Karnataka Diploma results: Declared at www.dte.kar.nic.in

Karnataka Diploma resultsThe Department of Technical Education (DTE), Karnataka, has released the diploma results for the semester exams conducted in April to May 2015, at 3 pm on July 13.

The candidates who appeared in semesters first, third and fifth can now check their results on the official website of DTE – the Board of Technical Examinations.

The Department of Technical Education Karnataka conducts exams for the first, third and fifth semesters for 574 polytechnic colleges, fine arts institutes, engineering colleges, film and junior technical schools every year between April and May.

The students can check their results by following the steps mentioned below:
Go to the official site, www.dte.kar.nic.in

  • Click on the link provided for checking results
  • Enter your institute code
  • Insert your registration number
  • Enter your semester
  • Click on submit

The results will be displayed on the computer screens.

The candidates can also access their results through the board’s SMS service. They can do so by typing ‘ Result<space>DTE<space>Registration number’ and send it to 56263. This option is available only for first semester students.

The students who are not satisfied with their result and wish to apply for re-evaluation can do so through the official site. The result for the re-evaluated papers will be declared a month after the announcement of Karnataka Diploma 2015 results.










British Council to launch career oriented programme across India

 'study week'UK based international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, the British Council, in collaboration with various schools across the country is conducting a week-long series of events around school education. The ‘Schools Week’ has begun with the launch of the British Council’s ‘Generation UK India Teaching Assistants Programme.’

The latter half of the ‘Schools Week’ will witness stimulating discussions on ‘Unlocking a world of potential: Core skills for learning, work and society’ by industry specialists.

The programme intents  to pander to British Council’s consistent endeavours to construct more grounded connections in view of commonality and associations.
Generation UK India Teaching Assistants Programme aims to bring 25,000 young aspirants from the UK to India to experience and understand a vibrant India.

“The Generation UK-India Programme encourages internationalism and is a fantastic opportunity for young people from the UK to come and learn about India, one of the countries that will shape the 21st century. Their experience will help broaden their understanding and their ability to operate in diverse contexts and a multi-cultural environment. This will hopefully lead to stronger links and partnerships between the UK and India”, said Rob Lynes, Director India, and British Council.

The International Schools Award Ceremony will be attended by Principals and Teachers of over 250 schools. In the spirit of celebrating partnerships, these schools will receive the ‘British Council International School Award’.

There are two core areas that this gathering will address.
Firstly, ‘Re-vamping Teacher Education for Quality Teachers’, and ‘Far reaching Education – Ethics, Physical Education, Arts & Crafts, Life Skills’.

Secondly, it will concentrate on the developing the reach and outcome of optional and higher auxiliary education. Additionally it will try to discover methods for evaluating learning outcome in problem solving and critical thinking that will likewise be a piece of the discourses of this meeting.












CBCS syllabi authorised by Delhi University Academic Council, approved courses to commence from July 20


Delhi UniversityThis year’s dust storm, the Choice Based Credit System (COBS), is particularly intense. The University Grants Commission will be responsible for designing both syllabi and structure for course.

Without spending much time, DU issued a statement, saying, “AC in its meeting approved with a huge majority (79 to 22) all courses under COBS for the ensuing academic session commencing July 20″.

It further claimed,”A heartwarming feature is that teachers have cooperated in large numbers with the framing of the courses of study through their departments and proper procedures have been followed by these departments and by their respective affiliating faculties”. The syllabi will be placed before Executive Council on Tuesday.

According to the statement of EC member Abha D Habib, “It was pre-decided that CBCS is to be implemented, but the agenda was on passing the syllabi. There was no deliberation on CBCS and this is completely illegal”. Out of the 23 elected teachers’ representatives, 22 dissented.
The elected members raised objections on the meeting itself as it was called violating regular procedures, said Delhi University’s Teachers Association.

It is believed that the teachers across the country are being told what to teach without their participation in policymaking and designing courses. It will alienate teachers and educators who are crucial for any change to take shape in classrooms and labs. This refusal to use their expertise in deciding the structure and content is most damaging for the quality of education.

Academics for Action and Development stated, “The letter from HRD secretary on introduction of CBCS in all central universities is in direct conflict with the powers of the universities”.

Following nine hours of levelheaded discussion on the syllabi under Choice Based Credit System at DU’s Academic Council on Monday, the vice-chancellor unexpectedly disrupted the meeting, said elected teachers’ representatives. The syllabi of more than 100 courses were set before the gathering.








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Schools to conduct admissions under RTE after Bombay High Court elucidation

Bombay High CourtA fresh circular has been issued to all the education officers in the state of Maharashtra by the primary Education Directorate to grant admission to students who have applied under the Right to Education Act, 2009.

According to the statement of Dinkar Temkar, deputy director, Primary education, we have asked all education officers to submit a report on the number of admissions and vacant seats. We are not accepting any fresh applications. We are just asking all the districts to ensure that all the children allotted seats get admission in schools. The admissions will be done as per the status before April 30 government resolution which made Class 1 entry level mandatory”.

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday had illuminated that they had not stayed the admissions under the 25 per cent RTE quota. The court had pulled up the legislature for carelessness and had requested that it show the status report of admissions under RTE in the state on Friday.

Nonetheless, regardless of the court’s elucidation and the state education department’s notification, not a solitary school has begun admission, claimed Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat, the petioner for the situation.

As many as 6,000 applications were received for the first round, of which almost 3,000 students were allotted seats.

“Of this, as many as 1,700 seats were confirmed. But even in these seats, how many of them have actually been allowed to attend classes and how many of them have been asked to pay fees is unknown. The government has taken a very lax view of the entire process and there is a feeling among schools that nobody can touch them which is creating all this problem,” said Maitreyi Shankar, activist, KKPKP.

According to the RTE Act, there are very few alternatives to rebuff a school with the exception of de-recognising it, which in the long run is a discipline for students more than the management. “We have not yet chosen the discipline for failing schools, but rather we will send them sees on Monday,” said an official.

















Find out where prolific bloggers in your niche contribute

Not every site will explicitly identify guest blogging opportunities. Sites that already receive many unsolicited pitches may not provide a process for applying to become a guest contributor, making the above queries ineffective. This doesn’t mean, however, that there are no opportunities; it simply means that you’ll need to be smarter, or at least you’ll need to work smarter than the average would-be guest blogger.

To find out where influencers in your niche contribute guest posts, start with a simple Google search for the influencer’s full name. Scroll through the search results to see which sites they’ve contributed to. This basic search will likely elicit and reveal many relevant searches, like media or blog mentions. To get even more specific, try the following operators:

[Influencer name] guest.

[Influencer name] guest post.

[Influencer name] author.

Another strategy is to visit the social media profiles of prolific bloggers in your industry. Many will promote their guest posts via social media, and some will even reference their regular guest posting gigs in their profiles or bios. Google+ is perhaps the best social networking site for this strategy: Visit the profile of the person you’re investigating, and click on, ‘About.’ Scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for the ‘Contributor to’ section. Most prolific bloggers will be proud to include links to the outlets they contribute to.























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Before You Start: Populate Your blog With High-Quality Content

If there is only one thing you take from this article, let it be this: You absolutely musthave a blog with high-quality content  before you even think about requesting placement on another blog. This is particularly true if you have your sights set on a well-known outlet like Forbes of Huffington Post; but it’s increasingly necessary that you have high-quality posts for all guest blogging opportunities.When a publisher is considering whether you’re a good fit for their site, the first place they’ll look is your blog. There are a number of factors they’ll be looking at on your site, including:

  • The quality of your writing: Subject matter aside, is your writing free from typos and grammatical errors?
  • Whether you’re a subject matter expert: Do you offer unique insights into industry-related topics, or do you simply rehash common topics?
  • Social proof: How many comments, likes, and shares have your posts received? Publishers want to see that you have an established audience, and that your content is getting traction within your niche. Make sure your social sharing counters are displayed prominently, not only on your homepage but also on individual blog posts as well.
  • Appropriate use of external linking: One of the tenets of high-quality content is the inclusion of  links to authoritative sources. Publishers will be looking to see if you’re aware of — and citing high caliber, knowledgeable sources in your content.
  • Prominent placement of your name on your content: Ensure that your name and bio are included on all your posts. This is particularly important for multi-author blogs.



























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My strategy: Start small, and work your way up

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Guest blogging is an integral part of my brand’s digital marketing strategy. After years of guest blogging on a wide variety of sites, I know firsthand the incredible benefitsthat come from using this strategy: the increased referral traffic, the authority that comes from contributing well — to well-known sites, and the sales that will invariably follow quality work.

One thing I’ve learned over the years is that you need to start small, and work your way up. If you’re a relatively unknown entity in your industry, contacting Forbes or Harvard Business Review will not help you and isn’t worth the effort. In fact, it may even hurt your chances later on down the road.

Instead, start off by focusing on highly-targeted niche blogs. These are blogs that have a good reputation in your industry, but that likely won’t boast huge numbers of blog visitors or social media followers. The upside to guest posting on these types of sites, however, is that the traffic you do attract will be highly relevant and therefore more likely to convert.

Once you’ve been published on a number of these smaller blogs, you can expand outwards and upwards. Choose bigger niche sites, and work your way up to large national publications. Publishers at each tier will be looking to see which sites you’ve been contributing to. Once you get a regular gig at one publication, you will be able to expand your reach to other publications.























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How to Guest Blog Anywhere

how to guest blog anywhere

Guest blogging is one of the best ways to expand your brand’s reach, yet it’s also one of the most under-utilized marketing strategies among business owners. The practice of guest blogging has come under fire over the past few years, largely because of how many marketers were using it as a way to generate loads of low-quality backlinks; and with Google’s Matt Cutts coming out strongly against this use of guest blogging, many marketers have given up this marketing strategy altogether.

However, guest blogging as a way to generate traffic, brand awareness, and yes — even backlinks — is still very much alive and well. Business owners and marketers can (and do) still use guest blogging as a way to reach a targeted audience; an audience they would otherwise not be able to access.If you’re looking to incorporate guest blogging into your marketing strategy, this post will cover all the ins and outs of the process; from the preliminary steps you must take before you even start, to finding guest posting opportunities, to getting well-known sites to actually publish your content.






















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How Not to Be a Sleaze (or a Martyr) in Your Business

Don't take shortcuts; they take too long.

Don’t take shortcuts; they take too long.

I first wrote that advice in a post about site quality as an SEO strategy for content marketers.

It sprang back to mind when we lost the incomparable Yogi Berra last week. Don’t worry, I’m not going to do Yet Another Blog Post with Yogi Quotes (this is a good collection, if you’re looking for one).

But there’s something about that “so wrong, it’s right” Yogi logic that seems to be a constant in business and in life, and I thought I’d write about it.

So what does that initial advice mean, anyway?

Don’t take shortcuts; they take too long

In the world of SEO, it’s fairly straightforward.

First, let me make it very clear: There are some great SEOs out there. They’re smart, skillful professionals who will come to you with an intelligent strategy that works for the long haul — combined, possibly, with some technical fixes if your site code is horrible or if your last SEO firm took shortcuts that are now getting you penalized.

And those “shortcuts” are what I was getting at.

Buying links from crappy sites, vomiting out volumes of weak content, doing weird fake things like inserting “SEO text” in white on a white background.

Silly bullshit, in other words.

Almost anything that can be described as “SEOing your content” is something you should take a hard look at.

Now, if “SEOing your content” means “making it exceptionally valuable, shareable, and relevant, and including a fantastic headline and a compelling image,” go forth and do your thing.

If “SEOing your content” means deforming the language so it’s hard for humans to read, or trying to trick people into clicking your link, or other practices that defy common sense, you want to slow down and think through why you’re doing this.

Rather than thinking about “SEOing” as some kind of layer you put over your content, work on creating content that fits into a smart, cohesive strategy that works for your audience, prospects, customers … and lastly, for search engines.

Other business shortcuts

But SEO isn’t the only realm where we can do foolish things with our businesses.

Business frameworks can be extremely helpful. But “just add water, makes its own sauce” over-simplified formulas usually don’t work — except for the person who sold them to you.

Smart outsourcing can revolutionize your business. Thinking that you can run a complex business off of twelve-cent-an-hour overseas freelancers is delusional.

Working intelligently and focusing on the right things is a good idea. Trying to carve your business down to “the four-second work week” is fantasyland.

No, this is not a knock on Tim Ferriss, whom I have no problem with. It is a knock on some of the extreme claims made by dudes who have read his books but whose businesses seem to operate mostly in their imaginations.

Also, if you read his stuff, you’ve probably noticed that Tim doesn’t seem to have a four-hour work week, at least not most weeks of the year. And that’s totally fine.

However, the hair shirt is optional

One of the quite nifty things about online business is that a lot of the blood, sweat, and tears of traditional business are considerably diminished.

In particular, the blood, sweat, and tears produced by trying to pay for a physical location and full-time employees to make your business run.

Online businesses lend themselves to experimentation, to playing around withMinimum Viable Products until you find one that resonates, and to scaling nicely once you start to attract a larger audience.

It’s still business. You have to take it seriously.

But it’s a lot easier to get an online business off the ground and a lot easier to get started without monster risks.

Finding the balance

The more I write and podcast, the more I realize that almost everything in business is about finding the right balance.

  • You need to balance the work you put in against time to take care of yourself.
  • You need to balance overdelivering value for your audience against fair and reasonable compensation for what you do.
  • You don’t want to sell like a used car salesman in foreclosure, and you also don’t want to sell like a wimp who doesn’t believe in what you’re selling.

That’s why we don’t give you straight-up formulas or paint-by-number solutions at Copyblogger. We offer frameworks, best practices, rules of thumb, and starting points.

The precise balance point you find will always be individual.

A place for people like you

Just a reminder that this Wednesday, September 30, we’re going to be closing down our Authority community to new members.

What’s Authority? It’s a group of intelligent, thoughtful people who are, like you, looking for their balance point in business and marketing.

Looking for the right way to attract the best audience, for the right way to engage and connect with them, and the right way to sell.

If you like how we do things at Copyblogger, Authority is where you learn to “level up” and start taking our advice to a more advanced level.

























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The Fool, Russia, and Ukraine

With The Fool (Durak), 34-year-old Russian film director Yuri Bykov has officially become his country’s Cassandra.

The New York Timessays the film is about corruption in a squalid Russia. Bykov’s 2014 film is about much more than that. The Fool is an obvious allegory of the rottenness—and coming collapse—of Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

Dima Nikitin, a plumber, notices that a building occupied by the dregs of society in his hometown has a large crack running from top to bottom and concludes that, since the foundation is shifting and the building is tilting some 10 percent, its collapse is inevitable. He tries to mobilize the city mayor and her council to take action. At first determined to do something, they realize that their theft of state funds has depleted the treasury and made evacuating the building impossible. Besides, there’s no place to put the 800-plus inhabitants. The mayor and one of her advisers then decide to do nothing, hatching a plan to blame any later calamity on the heads of the fire and housing departments. Meanwhile, Dima decides to save the building’s inhabitants on his own. He runs from apartment to apartment shouting that the “building is collapsing.” Once everyone leaves, and the building fails to fall, the people turn on him. The last scene shows him lying in the snow, unconscious or dead.

Needless to say, the building stands for Putin’s Russia. Everybody is on the take—from the people who live in the building to the mayor and her chums to the governor who gets a 50 percent kickback from the city budget. The police chief says, “I’m Russian. How can I not take bribes?” However, Bykov’s central concern is not corruption per se, but its destructive impact on Russia—on the building. “Leave,” Dima’s father tells him, “this place will never change. Never.” Dima tells his wife that “we live and die as swine, because we treat one another as nothing.” The mayor asks Dima when the building will collapse. “It’s already falling,” he replies.

Just like Putin’s regime.

The film reminded me of Andrei Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan, also released in 2014, which depicts one man’s hopeless battle against corrupt city officials in Russia’s North. Not only does he lose. He also loses his wife and best friend and is thrown into jail, to boot.

More important, The Fool is very reminiscent of Little Vera, Vasili Pichul’s 1988 film that depicted the squalor and corruption of late Brezhnev Russia. Some three decades later, nothing has changed. The population lives in misery, while the elite drink champagne. Little Vera presaged the USSR’s collapse.The Fool predicts Russia’s downfall. Whether it’s the country’s or the regime’s, you can decide for yourself.

I hope The Fool gets widely distributed in Ukraine. Unfortunately, there is all too much about the film that applies with equal force to Ukraine. Viewers will have no trouble realizing that both Russia’s and Ukraine’s buildings are in trouble.

There are two key differences, however. Thanks to the Orange and Maidan Revolutions, Ukrainians know they need to fix their home fast. Russians are still in denial. Indeed, Putin seems intent on adding other decrepit buildings to his existing collection, while Russians cheer him on and turn on their Cassandra.

That may be the key difference between Ukraine and Russia. Ukraine has hope. Russia is hopeless.



























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