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Rediscover the job landscape
There may be a downturn in the recruitment scenario, but for those who know where to look, opportunities continue to exist.
Bracing up for the IIT-JEE?
Going by the sharp increase in applicants -- 3.95 lakh -- as against 3.2 lakh in 2008, the ‘IIT dream’ has certainly not lost its sheen, writes DEEPA KURUP

UNIVERSITY ROUNDUP
Annamacharya’s 600th birth anniversary celebrated
As part of the TTD’s exercise to propagate the glory of Tallapaka Annamacharya among the academic and literate classes by reaching out to universities, a national seminar was conducted on ‘Annamacharya Sahithi Sankeerthana’ at ...
Welcome to the freedom movement
Varsities need to expand their scope and must have greater autonomy, says expert panel
Ph.Ds. awarded
An Associate Professor of Department of Computer Sciences of GITAM University V. Nagalakshmi has received Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from Acharya Nagarjuna University for her thesis “modified protocols for internet key ...
Honour for TNAU scientist
The Indian Society of Ornamental Horticulture (ISOH), New Delhi, has conferred the ISOH Founder Fellowship award on M. Jawaharlal, Head, Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.According ...
Share your views
Election fever is gripping the State and students and student unions are the most sought-after by various political parties during the election campaigning. Students in university hostels and those pursuing degree courses with affinity to ...
Options beyond software programming


Brand NIT-C stands tall
Despite the economic slowdown, students of the National Institute of Technology, Calicut, were able to secure their dream jobs. What are the factors that helped the institute to successfully swim against the tide?

BIM records cent per cent placement
BIM students have been able to secure a wide range of offers from recruiters, despite the unfavourable economic scenario.

RGNIYD’s unique postgraduate courses
The five postgraduate courses offered by the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), Sriperumbudur, which was accorded deemed university status by the University Grants Commission in October 2008, have evoked encouraging ...

Agriculture business as a career
Harvard Business School (HBS) is offering ‘Agribusiness Seminar: An Asian Offering’, an executive education programme in India. To be held in Mumbai in May, it will bring together a diverse set of agri-business executives from ...

The hype was missing
All IIM-B students got placements this year, but companies dictated the terms.

Course on commodity markets
For registration, log on to the course website: www .ncdexcourse.nicrindia.com

SLIET entrance for engineering, M.tech. programmes
The Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET); Longowal (Punjab), a national-level institute under the Government of India has invited applications for an entrance test to be held across the country for admission to its ...

Karunya launches programme in software testing
It will be based on the ‘Pragmatic Action Learning Methodology’ to enable action-oriented learning.

Should age bar law aspirants?
The Bar Council of India plan for age restrictions on studying law worries colleges.

AIEEE online test series
AIMS Education and The Hindu Education Plus will jointly organise an AIEEE admission online test series from April 14 to 24. The test is scientifically designed by experts to serve as a practice for students. It will be a ...
COMING UP
• Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical and Engineering Training (CIFNET), Kochi, invites applications for admission to four-year Bachelor of Fisheries Science (Nautical Science). Last date: May 22. ( Campus recruitment drive
The Placement Cell of Sri Kaliswari College, Sivakasi, in association with the Department of Commerce (CA), organised a campus recruitment programme recently by Galaxy Web Links. R. Velmurugan, Placement Co-ordinator, welcomed. Sixty three ...

Awareness programme on engineering courses
‘Pasamalar Vazhikatti 09,’ a programme to create awareness of engineering courses, was organised for Plus Two students at Pandian Saraswathi Yadav Engineering College, Arasanoor, Sivaganga district. S.P. Varadharajan welcomed the ...

Winter school on ‘Metagenomics’
A winter school on ‘Metagenomics,’ conducted by the UGC-Networking Resource Centre in Biological Sciences (UGC-NRCBS) of School of Biological Sciences of Madurai Kamaraj University, concluded on March 16. Fifteen participants from ...

“Manufacture of nano parts will be of importance in future”
In future, the designing and manufacture of nano parts would be of prime importance, said B.R. Satyan, Director, Central Manufacturing Technology Institute, while inaugurating INCAMA 2009 (International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing and ...

‘Aerospace Law Meet’
The Centre for Air & Space Law of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, in association with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Bangalore and Institute of Applied Aviation Management, Calicut, organised a two-day national seminar ...
This humanoid can also dance!
Four robotics enthusiasts from BITS Pilani design the humanoid named AcYut II

A scholarly profession with promise
The coming together of books and information technology requires today’s librarians to be interested in both

FTII entrance on May 3
The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune, under the Government of India, has invited applications for an entrance examination for admission to the following programmes. The test will be held on May 3 at Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, ...

‘Ambedkar was an outstanding economist’
Dr. Ambedkar’s economic policies were ignored for quite a long time. Ambedkar’s economic philosophy is expressed in his ideas on ‘mixed economy’ ‘socialism’ ‘industrialisation’ ‘state ...

Eplus Club schedule
Theme: - As all teachers will tell you, being a teacher is all about making a subject as interesting and fun as possible. In our respective professions also, we need to often train people under us or guide them as they get ...

SLIET entrance test
The Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET), Longowal (Punjab), a national-level institute under the Government of India has invited applications for an entrance test to be held across the country for admission to its ...
Pen great ideas and win Rs. 50 lakh
In keeping with its commitment to contribute to world development through research and innovation, IIT Bombay (IITB) has announced a mega initiative, “10 Great Ideas to Change the World in the next 50 years” a few months ago. ...
Thrust on innovation
UNESCO Regional Centre for Biotechnology Training and Education coming up at Faridabad in the National Capital Region
Finishing schools invite graduates
Finishing schools set up in various universities offering a variety of courses are opening gates from this year. And admissions to these schools would be made through an entrance examination – Finishing Schools Common Entrance Test (FS-CET) ...
School with a social agenda
At ACJ, students get exposure to Indian reality

HOT TOPIC
Youth will not get carried by glamour
Youth are bestowed with great physical energy and high peer unity. They can carry out any given task with certain level of enthusiasm. And there is nothing wrong in film stars wooing them to vote in favour of their parties. The thumping success ...
Can you make the grade?
MCAT scores are crucial for joining U.S. medical schools

Navigators on the knowledge highway
Today’s librarians must be familiar with search engines, e-resources and tools such as MS-Office, Windows and Linux

Mastering the art of public speaking
‘It is the ability to stand up and express yourself’
When creativity pays
A course in sculpture covers arts, aesthetics, culture, history, anatomy

CAREER GUIDE
Higher studies in geophysics
Geophysics is the study of the physics of the Earth, especially its crust. Another related discipline is applied geophysics, which deals with the application of methods of physics to study the Earth. Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay ...
AIEEE online test series
In a few days from now, the potential achievers among students completing higher secondary education will be taking the IIT-JEE and the AIEEE, the two national-level entrance examinations for entry into top-notch engineering institutions of the ...

IN VOGUE
Glares for that cool look
Sunglasses keep eyes safe from ultra-violet radiation as well
Take the right path
It is that time of the year when course choices must be made

INSTITUTION IN FOCUS
For quality and innovative courses
When privatisation of higher education took place in India on a large scale, one institute that shot to fame with its quality and innovative courses was the Symbiosis Society. Established over 30 years ago, the society has about 36 ...

RIGHT TURN
Focus on logical thinking
“As grammar is the logic of speech, logic is the grammar of reasoning” said a philosopher. Logic is the beginning of wisdom. Unfortunately our syllabus and the pressure of work are depriving many students from logical thinking. I ...

Inventing new words is fun and useful too
In one instalment of the very popular comic strip ‘Calvin and Hobbes’, Calvin, a six-year old schoolboy, is seen writing a test. The question is: ‘Explain Newton’s first law of motion in your own words.’ ...


GUIDANCE PLUS
USMLE: Licence to practice
The United States Medical Licensing Examination is conducted in three steps, evaluating a physician’s ability to apply knowledge, concepts, and principles that are important in health and disease.
EFLU- premier varsity for foreign language education
HYDERABAD:The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), new incarnation of erstwhile Central Institute for English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL), is all set to emerge as a hotbed of foreign language education in India. EFLU ...


GROUP DISCUSSION
‘Tackle slump with new initiatives’
The government should take pro-active steps in providing stimulus to growth to create new opportunities for the youth, which would be an immediate solution to the economic slowdown being witnessed in the country under the impact of global ...


Q & A
For a career in fashion technology
I joined an engineering college in 2005-06 in the faculty of Electronics and Communication Engineering. I should now be in the final year, but I was careless and failed in some papers. But now, I have realised the value of education and am very ...

Passion + dedication
IIMB toppers speak of the efforts they put in and the challenges that lie ahead

IIM-C offering
The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C) is offering an Executive Programme in Business Analytics in Bangalore. It aims to provide knowledge about quantitative and statistical analysis and predictive modelling used for building ...

CAMPUS CONNECT
A day-long workshop ‘The ‘C’-Confluence of Event Management’ organised by the Department of Commerce (Event Management), Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College, was inaugurated by the principal, G. Kalyani, last ...
Campus Connect
The 26th Lighting Ceremony of Home Science College and Research institute was held recently. K. Vanangamudi, Dean, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore, the chief guest, highlighted employment potential for home science ...
And the awards go to...
Competition for undergraduate students of architecture and interior design

Let’s get QUIZical
2. Which poet acts as a guide through Hell and Purgatory in Dante’s ‘The Divine Comedy’?3. In the history of American politics, what distinction does Victoria Woodhull hold?4. Who are known to speak a dialect ...

Case study awards
The Icfai Centre for Management Research (ICMR) has won top awards in two international case study writing competitions, competing against original and unpublished case studies in the fields of Strategic Management and Social Entrepreneurship ...


QUERY CUE
Some alternatives to GATE
I completed my B.E (EEE) with 74 per cent marks. I took GATE but could not clear it. So, please tell me whether I can pursue M.Tech without GATE score. What are my other options? Kalyan Chakravarthy Most of the universities ...
TEST TRACKER
The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, under the Government of India, has invited applications for an entrance examination for admission to the following programmes. The test will be held on May 3 at Thiruvananthapuram, ...
TEST TRACK
The Department of Commerce and Management Studies (DCMS) under the University of Calicut has invited applications for an entrance test to be held in May 2009 at Kozhikode, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram and Kannur for admission to the ...

CAMPUS CAPSULE
The academic year could not have ended better. After months of rigorous classroom work and a week of examinations, the day before Ugadi was filled with fun and frolic for the students and faculty of M.S. Ramaiah College of Hotel Management. ...


YOUR VOICE
Disheartening comment
A student’s take on sporting a beard and a judicial observation


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