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First steps for employability
The search for employability now starts at the high school level, and many schools are offering a TCS programme focusing on IT and soft skills.

Tuition fee: the debate continues
Those arguing for it feel that it will pave the way for quality education and those against it think it will shrink access to education
In pursuit of quality, creativity
CII-IQ summit charts out path for improving higher education


English is … all Latin and Greek
Many institutes promise to teach English, but without success

Strengthen infrastructure: VCs
Vice-chancellors from the south discuss key issues including steps to set up model universities.

CAMPUS CONNECT
NSS volunteers clean park, plant saplings
As part of the special 10-day NSS camp, the second year undergraduate students of Avinashilingam University conducted various welfare programmes at Urmandampalayam. They invited the village panchayat heads and councillors of the villages and ...
Andhra varsity twinning courses open to all
Innovation is the order of the day. And Andhra University is forging ahead with a number of advance programmes for the benefit of the students. It has already tied up with a couple of foreign universities in the US and Europe to design programmes ...
Campus Connect
Like all sciences, chemistry had a unique place in our pattern of understanding of the world. It is the science of molecules and we should study the molecules of nature as their functions were important to our lives, said S. Palaniandavar, Dean, ...
Diplomas in psychology and counselling
Bharathidasan University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Athma Institute of Mental Health and Social Sciences (AIMSS) in Tiruchi paving the way for the latter to offer one-year postgraduate diploma courses in Counselling and ...
AU twinning programmes
Innovation is the order of the day. And Andhra University is forging ahead with a number of advance programmes for the benefit of the students. It has already tied up with a couple of foreign universities in the US and Europe to design programmes ...
O.U. introduces new LLM courses

Wanted: model university
V-Cs discuss key issues at zonal meet
Test Tracker
The National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore - 560 065, a leading research institute, has invited applications for admission to its M.Sc. course in Wildlife Biology and Conservation. This two-year full-time course, ...
Accreditation team visits ANGRAU
An Accreditation review team from the Indian Council for Agricultural Research visited the Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University and the affiliated colleges on Friday and made suggestions for improvement. The team had interaction with the ...
Making waves with an FM radio channel
IGNOU’s FM radio channel Gyan Vani addresses local, educational, developmental and socio-cultural needs.
Entrance exam for MPH course
The National Institute of Epidemiology, functioning under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Chennai, has invited applications for admission to the Master of Public Health (MPH) Programme commencing in January. Intake is 20 seats and ...
How safe are nano products?
Despite its tremendous potential, nanotechnology still has a dark side to it. So cautions a study paper.

GUIDANCE PLUS
Why good listeners win
Proper listening is an integral part of the communication process. Learn how to fine-tune your listening skills.
Making visa process easy
“Do not go to a Visa consultant” – this was the foremost advice given by Brian T. Bedell, Visa Officer handling Student Affairs of the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai. He was addressing students, who aspired to do ...
IIT-JEE slated on April 18
The sought-after and much-awaited Indian Institutes of Technology - Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) will be held on April 13, 2008. The IIT-JEE is held for admissions into the under graduate courses in IITs in Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, ...
The charm of Kutztown
With its proximity to major urban centres such as Allentown in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and New York, Kutztown makes for an ideal education destination in the U.S.
Ph.D applications invited
Applications are invited for pursuing Ph.D. in various areas of Information Technology, Management, Information Security and Bioinformatics. The emoluments for JRF is Rs.12,000 per month. In addition to this, Rs. 20,000 per annum is for ...
Does anyone care for libraries?
Knowledge panel has plans to improve their status
Structured programmes for MRCS
“The Medical Council of India (MCI) has to take many factors into consideration before giving blanket recognition for [degrees such as] MRCS and FRCS and MRCP,” says Professor Gautam Sen, chairman of the Indian Chapter of The Royal ...
‘IGNIZ 07’ from October 4
They call it the ‘spark of genesis.’ IGNIZ 07, a techno-cultural fest, organised by the students of SCMS School of Engineering and Technology (SSET), is all set to rock Kochi from October 4 to 6.Hundreds of students from ...
New LLM courses
Three new L.L.M. courses are being introduced by Osmania University for the academic year, ‘07-’08. The courses being - L.L.M Intellectual Property Rights, L.L.M. Alternative Dispute Resolution and L.L.M International Trade and ...
Applications invited for CEED & JMET 2008
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay has invited applications for the Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED- 2008) — the qualifying examination for admission to Master of Design (M.Des.) programmes at IISc. Bangalore, ...
Campus connect
A day-long workshop on horticulture was conducted by the Department of Botany of National College recently with the main objective of creating awareness on the benefits of horticulture on society and environment. The workshop propagated planting ...
Course in spoken English
The two month coaching for a certificate course in spoken English for the second batch for men and women will commence at the Government Degree college for women from October 8. The last date for receipt of application forms with the fee ...

Q & A
Getting ready for GATE
I will be completing MBBS in 2009. I have heard about the Combined Medical Services Examinations of the Central Government. How do I enrol for it? Vikas via EmailThe Combined Medical Services Examinations ...
Synergising mechanics and electronics
Mechatronics is an engineering field that is fast coming into its own.
UPSC: get set for ‘main’ agenda
Over 9,000 aspirants will be appearing for the examination at the all-India level
Canadian varsities fair
The Canadian Universities and Colleges Admissions Workshop was conducted in Hyderabad from September 12 to 27. Students thronged the venue to find out about courses and details about universities. Spot admissions took place at the ...
Fun with maths and much more
An initiative by NGO Pratham to educate schoolchildren in Mysore

BOOKS
Windows Vista’s search tools books
For a few months now, new computers, especially the branded ones, have been shipped with Microsoft’s new Operating System, Vista. While the bells and whistles starting with the Aero glass interface in Vista’s premium and ultimate ...
Getting across the message with clarity
Last week we were discussing teaching techniques. Explaining ‘Negative assertions’, a psychologist gives an example of a teacher, who often asked his students, ‘Did every one understand that?’ and after a small gap of ...
NALSAR girls come in for praise University Roundup
Enforceability of International Court of Justice (ICJ) judgements would never be an issue since no State within the United Nations would like to appear as a lawless State, opined ICJ Judges at an interactive session held with NALSAR students in ...
Academic achievement through sports
Balancing sports and academics has been an arduous task for students. Obviously, the apprehension of parents is that active involvement in sports and games might hamper the professional career of their wards. Only a miniscule minority of ...

CAMPUS JOTTINGS
AU next convocation soon?
Andhra University conducted its 73rd and 74th Convocation last week, after a month’s delay and plans are being reportedly made to organise the 75th Convocation soon, may be in a month’s time.AU wanted to invite Chairman of ...
Campus Capsule
For the students of Christ Junior College in Bangalore, former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was someone associated with a futuristic sense of the country. Vision 2020 was his idea of the path forward. The students were surely celebrating ...
Stress on good verbal score in GRE
“Success breeds success,” said United States Consul-General David Hopper, observing the level of interest shown by American universities in India and Indian students at a fair to promote U.S. higher education held at the Taj ...
Meeting on Ion Beam Analysis
Buoyed with the output of research in India, for the first time in an Asian country, the 18th International Conference on Ion Beam Analysis was held in Hyderabad recently. The conference was conducted with emphasis on Nano and Bio ...

DIL SE
The North-East: From neglect to limelight
Andhra University: My moments of anxiety and nervousness came to an end when John Abraham declared Prashanth Tamang as the new Indian Idol. As I vouched for Amit Paul, the other finalist, my initial denial of Prashant’s ...
New scholarships from Oxford University
Oxford University is offering four new scholarships exclusively for Indian citizens wishing to pursue postgraduate research at Exeter College, one of the oldest of the university’s colleges. The scholarships are tenable for a year ...
Q & A
I am studying B.E. Electrical and Electronics Engineering. I would like to know about broadcast engineering. Broadcast engineering is the field of electrical engineering, and now to some extent computer engineering, which ...
Getting across the message with clarity
Last week we were discussing teaching techniques. Explaining ‘Negative assertions’, a psychologist gives an example of a teacher, who often asked his students, ‘Did every one understand that?’ and after a small gap of ...
Top choice among engineering aspirants
Geography should not matter if the objective is to create history. An engineering college that is away from the cities and towns can achieve excellence among institutions in the State.In fact, this engineering college is among the top few ...
The T20 Saga Vs. The Asian Cup
St. Joseph’s College for Women : “What is the Indian National Game?” A ritualistic answer to this question would be ‘hockey’, but due to the recent hue and cry made on the name of cricket, many would just ...
Let’s get QUIZical
4. In Robert A. Heinlein’s ’Stranger in a Strange Land’, what was the full name of the Man from Mars?5. Who succeeded Macbeth as the king of Scotland in William Shakespeare’s play?Answers for ...
Industry-academia council mooted
The CII Southern Region organised a discussion meeting between representatives of the industry and academia recently to explore the possibility of forming a joint council to address issues in the areas of faculty and curriculum development, ...
Computer courses for biotech students
Biotechnology is a science that involves manipulation of living organisms to get the desired results. The techniques involved in the process have evolved parallel to and subjected by the development of other areas of science and ...
Welcome freshers!
GMRIT: Everyone is charged up and jubilant. The reason is that young team India was crowned as the world champions in the inaugural T20 World Cup. This set in a festive mood for our cricket frenzy nation, which has suffered a lot of ...
Talent Support Exam
FIIT-JEE is conducting its Talent Support Exam (FTSE) on October 14 in 33 test centres across the country for Intermediate students as well as those who have passed Intermediate and aspiring for IIT-JEE in 2008. The test will help them ...
Take that
How about writing about your classroom and your backyard that is your college campus? Heart-rending (heart-warming too) experiences that moved you. Incidents that stirred you or things you did not like. Youth festivals or workshops ...
ICWAI courses
The next session of the oral coaching classes for Foundation and Intermediate courses of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI) will start from October 15 at the ICWAI, Coimbatore Chapter. For details, contact, 13 and ...

WASSUP
Talent search mock test
Aspire Learning Company Pvt Ltd is conducting a free National Talent Search mock test for students of eighth and tenth standards on October 7, 2007. The test will help students to access their current level of preparedness and will be able to ...

JMET on December 9
The Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET) 2008 for entry into the six IIT Business Schools and IISc Bangalore’s Department of Management Studies will be conducted on December 9. This written management entrance examination is being ...

CEED on January 20
IIT Bombay has invited applications for the Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED- 2008) – the qualifying examination for admission to Master of Design (M.Des.) programmes at IISc Bangalore, IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati and Kanpur) ...

Course in short film-making
Raz’R School of Media Works is offering a short-term course in short-film making for students interested in pursuing a course in directing short films or producing documentaries.The course is spread out over 10 weekends and will be ...
UoH signs memorandum with NUS
The University of Hyderabad (UoH) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for academic collaboration recently in Singapore. The MoU was signed in Singapore by Shih Choon Fong, President, NUS and ...

We get back what we give dil Se
Mahaveer Institute of Science and Technology: Gone are the days when one used to roll down the side window to feel the enchanting breeze touching one’s face, now one can dare to do that just to find the chaotic traffic collaborated ...

Key to effective time management
P.B. Siddhartha College of Arts and Science: We can afford to lose everything except time. Human beings have only a little stay in this life and much depends on what best use they make of this time.‘Time and tide wait for ...

It’s time we made a beginning
Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engginering & Technology: ‘Nothing is going to change in this country or no one can change this country’ - that’s a cliché we come across almost everyday. But none of us ...

Research retell
All ye researchers! It is time to shed your inhibitions and come out of your laboratories. This is your chance to get your ideas and works published. Be it research, seminar papers or technical papers that you have published as part ...



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