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Confusion as ICSE wants all its schools to begin in March-June

Feb-23-2013 | 0 Comments

Confusion as ICSE wants all its schools to begin in March-June CHENNAI: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations has asked all affiliated schools to ensure that the academic year should begin between mid-March and June. While most schools follow this, the rule could result in confusion for students in a few institutions that have other opening days.
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CII team to visit Australian varsities next week

Feb-16-2013 | 0 Comments

CII team to visit Australian varsities next week CHENNAI: In a move to explore opportunities in academic research and vocational education, a delegation from trade body -- Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), would visit Universities in Australia next week.

Led by CII, Education Sub-Committee, chairperson, Nandini R, the delegation would ... Read Full Story »

Ahead of exams, students take to mobile apps

Feb-14-2013 | 0 Comments

Ahead of exams, students take to mobile apps CHENNAI: Sleepless nights, hurriedly flipping through dog-eared text books and sweaty palms are not the only things S Janani associated with exams. "Till two years ago, there was something I dreaded even more - the 'kasahyam' my 'paati' brewed for me to boost my memory and concentration," grimaces the class 9... Read Full Story »

Schools turn to parents to tackle teacher shortage

Feb-04-2013 | 0 Comments

Schools turn to parents to tackle teacher shortage CHENNAI: Schools in the suburbs seem to have everything - vast open spaces and cheap labour. But, they are plagued by the lack of good teachers. Schools are offsetting this disadvantage by roping in parents of children seeking admission.

A number of schools fall back on parents and involve them... Read Full Story »

GRE finds more takers, 30% rise in candidates in 2012

Jan-25-2013 | 0 Comments

GRE finds more takers, 30% rise in candidates in 2012 CHENNAI: A weak job market and the dream of pursuing higher education abroad prompted more candidates to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) in 2012. There was a 30% increase in the number of candidates taking the test across India compared to the year before. Close to 85,000 candidates took the test in 2012,... Read Full Story »

Tamil Nadu universities to offer soft skill training

Jan-19-2013 | 0 Comments

Tamil Nadu universities to offer soft skill training CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu will set up soft skill centres in 30 colleges affiliated to five universities and incubation and technology transfer centres in nine universities in the state, a statement from the government said.

Chief minister J. Jayalalithaa has ordered the setting up of the soft skill ... Read Full Story »

Rs 82L/year? Not interested, say IIT-Madras graduates

Dec-04-2012 | 0 Comments

Rs 82L/year? Not interested, say IIT-Madras graduates CHENNAI: A 82 lakh annual pay packet doesn't seem to be enticing enough for a few IITians. Two out of six IIT-Madras students have rejected South Korean multinational company Samsung's $1,50,000 offer (about 82 lakh), with the campus being inundated with offers this year.

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Mercedez Benz,Rolls Royce among companies to offer placements to IIT Madras students

Nov-30-2012 | 0 Comments

Mercedez Benz,Rolls Royce among companies to offer placements to IIT Madras students CHENNAI: For the first time, a host of companies, including luxury car makers Mercedes Benz, Rolls Royce and Toshiba Corporation would be among the new firms to offer placements to prospective students of IIT Madras here.

Nearly 100 new companies, including Procter and Gamble, Walmart, Bajaj A... Read Full Story »

Tuition rates overtake school fees

Nov-24-2012 | 0 Comments

Tuition rates overtake school fees CHENNAI: With her son moving into tenth standard, Hema Srinivasan set about making sure he was getting the best science, math and English tuition she could afford. She visited about a dozen teachers before she managed to find classes that would fit into her budget of Rs 72,000 a year.

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‘Schools can’t demand say in selection of noon-meal staff’

Nov-19-2012 | 0 Comments

‘Schools can’t demand say in selection of noon-meal staff’ CHENNAI: An attempt by the managements of aided schools to have a say in the selection of noon-meal organisers failed with the Madras high court ruling that they have no legal right to demand a role in the matter.

Justice K Chandru, dismissing a batch of writ petitions from school managements,... Read Full Story »

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