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Northeast India's first IIIT coming up in Tripura


Agartala, June 8 — Northeast India's first IIIT (Indian Institute of Information Technology) will be set up in Tripura, a minister said here Friday.


Tripura Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty told reporters: "Union Human Resource Development and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal informed at a meeting in New Delhi Tuesday that northeast's first IIIT would be set up in Tripura."


"The HRD ministry has decided to establish 20 more IIITs in the country in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. In the first phase, five IIITs would be set up in different parts of India, including one in Tripura," he said quoting Sibal.


Currently, there are four IIITs in India -- Allahabad, Gwalior, Jabalpur and Kanchipuram. These autonomous institutions are providing undergraduate as well as postgraduate technical education.


"The central government has decided to provide more financial aid to the northeastern states than the other parts of the country to set up the IIITs," Chakraborty added.


On an average, Rs.128 crore would be invested to set up each IIIT.


"To establish the IIITs in the northeast, the central government would provide 57.5 percent share of the total cost while the state government would give 35 percent share and the private or industrial houses' share would be 7.5 percent," the minister said.


To set up the IIITs in the other parts of India, excluding the northeast region, the central government's share would be around 50 percent and the industrial share would be around ten percent.


The Tripura minister quoted Sibal as saying that "as India is emerging as a global player in the field of information technology and the IT industry is expanding rapidly, manpower requirement is growing exponentially. In order to develop manpower for different areas of the knowledge economy, education and training of information technology, the centre has decided to set up more IIITs in the country."


Sibal chaired Tuesday's conference of state and union territories' education ministers in New Delhi.


Source : NYDailyNews.com
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NIOS to open study centre at Gaghidh central jail


Jamshedpur : In a boost to increase educational opportunities for inmates of the Gaghidih central jail, the prison administration has joined hands with National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS).


The NIOS regional office has agreed to open study centre in the Gaghidih jail next month. To start with, 30 inmates of the jail will pursue matriculation and senior secondary board examinations through NIOS study centres.


"Initially, 30 inmates will pursue their academic career through NIOS and the classes shall begin by July," said jail superintendent Tushar Ranjan Gupta. The state government will bear the study expenses of the inmates.


The NIOS will charge about Rs 2,000 from each inmate who seeks to appear in any of the two examinations. The institute will conduct biennial examinations In April and October every year.


According to sources, out of the 12-odd CPI (Maoist) rebels who are currently lodged in the jail, a few have expressed their desire to pursue studies through NIOS.


"At least, three Maoist rebels, including a woman, whose school education received a break for some reasons in the early years of their lives have expressed desire to finish their matriculation through the NIOS study center," said a jail official.


The authorities are expecting a rise in the number of the inmates willing to pursue their education through NIOS study centre once the proposed centre starts operations.


"It is just a beginning, once the NIOS introduces its vocational training centres on the (jail) campus, I am sure many more inmates will be keen to take up," said the jail officer.


Vocational courses like mobile phone repair, electronic gadget repair and courses like that shall be introduced in the jail at later stages. "The basic aim is to enable the prisoners eke out a decent living once they are out the jail," said a junior rung official at the NIOS's regional office.


Recently, the Gaghidih jail received a feat with the introduction of e-mulakat scheme on the campus. Located on the outskirts of Jamshedpur, Gaghidih jail has over 1,100 inmates. Several Naxalities and dreaded gangster like Akhilesh Singh are currently lodged in the jail.


Source : Times of India

ZNMD, Rockstar rocks IIFA awards



Singapore, June 10 — Zoya Akhtar's "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" and Imtiaz Ali's "Rockstar" triumphed at the 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards Saturday, with each winning four trophies.
"Zindagi Na.." won the awards for best film, best story, best actor in supporting role for Farhan Akhtar and best director for Zoya. "Rockstar" won the best actor in the leading role for Ranbir, best music direction for A.R. Rahman, best lyrics for the song and best playback singer male for Mohit Chauhan for "Nadaan Parindey".
Ranbir, who played the role of an aspiring singer who aims to make it big, beat actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan, to walk away with the trophy.
On the other hand, actress Vidya Balan continued her winning streak by picking up the award for best actress in a leading role for "The Dirty Picture". She emerged victorious among Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Mahie Gill and Kangna Ranaut.
The award for best playback singer female went to Shreya Ghoshal for her song "Teri Meri" from the film "Bodyguard".
Parineeti Chopra was in for a surprise and couldn't control her tears when she won two awards for best debut female and best actress in a supporting role female for "Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl".
Actor Vidyut Jamwal walked away with an award for best debut male for his performance in "Force".
Veteran actor Prakash Raj won the IIFA award for best performance in a negative role for "Singham". He was nominated alongside Naseeruddin Shah for "The Dirty Picture", Irrfan Khan for "7 Khoon Maaf", Boman Irani for "Don 2" and Vidyut Jamwal for "Force".
The award for best performance in comic role went to Riteish Deshmukh for the film "Double Dhamaal".
While, hosts Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar kept audience in splits with their wit and humour, the show saw star-studded performances by Sonakshi Sinha, Bipasha Basu, Prabhu Deva, Priyanka Chopra, Shahid, Rishi and Ranbir Kapoor.
Filmmaker Ramesh Sippy was honoured at the gala for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema, while veteran actress Zohra Segal received a special award for her contribution to 100 years of Indian cinema, though she couldn't make it to the event.
Yesteryear's actress Rekha was honoured for her outstanding achievement in Indian cinema, while Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann was given an award for her contribution to international cinema.
Though this year's IIFA awards had its own appeal, the actors who were missed by all included Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, John Abraham, Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, and Sonam Kapoor.

Source : NY Daily News
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AIEEE Result 2012 published : Check here


Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has finally published the results of more than 1.1 million candidates who appeared in the 11th All India Engineering/Architecture Entrance Examination this year which can be checked now on the official results portal on this direct link :

http://cbseresults.nic.in/aieee/aieee_cbse_2012.htm

The cut-off for General, OBS, SC/ST categories and Physically Handicapped candidates have been set as 48, 45, 18 and 18 marks respectively for the online counselling for B.E/B.Tech and B.Arch/B.Planning which will be conducted later this month by Central Counselling Board.

Sanjeet Patri of Delhi has topped the exam this year securing the top position scoring 346 out of 360. IIT JEE Topper from Faridabad has secured 9th place where Mansee Sood, among the girls is AIR rank 6. About 4,10,000 students have crossed the cut off marks i.e. 48 and would sit for online counselling.

Seats availability and counselling related information can be checked on www.ccb.nic.in