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Encouraging interdisciplinarity

Times have definitely changed. It was assumed earlier that those who studied Sanskrit could only be teachers, but now students of Sanskrit who opt for other subjects like maths or computer science, are getting admission in PG courses in computer science or MBA courses. The demand for teachers, of course, continues at various levels.

Tell a tale of mangoes

Our CJs spend a fruitful day with volunteers from the NGO Swechha, narrating stories on mangoes to children of Jagdamba Camp

Don’t be scared of moving to college

Be open to new experiences College is a time for new beginnings and new experiences. Things in university work differently from how they functioned in school – it is ripe with new faces and new opportunities. Don’t have high expectations, embrace experiences that come your way.

BITS Pilani’s new online courses

Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS), Pilani has tied-up with edX, an open source learning platform, both online and in the classroom to offer MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) to reach out to BITS students.

What’s next for first-year students?

What happens to those students who have already completed a year as per FYUP? How will they be able to shift to the three-year format? Delhi University’s executive council has given some suggestions.

Take the initiative, get involved, be a leader

College students can join a number of youth-run organisations to gain leadership skills and become socially sensitive

95 plus club swells, cut offs soar: the way ahead

Amit Kumar (name changed) has scored 96.3% in CBSE boards. Since the day his result was announced he is depressed, anxious about whether he will get a subject of his choice in a good college.

An affair with Hindi

As many as 50 universities in the US offer courses in Hindi. These build trust and acceptance within professional contexts.

Let’s not talk about FYUP

Our Campus Journalists hope for a quick resolution of the FYUP mess and focus instead on the next step of admissions - the cut-offs

Wake up and smell the coffee

Here is your chance to taste coffee, evaluate it, define its quality and become an expert in coffee quality management. Coffee Board is inviting applications for its postgraduate diploma in coffee quality management (PGDCQM 14-15) for the academic year starting in August 2014.

FYUP aids critical thinking

The need of the hour is an undergraduate programme which goes beyond just gathering knowledge. On one hand, students need to be educated and guided to undertake critical thinking and formal research. On the other, they need to be equipped with skills and attitudes they would need in the world of work.

Bridging the industry-academia gap

Although India’s higher education system contributes about 350,000 engineers and 2.5 million university graduates annually to our workforce, at any given time, about five million graduates remain unemployed.

Urban teens are hyper-connected

There was a time when school students looked forward to catching up with their friends and making plans to meet over clandestine calls through a landline phone. Now, of course, thanks to technology and social media, staying connected or making plans with friends is not such a big ordeal.

Nurturing pharmacologists to take up research

DIPSAR is inviting applications for admission to its pharmacy courses at various levels, the deadline being July 4.

Student US visa issuances increase by 40% this year

The US Embassy in Chanakyapuri wore a festive look on June 19 to celebrate Student Visa Day. The embassy staff, dressed informally in clothes featuring logos of US universities, greeted students who had queued up to apply for their visas.
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UGC to outsource NET exam to CBSE

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to outsource the National Eligibility Test (NET)  for lecturers to CBSE.

National Institute of Virology, Pune

Eligibility: Candidate should have postgraduate degree in any branch of life sciences having at least 50% or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA). Students belonging to reserve category will be eligible for 5% relaxation for students of Maharashtra state only

Scholarships for school students

The Lore India Foundation Scholarship Trust, a social entrepreneurial venture initiated by the Lore India Foundation Pvt Ltd, has announced the launch of a scholarship programme that is open to school students from Classes 10, 11 and 12 across the country.
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