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Agriculture can be made viable with Precision farming technologies

 Agriculture sector in India is facing lot of challenges including increasing cost of production, decreasing production and productivity, constraints in value addition and marketing and climatic variation. Govt of India during the 2015-16 budget announced that farmers income will be doubled and organic farming will be promoted by 2022. But per capita income during the period according to NSSO was Rs 89500.If this has to reach 183000 by 2022**,, the sector has to exhibit a minimum growth of 10 4 percent per annum. But during the last 4 years annual growth was only 1.85 percent.  To achieve the target, growth should be above 13 ...
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Success of Startups depends on dreaming and doing; Says Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan

 Success of Startups depends on dreaming and doing; how fast we are implementing the dream? is more important in innovation decision making process for developing Startups. Innovation& startups have volatility, uncertainty, ambiguity and complexity. Says Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan. Education and Career Consultant & Director of UL Education.Dr.Sethumadhavan made this state during the release of his book on startups and emerging career on 8th February 2018 during the Kerala Literature Festival at Kozhikode. The book was published by DC Books. In the globalised era Startups are emerging across the globe. India is emerging as a global ...
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Budget to focus on Quality education

 Central budget 2018-19 envisages 15 percent growth in services sector. 2017-18 economic review suggests that growth in services sector increased from 7.7 to 8.3 percent whereas growth in Agriculture and industrial sectors reduced from 4.9 to 2.1 and 5.6 to 4.4 percent respectively. Growth in production sector has also reduced from 7.9 to 4.6. Manufacturing sector has shown a marginal increase from 1.7 to 3.6 percent and substantial increase in export of around 12.1 percent were noticed during the year. The focus area of education in the 2018-19 budget is oriented towards improving the quality of education, infrastructure development ...
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2018-19 budget –Focus area will be skill development and career

                  Allocation for education and career sector in 2018-19 Central Budget will be more compared to previous year to give thrust to rural employment generation, talent creation, agriculture and skill development. Since this will be that last budget before the 2019 Loksabha elections, budget will address some of the sectors which will be beneficial to students, unemployed youth and women. Even though major initiatives like Make in India, Skill India and Digital India cannot provide envisaged number of employment, Niti Ayog Vice Chairman recently suggested that the year 2018-19 will ...
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Food processing sector requires appropriate skilling; Says Experts

  Scarcity of skilled workers is the basic challenge faced by food processing sector in the country. Technology, foreign direct investment, services and retail sectors will facilitate to maintain an average level of economic growth and employment opportunities in the country. Processing at the current level of 10 percent to 30 percent can increase the GDP by five fold. Says Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan, Education & Career consultant and Director UL Education. He made this statement while delivering the keynote address in the industry academia interface session as part of the two-day national seminar on food adequacy and climate change held ...
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Coaching results stress among students preparing for entrance examinations-UNESCO study

 Recent findings of UNESCO reveal that students preparing for competitive examinations are undergoing severe stress. This results in anxiety disorders and mental stress. They find it very difficult to adjust with school and coaching timings and resultant stress. Moreover stress related disorders are increasing at an alarming rate. Recent statistics reveal that suicide rates among students preparing for entrance examinations after Plus2 and professional colleges are on the rise. During 2015, 5762s suicides were reported in India from the above category. Moreover road accidents among students are also increasing. During 2016-17 150 ...
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Rage amongst the Unquiet Generation

                  Periodic outbursts of violence in various campuses across the country rattle the nation with increasing frequency. Demonstrations, destruction of public property, burning of effigies, attacks and forced closure of business establishments culminating in a Police lathi charge have become routine in the print and visual media. Why so much of rage in our angels? We all take great pride in telling the world that we have the youngest population that any country has and that we are going to lead the world of the future. Have we ever paused to think as to what the world will be ...
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ULCCS aims to develop Centre of Excellence in School education

 Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society’s (ULCCS) new initiative UL Education will facilitate integrated development of Schools in the State. The objective is to create Centre of Excellence in Education. Says Sri. Rameshan Paleri, Chairman, ULCCS. ULCCS is trying to promote employability of students and to facilitate world class education facilities in the State. Moreover ULCCS will implement twinning programmes with overseas institutions of repute in the State. As part of the project Madappally schools of Kozhikode district were identified for the pilot project. The projects will be implemented in Madappally Boys and girls ...
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UL education will offer skill development programmes under India-UK Partnerships in the State

 Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society-ULCCS’S new initiative, UL Education will collaborate with UK Sector skill councils in the areas of skill development in construction, infrastructure, services including IT and IT enabled services. There will be Technical, Supervisory and Managerial courses for potential stakeholders. British Deputy High Commission, British Council and UK Sector Skill Councils will form a consortium and offer add on courses for the unemployed youth. UL education will concentrate on Employability skills; Industry led training, innovation in English language Training, Curriculum and Content development, ...
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Automobile design sector will exhibit spectacular growth

 Weak oil demand will affect employment opportunities in Middle East Across the world umpteen opportunities will emerge in Automobile design and technology courses. Recently UK decided to switchover from petrol or diesel fuelled cars to electric, solar or hybrid cars by 2040. Britain will associate with European countries to augment the production of electric or hybrid vehicles. Post brexit period will witness quantum jump in automobile industry. Germany and The Netherlands are trying to achieve this target by 2030. This transformation will affect fossil fuel industry which is the backbone of Gulf countries. Global energy mix is ...
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Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan, Director of UL Education

 Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan, Director of Entrepreneurship, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University took charge as the Director, UL Education at UL Cyber Park, Kozhikode. Dr. Sethumadhavan is a leading educational and career consultant in the country. He is the founder of Edustart upwww.nextedu.in and facilitator of Start-up village project of KVASU. Dr. Sethumadhavan did his higher education from Kerala Agricultural University, Smithsonian institution, Washington DC, University of Reading, UK and Indira Gandhi National Open University’ He is a visiting scientist at Smithsonian institution, Washington DC, University of Reading, ...
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GST to create more employment opportunities

  With the implementation of GST spectacular employment opportunities will be available in the country. It has been forecasted that by 2018 July GST will create 1.3 million jobs. There will be huge opportunities for lawyers, accountants, tax professionals, cost accountants, management consultants, e commerce professionals, etc. Banking, finance, insurance and taxation sectors will provide more employment opportunities. FMCG, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, real estate and automobile industry will exhibit increased hiring rate. Food processing sector in the country now exhibits a growth rate of 18-20 percent ...
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Agri Startup will launch sales centre to market Safe to eat products

 Pullazhi Kole Sahakaranasangham with the technical support from Directorate of Entrepreneurship of Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University will launch sale Centre at Olari, Thrissur on 24th March 2017 to market sale to eat agri and allied products. This was made possible through the Start up village project jointly implemented by KVASU, Pullazhi Kole Sahakaranasangham and Thrissur Urban Development Authority. Start village in agriculture is the new concept of KVASU to promote integration of Agri, livestock and fisheries sector. This is a replicable model which can implemented across the State in appropriate areas. 30 identified ...
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Budget to focus on IT and Entrepreneurship

 In tune with growth of services sector, Kerala Budget 2017-18 has given more thrust to changing trends in education and career. IT sector has been given an allocation of 549 Crores. Budget proposed more allocation for Entrepreneurship, start-ups, technology business incubators and Boot camps. KSIDC will implement Technology Business incubators in the campuses. It has been forecasted that by 2020 Infopark will generate one lakh employment opportunities. 45000 School class rooms will be converted as high-tech class rooms. Smart classes will be established in schools with more than 1000 students. Rs 3 Crore will be allocated to each ...
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Merit based immigration system will be beneficial to Indian students

  There is growing apprehension among students aspiring for Student and H1B Visa in United States. But President Donald Trump’s move to adopt merit based immigration system will be beneficial for Indian students who completed STEM courses from US. Moreover it will be beneficial to tech professionals from India. Moreover it is clear fact that Trump will not get required number of STEM professionals from US. Now Trump is concentrating on semiskilled or unskilled jobs wherein Americans were not getting added opportunities. So Americans first agenda will be applicable to unskilled/semi skilled worker category. IT and medical ...
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Trump is trying to exit illegal immigrants

US President Donald Trump’s deportation norms will affect around 3 lakh Indian Americans. It was estimated that 11 million illegal immigrants are staying in United States. Department of Home land Security started the operations in a mission mode. Recently Mexican president critised the move of Trump saying that Mexico will legally fight against the revised norms. The number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. has stabilized in recent years after decades of rapid growth. Pew Research Centre, US estimates reveal that there were 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. in 2014, a total unchanged from 2009 and ...
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KVASU and University Bristol will pursue for detailed studies to ascertain best practice in smallholder dairy production in optimizing production and welfare.

  Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and University of Bristol, UK will pursue for detailed studies to ascertain best practice in smallholder dairy production in optimizing production and welfare. Says T.P.Sethumadhavan, Director of Entrepreneurship, KVASU. The project review meeting of the research project between KVASU and University of Bristol funded by Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, UK suggested for farmer friendly projects in the area of livestock production which can reduce cost of production and increase productivity. Dr. John Tarlton, Professor of Regenerative medicine ...
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Antimicrobial resistance is emerging threat to livestock and public health

  Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has emerged as one of the most serious public health threats globally. Says Dr.Kumar Venkitanarayanan, Professor and Graduate Programs Chair, Department of Animal Science, University of Connecticut, USA. He made this remark while addressing the delegates of International workshop on Cattle welfare and Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Scientists at KVASU campuses. The rise in AMR is chiefly attributed to the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture and the continued use of antibiotics at sub-therapeutic levels as growth promoters is linked to the selection ...
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2017 will witness spectacular employment opportunities in E commerce and Innovation

 2017 will witness spectacular employment opportunities in E commerce, Innovation, communication, new media, Business analytics, Entrepreneurship, Dairy technology, Banking, Retail industry, Agribusiness and Food processing sectors. Says T.P.Sethumadhavan, Educational and Career Consultant. He made this remark while addressing the first year students of Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University on educational and career opportunities of Veterinary, Dairy, Food technology and poultry science sector yesterday at Thrissur as part of three day Orientation and personal enhancement programme. Since services sector in creates more ...
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Students need to work for a meaningful goal to succeed in their career life; Says Anil. X, KVASU V C.

 Students need to work for a meaningful goal to succeed in their career life; Says Anil. X, Vice Chancellor, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University. Vice Chancellor made this statement while inaugurating the orientation cum personal enhancement programme for the first year under graduate students of the University at Dream City Auditorium, Pattikkad on 7th December 2016.. In the fast moving World, knowledge is emerging as wealth. Planning, Commitment, interest and efforts are required for achieving the envisaged goals; VC added. While delivering the keynote address, District Collector Dr.Kowsikan suggested that environment, ...
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Three day Orientation programme for KVASU Freshers will begin on 7th December 2016

  Orientation programme for the Freshers-2016, the first year under graduate students of Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University will be held at Dream City Auditorium, Pattikkad from 7th to 9th December 2016. Directorate of Students Welfare is implementing this programme with the support from Directorate of Entrepreneurship of KVASU. Orientation programme envisages students to create awareness on Veterinary education, personality enhancement, changing the attitudes, behaviour of students, career development and motivational programmes. Vice Chancellor of KVASU Anil.X IAS will inaugurate the programme on 7th ...
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GST may favour processed food industry

  Recent decision of Govt of India to implement Goods and Services Tax will be really a boom for traders and consumers. GST envisages single tax without the cumulative effect of multiple taxes, so only value addition is taxed at each point which is a healthy international practice. Even with 3-4 sittings, GST council failed to reach a consensus on critical issues, including the laws that need to be passed in the winter session of Parliament in order to stick to April 1st 2017 the rollout date set by the Centre. It is expected that GST council may finalise the imminent issues during forthcoming meeting by December 2016. ...
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Value addition in Agriculture- Prospects and challenges

 Agriculture plays a vital role in India’s economy. 54.6% of the population is engaged in agriculture and allied activities (census 2011) and it contributes 17.4% to the country’s Gross Value Added products (current price 2014-15, 2011-12 series). Given the importance of agriculture sector, Government of India took several steps for its sustainable development. Recently Department of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare, Government of Kerala organised International Workshop and exhibition on Agro Processing and Value addition namely VAIGA at Thiruvananthapuram from 1st to 5th December 2016. VAIGA aims at value addition ...
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Responsible dog ownership and waste and population management will reduce stray dog menace; Says UK experts

 Responsible dog ownership, Waste management and population management based on behavioural changes are the thrust areas required for control of stray dog menace in the State, Says Dr.Heather Bacon, Veterinary Welfare Education and Outreach Manager at University of Edinburgh’s Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education, UK. Heather made this remark while delivering keynote address during the Inauguration of two day International workshop held at Hotel Ashoka Inn, Thrissur as part of joint collaboration between Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and University of Edinburgh, UK on 28th November ...
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Responsible dog ownership and waste and population management will reduce stray dog menace; Says UK experts

 Responsible dog ownership, Waste management and population management based on behavioural changes are the thrust areas required for control of stray dog menace in the State, Says Dr.Heather Bacon, Veterinary Welfare Education and Outreach Manager at University of Edinburgh’s Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education, UK. Heather made this remark while delivering keynote address during the Inauguration of two day International workshop held at Hotel Ashoka Inn, Thrissur as part of joint collaboration between Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and University of Edinburgh, UK on 28th November ...
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Food Safety and standards act enables focus from food adulteration to food safety

  Recent findings reveal there is huge potential in India for the protein rich foods. Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA) which ensures food safety is one of the major domains of assuring consumer satisfaction. Protein malnutrition is the biggest issue in India. Of the total newborns 42 percent were below normal body weight of 2 Kg. Of the daily income, Indians spend 40 percent for food. Of which they spend 28 percent for purchase of Animal protein sources like milk, meat, egg and fish in urban areas. In the rural areas it is 26 percent. With regard to vegetables and pulses it is 26 and 24 percent ...
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KVASU to launch Comprehensive Entrepreneurship portal for the State by November 2016

Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University will launch a comprehensive livestock entrepreneurship portal for the State by November 2016. This portal www.kvasuleap.in will include all the potential stakeholders in livestock sector, institutions, data base, services, banking and finance, successful models, practices, export –import policies, programmes, strategies and action plan required for promoting livestock entrepreneurship in the State. Says T.P.Sethumadhavan, Director of Entrepreneurship of KVASU. All the information related to Dairy, Poultry and meat related to production, processing, marketing, value addition, ...
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4 Medical colleges in Karnataka denied permission to admit students

ESIC Medical College in Gulbarga along with three private Medical colleges, namely BGS Global Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, mbbs-admissionsSubbaiah Institute of Medical Sciences, Shimoga, and Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Mangalore , have been denied permission by The Medical Council of India (MCI) to admit students to MBBS course this year citing non-compliance of its directions and staff shortage in the institutions. The MCI had earlier denied approval for admissions to 100 enhanced seats in the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI) citing non-compliance of its directions to ...
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Alka Sirohi, Member, Union Public Service Commission

 The President has appointed Alka Sirohi, Member, Union Public Service Commission to perform the duties of the post of Chairman, Union Public Service Commission. Read more at: http://english.mathrubhumi.com/education/news/news-updates/alka-sirohi-is-new-upsc-chairman-english-news-1.1360650
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Indian students can apply for International Chinese Government Scholarships

 (Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan who recently visited Beijing to attend the 25th World Poultry Congress at China International Convention Centre, China reviews the potential areas for Indian students) China is successfully implementing scholarship programme for International students. Recent reports reveal that Chinese Government Scholarship is facilitating China to find better qualified recipients. China Scholarship Council as part of University foundation programme, Ministry of Education administers the Scholarship. The programme supports International students to pursue Bachelor’s programme in China. Pre selected candidates have to ...
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Plant-derived antimicrobials can be use for organic agriculture to maintain food safety

  In the changing environment, when organic products are acquiring momentum across the globe, use of plant-derived antimicrobials for improving food safety in organic agriculture is an emerging area of research. Says Dr.Kumar Venkitanarayanan, Professor& Graduate Programs Chair, Department of Animal Science, University of Connecticut, USA. Professor Kumar, an alumni of College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy recently presented a paper in the International workshop on Sustainable farming held at Kochi organized by Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and Global innovation initiative partner ...
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Business Plan Competition cum sensitization workshop on entrepreneurship development for Students of South Indian Universities

  Under the aegis of the Centre for Agri Innovation, ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad, a Business Plan Competition cum sensitization workshop on entrepreneurship development for Students of South Indian Universities will be held at College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Mannuthy, Thrissur on 26th August 2016. This programme has been organized under Startup India Campaign in collaboration with Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and Kerala ...
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Social evils need to be dealt with sternly: PM. Reform, Perform And Transform Is Our Mantra': PM's Top 10 Quotes

 Against the backdrop of recent attacks on dalits and Muslims, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said social evils will have to be dealt with "sternly.and with "sensitivity" as survival of the society is impossible if there is no social unity.Economic progress is no guarantee to a strong society whose foundation is social justice, he said in his Independence Day address and asked the countrymen to work for social equality and justice. Reform, Perform And Transform Is Our Mantra': PM's Top 10 ...
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Business Plan Competition cum Sensitization Workshop on Entrepreneurship Development for students of South Indian Universities will be held at KVASU

Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University will host sensitization workshop on Entrepreneurship Development under Startup India Campaign for University Students at College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences under the aegis of the 'Centre for Agri- Innovation', ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad. As part of this a Business Plan Competition cum Sensitization Workshop on Entrepreneurship Development for students of South Indian Universities will be conducted at Thrissur (Kerala) on 26 August 2016 from 8.30 AM onwards. The programme has been organized under the Startup India Campaign in collaboration with ...
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Brexit 2016 will be an opportunity for Indian students

  The decision of Brexit 2016 to separate UK and European Countries from European Union may facilitate customised and cost effective education for International students. Of the 5 lakh Indian students studying in developed countries more than 48 percent are pursuing education in EU and UK. Other countries include USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore, etc. Previously UK was the market leader in overseas education due to its cutting edge technology, new generation courses, flexible curriculum and quality education. Even though UK started attracting students from developing countries; European countries were reluctant to give more emphasis to ...
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KVASU to promote poultry Entrepreneurship among Tribal Community

  Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University will promote Poultry Entrepreneurship across the State with due emphasis to food security among tribal population. Directorate of Entrepreneurship of KVASU in association with College of Avian Sciences and Management will implement this programme. Says Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan, Director of Entrepreneurship of KVASU. An awareness programme for the school children among tribal areas of Attappady namely Agaly, Sholayur and Puthur Grama panchayat will be held at Agaly Grama Panchayat Community Hall on 4th July 2016. In order to promote Poultry entrepreneurship among students of Poultry ...
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KVASU to promote poultry Entrepreneurship among Tribal Community

  Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University will promote Poultry Entrepreneurship across the State with due emphasis to food security among tribal population. Directorate of Entrepreneurship of KVASU in association with College of Avian Sciences and Management will implement this programme. Says Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan, Director of Entrepreneurship of KVASU. An awareness programme for the school children among tribal areas of Attappady namely Agaly, Sholayur and Puthur Grama panchayat will be held at Agaly Grama Panchayat Community Hall on 4th July 2016. In order to promote Poultry entrepreneurship among students of Poultry ...
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KVASU to collaborate with National Dairy Development Board in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Extension and Research

  Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University will collaborate with National Dairy Development Board, Anand in the areas of Animal Husbandry and Dairying. As part of finalising the areas of Collaboration Chairman NDDB Sri.T.Nandakumar IAS along with senior officials of NDDB will visit KVASU, Pookode on 25th July 2016.The proposed MoU will be signed during the meeting. NDDB and KVASU intend to share objectives in the field of animal husbandry and dairying with a view to enhance socio economic status of farmers. As per proposed collaboration NDDB and KVASU agree to promote and facilitate scientific cooperation, among others, on ...
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Wayanad Coffee may get better positioning in the Global market

In the globalized era where the proposal to convert Wayanad as a Carbon Neutral district in the recent State budget will provide better market opportunities for Coffee growers of Wayanad. Wayanad ranks first in Coffee production in the State. India has produced 3,27,000 tons of coffee in 2014-15 of which 233 thousand tons was produced by Karnataka. Kerala ranks second in production. India accounts for only 4-5 per cent of the world’s output, but exports 70-80 per cent of its produce. Italy, Russia and Germany are the top three buyers of Indian coffee. With 4% share in world output, India is ranked 6th in the world. Recently the market ...
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Three months Training programme for officers of Animal Husbandry Department to begin from 4th July 2016

Three months training programme for the Assistant Directors of Animal Husbandry Department will begin from 4th July 2016 at Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University. Directorate of Entrepreneurship and Academic Staff College of KVASU is organising this training programme with the support of Animal Husbandry department. This is the obligatory training programme for the officers of Animal husbandry department to become Deputy Directors. The training includes different sessions on advances in Veterinary science, diagnosis, disease control, production, management and knowledge transfer. More over the training includes different ...
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KVASU calls for UG, PG, PhD and Diploma programmes

Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) invites applications online from eligible candidates for its Post graduate, Undergraduate, Diploma and Post Graduate diploma /certificate courses courses in the academic year 2016-17.  It offers Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral degree programmes in Veterinary and Animal Science, Dairy Science and Technology and Poultry Science subjects, in addition to various Technology Enabled Distance Learning Programmes.University offers M.Sc programmes in (1) Biotechnology (2) Quality Control In Dairy Industry (3) Biostatistics (4) Applied Microbiology (5) ...
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UPSC IAS Civil Services final result 2016 declared: Tina Dabi tops, Shari Khan Akhtar in 2nd spot, J S Sandhu 3rd; check full toppers list

UPSC IAS Civil Services final result 2016 declared: Today, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) declared the final result of Civil Services Examination 2015 with woman a candidate Tina Dabi (Roll No 0256747) emerging as the topper; the person who secured second position is Aamir Ul Shari Khan Akhtar (0058239)...   UPSC IAS Civil Services final result 2016 declared: In accordance with Rule 16 (4) & (5) of the Civil Services Examination Rules 2015, the Commission is maintaining a consolidated Reserve List of 172 candidates as under: GENERAL: 86; OBC: 74; SC: 08; ST: 4; TOTAL: 172. (PTI)  
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IAS 2016 results published

A 22-year-old woman from Delhi topped the 2015 civil services examination on her first attempt and a railway officer from Jammu and Kashmir secured the second position as the results of one of India’s toughest tests was announced on Tuesday. A total of 1,078 candidates cleared the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam -- 499 from the general category, 314 from the other backward classes, 176 from the scheduled castes and 89 from the scheduled tribes. Dabi topped the test, followed by Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan and Delhi’s Jasmeet Singh Sandhu. “Congrats to all those who cleared the Civil Services Exam. My good ...
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NEET Phase One students can write Phase 2 examination

Srinagar/Lucknow: He saw an opportunity in failure and today Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan is all smiles after securing second rank in the prestigious civ... Read more at: http://english.mathrubhumi.com/education/news/news-updates/ias-2nd-topper-turned-failure-into-opportunity-english-news-1.1052438 Srinagar/Lucknow: He saw an opportunity in failure and today Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan is all smiles after securing second rank in the prestigious civ... Read more at: http://english.mathrubhumi.com/education/news/news-updates/ias-2nd-topper-turned-failure-into-opportunity-english-news-1.1052438 Srinagar/Lucknow: He saw an opportunity ...
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Summer Skill Skool’ of ASAP

Summer Skill Skool’ of ASAP Mathrubhumi Online Desk  |  6th February 2016 Kochi : Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) an initiative of Higher Education and General Education Departments, Govt. of Kerala, aimed at equipping students with employable skills alongside their regular studies, has invited applications from students of final year Higher Secondary & Degree courses in the state, for admission to the ‘Summer Skill Skool’ being organised in institutions in the state during summer vacation 2016. ‘Summer Skill Skool’ is an innovative summer course that comes with ...
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Minister Smt.Smriti Irani assures more opportunities for girls in research

Thiruvananthapuram: Science research institutions should give more opportunities to women, Dalits and those from economically-backward sections, Human... Read more at: http://english.mathrubhumi.com/education/news/news-updates/irani-for-more-opportunities-for-girls-in-research-english-news-1.800610 Thiruvananthapuram: Science research institutions should give more opportunities to women, Dalits and those from economically-backward sections, Human... Read more at: http://english.mathrubhumi.com/education/news/news-updates/irani-for-more-opportunities-for-girls-in-research-english-news-1.800610 Thiruvananthapuram: Science ...
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2016- The year of e-commerce and analytics

              The year 2016 will witness spectacular growth in education and career in the country. National dream is clean air, clean water and clean India It will bring greater growth opportunities in the context of Make in India, Skill India and Digital India. With the emergence of more number of smart cities education and career sector will exhibit smart growth. India would be one of the 42 countries in the World with increasing hiring rate of un employed youths by 2016. Digitalisation will be the key area which will create more employment opportunities. According to ...
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No paper admit cards for civil services exam

New Delhi: No paper admit card will be issued for this year's civil services main examination, scheduled to begin from Friday, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has said. The candidates will have to download their e-admit cards and take a printout thereof.   UPSC will be conducting the main examination at 23 centres from December 18 to 23. The civil services examination is conducted annually in three stages -- preliminary, main and interview -- to select officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.   "The Commission has ...
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KVASU to establish state of art National level referral lab and Animal house at Trivandrum

                              Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University will establish Animal house, state of art National referral laboratory and International training centre at the proposed life science park at Kazhakoottam, Trivandrum in association with Kerala State Industrial Development Co-operation. An MOU has been signed in this regard. Says Vice Chancellor of KVASU Dr.B.Ashok. Directorate of Entrepreneurship of the University has been assigned the task of identifying ...
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KVASU to collaborate with the Netherlands on Natural Dairy farming

                   Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University will collaborate with Natural livestock farming initiatives of the Netherlands and Trans disciplinary University in order to build practical solutions in the area of one health. An MOU will be signed in this regard Says Vice Chancellor Dr.B.Ashok.  The focus will be on natural dairy farming. Across the world antibiotic and antimicrobial residue issues are emerging which results in antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance. Antibiotic resistant organisms affect human and animal ...
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Fellowship results published The University Grants Commission announced results of various fellowship schemes today on the website.

  New Delhi: The University Grants Commission announced results of various fellowship schemes today on the website. The results include Dr. S. Radhakrishan Post Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences, Post-Doctoral Fellowship for SC/ST Candidates for the year 2015-16 and 2016-17 and Emeritus Fellowship Scheme 2015-16 and 2016-17. The candidates can access the revised Result of 'Dr. S. Radhakrishan Post Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences (including languages)' for the year 2015-16 & 2016-17 from the website. The selected candidates are requested to download their Award letter from the site. The ...
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KVASU to host International workshops on Veterinary Nursing with UK Universities

Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University will host International Animal health and Welfare workshops on Veterinary Nursing at Pookode and Mannuthy Campuses from 16th November 2015 onwards. This is as part of International collaboration between KVASU and Royal Dick School of Veterinary medicine of University of Edinburgh, UK which is funded by UKIERI-UK India Educational and Research Initiative of British Council. Says Vice Chancellor of KVASU Dr.B.Ashok. Faculty members from University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University, UK and eight students from the UK Universities will participate in the workshop. Dr. David Smith, ...
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Thousands enter the world of letters

vidyarambhamKochi: Writing auspicious letters 'Hari Sree.....' on rice-filled brass platters, thousands of children entered the world of letters on Vijayadasami Day. Poets, scholars, teachers and priests were among those who helped the children write their first letters. They also ‘wrote’ a word on every child’s tongue with a gold ring. Apart from initiating into the world of letters, many tiny tots learned their first lessons in painting, music, dance and various other art forms on this auspicious day. Elaborate arrangements were made in various parts of the city for Vidyarambham. Special poojas were conducted in all ...
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Workshop on Technology based learning

Kochi: Applications have been invited by ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030, Telangana for a Training Workshop on “Innovative Approaches to Technology Enhanced Learning” scheduled to be conducted from October 28 - November 6, 2015 at Hyderabad. Core Contents: Concepts of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL),E-teaching techniques, E-course development, Virtual Learning Environment and its management, Latest trends in TEL, practice of TEL Eligibility: Assistant Professor and above from Agricultural and allied Universities, Consortia partner institutes of TELAgE ...
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24.8 Percent Rise in Salary Offer at IIM Calcutta

Kolkata, September 5, 2015: The campus placement for IIM Calcutta's one-year residential programme for executives has witnessed a rise of 24.8 per cent in the top salary offered to the students, as compared to the last year. The highest annual salary package has been offered at Rs 33.7 lakh per annum. The average salary for the eighth batch of Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPEX) also saw an upward graph climbing 21.6 per cent from the last year to Rs 22.69 lakh per annum. In the batch of 50 students, a total of 54 offers were made to 44 candidates, out of which three joined their previous organisations while one opted out. A ...
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Students can achieve their goals only through hard work ; Says Sri. Sachin Tendulkar.

Students can achieve their goals only through hard work ; Says Sri. Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin made this suggestion during his address at IAA Silver jubilee meet held at Kochi from 3rd to 5th September 2015. Without hard work, patience, commitment and involvement no body can succed in their life. setbacks are common. But it should be encouraging; Sachin added. Hon'ble Chief Minister Sri. Oommen Chandy addressed the gathering and gave away the momentoes. Sri.M.V.Sreyamskumar MLA. presented momento to Sachin. Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan, Director of Entrepreneurship participated in the summit.
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TN to give 11 lakh free laptops

Chennai, August 31, 2015: Tamil Nadu Government has proposed to give away 11 lakh laptops under the free laptop scheme to students by December, one of the flagship schemes of the AIADMK Government by December 2015. The government in 2011 announced that it would procure 33.19 lakh laptops for students under the free laptop scheme. For the period 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 22.19 lakh laptops have been given to students, IT Minister 'Mukkur' N Subramanian informed the Assembly. "For the 2014-15, 2015-16 period, the government has planned to give away 11 lakh laptops by December 2015", he said. According to the policy note that ...
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Med Admission : HC seeks explanation

Kochi : The High Court of Kerala has sought explanation from Govt of Kerala on the steps taken by them for filling the merit seats for MBBS in Private self financing medical colleges in the state and the reason for the delay in entering into agreement between the Government and the medical colleges as per Kerala Professional Colleges or Institutions (Prohibition of Capitation Fee, Regulation of Admission, Fixation of Non-Explorative Fee and other Measures to Ensure Equity and Excellence in Professional Education) Act, 2006. The division bench was hearing a petition challenging the inaction from the side of the govt in either executing the ...
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Plant-derived antimicrobials can be used for organic agriculture to maintain food safety

In the changing environment, when organic products are acquiring momentum across the globe, use of plant-derived antimicrobials for improving food safety in organic agriculture is an emerging area of research. Says Dr.Kumar Venkitanarayanan, Professor& Graduate Programs Chair, Department of Animal Science, University of Connecticut, USA. Professor Kumar, an alumni of College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy recently presented a paper in the International workshop on Sustainable farming held at Kochi organized by Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and Global innovation initiative partner Universities. United States ...
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Former President Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam passes away

            Former president and Bharat Ratna Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam died on Monday after collapsing during a lecture in Shillong.Kalam, 83, who reached Shillong via Guwahati in the morning, collapsed during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management-Shillong (IIM-S) around 6:30 pm and rushed to the Bethany Hospital there. Doctors at the hospital said he was brought dead around 7pm. “He had no pulse when he was admitted to the hospital. We can attribute his death to cardiac arrest,” a doctor said.The hospital authorities, however, refrained from confirming the death until ...
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ICAR Foundation Day Celebrations

New Delhi, July 25,2015 : Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today said the nation can no longer wait for the second green revolution, which must come from eastern India. He was speaking at the 87th ICAR Foundation Day Celebrations at Patna. The Prime Minister praised Indian scientists for their work despite budgetary constraints, and emphasized the need for scientific innovations in the agriculture sector to move from "lab to land," so that farmers can benefit from them. The Prime Minister stressed on the need for value addition in agriculture. He mentioned one of the recent episodes of the radio programme "Mann Ki Baat," ...
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KVASU to collaborate with UN and UNICEF in sustainable development

Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University will collaborate with United Nations academic impact and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund UNICEF in the areas of technology for sustainable development and educational awareness programmes respectively. The United Nations Academic impact (UNAI) is a programme of United Nations department of public information for institutions of higher education granting degrees or their equivalent across the globe. In order to meet the sustainable development goals UNAI organised a series of programme called START (Skills & Technology Accelerating Rapid Transformation) with the ...
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UGC grants heritage status to 19 colleges

New Delhi, July 5,2015: With an aim of conserving college campuses which are more than 100 years old, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has granted "heritage" status to 19 institutions across the country and has approved financial assistance for their improvement and upgradation. The Commission had invited proposals from colleges for the heritage tag under the Heritage College Scheme and had received 60 proposals, none of them from Delhi. "Out of the 60 proposals that were received, a Selection Committee approved granting of the status to 19 colleges. Varied financial assistance has been approved to these colleges and ...
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In IIT-Kgp, learn favourite subject in any dept

Kolkata: Students at IIT Kharagpur can learn their favourite subjects even if they aren't admitted into that particular department as the institute now offers a unique system of minor courses and microspecialisations. Institute officials said the new initiative would be particularly helpful for students who did not get admission into the department of their choice. Siddhartha Mukhopadhyay, dean of alumni and international relations, IIT-Kgp, said each microspecialisation course is carefully designed to help students get a meticulous grasp and delve deeper into the area. "It will enable our students to pursue their multifaceted talent ...
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Jamia's innovation clubs for students this summer

New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia is going to launch innovation clubs to inspire and enable its students to explore their creativity and engineering skills in a competitive and entertaining manner. The 'Innovation Clubs' to be started by the university's Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) will aim at inculcating creativity and innovation among the students, Jamia's media coordinator Mukesh Ranjan said. The objectives of the club include creating awareness of the unfulfilled needs of the society among the students and prepare them for participation in national and international competitions, he said. The Centre has invited the ...
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Civil prelims pattern: Aptitude test to stay

Civil prelims pattern: Aptitude test to stay PTI | 13th May 2015 New Delhi: The aptitude test will continue to be part of civil services preliminary examination and there is no change in the pattern as of now, it was officially stated here on Wednesday. At the same time, Government said an expert committee will be constituted to take a holistic view of the aptitude test. "An expert committee would be constituted to comprehensively examine various issues raised from time to time namely, eligibility, syllabus, scheme and pattern of civil services examination," a statement issued today by Department of Personnel and Training ...
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Irani defends appointment of VCs by UPA Govt

New Delhi: Government on Wednesday steered clear of getting into any controversy over the appointment of some Vice Chancellors by the UPA government, saying they were selected by Search and Selection Committees and any comment on them would go against the autonomy of the universities. During Question Hour in Lok Sabha, HRD Minister Smriti Irani defended the appointments after a BJP member questioned the selection of army and IAS officers as Vice Chancellors. In an apparent reference to the appointment of Lt Gen (Retd) Zameeruddin Shah as the Aligarh Muslim University's VC, Irani said the appointment was made by the UPA government and ...
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Institute for Adventure Sports in Arunachal?

Itanagar: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said that an institute for North East Mountaineering and Adventure Sports might come up in Arunachal Pradesh. "I'll explore every possible way to establish the institute as the state with vast resources of adventure sports is yet to be explored," Rijiju said after flagging off the expedition of ace Arunachalee mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa to scale Mount Everest for the fourth record time here. Referring to Africa and America where mountaineering has become a source of revenue, the union minister said that a lot is required to be done to make adventure ...
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Do something different, students told

Roorkee: Eminent scientist C.N.R. Rao has asked students to take the less travelled road to succeed and lamented the paucity of funds for science and education in India.   "First thing for success, take a lonely road," said C. N. R. Rao at IIT-Roorkee's annual Cognizanceon festival Friday, quoting Robert Frost's 'The road not taken'.    He expressed disappointment over everybody flocking to the same information technology industry.   Rao, a receipient of the Bharat atna, India's highest civilian honour, recounted his own successful experience that he was one of the very few people in the world ...
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Kochi to get world-class infrastructure for IT firms

Kochi: State-run Infopark has signed 90-year lease agreement with infrastructure and logistics firm Caspian Techparks to build world-class facilities for IT and ITeS companies in its phase II project of IT park here. Under the agreement, Kochi-based Caspian Techparks, a logistics and infrastructure development company, will build facility in phased manner for housing both IT and ITES companies on the 2.62 acres of land leased by the company in Phase II, Caspian Techparks said in a statement. "This is yet another milestone in the development of Infopark's Phase II project, which is coming up on 160 acres adjacent to Phase I," ...
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BRICS for India's Young Scientists Forum

New Delhi: BRICS nations have endorsed India´s Young Scientists Forum Initiative and this will form part of the BRICS STI work plan for the period 2015 to 2018. Expressing happiness at this, the Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan told the meeting of Science & Technology Ministers of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) in Brazil that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had declared India´s strong commitment to the strengthening of cooperation within BRICS in this key sphere of Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) which directly impacts the welfare and progress ...
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Govt plans to build Innovative Univ in Delhi

New Delhi: In a first of its kind, the Aam Aaadmi Party has planned to build an Innovative Vocational University in the national capital in order to make all youths employable in the city. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that government will ensure that youths get job after completing their vocational education in this university. The AAP government also wants to make Delhi an education hub and change the system "revolutionarily". "In order to provide innovative skills and vocational programmes to our youths, I am planning to build Innovative Vocational University in Delhi," Sisodia said while addressing CII ...
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GATE RESULTS ANNOUNCED

Kochi, March 12,2015: The results for Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) conducted on January 31 has been declared on the official website. The candidates who have appeared for the exam should follow the steps listed below to check the results: Go to the official website; Click on the tab 'IIT GATE Result 2015'; Insert the roll number or mobile number or e-mail ID and the password before clicking Submit . The result will be displayed on the computer screens. The candidates may save the result to retain it for future use. The score card will be issued to candidates whose marks will be equal or above the qualifying marks. However ...
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Economic Survey 2015

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government forecast GDP growth of over 8% y/y in the 2015/16 fiscal year, the Economic Survey said on Friday. The Economic Survey, prepared by the finance ministry's chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian, was tabled in the Lok Sabha on Friday. Following are the highlights of the survey: * 2015/16 GDP growth seen at over 8% y/y * Double digit economic growth trajectory now a possibility * Govt remains committed to fiscal consolidation * Government will adhere to fiscal deficit target of 4.1% of GDP in 2014-15 * Inflation shows declining trend in 2014/15 * Economic Survey says estimates ...
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Railway budget to promote digital and Make in India

The Railway Budget 2015-16 has given more emphasis to Technology, Sustainable security issues, welfare of passengers, safety, connectivity, technology and productivity. In tune with the advancements in the information and communication technology, the budget envisages ICT based deliverables in the era of globalization. Budget envisages increase in capacity through improving existing network, doubling, tripling, electrification and good governance. Improvement of services sector related to delivering sustainable experiments in customer concern has been given top priority in the budget. Budget proposals were in tune with the Government of ...
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India's military power @ R-Day parade

New Delhi, Jan 26,2015: Military precision blended seamlessly with cultural diversity at India's 66th Republic Day parade Monday where US President Barack Obama was the chief guest. Heavy armour, marching contingents of the armed forces and the paramilitary and police forces interspersed with brass and pipe bands - tableaux depicting the multifarious heritage of this vast land and schoolchildren dancing merrily in spite of the chill marked the event, crowned by a flypast that many apprehended would not happen due to the weather. For the first time, an all-women's contingent drawn from the three services featured at the event, ...
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India, US to tie up on 'Digital India' initiative

Washington/New Delhi, Jan 17,2015: India and the US have agreed to strengthen collaboration between the two governments and the private sector in the field of information and communications technology (ICT) that would help in implementation of the 'Digital India' programme. The meeting of the US-India ICT Working Group, which promotes development in the ICT sector for mutual benefit, was held in Washington Jan 14-15. Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, coordinator for international communications and information policy at the Department of State, and R.S. Sharma, secretary of the department of electronics and information technology under ...
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Mumbai to be branded Science City

Mumbai: The five-day 102nd Indian Science Congress (ISC) starting here Saturday would brand Mumbai a 'Science City', acknowledging its contribution in the fields of science, technology, medicine and research, an official said here Friday. Organised by the Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata, the ISC will revolve round the theme of 'Science and Technology for Human Development' and is being hosted by University of Mumbai from Jan 3-7. "We shall brand Mumbai as 'Science City' because of this great city's contribution to the field of science and related aspects," University of Mumbai vice chancellor Rajan Welukar said ...
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Resignation of IITD Director: MHRD clarifies

New Delhi, Dec 28,2014: The Ministry of HRD has given the following clarification in connection with the resignation of IIT Delhi. The clarification comes in the wake of media reports mentioning that IIT-Delhi Director has resigned resisting government pressure. MHRD says that the news item reported in the media is factually inaccurate and incorrect and unnecessarily drags the Ministry into issues where no direction has been issued by the Ministry. There is neither any request from Sachin Tendulkar for the ground of IIT for running a Cricket Academy nor any instruction from Ministry of HRD to provide the same. Ministry of HRD has neither ...
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2014 saw several controversies

2014 saw several controversies PTI  |  29th December 2014 New Delhi, Dec 29,2014: Controversy hogged the HRD Ministry ever since the NDA government came to power be it for the rollback of FYUP of Delhi University, replacing Sanskrit with German as the third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas or asking institutes to observe events on Christmas.   As these moves led Opposition parties to accuse the Ministry of embarking on a path to saffronise education, its Minister Smriti Irani retorted saying, if she "challenges status quo," controversy is bound to take wings.   "Those who accuse me of being a ...
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Need good teachers: Modi

IANS  |  25th December 2014 Varanasi, Dec 25,2014: There is a need for good teachers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, adding that a course can be started after class 12th for training teachers. "The whole world needs good teacher... How do we cre te good teachers? There are very few who want to be teachers, others try being something else but end up teaching," Modi said Thursday at Banaras Hindu University. The prime minister, on a lighter note, added: "I am not talking about the teachers here." "How do we create the environment that people aspire to be good teachers... Can we start a ...
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Honorary doctorate for 'Super 30' founder

 Coimbatore: Anand Kumar, founder of 'Super 30', was on Saturday conferred Honorary Doctorate of Science (DSc) by Karpagam University, in recognition of his pioneering work with students from underprivileged sections of society.The University confers DSc on persons of eminence for their outstanding contribution to the society in various fields and this year, Anand Kumar was chosen, Vice Chancellor Dr S Subramanian said in a release here. Experiencing acute poverty in his student days, which prevented him from going to Cambridge University for higher education, Kumar made it a mission to help wards of people from underprivileged sections ...
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Students be not put to difficulty due to Sanskrit: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday asked the Centre to clarify the implications of its decision to introduce Sanskrit in place of German as the third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas on students who will appear for the Xth board examination. Observing that "no student should be put to difficulty" due to introduction of Sanskrit in the mid session, a bench of justices A R Dave and Kurian Joseph asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to take instructions on the issue and brief it on December 16. The court direction came after advocate Reena Singh, appearing for a group of parents of Kendriya Vidyalaya students, submitted that a ...
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Points system: HC refuses interim stay

 New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to pass an interim order staying its single judge bench verdict quashing the points system for nursery admission brought in by the Lieutenant Governor (LG) for private unaided schools here. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice R S Endlaw said the issue requires detailed consideration, so it will hear the interim application for stay against the operation of its single judge order along with the main appeal Tuesday. "We will not stay the order today. It is a matter which requires consideration, so we will hear it in detail tomorrow," it said. The court also questioned ...
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Deemed varsities: UGC sets up panel

  New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Friday set up a five-member committee to conduct physical verification of seven universities whose deemed category status has come under question. The development followed a direction by the Supreme Court which had sought physical verification of infrastructure and faculty strength of deemed universities, which were black-listed by P N Tandon Committee. At the full commission meeting on Friday, UGC decided to give the committee, which would be headed by its secretary, a month's time to submit its report. "The committee would point out the deficiencies and ask the varsities to ...
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Agri Entrepreneurship programme for NRK’s held at Doha

                Department of Agriculture, Kerala Agricultural University, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Kerala Horticulture Mission and JCC, Doha organized an Agri Entrepreneurship workshop at Doha, Qatar under the leadership of Minister for Agriculture, Government of Kerala for NRKs working in Doha. The programme was held at Birla Public School from 16th to 17th October 2014. Sri. Sanjeev Arora, Indian Ambassador to Quatar inaugurated the programme on 16th October 2014. During the inaugural address he suggested that Agripreneurship initiative ...
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PM invites ideas on “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”

New Delhi: On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child, the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has exhorted the people of India to pledge to create an atmosphere for equality for the girl child and to end gender-based discrimination in the country. “On International Day of the Girl Child we celebrate the achievements of our daughters. From the classroom to sports, they shine everywhere. Today let us pledge to create an atmosphere of equality for the girl child. There is no question of any discrimination based on gender,” the Prime Minister said. The Prime Minister also called for eradication of the menace of female ...
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'Youth destined to lead tomorrow’s science'

New Delhi: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said that while India’s youth is destined to lead tomorrow’s science, it is the youth scientists who will lead tomorrow’s India. On the eve of National Science Exhibition and Project Competition for youth under the aegis of "Inspire" programme beginning tomorrow at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, the Minister of State gave his message, here on Sunday.Dwelling on the wide dimensions of “INSPIRE” (Innovation in ...
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Admission open at Navodaya Schools

Thiruvananthapuram: Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Ministry of Human Resource Development Department of School Education & Literacy, Government of India, located at B-15, Sector 62, Institutional Area, Noida, G.B. Nagar, U.P-20130 has invited applications for the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST) - 2015, for Class VI.At present, there are 588 Vidyalayas functioning in States and Union Territories. A maximum of eighty students are admitted in Class VI in each Vidyalaya, through a selection test subject to availability of suitable candidates. Age: Applicant must not have been born before 01-05-2002 and after 30-04-2006. This ...
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Thousands enter the World of Letters

Kochi, Oct 03,2014: Thusands of young kids throng into various temples and other religious places to enter the world of letters for the first time today, the Vijayadashami day. Elaborate arrangements have been made and special camps have been organised to celebrate the day with much fervour. No matter what your religion is, most of the kids were initiated into the world of learning with the help of an eminent master on the auspicious day of Vijayadashami. Across the  temples, schools and churches, masters or gurus helped kids write their first letters on a plate of rice. While Hindus write 'Hari sree Ganapathaye namaha' ...
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‘Make in India’ will create more employment opportunities in the country

Recent initiative in India to promote ‘Make in India’ concept will create umpteen job opportunities in the country. It will facilitate both industrial and services sectors. Micro, Small and medium enterprises (MSME) will be largely benefited through this decision. As a sequel to globalisation and Free trade agreement services sector supersedes all other sectors. It creates more than 57 percent employment than the basic agricultural and middle industrial sectors. ‘Make in India’ will really benefit the manufacturing sector in the country. It will facilitate foreign direct investment in retail sector rather than inflow ...
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Kerala to focus on start-ups

PTI | 10th September 2014 Kochi, Sept 10,2014 : With plans to turn Kerala into an entrepreneur driven state, the state government is mulling making certain changes in its industrial policy to provide the right environment to spur the growth of startups. "We need to make changes in our Industrial policy. There will be small changes. The draft is in the final stages and will come up before the cabinet soon", Industries and IT minister P K Kunhalikutty told reporters here while giving details of the Young Entrepreneurs Summit (YES), a first of its kind initiative in the country, being held at nearby Angamally on September 12. The ...
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Teaching is a way of life: Modi

IANS | 4th September 2014 New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday described teaching as a way of life and said it should not be called a profession or job."Teaching is not a profession or job but a way of life - 'jeevan dharm'. A teacher never retires and always continues to endeavour to teach the new generation," Modi told 350 award winning teachers at his residence here.Speaking on the eve of Teachers Day, Modi said he fulfilled two wishes after becoming the chief minister of Gujarat: inviting his school friends and teachers to his residence. "I always wished to call all the teachers who have taught me since ...
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Continue lighting up lives of students: Irani

PTI | 4th September 2014 New Delhi: Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday asked the teachers to continue to light up the lives of students and help improve them as a teacher within them never retires.She said, quoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing awardee teachers at a function here he has said that teaching is not a profession but a way of life and that a teacher never retires. Addressing the national executive meeting of BJP Teachers Cell here, Irani thanked teachers for their contribution in nation building by developing the personality of students. She said teachers have vast experience in their lives while ...
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Nation needs more dedicated teachers: President of India

IANS | 5th September 2014 New Delhi: The nation needs more competent and dedicated teachers, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Teachers' Day Friday, adding that students need to be taught values like tolerance, integrity and secularism. "India today needs many more competent and willing teachers to dedicate themselves to improving the standard and quality of education. Teachers have a vital role to play in upgrading the quality of education," the president said after giving away the National Awards for teachers here."The world today faces challenges of violence, terrorism, environmental degradation... values of truth, ...
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Develop defence, health pdts, IITs told

New Delhi: Noting that India is dependent on imports in several sectors including defence and health, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked the IITs to take up the challenge of developing products in these critical fields.He also asked these premier institutes to contribute towards user-friendly innovations in Indian Railways and fulfilling the vision for "housing for all" through technology that would enable rapid construction of economical, eco-friendly and structurally sound houses.    Addressing a conference of Chairmen of Boards of Governors and directors of IITs here, he asked the IITs to ...
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Academicians condole the demise of Professor U.R.Ananthamurthy

Dr. U.R.Ananthamurthy (82) noted writer and the “Njanapeedam” Award winner, former Chairman of UGC and Vice Chancellor of M.G.University Kerala passed way at Manipal Hospital, Bangalore on 22nd August 2014. Renowned writer UR Ananthamurthy has been admitted to the hospital this morning. Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy is a contemporary writer and critic in the Kannada language and is considered as one of the pioneers of the Navya movement. He is well known among Indian authors. Bhava, Samskara and A Rite for a Dead Man are some of his popular publications. Ananthamurthy was an alumni of: University of ...
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Maths 'Nobel' winner a topper all his life

Kolhapur (Maharashtra): Mathematics genius Subhas A. Khot who got the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize - the 'Nobel of Mathematics' - has an "extraordinary academic talent and remarkable concentration power", his school teachers recall."We are very proud of his achievement which has brought global name and fame to his alma-mater. On his next visit home to Ichalkaranji in December, we have planned a public felicitation for him," a pleased Gopal G. Kulkarni, principal Venkatraro High School, Ichalkaranji, told IANS. Khot was a student at the Marathi medium school in the secondary section between 1987-1993 - and was the brightest in ...
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Innovation important for progress: President

Tiruchirappalli (Tamil Nadu): Knowledge and innovation are the underpinnings of progress and prosperity in the 21st century, President Pranab Mukherjee said here Saturday."In this age of globalisation, we can derive competitive advantage only from an eco-system that is conducive to new learning, research and innovation," he said after inaugurating the golden jubilee celebrations of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Tiruchirappalli, 325 km from Chennai.Mukherjee said NITs must work towards promoting scientific temper in their students."Yet, given the present socio-economic condition of our country, the thrust of ...
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Important links in Education

  Important links   CIEFL - www.ciefl.ac.in MHRD - www.education.nic.in CBSE - www.cbse.gov.in CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF EDNAL TECHNOLOGY (CIET) - www.ciet.nic.in Educational Consultants India Ltd (Ed.CIL) - www.edcil.co.in National ...
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Budget 2014

UPSC gets Rs 170 cr budgetary allocation New Delhi, July 10,2014: The government today earmarked Rs 170 crore for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for 2014-15. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, while presenting the budget for the current fiscal, allocated Rs 170.81 crore to the Commission. The provision is for expenditure on salaries and allowances of the chairman, members and establishment of the UPSC, administrative expenses and for the expenditure related to conduct of the examinations by the Commission.The UPSC conducts prestigious civil services examination to select officers for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian ...
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India needs more IITs, IIMs : FM

New Delhi, July 10,2014: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday said the country needs a large number of "world class" centres of higher learning, and announced the setting up of five new IITs and IIMs. "The country needs a large number of centres of higher learning which are world class," Jaitley said while presenting the national budget for 2014-15. "I propose to set up the Jai Prakash Narayan National Centre for Excellence in Humanities in Madhya Pradesh," he said. He announced the setting up of five more Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in Jammu, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala."Five ...
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Airlines to assist students aspiring for overseas education

Recently cost of overseas education is increasing day by day. Parents and students are finding difficult to cope up with the situation. Taking in to account the cost escalation and rupee depreciation, airline companies are offering novel scholarships and special concessions for Indian students aspiring for foreign education. Virgin Atlantic, a group of Virgin Group has instituted a scholarship of Rs five lakh for an Indian student for their higher education in UK or US. Students need to send an essay highlighting how they plan to use their education and college experience to benefit the world. It could be anything from an initiative to help ...
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What next after SSLC?

This year compared to previous years, Pareekshabhavan released Secondary School Leaving Certificate SSLC examination results 2014 at a faster pace. 4.64 lakh students appeared for the Kerala SSLC examination of which more than four lakh students are found to be eligible for higher education. Now students and parents are busy in making decisions for applying higher education. Even though some of the students were decided on their higher education programmes earlier, many are still apprehensive about the selection of courses after SSLC. While selecting the courses for Plus two, consider the aptitude, attitude, aspirations and interest of the ...
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ASER 2012 report is an eye opener for India

Annual statement on education report for the year 2012 ASER has been published. This is an eye opener for Indian education System. The report which is not good for Indian Students reveals that student learning levels have fallen in reading and in Mathematics and the flow to private schools continues. Number of Class Five students who can do two-digit number subtraction declined from 58.8% to 49.1% during 2011-12. Earlier reports ranked our class 10 children 73rd out of 74 countries in the world. Salient features of ASER 2012 and policy recommendations are: Shift focus to outcomes from inputs: Success of a school system lies in what ...
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Indian Students prefer American Professors as supervisors

Indian Students in United States allege that US Professors are more helpful in research than Indian Professors in United States. Survey of students over some of the pioneering Universities like University of Florida, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania suggested that except a few Indian faculty members, others neither guide properly nor facilitate for getting funding. In some of the cases Students of Florida State University alleged that while American professors prefer to be the second author in the student’s research papers, India professors are very keen to become first authors. Moreover they will present these papers in the International ...
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Startups will create umpteen job opportunities

India needs innovation in the Science and Technology sector to reach the productivity frontier and to use the best practices for production. Ninth innovation summit held at Bangalore from 7th to 8th August 2013, reiterated the importance of startups in the country. The desire for innovation in India has been driven by search for low cost solutions to public problems. Innovation is the application of new ideas to solve problems with resultant benefits to different stakeholders. Through innovation incubation, students can become employers rather than employees. This is the success behind start ups in United States and UK. UK is among the ...
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Startups will create umpteen job opportunities

India needs innovation in the Science and Technology sector to reach the productivity frontier and to use the best practices for production. Ninth innovation summit held at Bangalore from 7th to 8th August 2013, reiterated the importance of startups in the country. The desire for innovation in India has been driven by search for low cost solutions to public problems. Innovation is the application of new ideas to solve problems with resultant benefits to different stakeholders. Through innovation incubation, students can become employers rather than employees. This is the success behind start ups in United States and UK. UK is among the ...
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Academic misconduct is emerging in educational institutions

Recent reports reveal that education system in United States starting from school level to higher education is facing serious challenges. The country is not free from poor academic integration and misconduct. Plagiarism is getting momentum among students. With the advancement of ICT and use of smart phones students have started finding answers during the examination through internet browsing or social networking. Even though technological advancement is very high in the country, teachers are finding it difficult to cope up with the situation. Some of the teachers are finding it difficult to find the answers of the student’s intellectual ...
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Potential problems at home requires more attention for success at School; says US teachers

On the verge of violence and consequent death of a 17 year student who was stabbed to death and three others were injured during a fight at a high school campus in Houston in the US State of Texas this week, some of the eminent teachers from United States shares the secrets to make everyone’s school experience better and for a peaceful atmosphere in the campus. While India is celebrating Teachers day these observations acquire more importance in the country. A cordial Student-Teacher-Parent relationship will help to maintain success in education. It is important for the parent/guardian to attend school night and parent teacher ...
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Educational sector gets fresh push in the Budget

Union Budget for the year 2013-14 has provided 29 percent additional allocation for plan spending compared to 2012-13. GDP rate will be expected to increase from five to 6.5 percent in the year 2013-14. Budget allocation for education sector has increased by 17 percent compared to previous year amounting Rs 65867 crores. Budget will focus more on sustainable development. Allocation for primary and higher education has been increased. Medical education and research, agricultural research, science, technology, atomic energy and space science have been identified as the focus areas of education and research. Budget envisages education for all by ...
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Message from the Minister

Teachers training programme is one of important activities of the recently launched socio education project, Jyothis of Koothuparamba assembly constituency. This will help to create awareness on changing trends in higher education, new areas of education and research, career oriented courses, competitive examinations and learning skills among students, teachers and parents which in turn will facilitate a substantial change in higher education. As a unique project Jyothis will impart advanced training to teachers in the areas of participatory learning which will address the issue of qualitative teaching and make teachers more responsible ...
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KVASU will collaborate with Canada’s University of Guelph to develop an Indian certificate programme in Laboratory Animal Medicine

Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and the University of Guelph’s Centre for Open Learning and Educational Services (COLES-Canada) will enter in to a joint collaborative agreement to develop an Indian Certificate Programme in Laboratory Animal Medicine. KVASU will identify and provide a qualified course instructor for the online programme. Issues regarding existing intellectual property will be determined. COLES will uphold the high academic standards of any certificate programme in laboratory animal medicine to ensure that they continue to meet University of Guelph academic requirements. COLES is committed committed in ...
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Changing trends in Agri, Vet and allied health courses

There is growing apprehension among students and parents about the choice of courses and its career prospects. Student’s attitude, aptitude and interest must be given priority while selecting the courses. In the era of globalization, Bachelor programme in Ayurveda, BAMS is acquiring momentum in the country. The member of the planning commission Dr.Sam Pitroda has identified Ayurveda as one of the potential sectors in the country. As part of holistic therapy and health tourism, Ayurveda is emerging as one of the important alternative systems of medicine globally. Moreover in this sector Commercialization and branding are taking place ...
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Jyothis educational project launched @Koothuparamba Assembly Constituency

Jyothis the unique socio educational extension project of Koothuparamba assembly constituency of Kannur district started functioning from 1st September 2012 onwards. This unique project is aimed at creating awareness among students, teachers and parents on prospects of higher education within the country and abroad. Koothuparamba assembly constituency has been selected to be the forerunner based on the number of educational institutions, educational backwardness of the North Malabar region, scope for higher education and poor awareness on options on higher education. This project has been designed as per the suggestions of Hon'ble Minister ...
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IPR courses-an emerging area of research

The World trade Organization envisages free trade of products in a transparent and competitive environment leading to smooth trading activities. Several agreements on Agriculture tariffs, subsidies, sanitary measures and intellectual property rights have come under a single roof of World Trade Organization (WTO) as GATT agreement. More than 100 countries including India knowingly or unknowingly entered in to this global trade regime to promote economic development across the globe. WTO forces member countries to open up their economy to a free flow of imports and exports. Market access, domestic market and TRIPS are the key elements ...
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Academic misconduct is emerging in educational institutions

Recent reports reveal that education system in United States starting from school level to higher education is facing serious challenges. The country is not free from poor academic integration and misconduct. Plagiarism is getting momentum among students. With the advancement of ICT and use of smart phones students have started finding answers during the examination through internet browsing or social networking. Even though technological advancement is very high in the country, teachers are finding it difficult to cope up with the situation. Some of the teachers are finding it difficult to find the answers of the student’s intellectual ...
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US crisis will affect service sectors and research programs

Recent closure of American Treasury due to the difference of opinion with the House of Representatives will temporarily affect the non essential sectors especially the services sector. The US government has shut down for the first time in 17 years after the Congress failed to break a deadlock over the country’s debt ceiling. This puts nearly 800,000 US government employees out of work temporarily. In a globalised world, where economies are becoming more linked, ripples of a shutdown of this sort will be felt everywhere. Even though it is a transient phenomenon; it will create longstanding impacts in the higher education and career in ...
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