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Monday, May 29, 2006
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Performance in science declines
The InStep interns
InStep, the global internship programme of Infosys, has recruited 30 interns from leading educational institutes across the world.
IGNOU's MBA programme
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers MBA through the distance mode in specialised areas such as Human Resources, Finance, Marketing and Operations Managements. The programme is meant for professionals, executives and working ...
Q & A
I am doing BE automobile engineering. I prefer the U.S. for higher studies. I am interested in aeronautical or automotive electronics at PG level. Please advise. It would be better if you do your Master of Sciences in automotive ...
Dr. Joseph Selvin of Department of Microbiology, Bharathidasan University has been selected for the prestigious `Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Medal' for young scientists, 2006. According to a university release, the award was given ...
Jobs in the time of IT boom
The IT and ITeS sectors are expected to face a manpower shortage if the ongoing boom is sustained. This offers tremendous opportunities for those looking at an IT-related career, but there could be threats as well.
Teachers not comfortable in giving HIV education: study
Majority of Chandigarh's school teachers are not comfortable talking on HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health to students and 60 per cent of the city's adolescents have problems related to sex, according to a Panjab University study. As ...
Work begins on IIM-Lucknow's new campus
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow, formally commenced work on its Noida campus facility on May 15. It is said to be the first IIM to open a second campus. The `bhoomi pooja' ceremony was conducted by Hari Shankar Singhania, ...
Course in perfusion technology
Frontier Lifeline Hospital offers a B.Sc. degree in Perfusion Technology for students who take Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology or Mathematics and Biology as subjects in Plus-Two. The three-year degree course provides hands-on training in ...
Casting away the NET
The NET seems to be on its way out. But academics have their reservations about this development.
Do you want to plan or fail?
A good project plan includes clear milestones, timelines, resources required, estimated costs and early warning signals.
Fashion with stress on technology
The textile industry with a strong manufacturing base is now focussing mainly on Fashion Technology, to come up with new and value-added products that meet the needs a changing market.
A meeting with Warren Buffett
The management students of IIT Kharagpur's Vinod Gupta School of Management had a chat with one of the best-known global investment experts.
Last-minute changes did them in
In rural areas, students and teachers are disappointed with the Plus-Two results. They blame it on the new syllabus and the question paper pattern and also lack of time to take revision examinations.
Striking the right note
As this premier institution prepares to celebrate its golden jubilee in 2007, the college authorities and music lovers feel that it should be made a music university, or at least an autonomous institution.
Quality medical education in Ukraine
Graduates of Lugansk University are into successful careers in many countries and their degrees are recognised in the Gulf and Europe.
The many threads of commerce
The Commerce stream is not confined to conventional degrees. In a buoyant economy, options have opened up with demand for people skilled in managing risks, wealth, tax and other such components of financial management.
Read NCERT textbooks online
The National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) has found a unique way to solve the problem of shortage of textbooks in schools. Students can now download textbooks directly from the council's ...
Promising placement potential in core sector
In the race for jobs in campus recruitment, what are the chances of students doing the core engineering branches? A look at the scenario in the Madurai and Tiruchi regions.
Set your goalpost before you score
This week we discuss the strategies to be followed for successful goal setting.
Students develop computerised voting machine
A cent per cent voter turnout in elections could still be a distant dream. But, technological integration into the process of polling has been effective in curbing malpractice and infusing dynamism into the system of democracy. Improving upon ...
They make the world run
Graduates of the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies have vast opportunities awaiting them.
MAHE going more student-friendly
The Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), housing students from 51 countries across the globe, has rolled out student initiatives for this academic year where the MAHE entrance test toppers in the undergraduate level will be offered ...
The proposed measures
MAHE entrance test toppers in the undergraduate level to be offered scholarships. Insurance scheme, where the death of parents/guardians will not prevent the students from completing the course is to be drawn up. Companies that MAHE has ...
What is the meaning and origin of `busman's holiday'?
If you get a day off and you end up spending it doing what you normally do on any working day, then you call it a `busman's holiday'. Instead of going out and enjoying yourself, you spend the day as if it were any other working day doing ...
How is the word `leitmotiv' pronounced?
The first syllable is pronounced like the word `light'; the following `o' is like the `o' in `so', `no', and `go'. The `i' sounds like the `ee' in `breeze', `freeze', and `sneeze'. The final `v' is like the `f' in `fish', `feel', and `full', and ...
What is the meaning of `to stonewall'?
The word is normally used to show disapproval. When you accuse someone of `stonewalling' what you mean is that the individual is being obstructive, uncooperative or evasive. The person is delaying taking a decision about something or refusing to ...
Is there a difference between `re-count' and `recount'?
Yes, there is. The inclusion of the hyphen brings about a change in the meaning of the word. The word `re-count' means `to count again' or `a further count'. Here are a few examples. *Both candidates demanded a re-count. It must be ...
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