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Old January 9th, 2009, 11:58 AM   #41
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97th Indian Science Congress to be held in Thiruvananthapuram

Shillong, Jan 7 (PTI) The 97th Indian Science Congress will be held at Kerala University in Thiruvananthapuram, it was announced here today.
Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman G Madhavan Nair will be the General President of the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Thirumalachari Ramasami, outgoing General President of the ISCA announced here.

K C Pandey, former Vice Chancellor of the Chaudhary Charan Singh Meerut University, was elected the General President of ISCA for 2011.

The 96th Indian Science Congress came to a close today. PTI

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Old January 10th, 2009, 03:19 AM   #42
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Shillong, Jan 7 (PTI) The 97th Indian Science Congress will be held at Kerala University in Thiruvananthapuram, it was announced here today.
Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman G Madhavan Nair will be the General President of the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Thirumalachari Ramasami, outgoing General President of the ISCA announced here.

K C Pandey, former Vice Chancellor of the Chaudhary Charan Singh Meerut University, was elected the General President of ISCA for 2011.

The 96th Indian Science Congress came to a close today. PTI

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The science congress is a big event. It is another feather in TVM's cap after the National games ... this will surely showcase TVM as a scientific hub of India on par with the IT developments!!

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Old January 23rd, 2009, 11:27 AM   #43
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International workshop on Network Engineering




First training center of internetworkz in Kerala will be opened soon at Ayurveda College Jn.

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Old January 28th, 2009, 06:13 AM   #44
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A campus helpline

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THE Kerala UniversityCampus Association, an association of the residents of the University quarters at Kariavattom, has brought out a comprehensive campus directory on the occasion of its 33rd anniversary.

The directory, besides having details of the over-150 families living in the University quarters, also includes information on the teaching and non-teaching departments of the university. The directory also has details of the telephone numbers of institutions, schools
and hospitals in and around the campus. It also has telephone numbers of important officers of the University.

There are six types of the quarters, namely Type A, Type B, Type C, Type D, Type E and Type F on the Kariavattom campus. The major activities of the association include running a day care centre, LKG-UKG block, library and recreation hall, children’s park, open air auditorium and association office.

The association was formed on January 8, 1976 when a group of residents of the quarters assembled at University guest house. The association was formally inaugurated by the then Transport Minister R. Balakrishna Pillai on March 23, 1976. There were only 20 quarters on the campus then.

The Transport Minister, on the basis of the petition submitted by the association, sanctioned a transport bus service the next day itself.

The Kerala University campus, however, was spread over a large area of 484 acres then. Later, the area of the campus was reduced following the allotment of land to many Central and State Government institutions. The major institutions that were provided space from the University land include Technopark (50 acres), LNCPE (50 acres), Government College, Kariavattom (25 acres) and Kerala Highway Research Institute (3.25 acres).
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Old January 28th, 2009, 06:14 AM   #45
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Humboldt Club opened


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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Deputy Consul General of Germany Friedrich Rahn on Sunday inaugurated the Humboldt Club Kerala at the Max Mueller Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram.

The Humboldt Club in Thiruvananthapuram, the 16th in the country, will serve as a platform for people to exchange of views on science, also to share their experiences of Germany, Rahn said. The German Government runs the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation - memorialising the German naturalist and explorer - for promoting international co-operation in scientific research.

The foundation sponsors postdoctoral fellowships and senior scientist fellowships for foreign scientists to finance their stay and research in Germany, usually for a period of six to 24 months. The Club at the Max Mueller Bhavan will also provide information on the fellowships and the foundation.

GERMAN FILM CLUB: A German Film Club is being planned at the Max Mueller Bhavan, Syed Ibrahim said. A German Film Festival will also be held next month.
Dear BabuCS, I am posting the above article in this thread as desirec by you.
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Old January 28th, 2009, 08:59 AM   #46
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Thanks Kannan46. Humboldt fellowship is one of the most prestigious research fellowships available for young researchers. With the opening of the MaxMueller Bhavan in TVM, young scientific researchers in TVM will get first hand info about such German scientific initiatives. These developments are small indicators of the international quality of scientific work done in TVM !!
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Cherish to hear something about the proposed Intl. Center of Nanosciences
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Old January 31st, 2009, 11:43 AM   #48
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- The State Govt. has identified the required land for a world-class Center for Molecular Sciences, which may also include Nanotechnology research. The details of the same are being sent to the Union Govt. and we can expect some positive news on the project soon.
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Old January 31st, 2009, 03:44 PM   #49
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- The State Govt. has identified the required land for a world-class Center for Molecular Sciences, which may also include Nanotechnology research. The details of the same are being sent to the Union Govt. and we can expect some positive news on the project soon.

Ajay, any idea where the location is? Is it a state Govt. initiative or CSIR initiative? Please post follow-ups on this .. I am very interested in such a development.
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Old January 31st, 2009, 03:44 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by sanjay4
Each time I travel I meet lot of people relocating b

As far as schooling is concerned , if you are looking for International , I think TRIVANDRUM INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL is a good option .Last time when I enquired they told the fees could be around 25k per year.


Dear Sanjay4, I believe the fee you mentioned is not correct. Trivandum International school charges Rs175,000/- per year for elementary kids and Rs. 225,000/- per year for bigger kids till grade 12 as tuition and hostel fee. This also includes hostel expenses of Rs 75,000/- per year. Other expenses such as for deposits, registration, uniform etc. are not included. Send me a personal mail if you need more info ..

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Old February 3rd, 2009, 10:32 AM   #51
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Originally posted by 25Dude25 in the Projects Thread

A golden year for Trivandrum Dental College



The golden jubilee celebrations of one of the top-most professional colleges of the state, the Government Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram will be inaugurated by Health Minister P.K. Sreemathi on February 8, 2009.

The Dental College was started in the year 1959 and was only the second dental college in south India. The first batch of BDS students passed out in 1963 and so far, more than 2,000 students have graduated from this institution.

Initially, only 20 students were admitted every year for the course and now the strength has been increased to 40. A proposal to increase the student strength to 50 is under the consideration of the government.

The college has eight full-fledged departments and all of them offer post-graduate courses.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 05:38 AM   #52
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KSIDC to set up Life Science Park
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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) has finalised plans to establish a Life Science Park at Veiloor village, near Thonnakkal, in Thiruvananthapuram.

Spread over 260 acres, the park will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. The public-private partnership project, with equity contribution from the State government and qualified private parties, is estimated to cost Rs.300 crore.

The park would be designed as a geographic cluster, housing industries focussing on Biotechnology and Nano technology as well as academic and research institutions.

KSIDC is planning to set up a separate company named Trivandrum Life Sciences Park Company for the project.
Rapid advances

The project would give a fillip to research activities and help the country make rapid advances in biological sciences, according to KSIDC managing director Manoj Joshi.

“India ranks among the top 10 biotech hubs of the world today and is set to make significant achievements that would catapult it to the top five by 2010. The country already has the largest vaccine production capacity in the world and has the potential to carve a significant niche in emerging segments like vaccines, diagnostics and clinical trials. Bio-IT services have the potential to replace or limit wet-lab experiments and speed up the generation of fresh information. This will give a new thrust to innovations and advances in biological science,” he said.
Knowledge centre

The park would be developed by KSIDC as a Knowledge Centre, which essentially consists of an Incubation Centre and a Technology Development Centre. It will house biotechnology units, drug discovery companies and contract research outsourcing firms with focus on human health.
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Old February 16th, 2009, 09:00 PM   #53
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All India Co-ordinated Project on Honey Bees & Pollinators

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: S. Devanesan, Professor and Principal Scientist, Vellayani Centre of the All India Coordinated Research Project on Honeybees and Pollinators (AICRPHP) will present the report from Kerala at a national workshop being organised by the ICAR at Rajendra Agricultural University, Bihar, on February 19 and 20.

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Old February 17th, 2009, 08:14 AM   #54
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Lighting up lives

an iteresting articlecame in "Metro Plus"

Sabriye Tenberken and Paul Kronenberg share a vision for a bright future for the visually impaired. Their foresight and teamwork have resulted in the establishment of the IISE in Kerala, writes Saraswathy Nagarajan

Photos : S. Gopakumar

Far-sighted Sabriye Tenberken and Paul Kronenberg

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Although Sabriye lost her eyesight at the age of 12, she is a visionary whose foresight has led to the establishment of the aesthetically designed, eco-friendly International Institute for Social Entrepreneurs (IISE) on the banks of the Vellayani Lake on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram. The 38-year-old is a picture of confidence as she confidently tackles the muddy road from her rented house to the sprawling campus of the Institute. Her partner Paul, co-founder and co-director of the Institute, unobtrusively follows her as she leads, white cane in hand.
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Enthused by their Tibetan experience Sabriye and Paul established Braille Without Borders (BWB) in 2002.

In three books Sabriye encapsulates the Tibetan experience: ‘My Path Leads to Tibet,’ ‘Tashis neue Welt’ and ‘The Seventh Year.’ Recognition and media came knocking to acknowledge the work of BWB and Sabriye was invited as a guest on an Oprah Winfrey show. “Meanwhile, we were on the lookout for a place to open our centre to develop social entrepreneurs. Navin Ramachandran, who hails from Thiruvananthapuram, happened to read an interview about the work of BWB published in the New York Times. In this interview it was mentioned that we were planning to start a centre in South India. He got in touch with us and we came to Kerala.”

While location hunting, on the last day of their trip to Kerala, Sabriye and Paul stumbled upon the place where the IISE stands today. The ecologically built campus has incorporated rain water harvesting, biogas, solar/wind energy and waste management systems along with ecosan toilets.

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Old February 18th, 2009, 06:05 AM   #56
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Thanks satsk and vinod for highlighting this institute...appreciate if Vinod could make the pictures appear on SSC page rather than the link. I am sure not many people knew about the existence of such an international center in TVM. Maxmueller Bhavan is another one .. anybody got a picture of that as well?
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IGNOU ties up with German culture centre for language course

Thiruvananthapuram (PTI): Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has entered into a tie-up with German cultural centre Goethe Institute Max Mueller Bhavan here to offer basic course in German language as part of its distance learning programme.

The course, meant for students and young professionals, would start next month and its applications would be closed this month-end, IGNOU's regional director Dr B Sukumar and Ruediger Punzet of Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai, told a press meet here.

It would be based on audio language tools supplemented by video material and textbooks. Contact classes would be conducted in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Pala and Thrissur.

The course would impart basic communication skills to candidates so as to equip them to handle jobs requiring an ability to speak in German in a host of fields, ranging from IT to tourism, the organisers said.

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Old February 22nd, 2009, 11:17 PM   #58
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Foundations laid for IISER campus at Vithura
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Laying the foundations for an Indian Institute for Science Education and Research (IISER) at Vithura, near here, Mr. Ravi said the State would get its due share from the Centre in the higher education sector. Cutting across party affiliations, all leaders would jointly attempt to set up the institute in the State, he said. Mr. Ravi said the IISER would become an international centre drawing science research scholars from across the world.

Minister for Education and Cultural Affairs M.A. Baby, in his presidential address, said the government was aware of the significance of an institution like the IISER, especially when it was headed by eminent academic E.D. Jemmis.

Attitudinal change

Both Mr. Ravi and Mr. Baby called for an attitudinal change among labourers in the State. T The labourers should not create hurdles to the construction of the building for the IISER, they said adding that their grievances, if any, would be redressed without delay.

They said it was a race against time and work on the institute should be completed in a time-bound manner.

Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs M. Vijayakumar offered felicitations. Mr. Jermis proposed a vote of thanks.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 04:50 AM   #59
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It is encouraging to see the work on IISER campus is in full swing, but disappointed to see only politicians at its foundation laying ceremony. The CNR Rao committee recommended TVM as a location for the 5th IISER only because of the quality of scientific work done in this city. Politicians have nothing to do with it. It would have been appropriate if eminent scientists of TVM were invited to the event and given media attention.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 10:50 AM   #60
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Kerala has got one central university out of the 12 CUs that are coming up this year .. the money has been allocated in the last budget. Any idea where that is going to come up in the state?

see link
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/I...ow/4187380.cms
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