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Best weekend getaways from Chennai

If you’re spending an extended holiday in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, be sure to grab a Chennai car rental and venture outside the city centre a bit. Here are some of the best weekend getaways from Chennai: Yercaud The hill station of Yercaud is nearly a six-hour...

Under Modi, DoPT says no relatives as personal staff

In its first order under the new government, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has made it clear that union ministers will have to select their personal staff from the general pool available. If implemented strictly, this would end the system of handpicking officials, sometimes...

Keen contest likely in South Chennai among AIADMK

A keen contest is in the offing in Chennai South where DMK and BJP have put up formidable candidates to wrest the seat from AIADMK, which is fielding a new face. AIADMK denied ticket to sitting MP C Rajendran and instead nominated Jayavardhan, son of...

IIT-Gandhinagar to offer master’s in society and culture from this year

The state’s engineering mecca is gradually giving the humanities their due. IIT-Gandhinagar (IIT-Gn) is geared up to add a comprehensive, stand-alone, two-year Master of Arts in Society and Culture to its repertoire. The degree will be the first to deal with South Asian culture and...

Business School surveys EMBA alumni on 10th anniversary of Oxford’s Executive MBA programme

On the 10th anniversary of the Oxford Executive MBA programme, alumni have been surveyed to identify the impact the programme has had on their careers and in helping them deliver sustainable success as leaders. Their responses provide deep insights into the difference an EMBA can...

India needs a system that directly connects university students to research

What is the focus of the Survey Research Centre (SRC) at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR)? The centre is an interdisciplinary team including sociologists, psychologists, economists, epidemiologists, and statisticians who are conducting survey research through primary data collection using latest technologies....

Ahead of engineering admissions, Madras high court makes it easy to pick college

Making the task of choosing an engineering college for admission easier this season, the Madras high court has asked Anna University to publish the pass percentage of every college affiliated to it and a list of colleges with identical names. They should be published on...

University of Madras offers fellowships in memory of Irish linguist

University of Madras will offer three fellowships to students in honour of Irish missionary and linguist Robert Caldwell from this academic year. The university held a meeting to commemorate the 200th birth anniversary of the scholar who established that south Indian languages had roots in...

BHEL annual profit slides to Rs 3,228 crore

finance2 Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd’s net profit more than halved to Rs 3,228 crore in the previous financial year on account of low volumes and challenges in the domestic power sector. The power equipment major had posted a net profit of Rs 6,615 crore in 2012-13, BHEL...

Yuki Bhambri’s valiant run comes to an end in Chennai

Experience is invaluable. The cliche could be some consolation for India’s Yuki Bhambri who withered and fell like a May blossom on the bough here on Friday. Playing against world No. 32 Vasek Pospisil, the 21 year-old lost his serve on three occasions and could...
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