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Head-hunters back on the prowl
Recruiters are back scouting for talent as various sectors take the cue from the nation's higher growth trajectory. G. KRISHNAKUMAR fills job-seekers in on the hot sectors giving offers out in big numbers.

Rethink on course duration
The duration of a course and value of the certificate or degree pursued is increasingly becoming an important feature students are getting choosy about. And institutions are carefully designing courses to suit these choices of students. For ...

Applications invited for B.Ed. course
Applications have been invited for admission to the B.Ed. courses offered in 12 University Colleges of Teachers Education (UCTE) under Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, for the academic year 2010-11.The location of the colleges and ...

MBA, MCA and PG diploma courses
The Directorate of Online and Distance Education under Anna University of Technology, Coimbatore, has invited applications for admission to various courses in the distance-education mode.A variety of specialised, highly job-oriented ...

Be the guardians of the forests
Clearing the Indian Forest Service examination gives a person a chance to lend a hand in the conservation of forests, whose importance in preserving life is growing what with multiple threats such as global warming and environmental pollution.

The ascent of English
An international education expert from the U.S. says English is ‘the' language of higher education in Kerala, and debunks the notion that a foreign tongue will cause cultural degradation.

New Arrivals
The new additions to the Kerala Council for Historical Research Library, Thiruvananthapuram:Meena T. Pillai (Ed.), Women in Malayalam Cinema: Naturalising Gender Hierarchies, 2010Kunjurajan Ayyanavar M., Aiyn to Ayyanavar and the ...

Coming Up
Applications have been invited for the three-year LL.B. entrance examination to be conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations, Kerala, on August 14. Last date: July 24; www.cee-kerala.orgApplications have been invited from ...

Q & A
I am a final-year BA economics student and would like to know about the major institutes that offer postgraduate courses in economics, including specialisation in world economy and related subjects, selection procedure and job opportunities. ...

Arrayed against the ragging menace
As the drive against ragging is being stepped up, R.K. Raghavan, former CBI Director, who heads the anti-ragging committee appointed by the Supreme Court, speaks on issues related to the menace.

Test Track
The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), a deemed university under the Department of Commerce of the Union government, has invited applications for an entrance test to be held on November 28 for admission to a two-year full-time MBA ...
Know Your English

A case of ‘power overloading'
NCHER, with its wide ambit, kicks up debate among academicians in Karnataka

It's tiny at the top
Philip G. Altbach, education expert, talks about the maladies afflicting the higher education sector in India

Say ‘no' to ragging
As the drive against ragging is being stepped up, former CBI director R K Raghavan, who heads an anti-ragging committee, speaks on issues related to the menace.

Reservation doubts hit CENTAC counselling
Students and parents in the Puducherry region keep their fingers crossed over admission to engineering and medical courses as the CENTAC counselling process has hit a roadblock with doubts raised over regional quota and the MCI nod for a medical college.

Call to make positive change in cinema
A ‘Power Talk' series programme was held for MBA students of Kumaraguru College of Technology. Actor Karthik Kumar, who was also an entrepreneur, motivated the students. He said the entertainment industry must use the power of opinion ...
Time to focus on improving teaching methods
Indian faculty is good at theory but doesn't have the exposure to relate theory to practice and application, according to Krishna Vedula, writes R. RAVIKANTH REDDY
Campus connect
The 58th orientation programme for college teachers was inaugurated at the Academic Staff College of Madurai Kamaraj University by R. Krishnaraj, Professor of Education, Alagappa University, on July 8. In his address, Dr. Krishnaraj explained ...
Words of caution on foreign universities move
Philip G. Altbach, a renowned education expert, talks about the maladies afflicting the higher education sector in India.
Reunions are flavour of the season. Caught in the 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 ...

Advance diploma courses in telecom technology
If experts are to be believed, India is the second country with the largest mobile subscriber base and it is estimated that over 160 million connections will be added in rural areas within the next two years.However, the demand for ...

Recruitment of teachers likely
Admissions into the PG courses of Andhra University concluded and the campus is in the process of getting back into its normal academic activity after summer vacation and the freshers attending classes and getting used to the university ...
Make the right choice
MBA seat aspirants should do some solid groundwork
Scholarship test for IIT aspirants
T.I.M.E., a national level training institute, as part of the enrichment activities in assessing the students knowledge and aptitude, is conducting a Scholarship Test on 18th July 2010 for 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th std students in ...
Off-campus opportunity to learn Bharatanatyam
Kalai Kaviri College of Fine Arts, Tiruchi, has pioneered and revolutionised the concept of off-campus learning of the fine art forms.
GATE topper felicitated
The GATE 2010 topper in computer science and engineering, M. Harikrishna was felicitated by the CVSR College of Engineering where he pursued his engineering course. To appreciate the achievement of the student, the college Chairman P. ...
UGC's financial support for universities
The UGC has proposed to identify up to 25 universities from all over the country for financial support under its Centres with Potential for Excellence in Particular Areas scheme.

Campus connect
Lyceum (a society for literary activities) of Nehru Memorial College, Puthanampatti, recently organised a special meeting. S. Somasundaram, Professor and Head, Department of Tamil, Bishop Heber College, Tiruchi, was the chief guest. He ...

Seminar on biomedical engineering held
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering for Women, hosted a two-day seminar on ‘Recent trends in biomedical engineering' from July 10.Apart from guest lectures, about 30 technical ...
Time for varsities to stand up?
A look at whether regulatory bodies are impinging on autonomy in universities
Coming up
The Centre for Development of Imaging Technology (C-DIT) has invited applications for admission to its one-year course in technical writing. Candidates who have passed B.Tech./ B.Sc./ BA degree in English, mass communication or journalism can ...
National-level symposium
Angel College of Engineering and Technology, Tirupur, conducted a national –level technical symposium on July 16.N. V. R. Nathan, chief executive officer, Everonn Skill Development Limited, Bangalore, inaugurated the event in the ...
UoH institutes designated ‘Centres of excellence'
The Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication and the Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies (CALTS) at University of Hyderabad have been designated as “Centres of Excellence”, among 30 other important ...
Reservation doubts hit CENTAC counselling
Students who have applied for admission to various engineering and biology-based courses in Puducherry this year, are now an anxious lot. The counselling process for the admissions is yet to begin and is almost two weeks behind ...
Skilled manpower crucial for development: APSCHE official

Australia clarifies on policy
Dispelling apprehensions among Indian students that they would be sent back from Australia after their studies in view of the changes in the Skilled Migration programme, Australian officials clarified that the changes are not ...
The long and short of it
How valuable are the short-term courses? Do they equip one with job-ready skills? Or are the long-term programmes preferable for acquiring in-depth knowledge?
If you have the right design
As higher study options, meritorious B.E./ B.Tech. degree holders in civil engineering could consider Master of Design (M.Des.)/ Master of Building Engineering and Management (MBEM)/ M.Arch. with specialisation in housing / architecture ...
Students launch satellite, create history
The experimental Pico satellite will give information on weather prediction, terrain maps, agriculture and forest zones

Paramedics needed
A look at JIPMER's new courses
Course on Indian Art and Aesthetics
The Madras Craft Foundation is offering a 16 lecture and discussion course on Indian Art and Aesthetics. The course will be on the fundamentals of Indian Art – Hindu, Jain and Buddhism from Harappa to the 17th Century.The course ...
IGNOU and NIIT launch Executive MBA Program for working professionals
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and NIIT, the IT training company, have launched industry-linked partnership programmes for enhancing employability of the youth.The Partnership Programmes were unveiled by Prof. V.N. ...

Lectures on Indian economy and growth
Icfai Foundation for Higher Education organised a lecture series on ‘Growth, Sustainability and Indian Economic Reforms' at the IFHE Campus. The lectures were delivered by T.N. Srinivasan, professor of Yale University.Prof. ...
German scholarships for Indian students
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering scholarships for Indian students to pursue higher studies/research in Germany. Applicants will get a chance to collaborate in projects with German scientists, researchers and ...
Juggling with figures
The scope of statistics is enormous and can be applied even in hardcore technological spheres
Programme in e-governance at TAPMI
TAPMI offers a PG programme for executives.
Wide scope for M.S. in medical software

OU launches plantation drive
As a part of the 61st Nava Vana Udyamam, Osmania University has kick started a tree plantation drive for the present year by taking up plantation activities in the premises of different departments of the University College of Science and at ...

Seminar on cloud computing
The PSR College of Engineering and Technology, sponsored by the SKPVV Hindu High Schools' Committee, organised a guest lecture by G. Venugopal, director of IT Technolocrats Domain, US, for the computer science and information technology ...

It's a great experience
There's nothing like failure to spur you on in life

Crucial steps towards clearing IES exam
Engineering or technology graduates can appear for the combined competitive examination conducted every year by the UPSC for engineering services under the Central government.
UGC's financial support for universities
The University Grants Commission (UGC) will soon come up with the list of universities being selected under its Centres with Potential for Excellence in Particular Areas (CPEPA) scheme.July 30 is the last date for universities to apply ...
IIT Madras tech fest slated for September 29

Learn how to run the economy
PG courses equip students with analytical tools and techniques for understanding the evolution of the world economy
Campus connect
Stella Maris College (SMC) in collaboration with UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan is organising ‘Model United Nations' (MUN) 2010 from August 16 to 18. The event is an academic simulation of the functioning of the UN, aimed at ...
Striking a pose

The best of institutions
Several colleges and university departments offer the M.A. economics course. Delhi School of Economics, under the University of Delhi; Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune; Madras School of ...
NITs fast catching up with IITs
Six years after their transformation (from being Regional Engineering Colleges) into National Institutes of Technology (NIT), the 20 NITs in the country have come a long way, catching up with the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) in terms ...

The art of decision making
Take on students' test of nerves
PTE Academic finds acceptance
PTE Academic, an English language proficiency test developed by Pearson education and publishing group, has been granted acceptance by Harvard Business School. Other leading business schools such as Stanford, Yale, INSEAD and ISB, Hyderabad, ...
Fruitful collaboration for world-class music programme
KM Music Conservatory is a college for Indian and Western music education founded by Oscar-winning music director A.R. Rahman in 2008. The KMMC meets international standards of music education. The institution is all set to collaborate with ...

Go beyond course content
Get a low-down on Careers & Courses

Q & A
A career dilemma
I am a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the 2010 batch and have an overall score of 63 per cent. I wanted a career in the field of Automobile/Mechanical Engineering, but I have a campus placement opportunity in IT. I have three ...

Expressions with a hint of humour
After I mentioned diamonds and the related expression ‘multifaceted' last week, it occurred to me that there is another useful expression that has a similar origin. When some point has been explained to us clearly, we say it is ...

The right stress-buster
Cultural activities brighten up our lives, students tell Sukrita K.
Rich tribute to Krishnadevaraya
Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati and Dravidian University, Kuppam, organised workshops separately to pay literary tributes to Vijayanagara emperor Sri Krishnadevaraya to commemorate the 500th anniversary of his coronation.At the ...
Campus capsule
IBS, a Bangalore-based management school, organised the annual industrial forum for its students recently. Sapient Global Market programme management director Vishal Khera said there was a need to develop value chain in the country. It is ...
Eplus Club schedule
Theme: Dealing hardships and failure is an integral part of our lives. It is often said that it doesn't matter how many times you fall down, what matters is the number of times you can gather yourself and get up. Let's talk about facing ...
For media aspirants
Students planning to make a career in communications, including public relations, photography, film directing, editing, animation and advertising, can now look for training and guidance from experts in the industry.A group of public ...
Advance diploma courses in telecom technology

Test Track
The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has invited applications for an entrance test to be held on November 28 for admission to a two-year full-time MBA international business programme on its campuses in New Delhi and ...
Nalanda College students plant trees
Students of Nalanda College in Sanjeevareddy Nagar showed their social responsibility by participating in a massive clean up operation of the Shivabagh park. The students also planted 500 saplings around the park to improve greenery. Students ...

ROBOVEDA – 2010 at Sreenidhi Institute from August 27
The Robotics Club of Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology is coming up with its annual symposium ROBOVEDA – 2010, which will be held from August 27 to 29.The symposium will have various events that will test the creative ...

OUCIP workshop
A one-week workshop on ‘Newer Discourses in Social Sciences & Research Methods' will be organised by Osmania University Centre for International Programmes (OUCIP) from August 16 to 21.Registered students of M. Phil and Ph. D ...

Education at Singapore
The Chopras, education consultants, will organise a Singapore fair on July 23. It will feature delegates from the James Cook University and Management Development Institute Singapore. Guidance on application and admission procedure to major ...
Workshop on cloud computing
The Computer Society of India and IEEE Computer Society are jointly organising a three-day workshop on cloud computing at IIT Madras from August 18 to 20.The sessions include a keynote address on “Business Value Proposition of ...
Write to us
Interested in starting Eplus Club in your institution? All you need to do is to register with The Hindu, identify the students willing to improve their language skills and one or two lecturers to assist them.Write to us for registration ...
Applications for courses in Hindi invited by DBHP
The Dakshina Bharath Hindi Prachar (DBHP) Sabha has invited applications for admission to the following courses for the year 2010-11 conducted at Hyderabad, Ernakulam, Chennai and Dharward.MA: Hindi languages and literature, two-year ...

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