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Polytechnics: a grim tale of neglect
The polytechnic colleges have become the poor cousins of engineering colleges in the State. J.S. BABLU tries to find out the impediments to the development of the 60-odd colleges.


NALSAR University holds moot court competition
The third annual NALSAR- Justice Bodh Raj Sawhney Moot Court Competition was organised at the NALSAR University that saw 19 teams from all over the country competing with each other and students from National Law Institute University, Bhopal ...


GUIDANCE PLUS
Seeking entry to colleges in New Zealand
Aspirants can apply for admission to the programme of their choice on the strength of their academic record and English language proficiency.

‘It’s payback time for industry’
Industries should pump in at least one per cent of their profits into universities to fund student and faculty training programmes, feel Vice-Chancellors.

An earnest call to return to the basics?
Will the proposal to raise the cut-off marks for IIT-JEE make way to a better learning process?

COMING UP
•The Union Public Service Commission will conduct the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy examination on April 18, 2010. Unmarried male candidates who have passed Plus Two (for Air Force, students should have studied physics and ...

A nationwide initiative to boost skill pool begins
The National Skill Development Corporation was launched recently as part of a national imitative to boost the skilled manpower pool

Creating a framework for training
The National Skill Development policy will encourage infrastructure creation for on-the-job training and apprenticeships.

TAPMI to start new PGDM courses
Buoyant domestic demand, financial inclusion in sectors such as banking, insurance, mutual funds and stock markets, the launch of Unique Identification Database (UID) project and a burgeoning middle class are expected to propel the ...


Q & A
Career in fine arts and graphics design
Could you please let me know the names of the colleges that offer Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in graphic design, and the associated selection procedure? LOHIT CHANDRAN, EMAILEducation in fine arts is entirely ...

TEST TRACK
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has invited applications for the all India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Examination 2010 for admission to MBBS/BDS courses under the 15 per cent merit seat quota in medical and dental colleges ...

It is advantage Europe
What are the additional incentives that Indian students get, if they choose to pursue their higher studies and research in Europe?

Bracing for a robust growth
It is International Animation Day on October 28. A French inventor Emile Reynaud made the first public performance of animation at the Grevin Museum in Paris using his own invention “optical theatre” on October 28, 1892. The ...

NITs asked to prepare vision paper
The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has asked all 20 National Institutes of Technology to come out with a vision statement specifying how they could build their brand image to attract talent from within the country and abroad, and ...

NEW ARRIVALS
The new additions to Kerala Council for Historical Research Library, Thiruvananthapuram:Srinivas.M. N., The Oxford India Srinivas; With an Introduction by Ramachandra Guha and Foreword by A.M.Shah , 2009 Richard J. Evans, ...
Know Your English

The no. 1 skill
The ability to speak fluently and impressively in English is greatly valued in the job market

An ideal platform
Poor communication and soft skills are proving to be a stumbling block for thousands of students to realise their aspirations of securing employment in a competitive job market.For, most of the job opportunities that are opening up in the ...

A call to return to the basics?
Will the proposal to raise the cut-off marks for IIT-JEE pave the way for a learning process where students get a solid grounding in the fundamentals?


GUIDANCE PLUS
Seeking entry to colleges in Germany
There are nine major technical universities that have excellent facilities for studies in engineering and sciences.


CAMPUS CONNECT
Update knowledge, teachers told
The third graduation day of Karpagam College of Education was held at the Karpagam University premises recently. R. Karpaga Kumaravel, Chancellor, Madurai Kamaraj University, was the chief guest. He said the road map of higher education of India ...
IGNOU inks pact with Apparel Export Promotion Council


“It’s payback time for industries”
Industries should pump in at least one per cent of their profits into universities to fund student and faculty training programmes, feel Vice-Chancellors. R. RAVIKANTH REDDY presents their views

Campus connect
Training and Placement Cell of K. L. N. College of Engineering organised `Synergy - 2009,' an exhibition of mini project products developed by second, third and fourth year students of Automobile, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics, ...
CAMPUS CONNECT
The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering of Cauvery College of Engineering and Technology in Tiruchi recently conducted a faculty development programme on ‘NI Multisim and Ultiboard’. Faculty members from 13 ...
KU students, faculty help flood victims
The faculty and students of Krishna University, Machilipatnam, conducted a camp and distributed blankets to flood victims at Regulalanka village in Avanigadda mandal. “The quantum of nature’s fury is immeasurable and the loss ...
A closer look at English Literature
That English language has become an integral part of various fields could be an undisputed factor, but the significance of English Literature studies has for long not been duly recognised by students and society. This trend, according to subject ...
UGC to conduct NET on Dec. 27
The University Grants Commission (UGC) will hold the National Eligibility Test (NET) for Junior Research Fellowship and lectureship in 77 arts and humanities subjects, including languages, on December 27.The test is conducted for ...

European varsities attract international students
Study costs and structural reforms provide Indian students with additional incentives to head for the continent, says R. ANDRE T

The scope of dairy technology
The growth and expansion of dairy industry has opened up a lot of job opportunities.

Where students get creative
It is creativity time for engineering college students. This fifth edition of Innovation Challenge of Schneider Electric India presents a contest for undergraduate engineering students that allows them to display their creativity and simplicity ...


CAMPUS JOTTINGS
Students reach out to flood victims
The PG students of the Akkineni Nageswara Rao College contributed their mite in aiding affected families in the flood-ravaged parts of the Krishna and Guntur districts. Students formed committees and collected donations of Rs. 1.11 lakh ...
IELTS widens its reach
The popularity of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam is on the rise. Kevin McLaven, First Secretary, Educational Services, British High Commission, speaks on a range of issues related to the exam.

Library as training centre for exams
Chitradurga Central Library gets a makeover and provides study material for students


CAREER GUIDE
Library Science and Information Technology
The job of a librarian involves wide reading and processing of information content through cataloguing, classification and indexing.

Preparing for the CA exam
Past president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India gives some tips to aspirants.


UNIVERSITY ROUND-UP
‘Respect diversity in ideas and beliefs’
“An Indian is one who can accept more truths than himself,” said Abid Hussain, Chancellor, English and Foreign Languages University in his address to the university community. Delivering a lecture on ‘What is an Indian and ...

Laurels for SVU professor
Elsevier Publishers of Amsterdam (Netherlands) has nominated Srinivasa Buddhudu, a professor of Physics and also chairman of Board of Studies in the department, SVU as an editor of its journal ‘Physica B’ (Condensed Matter). The ...


HOT TOPIC
Right platform to showcase talent
Seminars and youth festivals are the right platform for students to showcase their talents and to develop communication skills. College management has to create an environment where fun and innovation in creative processes are encouraged among ...


GUIDANCE PLUS
Go for research, or be practical
The educational qualifications obtained from Germany are generally rated high across the globe
Have a business idea?
Villgro (formerly Rural Innovations Network), a not-for-profit organisation that works at empowering rural developments by identifying and incubating innovations, for the first time has come up with a business plan competition which is open to ...

ENT avenues for specialisation
Early this month, two seminars focusing on research in the field of ENT (ear, nose and throat) were held in Chennai. The seminars brought to fore the potential of research in this speciality in India, according to those who participated in them. ...

National Eligibility Test
The University Grants Commission (UGC) will hold the National Eligibility Test (NET) for Junior Research Fellowship and lectureship in 77 arts and humanities subjects, including languages, on December 27. Those who have secured at least 55 per ...

WASSUP
MICA admission test
The Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA) has invited applications for admission test to be held on February /March 2010 for admission to its postgraduate diploma programme in communication management for the year ...

Rhodes scholarship for NALSAR student
Aditya Swarup, a final year student of NALSAR University of Law has won the prestigious Rhodes scholarship for the year 2010 to pursue Bachelors of Civil Law (B.C.L) studies at Oxford University. This year 120 law students applied of which ...


CAMPUS JOTTINGS
Work with dedication, students told
Nearly 600 candidates received their degrees at Snatak – the 15th convocation of Siva Sivani Institute of Management. D. Sridhar Babu, Minister for Higher Education & NRI Affairs, delivered the convocation address while it was presided ...

For international studies, relations
PG course available in many institutes


Q & A
Be a Sherlock Holmes
I have heard about an institute of the Agriculture Ministry in Rajasthan that offers an MBA-type programme in Agriculture Business. Please provide the details and the address of the contact person. Suchismita Nandan ...

IGNOU community college to offer courses in palliative care
School dropouts can also take these courses and in the second year are eligible to take up the Associate Degree Programs offered by IGNOU.
Admission test at NID
The National Institute of Design, Paldi, Ahmedabad, has invited applications for the test to be held on January 9 and 10 across the country for admission to the following courses:•Graduation diploma programme in design (GDPD): 100 ...

When a calamity strikes
Students need to ponder over society’s readiness to handle floods and other tragedies

Publishing tool launched
A simple self publishing tool loaded with user friendly multi-lingual interface has been launched for students to store and host their projects over the web professionally. ‘eMag Lite’ an ultra light ePublishing solution launched by ...


RIGHT TURN
Pursue goals with devotion
Explaining the difference between target and desire, I ask the class X children whom they love the most in this world. Almost unanimously they say “Mother”. I challenge them if they can pronounce loudly when Valentine’s Day is. ...

TAPMI to start new PGDM courses
Banking services, international business, and healthcare management to be covered


DIFFERENT STROKES
Taste the local flavour
Bangalore is a melting pot of different languages but Kannada needs to retain its supremacy


QUERY CUE
Career prospects bright for environmental science students
I have completed my 12th standard and am looking for options to pursue a career in the area of environmental science. Please tell me about the course available at graduate and PG levels related to this subject. What would be my career prospects ...

YOUR VOICE
Save the earth
It’s time to act on global warming
‘Innovation Challenge’
It is creativity time for engineering college students. This fifth edition of Innovation Challenge of Schneider Electric India presents a contest for undergraduate engineering students that allows them to display their creativity and ...


TALKING POINT
Ways to respond when someone says thank you
We have considered a few informal ways in which you can respond when someone thanks you for a little favour or for some help or consideration.But there is an important distinction in terms of the kinds of situations in which thanks are ...

CDS exam
The last date for submission of forms for taking the Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination is October 26 and the examination would be conducted on February 14, 2010 at different centres across the country including Hyderabad.The CDS ...

A deal sewn up for training in the fibre-to-fashion chain
IGNOU and the Apparel Export Promotion Council have joined hands for offering various educational programmes in the skill-based domain of apparels, garments and fashion designing.

Eplus Club schedule
• Theme: We claim to be the most advanced and powerful species on earth. But nature often decides to remind us that in reality, we are helpless before its wrath. Natural disasters strike all the time and there’s little we can ...

Action plan drawn up to help students going to Australia


Biology research
The Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, has invited applications for admission to research programmes in genetics, molecular and cellular biology, molecular pathogenesis and computational and structural biology. Those having ...
PG diploma in commodity business

Campus capsule
Coaching centre chain FIITJEE has constituted Fortunate 40, a programme to provide world-class training to 40 students from financially weak background. It will help them to aim for top rankings in IIT-JEE. The programme will be extended to ...
NASA project for KLU lecturer
Madhavi Latha Kanukollu, a lecturer in physics, Koneru Lakshmaiah University, has got a project from the National Aeronautical Space Administration (NASA) to conduct research on the topic ‘How gravity works’. The university management ...
COMING UP
• The All India Engineering Entrance Examination 2010 will be held on April 25 across the country. The Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, will publish the notification in national dailies.The board will ...
Refresher course in Life Sciences from November 20
Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad is organising a refresher course in Life Sciences from November 20 to December 11. Lecturers from degree colleges and universities who are teaching Life Sciences, botany, zoology, ...
Grant for nanostructures research
The Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchi, has received a Rs. 2.15-crore grant from the Department of Science and Technology – Nanomission, Government of India, to carry out research on self-assembled ...

Tree planting programme
A mass tree plantation programme was taken up by the NCC unit of SASTRA University on the university campus as part of a programme, ‘Environmental Awareness and Tree Plantation’. Badrinath, Dean, School of Management, delivered a ...

Appreciating films
It might be one of those songs in the movie that you strongly feel is out of place or the plot of the film that seems annoyingly slack to you. If you think you know what goes wrong in a film and what it takes to be a blockbuster, then there are a ...
Share your views
Smoking is injurious to health – the bold words on the packet just don’t seem to fear the students as they belch out smoke continuously. There are laws that cigarettes should not be sold to teenagers and smoking is banned on ...
AU teachers wait for new pay scales campus jottings
Andhra University teachers’ wait for implementation of new pay-scales recommended by the VI Pay Commission, seems to be endless. The new pay-scales are due from January 2006 and the teachers do not see any move from the Government side in ...



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