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Flowchart for change
The face of computing and IT education is changing so fast that the restructuring of courses and curricula presents a big challenge to educationists. The recent Computing Curricula 2004 draft report brought out by the Association for Computing Mach inery (ACM) charts out the ground covered by current computing disciplines.

A career in restoring smiles and health
A SMILE can take you a long way. And for that million dollar smile, it is your teeth that are of vital importance. Most of us take them for granted and abuse them till they are in a state of decay. But, as experts say, good oral health also means ...
The industry-oriented course at TISS
THE PERSONNEL Management and Industrial Relations course at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, is highly valued by the recruiters. Take a look at the placements and you will find companies from banking, manufacturing, IT, ITES, ...
Cash in on your USP
Developing a USP depends on your ability to identify skills that you have, but others do not. A thorough study of the company and the specific job you are looking for will help you do this.
Attention, all animal lovers out there!
If you love animals, you are the right person to study veterinary science. Job opportunities for graduates in this discipline are many. The Veterinary Council of India conducts an All-India Common Entrance Examination (AICEE) to fill 15 per ...
Detecting tsunamis before they strike
IN AN emergency situation when the mind is immobilised by panic and several lives depend on instant and irreversible decisions, machines undoubtedly have an edge when it comes to behaving without a trace of doubt or emotion. Researchers and ...
Fostering study and research in technology
SPRAWLING OVER 163 acres on the foothills of the Nilgiris in Sathyamangalam is the Bannari Amman Institute of Technology (BIT). It offers graduate and post-graduate programmes in seven branches of engineering and technology, besides courses in ...
Software training
FIFTY POLICE officers obtained training in basic software and the Crime Analysis and Automated Records Updating System (CAARUS), organised by the SNR Sons College. This would help them maintain records, and also check if prospective employees had ...
Cellphone etiquette
THE WAY you handle your cell phone says a lot about you. C. Sujit Singh, Country Manager-Dax Networks, Chennai, was at the Jansons School of Business recently where he spoke to students about many aspects that make a person complete professional. ...
NCC: shaping young lives
The National Cadet Corps, the single largest organisation of uniformed youth in the world, grooms tomorrow's leaders.
TNAU proposal for soil testing labs
FARMERS WILL have the opportunity to get scientific advice on application of fertilizers, if the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) gets the green signal to start soil testing laboratories in every block in the State. At the valedictory ...
Ready for the challenges in management
IN THE job market, are women students of management treated on a par with men students, or do hidden prejudices adversely affect the recruitment process? Are women ready to reorganise their lives so that they progress in their careers and also ...
Closing the industry-institute gap
Several institutes have redesigned their teaching methodology to incorporate live projects along with theory sessions.
Communicating better in English
WATCH BBC or CNN News regularly, practise speaking English in front of the mirror and take down notes in the language. These activities would do much for students who wanted to speak the world language with greater confidence and fluency, said ...
Cafeteria courses
THE CURRICULA and syllabi of various undergraduate programmes offered at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, are modified every four years to suit the changing needs of farming and taking into account the agricultural/scientific ...
Maths for business decisions
This was a workshop that provided a platform for management faculty to interact and discuss project ideas and research questions on how mathematical models could be used for business decisions.

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