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Medical education: fading attraction?
A course in engineering looks more attractive than a medical seat because of hurdles that doctors face in pursuing higher studies or working abroad.

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I am doing my Plus Two biology group. I would like to know about Pharmacognosy and the career prospects.

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Validating traditional systems of medicine
Though many leads have been obtained in the area of biomedicines, particularly herbal drug research, time-tested bioactive potentials and preparations are in traditional systems of medicine such as Ayurveda and Siddha.

Developing ability ...

“Save energy, protect environment, sustain life”
The state-level technical symposium “Ecofest ‘07”, held at the Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, on Saturday reflected the theme “Save energy, ...
Personality development course
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In Brief

Hindustan Academy, the training wing of Hindustan Software Limited, has started a pre-placement training programme to help students improve their employability skills after finishing their graduation.

The topics covered are effective ...

Courses at Bangalore University
The last date for submitting applications is August 11.
Intel to aid engineering curriculum development
Thrust of this collaboration would be on technology-focused syllabus.
IGNOU launches distance learning in German
Indira Gandhi National Open University’s (IGNOU) first foreign language programme in distance learning was launched on July 24 in Chennai.

The programme — German language course for beginners — is being offered in ...

HR, a vibrant field
The Human Resources manager of today must posess not just soft skills but good quantitative and reasoning abilities as well.
Delve deep into mighty oceans
So little of the vast oceans has been studied, that oceanography presents an exciting area of study to the serious researcher.
Pilot training programme
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Sign up for NIOS courses, digitally
The National Institute of Open Schooling follows an online admission system, and allows selection of study centre.
Connecting with Singapore
For Bangalorean Sandeep Chandran, a marine engineer by profession, Singapore is the choicest destination for higher education.

After completing his Plus Two from St. Aloysius College three years ago, he attended a Pre-Sea workshop in ...

Taking education to a higher level
The University Grants Commission’s 11th Plan draft proposals envisage a massive increase in student intake and a corresponding growth in educational infrastructure.
U.K. seminar on student visas

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Test tracker

The Centre for Development of Imaging Technology (C-DiT), an autonomous institution under the Government of Kerala, has invited applications for an aptitude test for admission to the following PG diploma courses.

•PG Diploma in ...

PG programme in banking and finance

Applicants will be short-listed on the basis of IIM-CAT Score.

University Grants Commission scholarships for rank holders scholarship watch

GMAT : The passport to global management study guidance plus
Taking the Graduate Management Admission Test is important for gaining admission to global business schools.
Tamil Nadu students improve AIEEE performance record
Could scrapping of the CET be the reason why non-Chennai students performed well in AIEEE?
Environmental sustainability course from CINRAM, Minnesota

The general admissions website for both undergraduate and graduate students is: Dr. Current can be contacted at The Center’s address: CINRAM, University of Minnesota, 115 Green Hall, 1530 Cleveland Ave. North Saint Paul,

MN 55108. Phone: (612) 624-4299 / 7418 / 4296.

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Know Your English

What is the meaning of ‘chequebook diplomacy’?

This is an expression that was coined during Gulf War I, when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. In order to ‘liberate’ the country, George Bush, the current President’s father, invited other nations to join him in his effort to ...

What is the meaning and origin of ‘blurb’?

When we pick up any book, the first thing we normally look at is the back cover. It usually contains the publisher’s/reviewers’ short, but raving description of the book. This description, which is always full of praise for both ...

What is the difference between ‘infant’ and ‘toddler’?

The word ‘infant’ comes from the Latin ‘in–fans’ meaning ‘unable to speak’. So technically an infant is a child that has not learned to speak as yet. For many native speakers, ‘infant’ is a ...

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