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Good results even in bad times
Though the gloom in the economy has affected recruitments at large, all students of the Class of 2010 of IIM-K found summer placements. J.S. BABLU analyses the recruitment scene.



GUIDANCEPLUS
State your purpose clearly, honestly
The statement of purpose is an important part of your application to a foreign institution. Get it right.

New programmes in nanomaterials
Cochin University of Science and Technology is introducing new programmes in nanomaterials and devices and renewable energy engineering.

Creating careers through cell phones
With mobile phone service providers offering Value-Added Services, the need for professionals will increase enormously.

Break the chain to root out the menace
Why does ragging continue to raise its ugly head on our campuses time and again despite the best efforts of the Supreme Court to stamp it out? The Hindu-EducationPlus had an informal discussion with a group of students at Malappuram to gauge their mind on this issue.


Q & A
Actuarial science
I am a twelfth standard student, studying commerce with mathematics. I would like to know about actuarial science, related options for higher studies, colleges offering the course and job opportunities. RAKESH ...


CAMPUS JOTTINGS
Venture to promote free software
Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) will take the lead in initiating a collaborative venture among six universities in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal to promote the use and expansion of free software across the country. ...

Test Track
Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Wardha (Maharastra) – 442 102 has invited applications for its entrance examination for admission to the MBBS course beginning in 2009. The entrance test will be held on April 19, ...

New Arrivals
The new additions to the Kerala Council for Historical Research Library, Thiruvananthapuram, are: Paul Bowman, Post-Marxism Versus Cultural Studies: Theory, Politics and Intervention, 2007Leszek Kolakowski, Main ...
Know Your English

Choose your course
• All India Radio offers a two-month in-house training course to its Radio Jockeys. • The Take One Academy of Broadcasting, Chandigarh, offers trainees a chance to present a show on the local AIR channel once a ...

Talk, cheer, inspire
If you are creative, well informed and a good speaker, become an RJ


GUIDANCE PLUS
Do your homework
This is how to go about applying for a programme in a foreign university

The rural service conundrum
The Medical Council of India needs to meet student expectations on pay and certification for the compulsory rural medical service plan to work.

CAMPUS CONNECT
Read to fill your minds, students told
The Hindu Business Line Club was launched at VLB College of Engineering and Technology by Lt. Col. (Retd.) Mohan Mathew, Head - HRD, Pricol Corporate Services. He urged students to read to fill their minds with historical and current information. ...
A plus factor for rural students


Do your homework
This is how to go about applying for a foreign university

U.S. slowdown makes students think twice
The recessionary trend has increased the competition for seats.
Creating careers through cell phones
With mobile phone service providers offering Value-Added Services, the need for professionals will increase enormously.

Campus Connect
SMS services, campus networking, 8 Mbps Internet connectivity through fibre optic cable, online web applications and wi-fi zones were inaugurated at K. L. N. College of Engineering by M.A. Ramani of Singapore Telecom. In his address, Mr. ...

If you study well
Thousands of scholarships are in the offing under the Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students
‘Overcome stage fear’
The Department of English of Park College of Engineering and Tekhnology inaugurated the English literary and Debating Association. R. Saravana Selvan, Reader, Bharathiar University, urged students to overcome stage fear and build self-confidence. ...

CAMPUS JOTTINGS
Onset of Christmas season celebrated
Regency College of Hotel Management and Catering Technology celebrated the Cake Mixing Ceremony on November 12 to mark the onset of Christmas season. Vice Principal Ramesh Reddy gave a welcome speech which was followed by cultural programmes. ...

Liberal funding on the anvil for higher education
Academics of research institutes prepare a paper on ‘Restructuring Post-School Science Teaching Programmes’, which lists various proposals that can be introduced in the colleges

Global Semester Abroad programme at VIT
About 100 students at VIT University will be spending time at 35 universities in 14 countries.
Scholarships for the non-creamy layer

Master of cellphone technology?
With mobile phone service providers offering Value Added Services, the need for professionals will increase enormously


SCHOLARSHIP WATCH
Apply for Chevening, study in Britain
The U.K. Government is inviting applications for the Chevening Scholarships Programme from talented Indians for the year 2009. The scholarships assist one to study in the U.K. for a one-year master’s degree or to attend a tailor-made ...

Real-time project guidance
Hindustan Software Limited (HSL) is offering real-time project guidance and job-oriented training to final-year B.E., B. Tech and MCA students on J2EE & .NET technologies and Embedded Systems.Students can spend up to 150 hours over a ...


GUIDANCE PLUS
Choosing words that match your intent
The statement of purpose is an important part of your application to any foreign institution. Get it right.

NCC training camp takes off
The Combined Annual Training Camp (CATC) of the 2 (TN) Air Squadron NCC, Coimbatore, began at the PSG College of Arts and Science in Coimbatore on November 21.The 10-day camp was inaugurated by Group Captain S. Abraham, Chief Instructor, ...

Award for TNAU student
V.S. Susha, M.Sc. (Agronomy), of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, has won an award for the best poster at the international conference on “Magnetic Materials and their Applications in the 21st Century” in New Delhi. The poster ...


QUERY CUE
Bio-technology has evolved as an important subject
I am in final year of B.Sc. My subjects are microbiology, biotechnology and chemistry. Please help me to choose between microbiology and biotechnology to do PG. What are the career prospects of these courses? Can I get a government job with these ...
An academy to enhance engineering education
U.S.-based National Instruments will provide 80 hours of hands-on training for students at TCE, Madurai .
FIITJEE talent exam on Dec 28
The FIITJEE Talent Reward Examination (FTRE) 2008 would be conducted on December 28 in 56 test centres - including Hyderabad, Kakinada, Karimnagar, Nellore and Vijayawada. Students studying from 6th class to first year Intermediate and ...

Computer education simplified for children


It’s more of anxiety than reality
Jobs will remain, and Indians are welcome, say educationists from U.S.

When English skills helped
The shift in weightage in this year’s CAT was significant


UNIVERSITY ROUNDUP
Women urged to take up higher positions
Sri Padmavathi Mahila Viswa Vidyalayam (SPMVV) conducted a five-day national workshop on ‘Capacity building for women managers in higher education’, which concluded with a valedictory session on Saturday.The UGC-sponsored ...


RIGHT TURN
Mastering English language is no difficult task
I was a Telugu medium student from a remote rural village. When I joined intermediate (called P.U.C. in those days) it was entirely a different atmosphere and I was like a fish out of water. Lecturers were teaching English in such a manner that I ...

Campus connect
The Students’ Chapter of the Institution of Engineers (India) was inaugurated at M. A. M. College of Engineering, Siruganur. The chief guest, S. Dharmalingam, AGM, Controls and Instrumentation, BHEL, urged the students to play active ...
Targeting consumers effectively
ICFAI National College: Until recently, one used to ask relatives, friends or neighbours for a feedback on consumer items. Now, thanks to the Internet, even strangers are influencing consumer behaviour. This is clear from surveys being ...

DIFFERENT STROKES
It’s all about strategy
Students narrate how they tackled the CAT
Opportunities for all in the Netherlands
It might not be the first destination you think of when considering studying abroad, but the Netherlands offers interesting opportunities, in particular for students in engineering, ICT and management. With a visit from SRM ...
Creating careers through cell phones
A mobile in a hand is as good as the entire globe in your palm. From providing basic telephony services the gadget has taken up varied roles as an information tool, entertainment gizmo, interaction device and an instrument to touch anyone and in ...

WASSUP
UEI GSSM ties up with Osmania University
UEI Global School of Service Management (UEI GSSM) has announced the launch of Bachelors Degree in Hospitality, Aviation and Tourism Management through its recent tie-up with O.U. The school also collaborated with VATEL International Business ...


EPLUS CLUBS
‘Make an honest effort to learn English’
Eplus Club members will be given a range of fun activities where students will be able to sharpen their English skills and speak without any inhibitions, says Nilesh Jahagirdar CEO of SkillSpark

Higher education fair in Chennai
Representatives from over 30 universities from countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Europe will meet face to face with prospective candidates aspiring for higher and specialised studies, at the QS World Grad ...
Training in animation
Students who pass a test get scholarships


Q & A
In search of ATMA
I have information on MAT and CAT examinations. However, I am not able to get information on the entrance examination called ATMA, for management education. Can you provide the same through your columns? Yogesh Kumar ...


YOUR VOICE
Aspirations vs expectations
Most parents force their children to prepare for engineering and medical examinations

Test centres
Indiranagar: 543, 3rd Floor, Salarpuria Plaza, CMH Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore-560038. Jayanagar: 29/242, Manandi Arch, 9th Main, next to Dosa Camp, opp. Bata showroom, Jayanagar 3rd Block, Bangalore-560011 Cambridge Layout: ...

Talent reward exam
FIITJEE, a premier institute for IIT-JEE training, has announced that the FIITJEE Talent Reward Exam (FTRE) 2008 will be conducted on December 28. As per the earlier schedule, the date was December 14.The exam will be conducted in ...

Targeting consumers
ICFAI National College: Until recently, one used to ask relatives, friends or neighbours for a feedback on consumer items. Now, thanks to the Internet, even strangers are influencing consumer behaviour. This is clear from surveys ...


DIL SE
Life is nothing without friendship
GMRIT (Visakhapatnam region): It is said that friendship is the most beautiful and precious relationship. Friendship is like a plant that grows with time. With the passage of time it becomes more and more reliable. People make ...

Le Gala is round the corner
The National Law School of India University, Bangalore, is being decked up for the annual national-level literary and cultural fest, Le Gala. Organised by the event management committee of NLS, it will be held from Friday to Sunday. LeGala ...
Five minutes is all it takes
College of Veterinary Sciences: “Time is precious”….heard this many a times didn’t you?. It is not until we actually face the situation do we realise the meaning of this saying. Twenty Four hours, what all can be ...
Educator’s Day
At the seventh National Educator’s Day Conference on Nurturing Innovation and Creativity in Engineering (NICE) Education hosted by National Instruments, leaders from academia and industry addressed ways to improve the quality of engineering ...
Global meet
The Thiagarajar College of Engineering (TCE) in Madurai is organising an international conference on ‘Active / Smart Materials’ to be held from January 7 to 9. Latest developments in the “exciting area” of smart ...
Let’s get QUIZical
1. By what name was the present Democratic Republic of the Congo known between October 1971 and May 1997?2. Why is a Papal Bull so named?3. Which treaty ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers?4. Who ...
Apply for Chevening and study in Britain
The Government of the U.K. is inviting applications for British Chevening Scholarships Programme from talented Indians for the year 2009. The scholarships assist one to study in the U.K. for one year master’s degree or to attend a ...
Session on HR at VJIM
A.V. Subba Rao, a renowned management faculty from University of Ottawa, Canada will be conducting a 30-hour module in Strategic Human Resource Management at Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management (VJIM). Prof. Subba Rao got his doctorate in ...

CAMPUS JOTTINGS
V-C wants results on time
Vice-Chancellor B. Satyanarayana, since the time he was in-charge VC is concentrating on announcing results on time. He could get the much-delayed results of degree examinations of March-April announced in time admissions into the PG courses ...

‘Gift a book’ project initiated
The newly founded Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Srikakulam, has launched a unique project to strengthen the library of the university. Aptly calling it ‘Gift a book project’ the university invites people to donate books, ...


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