SRMuniversity announces BTech and MBA entrance dates

The Joint Engineering Entrance for undergraduate engineering courses will be held online between April 19 and 25,2016 in SRM University.

The entrance examination for post-graduate engineering courses, SRMGEET, and Common Admission Test for management courses will be held online on on April 23 and April 24.

The university has announced fee waiver in application fee for students who have scored 95%and above in tenth examinations. Registration closes on March 15, 2016, slot booking can be done from March 26 to 30, 2016.

Occupy ‘UGC’: Meet the protesters

On the afternoon of October 21, students from several universities in Delhi began ‘Occupying’ the premises of the University Grants Commission (UGC) — the body that governs the functioning of universities across the country. The occupation, which began more than 15 days ago, continues with students raising slogans, holding dharnas and literally living on the premises.

Their main protest is against the discontinuation of the non-National Eligibility Test (NET) Fellowship for research scholars. Their demands include increasing the stipend for the fellowship from Rs 5,000 to Rs 8,000 for MPhil students, and from Rs 8,000 to 12,000 for PhD students. They also want the fellowship to be extended to all central and state universities in the country.

The Indian Express spoke to some students who have been camping outside the office from day one to understand what the non-NET fellowship means to them and why they continue to ‘Occupy UGC’