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Students need more clarity on CAP
Doubts and confusion persist among students about option registration, even as the Centralised Allotment Process for professional courses began on July 5, writes G. MAHADEVAN.


Great days ahead for pharma graduates
Plans have been drawn up to introduce a six-year Pharm. D course in the country.

Careers in accountancy, law
Cost and works accountancy and law are among the higher study options after Plus Two.

Courses in pharmacy
Mother Theresa Institute of Health Sciences, Puducherry, offers pharma courses.

Medical degrees from Russian universities
Studying medicine and engineering in Russia is relatively cheaper, but would necessarily require learning Russian.

Geoinformatics training
Department of Geography and Geoinformatics, Bangalore University, is organising a national-level training/workshop on geoinformatics from July 14 to August 3. The workshop is being sponsored by the National Natural Resource Management System of ...

As CAT gets set to go online
The IIMs intend to take CAT online from 2009. Many are enthused about it, but also warn of the demerits.

Recruitment algorithm for IT services
Candidates will do well to decipher a pattern in IT recruitment and prepare accordingly.


YOUNG ACHIEVER
A dream come true
Vijay Mohan K. Namboodiri, an IIT Mumbai graduate, has been awarded a fellowship to pursue Ph.D. in Johns Hopkins University

Being straightforward is the key to getting U.S. visas
Tell the truth, be natural, and furnish genuine documents. Your chances of getting the student visa are greater.

Learn archaeology in distance mode
The Centre for Heritage Studies (CHS) of the Department of Cultural Affairs has come up with distance learning programmes (DLP) in archaeology, epigraphy and archival studies. Graduates from any recognised university are eligible and there is no ...

M.A. media management
The School of Communication and Media Studies of M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai, is offering M.A. Media Management, which is designed for students interested in integrating media and management. The course would be useful to ...

TEST TRACK
The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Government of Kerala, has invited applications for the entrance examination to be held on August 9, 2008, at Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Kozhikode, for admission to the three-year LLB ...

NEW ARRIVALS
The new additions to the Kerala Council for Historical Research Library, Thiruvananthapuram, are: Harish Damodaran, India’s New Capitalists: Caste, Business, and Industry in a Modern Nation, ...


Q & A
Industrial engineering
I have finished my Plus Two and wish to take up industrial engineering for higher study. Please let me know about the institutions offering this course, selection procedure, higher education facilities and career ...
Know Your English

The entire world is a school
The courses abroad are good, so are the facilities. And a job with a big pay packet follows.
Making counselling work for you
The countdown is almost over and the task before the applicant is to make the best use of the counselling facility.

Farm courses attract top performers
With the trend in higher education highly favouring engineering, Information Technology and medicine, one would have thought agriculture-related courses would not have many takers. But the week-long counselling for undergraduate courses at the ...


CAMPUS CONNECT
Make use of cloth and paper bags, people told
The Department of Information Technology of Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology organised a national seminar on ‘ERP Applications for Medium and Small Industries – Emerging Trends’at the college recently. G. ...
Time to reap a rich harvest
The prospects could not have been better for agriculture and horticulture professionals with the changes that have ushered in the farming scenario

Veterinarians in demand
Commercialisation of veterinary industry has opened a plethora of jobs for veterinary science graduates

Where do you fit in IT?
There are defined segments in the overall IT business.
Community colleges act as a confidence booster
Students from economically weaker sections now stand to get their share of the service sector pie , thanks to this Chennai Corporation initiative.
Add wings to your career
The country’s aviation sector is on the boom and it needs qualified professionals to maintain its standards
Do you really want an MBA?
Check your aptitude and interests before joining a B-school

Going places with a loan
For studies in India, a maximum amount of Rs. 10 lakh can be sanctioned. For studies abroad, the limit is Rs. 20 lakh.

M.A. Media Management
The School of Communication and Media Studies of M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai, is offering a new course in M.A. Media Management, which is designed for students interested in integrating Media and Management. The course would ...
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 ...
Call for revamp of syllabus in agri varsities
The National Core group of ICAR on higher education, which met recently at New Delhi has recommended revision of syllabus in both undergraduate and post-graduate courses offered by all State agricultural universities in the country. The ...

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

CAMPUS JOTTINGS
Notice issued for science examination
Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences issued a notification for conduct of B.Sc Nursing and B.Sc MLT examinations from July 14 to 20 at common examinations centres. Practical examinations will commence from July 21. The university has 22 ...

CAMPUS JOTTINGS
Two in race for Registrar’s post
As the new Vice-Chancellor B. Satyanarayana is in the process of appointing senior professors to the posts of Rector, Registrar, Deans, Honorary Librarian, etc. the aspirants are continuing with their efforts and two senior professors, both ...
For a taste of geopolitics
Manipal varsity offers B.A. and M.A. courses
Retail management at LIBA
The Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) has launched a one-year Diploma in Retail Management. Admission for the programme along with other courses in Banking Management, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, ...
U.K. calls students for higher education
With schemes such as student visitor visas and work permit for a year after graduation, it is now all the more appealing to pursue higher education here
Stop being a ‘sofa lizard’
JNTU, ANANTAPUR: It’s leisure time. A time to hone our skills. There are myriad ways of making this period more meaningful than just watching TV or playing computer games. The first thing that we can do to realise different beautiful ...
A satisfying SIP
ICFAI students work as internees in corporates
Loyola team bags grant for community services
A group of students from Loyola College in Chennai received a Rs.-one lakh grant from professional services major KPMG recently. They were part of Loyola – SIFE, a group involved in activities related to community services. ...

Getting prepared for choice-based credit system
More choices, more flexibility, yes. But improving choices and ensuring transparency in evaluation are required.

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 ...
Home Science course presents unique avenues for girl students
Home Science is not about cooking or managing the house as several construe the course as. For girl students looking for an innovative course other than the regular engineering and medicine, Home Science offers a unique opportunity to ...
It’s no place for stunts, right?
College students should play it safe in BMTC buses
An experience to cherish at U.K. celebration
“It is my hope that my exposure to the study of English Bar, complemented by my strong rooted Indian values and Indian education, will provide me with a positive footing,” says Vivek Raja, a resident of Chennai. He ...
Going places with a loan
Raj Kumar, a bright student, was in a fix. He had cleared his 12th Standard with a high percentile and secured admission to one of the best engineering colleges in his city. But there was a catch. The fees were steep and he could not afford them. ...
Opportunities aplenty at Irish college
For Indian students aspiring for higher education in Ireland, there are enormous opportunities to internationalise themselves by studying at Griffith College in Dublin. The officials at Griffith College create a wide scope for ...
GIS training at BU
Department of Geography and Geoinformatics, Bangalore University, is organising a national-level training/workshop on geoinformatics. The workshop is being sponsored by the National Natural Resource Management System of Department of Space, ...
Medical degrees from Russian universities
Studying medicine and engineering in Russia is relatively cheaper, but would necessarily require learning Russian.
IT has something for everyone
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 not ...
Being straightforward is the key to getting U.S. visas
Tell the truth, be natural, and furnish genuine documents. And the chances of your getting the student visa are greater.
Fashion school to produce designers
F – Labs, a school of fashion, has been set up in Coimbatore to produce quality designers. According to a release from the school, the course structures are industry-based and practical-oriented. Students will be trained individually ...

MBA programme
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 ...

Students, parents throng to Telangana University
A number of students and their parents arrived from various parts of the region are thronging the Telangana University campus to appear for the counselling for admission in different Post Graduate courses. The week-long counselling began on the ...
Student develops solar-powered mobile phone
A student from Jerusalem Engineering College has developed a solar-powered mobile phone as part of her year-long graduate research work that concluded recently. S. Dhivya, who just graduated in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, worked ...
PG diploma in advertising
The Advertising Club, Chennai, invites applications for admission to its 15th batch of ‘Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising and Management’. Thecourse will commence in August.For details, contact Administrator (Academics), Ad Club ...
IGNOU management entrance test
The entrance test will be held on August 17, 2008 at various centres across the country
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 ...

GUIDANCE PLUS
Careers in accountancy, law
Cost and Works Accountancy and Law are among the higher study options after Plus-Two.

Q & A
Aim is to join Indian Foreign Service
I studied History, Economics and Political Science at the degree level. International Relations, Public Administration and Indian Constitution were some of the specialisations in Political Science. I want to pursue Post-Graduation in ...

CAMPUS JOTTINGS
AUCE alumni to celebrate 25 years of graduation
The alumni association of 1979-83 batch of Andhra University College of Engineering (AUCE) will celebrate 25 years of their graduation at ‘Miracle City’ in Visakhapatnam for three days starting from July 11. The Vice Chancellor ...

INSTITUTION IN FOCUS
A research institute par excellence
An act of philanthropy led to the creation of a great institution. The CECRI story.

Q & A
Aim is to join the IFS
I have heard that there is a Master’s Programme in Government that is being conducted by an NGO in Maharashtra. I am an Honours Graduate in Political Science; I also have a law degree. I am interested in pursuing the programme but I have no ...
The recruitment algorithm for IT services
Candidates will do well to decipher a pattern in IT recruitment and prepare accordingly.
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 ...

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 ...


DIFFERENT STROKES
Wanted: all-rounders
Having that extra skill and the ability to handle any assignment is what companies expect
Inkling of changing HR mandate at TCS
Leadership growth and strategic initiatives underpin the new approaches at the IT major.
See your career take off
There are plenty of openings not only in the civil aviation sector but also in IAF, HAL, ISRO
Two pharma courses, many opportunities
Drug inspection, quality control or research. These MTIHS courses provide the foundation.
‘Strengthen Telugu medium instruction’
Successive State governments have ruined Telugu medium educational institutions by not funding them properly over the years
The reservation arithmetic in MBBS admission
Arriving at the right number of seats each community will stand to gain in the MBBS admissions this year is a case of simple arithmetic governed by the rule of reservation practised in Tamil Nadu.Traditionally, Tamil Nadu allots 31 per ...

QUERY CUE
All about network security certification
I am an engineering student. I am interested in a career in network security and ethical hacking. Please tell me which course I should pursue for the same? Mubeen AsimToday, all organisations maintain the Internet, ...
New directions in IT
In entry-level candidates, we look for the right aptitude, a ‘can-do’ attitude, problem-solving ability, and the ability to work in a team environment.

RIGHT TURN
Create your destiny
You are a sincere and hardworking employee in a company. Your colleague, who is incompetent, lazy and worthless, was given a promotion and another pay hike within two months. You had sleepless nights and wanted to resign. Soon your ...
Test Tracker
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 for admission to the various courses offered at its centres.• Diploma ...

DIL SE
Never give up till the last
GVPCOE: The eccentric sound from my vibrating mobile just shook me up from the cobwebs of my sleep. A lazy hand sneaked to check out the reason for the sudden vibration of the mobile which lay dormant ever since my vacation started. ...
Campus Capsule
OnTrac, a leading provider of operations-oriented training and certification programmes for mid-level managers in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry, recently announced a tie-up with University of Cambridge’s ESOL ...
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 ...
Group activities help develop skills
SRR and CVR Government College: Only through activities we can keep nurturing our relationships and thereby sharpen our skills. This is the best way to improve ourselves and our understanding of life while studying on the campus. ...
Let’s get QUIZical
1. Which seafood, usually fried in breadcrumbs, is the Italian name for shrimps?2. Of which vessel was Ahab the captain in ‘Moby Dick?3. Which organ is affected by pyelitis?4. Who was the virgin goddess of the ...



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