Flip side of success

They always want to be at the top and pay heavily for it. What can overachievers do to handle the pressure? »

Write your blues away

Psychologists suggest that writing about life experiences can have cathartic effects and promote well-being. »
Damage control: Reading consistently through the year can build a deep understanding. Backpacker’s Guide

On a wing and a prayer

Leaving exam preparations to the last minute may work, but there is a better way. »
Loosen up: Learning need not always take place in front of a black board. Photo: Sarthak Saraswat

Breaking the ice

IIT-Madras’ life skills programme aims at making learning fun, allowing first-year undergraduate students to feel at home. »

On the shelf

Comprehensive Mathematics — JEE Advanced Mc Graw Hill Education Price: Rs. 750 The book is divided into 26 chapters. Solved examples of six types are presented: s... »
CHENNAI, September 30, 2014

ETS scholarship for Indian students

Educational Testing Service (ETS) has announced its annual TOEFL scholarship to 10 exceptional Indian students with proven academic performance, excellence in English communication and leadership... »
September 29, 2014

What's New

Admissions open at EASB

East Asia Institute of Management (EASB), Singapore, has commenced admissions for MBA with specialisation in Marketing, Strategic Planning, Human Resource... »
September 28, 2014

Food Mela-2014

Food mela: “Food Mela-2014” was organised at Government First Grade College, Vemgal, in Kolar taluk recently. Promoting indigenous food among people was the objective of the mela. The studen... »
September 28, 2014

A handful of rice with love

Samsmaran Din: The students of Crossland College based at Brahmavar in Udupi district marked the “Samsmaran Din” of the college founder C.T. Abraham in a unique manner. The college la... »
September 28, 2014

Internships to watch out for

Web Designer Internship at

Category: Graphic design/art work/illustrator Eligibility: Any colle... »
Prasanta Chakravarty, professor at the Delhi University during an interview, in New Delhi. Photo: S. Subramanium
September 28, 2014

Fruits of a course

Humanitiesunderground (HUG) is a three-year-old website, an initiative to deliberate on the various trajectories of humanities triggered by the global phenomenon of arts and humanities losing inst... »
NEW DELHI, September 25, 2014

Higher education Bill to be withdrawn from Parliament

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to withdraw the Higher Education and Research Bill, 2011, from Parliament in view of the reservations expressed by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on ce... »
HYDERABAD, September 24, 2014

University of Hyderabad to honour six eminent personalities

Noted scientist, Palle Rama Rao; renowned cardio-thorasic surgeon, M.S. Valiathan; renowned Mathematician, M.S. Raghunathan; Scholar of Classical Indian dance, Kapila Vatsyayan and renowned poet,... »
At a student-run centre at IIT-M. Photo: M. Srinath
CHENNAI, September 23, 2014

Entry norms for IITs relaxed

 The Ministry of Human Resource Development has ratified new criteria for admission to the Indian Institute of Technologies (IITs), paving the way for participation of more students in counse... »
CHIDAMBARAM, September 22, 2014

Annamalai University attendance goes bio-metric way

Annamalai University, now under the governance of the State government-appointed administrator Shiv Das Meena, has started introducing the smart photo identity card and biometric attendance system... »

Back to school, as role models

Israel beckons Indian students

Campus capsule

Commerce Study Centre programme

Engineers’ Day celebrated in Udupi

Learning curve

What's New

A case for women’s rights

Super-30 Man: Anand Kumar
New York, September 29, 2014

Super 30 founder invited to speak at MIT and Harvard

Indian mathematician and founder of Super 30, Anand Kumar, has been invited by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to speak on his »
Professor John Wilson
September 28, 2014

Study business at NUBS

Recently, the Newcastle University Business School (NUBS) joined the ranks of the global elite after receiving the triple crown from leading accreditation bodies. It also received AACSB (Associa... »
September 28, 2014

Q & A

I have dropped out of three courses so far at the degree level as I have not been able to understand the subjects. I am confused. I hail from an agricultural family and my family has encouraged... »
Swathi Imayakumar
September 28, 2014

Design dreams

Ever since my school days in Chennai, I have been passionate about vehicles. I reckon it is because my father and grandfather, worked in related fields. In pursuit of my passion, I chose to pursue... »
September 28, 2014

How to be a cartographer

In February, 2014 Siddharth Hande, an environmental activist held a workshop for IIT students that had them sit up and listen to with interest. During the time allotted to him Hande was their Soci... »
NEW DELHI, September 26, 2014

Stiff resistance to draft NCTE Regulations

The draft National Council for Teacher Education (Recognition Norms & Procedure) Regulations, 2014, came in for stiff resistance from some members of the Council at its meeting here on Thursda... »
Srinagar, September 24, 2014

AICTE cancels Srinagar centre for CMAT exam due to floods

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has cancelled the Srinagar centre for conducting of the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2015-16 due to the floods in Kashmir valley.»

BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS: In the 1970s and 1980s, Clive Lloyd (left) turned enormously talented players from the West Indies into a cohesive and formidable unit. File Photo
Chennai, September 23, 2014

Bonding is for the week, not weekend

Here’s a scenario. Team building excursions occur as regularly as the full moon. Yet the organisational firmament is gloomy. Desired goals still seem galaxies away. Old problems fester. The lone r... »
Parents alongwith AAP members staging a protest in front of the Department of Public Instruction, Government of Karnataka, against the Karnataka Goverment's failure to implement Right to Education (RTE), in Bangalore on September 17, 2014. Photo: K. Murali Kumar
Bangalore, September 22, 2014

Endless ordeal for RTE quota admissions

For more than eight months, a group of about 40 parents have been running from pillar to post to get their children admitted in private schools in the city under the Right to Education (RTE) quota,... »
NEW DELHI, September 22, 2014

Career counselling seminar at IIT-D

The Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi Alumni Association, in collaboration with the institute’s Training & Placement Cell and its Board for Student Welfare, organised a career counsell... »

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