Genuine institutes on Unesco site

Unesco has decided to display on its website names of genuine, accredited institutions across the globe to prevent duping of students.

"We have given a list of genuine institutes of 30 countries. By July, accredited institutes in 60 countries, including those in India, will find their names on the list. Students can verify from our list before applying," an official in Delhi said. The list has been drawn up in consultation with the respective governments. Unesco is also preparing a set of criteria to help students identify fake institutions. "By April this year, we will put out the guidelines to identify fake institutions," the official said.

Want to land a good job? Re-work that CV

As colleges grapple with placements, students are busy re-working resumes and attending programmes on personality development and soft skills

With companies playing hard-to-get at campus placements, students from engineering and management colleges are re-working resumes to attract job offers.

"I've been going over my resume details, but don't feel confident that it will impress company officials. I've added information regarding the clubs on campus, which I joined and the various programmes we organised through the year. I hope that earns extra credit from the interviewer," says Abhijit Sabarwal, an engineering student.

CEPT to study Surat floods

Study will help in assessing the land use pattern for upcoming and existing housing projects

Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) will conduct a study to assess land margin and land-use pattern for new development plans after taking lessons from devastating floods that had hit Surat in August 2006. Based upon its suggestions, a proposal will be forwarded to the state government for action.

SU gears up to grab an 'A' from NAAC

NAAC team to visit the varsity for accreditation on Thursday

On the eve of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) team's visit on Thursday, Saurashtra University has made all arrangements to see that it gets an 'A'.

"As far as the recommendations mentioned in the report of the peer team of NAAC after their visit in 2002 are concerned, we have taken care to see that all are fulfilled," says vice chancellor of Saurashtra University Kamlesh Joshipura.

Post 26/11, hoax calls a real threat

The Mumbai Division of the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (which conducts the SSC and HSC examinations) has given special instructions to city schools and colleges conducting the board exams this year to beware of hoax calls during the exams. While board officials expect hoax calls from unprepared students in the wake of the 26/11 attacks, they also want to ensure that there is no untoward incident at any exam centre.

Students board HSC Express

New syllabi, terror scare major concerns as 11 lakh pupils embark on month-long journey today

The long and anxious wait is finally over for lakhs of students attempting their Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exams. As the class XII exams begin from Thursday, students and parents are expecting nothing short of a harrowing time this year.

Says Anahita Nair, a commerce student from Sathaye College in Vile Parle, "We have been told to expect a slightly tougher paper than last year by our school and coaching class. I have also heard that we all will be frisked at the exam centre and checked for mobile phones. I hope this will not cause delay in sitting for the exams."