Friday, November 13, 2009

Janusz R. Prajs

Janusz R. Prajs, associate professor in the mathematics and statistics department,recieved the President's Award for Research and Creative Activity on in the University Union Foothill Suite.Prajs is the 21st recipient of the award, winning it for his wide-ranging research and publication in the mathematical area known as topology.The President's Award for Research and Creative Activity was established in 1989 and is given every year to a member of the Sacramento State faculty whose extraordinary research and creative activity has made significant contributions to his or her discipline in the past five years.Nominees, who are selected for the award by a subcommittee of the Faculty Senate, must be within their first 10 years of service at Sac State.His lecture at the event, titled "The Nature of Mathematical Discovery," focused on introducing the study of pure mathematics in an informal and personal manner accessible to non-mathematicians and non-specialists.Accompanied by a slideshow of diagrams, the lecture was divided into two parts. The first half aimed at conveying a general understanding of what pure mathematics embodies, mathematical research processes and the problems associated with the field.Defining mathematics, Prajs said it is "the study of what our mind can produce and develops creatively."Prajs also said that the definition of research in mathematics is very different from research in other academic areas because results in mathematics are highly unpredictable.The second half of Prajs' lecture zeroed in on his specific research in topology and the discussion of a few of his research results on homogeneous spaces.According to the lecture program, topology is defined as a branch of mathematics that studies properties of a space preserved under continuous deformations and those that describe how a space is assembled. Prajs produced 45 major-referred publications in the field of topology. His research is known both nationally and internationally in the mathematical community. In 2008, Prajs held three speaking events at the Summer Topology Conference in Mexico City.He has also received a National Science Foundation research grant for a project known as "Homogeneous continua in 3-space."If you consider the responsibilities of teaching, alongside with research, it's pretty amazing that (he) could do something like that," said Chris Fioritto, graduate student in the mathematics department who was one of about 60 others to attend the lecture and the reception that followed.

Shruthi Sulappa

Shruthi Sulappa, a class X student of Mary Immaculate School in Bangalore, has bagged the Gold Medal of the National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement for her extraordinary and outstanding artistic talent in drawing and painting.Shruthi’s oil painting on canvas titled ‘Milk Maid’ had beaten two million entries from 148 countries to be included among the Top 10 in the ‘International Environmental Poetry and Art Contest 2008’ organised by the “River of Words”, a Berkeley (USA) based NGO.She has been awarded Certificates of Excellence by ‘International Child Art Foundation, USA’ and was also awarded a unique individual prize by Slovenia. She has also exhibited her paintings in London and Germany. A little genius in mathematics, she has been asked by several institutions to take mathematics classes due to his extraordinary knowledge of the subject.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Vadodara boy tops in IIT-JEE math

Anvit Tawar, who had topped in IIT-JEE and secured ninth rank in the country in this year’s IIT-JEE exam, is again in the news for having grabbed the top spot in the country for getting highest marks in maths.In the individual subject marks of IIT-JEE entrance exam declared by the IIT, Tawar has topped in Maths by securing 156 marks out of 160.Tawar is presently at IIT-B where he has opted for B-Tech in Computer Science and Engineering.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

AIEEE 2009

Results of All India Engineering Entrance Examination were announced by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).The results are available in the CBSE website, www.Cbse.Nic.In.About 9,62,119 students had appeared in the test conducted at 1460 centres across the country.Students qualifying the exam will be eligible for admission to National Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Information Technology, government-funded institutions and deemed universities.There were nearly 78,000 candidates in Delhi. For foreign students, CBSE has set up centres in Dubai and Riyadh.The state-funded engineering institutes have 15 per cent reservation for the students qualifying AIEEE. There were about 18,000 seats in these institutions last year.The number of seats are expected to cross 20,000 this year. Central counselling for admission will be held in third week of June.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

UPTU 2009

In the UP State Engineering Entrance Examination — the results of which were declared on Sunday — students from Kanpur dominated the merit list with 17 of them making their way in the top 100.Varanasi came a distant second with 10 students from the holy city making their mark in the merit list of 10 different courses. While students from nation’s capital Delhi also made it to the merit list with nine students, state capital Lucknow managed to get only four students in the coveted list. Shubham Toshniwal of Agra topped in BTech while Anuj Singh of Shahajahanpur in the Bpharma. The list of toppers in different streams included students from Bijnore and moradabad, too.Ashima Vishnoi of Bijnor topped in the Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT) category, while the first rank in BTech (BSc) was held by Swami Nath Yadav of Mau district. Likewise, Mohammad Azharuddin and Ayush Agarwal topped in MBA and MCA streams. The results were uploaded on the websites: and The counselling would be held after the counselling for JEE and AIEEE would be over.The number of students taking up UPTU seems to have stabilised. While some 2.62 lakh students appeared in SEE last year, their number rose to 2.72 lakh this year.But the cause of concern was low appearance of students in MCA category. Only 20,773 students appeared in the stream.The examination was conducted in some 31 centres including some in the six cities outside the state -- Bhopal, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Roorkee, Jaipur and Delhi.77 out of 100 toppers declared in the entrance test for various professional streams were boys. The fairer sex could manage to post its presence on 23 spots.In fact, but for one out of the 10 streams of professional courses, the first rank holder were boys. Ashima Vishnoi of Bijnor was the only girl who stood first in the entrance examination for Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT).Delhi guys fared better: nine candidates managed to register their names in the toppers' list. In fact, topper of Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) and Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharma) (diploma holder) -- Yogesh Sharma and Harinder Singh respectively -- were from the national capital. The performance of girls from Delhi was better. Out of the nine toppers from Delhi, six were girls.There were five candidates each from Varanasi and Ghaziabad making it to the toppers' chart. Four students were from Agra. Candidates from Allahabad too did substantially well especially in the BTech (diploma holder) as four students including the topper, Deepak Mishra, were from Allahabad.Students from smaller towns like Moradabad, Shahjahanpur, Lakhimpur Kheri and Mau too made their presence felt in the SEE. The first rank holder in BPharma and MCA category -- Anuj Singh and Ayush Agarwal respectively -- are from Shahjahanpur and Moradabad. Likewise, two candidates from Lakhimpur Kheri -- Aseem Misra and Devanshu Pandey -- made it to the top 10 positions in the MBA stream.

JAM 2009

JOINT ADMISSION TEST FOR M.Sc. has been declared by the IIT kharagpur.The basic objective of the Joint Admission Test is to provide admissions to various M.Sc., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual degree and other post-B.Sc. This years Jam was hosted by IIT kharagpur.For individual to know their JAM result they have to go to and have to enter their JAM Registration number following by their Date of Birth.The JAM result website also reported that Extended Merit List will be declared on June 15, 2009.The only way to check up the JAM 2009 Result is to by logging into the jam website option like SMS and IVRS is not available.

Nitin Jain

Nitin Jain has made history of sorts by topping AIEEE and IIT-JEE belongs to Faridabad. All India Engineering/ Architecture Entrance Examination (AIEEE) results were declared today. Jain secured the first rank in the IIT entrance exam for 2009, taken by 3.8 lakh students in the country and abroad. From Delhi zone alone, 60,852 students took the test, of which a mere 1,524 were successful. Nationwide, 10,035 students qualified.He is the only second boy in the history to have accomplished the unbelievable task.He can now chose any college of his liking from one corner of the country to the other.Nitin Jain studied at Modern Vidya Niketan in Faridabad has reportedly decided to take admission in IIT-Delhi, country’s top ranked engineering college.Nitin scored 417 out of a total 432 to top the list of aspirants who would receive calls for counselling various engineering and architecture colleges across the country.He has decided to join IIT Delhi based on his IIT-JEE merit list.Jain has given credit to his parents, teachers and friends for the success. It's the boy who is topping the JEE one more time.In IIT the girls don't' seems to be getting the good ranks. Also the number of the female qualifies is as less as one tenth of the male counter parts this year only 1,048 girls have managed to secure a place in the JEE qualifier.The number of the females in IIT has been quite less over all the previous years. The one main reason for this is can be also that girls don't aspire to an engineers they prefer the medical line and generally go for CBSE. Their presence is the medical colleges are bit more then the male counterparts.Nitin, known as a science wizard in school, has won a gold medal in the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics in Indonesia and will soon head to Mexico for another science olympiad. ``The education minister of Indonesia had also invited him to join the Bardung Institute of Technology for engineering. he will be the family's first engineer. His father is a businessman and works part-time in a factory. His mother is a housewife

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Girls of class 10th and 12th have once again outshone boys in Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) and Central Board of School Examination (CBSE) this year.The result for all regions have been declared on Wednesday in which 98.14% of girls in ICSE (class - X) have been declared passed.Similar in ISC (Class-XII), 98.18% of girls in comparison to 96.21% boys have marked success this year.However, boys in both ICSE and ISC have been able to secure top positions.The highest percentage in ICSE examination is 99% (English + best four subjects) while in ISC, it is 99.25% (English+ best three subjects).According to CISCE Board, a total of 1,08,217 students comprising 60,812 boys and 47,405 girls, had appeared in Class 10th (ICSE) exams while a cumulative 52,552 students, including 29,207 boys and 23,345 girls, had appeared in Class 12th (ISC) exam, conducted in March this year.In class 10th, the percentage of pass out students went to 98.05% while in class 12th it was 91.08% in 2009. The Results of Central Board of School Examination for class 12 have also been declared on Wednesday for the three regions only – Ajmer, Punchkula and Chennai regions.The results of the remaining regions would be declared on May 22.The results can be seen on the official website of the CBSE (,, as well as MTNL’s website:, and can also get the results through Interactive Voice Response System on 011-28127030 and through emails and SMS.The CBSE result is also similar to CISCE results in which girls have once again surpassed the boys in terms of number of passing.A total of 86.24% girls have passed the examination successfully this year as against 77.56% of boys, according to CBSE board statement.The Board has also informed that a total of 1,04,873 students had taken the examination in which 81.20% students could be able to get success this year.This year the passing rate increased marginally from 80.80% in 2008, while dropped in comparison to 2007 when it was at 83.57%, said CBSE board.

Friday, April 24, 2009

AIEEE 2009

All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) is held for the candidates seeking admission to Engineering, Architecture, Planning and Pharmacy degree courses in different engineering colleges and institutes in India. The exam is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), and Department of Secondary & Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in compliance with the directives of the Government of India (GOI). A centralized counselling system is provided for filling up the available seats all over India. This counselling is available only for the candidates who stand in merit of All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE).AIEEE is probably the simplest of all the engineering exams held across the country, which makes it tougher to crack. Sounds strange? It isn't!.Many IIT-JEE (Indian Institute of Technology - Joint Entrance Examination) toppers fail to do well in the AIEEE exam each year. IIT-JEE demands building concepts and proper application of the concept, where as AIEEE demands speed and accuracy in the stipulated time, besides in-depth knowledge of the subject that JEE demands.JEE requires you to have strong command on fundamentals to be able to crack tough questions that may be presented in an indirect manner, so that it loks more complex than it actually is. Trivial concepts have to be understood, for they are the basis on which questions are being framed.To clear AIEEE paper, coverage of the entire syllabus, tricks to solve questions quickly and memorising ability, play an important role. Of course, luck matters, too!.AIEEE and CBSE Board exams have a lot in common and preparing for both of them side-by-side helps reduce burden as well as save crucial time especially, when every second counts! CBSE focuses more on theory while AIEEE has a numerical-based approach. It becomes relatively easy to solve numericals once the theory part has been understood thoroughly.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Courses for Journalism and mass communication

1...Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha (GGSIP) University
The seven institutes under GGSIP University offer a total of 550 seats for the Bachelor’s programmes in journalism and mass communication .Students should have completed their class XII exam under CBSE or an equivalent board with a minimum of 50% aggregate to be eligible for the course.The common entrance test (CET) will be held on June 4.centre for media studies ,GGSIPU,25% of the test is dedicated to language skills (English)and comprehension,25% of it is based on general awareness,25% of it is based on reasoning and the remaining 25% is dedicated to media aptitude.the paper contains a total of 150 objective-type questions.each question carries four marks and is provided with four alternative answers.there is negative marking for incorrect answers.the two and half hour test carries 600 marks
For details students can log on to the website
2....AJK Mass Communication Research centre (MCRC),Jamia Millia Islamia.Six courses are offered by MCRC at postgraduate level in the field of mass communication .while the Diploma programmes are of one year’s to the test pattern of the MA courses,MO Siddiqui,professor of journalism at MCRC,explains that the test for the convergent journalism at MCRC,explains that the test for the convergent journalism programme will be divided into two parts –A and B.‘part A’ comprises 100 multiple choice questions,each carrying one mark.’part B’ consists of five descriptive questions(15 marks each).25 marks will be allotted to one’s writing style,command over the language and addition,45 marks will be reserved for interview and 55 marks for portfolio presentation.The entrance test for a Master’s in mass communication programme camprises two papers.the first paper(200 marks)is designed to evaluate general knowledge and aptitude while the second paper (40 marks)is designed to gauge the candidate’s analytical addition ,100 marks is accorded to portfolio presentation.this should pertain to media related activities.for more information candidates can refer to the website
3....Indian Institute of Mass Communication,Delhi
The Master’s programme in mass communication,offered by the Indian institute of mass communication(IIMc),Delhi,has a totle of 220 seats.There are 55 seats each for print journalism in hindi and English.there are 45 seats for broadcast journalism and 65 seats for advertising and communications.The entrance test is scheduled for may 19.candidates are assessed on the basis of their observation powers,analytical skills and creativity.pradhan informs that the entrance test is of 85 marks,followed by a group discussion and interview comprising 15 marks.Graduates in any discipline who have scored at least 50% marks are eligible to apply.the application forms are currently on sale.

IIT-JEE 2009

For over 6,000 seats in 15 IITs across the country, nearly 3.6 lakh students appeared in examination.In JEE 2009, the major changes were disappearance of assertion reasoning type of questions, subjective questions were back in the paper, and negative marking in (multiple) choice types.There was a qualitative shift in the kind of questions asked - these do not require a lot of rigorous problem solving, but rather a fairly good understanding of the concepts and the ability to comprehend and analyse.Overall, the number of questions were reduced from 135 last year to 117 this year.This year, Mathematics was the most difficult followed by Physics and Chemistry

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Infosys Mathematics Prize

For his outstanding contribution to Mathematics, Professor Manindra Agarwal of the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-K) has been chosen as the first recipient of the Infosys Mathematics Prize.The head of the computer science and engineering department at IIT-K, Agarwal has been selected for the award for his design of algorithms for testing of prime numbers. it is most useful for the online payment system.For online payment, the prime number is important. A slight error in judging the prime number can lead to the decoding of the credit card, Possibilities of hacking of credit cards increase if even numbers are used for online payment. Agarwal completed his BTech in computer sciences from IIT-K in 1986, and his PhD in 1991. Over the years, he has been working on Complexity Theory, a branch of mathematics,

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Shikshak Samman Award

The Shikshak Samman Award, launched by Tech Mahindra and Times Foundation seeks to encourage teachers.Under this scheme, outstanding teachers and principals of schools run by Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) have been identified and awarded.The Shikshak Samman Awards (2008-2009) included not only a cash component but also coupons for purchasing teaching-learning materials and a professional development programme.The MCD education department educates almost a million children, and charges no tuition fees and provides children free text-books, uniforms, mid-day meals and periodic health check-ups.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

IIM-C hikes 2-year course fee

The Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, (IIM-C) has decided to increase the fees for their flagship management programme by Rs 5 lakh.As per the new fee structure, each student taking admission for 2009-11 will have to spend Rs 9 lakh for two years at the institute.They will have to pay Rs 4 lakh the first year and Rs 5 lakh for the second year for the Post-Grauate Diploma in Business Management and Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer aided Management (PGDM and PGDCM) programme. The batch of 2008-10, however, will pay Rs 7 lakh.Last year, when IIMs in Ahmedabad and Bangalore had increased their fees to Rs 11 lakh and Rs 9.5 lakh.In order to enhance the faculty strength, the Board of Governors has decided to have 120 teachers instead of the current 88.

Friday, January 30, 2009


The Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) will conduct the State Entrance Examination (SEE), 2009 on April 18, 2009.The aspiring candidates can collect the information brochure containing the application form from 19 January, 2009 to 2 March, 2009 (both days inclusive) from all head Post Offices and Mukhya Dak Ghars (MDGs) of U.P., Delhi, Nainital and Dehradun.The application form can also be obtained from Registrar, U.P. Technical University, Lucknow by sending a demand draft of Rs.1050/- (for General/ OBC) and Rs.550/- (for SC/ST and female candidates of all categories) in favour of Finance Officer, U. P. Technical University, Lucknow.