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Books 4 Cheap!

The size and the price of our text books incessantly increase as we pass from Balbharti to Yuvakbharti to a point where we have to shell out a few thousand bucks just to procure them. Fear not, JAM won’t let anything come in the way of your padhai-likhai. Much sweat was, er, sweated to find the places where you could ...

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SIMC Admissions

Admissions to one of India’s premier media institutes this year witnessed chaotic scenes with delayed interviews, ‘legal ragging’ and the director allegedly asking female students for hugs. Surya Ragunaathan investigates. Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communications, Pune (SIMC) is one of India’s top destinations for students who aspire to become media professionals. But students who were shortlisted for admissions to SIMC ...

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Campus Tidbits

News and gossip from campuses all over New Year oath For all those who haven’t read the papers, in the wee hours of Jan 1st 2008, 5 college boys from Mumbai rammed into a stationary truck at Savitribai Phule Women’s Hostel on Marine Drive. The Ford Ikon that one of the students was driving toppled which resulted in the death ...

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Mumbai Marathon Workshop

Calling all the young people of Mumbai city, if you have registered for the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2007 here’s your chance to make a difference and run for a cause. GiveIndia is organising a workshop on 29th December to tell you how you can run for a charity of your choice. If you want to your college to be ...

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nice coleslaw, thin thighs and bland breasts…. worth only once.

Contaminated water put several IITians out of action during their recent exams. A suffering student recounts the horror. Ok, enough brouhaha over the underrated/overrated issues concerning the IITs. Let’s get it clear, very very clear. We might be the best in the nation (I even doubt that), but we are not even remotely close to the world’s best. And how ...

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Anti-reservation protest in Mumbai

“Say no to Mandal 2” (http://saynotomandal2.blogspot.com) urge students in Mumbai to join an anti-reservation protest on Sunday April 30 “OK guys time has come… step out of your houses and join us in rallies and protests across INDIA” In Mumbai SUNDAY APRIL 30 Venue: Outside CST Station (VT station- Opposite TOI Bldg) Time: 8am-10am Dress code: black “We want to ...

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A revolt waiting to happen

The AICTE notice was the matchstick which lit the simmering discontent at Satyabhama, says Shravan Sampath. Engineering in Chennai is not a degree. It’s a way of life. When students pass out of the twelfth standard, the argument at home is not whether they want to do engineering or Sciences or Arts, but only about which engineering college to join. ...

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AICTE – Waking up from 61 years of slumber

Education must be regulated but can AICTE do its job without ruining the lives of students already enrolled in courses? May a million flowers bloom, said Chairman Mao. And one day, on a whim, he went and razed the garden. In India, flowers and gardens remain scarce but a million other things bloom. Illegal construction. Unregulated educational institutions. Until one ...

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Phoren lingua is on

Shruti Saxena reports that more and more students are turning to foreign language courses in Delhi University. Linguistics… a new specialization. More specifically, languages are the current rage in DU. There is a veritable horde of people who are learning a language along with their degrees. And this trend, surprisingly, doesn’t limit itself to the easier (read Pass) courses. I ...

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Grab a seat, enter the pit

College junta is vying to be in the mosh pit or even be a seat-filler at award shows. Suhani Singh , gets the inside scoop College junta is vying to be in the mosh pit or even be a seat-filler at award shows. Suhani Singh , gets the inside scoop. You don’t get paid a paisa. But that doesn’t matter ...

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