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A boost to veterinary studies in the State
Kerala is expected to soon have a University for Veterinary and Animal Sciences. J. S. BABLU explains why the need for such a university has been felt for long, and outlines its scope.


Strategies for industry-institute collaboration
Industries should concentrate on research and development to strengthen their bond with institutions, felt the participants at a recent seminar

Geotechnology studies play vital role
Bharathidasan University, Tiruchi, is launching a unique ‘six-year integrated M.Tech. course in Geotechnology and Geoinformatics

e-learning is virtually in
An estimated 3,50,000 students are undergoing e-learning programmes.

Online GRE training
Valued Epistemics Pvt. Ltd. has launched GREedge.com, an online training facility for GRE aspirants across the country. The product is a result of research and development since 2005 and has seen 15,000 plus successful candidates passing ...


GUIDANCE PLUS
Go places with a career in travel industry
We now focus our attention on the travel sector, to explore the related study options after Plus Two.

Stress on diversification of courses
The State Higher Education Council has issued a fresh set of guidelines for starting new colleges or courses.

IIT Madras: Poised for a leap
The country’s premier engineering institute is seeking to make a foray into medicine and more.

To polish the skills of students
Calicut University is setting up a finishing school for undergraduate and postgraduate students

Cracking Civil Services general studies
The general studies paper of the Civil Services Examination has frightened thousands of aspirants. However, aspirants who know that hard work with a sound strategy can work wonders in the examination have tackled the paper effectively and ...

The Shaastra challenge
It is time for students of engineering to put on their thinking hats, as ‘Shaastra 2008’ organised by IIT-Madras is here. This year, the organising committee has come with a new event ‘The Golden Design Challenges’. ...

Reaching out to students
A look at Intel’s initiatives


Q & A
Special education
I did my post graduation in MA English language and literature and have done B.Ed. with English as optional subject. I would like to know about colleges offering special education training and the related ...

One-year management programme for mid-career executives
The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore will launch a one-year fulltime Post Graduate Programme in Management next year, aimed at mid-career executives.

Nostalgic, they keep returning to campuses
Alumni organisations are becoming so active and popular on our campuses that a college in Malabar witnessed a global alumni meet recently with old students arriving by a chartered flight to attend it.

Courses at Carnegie university
You don’t have to head West to study at the renowned American Carnegie Mellon university. Instead, you could head East to study at its Australian campus — and take advantage of several scholarships as well. ...

Bioinformatics networking
The Department of Biotechnology under the Union Ministry of Science and Technology will network the postgraduate course in Bioinformatics from the next academic year, said Dr. T. Madhan Mohan, Adviser, Department of Biotechnology (DBT).At ...


CAMPUS JOTTINGS — CUSAT
Orientation programme and remedial coaching
Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) organised an orientation programme and remedial coaching for students belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and backward communities recently. The event was organised by the ...

TEST TRACK


Australian education programme in Chennai
IDP Education India is organising the IDP Australian Education Interview Programme at the Taj Coromandel hotel in Chennai on September 4 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Representatives from 30 Australian universities and institutions will be ...

NEW ARRIVALS
The new additions to the Kerala Council for Historical Research Library, Thiruvananthapuram, are: Devika J., Individuals, Householders,Citizens: Malayalis and Family Planning, 1930-1970, 2008Robin Coningham, ...
Know Your English

The job is yours, but…
Placements decline, manufacturing cos enter the fray to scout for talent

Serve your ideas too
The hospitality sector is booming and jobs are in plenty

IIT-M: Poised for a leap
The country’s premier engineering institute is seeking to make a foray into medicine and more.

Strategies for industry-institute collaboration
The ISTE-CON 2008 Trichy, organised jointly by the Anna University – Tiruchi and ISTE (Indian Society for Technical Education) last week at Sudharsan Engineering College, Pudukkottai, was essentially meant to evolve strategies for giving a ...

Campus Connect
Students of the English Department of the Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science were enthralled by the performance of retired teacher C. Rathnasamy at the inauguration of the English Literary Association where he enacted ...
‘An officer and a lady’
Till 1992,women could join Armed Forces only in the medical field, but now they can join as regular commissioned officers

IIT Madras poised for a leap
Into its golden jubilee year, IIT Madras is on the threshold of a phenomenal expansion. Its Technology Park is a major development. A satellite campus, a science and technology journal, and a department of medicine are on the anvil. ...


CAMPUS CONNECT
Six-intercollegiate meets held in college
NMS Sermathai Vasan College for Women organised a series of six-intercollegiate meets starting with Thai Tamil Kalai Vizha. Students from different colleges participated in bharathanatyam, folk dance, spot acting, song and rangoli competitions. ...
Make most of a high-flying career
Multi-dimensional trade facility has created a huge opportunity for the young and the ones who have the zeal to take to the skies
Polish your English!
KRE Society opens language lab for the benefit of college students
E-learning is virtually in
An estimated 3,50,000 students are undergoing e-learning programmes. The scope for growth in this sector is immense.
TNAU student takes up collaborative research with ICRISAT
Mohammed Mubarak, a post-graduate student in Plant Breeding and Genetics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, has begun collaborative research on chickpea genetic engineering at the International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics ...
Benefit from technology-enabled education
IGNOU ‘s ambitious programme will promote open distance learning through interactive formats
Seminar on animal food processing
A two-day national seminar on Animal food processing – ANIPRO ’08 – was organised recently by the Department of Food Processing and Quality Control, V.V. Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar.Prof.Md. Nadeem ...
Test Tracker
The College of Nursing under the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Safdarjung Hospital, Government of India, New Delhi, has invited applications from unmarried female candidates for admission to its B.Sc. (Hons) nursing course commencing in ...

CAMPUS JOTTINGS
Expert clarifies MBA, MCA students’ doubts
The department of business management, VR Siddhartha Engineering College, Kanuru, organised a seminar on “Career prospects in finance”. M. Hari Om, research scholar of Buffalow State University, New York, was the resource ...

CAMPUS JOTTINGS
V-C stresses on English, academic activity and research
Vice-Chancellor B. Satyanarayana is keen that Andhra University should make good plans for academic programmes, syllabus and research and make students proficient in English considering its need to secure better jobs in the ever increasing ...
Online training for GRE aspirants
Valued Epistemics Pvt. Ltd. has launched GREedge.com, India’s first online training for GRE aspirants across the country. The product is a result of research and development since 2005 and has seen 15,000 plus successful candidates passing ...
IDP counselling
IDP Education India is organising a special event for students looking to head Down Under on September 4. The IDP Australian Education Interview Program will be held at the Taj Coromandel hotel in Chennai between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ...

UNIVERSITY ROUNDUP
UoH organises CII-Apollo DKV wellness programme
The University of Hyderabad organised a CII-Apollo DKV corporate wellness programme in association with World Health Organisation (WHO) and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, at the university campus. The Vice-Chancellor, Seyed E. ...
Last dates for Company Secretaryship courses
Registration process for the Company Secretaryship Foundation Course has commenced and the last date is September 30.Students who have passed Plus Two in arts/commerce/science subjects or any other discipline, excluding fine arts, can ...
Extend a healing touch
Nursing is a profession that requires discipline, patience, compassion, responsibility, punctuality and commitment.
Students to extend IT benefits to rural people

Get into the act, professionally
Acting, scripting, stage props, lighting — theatre fascinates those with the necessary skills. And the School of performing Arts at Pondicherry University is the place to be if you want to learn more about theatre.
The vocational avenue for higher secondary students
They may not seem to be popular, but vocational courses offer a diverse range of openings for employment and higher education. A look at what’s on offer in the Puducherry region.
Karunya students to go abroad on Canadian fellowship
Two post-graduate students of Karunya University have been selected to pursue research at the University of Saskatchewan under the Fellowship by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE). Bakthula Rajitha and Shenoi P. ...
PG diploma in fitness management
Keeping one’s body, to meet the demands of the present-day lifestyle, seems to be on everybody’s wish list. The craving for a ‘six-pack’ and rising awareness on virtues of staying fit have fuelled growth of fitness centres ...
Campus Connect
The Department of Pharmacology, Periyar College of Pharmaceutical Sciences for Girls, Tiruchi, recently organised a five day-long ISTE sponsored short-term training programme on ‘current trends in pre-clinical research: an update’ for ...

DIL SE
Create goodwill and trust
SRR and CVR Government Degree College: Trustworthiness is one of the important qualities in a person’s character. There are many ways one can create confidence among others and make good relationships out of that. Trust is the best ...
Reaching out to students
A look at Intel’s initiatives
Specialised PG courses from London-based institute
The London-based British Institute of Technology and Ecommerce is launching several specialised master’s degree programmes from this academic year.Business studiesWith a number of engineers ...

WASSUP
IGNOU offers NGO management
A certificate course in NGO Management has been launched by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to provide basic managerial concepts to staff involved. This programme is offered in association with UNAIDS (United Nations ...
Promoting education enabled by technology
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched the Inter University Consortium for Technology-Enabled Flexible Education and Development. Details on the scope of the initiative.
SRR PG College to organise national seminar
The prestigious Sri Raja Rajeshwara (SRR) degree and PG college of Karimnagar town in collaboration with the University Grants Commission (UGC) is organizing a national seminar on “Role of Metal Ions In Reaction Pathways” on August 28 ...

Q & A
Tapping human capital
I have completed MBA in HR and Marketing. I would like to pursue Ph.D. in HR. Please inform me of the career opportunities in the field and good institutions where I can study. Tarun Kumaran via e-mail ...
The Shaastra challenge
It is time for students of engineering to put on their thinking hats, as ‘Shaastra 2008’ organised by IIT-Madras is here. This year, the organising committee has come with a new event ‘The Golden Design Challenges’, ...
Shaastra from Aug. 24
Shaastra, the annual technical festival of IIT Madras for engineering undergraduates will be conducted in Hyderabad on August 24 at VNR- VJIET, Kukatpally. Apart from providing a platform to interact with eminent personalities, Shaastra ...

GUIDANCE PLUS
Creating styles and waves
If fashion technology or design is what you plan to study, there are plenty of institutions to choose from.
Chart your route to the top
Chartered accountants are sought after, and with the IT boom, they are being treated as hotcakes by the knowledge process outsourcing industry.

QUERY CUE
Get that ‘management’ edge in IT field
I want to do MBA related to computers. Please tell me which institutes offer the course and what are the career prospects. SudheerThere are different specialisations related to computers for doing MBA. Based on your ...
Geotech studies play vital role


GUIDANCE PLUS
You can go places, literally
We now focus on the travel sector, to explore the related study options after Plus Two.
Test your allround skills
Along with hard skills such as technical requirements for a job, importance of soft skills is increasing while selecting candidates for executive posts. Soft skills are cluster of personality traits, such as leadership qualities that require ...
Awareness camps
VTU helping students become entrepreneurs
Veltech students start charitable organisation
The students of electronics and communication engineering department of Veltech Engineering College have formed a charitable organisation ‘Veltech Indian Citizen’. Underprivileged children will benefit from this organisation. ...
IRMA invites applications
The Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) has invited applications from Indian nationals for the common entrance test to be held on November 9, 2008 across the country for admission to its postgraduate programme in rural management (PRM ...
NET on Dec. 21
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, has invited applications for the National Eligibility Test (NET) for science subjects to be held on December 21, 2008. The test is conducted jointly by CSIR and the University ...


YOUR VOICE
Needed: intelligent reforms
A take on why students are not industry ready

Job offers for nurses in the United States
Digest this. According to a study conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labour, employment opportunities for Registered Nurses (RNs) in that country will grow faster than the average for all occupations, through 2008.Industry watchers in the ...
NASR School leaves its mark
They spoke impressively to stand out competing against the 200-odd budding managers and aspiring lawyers from the best institutes of the country. Students from NASR School bagged a few events competing with students of ISB, NALSAR and IITs ...

DIFFERENT STROKES
Throw out the old stuff
Many college students feel that the syllabus is old and needs to be updated

Let’s get QUIZical
1. Which of the books in C.S. Lewis’s ‘Space Trilogy’ is set mostly on Venus?2. Which famous French designer’s Christian name is Gabrielle Bonheur?3. In music, what is ‘katapayadi ...

Soft skills for rising earning potential
Sridhar, a graduate from Tirunelveli, who was drawing a salary of Rs.20,000 per month in an asset management company in Chennai, had been aspiring for career enhancement. After he was advised to equip himself with soft skills required by the ...
Invaluable contribution
Bogineni Chenchurama Naidu and his wife Bogineni Kalyani, both alumni of Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering and presently settled in the USA, presented gold medals to six students topping in the various streams of engineering at a function ...

Campus placements at Mahatma Gandhi varsity
The Mahatma Gandhi University, Nalgonda made a mark with its first batch MBA and MCA students, who will pass out this year, getting good placements with a salary pack ranging from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000. India Infoline, which conducted ...

Loyola’s vocational education institute
Loyola College recently inaugurated Loyola Institute of Vocational Education & Research (LIVE ), which in collaboration with digiBlitz Institute of Technologies, a U.S.-based Company, is offering various courses in Software Technology, ...

Bioinformatics networking
The Department of Biotechnology under the Union Ministry of Science and Technology will network the postgraduate course in Bioinformatics from the next academic year, said Dr. T. Madhan Mohan, Adviser, Department of Biotechnology ...

Demand for medical technologists
There is an increasing demand for qualified professionals who can provide diagnostic services
CIL’s executive development programmes
CII Institute of Logistics (CIL) and the Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM) have announced the launch of two new Executive Development Programmes on supply chain management and retail issues.R. Dinesh, core group member, CIL, ...

DIL SE
Music, food for the hungry soul
Bandari Srinivas Institute of Technology: Ever paused to ponder upon that fascinating subject called music? Imagine life without music. Well, it struck me real hard when, sitting all alone at my desk during a reasonably ...
Strategies for cracking General Studies
The General Studies paper of the Civil Services Exam has frightened thousands of aspirants. However, aspirants who know that hard work with a sound strategy can work wonders in the examination have tackled the paper effectively and ...
A thin line between speech, thought
GITAM College of Engineering: Have you ever seen an old photo of yourself and been embarrassed at the way you looked? Did we actually dress like that? We did. And we had no idea how silly we looked. It’s the nature of fashion ...

Announcement
The Hindu Education Plus invites colleges to send reports of academic activities like seminars and workshops, student festivals, freshers parties, annual days and achievements of students and staff at national and international events for ...



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