IIM-L, IIM-B to hike PGPM fee by Rs.1.5 lakh per annum

IIM-L, IIM-B to hike PGPM fee by Rs.1.5 lakh per annum Close on the heels of fee-hike announcement by Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A), the IIM Lucknow and IIM Bangalore too have announced that, from the forthcoming academic session, the fee for their flagship Post Graduate

Programme in Management (PGPM) will be increased Rs.1.5 lakh per annum.

6 out of 10 university students have ‘mathematical anxiety’

6 out of 10 university students have ‘mathematical anxiety’Washington, April 2 : A new study conducted at the University of Granada (Spain) has found that 6 out of every 10 university students, regardless their field of study, present any symptom of anxiety when it comes to deal with mathematics.

Also, the study found that there are significant differences between men and women in this sense, as men suffer less anxiety when it comes to deal with mathematical tasks.

Religion or ice cream? Berlin votes on teaching pupils faith

Religion or ice cream? Berlin votes on teaching pupils faithBerlin  - Religion and school are two subjects that don't sit comfortably side by side in Berlin.

In contrast to most of Germany, pupils in the capital do not attend compulsory religion classes. Instead, Berlin's children can opt for extra-curricular lessons in their faith.

Ethics, on the other hand, was introduced as a core school subject in 2006, in the wake of a so-called honour killing within Berlin's Turkish community which raised questions about faith and moral values being instilled in the young.

Expel, deny admission to students guilty of ragging: UGC

University Grants CommissionNew Delhi, Mar 22 : The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recommended debarring of students guilty of ragging a fellow student from getting admission in educational institutes for life.

"The regulations will be discussed at the meeting of 17 different councils, including the Medical Council of India (MCI), the AICTE and the state councils, next month. The regulations will be implemented after being approved by the councils, which are monitoring higher education in the country," UGC Chairman Professor Sukhadeo Thorat said in New Delhi on Sunday.

Lenovo Announces ‘Vernacular Computing Initiative’

Lenovo Announces ‘Vernacular Computing Initiative’ PC manufacturer Lenovo on Thursday launched a vernacular computing initiative, ‘Matrubhasha’ (Mother Tongue) in the Indian market.

The new initiative will help the school children to gain computer skills in their mother-tongue, without depending upon English.

As a part of this project, Lenovo said that it will donate 150 brand new Lenovo H series desktops, pre-installed with a vernacular computing software application called ‘Lookeys’ to 38 Akshara Foundation libraries in 35 government schools and three Urdu government schools in Karnataka.

Balancing the crayon and the computer

Video games and cartoons are no longer taboo for kids. New-age parents are enrolling their tots for courses in game design, animation, robotics and electronics.

The early exposure, parents believe, gives kids an edge and stimulates creativity.

Age six to 10, parents feel, is a good age to start. "Getting a headstart in technology can never hurt," said Soumya Mantena, whose seven-year-old has enrolled for a class in animation.

Video game-making is another rage. "Letting them create games of their own is better than allowing them to play video games," said Trupti Maniyar, whose nine-year-old son has designed his own computer game.