Sushmitha Ramakrishnan

Supplementary exams now only in June/July in Tamil Nadu

The Directorate of Government Examinations has announced that the September/October supplementary exam for Standards X, XI and XII will not be conducted from 2019.

18 Nov 2018

Delay in postmatric scholarship may trigger large-scale dropout

Vidya*, a second-year engineering student from Dindigal, may soon drop out of college and start making match-sticks.

08 Nov 2018

‘Incomplete’ NEET guidelines to affect disabled students, say rights activists

The Supreme Court as well as High Courts in Delhi, and Punjab and Haryana allowed many candidates with disabilities to pursue MBBS in 2018 rejecting the old guidelines by MCI.

03 Nov 2018

Cloudy weather? Watch out for Indian Pitta

Watch out, for it is cloudy with a chance of sighting an Indian Pitta.

31 Oct 2018

DB Jain College students protest against termination of two professors

The two professors, who had demanded an increment and better treatment, alleged that the college management unfairly dismissed five more faculty members earlier this year.

25 Oct 2018

Third round redeployment of Annamalai University staff to start soon

This decision has irked existing government college teachers, who claim that faculty from the varsity are not qualified and that their transfer will disrupt fair recruitment process.

25 Oct 2018

Tamil society formed to bring global veterinary research to native farmers

Scientists are working on vaccines for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) in cows and finding cures for Bluetongue disease in goats and sheep.

21 Oct 2018

Unexpected job loss leaves guest lecturers in government arts and science colleges in lurch

Several guest lecturers working in government arts and science colleges have been told that their services have been terminated, after teaching for four months in the academic year 2018-19.

14 Oct 2018

Sudden closure of hostel at West Saidapet leaves women stranded 

Many women who stay at the hostel claimed that they had left either for work or college when officials from the corporation arrived around 10 am on Monday.

10 Oct 2018

Olympiad shows government school teachers as equally competent

Government school teachers in Tamil Nadu are largely on a par with national averages, said Anjali.

06 Oct 2018

Most colleges, universities in Tamil Nadu did not observe ‘Surgical Strike Day’

Most colleges in Tamil Nadu did not observe September 29 as ‘Surgical Strike Day’, as directed by University Grants Commission (UGC).

03 Oct 2018

Govt school karate champs seek funds for intn’l tourney

The school has a strength of over 600 students and is extremely sought after in the neighbourhood as it provides a holistic education to children by offering karate, carrom, chess and Bharatanatyam.

26 Sep 2018

Enfield, Yamaha workers protest for better pay

Labourers from Royal Enfield and Yamaha have launched an indefinite protest, demanding better pay and labour protection system.

25 Sep 2018

Non-inclusive government schools in Tamil Nadu hindering growth of students with disabilities

Although 1.36 lakh students with disabilities were enrolled in schools in 2016-17, only around a tenth of them received appropriate resources according to the policies.

23 Sep 2018

‘New minimum wage cap will lead to exploitation of domestic workers’

The Labour and Employment Department, through an order on August 17, has fixed the minimum wages for employment in domestic work.

19 Sep 2018