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Towards a student-centric system
The proposed Choice-Based Credit System is broadly directed at improving skill levels and making graduates more employable.
Exorcise the exam ghost
Plan and practise in advance, perform well and take it easy is the message from experts



Q & A
Apparel design has its charm
I want to know the details of the Entrepreneurship Development programme of Xavier’s Institute of Bangalore. Please also provide the contact details of the Institute. Thimanna Gowda via Email BangaloreThe Xavier ...

SSN college signs MoU with SRU
Sri Sivasubramania Nadar (SSN) College of Engineering has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sri Ramachandra University (SRU) for various academic and research collaborations. The MoU will facilitate various activities such as ...

CAMPUS CONNECT
Campaign to promote handloom clothes
Students of the Avinashilingam University for Women organised a campaign called “Kaitharikku Kai Koduppom”. They sold handloom saris, salwar materials, bed sheets, towels, dhotis, and others. The campaign was to promote sale of ...
ETM – an emerging branch
While computers have gained entry into offices and households simplifying work, the assimilation of telephone services and computers has changed the way one looks at world. Chatting with friends and relatives across the globe from the ...
Campus Connect
Teachers should be the role models for students, said the Bharathiar University Vice-Chancellor, G. Thiruvasagam, while addressing the first convocation of Crescent College of Education for Women held on the college premises ...
Offering a flying start to dream careers
The demand for trained professionals has soared with the phenomenal growth being witnessed in the travel, tourism, aviation and hospitality industries. The boom has raised the hopes of thousands of students in the country who dream of pursuing a ...
Draw up a plan for IIT-JEE 2008
Coordinated by IIT Roorkee the proposed pattern of the JEE 2008 will test students for six hours in one day
IBM’s Center of Excellence
IBM has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sathyabama University, Chennai, to enable the university to train and build a skilled resource base on leading software technologies. It also opened a Centre of Excellence (CoE) at Sathyabama ...

CAREET GUIDE
Success under the arc lights Career guide
There are many options to get into film direction and cinematography
AU-T to offer MBA course
Anna University-Tiruchirappalli (AU-T) will introduce an MBA degree programme from 2008-09 at its constituent college Bharathidasan Institute of Technology. Focussing on case-based teaching methodology, the two-year full-time programme ...

UNIVERSITY ROUNDUP
UoH dean chosen for fellowship
D. Basavaiah, Dean, School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad has been selected for the prestigious Jagadish Chandra Bose Fellowship, awarded by the Department of Science and Technology (Government of India) for his outstanding contributions ...
Test tracker
The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, functioning under the Union government, has invited applications for entrance examinations for admission to its courses in film and television. The courses include three-year ...

UNIVERSITY ROUNDUP
SVU to introduce innovative courses
S. V. University’s Academic Senate has decided to introduce path-breaking courses on M.A. (Music) and M.Sc Tech (Hydrogeology), besides bringing in sea change in the way seats are filled in MBA, MCA and M. Pharmacy courses.The ...

CAMPUS JOTTINGS
NAAC committee visit may be postponed indefinitely
The visit by Peer Committee of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is likely to be postponed indefinitely. Andhra University administration announced that the visit would take place from March 31. But it has been postponed ...
Community sites can make or break your career
The changeover from college to the corporate world is one of the most crucial transitions in a student’s life. Catapulted into the corporate world, a student has to build his persona and identity in an altogether different and new ...
Online help for students
Here is some help at hand. Students of Class VI to Class XII can access curriculum-specific online solution free of cost at www.classontheweb.com. In this website, students can learn ...

BARC for collaboration with educational institutions
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is willing to work along with educational institutions on multi-disciplinary research areas that would benefit young researchers, students and faculty, P.P. Chandrachoodan, Programme Officer-cum-Scientific ...

Leeds varsity to organise ‘engineering carnival’
University of Leeds, U.K. is organising an ‘Engineering Carnival’ in New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai from March 31 to April 3. There will be a technology seminar titled ‘Engineering in 2020’. Three high ...

CAMPUS JOTTINGS
Avanthi College organises technical symposium
Syllabus of engineering courses is being constantly upgraded and the curriculum is being revised in consultation with the industry and IT companies, said JNTU vice-chancellor K. Raja Gopal at a technical symposium organised by Avanthi ...
Campus Connect
T.S. Saravanan, Reader in Zoology, Jamal Mohamed College, has been conferred ‘Environmentalist of the year 2007’ award by the National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi. The award was conferred on him for “his significant ...

CAMPUS JOTTINGS
Ayurvedic College holds meet on ‘Ksharasutra’
As part of its silver jubilee celebrations, the TTD’s Sri Venkateswara Ayurvedic College conducted a reorientation training programme on ‘Ksharasutra’ under the aegis of its Department of Shalya and Shalakya from Mar 17 to ...
B. Tech student upgrades e-bike
P. Pavan Kumar, final year B. Tech (Mechanical) student from the Vazir Sultan College of Engineering has a technology breakthrough in auto engineering for his credit. A project he had been working on for the past two years finally proved to be a ...
For better managers
The thematic structure of courses at TAPMI is a big draw

GUIDANCE PLUS
Say it with graphics guidance plus
Graphics play an important role in communicating complex information. Here’s what makes them effective.
From college to corporate world
With competition in the job market having stiffened, most colleges have gathered their wits together to ensure placements to their students. Some have tied up with agencies offering intensive coaching programmes on employability skills. ...

RIGHT TURN
Time to relax, recharge
Summer vacations are fun and represented by four ‘R’s -- Relax, Refresh, Recharge and Revive. After a long hard year at work, stressful study chores and exams, you are allowing yourself to get into the mood for more productive work ...
Dravidian varsity’s off-shore courses
Fulfilling the long pending demand of expatriates to learn Dravidian languages in their “home” countries, the Dravidian University has decided to start off-shore postgraduation courses in Singapore and Malaysia in collaboration ...
B. Tech student upgrades e-bike
P. Pavan Kumar, final year B. Tech (Mechanical) student from the Vazir Sultan College of Engineering has a technology breakthrough in auto engineering for his credit. A project he had been working on for the past two years finally proved to be a ...
Take that
How about writing about your classroom and your backyard that is your college campus? Heart-rending (heart-warming too) experiences that move you. Incidents that stirred you or things you did not like. Youth festivals or workshops ...
New courses at TAPMI
The T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) at Manipal is starting a one-year Post-Graduate residential programme in e-governance in August/September 2008, in collaboration with the National Institute of Smart Government (NISG), Hyderabad. ...
High-definition classrooms from IGNOU
As part of enhancing e-teaching and e-learning capabilities, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will create high-definition classrooms, its vice-chancellor V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai has said.Dr. Pillai who was in Chennai ...
IIM-Calcutta’s one-year programme for executives
Asia’s premier B-school IIM-Calcutta in collaboration with IIT-Kanpur and IIT-Madras has launched a one-year full-time Post-Graduate Management Programme for Executives in Visionary Leadership for Manufacturing (PGPEX-VLM) on August 27 last ...
Netherlands-India MoU on scientific collaboration
The Agri Biotech Foundation (ABF) that is responsible for the implementation of the Andhra Pradesh Netherlands Biotechnology Programme (APNLBP) in the State will have a new building complex in the land given to them in Acharya N.G. Ranga ...
MNCs set sight on towns
After conquering Tier II cities and major towns, multinational companies now appear to have set sights on semi-urban centres to make a rich harvest of ‘town talents’.Students from Puttur and Piler towns in Chittoor district ...
All about Machine Learning
Evaluating and managing information systems is a huge task
Off-shore courses
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 postgraduation in Singapore and Malaysia in collaboration ...
Lecture
The departments of Management Sciences and Computer Applications of the Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology organised a lecture on “Students Social Resposibilities” recently. R. Chakravarthy, Deputy Spuerintendent of ...
Scenario leaves much to be desired
It is really wonderful that even average students get to study engineering while students putting in their best efforts are definitely getting into top engineering colleges. But offering engineering seats to the students who are below ...
The new rating methodology
A look at NAAC’s evaluation criteria
Networking to learn languages online
Livemocha, a free web-based solution helps prepare for tests too.
Advanced diploma in animation
Animaster Training Centre, Coimbatore, in collaboration with Algonquin College, an animation institute in Canada, will offer a three-year advanced diploma course in animation.According to release from the centre, its focus is to train ...
Make the most of campus life
SRR and CVR Government Degree College: It is important that we should optimize our stay on the college campus. This is the right place to make good long-lasting friendships. It is here one can build on the strength of strong ...
Learning the art of survival
The new mantra that career guidance experts seek to impart to students is the art of survival. One should learn this in order to overcome the problem of saturation that may cast a shadow on jobs in the next two to three years. The ...
State of education
Mysore-based Raman International Institute of Information Technology (RiiiT), the State’s first IT Finishing School, has introduced a 12-month course — Post-Graduate Diploma in Software Programming — for producing ...
IBM’s Center of Excellence at Sathyabama University
IBM has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sathyabama University, Chennai, to enable the university to train and build a skilled resource base on leading software technologies. It also opened a Centre of Excellence (CoE) at Sathyabama ...

DIL SE
Live for today, work for tomorrow
The City University of New York: Dreams create destiny. Destiny makes a man. However, dreaming the right thing at the right time and right place is another issue which is completely different, questionable and alluring. Dreaming the right ...
Fellowship
Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bangalore is offering summer fellowships in Science and Engineering for students of Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) categories. Applicants should be studying in final year M. Sc or B.E. or B. ...
Fun or intrusion?
Social networking sites have their supporters and critics
Stella Maris principal to be honoured
Dr. Sr. Annamma Philip, principal of Stella Maris College, will be felicitated for her contribution to academia on April 2 at the college, at a function organised by the department of Chemistry. Students, alumnae, and colleagues from other ...
Award for best paper
R. Madhunisha, first year M.Sc. student of Bioinformatics of the G.R. Damodaran College of Science, has won the first place for her paper presentation in Chennai. According to a college release, Madhunisha presented a paper on “Protein ...

QUERY CUE
Pursuing Ph. D in Yoga
I have finished M.Sc in Yoga. Please tell me about universities that offer Ph.D in Yoga? MaheshYoga, an ancient practice that originated in India is regaining its lost lustre. Though the ultimate goal of yoga is to help ...
Q & A
I am doing undergraduate studies in zoology. I would like to know about a career in ornithology. An ornithologist studies the behaviour, ecology, physiology, classification and conservation of birds. The nature of the work will ...
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.
Helping the nation
GITAM: Can you expect the convergence of widely diversified tastes, behaviour and habits of the present day youth with the holy, serene thoughts and paths propagated by the divine ‘guru sishya parampara’ of sacred India? The ...
Goethe Institute relaunches its library today
The state-of-the-art library will focus on language learning and introducing contemporary German literature, films and music to Indians.
Share your views
Intermediate and SSC exams are over. But it is no more a vacation time. Entrance examinations for engineering and medical courses, IITs and management colleges are lined up for the entire summer depriving students of much needed ...
Let’s get QUIZical
1. According to Sir Walter Scott’s ’Kenilworth’, which historical figurelaid down his cloak in a muddy spot at Greenwich for the queen to step on?2. After which two cities were Mozart’s Symphonies 36 and 38 ...
Get trained in Open Source
NACE Solutions, a Chennai-based software education provider, is now offering its flagship customised training course in open sourcing called LAMP. The module covers all aspects of Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. LAMP is an open source ...
Learning without boundaries
A fresh and inspiring take on management education
Physician Assistant course at MMM
Madras Medical Mission (MMM) has proposed to start a course in M.Sc. Clinical Nutrition that will be recognised by Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore. The two-year programme commences in July, and already, 11 students have enrolled, says ...
The climate as a cause
Young climate change activists from India, U.K. and 11 other countries met recently in London to work on an urgent message to world leaders on climate change and present a call to action — The Kobe Challenge — to Environment Ministers ...

Success at any cost
The need to be identified and recognised and to become wealthy is being increasingly seen among today’s youth. And they leave no stone unturned to achieve it.This could be interpreted as a good sign if taken in the right spirit. ...



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