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Now Speed Post Passport Service at 1, 093 Post Offices

New Delhi: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Dayanidhi Maran and Minister of State for External affairs E. Ahamad jointly dedicated the network expansion of the Speed Post Passport Service here on Wednesday.

The joint initiative of the Postal Department and the External Affairs Ministry will benefit passport seekers al over the country. Instead of going to the passport office, an applicant can just walk into the nearest Speed Post Centre/Post Office and submit the form. After it has been processed at the passport office, the passport will be sent to the applicant through Speed Post.
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Vice-Chancellor Advocates Video Conferencing to Promote E-learning

Coimbatore: Video conferencing facilities will be made available in Bharathiar University as well as in its affiliated colleges, in order to promote e-learning, Vice Chancellor G. Thiruvasagam said here recently.

To make e-learning popular it was not enough that students alone were motivated to adopt this system; it was also essential that teachers got trained in e-learning systems, he added.

He was presiding over a five-day national workshop for teachers on "Content Creation and Learning Management System (LMS) for e-learning" organized by the Department of Extension, Career Guidance and Students Welfare of Bharathiar University.

At least one teacher from each department would get trained in e-learning systems by making them for enrol for either a diploma or a post-graduate diploma course, he said.
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Honour for Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI)

It is the first winner of Rs.10 lakh CSIR award

New Delhi: The Chennai-based Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has added another feather to its cap. It became the first winner of the Rs.10 lakh CSIR Award for S & T Innovations for Rural Development, instituted earlier this year.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh presented the award here on Tuesday to A.B. Mandal, acting CLRI Director, and A. Subbarama Naidu, head of the Business Process Division at the institution. The citation said the award had been conferred on CLRI for its efforts at designing, developing and delivering a basket of critical technologies, which benefited nearly 1.4 million people engaged in the leather sector in rural areas.
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Science must be harnessed in full: Manmohan

Presents CSIR`s Shanty Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes for 2006 to 13 scientists

New Delhi: Prime Minister, Man Mohan Singh on Tuesday rejected the view that expansion of scientific infrastructure and promotion of social inclusion in scientific institutions would run counter to the objective of encouraging excellence in science and technology.

“It might appear that expansion, inclusion and excellence are mutually contradictory objectives. I do not think so. With determination and with some innovation, I am sure we can harmonies these objectives”, he said.

Presenting the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)`s Shanty Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes for excellence in science and technology for 2006, he stressed that there was a need for a judicious balancing of expansion, inclusion and excellence, in the context of the need to enhance the supply of skilled scientists and technologists.
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Career Fair Opens at Bharathiar University

The two-day event has 11 recruiting companies including those in software, insurance, logistics, banking and container operations

Coimbatore: Nearly 1,000 students appeared for the aptitude test held as part of the job fair that began at Bharathiar University, here on Saturday. Organised by the university for students of the 2004, 2005 and 2006 batches, the two-day fair had 11 companies-including those in software, insurance, logistics banks and container operations-recruiting candidates.

Most of the recruiters were from the financial sector. ABN Amro, Karvy, Expertus, Kotak Services, SBI Life Insurance and Maserk were some of the companies that participated. An e-tutoring company had also come.
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A Memorable day for Students

Schoolchildren, Teresa University students get to hear and talk to Kalam

Kodaikanal: President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s visit to Kodaikanal was memorable to Mother Teresa University students as well as children.

The President, before delivering convocation address at the university, read out a poem on Kurinji flower penned by him after seeing a Kurinji bouquet on the dais. Then, he questioned the graduates: You want a story or a lecture? Both, came the reply.

Converting the formal convocation into an interactive session, Mr. Kalam asked them about their plans.
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Dealing with Stress in School, at Work

Institutions must acknowledge problem: expert

Chennai: To deal with stress in the workplace and educational institutions, employers and schools must accept that stress is an inherent part of their institution, said U. Gautamadas, a consultant on neuro behavioural medicine and stress management.

He was speaking on `Child Burnout and the BPO Syndrome', a lecture organised by the Public Relations Society of India.

Dr Gautamadas quoted a recent survey that found private schools were more stressful than government schools. "The perception of stress increases with age, along with the urge to perform. And stress has a negative impact on performance. So it is a vicious circle," he said.
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Insurance Scheme for University Students, Staff

Scheme to cover one lakh students

Tiruchi: The Madras University will implement the `Personal Accident Insurance' scheme for the benefit of students, teaching and non-teaching staff of all the colleges affiliated to it from the current insurance year, starting October 1.

The scheme covering an estimated one lakh students will be implemented by the Tiruchi division of the New India Assurance Company.

The annual premium is Rs. 60 and the scheme mainly aims at paying off an insurance relief to students, faculty and other staff involved in road mishaps.
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Kalam Moots Tamil Search Engine

Thanjavur: President A P J Abdul Kalam underlined the need for developing web search engines that would provide information in Tamil, and urged Tamil University, Thanjavur, to discuss and arrive upon methods to make available the web contents in Tamil.

Delivering the valedictory address at the varsity’s Silver Jubilee celebrations here on Sunday, Dr Kalam said that there were a number of search engines, which provided and required information on the internet. However, they were compatible to English and other foreign languages. The varsity should take the initiative and enable internet users with the same information in Tamil. Dr Kalam, hailed as a lover of Tamil, suggested that the varsity spread Tamil across the globe through the internet.
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Railway Recruitment Board

Important Notice

Written examination for allowing categories and posts against Indian Railways Centralised Employment Notice No.02/2006 had been fixed on 08.10.06. Call letters have already been issued to eligible candidates. In reference to above all eligible candidates may please note that for the following categories and posts only ‘Single Stage’ examination will be taken.
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Deemed Universities can use “University” in their Names

All varsities have to state provisions under which they were established

New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development has permitted deemed–to-be universities to call themselves universities to call themselves universities with their name. Till now, the country’s deemed universities did not use the word “university” in their names in view of the prohibition contained in section 23 of the University Grants Commission Act.

In a clarification, the Ministry has said: “The prohibition under section 23 does not apply to the deemed-to-be- universities. Further, all universities, whether Central or State universities or universities under section 3 of the UGC Act should clearly state the provisions under which it has been established and this direction is mandatory.” Deemed-to-be universities are universities as already defined in the various sections of the UGC Act. However, the deemed-to-be universities were not using the word “university”.
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IGCAR Session on Physics, Chemistry

Chennai: The Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) will organize a brainstorming session for principals and heads of departments of Physics and Chemistry of colleges and universities located in and around Chennai, on October 2.

The session would aim at extending state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure of IGCAR to the academic world, an official release said, adding that detailed discussions with senior scientists. Transport and local accommodation would be arranged by IGCAR.
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An innovative campaign to showcase Indian Science

New Delhi: Union Science and Technology Ministry and National Geographic Channel on Friday unveiled the much-awaited film "Science Safari", an eclectic mix of scientific achievements and various innovations made by well-known Indian scientists and some unknown inventors in an interesting format.

The 48-minute film, which will be premiered on the channel this coming Tuesday, is part of an innovative yearlong campaign to promote India's rapid strides in science and technology among the people, especially children, living in every nook and corner of the country.

Union Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal, who unveiled the film produced by All-Time Productions in close association with the channel at a press conference here, said: "India is making great strides in the field of science and technology today.
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Give Importance to Statistics: Vice Chancellor

Coimbatore: People in the government and teachers should use data and statistics to make a subject more appealing to make a subject more appealing, said G. Thiruvasagam, Vice-Chancellor, Bharathiar University.

He was inaugurating a workshop on “Census data dissemination” organized by the Department of Geography, Nirmala College for Women, and here on Thursday.

He brought out various advantages society would derive out of correct data dissemination. It should create awareness among the public and the Government in such a way that something good came out of it, he said.

Census data dissemination was useful to administrators with respect to allocation of funds, for attending to social and economic problems and also to academicians.
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Inter-School Science Quiz

Thiruvananthapuram: The TIME is conducting two inter-school science quizzes-one for students of classes IX and X and the second quiz for students of classes XI and XII here later this month.
Cash prize

The first quiz will be conducted at Sarvodaya Vidhalaya on September 27. A cash prize of Rs.18, 000 awaits the winning team.

The winning team from Thiruvananthapuram will join winning teams from 11 other cities for the national finals to be held in Hyderabad in November.

The TIME will bear the expenses related to travel and accommodation of the winning team and one accompanying adult.
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Kalam: Make use of Convergence of Technologies

Calls for further studies in the treatment of heart disease

Thiruvananthapuram: President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has called for an integrated mechanism to see that patients are directed to the right specialist for right diagnosis at the right time and cost.

Delivering the Silver Jubilee Address at the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences, here on Thursday, the President said the patient should not be made to go from one place to another in search of the right specialist.

He urged medical researchers to make best use of the convergence of technologies such as information technology, biotechnology and Nanotechnology. The convergence of information and communication technology, medical electronics, bio-technology, Nanotechnology and mathematical simulation could one day lead to an integrated solution to the problems of the mentally challenged.
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Tamil Nadu Agricultural University launches Agri Portal Kiosk

Coimbatore: An Agri Portal Kiosk was launched at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) here on Thursday.

This kiosk would enable farmers get information on sowing, raising crops, harvest, post harvest management, new varieties and price indications in the regional language.

Inaugurating the kiosk, D K Bhatt, Marketing Director, Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Ltd (IFFCO), said that at cooperative societies in various parts of the country, hundreds of such touch screens would be installed.

Speaking to journalists, he said that IFFCO`s annual turnover would be increased to Rs 15,000 core by 2010 thus benefiting the member cooperative societies and farmers in the country.

The biggest market for IFFCO was Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka. UP accounted for 40 percent of the total market, he added.
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University of Madras

Centenary Buildings, Chepauk,
Chennai – 600 005.
Notification Fresh / Further Affiliation – 2007-2008

The last date for application from the existing colleges for Further Affiliation / Educational Agencies for starting new Arts and Science Colleges / Professional Colleges (i.e. Management Institutions – MBA/MCA courses alone) Education Colleges for the academic year 2007-2008 will be 31st October 2006 and the cut off date for receipt of late applications (i.e. received beyond the statutory date of 31st October 2006) will be 10th December 2006, Provided a penal fee of Rs.15, 000/- per Course will be collected for starting additional course(s) and penal fee of Rs.30, 000/- per College / Institution will be collected for starting fresh private colleges / Institutions. Applications received beyond 10th December 2006 will be summarily rejected without intimation.

The last date for receipt of Applications form the existing Colleges for starting of additional sections(s) increase in intake in the existing course(s) for the academic year 2007-2008 will be 31st October 2006.
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GSF Medical & Para Medical Association

Gokulesh flats
Jain derasar road
Deluxe char Rasta

Notice for rescheduled CET examination for admission 2006-07 in Medical, Dental, and Physiotherapy & Nursing self Finance member colleges.

In continuation of the advertisement dated 29/8/06 for the students who have applied for the CET examination, which was scheduled on 21st September 2006, the same CET now will be conducted 22nd September 2006 at following place at surendranagar between 11.00 am to 2.00 pm.
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Restructure Syllabus for Employable Education

A placement cell will be established at Bharathiar University

Coimbatore: “We should bring about a thorough change in our syllabus to make our education employable, otherwise we would be committing a sin,” said G.Thiruvasagam, Vice-Chancellor of Bharathiar University. He was speaking at a felicitation function organized in his honour by the Association of self-Financing Arts, Science and Management Colleges (ASFA) of Tamil Nadu. He elaborated the various innovations planned for Bharathiar University, during his tenure.
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Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) to conduct six new PG Courses

Coimbatore: The state has approved the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) to offer six new Post Graduate (PG) courses, three in MD and three in MS, from next academic year.

The three PG courses to be offered under MD (General Medicine) are in Pathology, Dermatology and Pharmacology.

Those offered under MS (General Surgery) are in Orthopedics, ENT and Plastic Surgery. So far, there are seven PG courses being conducted by CMCH.
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Government to hold Competition for best teacher in State

Chennai: The School Education Department, through the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan programme (SSA), will be conducting * Sigaram Thotta Asiriyargal*, a competition for teachers belonging to upper primary classes in the State.

The competition that will be held across the 30 districts beginning October will first cover all the 385 rural blocks and 27 urban blocks consisting of more than 7,000 schools.
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High Court directs Medical College to admit Student

Chennai: The Madras High Court has directed the PSG Institute of Medical Science and Research in Coimbatore to allot a seat in the first year MBBS course to V Preethi of Salem when a vacancy arose.

Justice Prabha Sridevan gave the direction on Monday while passing orders on a writ petition from Preethi challenging denial of the seat by the PSG Institute and the Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute in Kancheepuram district.
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Orientation Programme for Kendriya Vidyalaya Teachers

Coimbatore: Joint Secretary, Ministry of Parliamentary affairs, P Gopalakrishnan inaugurated the two-day orientation course for teachers of Kendriya Vidyalaya from eight regions in the country at the Kendriya Vidyalaya here on Monday.

The course is being provided in relation to the 19th national youth parliament competition 2006-07, which will be held in Delhi. Teachers from eight regions, namely Bangalore
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Pachaiyappa’s College closed indefinitely

Chennai: Classes have been suspended indefinitely at Pachaiyappa’s College in the city following continuing student unrest over the suspension of 10 students who had allegedly indulged in violence on the campus. The authorities of the college put up a board outside the main gate on Monday announcing the indefinite closure. Students who had returned to college after the weekend returned home on seeing the message. Classes had been initially suspended on Thursday and Friday.
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Rs.1, 000 Crore University to Teach

New Delhi: Policing in India is set to undergo a major change with the setting up of the National Police University to train present and future officers in key areas like internal security, research and development, human rights and public relations.

The university, to be set up on the lines of the prestigious National Defense Academy (NDA), has been conceived to address the fast-changing requirements in policing in view of the worsening internal security situation, lack of serious re search and development work and a dip in morale.
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Streamline SC/ST Admission Procedure, Arjun tells IITs

New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh wants all Indian Institutes of Technology to streamline the admission procedure for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in particular and rank-holders in general.

The immediate provocation for the intervention by the Minister, who is the Chairman of the of the Council of the IITs, is the case of Balram Tudu, an ST candidate who could not appear for counseling at the IIT-Kharagpur earlier this year because of non-receipt of communication sent to him by post.
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TamilNadu Agricultural University to Start two new Courses

Coimbatore: The Tamilnadu agricultural University, Coimbatore has proposed to start two new courses during the coming year.

Vice-Chancellor C. Ramasamy, in a release issued here, said the course to be commenced under the open and distance learning programmes, would be post graduate diploma in web designing and two year degree in MSc sugarcane production. A new postgraduate course in bio informatics has already been introduced from this academic year.
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Chennai to get its First Sailing School

Chennai: Chennai will soon get a sailing school, the second such water sport institute in the country, the first being in Bhopal.

To promote the water sport, which has so far been restricted to the elite and adventurous in India, the Union Ministry of Sports has entrusted the task of setting up sailing schools to the Yatching Association of India. The Chennai sailing school will be set up in association with the Tamil Nadu Sailing Association (TNSA) and the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu.
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Delhi Sanskrit Academy

Delhi Government
Plot No.5
Karol Bagh
New Delhi – 110005
All India Sanskrit Research Essay Writing Competition 2006-2007

Delhi Sanskrit Academy invites applications from writers, journalists, teachers & eminent scholars of Sanskrit language foe all India Sanskrit research essay competition 2006-07 on following subjects:
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The Institute Of Chartered Accountants Of India

ICAI Bhawan,
Indraprastha Marg,
New Delhi-2

The first Common proficiency Test (CPT) of the Institute will be held on 12th November 2006 from 9.00 a.m. to 2.30 pm in 106 cities in India and two cities abroad.
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Kerala Engineering College Managements not for talks

Thiruvananthapuram: The general body meeting of the Association of Private Self-financing Engineering Colleges in Kerala on Sunday resolved not to hold further discussions with the State Government on this year's admissions to various courses in their colleges.

Association president G.P.C. Nayar told presspersons here that the meeting was called after the association's executive committee decided to explore the possibility of any further discussion with the Government on the fee structure. They had already held discussions with Education Minister M.A. Baby on September 14.
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Part time BE Students seek center in Erode

Erode: V.P.Krishnamurthy is a part time BE Mechanical Engineering student. To attend classes that are conducted between 6 pm and 9 pm on weekdays at the Coimbatore Institute of Technology, ha has to board a bus at 4 pm at Perundurai.

To board the 4 pm shuttle, he has to wind up his classes at the kongu polytechnic college ten minutes in advance, for he teaches technical drawing there.

After attending classes for three hours, with only at ten minute interval, he returns to erode by 11 pm and then reaches his home in Bhavani by 11.30 pm. In the process, he ends up with four hours of travel alone. The case of his colleague, K.Ravichandran is no better.
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Action against Parents for failing to send wards to School Mooted

Chennai: Supreme Court Judge Justice K.G. Balakrishnan has mooted a legislation providing for punitive action against parents failing to send their children to school, thereby denying them the fundamental right to primary education.

Speaking at a workshop — Role of Judiciary in Constitution of Monitoring Committee, Prevention, Rehabilitation and Development of Victims Protection Protocol — here on Saturday, Justice Balakrishnan said it was the duty of authorities to ensure the enforcement of the fundamental right. "We should see to it that every parent sends his child to school." He said parental failure in this respect would mean prevalence of child labour-intensive industries in the region or the trafficking of children.
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Committee begins content review of Plus Two Textbooks

Chennai: Standard XII Students appearing in the March 2007 public examinations may have less to study than those in the earlier batches. For, the Government is considering ways of reducing their burden, especially in science subjects.

Those joining higher secondary (Class XI) level in 2007 can expect thinner textbooks. The move comes following a dip of over two per cent in the overall pass percentage between 2005 and 2006 and, more importantly, a drop in centums in Mathematics
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Naval Dockyard


Results of Senior Charge man (Chargean –II) And Tradesman (Skilled)

Based on the result of written examination / interview, the candidates with the following Roll Numbers are provisionally selected to the post of Senior Charge man (Charge man – II) and Tradesman (Skilled) advertised vide Advertisement No. 7001 (0310) / 2005 dated 17 Dec 05 of the New Indian Express and “Employment News” No EN / 39 76 dated 24 – 30 Dec 2005 (The numbers are arranged in ascending order and not in order of merit)
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University Grants Commission (UGC) order Challenged

It exempts those with M.Phil, Ph.D. from clearing National Eligibility test

Chennai: The validity or a June 2006 order of the University Grants Commission (UGC), exempting M.Phil and Ph.D. degree holders from clearing the National Eligibility Test (NET) for appointment as college lecturers, has been challenged in the Madras High Court.

Justice Prabha Sridevan, before whom the writ petition field by K. Sathyamurthi of Chennai came up for hearing, asked UGC counsel to obtain a reply September 25.

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Avinashilingam Deemed University Celebrating 50 years of Women’s Empowerment

Avinashilingam Deemed University is synonymous with discipline

Coimbatore: Fifty years ago, Avinashilingam University was just a figment of thought in the mind of T.S.Avinashilingam, its founder president. That was the time when memories from the freedom struggle still haunted young minds. And Mr.Avinashilingam was no different. He belonged to the tribe of spirited youth who wanted to be a part in putting together a nation badly bruised by years of domination.

The status of women in the country, particularly in south India, unsettled him and he decided to take up the responsibility to make education accessible to women.

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Even Diploma Holders in Demand

Erode: Civil Engineering diploma students are on a rock-hard foundation even if they scrape through the three-year course with arrears, they land a job. The platform of the successful and bright ones is much better.

“Many of our failed students, too, have secured jobs, with a few of them earning up to Rs.3, 500 a month. The bright, though, have walked away with Rs.10, 000-plus worth job offers,” says G.Thangavel, principal, Kongu Polytechnic College.

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Job market in India will continue to be buoyant: Survey

Bangalore: The fourth quarter-2006 Manpower Employment Outlook survey released on Tuesday revealed that the job market in India is expected to be extremely buoyant.

Of the 26 countries and territories surveyed globally this quarter, Indian employers report a very strong 'Net Employment Outlook' of 42 per cent. Peruvian employers are the most optimistic globally, with an outlook of 48 percent, a release said.

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NIIT unveils Management Programme for Executives

New Delhi: NIIT on Tuesday announced a public-private partnership with three Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), with the launch of the new institute — NIIT Imperia — that will provide management education to working executives using synchronous learning technology.

Synchronous learning technology enables remote classrooms to be connected live with the faculty teaching at the IIMs.

The content, teaching and certification and domain knowledge will be from one of the IIMs located at Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Indore, while the technology, synchronous classrooms across the country and the management of the distributed education system will be provided by NIIT.

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California Clears School Textbooks

New York: A California court has ruled that the school textbooks in the State ‘‘do not’’ unfairly represent the Hindus under the existing laws, as alleged by the Hindu-America Foundation (HAF) in a petition which urged the court to change such textbooks.

The HAF had pleaded that the textbooks of Grade Six are discriminatory and unfair against the Hindus, especially in the depiction of gods and goddess, caste system, the Aryan invasion theory and status of women in ancient India.
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Kerala may Loss Centre of Excellence

New Delhi: Kerala is likely to lose to Andhra Pradesh or Tamil Nadu the prestigious Centre-supported Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) due to the failure of the state government to follow up its request for the institute.

The IISERs are conceived as national centres of excellence on the model of the internationally renowned Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. They are envisioned to integrate undergraduate and postgraduate science education as well as higher research under one roof. They will also interact with various national laboratories and research centres to encourage interdisciplinary research.

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Malappuram College Stands on WTC Pillars

Malappuram: It may be hard to believe that a cooperative college building at Nilambur in Malappuram district of Kerala would have any connection with the World Trade Centre (WTC) in the US which collapsed in the terror strike on September 11, 2001.

The Nilambur Taluk Cooperative College has been built using the iron rods of the WTC building. The college has used 160 pipes with four-inch thickness and eight-feet length, weighing 155 kg.

The scrap of the collapsed building was taken to different parts of the world and one such consignment was brought to Mumbai to be dumped in the Pacific Ocean.

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Udumalpet: A peer team from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) will be visiting Sri GVG Vishalakshi College for Women (Autonomous), here between Tuesday and Thursday for re-accreditation.

According to its principal, Dr.J.Manjula, the college has been accredited at four-star level by NAAC in 2000. The re-accreditation committee would review the post-accreditation initiatives taken towards quality enhancement in the last six years.

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Now, Check out Schools with Report Cards

New Delhi: Students will now have something on their school – its report card.

In what the Human Resource Development Ministry calls ‘‘a leap forward’’ in the exercise of the right to education, the report cards of as many as 1.04 million schools will be riding the internet.

Each report card will come with a two-page descriptive report listing the school’s major strengths and weaknesses.

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Plea to Stop Supply of “Offending” NCERT Books Rejected

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition seeking a direction to stop distribution of textbooks published by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) for classes XI and XII allegedly containing several phrases offending to the Hindu religion, Jats and Scheduled Castes.

A Bench consisting of Justices K.G. Balakrishnan and D.K. Jain asked the petitioners to make a representation to authorities for getting the offending portions deleted.

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New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has refused to disclose cutoff marks for various subjects sought by Civil Services exam candidates through Right to Information (RTI) applications.

The Commission maintains that disclosure would violate its ‘‘crucial secrets and intellectual property’’ and ‘‘irreparably undermine the integrity, strength, and efficacy of the competitive public examination system of paramount significance’’.

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Vacant Engineering seats in Tamilnadu: SC sticks to earlier order

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday directed that the order passed by it last year with regard to the lapsed seats in Tamil Nadu engineering colleges shall apply for the current academic year also.

A Bench, comprising Chief Justice Y. K. Sabharwal, Justice C. K. Thakker and P. K. Balasubramanyan, issued directions in this regard after hearing the submissions made by U. R. Lalith for the Consortium of Self-Financing Professional Arts and Science Colleges and V. G. Pragasam for Tamil Nadu. The apex court, last year, had directed that all seats remaining vacant are permitted to be filled up on the basis of the marks obtained in the Plus Two examinations conducted by the CBSE or other boards.
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Job Oriented Courses

Melioris Eduresearch Colisium (MEC) is a research and higher education centre for PMC School of Logistics (Singapore) in India and it works closely with educational institutions in providing distance education as well as training programmes for the industry. PMC School of Logistics is registered with the Ministry of Education Singapore and is globally present.

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National Board of Examination

DNB Exam

The National Board of Examination, New Delhi - 110 0029, (Ph:011-26589517), has invited applications for the following DNB examinations from eligible candidates.

DNB Centralized Entrance Test to be held on December 10. DNB Final Examination (Theory) Broad Specialties to be held on December 10 and 11.

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New Zealand University

The Picturesque locations of New Zealand have often been tempting for Indians. But there is one more reason to get tempted now, particularly for the student community. Foreign students planning to pursue research and join a Ph.D programme in New Zealand Universities will have to pay the fee prescribed for local students instead of what international students pay.
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City Hospital launches Distance Education Center

Coimbatore: Facilities such as advanced medical treatment should reach people of all segments of the society, emphasized E Ahamed State Minister for External Affairs, Government of India.

He was inaugurating the GEM Global Tele Live Surgery and the Distance Education Centre at GEM Hospital here on Saturday.

The digital distance education center would be linked with the medical college hospitals in Bangalore, Kanur, Hyderabad and Chennai besides the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.

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Minister opens Arts and Science College at Valparai

Valparai: Minister for Local Administration M K Stalin today said higher education has been getting a facelift during the DMK`s regime, as the party always understand the needs of the society.

Inaugurating the Bharathiar University Arts and Science College in Valparai, M K Stalin said, “Our students would no longer lag behind in higher education. They have come up to the level of competing with international students”.

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Plan to award Credit Marks to Rural Students

Valparai: The State is reconsidering the decision to award five additional marks to students from rural areas in order to enable them pursue higher education, said K Ponmudi, Minister for Higher Education, here, today.

Speaking during the inauguration of the new constituent college of Bharathiar University (BU) in Valparai, the minister said, “Our efforts during an earlier occasion to implement the scheme was stalled as a person took the matter to the Court, But now, we are seriously considering it”.

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UPSC Accused of Violating Quota Norms

Chennai: University of Madras former Vice Chancellor S Sadiq and the director of a private coaching centre on Friday charged the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) with allegedly committing irregularities in selecting IAS, IPS and IFS aspirants under the Open Competition category.

At a press conference here, Sadiq said the UPSC had exclusively appointed candidates from the forward community against vacancies in the Open Competition category. Members of the Other Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Tribes who qualified for selection under the Open Competition category were appointed only under the reserved categories, he alleged.

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Velammal School Group to conduct State-level science talent examination on September 28

Chennai: The preliminary round of a State-level science talent search examination organized by the Velammal School Group will be held in the last week of this month, M.V.M. Velmohan, correspondent of the school, said on Friday.

Mr. Velmohan told reporters that the first round of the examination would be held on September 28.

The test based on the State board curriculum and being conducted for the third year now, would help students to assess their strengths and weaknesses.

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Bharathiar University Plans Syllabus Revision

`Boards of Studies expected to meet shortly'

Coimbatore: The Bharathiar University has decided to go in for a full-fledged revision of the syllabus of various courses, its Vice-Chancellor, G. Thiruvasagam, told a press conference here on Friday.

The Syndicate of the university, which met here recently, took a number of decisions including this. "The Boards of Studies are expected to meet shortly in this regard."

Dr. Thiruvasagam said that one among the major reforms he proposed to introduce was to request the Board of Studies for English to reduce the conventional teaching of prose and poetry and allocating 50 per cent of the teaching time for "communicative English."

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School to conduct Science Talent Exam

Chennai: The Velammal Educational Trust will be organizing the Velammal State level Science Talent Search Examination on October 28.

The exam will be conducted in English across 6 levels from Class I to XII and the entry fee per head is Rs 20. The preliminary round will be conducted on October 28 on the premises of all the participating schools.

The finals will be held at 11 regional headquarters that include Chennai, Kancheepuram, Vellore, Pondicherry, Trichy, Thanjavur, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Nagarcoil, Coimbatore and Salem on November 26, said a release.

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Autonomy for JIPMER opposed

Pondicherry: Trouble is once again brewing in JIPMER over the move of authorities to convert it into an autonomous institution.

With the Union Cabinet approving the proposal for converting JIPMER into an autonomous institution through an act of Parliament, the JIPMER Anti-Conversion Action Committee (JACAC) comprising staff associations of JIPMER is gearing up to oppose the change in status of the institution by organising a series of agitations.
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ICAI to set up accounting body in UAE

Signs MoU with UAE Government

Mangalore: In what is seen as a major global recognition of the growing prowess of chartered accountant professionals from India, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has signed a memorandum of understanding with United Arab Emirates Government to set up a professional accounting body there.
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Memory wizard in Guinness Book

Hyderabad: A 11-year-old student of a city school, Nischal Narayan, has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for his ability to memorise and recall the names of many objects at random.

The Guinness World Records Ltd, London, has awarded the certificate to Nischal for performing the feat of memorising and recalling the names of 225 objects at random.

His parents Nagesawara Rao and N.Padmavathy, while expressing happiness over Nischal’s achievement said that at the age of nine, he took a fascination for numbers and would try out simple ways to find logical solutions to intricate arithmetic problems. This helped him remain focussed and determined.
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No minimum age required for Admission to Teacher Training course: Bench

Madurai: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has ruled that a candidate cannot be denied admission to a teacher-training course on the ground of under age.

Passing orders on a writ petition, Justice N. Paul Vasanthakumar said the Director of Teacher Training Education and Research Training was not justified in rejecting students below 18 years since neither the notification issued by the latter nor the regulations framed by the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) prescribed the minimum age.
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Ministry of Science and Technology

Department of Science and Technology
Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Research Programme (DPRP)

Research proposals are invited from academic institutions/national laboratories and industries drugs and pharma sector

Recognizing the profound influence of R&D on the prospects and opportunities for the growth of the Indian Drug Industry, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India has been operating drugs and pharmaceuticals research programme to synergise the strengths of publicly funded R&D institutions and Indian pharmaceuticals research programme industry and to create an enabling infrastructure to facilitate new drug development in all systems of medicines and both for human and veterinary purpose.
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Schools warned against not admitting HIV+kids

Chennai: The State Government will take stringent action against schools if they deny admission to HIV-affected students or discriminate against them in any manner, School Education Secretary M Kutralingam has said.

Addressing the State award function of the School AIDS Education Programme (SAEP) here on Thursday, Kutralingam said it was the duty of the district educational officers to ensure that HIV-affected children or their parents were not discriminated in schools.
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Anna Universities in Tiruchi, Coimbatore soon

Tiruchi: The newly proposed Anna Universities at Tiruchi and Coimbatore would start functioning during the course of the current academic year, State Minister for Higher Education K. Ponmudi said on Wednesday.

The process of identifying Vice Chancellors for the technical varsities had commenced. The number of engineering colleges to be affiliated to these universities, set to function from Bharathidasan Institute of Technology, Tiruchi, and Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, was being arrived at, he told presspersons.
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Higher Education: Centre to seek views on FDI

New Delhi: The Union Government plans to seek a broad consensus on the prospects of foreign direct investment in higher education and will soon finalize a consultation paper on the issue.

Disclosing this here on Wednesday, Commerce Ministry Special Secretary G.K. Pillai said the consultation paper would be posted on the Ministry's website by this weekend.

Speaking to newspersons at a conference on services exports, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), he said the paper aimed at getting the broad trend of public opinion.
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Minister hints at common law for all universities in TN

Tiruchy: Minister for higher Education Dr.K.Ponmudi on Wednesday said that the State Government was evolving a common law to cover all the 20 universities dotting the state.

Talking to reporters here, he said, an expert committee had been formed to formulate the details of the law and the government was very keen to implement it before the ensuring academic year. He also said the law would also lay emphasis on research activities, for enhancing the horizon of higher education.
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Outgoing VC humiliated in University’s 150th year

Chennai: S P Thyagarajan, the man who had led the University of Madras into its historic 150th year just two days ago, was gheraoed, heckled and humiliated by a strong group of non-teaching staff and a few professors when he demitted office as Vice-Chancellor today after completing his three-year term.

As Thyagarajan came out of his office in the University Centenary Building at around 3.30 p.m. to leave home, members of the Madras University Staff Association heckled him and refused to allow him to get into the official car of the Controller of Examination. Vociferous members shouted slogans against him and also passed rude comments. They snatched a bouquet presented to him by well-wishers and some attempted to snatch his briefcase.
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Students and Teachers rally for animals

Chennai: It was a massive show of strength but in one voice. Nearly 500 students and 50 teachers from various city schools took to the streets as a part of the ‘Karunya Peace Rally’ held in the city.

The rally organized by Guru Shree Shantivijai Jain Vidyalaya Junior College saw students and teachers with placards and banners asking people to avoid using leather products, protect environment and to follow vegetarianism. The rally that was flagged off by Appaji Rao, the vice-chairman of Animals Welfare Board of India, went all the way from the school premises at Vepery and passed through Periamet, Choolai High Road and EVK Sampath Road before returning to the school campus. The rallyists also shouted slogans against cruelty to animals.
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`Vande Mataram' to be sung at Bangalore University

Bangalore: Even as the debate on singing of national song `Vande Mataram' is yet to subside, many organisations and associations, including the Karnataka Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi and the Bangalore University, are all set to have it sung at 11 a.m. on Thursday in Bangalore.

Registrar of Bangalore University R.M.N. Sahai has, in a circular, said that singing of the first two stanzas of the national song on Thursday was compulsory going by the directions by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development.
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Vice-Chancellor Readies Research Roadmap

Chennai: Research infrastructure at the University of Madras is all set for a boost with environmental scientist S. Ramachandran assuming charge on Wednesday as its 41st Vice-Chancellor.

On the anvil are five state-of-the-art research facilities — Institute for Infrastructure Studies, Centre for Population Studies, a department of herbal sciences, a school of environmental sciences and a centre for coastal zone management.
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A Tribute to Dr. S. Radhakrishnan on Teacher’s Day

Ministry of Human Resource Development
On the occasion of Teachers Day on 5th September 2006.

Shri.Arjun Singh, Hon`ble Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri.M.A.A. Fatmi MOS, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Smt. D. Purandeswari MOS, Ministry of Human Resource Development join the nation in honoring the National Awardee Teachers for their meritorious service in the filed of school education and hope that their zeal and enthusiasm will influence the entire teacher community in the country to give their best to the students. List of teachers selected for National Award to Teachers 2005 to be presented by the President of India on Teachers` Day, the 5th September 2006.
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Bharathiar University to boost Teaching Standards, says Vice-Chancellor

Coimbatore: Bharathiar University will promote effective teaching in its affiliated colleges in order to satisfy the current requirements of students, Vice-Chancellor G. Thiruvasagam said here on Monday.

Inaugurating an orientation programme for faculty at Karpagam Arts and Science College, he said that learner-centred education depended on effective teaching.

Only teachers could provide students with the work-related qualities required by recruiters.

Modern education needed innovative curricula that would prepare students for the workplace.
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Court notices to UGC, AICTE

Chennai: The Madras High Court has ordered notices to the University Grants Commission, the All India Council for Technical Education and the Tamil Nadu Government, on a public interest litigation petition seeking the closure of Institute of Chartered Financial Analysis of India (ICFAI) study centres offering full-time academic programmes without permission.

The First Bench comprising Chief Justice A.P. Shah and Justice K. Chandru ordered notices to a total of 11 respondents, including the ICFAI University, on the petition filed by B.N. Devadas, a non-practising advocate.
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ISRO, National Institute of Open Schooling sign MoU

New Delhi: In order to boost distance education for persons with disabilities, their parents and trainers, the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for setting up an EDUSAT up-linking station and studio within the Institute's premises. Another agreement was signed by the RCI with the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) for facilitating children with disabilities in acquiring knowledge and skills apart from qualification at their own pace.
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Law Students to attend Classes

Chennai: Agitating students of a private law college at Salem have agreed to return to their classes and the management has agreed to take them back.

Counsel for the students and the management gave an undertaking to this effect when a related case came up before the First Bench comprising Chief Justice A.P. Shah and Justice K. Chandru on Tuesday.
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Teachers are builders of Society, says Kalam

New Delhi: It was an occasion for President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam to take on his favourite role as a teacher at the National Award to Teachers 2005 function here on Tuesday. Sharing his childhood experiences and the teachers who left a mark on his life, Mr. Kalam also administered a 10-point oath to the award-winning teachers so that they could complete their "mission" of nation building.

Asserting that teachers have to realize that they are the builders of society, Mr. Kalam said society could be built only when students are made proficient in studies and become enlightened citizens. It was important to instil values in children at the primary and secondary school level, as it was not easy to do so after they are 17, he added.
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IT Student re-designs Cheque

Sathyamangalam: It is a blank cheque from K.Sahidhya –one that perhaps solves banker’s hassles in clearance. The final year IT student from the Bannari Amman Institute of Technology has the solution in a new cheque design and 1117-line computer programme code that instantly processes cheques, and perfectly at that.

Her cheque incorporates all the features of a normal one. The modification is only at the places where date and amount are written. And, Ms.Sahidya says, it complies with the specifications, stipulated under the negotiable instruments act.
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A day of historic remembrance for Madras University

President launches yearlong celebrations on 150th Foundation Day

Chennai: A year down the line, organisers of the sesquicentennial celebrations of Madras University may well remember Monday with a mixture of pride and elation.

Set in motion by President Kalam, himself an alumnus, the inauguration of the year-long celebrations, which began on the varsity's 150th Foundation Day, was an occasion for everyone connected with the institution to introspect on what it meant to them and Indian higher education.
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Center for Excellence at Coimbatore

Computer center in Salem: ICAI

Salem: The institute of Chartered Accounts of India is to establish a center for excellence for chartered accountancy students at Coimbatore shortly.

Announcing the decision, V Murali, chairman of Board of studies, ICAI, said the new center for excellence in Coimbatore and a computer center proposed for Salem would cater to the academic in the region.

Addressing an audience of around 800 students from 25 city schools at a career guidance programme on chartered accountancy – new scheme of education and training held at sona college of technology on Monday, he said that students can become chartered accountants by undergoing an integrated theoretical instruction and practical training
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Eligibility Criteria for Stipend Scheme

Chennai: Professional degree holders will not be eligible for the state government’s stipend scheme for unemployed.

Laying down the eligibility criteria for the scheme to be launched from October 1 benefiting about 5 lakh unemployed, the government has exempted regular students attending schools and colleges also from the stipend scheme.

G.O. 72 of Labour and Employment Department states that graduates and postgraduates were eligible for a monthly stipend of Rs 300. A Plus 2 would get Rs 200 and a mere SSLC pass certificate would give them only Rs 150 a month.
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Give varsities autonomy: Kalam

Urges State government to integrate all varsities under the virtual university system

Chennai: Universities should be empowered with adequate functional autonomy to enable higher education institutions generate human capital for the knowledge era, President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam said on Monday.

He was inaugurating the 150th Foundation Day celebrations of Madras University here.

The State government should integrate all universities in Tamil Nadu under the virtual university system promoted by Madras University, as access to education for all was a key element of the emerging knowledge economy. A good educational model was the need of the hour, Mr. Kalam said in his address on `University system for a knowledge era'.
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Honorary Doctorates for Seven Eminent Personalities

For excellence in their chosen fields "Empty idealism without ambition and only ambition without idealist zeal would be of no use."

Chennai: Seven persons, who have excelled in different fields of human activity, were conferred honorary doctorate degrees here on Sunday during the annual convocation of the Satyabama Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed University).
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Teachers’ Recruitment Age Raised

New Delhi: The Delhi Cabinet on Monday decided to increase the age of retirement of teachers from 60 to 62 years. The move, a day before Teachers; Day, would benefit nearly 40, 000 government teachers, Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely
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Common Service Rules for Teachers: A.P. Chief Minister

Government to overcome legal hurdles to implement rules: YSR

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy has said that the Government would overcome legal hurdles and implement common service rules for teachers.

Although the Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunal had stayed the rule order, the Government would strive to see that the benefits reached teachers, he said at a function organised by the Progressive Recognised Teachers' Union to felicitate its president B.Mohan Reddy, who retired after serving the union for over 26 years.
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Deemed varsities seek to start Law Colleges

Chennai: It may appear odd - three Deemed to be Universities (DUs) offering medical, dental and engineering courses, have ventured into starting law colleges!

They are SASTRA in Thanjavur, Savitha in Sriperumbudur taluk and Avinashilingam Institute for Home Sciences in Coimbatore.

However, when they applied for permission to start the law colleges, the Bar Council of India, the statutory body, rejected their plea with a direction to them to obtain no objection certificates (NOCs) from the Tamil Nadu Government and the Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University.
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ICRISAT-Florida varsity tie up for Online Courses

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

(ICRISAT) and the University of Florida (UFl) have launched a partnership with a short course on applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in land resource management for practicing professionals, extension officers and students.

The partnership between ICRISAT and UFl is unique since it will offer courses for working professionals and students in a flexible mode, allowing them to accumulate credits at their pace, and pay fees that are affordable in their national currencies.
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Law on Maritime University soon: Baalu

"Cabinet's approval expected shortly"

Chennai: The Government will soon bring in laws on the proposed maritime university and national inland waterways, Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways T. R. Baalu said on Sunday.
Campaign inaugurated

Inaugurating a four-day information campaign of the Centre's Bharat Nirman programme at Okkiyam Thoraippakkam near here, he said the Cabinet's approval for the university was expected shortly.
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Ministry of Science & Technology

Government of India
Department of Biotechnology
Call for Proposals
(Biotech-based Programmes for Societal Development)

The Department of Biotechnology supports projects in the area of Societal Development to benefit SC/ST, Women and Rural Population for income and employment generation through village and farm based activities. The projects are funded to reputed institutions, NGOs, KVKs and autonomous organizations as per the terms and conditions of grant-in-aid of DBT. The department is setting priorities for funding the following sector:
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Vaels signs MoU with TAFE, Australia

Vael's International Academy, Chennai, has signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with Bacchus Marsh School of Aviation Flight Camp, Australia, to offer commercial pilot courses, and with Queensland Government Trade and Investment Office (TAFE), Australia, to offer five vocational courses for Indian students.

The MoUs between Vel's Group of Institutions and the two Australian institutions were signed by. Ishari K. Ganesh, founder-chairman, Vael's Group of Institutions, and Peter Dow, Chief Flying Instructor and Chief Pilot, Bacchus Marsh School of Aviation
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Admissions to Valparai College of Bharathiar varsity

Coimbatore: Those who wish to apply by post for admission to courses conducted by Bharathiar University Arts and Science College at Valparai may do so by sending a bank draft for Rs. 27 and a self-addressed and stamped (Rs. 15) envelope to the university.

A release said that the draft should be made payable to the Registrar, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.

To facilitate easy transportation of documents, the envelope should measure 25 cm by 12 cm and should be sent to the Registrar along with a letter containing details of the course for which the sender was seeking admission.
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Education should instil Philanthropy

Coimbatore: Academic studies should inspire people to become philanthropists, Mool Chand Sharma, vice-chairperson, University Grants Commission (UGC), said here on Saturday.

In his address at the first convocation of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (Deemed University), Mr. Sharma said: "Education is different from skill and training.

Acquire these but they should not overwhelm your vision of human solidarity, welfare and salvation. Use your skills for the service of the poor."
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ICAI signs agreement with Abu Dhabi-based Institution

Chennai: The institute of chartered accountants of India has entered into a MOU with Abu Dhabi based center of excellence for applied research and training to conceptualize and device an international curriculum in accountancy.

ICAI president T.N.Manoharan, who returned to chennai after signing the MOU with Dr.Tayeb Kamali, vice-chairman of CERT recently, termed the tie-up with the united Arab Emirates government backed institution as a “historic moment for the institute and accounting and auditing profession in the middle eastern countries.”

At a press meet organized last week, he said the institute would soon constitute a task force that would visit the CERT and hold discussions on future collaborations.
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National Institute of Disaster Management

Ministry of Home Affairs

On-line training course on comprehensive disaster risk management framework

National institute of disaster management, New Delhi and World Bank institute Washington are offering an on-line training course on comprehensive disaster management framework from October 9 to November 17, 206.
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Science Council keen to Encourage young Scientists

Coimbatore: The Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology (TNSCST) would like to encourage young scientists to conduct research that would benefit society, P. Iyamperumal, Member Secretary, TNSCST, Chennai, said here on Friday.

He was speaking at the inauguration of a seminar on plant variety protection at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), jointly organized by the Centre for Agricultural and Rural Development Studies of the university, the Patent Facilitation Centre of the Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) and TNSCST.
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Vellore Institute of Technology - Business School

Deemed University

Vellore – 14
Phone: 0416-2243091
Fax: 0416-2243092
VIT Business School


Dear Alumnus
Greetings from the VIT business school & VIT

We take pleasure in inviting you, with your family, to this years VIT management alumni association meet on 10th Sep 2006, 7 am onwards, at Dr. M. Channa reddy auditorium, VIT.
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Additional fee for Private Medical College Students Decreased

Pondicherry: The fees collected by various self-financing medical colleges in addition to tuition fees have been decreased.

Making this announcement during Zero Hour in the Assembly on Friday, Chief Minister N Rangasamy said Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI) would charge Rs 40,000 in addition to Rs 1.5 lakh tuition fees.

The Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences would charge Rs 53,000 in addition to Rs 1.75 lakh tuition fees and Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College would charge Rs 35,000 in addition to Rs 1.5 lakh tuition fees.
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Best Young Management Teacher Award

Coimbatore: The Assistant professor of PSG Institute of Management, R. G. Priyadarshini, was selected as the best `Young Management Teacher' for the year 2005- 2006.
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Chenglepet Law College becomes Government College

Chennai: Law Minister I Periyasamy on Friday announced that Chenglepet Law College which had been a constituent college of Dr Ambedkar University would revert back to Government Law College.

The government’s step follows the demand put forth by students of the Salem Law College who had been on strike, during their talks with the government, the Law Minister told the State Assembly.
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50 PC of Engineering Students “Unemployable”

Mere multiplication of colleges will not ensure quality

Coimbatore: While India produces the second largest number of engineers in the world, more than half of them are “unemployable”, A.Sathish Kumar, MD, henkel India limited, said on Friday.

While 3, 60,000 students passed out of engineering colleges last year, recent studies revealed that nearly 2, 00,000 of them were unemployable.

He was inaugurating TECH SEM 2006, a state-level technical symposium organized by sri Krishna college of engineering and technology here.
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UGC Chief calls for more Public funding in Higher Education

Chennai: Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Sukhdeo Thorat, has called for more public funding in the area of higher education, in order to increase the number of individuals taking up higher education.

Delivering the fourth ONGC Endowment Lecture at the University of Madras here on Friday, Thorat said the Union Government should allocate more funds with which more educational institutions could be set up in different parts of the country.
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Vocational Education to Nurture Labour Skills

Coimbatore: One of the major setbacks that the Indian industry faces is lack of skilled manpower. This problem could sort out by fostering Vocational Education and Training (VET), said Prof. M.C. Pant, Chairman of National Institute of Open School, New Delhi.

Speaking at the second Consultative meeting on VET at the Tamilnadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Prof. Pant said, “Education should be learner-centric. We should identify the competencies among individuals and guide them to pick up the right course so that they become skilled workers.”
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Consultative Meeting on Vocational Education

Recommendations to be sent to HRD Ministry

Coimbatore: A consultative meeting on vocational education and training will be conducted at the Tamilnadu Agricultural University (TNAU), here on September 1 and 2.

A release said that the meeting would be for the Southern region that included four States: Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and the two Union Territories of Pondicherry (Puduvai) and Lakshadweep. Participants would include State Government officials, employers and also representatives of industry associations and non-Governmental organisations.
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Fee Structure to Differ for Colleges, Courses

New panel to oversee admission in professional colleges

Chennai: The Tamilnadu government on Thursday introduced the much-awaited comprehensive bill to regulate admissions and fee structure in self-financing professional colleges in the state.

As per the tamilnadu professional educational institutions (Regulation of admission and determination of fee) act 2006 bill, tabled by higher education minister Ponmudy in the assembly, a new panel would fix the fees and regulate admissions for medical, dental, engineering and architecture courses. This means the existing entrance examination and fee committees constituted under the directions of the Supreme Court will be superseded.
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U.S.Experts to Interact with Engineering Students

Coimbatore: Two academics from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in the United States –Karen L.White-head and Keith W.Whites arrived at Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College (SREC) on Wednesday as part of the academic agreement signed last year between the two institutions, R.Venkatasalu, Managing Trustee-cum-Correspondent and Chairman of the Governing Council of the college, told media persons that the two academics were on a four-day visit to the engineering college, to interact with students and faculty.
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Central Institute of Indian Languages Mysore

Department of Secondary and Higher Education,Language Bureau
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Government of India

Manasagangothri, Hunsur Road, Mysore 570006
National Testing Service

Attention! Managements of Schools and Colleges
(Private, Corporate, Aided, & Govt.)

Applications in the prescribed format are invited from the managements of reputed schools and colleges for designating as the Regional Field Units of the National Testing Service [NTS]. The NTS is established under the Centre for Testing and Evaluation of this Institute
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Computers child's Play for him

Coimbatore: At the age of eight years and eleven months, Armaan Varadaraj, a Standard IV student of G.D. Matriculation Higher Secondary School here, passed the Microsoft Certified Professional course, making him one of the youngest to do so.

"My father taught me computers," says Armaan, who uses a Mac desktop machine at home to create websites, play interactive games he has loaded on his own, use search engines, surf the Net and take photos using the built-in camera.
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GATE-All-India free mock test

Gate forum is organising an all-India free mock test for those taking the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering on September 3, 2006 in over 25 cities across the country.
About GATE

It is an All India Examination conducted by the seven Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. GATE-2007 will be conducted on February 11, 2007.
Mock test details
The test will be conducted in the following engineering disciplines:
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Life skills Education for SC/ST Students

Coimbatore: A three-day training camp on life skills was organized for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe students in schools in and around Kuniamuthur here at the Government Girls Higher Secondary School recently.

Students from weak economic background were selected for the camp. "Their quality of life is rather low, and have no other opportunity to attend similar workshops," said Ganesh Murthy, Training Coordinator, Perur Block. Nearly 50 students from over eight schools participated in the workshop.
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All India Poetry Competition

Among school children 2006

Supported by the ministry of human resource development government of India

Download the entry form at: www.indianpoetry.org

Or write to: The Poetry Society India
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Bhatnagar Prize for 13 Scientists

New Delhi: The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has announced the winners of its Shanthi Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for 2006.

The 13 scientists include Virender Singh Sangwan of L.V.Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad (Medical Sciences); Srinivasan Sampath of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; K.George Thomas of the Regional Research Laboratory, Thiruvananthapuram; Vikraman Balaji of Chennai Mathematical Institute, Siruseri, and Indranil Biswas of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (Mathematical Sciences)
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Bright Cheating by Medical Colleges

Colleges use smart students to corner CET seats

Bangalore: Does a medical college get worked up if it were to see some of its seats allotted at the CET Cell cancelled by candidates? Not quite so. It may even celebrate.

A few officials who have been in charge of the CET affairs for years suspect the hand of organized groups of agents at work behind many cancellations. These agents identify candidates who stand a chance in medicine, make them pick up their seats and get them to cancel later. The colleges sell these seats in the open market.
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Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

Human resource development group (Examination unit)

CSIR complex
HRD group
Library Avenue, pusa
New Delhi – 12

CSIR will hold joint CSIR-UGC test for junior research fellowship and eligibility for lecturer ship (NET) – December 2006 at 25 centers on 24-12-06 (Sunday)
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Matriculation/Anglo-Indian School Leaving Certificate Examinations

The Directorate of Government Examinations has released the timetable for the Matriculation/Anglo-Indian School leaving Certificate Examinations to be held in September 2006 and SSLC and OSLC examination to be held in September and October 2006.

Matriculation examination September/October 2006
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New Vice-Chancellor for Madras University

S.P. Thyagarajan's tenure comes to an end on September 6

Chennai: S. Ramachandran, Director of the Centre for Research and the Institute for Ocean Management in Anna University, has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Madras.

He will serve for a period of three years from the date of his assumption of office, a Raj Bhavan release said on Wednesday. Mr. Ramachandran will take over from Vice-Chancellor S. P. Thyagarajan, whose tenure comes to an end on September 6.
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Quiz Contest for Medical Students

Winning team will get a cash prize of Rs. 10,000

Chennai: Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM), Chennai, is organising a State-level quiz competition in commemoration of its first anniversary on October 17.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students of medical, biology and biotechnology courses enrolled in government and private institutes in Tamilnadu and Pondicherry are eligible to participate. A preliminary round comprising a written test will be conducted to choose the best six teams that will feature in the final round which will involve general, rapid fire and visual rounds.
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