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Medical education: fading attraction?
A course in engineering looks more attractive than a medical seat because of hurdles that doctors face in pursuing higher studies or working abroad.
Connecting with Singapore
The curriculum and facilities are world class and the environment is friendly
Q & A
I am doing my Plus Two biology group. I would like to know about Pharmacognosy and the career prospects. Pharmacognosy is the study of medicines from natural sources. It is defined as the study of the physical, chemical, ...
Incentive motivates student to sponsor child’s education
S. Nivetha, an MBA student at ICFAI National College, Pollachi, has decided to sponsor a young girl’s education. Little Kaleeswari, who has just completed Class VIII has no way to continue her education and was pushed to taking up a job for ...
‘Chillax’, you’re on college turf
Gen-next surely knows how to get their way around with words with ‘Phatte’ and ‘Yeh Kya Shot Hai’ being the latest lingo on campuses
Campus connect
The third batch of value added course, postgraduate diploma in total quality management, conducted by the Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI), Madurai Chapter, was inaugurated at SACS MAVMM Engineering College on Wednesday. The course is meant ...
IGNOU launches distance learning in German
Indira Gandhi National Open University’s (IGNOU) first foreign language programme in distance learning was launched on July 24 in Chennai. The programme — German language course for beginners — is being offered in ...

RIGHT TURN
Tips to come up tops
Take on students' test of nerves
Insure your child’s education

Let wiser counsel prevail
MEFMH offers courses in clinical psychology



Q & A
Foray into hardware Q & A
I am a B.Sc graduate (Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science) and I want to learn the finer aspects of computer hardware technology. Please guide me. Rakesh Kumar via Email BangaloreComputer hardware ...

Innovative medical courses
For more details, call: 044-26548997
No takers for PG courses
Post Graduate degree courses like M.Sc Mathematics and MA English were the most sought-after by students not so long ago, but it is not the same now. Changing needs of the job market, changing preferences and lack of proper facilities in colleges ...
World eyeing young talent in India
Academicians, experts and consultants underline the point that students should work harder if they are to compete globally
EduFrance extends invite
International Higher Education Council, EduFrance, is inviting applications for admissions into the three-year bachelors programmes offered by the institute. Courses offered include multidisciplinary bachelors in Economics and Business Law, ...

NASSCOM plan to improve student skills
Assessment of Competence-Tech programme will evaluate students aspiring to find jobs in technology and engineering industries

Mini convocation held at R.B.V.R.R. Women’s College
The auditorium was bustling with excitement and all the outgoing girls had their experiences to share with the newcomers. Having spent perhaps the three best years of their lives in this college, now was the time for the fresh graduates to ...

V-C keen on KSOU revamp
10 p.c. rise in enrolment expected
Employability skills training
For further details, call: 93810-33049, 94443-87196 or 94441-94578
EduFrance’s invite
International Higher Education Council, EduFrance, is inviting applications for admissions into the 3-year bachelors programmes offered by the institute. Accommodation is provided in addition to six scholarships of 10, 000 Euros per year. ...
Dravidian varsity to have regional centres
Dravidian University Vice-Chancellor G. Lakshminarayana said four regional centres would be opened from this academic year. The centres would be located at Viswabharathi Degree and PG College on Nizampet Road in Kukatpally, Thrissur in ...
MoU inked University Roundup
The Andhra University is starting a strategic cooperative research programme following a MoU it signed with the Japan-based Nippon Care-fit Service Association (NCSA) - India.An AU-NCSA Centre for Gerontology-India will be established to ...


SCHOLARSHIP WATCH
Scholarship scheme for ST students Scholarship Watch
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has introduced a new Central Sector Scholarship Scheme to encourage meritorious Scheduled Tribes students for pursuing studies at degree/post degree courses in 127 institutes, covering the fields of management, ...

Let’s get QUIZical
1. In human anatomy, name the muscle that forms the rounded contour of the shoulder.2. Which is the second novel in Philip Pullman’s ‘His Dark Materials’ series?3. In fiction, what is the favourite food of the ...
Validating traditional systems of medicine
Though many leads have been obtained in the area of biomedicines, particularly herbal drug research, time-tested bioactive potentials and preparations are in traditional systems of medicine such as Ayurveda and Siddha. Developing ability ...

QUERY CUE
Doing well in the GMAT Test
What are the skills required to crack GMAT and get into institutions like ISB? My English is good but I lack confidence when speaking to others. What should I do? K. HarshavardhanAdmission into many B-Schools is ...
Abhai Maurya is V-C of EFLU
Abhai Maurya of Department of Slavic Studies, University of Delhi, assumed the office as the first Vice-Chancellor of English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad on August 3. The Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages ...

STATE OF EDUCATION
Training programme
The KLE University, in collaboration with Sephmer Sciences Inc., U.S., conducted a three-day training programme on “Clinical Trials Development” at its Department of Education for health professionals from July 26 to 28.The ...

Courses
The Bangalore University has invited applications for admission to various courses — masters, post-graduate diploma and certificate — to be held at Jnana Bharathi campus, Central College campus, Post-Graduate Centre at Kolar and in ...


STATE OF EDUCATION
PG diploma
ICFAI National College in Mangalore will start a post-graduate diploma course in Banking, Finance and Insurance (BFI) from September 3, 2007, according to its principal, K. Narayan. This is a nine-month (three semesters of three months each) ...

“Save energy, protect environment, sustain life”
The state-level technical symposium “Ecofest ‘07”, held at the Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, on Saturday reflected the theme “Save energy, ...
Tips to come up tops
The following are ‘Tips to get a good rank’. The first letter of each sentence, when combined denotes the same. Paste it on your table and follow. Try not to eat junk food in the evening, one hour before study time.Involving in ...

QUERY CUE
Doing well in Graduate Management Aptitude Test
Get a low-down on Careers & Courses
NAAC visit likely in December
The National Assessment and Accreditation Committee (NAAC) of UGC is likely to visit Andhra University during December. Vice-Chancellor L. Venugopal Reddy keen on securing a higher grading this time than the “A” grade received last ...
Study the ocean
Oceans shape the character of the world’s climate and weather and oceanographers help us understand the precarious balance of the oceans, atmosphere, ice, solid earth, and living organisms and the future of our planet. The major ...
Personality development course
More details can be had by calling: 044- 24342421/24337387
Dravidian varsity to have regional centres
Dravidian University Vice-Chancellor G. Lakshminarayana said four regional centres would be opened from this academic year for the convenience of students.The centres would be located at Viswabharathi Degree and PG College on Nizampet Road ...
Changes to Ambedkar Chair mooted
Students to collect data from hoblis on status of Dalits
In Brief
Hindustan Academy, the training wing of Hindustan Software Limited, has started a pre-placement training programme to help students improve their employability skills after finishing their graduation. The topics covered are effective ...

DIL SE
Living beyond Internet
International Institute of Information Technology: Downloading music status 96 per cent, aargh missed by whiskers... power cut! I sat there gnashing my teeth, muttering, growing impatient after waiting a long time for I did in ...

DIL SE
Friends forever dil se
GVPCOE: “Yesterday night in my dream an angel offered me two million dollars and a very good friend I chose the money because I already have a very good friend in you.” “Yesterday while thinking of you a tear rolled out ...
Integrated law course
Ten semesters at MUSJ to cover more than 50 subjects
Courses at Bangalore University
The last date for submitting applications is August 11.
Children of a lesser God?
GVPCOE: As I waited impatiently at the junction for the signal to go green, I gave a fleeting glimpse at the beggar. He was an old man with yellow skin, deep wrinkles and piteous expression. There was a black cloak flung over his shoulder ...
IIM exam on Nov. 18
The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) will conduct the Common Admission Test (CAT) on November 18 for the following PG programmes: IIM Ahmedabad - Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), PGP – Agri-Business Management (ABM); IIM ...
Intel to aid engineering curriculum development
Thrust of this collaboration would be on technology-focused syllabus.

IGNOU launches distance learning in German
Indira Gandhi National Open University’s (IGNOU) first foreign language programme in distance learning was launched on July 24 in Chennai. The programme — German language course for beginners — is being offered in ...

HR, a vibrant field
The Human Resources manager of today must posess not just soft skills but good quantitative and reasoning abilities as well.

Delve deep into mighty oceans
So little of the vast oceans has been studied, that oceanography presents an exciting area of study to the serious researcher.

Pilot training programme
For details, contact: Captain Anju Varghese at info@avaviation.net. Phone: 044-42148011/12. Email: chennai@hi-tours.com

Sign up for NIOS courses, digitally
The National Institute of Open Schooling follows an online admission system, and allows selection of study centre.

Connecting with Singapore
For Bangalorean Sandeep Chandran, a marine engineer by profession, Singapore is the choicest destination for higher education.After completing his Plus Two from St. Aloysius College three years ago, he attended a Pre-Sea workshop in ...

Taking education to a higher level
The University Grants Commission’s 11th Plan draft proposals envisage a massive increase in student intake and a corresponding growth in educational infrastructure.

U.K. seminar on student visas
For further information, contact: 044-42050600

Test tracker
The Centre for Development of Imaging Technology (C-DiT), an autonomous institution under the Government of Kerala, has invited applications for an aptitude test for admission to the following PG diploma courses.•PG Diploma in ...

PG programme in banking and finance
Applicants will be short-listed on the basis of IIM-CAT Score.


SCHOLARSHIP WATCH
University Grants Commission scholarships for rank holders scholarship watch



GUIDANCE PLUS
GMAT : The passport to global management study guidance plus
Taking the Graduate Management Admission Test is important for gaining admission to global business schools.

Tamil Nadu students improve AIEEE performance record
Could scrapping of the CET be the reason why non-Chennai students performed well in AIEEE?

Environmental sustainability course from CINRAM, Minnesota
The general admissions website for both undergraduate and graduate students is: http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/03_admissions.php. Dr. Current can be contacted at curre002@umn.edu. The Center’s address: CINRAM, University of Minnesota, 115 Green Hall, 1530 Cleveland Ave. North Saint Paul, MN 55108. Phone: (612) 624-4299 / 7418 / 4296. Fax: (612) 625-5212. Email: CINRAM@umn.edu
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