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Jan 31, 2009 - UGC Act being amended to give select colleges powers to award degrees
   Select autonomous colleges in the country will be vested with powers by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to award degrees to their students instead of universities they are affiliated to. read more

Jan 31, 2009 - Take steps to create more jobs VC
   Universities have certain concerns about the industry similar to what industry has with the educational institutions, R. Radhakrishnan, Vice-Chancellor of Anna University, Coimbatore, said here on Thursday. read more

Jan 31, 2009 - Students told to think out of the box
   Students of SSM School of Management of S.S.M. College of Engineering, Komarapalayam, had an exciting session on management lessons, thanks to a seminar The Hindu Business Line organised on Friday. read more

Jan 30, 2009 - Walk-in interview
   Wisdom Technologies, a Tiruchi-based firm, will conduct a walk-in interview for the posts of Project Developers, Web Designers and Technical Support Executives at K. L. N. College of Engineering on Saturday. read more

Jan 30, 2009 - Engg colleges up ante over Anna university norms
   Managements of a section of the self-financing engineering colleges in western Tamil Nadu resenting certain mandates of the Anna University (Coimbatore) have formed the Association of Management of Coimbatore Anna University Affiliated Colleges (AMAC). read more

Jan 28, 2009 - Universities to introduce new mark normalisation system
   All universities in the State have been told to delay the first semester examination results to introduce a new mark normalisation system. read more

Jan 28, 2009 - Periyar University to conduct national level seminars
   The Department of Economics of Periyar University will conduct a series of national level seminars during January and March. read more

Jan 28, 2009 - Student&rsquos paper wins award in meet
   A research paper presented by A.H. Syed Sulthan Alaudeen, a final year Electronics and Communication Engineering student of Syed Ammal Engineering College, was selected the best paper in the international conference organised by WSEAS held at China. read more

Jan 28, 2009 - Rs.11 crore for construction of engineering college buildings
   Nearly Rs.11 crore would be spent for construction of classrooms and buildings for the Government Engineering College started in September last year at Tirukkuvalai, the birth place of Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi in Nagapattinam district, said K.Ponmudy, Minister for Higher Education. read more

Jan 27, 2009 - Graduates told to work with sense of planning
   Young graduates should work hard with a sense of planning to succeed in their lives, former vice-chancellor Avvai Natarajan said here on Sunday. read more

Jan 26, 2009 - We'll be a knowledge power soon
   Minister of Higher Education K. Ponmudy said that India would become a 'centre of knowledge power' soon. read more

Jan 26, 2009 - Kalam unveils Vision 2030 for Anna University
   Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam underlined the importance of providing higher education to tomorrow's leaders with the knowledge of sustainable development and rolled out his Vision 2030 for Anna University on Sunday. read more

Jan 26, 2009 - Get ready for CLAT
   The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT - 2009) for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered by 11 national law schools in the country will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on May 17. read more

Jan 26, 2009 - The road that lies ahead
   The Common Admission Test results are out. Having received those much-coveted call letters from the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management, it is time to sharpen skills, brush up on current affairs and step up to the challenges thrown up by the second stage. read more

Jan 26, 2009 - IGNOU courses in outsourcing
   At a time when the major economies of the world are experiencing downturn and when there are fears about the health of the whole enterprise called business process outsourcing (BPO), the IGNO University has seemingly swum against the current by instituting two diploma programmes to BPO. read more

Jan 26, 2009 - Resetting standards of nursing education
   The Indian Nursing Council has come up with amendments to some of its conditions for setting up nursing colleges and on other matters related to nursing education. read more

Jan 26, 2009 - What the IIMs look for
   Both the hundred percentilers from Bangalore, Ameya Mhatre and Lakshmisha S.K., confessed that they could not figure out why they did not get calls from all the Indian Institutes of Management for admission to the Post-Graduate Programme in Management. read more

Jan 25, 2009 - Undergraduate courses to have English section soon
   The Directorate of Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy will start one section with English as the medium of instruction in each of the undergraduate courses being offered by its colleges across Tamil Nadu. read more

Jan 24, 2009 - Medical college to be started this year
   “Admissions to Tiruvarur Government Medical College will start from the coming academic year, according to Sandeep Saxena, Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation. read more

Jan 24, 2009 - University draws plan to augment infrastructure
   Madurai Kamaraj University campus is to undergo a huge makeover in the next six months to blend "tradition with modernity." read more

Jan 23, 2009 - Varsities told to shun "franchisee model" for study centres
   The Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi, has written to all universities to stop following 'franchisee model' for opening distance education study centres at various places. read more

Jan 23, 2009 - Use new methods to improve quality of education
   The extensive use of education technology is vital to enhance the learning experience of students and improve the overall quality of education in the country, Tamil Nadu Teachers' Education University Vice-Chancellor T. Padmanaban said. read more

Jan 23, 2009 - Saarang connects Madras with Chennai
   The pulsating music and screaming youngsters filling IIT's open air theatre on Thursday night for Choreo Nite were typical of any college festival. read more

Jan 23, 2009 - Private institutes question HC order
   Private self-financing institutions offering teacher training courses have questioned a single judge order of the Madras high court,upholding a set of regulatory norms laid down by the state government in May 2008. read more

Jan 23, 2009 - MBA education gets a uniform AICTE code
   From the coming academic year (2009-10), colleges and universities across the country cannot admit students for the Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programme after August 14. The institutions must also commence teaching by August 16. read more

Jan 22, 2009 - Central University to function from Collectorate complex annexe
   Central University to be inaugurated at Tiruvarur on February 14 by the Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi will initially function from an annexe building in the district Collectorate Complex. read more

Jan 22, 2009 - Saarang 2009' rings with rhapsodies of music, dance
   Spell-binding music and dance marked the inauguration of 'Saarang 2009' here on Wednesday. read more

Jan 22, 2009 - Varsity to recruit trainee for Physics department
   The Department of Physics of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University has proposed to recruit a trainee for its newly established facility. read more

Jan 22, 2009 - Karunanidhi to lay stone for medical college on February 8
   Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi will lay the foundation stone for the Sivaganga medical college on February 8, according to Minister for Health M.R.K. Panneerselvam. read more

Jan 21, 2009 - B. Ed. concern over delay in completing admission
   The delay in completing the admission process for B.Ed. programme of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University's Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education for the academic year 2008-09 and last minute additions to admission norms after the entrance examination. read more

Jan 21, 2009 - Objective-type exam now for PG students
   Postgraduatestudents of the University of Madras will now find examinations relatively easier with the authorities deciding tointroduce Objective Type examination with 50% weightage from this year. read more

Jan 20, 2009 - T.V. Rajeswar for bringing deemed universities under the scanner
   The functioning of deemed universities should be placed under intense scrutiny, as many of them have failed to ensure quality education though they collect huge fees, Uttar Pradesh Governor T. V. Rajeswar said on Monday. read more

Jan 20, 2009 - "Pharmaceutical industry must use the resources effectively for better results in drug discovery"
   As drug discovery is becoming more challenging, institutes of higher learning and their students have a greater role to play in research initiatives on molecular medicine, Associate Professor of the Department of Biotechnology, IIT-Madras, Rama Varma said here on Sunday. read more

Jan 20, 2009 - "Villupuram medical college will function from next academic year"
   The Villupuram Medical College will function from the next academic year, subject to mandatory clearances, Higher Education Minister K. Ponmudy said on Monday. read more

Jan 19, 2009 - Contests galore at Kurukshetra
   Kurukshetra 2009, the annual techno-management festival organised by students of the College of Engineering, Guindy, will be held from January 21-24. Students of more than 350 colleges are expected to gather for the technical and management contests. read more

Jan 19, 2009 - Law varsity classes to begin today
   Classes at the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University will re-commence from Monday for all students, with adequate police protection both inside and outside the campus, a press release issued by the university on Sunday said. read more

Jan 19, 2009 - For a place in the elite club
   The National Board of Accreditation has tightened the accreditation norms for engineering programmes, to help them eventually gain international recognition. This is required under the Washington Accord, of which India is a provisional member. read more

Jan 19, 2009 - IIMs sharpen selection criteria
   The results of the Common Admission Test (CAT) are out. Management seat aspirants across the country - nearly 2,46,546 who sat for this all-important examination on November 16 - found that the results this year were easy to access, and cut short their period of anxiety. read more

Jan 19, 2009 - Poor patronage for 13 PG courses in Madras
   At least 13 academic departments of the University of Madras have not been able to attract enough students for postgraduate courses overthe past several years. Patronage for these courses has been only between 8 % and 49% of the sanctioned strength over a five-year period. read more

Jan 18, 2009 - IGNOU enrolment up by 14 per cent
   Student enrolment in the Madurai region for various courses of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has increased by 14 per cent when compared to last year. read more

Jan 17, 2009 - Job prospects of agri graduates continue to look bright
   When the general trend in placement drives among engineering and arts and science colleges has been disappointing, the placement activities of agricultural graduates do not seem to have joined this bandwagon yet. read more

Jan 17, 2009 - "Concessions on offer to bring more students into higher education"
   Concessions were offered to students by Bharathiar University in order to bring more people into the higher education fold, said its Vice-Chancellor G. Thiruvasagam here on Friday. read more

Jan 12, 2009 - BU-Tiruchi moots grading system
   A rational formula evolved by the Vice-Chancellor of Bharathidasan University, Tiruchi, M. Ponnavaikko, for awarding grade or grade points under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) is under the consideration of the TNSCHE for implementation throughout the State. read more

Jan 12, 2009 - Scholarship for college students
   The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education has introduced the 'Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students', from the financial year 2008-2009. read more

Jan 12, 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. read more

Jan 12, 2009 - CAMPUS CONNECT
   A seminar on job opportunities in uniformed services was organised by the National Cadet Corps unit of Sourashtra College. read more

Jan 11, 2009 - " Varsities likely to have uniform marksheet "
   A uniform format of mark sheet for all universities in the State is being prepared by the Tamil Nadu State Council for Higher Education (TANSCHE). read more

Jan 11, 2009 - 18-month management course launched
   A General Management Programme for Accounting Professionals was launched by the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, which would be offered at a centre in Palanganatham here. read more

Jan 10, 2009 - CAT results out
   Candidates who took the Common Admission Test (CAT) in November last year got to know where they stood among the nearly 2.50 lakh aspirants on Friday. read more

Jan 10, 2009 - IIM to be set up in Chennai
   An Indian Institute of Management (IIM) will be established in Chennai. Other six IIMs will be set up in other parts of the country, said D. Purandareshwari, Minister of State for Human Resources Development. read more

Jan 10, 2009 - Curriculum for PG degrees will be changed official
   The curriculum for the postgraduate degrees and Ph.D. programmes in the States-run-agricultural universities across the country would be changed, said Mangala Rai, Director-General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. read more

Jan 08, 2009 - PG students invited to pursue elective courses
   Bharathidasan University has invited Post-Graduate students of affiliated colleges in the district to pursue the elective courses it offers through various departments on an inter-collegiate basis. read more

Jan 06, 2009 - With downturn, IT students have a long haul ahead
   When the economic crisis first threatened the hopes of engineering students seeking jobs, especially in the information technology sector, students, faculty and companies were hopeful that it was a "temporary phenomenon." read more

Jan 05, 2009 - Polytechnic education gets a boost
   A whopping Rs.6,800 crore has been allocated by the Central Government to boost polytechnic education across the country. It will be spent over a period of next five years. read more

Jan 05, 2009 - UGC focus on deemed-to-be-universities
   The University Grants Commission (UGC) expects deemed-to-be-universities to take the lead in carrying out academic reforms during the 11th Plan period (2007-12) in the areas of admission policy, procedure and methods, examination reforms. read more

Jan 05, 2009 - A primer on cracking Civil Services prelims
   If you are a graduate and the global recession makes it harder to find a job in the private sector, try the civil services examination. read more

Jan 04, 2009 - Make continuing medical education mandatory for doctors academic
   Continuing medical education should be made compulsory for registered doctors in the country as in the United Kingdom and in some states of the United States to keep the doctors up to date with the latest drugs, equipment and medical practices. read more

Jan 04, 2009 - AICTE nod for institutions to share infrastructure
   Those in the business of education have now been given permission to join their varied institutions into a single campus, saving money on land and infrastructure investments - all without going through the procedures required for deemed university status. read more

Jan 03, 2009 - AICTE allows second shift in engineering colleges, polytechnics
   The last day of 2008 was a busy one at the southern regional office of the All India Council for Technical Education in Chennai. From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., applicants queued up to submit applications to start new colleges and courses. read more

Jan 01, 2009 - IGNOU to establish six BPO training centres
   Six BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) training centres will be established by the Indira Gandhi National Open University. read more

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