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E-learning — the challenges ahead
Revolutionising the process of education — that was the big promise it started with. Has e-learning achieved that today? A reality check with experts in the field.
The new CAT is no threat
Those unfamiliar with computers will simply have to practice more
Mentoring students online
If collegemates meet up, they would probably discuss favourite spots on campus, or talk about their professors, or possibly recall funny anecdotes that their batch witnessed. But this four, who are alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology - ...
Acclimatise soon or be a loser
Students need to overcome the urban-rural divide and adapt themselves soon to chart a successful tenure in engineering study, writes SUMIT BHATTACHARJEE


Mentoring students online
If collegemates meet up, they would probably discuss favourite spots on campus, or talk about their professors, or possibly recall funny anecdotes that their batch witnessed. But this four, who are alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology - ...

Indian doctors, made abroad
More and more Indian students are heading to countries such as Russia, China, Nepal and Belize to obtain medical degrees.
Campus Connect
The 2/3 Coy NCC- Army wing of Bishop Heber College conducted a blood donation camp last week. The blood groups of 125 cadets were identified, and 70 of them donated blood. The rest gave an undertaking that they would provide blood as and when ...
For a career in cinema
Acting holds a fascination for almost everyone. How many times have you cuddled under your sheets and furtively repeated your favourite hero’s dialogue or peeked into the mirror to try out that gesture that the female lead did in her recent ...
Add-on flavour for degree courses
Madikeri college helping students in their career path

CAMPUS CONNECT
NCC cadets join hands to fight female infanticide
The inaugural function of the Language Department of KG College of Arts and Science was held recently. More than 400 students and staff participated in the function. The secretaries of the various associations were introduced to the students. ...
CITD invites applications for courses in Mechatronics
The Central Institute of Tool Design (CITD), Hyderabad, is inviting applications for its M.Tech. and PG Diploma programmes in Mechatronics, a new interdisciplinary subject of mechanical engineering and electronics and PG Diploma in CAD/CAM for ...

Make way for an ActivClassroom
Covering a wide range of areas, the learning resources are engaging and fun, says YOGENDRA KALAVALAPALLI


CAMPUS JOTTINGS
Orientation programme for VBIT students
Six students from the Vignana Bharathi Institute of Technology got jobs during the placement drive conducted by the college for Performica Software Pvt. Ltd., on August 25 at their campus. In all, seventy students attended the drive. Initial ...

Award for St. Ann’s College principal
Principal of St. Ann’s College for Women Sr. Inyasamma received the Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award for “outstanding individual achievements and distinguished services to the nation”, a press note from the college informed on ...

Satellites to play proactive role in classrooms: ISRO chief
Satellites will hereafter play a very proactive role in classrooms and hospitals and change the very way education and healthcare respectively are delivered to the end-users.This was the essence of the message conveyed by Indian Space ...


UNIVERSITY ROUNDUP
B.R. Ambedkar Open University celebrates Foundation Day
Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU) celebrated its Foundation Day on Wednesday, according to a press release here. BRAOU was established as Andhra Pradesh Open University in 1982 and the President of India, Gyani Zail Singh ...

AMA: providing quality education
The Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA) offers a wide range of training programmes. The association established under the leadership of no less a visionary than Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, the founding father of the Indian space programme, is an ...
BU’s joint biology research project
A research group of Bharathidasan University will team up with another from the Bangalore-based National Centre for Biological Science (NCBS) for carrying out the Rs. 46.91 lakh-DST (Department of Science and Technology)-funded Indo-Japan ...

CAMPUS JOTTINGS
Teachers seek benefits
Teachers of Andhra University have not given up their fight to get benefits for them. The AU Teachers’ Association submitted another memorandum to Vice-Chancellor B. Satyanarayana last week on the eve of Executive Council meeting to be held ...
Healing the bravehearts
A career in the army for medical graduates


GUIDANCE PLUS
U.K. offers a rich university tradition
Stress is on student-centred work, analytical skills and problem-solving abilities


GUIDANCE PLUS
Scope of higher education in Canada
One must simultaneously try for admission to a few universities in Canada, and the efforts to get admission should start at least one year ahead of the deadline.
JNAFAU to recognise multimedia courses
The Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNAFAU), Hyderabad, will recognise certification programmes conducted by Creative Mentors, a city-based multimedia institute. The university has signed a memorandum of understanding ...

‘Get exposed to latest technologies’ campus jottings
The physics department of the Maris Stella College organised a guest lecture on “Science and technology” by B.V. Reddy, principal of the Vikas College of Engineering and Technology, Nunna, recently. In her inaugural address, principal ...


HOT TOPIC
Filter information for benefit of students
I am regular reader of Education Plus and I think there is a room for improvement in our supplement. I suggest carrying more information on a variety of career options for students in Education Plus. Admission, scholarship, fellowship and ...

Scope of higher education in Canada
For aspirants looking at Canada there are certain practical aspects of studying in Canada.Most of the universities have four-year undergraduate programmes. The duration however may be slightly different. This depends on whether the ...

Campus Connect
The Department of Soil and Environment, Agricultural College and Research Institute, organised a training programme on ‘establishment of agri-clinic-cum-mini soil testing laboratories’ for entrepreneurs from various districts of the ...
Explore innate talents, students told
In a collaborative effort to improve the professional skills of its students, Mahatma Gandhi University launched The Hindu Education Plus (EPlus) Club activities at the University College at Panagal in the town on Thursday. University ...

For a career in cinema



UNIVERSITY ROUNDUP
SV University Dean felicitated for research
Peta Srinivasulu Reddy, a professor of Telugu and Dean (Media) at SV University, was felicitated at a function organised by Arts, Crafts and Cultural Society at Shilparamam in Hyderabad last week, as part of the ‘World Folklore Day’ ...

Q & A
Learn to combat hackers
I am aware that hacking is illegal. Are there any courses that one can pursue and understand what is hacking and how people do the same in order to protect ourselves and our systems? I have met a couple of teachers in the ...
TEST TRACKER
The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai-400005, has invited applications for an entrance examination to be held on December 13 across the country for admission to the following programmes.• Ph.D. in mathematics: ...

Coming Up
• The Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, has invited applications for admission to its various courses including D.M. in cardiology, neurology, nueroanesthesia; M.Ch. in cardiovascular ...

BPO sector: how to go places
The Business Process Outsourcing sector offers challenges at the very beginning of one’s career.

When the chips are down
The Dean of Kellogg School of Management has some ideas on placement strategies during recession.

Seminar on biostatistics
The students of Jayamukhi College of Pharmacy got a rare opportunity of interacting with the industry experts at the two-day seminar organised in collaboration with the AICTE, New Delhi here on August 17 and 18.At the seminar on ...

JNTU-A celebrates first anniversary
The current phase of uncertainty in the Information Technology sector was temporary and it would bounce back soon to the glory it had enjoyed till a couple of years back, Director, Academic, of the National Association for Software and Service ...

Eplus Club schedules
Theme: - This week’s focus is on our constant companions who satisfy our thirst for news, information and fun. Newspapers, magazines and television channels have become an integral part of our lives and though all of us ...

Nurturing religious harmony academically
The Department of Christian Studies, University of Madras, is celebrating its silver jubilee year.
Full credit to the new system
Extra-curricular activities are mandatory under the credit-based semester system
Gateway awards
Anna University’s Gateway Awards 2009 have been postponed to September 15 and 16. The awards are for a national-level short film festival for students organised by the University’s Department of Media Studies.The Gateway Awards ...

JIPMER invites applications


DAAD Scholarship for Indian nationals
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in India annually offers fellowships for Indian nationals for research and study at universities and research institutes in the Federal Republic of Germany. The DAAD Regional Office, New Delhi, has made ...

Creating a barrier-free environment
Widening the reach of inclusive education will help the physically-challenged students adapt early to the mainstream education, and also enable other students to interact with them.

MBA from Shrisha Institute
Shrisha Institute of Management Studies, Coimbatore, will offer an industry-integrated MBA programme. The programme will be for two years and is accredited by the National Institute of Applied Management, New Delhi.
BRAOU Foundation Day
Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU) celebrated its Foundation Day on Wednesday, according to a press release here. BRAOU was established as Andhra Pradesh Open University in 1982 and the President of India, Gyani Zail Singh ...


RIGHT TURN
Interest and competency
Last week we were discussing the book ‘The Element’. Interest and competency are two ingredients to enjoy success. For some, re-creation is recreation. Watch Zakir Hussain playing tabla and you would understand this ...


QUERY CUE
Prospects for course in financial planning
I completed my graduation in commerce in 2008. Later I enrolled for a course in financial planning (Financial Planning Standards Board), believing that it would help me find a job in the finance sector. I would like to know the prospects of this ...

Microsoft holds ‘Boot Camp’
Boot Camp of the first LeadCap Young Leaders Programme was conducted at the Microsoft campus at Bangalore on July 31 and August 1. Twenty Microsoft Student Partners were chosen from all over the country to participate in the camp where sessions ...

For the service minded
Join a course in non-profit management


DIFFERENT STROKES
It’s all about ratings
Even routine things get hyped on television, but most viewers don’t mind

‘Be innovative’
Management graduates who discharge their responsibilities in the industry must have a broad vision and must not think of narrow personal benefits, said Sumit Viren, H&R Director, B.L Kashyap & Sons Limited, Bangalore, while inaugurating ...

AMA: providing quality education
The Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA) offers a wide range of training programmes. The association established under the leadership of no less a visionary than Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, the founding father of the Indian space programme, is an ...
A big leap for NIT Calicut
The School of Nano Science and Technology will perform research activities through sponsored projects.

ICRISAT to set up international distance learning centre
Ties up with University of Florida to offer short-term courses.


GROUP DISCUSSION
NRIIT students lead by example

To enhance continuous quality management
A.P.C. Mahalaxmi College for Women, Tuticorin, organised a two-day national seminar on ‘Enhancing Continuous Quality Management,’ through IQAC (Internal Quality Assurance Cell) in higher education on August 20 and 21. It was sponsored ...

YOUR VOICE
Enjoy your sport, enjoy life
Parents should not force their children to join coaching camps
DAAD Scholarship
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in India annually offers fellowships for Indian nationals for research and study at universities and research institutes in the Federal Republic of Germany. The DAAD Regional Office, New Delhi, has made ...
HPCL inks MoU with TNAU
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), Mumbai, and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, entered into a memorandum of understanding for jointly undertaking sugarcane development activities in East and West Champaran districts ...

TALKING POINT
Add style to your speech
On a phone call with a friend the other day, I was told that I was using the expression ‘you know’ a lot. ‘You know’ is mostly used as a filler expression -- an expression without any specific meaning, that just becomes a ...
Intercollegiate meets held
N. M. S. Sermathai Vasan College for Women conducted a series of intercollegiate meets during the first week of August. On August 3, ‘Thai Tamil Kalaivizha’ was held with Sahul Hamid of M.S.S. Wakf Board College as chief guest. ...
Seeking good managers
A talent hunt programme to choose the Best Manager among the students in Kolar saw 63 students from 19 colleges in the district vying for the top honours. Organised by Gupta College of Management and Technology (GCMAT), Kolar, the competition saw ...
Unconventional courses, the way to go
With the human resource need very high in the expanding healthcare sector, these unconventional courses offer many exciting career avenues.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) launched the first ever study circle for Chartered Accountants (CAs) working in Electronics City, Bangalore, at the Infosys Technologies campus.The circle has been formed to provide ...

TOEFL scholarship
Educational Testing Service (ETS) has introduced TOEFL® India Scholar Programme, which includes three $10,000 scholarships for the U.K., U.S., and Canada and four $5000 scholarships to any of these three countries.Students taking ...

IGNOU offers M.A. in Public Policy
Indira Gandhi National Open University recently has reactivated its collaboration with Mussoorie-based Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) for a master’s degree programme, M.A. (Public Policy), for civil ...

Short-term courses in Community Colleges


A star is made
Can a training programme help aspiring actors achieve their ambition? Several private institutes think the answer is ‘yes’, and offer courses in acting.

Write to us
Interested in starting Eplus Club in your institution? All you need is to register with The Hindu, identify the students willing to improve their language skills and one or two lecturers to assista them. Write to us for registration and ...

OU to hold entrepreneurship development programme
Osmania University is organising an four-week ‘Entrepreneurship Development Programme’ for unemployed undergraduate and postgraduates from October 1.The syllabus will include business opportunities, sources of finance, project ...

Share your views
So much has been said and written about the menace of ragging. Helplines have been created, managements and police have been instructed to take immediate action. But the fact remains that role of the student is too crucial to stop ragging. What ...

Certificate course in video recording, editing
College of Home Science, ANGRAU, started a certificate course in ‘Video Recording and Editing’ on July 13, according to a press release here. The course, sponsored by Department of Woman and Child Welfare was for adolescent ...

UK-specific post paid cards
Matrix Cellular (International) has announced its new UK-specific post paid packages for students, according to a press release. Matrix will offer pre-activated SIM cards before their departure from India, it ...



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