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Headmistresses of Chennai Corporation schools took part in a workshop organised by Teach for India in partnership with the Corporation and International School of Prague — Photo: M. Vedhan
CHENNAI, October 25, 2014

Of creative solutions and lessons in leadership

One of the biggest challenge facing schools headmistresses today is to find a way to teach students through methods they themselves did not experience. Speaking at ‘Dimensions of leaders... »
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam. Photo: B. Velankanni Raj
CHENNAI,October 24, 2014

New course for engineers in heritage conservation

: The State government has decided to conduct a six-week course on conservation and restoration of monuments for the present set of engineers, who lack the requisite skills.Need for such a c... »
KOCHI,October 22, 2014

Engineering teachers cry foul over tweaking rules

Over 300 faculty members of government engineering colleges in the State are up in arms against the Higher Education Department and the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) alleging denial of... »
THANJAVUR,October 22, 2014

SASTRA Law School teams excel in moot court contests

Moot teams from the School of Law at SASTRA University, Thanjavur, bagged the top honours in three major moot court competitions besides finishing the runner up in another while outstanding perfor... »
CHENNAI, October 21, 2014

Anna varsity releases rank list

Anna University has released its undergraduate students rank list that includes gold medallists. Close to 1,200 students of 80 colleges that were part of the erstwhile Anna Unive... »
BANGALORE,October 19, 2014

Teach for India will be in Bangalore soon

Soon young college graduates and professionals can teach students in government schools across the city as part of the Teach for India (TFI) programme. The programme is a part of the global Teach... »
October 19, 2014

EAD 2014

Description: Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive (EAD), a nationwide massive flagship event undertaken by the Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur.Eligibility: Any college stu... »
October 19, 2014

Identify your strengths

I have one-year experience in an automobile company. I had always wished to take up UPSC exam. But I now plan to pursue an executive degree in Public Administration. Please advise.... »
Surya Kumar Prabakaran
October 19, 2014

Salsa, silence and study

After completing high school education in 2011 from Vidhya Niketan, Coimbatore, I set out on a similar career path like others, but life had something different in store for me. A year back, P.S.G... »
Thiruvananthapuram, October 19, 2014

Cusat gets new VC; setback for Congress

J. Letha, incumbent Director of Technical Education, has been appointed as Vice Chancellor (VC) of Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat). The decision has come as a setback for the Co... »

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H.B. Walikar
DHARWAD,October 25, 2014

Walikar suspended on penultimate day of his term as Karnatak University VC

H.B. Walikar, who was denied bail by the Special Lokayukta Court here on Thursday, has been suspended from the post of Vice-Chancellor of Karnatak University.In-charge Vice-Chancellor S.S.... »
Kozhikode,October 22, 2014

Call for revamp of highschool evaluation system

Has the high pass percentage being registered in the SSLC examinations in the State for the last few years in a row also got to do with the evaluation methods existing in the State schools? At lea... »
Tribal children at an anganwadi in Attappady. Anganwadi teachers will use languages of different tribal ethnic groups to impart pre-primary education. Photo: K. K. Mustafah
PALAKKAD,October 22, 2014

Pre-primary education in tribal language

 The Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR) will implement an educational package for tribal pre-primary children in their own language. The initiativ... »
Administration’s failure of not meeting deadlines and refusing to decentraliseadministrative work is at the root of many problems that have been plaguing the university.
NEW DELHI, October 22, 2014

All is not well at Jawaharlal Nehru University

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers’ Association (JNUTA) has given a seven-day deadline to the university administration to “stop functioning like a bureaucracy” and take concrete steps to sol... »
BANGALORE,October 20, 2014

Getting that first job is much harder now, finds survey

Getting that first job is not an easy task. A recent survey found that 21 per cent of respondents in Karnataka believed it will take them at least one to three months to find a job right ou... »
October 19, 2014

What’s new

Study trip to AustraliaThe Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge, is conducting the International Schools Video Competition. Supported by the Australian... »
October 19, 2014

Maths Talent Search Examination

This is a competitive examination with focus on mathematical reasoning, mental ability, novel approach, concepts, accuracy and speed. It is conducted by the Indian Institute for Studies in Mathema... »
Mohit Nagar
October 19, 2014

Leadership and responsibility

Several students aspire to be a part of the college’s student union. Becoming a union leader provides them with the opportunity to take up responsibility, which presents good opportunities in the... »
HYDERABAD,October 19, 2014

Andhara Pradesh issues fresh guidelines for scholarships

The A.P. government has introduced several new norms to check the misuse of post-matric scholarships by the students and they include linking the Aadhaar card details and obtaining the Income Tax... »
Hiring is taking place in soon-to-be launched Vistara, the full service airline of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines.
MUMBAI,October 19, 2014

Job prospects in airlines look up

After a gap of eight years, employment opportunity in the domestic civil aviation sector is opening up with existing and start-up airlines recruiting personnel to scale up/start their operations. »

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