Thursday, May 31, 2007

Manish Kumar, all-India topper with 99.4%

He has done Bihar, his school and his parents proud by topping the CBSE Class X examination this year, securing an aggregate of 99.4 per cent marks. Tuesday was a big day for Manish Kumar, a student of Gyan Niketan. His father Sanjay Kumar is the Director of Accounts, Postal Services and mother Sunita Kumari is a housewife.Manish had secured over 95 per cent in the pre-Board examination, giving a clear hint of things to follow.'Now my next immediate target is to crack IIT after completing class 12 as I want to become an engineer.Prashant Suman, Robin Kumar, and Rajiv Ranjan, also of Gyan Niketan, made their teachers, parents, and state proud by earning 98.4%, 98.2%, and 98.2% each.Manish secured 100 marks each in Science and Social Science and 99 each in Mathematics, Sanskrit and Introductory Information Technology. To calculate his aggregate, he does not count the marks fetched in English -- 91 per cent. Manish completed the syllabus thoroughly by the month of October after which he kept revising. In January, he joined Comprehensive Coaching Point where he did extensive practice through test series questions.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Achin Bansal

A 17-year-old boy Wednesday brought fame to this Punjab town like no one else ever. Achin Bansal topped the merit list of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) joint entrance examination (JEE) among all students in the country.There were celebrations at his residence in this bustling but small town, about 250 km from state capital Chandigarh, with Achin and his parents - eminent medical practitioner Rajinder Kumar and mother Geeta - sharing their joy with family and friends.The young boy did his schooling till Class 12 from the Sada Ram Bansal memorial school - an educational institution started by his grandfather and father in the memory of his great-grandfather.But getting the top slot in the IIT-JEE is not the end of the road for him. 'I want to complete my engineering degree and try my luck at civil services. I would like to become an IAS (Indian Administrative Service) officer,' he said even as his parents listened attentively.His elder sister is pursuing an engineering course in information technology at Chandigarh.The standardized entrance exam for IITs is considered one of the toughest in the country, and tests candidates on their problem-solving skills in mathematics, physics and chemistry. Only about 5,000 students made it, representing an acceptance rate of 2%. A number of young aspirants, age 15 and above, leave home to live in educational atmospheres in places such as Kota in Rajasthan, where coaching institutes help them prepare for the exam. Achin received coaching during his vacations, travelling to Kota by train to attend the well-known Bansal Classes.

Ankita Sharma

Seventeen-year-old Ankita Sharma has topped the Indian Institute of Technology joint entrance exam in the female category.Her father, Anil Sharma, is quite naturally proud of her daughter's achievement.There was no pressure from us for her to perform. She worked very hard and her efforts have obviously paid off. We want her to do Engineering Physics because there's a lot of scope in that area,'' said Anil Sharma.


Hindi journalism

The Hindi department of DU has proposed to start a Master's course in Hindi journalism in print and electronic media from the academic year 2007-08.The course will have 20-30 seats. The fee structure has not been worked out so far and it will be of two years duration.South Campus, so far, is offering a certificate and diploma course in mass communication.

Super 30

Twenty-eight of the 30 students of Super 30, an innovative coaching institute in Bihar have passed the highly competitive Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE)2007.Last year also 28 students of Super 30 had made it to the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) colleges. Every year, Super 30 selects a group of 30 IIT aspirants from poor families and provides them with free coaching, food and accommodation.Bihar's Additional Director-General of Police Abhyanand, who teaches physics at the institute said, 'The success of Super 30 lies in hard labour and proper guidance for excellent result.' Anand, who also runs the Ramanujan School of Mathematics, said Super 30 is supported by the income generated from the mathematics school, which has students from affluent families who can afford to pay to fulfil their dreams.Super 30 took shape five years ago and its success can serve as a model for other such institutes across India. 18 of its students cracked the IIT-JEE in 2003 the year Super 30 was set up. The number rose to 22 in 2004 and 26 in 2005 and has been steadily increasing over the years. Early this year, Norika Fujiwara, a former Japanese beauty queen and actress, made a documentary film on Super 30 for its innovative and successful attempt to send poor children to India's top engineering colleges.


Achin Bansal from Punjab topped this year's All India Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) conducted by Indian Institute of Technology while Ankita Sharma from Mumbai topped among girls.Achin Bansal hails from Kot Kapura, a small town in Punjab, and is the son of a medical practioner. Speaking to PTI over telephone, Bansal said he intended to do computer science course from IIT Mumbai.This year 54,025 girls wrote the JEE and 587 qualified with Ankita Sharma from Anushakti Nagar, with an all India rank of 55, topping the list. Sharma, daughter of a Nuclear Power Corporation of India official, said that she had not yet decided about the branch in which she wanted to study.IITs have put out an exteneded merit list and students on this list may also be counselled by the Indian Institute of Space Science, Thiruvananthapuram, Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research at Pune, Kolkata and Mohali.

Uttam Bhatt

Uttam Bhatt a student of Poorna Prajna College Udupi has been selected to represent India in the International Astronomy Olympiad 2007 to be held at Crimean, Ukraine.A team of six students will represent India. Around 80 countries will be participating in this International Olympiad. Uttam was one among the 26 selected in the second stage of Indian National Astronomy Olympiad held recently. Uttam has just participated and is selected in the 3-week “Orientation cum Selection camp” held at Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai.Uttam has already received scholarships on National Talent Scholar 2006 (NTSE)–Rs 500/- per month until PhD and Kishore Vygyanik Prothsahana Yogana 2006 (KVPY). Rs 28000/- per year until PhD.Uttam is the son of Dr Gopalakrishna Bhat and Vinatha Bhat from Manipal.

iit-jee result 2007

The results of the Indian Institute of Technology - Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) 2007 for admission to the undergraduate courses in engineering are out.Achin Bansal (Reg. No. 2088031) from IIT Delhi Zone has topped this year’s All India list of successful candidates.Out of the 2,43,029 candidates who wrote the examination, 7,200 candidates are eligible to seek admission to 5537 seats in IITs.This year 54,025 girls wrote the JEE and 587 of them have qualified with Ankita Sharma (Reg. No. 1042066) from IIT Bombay zone with an All India Rank of 55 topping the list of girl candidates.The number of qualified candidates out of those who appeared in different IIT zones are: Bombay – 2,235 out of 45,246, Delhi - 1,398 out of 45,910, Guwahati – 137 out of 15,675, Kanpur – 513 out of 38,849, Kharagpur – 733 out of 32,693, Madras – 1688 out of 38,192 and Roorkee - 496 out of 26,464.Counselling for admissions will begin on June 18 and conclude on June 22 for the declared All India Rank (AIR) holders. Courses allocated to the successful candidates will be declared on June 29.The IITs admit SC/ST students with relaxed criteria. This year 20,892 SC candidates wrote the JEE 2007 out of whom 594 have qualified.Similarly 5,909 ST candidates took the JEE and 109 of them have qualified. Anasuya Mandal, ranked 449 in the common merit list and Varunie Shashni, ranked 983 in the common merit list were the highest ranked SC and ST candidates respectively.Candidates with certified physical disabilities (PD) are granted admission with relaxed norms. A total of 15 candidates have qualified under these norms.The Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) and the Indian School of Mines (Dhanbad) also admit students on the basis of the


Delhi's renowned schools have lost some crucial top spots in the National Capital Region’s list of Board performers.Delhi’s Class X topper, Ashwini Vaidya, (98.2 per cent) is from Preet Vihar's Hillwoods Academy. She cracked the Board without taking tuitions.Class X student Rohit Gupta of Bal Bhavan Public Senior Secondary School, Laxmi Nagar, is close on Ashwini’s heels with 98 per cent. He scored 100 in Mathematics and 99 in Science and Social Science.Class XII student Deepanjali Itkan of Dilshad Garden’s Greenway Modern Senior Secondary School made it to news last week by scoring 100 in English. Ghaziabad schools are also in the limelight. Class X student Bharat Munshi of Sahibabad’s DLF Public School outdid Delhiites, scoring 98.6 per cent, with a perfect 100 in Mathematics and Sanskrit.FROM...HINDUSTAN TIMES

Raghu Mahajan

Raghu Mahajan (17) of Chandigarh had topped the IIT JEE list (all-India ranking) for 2006.Arpit Maheshwari (17) from Jodhpur stood second on the IIT list and seventh in AIEEE. Pratik Podar (17) of Jaipur came in third. Topper Raghu too had interests beyond books. Music kept him occupied. Raghu Mahajan with Mehul Deepak Tikekar of Mumbai were the winners of gold medals at the 37th International Physics Olympiad, which concluded in Singapore.The International Physics Olympiad started in the year 1967 while Indian participation in the event began in 1998.

Piyush Srivastava

Allahabad boy Piyush Srivastava (17) - a spectacular triple, he topped the IIT-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE). He had also topped the All-India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) and ISC examination of ICSE IN 2005.He, however, stood second in the UP State Engineering Examination conducted by UP Technical University. Piyush, who earned accolades and adulation for topping the ISC-2005 with 98 per cent marks and All-India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) examination , added yet another glittering feather in his cap by securing all-India first rank in the prestigious IIT-JEE.


A mammoth 5,251 Class 10 students have scored 100 out of 100 in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examinations announced Tuesday.This year, a whopping 5,251 candidates scored 100 out of 100 in mathematics and interestingly, boys have done far better than girls (3,047 boys against 2,204 girls).A total of 705,857 candidates appeared for the Class 10 examinations - an 8.93 percent increase over the last year. Students notched up an average pass percentage of 84.44 percent - an increase of 7.28 percent as compared to 2006.mathematics is not the only subject in which students are scoring exceedingly well, saying "1,232 students have scored 100 out of 100 in social science, 664 in Sanskrit, 250 in science and technology and 212 in introductory IT.Besides, two students scored 100 out 100 in Hindi while seven scored the same in German. Eight students notched up full marks in French as well.Anirudh Batra of Springdales (Pusa Road) scored 100 in both Math and Social Science.


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 10 students in Gulf countries have recorded a whopping 96.68 pass percentage this year, about 12 per cent more than what their counterparts have achieved in India. The CBSE announced the class 10 examination results on Tuesday with an overall pass percentage of 84.44 per cent.
This year, a total of 9,787 candidates from 91 schools appeared for the examination from Gulf countries, including Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain, of which 9,462 qualified. While 93.78 per cent students passed last year, according to the CBSE, this year 2.9 percent more students have passed the examination.The CBSE results for Class X have brought all smiles to Army school students with 97 per cent of them having passed the exam. As much as 83 per cent of class X and XII CBSE students from 123 Army schools across the country have obtained the first division. With a pass percentage of 94 per cent, Army school students of Class XII have achieved a pass percentage 14 per cent higher than the overall national pass percentage for Class XII CBSE students.The total number of merit certificates issued by the CBSE this year is almost double that of the past year — a whopping 11,162 compared with 5,683 in 2006. Of these, 101 and 26 certificates have been awarded to students of Government and Government-aided schools across the country. The maximum number of merit certificates — 5,251 — has been issued for Mathematics. As many as 5,251 candidates have secured cent per cent marks in Mathematics, while in Science the number of students who have scored 100 has come down sharply from 936 in 2006 to 250 this year. As many as 2,923 candidates — 1,619 girls and 1,304 boys — scored 95 per cent and above marks in the Class X examination, while 28,187 students — comprising 13,976 girls and 14,211 boys — touched the 90 per cent and above bracket this year. Sixteen disabled candidates have secured more than 90 per cent marks this year. The number of girls securing 60 per cent or more marks has increased to 156,887 this year from 138,424 in 2006.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Mahima Swansi

A rickshaw puller's daughter passed with 63.8 percent marks in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) result.Mahima Swansi, who had scored 80.8 percent in Class X two years ago, once again brightened up the faces of her impoverished parents. Her teachers at Vivekanand Vidya Mandir Ranchi said the girl succeeded through hard work and determination.her parents -- Eliyazeer Swansi and Elisiba -- said they would continue their support in Mahima's pursuit of higher studies.

Priyanka Das

The girl who topped this year's Orissa high school certificate examination said she wanted to be a scientist like President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.Priyanka Das, 15, a student of district government high school at Balasore, some 200 kilometers from the state capital Bhubaneswar, topped the Class 10 examination conducted by the Orissa Board of Secondary Examination (BSE) by securing 727 marks out of 750. The results were declared Tuesday.her father Saktaranjan is a tax consultant while Priyanka's mother Urvashi works as a zoology lecturer in a local college.This year about 400,000 students from 7133 state high schools had appeared for the Class 10 examination, which had been conducted simultaneously in 1713 centres across the state between March 7 and March 16.

Aparna Murlidhar

Aparna Murlidhar has topped the Class X, CBSE results for the Chennai Region with a whopping 99 per cent.The Chennai region comprises Tamil Nadu,Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Daman and Diu.As soon as she learnt of her results, Aparna threw her hands up in the air, jumping in joy, says her beaming father, B R Murlidhar, an engineering consultant and entrepreneur.The Bangalore girl has shared the limelight with Jahnvi Dhar, who has also scored 99 per cent .A student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, ASC Centre, Aparna has scored 100 in Maths, Sanskrit and Social Studies, followed by 99 in Science and 96 in English, aggregating 495 out of 500.The only person missing out on the celebrations was her mother, R Jyothi, a maths teacher in KV, ASC Centre who was away in Mysore for an in-service course.It was Jyothi who coached Aparna at home.Aparna has plans to switch to the state syllabus and take up PCMB in her PUC.

CBSE Class X results declared

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced its Class 10 examination results for Delhi, Guwahati, Panchkula and Allahabad regions today.the total pass percentage this year is 89.9 per cent, which is 7 per cent more compared to last year’s 82.9 per cent.The girls have once again topped with a pass percentage of 90.52 per cent compared to boys who have a pass percentage of 88.10 per cent. Over 700,000 candidates from 7,658 schools had appeared for the Class 10 examination both in India and abroad - an increase of 8.11 per cent over last year.CBSE had set up 2,490 examination centres, including 49 for foreign schools, for the smooth conduct of the examination between March 2 and 28 this year.In Delhi alone, about 2, 07, 317 candidates had registered for the Class X exams.In the year 2007, a total of 705857 candidates appeared for the class 10-board examination - an 8.93 percent increase in number of candidates over the last year.At 93.87 percent, the overall pass percentage of Ajmer region is the highest as compared to other five regions. Chennai ranks second in the table of regions with a pass percentage of 93.47 percent, followed by Panchkula with 89.08 percent and Allahabad with 87.44 percent.Delhi stands fifth in the list with a pass percent of 77.18 percent and Guwahati region has performed the worst with a pass percentage of only 56 percent.

Monday, May 28, 2007

mid-day meal programme

The proposed mid-day meal programme for children of classes VI to VIII is set to take off with HRD ministry working to ensure that the promise made in the 2007-08 Union Budget is fulfilled.A sum of Rs 7,324 crore had also been allocated in the budget in order to strengthen and expand the scheme to upper primary level children.some of the Southern states have already expanded the programme upto upper primary levels. out of 3,427 educationally backward blocks, as many as 690 have been identified in Uttar Pradesh followed by 661 in Andhra Pradesh, 495 in Bihar, 189 in Jharkhand, 186 in Rajasthan, 184 in Madhya Pradesh, 154 in Orissa, 84 in Jammu and Kashmir and 80 blocks in Gujarat.

CBSE class X results

The CBSE class X results for the Western and Southern regions were declared on Monday morning. The results for Ajmer and Chennai regions were announced at 8:00 am (IST).The results for four regions -- Delhi, Allahabad, Guwahati and Panchkula -- will be declared tomorrow. Two girls from Southern Region become joint toppers by securing 99 per cent marks. Both Jahnvi Dhar and Aparna Murlidhar have got 495 marks out of 500 scoring a ton in three subjects.Bangalore girl Aparna Murlidhar emerged the topper by securing 99 per cent, scoring a ton in three subjects. Her aggregate was 495 marks out of 500. Class X results for the rest of the country including Delhi will be declared on Tuesday. Students can access their results on CBSE's website: pass percentage in Bangalore for Class XII was 98.27 with 2,096 students passing out of the 2,133 who appeared for the examination - an improvement of 1.54 per cent from last year. Fifteen out of 34 schools in the region got 100 per cent results and 17 other schools got results above 90 per cent.City student Vinay Krishnan scored 96.2 per cent in the exams . Chennai student Divya scored 98.4 per cent in exam.

re-evaluation procedure

CBSE, in its reply to an application filed by a Delhi resident Dev Ashish Bhattacharya, had denied the information on grounds that it did not have a re-evaluation procedure in place. The response provided by the Board includes a page from its rule book which revealed that answer books are maintained for a period of three months after which they are "disposed off in the manner as decided by the Chairman from time to time. but Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Wajahat Habibullah has said such details should be disclosed under the RTI Act.

health care

Class XII pass-outs will soon be able take up jobs in the fast expanding health care sector as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to introduce a vocational course on general health care at the senior secondary level.Those clearing the course can opt for ward service in various hospitals and health care centres, and also attend to patients at the reception.There is tremendous employment scope for these students as the health sector is rapidly growing.The CBSE had last year introduced courses in Financial Market Management and Fashion Technology.

satellite education

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to launch a satellite education programme in schools across the country from next year.An initiative of the vocational education department, CBSE, specific lessons would be transmitted through satellite from various regional offices of the board under the programme.
While NCERT is developing the curriculum, ISRO would help use modern space technology for promotion of education and training. To be propagated through Edusat, the satellite education wing run by ISRO, ministry of human resource development and Indira Gandhi National Open University, the programme would begin through teachers’ training programmes and later reach classrooms. The programme would be managed by six regional offices of CBSE located in Allahabad, Guwahati, Chennai, Chandigarh and Ajmer. Schools in Jharkhand would come under the Allahabad centre.

Sunday, May 27, 2007


The results of the CBSE's Class X examination will be declared on May 29. The results will be announced at 8 am and students can get their results on their e-mail address by registering themselves to CBSE's and , a release issued here said. The schools can get the results for all their students by giving the Board their school code and email address on which result is required. The individual results can be accessed on the websites , and . Over seven lakh students across the country and abroad had appeared for the test conducted in March this year.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

100 percent

A total of 1,146 students across the country have scored a perfect 100 in mathematics -- 234 of them from Delhi alone.The results, which were declared on Friday, showed that the highest number of cent-per-cent scores have been notched up in mathematics. Last year, 812 students had scored full marks in the subject countrywide.A total of 62 Delhi students scored over 95 per cent in aggregate. Chennai had the largest number of students who scored above 95 per cent -- 289 of the total 514.


According UN ,human activities are wiping out three animal or plant species every hour .Many expert feel that world would fail to meet the goal set by world leaders at an Earth Summit in 2002 of a significant reduction by 2010 in the rate of species loss.Extinction rates are rising by a factor of up to 1000 above natural rates.every hour three species disappear.every day up to 150 species are lost.every year between 18,000 and 55,000 species become extinct.The World Conservation Union also said that one in every six land mammals in Europe was under threat of extinction.

tax return preparers

Country gets first lot of tax return preparers. The tax preparers scheme was announced in Budget 2006-2007 ,was lunched with several motives ,increase taxes.The tax preparers will get commission from the Income tax department to assist new tax payers in filling returns for three years.they will also charge up to Rs. 250 as service charge fee from old assesses.Under the scheme ,NIIT trained 4517 candidates, out of which 3737 have qualified.Government has collected Rs. 229505 crore in direct taxes during 2006-2007 , at the lowest cost of collection of 0.59 percent or Rs. 1363 crore.


Government has decided that 22.5 percent of participants in international exhibitions should be from SC/ST section to promote entrepreneurs among the weaker sections.The ministry of micro, Small and medium enterprises ,issued this directive to make representation more inclusive in these events.Directive extends to officials too,with 22.5 percent seats for officials deputed to exhibitions from Government arms like ministry or KVIC or Coir Board reserved for SC/ST categories.Beside quota for Dalit and tribal exhibitors and officials, government has said 30 percent seats for entrepreneurs or institutions should go to women ,while 15 percent should be from minority category and 10 percent from north-east.


Delhi region, with a pass rate of 81.93 per cent, took the fourth spot among the six regions in terms of pass percentage.At the Delhi Public School R.K. Puram, New Delhi, results have been outstanding with 201 students securing over 90%. Girls have beaten boys to it on the whole and the school topper is Radhika Bansal, who has emerged as the school and CBSE topper in commerce with a whopping 97.4% in aggregate.The Manav Sthali School at Rajender Nagar, New Delhi also has had a record result with Gaurav Puri scoring 99% in maths, Hitesh Kakkar also scoring 99% and Sneha Bajaj and Meenakshi Goel both scoring 99% in maths. Their accounts result is also outstanding with Meenakshi Goel scoring 99% in accounts and Tarun Gupta also scoring 99% in accounts. Another exceptional result is from Manav Sthali where Shivam Kanwar has scored an aggregate of 96%. Sneha Bajaj is yet another student with a record aggregate of 95%.Yet another school with a good result is the Amity International School where some 25 students have secured over 90% this year and 137 students over 80%. Vipsa Mahipal has secured some 98% in business studies, Prithvish Uppal has secured 99% in accounts, Manya Sibal has managed 97% in economics, Naman Bansal, Ghanshyam and Rhul Guptal have got a record 99% in maths, Abhishek Aggarwal has secured a 98% in biology etc.As many as 123 merit certificates have been awarded to government school students, out of a total of 801 in Delhi, bringing down the gap between government and private schools from 10 per cent to 5 per cent.While the pass percentage of government schools has gone up, it has come down slightly for private schools and Kendriya Vidyalayas. From 88.68 per cent in 2006, the pass percentage of private schools have come down to 88.39 per cent this year. In case of the KVs, the figure has dipped from 93.59 per cent to 93.03 per cent. The KVs, however, still have the highest pass percentage all over India. The pass percentage for private candidates in Delhi has also gone up from 34.59 per cent in 2006 to 41.50 per cent this year. In another achievement, one private student has got a merit certificate in political science, a subject in which only seven students have secured merit.The number of students getting compartment has also come down in the city from 12.32 per cent to 10.80 per cent. At 16,925, the number is, however, the highest in India. The use of unfair means cases have gone up from 23 to 24, the highest in the country. Taking the country’s result as a whole, Chennai has recorded the highest pass percentage, Ajmer follows second and Panchkula third with Delhi securing the fourth position. Students of the Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas have secured an outstanding result as usual. Results for Chennai and Ajmer were announced on May 23 and in the second phase results for Delhi, Guwhati, Allahabad and Panchkula have been declared.

Friday, May 25, 2007


Growing opportunities in the insurance sector have opened up a host of avenues for actuaries in the country. An actuary, in simpler terms, is one who makes calculations connected with insurance. The traditional responsibilities of actuaries in life and general insurance business include designing and pricing of policies, monitoring the adequacy of funds to provide the promised benefits, recommending fair rate of bonus where applicable, ensuring solvency margin and taking care of other insurance risks like legal liability and loss of profit. According to official estimates, the number of actuaries is only about 200 in the country today. There are about 4,000 students who have now registered for a course in actuarial science. But it is expected that this number would be, at least, 10,000 by the year 2010 and 15,000 by 2015. Sensing the need to bring in professionalism in the field, the Union Government came up with the Actuaries Bill 2006 in August. A major recommendation included in the Bill was to set up an Institute of Actuaries of India. The institute will conduct examinations for the profession of actuaries. It will look into professional misconduct and create necessary facilities for the growth and training of the members of the profession. As a result, the Actuarial Society of India will be dissolved and its assets and liabilities transferred to the proposed institute.


The CDMA, a method of transmitting simultaneous signals over a shared portion of the spectrum, has scientists looking for ways to enhance its use. Research on to find ways of preventing jams when many signals pass through the spectrum at the same time. This is a dynamic area replete with challenges. The digital cellular phone technology will keep enhancing its applications.Optical Fibre Division Multiplexing (OFDM) is another area having great opportunities for future growth. This is what empowers the user in the coming days to the extent of developing his or her broadband to enjoy the fruits of Internet.

encryption techniques

A Swiss-led international team of mathematicians has broken a long-standing record in an impressive feat of calculation.On March 6, computer clusters from three institutions -- the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, the University of Bonn and Japan`s NTT Corp. -- reached the end of 11 months of calculation.The scientists explained information is encrypted using a large composite number, usually 1,024 bits in size, created by multiplying two 150-or-so digit prime numbers. Only someone who knows those two numbers can read the message. Because there`s an infinite supply of large prime numbers, it`s easy to create unique keys. Information encrypted this way is secure, because no one has been able to factor these huge numbers.

How to put your finger on maths

The results of numeracy and literacy tests for seven-year-old children can be predicted by measuring the length of their fingers, shows new research.In a study to be published in the British Journal of Psychology, scientists compared the finger lengths of 75 children with their Standardised Assessment Test (SAT) scores.They found a clear link between a child’s performance in numeracy and literacy tests and the relative lengths of their index (pointing) and ring fingers.Scientists believe that the link is caused by different levels of the hormones testosterone and oestrogen in the womb – and the effect they have on both brain development and finger length.The researchers made photocopies of the palm of the children’s hands and then measured the length of their index finger and ring finger on both hands using callipers, accurate to 0.01mm.They then divided the length of the index finger by that of the ring finger – to calculate the child’s digit ratio.When they compared this ratio to the children’s SAT scores, they found that a smaller ratio (i.e. a longer ring finger and therefore greater prenatal exposure to testosterone) meant a larger difference between ability in maths and literacy, favouring numeracy relative to literacy.


The first AIEEE was held in 2003. It was the Government that asked the CBSE to formulate an examination of an All-India character to cater to the NITs and other institutions based on a Supreme Court verdict.The AIEEE brought in a common engineering entrance test for the NITs (earlier called Regional Engineering Colleges) and other institutions. The admission to 18 NITs are on the basis of the rank obtained in AIEEE 2007. Also the admissions to some of the deemed universities will be carried out on the basis of the rank obtained in AIEEE 2007. Students seeking admissions to NITs need not apply to individual NITs but should appear for AIEEE 2007 conducted by the CBSE.

Roshni Bano

The daughter of a professor at IIT-Bombay is one of the highest-scoring students in the CBSE Class XII examinations from the Chennai zone, which includes Maharashtra. Roshni Bano secured a whopping 98% in the exams, scoring 490 of a maximum 500 marks.
A student of Kendriya Vidyalaya at IIT-Bombay, Roshni said she always believed she would do well, but did not expect such a phenomenal score.Roshni wants to be a scientist. She wants to make the most of her passion for both biology and physics by studying biophysics. She has already applied to the IITs, Indian Statistical Institute, Chennai Mathematical Institute as well as Niser, Bhubaneswar.


The Central Board of Secondary Education on Friday declared results of class XII examination for four regions.The four regions are Delhi, Allahabad, Guwahati and Panchkula.The CBSE had announced the results of Chennai and Ajmer regions on May 23. As many as 5,02,688 students from 4,789 CBSE affiliated schools had registered themselves with the CBSE for the examination which was conducted across 2,243 centres across the country and 33 centres in foreign countries.In Delhi 1,56,257 students had registered for the Class-XII exams.The examination was conducted at 2,276 centres including 33 overseas centres. The trend of girls outshining boys in the Central Board of Secondary (CBSE) examinations continued with the Class 12 results being announced Friday.While girls had a pass percentage of 85.02 percent, boys were worse off with 77.37 percent.Of the 503,161 candidates, 80.64 percent passed the crucial examination - an increase of 1.09 percent from last year.The overall pass percentage in Chennai region is 91.39 percent, the highest in the fivregions of Ajmer, Delhi, Panchkula, Guwahati and Allahabad. While Ajmer registered 85.18 percent, Panchkula recorded 83.56 percent, Delhi region followed with 81.93 and Allahabad with 76.17 percent. Guwahati region is at the bottom of the list with 58.20 percent of the students passing out.For the first time ever, the pass percentage has crossed the 80 per cent mark – it stands at 80.2 per cent. As usual, girl students did much better. The average pass percentage for girls was 85 per cent, compared to 77 per cent for boys. Over 5,000 students have scored more than 90 per cent in the exam.Moreover, 22 students even managed the seemingly impossible task of scoring 100 out of 100 in Economics. Five lakh students from over 4,700 schools had registered for the exam. Kendriya Vidyalayas have performed better than private schools.This year, students from 4,789 schools took the Class 12 examinations in India and abroad, an increase of 9.59 percent over last year. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 students in Gulf countries have recorded a 93.29 pass percentage this year - a decline of 1.13 percent in comparison to 2006.The CBSE declared its Class 12 examinations results Friday. Of the 503,161 candidates who appeared for the examination both in India and abroad, 80.64 percent qualified - an increase of 1.09 percent over last year.This year, a total of 6,167 candidates appeared from Gulf countries, including Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain. And 5,753 qualified.The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 students in Gulf countries have recorded a 93.29 pass percentage this year - a decline of 1.13 percent in comparison to 2006.The CBSE declared its Class 12 examinations results Friday. Of the 503,161 candidates who appeared for the examination both in India and abroad, 80.64 percent qualified - an increase of 1.09 percent over last year.And 5,753 qualified.The exams were conducted at 2,276 centres, of which 33 were overseas. The CBSE announced that counselling for students would begin on May 23 and continue upto June 6 during which psychological help will be provided to cope with post-result situations successfully. Students can get their results on their e-mail addresses by registering themselves on the websites -- , and . Individual results can also be availed on – , and .

Thursday, May 24, 2007


Roshini Bano and K Vijay Kumar were joint toppers of the Board exams for the Ajmer and Chennai zones respectively and both hit the Bull’s Eye with 490 marks out of 500. For both, the results come as a pleasant surprise. Roshni may be a topper but success still comes at a price for her. She may not even be able to see herself on TV. Vijay makes getting the achievement sound like a cake walk. He says he “didn't do anything special” to surge ahead of his peers. No tuitions, no restrictions on TV viewing or meeting friends, but what did help was a supportive school and family.For them, getting into an Engineering or Medical college will not be an easy task as the state government has abolished the Common Entrance Test. Admissions will made on the basis of marks and some feel this gives an edge to students from the state board, where its easier to score marks than under CBSE.


Admissions to Delhi University are set to begin from June 1.Last year, over one lakh students applied for the 35,000 seats available in various streams and courses.The Common Pre-admission Form will be available from June 1-15. Students can purchase the form and submit it at any of the 17 centres listed on the Delhi University website university will counsel students and parents at five centres from May 24-31. Admissions to Delhi University are set to begin from June 1.The first cut-off list will be released on June 26, the second list will be out on June 30, the third on July 5 while the fourth on July 10.


The first phase of results for the Std XII Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) were declared at 8 am on Wednesday in the western region of Ajmer and Chennai, which also comprises Maharashtra.The Chennai region comprises Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Pondicherry and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Girls outshone boys in the CBSE XII exams whose results were declared today for the Chennai region. K Vijayakumar of DAV Boys Senior Secondary School, Gopalapuram and Nisha Hariharan of Bhavan's Rajaji Vidyashram, topped the list with 490 marks each, out of 500. Sindu Hariharan of PS Senior Secondary School came second with 489. Rohini of DAV Girls Higher Secondary School, Gopalapuram, Chennai and two students from Kerala, Marian Mathew of Rajagiri Public Senior School, Ernakulam and Sobin Mathew of Narayana Public School, Quilon, shared the third rank with 488 marks. overall pass percentage was 91.38. The pass percentage of girls was 92.68 while for boys, it was 90.35.In the Maharashtra region, the CBSE examination results for the Kendriya Vidyalayas were coordinated by the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatana (KVS), Mumbai. “Of the 35 Kendriya Vidyalayas where the CBSE Std XII examination was conducted, the pass percentage of students was 95.42 per cent.Out of a total of 4,943 candidates from Tamil Nadu, 4,765 were successful — 96. 40 per cent — up nearly two percentage points from last year's 94.79 per cent.At least 350 CBSE students in Tamil Nadu secured more than 197 out of a possible 200 (in engineering cut-off marks) after normalisation.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Abel Prize

King Harald handed this year's Abel Prize in mathematics to Srinivasa SR Varadhan, an Indian-born professor at New York University who's an expert on probabiity.King Harald and Queen Sonja have taken an active interest in the prize, which was established by the Norwegian Parliament in 2002 to mark the 200th anniversary of Abel's birth. It includes a cash prize of NOK 6 million this year (about USD 1 million).

civil services 2007

Period between the Prelim. Exam and result anouncement is too much important for CSE.if you are a serious student ,then proper planning is must to usefully utilize this is time to concentrate on the other optional,which you had leave in the prelims.for general studies ,those section will be prepared,in which you do not feel you confident.Economics and Indian potity ,modren history are those topic,which can be prepared.for mathematics optional,pure math can be revise in this period.Modren algebra, real and complex analysis are the topic in this year 2006 mathematics was one of the optional subject of the civil service examination shows,after 3-4 years experiment,now trends are settled in you can pick up certain section in abstract algebra and analysis ( real and complex).mathematics in civil services has vast is impossible to comprehend all, and certainly it is not necessary too.

University-industry council

The confederation of Indian industry (CII) and the All India Council for Technical Education ( AICTE) have announced plans for a formal partnership with 348 universities across the country , called University-industry is need of hour to involve more private players in Education.together the Centre and States have the capacity to provide to only 10 percent of the 10 million people , we inject into market every year.Education can not stand alone.we need to integrate it with sectors like food processing ,which soon require a work force of over 400 million.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Intel ISEF

The Intel Foundation awarded each of the three top winners of the Intel Engineering and Science Fair (Intel ISEF), presented by Agilent Technologies, $50,000 college scholarships.Dayan Li of Greenbelt, Md., Philip Streich of Platteville, Wis., and Dmitry Vaintrob of Eugene, Ore., were selected from more than 1,500 young scientists from 51 countries, regions and territories for the three Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards at Intel ISEF, the world's largest science fair.Tanay David Delima and Nikhil Khosla, students of Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai, were proud winners in the team category for their project on "Brake light warning system to prevent vehicular tailgating accidents." They won $ 500.When 17-year-old Rishin Behl with his laser beam apparatus experiment won $1,000 prize-winning for project at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2007. He was among the prize winners in the Earth and Planetary Sciences category of the ISEF.


Around 8,00,000 books as well as manuscripts from the Mysore University in Karnataka, India will soon be digitized by Google.The Mysore University library has around 100,000 manuscripts that are written both on paper as well as palm leaves. These would include India’s first political treatise, the ‘Arthashastra’ written in the 4th century BC by Kautilya.


A Chennai-based company began training for those students who wanted to write the GRE (Graduate Record Examination), required to enter any (post) graduate school in the United States. The programme works in a model where the student is enrolled and given a unique ID and login number. Once this is done, the student receives lesson modules in an interactive format on his/her mobile phone; the students' response, learning behaviour and pattern is measured constantly at the backend. A student facilitator is available to guide the student and clarify doubts as he/she progresses. The company offers two programmes: Verbal Master, a 60-session programme that covers vocabulary, reading-comprehension, personalised and detailed evaluation. Fee Rs.3,000.



The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will declare the Class 12 examination results in two phases on May 23 and May 25.While Class 12 results of the Ajmer and Chennai regions will be declared May 23, the results of the other four regions of Delhi, Allahabad, Guwahati and Panchkula will be announced May 25.This year 502,688 students from 4,789 schools had taken the Class 12 examination in India and abroad - an increase of 9.59 percent over 2006. It was conducted at 2,276 centres, of which 33 were in foreign countries.The board has made elaborate arrangements to disseminate results through the Internet, mobile phones, landline phones and an interactive voice response system.Mobile service providers MTNL (2001), Hutch (12310), Airtel (64601), Idea (456), Reliance (1234) and Tata Indicom (8282) will deliver results to individual candidates through SMS.Students can get their results on their email addresses by registering themselves on websites, and Individual results can also be seen on, and

Monday, May 21, 2007

upsc cutoff for 2007

general studies paper this year seems easy at first glance,but is is not so easy.65+ performance is good in this paper for cut off. for the optional it dipends on the subject.165-185/300 is good scorefor the cutoff in optional subject.


The NAAC was formed with a vision to make quality the defining element of higher education through a combination of self and external quality evaluation, promotion and sustenance initiatives. Since then, the NAAC has been awarding grades based on its assessment of an institution’s quality of education, infrastructure and other parameters.Up to March 31, 2007, NAAC had in place a nine-point assessment and accreditation methodology. However, as part of its 11th plan, NAAC developed and implemented a new three-letter grading system. Introduced on April 1, 2007, it was developed based on extensive discussions with all the stakeholders of higher education.The letter grades — A (very good), B (good) and C (satisfactory) — are given starting at the lower level of measurement and for the aggregated grade points after applying the relevant weightages at the key aspect and criteria levels. “The new system has several advantages. Firstly, there is a 15-point range. It has a wider scope for normalising the scores, extreme biases (if any) are minimised and relative evaluations are more exact due to reduction in the standard deviation.

ICSE and ISC result

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) declared Class 10 (ICSE) and Class 12 (ISC) examination results, with girls outshining boys. While 97.96 percent of candidates appearing for the Class 10 exams were successful, the pass percentage for Class 12 was 96.96 percent.A total of 97,303 students including 42,749 girls had appeared for the Class 10 examinations. A total of 45,293 candidates including 19,918 girls had taken the Class 12 examinations. A total of 285 foreign students had sat for the examinations in the two classes. In the ICSE examination girls have done better with a pass percentage of 98.53 percent as against 97.51 percent in case of boys. Similarly in the ISC examination, 98.24 percent of girls have qualified as against 95.95 percent boys.


The Delhi High Court stayed the single-judge order directing the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to make public marks obtained by the candidates in the Civil Services preliminary examinations 2006.A Division of Bench of Chief Justice MK Sharma and Justice Sanjeev Khanna put a stay till July 30 on the order passed by the single-Judge last month.Directing the UPSC to place all the original records in a sealed cover before it, the court issued notices to all 25 candidates, who had earlier approached the Central Information Commission seeking disclosure of the cut off marks in the examination.


Of the 474 candidates who cleared the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam, 101 are women and the top ten are all from small towns. the trend that rural, non-English speaking, non-metro candidates get the top position in the UPSC, has been going on for a long time.The 10 top positions in the UPSC are all from small towns.


The Union Public Service Commission's (UPSC) culture of secrecy is not necessarily shared by the various state public service commissions (PSCs). In fact, most state PSCs are more forthcoming with information than the UPSC and are working on increasing transparency levels. Interestingly, the PSCs of states labelled backward, such as UP, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh seem more progressive when it comes to sharing information on results with candidates than the so-called progressive states like Kerala or Tamil Nadu. The PSCs of most major states reveal cut-off marks to candidates. In some cases, as in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, they reveal the cut-off marks of not only the mains but also the preliminary examination. Most states do not share the marks of the preliminary exam with the candidates, but both UP and Andhra do. In fact, UP puts up the cut-off marks on its website for one month. Yet, UPSC claims in its petition filed in court that the efficacy of the examination system would be impaired if the cut-off marks are revealed. While UPSC might argue that the scaling system is highly confidential and that it constitutes intellectual property of the commission, most state commissions that use any kind of scaling system are sharing it with the candidates.FROM-TIMES OF INDIA.

civil services exam 2007

UPSC had announced its decision to introduce negative marking from this year, but several candidates were caught unawares in examination.modifications are part of an attempt by the UPSC to analyse the abilities of would be civil servants right at the beginning of the selection process.Lakhs of students trying for premium administrative services such as the Indian Administrative Service and Indian Police Service appeared for the preliminary examination at 45 centres across the countryThe Delhi high court recently directed the UPSC to provide the answer key to questions asked in the preliminary test. Candidates welcomed the order and said they would get a fair idea about their scores. But the UPSC is yet to take any step in this direction.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Stephen Hawking

British physicist and mathematician Stephen Hawking said that he and his daughter are writing a science book for children.His daughter, Lucy Hawking, a journalist who is travelling with her father, said the book would be about theoretical physics.
Hawking, who is a Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge, speaks with a voice synthesiser and has been in a wheelchair since developing motor neurone disease when he was a teenager.

Robert Bryant

Duke University's Robert Bryant, the J.M. Kreps Professor of mathematics, whose work reaches into the higher dimensions of geometry, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences.A Duke faculty member since 1987, Bryant was elected May 1 to join the elite society of approximately 2,000 scholars whose advice has been sought by U.S. leaders since its founding in 1863.In efforts that began in the 1980s, Bryant was able to show that certain difficult-to-construct geometrical configurations likely exist in the 7th and 8th dimensions.

Japanese language

India will meet its target of 30,000 Japanese language students by 2010, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Chairman Ashok Ganguly said.While addressing the second All India conference on promotion of Japanese language education here Mr Ganguly said, ''We are introducing Japanese language as an optional foreign language in secondary school curriculum. Out of 9,000 schools, 90 of them have implemented Japanese as an optional subject. Twenty schools implemented it last fiscal and 30 are likely to add it this financial year.'' The major hurdle being faced in is non-availability of teachers, Mr Ganguly said adding that there should be a paradigm shift in the style of teaching.In the provisional results of the 2006 survey, it was discovered that there were 1,041 learners in primary and secondary-level school education, 1,444 in formal higher education, and 8,526 in educational institutions outside the formal education system.


Some facts about pulses cultivation in India
1..India is the largest producer of pulses in the world ,accounting for 15 percent of the world output.
2.Gram accounts 40 percent of the production of pulses.
3.Share of pluses in food grain basket fall from 15.3 percent pre Green Revolution Period to 6.5 in 2005-06.
4..The per hectare yield of pulses in all developed countries taken together is 1.75 tonnes against 0.70 tonnes in developing India average is 0.58 tonnes per hectare.
5..The per hectare yield in India is lower than in China,Nepal,Bhutan,Bangladesh and Shri Lanka.The yield in Indonesia, Japan, Egypt are two to three times higher than that in India.
6..The average daily per capita availability of pulses was 31 grams against the all time peak of 75 grams in 1958.this fall short of the minimum nutrition levels of 80 grams and 70 grams recommened by FAO and Indian Councial Of Medical Research respectively.

Revu Mutyala Raju

Revu Mutyala Raju of Krishna district belonging to the other backward classes has topped the civil services examinations of 2007. This was the third attempt for Mr Raju, son of a farmer, Mr Narasimha Murthy, of Chinagullapalem of Krishna district.
Both his elder brothers are farmers and they belong to the Agnikula Kshatriya caste of the fisherman community among the OBCs. His aim is to improve the life standards of people living in villages like his native place, which is isoleted by water and remained as remote island. Mr Raju is undergoing training as an IPS officer at the National Police Academy in Hyderabad. He took electrical engineering and mathematics as optionals to try for the IAS exam and came out on top. Mr Raju graduated from the Regional Engineering College, Warangal.


MHRD ministry has created two science institutes at Kolkata and Pune (one more is coming near Mohali ) ,patterned after IISc Bangalore ,in terms of high quality research in basic sciences ,in form of an integrated 5-years integrated masters course after 12 th of school system.The central theme of IISERs is to integrate education with research ,so that undergraduate and post graduate teaching as well as doctoral and post doctoral research works are carried out in symbiosis.each institute will admit up to 100 student in the academic session beginning in july 2007.
Only those student will admitted , who qualify ,any one of three tests.
1.Kishore Vaigyanic Protsahan Yojna (KVPY) of 2005 SA batch
2.stage 2-Indian National Olampiad Examination
3. IIT-JEE 2007
The application should be mailed to ---
Director ,IISER
IIT Extension, Centre
HC -7, SECTOR-3, Salt Lake ,Kolkata-700106.
Counseling for admission from KVPY SA -2005 and Olympiad will be held on june 14,thrusday at 09.30 hrs.conseling for admission from IIT-JEE will be held on july 9, at 09.30 hrs.all information is available at

Friday, May 18, 2007

self-financing colleges

The Fee Regulatory Committee appointed by the Kerla Government to fix the fee structure for self-financing colleges has decided to retain the existing annual tuition fee of Rs.38,700 for private engineering colleges in the State during this year.Committee recommendation for Rs.38,700 as annual tuition fee, implemented in private engineering colleges last year. It will decide on a final fee structure after completing the inspection procedure. If the fee fixed after the detailed inquiry is above Rs.38,700, the students will have to remit the remaining amount. They will get the additional money back if the fee fixed is less than Rs.38,700.Forty-nine private engineering colleges had proposed a fee structure ranging between Rs.50,000 and Rs.1. 05 lakh for this academic year.


First time in the history of EAMCET, three students scored 100 per cent marks this year while the number of qualified students in both streams also rose phenomenally. Total 1,70,788 candidates cleared the engineering test out of the 1,82,829 who appeared registering 93.41 per cent pass. In the medical stream, 87,641 passed out of the 91,223 who appeared registering pass percentage of 96.07. Girls' pass percentage in both the streams was slightly higher than boys.Counselling is likely from July first counselling is likely to be held from the second week of July.


The West Bengal Government on handed over 201.65 acres of land in West Bengal's Nadia district to the Centre for establishing the India Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER). The 201.65 acres of land located in the Haringhata Dairy of the district was handed over to the IISER Registrar D Gunusekharan by Nadia District Magistrate Onkar Singh Meena.A sum of Rs 1,000 crore has been sanctioned by the Centre for the IISER project. While the institute had already started in Kolkata, a target has been set to start 2009 academic session at the campus in Haringhata. The IISER would work towards integrating education with research so that under graduate and post graduate teaching as well as doctoral and post doctoral research works are carried in tandem.

DU entrance test

Affiliated colleges at the Delhi University (DU) have come out with the stipulated dates for entrance examinations to be conducted for admission to various courses.Indraprastha College will hold the entrance test for English Hons. on June 19, for Bachelor's degree course in Mass Media and Mass Communication (BMMMC) on June 23 and June 30. The students who will be applying for the BMMMC course will also have to appear for an interview. Trials for Sports-Quota at the IP College will be held on June 20 and June 21.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


Supreme Court today referred to a larger bench the controversial issue of 27 per cent quota for OBCs in elite central educational institutions.The court felt the government cannot adopt any bullying attitude which could impinge on the fundamental rights of the citizens.Holding that the issue involved considerable importance of constitutional law having an impact on the entire nation, a Bench of Justice Arijit Pasayat and Justice P K Jain said the larger Bench would have to examine whether the government has got unbridled powers to evolve reservation policies without any restrictions.


NIIT launches infrastructure management training course. The IT training firm has already set up two centers in Delhi and NCR for the purpose. NIIT would offer highly-specialised training programme in networking and infrastructure management technologies as part of NIIT NetworkLABS portfolio of offerings.The specialized LABS and learning content is specifically designed in partnership with global technology giants.

most innovative nation,

Japan is the world's most innovative nation, according to a recent study by the business information arm of the Economist magazine.Defining innovation as "the application of knowledge in a novel way, primarily for economic benefit," the study ranks Japan, Switzerland, the United States and Sweden as the top four innovators among the 82 economies observed from 2002 to 2006 by the Economist Intelligence Unit.The number of patents a country generates per million people was deemed to be the most appropriate measure of innovation. "Because Japan's population is only 42 percent of that of the U.S., its ratio of patents per million population is 3.5 times higher than the United States — and indeed the highest such ratio of all," a report on the study states.


Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad is set to redesign its flagship two-year PG programme for the first time in the last 10 years. This programme is being reviewed after a decade and the institute has recently formed a review committee that includes seven professors. The committee has held its first meeting wherein the faculty members discussed the programme format and course curriculum.The seven-member committee along with other stakeholders will prepare a report which will be submitted to the faculty members within the next six months. Once the report is accepted by majority faculty members and cleared by the board, the changes will be implemented in the next academic session.


Issuing the judgement to stamp out ragging, the SC Bench comprising Justices Arijit Pasayat and S H Kapadia called for the speedy adjudication of such cases.The court had set up the committee in the wake of media reports about deaths and suicides by students during or due to ragging.The court also asked NCERT and SCERT to explore the possibility of introducing a chapter on this issue under the 'human rights' chapter to sensitise school students on the issue.

Emma Trotskaya Lehmer

Mathematician Emma Trotskaya Lehmer, for many years a vital member of the University of California, Berkeley, mathematics community diead on may 7 at the age of 100.Lehmer was an accomplished mathematician who specialized in number theory, publishing 56 papers during her lifetime, 21 of them with her husband, Derrick Henry "Dick" Lehmer, a UC Berkeley professor of mathematics who died in 1991. The couple founded in 1969 the annual West Coast Number Theory Meeting, "one of their most enduring contributions to the world of mathematicians," wrote John D. Brillhart, a professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of Arizona in Tucson who was a former student of Lehmer's husband.During the war, Lehmer's husband, a leading authority on number theory and computation, helped develop and test the first modern digital computer, called the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator), at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Though the ENIAC was designed to calculate ballistic trajectories, Emma and her husband were able to use it occasionally on weekends to do calculations impossible with paper and pencil, such as factoring numbers to find large primes - numbers divisible only by themselves and one. Dick Lehmer and his father, UC Berkeley mathematics professor Derrick Norman Lehmer, had earlier built an electro-mechanical sieve capable of factoring very large numbers - a machine that they displayed at the Chicago World's Fair in 1933. Lehmer was born Emma Trotskaya in Samara, Russia, on Nov. 6, 1906, and moved with her family in 1910 to Harbin, Manchuria, where her father represented a Russian sugar company. Schooled at home until the age of 14, when a local school finally opened, she was inspired to pursue engineering and mathematics by an exceptional high school teacher and planned on continuing her education in Russia. Emma Lehmer frequently collaborated with her husband and her father-in-law. The three developed methods for computer computations to assist in solving number theory problems, and in 1930 they applied to the Carnegie Institution for funds to construct a machine that would, according to their proposal, check "a million numbers in about three minutes" in order to find factors of large whole numbers.

Math 3.0

A recent survey commissioned by Microsoft has found that only 36 percent of parents actually feel that they can provide assistance to their children when the topics covered consist of math or science. Of course, Microsoft didn't just randomly choose to perform this study: the results are being used to support the company's new Math 3.0 software.Math 3.0 is not intended to replace teachers, books, and classrooms; rather, it is to be used as a supplement to the learning process. Topics that the US$19.99 desktop application covers include pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, physics, and chemistry.A full-featured Graphing Calculator with extensive graphing and equation-solving capabilities expands students' understanding of complex mathematics.Using step-by-step math solutions, students are guided through problems in subjects ranging from pre-algebra to calculus, helping them solve equations more efficiently.The Formulas and Equations Library contains more than 100 common math equations and formulas that enable students to identify and easily apply the right equation to solve math and science problems. The Triangle Solver explores triangles and teaches students the relationship between different components used to calculate sides, angles and values and solve formulas.The Unit Conversion Tool allows students to quickly and easily convert units of measure, including length, area, volume, weight, temperature, pressure, energy, power, velocity and time. The new Ink Handwriting Support works with Tablet and Ultra-Mobile PCs, allowing students to write out a problem by hand and acquire assistance from Microsoft Math.

H1-B visa

A study that fuelled a debate in the US on the merits of H1-B visa has found that Indians working there temporarily get nearly $13,000 a year less than their American counterparts.The December 2005 findings by Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), on whose basis two US Senators wrote to nine Indian companies asking for details of how 20,000 H1-B visas were used, reveal that such visa holders were being paid an average salary of $52,312 as against $65,003 to locals.The H1-B visa cap had already been reduced from 1,95,000 to 65,000 two years ago.

private universities act

The Rajasthan government has decided to bring a new private universities act after the earlier one enacted two years ago got into legal hurdles with the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the teachers' association having objections to it.Under the earlier Rajasthan Private Universities Act 2005, the government had issued letters of intent to over 15 institutions. But the act could not be implemented due to objections from several quarters.

Dhirubhai Ambani Auditorium

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has named a 300-seat, state-of-the-art auditorium as the Dhirubhai Ambani Auditorium in honour of the late founder chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd.The naming was announced at a special dedication ceremony in Philadelphia Monday with a multimillion dollar gift from his son, Anil Dhirubhai Ambani, chairman of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group.


1. Madagaskar –4th largest island,actually a huge blocks of Africa, that seperated from mainland about 80 million years ago.first settlers were Malayas.the former name Malagasy is attribute to malayas.
2…Acid Rain term was coined by Robert Angus Smith in 1881 ,Norwegian scientist observed polluted snowfall resulting in death of fishes in ponds and lakes.they failed to give the exact 1950 link with acid rain established.Sweden , Norway, Canada and U.S.A started experiencing acid rain. SO2 main culprit for acid rain..
3…According to the tutus bode rule—distance of each planet from the sun is approximately twice the that of the next planet close to the sun.
4.Atacama—arid desert in the northen chile,960 km from peru border, almost no vegetation, considered world,s driest desert, town of calama recorded 400 years drought up to is rich in nitrates,iodine and borax.
5..Selvas---equatorial rain forest in amazon basin.
Granchaco—warm temperate forest south of selvas
Llanos----savana grass lands in north west
Campos—savana grasslands in east
Pampas ---temperate grasslands in Arentina
Montana----forest in the eastern slopes of Andes.
6.Kalahari desert—actually not a desert, rather than semi desert region of Botswana lies east of Namib desert between orange river and zambizi river .it is bushy scrub region .a inland basin with annual rainfall less than 50 is house of one of the Afcia,s oldest race ,the Bushmen.
7..Suez Canal—one of the steadiest source of income .canal is completed in 1869.length 160 km. connects Miditerrenean and Red was vital life line between European and their coloniesin 1956 Egypt nationalised the Suez canal, at that time canal was mostly owned by British and French stockholders.
8..Various instruments are used for inlargement and reduction of maps.they are---proportional compasses, pantograph, ediograph,camera lucida, Photostat and other photographic equipment . the formula used for enlargement or reduction is -------new scale/old scale=no. of times enlargement and reduction.
9..England ,Scotland, Wales are geographicaly united on Great Braitian, but each has its own language ,culture and outlook.the United Kingdom includes thse three region as well as Northern Ireland.
10..With the exception of London, most large British cities are located on or near coal fields.
11.Great Barrier Reef—situated east coast of Australia , largest reef, located between 9 degree and 22 degree south latitude, length 1920 km, covers 2/3 Queensland,s ,broken at places and frequent openings in the form of tidal inlets,which enable the lagon to maintain contact with open sea.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Educational qualification of candidates selected between 1998 and 2004 show that over 26% of them had an engineering degree. The number of engineers getting selected for the civil services, however, shows a slight dip over the years, while doctors are steadily increasing their share though medical science came into the fray only in the late 1980s.Civil, mechanical and electrical engineering and medical science are optional subjects for the civil services main examinations, but engineering graduates and medical graduates are also known to choose other subjects like any of the pure science subjects or even humanities.One category that is conspicuous by its absence is management students. Government services seem to hold no charm for MBA graduates though a lot of bureaucratic work is all about managerial ability. Economic liberalisation since the mid-90s, which has created a huge demand for management graduates in the corporate sector, could explain such disinterest in government service. Except for one student who appeared and was selected from IIM Ahmedabad in 2003, there seem to be no MBA aspirants for the civil services. Lawyers too seem relatively less interested in the civil services. Interestingly, over the years, graduates seem to do better than post-graduates and others with higher degrees. Graduates comprise nearly 60% of those selected, which of course includes engineering graduates. The success rate of those with a doctorate is not too encouraging. Candidates with a PG degree seem to fare better than those with PhDs. History is invariably the subject chosen by the largest number of candidates as their optional subject in the main exam, followed by public administration, geography, Hindi literature, anthropology. However, those who have geography as their optional seem to have the highest success rate. Over 12% of selected candidates each year on average had geography as their optional, followed by 11% with public administration, and 9% who chose psychology. These are followed by history, sociology, mathematics and anthropology in that order. FROM..TIMES OF INDIA


Though the Class X Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) exam results were supposed to come out at the end of this month, the CBSE website, is displaying a telephone number which students can call to find out their results.

CBSE Result in Calcutta

The wait for results of the exams conducted by the CBSE and ICSE-ISC schools will be longer than usual this time.Sources in the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations said the ICSE and ISC results are likely to be declared “any day between May 18 and May 25” this year. The results were declared on May 17 last year and on May 16 in 2005. There are about 105 ICSE-ISC schools in Calcutta.Students of CBSE are also awaiting word about how late their results will be. As for Madhyamik, the number of examinees has dropped and the number of examiners risen, making it possible to meet the month-end deadline for results.

Model questions for general study in IAS (PRELIM.)2007

Model questions for general study in IAS (PRELIM.)2007
1.first municipal corporation was setup in madrass in 1688.
2.currently hardly 2 percent of over 150 million tonn fruits and vegetables produced in the country goes through the processing route.,s ultimate irrigation potential has been assessed----139.89 mha.
4.Valmiki Ambedkar Awas Yojana started at 2 dec. 2001.The scheme seeks to ameliorate the condition of the urban slum dwellers living BPL , who do not possess adequate shelter.
5..Special Provision are made by the constitution for the administration of certain areas called scheduled areas in states other than Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura,Mizoram.the President may declare any areas as a Scheduled Area subject to legislation by Parliament.
6.Student,s Literary and scientific Society was founded by the educated youths of Maharashtra in 1848 to organise lectures on popular science and social questions .it has its Gujrati and Marathi branch of Gyan Prasarak Mandalis.
7.Self respect movement was started by E.W. Ramaswamy aimed of the rejection of the Brahmenical religion and culture ,which felt was prime instrument of exploitation of the lower castes. 1985, British Scientist Joe Farman discovered the Ozone Hole over Antartica.Today ,there is sporadic ozone depletion over the regions of North West Asia, Europe and Artic.every 1 percent loss in ozone layer means that an additional 2 percent U.V rays may reach to the earth surface.
9..A person goes from place A to B with 40 km/h speed,and returned back with 60 km/h speed.what is its average speed throught journey .
10.India,s processed food industry accounts for 14 percent of the total industrial 6.5 percent of employs over 1.5 million people or nearly one fifth of country,s industrial workforce.

Facts in Geography Pre.( 2007 ) for UPSC

Facts in Geography Pre.( 2007 ) for UPSC
1 Tectonically stable areas of earth – North America ,Middle West ,Southern England , Northen France, Interior Brazil ,Central and Western Sahara
2.Elisee Recluse(1830-1905)- Ritter’s most active pupil and close discipline .best known for his 19-volume regional world geography (1875-1894). Recluse stand point showed a major departure from the traditional impricial genralization towards more objectively .
3.Professionalism – It refers to the stage of scientific maturity from the pre diagam period .
4.Four man themes from Darwn’s work are to be taken as significant contribution to the contemporary geographical thoughts from biology
A the idea of change through time
B the idea of organization and ecology
C the idea of struggle and selection
D .the randomness or chance character of variation in nature life
5.Region has been regarded as an unique functional complex mutually independent which despite a stready stream of material and energy is in apparent equilibrim and constitutes a whole ,which is more than sum of its parts .The understanding of the region found in the French school of regional geography
6 For Barrows-geography is the science of human ecology .geography will aim to make clear the relationship existing between natural environment and distribution and activities of man.
7 Ratzel compared the state to an organism the state as an organism attached to the land.The organic quality of states depends upon organization and interdependence of parts, it than assume properties of growth and competition and doing so goes beyond the organic analogies of the earth and geographical regions.
8.According Phenomenological Approach—there is no objective world.independent of man,s existence .all kind of knowledge proceed from the experience of the world and can not be independent of that world.
9.The traditional agricultural classification as presented by D. Whittlesey was based on four major dimensions of variation.
a—intensity, b—crop speciality , c—mobility, d—commerciality
10 major assumption in..Behavioural Geography
a—behavioural geography is multi disciplinary.
b--.the environment in which an individual acts is that ,which he perceive, it may be markedly different from the true nature of world.
c—individuals interact with their environment , responding to them,reshaping them.

Important question for UPSE in Geography

Important question for UPSE in Geography
1.Various instrument used for different purpose.
a—opisometer—measurment of distances ,b—planimeter---areas of maps , c—pantograph, ediograph—enlargement or reduction of maps., theodolite-surveying…
2..TOPOGRAPHICAL MAPS-shows natural as well as man made features of an area, usually drawn on large scale.on smaller scale than cadastral maps and not show the boundaries of individual properties .they are very useful to engineers, scientists, soldiers and geographers for study the detailed regional geography of the area.
3.WALL MAPS-generalised and boldly drawn maps to represent large areas and various natural and man-made features like relief,climate, vegetation, population , trade, route, important usedin class room and in teaching.
4.. ATLAS MAP—used for smaller scale,most of the topographical details are omitted and only principal natural features are is made on ingle sheet.very usefull for educational purpose.
5. MAP PROJECTION—It is a syestematic dawnings of parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude on a plane surface of the whole of the earth or a part ot it on a certain scale.
6.a.industrial production-line graphs use data of different states—pie diagram
c.literacy among the people---multiple diagrams
d.direction of the wind on different days—star diagrams
7..General system theory-R.J. Chorly
Diffusion of innovation—Hagerstand
Phenomenological ---Saur
Plastic space---R.J.Chorly
8.geographical indroduction to history—Febvre
Direction of geography—hagerstrand
Perspective on nature of geography—hartshorne
Dictionary of human geography—hagget
9.Hagget geography has three main groups.
a-spatial analysis, b—regional complex analysis,c-ecological analysis..
10.Thecratic type of geography seeks to understand various kind of phenomena observable on the surface of earth in relation to the earth to their underlying purpose

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

DU Admmission

A new schedule has been decided by the Delhi University (DU) which says that the Colleges will have to conduct entrance exams for various courses including the BA (Hons) English course. No interviews will be allowed once the students have given the written test and from next year all the colleges will have to follow a common calendar for the entrance tests. For admission into the BA Hons English course this session, seventeen DU colleges will conduct an entrance test. The colleges which will conduct an entrance test include the Hindu, Miranda, Gargi, Lady Shri Ram (LSR), Jesus & Mary, Indraprastha, Ramjas, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, Janki Devi, Kamala Nehru, Bharti and Rajdhani College.


Civil Service(IAS) RESULT 2006

Mr Mutyalaraju Revu, an OBC candidate from West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, has stood first in the civil service examinations (2006) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. Mr Mutyalaraju Revu, who studied at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, has stood first in the civil service examinations (2006) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. Mr Revu did his ME at IISc.
Besides, nine candidates from Karnataka have cleared the examination.
Mr Revu is an Other Backward Class (OBC) candidate from a small village. The 27-year-old son of a farmer hails from Chinagollapalem village in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. Mr Revu is currently serving in the Andhra Pradesh police. Anindita Mitra, an engineer, whose overall ranking was eighth, topped among women.
In the top 20 list, 14 belong to commerce, humanities and social sciences stream while five were engineers and one a doctor. While 18 took the exams in English, the remaining two wrote in Hindi.Three among the top 20 candidates cleared the elite exams in their first attempt while one candidate took nine attempts to get an appointment in the services.There were some 200,000 applicants who appeared for the examination and only 474 finally qualified — a selection rate of a mere 0.237 per cent. Of the selected candidates 373 are males and 101 females.Two women, Anindita Mitra and Juhi Mukherjee, figure among the top 10 in the list. The final list is based on the results of the written part of the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2006, held by the UPSC in October-November last year and the interviews for personality test held in April-May this year. Candidates have been recommended for appointment to the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and Central Services, Groups `A' and `B.' Appointment to the various services will be made according to the number of vacancies available. The Commission is also maintaining a consolidated reserve list of 116 candidates, including 58 general, 41 OBCs, 15 SC and two ST candidates ranking in order of merit below the last recommended candidate under the respective categories.In the top 20 list, 14 belong to Commerce, Humanities and Social Sciences stream while five were engineers and one a doctor. While 18 took the exams in English, the remaining two wrote in Hindi. Three among the top 20 candidates cleared the elite exams in their first attempt while one candidate took nine attempts to get an appointment in the services.The successful candidates generally get appointment in the four categories of services - the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Central Services Group A and B.Appointment to the various Services will be made according to the number of vacancies available.The number of vacancies reported by the government is 89 for the IAS, 20 for the IFS, 103 for the IPS and 294 and 27 respectively for Group A and Group B of central services. Eighteen physically challenged people, including two from SC category and three from OBCs, were also cleared by the apex recruitment body for appointment Results are also available on However, marks on the website will be available after 15 days. The UPSC has a "facilitation counter" near the examination hall on its campus. Candidates can obtain any information or clarification regarding their examinations or recruitments on working days between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. in person or on telephone numbers: 23385271, 23381125, 23098543.

Monday, May 14, 2007


Important question for mathematics ( NET) 2007
MARK TRUE OR FALSE. Here [ ] represent coloum vector.
1.if A is a invertible matrix, then A*(-1 ) i.e.inverse of and A*(T) i.e transpose of A have same eigen values.
2.all symmetric real matrices are diagonalizable.
3.there exist a symmetric 2*2 matrix A ,such that A[1,2]=[3,6] and A[1,1]=[2,2].
4.Find the matrix A ,such that [1,2] is the eigen vector with eigen value 2 and [1,3] is the eigen vector of A with eigen value 3.
5.Euler line passes through through centriod, circumcentre and orthocenter of the triangle.
6.if a real 2*2 matrix has i has an eigenvalue, then it is orthogonal.
7.if A=BCD, where A,B,C,D are 3 by 3 not to be equal matrices and A is not invertiable, then one of them is not invertiable.
8.if A is a symmetric matrix, such that A*5( power 5)=0, then A=0.
9.if A is a non-zero diagonlizable 4 by 4 matrices , then A*4(power 4) is non zero, then A is non-zero matrix is nilpotent iff all its eigenvalues to zero.
10.if two matrices are symmetric and same eigenvalues (with algebraic multiplicities) , then they are similar.

civil services exam ( IAS) 2007

Questions of linear algebra based on direct sum , linear dependence and independence , solutions of linear system, rank and nullitiy .question are conecpt based and practice is must for the solution of the question in the examination hall.these all topics are inter related .to clear understanding geometrical understanding is must.linear algebra is first step to learn is new approach in mathematics to teach linear algebra to give an idea of analysis.abstract algebra is new addition in civil services.question related to abstract agebra are based on the topic order of the element in the group, generator of cyclic group,isomorphism and homomorphism of group, find the identity element and inverse of a element in the group structure.the number of question in this section are less than linear algebra.but topics in this section are not well defined. Many times question arise from field, integral domain and Gaussian integer ring also.visulisation is the key to understand the abstract start from set concept.with the advancement new-new structure imposed on this.this is the key to understand any algebraic can not learn this from middle.calculas is tool ,which can utilize to understand many geometrical properties.geometry is the also tool to study geometrical properties of the curves.but it is calculas is easy approach to solve these curve properties.calculas is the most marks feachting topic in the civil (pre.) examination.

civil service exam( IAS) 2007

Important geographical facts for civil exam (IAS)2007
1..Nile river comprises White and Blue Nile meet at Khartoum to from has length 6670 gets 60 percent of its water from Ethiopia Plateau.its gradient is very has 250 km arcuate type of delta, composed of course sediments,such as sand and gravel .it has triangular shape.on account of the construction of Aswan Dam in Egypt very little water reaches the Mediterranean Sea.
2.Carpthian and Balkan mountains together from a great double horse shoe are that cradles the Hungarian and Walachian plains.
3.Hampi is a world heritage site. This archeological site contains remains of Vijay Nagar empire. Virupaksha temple and Hazara Ram temple are notable among them.A large number of Mandapas known as Kalyanmandap, Ararikul mandap, and Numkul mandap have been excavated.
4..Artesian wells are those in which the water automatically flows to the surface.the wells of this type was dug in Artois Province of France and therefore they called as artesian walls.they are found in several arid and semi arid areas in the world , especially where a basin-like structure lies along the side of a hill where rainwater percolates down and collects in adequate quantities in the previous layer.The most extensive artesian basin is found in Australia.there is an area of over 5 square miles ,which is characterized with aquifer sandstone below the impervious surface layer.
5..Gulf Stream is the largest and strongest current system in the North Atlantic ocean.This originates in the Gulf of Mexico around 20 degree N and moves in a north-easterly direction along the eastern coast of North America..Near Newfoundland its water mixes with that of the cold water current of Labrador which results in the formation of dense fog.The warm water of gulf stream modifies the weather condition of the eastern coast of U.S.A and Canada and the western Europe.
6.Stromboli volcano is on the island of stromboli off north is example of composite is known as the Light House Of The this volcano explosions are more common and more fragmental material is ejected.
7.Sravasti on the borders of the Gonda and Bahraich districts was the capital of Kosala was a famous trade centre in ancient time.Buddha and Mahavira visited this was a well recognised centre of Buddhism and was visited bu Fahien and Hieun Tsang.
8.Bamiyan city lay at the foot of the hindukush mountain in is important pass which connect the Kabul valley with has distinction of processing the tallest Buddha statue cut out of a rock in the early centuries of chrisitian statue was destroyed by Taliban.
9.Haldia is a new port , which developed on the river Hooghly to relieve Calcutta is also site of oil refinery.
10.Laterite soil is a result of intense leaching due to heavy tropical rains with alternate wet and dry is more acidic due to presence of Al and is deficient in nitrogen , potash,magnesium and phosphoric is found tropical humid areas where rainfall is more than 200 cm., e.g. Western ghats, Karnatka,Tamil nadu, Chotanagpur Plateau and slopes of northen eastern states.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

IAS 2007

Civil services( pre.) exam is not too far away now.for the student, who has taken mathematics as his optional paper, it is busy time.there are few tips ,to effectively utilize this time.
1..make notes for surface area, volume, asymptotes , length of curve , centre of gravity ,equation of evelope of the important and well known curve.
2..statics and dynamics are two topics, which student takes lightly.they are small in portion.Simple harmonic motion,rectilinear motion, projectile, central forces, moment of interia, pedal equation are important for examination.
3.calculas questions manily based on important prepare each and every aspect of the curves. not try questions in booklet sequence, first of all try easy will encourage you and there are lesser chances of errors.
5…practice more on visulisation of curves and their properties.
6..78-82 is good score in math is a good score for math( pre.).
7.stress more on accuracy of the question rather than number of questions.
8..vector analysis is another topic, which is easy to handle and contribute 3-4 questions. recent years a lot of questions are coming from real analysis, abstract algebra and linear algebra. These section produce 15 -18 questions.questions are concept based, so try to understand deep meaning of theorems and results.
10..a lot of topics covered in math (pre.) distribute it in sections for profer planning.

IAS 2007

In recent years ,math changed dramatically in civil services exam.before 2000, it was most paying it considered little bit risky.In pre. Exam 12-15 question arise from linear is recent addition.beside this 5-6 question comes from abstract algebra.calculas is most important part of paper. 30-32 question arise from this paper one should be sound in concept.Krishna series books are quite good for starting level.Shaum series of linear algebra and differential equations are good supliment .80+ is safe score in prelims with 90 in general studies.Nowsdays lesser number of students are opting for math, so merit becomes relatively high.iit-jee prepration guide must consult, if one is not aware of it.practice of these problems may be added advantage in the exam.for main exam , now you can not ignore real analysis, complex analysis and abstract algebra.compulsary questions also arise from these topics.first of all, consultation of Indian writers are nesseary.standrad forigen books may be next stage.


LMai or Lantent Metonymical Analysis and Idexing is a new algorithm developed by a researcher Syed Yasin at Banglore –based Sobha Renaissance Information Tecnology(SRIT).Unique about LMai is that it uses mathematics to come up with context based search results.LMai works on a noval decomposition technique that enables the algorithm to extract contex related terms.The algorithm is intelligent enough to scan the entire document and pullout relevant words relating to the search string and offer you a brief desription of the document in two lines under URL,making it easier for end user to choose from.


It has been proposed to three new IITs in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan respectively.In addition to existing IIITs at Gwalior, Allahabad and Jabalpur, a new IIIT(Design and Maufacturing) has approved at Kanchipuram in Tamilnadu.The Planning Commission has approved 54 new polytechnics for districts without any.Under revised mid-day meal scheme nutritional norms were rasied from the existing 300 calories and 8-12 gram of protein to a minimum of 450 calories and 12 grams of protein per child.further cooking cost to be covered has been rasied from Rs 1 to Rs 1.50 per child per school-day.The Kasturba Gandhi BalikaVidalaya Scheme under which 1000 new schools have been approved in year 2006.Beside,50 new Kendriya Vidyalayas and 28new jawar Navodaya Vidyalayas have been approved, which will add to the existing 919KVs and 539 JNVs.out of the over 120 million people covered under the literacy programmes approximately 60 percent are women.


DNA is a tightly wrapped into 23 pairs of chromosomes. One of the chromosomes pairs comes from mother and other one from mother.DNA is present in almost all cells in the late 80s,Alec Jerrreys of Leicester University discovered that genetic markers in the DNA were as unique to each a fingerprint.he formed bar-code like pattern on X-ray of the first crimes to be solved using this technique was the rape and murder of a 15 year old girl in 1983 in England.the testing process itself continues to be refined to make it quicker, more efficient and easier to handle.Even a minute sample-like a single stranged of hair and tiny bits of skin –are enough for a DNA match to done.

IAS 2007

Important geographical facts for IAS(PRE.)2007
1.The Limpopo river in Africa cuts tropic of Capricorn twice.
2.Zaire or Cango river cuts equator twice. So it has two seasonal maxima.
3. Brazil has largest reserve of Iron Ore.
4.Amazon river has basin area 70 lakh square kilometer,more than 1100.tributaries,20 percent running water.
5.Murray Darling Basin formed by the Australia,s largest river system Murray and its tributary Darling.basin has area 910000 square is west of Great Dividing range.rivers are torrential in nature and subject to prolonged dry and sudden full periods.
6.Exclusive Economic Zone(EEZ) is the offshore zone claimed by signatories to the 1982 United Nations Drafts Conventions on the law of sea.the EEZ extends 200 nautical miles or 370 km from a contiguous shoreline.
7..Lichens are plants in which algae and fungi live together (in a symbiotic relationship) to create a single structure.They typically from tough , leathery coating or crusts attached to rocks and tree trunks.
8.Jharia situated in Dhanbad district .it is recognized as storehouse of the best metallergical coal in India.
9.Dhuan Dhar or Clouds of mist falls is located on Narmada flows through a rift valley between the Vidhyas and the Satpura makes estuary in the Gulf of Khambhat.
10.Loess is a wind blown deposit of fine slit and dust.It is unstratified,non-indurated , calcareous, permeable,homogeneous and generally yellowish in colour.The dust particles of loess are so small that they hold together even when dry and once deposited cannot be easily lifted by wind.The largest known loess deposit is in china..

Indoor air pollution

Indoor air pollution (IAP) , resulting from chulhas burning wood,coal and animal dung as fuel ,is claming a shocking 500,000 lives in India in India every year ,most of whom are women and children.According to the WHO , India accounts for 80 percent of the 600,000 premature deaths that occur in South Asia per year.nearly 70 percent of rural households in India do not have ventilation.WHO estimate globally it would need 650 million dollar to change the way most of the world cooks.WHO also estimate that pollution levels in Indian rural kitchens are 30 times higher than recommened levels and six times higher than air pollution levels found in New Delhi.


Net ,the experimental journalism site established by Jay Rosen , a professor of journalism at New York University .It intends to use not only the wisdom of the crowd , but their combined efforts. This is called crowdsourcing.the idea is to apply web enabled collaboration as oprating system Linux, the web browser Mozilla, and online encyclopedia Wikipedia in journalism.A custom software will be used to create a virtual newsroom.

National Knowledge Commission

National Knowledge Commission has recommended enactment of a legislation that would give Universities and Research institutions ownership and patent rights over inventions from government-funded research.Another recommendation is to generate practical proposals for for comprehensive improvement of education standards and opportunities at all levels.

Friday, May 11, 2007


The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a professional accountancy body in the UK that operates internationally also offers its courses in Audit and Financial Management in India. The ACCA exam is divided into three stages and conducted thrice a year at Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi under the supervision of the British Council. There is no age limit. You can register with ACCA after 10+2 (provided you have scored 65% marks in Eng & Math) while BCom students can claim an exemption from papers 2 & 4. Those who have passed CA/MBA or MCom can claim exemption from all 4 papers from the foundation stage. You can contact their India representatives, MAP Consultants, 124, Sector-14, Gurgaon-122001, Haryana Ph: 0124-321669/325207. E-mail: or their web site on

Career in BBA

BBA is a relatively new and interesting course that provides you with an overview of business management in a nutshell.However, it doesn’t offer much scope by itself either in India or even elsewhere, unless you follow it up with a good MBA or other professional postgraduate courses in finance or marketing or human resources.You will then start off as a management trainee or executive manager or assistant manager in a business organisation, manufacturing company, export or trading house, financial sevices sector, banks, NGOs, public sector enterprises or MNCs.In the private sector, promotions are essentially based on your efficiency and enterprising skills while in the public sector, seniority is the determining factor. Needless to say, the kind of job you will get and the salary you will be offered will to a large extent depend on the reputation of the B-School you graduate from.For an in-depth understanding of the field as well as detailed info on various courses and career opportunities in management, you might like to consult "CARING’s Guide to Careers in Management".


The Central Board of Secondary Education is all set to ensure that any school wanting to be armed with CBSE affiliation should know how to be a technology-friendly institution first. The CBSE wants schools to turn net-savvy so as to keep pace with its own change in style of working. So to apply for CBSE affiliation from November 2005 year, the schools will be able to contact CBSE only "online''.But as far as keeping a tab on the inspection committee report or for that matter even making individual queries and comments that the Board might have about a school, the schools will still have the option to either be online or go through the earlier paper way. The CBSE believes the new mechanism will make the schools open to the idea of introducing new technology and this will gradually usher in computer education in most of the educational institutions that seek its affiliation. "This will gradually make computer education an integral part of the schools' own functioning,'' said a senior official.


Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) provides scholarships to girl children who are the only children of their parents. The scholarship scheme was launched in 2005-06 under which the following types of Scholarships are provided:-
(I)Rs. 500/- per month to the single girl children studying in classes XI and XII in CBSE affiliated schools charging a fee of not more than Rs. 1000/- per month during academic year 2005-06 and who have secured minimum 60% marks in the Class X board examination conducted by CBSE.
(ii)Rs. 500/- per month is awarded to girl students who have passed out from the CBSE affiliated schools and are pursing under graduate studies.
(iii)Rs. 1000/- per month to girl students of CBSE affiliates schools who have qualified All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE).
(iv)Rs. 1000/- per month to girl students of CBSE affiliates schools who have qualified All India Pre Medical Text Examination (AIPMT).
Under the Scholarship Scheme for classes XI and XII, single girl students studying in private schools affiliated with CBSE are also eligible. For other schemes, as mentioned above, CBSE provides scholarship to single girl students for professional education in medicine and engineering in Government/Government aided institutions who are successful in the CBSE’s AIPMT and AIEEE.This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Shri M.A.A. Fatmi in a written reply in the Lok Sabha .


The future of hundreds of students lies in darkness as Delhi-based Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to tighten the noose on all schools that do not have proper affiliation from the board.Perturbed by the rampant mushrooming of private schools across the country, the board has sent out a letter to all regional offices in which Vineet Joshi, secretary of the board has asked all CBSE school coordinators to furnish relevant information of all the CBSE-affiliated schools in their respective areas. According to the circular, the board has published a comprehensive list of affiliated schools on its official website, Any school not mentioned in the list would be considered unlisted by the board.