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Turning the focus on fundamentals
Are students in rural and semi-urban areas taking the Plus-One syllabus seriously? Those who do not, suffer in the first- year engineering course.
The arduous climb is worth it
Skills, stamina and diplomacy are needed in equal measure to bag a Ph.D.



Q & A
Turn a new leaf with History
I have graduated in Information Technology from an institute of repute. Now I want to make a career in History/Archaeology/Architecture/Culture/Heritage. Are there any options for me in these fields? Ramnath via ...

IIT alumni global conference
The annual IIT alumni global conference ‘Pan IIT 2008’ will be held in Chennai this year at the IIT-Madras campus between December 19 and 21. The conference, the fifth edition, will bring together IIT alumni now in different spheres. ...
Campus Connect
To ensure access to the latest developments taking place globally in entrepreneurship education to all its members, the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) has entered into collaborations with Stanford University and TiE Global, Vinod ...

TEST TRACKER
NUALS entrance
The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kaloor, Kochi, has invited applications for its entrance test to be held on May 17 for admission to the five-year BA LL.B. (Hons.) integrated degree course. Eligibility: Pass in ...

Campus Connect
The Department of Physics of National College organised a seminar on ‘crystal growth of non-linear optical materials’. R. Dhanasekaran, professor, Anna University, Chennai, in his inaugural address, exhorted the students to ...

Join the Army, be a leader of men
If winning is part of your aptitude then there can be no better place than the Indian Army

CAREER GUIDE
The sailing is smooth on the high seas
Several institutions offer courses in marine engineering and nautical science. What are the career prospects for graduates? An analysis.
Women choose diplomas in technology areas
Polytechnics are attracting more girl students who find the diplomas in technical streams a quick route to a career.
An exercise in entrepreneurship
For the CMS Institute of Management students, it was an opportunity to exhibit their entrepreneurial skills. Avishkar ’08 held recently saw the management students spreading out their wares for sale and making profits. It was like a fancy ...
PG in emergency care
The Emergency Management Research Institute (EMRI) is offering a two-year full time residential Post-Graduate programme in Emergency Care (EMT-A). This programme, which is the first of its kind in India will deliver highest quality ...
Q & A
I am studying final-year civil engineering. I would like to do a postgraduate programme in building services engineering in U.K. What are the career prospects? Building services engineering is an expanding specialisation ...
Hotel management JEE
The National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology and the Indira Gandhi National Open University have invited applications for the national-level Joint Entrance Examination (JEE 2008) for admission to the three-year B.Sc. ...
Success under the arc lights
Some study options to get into film direction and cinematography.
Share your views
There is a deluge of engineering colleges in the State with the number crossing 300 and many more in the pipeline for the next academic year. On one hand engineering education has come within the reach of the average student while on the other ...
IT is hitting the basic sciences harder
“Colleges felt the pinch in 2007-08 when admissions to conventional degree courses like mathematics, physics and chemistry were poor”
Take every opportunity to hone organisational, soft skills
A whole range of activities are being taken up on college campuses these days with the managements keen to provide students to acquire and brush up their organisational and soft skills. From conducting seminars to setting up stalls at youth ...
IIT-JEE: study key
The Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) is scheduled to be held on April 13 and preparations by students are in full swing. According to coaching institute FIITJEE, about three lakh students are expected to ...
Ma Foi’s psychometric tests for Bharathidasan University students
Ma Foi’s collaboration with the university is aimed at improving students’ employability skills.
It pays to be a fitness instructor
Exciting career options spring up with time. However, a profession that comes with a pay cheque of Rs. 1,20,000 and more per annum calls for IT or managerial skills, right? Sorry, the times have changed. A career in the fitness industry, ...

WASSUP
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham invites applications for medical courses
The Faculty of Medicine of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University has invited applications for the entrance examination for admission to its MBBS, BDS, BAMS, B.Sc. nursing and B.Pharm. courses. The test will be held on May 24 at ...

A forceful rather than voluntary act
Bandhs cause financial losses, disruption of normal life and great inconvenience to public at large. Its adverse affects are felt by the students in terms of inconvenience in getting to educational institutions, lost classroom instructions, ...

MoU signed
Infotech Enterprises Limited, a Global Technology Solutions provider signed an MoU with Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Dindigul and M. L. R. Institute of Technology Dindigul.They will jointly work for the purpose of enhancing the ...


DIL SE
Be creative and original
KBN College: Creativity is important in making paper presentations and participating in personality development programmes. These days, young people tend to browse Internet for everything and use that information vastly available in ...


CAMPUS JOTTINGS
A synchronized annual day festival
Sree Vidyanikethan Educational Institutions celebrated its annual day in the form of an ebullient and colourful event on Mar 19. The event synchronized with the birthday of the group founder Chairman Padma Shri M.Mohan Babu, film actor and ...

Learn languages online
About Livemocha, a web-based solution
Fitness instructors: healthy job growth
With increased awareness about fitness, the career prospects and pay packets for well-trained fitness instructors are on a par with IT professionals.

CAMPUS JOTTINGS
Farewell at Avanthi Degree, PG college
Students of M.Sc. of Avanthi Degree and P.G. College bid farewell to their seniors last week. The farewell party was held in the college premises in Barkatpura.Final year post graduate students of Microbiology and Organic Chemistry were ...
Promoting Tulu folk art
Mangalore University plans to open study centre
MBAs are now taking the road less travelled
Niche sectors are attracting management professionals.

UNIVERSITY ROUNDUP
UoH gets approval
The University of Hyderabad has got the approval for the establishment of a Technology Business Incubator (TBI) on the University Campus at the School of Management Studies. The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, ...
Bringing students closer to IT industry
Cognizant organises campus outreach programme
Community sites can make or break your career
Employers are tapping social networking sites and blogs to know more about their potential recruits.
IBM’s e-learning programme
More than 15,000 students attend the sessions in over 120 e-schools
Test Tracker
The Faculty of Medicine of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University has invited applications for the entrance examination for admission to its MBBS, BDS, BAMS, B.Sc. nursing and B.Pharm. courses. The test will be held on May 24 at various centres ...
Dravidian varsity to offer off-shore courses in Singapore, Malaysia
Fulfilling the long pending demand of expatriates to learn Dravidian languages in their “home” countries, the Dravidian University has decided to start off-shore courses in post-graduation in Singapore and Malaysia in collaboration ...

WASSUP
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham invites applications for medical courses
The Faculty of Medicine of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University has invited applications for the entrance examination for admission to its MBBS, BDS, BAMS, B.Sc. nursing and B.Pharm. courses. The test will be held on May 24 at ...
Producing techies
NTTF offers quality courses
Spectacular show by IIM-K
The international, domestic and average salaries all went up as this year’s placements concluded.

Australian varsities turn to Tamil Nadu
Students from Tamil Nadu await an exciting learning experience in Australia as many varsities Down Under are keen on forging research alliance with local universities.


QUERY CUE
Bachelors in automobile engineering
I want to do bachelors degree in engineering/ technology in automobile engineering. Can I do it in India or should I go abroad? Please tell me where I can get this course and the admission procedure? Sarat ...
PG diploma in labour laws
Intake is 80 students a year
TNOU spot admission

Infotech MoU with Institute of Aeronautical Engineering
Infotech Enterprises Limited, a Global Technology Solutions provider signed an MoU with Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Dindigul and M. L. R. Institute of Technology Dindigul.They will jointly work for the purpose of enhancing the ...
Entrance test for hotel management courses
The Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition will hold an All India Joint Entrance Examination in 23 cities on May 10. Over 4,000 seats would be available in affiliated institutions. Those who have passed ...
Public policy gains significance
Public policy plays a critical part in determining the development outcomes in most countries
Focus on Zambia
The Belgaum-based KLE University will be exploring the possibilities of development of medical education and general higher education in Zambia soon. The idea cropped during a meeting of an Indian delegation consisting of businessmen and ...
Offering a flying start to dream careers
Know more about the innovative programme in air-hostess training and travel and hospitality management that is being launched by the Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies.
IELTS gets nod for use in UK immigration system

Mobility engineering day
The Mechanical Engineering Department of Andal Alagar College of Engineering recently conducted ‘Mobility Engineering Day’ in association with the SAE India Collegiate Club. Chief guest P. Tamilporai, professor and head ICE ...

RIGHT TURN
Handling children
Parents are of three types: Authoritarian, equalitarian and permissive. “I believe that I have clear expectations for how my children should behave, and I make sure they are rewarded or punished, according to that expectation” ...
Q & A
Please provide details about a postgraduate programme in sustainable waste management. Waste management is the collection, transport, processing, recycling or disposal of waste materials. The term usually relates to ...
Reach out and realise
A taste of diverse cultures broadens your vision and adds value to life
Applications invited for CMC courses

Campus Capsule
Dayananda Sagar Junior Business School recently hosted “Apogee-‘08”, its first management fest. Students from over 40 business schools participated in the fest, which quizzed them about the trends in the industry. Several ...
Paper presentation

Lease out the villages
Private companies could develop them and enjoy tax benefits in return

GUIDANCE PLUS
Understanding the context
Get to know the nuances of technical writing aimed at different audiences.

Students’ project showcased


‘Archumen’ on March 28
The grand finale of ‘Archumen 07-08,’ a four-zone event for architecture students, will be held at The Capitol Hotel in Bangalore on March 28, preceded by the southern interface. Events for “Bending Moment,” hosted by TATA ...

DIL SE
Bonding with friends
Arts College, OU: Life is full of relationships. Among them friendship is a beautiful one which everyone enjoys it the most. It is an interpersonal relationship. It comes after parental bonding and before paired bonding. A ...
Let’s get QUIZical
1. Which fish gets its name from the fact it was traditionally eaten on holy days?2. In Babylonian mythology, who is the Great Mother and the Goddess of dawn?3. Which artistic group was founded in 1848 by John Everett Millais, ...
Building relationships
JNTU, Hyderabad: Sometimes when we look back at relationships, there are a few which we expect them to happen and blossom. Then there are some relationships which we want to fade out (there are some things we want to escape from), ...

Be creative, original
KBN College: Creativity is important in making paper presentations and participating in personality development programmes. These days, young people tend to browse Internet for everything and use that information vastly available in ...



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