Sushmitha Ramakrishnan

Chief educational officers yet to be appointed in new Tamil Nadu districts

​As public exams are approaching, lower level education department officials say the CEOs should be appointed quickly.

09 Dec 2019

Anna University clarifies stand on tax deductions

The communication concerns about 15,000 exam evaluators across the State.

08 Dec 2019

Chennai Air Pollution: What long-term exposure has done to residents of Thiruvottiyur

Several residents complained of unexplained coughs, early morning wheezing attacks, breathing difficulties, watery eyes and skin allergies. Doctors say air pollution can do worse.

28 Nov 2019

Thiruvottiyur: The dystopian reality

G Banumathi was shocked when she first found black spots in her phlegm, over five years ago. After speaking to her neighbours, she realised she was not alone.

28 Nov 2019

Soon, Tamil Nadu government school kids will speak fluent English

The State is all set to roll out a ‘spoken English’ module as part of the curriculum; says will help them find better jobs in the market

27 Nov 2019

Chennai pollution: Intense smoke and obnoxious smell an everyday affair near Kodungaiyur dump yard

Burning of garbage at the dumpyard in this North Chennai locality continues till date

26 Nov 2019

IIT Suicide: Are top scientific institutions welcoming to women? 

Less than two female students among every 10 students at Indian Institute of Technology - Madras.  Female students from the institution said the culture at the institute is largely male dominated.

25 Nov 2019

Environment far from conducive for women?

The number of parents who spend extra for a girl child’s career is really low.

25 Nov 2019

Less than two out of 10 IIT-M students are girls

In the wake of Fathima’s suicide at the institute, Express looks into gender ratio at IITs , speaks to stakeholders.

25 Nov 2019

Annamalai University in Tamil Nadu suspected to be high on plagiarism

Science integrity consultant Elisabeth Bik claimed that over 200 research papers produced by the University including 14 by the Vice-Chancellor are not original.

18 Nov 2019

How a ‘hotline crew’ prevents power cuts in Chennai

Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation (Tantransco), has now upgraded its equipment to conduct repair work on 400kW transmission stations without cutting off power supply.

15 Nov 2019

Pedestrian Plaza in Chennai's T Nagar not so disabled-friendly, say activists

As Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) find it difficult to access shops and cross the road along the ‘futuristic’ pedestrian plaza, Corporation officials have promised amends.

14 Nov 2019

Even a suicide changes little in Tamil Nadu's private engineering colleges 

A year after an engineering faculty killed himself following the refusal of return of academic certificates, the practice still continues.

13 Nov 2019

Disabled activist falls off ramp of ‘accessible’ bus

Incident triggers panic during trial of disabled-friendly MTC buses; officials promise to make necessary changes based on feedback

08 Nov 2019

Chennai smog: 'Air pollution leads to more than just respiratory diseases'

Former city health officer narrates the impacts of the severe air pollution.

07 Nov 2019