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Improving the employability of youth
The State government has initiated innovative programmes aimed at enhancing the employability skills and the IT base among the youth. The ‘Special Postgraduate Education Expansion Drive in IT (SPEED-IT)' for postgraduates and Ph.D. ...


IT sector in State gaining strength
The State government has invested heavily to build its IT infrastructure backbone, says Ajay Kumar, Principal Secretary, Information Technology Department in an interview with G. KRISHNAKUMAR

Optician course from Sankara Nethralaya
Sankara Nethralaya, a unit of Medical Research Foundation, has proposed to launch an optician course as part of its silver jubilee celebrations this month. The course — Fellow of British Dispensing Opticians — will be conducted in ...


GUIDANCE PLUS
How to face a stress interview
A stress interview evaluates the ability of a candidate when he/she is deliberately put under severe tension.

Setting a new benchmark
The MG University's online theses digital library shortlisted for IT award

Q & A
My daughter is studying her Plus One course with commerce, accountancy and economics as the key subjects. She wants to pursue economics as part of her higher studies. Kindly give us the list of institutions that offer five-year integrated ...

Coming Up
Applications have been invited for admission to B.Ed. courses conducted by the University of Kerala for 2010-11 at its various colleges of teacher education in Kumarapuram (0471- 2557703); Mancha, Nedumangad (0472-2814270), Kaniyapuram ...

Seminar to discuss education and sustainable development
The conference will critically examine the crucial issues related to equity and access in education.


NEW ARRIVALS
KCHR LIBRARY
The new additions to Kerala Council for Historical Research Library, ThiruvananthapuramSreekumar.K,   Nammute Natodikkathakalum Eythihyangalun: Malayalathinte Mahapaithrukam; Introduction by.P.K. Rajasekharan; In the Series on ...

Test Track
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has invited applications for the joint CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) to be held on December 19 for determining the eligibility for the award of junior research fellowship ...

Training for fresh engineers
Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology is conducting a three-month training programme on process control and instrumentation from August 18. The course is intended for fresh engineers who have completed the B.Tech./ BE course in any of ...

CRY research fellowships
Child Rights and You – CRY invites applications to the National Child Rights Research Fellowships, 2010. Through these fellowships, CRY seeks to support and welcomes applications exploring the various dimensions of child rights within ...

AIESEC meet
The 62nd annual AIESEC International Congress hosted its official launch in Mumbai at HR College of Commerce and Economics recently. The AIESEC is a global youth organisation that engages in international student exchange and internship ...

IISc. to start undergraduate course from 2011
The classes for the inaugural batch of 110 undergraduate students will begin on August 1, 2011.

The scientists of tomorrow
At the IISERs, each student shapes his own curriculum and stress is on research.

Longer test site preparation for CAT 2010
A longer test site preparation period will be taken up this year for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2010, Prometric has said. This will be in addition to tightening the processes for site readiness and training, a release issued by the ...

The art of being pleasant
The girl sitting opposite to him smiled and the young boy was enthralled by the captivating dimple on her cheek. He immediately gave his consent to his elders and within three months they got married. On arrival at the in-law's house, the girl ...

Applications invited for commercial pilot training
The Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, has invited applications for admission to its commercial pilot licence (CPL) flying training and private pilot licence (PPL) flying training. The duration of the CPL ...
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New tools of learning
The black board and the chalk have given way to LCDs and Power Point presentations. E-learning and web conferencing are now regular modes of imparting education in colleges. A look at this new trend of learning and teaching.

For environmental and occupational health professionals
Sri Ramachandra University (SRU) has invited applications for a two-year full-time programme targeted at students wanting to pursue careers as environmental and occupational health professionals from backgrounds in medicine, engineering and ...

College teachers want retirement age increased
The Joint Action Council of College Teachers - Tamil Nadu (JAC) held a demonstration in front of the Chennai Collectorate on August 5, demanding that the Tamil Nadu government increase the retirement age to 65 years.The demonstration ...

Dispensing optician course from Sankara Nethralaya, ABDO
Sankara Nethralaya, a unit of Medical Research Foundation, has proposed to launch an optician course as part of its silver jubilee celebrations this month.The course — Fellow of British Dispensing Opticians — will be ...

SVCE alumni meet
Attended by over 500 alumni on location and a score more on the live feed from all around the world, the silver jubilee celebrations of the Alumni Association of Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering (SVCE) was a day to remember. Engineers, ...


CAMPUS JOTTINGS
Players and officials to get more DA in AU
Andhra University Vice-Chancellor and Chairman of the AU Sports Board B. Satyanarayana announced many benefits to the students participating in sports.The annual meeting of AU Sports Board, presided over by Prof. Satyanarayana, decided ...
Coming Up
Bharat Shipping Limited, New Delhi, has invited applications for All India Merchant Navy Entrance Test for admission to its AICTE-approved B.Tech. course in naval architecture and ship building, marine engineering; B.Sc. degree course in ...

Software for basic digital literacy in Tamil
The Department of Adult and Continuing Education, University of Madras, in collaboration with the Rotary International district 3230, has launched the 4.0 version of Basic Digital Literacy Content in Tamil.The self-learning software ...

The UPSC route to the Indian Railways
The Indian Railways presents an opportunity to students to get free engineering training for four years and a job if they pass an examination conducted by the UPSC.

Expanding base of direct marketing
Approaches to communication are converging at an amazing pace, transforming all patterns of social interaction faster than the world has ever experienced. As budding engineers, entrepreneurs and management students aspire for ...

Design ACE contest
Applications are invited from engineering students for the 2nd annual (Barry Wehmiller International Resources) BWIR design ACE contest, organised in association with Autodesk.The competition is aimed at encouraging the design skills of ...

The scientists of tomorrow
At the IISERs, each student shapes his own curriculum and stress is on cutting-edge research.

BIM students seek to embrace employer status
The aspiration of becoming one's own boss has caught up with the students of Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM). Henceforth, placements are likely to depict a refreshingly different scenario, with the students launching their ...

“Teaching functional English more important”
The 5th international and 41st annual conference of the English Language Teachers Association of India (ELTAI) commenced at Anna Adarsh College for Women, here last week. Organised in association with the English department of the college, the ...

Fulbright-Nehru fellowships
The United States-India Education Foundation (USIEF) Fellowships for Indian citizens' study, research, teaching and professional development in the United States of America also aims at improving the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and ...

IPE management programme
The Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) has announced admissions to the first batch of ‘Advanced Management Programme in Banking and Finance' for officers of MMG scale-II and above in public sector, private and foreign banks and middle ...

NALSAR admission
Nalsar University of Law and Institute of Insurance and Risk Management have announced admissions for their two-year master's degree in Law of Financial Services and Capital Markets, a press release said. Minimum eligibility is graduation in ...

Student dropouts affect CBSE schools
With the decision of the Kerala government to give 50 per cent weightage to Plus Two marks for admission to professional courses, more and more parents in the State are shifting their wards from CBSE schools to State schools after their Class X.

Campus Connect
A. Martin, advocate and a member of the Tiruchi Payaneetalar Iyakkam, inaugurated the activities of the Citizen Consumer Club of Holy Cross College for the current academic year. He explained about the Consumer Protection Act 1986 and ...

Test Tracker
Applications are invited for Kishore Vaigynaik Portsahan Yojana (KVPY) Fellowships - 2010. The fellowship has been introduced by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, for school and college students interested in ...

Longer test site preparation for CAT 2010
A longer test site preparation period will be taken up this year for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2010, Prometric has said.This will be in addition to tightening the processes for site readiness and training, a release issued by the ...

Campus Connect
The annual Karumuttu Thiagarajar Chettiar endowment lectures of Madurai Kamaraj University were delivered at Thiagarajar Collegeby Marudhachala Adigal of Perur Adheenam. The correspondent, Karumuttu T. Kannan, presided. The Registrar (in ...
An aesthetic career awaits youngsters
One can gauge the power of architecture by the fact that even though kings have been forgotten, the architectural splendour of their times continues to mesmerise, writes R. RAVIKANTH REDDY

Studying basic human needs in depth
Universally, food, shelter and clothing are fundamental for human survival. Studying in depth these basic human needs for qualitative life is the ultimate objective of Home Science education. It conceptualises the student' knowledge and skill ...

AIESEC global Congress in Hyderabad
The 62nd annual AIESEC International Congress hosted its official launch in Mumbai at HR College of Commerce and Economics recently. However, the conference will be held in Hyderabad from August 23 to September 1 and it will bring together ...

Workshop on mathematical models organised
Speakers at the national-level workshop on ‘Applications of Mathematical Models in Pattern Recognition – 2010' expounded on application of mathematical models in different fields. The five-day workshop will be of much useful for ...

Prestigious award for UoH faculty
Surajit Dhara, Faculty in the School of Physics, University of Hyderabad has been awarded the prestigious Michi Nakata Prize by the International Liquid Crystal Society for Early Career Achievement in recognition on the discovery of the ...

Grand closure to SVMC golden jubilee ceremony
The year-long golden jubilee celebrations of Sri Venkateswara Medical College (SVMC) drew to a grand close with a colourful valedictory function last week. Rich tributes were paid to C. Anna Rao, the TTD's first Executive Officer, who was ...


WASSUP
Applications invited for KVPY Fellowships
Applications are invited for Kishore Vaigynaik Portsahan Yojana (KVPY) Fellowships – 2010. The fellowship has been introduced by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India for school and college students interested in ...

‘Adopt effective instruction methods'
The Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad, Vice-Chancellor D.N. Reddy has called upon the teaching community to enrich their content knowledge and adopt effective instruction methods for producing engineers of high ...

Exhibition on chemical technology
Students of B.Sc Chemical Technology organised a one-day exhibition “Chem Expo-10 at the Loyola Academy, Degree and P.G College where they displayed various models and charts related to chemistry and chemical technology.Topics ...

Ph.Ds awarded
Hafiz Mohd. Saber Pasha has been awarded Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Urdu from Osmania University for his thesis on “Hazrat Rahmath Hyderabadi, shaqsiyath aur fun”.Sumit Ghosh has been awarded Ph.D. in Physics by OU for ...


RIGHT TURN
The art of being pleasant
The girl sitting opposite to him smiled and the young boy was enthralled by the captivating dimple on her cheek. He immediately gave his consent to his elders and within three months they got married. On arrival at the in-law's house, the girl ...


TALKING POINT
Many words for describing different lies
We looked at some informal words for types of lies last week. This time, we will start with a more formal word that is used in similar contexts.A statement that is not true can be described as a ‘fallacy.' However, this word is ...

Eplus Club schedule
Day 2 In That Era: - One of the issues that always bothers us is the problems with our education system. Our elders do not understand this since they feel we are getting many more facilities compared to what they got when they were students. ...


QUERY CUE
Give 100 per cent to the course you choose
I have completed second year B.Tech. What will be a good course of action for my future- pursuing MBA or MS from USA or should I attempt Civil Services? All look equally interesting to me. I am not able to decide upon one. Please help me in ...

MSIT celebrates Achievers' Day
IIIT Hyderabad's Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) division celebrated Achievers' Day to felicitate the batch of 2010 which saw all the students being placed.Addressing the gathering of students and industry ...

Gaming a multi-billion dollar industry
After Animation, it is the turn of gaming. With the computer games having created an exclusive multi-billion dollar industry around themselves, Gaming is on the verge of becoming a specialised subject to study and excel in.“To ...

Reunion
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 ...

IIT-Kharagpur topper felicitated
Nerella Tejaswai Venumadhav, who was awarded the President's Gold Medal for the best academic performance in the graduating class of undergraduate and dual degree programmes in all disciplines in IIT Kanpur by the Prime Minister of India, ...

JKC gets ‘Innovative Initiative' award
The State government's skill-training concept that got popular with students and industries - Jawahar Knowledge Centre (JKC) initiative has been awarded the innovative initiative under Skill Development Initiative of the Year 2010.The ...

IIPH gives away diploma awards
Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad hosted the Diploma awards ceremony for those who qualified with Post Graduate Diplomas in Biostatistics & Data Management and Public Health Management.In all 43 trainees received their ...

Five awards for YITS chairman
Devapatla Mohan Reddy, Chairman of Yogananda Institute of Technology and Science (YITS), Tirupati, has been nominated for five national awards.All India Achievers Foundation has announced to present him ‘Shiksha Bharti Puraskar' ...


CAMPUS JOTTINGS
Freshers Day held at Gandhi Mahila Kalasala
Gandhi Mahila Kalasala Degree College organised fresher's day celebrations here for the students of the 2010-11 academic year. Singing competitions and fashion shows were organised for the first year students.The students also presented ...

SRK signs MoU with HCL
Professional colleges are focusing on providing training on contemporary technologies and projects to their students so that they will get good opportunities when they pass out of their respective courses. As part of this, the educational ...

5 awards for YITS chairman
Devapatla Mohan Reddy, Chairman of Yogananda Institute of Technology and Science (YITS), Tirupati, has been nominated for five national awards.All India Achievers Foundation has announced to present him ‘Shiksha Bharti Puraskar' ...

Start early and strategise
If you are keen on joining the Civil Services, focus on preparing for the various parts of the exam in a well-planned manner

It pays to go prepared
Setting sail for study abroad? A bit of homework can help you cope with issues such as accommodation, health insurance, scholarship and a new academic atmosphere. Here's a check-list.

Of, by, for Railways
Indian Railways offers free engineering training for four years and a job if students pass an examination conducted by the UPSC

Taking people around the world
Mastery of languages and good communication skills are a must for tour guides

The exodus from CBSE
Kerala decides to give 50 per cent weightage to Plus Two marks for admission to professional courses. This triggers a rush for State schools after Class X


Q & A
Why go abroad when you have the CAT here?
I am preparing for the CAT examination of 2011. However, my peers and friends have been advising me to take up MBA overseas. I am confident that I will make the grade in CAT and qualify for the MBA programme in some of the leading ...


E-PLUS CLUB
Let's debate
(Members of E-Plus clubs in colleges have been given the following agenda)Week 42Debate: Think about both sides of the following statement: India should have just one common festival.In that era: One of the issues that ...

KVPY fellowships
Applications are invited for Kishore Vaigynaik Protsahan  Yojana (KVPY) Fellowships-2010 introduced by the Department of Science and Technology for school and college students. The fellowship amount varies ...

Quality or moolah?
Some students say private varsities will do a lot of good, while others question their motives

Campus Capsule
Oral Hygiene Day was observed in a unique way by Rajarajeshwari Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, recently.To create awareness and to spread the message of oral hygiene, the students and lecturers took out a rally from Ramohalli ...



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