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Government gives the go-ahead for CAP
With the government issuing a set of orders, the terms and conditions under which admissions to professional courses would take place this year have assumed greater clarity, writes G. MAHADEVAN.



GUIDANCE PLUS
Professions sans college study
We continue to explore higher study options after Plus Two and look at finance-related professions.

A milestone in education
He is the vice-chancellor of one of the few universities that enjoy the status of ‘A’ grade accreditation of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council in the country. Under the leadership of P. Ramasamy, the Alagappa ...

Madurai Kamaraj University to re-launch B. Ed. in distance mode
Pursuing B. Ed. degree course under the distance education stream of Madurai Kamaraj University will soon become a possibility as steps have been initiated in this regard.The university has just obtained a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) ...

Be seen in good company
Aptitude, attitude, soft skills come into play during campus placements

New Arrivals
The new additions to the Kerala Council for Historical Research Library, Thiruvananthapuram, are: Arundhati Roy, The Shape of the Beast, 2008Norberto Bobbio, Liberalism and Democracy, ...

Five maritime universities proposed
Kochi is among the cities suggested for setting up a maritime university.

Q & A
I am a second year BCA student. I would like to know whether the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are offering the MCA programme and if available please also let me know the admission procedure. Can you please list some other institutes ...

Multimedia aids
Courses, Cassettes and Publications of the State Bank of India officers’ Association (SBIOA) Institute, Chennai, are offered by the Department of Hindi Correspondence Education in Chennai. The cassettes and books can be obtained by sending ...

Where do you fit in IT?
An engineering graduate, a diploma holder, a science graduate and a commerce graduate are asked a question — Where do you work? They answer, IT. They are all telling the truth. Contrary to popular belief, engineering graduates are ...

Test Track
The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Hyderabad – 500 016 has invited applications for a Common Entrance Test (CET) to be held on August 3, 2008 for admission to the various courses offered at its ...

M.Tech. in nanoscience at Anna University
Anna University - Tiruchi is all set to offer M.Tech. in Nano Science and Technology from this academic year. The university has roped in experienced faculty in the areas of nano particles, biotechnology, materials science and pervasive ...

BFA entrance
The Director of Technical Education, Fort, Thiruvananthapuram has invited applications for the aptitude test for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) courses conducted at the Fine Arts College, Thiruvananthapuram; Raja Ravivarma College ...
Know Your English

Be seen in good company
Aptitude, attitude, soft skills come into play during campus placements
Failed by the examination
The examination system is to blame for the lack of confidence among State Board students taking the IIT-JEE.
Aeronautical engineering is the in thing
There are plenty of openings not only in the civil aviation sector but also in IAF, HAL, ISRO and NAL
Learning solutions for schools from NIIT
NIIT, a talent development corporation and trainer, recently signed an agreement with Infospectrum, a software product development and technology services enterprise, to offer Educational Resource Planning Solutions in schools. Following ...

Online SAP training
For more information, call the Broadline-SAP Academy at 4550-0300.


CAREER GUIDE
Integrated M.Sc. Physics for research
Plus-Two Physics students interested in pursuing research can try this option.

Multimedia aids for Hindi
Courses, Cassettes and Publications of the State Bank of India officers’ Association Institute, Chennai, are offered by the Department of Hindi Correspondence Education in Chennai. The cassettes and books can be obtained by sending a local ...

Community colleges act as a confidence booster
Students from economically weaker sections now stand to get their share of pie from the service sector boom, thanks to this Chennai Corporation initiative.

MoU for computer applications courses
Nazareth Institute of Management and Computer Applications (NIMCA), a unit of Nazareth Group of Institutions at Avadi, signed a memorandum of understanding with PRIST University in Thanjavur recently to provide a collaborative programme in ...

HVAC professionals in demand
Today air conditioners have become part of the lifestyle. With the technological advancement it is more of a necessity and requirement than luxury. The use of air-conditioners are felt right from the cinema halls to the living rooms and from the ...
A milestone in imparting distance education
He may be the vice-chancellor of a university situated in a backward region of Tamil Nadu. But, he is the vice-chancellor of one of the few universities that enjoy the status of ‘A’ grade accreditation of the National Assessment ...

CAMPUS JOTTINGS
New V-C to prepare his team campus jottings
New Vice-Chancellor Beela Satyanarayana has some important tasks ahead. Admissions into the PG courses is coming to an end and the academic year has just started and he has to ensure a smooth functioning of the university as a few hiccups are ...
Twinning MBA course from MSSW
The Madras School of Social Work (MSSW) has commenced admissions for its twinning MBA programme on a tie-up with the Missouri State University (MSU) in the U.S.So far, 125 students who took up the MBA Foundation programme have completed ...

Great days ahead for pharma graduates
With plans to start a six-year Pharm. D course in the country, pharmacy education will be on par with courses offered in any foreign country.

For the corporate circle
ISB&M courses seek to develop leadership skills.

Sericulture technology
The Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute, Srirampura, Mysore, has invited applications for its entrance test to be held on August 5 in Mysore, New Delhi and Kolkata for admission to the two-year M.Sc. programme in sericulture ...


GUIDANCE PLUS
Professions sans college study
We continue to explore higher study options after Plus-Two and look at finance-related professions.

Admission open for NALSAR courses
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad, has announced opening of admissions for 2008-09 in the following one-year courses: P.G. Diploma in Patent Law; P.G. Diploma in Cyber Laws; P.G. Diploma in Media ...

MMA courses in retail and HR
The Madras Management Association is offering certificate courses in Retail Management and Human Resource Management for batches starting from July 12 and August 2 respectively. Classes will be held on over 10 Saturdays from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 ...

Spoken English training
SRM Learning Tree Private Limited, a Chennai-based IT Education (SRM Infotech) and HR Consulting (SRM Technokrat) company of the SRM Group has launched its new division – SRM SpeakEng. The division will offer training in the areas of spoken ...

Dayton varsity enters into research agreements
The University of Dayton, ranked number two in the United States for its material engineering expertise and number five for its entrepreneurship programme, announced two partnerships with colleges in Chennai recognised for their business and ...

Where do you fit in IT?
There are defined segments in the overall IT business.

PG diploma in advertising from Ad Club Madras
The Advertising Club, Chennai, invites applications for admission to its 15th batch of ‘Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising and Management’. The nine-month part-time evening course is scheduled to commence in the first week of ...

Q & A
Remote sensing is the science and art of acquiring information (spectral, spatial, and temporal) about material objects, area, or phenomenon, without coming into physical contact with the objects, or area, or phenomenon under investigation. ...

MBA-CFA dual degree from ICFAI
ICFAI University, Tripura, has launched an MBA-CFA dual degree programme, designed to give students two career-oriented professional qualifications in management and financial analysis. Instead of the normal duration of four years (two ...

Courses for the differently-abled
There is a whole new set of opportunities for the blind and deaf.

TEST TRACKer
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has invited applications for its Open Management Aptitude Test (OPENMAT- XXIV) for admission to the following management programmes starting from January 2009 and July 2009.• ...

Stress on inclusive education
Colleges and universities that are performing well will continue to get support through schemes such as ‘College with Potential for Excellence’ and ‘University with Potential for Excellence’.

Finding solutions to problems in urban development
The Centre for Development Finance (CDF) at the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), in collaboration with Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies (SPURS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently ...

IGNOU convergence makes headway in Tiruchi colleges
An attempt is being made to bring the best of campus resources and distance learning to students.

MKU to re-launch B. Ed. in distance education mode
Pursuing B. Ed. degree course under the distance education stream of Madurai Kamaraj University will soon become a possibility as steps have been initiated in this regard.The university has just obtained a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) ...

Merging classroom and distance learning
IGNOU has been promoting a convergence between the conventional university and ODL systems. An appraisal.

CTS makes record campus offers for Anna University
Over 1,100 students of the College of Engineering, Guindy, got offer letters from Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS) at Anna University on Friday. This represents the highest number of offers received by the students of an engineering college ...

Identifying research potentials in students
The Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi, conducted its first National Student Research Convention to identify the research potential in students. Vandana Nayar and K.Narayanee of M.Sc Counselling Psychology were selected from ...
Encouraging response, but questions remain
Addressing paucity of classrooms and depleted staff strength will attract more takers for the shift system in government colleges.
asdfgf… the learning continues
Typewriting classes were almost synonymous with vocational training until two decades ago. But, the invasion of computer has changed the scenario with keyboards replacing typewriting machines. The technical educational field also saw a sea change ...

CII programme for excellence in education
CII Puducherry in association with its CII Institute of Quality, Bangalore, is for the first time organising a two-day ‘Education Excellence Programme for Schools’ on July 3 and 4 at Hotel Sunway GRT Grand at Puducherry for ...

Faculty development
Angel College of Engineering and Technology, Tirupur, recently conducted a seven-day faculty development programme on “Learn to Teach.” The programme included classes on health and hygiene, working in a professional environment and ...

How to get into the U.K.
This is for those of you who are scouting for information on visas to the U.K. The British Government recently streamlined its visa processing to help international students. The British Council recently organised a seminar on ...
A course for the artistic
The wave of exam fever and tension having passed by, for those fresh out of school the next lingering question is ‘what next?’ With pressure from teachers, parents and peers most students end up taking professional courses not ...
To Bangalore, in search of quality
Students from all over the country come over and write the COMED-K
Learning solutions for schools from NIIT
NIIT, a talent development corporation and trainer, recently signed an agreement with Infospectrum, a software product development and technology services enterprise, to offer Educational Resource Planning Solutions in schools. Following this ...
For skilled workforce
The IT sector, one of the major job providing areas, is facing an immense shortage of skilled workforce. To meet the demand, a lot of certification organisations have come up. Among the certification providers is Sun Microsystems. ...
PG diploma in advertising
The Advertising Club, Chennai, invites applications for admission to its 15th batch of ‘Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising and Management’. The nine-month part-time evening course is scheduled to commence in the first week of ...
Improve your networking skills
Cisco Systems offers certified programmes


Q & A
Learn to handle emergencies
Please provide information about the MBA programme of Punjab Technical University. I want to pursue it. I am a marketing executive and travel often. Farid via e-mail, MangalorePunjab Technical University (PTU) (
A differently focused B-school
Emphasising the urgent need for bridging the gap between what the ‘industry’ requires and what institutions provide, was Nageen Sharma, taking on the task of opening the Canada Technology and Research Centre (Pvt.) Ltd. (CRTC) in ...

Let’s get QUIZical
1. Name the Carthaginian general in the second Punic War who crossed the Alps with elephants.2. Which famous European dynasty is said to get its name from the seat of its origin, a castle in the Swiss Canton of Aargau?3. There ...


YOUR VOICE
It’s hell, with the cell around
Cellphone users often make a nuisance of themselves

Get ready for a special Shaastra
IIT Madras is celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year. And Shaastra, its annual technical festival, will have something special to mark the occasion. It will host Shaastra Conclave, Industry Open House, Shaastra Nights and Golden Design ...

Quality is the aim
Coorg Public School students do well in Class X exams

Get ready for ‘Shaastra’
IIT Madras is celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year. And Shaastra, its annual technical festival, will have something special to mark the occasion. It will host Shaastra Conclave, Industry Open House, Shaastra Nights and Golden Design ...
Take that
How about writing about your classroom and your backyard that is your college campus? Heart-rending (heart-warming too) experiences that move you. It could even be a theatre workshop, art exhibition or even a social event that you think has ...
Honesty is key to a US visa
“Be honest”- this was the mantra, for securing a student visa to the USA, given by David Ian Hopper, Vice-Consul, American Consulate-General, Chennai. “Being right than being confident also matters,” he advised ...

Design, construct, operate industrial plants
An engineering branch that involves the design and maintenance of chemical processes for large-scale manufacture, chemical engineering is crucial to running an industrial economy.

ALC to focus on improving English teaching skills
Emerging global trends in higher education have not only opened new opportunities but also raised concerns about the quality of classroom teaching in general and English teaching in particular. This is more so in view of the impending ...


WASSUP
PG diploma in nutrition therapy, food analysis
Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Department of Foods & Nutrition, Post Graduate of Research Centre (Home Science) Hyderabad, is inviting applications for P.G. Diploma Courses in Nutrition Therapy, (10 seats) and Food Analysis & ...

UoH inks pact with US varsity
University of Hyderabad, through its Study in India Programme (SIP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Miami University (MU), Oxford, Ohio, USA, to establish an academic programme for Miami students at University of Hyderabad. ...


CAMPUS JOTTINGS
ISB students launch green initiative campus jottings
Under the initiative of ‘Cleaner and Greener ISB’, the students of the premier B-school have pledged to develop the environmental projects that are ‘sustainable and measurable’ and make the ISB more eco-friendly campus. ...

Picasso students excel
The Picasso Animation College, which was started in 2005 by Picasso Digital Media, is standing out in animation education with its strong international curriculum, certification and faculty members. The college has made its presence felt in the ...


QUERY CUE
Start preparing for CAT now
I am in second year of M.Sc Microbiology. I want to do MBA (HR). Please tell me from when the application form for various MBA entrance examinations will be available and their last date for submission. Is it necessary to learn Mathematics to ...


RIGHT TURN
Try to tap your hidden abilities
During an examination, a medico was asked to identify a femur that he recognised as a human thigh bone. “How many of them do you have?” was the next question. The student replied, “Two”. The examiner passed him and failed ...

Forensic science – a challenging career
Forensic science (FS) is a multidisciplinary subject which deals with the application of various sciences and technologies to law enforcement and criminal justice system (CJS). With the rising tide of lawlessness, terrorism and crime in ...

Designing structures for the future
An architect must be creative, practical and have an understanding of the construction industry and the tastes and needs of a client

Show your appreciation
The City University of New York: Clap. Is the sound of appreciation. When words aren’t’ enough to express our liking and appreciation, awe and wonder, humility and happiness - we clap. It is that magic sound ...

DIL SE
College is not about studies alone Dil Se
IIT, Bombay: Steps faltering, you walk up to your computer casting a feeble gaze at your family behind you. Your hands tremble as they type in all the letters of Topper felicitated
S. P. Ramanathan, a student of III BE Electronics and Communication Engineering of the Mount Zion College of Engineering and Technology, Pudukottai, was felicitated by Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram for securing the first rank in the I ...
Acquire the right knowledge
SRR and CVR Government College: There are many instances where one can enjoy learning on the campus with the help of teachers and friends. Truly, learning is a joyful and enriching experience, considering the progressing maturity ...
Campus Connect
The activities of the Vista English Club of the Department of English, Chidambaram Pillai College for Women, Manachanallur, were inaugurated recently by T. Jayakumar, Reader, Department of English, Periyar EVR College. He focussed on the ...



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