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Centre’s largesse for backward districts
The Centre is launching an initiative to set up model colleges in districts with a low gross enrolment ratio. Four of them will be located in Kerala, writes ABDUL LATHEEF NAHA


Declining interest in basic sciences
Amid plans to expand higher education in India, the declining interest in basic science education and research has become a cause for concern among academicians. Though higher education in the country has grown manifold over the decades, the ...


GUIDANCE PLUS
Enhance your reading speed
In this new series we look at different ways in which we can improve our reading speed and skills. Efficient reading is critical to effective time management.

Symbiosis team speaks on the importance of an MBA
The two speakers at SIBMLive08, a corporate mentoring and counselling initiative, organised in Kochi on September 14 by the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune, came from entirely divergent backgrounds but spoke convincingly ...

Test Track
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Ansari Nagar, New Delhi–110 608 has invited applications for its entrance examination for admission to the following medical postgraduate programmes and post-doctoral courses. ...

A window of opportunities for higher education
Singapore Education Fair organised by The Hindu EducationPlus in association with IMTP Consultants in Kochi provided an insight to students about various study options.

Rapid reading
Antonio di Marco Magliabechi (1633–1714), an Italian, was so poor that he could not get formal education. But he could, from a cursory glance, comprehend and memorise entire volumes of text along with punctuations, at an astonishing ...

Food analysis lab in Pathanamthitta
The Food Analysis Lab, under the Council for Food Research and Development at Konni, will offer B.Sc. and M.Sc. courses in food sciences from next year.


Q & A
Cost and works accountancy
I am a first year B.Com. student. What is ICWA all about? Who is eligible to join? Can I do the ICWA course through correspondence while pursuing graduation in commerce? LIJU THOMAS EMAILChartered Accountancy ...

CII summit in Bangalore on quality in education
The theme is ‘Quality leadership for future campuses’

Indo-German ties in higher education
Dr. Max G. Huber, Vice-President and special delegate of the Federal Government for the Promotion of German Universities abroad, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Bonn, Germany, and Dr. Nina Lemmens, head of division, Asia, Australia ...


CAMPUS JOTTINGS -- KANNUR UNIVERSITY
UGC team to assess use of funds
A University Grants Commission (UGC) expert team comprising nine professors from various universities and UGC Joint Secretary Dr. C.S. Meena, will visit the Kannur University on September 23, 24 and 25 to assess the performance of the university ...

Efficiency, their unique selling proposition
Till 2003, almost all universities in China were state-owned. A few private ones were ranked at the bottom and were barely surviving. In 2003, the China Ministry of Education started an initiative of creating about 340 new universities affiliated ...

Teach children, educate parents
Nurturing enables a child to do well at school and later in his career. Parents have a key role to play in the process.

Five-day programme on ‘fund raising’
A five-day ‘Certificate Course on Principles and Techniques of Fund-Raising’ will be held in Madurai from October 20 to 24. The Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre in Madurai in collaboration with The Fund-Raising School of ...

New Arrivals
The new additions to the Kerala Council for Historical Research Library, Thiruvananthapuram, are: Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything, 2004Bruce Rich, To Uphold the World: The Message of Ashoka and ...
Know Your English

Camera, lights, action…
Courses for those who are mad about the movies

Make the right choice
We conclude the series on various study options after Plus-Two, with a look at a few assorted courses.

Declining interest in basic sciences
Vice-chancellors from the south discuss ways and means to create a sustained interest in sciences among students.

TEST TRACKER



CAMPUS CONNECT
‘English no longer a language confined to classrooms’
The English Literary Association “Literati” of the SNMV College of Arts and Science was inaugurated recently by R. Palanivel, Head, Department of English and Foreign Languages, Bharathiar University. He said English was no longer a ...
Declining interest in basic sciences
Vice-Chancellors from the south discuss ways and means to create a sustained interest in sciences among students

Sport takes a backseat
Most college managements tend to overlook the fact that sports and games help students perform as team players and develop their concentration levels

CAMPUS CONNECT

Changing trends in nursing education
The increasing demand for nurses both within the country and abroad has led to a dramatic increase in the number of seats in nursing courses in Kerala.
Krishna University to focus on soft skills

PESTIM para-medical courses in Shimoga
PES Institute of Technology and Management (PESTIM) of Shimoga, which has made its presence felt in the technical education field within a year of its coming into being, has decided to offer para-medical courses from the next academic ...
Programme in water resource management
Gender imbalance in the water sector has been a subject of concern to academicians. The strength of women professionals in the water field is not as big as that of women professionals in areas such as information technology .Conscious of this ...
Efficiency is their USP
Till 2003, almost all universities in China were state-owned. A few private ones were ranked at the bottom and were barely surviving. In 2003, the China Ministry of Education started an initiative of creating about 340 new universities affiliated ...
‘Campus connect’ is here
The service has been started by a group of final year students of MVSR Engineering College
Campus connect
The students’ branch of the Computer Society of India (CSI) was inaugurated at Saranathan College of Engineering recently. N. Sekar, vice-chairman, CSI Tiruchi chapter, explained the benefits of CSI membership. Principal Y. ...
It’s not an easy journey, but worth the effort
Monash University, Melbourne: God! How can I ever forget the night I landed in Melbourne? I was looking at the high-rise buildings, The Crown, The MCG, The Coles and other shopping plazas just like a child gazing at the galaxy in a ...
For those with the right formula
Chemical engineering graduates have plenty of higher study options
German courses
Goethe Institute, Chennai, offers German language elementary level courses for students, housewives and employed professionals. The six-week intensive courses (8 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.) begins on September 22 and 10-week semi-intensive courses ...
Five-day course in ‘fund raising’
A unique five-day intensive programme called ‘Certificate Course on Principles and Techniques of Fund-Raising’ is being offered in Madurai from October 20 to 24. The Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre (MMHRC) in Madurai ...
E-plus initiative evokes good response from students
There was a highly encouraging response to the initiation of The Hindu Education Plus for improvement of communication skills in English among the students from rural areas studying in Government College, popularly known as Arts ...
Course in Videography
Softview Visual Communication, a city-based educational institution, has recently started a three month course in Diploma in Videography. A press release said the objective of the course is to provide training in latest technology for ...

CAMPUS JOTTINGS
Siddhartha Mahila Kalasala shines


A secular gesture
Madina Engineerng College, Kadapa: Each time I go through the Education Plus supplement, I get astonished. I even ask my friends, “Why can’t some one from our college try to write about our college’s ...

Campus capsule
The 25/5 Coy NCC of Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, affiliated to 7 Karnataka Battalion NCC, Group ‘B’ Bangalore, is undertaking a bicycle expedition from Bangalore to the Officer’s Training Academy, Chennai, from ...
Efficiency is their USP

‘U.S education encourages innovation’
Indian students want to hear a lot about higher education in the United States. Last year, America had more than 83,000 Indian students, the largest from a single country, and the number is poised to increase year by yearFrederick J. ...
BIFT’s convocation ceremony organised
Nearly 200 students of 2005-07 and 2006-08 batches of Badruka Institute of Foreign Trade (BIFT) were awarded the ‘Masters Programme in International Business’ degrees at the convocation while the toppers walked away with medals and ...
Programme in water resource management
The CWR has been permitted by the University to conduct an exclusive selection process.
Parental training must for shaping child's education
Schools should have a human resources cell and a professional counsellor to take care of this important aspect

CAMPUS JOTTINGS
ACCESS for civil engineering students
One major event of the Civil Engineering Department of AU College of Engineering is the symposium of students in which representatives from several other colleges also participate.Titled as Andhra University Creative Civil Engineering ...

Q & A
Learn to manage infrastructure Q & A
Which are the leading institutions where I can pursue programmes in Social Work at the Bachelor’s and Master’s level? I am presently pursuing +2. Sita Lakshmi via e-mail, BangaloreThe education ...
A convergence course to improve skills
The conventional academic qualification becomes more valuable with soft skills training. This initiative by Bishop Heber College and IGNOU provides an example.
State Best Teacher award presented to Dr. Malyadri
P. Malyadri, principal, Vivekananda Government Degree College, Vidyanagar, received State Best Teacher award from Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy on the Teachers’ Day. Dr. Malyadri has 23 years of experience in teaching, ...
Workshop on environmental issues
St. Joseph’s College for Women hosted a two-day UGC sponsored national workshop on ‘Save the environment, help mankind survive’ from September 1.The workshop was attended by a number of academicians, civil servants, ...
Private partnership in education
The National Planning Commission recently circulated among the State Governments a discussion paper on public-private partnership in higher and technical education

GUIDANCE PLUS
Need for speed: reading as an art guidance plus
Feel weighed down by heavy books and a slow reading pace? Help is at hand. This series explains the art of speed reading and better comprehension.
‘Enhance investment in higher education’
Students from Acharya Nagarjuna University share their views on ‘Quality in Higher Education’ at a group discussion organised by The Hindu Education Plus
For the love of languages
Linguistics provides a rewarding opportunity in academics
CII summit on quality in education


QUERY CUE
Career in genetics
Get a low-down on Careers & Courses
Do students care?
They seem to be indifferent to many burning issues of the country
Teach children, educate parents
Nurturing enables a child to do well at school and later in his career. Parents have a key role to play in the process.

UNIVERSITY ROUNDUP
Be keen observers, students told
Keen observation and in-depth study of even small topics would widen the knowledge base of students and help their careers better, Vice-Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur B. Krishna Gandhi told students in ...
Teach children, educate parents
Admission to a good school is no guarantee that children will do well in their studies
Wiring up campuses
Electronic governance and real time data sharing raises productivity, and educational institutions are keeping pace with the technology.

RIGHT TURN
Understand the concept
Take on students' test of nerves

YOUR VOICE
The ‘end’ of education
Stress should be laid on practicals, not mere theories
Five-day course in ‘fund raising’
A unique five-day intensive programme called ‘Certificate Course on Principles and Techniques of Fund-Raising’ is being offered in Madurai from October 20 to 24. The Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre (MMHRC) in ...
Poor English language skills worry university students
Despite effective communication skills in English becoming as important as the knowledge in different subjects to be successful, most of the universities have failed to match to the situation in importing soft skills to their students. ...
TEST TRACK
TATA Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Deonar, Mumbai- 400 88 has invited applications for the national-level written test to be held on December 14 for admission to the post-graduate programmes in social work; disability studies and ...
MoU for residential diploma course
Nachimuthu Polytechnic College, Pollachi, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with TVS Motor Company to jointly offer a three-year residential diploma programme in mechanical engineering (sandwich pattern). The MoU was signed by K.N. ...
Foundation Day
Promoting science was the concept of the foundation day celebrations of VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering & Technology. D. Balasubramanian, Director of Research, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute delivered a lecture on “20 ...
Let’s get QUIZical
3. Which band’s name comes from the initials of the first names of the members with surnames Fältskog, Ulvaeus, Andersson and Lyngstad?4. In Greek myth, which goddess’ symbols are the sceptre, diadem and ...
Course in videography
Softview Visual Communication, a city-based educational institution, has recently started a three-month course in Diploma in Videography. A press release said the objective of the course is to provide training in latest technology for ...



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