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Will a common law serve all?
The proposed common legislation for all universities in the State is expected to address and articulate the concerns of the biggest stakeholders, the students, in higher education.


For a shining career

Join the khadi campaign
Of late Gandhian principleshave crept back into the realm of public consciousness and khadi is making style statements. In keeping with this tempo, Avinashilingam University in association with the Department of Textiles and Clothing of the ...
GUIDANCEPLUS
The art and science of record keeping
On the importance of meticulous notes for research.
Learn English the hi-tech way
Here's a language tool from IBM that evaluates grammar, pronunciation and comprehension and corrects mistakes.
Railways take the online track
About the Railway Recruitment Board's online registration facility.
Preparing for GMAT, SAT
Two books that help students prepare for the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) and the new Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) from Barron's are now available as special "pass key" editions published for the sub-continent, from New Age ...
SHORT TAKES
The Department of Textile Technology of Jaya Engineering College organised an embroidery workshop on October 27 and 28. It was conducted exclusively for home-makers and students from colleges such as NIFT, Mother Teresa Women's University and ...
NID entrance test

Innovative minds, useful products
Making engineering work for the visually impaired and the differently-abled and turning out cost-effective and time-saving devices can be challenging. But these students seem to relish it.
Coaching for Civil Services, TNPSC exams

Italian welcome for Indian students
The Italian Government's attempts to internationalise its education offering has resulted in Indian students giving serious thought to higher education in universities there.
Q & A
I am in class XII and want to know about a career in robotics. Which college in India is best for this course? A robot is defined as an automatically-controlled re-programmable, multi-purpose manipulative machine, with or without ...
Competing for the future
Essentially, winning is not about competing with current goods in the current scenario. A big winner must know how to shape his future and must be able to have a fair idea as to how the future is going to unfold. R. Seshasayee, president of the ...
Empty libraries, deserted playgrounds
Once they reach higher secondary, students seem to give up their hobbies and interests. Their hectic schedule leaves no time to read fiction or to visit the school library.
TEST TRACKER

A fun-filled mathematical trail
Heymath.com organised a mathematical trail at Dakshina Chitra connecting the subject to art, culture and history. A report.
Lessons in obstetrics through satellite
FOGSI and ISRO have joined hands to offer a novel academic initiative for municipal and government medical colleges.
Know Your English

What is the meaning and origin of `ding-dong battle'?
Remember the nursery rhyme we learnt in school? `Ding-dong bell, pussy's in the well.' Well the expression `ding-dong' refers to the sound that a bell makes; the back and forth motion of the knocker hitting a bell. When you say that two ...
Which is correct? `Deter to do' or `deter from doing' something?
First, let's deal with the pronunciation of `deter'. The first `e' is like the `i' in `bid', `bit' and `sit', and the second is like the `ir' in `shirt', `bird' and `dirt'. The stress is on the second syllable `ter'. The word `deter' is usually ...
Is it okay to say, `Some of the animals have become extinguished'?
The word that you probably have in mind is `extinct', not `extinguished'. When something becomes extinct, it ceases to exist; you don't find it anywhere on the planet. Any living organism can become extinct. Dinosaurs, for example, have become ...
What is the meaning of `eater's coma'?
This is a type of coma that we have all experienced some time or the other. How do we normally feel after a particularly heavy meal? Most of the time, we feel pretty sluggish; we don't feel like doing anything. After some time, we begin to feel ...
Correction
The `c' in `sotto voce' is pronounced like the `ch' in `child' and `chips', and not like the `sh' in `ship' and `sheep' as indicated in last week's column. "Try not to have a good time....this is supposed to be educational." — ...




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