Monthly Archives: August 2019

IIT Roorkee admits non engineering students into its management programmes after 20 years

By | August 28, 2019

The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee has started admitting non-engineering students into its management programmes after 20 years. According to the officials of the institute with the admission of the non-engineering students to the management programmes the institution aims to connect the industry demand for the candidates from the different academic background.

The Department of Management Studies at IIT Roorkee began classes in 1998 and according to the university; the first batch included 57 students from which seven were international students. From the 57 students in the first batch, 25 were engineering graduates while the rest belonged to different programmes such as management, commerce, science, arts, B.Sc agriculture etc.

IIT Roorkee officials have informed that the induction of the non-engineering students was discontinued after the first batch which will begin from this academic year onwards. Director of IIT Roorkee,  Ajit K Chaturvedi said that that it is important for the industry today to hire candidates from different background and this move will help in reducing the gap between the demand and availability.

A senior teacher at the institution said that academic session began on July 2019, and four students joined the programme which brought the number to 10 percent of the total strength of the first year. The next target of the institution will be to reduce the male-female ratio in the classes.

The head of the Department of Management Studies at IIT Roorkee, M K Barua said that the steps taken are aimed towards collaborative learning and knowledge. He added that the engineering students will gain a better knowledge of the financial concepts from the commerce students while the latter could always help them in the technical aspects. Other graduates will also witness similar experiences by cross-sharing knowledge among the graduates.

Since the industry is looking for candidates from different academic backgrounds the institution decided to make the shift and this move is meant to keep up with the times and celebrate the diversity of the discipline in the classroom. He also added that the academic diversity is not only meant to ensure rich educational experience but also meant to help break the stereotypical problem solving and processing method.

The current batch of MBA students consists of 10 percent non-engineering graduates which include students from commerce stream. One of the B.Com graduates currently pursuing MBA at IIT Roorkee said that the institution emphasized on the importance of learning new and emerging technologies which are in demand today. The management programme at IIT Roorkee provides an environment which helps in building acumen and help students in acquiring skills through inter-departmental projects.

The Department also plans to reach out to other cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai as well for the next academic session and conduct group discussions and personal interviews for aspiring candidates.

IIM Jammu to launch multi-disciplinary online executive certification programs

By | August 28, 2019

IIM Jammu is all set to launch a multi-disciplinary online executive certification programmes soon. The executive programmes will be offered to mid-career professionals who are looking to train themselves and upskill themselves for growth and career in their progression. In addition to this, Indian Institute of Management, Jammu has also signed a working MoU with an ed-tech company called Talentedge, who will be collaborating with the institute to offer these online executive programmes.

Commenting on the decision to launch multi-disciplinary online executive programmes, IIM Jammu Director Prof B.S.Sahay said that over the last few years, online learning has garnered a lot of traction from different stakeholders involved in the business. He further added that the Government of India implemented different policies and initiatives to promote digital learning in the country. He also said that online learning proves to be a great alternative to scale up and expand reach while giving high-quality access to education.

Prior to IIM Jammu, Talentedge has already been running online executive programmes in association with various IIMs including Kozhikode, Lucknow, Raipur, and Rohtak. Furthermore, at the launch event, Talentedge Spokesperson Aditya Malik added that due to growing dynamic and global business environments and fast paced technological growth, upskilling and development has become a part and parcel of career growth. Upgrading their skills will help professionals stay relevant in the business over a long period of time.

He further added that online learning platforms have provided candidates much needed convenience and flexibility to up-skill without having to quit their jobs. This has led many mid-level executives to develop new skills and embark on a journey to managerial positions. He said that in collaboration with IIM Jammu, Talentedge will provide industry-relevant multi-disciplinary courses soon.

DU 8th cutoff 2019 released, Check at du.ac.in, Get Direct Link Here

By | August 28, 2019

DU 8th Cutoff 2019: Delhi University has released the 8th cutoff for undergraduate admissions. Students can check the DU 8th cutoff 2019 on the official website of the university. The candidates who are eligible for the admissions are required to complete the admission process in the given time period. The document verification for the eligible candidates ate the different colleges begins on August 27, 2019, which is today. The 8th cutoff of Delhi University 2019 is available on the official website du.ac.in. Candidates can also check the Delhi University 8th cutoff through the direct link provided below.

According to the admission procedure prescribed for the admissions to the colleges in Delhi University, all the students who make the cutoff prescribed for the colleges and the individual programmes are required to visit the colleges and complete the document verification process. After the document verification process is completed candidates can submit the admission Fee following which the seats will be confirmed. It is mandatory for the candidates to be physically present for the document verification process.

Steps to check the DU 8th Cutoff 2019

Step 1: Visit the Delhi University official website

Step 2: Click on Admission 2019

Step 3: Click on the DU 8th cutoff links provided

Step 4: Download for reference

The University of Delhi releases the cutoff lists separately for the Science, Arts and Commerce and the BA programme. Candidates can click on the link of the cutoff PDF they have applied for. While the admissions have been closed for the General Category in all the three programmes seats are still available for a few of the courses under the reserved category.

Happy Janmashtami, which was on the birth of Shri Krishna in Dwapar, know auspicious time

By | August 23, 2019

The festival of Sri Krishna Janmashtami holds great significance for Hindus. It is believed that Sri Hari Vishnu, the creator of the universe, took the eighth incarnation as Sri Krishna. On this day Lord Krishna was born. According to Hindu calendar, Kanha’s birthday is celebrated every year on Ashtami Tithi of Bhadrapada. According to astrology calculations, this time is becoming a very auspicious coincidence. Just as the sun and moon were seated in high house at the time of Lord Krishna’s birth on Ashtami Tithi in Dwapar Yuga, similarly on the Janmashtami of this year, this amazing coincidence is happening in Rohini Nakshatra. This time Janmashtami is both 23 August and 24 August. On the basis of Rohini Nakshatra in which Lord Krishna was born, auspicious auspicious day on 23 August

According to astrologers, this time Janmashtami coincidence is becoming like Dwapara Yuga. With this, on the Ashtami date of Bhadrapada, Sun and Moon will remain in their higher house in Rohini Nakshatra. Worshiping Lord Krishna with this auspicious coincidence will result in special fruit. The girl was born in the Rohini Nakshatra in Bhadrapada. This time also, auspicious combination of Rohini Nakshatra on Ashtami date, Sun and Moon stay in high zodiac will be very favorable. In a similar auspicious coincidence, Lord Krishna was born in Dwapar.