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Doom for deemed universities?
The new TOEFL, a test of skills
The new TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test) launched by the ETS (Educational Testing Service) measures all four skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. ETS officials believe it will help English instructors link teaching and learning ...
Training for Armed Forces services
The Defence Academy, Coimbatore, established in 2002 by three retired defence officers, who were part of officers training and selection, provides coaching for aspirants who want to take up Armed Forces services as their career. So far, DA-C ...
The future is in nanotechnology
No human labour and no need for factories and land. A world free of pollution, hunger and poverty. All this and more is indeed possible through nanotechnology.
Meet on distance education
Over 300 delegates from 30 countries will come together to share their experience in distance education at the International Conference on Open Learning and Education beginning in New Delhi on November 19. The five-day conference on the theme ...
In tune with toons
Observe keenly, imagine vividly. These are the essentials for an animator. The drawing part is easy.
Touch the screen and learn better
Interactive White Boards, giving access to a whole lot of new-age teaching, are in use now.
Face-to-face, with a computer
We've heard of flight and driving simulators but how about an interview simulator? Here's a tool to drive away pre-interview jitters.
Research in bioinformatics
Chennai-based Sai's BioSciences Research Institute (SBRI) is a centre for high-end training and development in the field of Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics. It offers various specialised research focused training programmes in ...
Hey Dudes & Dudettes
``Every day is not a rainy day but sometimes when it rains it really pours'' and hey, in life too ``success isn't something that happens all the time but when it does, it really rolls big time!'' Now this is exactly what we were made to sweetly ...
English degrees that do more
Many colleges are tinkering with English degrees, but where has it left them?
Is CAT really a hard nut to crack?
With exactly 13 days to go for CAT 2005 entrance test, aspirants are preparing round the clock to tackle the test that determines their future.
Woodworking as a career
The wood product industry, despite its vast potential in employment and income generation, has generally remained underdeveloped in India.
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And finally, lecture notes
In this concluding piece on the series on learning, the focus is on taking lecture notes in a manner that aids your studies best.
The modified national-level IIT-Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-2006) for admission to undergraduate and integrated master's degree programmes conducted by the seven Indian Institutes of Technology; the Institute of Technology of Banaras Hindu ...
Techfest to go out-of-the-box
Artificial intelligence, space science and more.
Diploma in commodities trading
Commodity market is a booming field in need of trained professionals. A Diploma in Commodities Trading launched recently promises to train and provide the expertise needed to understand commodity market. The three-month programme, launched ...
Documenting marine ecosystem
The Environmental Information System website offers students and the general public the option of submitting queries.
What is the difference between `learned' and `learnt'?
There are many verbs like this: dreamed, dreamt; spoiled, spoilt; kneeled, knelt, etc. When used as a verb, both `learnt' and `learned' have the same meaning. You can say: * I have learned/learnt a lot from Ganesh this semester. * Our new ...
Which is correct `Petrol station' or `petrol bunk'?
The term `petrol bunk' is mostly used by Indians. Native speakers of English do not use it. An Englishman would take his car to the `petrol pump' or the `petrol station' to get it filled. An American, on the other hand, would take his vehicle to ...
What is the meaning of `inter alia'?
First, let's deal with the pronunciation of `alia'. The `a' in the first syllable is like the `ay' in `pay', `say', and `day'. The `ia' is like the `ea' in `dear', `fear' and `near'; the stress is on the first `a'. `Inter alia' is a Latin ...
Is it okay to say, `Heartfelt congratulations!'?
I asked several people about this, and all of them said, `No'. But according to the Oxford Collocations Dictionary, it is all right to say, `heartfelt congratulations'. You should remember, however, the word `heartfelt' meaning `sincere' is used ...
What is the meaning of `eating someone's lunch'?
This is an expression which is used in management. When a company `eats the lunch' of another company, it aggressively markets its products and succeeds in making inroads into the other company's market share.
What is the meaning and origin of `taking the wind out of one's sails'?
When you take the wind out of someone's sails, you succeed in denting his confidence. You achieve this by doing or saying something that the individual does not expect. * Usha was really angry with her husband. But when he came home with ...
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