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Jan 31, 2011 - No directors for stand-alone colleges offering MBA study
   A majority of the stand-alone colleges that run MBA and MCA courses under the University of Madras have no directors as per the regulations of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) norms. read more

Jan 31, 2011 - VIT Riviera off to an energetic start The ?sand sadhu'' is ensconced i
   The ?sand sadhu'' is ensconced in a vast expanse of open space at the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University. read more

Jan 30, 2011 - Communication skill, key for employability
   Communication is a key for enhancing employability and industries and job markets provide a wider avenue to candidates with effective communication skills. read more

Jan 30, 2011 - College to admit transgender in courses
   St. Xavier's College in Palayamkottai, an autonomous institution, being run by the Society of Jesus priests, is to admit transgender along with other students in all the courses being offered by the 88-year-old college from the next academic year onwards. read more

Jan 29, 2011 - Kurukshetra festival from February 2
   The fifth edition of Kurukshetra, the annual techno-management festival organised by students of the College of Engineering, Guindy, will be held from February 2 to 5. read more

Jan 29, 2011 - Campus recruitment
   An off-campus recruitment drive will be organised by the Training and Placement Division of RVS College of Arts and Science on February 4.. read more

Jan 29, 2011 - MoU to create Tamil software in the offing
   Bharathidasan University and Tamil University, Thanjavur, are poised to sign a memorandum of understanding for creation of software in Tamil. read more

Jan 29, 2011 - Freedom should be given to universities Vice-Chancellor
   P. Kanniappan, Vice-Chancellor, B.S. Abdur Rahman University, Chennai, said that freedom should be given to universities to change the curriculum frequently to meet the need of industries. read more

Jan 28, 2011 - VIT University's ?Riviera 11' to commence on Sunday
   Thousands of students from different universities and colleges in India are expected to throng the VIT University campus here on Sunday for the 10th edition of Riviera, the 4-day annual international cultural, sports and intellectual rendezvous of the VIT to be held from January 30 to February 2. read more

Jan 28, 2011 - Aero Plus enthrals enthusiastic visitors
   The line up of various types of aircraft, helicopters and a glider draws appreciative glances from the onlookers. Each exhibit is accompanied by the details of the model to enable easy understanding by the visitors. All components that go into making up of an aircraft are also on display. read more

Jan 28, 2011 - Industrial training and visits impart practical know-how Vice Chancellor
   Teachers in Engineering institutions should concentrate on developing skills of the students, besides academics, to enhance their competence, Dr. P. Mannar Jawahar, Vice Chancellor, Anna University, Chennai, said on Thursday. read more

Jan 27, 2011 - Promoting handloom products, V-C style
   Residents of the Anna University staff quarters here had a surprise visitor knocking on their doors on Wednesday morning. read more

Jan 27, 2011 - Saarang kicks off with classical night
   The opening show of a cultural fest need not necessarily be house full. But at the inaugural classical night at Saarang 2011. read more

Jan 26, 2011 - All India Council for Technical Education issues notice to over 1,000 colleges
   In an effort to streamline and improve the quality of technical education, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has issued show cause notice to over 1,000 engineering colleges in the country, including 140 in the State. read more

Jan 26, 2011 - Academic courses to boost entrepreneurship launched
   Extending its ambit to include homemakers, the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Career Development of Bharathidasan University has launched diploma and certificate courses in medical transcription, medical billing, and medical coding, proffering employment. read more

Jan 26, 2011 - Exhibition of innovation at AUT-T
   The Anna University of Technology ? Tiruchi (AUT-T) will organise an exhibition, featuring ideas useful to society, on its main campus on January 27 and 28. read more

Jan 25, 2011 - State fine with ministry's decision on polytechnics
   The Department of Higher Education, Government of Tamil Nadu, is comfortable with the recent communication from the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) that the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). read more

Jan 25, 2011 - University commissions gym for women
   In accordance with the UGC guidelines on creation of basic facilities for women, the Bharathidasan University on Monday got its mini-gym for women commissioned on the Khajamalai campus. read more

Jan 25, 2011 - ?Libraries not a luxury but a necessity?
   Of the nearly 350 colleges affiliated to the University of Madras only 18 have qualified and approved librarians, said G. Thiruvasagam, Vice-Chancellor, University of Madras. read more

Jan 24, 2011 - National symposium on biotechnology next month
   Department of Animal Science, Bharathidasan University, would organise a two-day national-level symposium on ?Current Perspectives in Biotechnology' on February 3 and 4 with the aim of presenting the latest scientific results covering all aspects of research, design, and development work from various disciplines of animal biotechnology. read more

Jan 23, 2011 - Six-year post-MBBS course is back
   The National Board of Examination (NBE) has re-introduced the direct six-year, post-MBBS super speciality programme. read more

Jan 23, 2011 - Students to turn salesmen for a cause
   The faculty and students of the University of Madras will take to the roads for a cause on Republic Day. read more

Jan 22, 2011 - Government says ?no' to fee hike in IITs
   The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD)on Friday asked the Kakodkar Committee to ?re-work? its proposal seeking a four-fold increase in fees for undergraduate courses at the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). read more

Jan 22, 2011 - College students go on rampage
   Students of Central Polytechnic College, Taramani, went on the rampage on Friday damaging windows, glass panels, boards in Anna University of Technology, Chennai, (AUTC) located on the polytechnic campus. read more

Jan 21, 2011 - ?Core engineering sector beckons students?
   Core engineering sectors such as automotive, electronics, manufacturing, processing, design and production engineering offer plenty of opportunities to students passing out, said R. Chandrasekaran, president and managing director - Global Delivery, Cognizant. read more

Jan 21, 2011 - Recruitments are no longer merely resume-driven
   ?It took me quite some time to think and answer the questions,? says K. Sekharan, final year engineering student of Anna University. He is referring to experience of filling up a Personal Data Sheet (PDS), as part of a recruitment drive by an IT company. read more

Jan 21, 2011 - Damage control efforts to revive campus placements of arts and science students
   Academic year 2009-10 ended on a sour note for educational institutions in the Coimbatore region with a very negligible percentage of students getting placements, thanks to the ?spill-over' days of the recession. read more

Jan 21, 2011 - Make use of healthcare policies Vice-Chancellor
   The government's healthcare policies and programmes should be utilized properly by the community to achieve better health and prevention of micronutrient deficiency diseases, said Aruna Sivakami Ananthakrishnan, Vice Chancellor of Mother Teresa Women's University, Kodaikanal. read more

Jan 20, 2011 - Research in majority of engineering colleges at nascent stage
   Research in a majority of the engineering colleges in and around the city is still in the nascent stages. read more

Jan 20, 2011 - Concert, workshops to mark ?Kalakrithi 2011' fest
   A high-decibel concert by Vijay Narain and his group of ?Super Singer' fame set the ball rolling on the 26th edition of the inter-college cultural fest ?Kalakrithi 2011', of AC College of Technology at Anna University here on Wednesday. read more

Jan 20, 2011 - Three-day international conference
   The Electronics and Communication Engineering Department of Muthayammal Engineering College in Rasipuram has organised an International Conference on NanoElectronics (ICONE -2011) from February 24 to 26 on its premises. read more

Jan 19, 2011 - Periyar University signs MoU with GIFT
   A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Periyar Institute of Management Studies (PRIMS) of Salem Periyar University and Global Institute of Foreign Trade (GIFT), Madurai, here recently. read more

Jan 19, 2011 - Land for expansion of Periyar University sought
   The Planning Board meeting of the Periyar University was held for the first time here recently on the University premises. read more

Jan 18, 2011 - Bharathidasan University inks pact with NYIT, Abu Dhabi
   Bharathidasan University has signed a pact with the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, for offering joint academic degree programmes and improving the standard of research activities underway in the Department of Commerce and Financial Studies. read more

Jan 18, 2011 - Schneider Electric inks pact with VIT
   Schneider Electric India Pvt. Ltd. has entered into an agreement with VIT University for providing technology, products and services for educational and training purposes. read more

Jan 15, 2011 - Festivities galore at university
   Preparation and serving of sweet pongal, distribution of prizes to student achievers among wards of employees, honouring winners of various competitions, and recognising employees with distinguished services marked the Pongal celebrations at the Bharathidasan University on Friday. read more

Jan 15, 2011 - Industry, university interaction
   The Centre for Sponsored Research and Consultancy of B.S. Abdur Rahman University organised an industry-university interaction recently.It was aimed at fostering vibrant interaction between the university and industry in areas of collaborative research. read more

Jan 14, 2011 - Horticulture university 3 sites identified
   Three places have been identified for a horticulture university to be established in Krishnagiri district, says a press release from District Collector V. Arun Roy on Thursday. read more

Jan 14, 2011 - Madras University to revive honours degree programme
   After nearly two decades, the University of Madras will be reviving the honours degree programme. read more

Jan 14, 2011 - BU looking to attract more students from China
   The first batch of 16 students and second batch of 11 from Huaihua University, China, who went back to their country on completion of the English degree programme at Bharathiar University in 2008 and 2009, have found good placements, according to the university. read more

Jan 14, 2011 - DRO says work on establishing technical university campus will continue
   Even as teachers and students of Bharathiar University are protesting against the Government Order (G.O.) allotting 130.33 acres of its land to Anna University of Technology, Coimbatore. read more

Jan 14, 2011 - Varsity's FM radio to make waves
   ?Valar Thamizh Vanoli'-Tamil University's FM radio will start its broadcast from January 15. read more

Jan 14, 2011 - VIT signs MoU with Indonesian varsity
   The VIT University, Vellore, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Syiah Kuala University, Banda Aceh in Indonesia, with specific focus on developing joint academic programmes, initiating joint research activities and facilitating faculty and student exchange between the two universities. read more

Jan 13, 2011 - CAT toppers still undecided on future options
   Is it possible to crack the much dreaded CAT by preparing for a few weeks? If it seems impossible, P. Manohar Anand, a final year B.Tech student at IIT-Madras, has not just done that but has scored a hundred percentile in CAT 2010. read more

Jan 13, 2011 - Arts and science colleges still have a long way to go
   It is placement time at arts and science colleges, but the number of companies, nature of offers and the number of students getting placed, are not details colleges can boast of. read more

Jan 13, 2011 - TANUVAS seeks approval for veterinary, fisheries colleges
   The Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) has sent a proposal to the State government seeking approval for starting one veterinary science college and one fisheries college. read more

Jan 12, 2011 - One more chance to 44 deemed varsities to mend defects
   An opportunity will be given to the 44 deemed universities, facing de-recognition, to respond to the deficiencies pointed out by the Tandon committee and to rectify them, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Tuesday. read more

Jan 12, 2011 - Law varsity convocation in February
   The sixth convocation of Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University will be held in February tentatively.. read more

Jan 11, 2011 - Ministry wants MCI notifications withdrawn
   The Health and Family Welfare Ministry has asked the Union Urban Development Ministry to withdraw the notifications of the Medical Council of India (MCI) on common entrance tests for graduate and postgraduate courses, as they have been printed without authentication. read more

Jan 11, 2011 - AUT-T campus recruitment colleges seek level playing field
   For recruiting companies, the arrangement for centralised selection process of candidates made by the Anna University of Technology ? Tiruchi (AUT-T) serves the purpose of saving their precious time. The need for the companies to visit individual engineering institutions is obviated. read more

Jan 11, 2011 - Biotechnology Regulatory Authority on anvil, says Union Minister
   The Centre has proposed to set up Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India to oversee the functions of the proliferating number of institutions in the bio-technology sector, said V.Narayanaswamy, Union Minister of State for Culture, Planning and Parliamentary Affairs. read more

Jan 10, 2011 - Campus placements students have no choice?
   It is that time of the year when young men and women, clad in formals, sit outside offices on their college campus revising their much-rehearsed answers to anticipated questions on technology and applications. read more

Jan 09, 2011 - AICTE to process applications for new polytechnics
   The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will process applications for approval of new polytechnics from the coming academic year and decide on extension of recognition of polytechnics and courses offered. read more

Jan 08, 2011 - College told to pay Rs.10 lakh compensation to candidate
   The Madras High Court on Friday directed a private medical college at Mangadu, near here, to pay Rs.10 lakh compensation to a candidate who was denied admission to MBBS on the ground that she did not reach the college before 5 p.m. on September 30 last year to pay the fees. read more

Jan 08, 2011 - 3 new medical colleges to be set up in State
   Three new medical colleges, an agriculture college, a separate university for horticulture, a university for Indian medicine and Homoeopathy and five arts and science college will be set up in the State. read more

Jan 08, 2011 - TNAU-Cornell model needed to re-energise Indian agricultural education
   While institutions of higher education in the United States and India are seeking out partnerships, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and Cornell University, the U.S.. read more

Jan 08, 2011 - 98th Indian Science Congress concludes
   The 98th Indian Science Congress concluded at the SRM University, near Chennai, on Friday. read more

Jan 07, 2011 - High Court stays medical council notifications on entrance tests
   The Madras High Court on Thursday granted an interim stay of operation, so far as it related to Tamil Nadu, of two notifications of regulations of the Medical Council of India (MCI) of December last year. read more

Jan 07, 2011 - From regional to transnational classrooms
   Dual degree programmes offered by technical universities and Indian Institutes of Management, in association with institutes abroad. read more

Jan 07, 2011 - Two college students booked for ragging
   The Coimbatore City Police have registered a case against two students of a private college in Kuniamuthur on charges of physical torture and ragging of two first year students. read more

Jan 07, 2011 - Call for student-centric learning of literature
   Vice-Chancellor of Bharathidasan University K. Meena has called upon the academicians to convert the learning of literature, which is so far instructor-centred. read more

Jan 06, 2011 - Health Ministry has the last word on CET
   Ending the confusion over common entrance tests for graduate and postgraduate courses in medicine, the Centre on Wednesday said the Health Ministry would have the last word in the matter and since the two notifications issued by the Medical Council of India had been declared ?invalid? by the Ministry, these should be considered withdrawn. read more

Jan 06, 2011 - Plan to bring uniformity among Anna Universities
   The Tamil Nadu State Council for Technical Education is pursuing a proposal to bring uniformity in the functioning of Anna Universities in the State by evolving a common pattern. read more

Jan 06, 2011 - Infosys recruitment drive
   Infosys BPO will conduct a recruitment campaign at Vickram College of Engineering, Enathi, to select candidates for the post of Process Executive (Data/Voice) on January 8 and 9. read more

Jan 06, 2011 - Bharathiar University teachers to protest on January 8
   Members of the Bharathiar University Teachers' Association (BHUTA) will go on a hunger strike on January 8 in front of the university, urging the government to withdraw the order allocating land for setting up Anna University of Technology-Coimbatore on Bharathiar University campus. read more

Jan 06, 2011 - American College reopens
   The American College here reopened on Wednesday (January 5) after the Christmas vacation for undergraduate and postgraduate students. read more

Jan 05, 2011 - Sibal dispels apprehension on NEET for medical course
   Seeking to allay apprehensions of States opposed to the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for MBBS, the Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said on Tuesday that a final decision on the issue would be taken only after consultation with States. read more

Jan 05, 2011 - DRDO will set up research centre at IIT-Madras Saraswat
   The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has decided to set up a research and innovation centre in the Research Park of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Madras, V.K. Saraswat, DRDO Director-General and Defence Research and Development Department Secretary, said on Tuesday. read more

Jan 05, 2011 - Sibal favours entrance-based admission for MBA
   Advocating a common entrance test for admitting candidates to management programmes offered by the over 3,000 private institutions in the country. read more

Jan 05, 2011 - IIT-M to aid research on innovative projects
   IIT-Madras will soon have an inter-disciplinary ?Centre of Excellence' that will showcase and facilitate research on innovative projects in embedded systems. read more

Jan 04, 2011 - Health Ministry declares common entrance test notifications ?invalid?
   Taken aback by the Medical Council of India's notifications for holding common entrance tests to graduate and post graduate medical courses. read more

Jan 04, 2011 - Indian Science Congress to see debates on academy-industry cooperation, environment
   The 98th Indian Science Congress at SRM University in Kattankulathur is reported to be unparalleled both in terms of the number of delegates and the spectrum of participation of distinguished scientists and Nobel Laureates, a spokesperson for the event has said. read more

Jan 04, 2011 - ?IIM-T will provide education relevant to India' s needs?
   The Indian Institute of Management ? Tiruchi (IIM-T) would provide education relevant to India's needs. read more

Jan 04, 2011 - College told to produce bank drafts submitted by eight students
   The Madras High Court on Monday directed a medical college at Mangadu, near here, to produce all bank drafts and other documents submitted by eight students who were admitted by it after 5 p.m. on September 30 last year. read more

Jan 04, 2011 - University's paper selected as ?journal highlights' by US society
   A US-based journal ?In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology-Plant' published by the Society for In Vitro Biology, United States, has selected Bharathidasan University's Biotechnology research paper as `Journal Highlights. read more

Jan 03, 2011 - Make specialised PG courses uniform MCI
   The Medical Council of India has recommended that all specialised post-graduate courses be made uniform, with the curriculum revised periodically depending on new developments in the fields. read more

Jan 03, 2011 - University to start a Centre for Fine Arts
   Alagappa University plans to start a Centre for Fine Arts from the next academic year onwards. read more

Jan 03, 2011 - ?Not many joining ITIs?
   Though there is an increasing demand for skilled manpower for industries here, the number of students who prefer to join Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) is relatively less. read more

Jan 02, 2011 - MCI suggests major reforms in undergraduate course
   The Medical Council of India (MCI) has recommended major reforms in the undergraduate course in medicine by converting conventional education into a competency-based module to develop skilled doctors through early clinical exposure. read more

Jan 02, 2011 - VIT signs MoU with University of Milan
   The VIT University, Vellore recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Milan, Italy, one of the top universities in Europe. read more

Jan 02, 2011 - MKU to get Rs.1.7 crore for e-learning equipment
   The University Grants Commission has sanctioned Rs.1.7 crore to the Educational Multi-Media Research Centre (EMMRC) of Madurai Kamaraj University. read more

Jan 01, 2011 - HC asks what action MCI proposes to take against college
   The Madras High Court has asked the Medical Council of India (MCI) as to what action it proposed to take against a private medical college for unfairly denying a seat to a girl student. read more

Jan 01, 2011 - Technical varsity to increase community colleges
   In an effort to reach out to the community, Anna University of Technology, Coimbatore, would establish more community colleges. read more

Jan 01, 2011 - Varsity to organise conference on climate change
   The Centre for Youth Development and Studies (CYDS), Bharathidasan University, Tiruchi is organising a ?Model Conference of Parties- an academic simulation of the United Nations Framework for Convention on climate change' on post-Kyoto policy choices and framework. read more

Jan 01, 2011 - Anna University to start new courses
   The new Vice-Chancellor of Anna University of Technology ? Tirunelveli M. Rajaram who assumed office here on Friday has vowed to start new courses on non-conventional energy sources, especially wind energy, and other courses in printing and textile. read more

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