Readers' Mail

Course duration

Sir, — The proposal under consideration of the Madurai Kamaraj University's Syndicate ( The Hindu , dated June 29) to reduce the duration of MBA course under distance education is welcome. Most of the students pursuing the course are employed. If the duration is reduced to two years, it will help them. The syndicate should implement the scheme to cover the present batch also, which appear for the first year examinations next month.

M.S. Raghavan,


Confusing question

Sir, — The question number 77 in the mathematics paper of the Tamil Nadu Professional Courses Entrance Examination asks the identity of (1/16 1/16 1/16 1/16). Here the technical term should have been used instead of identity. This question might have confused many candidates.

K. Muthu Pandian,



Sir, — There is an option for students of Standard X and Plus-Two to get their marks re-totalled. The evaluators and officials should take care to avoid any lapse. Only in cases of suspected lapses, re-totalling should be allowed. It should not be routine.

V.S. Sankaran,


Free bus pass

Sir, — The Tamil Nadu Government has decided to restore the free bus pass facility for school students, from June this year. It has modified the scheme to allow students to travel free even during holidays. Its aim is to help the students pursue their studies without any hassle. I hope all students avail themselves of the scheme.

R. Anuradha Rajappa,


Writ jurisdiction

Sir, — I request the Chief Justice of Madras High Court to grant writ jurisdiction to the High Court Bench in Madurai, in the interests of litigants and advocates. Otherwise, the Bench will not serve any purpose.

T.N.V. Gopi,


No price boards

Sir, — Restaurants in Theni do not display price boards, though it is mandatory. The food items are also overpriced. Will the officials concerned take action?




Sir, — The railway authorities are yet to appoint judicial officers to adjudicate cases of train accidents occurred in Tamil Nadu since 2002 and fix compensation to the victims. Some of the victims are youngsters with many to look after. Hence, I request the Union Government to appoint judicial officers to decide on compensation to the affected families.

Thathpurusha Shivam,


Telegram troubles

Sir, — Villagers in Tuticorin district could not send telegrams from post offices.

The post offices do not accept telegrams, and deliver the message received from the BSNL through ordinary post causing delay of a day or two.

Previously, messages were received through phone but the scheme was abolished.

The BSNL collect fee for telegram per word, but send the whole text written in a post card costing 50 paise. The message should at least be written in a separate format.

Thambi Aiya Fernando,

Vembar, Tuticorin dt.