Archive for October, 2009

Students at large contributing major share in mobile phones usage and usage of its services etc. and we agree with it as the economic data represent that too.
So there are many questions arises out of this statement:

Are Students Deviating from Proper English ?

Is SMS language destroying English Language ?

Is the switch in language difficult ?

SMS language not Standardized ?

We welcome you for more questions like this, as there is a debate going on this topic on NDTV Cell Guru.

Debate Panel includes:
Ms. Abha ( English Teacher -DPS {RK Puram, Delhi} )
Dr. Swati Kashyap (HOD – Behavioral & Medicine at Fortis )
Ms. Ishika
Mr. Rajiv Makhani (Editor – NDTV)
Students from various schools of India

They help is giving a warm debating environment on SMS Language,Texting, New Slangs, New Abbreviations etc. So have a look at the debate session and post your comments too.

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The government has appointed a committee of IIT directors to suggest the revised entrance system under which class XII marks will be given importance along with the entrance marks. Any reports indicating that students would need to score above 80 percent for appearing in the joint entrance exams are baseless, Sibal told reporters.

Speaking to reporters here, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said the present criteria is that students need to secure 60 per cent at class XII for appearing in IIT-JEE. This is not acceptable. The minimum marks required for IIT-JEE could be raised up to 80 to 85 per cent. According to Sibal, the move is aimed at ensuring that students take their class XII seriously and checking the growth of coaching centres, which are thriving on imparting coaching to students for IIT entrance.

Sibal said a three-member committee has been set up to look into the curriculum and submit its report within three months, suggesting required changes. The IIT-JEE system was revised three years ago when the eligibility criteria was raised to 60 percent at class XII level for appearing in the entrance. At the IIT Council meeting, the minister said he also wanted to get rid of professional coaching for medical and engineering exams

The minister made the comments while chairing a meeting of the IIT Council here.

Source : , Times of India

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Nearly 4,000 students staying in the Panjab University (PU) hostels can now play a vital role in the decision-making process regarding their accommodation, food and security, among other things.

Panjab University Campus students Council (PUCSC) has introduced a unique concept of feedback forms that have been distributed among all hostel inmates.

“Through these forms,¬† can evaluate their hostel on different parameters and can judge the performance of their wardens. They can also bring to the notice any anomaly they found and can suggest changes that they want in the administration,” a member of PUCSC told sources.

“After going through these forms, we will submit them to the hostel wardens and top officials of the PU. This exercise will make the hostel warden more answerable and they have to submit their response to the VC (vice-chancellor) and DSW (dean students’ welfare),” he added.

There are 14 hostels in the PU campus (seven each for boys and girls) and each hostel can accommodate nearly 300 students.

Inmates of PU hostels are quite upbeat about this move and expect things to become more transparent and streamlined after this.

“We appreciate this step and welcome it with open hands. Till now only three-four students, who most of the times work under the pressure of hostel wardens, were involved while making crucial decisions regarding hostel. But now it seems that we are following the right path,” Mani Atwal, a student and a hostel inmate at PU, told sources.

Harmanjit Singh Deol, a research scholar, who is staying in a PU hostel for the last seven years, said: “We can compare it with Right to Information Act. These feedback forms certainly intend to bring positive change in the system.”


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