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Monday, October 08, 2007
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Learning to save lives
In search of a better VET
Knowledge panel says vocational education needs to be more creative
Healthcare institute inaugurated
Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala recently inaugurated Vcare’s Global Institute of Health Sciences run by the Vcare Health Educational Propagation and Development Trust at a function held at the Raj Bhavan, Chennai. He said ...
Information technology expo held
A one-day information technology exhibition was held at G.R. Damodaran College of Science. Various dealers exhibited their products. Some 20 variants of software and hardware companies participated in the event. The GRD School of Computer Science ...
When life’s on a different level
The transition from school to college is interesting as the initial nervousness of being in new surroundings gradually makes way for a life full of fun, frolic and freedom
Plan your success route
Students should get acquainted to the environment of a professional college soon and map their four years of stay
‘Gem’ of a lecture
Jayashree Panjikar, an eminent Gemmologist from Gemmological Institute of India, Mumbai, thrilled nearly 350 children with her lecture on ‘The Beauty of Diamonds and other Gem stones’ at a lecture organised by the University of ...
Training session in ‘Life skills’
SACS MAVMM Engineering College, Madurai, conducted a two-day training programme in ‘Life skills’ for BE students of I year at Majagram recently. Students were given training in effective communication, mind mapping, decision making, ...
Making the U.S. visa process easier
“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 ...
Personal touch in teaching
K.B.N. College: It is indeed a welcome development for students and parents that colleges are giving thrust to overall skills in present day education. But what is lacking is that personal touch which used to be there in the teaching ...
The fading shine of the golden beaches
CMS, GITAM: Sea is the signature of Vizag. Three things that make this city beautiful area the blue waters of Bay of Bengal, golden sand beachesand the lush green mountains. A walk on the beach was a pleasure few decades ago. Now ...
For entrepreneurs only
NITK-STEP provides project support and other services
Soft skills training
Manara Learning, an English language and soft skills training institute, is starting a course on career preparatory training for fresh graduates on October 8. The course will include communication skills, team dynamics, conflict resolution ...
The Departments of Information Technology and Computer Science and Engineering of the Park College of Engineering and Technology organised a technical symposium “Kentrox ‘07”. Ramesh Rao, Division General Manager, ...
NIMS-WHRI to offer courses in clinical research
The objective is to offer internationally-recognised training programme
Internet is a way of life for students
India is going to figure among top 20 countries using Internet and nearly 28-30 milling use this facility
A sensitisation programme on ‘Human rights’ for Central Prison staff, organised by the Department of Sociology of Madura College, was inaugurated on Friday. The college will conduct classes on two Saturdays in a month for 20 staff ...
Getting the message across with clarity
“Understand the problem from their point of view, age and level of emotion.”
CARD exercise conducted by AU
For Andhra University entrusted with the major task of hosting the National Science Congress in January next, the Career Awareness and Recruitment Drive (CARD) it has conducted turned out to be a good opportunity to test is strengths and ...
Let’s fight it Out
St. Joseph’s College for Women: The World Health Organization says that by 2020, the second largest cause of death would be suicides. The post-modern age stress is to be blamed. Let’s not delve in the far future but ...
Creativity rules the world
Aditya P.G. Degree College, Kakinada: Modern global world welcomes creativity and opens the doors for highly talented people who dare to show their latent creative skills. Present corporate sector gives paramount importance to creativity ...
Studying the earth
Students from many countries get training at the GSI centre in Chitradurga
Q & A
I am doing B.E. Mechanical Engineering. I would like to know about a career in robotics engineering including visionary robotics engineering. Robotics engineers design robots, maintain them, develop new applications for ...
‘Techno Web’ launched
The Department of Computer Science and Applications of the Karpagam Arts and Science College inaugurated its association “Techno Web” recently. Bharanidharan Swaminathan, Project Director of Covansys, Chennai, threw light on the ...
Good news for tribal students
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has introduced a new scholarship scheme for providing top class education for Scheduled Tribes (ST) Students with the objective of encouraging meritorious ST students for pursuing studies at degree/post degree ...
Colleges focus on student needs
When it comes to passing on the overall benefits to students, the regular degree and junior colleges are also under pressure to alter their priorities. It is not just professional colleges. The overall objective is to make education ...
‘Communication skills vital’
Students benefit a lot when a technocrat turns a teacher for a while. They leave all their natural instincts to make noise and rag teachers and give a patient hearing to pick the wisdom.On Saturday, Convergys senior systems analyst, ...
Navy to hold campus interviews
Indian Navy will be holding a massive campus interview programme at the premises of Siddhartha Institute of Engineering and Technology, Puttur, Chittoor district on October 11 and 12. The college management has permitted final year ...
Academic tie-ups boost research activities in Bangalore University
MoUs signed with U.S., German, French and Czech institutes, among others, for exchange of students and faculty and other activities
Listen to be heard
Why is listening important? How can you become a good listener?
LLM entrance test
The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations has invited applications for the LLM entrance test to be held on October 27 in Thiruvananthapuram for admission to the four Government Law Colleges in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur and ...
B.S programmes in aviation
Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology ties up with US- based College
Encouraging trend at the Opportunities Fair
Companies seemed to have jobs for almost all of them. But not all of them had in them, what companies were looking for. However, industry professionals say trends look promising.
Does anyone care for libraries?
Knowledge panel has plans to improve their status.
IIT-JEE on April 13
The much sought-after and much-awaited Indian Institutes of Technology - Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) will be held on April 13, 2008. IIT-JEE is held for admission into the undergraduate courses in IITs in Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, ...
STATE OF EDUCATION
Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) has opened a study centre at Vijaya College, Mulki, in Dakshina Kannada. The centre will provide information and guidance on courses offered by the KSOU and give applications for its degree courses. ...
UPSC: get set for ‘main’ agenda
Over 9,000 aspirants will be appearing for the examination at the all-India level.
Q & A
For a smooth conversation
A lot of Deemed Universities are coming out with correspondence programmes for engineers. I want to know the names of at least two universities from Tamil Nadu which are providing the courses by correspondence. Are these programmes ...
Making waves with an FM radio channel
IGNOU’s FM radio channel Gyan Vani addresses local, educational, developmental and socio-cultural needs.
Brace up for CDS exam
The national level open exam for boys/girls will be held on February 17 and Hyderabad is one of the main centres
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 ...
Distance-learning programmes from Bharathiar University
The School of Distance Education, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, has announced extension of date for spot admission for its postgraduate degree courses for the academic year 2007-08.The last date is October 30.
Towards quality education system
A meet on the present education system focused on accountability, greater academia-industry relations, curriculum design among host of other things
Get set for ‘main’ agenda
Over 9,000 aspirants will be appearing for the Civil Services examination
Kutztown – the ideal destination
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.
In pursuit of quality
CII-IQ summit charts out the path for improving higher education.
It’s all about developing trust
Observing a boy on a footpath in the midnight, down with fever, a sympathetic multi-millionaire asks one of his secretaries to admit the orphan in a hostel run by him. Mother Teresa takes him spontaneously into her fold. A terrorist sees a ...
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE- 2008) will be conducted on February 10, 2008 from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Admission to postgraduate courses (master’s and doctoral) in the country with government scholarship/ ...
Book on space law
International Institute of Space Law president recently released a book on “Emerging trends in air and Space law”. The book is edited by NALSAR University of Law Associate professor V. Balakista Reddy.The book comprises papers ...
Stories of the past told through coins
Did you know that during the Vedic period around 1,500 B.C. the cow was a form of currency and then it was gold — also called Hiranya and Pinda; then weights were measured with grains; ...
‘Dump the consultant’
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 higher studies ...
Timeshare in hotel management curriculum
The All India Resort Development Association (AIRDA) has announced introduction of vacation ownership (timeshare) as a subject in the syllabi of institutes of hotel management by the National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology ...
Determined to make a mark
Sunita Williams, Kalpana Chawla, Sushmita Sen, Sonia Gandhi, Shobha De, Kiran Bedi, Sania Mirza, Mithali Raj, Lata Mangeshkar, P.T.Usha – What’s common among them? They are all woman achievers who have carved a niche for ...
For a swinging time
College rock bands have oodles of talent and are coming good
Workshop on software productivity improvement
A two-day workshop on Software Productivity Improvement: Techniques, Tools and Best Practices will be organised by VIT University in association with the Computer Society of India, Div II & Div V; IEEE Computer Society, Madras Chapter, and ...
‘Managing’ the pharmacy sector
I have done B. Pharmacy. I would like to do MBA related to pharmaceuticals. Please give me the details of the colleges offering this course and also its career prospects. RAJESH. YMeeting the ever-growing demand for newer ...
It’s time to look ahead
M.V.G.R College: Four exhilarating years! Life in engineering college was one big picnic. Starting off on a sober note, life changed gears as the years passed by and then one day it all came to an end. The reality of jobs and ...
National biotech meet
Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Vaishnav College held a two-day national-level seminar on biotechnology recently. It was aimed at exposing the students to the latest developments in the field of biotechnology and life sciences. H. Devaraj, ...
Be a good listener
Proper listening is an integral part of the communication process
Hope time stands still
Maris Stella College: On the first day, when I entered the campus, I felt every thing was strange to me. Especially the class room, chairs, new friends and even lectures. Every thing looked very far from me. Somehow I was in a very ...
Let’s get QUIZical
1. In the human brain, which lobe of each cerebral hemisphere is responsible for converting stimuli received by the eye into meaningful images?2. In ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’, which animal does Huckleberry Finn use for ...
The Department of Biotechnology, D.G. Vaishnav College, organised a two-day inter-collegiate seminar ‘Bioconscientia — The quest begins…’ in the last week of September. The seminar, was inaugurated by H. Devaraj, director, ...
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 to the undergraduate courses in IITs in Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, ...
It was time for some hyperactive fun at the Centre for Management Studies, Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, last week. The college campus came alive to the beats of “Threshold 2007,” a one-day management festival for Business ...
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