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Ensuring quality education
The government's focus on affordability of higher education is laudable, but steps need to be taken to ensure quality as well, say academicians.


Nanotechnology initiative at Anna University
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology recently approved a research project for the preparation of quantum dots-based LED (Light Emitting Diodes) at Anna University, Chennai, under the Nanotechnology Initiatives ...

Education channel of YouTube completes a year
The education channel of YouTube has just completed a year of operation and now offers access to more than 350 full higher education courses from institutions worldwide, including videos from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the ...

Graduation day
The ninth graduation day of Rajalakshmi Engineering College was held recently. Delivering the graduation address, N. Ravichandran, CEO, Lucas TVS, said the rate of obsolescence is much higher in the current era of technological advancement and ...

Opening the doors to a world of music
Lessons in world music are now closer at hand, thanks to Sankara World Music Academy that will offer classes in diverse genres and different instruments.

Plans go haywire with curfew
Curfew has disturbed students and their parents and has put them under additional stress
Pharma education needs an elixir
Admissions are conducted shoddily, fee levied is low and awareness of career prospects is poor
B.E. Marine Engineering from AMET University
In its 18th year of collaboration with the Glasgow College of Nautical Studies, AMET University now offers B.E. Marine Engineering (four years) for engineering cadets and B.Sc. Nautical Science (three years) for deck cadets, approved by the ...

Before welcoming foreign universities…
With the Union Cabinet clearing the Foreign Educational Institutions (Regulation of Entry and Operations) Bill on March 15, foreign institutes will eventually be able to start institutions in India. A look at the pluses and minuses of the Bill.

Boon for working couples
‘Care band' developed by engineering student Pallavi Nagrale of Aurora college helps working mothers monitor the activities of their children at home.


GUIDANCE PLUS
The league of best universities
The Ivy League is a group of eight private institutions of higher education in North-eastern United States that enjoys a remarkable reputation for academic excellence.

Japanese freshers' course
The Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Language School is offering a Japanese language freshers' programme from April 4.Classes will be conducted during weekends and students will be prepared for the Basic Level (N-5) ...

Coming up
The Agriculture Scientists Recruitment Board has invited applications for Agriculture Research Service and national eligibility test examination 2010 to be held on September 19. The main examination will be held on November 28. Notification ...

Higher pass mark for UG courses raises apprehension
Principals debate over the Madurai Kamraj University's decision to raise the pass mark from 35 to 40 per cent for UG courses.

Boost your confidence in using English
The British Council's Chennai teaching centre will launch project-based courses for children and adults this summer.For adultsThe special summer intensive programme will offer the regular seven-week course over a three-week ...

Test Tracker
The National Institute of Homoeopathy, Salt Lake, Kolkata, under the Government of India has invited applications for a national-level entrance test to be held on June 6 for admission to BHMS course of five and a half years' ...

A niche area in medicine
Pharmacology offers a wide range of career avenues in drug development, clinical trials, and personalised medicine.

Campus Connect
Department of Computer Science Engineering of K.L.N. College of Information Technology conducted a national seminar on ‘Research issues and challenges in Information and Communication Engineering' in association with Anna University, ...

Campus Connect
Students should face the challenges in the existing competitive global employment scenario, said C.P. Ravikumar, Technical Director of University Relations, Texas Instruments, India, while delivering the eighth Graduation Day at Oxford ...

State-level management meet organised
The Hallmark Business School in Tiruchi recently conducted a State-level management meet on ‘HBS intellectual carnival 2010'. MBA students from various colleges and universities took part in the meeting. Students from Thiagaraja ...

TIPS for getting good TOEFL scores
Some pointers and resources to help you get on your way to score well in the test

Selected for ‘Young Scientist' award
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has selected C.Bhuvaneswari, a zoology lecturer at Sri Padmavathi Women's Degree and PG College, Tirupati for the ‘Young Scientist' award. She will conduct research on the presence of ...

OUCE conducts placement training
Students of Osmania University Engineering College pursuing B.Tech, M.Tech and MCA courses were exposed to an experience which they have to face in a few months in the campus placement.Pre-final year students got some exposure to ...

Campus interviews held at LBRCE
M/s Power Mech Projects conducted campus interviews for mechanical students at the Lakireddy Bali Reddy College of Engineering (LBRCE) at Mylavaram recently.A major service provider to power sector, Power Mech is recruiting candidates ...

A season of exams and entrance tests
As the board exams come to a close, experts give suggestions to prepare for the boards, entrance tests


CAMPUS JOTTINGS
Carpe Diem 2k10 a grand success
CMR College of Engineering and Technology celebrated its annual day ‘Carpe Diem 2k10', the Latin words for ‘Seize the Day' on April 1, a press release said. Students, faculty and the college management came together to make the ...


UNIVERSITY ROUNDUP
Birth centenary of poet celebrated
Dravidian University's Telugu Department has celebrated the birth centenary of poet Sri Sri in the form of a seminar, which dwelt on his contribution to the Telugu literature.Speakers hailed Sri Sri as a man whose name is considered ...


WASSUP
Agriculture Research Service and NET examination
The Agriculture Scientists Recruitment Board has invited applications for Agriculture Research Service and national eligibility test examination 2010 to be held on September 19. The main examination will be held on November 28. In Kerala, ...
Hotel management institute celebrates annual day
Festive atmosphere marked the 9 {+t} {+h} annual day celebrations of Pioneer Institute of Hotel Management held on Friday and budding chiefs and managers got useful tips from senior professionals the hospitality industry.Akesh ...
Campus interviews held at LBRCE
M/s Power Mech Projects conducted campus interviews for mechanical students at the Lakireddy Bali Reddy College of Engineering (LBRCE) at Mylavaram recently.A major service provider to power sector, Power Mech is recruiting candidates ...


CAMPUS JOTTINGS
AU teachers yet to get new pay-scales
The State Government has issued a GO implementing the UGC recommended revised pay-scales for the university teachers in the State but teachers of Andhra University or any other State university have not received the benefit. Their March ...


RIGHT TURN
Be calm before exams
Keep your temper calm, composed and peaceful before night studies


TALKING POINT
It's all about money
A long time ago, I tried an experiment where I put some money in my shirt pocket in such a way that the bills were sticking out of the pocket. It wasn't a lot of money of course, yet everyone I met in college that day warned me that the money ...

Eplus Club schedule
Theme: Many of us think about bringing about changes in our education system. Flexibility, new courses in keeping with the times and job-oriented training are all acknowledged as essential but implementation usually runs into problems ...

Many universities offer MBA HRM through distance mode
I have done my BCA from IGNOU and want to pursue MBA (HR) from a reputed university (not IGNOU) in distance mode.Please list the universities and the eligibility criteria.Reena GhawalkarThere are several good universities ...

School for art history and visual studies
Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication offers painting, print making, sculpture, art history and more

LLM online courses from University of Southampton
The School of Law at the University of Southampton (UK) has introduced an online distance learning LLM programme in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law.The university is offering this LLM programme for aspirants who find ...

Media offers plenty of opportunities
Students with an ability to express, zeal to know the happenings and inclination to work hard are suitable to pursue journalism as a career. Television channels, newspapers, magazines, radio and new media offer challenging ...

Reunion
Reunions are the flavour of the season. Caught in complexities of life we all want to go down the memory lane and recall those good old days spent in school and college, and reunions are a platform for refreshing those memories. The Hindu ...


COLLEGIAN
Friends are people who make you smile
Smile - people say that it's the most amazing thing in the world. Just a smile and all the sorrow is gone. Also, as they say, smiling is easier than frowning biologically! What has a smile got to do with friendship you must be wondering! Well, ...

Time has come for a revamp
Civil Services Aptitude Test is being mooted at the preliminary level from 2011 and the UPSC is expected to seek changes in the Main examination too
A historic decision, secured childhood
The recent legislation on Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act- 2009 is an instrument which could help in materialising many a child's dream
Choose the right MBA
Learn to innovate and build core competencies
Ph.D awarded
Achanta Ravi Prakash, Assistant Professor in Indur Institute of Engineering and Technology, Siddipet, has been awarded Ph.D by the Department of Business Management, Osmania University for this thesis on “Corporate ...
Tips for better TOEFL scores
TOEFL, the widely-accepted English-language assessment used in more than 7,300 institutions in 130 countries including the U.K., the U.S. and Canada, is considered as a stepping stone for bright future. After all, the scores decide the ...
Collegian
The hugely popular ‘collegian' column that earlier provided students a platform to share heart-warming stories, experiences that stirred them, or changes in the life style of the Generation X is back.So here is a chance for ...
Harvard, Oxford at your doorstep
With the Union Cabinet clearing the Foreign Educational Institutions (Regulation of Entry and Operations) Bill on March 15, foreign institutes will eventually be able to start institutions in India. The pluses and minuses of the Bill
Abstract Arena
Abstract Arena is back. The column that provided an opportunity to several researchers to publish their findings is being revived. So all the researchers shed your inhibitions and come out of your laboratories. Researchers who submit their ...
Your favourite subject
(Members of E-Plus clubs in colleges have been given the following topic for discussion and debate)Week 24 (April 5 to 10)Theme: Many of us think of bringing about changes in our education system. Flexibility, new courses in ...
Convocation
Convocation of Picasso Animation College was conducted recently wherein 124 young and bright students of Picasso Animation College from four centres in the city – Begumpet, Kukatpally, Hitech City & Dilsukhnagar received their ...
Welcome to the Champions' League!
The Ivy League is a group of eight private institutions of higher education in North-eastern United States that enjoys a remarkable reputation for academic excellence


Q & A
There's nothing like the military
My son is interested in joining the military services. Please give me details about the eligibility, time of notification and other related information about the Combined Defence Services Examination. He will be graduating in 2011 in Commerce ...

‘Research is our strength'
New VC of Mangalore University speaks about his plans and the challenges ahead


YOUR VOICE
College uniforms are a good thing
Students must be made aware of importance of decent dressing


DIFFERENT STROKES
Why blame the docs?
The idea of rural service is fine but where are the facilities in villages?

It's all about managing information
N-CARE (NIAM Centre for Analytics & Research Excellence), an educational institution specialising in industry-integrated programmes in Information Management, Research and Analytics, has announced the launch of its institute in Bangalore ...



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