Thursday, March 31, 2022

GPAT admit card 2022 soon at Exam on April 9


GPAT 2022 hall tickets to be released soon on the official website. The pharmacy entrance exam will be held on April 9, 2022.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test, GPAT 2022 on April 9. The admit cards for the pharmacy entrance exam will be released shortly at

Candidates who have successfully registered for the GPAT 2022 exam will be able to download the admit card by entering their application number, date of birth, and security pin. While appearing for the exam, candidates have to carry a hard copy of their GPAT 2022 hall tickets. Read further to know more details.  

How to download GPAT 2022 exam admit card

Given below are the steps following which aspirants can successfully download the admit card for GPAT 2022 after its availability.

  • Go to the official website
  • Click on the GPAT 2022 hall ticket link.
  • Enter credentials such as application number, date of birth, and security pin.
  • Click on the ‘download admit card’ link.
  • Once the GPAT 2022 admit card gets displayed, verify the details carefully.
  • Download the GPAT 2022 admit card and save it.

Documents required for GPAT 2022 exam

Candidates must carry a photo ID along with their GPAT 2022 admit card. Given below is the list of documents that can be shown as ID proof. Candidates can carry any one of them as ID proof at the GPAT 2022 exam centre.

  • Adhaar card

  • PAN card

  • Passport

  • Driving License

About NTA GPAT 2022 Exam Pattern

GPAT 2022 exam will be held in the computer-based (online) mode. Candidates will have to answer a total of 125 multiple choice questions in three hours. As per the GPAT exam pattern 2022, 4 marks will be awarded for every right answer, 1 mark will be deducted for the wrong one and no mark will be awarded for an unattempted question. 


For GATE 2022 topper Gaurav Kumar, success is a diligently cultivated habit


The AIR 1 holder in the Electrical Engineering stream hails from the city of Bihar Sharif and has worked his way to the top of the ladder through single-minded dedication.

Gaurav Kumar is not a man of many words. A fan of the grind and of repeating the process until all flaws are ironed out, the youngster has topped the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2022 in the Electrical Engineering stream. His All India Rank (AIR) 1 is a testament to consistent hard work and working relentlessly to ace the exam process, he shares. 

"The biggest challenge that I had to overcome was the gap of three months that I had taken. It was difficult to come back on track for the preparation. I was scoring just 65/100 on mock tests initially and it was hard to switch on," says the youngster who hails from the city of Bihar Sharif in eastern Bihar. He graduated from the Bihar Institute of Technology (BIT) in Patna in 2020 and has since focussed on the GATE exam. In 2020, he attempted the exam for the first time and managed a rank of AIR 988. An attempt in 2021 helped him improve that drastically to AIR 300. However, 2022 turned out to be the year for him, as he surpassed all competition to sit at the top. As they say, third time's the charm.

"I worked consistently on my silly mistakes. Mock tests are the way to go and I took them every day in order to improve my performance," says the 24-year-old. So, what did his study schedule look like when he started preparing for the exam this year, two and a half months ago? "I put in six hours a day. Three hours would be dedicated to the mock test and I would spend three hours analysing and revising my mistakes and studying concepts," says Gaurav, who relied on the Unacademy mock tests. "They gave me an edge because these were live All India Mock Tests. We could not relax in between and it does put us under a little bit of pressure. There is a leaderboard and we can view the results of all the candidates. The pressure to perform well builds exam temperament and goes a long way in helping deal with exam pressure," he shares.

The graduate in Electricity and Electrical Technology first started setting his eyes on the GATE prize in his third year of Engineering back in 2018. "I want to join the Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCL). The postings are in metro cities and it has better facilities when compared to other public sectors," he shares. The POSOCL is a regulatory body for power management under the Ministry of Power. 

Gaurav's mantra for cracking the GATE exam is an unerring focus on practice tests and analysing and attempting questions from the past years. Multiple attempts at solving these will put one right on track for securing a good rank in the GATE exam, he believes. 




AICTE’s revised rules for engineering education


AICTE has issued revised norms on engineering education for the next academic year. What changes have been made? 

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), which regulates technical education in the country, Tuesday issued revised norms on engineering education for the next academic year.

Norms revised: Physics, Maths a must to pursue engineering, tech UG courses

The previous norms had left the question of mandatory subject combinations on the universities and engineering institutes, making it technically possible for those who may not have studied Physics and Maths at the higher secondary level to pursue UG degree courses in engineering and technology.

Admissions to most engineering and technology undergraduate degree programmes will require students to have mandatorily pursued Physics and Mathematics at the high school level, the All Indian Council for Technical Education (AICTE) announced on Tuesday, in what is being seen as a partial rollback of the eligibility norms it released last year.

The previous norms had left the question of mandatory subject combinations on the universities and engineering institutes, making it technically possible for those who may not have studied Physics and Maths at the higher secondary level to pursue UG degree courses in engineering and technology.

Last year, speaking to The Indian Express after the norms were issued, Principal Scientific Advisor K Vijay Raghavan and former head of Defence Research and Development Organisation V K Saraswat had urged caution over the AICTE’s move to offer flexibility to admit students without Maths and Physics in high school and offer them remedial bridge courses to cope in class. The issue had also come up at a meeting of NITI Aayog following which the AICTE had agreed to define the engineering branches to which this flexibility will be applicable.

According to the AICTE ‘Approval Process Handbook’ 2022-23 released on Tuesday, at least 18 out of 29 recognised engineering and technology degree courses – including Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Textile Engineering – at the UG level have Physics and Maths listed as “mandatory at 10+2 level” against their names.

The third subject can be anything from among Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics, Information Technology, Biology, Informatics Practices, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational subject, Agriculture, Engineering Graphics, Business Studies, Entrepreneurship.

As many as 15 courses require a student to have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in high school. However, a student who may not have studied Maths, but had Physics and Chemistry in school, can still pursue Agriculture Engineering, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Engineering and Printing Engineering under the revised norms.

Only UG courses in architecture, packaging technology, and fashion technology courses have no compulsory subject combination requirements.

The overall scores of the students in three subjects will still need to be at least 45 per cent (general) and 40 per cent (reserved categories) to be eligible for admissions.

Till the 2019-20 academic session, engineering aspirants should have cleared school with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects. The third subject could have been one from among Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biology and Technical Vocational subject.

Last year, the AICTE attributed its move to do away with the mandatory subject combinations. It was also described as a push for interdisciplinary education that the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 envisages. NEP provision on multiple entry and exit in four-year B Tech or BE degrees has also been defined by the AICTE under the revised norms.

Among other highlights of the handbook is introduction of a supernumerary quota in polytechnic institutions for Covid-orphans covered under the PM-CARES scheme. Accordingly, two seats per institute will be reserved for applicants falling under this category.




Wednesday, March 30, 2022

World Architecture News


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With two dancing towers, a public roof garden and an opera house, Duett Düsseldorf is set to give the German city a new cultural epicentre


 Lifestory’s new location for later living at Latheram House by Proctor & Matthews Architects

The unique later living residential community, designed around wellbeing is carefully integrated into Cheltenham’s central conservation area


 Crossboundaries’ Skypark coverts rooftop into recreational urban strip

Located in Shenzhen, the 1.2 km long unused rooftop has been transformed into a sports and leisure zone


Moxon Architects’ CLT Visitor Pavilion in North London

The Brent Cross pavilion marks a milestone in the delivery of the £7bn regeneration project and will be the bedrock of public engagement for the development during its early project phases


 Traditional architecture inspires new builds and conversions on the Saint Apollinaire golf course

Located in Michelbach-le-Haut, France, DeA architectes completed new builds and converted the existing building stock for players and visitors across the 250 acre estate


ADDP Architects' two-towered Martin Modern in Singapore

With 15 gardens and more than 200 species of tropical trees and plants, residents have easy access to nature from the two 30 storey towers


MVRDV design Sun Rock for Taipower’s carbon-free future

The operations facility for Taiwan’s government-owned power company contains offices, a maintenance workshop, storage spaces, and a public gallery


Orange Architects living on The Line in Amsterdam

Located opposite Amsterdam Central Station, the project fronts onto the Overhoeks district’s IJ waterway and contains 72 rental apartments



CUET, Sainik Schools, Pariksha Pe Charcha 2022 and more: Top education news last week


Jamia's new courses, UGC's guidelines on CUET, Pariksha Pe Charcha 2022's dates and more — a lot happened in the world of education last week. Here's a recap of all the major happenings.

One of the biggest changes has taken place this week in the education sector. The University Grants Commission (UGC) announced the introduction of the Central University Entrance Test (CUET), which is now mandatory for undergraduate admission at any of the 45 central universities in the country. CUET is a revamped version of CUCET and it’s now compulsory for all 45 central universities to adopt it. This has come after the announcement of the new National Education Policy (NEP), which advocates the need for an entrance test for university admissions.

In addition to this, another top news was when the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) released the toppers list for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2022. The exam was conducted from February 5 to 13 and the result was announced on March 17. GATE 2022 scorecards will be released on March 22. In the toppers list released for each subject, Ayush Bagchi topped Biotechnology, Abhinav Garg topped Computer Science and Information Technology, Royal Pradhan bagged rank 1 in Mathematics. The entire list can be checked at the official website.

Carrying on the news of GATE, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay also started the registration process for the Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) 2022. Candidates who wish to utilise their Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2022 score to get admissions can now register on the official GATE COAP 2022 website — This year, IIT Bombay is the coordinating institute for COAP 2022.

This week, the Ministry of Education has announced the date for Pariksha Pe Charcha 2022. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be interacting with students, teachers and parents on April 1 as a part of Pariksha Pe Charcha 2022. This year, the Prime Minister will be interacting with students on how to keep their calm and stay relaxed during the upcoming exam season. He will share his insights on how to beat exam stress, the Ministry of Education said.

Also, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Saturday approved the setting up of 21 such schools, in partnership with NGOs, private schools or state governments. Unlike the existing Sainik schools that are completely residential, seven will be day school and the rest will have residential arrangements. Besides their affiliation to the respective education boards, the schools will function under the aegis of Sainik Schools Society and will follow the rules and regulations in partnership mode prescribed by the society.

The Board of School Education Haryana (BSEH) has revised the datesheet for class 10 and class 12 theory board exams 2022. As per the revised schedule, the BSEH class 10 board exams are scheduled to take place between March 31 and April 20. Earlier, the class 10 exams were scheduled to conclude on April 29. Class 12 exams will be conducted from March 30 to April 27, 2022. Earlier, the last exam for class 12 was supposed to be held on April 27. The class 10 and 12 exams will be conducted in a single shift from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. This year the exams will be held in offline mode. Calculators (simple/scientific) and mobile phones are not permitted in the examination hall.

The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSEB) released the exam dates for GUJCET 2022. The GUJCET 2022 exam has been scheduled to take place on April 18 and will be conducted in offline mode. The scores will be used for admission in engineering and pharmacy courses offered by the institutes in Gujarat. The admit cards are expected to be released in the last week of March. GSEB also released admit cards for class 10 exams. As per the schedule, the class 10 exams are to begin from March 28, 2022 and conclude on April 9, 2022. The Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (JKBOSE) also announced results for class 11 (Kashmir division).

Also, the Bihar Board Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has announced that the students who appeared for the class 12 exams can file objections to their BSEB 12th results 2022 from March 23 to March 30, 2022. The fee for re-checking will be Rs 70 per paper. The BSEB intermediate (class 12) results were declared on March 16 at 3 pm. This year, the passing percentage has increased to 80.15 per cent as compared to 78.04 per cent in 2021.

Additionally, the National Board of Examination in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) reopened the registration window for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test MDS exam 2022. The edit window for candidates who submit the application forms in the above-mentioned schedule will be available between April 1 to 4. The admit card will be issued on April 24.

The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), Jamia Jamia Millia Islamia University has launched a three month online course in digital marketing. Registration for the course began on March 26. The classes will commence on April 15 and will be conducted in online mode in the evening session. A course fee of Rs 5,000 has to be paid for the three months course.

Meanwhile, the  Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has extended the deadline for fresh admission for PG and UG programmes — for both online and ODL mode — till March 31, 2022. The same will be followed for re-registration for the January 2022 session. Meanwhile, the UGC has also released specifications for some new degrees and also revised the course duration for some programmes. The commission has also announced some changes in the eligibility criteria for various degree programmes. The course duration of Master of Computer Applications (MCA) has been reduced from three years to only two years. Similarly, the duration of Bachelor of Occupational Therapy has been increased from four years to four and a half years.







 1) U.S. FDA approves UCB's drug for rare childhood epilepsy


2) STAAR Surgical Announces U.S. FDA Approval of EVO Visian® Implantable Collamer® Lenses


 3) Lupin receives  approval from USFDA for Sildenafil for oral suspension



Monday, March 28, 2022

IUST’s Civil Engg students shine in GATE 2022


Despite the challenges posed by Covid -19 Pandemic, at least fourteen students from the Department of Civil Engineering at the Islamic University of Science & Technology, IUST Awantipora have qualified the GATE 2022 (Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering) securing good ranks.

Arif Ahmad, a GATE qualifier, has an All India Rank of under 3000 in the Subject while other outstanding achievers including Saliq Bashir, Syed Roman Naqash, Uhozaifa Gani, Irfan Fayaz, Nadeem Ahmad Mir and Basit Farooq Malik. The achievements of these Civil Engineering students are reflective of their hard work and the exemplary standards of academic teaching displayed by the departmental faculty. Significantly, the qualification percentage of IUST’s Civil Engineering is comparable with the top most performing institutes in the region.

In his congratulatory message, the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor and an Eminent Scientist himself, Prof. Shakil Ahmad Romshoo complimented the students and their mentors at the department for their efforts and consistency and wished the best for their future endeavours so that they would contribute towards the well-being of JKUT and society at large. He also encouraged all the students to work hard and be part of a resourceful national workforce.

Dean Academic Affairs Prof. Manzoor Ahmad Malik and Dean School of Engineering and Technology, Prof. A. H. Moon also congratulated the students and faculty of the Civil Engineering. The Head of the Civil Engineering Department, Dr. Shujaat Hussain felicitated all the students for their exemplary performances and hoped that these students will be the role models for future generations and serve the society with utmost dedication and honesty in every field that they work in.

It is noteworthy that every year number of students from the department qualify the prestigious GATE examination. Presently a number of its alumni are pursuing their post-graduation and PhDs in leading IIT’s, IISC Bangalore and other nationally important institutes, besides, some pursuing their degrees in top ranking foreign Universities.



'फार्मासिस्ट' होण्यासाठी आता एक्झिट एक्झाम


राज्यात मेडिकल स्टोअर टाकण्यासाठी बारावीनंतरचा 'एमएसबीटीई'चा डिप्लोमा इन फार्मसी अभ्यासक्रम पूर्ण करणाऱ्या विद्यार्थ्याला राज्य फार्मसी कौन्सिलकडून नोंदणीद्वारे मान्यता मिळते. ही मान्यता मिळवण्यासाठी विद्यार्थी डिप्लोमाचे प्रमाणपत्र कौन्सिलकडे जमा करतात. त्यानंतर त्यांना मेडिकल स्टोअर सुरू करण्यासाठी नोंदणी क्रमांकासह मान्यता मिळते. मात्र, आता 'डिप्लोमा इन फार्मसी' अभ्यासक्रम पूर्ण करणाऱ्या विद्यार्थ्यांना 'डिप्लोमा इन फार्मसी एक्झिट एक्झामिनेशन' द्यावी लागणार आहे.

फार्मासिस्ट होण्यासाठी आता 'डिप्लोमा इन फार्मसी' अभ्यासक्रम पूर्ण करणाऱ्या विद्यार्थ्यांना 'डिप्लोमा इन फार्मसी एक्झिट एक्झामिनेशन' (diploma in pharmacy exit exam ) द्यावी लागणार आहे. ही परीक्षा उत्तीर्ण केल्याशिवाय त्यांना नोंदणी क्रमांक मिळणार नसून, औषधांचे दुकान (मेडिकल स्टोअर) सुरू करता येणार नाही. याबाबतचे राजपत्र केंद्र सरकारने नुकतेच प्रसिद्ध केले असून, फार्मसी कौन्सिल ऑफ इंडिया (पीसीआय) आणि महाराष्ट्र राज्य तंत्रशिक्षण मंडळाने (एमएसबीटीई) त्याची माहिती प्रसिद्ध केली आहे. ही परीक्षा आगामी शैक्षणिक वर्षात होणार असल्याचे सूतोवाच 'पीसीआय'कडून देण्यात आले आहे.

राज्यात मेडिकल स्टोअर टाकण्यासाठी बारावीनंतरचा 'एमएसबीटीई'चा डिप्लोमा इन फार्मसी अभ्यासक्रम पूर्ण करणाऱ्या विद्यार्थ्याला राज्य फार्मसी कौन्सिलकडून नोंदणीद्वारे मान्यता मिळते. ही मान्यता मिळवण्यासाठी विद्यार्थी डिप्लोमाचे प्रमाणपत्र कौन्सिलकडे जमा करतात. त्यानंतर त्यांना मेडिकल स्टोअर सुरू करण्यासाठी नोंदणी क्रमांकासह मान्यता मिळते. मात्र, फार्मासिस्ट म्हणून काम करण्यासाठी त्यांना अधिक कौशल्य आत्मसात करता येण्यासाठी; तसेच औषधांबाबत अधिक माहिती व्हावी, या उद्देशाने परीक्षा घेण्यात येणार आहे. फार्मासिस्ट म्हणून व्यवसाय करताना त्यांना जबाबदारीची जाणीव होण्याच्या दृष्टीने हा निर्णय घेण्यात आल्याचे 'पीसीआय'कडून सांगण्यात आले आहे. ही परीक्षा उत्तीर्ण झाल्याशिवाय फार्मासिस्ट म्हणून मान्यता मिळणार नाही. सध्या अस्तित्वात असणाऱ्या फार्मासिस्टना ही परीक्षा देण्याची आवश्यकता नसल्याचे राजपत्रात स्पष्ट करण्यात आले आहे. या परीक्षेचा उद्देश, परीक्षेची वारंवारिता, परीक्षा आयोजनाची प्रक्रिया, परीक्षा उत्तीर्ण झाल्यानंतर फार्मासिस्ट आदींबाबतची माहिती 'डिप्लोमा इन फार्मसी एक्झिट एक्झामिनेशन रेग्युलेशन २०२२' या अंतर्गत स्पष्ट करण्यात आले आहेत.

परीक्षेचे स्वरूप कसे राहणार?

- परीक्षेत तीन पेपर असतील; कालावधी तीन तासांचा राहील.

- परीक्षा इंग्रजी माध्यमातून होईल.

- फार्मास्युटिक्स, फार्माकॉलॉजी, फार्माकॉग्नसी, फार्मास्युटिकल केमिस्ट्री, बायोकेमिस्ट्री, हॉस्पिटल अँड क्लिनिकल फार्मसी, फार्मास्युटिकल ज्युरीस्प्रुडन्स, ड्रग स्टोअर मॅनेजमेंट या विषयांवर प्रश्न एमसीक्यू पद्धतीने विचारण्यात येतील.

- परीक्षेत उत्तीर्ण होण्यासाठी प्रत्येक पेपरमध्ये ५० टक्के गुण मिळवावे लागतील.

- सर्व पेपर एकाच वेळी उत्तीर्ण व्हावे लागतील.

- परीक्षा कितीही वेळा देता येईल.

'डिप्लोमा इन फार्मसी एक्झिट एक्झामिनेशन'ची अंमलबजावणी कधीपासून करावी, परीक्षा कोणी घ्यावी, परीक्षेचे सविस्तर स्वरूप ठरवण्यासाठी उच्चस्तरीय समिती स्थापन करण्यात येईल. या समितीचा अहवाल आल्यानंतर, प्रत्येक जबाबदारी निश्चित करण्यात येईल. त्यानंतर परीक्षेबाबत सविस्तर माहिती प्रसिद्ध केली जाईल. येत्या डिसेंबरपूर्वी परीक्षा होईल, असे नियोजन करण्यात येत आहे.

 - डॉ. प्रमोद येवले, प्रभारी अध्यक्ष, पीसीआय

डिप्लोमा इन फार्मसी अभ्यासक्रमाचे शिक्षण घेणाऱ्या विद्यार्थ्यांना 'एक्झिट एक्झामिनेशन'ची माहिती व्हावी, या उद्देशाने 'एमएसबीटीई'ने परिपत्रक प्रसिद्ध केले आहे. या परीक्षेबाबतची सर्व प्रक्रिया 'पीसीआय'कडून करण्यात येईल.

 - डॉ. महेंद्र चितलांगे, सचिव, एमएसबीटीई