Professor Haynes with students and film crew at Hadrian's Wall
The Hindu Professor Haynes with students and film crew at Hadrian's Wall

Log on to the Roman frontier

New Castle University’s free open online course on archaeology promises a rich and interactive educational experience. »
Scoring high marks is not the only criterion to become an engineer. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

What drives your engineering pursuits?

Though high marks can tempt you into choosing a particular course of study in engineering, let your choice be determined by your interest. »
experts speak

Internship always pays

Experts Speak is an exclusive forum for youth to get advice from industry experts. If you have questions concerning internships, careers, entrepreneurship and start-ups, this is where you can get your... »
At the workshop.

Workshop on plasma technology at VIT

VIT University, Chennai, recently organised the third ‘National Plasma Scholars’ Colloquium' and a national workshop on ‘Exploring Plasma Technology for Material Processing’. Dr. Dhiraj Bora... »


I am pursuing BE in ECE. I will finish my fourth semester examinations soon. I want to start the CAT exam preparation as I want to pursue MBA from any one of the IIMs. Please guide me on which... »
July 6, 2014

What's new

MOOC from BITS PilaniBirla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani (BITS Pilani) has announced its alliance with edX, a non-profit, open source learning destination, to offer quality ed... »
June 29, 2014

Performing under pressure

Ratan is elated as he finally got an interview call from his dream company. He was sorely disappointed a couple of years earlier when he was bypassed by this company during campus recruitment. At... »
Hunger strike in support of FYUP by DU faculty members outside the Vice-Chancellor's office at Delhi University in New Delhi on Saturday. Photo: Meeta Ahlawat
New Delhi, June 28, 2014

Interest of B.Tech students will be kept in mind: HRD

Allaying apprehensions about the future of B. Tech students after Delhi University rolled back four-year undergraduate programme, the HRD Ministry said their worries would be sorted out by Saturda... »
Chennai, June 19, 2014

Chennai zone students comes second in IIT-JEE

The IIT JEE (Main) results were released on Thursday. Candidates can check the results at 1.19 lakh candidates took the joint entrance exams conducted on May... »
June 16, 2014

Suhasini Haidar’s speech to students of World Media Academy

Dear journalism students, I wish you many job rejections…..(Speech to students of World Media Academy, May 2012)To the graduating students of WMA - it really is an honour to ad... »
Technopark, the upcoming Technocity, and the success of start-ups being incubated at the Technopark-Technology Business Incubator hold the promise
of an exciting phase of transition.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 11, 2014

Homeward bound for a better life

Leaving behind stable, lucrative careers in the United States of America to return home to the ‘greener pastures’ of Thiruvananthapuram—one would think it ludicrous. Even more so if the abandoned j... »
For those of us who have received offers of admission or jobs, there is a sense of anticipation and maybe, achievement. File Photo.
June 1, 2014
backpacker's guide: living & learning

Goalposts unseen

By this time of the year, many final-year students in any programme already know what the next few months or years will hold for them. They may be entering a new course or taking up a job. In most... »
Young Turks in the outgoing government, with qualifications from globally reputed universities, have been elevated to leadership roles.
chennai, May 25, 2014

Politics for a career

One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. — Plato Plato can’t be more correct. We are now witnessing unpreced... »
Screenshot shows homepage of AICTE's job portal. Designed for educational institutions in Tier-II and Tier-III cities, the portal allows students/companies to access and upload the profiles of each other.
CHENNAI, May 23, 2014

AICTE launches job portal

In a bid to ensure that students in non-metros are not left out of the race to lucrative jobs, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has launched a job portal linking students and... »
Be serious: Panellists will pay more attention to those who have done their homework. Photo: S. Siva Saravanan
May 18, 2014

Interview blues

I’ve just completed a week of interviews, and, as always, it has been a learning experience. Being on the other side of the table allows you to observe and to some extent understand the anxieties a... »
CHENNAI, July 3, 2014

Where IT, Computer Science do not pay

With the mindset of students inclined towards core engineering subjects ahead of the counselling, the self-financing colleges are not just surrendering thousands of seats in Information Technology... »
B. Tech and BMS students of Delhi University stage a protest outside the residence of HRD Minister Smriti Irani, demanding that their four-year courses should not be scrapped in New Delhi on Sunday. Photo: S. Subramanium
New Delhi, June 29, 2014

4-year B. Tech course for students admitted in 2013-14: UGC

UGC on Sunday asked Delhi University to continue with the four-year B.Tech programme only for the students admitted during the academic year 2013-14, putting an end to uncertainty following rollba... »
Choices: A degree in food technology opens up numerous career options in the industry
June 22, 2014

Food pays

You can’t be called a foodie only because you like to eat food. A true foodie is someone who knows the technology behind food, the science and engineering that add value to commodity foods such as... »
Suhasini Haidar. File photo: Shanker Chakravarty
June 16, 2014

‘Good journalism will change you’

Dear Journalism Students: Good journalism will change you, or atleast it will build your abs. Congratulations on graduating! Today I want to speak to you about Change. As you all... »
After Shah Faesal (in picture) became the first IAS topper in 2010, 11 candidates passed the exam in 2013 and an equal number in 2012. In 2014, 10 candidates from Jammu and Kashmir have cracked Indian Civil Service examination. File photo
SRINAGAR, June 13, 2014

No woman in 10 candidates from J&K in IAS-2014

Ten candidates from Jammu and Kashmir have cracked this year’s Indian Civil Service examination, results of which were declared on Thursday. Eleven candidates passed the exam in 2013 and... »
CHENNAI, June 6, 2014

Over 2,000 students get offer letters from top IT companies

As many as 2,600 students from various engineering colleges affiliated to the Anna University are set to get offer letters from Cognizant Technology Solutions and Infosys. Nine placement dr... »
Open book: Use your virtual presence to advantage. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar.
chennai, May 25, 2014

Look who’s following you

When Facebook opened to the public in 2006, little did we realise that every information box we filled, every status we updated and every photo we uploaded might come back to haunt us one day. »
A view of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Tiruchi. Photo: M. Moorthy
chennai, May 25, 2014

Want to rebuild your career?

Those who have taken a break in their career know the challenges involved in returning to it. The skill sets acquired are rendered obsolete as younger workforce joins the company.Keeping in... »
Only the beginning: While an MBA degree can give you perspective, pragmatism comes only with experience.
May 18, 2014

The way forward

The last decade has completely changed the dynamics of the education industry in our country. In the current market scenario, there is clearly a demand-supply mismatch. Placement opportunities for... »
Students can join a Community College after graduating from high school (on completion of 12th standard) or at any time in their careers for re-training or re-skilling in a completely new area.
May 16, 2014

Heard of community colleges?

Q: What are U.S. Community Colleges? A: Community Colleges in the United States offer technical training and skill-oriented programs in a wide variety of disciplines. They... »