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The quest for good teachers
The UGC has embarked on a drive to improve teaching standards in higher education. Now, to teach in college, a candidate must clear the NET or SLET or must possess a Ph.D.
CAT losing its popularity?
Drop in the number of aspirants for CAT this year has shocked everyone, says R. RAVIKANTH REDDY
Think beyond IIM
Management aspirants must be ready with a Plan B if they cannot join the institute of their choice
KCT team wins Design ACE contest
The second edition of Design ACE 2010 PAN South India Engineering Design Contest was organised by Barry-Wehmiller International Resources (BWIR) in association with Autodesk Inc. in September.  The team from Kumaraguru College of ...


National Fire Service College to be upgraded
The Union Home Ministry has drawn up an ambitious plan of Rs.205 crore to upgrade the National Fire Service College, Nagpur, the only institution of its kind in Asia, which has produced scores of fire-fighting officers from various parts of ...

Health and fitness instructors course
The Sports Performance Assessment Rehabilitation Research Counselling Institute (SPARRC) is coming up with a six-session weekend programme course for health and fitness instructors.The course has been formulated and conceived by sports ...

TEST TRACKER
The University of Delhi, South Campus, New Delhi, has invited applications for admission to the following two-year fulltime postgraduate programmes.

Master of Business Economics (MBE)This programme offers good career ...



CAT 2010
Improve your English language skills
The verbal ability and reading comprehension section is a critical element of the CAT exam that needs comprehensive preparation.

UGC to hold lectureship test on December 26
The test syllabus will be available on the website www.ugc.ac.in.

NASSCOM advisory on recruitment paying dividends
The industries felt that they saw a tremendous change in attitude among students once they got placed.

SSN Institutions' scholarships for toppers
SSN Institutions has announced the annual SSN Trust Scholarships, for the current academic year, to be presented at the SSN Scholarship day on October 20.The SSN Trust Scholarships were introduced in 1999. Till date, about 5,000 ...

Integrated Ph.D in genomics at MKU
Genomics is an emerging field with expanding scope for higher studies, research and career. The Madurai Kamaraj University has introduced a 5-year Integrated Ph.D. in Genomics following acceptance of its proposal by the Department of ...

COMING UP
The Birla Institute of Technology of Science (BITS), Pilani, a deemed university, has invited applications for admission to its off-campus work integrated learning programme, namely, B.S. degree course in engineering technology, and ...

Chase your dreams
The Hindu Education Plus has a new column, Goal Post, where Indian students in foreign universities can share their experience about the campus, quality of education, facilities available, city life, adapting to the changes in a foreign ...

Reaching out to Indian scientists
EMBO strengthens exchange between European and Indian life scientists and helps recruit a new generation of outstanding researchers.

EMBO membership
The European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) promotes excellence in molecular life sciences by recognising and fostering talented scientists. Since 1964, leading scientists are elected annually to become EMBO members based on excellence ...

Training in ‘Rational Application Development'
A four day-certification and training programme on 'Rational Application Development' will be organised by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Anna University of Technology, Chennai, in collaboration with IBM Academic ...

Kindling interest in Mathematics
Not that its prospects was any less all these years, but a number of factors contributed to the dwindling interest in the subject among youngsters. Some of them being: Poor interest and fear among students to pursue the subject beyond Class ...

Digital photography workshop
Chennai-based Mindscreen Film Institute, a venture of director-cinematographer Rajiv Menon, will hold a nine-day digital photography workshop from October 30.The workshop also offers courses on cinematography and screenwriting, it will ...

National Fire Service College to be upgraded
A. Rajasekaran, faculty, Department of Pharmacy, KMCH College of Pharmacy, has been awarded the Best Teacher Award on Teachers' Day by The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai.The award is for his ‘exemplary and ...

MOU SIGNED
A memorandum of understanding was signed between Park Institutions and Taalk Shop Academy for Innovative Attitude and Soft Skill Training at the Tamil Nadu College of Engineering.It was inked by Anusha R. Mahesh, Chief Executive Officer ...

Workshop at AUT- Chennai
A four day-certification and training programme on 'Rational Application Development' will be organised by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Anna University of Technology, Chennai, in collaboration with IBM Academic ...
Few takers for PG courses in biotechnology
There has been a continuous decline in the demand for admission to PG programmes in life science courses in colleges affiliated to Bangalore University.
For better pictures
Chennai-based Mindscreen Film Institute, a venture of director-cinematographer Rajiv Menon, will hold a nine-day digital photography workshop from October 30.A full-time workshop organised by the institute, which also offers courses on ...

GOAL POST
‘I admire American politeness'
I was working with the Dr. Reddy's Foundation when I saw the U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad's notification about the Community College Initiative Programme in the media. The announcement said that selected candidates would be offered free ...

Follow Education Plus on Twitter
To get closer to the students on the move, the popular education supplement of The Hindu-Education Plus will be available on the popular social networking site Twitter.You can follow us onhttp://twitter.com/EplusAP and get access ...

Positive growth in IT job postings
Things look upbeat in the cyber world with IT firms on a hiring spree

Chase your dreams
The Hindu Education Plus has a new column, Goal Post, where Indian students in foreign universities can share their experience about the campus, quality of education, facilities available, city life, adapting to the changes in a foreign ...

Rs. 205 cr. to upgrade National Fire Service College
The Union Home Ministry has drawn up an ambitious plan of Rs.205 crore to upgrade the National Fire Service College, Nagpur, the only institution of its kind in Asia, which has produced scores of fire fighting officers from various parts of ...


WASSUP
Off-campus work integrated programme
The Birla Institute of Technology of Science (BITS), Pilani, a deemed university, has invited applications for admission to its off-campus work integrated learning programme viz. B.S. degree course in engineering technology, and information ...


CAMPUS JOTTINGS
Rock, ramp and a whole lot of fun
Fun and frolic, apart the talents of budding managers, were tested at Bloom-2010, management festival of ICBM - School of Business Excellence.While the informal events were Ramp Walk, Mr and Miss Bloom, Ad Hungama provided the fun part ...

Digital learning solution for faculty
Manipal K-12 Education has launched a digital learning solution for engineering colleges that aims at empowering faculty with learning aids and objects and help them create the technology leaders of tomorrow.With inputs from ...

BPO career: communication skills help
Graduates with “very good” command over English-both oral and written communication-sought after

Eplus Club schedule
Theme: Looking up at the vast sky fills all of us with wonder at the enormity of the universe and the secrets it is hiding. The complexity, the mystery and wild predictions as to where it is going is extremely intriguing. Let's unleash our ...


TALKING POINT
Get your expressions right
This week we're continuing our exploration of terms that refer to varieties of speaking. We have so far looked at expressions like ‘purr' and ‘blurt'--expressions that basically use the formula of ‘adjective+ verb.' When ...


QUERY CUE
Campus placements: academic record helps
I am pursuing B. Tech Biotechnology and have 70 per cent average. I am interested in pursuing M. Tech and need information on good universities offering the course. Kindly suggest the prospects of taking up a job from campus interviews and ...

Scholarships from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh
Varsity offers two scholarships worth $200,000 for Fall 2011 to Indian students

Srinivas Rayaprol poetry award for Mohapatra
Prize instituted to recognise excellence in poetry written in English

New courses from Southampton University
The School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton (UK) has launched an MSc course in Energy and Sustainability with Electrical Power Engineering. This new intensive, one-year course will consider aspects of ...

Art and design courses from Italian schools
Two leading Italian Art & Design schools, Domus Academy (DA) and Nuova Accademia Di Belle Arti Milano (NABA), part of Laureate International Universities network, have launched special courses in the field of Art & Design to entice ...

UGC invites applications for NET in arts and humanities subjects
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has invited applications for its National Eligibility Test (NET) in arts and humanities subjects to be held on December 26 for determining the eligibility for the award of Junior Research Fellowships ...

Spreading message of educating girl child through music
Highlighting the need to educate women and put an end to ragging in colleges, senior journalist Maddali Venkateshwara Rao of ‘Vaartha' penned a few songs and compiled it as “Patala Siri”. The songs that touch several aspects ...

Job opportunities in power sector
‘Huge requirement of electrical engineers as many power plants coming up in the State'

Students urged to adopt to changing scenario in S&T
A. Ananda Rao, principal of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur, has exhorted MCA students to adapt themselves to the changing scenario in the field of science and technology.Speaking after inaugurating the fourth ...

UoH seminar on role of State
Scholars from across the world would gather at University of Hyderabad (UoH) to discuss various aspects of State and its role in society during October 18-20 in a seminar on ‘State in South Asia' to be organised by the Department of ...

Learning, central aspect of education
Most of our classrooms are teacher-centred, with one-way communication
Entrepreneurship event at ISB
More than 1,000 delegates from all over India will meet at the Indian School of Business at the end of this month to discuss on ‘Transforming India: The Entrepreneurship Route' – the theme of the networking event being by jointly ...
Health and fitness instructors course
The Sports Performance Assessment Rehabilitation Research Counselling Institute (SPARRC) is coming up with a six-session weekend programme course for health and fitness instructors.The course has been formulated and conceived by sports ...
National Fire Service College to be upgraded
The Union Home Ministry has drawn up an ambitious plan of Rs.205 crore to upgrade the National Fire Service College, Nagpur, the only institution of its kind in Asia, which has produced scores of fire-fighting officers from various parts of ...
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 ...
The quest for good teachers
The UGC has embarked on a drive to improve teaching standards in higher education. Now, to teach in college, a candidate must clear the NET or SLET or must possess a Ph.D.

Study agri-business at MANAGE
The National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management is a perfect platform for students who desire to excel in the agri-business sector

Unlimited potential of nanotechnology
It has spurred scientific research like never before


GOAL POST
Being a global citizen
When I decided to pursue higher education with an industry experience of eight years in my profile, my focus was to experience a master's programme that would challenge and exploit my global industry experience.I was hooked to Masters ...

When engg. degrees become passé
Time is not far when the place of study and the college from where an engineering course is done will assume centre stage

Call it the lifeline sector
A look at the scope of MBA programmes in oil and gas management

How good is the semester system?
The practice of deputing teachers for centralised evaluation at the cost of teaching hours seems to take away the advantages of the semester system. Is it time universities reverted to the annual system?


Q & A
Let your focus remain on banking and finance
I have a PG in History, English and Political Science. The History PG was done on a regular basis and English and Political Science through correspondence. I am a teacher in a private school, handling History and Civics.I also stand ...


GUIDANCE PLUS
The thrills and spills of seafarers
The high wages of personnel in the merchant navy make it an attractive career but one should not forget the characteristic rigour of the profession that requires oneself to be away from home and family for several months at a stretch, spending very long periods on the high seas.

CAMPUS CONNECT
Seminar on Indian ethos and values held
The Department of Management of Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology organised a seminar on “Indian Ethos and Values”. J. Ernest Samuel Ratnakumar, Registrar, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchi, inaugurated the seminar ...
CAMPUS CONNECT
A State-level seminar on ‘Global environmental issues and their impact on health in India,' organised by the Department of Economics of Madura College, was inaugurated by M. Ravichandran, Head, Department of Environmental Management, ...

CAMPUS CONNECT
The Research Zone of PG Department of Commerce of Sri Kaliswari College, Sivakasi, conducted a paper presentation session in which 25 students presented papers in various areas of Commerce. P. Sundarapandian of VHNSN College acted as moderator ...

CAMPUS CONNECT
J.J. College of Engineering and Technology emerged victorious in the Anna University of Technology- Tiruchi, inter-zonal cricket tournament.Winning teams from each of the four zones – J.J. College of Engineering and Technology ...

GOAL POST
Pursuing palaeoclimatology at University of Texas
As is wont with most of us young Indians, I pursued a bachelor's degree in engineering. I graduated earlier this year from NITK Surathkal with a degree in Chemical Engineering. To be honest, I was never too interested in the field. Always ...

E-PLUS CLUB
Mysterious world
(Members of E-Plus clubs in colleges have been given the following topic for discussion and debate)Week 52 (October 18 to 23)Theme: Looking up at the vast sky fills all of us with wonder at the enormity of the universe and the ...


DIFFERENT STROKES
For that swadeshi flavour
By wearing khadi we are supporting indigenous small-scale entrepreneurs

Where innovation ruled supreme
At Shaastra '10, technical excellence blended with utility, creativity and intuition, pushing the limits of engineering

CAMPUS CAPSULE
The Youth Red Cross Unit (YRCU) of Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College organised an awareness drive on brain disorders to mark World Mental Health Day. There was an exhibition on brain disorder as well as a guest lecture by Subhash, Director ...



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