-Main 2020

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The JEE(Main) – 2020 Information Brochure for April 2020 had now been released.  Reading through such a lengthy document is no fun and many times we skim through the content.  However,  thats when we miss out on some really juicy stuff.   We thought we could highlight some interesting points for all of you.  Happy reading.

1. Eligibility:

Chemistry is not a compulsory subject for any candidate to be eligible to apply for the JEE(Main) 2020. However,  the entrance exam will have questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.  Technically, a student with Maths, Physics and Biology is eligible to apply for JEE(Main)-2020 but would have to clear the Chemistry questions of the test.  Weird, but true.

2. Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE)

A candidate who has completed class XII in 2018 can apply for JEE(Main) 2020 and is eligible to get into IIITs, NITs, CFTIs, but that candidate is not eligible to apply for JEE(Advanced) 2020. Strange, but true.

3. Age Limit            

For appearing in the JEE(Main) 2020 examination there is no age limit for the candidates. They must, however, satisfy the Eligibility and Year of Appearance in the Qualifying Examination.

4. Challenging the Response or answer keys:

It is going to cost you ₹200 per question if you either would like to challenge the recorded response or if you would like to challenge the answer keys.  Would deserving, but economically weaker, candidates be disadvantaged if they would like to challenge?

5. In case of a tie

Older candidates would get higher rank if NTA score of their individual subjects are same as that of a younger candidate.  This time, experience wins!

6. Only Maths required for B.Plan (Bachelor of Planning) Eligibility 

For B.Arch, the candidate needs to have 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% marks in aggregate of the qualifying examination.  However, for B.Plan program, the candidates should have passed qualifying examination with 50 % marks in Mathematics and 50% marks in aggregate of the qualifying examination.  Physics & chemistry are NOT mandatory subjects in the qualifying examination. 

7. AADHAAR is NOT mandatory

AADHAAR was mandatory for JEE(Main)-2019 but is NOT mandatory for JEE (Main) 2020.  As per NTA, any one of the authorized photo IDs (must be original, valid and non-expired) –PAN card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/E-Aadhaar with photograph/Ration Cardwith photograph/ 12thClass Board Admit Card with photograph/ Bank Passbook with Photograph is applicable.

8. Language of JEE(Main)-2020

Interesting to note that Gujarati is one of the languages in which JEE(Main) 2020 shall be administered in.  This facility has been provided since at least the last four years. However, Gujarati language option will be available only in test centres cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadar& Nagar Haveli.  It is fascinating to note that nearly 15 out of top 200 ranks in JEE(Main)-2018 were from Gujarat. Coincidence?

9. Recognized board for Qualifying Examination:

Candidates from NIOS (Open school)  are eligible to apply besides CBSE, ICSE and State Board candidates.
In addition, NDA Year 2 candidates and any Public School/ Board/ University examination in India or in any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) are also eligible.

10. Here are the States/Institutes that used JEE (MAIN) -2019 ranks to fill seats through their own Seat Allocation Process last year:

Institutes and States that are not admitting students via JoSAA/CSAB (Centralized counselling) but use the  JEE(Main) 2020 rank as one of the criteria could add other criteria while granting admissions.  For instance, IIIT-Delhi could arguable use a combination of JEE(Main)-2020 rank of a candidate and her Class XII marks in some proportion to create its own admission rank list. 

  • Haryana
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Nagaland
  • Odisha
  • Bihar
  • Uttarakhand
  • Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar
  • Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh
  • Indian Institute of Science, Banglore
  • Indian Institute of Space Technology, Thiruvanathapuram
  • Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology,
  • Delhi Technological University, New Delhi.
  • Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University
  • Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology
  • JamiaMilliaIslamia, New Delhi

Updated on 26th February, 2020

7 Careers Options with a Geography Degree

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What is common between Marco Polo, Vasco da Gama, Amerigo Vespucci and Christopher Columbus? All of them were great explorers of their time.  And to explore the world they would have had to understand Geography well.  Imagine the world today without the science of Geography!  We would, most likely, be living in small units of civilizations without interacting with rest of the world.  Inventions would not reach other places and perhaps we would not have had the industrial revolution or even the world as we know today.  Thus, what we are today, to a large extent is because of the science of Geography that allowed people and civilizations to understand our world better from a physical cartographic perspective. 

Geography and its relevance from a career path

Geography offers students great number of opportunities from a career perspective:

  • Cartographer - Cartography is the study and practice of making maps. The modern cartographer is trained at taking raw digital (or satellite) data and transforming it into a useful, accurate, and attractive maps related to land, sea and air intended for use across various industries.
  • Geologist - A geologist is a scientist who studies the solid, liquid, and gaseous matter that constitutes the Earth and other terrestrial planets, as well as the processes that shape them.
  • Environmental Scientist - Environmental scientists conduct research to identify, control, or eliminate sources of pollutants or hazards affecting the environment or public health.  A thorough understanding of Geography is necessary to link environmental impact to changes in earth's physical conditions. 
  • Town Planner - They design new cities and towns, help draft urban regulations, drive land planning and conservation and help make schemes wherein communities can live sustainably with the environment.
  • GIS & Remote Sensing Scientist - GIS scientist captures, stores, manipulates, analyzes, manages, and presents spatial or geographic data that can be used for various civilian and military applications.  Remote Sensing Scientists apply GIS to analyze data and solve problems in areas such as natural resource management, urban planning, or for interior security. A strong background of Geography is preferred to get into this field.  
  • Landscape Architect - A landscape artist or architect designs outdoor areas, landmarks, and structures to meet environmental, social-behavioral, or aesthetic requirements.  A strong spatial sense and knowledge of Geography helps in charting a career in this direction.
  • Academician / Researchers / Teacher - One can take up teaching Geography in schools, colleges, Universities or take up research work in higher educational institutions or research organizations. 

Great places for pursuing geography majors after Class XII:

1. BHU Main Campus (Male & Female): B. A. (Hons.)  Social Science: Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Mathematics, Statistics, Geography. Via BHU UET

2. Central University of Karnataka: Integrated M.Sc. in Geography:  Via CUCET Entrance 

3. Central University of Rajasthan: Integrated M.Sc. in Environmental Science: Via CUCET Entrance 

4. Delhi University: BA (Hons) in Geography : based on Class 12 Merit 

5. Jadavpur University: Geography: based on Class 12 Merit

6. Presidency University: B.Sc. in Geography:  Via PUBDET (conducted by WBJEE) 

7. University of Hyderabad: Integrated M.Sc. in Earth Sciences: Via UoH Entrance Test

8. University of Allahabad: B.Sc. in Geography: Via UGAT conducted by the University

9. Pondicherry Univ : 5 Year Integrated MSc in Applied Geology : Via its own Entrance Test

10. Lucknow Univ : BA (H) Geography under Self Finance scheme : Via LU’s Entrance Exam

11. Jamia Millia Islamia : BA / BSc (H) Geography : Jamia Entrance Test

5 Important Changes in CLAT 2020

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The Common Law Aptitute Test or CLAT is the entrance exam for admission to the UG law programs offered by the 21 National Law Universities of India.  CLAT is conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities with the aim of improving the standard of legal education in the country and justice system through legal education.  52 Private Universities accept CLAT score for admission into their 5 Year integrated law programs like B.A. LL.B and B.B.A. LL.B 

CLAT 2020 will be held on May 10th in an offline (pen & paper) mode across mutiple cities in India. The Consortium of National Law Universities has indicated that CLAT 2020 will see  major changes in its test pattern.  

  1. No static G.K section: CLAT 2020 will not have static General Knowledge Questions. E.g. Which is the largest river in India.  Instead, candidates will be assessed on their knowledge of current affairs.  This is to ensure that the candidates selected to the NLU's are well aware of the current political, economic and legal events around them.  
    Our advice to candidates:  Read newspapers regularly.
  2. Inferential Reasoning:  All sections are likely to have questions around inferential reasing.  There would be complex texts/paragraphs provided and students would be expected to draw inferences from these.  This change is primarily to move away from rote-based / memory-based learning.
    Our advice to candidates:  Do as many english comprehension / unseen-passage questions designed for Class 10, 11 & 12
  3. English Comprehension:  This section will no longer test the proficiency of the candidate in English grammar. Instead, candidates will be assessed on their understanding of the passage and its central theme and the context in which a word is used.  The stess is to move away from rote-based grammar knowledge to practical usage and meaning of words contextually.
    Our advice to candidates:  Read editorials and centre page opinion pieces of newspapers like The Hindu, Business Standard or magazine like The Frontline, Economic & Political Weekly.
  4. Mathematics: This section will no longer stress on quantitative calculations based questions (e.g. calculate speed of vehicle etc.).  Instead, the stress would be if the candidate can read and understand graphs, tables and other visual compilation of data.  The focus would move from testing mathematical ability to the ability to understand and extract meaning from quantitative data.
    Our advice to candidates:  Focus on Class 8, 9 & 10 statistics, data analysis, graphs etc.
  5. No. of Questions:  There is going to be a drastic reduction in the number of questions in CLAT 2020 from 200 Qns to around 120-150 Qns.  The duration of the test remains 2 hrs.  In ther words, candidates will have more time to answer the questions than earlier.  

The overarching purpose of the Consortium of National Law Universities in bringing about these changes in the CLAT 2020 examination pattern is to reduce memory-based testing and instead to assess candidates on their ability to apply their mind, think contextually and rationally.

Good luck! 

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MBBS Admissions - Impact of NMC Bill on AIIMS and JIPMER Exams

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The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2017, which seeks to regulate medical education and practice, and replace the Medical Council of India (MCI), has proposed major changes in the entry and exit criteria related to medical education.  The MCI has been mired in corruption scandals and judicial interventions in the last two decades.

The key changes that the NMC Bill will bring about are:

  • A single common MBBS entry exam, which most likely will be NEET.  The AIIMS and JIPMER exams are likely to be discontinued and all admissions to MBBS seats are proposed to be via NEET.
  • A National Exit Test (NEXT) that serves three purposes: (a) As the final-year MBBS examinatio (2) As a licentiate exam for getting permission to practice and (c) As the entrance exam for admissions to PG courses.  The Bill, however, has no scope for improvement if a student fails. Earlier, there existed an improvement exam for those who failed the final-year test. This test is also likely to serve as the screening test for doctors with foreign medical qualifications who want to practice in India. 
  • Determination of fees and all other charges in respect of 50% of seats in private medical institutions and deemed to be universities.  This control of regulating fee will vary from state to state as the governments would have more powers to determine the fee in such institutions.  At present the Governments regulate the fee of 85% of seats in such institutions.  With the new bill, the Government will be able to regulate a reduced percentage, i.e. 50%, of the totals seats in these institutions.
  • Concept of community health providers (CHP), who would be given ‘limited license’ to practise at ‘primary and preventive level’.  At the moment, the bill  does not define CHPs and also did not detail as to how they would practice modern medicine.  

Now that the NMC 2017 Bill has been passed in Lok Sabha, it will be important to note whether it would face scrutity in the Rajya Sabha and the how the changes would be brought into effect.  Whether AIIMS and JIPMER MBBS entrance exams would be abolished and merged into NEET from 2020 or 2021 is a question that will be known only in the coming few months.

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Admission to IIITs - All Your doubts Cleared

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Are the IITs same as the IIITs?  Are the Indian Institute of Information Technology same as the International Institute of Information Technology?  How to get admission into IIITs?  What is the application procedure to get into IIITs?  We decided to unravel these mysteries for you.

India has 29 institutions that have the abbreviation IIIT.  But these are predominantly can be grouped into three major categories:

  1. Those that are run by MHRD and are Institutes of National Importance (5 institues)
  2. Those that are run under a Private-Public-Partnership PPP model and are Institutes of National Importance (19 institutes)
  3. Those that are predominantly a Deemed University, State University or are Private Institutions (6 institutes)

IIITs in categories 1 and 2 above are called the Indian Institute of Information Technology
IIITs under MHRD: ABV-IIITM Gwalior, IIIT Allahabad, IIIT Design & Manufacturing Jabalpur, IIIT Design & Manufacturing Kancheepuram, IIIT Design & Manufacturing Kurnool
IIITs run under PPP model: IIIT Sri City, IIIT Guwahati, IIIT Vadodara, IIIT Kota, IIIT Tiruchirappalli, IIIT Una, IIIT Sonepat, IIIT Kalyani, IIIT Lucknow, IIIT Dharwad, IIIT Kottayam, IIIT Manipur, IIIT Nagpur, IIIT Pune, IIIT Ranchi, IIIT Surat, IIIT Bhopal, IIIT Bhagalpur

Admission Procedure to above IIITs: Admission to these 24 institutes are via the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) set up by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) to manage and regulate the joint seat allocation for admissions to over 100 institutes.  The primary qualification is to have written the JEE Main 2019 entrance exam. The IIITs in these two groups have also been given the honour of being Institutes of National Importance (INI) like the IITs, i.e., they are free to grant own degrees and don't need the approval of UGC for this).

On the other hand, all (except one) of the IIITs in the third category are named as International Institute of Information Technology have no uniform admission criteria.  Some of them, like IIIT Hyderabad have a mix of entrance exams, JEE Main rank and KVPY, others rely on JEE Main rank but conduct their own counseling for seat allotment.  Given below are admission process of the 5 International Institute of Information Technology institutes. The last institute is called Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi.

  • IIIT Bhubaneswar: JoSAAA for All India Quota & own counseling for Odisha candidates
  • IIIT, Hyderabad: Own Entrance Exam, JEE (Main), Special Channel, KVPY/Olympiad (click for details of IIIT-H entrance exam here)
  • IIIT Naya Raipur: 35% are reserved for all India category via JoSAA, 15% seats reserved wards of NTPC employees, 50% seats reserved for students who have passed 10th & 12th from the State of Chhattisgarh.
  • IIIT Bangalore: Own counselling through JEE (Main) Score
  • IIIT Pune: Through Maharashtra DTE Centralized Admission Process  (CAP) after writing MHT-CET
  • IIIT Delhi: Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology. Admission through Delhi state Joint Admission Council JAC, through UCEEED Score (non-science students can apply), through Class 12 marks (non-science students can apply)

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