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Merging classroom and distance learning
IGNOU has been promoting a convergence between the conventional university and ODL systems. G. KRISHNAKUMAR makes an appraisal.


Visva-Bharati invites applications
Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, is inviting applications for the academic year 2008-09. The university established by the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore stands out for its academic excellence and the diversity of the courses that it ...

Nanotech is the future
“Nanotechnology is knocking at our doors. It is the field of the future that will replace microelectronics and many fields with tremendous application potential in the areas of medicine, electronics and material science,” former ...


GUIDANCE PLUS
The advantages of taking the biology stream at the higher secondary level
We explore the range of higher study options available for those opting for the biology-physics-chemistry combination at the higher secondary level.

Students get the right idea
The Hindu-EducationPlus programme was a demystifying experience for many aspirants in Thiruvananthapuram.

Courses without borders make the grade
Degrees from multiple global campuses have ensured the death of distance.

An enriching experience for participants
Experts provided some tips which will come handy while selecting the courses of study.

In search of teachers
With graduates preferring active practice to teaching, the situation is not encouraging for the architecture course.

‘Experts needed in critical areas’
Social relevance of management experts is minimal in the country, feels management guru N.S. Ramaswami.

How safe is biotechnology?
This time of the year, every avid student who has completed Plus Two will be looking for an option for further studies. Is it engineering or medicine, the treaded path, or are there other good courses to pursue? Remember that the country is now ...

Dancing through a diploma is fun
Making dance a viable profession is the aim. And the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts in Bangalore has done its bit for the cause by introducing a diploma course in movement arts and mixed media. The course, started in September 2006, ...

Diploma in special education from Vidya Sagar
Vidya Sagar, an organisation working in the field of disability for the last 23 years, will offer a year long Post Graduate Diploma programme in Special Education for people with multiple disability (Physical & Neurological). This course is ...


Q & A
Chemical engineering
I would like to know more about chemical engineering, its scope and related career prospects. ABIN VARGHESE,E-MAILChemical engineering is an amalgam of chemistry and engineering for the production of chemicals ...

TEST TRACK
The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Kerala, has invited applications for the July 20 MCA entrance examination to be held at Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam and Kozhikode. The two-hour test will consist of 150 objective-type questions in ...

Professional expertise in special education
These courses are aimed at imparting skills in teaching and rehabilitating children who have special needs.

Clearing the air about courses
The Pre-admission Guidance Programme held in Kochi set at rest the doubts of students.
Know Your English

The ‘core’ options are in plenty
IT isn’t the only happening thing in the world of engineering


Q & A
Aiming to be an event manager
I am working in OEM as Engineer-Purchase. I am interested in shifting my career to ERP. Can you suggest ERP Certification programmes for Materials Management? Kumari Sita via e-mailEnterprise Resource Planning ...

Courses without borders make the grade
Degrees from multiple global campuses have ensured the death of distance.

Brainstorming, a multi-skill development device
Is it possible to practise an activity which will facilitate free flow of ideas, encourage patient hearing and active listening of each and everyone in a group? Brainstorming, the brainchild of Alex Osborne, a Latin American journalist, is one ...

TNAU counselling schedule
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, will begin the counselling for its 12 undergraduate programmes on June 23. According to a release from K. Vanangamudi, Dean (Agriculture), the university will follow the single window system ...

THE HINDU EDUCATION PLUS CAREER GUIDANCE WORKSHOP
Invaluable guidance indeed!
Experts at The Hindu Education Plus career guidance workshop give a clear picture on the career options available for those who qualified in EAMCET
Campus Connect
As part of industry-academic interaction, R.L. Institute of Management Studies organised a two-day training programme for company executives recently. The programme dealt with topics like ‘Why finance for non-finance,’ ...
IGNOU's focus on hospitality, retailing sectors
A B.A. course in international hospitality administration and a diploma programme in retailing hope to produce employable graduates.
Pharma. D from this year
Institutes like Sweekar Upkaar, Thakur Hariprasad Institute in Hyderabad offer B.Sc courses in speech therapy, audiology and others. There is tremendous opportunity for these courses with immediate recruitment. What is the ...
AU introduces MS in economics
Andhra University is offering a five-year integrated course, M.S. (economics) as part of A.P. Council for Higher Education’s efforts to introduce professionalism and employability in higher education in the State.The AU Department of ...
Time + inclination
MSRIT students design a wheel chair that can be connected to any staircase and the physically challenged can navigate their way up or down
Diploma in special education from Vidya Sagar
Vidya Sagar, an organisation working in the field of disability for the last 23 years, will offer a year long Post Graduate Diploma programme in Special Education for people with multiple disability (Physical & Neurological). This course is ...
Courses in special education
The Faculty of Disability Management and Special Education of the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University (RKMVU) at Perianaickenpalayam, Coimbatore, offers courses in special education for candidates who aspire to acquire skills in teaching ...
"Traditional medicine too is fetching"
No problem. An MBBS degree is recognised across India and hence there is no need to write any exam to practice in other States. However, a student who does MBBS in one State becomes a non-local in other States and hence it will be difficult ...
Two-year MBA programme
Cygmax Institute of Management Studies is offering a two-year MBA programme at its two campuses located in Madurai and Coimbatore. Besides having a job-oriented curriculum, the course offers practical training/soft skills that essential to get a ...
Campus Connect
J.J. College of Arts and Science, Pudukkottai, commenced the academic year last week, holding a two-day Faculty Orientation and Refresher Programme. Inaugurating the programme, K. Sekar, principal, Urumu Dhanalakshmi College, Tiruchi, ...


TEST TRACKER
Clinical psychology
The Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, Delhi, has invited applications for admission to the M.Phil. clinical psychology course. There are 12 seats. Those who have passed regular M.A. or M.Sc. courses in psychology, ...

Bright prospects for dentistry
Dentistry has bright prospects. Earlier duration of the course was four years and one-year internship but now it is five years. The course curriculum is almost similar to medicine. In first and second year, students would have to learn subjects ...
eGuru Math Lab
A novel way to explore concepts and verify facts and theorems
Test Tracker
The Indian Navy has called for applications from unmarried men who have passed Plus- Two to join the Naval College of Engineering, Lonavala, Pune, and the Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat), Kochi, through the Plus-Two ...
Campus Connect
The Department of Electronics and Communication Systems of Sri Krishna Arts and Science College organised a State-level technical symposium recently. About 283 students from 25 colleges participated. The events included science exhibition, ...

STUDENTS SPEAK
'Experts have helped me in my decision'
I was planning to join mechanical branch. After listening to experts, I felt that my decision is right.A. AlekhyaI was interested in pursuing architecture and I have attempted the B.Arch exam in AIEEE. The information ...
Recruitment drive conducted
A campus recruitment drive was conducted at the Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi, on Friday by the software major Tata Consultancy Services. Around 340 students of B.E., M.C.A and M.E. belonging to 2009 ...
TCS Campus selections at LBRCE campus jottings
The TATA Consultancy services (TCS) has recruited as many as 58 III B.Tech. (II Sem.) students in the campus recruitment drive held recently at Lakireddy Balireddy College of Engineering, Mylavaram. The TCS recruitment team of 10 members ...
Naval engg. courses
The Indian Navy has called applications from unmarried men who have passed Plus Two to join the Naval College of Engineering, Lonavala, Pune, and the Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat), Kochi, through the Plus Two (Technical) ...
Professional expertise in special education
These courses are aimed at imparting skills in teaching and rehabilitating children who have special needs.
1.13 lakh engineering seats up for grabs
Any decision making process involves some difficulty. There are as many as 1,13,000 seats in the State. It is very difficult to pin point which college is the best, but you could check up the institution history, its faculty, laboratory ...
How safe is biotechnology?
Research options are plenty but concerns remain over ethical issues
Visva-Bharati invites applications
The university has a wide variety of courses in the humanities, fine arts and sciences.
Cygmax offers MBA programme
Cygmax Institute of Management Studies at Coimbatore and Madurai offer two-year full-time MBA programmes.According to a release from the institute, besides a job-oriented curriculum, Cygmax imparts practical skills as well as soft skills. ...
Brainstorming, a multi-skill development device
Is it possible to practise an activity which will facilitate free flow of ideas, encourage patient hearing and active listening of each and everyone in a group? Brainstorming, the brainchild of Alex Osborne, a Latin American journalist, is one ...
Experts needed in critical areas
Social relevance of management experts is minimal in the country, feels management guru
A sound option
Treating people with speech and hearing problems is a specialised subject.

RIGHT TURN
Life’s a game, play it well
Life can be compared to a football match. You are the captain and other players are your strengths. Opposite team comprises of your weak points like laziness, lack of concentration etc. You are the planner, conniver and motivator of your team. If ...
Dancing through a diploma is fun
Diploma and certificate courses are offered in movement arts
Q & A
I am doing pre-final civil engineering and would like to do postgraduation in water resources engineering. Please let me know the career prospects.
Water resources engineers are concerned with the problems associated with ...
A checklist for visitors to the U.K.
The British government will take severe action against anyone applying for a U.K. visa using forged documents, as part of a series of measures designed to filter for genuine applicants. As of April 1, the U.K. has banned those found ...
The advantages of biology explored
Those who have studied biology, physics and chemistry as optional subjects in the higher secondary classes can go for medical and allied degree programmes. Several States conduct joint entrance examinations that lead the candidates to a wide ...
Autonomy has its advantages
It is the season that keeps students, who have passed out of 12th standard/Second Pre-University Course, busy in search of a option for further studies. Technical education (engineering degree) is undoubtedly one such avenue, as it is acutely ...
Fee doubling draws students’ ire
The fee increase for management quota seats may have been recommended by a panel, but students do not find merit in it.
The eternal lure of Germany
‘Welcome to GermanY,’ was organised by Goethe Institut in Max Mueller Bhavan and the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) Information Centre in Chennai. Germany, offers most of its Master’s and Ph.D. programmes in ...
Public policy with a pan-Asian perspective
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, has begun its student recruitment drive for its postgraduate courses in public policy and public administration for 2009. The Master in Public Policy (MPP), which will ...
Manipal’s MBBS in Nepal
The Manipal College of Medical Sciences in Pokhara, Nepal, is calling for applications for its five-and-a-half year MBBS course beginning August 2008. The institute is a collaborative effort between Indian education service major Manipal ...
Girls fare better in IELTS

Public policy course
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, has begun its student recruitment drive for its postgraduate courses in public policy and public administration for 2009. The Master in Public Policy (MPP), which will ...
He is the real idol
Students need to learn a number of lessons from the life of Che Guevara
Bringing rural talent into the reckoning
It’s a dream come true for rural students as recruiters look beyond the cities to find talent.

DIL SE
Learning foreign languages can be fun
G. Pulla Reddy College of Pharmacy: “Learning a foreign language has a surprising number of advantages for people of any age group. When you enrol in such a course, most conversations may seem strained and uncomfortable at the ...
Campus Capsule
Following the seminar conducted recently in Chennai and Hyderabad, in which more than 300 candidates participated, the British Council has organised another seminar on “Student Visas” in Thiruvananthapuram and Bangalore (through ...
Master yogic sciences
Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusadhana Samsthana (VYASA), a university approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC), offers various courses in yoga. The Indian Yoga institute, academic wing of VYASA, has been offering short-term, certificate and ...
Take the right counsel
SRR and CVR Government Degree College: With holidays over, admissions and counselling processes have begun for different courses. It was good that the fever of examinations was gone along with the scorching heat of summer. Students indeed ...
Let's get QUIZical
1. Which geographical feature separates Chile from Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego2. How does one better know Margaretha Geertruida (Grietje) Zelle?3. In the Bible, who was king when Ezekiel had his first ...
Nanotech is the future
Innovation in frontline areas such as nanotechnology is critical to India’s knowledge future.


CAREER GUIDE
Higher studies in international business
In a globalised scenario, as many MNCs open up offshore subsidiaries, this niche study area holds a lot of promise for graduates, especially those with a commerce background.

A business plan for society
A social entrepreneurship contest was an opportunity for these students to interact with business gurus, bureaucrats and legal experts, and hone their soft skills along the way.


GUIDANCE PLUS
The advantages of biology
We explore a range of higher study options available for those opting for biology, physics and chemistry at the higher secondary level.

A U.K. visa checklist
At a recent visa guidance programme in Chennai, the British High Commission sought to explain the procedures involved.

PG diploma in Educational Administration
The Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, Pune, proposes to launch a unique programme of study in the Distance Learning mode — a Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Administration. Such a programme of study has already become ...

Creating ‘educators for peace’
A five-week training course on ‘Peace Education for Teachers’ began in the National Council of Educational Research and Training headquarters recently. This is the fourth consecutive course which has been offered by the Department of ...

Making that important choice


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 attended by ...
Intellectual Property Rights: a future-perfect field
As patents grow in value, so will the career prospects of trained lawyers.

Diploma in software testing
Chennai-based Softsmith Infotech, a software services provider, specialising in independent third party testing and quality assurance services, has launched an advanced diploma programme in Software Testing. The training will be given at ...

Courses in management
The Welingkar Institute of Management is offering diploma courses recognised by the Distance Education Council (Govt. of India). The subjects include Business Management, Industrial Management, Marketing Management, Human Resource Management, ...

Public policy with a pan-Asian perspective
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, has begun its student recruitment drive for its postgraduate courses in public policy and public administration for 2009. The Master in Public Policy (MPP), which will ...



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