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Creating small wonders by design
At the touch of a remote control button, you can check the ceiling screen, open the home CCTV window and check if milk has been delivered at the doorstep. Scanning the image further, you would probably be able to determine the temperature of the ...


The coming of the laptops
NEWS of the laptop computer becoming duty-free when brought as baggage has been greeted with cheers by all, especially the IT community, faculty and students. In combination with cheaper mobile phones and wireless Internet, there could well be a ...
CBSE will offer fashion studies
Answer: We have brought in the concept of frontline curriculum in the past few years, where 10-20 per cent of the syllabus in selected subjects are shed and new elements introduced. We started with life sciences, accountancy and commerce. ...
Hey Dudes & Dudettes
As we are in 2004 now... Refreshed, with new ideas and rejuvenated enthusiasm, let's get started with this issue's dose of cool gyan from the one & only GG to all of the E-plus tribe... are u guys ready?....here I go: My friend Bala ...
Chemistry: formulas for success
PARTICIPANTS in a symposium on Chemical Education and Research here have come out with options to open up chemistry to a variety of related fields. "The theme of the symposium focussed on diversifying the subjects catering to the needs of ...
The twin advantage
THE International School for Management Studies, run by the Madras School of Social Work Management, has tied up with the Southwest Missouri State University in the United States to offer a twinning programme in Master of Business ...
For early detection of cancer
LAST week Thursday, postgraduate students and Ph.D scholars of Zoology and allied subjects in Madras University listened on as M.H. Ravindranath, Director, John Wayne Institute for Cancer Treatment and Research, Santa Monica, California, gave ...
CAREER GUIDE
Bring life to your character
Animation does not mean only cartoons and films. It has a wide range of applications _ corporate meetings and presentations, product demonstrations, medicine, defence and so on. Effective communication is the goal.
Time to shine in oil industry
EXCITING times lie ahead for young professionals seeking to make a career in the oil industry, according to M.S. Ramachandran, chairman, Indian Oil Corporation, a Fortune-500 company. The industry is poised for a "great leap" forward, given its ...
Gearing up for exams
WE are in the middle of January. Those students who would be appearing for their Board exams in a couple of months must be going through a "pack drill" of special classes and tuitions. There are some out there who pity these students; they demand ...
BOOKS
Avian attractions
WHETHER it is for serious ornithological pursuit or just as a hobby, a new book from the Oxford University Press (OUP), Birds of Western Ghats, Kokan and Malabar, including birds of Goa, published jointly with the venerable Bombay Natural ...
A costly course
A range of competitive entrance tests is proving to be costly for every parent of a professional course aspirant this year. For example, the TNPCEE (Tamil Nadu Professional Course Entrance Examination) costs Rs. 500 or more for the student. The ...
A world of opportunities here
International Studies throws open diverse career choices. Foreign Service, U.N., immigration departments, research in intelligence agencies, legal of.ces, interpreter/translator in foreign missions are only a few.
Thinker's Corner
Science is nothing but trained and organised common sense differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit: and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from ...
Virtual initiatives
THE S.R.M. Institute of Science and Technology (a Deemed University) is planning to promote virtual education through a distance education programme that uses information and communication technologies (ICT). The delivery of the academic ...
IIT-M alumni meet
BRIGHT brains that passed in 1978 from IIT-Madras came back to the city last week. They worked together after more than two decades, this time at an alumni seminar series. The seminar on `Technology for New Millennium' was inaugurated by the ...
UNIVERSITY BEAT
Taking in more
Doing research in an area of specialisation could be a rewarding experience and your passport for a good career. Apart from specialising in the same field of postgraduation, several students are opting for `inter-disciplinary' research for their ...
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