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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:23 am 
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Need for bifurcation of Tiruchi educational district pronounced

In the 2011-12 Plus Two public examinations, 18,176 out of 29,722 students in the revenue district belonged to Tiruchi educational district. The figure was much more than the numbers – Musiri educational district (6,308) and Lalgudi educational district (5,238) – put together.

Likewise, in the tenth standard examinations, 24,504 out of 38,867 students in the revenue district were from Tiruchi educational district. The numbers of students were 8,527 in Musiri educational district and 6,836 in Lalgudi educational district.

This is a tell-tale reason why headmasters in remote parts of Tiruchi educational district emphasise that another educational district should be carved out of Tiruchi educational district for the Manapparai region that has been witnessing a steady increase in the number of schools.

There are over 40 government and government-aided high and higher secondary schools in the Manapparai region, according to a school head there.

It becomes extremely difficult for education department officials to visit schools in farther locations such as Nadupatti, Pannamkambu, Sethur, and Palakurichi in Manapparai taluk, school heads say.

Likewise, the headmasters of schools in distant parts have to overcome difficulties to come over to district headquarters for meetings convened by the education department.

“Travelling in crowded buses has become a very difficult proposition. The larger difficulty is in spending an entire day, due to the substantial time taken for to and fro travel, on the days of meetings, normally conducted four to five times a month,” according to a headmaster of a government-aided higher secondary school in Thuvarankurichi area.

An educational district in Manapparai will be in the interests of nearly 45 high and higher secondary schools in Manapparai, Vaiyampatti and Thuvarankurichi, he said. A proposal to this effect mooted a few years ago has not fructified for reasons unknown.

Teacher organisations, on their part, have been urging the school education department to revamp the administrative structure accordingly. According to a representative of postgraduate teachers’ association, there should be no difficulty for the Ministry of School education to consider the proposal of appointing a district educational officer in-charge of all categories of schools: State board, Matriculation and Anglo-Indian, in their respective jurisdictions, now that all schools follow the Samacheer pattern.

His reasoning is that it is not realistic to expect Inspectors of Matriculation Schools who are usually in-charge of the self-financing institutions in two contiguous districts, or the District Elementary Educational Officers, who have jurisdiction over several hundreds of nursery and primary schools across the revenue district, to perform their tasks professionally.

“Since these officials hold the rank of District Educational Officers, their posts could be reassigned such that control over all kinds of schools in the geographic area of an educational district would make the tasks of DEOs more meaningful.”


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:18 pm 
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Few takers for MSc stats course, officials worried

TRICHY: Officials at the Bharathidasan University's department of statistics, which is entering its second academic year, are a worried lot as there are not many takers for the M Sc Statistics (with computer application). This year, only three students - two girls and one boy - have so far evinced interest. It takes a minimum of 10 students to start the course, while the UGC has sanctioned 40 seats.

The newly-created department is headed by T Jai Shankar, who is on 'lean period' to the university. In fact, the creation of such a department had been postponed for want of an efficient head. When the course was ultimately started last academic year, Jai Shankar, a gold medallist from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli (1992 to 1995) and later in the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai was roped in March last year. However, he was appointed only as in-charge of the department while at the same time the university thought it fit to appoint him as a full-fledged nodal officer for the constituent and affiliated colleges of Bharathidasan University.

Those who had completed B Sc Statistics, B Sc Mathematics, B Sc Computer Science and Bachelor of Computer Applications (with statistics or mathematics as at least one of the courses) are eligible to join the course. Interestingly, the Bharathidasan University department is the only institution in the state that offers the crucial 'survival analysis' as part of the curriculum in the fourth semester.

During the last academic year, applications were invited between the first weeks of April and May and no one applied, said Shankar. The deadline was then relaxed up to May 25, 2011 and after conducting a lot of awareness programmes including through newspaper advertisements, 24 students applied and after six rejections, 18 were admitted.

This academic year though, the deadline closing on June 27, Shankar is worried. "I expect at least 20 to 25 students to run the course effectively," he told TOI. One of the reasons for not many applying for the PG course is that there are very few colleges offering statistics at the UG level in the state. Moreover, those few students, who complete B Sc with statistics get jobs easily as junior assistants and they are content with the offer.

But the benefits of taking this course are huge, he says. A large number of posts such as assistant director of statistics, district statistical officer, assistant statistical investigator, statistical inspector, statistical assistant and block development statistical investigator are always vacant in the government sector and out of 3120 faculty posts to be filled across 75 different subjects this year in the state, 18 are allotted for statistics and there are no takers for it, added Shankar. According to him, two eligible candidates this year would get full scholarship offered by a private person from Tirupur, in addition to all the state and Central benefits. The course fee is Rs 3,300 per semester.


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Bharathidasan University to implement government’s IT promotion initiative

The State government has identified Bharathidasan University as a nodal centre for implementation of Saksham, a faculty empowerment programme to be imparted with support from Microsoft Corporation (India) pvt. Ltd.

According to a university press release the programme to impart ICT skills to non-IT teachers of higher learning institutions was in keeping with the Chief Minister’s vision to consolidate Tamil Nadu’s position as a destination of choice for investments in IT and IT Enabled Services.

Saksham was one of the programmes such as Shiksha Pragati, Bizpark and ISpark envisaged under the aegis of IIT Academy in Chennai established under a MoU that the State government entered into in 2005 when Bill Gates visited Chennai.

Earlier this year, Jean-Phillippe Courtois, president, Microsoft International, held a discussion with the Chief Minister to take the initiative of ‘Education through ICT’ forward with the objectives of building connectivity and knowledge network among and within institutions of higher learning in the country.

The programme, according to a press release issued by Bharathidasan University, will facilitate students to acquire globally certified skills and encourage entrepreneurship.

The curriculum for Saksham will be transacted through a 10-day workshop featuring a blend of theory, experiential learning, micro labs, group discussions, motivational team building and leadership enhancing games. The university has nominated K. Balasubramani, assistant professor, Department of Geography, School of Geosciences, as nodal officer of the university. Twenty five faculty members belonging to diverse disciplines in the university and its constituent colleges have been identified as participants of the 10-day programme slated for commencement on June 21.

Vice-Chancellor K. Meena will inaugurate the programme in the presence of Shivani Sahai, Programme Manager – Saksham, Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt Limited.


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Showing the world the ‘good' side of hacking

With 15 books on cyber security, a novel on cyber warfare in the pipeline, and a stream of ethical hacking workshops across the country, Ankit Fadia cannot be associated with anything but securing all things online. Bringing to the city its first workshop on the topic, the 27 year old hoped to show students the other ways in which they could use their knowledge of programming languages and networks.

Speaking to The Hindu on the sidelines of his workshop, Ankit touched upon the huge demand that there is for ethical hackers in India, the need for securing online interactions, his efforts to spread the right word about ethical hacking and his plans going forward.

“Your network may be 100 per cent secure this minute, but one hour later you cannot be so sure,” says Ankit, “and that is the kind of demand for computer security these days.” With India producing less than 50 per cent of its present requirement of ethical hackers, Ankit says the market is ripe for anyone looking to build a career out of it. “Cyber security is generally perceived as something that is illegal and done for the thrill of it, but never as a career opportunity,” says Ankit. Dispelling this misconception forms the basic premise of his workshops: “The idea behind all my workshops is to raise awareness of the pressing need for online security, especially since India's ecommerce boom.”

About his workshop in Tiruchi, he said while it was usual for the general public to enquire what the term ethical hacking meant he was dismayed to find that even lecturers teaching computer-related engineering disciplines were mostly unaware of the term here.

Ankit hopes to come out with the second edition of his latest book, ‘How to unblock everything on the Internet', in about a month's time. According to him, the new edition will include nearly 10-15 reader suggestions apart from his own kitty of newly found tricks.

And on his yet-to-surface attempt at fiction writing, he is willing to reveal that it would revolve around a possible third world war that is fought on the cyber space. “Imagine the kind of damage it could cause India, if our stock market was hacked,” he says for example.

Besides the courses on cyber security that he has already introduced, Ankit says he is presently working on creating the coursework for a full-fledged masters programme.


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NIIT signs MoU with varsity

TRICHY: Bharathidasan University on Saturday, signed a MoU with NIIT GIS Limited (ESRI-India) and Centre for Remote Sensing. The ceremony was presided over by Dr T S Sridhar, additional chief secretary in the higher education department who also released the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) newsletter of the University and a book titled, 'Gateway for Competitive Examinations'.

The University's vice chancellor K Meena delivered the keynote address and said the Environmental Systems Research Institute, India would provide quality facilities for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing for Environmental Applications. Registrar Dr T Ramasamy said the MoU was basically for sharing of resources.

Another important event was the launching of a digital manuscript gallery that officially includes the 235-page Tholkappiam, now made available for download on the internet. The book had been compiled by Mazhaivai Mahalinga Iyer, 165 years ago, who had translated the epic Tholkappiam from the original palm leaf writings into the modern-day Tamil language. Though the University's Centre for Periyar Studies has been involved in the collection and upload of research materials on the internet, this was the first time the Tholkappiam's first edition, believed to have been written in 1847, was officially made available on the University's digital gallery. The Periyar Studies started in 1999 and has a collection of 2,651 books.


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Youth apprised of career options in ethical hacking

In a one-room apartment in Mumbai, a woman remained blissfully unaware while a Trojan installed on her computer by a criminal hacker (she was chatting with online) switched on her webcam and broadcasted on the internet all her activities within the room. The internet as seen through the eyes of a criminal hacker was how noted computer security expert Ankit Fadia chose to open his two-day workshop on ethical hacking.

Organised by 7Square Techno Soft, the workshop hopes to expose the vulnerabilities of our online presence, while providing the technical know-how to secure our personal data and privacy from prying eyes. Speaking at the inauguration of the workshop on Saturday, K.Balamurugan, Regional Passport Officer, Tiruchi said, “Since we can no longer insulate ourselves from digital knowledge, we must at least know how to protect ourselves in the sixth dimension-the cyber space.”

Seconding his opinion, M.A.Maluk Mohamed, chairman, M.A.M. Group of Institutions, said that technological advances have made our lives more convenient and vulnerable. “Ethical hackers are cyber security professionals who are hired by organisations to play around with their security networks to expose and fix vulnerabilities,” he explained.

The first of its kind in Tiruchi, the workshop was meant to introduce nearly 135 youngsters to the prospects of ethical hacking as a career option.

“According to the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), India needs at least 77,000 ethical hackers to secure its computer networks,” said Ankit, who added the present number of ethical hackers in the country was less than half of that requirement. “The huge gap between demand and supply has meant professionals in this field get paid at least Rs.25,000 to Rs.30,000 right when they start their careers.”

Armed with power point slides, live demonstrations and over a decade's experience in computer security, Ankit progressed from pointing out glaring and not so obvious online privacy violations, to providing technical solutions to those problems.

Some of the main focus points of the two-day workshop would be: Finding IP addresses, RATS or Trojans, phishing attacks leading to credit card frauds, offline hacking, mobile, ATM, wifi, server hacking, unblocking websites, premium downloads and security audits or pentests among others.


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23 new schools sanctioned

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Twenty three government high schools in the central districts of Tiruchi, Thanjavur, Pudukottai, Karur, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam have been accorded higher secondary status by the State Government this year.

These institutions are among 100 upgraded government high schools for 2012-13. Tiruchi has been sanctioned the highest number of eight higher secondary schools (double the number last year), followed by five in Pudukottai, three each in Thanjavur and Karur, and one each in Ariyalur, Perambalur, Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam districts, according to education department sources.

Government high schools in Inammathur, Kannudayanpatti, Oothukuli, Tirupanjali, Kattuputhur, Paithamparai, T. Murungapatti and Aamur have been upgraded in Tiruchi district. In Pudukkottai district, the five upgraded government high schools are at Puliyur, Odukampatti, Mandaiyur, Gopalapattinam, and Sevalpatti. In Karur district, the upgraded high schools are at Manmangalam, G. Udayapatti and Jagathabi while the high schools at Tirukarugavur, Alakudi, Municipal High School have been chosen in Thanjavur district. The rest of the upgraded schools are at J. Suthamalli in Ariyalur district, Kaikalathur in Perambalur district, Eravanjeri in Tiruvarur district, and Muttam in Nagapattinam district.

For each of the schools, the State Government has sanctioned nine PG teacher posts to handle Tamil, English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Commerce, and History, apart from the post of HM. The number of teaching posts was increased from five to nine last year. Till then, teacher posts were sanctioned only for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. The additional sanction of teachers for Tamil, History, Economics and Commerce for the last two years has widen the opportunities and options for the rural students to pursue higher secondary education.

According to official sources, buildings will be constructed with NABARD funding for laboratories, classrooms, and administration block within this year.


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National College faculty attract Rs.58-lakh worth research projects from DST, UGC

Faculty of National College have received major funding for projects worth Rs. 58 lakh – Rs. 25 lakh from Department of Science and Technology under Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientists, and Rs. 33 lakh from University Grants Commission.

The DST funding for Senthil Kumar Sadasivam, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, is for arriving at environment-friendly treatment of textile dye effluent, as an alternative to costlier processes presently adopted by industries: Reverse Osmosis or precipitation of toxic by-products leading to accumulation of solid waste in open land rendering them into waste land.

According to Dr.Senthil Kumar, whose investigation of eco-friendly processes was published as a book titled ‘Bioremediation of Textile Dyes and Effluent:

Evaluation in Crop Plants' by Germany-based Lambert Academic Publishing Company, the promising results that his recent trials on the two-stage treatment involving bacteria-mediated biological method and chemical oxidation process have shown promising results, attracting the funding.

More @ http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 530900.ece


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University, college teachers receive motivation to inspire students

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The fact that teachers themselves require motivation to inspire students was realised in ample measure by participants of the orientation programmes conducted by the Academic Staff College of Bharathidasan University recently.

At the end of the 28-day programme, sixty participants from all over the State could unravel what developing a zeal for teaching with dedication was all about after listening to lectures on various topics including sociology, culture, politics, economics, higher education, social dynamics, environment, classroom management, examination, lecture methods, extracurricular activities, personality development and utility of statistics in research.

Chidambaram, a teacher trainer, explained the methodology involved in acquiring knowledge and transferring conceptual, human resource and technical skills to students, advocating their learning of as many languages as possible.

Handling a session on ‘Education and Education Technology', Balasubramaniam, Principal, School of Education, SASTRA University, dwelt on the correlation between education and improvement of personality while S.Iyyampillai, Professor of Economics, Bharathidasan University, focussed on the social issues that are central to any transformation facilitated by technology.

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M.Ravichandran, Professor and Head, School of Environmental Management, Bharathidasan University, spoke on environmental issues; B.Bennet, Associate Professor in English, National College, Trichy, on Teacher Excellence and Time Management; A.M.Mohamed Sindhasha, Associate Professor in Commerce, Jamal Mohammed College, on Success Motivation; Mohan Gnanan Olivu, Retd. Professor, Jamal Mohamed College, on education leading to permanent behavioural change and teachers as transformational leaders; and D.A.Jayakar, Retired Principal, Bishop Heber College, on creation of intellectually mature students.

Likewise, Chellam Balasundaram, dwelt on Stress Management and Yoga; Lazarus Samiraj, Professor of Pondicherry University, on teachers as nation builders; Joseph Arul Jayaraj of Department of English, St.Joseph's College on ‘teaching English in English'; K.T.Tamilmani of Department of English, Nehru Memorial College, on Memory Manipulation; and R. Shankar, Director, Career Development Counselling, Bharathidasan University, on exposing students to academic, social, cultural and political dimensions along with their subjects. There were also sessions on political activeness, human rights, youth development, vocabulary development, globalisation and Indian education, self-improvement and openness to constructive criticism, teaching through dramatisation technique, examination reforms, constitutional rights, writing skills, and illustrative teaching.

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