Tamil Nadu

Lending a helping hand to slow learners

S. Manian, Vice-Chancellor, Annamalai University, addresses the inauguration of a training programme at the varsity recently.— Photo: Special Arrangement  

Recognising the need for teachers to cater to students who are slow learners, the Department of Education, Annamalai University, organised a training programme on ‘identification, treatment and educational measures of slow learners or educationally backward children’ on December 17.

The Special Assistance Programme- University Grants Commission sponsored training was designed for school teachers at all levels to identify such students and provide suitable strategies for their academic improvement, said a press release.

It was presented by R. Gnanadevan, Professor of Education. R. Balamurali, Chief Education Officer, Cuddalore District, appreciated the programme stating that it would be of immense benefit for teachers and students. He also assured he will extend his cooperation in catering to the welfare of government school students.

The training was attended by S. Manian, Vice-Chancellor of Annamalai University, R. Babu, Dean, Faculty of Education, M. Harikrishnan, Head of the Department of Education and others. An education association at the University was also inaugurated.

Seminar on digital literature planned

With electronic forms of literature proving to grow with time, the Department of English, Pondicherry University, has announced a one-day national seminar on ‘English Literature in the Digital Era.’

The seminar which will take place on February 12, 2016, will provide an opportunity for researchers, academicians and students to share and discuss their current research and teaching practices in the digital era and electronic literature, said a note.

It will examine fiction and non-fiction in e-literature form, the problems in translating electronic literature, e-literature and culture, pedagogy and approaches to electronic literature, hypertext fiction, poetry on and off the web, kinetic poetry, poems and stories generated online, novels in the forms of e-mail and blog, interactive fiction, fan fiction and cyberpunk fiction, social media and the role of language.

Duo win prize for paper on bio diesel

Two second year students of Global Institute of Engineering and Technology won the first prize for presenting a paper on “Bio diesel from micro algae” at a contest recently.

Fatheen Hasan and Bharath, Petroleum engineering students of the college, took part in the Energy Conservation Campaign Paper Presentation Contest conducted by Thirumalai Chemicals Ltd, Ranipet. Students from various Anna University affiliated engineering colleges across Tamil Nadu took part in the contest, according to a press release.

(Reporting by Annie Philip and

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