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Vacancies, still a grim reality
Mere addition of seats to the single window pool has not met the need of engineering aspirants. Lack of quality education has forced many of them not to opt for what is on offer.

A DTP course in Urdu
The Council has established over 100 Urdu computer centres, increasing job avenues for the students.
Online courses from QAI
QAI, process consulting organisation for the IT/BPO sector, has launched a series of education, testing and certification initiatives, under the brand name, Edista. Among the new launches is EdistaLearning, an online curriculum, Edista Testing ...
Architectural Student Thesis awards
The zonal public jury and exhibition of the Architectural Students Thesis awards, instituted by the Council of Architecture, will be held on August 28 and 30 at the Anaikar Abdul Sukoor Auditorium, New College campus, Chennai. The event is being ...
Research institute coming up
The Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute (MGMC&RI) at Pillayarkuppam in Puducherry is planning to start a separate research institute in the next six months.

The areas of research would be cytogenetics, molecular ...

Q & A

Habitat is the spatial area where a particular species lives. It is essentially the natural environment in which an organism lives — at least the physical environment — that surrounds (influences and is utilized by) a species ...

MBA with the IT edge from JCU, Singapore
Mere MBAs are no longer enough. Something extra is needed, something that gives the candidates an edge. And so, institutions are increasingly offering specialised MBAs. So too is the James Cook University (JCU), an Australian university with a ...
Shaastra tech fest in October
New events that test students’ creativity and skills and much more will take place at Shaastra 2007, the tech fest of IIT-Madras.
Getting industry-ready through training in PLC
For the final-year students of Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of M. I. E. T. Engineering College, the week-long technology camp on ‘Industrial Automation’ they underwent recently was a key value-add.

The ...

Cusat admissions — the latest trends
Bihar seems to be getting closer to Kerala thanks to the increasing number of students from the State joining for B.Tech. programmes offered by Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat). Of the 918 students who secured admission (as on ...
Options in genetic engineering
Genetic Engineering, Genetic Modification and Gene Splicing are terms that indicate the process of manipulation of genes, usually outside the organism’s normal reproductive process.

It basically involves the isolation, manipulation ...

The challenges for the modern-day teacher
Technology-enhanced learning is the key to take the country’s educational scenario to the next level.
Test Tracker

The menu is just right
Hotel management courses at WGSHA, Manipal, are top of the draw.
New programme from ICFAI
The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India University (ICFAI), Tripura, has launched a B.Com. (Professional Accounting Track) programme for students who wish to pursue the Chartered Accountant Programme simultaneously. The B.Com. ...
A summer well spent
What do B-School students gain when they do summer internships abroad? A group of IIM-K students share their internship experiences in different countries.
International seminar on diabetes
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder characterised by rise in blood sugar. There are three types of the disease — type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. The first two are incurable but manageable with a good combination of diet, ...
Indira Gandhi scholarship for single girl child
The University Grants Commission (UGC), based on the initiative of MHRD, had introduced the postgraduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child with the purpose of supporting higher education through scholarship to such girls who happen ...
The art and science of communication
Our communication skills, or the lack of them, could spell the difference between success and failure in many of the things we do. In this new series, we start by looking at communication basics.
Dawn of a new era at EFLU
The new vice-chancellor of the university lists out his priorities and vision for the institute.
Best projects selected
Students of PSG Polytechnic College, Sri Ramakrishna Polytechnic College and Sree Narayana Guru Polytechnic College, all from Coimbatore, bagged the first, second and third prize in the Fourth Regional-level Projects Selection.

The event ...

Getting over depression
Students need to learn how they can help themselves.
Distance learning gaining in popularity
Today, 23 per cent of all higher education enrolments in India are in distance education with 13 national and state open universities and 106 institutions. As per a McKinsey-Nasscom report, the Union Government plans to have 40 per cent of all ...
GLIM international meet
The Great Lakes Institute of Management, in association with the North American Society for Marketing Education in India (NASMEI), will host an international conference on ‘Creating, Communicating and Delivering Value in Growing ...
Know Your English

Know your English

“Looks like some of our judges have been playing a lot of Monopoly lately.”

“What makes you say that?”

“They have been giving influential people a free ‘Get out of jail’ ...

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