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Educational News Today - Archive - January 2009

Jan 29, 2009 - Talent fest for engineering students
  The two-day “Do It Yourself” exhibition of technical projects by students of various engineering colleges and polytechnics in the State will be held at the KCT Polytechnic in Gulbarga from January 30. Read More >>
Jan 29, 2009 - Think of rural reconstruction, varsities told
  Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission D.P. Agrawal said on Wednesday that research and development activities taken up by universities should help produce high-yielding varieties of seeds, quality manure and also improve agricultural technology. Read More >>

Jan 27, 2009 - At most colleges, there's no quality to be assessed
  Over 30 per cent of colleges and universities in India are not even eligible for quality assessment! Read More >>

Jan 27, 2009 - Mangalore University to confer honorary doctorate on seven
  Gemmologist and a collector of sea shells M. Mukunda Prabhu and distinguished scientist and Chief Controller of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Read More >>

Jan 26, 2009 - Stuck in a trough
  The student community, which is generally oblivious to rituals such as quarterly results and tracking sectoral growth industries, is today a reformed lot. Read More >>

Jan 26, 2009 - Lowering the bar?
  The Indian Nursing Council (INC)recently came out with certain amendments to its conditions for setting up nursing colleges and other matters related to nursing education in the country. This has led to confusion among students with ‘reports in media’ adding to it. Read More >>

Jan 26, 2009 - How to crack CLAT
  Law as a course to study has undergone a sea-change over the years with establishment of National Law Schools and the corporatisation of the placements in top law schools. Read More >>

Jan 24, 2009 - Seminars on biotechnology
  The Biotechnology Department of St. Aloysius College is hosting two national-level seminars on biotechnology between January 27 and 31. Read More >>

Jan 23, 2009 - Rs. 100-crore plan to develop law varsity campus approved
  The Karnataka State Law University has prepared a Rs. 100-crore master plan for the development of the university campus at Rayapur in Dharwad district. Read More >>

Jan 22, 2009 - Two years on, they still wait for degree certificates
  They studied hard, wrote examinations, passed with flying colours, and some even landed plush jobs. All this was close to two years ago. Read More >>

Jan 22, 2009 - Youth urged to take to research
  U.R. Rao, renowned space scientist and Chairman of the Karnataka State Science and Technology Academy, while stating that advances in the field of science and technology have contributed to the country’s development. Read More >>

Jan 22, 2009 - Muslims told to empower themselves through higher education
  Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha K. Rahman Khan on Wednesday called upon Muslims not to consider themselves a minority but as the second largest community in the country. Read More >>

Jan 21, 2009 - Convocation today
  As many as 36,436 students will be awarded graduate, postgraduate degrees and PG diploma certificates during the 59th annual convocation of Karnatak University, Dharwad, to be held on Wednesday. Read More >>

Jan 21, 2009 - College to reach out to community through radio
  St. Aloysius College is all set to launch the first community radio station in Dakshina Kannada district by February-end or the first week of March. Read More >>

Jan 19, 2009 - Finance + outsourcing
  Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), in association with Accenture, has started a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Diploma programme in Finance and Accounting. Read More >>

Jan 19, 2009 - The road that lies ahead
  If the buzz last week was about the CAT results and analysing what profile each of the seven Indian Institute of Managements was looking out for, this week it is time to move on. Read More >>

Jan 19, 2009 - Science exhibition from Wednesday
  The Veerashaiva College here, in association with the Karnataka Vigyan Parishat and the Directorate of Collegiate Education, will host a three-day Gulbarga zonal-level science exhibition on the theme ‘Save Planet Earth’ from Wednesday. Read More >>

Jan 19, 2009 - Law University gets 22 acres of land
  Efforts are on to make the Karnataka State Law University functional from the next academic year. The Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation (HDMC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for transfer of 22 acres of land at Rayapur for the establishment of the university. Read More >>

Jan 19, 2009 - MCI for accrediting medical colleges
  Medical colleges in the country will have to go for accreditation to maintain quality if the Union Government approves a proposal of the Medical Council of India (MCI) to this effect, according to its executive committee member Ved Prakash Mishra. Read More >>

Jan 18, 2009 - Private veterinary colleges needed, says VCI president
  The president of the Veterinary Council of India, New Delhi, Amrit Lal Chaudhary, on Saturday said, “The situation demands that as in the case with medical, technical and management education, private entrepreneurs need to be motivated to participate in veterinary education and research.” Read More >>

Jan 18, 2009 - KVAFSU student bags 12 gold medals
  Meritorious students Zafar Ahmad, who won 12 gold medals, and Alok Nath Gupta, who got six gold medals, were the cynosure of all eyes at the second convocation of Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar, held at its campus at Nandinagar off Bidar city on Saturday. Read More >>

Jan 18, 2009 - Bangalore to host ‘InfoVision 2009’ from Thursday
  The fourth edition of the knowledge summit InfoVision 2009, organised by the International School of Information Management (ISiM), University of Mysore, in collaboration with the Bangalore Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Triumph India Software Services, Bangalore, will be held in Bangalore on Thursday and Friday. The summit will take place at Hotel Le Meridien. Read More >>

Jan 17, 2009 - Neurocon from today
  Sahyadri Neurocon 2009, a two-day State-level neurologists and psychiatrists conference, will commence at the Shimoga Institute of Medical Sciences here on Saturday under the joint auspices of the Bangalore Asian Trust, Sahyadri Neurologists and Psychiatrists Association and Shimoga branch of the Indian Medical Association. Read More >>

Jan 16, 2009 - Sri Mahaveera College wins championship
  Sri Mahaveera College, Moodabidri, emerged as the overall champions at “Art Chimes”, an inter-collegiate festival, organised by the MGM College here on Tuesday. The Government First Grade College at Tenkanidiyur was the runners-up. Read More >>

Jan 14, 2009 - Fee reduced for poor, meritorious students
  There is good news for students appearing for the Common Entrance Test (CET) 2009. A new fee structure introduced for poor and meritorious students under the government quota in engineering means that they pay Rs. 10,000 less. At the same time, the overall government quota for engineering courses has come down by five per cent. Read More >>

Jan 13, 2009 - Patil takes charge as VC of new law university
  J.S. Patil, Vice-Chancellor of Karnataka State Law University which is to be established at Rayapur, between Hubli and Dharwad on Monday said that the university had plans to implement uniform law syllabus from the next academic year 2009-10. Read More >>

Jan 12, 2009 - Panel to look into BU bifurcation
  The State Government constituted a committee on Saturday to look into the pros and cons Bangalore University’s bifurcation.Read More >>

Jan 10, 2009 - Universities should adopt flexible modes of operation, says VC
  The next millennium needs not just specialists but flexible generalists, V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice- Chancellor of Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, said here on Friday Read More >>

Jan 09, 2009 - SDM College of Law overall champions at ‘Comfest’
  SDM College of Law, Mangalore, emerged as overall champions at the two-day inter-collegiate, “Comfest”, organised by Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (MGM) College here on Wednesday. Read More >>

Jan 08, 2009 - CAT results tomorrow
  The results of the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2008 will be announced on Friday, something that 2.76 lakh candidates have been anxiously waiting for. Read More >>

Jan 07, 2009 - International meet on educational leadership
  A “International Conference on Educational Leadership” began at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) here on Monday. Read More >>

Jan 05, 2009 - Campus placements R.I.P.
  Being a fresher in any industry, at any point of time is no duck soup. An ailing economy and a sluggish job market coupled with recession will only add to the woes of the young job seeker. With experts predicting that a significant part of 2009 will be mired in recession, the average soon-to-be-graduate has little to look forward to. Read More >>

Jan 05, 2009 - UGC in reforms mode
  The University Grants Commission (UGC) expects deemed-to-be-universities to take the lead in carrying out reforms during the 11th Plan period (2007-12) in admission policy, examination reforms including continuous internal assessment, introduction of credit-based courses, semester system, mobility of students, and credit accumulation/ transfer. Read More >>

Jan 04, 2009 - IGNOU to offer certificate course for technicians at 40 centres
  Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has plans to extend the IGNOU-HHML Motorcycle Technicians Competency Development Project (IH-MTCDP) to 40 centres across the country by 2009-end. Read More >>

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