Student Detects Vulnerability in Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Website

The news could be unsettling for students as well as professionals who are associated with Indian certificate of Secondary Education Board as reports from sources confirms that the Board’s website is vulnerable to security frauds and there are lacunae that could be manipulated to access various sensitive data. The claim was made by a class XI student from Rajkot who tried to hack the website to determine if the website is secured enough to access confidential information. According to the report the website of the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) website is inflicted with cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability that can easily be manipulated to access the confidential information.

Monark Modi, the young web security enthusiast, told TOI that he was checking the central board results for class X earlier this month. “At that time, I came across a glitch that I could exploit with a simple authentication bypass technique. Once I entered the dashboard, I could see pages containing the results of 13,000 students. I was shocked as with the proper knowledge, it could have been manipulated by someone,” He said According to a report by an online security major, cross-site scripting was found to be a reason for security vulnerability in 84% of cases. Experts say that better coding and monitoring cookies and scripts active at the time of functioning can reduce the risk.

Modi said that he has so far reported XSS related glitches to more than 12 sites of various industries. “More often than not, the company officials invest in designs and features and ignore the security aspect. In major websites where hundreds or thousands visit every day, it can lead to instances ranging from identity theft to financial fraud,” he said.

Source: The Times of India

Maharashtra SSC Mark Sheets to be Distributed Today after 3pm

In a latest move in the Indian education sector the mark sheets of the secondary school certificate (SSC, class X) examination will be distributed by respective schools on Saturday at 3 pm. The results of the examination were announced online on June 7, by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. Students can access the results of their examination online on June 7 by the respective authority.

It is important to emphasis here that the examination was conducted across nine divisional boards in Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Amravati, Nashik, Latur, Mumbai, Konkan and Kolhapur. Respective school authority will be provided with the result books and mark-sheets at 11 am Saturday however, students can get their copy from 3pm.

According to the statements given by the state board students who wish to get their marks verified will have to submit an application in the prescribed format to the respective divisional boards from June 15 to June 25 along with the prescribed fee. A photocopy of the original mark sheet has to be attached to the application form. Photocopies of mark sheets downloaded from the websites will not be accepted for the application for verification.

Students who wish to reappear for the SSC exam to be conducted in October 2013 should submit the exam application form in the prescribed format to the schools with regular fees by June 25 and with late fees till June 29. TNNUnder the class improvement scheme introduced by the board in 2008, students who wish to improve on their performance have two chances to reappear for the examin October 2013 and March 2014, the statement said.

UP Board class X Results Declared

In a latest news in the Indian education sector Uttar Pradesh (UP) Secondary Education Board on Saturday declared class 10th (high school) results. According to reports from the authority out of 34 lakhs students 29 lakhs were declared passed constituting a total pass percentage of 87%.

As usual girls outperformed boys in the examination with a total pass percentage of 92%.The pass percentage of boys was reported to be 83% a sharp reduction of 9% comparatively. Some of the toppers who rocked the examination are Ashutosh Mishra, a student from Barabanki District of the state. Mishra emerged as the highest rank holder in the ladder and scored a pass percentage of 97%. Ashutosh was followed by Aradhana Shukla a student from Barabanki District; she stood second with a total pass percentage of 96.17%.

As many as 114 under trial who appeared in examination from jail, also cleared examinations. Like class 12th results, students of small towns and rural areas did better in class 10th as well. Pass percentage of Maharajganj was highest in comparison to all the districts. The lowest pass percentage was in Pilibhit. Lucknow was at 37th place. Total districts in the state are 75.

The results can be accessed through the official website at http://upresults.nic.in

CBSE Declares Class XII Results: Chennai Tops the Performance Ladder

In latest news in the Indian education sector The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared results of Senior School Certificate Examination 2013 (Class XII) on early Monday. The results for the same are made available on the following websites – www.results.nic.in, www.cbseresults.nic.in and www.cbse.nic.in . Students can dial-up on these numbers to check their results and performance – 011-24300699, 011-28127030. To facilitate smooth conversation with the students like other years this year too students can also register for SMS alert.

According to the news from the sources over 82 per cent students cleared the 2013 Class XII CBSE examinations, with girls as-usual outshining the boys. While considering the overall performance of States in India Chennai tops the performance ladder beating others in the overall pass percentage.

In all, 8, 15,749 students registered for the Class XII examination this year, which was also an increase of about 5.94% over 2011. Girls continued to fare better than boys with 86.21% clearing the exam as compared to 75.80% boys.

The results this year in particular assumes significance for students who aspire to make it to the IITs as weightage is given for the Class XII performance. Rank holders in the JEE advance under the new format must be among the top 20 performers for admission to the IITs.

Like other years this year too, CBSE has started a 15-day counseling facility for students to help them boost their moral and confidence. This year, 45 principals, trained counselors from CBSE affiliated government and private schools and few psychologists are participating in counseling to address psychological problems of the students.

Students can dial toll free number 1800 118 004 from any part of the country to get centralized access to CBSE helpline. While the general queries will be answered by the operators, students can connect to the principals or counselors in case of result related anxiety or stress.

Source: Indian Express and Times of India

Get Your Future Ready with Resonance-Gurukul Integrated Program

India is poised to become one of the largest economies of the world and it owes much of its success to the prevailing education system that has the potential to create meritorious students that could add some value to the society a whole. However, with growing number of aspirants and students it is important for students to get themselves ready to meet the ever-changing field of education.

Keeping all these facts in mind SelaQui Education in association with education giant Resonance has come-up with a unique school integrated residential program “Resonance Gurukul” designed to meet the challenges of ever-demanding Indian society. It would not only enable students to do well at the competitive exams, but also at the school board examinations, now an integral and essential component of success and high ranks in the competition.

The goal of the initiative is to help students assimilate new pattern of entrance exams not just for the knowledge but shall extend to understanding of the fundamental concepts and applications of pure science and mathematics.

The course is being designed by a team of experienced and eminent teachers having several years of experience with reputed brands across the country and every effort has been made to ensure that students ‘know’, ‘understand’ and apply these in unfamiliar and unpredictable real life situations.

In the boarding environment at SelaQui, Teachers stay on the campus along with students and are therefore, available to students 24×7. Students are supported not just in studies but are nurtured in every possible way; intellectual, academic, physical and spiritual. Guided studies in the evening ensure that every student is engaged and supported.

We believe that learning is a journey and assessments are its integral and essential milestones. Every assessment informs the students and teachers of their present status and helps in charting the course ahead. Teachers work together with the students in covering these gaps.

Finally, it is important that every student develops and blossoms to his/her potential. Resonance Gurukul program design will ensure that a much larger number succeeds and those who do not, will surely make it good otherwise – for the skills and values they imbibe while at Resonance Gurukul at SelaQui will carry on with them throughout life.

Some of the salient features of this course are:

  • Intensive interactive learning environment.
  • Topic wise assignments graded for different difficulty levels.
  • Solving Comprehensive assignments & Daily practice of multi-concept problems – Refines and reinforces problem skills.
  • Cumulative tests that continually monitor student performance.
  • A progressive preparation for the examination.

SelaQui International School & Resonance all set to initiate an Elite, Integrated Two Year Residential Program for Medical Aspirants

We are delighted to announce that Resonance, one of the leading institutes in the field of education has entered into a partnership with SelaQui International School, to offer Resonance Gurukul, a program for super-achievers. With this our aim is to impart quality education to students and aspirants who are doing preparation for competitive exams for Engineering and Medical such as NEET/AIPMT etc. The course to be offered is one of its types to synchronize formal school education/Board Exams with competitive preparatory courses under one roof.

With the introduction of 6 AIIMs like institutions and planning of introduction of 100 more medical colleges, there has been a rapid increase in student’s interest towards medical career and enhanced chances of success in medical entrance examinations.

Looking at today’s scenario changing consistently, the current changes being introduced in the world of Competitive Exam preparation, Integrated Learning Approach is a boon for students as they can achieve success in Competitive Examination as well as Board / School Examination.

Salient Features of Resonance NEET Program

  • The program is launched in association with Resonance (one of the leading educational institutes)
  • The program is aimed at synchronizing formal school education/Board Exams with competitive preparatory courses under one roof.
  • This saves ample time for self-study and ultimately leads to crystal clear clarity of concepts.
  • This program is well in line with the revised NEET pattern
  • Students and aspirants can enroll for the course through Online Application Form
  • ·To apply online visit the web page http://www.selaqui.org/neet/apply-online.php

 In such a case, we would like to ensure that our students are the biggest beneficiaries in the era of consistently and rapidly changing trends in education. On realizing the needs of our students in present times and considering regular requests from parents, we are providing an opportunity to students who want to choose medicine as their career option.

Karnataka Records Best SSLC, Pre University Results

 In a latest move in the Indian Education Sector, the results of the 2013 Secondary School Leaving (SSLC) exams, declared on Monday, are the best yet with a total pass percentage of 77.47., an increase of 1.34 percentage points over last year’s 76.13. According to the sources around 8.36 lakh students wrote the examination and 6.47 lakh have successfully passed the examination.

While addressing media professionals and experts Director of the Karnataka Secondary Education and Examination Board (KSEEB) D. Venkateshiah said, “This is the highest SSLC pass percentage so far. We have been beating our own records over the past two years.”

Some Peculiar Facts about the Results:

  • As usual, girls have outperformed boys. While the overall pass percentage of girls stands at 82.29, it is 73.25 per cent for boys.
  • Rural areas have fared better than urban areas, with pass percentages of 82.83 and 78.41 respectively.
  • Sudhindra M.S. from Vijaya High School, Bangalore, scored 622 marks out of 625 to clinch the top spot
  • The second spot is shared by three students, while the third spot is shared by five students.
  • The number of students who wrote the exams were also 16,000 more than in 2012
  • While the pass percentage for regular students stood highest at 69.41, repeaters had a pass percentage of 24.83 while 29.98 per cent of external candidates passed.
  • Udupi educational district toppled Mangalore from its top position with a pass percentage of 92.72.
  • Mangalore stands second this time with 91.76 per cent, followed by Karwar (82.97 per cent), Kodagu (80.83 per cent) and Chikmagalur (78.02 per cent)
  • Yadgir remained at the bottom of the table (31st position) with a meagre 46.02 per cent.
  • Bangalore south, north and rural stood ninth, tenth and 11th respectively, followed by Mysore at 12th position

Source: The Hindu

 

CAT 2013 Dates Announced

In a latest development in the field of Indian Education System, this year’s Common Admission Test (CAT) is going to be held soon. According to the testing agency, Prometric India, the exam will be conducted over a period of 20 days. Students can collect the vouchers for the test at selected Axis Bank branches from 29 July to 24 September 2013. The registration window for the same will remain open from 29 July to 26 September 2013.

According to the reports from the testing agency the test that holds the key to the most prestigious B-schools will witness four new testing locations this year increasing the number of test locations to 40. Four new testing centers that are included in this year are:

  • Surat
  • Udaipur
  • Trivandrum
  • Vijayawada

While detailing about the test, Soumitra Roy, MD, for Prometric India said “These four new locations will offer greater flexibility and ease to candidates while scheduling their appointments.

This year’s Common Admission Test (CAT) will be conducted from October 11, 2012 to November 6, 2012. CAT 2012 will be coordinated by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode on behalf of Indian Institutes of Management.

Exploring Scopes and Careers in Hotel Management Industry

Airline Industry: One of the career options that are gaining huge traction among students of hospitality and tourism is the Airline Industry. The field is particularly preferred by female aspirants as clients are looking for female candidates more than their counterparts. After the completion of the hotel management course aspirants can join as Flight attendant and Air Hostess. However, the field is not confined to this rather aspirants can also join the industry as Public Relationship officer or ground staff. The remuneration and perks offered in this industry is pretty appealing and aspirants equipped with adequate knowledge and eligible traits could expect a starting salary of 20 to 25k. The figure may go up for international airlines and they could expect a remuneration of 50 to 70k.

Hotels: With the advent of globalization and liberalization the whole world has shrunk into a global village and doing business has become very convenient and easy with it. However, one of the challenges for these businesses is the accommodation of their visitors and guests. Here comes the need of a hotel that offers favorable and welcoming experience to their guests. After the completion of the course in hotel and hospitality industry people could find jobs in reputed hotels like Taj, Oberoi and Welcome. Asides, aspirants can expect jobs in various international chains like Hyatt, Sheraton and many more.

Some of the important department where aspirants and students could find jobs is:

  • Front Office,
  • House Keeping,
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Food Production
  • Floor management
  • Food quality control department

Compared to Airline industry the range of salary and remuneration is a bit low still is the best platform to start off your career. Aspirants and students could expect 10-15K initially which is bound to go up within a year depending on the skills and mindset of the person.

Retail Sector: These days’ people and individuals invest a considerable part of their time in places like Malls, PVR, Hospitals, BPO and other recreation facilities. It is important for these organizations to offer the best possible experience to their customers and visitors and hence is always in search of professionals who are from the field of hospitality and tourism.

Teaching: Teaching is another option that people are left with as there are number of colleges and institutes that are willing to hire individuals who could impart quality education to students and aspirants. These individuals are open to join IHMs or private colleges after the completion of their course. These individuals can expect a salary of 10k initially which reaches up to 30k depending on the skills and expertise of the individual.

Entrepreneur: Entrepreneurship is one of the best: Another option that is available with these students is Entrepreneurship in which they can start their own chains of restaurants and hotels. They can also organize themed parties depending on the requirements of their clients.

Some Top Business Management Schools

Harvard Business School

Based at: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Important Facts about Harvard:

Harvard Business School has been the hotbed of entrepreneurial activities and has given some brilliant students in the field of business and entrepreneurship. The University boasts to have offered more than 65 CEOs that are in the list of Fortune 500 companies.

The University is well-known for imparting quality education to students and developing and nurturing following traits in an individual:

  • Confidence
  • Solid Work Experience
  • Personal Drive
  • International outlook
  • Team Players
  • Good Communicator
  • High intellectual capacity

Some of the important personalities that the University has offered to the society are:

  • Theodore Roosevelt (Nobel Laureate)
  • Philip W. Anderson (Nobel Laureate in Physics)
  • Percy W. Bridgman (Nobel Prize winner in Physics)
  • Ralph Bunche (Nobel Peace Prize winner)

 

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Based at: Stanford, California, United States

Important Facts about Stanford: The University has emerged as one of the top most business colleges in the world and is widely recognized and known for the quality of education that it imparts to students.

The University is committed to nurturing following traits in an individual:

  • High Intellectual thinking
  • Robust decision making capability
  • Thinking out of the box attitude
  • A go-getter
  • Entrepreneurial attitude

 

University of Pennsylvania: Wharton

Based at:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Some Important Facts about University of Pennsylvania, Wharton: The business school is widely recognized and known for its entrepreneurial environment. The College is considered as the King of Business Schools and hence is the dream of every student willing to carve a niche in the field of business and trade.

The popularity and strength of the University could be understood with the fact that Even with Wall Street in decline, more than 40% of Wharton’s Class of 2012 headed into the financial services industry, up from 38.5 per cent a year earlier.

London Business School

Based at: Regents Park, London United Kingdom

Some Facts about LBS:

A business School situated in the capital city of United Kingdom is the only business school that offer MSc Program in the field of business management and administration. The main aim of the University is to offer quality education to help them grow as a successful entrepreneur in the future.

Columbia Business School

Based at: Manhattan, New York, United States

Facts about the University: The University is widely known for its sound infrastructure and quality pool of professors. Getting a degree in the field of business and management is one of the dreams that every students wonder about.

Iese Business School

Based at:  Barcelona and Madrid, Spain, Europe

Fact about the University: The University is known for its quality education and sound infrastructure and is committed in building and nurturing entrepreneurial attitudes in individuals.

Hong Kong UST Business School

Based at:  Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

Facts about the University: The University is widely known for its favorable environment in nurturing business attitude in individuals.

 

MIT: Sloan

Based at: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Facts about the University: The University is listed at the top of the business colleges in the world and is widely known for the quality of education that it imparts to students and aspirants.

 

University of Chicago

Based at: Chicago, Illinois, United States