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Learning to save lives
Teaching first aid procedures at the school and college level could greatly alter the way people respond to emergency situations and result in more lives saved.

Healthcare institute inaugurated
Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala recently inaugurated Vcare’s Global Institute of Health Sciences run by the Vcare Health Educational Propagation and Development Trust at a function held at the Raj Bhavan, Chennai.

He said ...

Soft skills training
Manara Learning, an English language and soft skills training institute, is starting a course on career preparatory training for fresh graduates on October 8.

The course will include communication skills, team dynamics, conflict resolution ...

Q & A
I am doing B.E. Mechanical Engineering. I would like to know about a career in robotics engineering including visionary robotics engineering.

Robotics engineers design robots, maintain them, develop new applications for ...

Listen to be heard
Why is listening important? How can you become a good listener?
Encouraging trend at the Opportunities Fair
Companies seemed to have jobs for almost all of them. But not all of them had in them, what companies were looking for. However, industry professionals say trends look promising.
Does anyone care for libraries?
Knowledge panel has plans to improve their status.
IIT-JEE on April 13
The much sought-after and much-awaited Indian Institutes of Technology - Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) will be held on April 13, 2008.

IIT-JEE is held for admission into the undergraduate courses in IITs in Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, ...

UPSC: get set for ‘main’ agenda
Over 9,000 aspirants will be appearing for the examination at the all-India level.
Making waves with an FM radio channel
IGNOU’s FM radio channel Gyan Vani addresses local, educational, developmental and socio-cultural needs.
Distance-learning programmes from Bharathiar University
The School of Distance Education, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, has announced extension of date for spot admission for its postgraduate degree courses for the academic year 2007-08.

The last date is October 30.

Courses ...
In pursuit of quality
CII-IQ summit charts out the path for improving higher education.
Test Tracker

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE- 2008) will be conducted on February 10, 2008 from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Admission to postgraduate courses (master’s and doctoral) in the country with government scholarship/ ...

Stories of the past told through coins
Did you know that during the Vedic period around 1,500 B.C. the cow was a form of currency and then it was gold — also called Hiranya and Pinda; then weights were measured with grains; ...
Timeshare in hotel management curriculum
The All India Resort Development Association (AIRDA) has announced introduction of vacation ownership (timeshare) as a subject in the syllabi of institutes of hotel management by the National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology ...
Workshop on software productivity improvement
A two-day workshop on Software Productivity Improvement: Techniques, Tools and Best Practices will be organised by VIT University in association with the Computer Society of India, Div II & Div V; IEEE Computer Society, Madras Chapter, and ...
National biotech meet
Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Vaishnav College held a two-day national-level seminar on biotechnology recently.

It was aimed at exposing the students to the latest developments in the field of biotechnology and life sciences.

H. Devaraj, ...

Biotech seminar
The Department of Biotechnology, D.G. Vaishnav College, organised a two-day inter-collegiate seminar ‘Bioconscientia — The quest begins…’ in the last week of September. The seminar, was inaugurated by H. Devaraj, director, ...
Know Your English

What is the meaning and origin of ‘foot the bill’?

If you take someone to a restaurant and tell him that you are going ‘to foot the bill’, what you mean is that you are going to pay the bill.

I’m willing to come along if you promise to foot the bill.

The ...

What does a ‘proctor’ in a university do?

The word is a shortened form of ‘procurator’ and its meaning varies depending on which side of the Atlantic you are from. In the U.S, the term is used to refer to someone who administers tests – he is what we in India call an ...

What is the difference between ‘disbar’ and ‘debar’?

When you are ‘debarred’ from doing something, you are officially prohibited from doing it – it could be the law that prevents you from doing it or some rule. The word, which is mostly used in formal contexts, can also be used ...

What is the meaning of ‘mala fide’?

First, let’s deal with the pronunciation. The first ‘a’ sounds like the ‘ay’ in ‘may’, ‘bay’, and ‘hay’, while the second is like the ‘a’ in ‘china’. The ...

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