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Promoting science education
The National Knowledge Commission has focussed attention on attracting talented students to maths and science. G. KRISHNAKUMAR outlines some of the key points it has made in a recent report on this issue.


For the young talents
In the context of the NKC recommendations, a look at an institution that has a successful track record of popularising science.

Well begun, but more to do
A plan to revamp fine arts education in Kerala seems to be under way.

It is Tathva time again at NIT-Calicut
Tathva 08, the annual techno-management festival, begins on October 23


GUIDANCE PLUS
Get rid of those speed breakers
These are the main habits and practices that slow down your reading speed.

Testtrack
The Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE – 2009) for admission to the undergraduate and integrated Master’s degree programmes offered at all IITs, the Institute of Technology of the Banaras Hindu ...

New arrivals
The new additions to the Kerala Council for Historical Research Library, Thiruvananthapuram, are: Sreeramula Rajeswara Sarma, The Archaic and the Exotic: Studies in the History of Indian Astronomical Instruments, ...

‘Free us from bonds’
The government has its reasons for insisting on compulsory service by students of government medical colleges. But The Hindu-EducationPlus found sentiment being expressed strongly against it in the course of an informal discussion with a group of students at the Calicut Medical College.

Opportunities aplenty in radiological physics
With a wide range of applications and the need for expertise, radiological physics is an attractive career option.

Naval architecture, a challenging frontier
Naval architecture is an engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, maintenance and repair of all types of marine vehicles. It practically deals with any body that has to work on water.. The discipline is part of the core ...


Q & A
L.L.M., cyber law
I am a second semester L.L.B. student (five-year course). I would like to know about the higher study options in law; courses in cyber laws; and the related job prospects. PRAVEENEMAILA career in law demands ...

Needed: dynamic solutions
The industry is changing dynamically, and academia has to rise to the challenge, feels AICTE former Chairman R. Natarajan

Crack civil services with business-like approach
With changes in the civil services exam pattern, the appropriate strategy would be to identify the changes along with the expected areas and prepare accordingly.


CAMPUS JOTTINGS — CUSAT
Meet on free software
The Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) will host the second national conference on free software on November 15 and 16. Nearly 1,500 persons will participate in the two-day event. Around 3,000 school and college students ...

Shaastra Nights set to cast a spell
Breathtaking demonstrations, robotic shows, congregation of best minds, design challenges and more are in the offing at this year’s IIT-M technical festival.
Know Your English

Needed: dynamic solutions
The industry is changing dynamically, and academia has to rise to the challenge, feels ex-AICTE chief

Nobody wants a GEC seat
Govt. engg. colleges have just failed miserably

Looking beyond job fairs
Only one per cent of the candidates who attended a job fair recently could get placement offer. Will special training aimed at making students employable help?

Crack civil services with business-like approach
With changes in the civil services exam pattern, the appropriate strategy would be to identify the changes along with the expected areas and prepare accordingly.


CAMPUS CONNECT
‘Eco Friends Club’ to preserve Nature
The Department of Management of Dr. G.R. Damodaran College of Science launched the ‘Eco Friends Club’ in association with Siruthuli. Vanitha Mohan, Managing Trustee of Siruthuli, said that Nature is being taken for granted. ...
Staying connected with college
SMS – it is an inseparable part of a student’s life. Sharing life with friends or information with near and dear, the small cute messages cover a whole range of emotions in students’ lives. Now it is connecting students with the ...

A mine of opportunities
Mining engineering involves the integrated application of multiple scientific and engineering disciplines for extracting natural materials from the Earth’s crust

The Hindu ePlus clubs launched
Students told to develop marketable skills at the awareness programmes held in Vijayawada, Guntur and Nagarjunasagar

Campus Connect
“Spot the tremendous opportunities in ordinary things and do them in an extraordinary fashion.” This secret of successful entrepreneurship was revealed to students at Thiagarajar School of Management at the recent ...
Learning language, the scientific way
Language labs are working wonders in enhancing the English competency of students. The Puducherry experience

CAMPUS JOTTINGS
Answer booklet to be withdrawn
Andhra University is expected to dispense with the 32-page answer booklet being used by the students. This is because it has cancelled the MoU with a private agency following the long delay in releasing the examination results of last academic ...
BPO training
NASSCOM estimates indicate that the Indian Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry provided direct employment to 7.04 lakh professionals in the 2007-08 financial year, and is projected to generate an additional 1.4 million jobs by 2010. ...
Future perfect careers with history
History is a flexible subject, and that is the reason why those who wish to pursue a career in teaching or media go for it.
Certificate courses for urban dwellers
To inculcate the know-how and do-how on agricultural enterprises among the elite progressive farmers and urban dwellers who are deprived of formal agricultural education, the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) will offer five certificate ...

RVS students on an exchange programme to the U.K.
Sixteen students from the Information Technology Department of RVS College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, visited the University of Leicester, the U.K., on a student exchange programme.The first delegation of students went to the university on ...

New registration system for IELTS
The new online registration system (NORS) introduced by the British Council for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) promises to make life easier for students with faster and simple registration and regular alerts. The ...
TePP Outreach Centre set up at SPMVV
Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR) has sanctioned a Technopreneur Promotion Programme Outreach Centre (TOC) to Sri Padmavati Mahila Viswa Vidyalayam (SPMVV) to tap the potential and innovative skills of womenfolk. ...
U.K. offers two-year work permit for students
Applicable only in Scotland till last year, it is valid now across the U.K.
AUW to offer courses for homemakers
The Department of Adult and Continuing Education of the Avinashilingam University for Women, Coimbatore will conduct short term courses for homemakers to enable them become entrepreneurs. They can choose from the three month herbal beauty ...

CAMPUS JOTTINGS
When posters speak
Department of Communications of Osmania University, College of Women in Koti, organised a poster exhibition on the theme of ‘Society and Environment’ on Thursday on the college campus. The exhibition was inaugurated by the principal ...


GROUP DISCUSSION
Communicate effectively
Students from various colleges attended a discussion on ‘Communication & its Necessities’ organised by The Hindu Education Plus and Thushara Institute of Information Science & Technology, Rampur in Warangal

‘Environmentalist of the year’ award for Tirupati lecturer
National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), New Delhi, has selected C. Bhuvaneswari Devi, working as a lecturer of Zoology at Sri Padmavathi Women’s degree and PG College, Tirupati, for the ‘Environmentalist of the Year 2008’ ...


UNIVERSITY ROUNDUP
Padmavathi team excels in sports meet
The team from Sri Padmavathi Women’s Degree and PG College, Tirupati, won the championship trophy by emerging successful in as many as six events at the SV University-level inter-collegiate women’s games held at D.K.W. Degree College, ...

The way forward
National Knowledge Commission has focussed attention on attracting talented students to maths and science
Shaastra Nights set to cast a spell
Breathtaking demonstrations, robotic shows, congregation of best minds, design challenges and more at this year’s IIT-M technical festival.


GUIDANCE PLUS
Barriers to rapid reading
These are the main habits and practices that slow down your reading speed.


UNIVERSITY ROUNDUP
‘UoH on par with global varsities’
Seyed E. Hasnain, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad (UoH) said that the University has established infrastructure comparable to some of the best Universities in the world and will continue to maintain state-of-art infrastructure for ...
Campus Connect
The Postmaster General, Tiruchi Region, S. P. Rajalingam, inaugurated the activities of the History Association of Arignar Anna Government Arts College, Musiri, recently. Delivering a special lecture on ‘leadership and ...
How quick are you in taking decisions?
Now, a revolutionary assessment method that directly measures the decision-making competency of individuals quickly and accurately.GurukulOnline has tied up with the Centre for Applied Axiometrics (CFAAM) and Axiometrics International Inc ...

Needed: business-like approach
With changes in the Civil Services exam pattern, the appropriate strategy will be to identify the changes and prepare accordingly

The road to GATE 2009
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is the dominant factor in M.Tech admissions.
Sun Microsystems ties up with Karunya
Sun Microsystems India and Karunya University have entered into a relationship to “offer globally renowned curriculum to students of Karunya”. According to a release from the company, the collaboration will entail setting up of a ...

Security certification course
Advantage Pro, the IT Training Division of Vectra Technosoft, in association with Red Hat India, recently launched Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS). RHCSS is a security certification that requires advanced skills using Red Hat ...

Choosing a career
ICFAI National College: In a developing country like India, there is no dearth of talent or scope for choosing right careers. We have many fields like finance and ever expanding banking sector. Area of ...

Q & A
In the pursuit of biotechnology
I have a Master’s degree in French and I want to pursue M.Phil. I was told that a University called PRIST is offering M.Phil. by distance/correspondence mode. Can you give more information on the course ...
For better careers in software development
This initiative will enable all VTU colleges in Karnataka get free training on Sun technologies.

Naval architecture, a challenging frontier
There is no harm in being a bit futuristic. After all, the world survives on dreams. If space is considered to be the final frontier, then there is another frontier that is yet to be explored to its full. It is much within our grasp and it has ...

Getting to know the farmer’s perspective
Final-year students of TNAU have returned richer in knowledge from a 30-day stay in villages where they got to know first-hand what farming is all about in practice.


DEFFERENT STROKES
‘It’s nothing but politics’
Students condemn the recent communal violence and want the law of the land to prevail

Test Track
Applications have been invited for the Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED-2009) to be held on January 18, 2009, at Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mumbai and Roorkee. CEED is a qualifying examination ...

Say it in style
With globalisation, there is a growing demand for effective communicators

Be flexible, understand better
We have examined the significance of rapid reading in our everyday life. But the rapid style is not to be applied on all occasions. If you need to only skim and not read, your speed can be increased by about four or five times. Efficient ...

Facing difficulties with a smile
“How can I face these challenges, chaos and turmoil of life? Suggest me a remedy, a weapon,” I asked God and He gave the only answer ‘Smile’. Facing difficulties is part of life. Facing them with a smile is an ...
Let’s get QUIZical
2. Who wrote ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ that was been made into a successful musical and film?3. Who presents/gives away the Tony Awards?4. Smith & Wesson is known for manufacturing what?5. In which year did ...
Aspire to train students online
Aspire, which trains students for school and competition examinations, has come out with an online programme to build core maths and science competencies. Aspire Class Online aims to train Class 11 and 12 students for IIT-JEE and the AIEEE ...
UoH institutes award
The University of Hyderabad has instituted a gold medal in memory of Dr. Sheela Raj, a historian from this year onwards. The gold medal will be awarded to a candidate who obtains a Ph.D.Degree in history at the university. According ...
‘Shaastra Nights’ set to cast a spell

Make waves in radiological physics
With a wide range of applications and the need for expertise, radiological physics is an attractive career option.
Seminar on careers in HR
Over 1,100 students from various colleges across the State attended the seminar on career options in Human Resources organised at Ravindra Bharathi by the Rotary Club of Secunderabad West. Chief Guest and the Chairman and Managing Director ...

Earn while you learn
The Mahatma Gandhi University has come out with a programme to enable students to earn their pocket money while studying

Red Hat certified security specialist course
Advantage Pro, the IT Training Division of Vectra Technosoft, in association with Red Hat India, recently launched Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS). RHCSS is a performance-based security certification that requires advanced ...

QUERY CUE
Good prospects for students planning to pursue M.Pharm (Hospital Pharmacy)
I am studying B. Pharm final year. I want to know about M. Pharm (Hospital Pharmacy) and the institutions offering the course. What are the career opportunities available after the course?
N. FarooquiThe healthcare ...

National workshop on library management
IUP, a publication agency, organised a national workshop of librarians on the theme of ‘Library Management in a Digital World –Opportunities and Challenges’ wherein the heads of libraries from forty institutions across the ...

Top CEOs share tips with students at ISB
Several CEOs and senior executives of top-tier American companies with Indian investments were on the Indian School of Business (ISB) campus recently, as part of an Executive Mission from the US India Business Council (USIBC).Coco-Cola, ...

Seniors are friends, mentors too
A.U. College of Engineering: “These four years will definitely be the best in your life,” said a father to his anxious, tensed and perplexed daughter on a fine morning, exactly two years ago. The child was much tensed as ...


DIL SE
Knowledge never goes waste
GMRIT: How many college going students know who the Governor of RBI is? Or, what is the capital(s) of the country where the next Football World Cup is going to be held? Or, at least who are the founders of Google?Of course these are ...

‘Powerful’ middle class
The City University of New York: Simple dhotis, simple lifestyle, a glass of coffee and a meal of rotis. Gone are those days of R.K. Narayan’s middle class man in his classic pyjamas and checked shirts. A ...


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