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Giving them wings
No longer academic islands, arts, science and commerce colleges in the city dress up, gear up and `skill-up,' for success. Akhila Seetharaman looks at how these institutions bridge the gap between education and employment.

Learning and globetrotting
With courses like engineering and medicine having too many takers, other subjects that are job-oriented and fulfilling are finding favour with a large number of students
Welsh welcome
Welsh university offers two new courses in music engineering and film production.
The media revolution
The entertainment industry is booming. Films, music and animation are making impact in ways that were not thought of a decade ago. Here's what all this means to you.
Campus connect
The Department of Management Studies, Sri Sai Ram Engineering College, arranged a special lecture on `emotional intelligence' for management students. E.I is considered a hot topic among corporate platforms. The seminar was handled by Bino ...
Managing entertainment
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY is sure to revolutionise entertainment, but there are very few who understand it, says G. Venugopal, Managing Director of Streams Informatics. And even fewer who know how to manage the business of entertainment, which is ...
More American students studying abroad
WHILE THE Indian graduate student going abroad for his Master's is now a cliche, a report in the United States has found that more American students are going abroad for an education post-September 11. According to the Open Doors 2004 Survey ...
Talk time: easy does it
It is a good thing if you can show initiative by starting the discussion. But there is no point in trying to be the first speaker unless you have good points to begin with.
Hey Dudes & Dudettes
``The law of competition may sometimes be hard for the individual, but hey... it is best for the race, simply because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department,'' and I am sure that's exactly the effect that the recently held ...
Choosing a career
As part of the curriculum in several schools, YoungBuzz provides value addition in terms of career guidance.
Tallying accounts made easier
Expertise in Tally software greatly helps those learning accountancy
Hosts with most American students

Know Your English

What is the meaning and origin of "laughing up your sleeve"?
Whenever we hear a politician say that he is an honest person or that everyone is equal in the eyes of the law, what is our normal reaction? We have a good laugh because we know it is far from the truth. Suppose the politician were standing next ...
How is the word "quagmire" pronounced?
The "qu" sounds like the "qu" in "quit", "queen", and "quiz"; the following "a" is like the "a" in "act", "bat", and "tap". "Mire" rhymes with "fire", "dire", and "tire".. The main stress is on the first syllable. Any idea what the word means? ...
What is the meaning of "kick-start"?
The word is normally used with motorcycles and scooters. When you kick-start one of these vehicles, what is it that you do? You put your foot down on the starting pedal and try to get the engine running. When used figuratively, "kick-start" ...
What is the difference between "elder" and "older"?
The word "elder" is always used with people; it cannot be used with objects. Furthermore, the word is usually used with people who are related. You can for example, talk about your "elder sister/brother/grandson", etc, but you cannot say that ...

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