Weighing Your Educational Options After High School

Finishing high school is an achievement that marks the beginning of your life as an adult. In the past, a high-school diploma opened up a world of opportunity in regards to careers. Modern times have changed the employment atmosphere, however. Higher education is almost a necessity now. It’s time to take a hard look at the options before you as high school becomes a distant memory. There are many pathways to take as you consider various schooling opportunities.

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The Traditional University

Going off to college is still a goal for many students. Applying to a four-year college where you live on campus is the traditional route. To be considered at these institutions, it’s necessary to have a mixture of good grades, extracurricular experiences and charitable contributions. Being accepted is only part of the challenge because you’ll also need to secure funds for the schooling too. These colleges can be expensive so you’ll need to weigh your financial options along with the benefits of the school itself.

Trade Schools

An option that’s still a viable type today is trade schools. These institutions offer concentrated classes on a particular subject matter, such as medical assisting or accounting. You’ll pay a fraction of the university’s fees at the trade school. There are no extra classes to take either except for your trade concentration. In most cases, you’ll receive a two-year degree or certification once the classes are completed. Apply to jobs in your area with your trade in mind, and it’s possible to secure a solid career.

Real-Estate Options

A fascinating career today is in real estate. Almost anyone can obtain a real estate license in Nevada, which gives you the power to sell and buy properties among the public. Earn your license by taking several classes that discuss ethics, laws and marketing tactics. The real-estate industry is built on good salesmanship so this talent is a necessary part of the job. Simply pay attention during your classes, and success isn’t far away.


The old-fashioned strategy for learning a trade is still possible with apprenticeships. Blacksmithing, construction and other trades will still use a master-and-apprentice relationship to teach people the ropes of an industry. This schooling option is a casual one, which doesn’t include a degree. Your career is based solely on experience. If you’re passionate about a particular industry, an apprenticeship might be a good fit for you.

There’s no clear path toward your dream career. In many cases, you might start and stop your schooling as life becomes complicated, such as caring for a sick loved one. Keep your goals in mind as you slowly work toward your next achievement. Education is always the pathway toward a better life.

Kakatiya University UG semester results 2017 for BSc, BCom BA, LLB, BPharma, BTech declared at kakatiya.ac.in

Kakatiya University, Telangana, has released the results for several exams conducted in May, June and July 2017. Candidates who have appeared for examinations during these months can check their results from the official website of the university.

The results are available for the third year BSc July exam, third year BScB July exam, third year BCom July exam, third year BBM July exam, third year BA July exam, fifth year LLB (5YDC) May exam, fifth yearBA (3YDC) May exam, fourth year BPharmacy June exam, fourth year BPharmacy (LE) June exam and fourth year BTech May exam.

Founded in 1976, the university was initially the postgraduate centre for Osmania University before it was upgraded and renamed Kakatiya University. Since then, the institution has been graded as B+ in 2002 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and gained the A grade in 2008.

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Step 1: Go to the official website for Kakatiya university (kakatiya.ac.in).

Step 2: Click on the examination tab at the top of the home page.

Step 3: Click on the examination for which you have appeared.

Step 4: Enter your hall ticket number and the security code provided and click on “submit”.

Step 5: Download your result and take a print out of the same for further reference.

Delhi University: Peon’s son, porter’s daughter from slums bag seats

Amid the high cut-off, getting admission in the Delhi University colleges is nothing less than an achievement. But for those who hail from underprivileged families, this is a crowning achievement. Among the thousands who walked into the varsity’s 60-odd under-graduate institutes this year was a labourer’s son, who wants to become an IAS officer; a boy whose mother ekes out a living by selling lemons; and a porter’s daughter, who aims to empower women through journalism.

For 17-year-old Prince, normal conditions for studying included the constant clattering of passing trains and the stink from heaps of garbage and junk in one of India’s biggest scrap markets Mayapuri. “I had to study at night. There are less trains during this hour. Sometimes, I put ear buds to cut out the deafening sound,” says Prince, adding “if I become an IAS officer, I will take my family away from here.”

The boy scored 94 per cent and is now studying political science at Kirori Mal College. He plans to start preparing for the Union Public Service Commission examination soon.

“Though my father earns enough to feed my family, he has never compromised on my education. I hope I can complete my graduation and answer the civil services exam,” says Prince, who joined college this week.

Devinder is the first to go to college from his family and is taking all the precautions not to fall sick this monsoon. He says getting a seat at Shaheed Bhagat Singh College is a “big opportunity”. The 17-year-old stays in northwest Delhi’s Tigri slum, an area under the constant threat of being submerged by rain water and facing a subsequent disease outbreak.

delhi university, du admission, du admissions 2017, du, du student, delhi slums, delhi university admissions, education news, indian express“They (his parents) earn around Rs 10,000 a month. My mother sells lemons and chilies, and my father is a peon. Sometimes the situation gets challenging, but they always supported me,” says Devinder, who is pursing BA in Geography from the college. He scored 90.7 per cent in his Class 12.

On the other side of the city at the Indira Camp slum, Madhu, a student of Hindi at Hansraj College, feels she can empower women by becoming a journalist. “There is a lot to be done. I can complete my aim of advocating women empowerment by pursuing a career in journalism after graduation. If not I will take up teaching,” the 17-year-old says. Madhu scored 88 per cent to secure a seat in the college.

“It was difficult to study with speakers blaring throughout my slum. Even the environment here is very bad. I could have scored better if my surrounding were better,” she says.

Attributing her success to her parents, the girl says, “My father works in a shoe factory. He takes things from here to there and ekes out a meagre living. But he always encouraged me to study.”

According to city-based NGO Asha Community Health and Development Society, 130 children, including Prince, Devinder and Madhu, from different slums of the national capital got admission in DU colleges such as  Kirori Mal, Kamala Nehru,Zakir Hussain, Maitri and Hansraj.

“This year, 130 students got admission in various institutes under the Delhi University,” says senior programme manager at Asha Society Ayesha Seymour, adding these children were identified through the NGO’s higher education programme in 90 small and big slums.

Elaborating on the organisation’s way of working, its founder director Kiran Martin says, “The children were encouraged and inspired at every step by the Asha team and ambassadors (slum children who have completed their education or are in college).”

NEET 2017: West Bengal, Tamil Nadu students got different question papers, say MPs

The members of the TMC and AIADMK in the Rajya Sabha today expressed concern over the issue of different questions papers given to students who attempted the NEET on May 7 from West Bengal and Tamil Nadu.
The common medical entrance examination was held in 10 languages including Bengali and Tamil.
The issue was raised during the Zero Hour by TMC’s Derek O’Brien. He said till 2013, the English question paper for the medical entrance examination, NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test), used to be translated into regional languages.

But this year, those attempting NEET in Bengali or Tamil got question papers that were entirely different, he said, adding that 40,000 of the 56,000 students who wrote the exam in Bengali or Tamil had “disastrous” results. The HRD Ministry has a lot to explain on the issue, he said.

“NEET exam is not a West Bengal issue. It is a federal issue,” he said. He was joined by AIADMK members who demanded to scrap the applicability of NEET to Tamil Nadu. A Navaneethakrishnan (AIADMK) said a uniform NEET syllabus should be introduced first.

NEET, NEET 2017, NEET in tamil,Both TMC and AIADMK members wanted the government to respond, but with no word coming from treasury benches, they rushed into the Well of the House raising anti-NEET slogans. Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said he had allowed Drek O’Brien to speak because he had given a notice under rule 267 that seeks suspension of listed business to take up discussion on the issue, and allowed the AIADMK members to mention and the issue has been understood. “Now go back to your seats,” he said.

Reacting to the issue, Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda said the issue was under examination of the government. “We are looking into the matter,” he said. Members then returned to their places and the House resumed normal functioning thereafter.

Yesterday, the Union minister of Human Resource Development  Prakash Javadekar assured that the question papers in vernacular languages will be a mere translation of the question papers in English.

Tamil Nadu to deduct ‘affiliation points’ from engineering colleges with constantly changing exam schedules

Tamil Nadu’s Higher Education Department is planning to put college affiliations at stake if the institutions fail to follow a fixed schedule for conducting examinations. Known for their constantly changing exam schedules, many of Tamil Nadu’s engineering institutions do not follow the academic calendar provided by the Anna University.

“We will bring it into the affiliation system. The new rule will ensure that a college pushing a test that was supposed to start for instance on July 3 to July 15, will stand to lose affiliation points,” said state higher education secretary Sunil Paliwal on Sunday, according to a report by TOI.

He added that students require a fixed examination schedule around which they can plan other activities, including the extracurricular. Changing and stretching exam schedules leads to students missing out on internships, college fests and other activities.

anna university, engineering colleges, tamil nadu Btech, engineering exam, engineering entrance, tamil nadu engineering colleges, tamil nadu education, education news, indian express“All 23 regional education officers have recently conducted meetings with engineering college principals in the state to address them on this issue,” Paliwal said. Colleges that lose too many affiliation points are also at risk of losing demand for seats. According to CEG dean TV Geetha, the colleges will receive guidelines instead of instructions on how to proceed.

It has also been announced that students have three years after completing their graduation to clear arrears. Previously, candidates had up to six years to appear for and pass the subjects which they had not cleared during their graduation.

“As many as 8,000 papers were up for correction this year, and students have to suffer because of a large number of back papers that fill up. We will cut it down to 1,800 from this year,” Paliwal said.

TANATA 2017: Check eligibility, exam date and know how to apply at annauniv.edu

The Tamil Nadu Aptitude Test in Architecture (TANATA) will be conducted by the Anna Universities on August 12 to fill B Arch seats that remain vacant after allotment through counselling. The online registration for the test has started from today and will end on July 31. The vacant seats if any, will be filled based on marks obtained in + 2 examination and marks obtained in TANATA 2017. The aspirants can download the hall tickets from August 8 and the results of the entrance test would be announced on August 18. Candidates would be able to download their mark sheets on August 19.

The exam will be held in six cities including Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchi, Tirunelveli and Salem.

TANATA 2017 will be held to check the aptitude of the applicant in architecture. The test makes an assessment of drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, mathematics and critical thinking ability.

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Qualifying marks for TANATA 2017: The result will be calculated on the basis of at least 25 per cent must be secured in MCQ portion (30 out of 120), 25 per cent in drawing portion (20 out of 80) and overall qualifying marks (out of 200) would be based on post-exam statistics and at the discretion of Coordination Committee of TANATA 2017.

Maharashtra TET 2017: Answer key to release at mahatet.in

The Maharashtra State Council of Examinations (MSCE), Pune, is likely to publish the answer key for the state Teacher Eligibility Test (MH TET) 2017. Candidates who have appeared for the exam can check the official website for the admit card which will be released soon.

According to a report by News 18, a number of candidates who had appeared for MH TET 2017 “complained about errors in the paper”. The MSCE has dismissed the errors pointed out as minor typos and said that there were no major mistakes in either of the papers.

About 8,461 candidates registered for paper 1 of MH TET 2017 while 6,384 registered for paper 2. Among them, 7,889 appeared for paper 1 and 6,263 candidates appeared for paper 2. Candidates responses can be cross checked with the answer key and objections can be submitted to challenge the key.

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Steps to download MH TET 2017 answer key:

– Go to the official website for MH TET (mahatet.in).

– Click on the notification for the answer key.

– Enter your details in the fields provided (if required).

– Download the MH TET 2017 answer key and cross check with your answers. Keep a copy for further reference.

MP Ruk Jana Nahi class 10, 12 result 2017 declared at mpsos.nic.in

The Madhya Pradesh State Open School (MPSOS) has released the class 10 and 12 results for the state “Ruk Jana Nahi” (Do not stop) initiative exam 2017. Candidates who have appeared for this paper can check their result from the official website of the Open school.

The exams were conducted from June 19 to July 13 this year for which about 79,317 students appeared. Among those who wrote the paper, 30 per cent of the students from class 10 and 44 per cent of the students from class 12 have passed. The “Ruk Jana Nahi” yojna was introduced last year in March and this is the first round of exams that has been conducted under the initiative.

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Step 1: Go to the official website for MPSOS (mpsos.nic.in).

Step 2: click on the notification for the “Ruk Jana Nahi” class 10 and 12 results 2017.

Step 3: Select either “10th” or “12th”, enter your roll number and login to the site.

Step 4: Download the result and take a print out of the same for further reference.

Maharashtra MAH HM CET counselling 2017: Register before July 28 at dtemaharashtra.gov.in

The Maharashtra Common Entrance Test Cell has released a notification regarding the first year admission to the full-time postgraduate hotel management and catering technology (MAH HM CET ) course from the academic term of 2017-18.

Those interested in the course can apply for the course from the official website before 5 pm on July 28, 2017. Candidates will be required to carry a DD of Rs 5000 (Rs 1000 for reserved categories) during the counselling process.

Important dates:

Last date to register- July 28
Verification process- July 31 (9.30 am to 12.30 pm)
Final merit list- July 31 (1.30 pm)
Counselling- July 31 (after 2 pm)
Reporting/confirmation of admission- August 1 to August 3
Academic year begins- August 7

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– Candidates will be required to have a bachelor’s degree in hotel management and catering technology “or its equivalent”.
– Candidates should have scored at least 50 (45 for reserved categories) per cent in their bachelor’s.
– Candidates should either have obtained a high score in MAH HM CET 2017
– Sponsored candidates should have a minimum of two years in full time work experience at a recognised institution.

Steps to apply for admission to Maharashtra M HMCT:

– Go to the official website (mhmct2017.dtemaharashtra.gov.in).

– Click on “new registration”.

– Select whether you have appeared for MAH M HMCT CET 2017 or not.

– Fill in the necessary details in the fields provided.

– Submit your application and keep a copy for further reference.

VTU 8th semester results June/July 2017 likely to be out today at results.vtu.ac.in

Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) on July 22 announced the results of BE semester 8 exams for civil and mechanical students. It is expected that VTU will declare the remaining VTU results by tonight. The exams were held in June/ July this year.

The result got delayed this year and nearly 60000 final-year students in over 190 colleges has been facing the brunt. While those who were planning to study abroad were anxious, others who have got placements in various companies are unable to join them.

VTU Registrar (Evaluation) Satish Annigeri has assured that the results would be announced on July 31, while the results of the remaining semesters would be out on August 7, The Hindu reported.

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Step 1: Visit the official website mentioned above
Step 2: On the homepage, click on results section under the examination tab
Step 3: Click on VTU Results 2017.
Step 4: A new page will open
Step 5: Enter all the required details like the semester and the university seat number in the provided fields.
Step 6: Click on submit button.
Step 7: The results will appear on the screen.
Step 8: Download and take a printout for further reference.