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Everything you wanted to know about Ashoka University UG Admissions but were afraid to ask

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What type of University is Ashoka University?

Ashoka University is a private  university with a focus on liberal arts and sciences. It is located in Sonipat, Haryana, which is about 50kms from New Delhi and with good access via road. It was established in 2014 by efforts of 70 eminent personalities which include the likes of Ashok Trivedi (Co-Founder of iGate), Dilip Shanghvi (founder Sun Pharma), Nirmal Jain(founder India Infoline), Sanjeev Bikhchandani (naukri.com, shiksha.com) and Jaithirth Rao (founder MphasiS).

 

What courses for UG are offered at Ashoka?

Ashoka offers 3 (+1 optional) year UG program in either B.A.(Hons) or B.Sc.(Hons)
The university encourages students to extend 1 more year after the standard 3 year program to do a further in-depth research in their chosen major under the guidance of a faculty member and complete the standard 4 year university education, which many universities abroad require to admit students to their Doctoral Research Programmes leading. 

The university offers either a Pure Majors or Interdisciplinary Majors. A Major is the subject in which a student will earn a Bachelor’s degree. The Interdisciplinary Major goes beyond the traditional boundaries of disciplines and departments to give students an opportunity to combine multiple academic interests into a single degree programme.

Pure Majors offered at Ashoka:
English, Economics*, Psychology, History, Philosophy, Sociology & Anthropology, Political Science, Mathematics*, Computer Science*, Physics*, Biology

Interdisciplinary Majors offered at Ashoka:
Computer Science & Entrepreneurial, Leadership*, Computer Science & Mathematics*, Economics & Finance*, Economics & History*, English and Journalism, History & International Relations, Politics, Philosophy & Economics*, Politics & Society, English & Creative Writing

The Majors marked with '*' require the candidate to have Mathematics as one of their subjects in Class 11 & 12.

In addition, students at Ashoka will need to take up a Minor subject - a subject outside their field of specialization. 
Minors offered at Ashoka:
Entrepreneurial Leadership, Environmental Science, International Relations, Media Studies, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Creative Writing 
All major subjects are also offered as Minors.  So, a student of B.Sc. (Hons) Mathematics can take up Psychology as a minor.

 

Can students study off-campus?

No, the programs including UG programs at Ashoka University are fully residential.  


What is the admission process at Ashoka?

Ashoka follows a two-stage holistic assessment system to gauge every candidate's true potential. All candidates are evaluated based on the following:
1. Academic consistency and rigour
2. Extracurricular and co-curricular involvement
3. Critical thinking and aptitude
4. Personal Interview

Stage 1: 
Candidate can register themselves and fill the Application Form on-line. 
There is no application fee. 
Key components of the Application Form include:
- Personal details
- Academic performance from Grade IX to XII, or equivalent (application can be submitted before Grade XII results are declared)
- Details of extracurricular and co curricular involvement
- A 500-word personal essay to share the candidate's story 
- Letter of Recommendation (highly recommended)
-  SAT/ ACT score (optional)

Stage 2:
Shortlisted candidates will be sent an invitation for the Interview Round. Key components of the Interview Round include:
- On-the-spot Essay (30 minutes: Mandatory)
- Interview with a panel (In person / Skype: Mandatory)
- Ashoka Aptitude Test (90 minutes: Mandatory except for SAT/ACT takers)

To get a firm offer of admission, an applicant needs to have scores for at least one of the following: SAT / ACT / Ashoka Aptitude Test (AAT) / final Grade XII Board Examination
The AAT would be strongly recommended if candidate does not have SAT/ACT score.

Admission rounds:
The university has 4 rounds of admission cycle:
Each round has an application close date (ACD), a decision notification date (DND) and an acceptance deadline (AD).

2019 round details are as follows:
Round 1: ACD - 21st Nov'2018, DND - 04th Jan'2019, AD - 15th Feb'2019
Round 2: ACD - 09th Jan'2019, DND - 01st Mar'2019, AD - 12th Apr'2019
Round 3: ACD - 10th Apr'2019, DND - 24th May'2019, AD - 05th Jul'2019
Round 4: ACD - 12th Jun'2019, DND - 12th Jul'2019, AD - 02nd Aug'2019

Session commences 19th Aug'2019

 

What is the format of the Ashoka Aptitude Test (AAT)?  Is there a sample paper available?

The AAT tests problem solving skills (includes numerical and spatial reasoning) and Critical thinking skills (includes understanding arguments and reasoning, using everyday language)
20 problem solving questions 
20 critical thinking questions

Duration of test:
90 minutes

You can download a sample question paper by clicking here 

 

What type of on-the-spot essays are asked in Stage 2?

Please click here to download sample essays and prompts of the On-the-Spot Essay.

 

How do I apply? And what is the application fee?

The application link is https://ug-application.ashoka.edu.in/Login.aspx
There is no application fee.

 

 

In which cities are the interview round held?

Usually, the stage 2 (interview round) is held in Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata.
The candidates would have to choose the preferred city from amongst these cities at the time of filling-in application form. 
The shortlisted candidates from round 1 would be asked to report to the preferred city for round 2.

 

What is the fee structure at Ashoka?

The fee structure for 2019 August intake is as below:
- Tuition Fee : Rs. 7,40,000 per annum
- Residence Cost: Rs. 1,55,000 per annum
- Total: Rs. 8,95,000 per annum

In addition, there are following one-time payments at the time of admissions:
1) Admissions Fee of INR 35,000 at the time of acceptance of the offer of admission
2) Refundable Security Deposit of INR 75,000(Security Deposit of INR 50,000 and Meal Cost Deposit of INR 25,000) at the time of acceptance of an offer of admission. 

Note:
- The Residence Cost component includes the following: Room and utilities such as water, electricity (100% backup and air conditioning), and laundry facilities
- Services such as books, printing, photocopies, stationery, etc. will be charged on actuals adding up to INR 10,000 approximately
- The annual fee is subject to revision in consonance with inflation. In the last three years, the fee has gone up by approximately 8% annually. However,  this percentage is not fixed and is subject to change

 

How about scholarships?

The University offers need based assistance and fee waivers to students.  The University claims that more than 50% of its students benefit from financial aid which could be fee waivers (ranging from 25% to 100% of tuition fee).  
The University also has tie-ups with financial institutions that provide education loans at affordable rates without any collateral.

 

How can one get a firm offer of admission in Round 1 or Round 2 when the final Class 12 results are not out yet and the markesheet of Class 12 is not available yet?

For applicants whose final Grade 12/Equivalent examination scores are not available at the time of evaluation, the SAT/ACT or the Ashoka Aptitude Test (AAT) may be used to make a firm offer of admission.

 

What is the University DI code if I need to apply using SAT score?

Ashoka University DI Code for SAT applicants is – 7343. All applicants applying with SAT/ ACT scores need to send their official transcripts to the University 

 

Which score is preferred while making an admission decision by the University? Grade 12, SAT, ACT or AAT (Ashoka Aptitude Test)?

The highest score out of the final Grade 12/Equivalent examination results or Ashoka Aptitude Test (AAT) or ACT or SAT will be considered while taking a decision on the applicant’s candidature.  There is no preference of one score over the other.
Taking the Ashoka Aptitude Test provides candidates with an extra parameter and a higher chance of getting a firm decision. Hence taking the AAT is highly recommended.

10 Questions About AIIMS PAAR That You Must Know

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All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi will initiate Online Registration of applicants for its MBBS 2019 Entrance Exam well in advance. Registrations will be a two-stage process comprising of Basic Registration and Final Registration.  This Prospective Applicants Advanced Registration (PAAR) facility is being initiated for AIIMS-MBBS Entrance Examination 2019 onwards and will be continued in future also.  Here are answers to a lot of questions regarding PAAR.

1. Why the two stage registration process?

From past experience it has been found that a majority of rejections are due to improper filling of details other than educational qualifications. WIth the two stage registration process AIIMS intends to minimize registration rejections due to clerical and unintended errors.

2. So, where can I get the form for these two registrations?

Well, both these registrations would be Online.  There would be NO paper forms for the two stage registration process.

3. How does it work?

The first stage registration process is called Basic Registration. 
Applicants desirous of appearing in the AIIMS-MBBS Entrance Examination will need to initially register by filling 
a) basic details and 
b) uploading images almost six month in advance
These particulars and images will be screened, there would be adequate time to correct errors and deficiencies. The candidates will be informed whether their registration is accepted, and their details will be stored with an unique identification number.
Thus, candidates will not be subjected to the pressures of last minute rush and the fear of rejection of applications without any time left to make amends. 
Since applicants may not have completed their eligibility of examinations etc, certain details may not be collected at the time of Basic Registration.

Basic Registration Window:
Starts on 30-Nov-2018
Ends on 03-Jan-2019
Once the Basic Registration process is closed no further applications for that particulars year will be allowed. 

4. What happens next?

On 07-Jan-2019, AIIMS will release the status of the Basic Registration, i.e., whether your Basic Registration is Accepted or Rejected.

5. What if my Basic Registration status shows 'Rejected'?  Can I make corrections?

Yes, indeed!
Correction of deficiencies in Basic Registration that are not accepted can be made between 08-Jan-2019 and 18-01-2019.
Once you do this online, the Final Status (Accepted & Rejected) of your Basic Registration will be displayed on 22-Jan-2019.

6. How much does Basic Registration cost?

Basic Registration process is free of any charges and thus no payment shall be collected at this stage. 

7. So, what else should I know about Basic Registration?

The Prospectus with Examination city will be uploaded after the Basic Registration and before start of Final Registration. 
Date of release of Prospectus: 29-Jan-2019

8. Tell me about the Final Registration process:

Most importantly, please note that rejected Basic Registration applicants are not eligible to proceed for Final Registration. 
Also, if you haven't decided to appear for AIIMS-MBBS Entrance Examination in 2019 and did not fill-in the Basic Registration form online, then you would NOT be able to appear for the exam if you choose to appear for the exam after the close of the Basic Registration window.
The applicants who have completed Basic Registration and this has been accepted can thus decide to either appear for the examination of this year (2019) or subsequently. 
In case any applicant does not wish to appear this year, he/she need not proceed to fill Final Registration but his/her Basic Registration details will be stored and will be valid for the subsequent year.
In case the applicant desires to take the examination as announced, he/she can proceed for Final Registration. 
In Final Registration applicants can fill remaining details such as 
a)qualification details
b)choose the available city for examination and 
c)make the necessary payments. 
These applicants will be eligible to be issued Admit Cards for that examination subject to fulfilment of eligibility criteria as mentioned in the respective Prospectus.

9. When will the Final Registration start?

Final Registration Window:
Starts on 21-Feb-2019
Ends on 12-Mar-2019

10. Can I use Final Registration for AIIMS-MBBS-2019 & AIIMS-MBBS-2020 entrance exams?

After completion of Final Registration and uploading of Admit Cards, the Basic Registration process will then resume and continue for subsequent year. Those who have already completed Basic Registration once need not fill these details again whether they appear for AIIMS-MBBS Entrance Examination-2019 or not. However, every time the dates for Final Registration for subsequent Entrance Examinations are made, the Final Registration will have to be completed. Thus, while Basic Registration is enduring, Final Registration is examination year specific.

Beyond MBBS & BDS : Great Options in PCB After Class 12

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Did you decide to opt for PCB combination after Class 12 ? Well, want to get into MBBD / BDS but not sure if you will make it to a god college ? Do you know that there are fantastic BSc / Integrated BSc-MSc courses offered by premium institutes which can land you an equally great career ? We suggest that you have a look at some of these.

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A Career in Sports in India

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Think sports and we would today think of Virat Kohli, P V Sindhu, Sardar Singh, Neeraj Chopra and the linkes.  Sports, which essentially only meant cricket in India until a decade ago is now changing fast.  Tennis, badminiton, golf, boxing, hockey, javelin throw, kabaddi etc. have become professional sports.  Essentially, sports could become a source of livelihood in India, if one has the talent and determination.  

So, what does the domain of sports offer for an aspiring student today?  Let us examine a few options.

I. Becoming a professional sportsperson is an obvious option, students can look at becoming physical education trainers, fitness experts, and coaches.  Some options for pursuing a career in these lines are:

  1. National Sports University Society, Imphal (Manipur) offers B.Sc. in Sports Coaching  (under Ministry of Youth Affairs, GoI) https://www.yas.nic.in/
  2. Swarnim Gujarat Sports Univ, Gandhinagar (State Univ) offers B.Sc. in Sports Coaching, B.P.Ed and M.A. in Sports Journalism and Mass Media Technology  https://sgsu.gujarat.gov.in/
  3. Tamil Nadu Physical Education & Sports University, Chennai (State Univ)  http://www.tnpesu.org/
  4. Centre for Sports Science, under Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai (Deemed to be University) offers B.Sc. in Sports & Exercise Sciences https://www.csstrucoach.in/
  5. Lakshmibai National Insititute of Physical Education, Gwalior (Deemed Univ under Min of Education & Culture, GoI) offers B.A. (Program) Sports & Performance & also 4 year B.P.Ed (after Class 12) http://www.lnipe.edu.in/default.html
  6. The Lakshmibai National College of  Physical Education  (LNCPE), Thiruvananthapuram is part of Sports Authority of India and offers 2 Year B.P.Ed (after graduation)and MPhil programs  http://lncpe.gov.in/

II. Sports medicine - This is also an emerging and lucrative option in the sports injury ad rejuvination segment.  Typically one pursues an MBBS followed by a specialization leading to MD in Sports Medicine or Orthopaedic Surgeons.  This career line would require one to take up UG-NEET followed by PG-NEET.
Another option would be to pursue programs in physiotherapy, yoga, occupational therapy etc.  A few good BPT (bachelor in physiotherapy programs are offered at KMC Manipal, KEM Mumbai,  MGU Medical College Kottayam, JSS College of Physiotherpay Mysuru, GGSIPU Delhi, K.J. Somaiya College of Physiotherapy & Research Centre etc.

III. Sports Management - Most people would club this under the sunrise sector.  Currently in its infancy, these careers are increasingly become relevant today.  A few recommended ones for Sports Management are:

  1. Bachelors in Sports Management offered by International Institute of Sports Management (IISM), Mumbai.  Degree is recognized by Univ of Mumbai. Admissions via Entrance Exam. http://www.iismworld.com/  .  Master of Sports Management offered as PG program
  2. National Academy of Sports Management (NASM) offers Bachelor in Management Studies (BMS) in Sports Management (Univ of Mumbai).  Admissions via application form after Class 12. No entrance until last year.  http://www.nasm.edu.in/  . MBA also offered under PG programs
  3. Symbiosis Institute of Sports Management offers only MBA in Sports Management (No UG program). https://www.ssss.edu.in/

Hope you found this bit of information useful.  In time we will be happy to share more such inights in the domain of sports, sports medicine and sports management.  

Promising avenues in Nanotechnology

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What is nanotechnology and why so much buzz about it

Nanotechnology is about dealing with materials and technology at microscopic levels. Nanotechnology is a new inter-disciplinary field and is gradually gaining focus. It does hold a lot of potential as it is expected to be able to come up with innovative solutions which will be useful in multiple domains/industries like :

- Environment management

- Medicine and healthcare

- Renewable energy resources

- New materials for space application, food packaging, sustainable building materials

- Auto and sporting goods

- Forensics

For example, a team from IIT Madras has used nanotechnology for arsenic decontamination of water. Another team from IIT Delhi has come up with a water based self cleaning technology for use in textile industry.

Being an inter-disciplinary field, it has the potential to impact practically every aspect of our life !

What is being done to promote this field

As stated earlier, it may be noted that this is a rather new area. Some leading institutes, like IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, Cochin University of Science & Technology are getting into this by having established nanotechnology schools where PG and research programmes are being undertaken. Worth noting that these are PG courses and high level research programmes, not UG courses yet.

- Inter University Centre for Nanomaterials and Devices (IUCND) at Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is an inter-university research centre formed by the government of Kerala. The centre is established with a view to provide state of the art infrastructure to support research and development in the domain of nanotechnology and also provide a platform for collaborative research involving academia and industry. It is expected to promote research towards scalable technologies in the emerging areas of (a) Energy (b) Communication (c) Environment and (d) Medicine.

- IIT Kharagpur focuses on (a) Nanofabrication / Nanoelectronic & Photonic Devices / NEMS / Nanosensors; (b) Bulk nanostructured materials for structural applications, (c) Novel nanomaterials : Synthesis, self-assembly and applications; (d) Nanostructured coatings for energy conversion/storage and surface engineering, (d) Nano-biotechnology, (e) Computational nanostructures etc. The school has recently established two new facilities, viz. Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) of nanopowders for fabrication of compacts and electron Beam Lithography (EBL) System for fabricating Nanoelectronic devices. In addition, the existing facilities in different laboratories of the institute are currently being utilized by the faculty members for the research in the broad area of nanomaterials and devices. The school currently has nine enrolled Ph.D. students and offers an elective subject on "Introduction to Nano-Science and Technology".

- IIT Kanpur is undertaking projects in (a) Multiscale Scaffolds as Fabrication Platform for Screening, Analysis and Development of in vitro 3D platform for Tuberculosis (b) Development of MEMS Microcantilever Sensors for Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) (c) Polymeric composite grafted with Cu-nanoparticle-dispersed carbon nanofibers: An efficient electrode of the electrochemical immunosensor for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (d) Ready to use Mycobacterial culture growth media nanofiber mats (e) Paper Based Microfluidic Biosensors for Early Detection of Oral Cancer from Salivary Biomarkers

Govt initiatives

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has taken several major initiatives for the promotion of Nanoelectronics research and innovation in the country. Major Nanoelectronics Centres of international standards have been established at premier institutes in the country. The state-of-the-art nanofabrication facilities at these Centres have become very popular both in India and abroad. Also, the Indian Nanoelectronics Users Programme (INUP) initiated by MeitY is being implemented at Centre of Excellence in Nanoelectronics (CEN) at IISc and IIT Bombay and has provided a great opportunity for R&D community all over the country for accessing state of the art nanofabrication facilities for undertaking research and skill development in Nanoelectronics. About 400 researchers are being imparted hands-on training in Nanofabrication at these centres every year. The research activities have so far resulted in a large number of research publications and significant number of innovations for which patents have been filed.

So what course should one take up at UG level

As one can infer, to make a career in this field, one needs to take up a specialized PG level course. However, at UG level, courses like Ploymer Engg, Electronics Engg, Material Science, Biotechnology, Biomedical, Biosciences, Microbiology, Mechanical Engg, Environmental Science could be a good way to go.

UG Courses

For UG admissions, you may check entrance exams for EngineeringBiotechnology and Maths & Science streams

 

News & Updates

LSAT-India 2019 Rescheduled

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Pearson Vue has changed the schedule for the LSAT-India Entrance Exam and associated dates.  The LSAT-India is Common Entrance Test conducted by Pearson Vue to become eligible for admissions into 50 law colleges in India

Earlier the LSAT was scheduled for the 19th of May, 2019 across multiple test centres in India.  Since LSAT-India was clashing with JEE-Adv 2019, which also is scheduled for 19th May, Pearson Vue has resheduled it to 26th of May.  However, on 26th May LSAT-India clashes with AIIMS and AMU-Law Entrance Exams.  (Upgrade your plan to get premium access such as Clashing dates).

Consequently, the last date to register has now been extended to 15th May, 2019 and the result would now be declared on 8th June instead of 1st June 2019. 

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JNU 2019 Entrance Exam Postponed

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Jawaharlal Nehru University issued a press release yesterday announcing the postponement of the JNU Entrance Exam (JNUEE 2019) for admissions to all its UG & PG programs for the session starting August 2019.  JNUEE 2019 was scheduled to be held from December 27th onwards.  For undergraduate studies, JNU offered  BA(H) in Foreign languages (Persian, Pushto, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish).  

The exams will now be held in the month of May 2019.  The dates would be announced in due course.

The reasons offered by the University for the postponement from Dec'2018 to May'2019 are the following:
1. That students in general have difficulty in sitting for the entrance exam in the month of December.
2. Two important changes have been incorporated starting this year which necessitates this shift in schedule.  One, the entrance exam would be MCQ based and would be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). And two, the entrance exam would be computer based test.  The university plans to double the mock-test centres to allow applicants, especially from remote areas, to familiarize with the online test environment.  These would take time to setup and hence the decision to move the exam schedule to May'2019.

Keep watching this space for latest news and updates regarding JNUEE 2019.

MHT-CET-2019 goes ONLINE, Syllabus and Test Pattern released

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State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra, has decided to switchover to ONLINE mode for conduct of MHT-CET 2019. Till 2018, the CET was conducted in offline mode.

Additionally, it has also notified the pattern and syllabus for the same. 

1. Syllabus : The questions will be based on Syllabus of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education.

2. Weightage : Approximately 20% weightage will be given to Std. XI curriculum and 80% weightage will be given to Std.XII curriculum while setting the question paper.

3. Difficulty Level : There will be no Negative Marking, however difficulty level will be at par with the JEE (Main) for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and difficulty level for Biology will be at par with NEET. The questions will be mainly application based.

4. Pattern : MHT-CET will consist of 3 question papers of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and each paper will be of 100 marks. Details are as given below :

4.1 Paper 1 (Mathematics)

      10 questions of Std XI

      40 questions of Std XII

      Total 100 marks

      90 minutes duration

4.2 Paper 2 (Physics & Chemistry)

      10 questions of Std XI (each in Phy, Chem)

      40 questions of Std XII (each in Phy, Chem)

      Total 100 marks

      90 minutes duration

4.3 Paper 3 (Botany & Zoology)

      10 questions of Std XI (each in Botany, Zoology)

      40 questions of Std XII (each in Botany, Zoology)

      Total 100 marks

      90 minutes duration

5. Syllabus

Whole syllabus of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics subjects of Std XII

Syllabus of Std Xi shall be as provided below :

a) Physics : Measurements, Scalars and Vectors, Force, Friction in solids and liquids, Refraction of Light, Ray optics, Magnetic effect of electric current, Magnetism.

b) Chemistry : Some basic concepts of chemistry, States of matter: Gases and liquids, Redox reaction, Surface chemistry, Nature of chemical bond, Hydrogen, s-Block elements(Alkali and alkaline earth metals), Basic principles and techniques in organic chemistry, Alkanes.

c) Mathematics : Trigonometric functions, Trigonometric functions of Compound Angles, Factorisation Formulae, Straight Line, Circle and Conics, Sets, Relations and Functions, Probability, Sequences and series

d) Botany : Diversity in organisms, Biochemistry of cell, Plant Water Relations and Mineral Nutrition, Plant Growth and Development

e) Zoology : Organization of Cell, Animal tissues, Human Nutrition, Human Respiration

 

HITSEEE 2019 Registrations Started for BTech Admissions

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Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, a Christian Minority Institution, is a Deemed University in Chennai and has started registration process for its Engineering Entrance Exam HITSEEE 2019 for admission in BTech, BDesign, BArch. HITS offers 33 UG and 14 PG programmes In Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Management.

Branches offered :  Aeronautical, Aerospace, Automobile, Biotechnology, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science & Engg, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Communication , Mechanical, Mechatronics, Information Technology, Architecture

B.Design branches : Interior Design, Fashion & Apparel Design

Key dates

Last date to apply : 8 April 2019

Date of entrance exam : 28 April to 2 May (depending upon test city)

For detailed information, Check HITSEEE-2019

 

AICTE approval mandatory for Design, Vocational and Tech courses

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All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has notified vide its press advertisement on 4 Dec 2018 that all institutes engaged in running Technical courses under various Programmes need to have mandatory prior approval of AICTE in accordance with Section 10 and 11 of AICTE Act 1987 and Regulations 2016.

The institutions offering Technical Programmes in

- Engineering & Technology

- Pharmacy

-Architecture

- Management

- MCA

- Hotel Management

- Catering Technology

- Applied Arts & Crafts

are required to take necessary approval from AICTE.

Besides, any institutions offering the following Technical Programmes are also required to take necessary approval from AICTE :

a) Design : B.Design / M.Design

b) Vocational (Technical) courses : B.Voc / D.Voc

In the notification, AICTE has stated that The State Governments and Universities may ensure that institutes running above courses have prior approval of AICTE before affiliating these institutes.

What does this mean for students : To avoid getting misled, it is suggested that students specifically ask for and check from the concerned institute

    >> whether it has AICTE approval

      >> for the course in which she/he is taking admission and also

        >> whether the approval is currently valid

Additionally, if the concerned institute claims affiliation with a specific University, then confirming from the affiliating University is a further and probably the final assurance.

Download AICTE-Notification

 

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