The Human Resource Development Ministry (HRD) recently announced that it aims to conduct a single entrance examination for architecture and engineering at the undergraduate level from next year that is 2018 onward. The examination would be similar to the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) held to select students for medical courses in various private and government medical colleges across the country.
The test shall be held a number of times a year just like college admission exams such as SAT which is held in the US. The step has been taken to build uniformity in the academic standards and keep a check on mal practices such as donations.
While you all may be busy preparing for Joint Entrance Examination (Main) [JEE Main], the Central Board of Secondary Education has announced the date for Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) [JEE Advanced] 2017. The exam shall be conducted on the 21st of May 2017. Paper 1 will be conducted from 9 am to 12 noon and Paper 2 shall be held between 2 pm and 5 pm on the same day. Both the papers are compulsory. The examination date would not be changed even if the day is declared a public holiday for some reason. Read on to find out about the other important dates/ details related to the examination.
JEE Advanced 2017 shall be held by seven zonal IITs guided by the Joint Admission Board (JAB) 2017. A candidate’s performance in this exam will be the deciding factor for his admission in the Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programs in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). JAB’s decisions would be final in all the matters pertaining to JEE Advanced 2017 as well as admission to IITs.
Scientists across the globe continually conduct researches and experiments to come up with newer scientific facts. There were numerous new discoveries last year and the year 2017 that has just begun has also seen quite a few new ones. Let us have a look at some of the scientific discoveries of 2017.
1. NASA’s Satellite to Watch Chimpanzees
The number of chimpanzees has decreased drastically over the last 100 years and if the trend continues they may get extinct in the years to come. In order to protect this endangered species NASA has recently collaborated with Jane Goodall Institute to come up with a satellite to monitor these wild creatures. The data collated from the satellite will be examined at the Goodall Institute and based on the findings the conservationists and local communities would be guided on how they can contribute to save chimpanzees.