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Making design work
Though Indians are innovative design experts, they are at a loss when it comes to end-product marketing. Product Manufacture and Development Association, India, is trying to change that situation by encouraging student designers.

The magic of mathematics
For 60 years, Prof. Alladi Ramakrishnan has been pursuing research in his "only passion in life ... Mathematics." The zeal this founder of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (MATSCIENCE) demonstrates towards the Mother of all Sciences, ...
AIIMS entrance test

Twinning programme in Strategic Business IT

Rising interest in herbal medicine
There is a rising interest among colleges in herbal medicine, said organisers of a seminar on the topic at Women's Christian College (WCC) in Chennai last week. Indigenous herbal medicine systems, Intellectual Property Rights, cosmetic herbs ...
CBSE exploring new frontiers
The CBSE is planning to offer an array of new courses at the higher secondary level in the coming years.
Get Set - Go!
Anna University and Cognizant Technologies have come together for designing and implementing a soft-skills programme for students of engineering colleges. Branded `Get, Set, Go,' the programme includes the colleges that come under Anna ...
New status, new courses
Shrimathi Devkunwar Nanalal Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women, Chromepet, has been conferred with autonomy status with effect from July 2006 and the institution would formulate a curriculum with closer relevance to the demands of the emerging ...
PG diploma in Bioinformatics
The Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) has invited applications for its entrance test for admission to the postgraduate course in bioinformatics and laboratory course in biotechniques. Graduates/postgraduates from the ...
BIM's programme in Bangalore
The Bharathidasan Institute of Management has invited applications for admission to its full-time residential 12-month PGDBM programme to be conducted on its Bangalore campus. Entry qualification is a bachelor's degree with minimum 50 per cent ...
Training in digital non-linear editing

ICFAI offers `Xplod'
ICFAI Campus Programmes Admissions department is organising a `Talent Search Examination' — Xplod — based on the GMAT pattern in Bangalore, Kochi, Chennai and Hyderabad. It will conduct five mock tests and provide counselling at ...
Studying and exploring the wilderness
Draft guidelines to issue wildlife research permissions on a liberal basis will attract more candidates.
Love for the great outdoors
From academics to eco-tourism, the career options for a wildlife graduate is varied.
Q & A
My son who is in Class X wants to take up Earth Sciences for his undergraduation. What are the subjects he needs to do at the school level other than Maths, Physics and Chemistry? Which universities offer this course in India and ...
Online classroom for varsity students
There is a new way to learn Environmental Science and Engineering for seventh semester engineering students in colleges under Anna University now. All they need to do to is log on to A smart website that provides ...
Crossing the seas on scholarship
On overseas scholarships such as Rhodes, Gates, Fulbright, & Chevening.
Life on the high seas

Should the CET be scrapped?
The Anandakrishnan Committee has its task cut out.
An alternative to MBA
The quality of MBA programme in Tamil Nadu is as varied and disparate as the number of institutions offering the programme. "Students have choice now, if they do not get an MBA programme in a good institution. They can choose the master's ...
Know Your English

What is the killing of one's brother called?
The killing of one's brother is referred to as `fratricide'. The `a' is pronounced like the `a' in `pact', `fact', and `tact'; the following `i' is like the `i' in `sit', `bit', and `hit'. The final `cide' is pronounced like the word `side', and ...
What is the meaning of `raise the bar'?
The expression comes from the world of athletics. In high jump and pole-vault, when you clear a particular height, the horizontal bar is raised to a new level to see if you can jump even higher. Every time you clear the hurdle, the bar is raised, ...
Why do we say `five star hotel' and not `five stars hotel'?
This is because `star' is functioning as an adjective, and not as a noun. You can say that you saw `Five stars shining in the sky.' But when a noun like hotel follows the word `star', you say, `I had dinner in a three star hotel'. You do not say, ...
How is the word `embarrass' pronounced?
The first syllable is like the `im' in `him', `slim', and `Kim'; the following `a', which has the main stress, is pronounced like the `a' in `cat', `bat', and `hat'. The final `a' is like the `a' in `china'. When you do something that you are ...
What is the difference between a `story' and a `tale'?
Of the two, `story' is the more general word. A story can be real or fictitious, and it can be written or oral. You can talk about a story that you read in the newspaper, or a story that your grandmother told you as a child. The newspaper story ...

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