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GRE pattern stays
ETS has cancelled its proposed revised GRE test following concerns over accessibility to its Internet-based testing network.

Fine-tuning technical writing
TWB has launched a 90-day online programme catered to both working and non-working professionals interested in technical writing.
I have appeared for the Plus-Two examinations. What are the career prospects in computer science and Information Technology? Computer science engineering is the study of practical and the theoretical foundations of information and ...
Sussex varsity sets up Chennai office
The University of Sussex, a Royal Chartered University, has opened an office in Chennai. The university has students from over 140 countries and faculty members from more than 40 countries, a release said. It has also recently signed a ...
Acquire high level of skills for placement: Wipro executive
Though plenty of jobs are available, many young graduates from technical institutions find it difficult to get jobs soon after they pass out as their prospective employers expected a high level of skills, according to Chandrashekar Dharuman, ...
School gets Cambridge International Centre status
Lalaji Memorial Omega International School at Kolapakkam, near Chennai, has been awarded the International Centre status by the University of Cambridge International Examinations. The school will now offer a range of internationally accepted ...
All about plantation management
Plantation management could be a good option for those who seek to explore a niche area in the vast domain of management studies.
``World needs innovative engineers''
The modern world needed innovative engineers in large numbers, said T. Ramasami, secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, delivering the convocation address at Bharath University at Selaiyur near Tambaram, recently. ...
Meteorological centre at Sri Vidhya Academy
Sri Vidhya Academy, a Chennai-based international residential school affiliated to the University of Cambridge International Examinations, has inaugurated a meteorological centre for students on its campus. The facility will help students get ...
Intel's mentor programme
Cyber major Intel will offer mentoring facilities to 10 select institutes across the country to provide faculties and students the hands-on experience and training to meet the industry demands. In the beginning of 2006, Intel invited proposals ...
VIT to offer B. Tech. in biomedical engineering
The Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), which has established itself as an institution offering excellent technical education, will offer a B. Tech. programme in biomedical engineering from the academic year 2007-2008. G. Viswanathan, ...
College day at Srimad Andavan college
Srimad Andavan Arts and Science College, Tiruchi, celebrated its 11th College Day recently. College secretary V.S. Narasimhan, in his presidential address, said 83 per cent of the students came from rural areas in and around Tiruchi, while 86 ...
Top-end training in Infrastructure Management
The MINDS School of Management for Infrastructure and Development Strategies has come out with a one-of-its-kind course, MBA in Infrastructure Management, which will be launched in July 2007. Bangalore-based MINDS, launched by the Centre for ...
Personality development programme
Sri Ramanujar Engineering College at Vandalur has engaged Mafoi Training Accademy, Chennai, to conduct a fortnightly personality development programme for its students so as to make them employable. The academy would give exercises to improve ...
Fashioning a successful career
For those who possess a sense of style and design, a career in fashion designing gives an impetus to their creative flair.
The khaki attraction
More and more men and women are showing interest in serving as law-keepers, and their qualifications range from a bachelor's degree to Ph.D.
Preparing students for the corporate world
Various Chennai-based training academies have formulated their training modules that focus on communication skills and empowering English knowledge.
SASTRA to offer five new courses
Shanmugha Arts Science Technology and Research Academy (SASTRA) University has proposed to introduce five new courses at its main campus and at the Srinivasa Ramanujam Centre at Kumbakonam. While the five-year Integrated M. Tech. programme in ...
Textbooks in supply line
The Central Board of Secondary Education says that it has taken steps well in advance for adequate supply of textbooks. Hopefully, the hardship that many students had to face during the just-concluded academic year owing to an acute shortage of textb ooks will be a thing of the past.
Hands-on in digital non-linear editing

The Wi-Fi way for seamless connectivity in campus
By going in for Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) connectivity for e-learning and providing 200 first-year students across disciplines and 50 faculty members with laptops, the Jayaram College of Engineering and Technology near Thuraiyur in Tiruchi ...
Know Your English

What is the meaning of `three dog night'?
According to some scholars, the expression comes from Down Under. Cowboys spend a lot of their time outdoors looking after animals. During cold winter nights when the temperature dips, the men often cuddle up with their dogs to keep warm. When it ...
What is the meaning of `ne plus ultra'?
The expression comes from Latin, and it means, `not further beyond'. The ancient Greeks believed that this was the expression that was inscribed on the Strait of Gibraltar - then called, `Pillars of Hercules'. The inscription was meant to warn ...
What is the meaning of `willy-nilly'?
First, let's deal with the pronunciation. The first syllables of the two words sound like `will' and `nil' respectively. The final `y' in both cases is pronounced like the `i' in `bit' and `sit'. The main stress is on `nil'. When you do something ...
How is the word `dichotomy' pronounced?
The first syllable `di' is pronounced like the word `die'; the following `chot' sounds like the word `cot'. The `o' that follows is like `a' in `china', and the final `y' is like the `i' in `kit' and `bit'. The main stress is on the second ...

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