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Single test for employability
The NAC-Tech test succeeds where university examinations fail — producing a standardised assessment.

Q & A
Genetics is a happening area
Please given me information on the courses offered by IIIT, Bangalore. I would also like to have the address of the IIIT in Hyderabad. Madhu Rao via Email, MandyaThe International Institute of Information Technology, ...
M.A. Mass Communication at Pondicherry University
Keeping in line with the enormous growth and opportunities in the field of media, the Pondicherry University will introduce a postgraduate course in Mass Communication from this year.The Centre for Educational Multimedia and Communication ...
M.Sc. in nanobiotech at MSU
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, is starting a new two-year M.Sc. in Nanobiotechnology from July 2008. This M.Sc. programme is self-supporting and the syllabus will comprise subjects in the forefront areas of ...
For a job in the micro world
Engineering graduates who want challenging and creative jobs can check out embedded and VLSI fields
Campus connect
The fourteenth annual convocation of SLS MAVMM Ayira Vaisyar College was held recently. In his address, I. Singaram, Registrar, Madurai Kamaraj University, stressed that students should be confident of themselves in order to be successful ...
Workshop on library automation software
Verus Solutions, Secunderabad, conducted a three-day workshop on NewGenLib, a sophisticated and highly specialised library automation software, at MIC College of Technology, Kanchikacherla, recently. NewGenLib is a open source software and ...
Panel for revamping higher education
A high level group suggests more private, corporate role besides change in assessment of students, revised curriculum, more ‘freedom’ and better pay to teachers
We deserved more but…
Many PU students are not happy with the marks awarded in the examination
SHORT TAKES
Chennai-based Softsmith Infotech, a software services provider specialising in independent third party testing and quality assurance services, will hold a seminar on ‘Career in Software Testing – Opportunities and ...
Current trends in converging technologies
A two-day national conference on “Current Trends in Converging Technologies” was organised at the Coimbatore Institute of Engineering and Information Technology. Sense of ...
PG diploma course
Admissions are open for the post-graduate diploma in accommodation operation and management and craftsmanship course in food production (each of one and a half year), and six-month craftsmanship course in food and beverage service of the ...


Panel for revamping higher education
A high level group suggests more private, corporate role besides change in assessment of students, revision of curriculum and more ‘freedom’ and better pay to teachers

Tamil Association inaugurated
Mahatma Arts and Science College, Ariyur, near Pudukottai, had its Mahamood Ammal Tamil Association inauguration recently. Principal Thanga. Mathiazhagan presided over the function. Former Director of All India Radio, Madurai, S. Sundaram, in his ...
Share your views
Eve-teasing is a disease that refuses to be cured. Response of police is either inadequate or very late and majority of eve-teasers continue to have fun at the cost of hapless girls. Should the girls suffer silently or react? Should the ...
Share your views
Eve-teasing is a disease that refuses to be cured. Suggest measures to wipe out eve-teasing! Your response, not exceeding 250 words may be emailed to collegian@thehindu.co.in along with your ...
For a job in the micro world
Engg. graduates who want challenging and creative jobs can check out embedded and VLSI fields
MKU courses in hospitality management
The distance education wing of Madurai Kamaraj University is getting stronger in the hospitality segment by launching six new courses in related fields from July this year. They include postgraduate degree, postgraduate diploma and diploma ...

CAMPUS CONNECT
MoU signed for joint programmes in R&D
The Karunya University has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sun Agro Biotech Research Centre, Chennai. The MoU will facilitate joint programmes in research and development (R and D) in Biotechnology and both the institutions will ...
Share your views
Eve-teasing is a disease that refuses to be cured. There seems to be no treatment for this as school going girls and college girls bear it silently. Response of police is either inadequate or very late and majority of eve-teasers ...
Mathematics for competitive exams
Department of Mathematics, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College of Arts and Science for Women, Perambalur, organised a 10-day certificate course on ‘mathematics for competitive examinations.’ Department Head, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan ...
Radio jockey training course
Prominent FM channel - BIG 92.7 FM has joined hands with Access Atlantech Edutainment (I) Ltd. which runs the SAE College, India for an RJ training course in order to fill up the need gap that exists in the category. The five-week ...
Keeping an eye on the goods
A look at the opportunities in logistics

GUIDANCE PLUS
Choosing your career path
This is the time when many students have to make crucial choices regarding their future course of study and careers. If you are confused, do not worry, here’s help for you as we explore different options.
Exhibition
V.L.B.Janakiammal College of Engineering and Technology along with Co-Optex jointly organised an exhibition on innovative textile products. Students visited the stalls lent their hands to the weavers. A five per cent discount was allowed ...
Full attendance must for engineering students
Managements appear to be taking strong measures to instil discipline among young students
Leave the kids alone
We were discussing in this column about kids losing their childhood in the rat race. I know a parent who takes his son to tennis coaching before sunrise and after the strenuous session, the boy travels for an hour by bus to go to one of the ...
FTRE 2008 on June 4
The FIIT-JEE Talent Reward Exam (FTRE) 2008 will be held on June 4 in 48 test centres across the country for students aspiring for the IIT-JEE 2009. FIIT-JEE aims to help these aspirants realise their dreams through this examination and based on ...
Civil services: History shows the way
Akin to the IIT model of integrated PG programme for Social Sciences, Bharathidasan University has decided to offer a Five-Year Integrated Masters of Arts in History from 2008-09.The highlight of this programme is competitive ...
Veterinary camp
A free veterinary camp was conducted at Samichettipalayam village by the Department of Social Work of Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science. Farmers from Anna Nagar, Kamaraj Nagar and Goundampalayam brought their cattle ...
Leave them kids alone
We were discussing in this column about kids losing their childhood in the rat race. I know a parent who takes his son to tennis coaching before sunrise and after the strenuous session, the boy travels for an hour by bus to go to one of ...
New VC is still a guessing game campus jottings
It is summer vacation for Andhra University but hot discussions are going on about who will be appointed as Vice-Chancellor after Prof. L. Venugopal Reddy who completed his term two weeks ago.As the government has almost decided to appoint ...
Avenues are many, don’t stick to IIT
Expert advice for CET, COMED-K aspirants
What do the numbers mean to you this year?
The increase in the number of candidates in each marks band promises to make the quest for seats keener.
Annual day
Guruvayurappan Institute of Management celebrated its 12th annual day.The college also conducted the seventh alumni convention. More than 100 former students shared their experiences with each other. ...

QUERY CUE
Many avenues open after B. Pharma
Please tell me about the courses I can opt for after finishing B. Pharmacy. Give me details of the test conducted by BITS for admission into M. Pharmacy. Sri ValliA typical choice after B. Pharmacy is M. Pharmacy. It is ...
For work readiness
It is a known fact that out of four lakh graduates coming out of engineering colleges, merely a lakh are employable, given the lack of industry experience among them. The situation is no different in other fields of employment as students coming ...
Making the right choice after Class XII
The two-day fair will be held on May 24 and 25, at the Centenary Auditorium Hall of the University of Madras.
New animation institute in Chennai
New media technology Sanra Software has ventured into the animation space with the setting up of Pixel Academix, an animation academy, in Chennai recently. The academy will offer certificate and diploma courses in 2D, 3D animation, gaming design ...
Fine tuning skills
Students pursuing their degree courses and keen to get on to careers in IT retail and financial services have a new option in fine tuning their skills and then seeking out jobs. Aspire, a human capital management company is emerging as an ...
Let’s get QUIZical
1. Whose assassination on June 28, 1914, is said to have precipitated the beginning of World War I?2. Who painted the famous ‘Portrait of Dr. Gachet’?3. In the context of mining, what are ...
Higher studies in cyber forensics
As Information Technology becomes pervasive, the need for security in operations becomes critical. This new course addresses the need.
Making students industry-ready
With the concept of finishing schools fast making an impact on engineering and management students, arts and science colleges too have jumped on the bandwagon for reaping its benefits. Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, will groom final-year ...

DIL SE
Building a country of our dreams
GITAM: India is in the race to become a super power and the accelerating growth of our economy is changing our habits, attitudes and lifestyles rapidly. Its impact on students is particularly visible. However, becoming a global ...
Diploma in retailing from IGNOU
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is offering a one-year Diploma course in Retailing from July in collaboration with the Retailers’ Association of India (RAI), Mumbai. The course fee is Rs.6,500. This programme is offered ...
Japan varsity Fellowship for stem cell work
Manjunath, a researcher at Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM), Chennai, has been offered a fellowship at the Yamaguchi University, (YGU) Japan for his work on stem cell expansion technology using nanomaterials. The one-year ...
Student gets selected for IIM-K
N. Krishnadas, final-year student of B. Tech. Computer Science Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Ettimadai, is one among the two students in the country selected for the Fellow Programme in Management by the Indian Institute of Management, ...
Reach out to the little hearts
GMRIT: College life means freshers, ragging, subjects, classes, friends, laughs, labs, exams and farewell. But I think it must also include service to our fellow beings. I would like to share some our experiences in this ...

YOUR VOICE
Sacrifice and gain
Success depends on hard work and perseverance
For a job in the micro world
Engineering graduates who want challenging and creative jobs can check out embedded and VLSI fields.
U.K. universities offer scholarships
Campus Abroad, consultant in overseas education, will conduct interviews to select students for availing scholarship from universities in the U.K. University of Salford, University of Hull, University of Glamorgan, Oxford Brookes University, ...
Breathing life into life sciences
The emergence of Information Technology and allied courses as a green pasture with abundant opportunities has created an illusion among students that it is a ‘sure route to a lasting career’. Nothing wrong, but the flip side is that ...

Make most of holidays
SRR and CVR Government College: Summer holidays are a happy time for young people to get good benefit out of it. They should spend this time wisely and usefully to increase their chances of realising their future goals. It is ...

Pass French Plus-Two
An opportunity to learn science, and that too a “course of excellence” is at hand. Lycee Francais, a French school in Puducherry, will open a section of excellence in science in July 2009. Students can access the best ...
Cusat CAT for B.Tech on June 15
CAT for the B.Tech. and M.Sc. photonics (integrated) programmes will be held across the country and in Dubai.
Towards quality hospitality education
Besides producing trained graduates for industry, the State Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology has plans to start M.Sc and M.Phil courses.
CAMPUS CAPSULE
The MasterCard-U21Global scholarship programme for women in the travel and tourism industry is into its third year. The programme, launched in 2006 to empower women executives to realise their full potential, comprises 20 scholarships ...
TNAU students on field visit
The field trip motivated students to take up research in the emerging areas.

Teachers to make students industry-ready
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, has trained teachers to conduct a series of placement readiness programmes.

Test Tracker
The Swami Vivekananda National Institute for Rehabilitation Training and Research, Cuttack, and the National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped, Kolkata, both of the Union government, have invited applications for their July 6 ...

A foundation in spoken English
English is by far the most popular international medium of communication and it is attracting new learners in the era of globalisation. Many employers find that graduates emerging from the education system have excellent theory skills in the ...

The new cutting edge courses
Newer branches of engineering, distinct from the core ones that have existed for a long time, have been gaining increasing attention. In a two-part series, we look at some of them.

Towards quality hospitality education
Besides producing trained graduates for industry, the State Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology has plans to start M.Sc and M.Phil courses.

Choosing your college
College or course? Which comes first? Listen to experts answering these and other questions at the Hindu EducationPlus fair in Chennai on May 24 and 25.

Dubai to be a higher education hotspot
An international degree from a reputed university in a campus less than five hours away.

TNAU Home Science degree
The Home Science College and Research Institute, Madurai, a wing of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, is offering B. Sc. (Home Science) degree programme. Admission is through common counselling to be held at the university in Coimbatore. ...

IGTC management training
It was a different sort of postgraduate business programme that the students of the Indo-German Training Centre were celebrating at their convocation in Chennai on May 12. “Unlike other management programmes, this was not about testing your ...

Engineering careers discussed
A seminar on ‘Prospects of engineering as a career choice’ was recently organised at Rajalakshmi Engineering College. Speakers including D. Viswanathan, vice-chancellor, Anna University, Jayaprakash Gandhi, Educational Consultant, G. ...



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