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Tuesday, March 17, 2009
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Thrust on curricular reforms
GMAT: some useful tips
Besides preparing for the GMAT, the candidate should also take care to choose the right programmes or institutes and to ensure that the test scores reach the institutions of his or her choice before the deadlines.
UGC embarks on a student-friendly initiative
The University Grants Commission has taken exception to certain educational institutions charging high fees for their admission forms and prospectus.
IIT Madras introduces changes in HSEE pattern
IIT Madras offers a unique integrated five-year Master’s programme in development studies, economics and English studies. The IIT has introduced some changes in the pattern of the Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Test (HSEE) for ...
My sister is doing final-year B.Sc. Please let me know about the higher study options in statistics and the related career prospects. M. HEMAKUMAREMAILHigher education in statistics, especially in leading ...
Various programmes to mark Year of Astronomy
The Regional Science Centre and Planetarium, Calicut, and the Department of Physics, Calicut University, are organising year-long programmes to mark the 400-th anniversary of the first use of an astronomical telescope by Galileo Galilei.
CAMPUS JOTTINGS—KERALA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
KAU adjudged best agricultural university
The Kerala Agricultural University was recently adjudged the best agricultural university in the country by the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR).KAU won the status on the basis of the performance of its students at the ...
•Applications have been invited for admissions to MS programmes offered by the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) at Thiruvananthapuram, Pune, Mohali, Bhopal and Kolkata. (
Applications have been invited for the National Eligibility Test (NET) in science subjects to be held on June 21, 2009, across the country. In Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi will be the test centres. The Council for Industrial and ...
The new additions to the Kerala Council for Historical Research Library, Thiruvananthapuram, are: Mary Carruthers, The Book of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture; In the Series on Cambridge Studies in Medieval ...
All IIM-B students got placements this year but companies dictated terms
Learning platform that pays too
Open source software is here to stay, going by the experience of these colleges in their teaching, learning approach
Honorary degrees — fame for whom?
Awarding eminent personalities with honorary doctorates is a common exercise by universities. Academics and administrators voice their views on the practice.
‘Crisis in IT industry not permanent’
The NSS Units VIII and IX of Avinashilingam University for Women organised a seminar on “Nuances of IT” to create awareness among the volunteers about the developments in Information Technology. G. Padmavathi, Head of Department of ...
Lull in campus recruitments
College campuses across the State are in panic and there is stiff competition among students for a few jobs up for grabs, writes YOGENDRA KALAVALAPALLI
Finishing schools: making students ‘industry-ready’
Given the precarious market situation and job scenario, students need to make the most of it by enhancing skills to face competition, says R. RAVIKANTH REDDY
A two-day capacity building training for women councillors of Madurai Corporation and panchayat presidents around Madurai was conducted at Mother Teresa Women’s University Research and Extension Centre. Aruna Sivakami, Vice-Chancellor, in ...
Students of Seethalakshmi Ramasamy College won the overall championship at ECSNOVA Utsav ’09, an inter-collegiate technical symposium, organised by the Department of Electronics and Communication Systems, Sri Krishna Arts and Science ...
Technical meet held at ASCET
Young computer professionals and engineering graduates discussed about the web technologies, security systems, embedded systems and other topics in the 3rd national-level technical symposium-2009, held at Audisankara College of Engineering and ...
Election effect on AU campus
General elections always have an impact on Andhra University campus, in the shape of teachers and employees taking an active part either as contestants or helping in the campaign of candidates and the campus being venue for storing the ballot ...
In lean times…
With the economic slowdown affecting job prospects, experts feel fresh graduates should pursue professional courses and enhance their skills
Q & A
For a career in mathematics
I am a commerce student studying in the II year of Pre-University. I am interested in pursuing MBA or PGDBM from an institute of repute at a later stage. Please suggest the subjects that will be useful in B.Com course that in turn will help me to ...
Central nod awaited for EFLU campus
The University Grants Commission has earmarked Rs.76 crore for setting up a campus of the English and Foreign Languages University in Kerala.
Careers in Services for engineers
Job opportunities in the Defence Services for engineering graduates.
Plan your EAMCET schedule
Campus recruitment programme
The NSS units of Sri Kaliswari College, Sivakasi, conducted a blood donation camp, which was inaugurated by P. Ayyanar, Chief Medical Officer, Government Hospital. One hundred and twenty units of blood was collected at the camp.Eureka ...
TNAU’s alternative courses that ensure employment
Language skills matter
Effective use of strategies will minimise the time spent on any one question
Better job health during a slowdown
The BPO healthcare sector promises to infuse new life into an otherwise pallid employment scenario.
For hands-free computer use
If one had wished that Windows operations could be done hands-free, it need not remain just a wish. For, here is an option to operate the system without using the keyboard and the mouse.P. Madhumitha and G. Neemaa, final year students of ...
Course in library science
The Public Libraries Department in inviting applications for its five-month Certificate Course in Library and Information Science beginning June 1. The programme will be conducted at – Naveen Vivekananda College of Library Science, ...
The Satyam scandal has shown the need for value education in B-schools
B.A. course in sign language, thanks to IGNOU
Last week was good for students with hearing impairment, as Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) announced its decision to launch sign language courses. For students who depend on sign language for communication and want to go into ...
Focus on enrolment ratio
UGC chief tells CHITRA V. RAMANI that the aim is to increase higher education enrolment ratio from 11 to 15 per cent by 2012
CIPET invites applications for entrance test
The Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET), with its headquarters in Chennai, has invited applications for its Joint Entrance Examination to be held on June 14 for admissions to the following courses commencing on July ...
Legal education set to change
Uniform curriculum and evaluation system to be offered
UWA to waive the tuition fees and living expenses for 50 applicants from India
The mechanics of appearing in the GMAT
Here are some tips on registration and preparation for the GMAT.
Portal for Class X students
Online education portal www.mygaruda.com offers free online content for Class X matriculation syllabus. In future, other boards would be covered, according to a press release. The website offers a host of ...
Coimbatore college clinches second place in Design ACE
The first edition of Design ACE 2009, a State-level engineering design contest, conducted by Barry-Wehmiller International Resources (BWIR) in Chennai recently, saw a good response from engineering colleges.Out of the 100-plus teams, 15 ...
Riding the slowdown
‘Dynamic leaders should not see the present slowdown as a problem but they need to see this as an opportunity to harness full potential of the organisations’
A seminar on ‘Recent developments in space research and Astrophysics’ was conducted by the Department of Physics of V.V. Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar. It was inaugurated by R. Pandiyan, Deputy Project Director, Indian ...
The rosy path to success
Opportunities are blossoming for those who wish to thrive on the fast-growing floriculture industry
‘Rosy’ career in floriculture
Floriculture provides several opportunities for those who wish to thrive on this sunrise industry.
• Cochin University of Science and Technology Common Admission Test. Last date: April 4. ( www.cusat.nic.in) • Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination 2009 for ...
Medical school invites applications
The Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi, has invited applications for an entrance examination to be held on May 17, 2009 across the country for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, B.Sc. Nursing and B.Pharm. Thiruvananthapuram, Amritapuri (Kollam), ...
Students celebrate ‘Splash’ at Badruka
Students should take up jobs irrespective of the grade of company since recession and negative growth are bringing down the economies worldwide, said Commissioner of Income Tax A. Bhaskar Reddy. Now, it’s difficult even for the ...
Teach for India
Teach For India ( www.teachforindia.org) is a voluntary organisation that aims to narrow the educational gap in India by placing the country’s outstanding college graduates, postgraduates and young ...
NMS ties up with Georgia varsity
A group of professors, teaching in management programmes of various universities in United States, have come together to form a management school - The National Management School (NMS) in Chennai. The NMS is also collaborating with J. Mack ...
Denigrating teachers in films is ‘disgusting’
Teachers mould the character, habits and outlook of pupils. They play a pivotal role, especially, in the formative years of students. That was the reason why teachers were given such an important place in our society, next only parents and the ...
ACJ: J-school with a social agenda
What is the task of journalism? Is it to report events and processes – ‘how’ they take place or also to add the ‘why’ question to it? This is the theoretical debate that divides the journalistic fraternity across ...
Lifeline or just idiot box?
Television stunts our thinking but we cannot do without it, feel students
Australian varsity’s scholarship offer for Indian students
Now pick any book from e-shelf
When was the last time you picked a book from the shelf, sat down in a cosy corner along with a cup of coffee? Or rather, when was the last time you downloaded that latest sci-fi novel and spent the entire day reading it in front of the computer? ...
Let’s get QUIZical
1. What is the engineering term used for the maximum dynamic pressure from the atmosphere experienced by an ascending spacecraft?2. How many miles in 20000 leagues?3. In the context of U.S. Presidents, what have been ...
The Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, has invited applications for the MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET- 09) to be held on May 17 at all National Institutes of Technology.Indian nationals who have secured at ...
Producing efficient hospital managers
This Anna University course aims at solving the problem of dearth of qualified hospital management professionals.
Key details matter for better communication
Learn maths the exciting way
“Choose two numbers, one even and one odd. Write one each on both your palms. Multiply the number on your right palm with 2 and the number on your left palm with 3. Total both and tell me whether the final product is an odd number or ...
Saltire scholarship for students
Scotland is offering a new scholarship award, under the aegis of the Scotland Saltire scheme, to young professionals from across the world. The ‘Saltire Scholarships 2009’ scheme has on offer 50 awards for Indian students to study for ...
Right mix of skill-set for better employability
The importance of an effective skill-set in paving academic and career success is significant for students, who are on the threshold of finding an independent life. The growing emphasis on soft skills notwithstanding, the students still want ...
Role of ICT in training technical teaching staff
At a recently held international seminar on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in education, speakers emphasised on the need to popularise technology to reach out to teachers and polytechnic institutions. National Institute of ...
Focus now on supply chain management
I am pursuing MBA from NIBM Chennai, with logistics & supply chain as elective. I want to do Ph.D or M.Phil in HRD in distance mode. Please give me details on universities offering the courses. What are the career prospects for students of ...
Eplus Club schedule
Theme: - We have all experienced the joys of travelling some time or the other. The anticipation and the excitement of travelling as well as the wonders of a new place fascinate us all. This week let’s talk about travelling ...
Career Launcher India Ltd. conducted the regional finals of Tycoons 2009, an on-campus leadership hunt that showcases the youth leaders of tomorrow, at JSS College, Bangalore. Twenty eight contestants who won the city finals in Kochi, Chennai, ...
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Hotel management course
The National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology, in collaboration with the Indira Gandhi National Open University, offers a 3-year Bachelor of Science programme in Hospitality and Hotel Administration, for the batch beginning ...
Agri-business training programme
Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED) is conducting two-month entrepreneurial training programme for graduates in agriculture and allied fields. This is part of implementing the scheme of agri-clinics and agri-preneurs initiated by ...
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Fashion changes as fast as a season does. If it’s hip-hugging jeans and tight T-Shirts one day, it’s baggy cargos and loose cotton shirts the other. What is in vogue simply becomes obsolete in a matter of months. Youngsters find it ...
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