Schools wake up to sexual abuse in Chennai

July 31st, 2007

Quite a few cases of sexual abuse of children have been reported in schools in Chennai over the last few months. But perhaps for the first time, school authorities are seeking the help of NGOs to create awareness among their students. The anger among parents may have subsided but the initial outcry has forced schools […]


Education given top priority, says Chidambaram

July 29th, 2007

Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday said that the Congress led UPA government at the Centre had accorded highest priority for higher education. Speaking at a function organised by the Meenakshi College for Women in the city, Mr Chidambaram said that until March 2004, Rs 4,550 crore had been given to 3.27 lakh students […]


Loyola College to represent India at SIFE event

June 26th, 2007

Loyola College of Chennai will represent India in the annual competition of the US-based Students in Free Entrepreneurship (SIFE), a world body promoting community projects among students. Students from 48 nations will participate in the three-day event to be held from October 10 in New York this year. The college recently won the national-level competition […]


An attempt to make students think…

June 23rd, 2007

What can we learn from Indian history? What can we learn from Hitler? How to get over superstition? Why did Russian communism fail? What is modern management and why there is great demand for MBAs? What is the status of NGO movement in India? What can be done to remove grinding poverty? Do we have […]


Church institutes top education surveys

June 22nd, 2007

Catholic institutions have dominated the two major national rankings of India’s best higher education institutions, but in the list of best institutions in ‘new subjects’ the church institutions are a negligible presence. Loyola College Chennai has topped India Today magazine’s best college ranking in both arts and science. The Jesuit-run Loyola College Chennai is India’s […]


School building demolished in Villivakkam

June 5th, 2007

A dispute between two private parties over about 12 grounds of land has put the future of nearly 500 students in the balance. On Tuesday, day two of the academic year, students of St.Joseph’s Matriculation in Villivakkam, saw their benches being thrown out and classrooms crumble. This followed a Chennai Corporation directive to demolish the […]


Chennai boy tops CBSE exam

May 25th, 2007

The CBSE class twelve exams have high stakes for many students from middle class families. For them it is a passport to a good future. K Vijaykumar of Chennai ranks first in the list of candidates nationwide who sat for the CBSE Class 12 exams. He’s scored a mind-boggling 490 marks out of 500, just […]


Counselling for BE courses free

May 25th, 2007

State Higher Education Minister K Ponmudy today announced that the counselling fee for engineering admission had been waived to benefit students. Speaking to reporters at the Secretariat, the Minister said the government had earlier announced the slashing of counselling fee from Rs 300 to Rs 200. Now, Chief Minister, considering students from far off places, […]


Conduct counselling in Tiruchi, Madurai Coimbatore: CPI(M)

May 20th, 2007

The two-day State executive committee meeting of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), which concluded here on Saturday, urged the State Government to conduct counselling for engineering college admissions in Tiruchi, Madurai and Coimbatore, apart from Chennai. The meeting said, till last year, the counselling was held in four cities simultaneously. The decision to conduct […]


Web site opened

May 16th, 2007

Vice-Admiral R.P. Suthan inaugurated the web site of the Chennai Centre for China Studies here on Monday. B. Raman, Former Additional Secretary, Government of India, and member of the centre, said the web site was the first step towards making the centre known to the rest of the world. Some prominent educational institutions in other […]


Wipro Infotech signs MoU with AMU

May 15th, 2007

Wipro Infotech announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Centre for Distance Education of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Aligarh to act as the strategic IT services partner for the Institute. Through the partnership, Aligarh Muslim University has engaged Wipro as the preferred IT partner for providing technology solutions and participating in […]


Good News: B.Com, BCA courses for the hearing-impaired

May 8th, 2007

Presidency College will offer B.Com and BCA programmes exclusively for hearing-impaired candidates from the coming academic year. “Applications will be issued in the third week of May. We will take 15 students for each course,” Presidency College Principal S. Ramanathan said. The courses, to be offered in Tamil, will be taught free of cost. Teachers […]