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From DU, JNU To Jamia & Anna University, Know How Institutes Are Preparing For Admissions To UG Courses

A look into how admissions to UG programs in the top universities and colleges have been affected by the new evaluation criteria for class 12 students in lieu of the board exams.

Students are unsure about how the admission process will work in colleges this year. Here’s what top institutes under the NIRF are planning in terms of the admission process.

Delhi University
Delhi University (DU) is likely to start the registration process for admission to undergraduate courses from 15th July, the university’s acting vice-chancellor PC Joshi said. The admission will be on the basis of merit or class 12 marks. However, due to the delay in the declaration of CBSE results, DU officials are considering a new method for admission. According to media reports, after the announcement of the new evaluation system by CBSE, the admission committee will hold a meeting this week to discuss the admission process.

Jamia Millia Islamia
Jamia conducts an entrance test for admission to all its courses on the basis of merit or grade 12 marks. However, the date of the entrance exam has not been announced yet. But the online application process is currently on and will continue till 30th June.


DU may push registration for UG courses to July 31: ‘Too early to say how CBSE formula will impact cut-offs’

DU may have to push its registration deadline to July 31st due to CBSE’s decision to release the formula, based on which they will mark the students, on July 31st.

Delhi University (DU) authorities Thursday said it was “too soon” to say whether the CBSE formula for computing Class XII results would have any impact on its cut-offs for undergraduate admissions, but added that the registration process will likely be delayed to around the time when the results will be declared…
As per the formula submitted by the CBSE in the Supreme Court on Thursday, results will be calculated using the ratio of 40:30:30 for students’ performance in Classes XII, XI and X respectively for the theory component. In case of practicals, students will be assessed based on the actual marks submitted by the school to CBSE.


No SAT for entry to some US colleges, dilemma for Indians

Beginning with the University of California, currently over half of the four-year-degree colleges and universities in the US have done away with the SAT or ACT. These tests were deemed to disadvantage poor children as it created an entry barrier. The pandemic also affected these tests as it was always safe to give the tests, hence, making them optional was necessary. Should Indians take the test?

Jamie Beaton, co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education, says that for international students, standardised test scores, like the SAT or ACT, are quite valuable.

“Long story short, | actually think that it’s a bit sad for international students,” said Beaton, whose firm helps international students get admission into US and UK universities. He said SAT helps because universities in the US aren’t familiar with Indian schools and nuances of India’s education system. “The SAT lets a student from a far-flung city in India apply and have this kind of international standard of quality. So when you strip that away, it kind of does hurt them a little bit,” he added.

“Not considering the SAT will disadvantage some students who may be really good,talented students,” explained Beaton.
The SAT helps standardise things for admission officers at universities, and Crimson Education is recommending that international students should take the test, even if it’s optional.


US colleges, universities ask Indian students inoculated with Covaxin, Sputnik V to revaccinate

Many US colleges have a requirement for their students to be vaccinated. Indians are facing a problem as two out of the three vaccines available in India are not approved by the WHO. US universities are asking students who have got these vaccines to revaccinate.

A 25-year-old student from India, Milloni Doshi, said Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs has told her she must revaccinate upon her arrival on campus with a different vaccine. Doshi has already been administered two doses of Covaxin in India, reports New York Times.

“I am just concerned about taking two different vaccines. They said the application process would be the toughest part of the cycle, but it’s really been all of this that has been uncertain and anxiety-inducing,” Doshi wrote via a messaging app.


QS World University Rankings 2022: Only 35 Indian varsities in total 1300 ranked, none in top 100

QS World University Rankings have released their yearly list 2022 and much like last year, no Indian University features in the top 100. In this article you can find the Indian universities that made the list, the rest of the list, and the criteria based on which these rankings are made.

Here are the top 10 Indian universities as per the QS World University Rankings 2022:

1. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)

Rank: 117

2. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)

Rank: 185

3. Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

Rank: 186

4. Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)

Rank: 255

5. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)

Rank: 277

6. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)

Rank: 280

7. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)

Rank: 395

8. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)

Rank: 400

9. University of Delhi (DU)

Rank: 501-510

10. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

Rank: 561-570



Tricky road to college admission? Students await final decisions

The pandemic has led to a cancellation of 12 board exams and many such standardised tests that used to be essential for college admissions. Colleges are now faced with the task of creating a new criteria upon which to judge the applicants’ competence. Here’s what is known so far:

Delhi University

DU is likely to start the registration process for admissions by July 15, according to media reports. On CBSE and CISCE’s marking scheme, Rajeev Gupta, dean of admissions at Delhi University, told the Times of India, “The assessment policy will not affect our admissions because it seems that the Class XII results will be determined in percentage and we use percentages for deciding the admission cutoffs.”

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

Students getting admitted to JNU for undergraduate and postgraduate courses have to appear for the JNU Entrance Exam (JNUEE). NU VC Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar had earlier told ANI, “We will conduct the JNU entrance examination whenever it is safe for students to write. If entrance is delayed due to COVID and if admission happens at a later date, we’ll surely adjust our academic calendar to take care of lost time without compromising academic rigor.”


Reopening of Educational Institutions in New Delhi

Schools and Colleges have been shut in most of India since mid-March last year due to the novel coronavirus. However, reopening of schools in offline mode is not mandatory. The school reopening decision will be made voluntarily by the states.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the schools, educational institutions will continue to remain closed in the national capital. However, the question of when will school reopen in India 2021 is still unanswered. Keeping the possible third COVID-19 wave in mind, state governments are encouraging online classes. Last year, states like Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have opened schools for some classes.

Meanwhile, states like Assam and Punjab are all set to conduct the 12th board examinations. Check all the latest school reopening news and updates here. States like UP, Gujarat, Goa, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, and others have already cancelled their 12th board exams 2021.


Top 10 Universities in New Zealand

QS World University Rankings 2021 – Top 10 Universities in New Zealand

New Zealand Rank Global Rank Institution
1 81 The University of Auckland
2 184 University of Otago
3 223= Victoria University of Wellington
4 270= University of Canterbury
5 272 Massey University
6 375= University of Waikato
7 387= Lincoln University
8 437= Auckland University of Technology


For The Best Global Universities in Australia/New Zealand check out the list by US News


Best universities in Australia

Best universities in Australia 2020

Find the best universities in Australia with Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings data

Full List—

Top 5 universities in Australia

“1. University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne was founded in 1853, making it the second oldest in the country (keep reading to find out the oldest).

It is home to 47,000 students and 6,500 members of staff, and has 280,000 alumni around the world (some 15 per cent of whom live outside Australia).

More than 12,000 international students are enrolled at the University of Melbourne, and if you do get a place there, you will be joining students from 130 different countries.

You will also be rubbing shoulders with some pretty famous scholars. Nobel prizewinner Peter Doherty (physiology and medicine) and fellows of the Royal Society David Solomon and David Boger all teach or research at Melbourne.

2. Australian National University

Established in 1946, the Australian National University (ANU) was originally created as a postgraduate research university by the Parliament of Australia. It is located in Canberra, Australia’s capital city and seat of government.

It counts six Nobel prizewinners among its faculty and alumni, and is even run by a Nobel laureate. Brian Schmidt, who won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics (with Saul Perlmutter and Adam Riess) for providing evidence that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, is the institution’s vice-chancellor.

The university has many partnerships with international universities, including Yale University, the University of OxfordETH Zurich, and the National University of Singapore.

3. University of Sydney

Founded in 1851, the University of Sydney is the oldest university in Australia.

Currently, 45,000 students attend the University of Sydney, representing some 134 nations. About 280 overseas exchange programmes are in place with more than 30 countries.

No fewer than five Australian prime ministers attended the university, including Edmund Barton, who in 1901, won Australia’s first ever federal election.

Sydney is also considered one of the best university cities for students.

4. University of Queensland

The motto of the University of Queensland (UQ) motto is Scientia ac Labore, which is Latin for “by means of knowledge and hard work” – so be prepared to do some grafting!

UQ has about 39,000 students enrolled, including 12,000 international students from 141 countries. It also has one of Australia’s largest PhD cohorts with about 13,800 postgraduate students registered.

Famous graduates include a Nobel laureate, two Fortune 500 company CEOs, Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush and poet Bronwyn Lea.

The university’s main campus is located in the green and leafy inner Brisbane suburb of St Lucia – one of the most affluent areas of the city.

5. UNSW Sydney

UNSW Sydney was established in 1949.

There are more than 52,000 students at the university, including 13,000 international students from 130 countries.

The university has more than 200 agreements with universities in 39 countries to facilitate student exchanges and research projects.

The university recently launched the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre, which aims to support students to design and experiment with business ideas. The team then helps students turn their ideas into reality through partnerships with commercial companies.”

Europe 2020

Best universities in Europe 2020

Times Higher Education World University Rankings data reveal the top colleges in Europe.

Europe Rank 2020 World University Rank 2020 University Country/Region
1 1 University of Oxford United Kingdom
2 3 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
3 10 Imperial College London United Kingdom
4 13 ETH Zurich Switzerland
5 15 UCL United Kingdom
6 27 London School of Economics and Political Science United Kingdom
7 30 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
8 32 LMU Munich Germany
9 36 King’s College London United Kingdom
10 38 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland

Full List—