Interested in an IT career? Here are 5 things you must remember

Interested in an IT career? Here are 5 things you must remember

  Interested in computer science and want to take up a career in information technology (IT)? Here are five things you should keep in mind. 1. It is best to take up science with physics, chemistry and mathematics (PCM). Information Technology is a field where there is an increasing demand for professionals with a variety of computer specific qualifications for jobs which vary according to the skill requirement of IT companies. 2.There are several routes to a career in computers and IT. The three major IT-related courses in engineering are…

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Education institutes must implement anti-ragging committee: Andhra Pradesh DGP

Education institutes must implement anti-ragging committee: Andhra Pradesh DGP

VIJAYAWADA: With many new educational institutes emerging across the state, Director General of Police Nanduri Sambasiva Rao on Friday urged them all to take measures and eradicate ragging in the state. “I have made an official request through the principal secretary of higher education to ensure that anti-ragging committee and anti-ragging squad be established across all higher educational institutes as mandated by law,” the DGP said during a press conference in the city. Making it clear that police aren’t the only main stakeholders in cracking down ragging cases, he said…

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Cancer drug prices must come down, say leading research institutes

Cancer drug prices must come down, say leading research institutes

The high price of new cancer drugs is indefensible and unsustainable, say two of the world’s leading cancer research institutions, who propose a different way to develop them that could sideline big pharma. “There is a clear and urgent necessity to lower cancer drug prices to keep lifesaving drugs available and affordable to patients,” say leading scientists from the Institute of Cancer Research in the UK and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where many important new cancer drugs have been invented, in a paper in the journal…

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‘Rhodes Must Fall’ activists face backlash after receiving Rhodes scholarships

‘Rhodes Must Fall’ activists face backlash after receiving Rhodes scholarships

Two South African student activists in the ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ campus movement now face criticisms from the public after being named as Rhodes scholars for the class of 2017. They were among nine South Africans awarded the prestigious international scholarship for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford. Joshua Nott and Mbalenhle Matandela, both graduates of the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa, had been staunch supporters of a campaign that began in 2015 to remove a statue of Cecil Rhodes from the UCT campus. According to activists,…

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Immigrants Must Take English Classes, Say MPs

Immigrants Must Take English Classes, Say MPs

THE ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP (APPG) on Social Integration yesterday launched its first report into how the UK’s immigration system could more effectively promote integration. The cross party group of MPs and peers calls for: ● The Government to look at introducing a regionally-led immigration system with region-specific visas based on the Canadian model; ● Immigrants to be required to learn English before coming to live in the UK, or be enrolled in compulsory classes when they arrive; ● A new national Government strategy for the integration of immigrants that…

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Wakf institutes in childcare must register with board: Panel

Wakf institutes in childcare must register with board: Panel

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights(KeSCPCR) has directed that Wakf organisations keeping children in custody or offering religious education should be registered under the Section 35 of the 1995 Wakf Rules before the Wakf Board, in addition to its legal registration as per the government rules. Those organizations failing to ensure proper registration, will face criminal prosecution.   The directive was issued by the commission full bench comprising its chairperson Shobha Koshy and members K Nazeer and Meena C U. In case of children being subjected to…

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Mass learning must mean web-based study

Mass learning must mean web-based study

Despite what sceptics about university expansion might say, more need not necessarily mean worse. But if expansion amounts to just more and more of the same, then it can do. The UK is a prime example. At the turn of the 1980s, there were some 500,000 students in full-time higher education. Although this was a sixfold increase since the eve of the Second World War, it still accounted for only 13 per cent of 18-year-olds, and was relatively low by Western standards. But by 1995-96, the number of full-time students…

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Students, want to excel in Data Science? Here’s what you must do

Students, want to excel in Data Science? Here’s what you must do

Within the purview of Data Management, a new discipline called “Data Science” has emerged. It should not be confused with Analytics—the buzzword of the 21st century. Unfortunately, however, Data Analysis, Data Analytics and Data Science are used interchangeably in the Indian context. It is an emerging, highly impacted and a rapidly expanding area of studies. Its usage can be found in various industries across different sectors, including but not limited to banking, telecom, manufacturing, logistics and healthcare. As far as pure Data Science is concerned, the National Institute of Securities…

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