‘Education’ News

Translating Technical English into Tamil

There are times when we are excited by the abstract and what is linguistically incomprehensible especially if it were loaded with technical jargon. When Mr.Thiru a medical physics consultant from Reno, Nevada was trying to make me understand what is technology all about, I was...

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...

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...
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