Sushmitha Ramakrishnan

Anna University teaching fellows stir for regularisation

Guest lecturers are paid by the hour and are eligible to receive a maximum salary of Rs 50,000 a month.

12 Feb 2019

IIT-M research generates lasers from carrots

Carrots cooked in alcohol may soon be a popular source of lasers.

05 Feb 2019

TN government staff strike: Over a lakh apply for temporary teaching posts

With thousands of teachers associated with JACTO GEO strike, a large number of applicants have applied for the post of temporary faculty in prevailing government schools

28 Jan 2019

Reservation is not a measure to alleviate poverty: PS Krishnan

PS Krishnan speaks to Express about his take on the issue and explains that reservation was not introduced as a measure to alleviate poverty but provide social justice.

28 Jan 2019

Televisions screens across Tamil Nadu go black as cable operators' withdraw services in protest

According to P Sakilan, president of Tamizhaga Cable TV Operators General Welfare Association, 70 per cent of connections have been blacked out as part of the protest.

25 Jan 2019

Statewide protest in Tamil Nadu by Anna University students to flay arrear system

The protest will be held outside varsity campus in Chennai and outside several affiliated colleges across Tamil Nadu.

18 Jan 2019

Maths question paper worries teachers in Chennai

The circular notified that the total 90 marks is split up as 20 one-mark questions, seven two-mark questions, seven three-mark questions and seven five-mark questions.

17 Jan 2019

Over 10 lakh Tamil Nadu government employees to go on indefinite strike from January 22

The strike is organised by Joint Action Council of Tamil Nadu Teachers Organisations and Government Employees Organisations (JACTTO-GEO).

14 Jan 2019

New Labour codes are pro-corporate, say activists, unions

The labour ministry has decided to consolidate 44 existing Central labour laws into four labour codes-Wages.

13 Jan 2019

‘Teaching at Anganwadis will hurt career’

The School Education Department had recently announced that it will be introducing 2,300 LKG and UKG classes in Anganwadi centres in government school campuses.

10 Jan 2019

Christian Medical College doctors find ‘dangerous’ drug-resistant bacteria 

Doctors fear that the multiple drug-resistant strain of this bacteria is the result of increased and poorly regulated usage of antibiotics.  

07 Jan 2019

Engineering students should be able to correlate knowledge with industry: Former ISRO director

He talks to Express about devising new educational strategies to create a robust work force, inculcating scientific temperament at a young age and bridging the gender disparity in Science.

06 Jan 2019

Mixed bag on day-1 as Chennai bins the plastic ban

A small eatery in Pondy Bazaar was seen packing food in polythene covers and finally propping them into a cloth bag. “Some customers are bringing their own boxes.

02 Jan 2019

475 vacancies yet to be filled in Adi Dravidar schools

The backlog of vacancies has led to not only incompletion of syllabus but also to overloading of work for the teachers.

01 Jan 2019

Digitisation of educational records will curb frauds, say experts

In the State, illegal retention of academic certificates by a private engineering college, allegedly led to the suicide of assistant professor T Vasanthavannan.

28 Dec 2018