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To find the right assembly for engineering
Even as the need for a qualitative makeover has been felt in the context of engineering education, the Gangan Prathap committee has come up with specific proposals in this direction. G. MAHADEVAN presents the details.



GUIDANCE PLUS
Fashion career not a cakewalk
The alluring world of fashion can be a higher study option after Plus Two.

GRE: finding the ace coach
Can GRE coaching through the PC and the mobile phone be a substitute for face-to-face teaching?

Playing games with grammar
It is tough learning English grammar, and it is sometimes equally tough teaching it. But with big business in India demanding international standard English, grammar and structure cannot be ignored. The trick, according to Penny Ur, an expert ...


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CAMPUS JOTTINGS - UNIVERSITY OF CALICUT
WiMax connectivity
The university will link all its departments with its central library in a couple of months using wireless technology. The academic community on the campus, particularly research scholars and teachers, will benefit hugely when they get remote ...

Harried by ragging
Anti-ragging measures are not making much headway on the State’s campuses.

Test track
The National Board of Examinations has invited applications for its September 28 screening test for granting provisional or permanent registration for Indian citizens with foreign medical degrees. The Medical Council of India regulations say ...

Multi-dimensional roles for CAs
There is a shortage of 50,000 chartered accountants in the country now and this number is poised to grow significantly as the country’s economy blossoms and India CAs serve global companies. A chartered accountant today is an ...

ICFAI’s course
ICFAI National College offers an industry-oriented programme for those aspiring to work in the banking, finance and insurance sectors. This postgraduate diploma in banking, finance and insurance is a one-year programme that aims at ...
Know Your English

A varsity gets into load shedding
With Bangalore University having its hands full, trifurcation may come as a relief


Q & A
Planning for the police service
Please provide information about the opportunities available in the police service. I hold a NCC ‘B’ certificate. Thirumalesh via e-mail, BangaloreThe opportunities in this coveted service is at different ...

GRE: Finding the ace coach
Can GRE coaching through the PC and the mobile phone be a substitute for face-to-face teaching?

Grammar games
A recent British Council workshop aimed at breaking some myths on learning and teaching English grammar.

Multi-dimensional roles for CAs
There is shortage of about 50,000 Chartered Accountants in the country now and this number is poised to grow significantly as the country’s economy blossoms and India CAs serve global companies. India has about 1, 50, 000 CAs of them ...

Chart your route to the top
Chartered accountants are sought after by every sector, and with the IT boom, they are being treated as hotcakes by the knowledge process outsourcing industry


CAMPUS JOTTINGS
IT help sought
With a huge problem facing him as far as the Examinations Section is concerned and a computer science professor as Registrar, Vice-Chancellor Beela Satyanarayana has decided to entrust the job of clearing the mess in the department to the ...
What goes into a car
Automobile engg. has vast scope for research
ICFAI’s industry-oriented course
ICFAI National College offers an industry-oriented programme for those aspiring to work in the banking, finance and insurance sectors. This postgraduate diploma in banking, finance and insurance (PGDBFI) is a one-year programme that aims ...
Destination Down Under
For those students who intend to settle abroad after graduating from a foreign university, Australia remains a preferred choice. The quality of all programmes offered by universities and self-accrediting higher education providers are ...
All for the sake of a ‘good’ life
Pressure is on everyone to get everything right
Test Tracker
The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has invited applications for its entrance examination to be held on November 23 across the country for admission to the MBA programme in international business. The programme is offered on ...
Cultural events at MANUU
The Maulana Azad National Urdu University held a series of literary, cultural and sports events as a run up to Independence Day. Competitions like essay writing and bait bazi (Antakshri based on Urdu poetry) for students and staff were ...
For anywhere, anytime learning
VB online replicates the classroom model
NITs, Council of Architecture differ on B.Arch. admission
Students are anxiously awaiting the Supreme Court verdict on the issue of admitting students, who have not cleared the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA), to architecture courses by some institutions, including the National Institutes ...
Loans give wings to students’ aspirations
Education scheme has brought finance for higher education within the reach of the common man and has majority of parents viewing it as an instrument to go up the social ladder
We feel sad, not scared
Only cowards make bomb hoax calls, feel students
Three NIT-T students make the grade
Their work in three institutions abroad has earned praise and the promise of academic collaboration with NIT-T.

CAMPUS JOTTINGS
Government college offers certificate courses
The Government Degree College for Women at Hussainialam is jointly conducting certificate courses with Indira Gandhi National Open University from this academic year. Courses will be conducted in Food and Nutrition, Business Skills, Nutrition and ...
Let’s get QUIZical
2. What was the original Latin name for the sixth month in the Roman calendar that has now become August?3. Against which country does Muttiah Muralitharan have his best bowling figures for a Test innings (prior to the present India ...
Course in public administration
Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed College for Women in Chennai has announced admissions for the postgraduate degree in Public Administration. Candidates who have completed any undergraduate programme are eligible to apply. The programme aims at ...

WASSUP
Badruka College celebrates Foundation Day
Badruka College of Commerce celebrated its 59th Foundation day celebrations on Saturday. The celebration saw the participation of 400 students in various inter-collegiate competitions. District Collector of Hyderabad Navin Mittal who was ...
Meet on latest web systems
Rajalakshmi Engineering College, in association with Computer Society of India-Div II & Chennai Chapter, IEEE Computer Society, Madras Chapter, and Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management (Kerala), is organising the ...
Alumni contribution
The class of 1983 of A.C. Tech College recently celebrated its silver jubilee. The alumni comprise 35 chemical engineers, 30 textile technologists and 20 leather technologists, a press release said. The Chemical Engineering alumni, with a ...
Free computer course at GICET
The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Gandhi Institute of Computer Education and Information Technology (GICET) is offering free and job oriented computer courses for the students from weaker sections. The courses on offer are MS Office, Accounts ...
Loyola launches media arts course in Tamil
Tamil has now got its own course in the media arts.Loyola College, which averages one to two new courses relevant to the changing times every year, formally launched an MA programme in Media Arts.The course is expected to open up ...

RIGHT TURN
Of intentions and values
You are about to leave your house for an evening show with your family. Your friend steps in with his wife saying that it is a courtesy call. Your cursing wife goes inside to prepare coffee. In another example, your friend asks you to ...
MBA course
Esquire Academy of Management is offering MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Advertising and Management. According to a release, the courses are industry-based. There are two intakes — September ...
Enhancing learning
The country’s longest broadband terrestrial ducation grid link has been commissioned, connecting IIITM-K, Thiruvananthapuram, with Nagaland Univesity.
‘IT should benefit agriculture sector’
Students of VRSEC spell out thought-provoking ideas at a GD on ‘IT scene in India’ organised by The Hindu Education Plus
Forestry course
The Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal-460 003, Madhya Pradesh, has invited applications for admission to its Post-Graduate Diploma in Forestry Management (PGDFM) and Fellow Programme in Management (FPM).IIM-CAT score ...
Many avenues in clinical microbiology
The most important role of medical microbiologists in the diagnosis of human pathogenic microbes for identification of diseases or symptoms has made the job-oriented M.Sc. Clinical Microbiology a sought-after programme for Biology graduates. ...

QUERY CUE
All about computer forensics
I have completed my M.Tech in Computer Science. I want to pursue a degree/ vocational/ online course in Computer Forensics and Computer Security. Please let me know about the institutions providing these courses? V. Ramakrishna ...
Medicine: screening test on September 28
The National Board of Examinations has invited applications for its September 28 screening test for granting provisional or permanent registration for Indian citizens with foreign medical degrees. The Medical Council of India regulations say that ...
A special day for OU foreign students
Nearly 100 students receive their degrees in various disciplines from the Vice-Chancellor
Professional courses counselling begins today in Puducherry
Engineering counselling is all set to begin today and this year round, private engineering colleges have adhered to 50 per cent reservation of seats, giving some respite to the government.
Infosys, IEG conduct ‘campus connect road show’
India has the second largest number of engineering students with seven lakh engineering graduates passing out from its 1,700-odd technological institutes and colleges. However, the employability of fresh graduates has been a worrying ...
TANUVAS route to vet training in U.S.
Students pursuing veterinary science now stand to gain more, thanks to TANUVAS’ MoU with universities in U.S.
Lecture on agribusiness opportunities
The agro-processing sector needs government support in terms of infrastructure, tax waivers and technology improvement, said Ch. Hanmantha Rao, a renowned economist and honorary professor at Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS). ...
New management school launched
Saveetha University has started the Saveetha School of Management (SSM) with an aim of becoming a global player in management education. SSM offers a two-year full-time residential master’s programme in Business Administration (MBA) ...

CAMPUS CONNECT
Students taught traditional usage of metallic threads
The Department of Costume Design and Fashion of Bishop Appasamy College of Arts and Science organised a workshop on “Aari Embroidery.” Students were taught new and different techniques and also the traditional usage of metallic ...
Online tutoring
Get ready for VB online. 47-year-old, Bangalore-based Vishwa Bharati Institute has launched a unique online tutoring service that will be a big boon to thousands of students studying in 10th Std. of CBSE, not just in Karnataka, but all over the ...

GUIDANCE PLUS
The fascinating world of fashion
The alluring world of fashion can be a higher study option after Plus-Two.
Peer group training held
Kongunadu Arts and Science College recently conducted a peer group training for the students. Anantha Padmanabhan, Manager, HRM of Career Ladder Consultancy, was the chief guest. He spoke about the Information Technology ...

DIL SE
Understanding the meaning of success
Every year during this time, just after the monsoon sets in and washes the country with its rhythmic pitter-patter, the results of some of the most prestigious examinations are announced. And the anxious moments of anticipation that it brings ...
What it takes to form a start-up
Four young entrepreneurs share their experience of running a start-up.
Curriculum to focus on employability
Four arts and science colleges in Tiruchi have toned up quality initiatives significantly after obtaining reaccreditation from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The initiatives of St. Joseph’s College and the ...
Sanskrit varsity gets yoga therapy centre
Yoga therapy centre was inaugurated at the Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha in Tirupati by its Chancellor and the former Chief Minister of Orissa, Janaki Ballav Patnaik, last week. The centre was formally declared open by Dr. Patnaik during his ...
Shaping and guiding a life
GITAM College of Engineering: Is it possible to craft a personality using only hands, water, and a few small tools? Wheel throwing is much like raising a child; small mistakes can grow into larger ones, it is easy to become frustrated, and ...
Campus connect
An orientation programme for first year undergraduate students of Madurai Kamaraj University Evening College was conducted on Monday. The Director, S. Andiappan, focussed his speech on students’ welfare and their future. He also ...
ICFAI’s industry-oriented course
ICFAI National College offers an industry-oriented programme for those aspiring to work in the banking, finance and insurance sectors. This postgraduate diploma in banking, finance and insurance (PGDBFI) is a one-year programme aims at bridging ...
Every industry needs a wizard
Good at maths and logical thinking? Get into networking.
Nurturing Relationships
SRR and CVR Government Degree College: The one thing that comes as a natural benefit out of college life is friendship and a spirit of camaraderie. After years of studying and moving together, almost all students get that feeling of ...
Campus connect
Mayor Sarubala R. Tondaiman inaugurated the Association of Business Leaders and Executives (ABLE) of the Heber Institute of Management Studies, Bishop Heber College, in the city recently. The new office-bearers of the ABLE assumed charge on the ...
Course in animation
Graphiti School of Animation, an animation school, is offering a course in animation filmmaking. This course is aimed at equipping students with concepts of animation film making, skills in a specific animation production area and practical ...
‘Ragging can be contained with collective efforts’
The menace of unhealthy, rather cruel at times, ragging starts haunting parents and the students alike with the commencement of new academic year in professional education institutions across the State. Experience of students, particularly those ...
Talking book library – an alternative to Braille ?
Bharathi Lions Talking Book Library, Coimbatore, has cassettes in place of books and it is a boon for the visually-impaired.
NASA project champions on a trip to the U.S.
A team of two students from Karunya University are among the 14 selected from all over the world by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to attend its annual meeting at Atlanta, the United States.The team consisting of ...

CAMPUS JOTTINGS
Retired Professor of SMC felicitated
Dr. K. Prabhakar Rao retired as professor and head of the department of biochemistry at the Siddhartha Medical College (SMC) recently. The Andhra Pradesh Government Doctors Association city branch organised a meeting to felicitate him at the SMC. ...
Centre’s education complement for Kerala
The new Central educational institutions planned for Kerala will significantly raise the State’s profile in the field of education as and when they are established. An overview of the institutions on the horizon and the steps taken so far to translate the plans into reality.
Expo campaigns for a sustainable environment
Eco Fest 2008, a State-level symposium, organised by the students of B. Tech. Food Processing course of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University recently, called for a green planet.The annual event, held to commemorate the World Nature ...

WASSUP
IPE offers part-time MBA
The Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) is offering part-time evening MBA (Public Enterprise) for the candidates who have two years work experience and qualified in the ICET. For further details, candidates can contact the programme coordinator, ...
NIT Tiruchi professor receives prestigious award
Professor S. Natarajan of department of metallurgical and materials engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchi, has been selected by the Electrochemical Society of India, Bangalore, to receive this year’s Shri S.K. Seshadri ...
MBA at Army institutes
The Army Institute of Management, Kolkata, and the Army Institute of Management and Technology, Greater Noida, have invited applications from eligible students for admission to its two-year regular MBA programmes. Each institute has 120 seats. ...

UNIVERSITY ROUNDUP
Certificate courses with IGNOU
The Government Degree College for Women at Hussainialam is jointly conducting certificate courses with Indira Gandhi National Open University from this academic year.Courses will be conducted in Food and Nutrition, Business Skills, Nutrition and ...
NIBM invites applications
The National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM), Pune, has invited applications for admission to the two-year fulltime residential programme in banking and finance. Those with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 50 ...
‘IT should benefit agriculture sector’
Students of VRSEC spell out thought-provoking ideas at a GD on ‘IT scene in India’ organised by The Hindu Education Plus
Excellence award
Hindustan University has been awarded the MMA Award for Excellence in Education for the year 2008. Into its seventh year, Madras Management Association is said to have made the decision based on parameters such as vision and goals, ...
Vishwa Bharati Institute launches online tutoring
Get ready for VB online. 47-year-old, Bangalore-based Vishwa Bharati Institute has launched a unique online tutoring service that will be a big boon to thousands of students studying in 10th Std. of CBSE, not just in Karnataka, but all over the ...
Entering the world of BPOs
There is more to BPO than just a call centre. Get to know the inner-workings of a BPO firm.



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