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Medical education at a crossroads
The pay hike for the teaching faculty in medical colleges is certainly a positive step. But will this step alone improve the quality of education provided by Government Medical Colleges in the State? J.S. BABLU takes a close look at this issue.


A sure shot to success
Knowledge of a foreign tongue has almost become an essential qualification for moving up the ladder


GUIDANCE PLUS
Singapore: the best of East and West
The place is a significant finance, business and education hub that promotes excellence in every segment of its activities

Japanese studies from IJCCI
The programme will give an introduction to Japan in all its facets including Indo-Japan relations.

Treasure trove of language
“SMS abbreviations and tweeting [on Twitter] is a challenge to the ever-evolving English language.”

Dentistry facing a problem of plenty?
Sai Sridhar had fond dreams of becoming a dentist when he enrolled himself in a private dental college in Bangalore. But, he was unable to either set up his own clinic or find a suitable job as dentist despite the BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) ...

New Arrivals
The new additions to Kerala Council for Historical Research Library, Thiruvananthapuram:Tim G.Parkin and Arthur J.Pomeroy (Ed.), Roman Social History: A Sourcebook; In the Series on Routledge Sourcebook for the ...

A fillip to pharma sector
The decks have been cleared for the future development of the six new National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education and Research.

Test Track
The Directorate of Medical Education, Thiruvananthapuram, has invited applications for admission to the various paramedical courses conducted at the Government Medical Colleges, Priyadarshini Paramedical Institute for SC/ST and the recognised ...

JMET to be held on December 13
The next Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET- 2010) will be held on December 13 across the country for admission to the two-year fulltime PG programme in management including MBA conducted by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Madras ...

AIIMS invites applications
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, has invited applications for All India Post Graduate Entrance Examination (AIPGMEE- 2010) for admission under 50 per cent seats quota in M.D./M.S. or Diploma and MDS courses in various ...


Q & A
Options for mechanical engineering graduates
I am pursuing my B. Tech. in mechanical engineering. Kindly provide me with details of the higher study options in this discipline. EMIL ZACHARIA, EMAILThere are several higher study options for mechanical ...

Harvesting intellectual capital
If India is to match its status as a leading global economy, it has no alternative but to develop a formidable arsenal in intellectual capital

Coming up
•The National Power Training Institute, Neyveli-607803, has invited applications for admission to its post-diploma in thermal power plant engineering. Three-year diploma holders in mechanical or electrical or instrumental engineering ...

BU student selected for Helmholtz fellowship
Success determined by hard work keeps breeding success for this young achiever. M. Gopinath, who took up M.Sc. Five-Year Integrated Programme in Life Sciences at the Bharathidasan University, Tiruchi, after schooling at the Government higher ...

More visa applicants to U.K. likely
The number of educational visas applied to the U.K. from India touched a new record of 34,000 last year and would see a rise this year as well, said British High Commissioner Richard Stagg. Speaking on the sidelines of a farewell party ...

Pact for sugarcane development
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), Mumbai, and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, entered into a memorandum of understanding for jointly undertaking sugarcane development activities in east and west Champaran districts ...

Start-up summit at Shaastra
With students declining placement offers to float their own companies, entrepreneurship seems to be the in-thing in most institutions today. In line with the trend, ‘Shaastra 09’, the annual technology festival of ...
Know Your English

A problem of plenty?
Dental seats go abegging, and graduates don’t earn much
Speaking the language of success
It’s a sure value-add to their bio-data, and they hope to go places with it. Yes, knowledge of a foreign language has almost become an essential qualification for students to move up the ladder in a globalised scenario.

BU student selected for Helmholtz fellowship
Success determined by hard work keeps breeding success for this young achiever. M. Gopinath, who took up M.Sc. Five-Year Integrated Programme in Life Sciences at the Bharathidasan University, Tiruchi, after schooling at the Government higher ...


CAMPUS CONNECT
State-level science exhibition held
A State-level science exhibition was organised by Christ the King Polytechnic College. It was inaugurated by G. Bakthavathsalam, Chairman, KG Hospital. Best exhibits were given prizes at the valediction. Sethurama Verma, Chief Educational ...
A sure shot to success
Knowledge of a foreign tongue or two has almost become an essential qualification for moving up the ladder
Seminar on consumer rights
The Citizen Consumer Club of Fatima College organised a seminar on ‘Role of students in consumer and environmental protection.’ In his inaugural address, K. Nandhabalan Police Commissioner, pinpointed the damages caused by various ...
CAMPUS CONNECT
A large number of students, including girls, donated blood during a blood donation camp organised by the NSS unit of Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. The camp was ...
The ‘main’ test is nearing
With vacancies on the increase in the Civil Services, this would be the best time to aim for being included in the list of selected candidates
Japanese studies from IJCCI

Australian medical degree through Malaysia
Students aspiring to practice medicine in Australia and New Zealand have an easier route through Malaysia
Elocution contest
The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics of Sourashtra College for Women conducted an intercollegiate meet, ‘Fond Fest 2K9,’ which was inaugurated by V.N. Rajasekar, Medical Director, Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre. ...
What makes a good teacher
Remember the ‘Miss’ who wore different floral-printed frocks to class. You admired her flair for English as well as how she handled nervous parents and a noisy class of children. Some of the first impressions of your primary ...
The French flavour
In France, degrees are harmonised with the European system of higher education
Start-up Summit at Shaastra
With students declining placement offers to float their own companies, entrepreneurship seems to be the in-thing in most institutions today. In line with the trend, ‘Shaastra 09’, the annual technology festival of IIT-Madras ...
Ceremony
The graduation ceremony of SMS College of Arts and Science was held recently. M. Thangarasu, Vice-Chancellor of Periyar University was the chief guest. He called upon students to keep their mind focussed on working for the unity and integrity of ...
Skill test for IT professionals
Till recently success was defined as compilation of hard work, smart thinking and putting in efforts to achieve the set goals. It does not end there, successful people across the globe have now added a new element and that is upgrading the ...
Campus Connect
The Department of Tamil of Thiagarajar College conducted a seminar for research scholars. Research papers were presented on various topics by P. Sathyavani and S. Muthusamy. A book, ‘Chennai Noolagankal,’ was reviewed by S. ...
A star is also made
Can a training programme help aspiring actors achieve their ambition? ‘Yes,’ say several private institutes
Treasure trove of language
Dictionaries are not only effective language tools but also highly useful to those who prepare for international competitive examinations.
Award conferred on TNAU scientist
A. Chandrasekaran, Controller of Examination, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, was conferred the “Best Citizen of India 2009” award by the International Publishing House, New Delhi, a biographical specialist ...
Personality development
Pebbles Infotainment, a lead player in the multimedia education and infotainment sector, has released three DVDs on Self-improvement that would address the key aspects of success and provide answers to all the queries of personality development. ...
ICRISAT reaches out
Ties up with University of Florida to offer short-term courses
Innovating for social transformation
VIT University’s technical festival GraVITas and event Social Transformers was a creative platform for students to come out with solutions for society’s pressing problems.
Inauguration
The Department of Software Systems of VLB Janakiammal College of Arts and Science inaugurated the activities of their association “INFI Know Flair”. Ravichandran Rajagopal, Secretary, and K.R. Sundaram, Director-Technology, ...

ICA offers accounts and finance training
Institute of Computer Accounts (ICA), Coimbatore, has launched two courses in collaboration with Annamalai University.ProgrammesThe degree programmes are B. Com. in Finance and Investment and BBA ...

ISB contest
The Indian School of Business (ISB) has launched ‘ISB Idiya’ - a unique initiative that invites ideas for innovative social ventures from working professionals in India. The competition is not open to students who are pursuing any ...
A pioneer in online administration
Universities in Kerala are making a beeline to the Calicut University, which has developed open source software for online administration.
Tried the CIPET range?
Some of the courses are accredited by AICTE
Australia-India Institute launched


Professional courses in finance from IIAF


Harvesting intellectual capital is the mantra
If India is to match its status as a leading global economy, it has no alternative but to develop a formidable arsenal in intellectual capital
Aiming to be a senior manager Q & A
I am working in a manufacturing firm and am keen on pursuing the Senior Management Programme from IIM, Calcutta. I want details of the programme. Can it considered as an MBA/PGDBM? Please advice, as I have to decide within the next few ...
COMING UP
• The Next Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET 2010) for admission to two-year fulltime postgraduate programmes in management conducted by IITs will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on December 13. Candidates can apply online from ...

TEST TRACKER
The Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) will conduct a common admission test (CAT) from November 28 to December 7 for admissions to the following programmes: • Postgraduate programme in management conducted at all the seven IIMs ...

Making of a special educator
The demands of teaching special children are many and require various special methods at different times. A look at how some of the schools engaged in special education meet the challenge.

CIT inks MoU with IBM
Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT) inked a memorandum of understanding with IBM for establishing a Centre of Research and Technology Excellence on the institute premises.According to a release, the MoU will entail collaborative ...


WASSUP
ICA comes up with new courses
The Institute of Computer Accountants (ICA) has launched new courses like Business Computer Application, FA, Excise & Service Tax, Payroll & Investment, Taxation, ROC, and Banking. These courses will also have additional papers on ...
Delving into history
Only a few varsities offer Master’s courses in archaeology
More visa applicants to U.K. likely



GUIDANCE PLUS
Planning for a student life in France
The Grandes Ecoles or the elite schools form a system that works in parallel with the universities, and bright students can enter by passing a highly competitive test.


CAMPUS JOTTINGS
Nutrifesta-09 counsels on healthy diet, lifestyle
The Department of Nutrition of St. Ann’s College, Mehdipatnam celebrated Nutrifesta-09 as a part of national nutrition week.The activities included free health assessment, diet counselling by professional dieticians for weight ...
It’s scientific forestry
A college to conserve, renew and sustainably utilise forest resources
The mantra to crack civil services exam
With the number of vacancies on the increase, this would be the best time to aim for a place in the list of selected candidates.
Alma mater makes them nostalgic
Underneath the grey locks, memories were still green. The very sight of their alma mater, Sri Venkateswara University, brought a glow into their eyes and a smile on their face. At a programme organised by Sri Venkateswara University Alumni ...

Wide range of options for BDS students
What are the options after B.D.S (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) other than those in the field of dentistry? Am I eligible for courses in genetics, pharmacology or clinical research?Usha K There are a number of options for you to ...

For social transformation
VIT University’s tech fest is a creative platform for students to come out with solutions for society’s pressing problems
Veta introduces accent training programme
Veta, the training academy in spoken English, has launched the accent training programme to focus on training students in the British or American accent.The programme module is designed and customised for different professions. The ...
NSS camps focus on ‘healthy’ India
The National Service Scheme (NSS) units of Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (Tirupati) and Dravidian University (Kuppam) conducted camps in their respective regions last week.The Sanskrit varsity’s camp with the theme ‘Healthy ...

‘Happiness fuels the spark in your eyes’
I happened to read an interesting speech of Chetan Bhagat for the new batch of students at Symbiosis programme, Pune. Chetan is from IIM, Ahmedabad, and known for his books “One night @ the call centre” (“Hello” starring ...

News Pulse
The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) will conduct a Common Admission Test (CAT) from November 28 to December 7 for the following programmes: • Postgraduate programme in management conducted at all the seven IIMs at ...

TALKING POINT
Short and effective way of conveying
As we have seen, using interjections in the right way makes your speech interesting. This also allows you to speak effectively without actually using too many words. We have considered the sounds ‘wow’ and ‘yikes’ and ...
No more dental colleges, please
The shortage of faculty impacts quality of teaching

EPLUS CLUB
A lively and topical debate
The students of Mahatma Gandhi University aired their views freely and enthusiastically in a lively debate on “Children these days are smarter than what we were at their age” as part of Eplus Club activities at the University College ...
Treasure trove of language
With most competitive examinations stressing on vocabulary and language skills, the need for students to be equipped on this front has become more pronounced. While a number of language aids and tools may have emerged online, experts feel not too ...
Wipro BPO to train students
Nearly 20 training and placement officers from 11 degree colleges in and around Vijayawada attended a meeting conducted by Wipro BPO recently, when the participating colleges were intimated about the company’s future plans on the mode of ...
Farm varsity faces funds shortage
Govt. releases only a quarter of allocated amount
Eplus Club schedule
Theme: - We hear instances of social workers coming to the rescue of people in need every now and then. At times when all other means of providing aid fail, social workers rise to the occasion and deliver. From the betterment of ...

Best teacher award
V.Ravi, a junior lecturer in Economics at Government Junior College, Vadamalapet (Chittoor district), has been selected by the State government for the ‘Best Teacher Award’ for the year.The selection of Mr. Ravi, who is also ...

Campus Capsule
Students of M.S. Ramaiah College of Hotel Management were privileged to have master chef Panduranga Dharmadhikari imparting to them a range of skills and techniques for making appetising and delectable fancy cakes, pyramid pastries and French ...
GMRIT in backdrop of sylvan surroundings
The right ambience and environment definitely sets the mood for higher studies

NComputing bags award at eINDIA 2009
NComputing, an “ultra low-cost computing” provider, has been awarded the ‘Initiative of the Year’ award at eINDIA 2009, India’s largest computing conference, a press note from the organisation said. A panel of ...

National event at Aurora’s
A national-level event ‘L Entrepreneur Sans Frontiers’ was organised at Aurora’s Business School in Panjagutta recently. Dean of XLRI Dr. P. Venugopal, associate director, Standing Council Member of NHRD G. Geeta, fitness ...



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