It was a busy week for the education sector as the admission season began in universities for both postgraduate and undergraduate courses. As a result of the first edition of CUET, the admission process has changed compared to previous years. Apart from CUET, JoSAA counseling is also being conducted and UGC NET exams are also conducted.
Here is a quick summary of the main events in the education sector last week:
Admissions DU 2022
Delhi University launched a new feature to help interested students in their admission process. Through the new tab known as “College Program Preference Count”, students can check how many applicants have opted for a particular program at a university. The feature will help the candidates to get instant real-time data. It will also help the candidate understand the program and university preferences they are opting for. It will be updated every two hours on the website to ensure that aspirants get real time data.
Meanwhile, BCom and BCom (Hons) courses emerged as the most opted by aspirants.
CUET admissions 2022
BHU extended CUET UG admission period by five days. The registration window was open until October 8. Allahabad University opened its registration window for CUET UG admissions from 5th to 15th October.
For PG courses Allahabad University has opened its registration window from 5th to 15th October. Dr BR Ambedkar University Delhi has opened the registration window for CUET and non-CUET courses from 7th to 27th October.
JoSAA 2022 advice
The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2022 announced the round 4 seat allocation result. This year the counseling registration process started on 12th September and concluded on 21st September. The sixth counseling list will be the last round, it will be released on 16th October.
NEET UG 2022
The Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) will start the NEET-UG 2022 counseling process on October 11. The NEET UG counseling process will have four rounds: round 1, 2, clearing and a missed vacancy round. The first round will take place on October 11, followed by the second round on November 2. The cleanup round will start on November 23 and will be followed by the last round of lost vacancies from December 12.
The MCC has also released the counseling schedule for the National Entrance Eligibility Test (NEET UG) 2022 counseling to be conducted by the respective state counseling authorities for the state quota seats. A total of 4 rounds of counseling will be conducted for MBBS admissions. The first round of state counseling by the respective state counseling authorities will be conducted from October 17 to 28.
Meanwhile, the MCC has initiated the option to change the nationality of the candidates appearing for the NEET-UG counseling 2022. Candidates can visit the official website of NEET — mcc.nic.in – to consult all the details.
NCERT postpones NTSE
On October 8, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) announced that the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) has been halted until further orders. The Ministry of Education is yet to renew the national talent search scheme as the government wants to revamp the scheme to improve its visibility and popularity among rural students, an NCERT official said. The Indian Express.
World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day is October 10, and a recent survey conducted by the Center showed that an overwhelming majority of students at the middle and high school levels are concerned about academic activities. The findings were based on responses from around 3.8 lakh students across the country. The survey also identified students who had “frequent mood swings” as an area of concern across grades, gender and types of schools.
Up to 81% of respondents reported that academics are the cause of their anxiety. Among this cohort, 49% identified studying as the main trigger, followed by exams and results (28%).
World Economic Forum Education 4.0 India Report
On October 7, the World Economic Forum launched a new ‘Education 4.0 in India Report’ on bridging the learning gap and making education accessible to all with the help of the technology The report has been published as a collaboration between the World Economic Forum, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and YuWaah (Generation Unlimited India).
Canada offers more working hours to international students
Canada has temporarily lifted the 20-hour work week limit for international students due to labor shortages. Stressing that employers face “unprecedented challenges in finding and retaining workers,” the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said that from November 15, 2022 to December 31 2023, international students who are in Canada and have off-campus work authorization on their study permit will not be restricted by the 20-hour-per-week rule.
The Canadian High Commission in India recently warned students that they cannot start working in the country until the academic session of their chosen course officially begins.