Students still to get admit cards

Angry examinees protest as RU tests are just a couple of days away

Though all under graduation and post graduation examinations in University of Rajasthan are just two days away, students have still not received their permission letters at their respective colleges. According to university sources, February 27 was the last date for issuing the permission letters. 

On Friday morning, when students approached the Commerce College to collect their permission letter, the officials told them that the college had not received the permission letters and students will be given their letters on March 2.

A cultural hour dedicated to a cause

The cultural hour of the fifth standard students of Vashi-based Fr Agnel's Multipurpose School was conducted at the basketball court on Friday. More than 360 students from six divisions participated in the cultural hour the theme of which was 'Chipko Movement' that was carried out by the tribal people wherein they embraced the trees to avoid them from being cut.

Vijaya Vaithilingam, vice-principal of the school says, "This is a cultural event that we conduct once in a year for students of every standard from one to seven. Our former and senior students also lend a helping hand by teaching the participants different things and choreograph their dances."

Govt to take PPP route for colleges, polytechnics

The state government will establish 14 new engineering colleges and nine polytechnics in public private partnership (PPP) mode. This will provide opportunity to students to get technical education by paying reasonable fees as compared to high fees of self-financed colleges.

One third of Britons can’t tell an English oak tree from a sycamore

London, Feb 27 : When it comes to telling the difference between an English oak or a sycamore, one third of Britons might score a zero, according to a new study.

The researchers said that one third of Britons cannot identify the nation''s most famous types of trees

The study by UK firm Forest Holidays found that one in 20 people questioned could not name any of Britain''s common trees.

In fact, seven in ten people couldn't even identify the horse chestnut, which has produced conkers for generations of schoolboys in UK.

For the study, 250 adults were shown pictures of 10 of Britain''s most popular types of tree and were asked to name them.

Now, no footwear inside examination centres

Kolhapur students write papers barefoot following the divisional board's diktat

The Kolhapur division of the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has banned shoes, chappals and socks inside the examination centres from this year.

Chairperson of the division Ujjwaladevi Patil said that the step has been taken to prevent students from using their footwear to hide copying material. "Last year, the division had banned footwear at a few examination centres. We were able to curb copying to a large extent and hence decided to implement the ban at all centres," she said.

Placement blues for B-schools

The global slump is rearing its head on B-school campuses, including the IIM-B

The tidings for the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B), which will kick off the 2009 placement season on Friday, are not very good. If one is to go by the indications from other B-school campuses that are already into the process, it will be a tough placement season.