Smartphone-type education system needed: Rahul Gandhi

Smartphone-type education system needed: Rahul Gandhi

“We need a smartphone type of education system – open and connected,” Rahul Gandhi today said pitching for sweeping reforms in education sector as he spoke to students through a webcast from Bangalore University. “The revolution that opened up the communication sector, took power out of the hands of 500 MPs and put it into […]

Vector announces its 34th All India Entrance Test for Admission to Advanced Embedded Systems course.

Vector announces its 34th All India Entrance Test for Admission to Advanced Embedded Systems course.

Awarded thrice “The Best Embedded Systems Training Institute in India” consecutively for 2013, 2012 & 2011 195-Companies hired in Mar 2013 – Mar 2014 Offering High Quality Practical Oriented Training on Latest Curriculum Entrance Exam schedule: Date of Test: 25th May 2014. Last Date to Apply online: 21st May 2014. Hall-Ticket Generation online: 22nd May 2014. […]

Parents protest against schools’ ‘self-minority’ tag

Parents protest against schools’ ‘self-minority’ tag

About 200 parents staged a protest outside the Block Education Office of South Range-3 here on Monday, demanding action against schools which have claimed minority status without the necessary approval from the competent authority.  Notices have been served on at least 10 schools, including Baldwin Boys’ and Girls’ School, Brigade School, St Mira School, St […]

Pure science students to have first go at IISc placements

Pure science students to have first go at IISc placements

At a time when engineering and management students usually get the major chunk of placements, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has set itself a novel task to bridge the gap between pure sciences and the industry. This year, Samanway, the annual interactive meet at the IISc, aims to pave the way for students from […]

Adding value to school and college holidays

Adding value to school and college holidays

Not only students, but even parents and some teachers, get fully involved in exams, focusing only on the studies ensuring  that nothing is amiss.  When the last exam finally gets over, there is a collective sigh of relief. Everyone wants to just relax. When someone asks what the future plans are, they often say, “Hey, […]

Kids to get lessons in handling emotions

Kids to get lessons in handling emotions

A few likes on their Facebook profile pictures or a scolding from a parent is enough to get kids depressed today. This has left child psychologists surprised at the low emotional quotient among children. To help children deal better with situations, Bangalore University professors and a private organization have come together to prepare a curriculum […]

State Spending Rs 60k on Each Student in Govt Engg Colleges

State Spending Rs 60k on Each Student in Govt Engg Colleges

In the last eight years, there has been a 293 per cent increase in the per-student expenditure incurred by the state in the ten engineering colleges run by it. Last year, the government spent Rs 60,416 on each student. The cost per student in 2006 was Rs 15,364, according to the Directorate of Technical Education […]

HC Raps Govt Over School Dropouts

HC Raps Govt Over School Dropouts

The high court on Tuesday berated the State government for not taking effective steps to bring dropouts back to school and observed that “education has become a luxury and child labour compulsory” in the state. A division bench comprising Chief Justice D H Waghela and Justice B V Nagarathna passed directions to submit details on […]

IT bigwigs betting big on Nilekani and Bala driving change

IT bigwigs betting big on Nilekani and Bala driving change

Captains of $100 billion IT industry are placing their bets on former Infoscians Nandan Nilekani and V Balakrishnan in this Lok Sabha polls, expecting them to lead a change in political landscape and work towards job creation and economic growth. Nandan Nilekani and V Balakrishnan. Agencies While Infosys co-founder and former CEO Nilekani is fighting […]