Thursday, April 28, 2022

“Book Bank Facilities for 2021-22”


Dear AIKTC’ians,
Greetings from AIKTC-KRRC, New Panvel!

  Knowledge Resources & Relay Centre (Central Library) Announces “Book Bank Facilities for 2021-22”:
1.    Toppers Book Bank
2.    Gen. Book Bank
3.    SC/ST/NT/DT Book Bank
Eligible Students can Avail the Facility By
 Date: 15th May, 2022

✍️ More Details Visit the Central Library.

AICTE urges institutions to participate in ATAL Redesigned FDP for academic year 2022-23

 FE Online |

After completion of the programme, attendees with an overall score more than 70% will receive a certificate and above 90% will receive distinction, AICTE said.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

AICTE Approves Two New Courses In Integrated Circuit Manufacturing, VLSI Design And Technology


The AICTE approved new courses are--Diploma in IC Manufacturing and BTech or BE Electronics in VLSI Design and Technology.

Education | Press Trust of India | Updated: Apr 25, 2022 5:28 pm IST
New Delhi:

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has approved two new courses in Integrated Circuit (IC) manufacturing and VLSI Design and Technology to help prepare market-ready talent pool in the field of semi conductors and display manufacturing. The approved courses are--Diploma in IC Manufacturing and BTech or BE Electronics in VLSI Design and Technology.

"With reference to the Program for development of semiconductors and display manufacturing ecosystem in India as approved by the Cabinet, it is pertinent that the aspirations of India to set up semi-conductors and display manufacturing ecosystem would require market ready talent pool in the field of semi conductors and display which ultimately would require a clear roadmap of capacity building," AICTE said in a letter to all Vice-Chancellors and heads of technical institutions.

"Institutions who are interested and eligible to start these courses shall be permitted subject to satisfying the conditions laid down in the Approval Process Handbook (APH) 2022-2023 for starting a new course. The model curriculum for the two courses shall be published soon," it added. 



AICTE Circular:

UGC to conduct monthly online lecture series on academic best practices

According to UGC, the first lecture in the series is scheduled on April 27, 2022, which will be conducted by Govindan Rangarajan, director, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore on ‘Academic Best Practices: Some Case Studies’ at 10:30 am.


University Grants Commission (UGC) is to conduct a year-long online lecture series emphasising the importance of best practices in higher education institutions, it stated in an official notification. The lecture series will start on April 27, 2022. 

“Recognising the importance of best practices in higher education and with a view to take such practices to all universities and colleges across the country, the UGC is organising a year-long lecture series with a lecture every month, starting from April, 2022, to be delivered by a head of one of the premier institutions of the country,” said the commission addressing all the vice chancellor and principals of all higher education institutions in the country.

According to UGC, the first lecture in the series is scheduled on April 27, 2022, which will be conducted by Govindan Rangarajan, director, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore on ‘Academic Best Practices: Some Case Studies’ at 10:30 am. 




Published on 22/04/2022
UGC letter regarding: Inviting all Central/State/Private/Deemed to be university to attend online lecture on Academic Best Practices: some case studies


Wednesday, April 13, 2022

How to Patent an idea-Know procedure step by step?


A patent gives you authority to restrict others from using your invention without your permission. A patent provides an important source of revenue for your business. A patent is a legal document granted by the government of the state of the country depending on the national rules. It embraces the inventor with an exclusive right to make, use and sell his creation for a specific time period.

What are patentable inventions?

Any product, asset, or invention must follow these basic requirements:

1- It should be new which means there shouldn’t be any existential trace of it.

2-It must be unique in itself. For example, if an individual makes technological improvements in existing products or inventions, they can’t be patented.

3- The invention must not support the immoral purpose or illegal activities, and should add some value to the life of the common man.

What inventions are non-patentable?

The objective of acquiring a patent is to protect the creator’s work to be used by others. According to section 3 and section 5 of the Indian Patents Act 1970, there are some inventions that are not patentable:

 -Any method of horticulture or agriculture

– Any invention done under the category of medicine, healer, remedy for humans, plants or animals

-An advancement or discovery in the field of atomic energy.

-Unique machine, device, or process finding

How to get a patent in India?

All dealings, rules, and regulations related to patents in India are dealt with Indian Patents Act 1970. This act suggests that either the inventor, his assignee, or one of his legal representatives can apply for one in the head office of the Indian Patent office or branches.

Steps for application of patent

If you want to file an application for your patent, you can do either it by yourself or can take suggestions from registered agents. Getting a patent through a registered agent is a wise choice. When it comes to the cost of getting a patent, the following two elements came into the picture:

  • Form fees, and renewal
  • Professional charges of agent

Step 01: Disclose your invention

You can disclose your invention to a registered agent simply by signing a non-disclosure agreement. When it’s about signing a non-disclosure agreement, try to submit each known fact about your invention.

Step 02: Search for patentability

A professional charges INR 10,000 to 20,00 to carry on extensive research of all databases to find whether your idea is patentable. After research, the agent builds a patentability search report based on your invention. 

Step 03: Decide to file an application for patent

Once patentability research is done, you can now take a step ahead in filing patent applications. While drafting a patent, again remember that your invention must have an inventive step in comparison to any existing piece of invention.

Step 04: Draft patent

To draft your application, you have to pay from INR 20, 000 to INR 30,000. For dispute-free processes, you can take the help of professionals.

Step 05: File the patent application

After drafting your patent application, just review everything once, you can file patent application with the appropriate forms. The applicable fees vary from INR 1,600 to INR 8,000 depending upon the type of application while submitting the patent application. 

Step 06: Request for examination

After filing a patent application, you need to request the Indian patent office within 48 hours. The fees to request a patent examination range from INR 4, 000 to INR 20,000 depending upon the type of application.

Step 07: Respond to objections (if any)

Patent officers examine the draft and report submitted and requested by you for examination. At this stage of the procedure, there are chances officers may communicate with the inventor to know inventive steps for assessment. If officers find everything clear, the patent is given a green signal to come to action.

Step 08: Grant of patent

If the application fulfills all requirements, it is placed forward for the grant. Also, the final approval of the patent is published in the journal.

Step 09: Renewal of your patent

Your patent needs to be renewed after every 20 years by paying a small fee.

What are the benefits of getting a patent?

  • Prevents your invention from being stolen.
  • Since your idea has become a brand, you have a larger market share.
  • Increased monetary worth and profit margins
  • The right to exclusivity
  • It’s simple to create and market a product.

However, filing a patent is a very lengthy and complicated process, it is important to recognize its significance. With technological developments, the process is likely to become simpler and easier.




GPAT 2022 answer key soon; how to raise objections, previous year's cut-off marks

NTA to release GPAT 2022 answer key and question papers at Check how to download the GPAT answer key PDF and raise objections

 The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the answer key for the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT 2022) soon at The exam was held on April 9 in the computer-based mode for pharmacy graduates. Considering the previous year's trends, the GPAT answer key 2022 is expected to release this week.

With the help of the GPAT 2022 answer key, candidates will be able to check their estimated scores. Along with the answer key, NTA will also release the GPAT 2022 question paper.

About GPAT 2022 Answer key

The answer key for the pharmacy entrance exam will only be released on the official websites or Candidates who appeared in the GPAT 2022 exam will be provided with an opportunity to challenge the answer key and raise objections.

To challenge a question in GPAT answer key 2022 by NTA, aspirants will need to pay Rs 1000 per question. After the conclusion of the challenge process, the NTA will analyse the objections and released the GPAT 2022 final answer key along with the result.

Steps to download the GPAT answer key

The quick steps to download the answer key for GPAT 2022 are as follows:

·         Go to

·         Login using the application number, password and security pin

·         Click on the GPAT 2022 answer key link

·         The code-wise answer key will be displayed on the screen

·         Match the marked answers with the correct solution in the answer key

·         The answer key and response sheet can be downloaded for future reference

Steps to calculate marks using GPAT 2022 answer key and response sheet

Given below are the steps through which candidates can evaluate the expected scores using the response sheet and answer key.

·         Download the answer key and response sheet

·         Calculate the total number of correct and incorrect answers

·         Follow the marking and use the formula provided below to get GPAT 2022 scores

GPAT scores = Total number of correct responses X 4 - total number of wrong attempts X 1

GPAT 2022 cutoff

To crack the exam, aspirants must secure the minimum cut-off scores. The NTA will release GPAT cutoff 2022 scores along with the result. In the meantime, candidates can check the previous year's GPAT cutoff marks below.

GPAT cutoff


Previous year's GPAT cutoff scores












Through GPAT 2022 scores, admission to around 39,570 Master in Pharmacy (MPharm) seats across the country will be provided.






Maharashtra To Get First Digital University Soon: Rajesh Tope


Pune, 9th April 2022: Maharashtra Health Minister Dr Rajesh Tope, who is also holding Skill Development and Entrepreneurship portfolios, today said that the syllabus taught in MBA & PGDM colleges needs to be industry-relevant to make students employable. Otherwise, students will just pass the courses but will remain jobless.

He was speaking as Chief Guest at the 11th Annual Convocation Ceremony of the Pune Institute of Business Management (PIBM), Pune.

Raman Preet, Founder and Chairman of PIBM Group of Institutes, was present on the occasion along with Prof. Jahar Saha (Former Director – IIM Ahmedabad), Arvind Hali (Managing Director & CEO – Motilal Oswal Home Loans), Manish Rohtagi (Managing Director – Stallion Auto Keke Limited, Nigeria), and others.

A total of more than 500 students from Batch 2018-20 who successfully completed their MBA & PGDM programs were conferred with the degrees at the hands of minister Mr. Rajesh Tope. These students were from the branches like Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Business Analytics, and Operations.

“If we are teaching an absolute syllabus which is far behind the time then it has no meaning. Students will pass out with their degrees but they will be jobless. Teaching should give hands-on training. Experiencing and learning is the key”, Tope said.

While guiding the students, he added, “You should learn life values like morality, ethics, humility and principles. Students nowadays want to be rich quickly through shortcuts. This should not be the approach toward life. You should have apathy towards the poor and be a compassionate and peace-loving human being. Today honesty is the costliest thing. You should be honest to succeed in life.”

PIBM Chairman Raman Preet depicted the journey of the PIBM in his speech and said that the group which made a humble beginning in the year 2007 has grown to five educational institutions and is offering top class education to students from across India. The Institute is also associated with several top business leaders from diverse industries to mentor and train the students. Now he plans to start Skills University as well as Digital University in Pune.

Minister Tope, while addressing the gathering, said, “Come up with the appropriate proposal and I will ensure both universities are established. Digital University has a great future. Maharashtra will be the first state to make this idea into existence.”

The event also saw the presence of eminent business leaders from well-known companies such as Dr. Ritu Anand (Chief Leadership & Diversity Officer – Tata Consultancy Services, Mumbai), Nagaraj Garla (Executive Director – IDBI Bank), Baskar Babu Ramachandran (Co-Founder & CEO – Suryoday Small Finance Bank Limited), and Vivek Sharma (Dy. Managing Director – Polycab India Limited, Mumbai).”