List of 25 Best Engineering Colleges in India for 2018 Out. Check out if your College is In the List

The IIT-JEE entrance exams results are out and with that the whole shebang related to engineering admissions has started with the huge influx of students began pouring into campuses around the country. The students are trying hard to get admission into their desired college and university and even the parents are leaving no stone unturned in the whole process. The whole process is very nerve racking for parents as well as students.

The IITs are the most desired institute to get admission, and so are the NITs and centrally owned institutions which are seeing a huge number of applications for admission. Amongst all this, the rankings declared by the Human Resources ministry will be of a great help to the candidates in making their decision regardin the college they want to get admission in.

A report titled “India Ranking Report 2018” deals with the ranking of the institutes in various categories such as engineering, management, pharmacy, etc.

The report has been coming out since 2015 and ranks institution based on 5 criteria’s which include outreach and inclusivity, graduation outcomes, research and professional practice, perception and teaching/ learning and resources.

The first spot was scored by IIT-Madras which gathered 88.95 points, while the second spot was scored by IIT-Bombay which gathered 84.82 points. The third and fourth spot were taken by IIT-Delhi and IIT-Kharagpur respectively. iIT-Delhi scored 82.18 while the score of IIT-Kharagpur is 77.78.

Here’s the list of Top 30 colleges:

  1. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras – Score 88.95
  2. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay – Score 84.82
  3. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi – Score 82.18
  4. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur – Score 77.78
  5. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur – Score 75.24
  6. Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee – Score 72.57
  7. Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati – Score 69.25
  8. Anna University, Chennai – Score 67.04
  9. Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad – Score 60.87
  10. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai – Score 60.63
  11. National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli – Score 60.35
  12. Jadavpur University, Kolkata – Score 59.82
  13. Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad – Score 59.24
  14. Indian Institute of Technology, Indore – Score 57.95
  15. National Institute of Technology, Rourkela – Score 57.05
  16. Vellore Institute of Technology Score – 57.02
  17. Birla Insitute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Score 56.98
  18. Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneshwar – Score 56.89
  19. Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi – Score 56.62
  20. Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala – Score 56.14
  21. National Institute of Technology, Surathkal – Score 53.16
  22. Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar – Score 52.80
  23. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram – Score 52.74
  24. Indian Institute of Technology, Patna – Score 52.37
  25. National Institute of Technology, Warangal – Score 51.82

Full List of BCCI Awards is Out. Check out who all Won

Cricket is a sport which is played all round the year, and the cricketers bring in a lot of intensity and finesse to the game from years of training and mastering the game. If you talk about a sport which brings intense fame to the country then it would be cricket, cricketers bring in honors from all around the world and there is no saying that they don’t deserve the best.

Be it international cricket or domestic cricket, the BCCI never forgets to respect them. This year’s BCCI Annual Awards – Naman were hosted today at Bengaluru and it was indeed a wonderful evening.

Virat Kohli stole the show as expected. He won the Polly Umrigar Award for the International Cricketer (2016-17 and 2017-18).

Since award of both the seasons i.e. 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 were announced, the list is huge.

Virat Kohli won the Polly Umrigar International cricketer of the year (Male) for both seasons i.e. 2016-17 and 2017-18

Smriti Mandhana won International Cricketer of the year (Female) for 2017-18 season

Harmanpreet Kaur won International cricketer of the year (Female) for 2016-17 season

Anshuman Gaekwad won Lifetime Achievement Award (2017-18)

This is the full list:

Why did India Withdrew Participation in FIFA World Cup? The Real Reason is Out

The football World Cup is a four year event and it’s a culmination of the efforts put in by each and every country taking part in the world cup along with others who could not make it past the qualifications. The World Cup brings a lot of joy to people’s faces and India is no different, every four years our countrymen pick up a country of choice and support them throughout the world cup, but the joy is short-lived as our country has not participated in the World Cup since its inauguration.

There have been many rumors on why the country did not participate in the World Cup 1950  even though it qualified for it, and they include that the AIFF wanted to play the world cup barefoot and the authorities did not allow the match to be played in that form, which is why India bailed out of the World Cup.

The Reason behind not Playing FIFA World Cup 1950?

The reason why India did not play in the World Cup was that they men had to travel to Brazil to play the World cup and AIFF was not ready for it. Even though Brazil was ready to sponsor the teams trip to the World Cup, AIFF still declined it.

As Per Sports Illustrated –

At the time, for India, the Olympics was a bigger deal than the football World Cup, which, in 1950, was the fourth edition of the global competition. So the AIFF did not see it fit to send a team halfway around the world via ship. Brazil even offered to sponsor the travel costs, but the AIFF declined.

The AIFF was also worried about the fitness of the players in the team as the team were able to perform for a 70 minute match and not a 90 minute match as was going to be played in the World Cup.

Further, there were teams such as Turkey, Portugal, Ireland, Scotland which were giving the tournament a miss.

For these reasons, the AIFF declined attending the World Cup as there was no point getting humiliated in front of a global audience.

Sailen Manna, Indian Football captain of 1950’s has been quoted as saying by Sports Illustrated –

“We had no idea about the World Cup then. For us, the Olympics was everything. There was nothing bigger.”

 

Deepika Padukone Demands Fees like SRK and Salman? Directors are Crying

Deepika Padukone is the ace actress of Bollywood and is riding high on the success of her movie Padmaavat. She acted gracefully while enacting the queen and the bars have been set high for her future movies, even during the wrap up of Padmaavat we saw that Deepika earned the highest renumeration for the movie.

Now, reports have sprung up telling us that after the success of Padmaavat, Deepika has got an ego boost and wants high renumeration. As per Asian age, Deepika is demanding high salary as big Bollywood superstars.

Asian Age reports, “Rumour has it that the actress now entertains only author-backed roles and demands a renumeration that exceeds what the leading man receives and is apparently, there times more than what A-list heroines make.”

A young director has been quoted as saying,

“Sari Bhansali ki galti hai (It’s all Bhansali’s fault).”

The director also adds –

“After Padmaavat, Deepika thinks she is far above the rat race. She will only entertain top-notch producers and directors and only if they come to her with the author-backed title role. She also wants creative control over the script.”

Meanwhile, there is no visible project that Deepika has signed recently. Her upcoming film Sapna Didi also got delayed due to co-star Irrfan Khan’s bad health.

Indian Cricketer Nitish Rana Got Engaged to His Girlfriend; She’s Very Pretty

Ever since the shutterbug caught sight of the wedding of Virat and Anushka, there has been a bunch of cricketers who have decided to tie the knot. It seems like it is wedding season amongst all unmarried cricketers including Mayank Agarwal and Sandeep Sharma who got engaged or married to their girlfriends, and the latest addition to the list is Nitish Rana.

You heard it right, the cricketer who plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the last edition of the IPL will be getting married to his long time girlfriend Saachi Marwah, as they got engaged a few days ago.

Saachi is an Interior Designer and belongs to Delhi. The couple have been spending quality time together and their pics on social media are proof.

The news of the engagement was shared by Dhruv Shorey, his teammate, who shared the photo of beautiful couple on Instagram story. Most probable story is that he attended the ceremony but the couple has not announced the news on the internet yet.

Take a look at the pic:

As the news is yet to be confirmed, the date of their marriage is still not known but we must say that they compliment each other and are made for each other.

Proud Moment. India Wins Hero Intercontinental Cup 2018 Finals by Defeating Kenya 2-0

For the last week or a week and half, India has gone football crazy, with the Hero Intercontinental Cup being played in Mumbai, and crowds thronging the stadium in the tens of thousands. We had the pleasure of watching some great football and the best part of the whole tournament was that India won the finals and took home the trophy.

It was all due to the magical performance given by Indian captain Sunil Chettri who scored goals in all the matches he played.

In the previous match, Kenya was defeated by India 3-0 and even yesterday, they once again defeated Kenya 2-0.

With today’s brace of goals, Sunil Chettri’s goal tally goes up to 64 goals; yes, he will become the 2nd highest international goal scorer, thereby defeating Messi. We all thought that Kenya would take revenge of their last defeat, but Sunil Chettri didn’t let them do so.

This is definitely a proud moment for all of us, whose team showed that they can compete with the best in the world and defeat them irrespective of who the other team and where they are from.

 

The List of Most Hard Working Cities in the World is Out. Mumbai’s Rank will Leave you Amazed

If you have ever been to Mumbai or lived in the city, you must have noticed the hustle and bustle in the city whenever and wherever you go, irrespective of day or night. It is the city that never sleeps and people are always busy with what they are doing, whether working or doing chores or taking their morning walks.

Well, if you ever wondered if the city had the most hardworking and ambitious people in the world, the wait is over.

According to regulatory agency UBS, there was a study which was conducted by the Swiss Investment Bank which proved that Mumbaikars are the most hardworking people as they work for longest hours in the world.

The study has deducted that an average employed Mumbaikar works for around 3315 hours a years, this is the most hours worked by any city in the world, followed by Hanoi, Mexico City, New Delhi, Bagota and Dubai.

As part of its Price and Earnings 2018 report, UBS did a study of 77 cities around the world which included parameters such as average annual working hours.

The study also revealed that employees in the Helsinki, Moscow, Copenhagen, Paris, Rome and Lagos work the least amount of hours.

The study also showed that Mumbaikars do not have the buying capacity which an average employee around the world should. It was seen that employees in New York can buy a Apple iPhone X by working 54 hours, while an employee in Mumbai would need to work 917 hours on an average to buy the smartphone. This is also seen including the rental expense, the cost of living in Mumbai is 46% less than that in New York.

You can check the complete list below:

These 3 Indian Colleges are Among World’s Top 200 Institutes. Check out if your College is Here

If there is one thing which is larger than life in India, it is the education system and institutions present in the country. And there is good news for the students in India, the education system has seen a steep rise in the institution being listed as the top 1000 institutions in the world, with the number increasing to 24 from 20.

On Wednesday, QS World University Rankings 2019 got released and the elite institutions of India – Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay (IIT-B), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) – Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology – Delhi (IIT-D) got featured in the top 200.

The institution to get top marks from the ranking and which saw a rise in ranking is IIT-Bombay which saw it rank at 162nd, 17 positions up from 2018 while the IIT-Delhi saw an increase in rank to 172nd this year too. While the IISc-Bangalore has seen its ranking surpassing IIT-Delhi and reaching the 170th rank in the current ranking year.

Global Higher Education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds released the 15th edition of QS World University Rankings which are seen as one of the most respected and esteemed rankings. The great part of the news for India’s educational institution is that 8/10 IIT’s/IISc’s have seen their ranking improve and gone up in ranking and 2 have remained the same in ranking this year.

Here’s the list of Top 20:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  2. Stanford University
  3. Harvard University
  4. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  5. University of Oxford
  6. University of Cambridge
  7. ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  8. Imperial College London
  9. University of Chicago
  10. UCL (University of College London)
  11. National University of Singapore (NUS)
  12. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)
  13. Princeton University
  14. Cornell University
  15. Yale University
  16. Columbia University
  17. Tsinghua University
  18. The University of Edinburgh
  19. University of Pennsylvania
  20. University of Michigan

The fun fact about these rankings is that colleges and universities from 85 countries have been reviewed and 1000 universities have been ranked from these places, and the top position is held by Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the seventh consecutive year in a row.

Ben Sowter, QS Research Director, said this about the performance of Indian universities,

“The positive performance recorded by India’s most prominent institutions is symptomatic of a successful year for the country’s higher education system. 24 universities feature from India. 7 improve their rank, 9 remain stable, 5 are newly-ranked – and only three see their position drop.”

He further added,

“Indian improvements can be primarily attributed to improvements in QS’s reputational indicators, which account for the insights of 83,000 academics and 42,000 employers. Seventeen of India’s 24 ranked universities improve their rank for Academic Reputation, while 13 improve their rank for Employer Reputation.”

R Subrahmanyam, secretary, higher education, HRD ministry, expressed his opinion on the rankings,

“This is an affirmation of faith in the premier Indian higher educational institutions and an endorsement of the effectiveness of the measures being taken by Indian Government to improve ranking of Indian institutions.”

As far as the Government of India is concerned, the HRD ministry is taking positive steps towards providing for the institutions by giving more grants, scholarships and funds to help improve their rankings in the world and also creating the Institutes of Eminence scheme so that these universities do not have to deal much with the regulatory framework.

After Break up with Elli Avram, Hardik Pandya is Now dating this Actress?

Cricketer Hardik Pandya is one of the most talked about cricketers recently due to his strong performances on the field. Even though, his on-field exploits are something to be talked about, but it is his love life which has taken center stage currently. He was rumored to have been dating actress Elli Avram and they both were seen during his brother Krunal wedding talking to each other and Hardik’s family.

The pictures of the event went viral and there were strong reports that their love affair may be real. However, latest media reports have suggested that the pair have parted ways a couple of weeks back and now Hardik has been involved with another Bollywood actress.

Who is this Bollywood Actress, Hardik Pandya is now dating?

Well, as per reports the actress is none other than bold and beautiful Esha Gupta. As per reports, both of them recently met at a party and immediately hit off. Their meeting at the party has sparked off rumors about their affair and it is being said that they got close there.

Reports have also suggested that the duo wants to avoid meeting publicly and want to keep their relationship private until a later date.

Virat Kohli is the Only Indian Athlete to feature in Forbes Highest-Paid List. Here’s who Topped the List

Undoubtedly, Virat Kohli is one of the most loved and famous of Indian athlete present today. He has a fan following which measures in the millions and he makes the money the same money. With endorsements with Audi, MRF, Pepsi and Puma he rakes in money like nobody else.

Talking about international athletes gracing their respective sports, the list is endless; but only a few athletes get paid their true value in each sport they represent. And Virat Kohli is one of those only Indian athletes who is matching the earning capacity of international athletes around the world.

Yes you read it right! Virat Kohli is the only Indian athlete to feature in the Forbes lsit of “World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2018”. The cricketer has secured the 83rd rank with total earnings of Rs 160 crore ($24 million). The top spot has been secured by American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather (41) with earnings of Rs 1,905 crore ($285 million).

Here is the list of Top 10 Highest-Paid Athletes of the World:

  1. Floyd Mayweather (Boxing) – Rs 1,905 crore ($285 million)
  2. Lionel Messi (Soccer) – Rs 742 crore ($111 million)
  3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer) – Rs 721 crore ($108 million)
  4. Conor McGregor (Mixed Martial Arts) – Rs 662 crore ($99 million)
  5. Neymar (Soccer) – Rs 601 crore ($90 million)
  6. LeBron James (Basketball) – Rs 571 crore ($85.5 million)
  7. Roger Federer (Tennis) – Rs 516 crore ($77.2 million)
  8. Stephen Curry (Basketball) – Rs 514 crore ($76.9 million)
  9. Matt Ryan (Football) – Rs 450 crore ($67.3 million)
  10. Matthew Stafford (Football) – Rs 397 crore ($59.5 million)

Virat Kohli (Cricket) – Rs 160 crore ($24 million) – Rank 83

As the craze and love for Cricket in our country is far more than the other sports, there’s no wonder that an Indian cricketer has got place in the list; however,  it is quite surprising no other Indian cricketer has got a spot on the list.

As forbes stated:

“Yet like the Indian cricket mega-stars who have come before him, Kohli’s big payday comes off the pitch.”

Kohli is one of the five cricketers who have been given A+ contract which means they make a minimum of $ 1 million per year as their contract agreement.