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A vision for excellence
As the University of Madras celebrated its 150th anniversary recently, President Kalam stressed the need to network universities in the country and strengthen the role of teachers. Here's what three former vice-chancellors have to say about the futur e of university education.

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IGNOU 2007 admissions
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is issuing Student Handbook and Prospectus for admission to January 2007 session for MCA, BCA, PG Diploma, Diploma and Certificate programmes. Postgraduate Diploma, Diploma and Certificate ...
Cavitation in physical and chemical processing
Chemical synthesis, including synthesis of nano particles, biotechnology, industrial wastewater treatment, and physical processing applications such as atomization, emulsification and crystallization and leaching have been identified by the ...
More than 2,200 students from 117 engineering colleges across the region got busy after landing up at BSA Crescent Engineering College, Vandalur, for `CRESTECH 2006', a national-level technical meet that included nine concurrent symposia. ...
Most rural students not in favour of CET
As the State government policy on CET is awaited, a survey to assess the pros and cons of the test finds that urban and rural students have divergent views.
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A school to nurture mathematics
The Kerala School of Mathematics, coming up in Kozhikode, is likely to start functioning the next academic year.
ICRDCE launched in Chennai
The Indian Centre for Research and Development of Community Education (ICRDCE) was launched on September 1 by UGC chairman Sukhadeo Thorat in the presence of the centre's chairman Rev. Dr. M. Devadoss. The Centre will continue to serve the ...
Scaling up higher education
The theme of CII Connect 2006 was "Creating a Knowledge-driven Ecosystem" and among the dimensions it explored was the creation of a Second Pillar of knowledge. One option to achieve this objective is industry - institute collaboration.
New Zealand calling
The picturesque locations of New Zealand have often been tempting for Indians. But there is one more reason to get tempted now, particularly for the student community. Foreign students planning to pursue research and join a Ph.D programme in New ...
E-learning at University of Madras
The Department of Adult and Continuing Education at the University of Madras is setting up a free e-learning centre in a month for the benefit of economically backward candidates and the physically disabled. A software package was being ...
A new pattern for IIT-JEE 2007
On August 24, the Director of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, announced changes in the pattern of IIT-JEE for 2007 during a news conference. Although the JEE underwent a pattern change last year - with the deletion of the ...
Pre-departure seminar
Edwise international, overseas education consultants, representing approximately 90 institutions in the U.K., conducted a pre-departure seminar for students going to U.K. for higher education recently in Chennai. The session was led by the ...
Fellowship for scholars and sportspersons
We conclude our series on scholarships with details of exchange programmes and what more is on offer for studying abroad.
A harbinger of rapid changes
An international symposium on nanotechnology held in Kochi recently explored the frontiers in nanoscale science, technology and education.
Rendezvous 2006
The fourth national-level technical symposium `RENDEZVOUS 06' was held last week at RMD Engineering College, Kavaraipettai, Thiruvallur district. Chairman of Computer Society of India (Chennai Chapter) K. Adhivarahan presided over the ...
Facilitating learning for life
Today's globalised world demands that students and teachers do not remain content with acquisition of certain skills, but stay open to new possibilities in learning to meet the increasing complexities of life.
MBA at Monash University
Peter W. Reed, the Masters' in Business Administration (MBA) course director for Monash University, was in Chennai recently to interview students for the MBA programme. A large proportion of international students at Monash are from China and ...
Growing influence of Ramanujan's work in China
Chinese mathematicians are turning to Ramanujan's work in q-hypergeometric series, says Professor Krishnaswami Alladi.
Short Takes
The National Biological Association will be organising a seminar on `Recent Trends and Issues in Biotechnology' during the first week of October. The seminar will be marked by lectures delivered by personalities of eminence in the field of ...
Q & A
I am doing B.Com in Loyola College, Chennai, and want to pursue MBA in New Zealand. What are the options? The Master of Business Administration degree in New Zealand is generally targeted at people who want to advance their management or ...
Openings in food and health industry
Increasing opportunities in the food and health industry require persons qualified in specialised courses.
Managing the vital link
Supply chain management is central to delivery of goods in time, and as a subject of study, is gaining in importance.
Challenging conventional thinking
Those who wish to stay on in the management industry should probably understand the concept of disruption, said Lakshminarayanan, chief executive officer, Mudra Marketing Services. To put it in a non-technical way, A.R. Rahman's music can be ...
Learn to serve with a smile
The boom in the hospitality sector is providing excellent job opportunities for those with professional degrees.
Know Your English

Know Your English
"For someone who is supposed to be going on vacation, you don't look very happy." "Who said that I was going anywhere?" "You told me last week that you would ask your boss if you could...." "I asked my boss if I could take the week off, and ...

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