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Enhancing the skills of graduates
The University Grants Commission has decided to introduce career-oriented programmes as add-ons to conventional degrees offered by universities and colleges across the country. G. KRISHNAKUMAR takes a look at this new initiative.


Study-loans at low rates of interest?
Every student in the country wanting to pursue higher education can get education loan at low rate of interest if the proposal to establish a National Education Finance Corporation becomes a reality.This proposal of the Ministry of ...

‘On demand testing' for NMAT 2011
The Narsee Monjee Management Admission Test (NMAT)—second largest management entrance examination in CBT format—is introducing ‘on-demand testing' for aspirants. The NMAT last year was conducted by Pearson VUE without a ...


GUIDANCE PLUS
Different styles of classroom teaching
The lecture method is not considered one of the most effective methods of teaching as the students are often mere passive listeners.

Six new PG courses on offer
Anna University of Technology, Madurai, has obtained the necessary approvals to offer six full-time postgraduate courses. The admission process for ME, MBA and MCA. programmes would commence in a few days, according to R. Murugesan, ...

Will CAT 2010 be glitch-free?
Students are sceptical of the computer-based CAT. Prometric explains the process that is used to compute the scores to ensure that the scores are ‘fair'.

Test track
The Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) under the University of Delhi has invited applications for an admission test to be held on December 5 (2 p.m.) for selection to its two-year full-time Master of Business Administration course and Ph.D. ...

Sree Chitra institute offers paramedical courses
The Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram, has invited applications for admission to the following medical and paramedical courses commencing from January 2011.Diploma in cardiac ...

Foreign universities may further skew the education system: expert
Eminent academician and winner of the Jnanpith Award U.R. Ananthamoorthy spoke to The Hindu-EducationPlus on a range of issues relating to the higher education sector in Kerala and in the country. The final report of the Ananthamoorthy ...

Simplify for success
Ability to handle the surprise element, understanding of basic concepts and simplifying the general studies part could be the key to success in the Civil Services Main exam.

Q & A
I am a final year B.Tech. mechanical engineering student and would like to know about the higher study options suitable to join the Merchant Navy.ABHISHEK, EMAILTo become a marine engineer or to join the Merchant Navy, graduates ...

Coming up
Register online for IIM-CAT 2010 before September 30 through www.catiim.in.Register online for XAT 2011 through the website www.xlro.net.in before November 30.Apply online for JMET 2011 before October 8. Website: ...

Realising one's goal
A three-year-old boy climbs down from a sofa, gallops in the room imitating a rail engine, changes the TV channel, turns on the tap in the bathroom and returns without closing it, and plays the music system at full blast inviting scolding from ...

Course in psychological counselling
The Hyderabad Academy of Psychology is conducting a six month Certificate Course in Psychological Counselling (Basic) from October 14.The course offers a chance for students to learn specific counselling skills and gain theoretical ...
Know Your English

For the sake of innovation
VCs debate the merits of setting up varsities for innovation
Simplify for success
Ability to handle the surprise element, understanding of basic concepts and simplifying the general studies part could be the key to success in the Civil Services Main exam.


GUIDANCE PLUS
Transforming the classroom environment
Most of our classrooms are teacher-centred, with one-way communication from the teacher to pupils. Here is what one needs to do to change it.

Will CAT 2010 be glitch-free?
Forty-seven per cent of aspirants, during an opinion poll conducted are pessimistic about CAT 2010 being a smooth affair despite Prometric, the IIMs' implementing partner for the computer-based CAT, assuring that the test this year will be better, writes DEEPA KURUP
Study-loans at low rates of interest?
HRD Ministry has many plans for higher education sector
Bring out the leader in you
A person being interviewed for an entry or mid-level profile is checked for the leadership competencies relating to the future.

CAMPUS CONNECT
Awareness campaign on overcoming disasters
The second year MBA students of KV Institute of Management and Information Studies conducted an awareness campaign on “Mitigation of Landslide and Mud Flow” at Nadhutty, Udhagamandalam, and the Nilgiris. In association with the ...
Chase your dreams
The Hindu Education Plus is starting a new column “Goal Post” where Indian students in foreign universities can share their experiences about the campus, quality of education, facilities available, cty life, adapting to the changes ...


GOAL POST
‘Finding my feet in Florida'
A Masters degree abroad is never a cake walk for Indian students. There is one too many reasons for studying abroad. While few of the students pursue their Masters in the United States of America for a shot at earning in US dollars, some ...

Youth parliament: a milieu of new ideas
Students come together for a brainstorming session at St. Francis College for Women to voice their opinion on State versus citizen

Aiming high
Indian legal education needs to respond to global challenges, says KSLU VC.

Campus Connect
The Department of Gandhian Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University, organised a professors' conference on ‘Gandhian Thought' at Sermathai Vasan College for Women as part of ‘Maharishi' K. Arunachalam's centenary celebration. Professors ...


CAREER GUIDE
Reach for the stars
Astrophysics deals with the study of physical properties of stars and galaxies. A look at some of the universities that offer higher study opportunities and research avenues in the subject that needs a solid grounding in physics and a good knowledge in mathematics.

Campus Connect
A guest lecture on ‘Emerging challenges in administering taxation' was organised by the HR Club, Department of Management Studies, J.J. College of Engineering and Technology recently. N. Srinivasan, Deputy Director, Central Excise and ...

How to ensure full attendance
Teachers should ensure that their lessons and attitude make students comfortable
“Indian MBAs setting a global benchmark”
With intake in the MBA programmes almost doubling in the past few years, the management scenario in the country is experiencing rapid and dramatic changes.At a discussion on recent trends, Thillai Rajan, Associate professor, Department ...


GOAL POST
Settling down in Southampton
The university, with its vibrant and dynamic campus, helpful staff, good accommodation halls and transport facilities, offers a diverse cultural milieu for students.

Personality development labs, need of the hour
With revision of school syllabus to suit the needs of a changing society, personality development and life skills modules are gaining importance.

Skill labs for medical colleges
Around mid-August, the Board of Governors of the Medical Council of India (MCI) suggested that MBBS students be asked to practise on dummies rather than on patients as they are used to doing. Suggesting major reforms in the curriculum, the ...

Awards
K.S. Subramanian, Head, Department of Nano-Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, has received the Tamil Nadu Scientist Award for his contribution in the discipline of agricultural sciences by the Tamil Nadu State Council ...

Expert tips on public relations


ICE: integrating branches, creating avenues
The course has gained in importance due to the rapid growth and integration of software and computers in the field of test and measurement, writes R. RAVIKANTH REDDY

VBIT job placements
The Vignana Bharathi Institute of Technology (VBIT) conducted a job fair on its campus for 2009 and 2010 passed out students of all branches of B.Tech, MBA and MCA. Nearly 1700 students participated in this job fair and 300 students ...
AUT gets going in Madurai with four M. Tech. courses
Offering four M. Tech. programmes besides MBA and MCA courses, the Anna University of Technology (AUT), Madurai, has started functioning from this academic year.Regular classes commenced in Madurai on September 6 and the authorities ...
Entrepreneurship for a sustainable society
The social sector needs entrepreneurs with necessary skills to build sustainable business models. This XLRI course aims to address that need.
For a better CAT
Students are sceptical of the computer-based CAT. Prometric explains the process that is used to compute the scores to ensure that the scores are ‘fair'.

WASSUP
JMET 2011: IIT Delhi invites applications
The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, has invited online applications for Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET 2011) to be held on December 12 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) across the country for admission to management postgraduate programmes ...


CAMPUS JOTTINGS
Faculty development programme at C.M.R College of Engineering
Donning the role of students for a change was strange for the teaching faculty in C.M.R. College of Engineering and Technology, and they were happy that the teacher was a noted personality development trainer and novelist, Yandamoori ...

Chase your dreams
The Hindu Education Plus is starting a new column “Goal Post” where Indian students in foreign universities can share their experiences about the campus, quality of education, facilities available, cty life, adapting to the changes ...
The right blend
When biology, IT and computer science come together
Students' designs win prizes
A team of four Electronics and Communication Engineering students from Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, have come up with a novel solution for pest detection and effective application of pesticides.The automatic ...
Course in psychological counselling



UNIVERSITY ROUNDUP
GITAM to introduce Aeronautical Engineering
GITAM University will introduce B.Tech. in Aeronautical Engineering on its Hyderabad campus from the next academic year, according to M. Potha Raju, Registrar.He said the university is taking the help of internationally reputed ...

Entrepreneurship for a sustainable society
Management is mostly about finance, marketing, advertising and information technology. What about understanding and appreciating the role and need for social entrepreneurship in building a sustainable society? XLRI School of Business & ...

Seminar on ‘Or CAD'
A seminar on ‘Or CAD' was held at the Pavendar Bharathidasan College of Engineering and Technology, Mathur, for the benefit of the final year students. B. Senthil Kumar, technical expert, CADD Centre, was the resource person. He said Or ...

Focus on soft skills
The Department of Information Technology of Shri Angalamman College of Engineering and Technology in Tiruchi, recently organised a seminar on ‘TACTIX'10.' L. Arockiam, Associate Professor, St. Joseph's College, Tiruchi, who was the ...

Association inaugurated
The Department of Information Technology of MIET Engineering College recently organised a function for the inauguration of Information Technology Association. S. Selvakumar, Professor, Department of Computer Science Engineering, National ...

Education with vision
The Oxford Engineering College in Tiruchi recently organised a function for the inauguration of first year engineering degree classes. K. Gnanasambandam, Tamil scholar, who was the chief guest, spoke about the success of education with vision ...

Interactive session
The Hallmark Business School in Tiruchi recently celebrated Independence Day in the institution. D. Sivasubramanian, Chairman and Managing Director of Sivasakthi Nursing Home, Tiruchi, who was the chief guest, spoke about the importance of ...

Selected for double Ph.D programme
Six engineering students have been selected for the first ever double Ph.D degree programme offered by Anna University and University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL), USA.K. Baskar, Director, Centre for International Affairs, Anna University, ...

SNAP test
Registrations are open for SNAP 2010, the common entrance test for admission to the postgraduate programmes offered at 14 institutes of Symbiosis International for the academic year starting 2011.SNAP is the entry point to the various ...

Coming Up
The National Institute of Bank Management, Pune, has invited applications for admission to its postgraduate programme in banking and finance.Eligibility: Bachelor's degree in any discipline with at least 50 per cent ...

Short Takes
In view of the increasing presence of Japanese business in Tamil Nadu, the Language School of the Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry is commencing a distance education programme on October 3 for the benefit of interested students ...

Celebrating Free and Open Source Software
The Free and Open Source Software Club of Jaya Engineering College, Chennai, will celebrate Software Freedom Day on September 18.Software Freedom Day is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). The goal of this ...

Mous Signed
Nehru Group of Institutions entered into a memorandum of understanding with Arvinda Sai Business Ventures Private Limited, a human capital training and development company. The MoU will enable MBA students of various colleges in the Nehru ...
It's all about hospitality
Over the years, the industry has undergone a complete makeover and has become a crucial part of functioning of any company
AUT gets going in Madurai with four M. Tech. courses
Offering four M. Tech. programmes besides MBA and MCA courses, the Anna University of Technology (AUT), Madurai, has started functioning from this academic year.Regular classes commenced in Madurai on September 6 and the authorities ...
Programme in financial software testing
For the benefit of fresh graduates from diverse backgrounds like B. Tech, MCA, science and commerce become industry-ready in certified financial software testing (CFST), TalentSprint, which develops experiential learning programmes, and ...

‘On demand testing' from NMAT 2011



TALKING POINT
The concept of measuring time
How do we measure time? Are there methods beyond minutes and seconds? I find the concept of measuring time in various ways -- without using the clock --very interesting.Let me begin with an elaborate example.One of my favourite ...

‘Shaastra-2010' from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3



QUERY CUE
GATE: plan your preparation, master your subject
I am studying B.Tech (CSE) and have only 53 per cent average. But I want to study M.Tech for better job opportunities. Please give me some suggestions on how to prepare for GATE.RajasekharThe first step you should take is to ...


RIGHT TURN
Realising one's goal
A three-year-old boy climbs down from a sofa, gallops in the room imitating a rail engine, changes the TV channel, turns on the tap in the bathroom and returns without closing it, and plays the music system at full blast inviting scolding from ...

For innovative engg. education
Wipro's Mission10x for teachers enters phase two

ETM: amalgamation of multiple branches
This new branch focuses on telecommunications using informatics with emphasis on Computer Networking, Internet, Intranet and Multimedia, ISDN, BISDN and ATM

The IBM great mind challenge is back


‘Setting up IIITs satisfying experience'
K.C. Reddy, who relinquished office after two terms as APSCHE Chairman, says the most important move during his tenure was establishment of universities in the districts

Eplus Club schedule
Theme: This week, we work on collecting information, working out its meaning and presenting it in various ways.This is an important activity, and will greatly enhance your capability of organising and processing information in ...


E-PLUS CLUB
Right presentation
(Members of E-Plus clubs in colleges have been given the following topic for discussion and debate)Week 47 (September 13 to 18)Theme: This week, we work on collecting information, working out its meaning, and presenting it ...


Q & A
Make the right move and end the career dilemma
I completed B.E. in Biotechnology in 2010 and passed out with 61.33 per cent. I am interested in bioinformatics but due to limited opportunities in this stream, am planning to get into either the IT field by doing computer course like JAVA or ...

Mobile trends
Students present case studies and highlight impact on learning methodologies


YOUR VOICE
No second chance
Children become reckless when they don't get enough attention from their parents


DIFFERENT STROKES
Library vs Internet
Some are happy gathering information from the Net while others want knowledge from books

News Pulse
M.K. Narayanan, Governor of West Bengal and former National Security Advisor, delivered a leadership lecture on “India's engagement with the world” as part of the silver jubilee leadership lecture series of T.A. Pai Management ...

Creative hard work must for aspirants in animation industry
To excel in the world of animation and gaming, it requires a great deal of effort and long of hours of creative work and dedication. Only then one can come out with creations that enchant people with lots of entertainment ...

Write to us
Interested in starting Eplus Club in your institution? All you need 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 and details ...

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 ...

Does engineering study after polytechnic education make better sense?
Lateral entry to engineering colleges has become popular among students.
‘Bills aimed at revolutionising education under active consideration'
Nine vital Bills aimed at bringing about revolutionary changes in higher education are under active consideration of the Union Government, Prof. Haragopal from University of Hyderabad said while giving lecture on “challenges to higher ...
India, the next big name in hospitality
Hospitality is emerging as one the biggest industries when it comes to employment. Today, the term ‘hospitality' refers not just to the hotel industry but applies to almost every business sector. Over the last few years, the industry has ...
Centum Learning places 1000 students


‘Dramatic changes in management education'


CMR College gets top ranks in JNTUH
CMR College of Engineering and Technology (CMRCET) secured five ranks in the top 30 ranks of the first year results of JNTU Hyderabad.The college got 6 {+t} {+h}, 17 {+t} {+h}, 26 {+t} {+h}, 29 {+t} {+h} and 30 {+t} {+h} ranks among all ...



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