Last week, the CET Cell issued a notice, announcing that the test is proposed to be conducted in the second and third weeks of May next year, over a period of 16 to 20 days.
The University of Mumbai has decided to replace its colonial-era convocation gown with a new dress, which is said to be in line with ‘Indian traditions and culture’. However, for many, it was yet another political ploy aimed at ‘saffronisation’ of 162-year-old varsity.
While the petitioner had argued that the rules pertaining to institutional round make no mention of regional quota, the court said that the rules related to the institutional round and those related to regional quota need to be interpreted together.
The students have particularly objected to one of the admission rules for the course which requires that, irrespective of their scores in the entrance test, candidates editing their submitted application forms mid-way through the admission process be placed at the bottom of the merit list.
With backward categories and minorities, especially Muslims, in the state still lagging behind in education, Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) has demanded that the new government in Maharashtra bring special regulation to ensure adequate representation of SCs, STs and minorities in the educational institutes.
The admissions to diploma nursing programmes in the state continue to be conducted by colleges on their own, even though the law requires that admissions for professional courses be conducted centrally by the government.
Santosh (Sridevi) Londhe recently completed BA (Psychology) from University of Mumbai’s Institute of Distance and Open Learning
The heavy downpour and inundation, which continued for days, damaged some school buildings and destroyed books, papers and sports and laboratory equipment in others.
The poor placement was a result of economic slowdown and lack of communication and other skills among students, said experts.