Friday, August 21, 2015
Central Administrative Tribunal has come to the rescue of those civil services aspirants who applied but did not take the premilinary examination in 2011 due to the introduction of CSAT, by asking UPSC to provisionally allow them an additional attempt this year.
Owing to last year's protest by UPSC aspirants demanding change in the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) or Paper II of civil services preliminary examination, the government had decided to give an extra chance to the students who had appeared in the prestigious exam in 2011 on the ground that CSAT had been unfair to the Hindi-medium students.
Some of the students, who did not appear even after applying in the UPSC fearing the newly introduced CSAT, moved the CAT seeking an additional attempt, saying they should also be treated at par with those who had appeared in the premilinary examination in 2011.
The order came from the principle bench of CAT in New Delhi where students referred to the order passed by another bench and sought an additional attempt. "The applicants herein may also be permitted to participate in the examination provisionally without prejudice to the rights and contentions of the parties in the OA (Original Application) on merits.
"It is made clear that their participation in the examination would not create any right or equity in their favour and the results of the applicants herein would not be declared till further orders by the Tribunal," a bench headed by Justice A K Bhardwaj said.
The bench passed the order after noting the submission made by UPSC counsel who had said that he had informal conversation with concerned authorities who had informed him that the petitioners who have obtained stay and seeking permission to appear in the examination were being granted provisional permission.
Avinash Mani Tripathi, a lawyer associated with the case, said this order applies to all those students who had applied but opted out from the test. A total of 4,72,290 candidates had applied for civil services preliminary examination 2011, of which 2,43,003 had appeared.
The pattern of civil services preliminary examination was changed from 2011 onwards. Previously, Paper I used to be on general studies and candidates were to choose an optional subject for Paper II. General category candidates were permitted six attempts, according to the notification by UPSC for civil services examination, 2014.
UPSC Civil Service Preliminary exam is scheduled to be conducted on 23 August, 2015 at various exam centres.
source : PTI
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|S No||Name of the Fake University||State|
|1||Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga||Bihar|
|2||Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya||Delhi|
|3||Commercial University Ltd, Daryaganj||Delhi|
|4||United Nations University||Delhi|
|6||ADR Centric Judicial University, Rajendra Place||Delhi|
|7||Indian Institution of Science & Engineering||Delhi|
|8||Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University, Belgaum||Karnataka|
|9||St. John's University, Kishanattam||Kerala|
|10||Keserwani Vidyapith, Jabalpur||Madhya Pradesh|
|11||Raja Arabic University, Nagpur||Maharashtra|
|12||DDB Sanskrit University, Trichi||Tamil Nadu|
|13||Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata||West Bengal|
|14||Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, Allahabad||Uttar Pradesh|
|15||Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Allahabad||Uttar Pradesh|
|16||National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur||Uttar Pradesh|
|17||Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Open University, Aligarh||Uttar Pradesh|
|18||Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Mathura||Uttar Pradesh|
|19||Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh||Uttar Pradesh|
|20||Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Noida||Uttar Pradesh|
|21||Gurukul Vishwavidyalaya, Mathura||Uttar Pradesh|
Friday, June 19, 2015
What do you do in the midst of counselling sessions if an institute holds back your original documents after allocating a seat to you (Thus, effectively blocking your chance to attend other admission counselling processes)? How should you reclaim your original certificate right after verification during the counselling and admission procedure?
Show your counselling authority this UGC notification which strictly asks institutes to 'not retain original documents' (Click here to download & print) during counselling and admission
Register your complaint with Careers360 (click here). We will be immediately connecting with officials and compelling them to return your original document
Check here to see list of institutions in complete compliance of UGC guidelines (The list is based on official confirmation from institutions to Careers360). In case, any of the listed institutes here asks for original documents, please send us an alert by filling in this form (Click here to fill)
The institutes violating UGC norms also face cancellation of UGC approval to their programmes.
Why this is Important?
With counselling sessions and admissions beginning in different Engineering, Medicine and Law colleges, you must be readying to attend multiple counselling sessions to find your best-fit college. But, most of the times, it is not a smooth process.
There are many institutes who either hold back your original documents once you block a seat during counselling session or make original document submission a prior condition to seat allocation during their counselling process. A few others make submission of original documents mandatory for completion of admission process. This blocks your chances for exploring admission opportunities through other counselling processes as you do not get your original documents for verification which is must for seat allocation anywhere.
This usually comes as a jolt to candidates who fortunately get multiple counselling and admission options based on their good performance in qualifying exams or entrance tests.
What you must know?
So, is there any guideline for academic institutions in this regard?
In the first place, you must know that you do neither need to submit your original documents during counselling nor before 'actual starting of an academic session' as per the guidelines by University Grants Commission (UGC), the regulatory body for Universities and also for institutions affiliated to different universities. UGC prohibits institutions from retaining School/Institution Leaving Certificate, mark sheet, caste certificate and other documents in original.
For both public and private colleges, it is mandatory to follow the UGC guideline. There is also a Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) notification and a Karnataka High Court (HC) direction to the institutes in this regard.
What exactly the UGC guideline says?
The UGC has been notifying to institutes that retention of original documents limits the admission options for candidates and therefore the same is not permissible for the institutes.
"The Commission is of the view that the institutions/universities, by way of retaining the certificate in original, force retention of admitted students which limits the opportunities for the candidates from exercising other options of joining other institutions of their choice. However it would not be permissible for institutions and Universities to retain the School/Institution Leaving Certificate, mark sheet, caste certificate and other documents in original," says a UGC notification of April 23, 2007.
Another UGC notification of June 2011 says that "by way of retaining the certificates in original and forced retention of admitted students, (institutes) are limiting the opportunities for the candidates from exercising other options of joining other institutions of their choice. As such, it is not permissible for institutions deemed to be universities to retain the School/Institution Leaving Certificate, mark sheet, caste certificate and other documents in original."
Still, if an institute insists on original document submission, you can show them the UGC notification regarding the strict guidelines. Click here to download this UGC notification, which directs institutes to 'not retain' original documents required for verification purpose during counselling and admission.
Despite this, if an institute does insist on original document submission, you can register your complaint with Careers360. We will immediately take this forward and intervene into the incidents of UGC guideline violation. For, this cause, you can register your complaint by filling in this complaint form regarding your original document submission.
Your identity will be kept secret and we seek to present your complaint with college authorities so that they officially announce that UGC guidelines are being followed in letter and spirit and that they are not asking candidates to submit their original documents despite a seat is allocated to them during the counselling and admission process.
The month of May-July is the time during which class XII board results are also declared along with different entrance exam results and ongoing counseling and admission processes. Thus, a better option may knock you anytime despite you have blocked a seat during earlier admission counseling. But, in most of the cases, you will be required to bring along your original documents for verification during counseling. Thus, possession of your original documents throughout the counseling sessions is of utmost importance for finding your best-fit institution.
For your ready reference, we bring here list of Institutions in complete 'compliance' with UGC guidelines on non-retention of original documents like Class X certificates, School Leaving Certificates etc. We have written to University/College authorities asking them to confirm whether they are in compliance with the UGC guidelines on this particular subject. The institutions from where an official confirmation on complete compliance of UGC guideline is still awaited, is listed separately.
Click here to see the complete list. We will keep this list updated with official updates on UGC guideline compliances.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
|Brand||Number of Rejected Products||List of Rejected Products|
|Tata Starbucks||32||Panna Cotta Pudding, Dark Caramel Sauce with Natural Flavour, Coffee Frappuccino Flavoured Syrup, Vanilla Flavoured Syrup, Hazelnut Flavoured Syrup, Raspberry Blackcurrant Juice, Honey Vanilla Flavoured Sauce, Mango passion Fruit Juice Blend, Bar Mocha Powder, Tiramisu Sauce etc|
|Forever Living Imports||8||Forever Vision, Forever Kids, Forever Pro-6 etc|
|Amway India||5||Nutrilite Cal Mag-D, Nutrilite Bio C, Nutrilite Iron Folic Tablets, Nutrilite Natural B Tablets etc|
|Herba life||2||Food Supplement – Nite works, Formula 2 Multivitamin, Mineral & Herbal Tablets, Herbal Calcium Tablets etc|
|Field Fresh Foods (Del Monte)||3||Egg mayonnaise/ Salad dressing variants, Hot Sauce ( Proprietary Food), Natural vinegar|
|Bausch and Lomb Eyecare||1||Ocuvite Soft gels|
|Biocon Limited||2||Bromelain, Trypchym|
|Biomax Network||1||Colostrum Protein Product( Receptol)|
|Dukes Consumer Care||1||Chocolate Made Using Vegetable fat ( 5 Products)|
|Ferrero India||1||Proprietary product Milky and Cocoa Spreads with cereals and milk chocolate|
|General Mills India (Pillsbury, Betty Crocker)||1||Choco Lava Cake|
|Girnar Food and Beverages||1||Kesavi Dry Fruit Masala Milk Premix|
|Goodrich Car bohydrate||2||Goodrich Cheez delite, Cooking Delite|
|Kellogg's India||1||Kellogg's Special K-Red Berries|
|Oriflame India||3||Wellness Multivitamin & Minerial women Tablets, Swedish Beauty Complex, Wellness Swedish Beauty Complex Plus|
|Ranbaxy Laboratories||2||Revital Capsule, Revital Senior tablets, revital Women Tablets, Revital Tablet|
|McCain Foods India||1||Battered Pepper and Cheese Bites|
|Venky's||2||Chicken Arabic Style Kofta, Crispy Chicken Burger Patty|
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
This year, the preliminary examination will be held on August 23 in 71 centres at about 3,000 venues.
Candidates are required to apply through online mode on the Commission's website--www.upsconline.nic.in. No other mode is allowed for submission of application. Filing of online applications started on May 23 and will conclude on June 19 (till 11.59 PM), according to the notification.
Eligible candidates shall be issued an e-admission certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-admission certificate will be made available in the UPSC website. No admission certificate will be sent by post, the UPSC said.
Every candidate appearing at the examination who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination, it said.
It is estimated that this year, the number of applicants for the preliminary examination would increase to approximately 13 lakh. In 2014, the number of candidates who applied for preliminary examination had exceeded 9.45 lakh...For full notification please see http://www.upsc.gov.in/exams/notifications/2015/CSP_2015/CSP_2015_eng.pdf