While the fight is on for admissions into some of the best colleges, there are some youngsters who are opting for community colleges. Community colleges are a new concept which is liked by lot of people in India. A community college primarily offers vocational education, diploma and certificate level courses. The first community college in India was founded as recently as 1995, in Pondicherry. In nearly three years, the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has over two lakh students in about 600 community colleges across the Indian sub-continent.
According to a research, Harvard University has been given the top rank and Oxford stands second in the list. Cambridge still enjoys the reputation of one of the most esteemed universities in the world. Japan’s Tokyo University landed at eighth position in the list. As per the latest figures of The Times Higher Education, none of the Indian Universities found place in top 100.
The Tamil Nadu Government said there would be no entrance exams for MBBS in the state for 2011-12. Students will be considered only on the basis of the marks obtained by them at 10+2 level. Previously, Supreme Court had given its approval to the Medical Council of India (MCI) to conduct Common Entrance Examination for admission to MBBS across the country. However, state government challenged Madras High Court MCI notification which was willing to make all entrance test compulsory for admission to MBBS and got a stay on January 6 this year.