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September 27th, 2012, 12:16 pm Top
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^^ +1.

If all the NRIs turn into entrepreneurs, we don't have to depend on Government for luring investments :)


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^^ Nice to see Medical project in and around Madurai.

Short Note: I am sure you remember the discussion about AIIMS hospital at Minister's office. :(


^^ Yup.. :roll:

Madurai was neglected in every front of education..We're left with single University for decades..No more hopes on any Govt.. :bash:

I wish to see Madurai, being developed as a Strong Medical Tourism hub in south. Heard from very reliable sources that the shift of AIIMS from thoppur to GRH campus was due to huge pressure from few doctors community in Madurai.. :sick:

Things going to make Madurai, a preferred Medical tourism destination :

1. Aravind Eye Hospitals - Functional
2. Meenakshi Mission Hospitals - Functional
3. Apollo Hospitals - Functional
4. Govt. Rajaji hospital - Functional
5. Velammal Multispeciality Hospitals with Medical College - Functional
6. Vadamalayan Hospitals - Functional
7. Meenakshi Mission Health City, Kottagudi, Melur - Planned
8. CSI Institute of Medical Sciences & hospital, Pasumalai - In Plans
9. Kamaraj Memorial Health City, Tirumangalam - Planned
10. Apollo rural Medical college & Hospitals - In Plans
11. Mandira Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirumangalam - Planned
12. Devdoss Multispeciality Hospitals (Famous for Ortho) - Functional
13. AIIMS model Super-speciality hospital - Planned
14. Institute of Maternity and Pediatric care - Struggling due to lethargic attitude of Madurai Corporation in alloting lands, though Funds of 250 Crores had been sanctioned for the same.
15. AVN Swasthya Ayurveda Village, Vilacherry - Functional.

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Training in art, theatre, computer-related skills and journalistic writing has been recommended for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan programme.

At a meeting here, educationists and non-governmental organisations emphasised communicative and life skill improvement as indispensable for their overall development. The recommendations were made under three heads, Communicative Skills, Life Skills, and Exposure to Outer World.

As part of implementation of Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, efforts were taken to bring all children to school and check dropouts. Certain specific interventions have been provided by SSA for enrolling out-of-school children. Out-of-school children and school dropouts are enrolled in formal schools and provided special training through Residential Special Training Centres (RSTCs).

For Madurai district, Rs 1.82 crore was allocated with 10 centres and the target was to reinstate 2,059 children. However, 2,232 out-of-school children were identified and among them 1,355 were trained and sent back to regular schools.

SSA also gives special attention to cover children from disadvantaged groups and economically weaker sections. The SC/ST children, migrant children, urban deprived children, tribal children, nomadic children and Muslim children were enrolled in RSTCs, and Rs.8 lakh earmarked for SC/ST students in Madurai district.

T. Dharmaraj, Head, Department of Folklore, Madurai Kamaraj University, told The Hindu that, to make the SC/ST students as effective communicators of speech, writing and performance, they should be identified at VI standard and given continuous training in art and theatre.

He further said that art and theatre were universally accepted as effective means of communication in which oral, written and body languages were employed simultaneously. Interested students should be given training in oral, written and performing art forms. For this, experts from Department of Folklore, Fine Arts, Performing Arts and Theatre in various colleges and universities could be roped in. The representatives also recommended bringing out a children’s magazine to strengthen the written and journalistic skills of the students. The magazine could be written, edited and published by students.

Under Life Skills, the SC/ST students should be given training in operating computer and computer-related skills which include training in operating systems, using internet, ATM operation, net banking and social media.

Under Exposure to Outer World, rather than taking the students to picnic spots, they can be taken tofactories to gain a first-hand experience of various production units. They should also be taken to visit cultural heritage centres across the State and to provide exposure to the opportunities in higher education they shall be taken to various educational institutions.

A. Jeganathan, research scholar, Dept of Guru Nanak Studies, MKU, S.Agalya Devi, Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Women’s Rural Development Social Service, Madurai, and Kamudhi Subbiah, and Buddhar Kalam among others formed the team of representatives.

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The teaching methodology in the Kendria Vidyalaya I in Madurai is all set for a change, with 10 classrooms now being equipped with smart boards. These interactive boards allow running preloaded contents of lessons and other animated content. The school has installed 10 such smart boards in each classroom for the third to 12th standard students. As there are four sections for every standard, one board each has been set aside per standard, school sources said.

Principal of the school, C Muthiah said that the smart classroom concept had been launched at the Madurai KV for the first time, from the Chennai region that consists of 47 KVs in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. "On a pilot basis, 20 KVs in the country have been selected for the installation of smart classrooms and Madurai KV I is the first in the Chennai region," he said. An expert team selected from the teachers of KV schools are working on the content for teaching materials that can be used in the smart classrooms, he said. The e-contents would be shared among the schools by the regional office of KVS and the teachers are undergoing training on content writing at present, Muthiah stated.

The smart classroom consists of an interactive board, projector and visualiser. The interactive board can act as the conventional blackboard and with the projector, the lesson contents can be played for the students. Further, the smart board can be connected to the internet to download any relevant contents for subjects, the school sources said. Another advantage for the teachers is that the lessons written on the boards can be saved and used again so that they need not start from the scratch at the next session.

G S Murugan, mathematics teacher in the school says that the smart board would be of great help to save lessons and the entire lesson could be revised during exams, without much difficulty. "These boards relieve us from the chalk dust that we are forced to inhale while writing on blackboards," he said. The school management also said that it would aid students a great deal in learning. Unlike conventional methods of learning, their cognition could be further strengthened with the help of live materials and animated content. For instance, a teacher would find it much easier to explain the functioning of a heart with the help of simple animations, school sources said.

"The lessons taught in the classrooms can be carried home by the students in a pen drive or with the help of printouts. We believe this concept can revolutionize the teaching and learning experience in schools," principal, Muthiah said. The boards were installed on Saturday and the teachers were asked to take demo classes for preparation, he added. Each board costs Rs 3.7 lakhs and the project is funded by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangadhan in Delhi, school sources said.

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மதுரை காமராஜ் பல்கலை மேம்பாட்டுக்கு ரூ.100 கோடி:யு.ஜி.சி.,க்கு "கருத்துரு'

மதுரை காமராஜ் பல்கலை மேம்பாட்டு பணிகளுக்கு ரூ.100 கோடிக்கான திட்ட கருத்துரு தயாரித்து, யு.ஜி.சி.,யிடம் அளிக்கப்பட்டது.ஆற்றல்சால் அந்தஸ்து பெற்ற இப்பல்கலையில் 18 புலங்கள், 75 துறைகள் உள்ளன. தொலைநிலை கல்வி மூலம் 112 படிப்புகளில், 1.26 லட்சம் மாணவர்கள் பயில்கின்றனர். பல்கலையை மேம்படுத்த தற்போது பல திட்ட கருத்துருக்கள் தயாரிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளன. பல்கலையை "கிரீன் கேம்பஸாக' மாற்ற, தேவைப்படும் மின்சார தேவையை சூரிய ஒளி மூலம் பெறுவது, வீணாகும் நீரை சுத்திகரித்து குடிநீராக மாற்றுவது போன்ற முயற்சிகள் மேற்கொள்ளப் படுகிறது. ஆராய்ச்சி மற்றும் ஆய்வுகளுக்கான அதி நவீன லேப் வசதிகள், கருத்தரங்குகள் நடத்த அரங்கு, பிலிம் இன்ஸ்டிடியூட்டுக்கு தேவையான நவீன கற்பித்தல் உபகரணங்கள், அறிவியல் துறைகளுக்கு தகுதியான பேராசிரியர்கள் நியமனம், நூலக மேம்பாடு போன்றவற்றுக்கு ரூ.100 கோடிக்கான திட்ட கருத்துரு தயாரிக்கப்பட்டு, யு.ஜி.சி., செயலாளர் கே.பி.சிங்கிடம் அளிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.

புதிய படிப்புகளுக்கு அங்கீகாரம்: இப்பல்கலையில், "பிலிம் அன்ட் எலக்ட்ரானிக்ஸ் மீடியா ஸ்டடிஸில்' பி.டெக்., எம்.டெக்., படிப்புகள், எம்.பி.ஏ., "டூரிஸம்' படிப்புகளுக்கும் யு.ஜி.சி., அங்கீகாரம் வழங்கியுள்ளது.

துணைவேந்தர் கல்யாணி கூறியதாவது: பல்கலை வளர்ச்சிக்கு ரூ.100 கோடிக்கான "திட்ட கருத்து' யு.ஜி.சி., செயலரிடம் அளிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. இந்த நிதியை இருகட்டங்களாக வழங்கவும் கோரப்பட்டுள்ளது. பலகட்ட ஆய்வுக்கு பின், யு.ஜி.சி., இந்நிதியை வழங்கும், என்றார்.

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Winners to represent the Madurai region in the grand finale to be held in Chennai on December 7
It was an easy win for the students of Jeevana Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Madurai, at the regional finals of the 12th edition of The Hindu Young World Quiz Competition held at the Raja Muthiah Mandram here on Tuesday.

As many as 682 students from various schools in Madurai, Dindigul, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, Sivaganga, Theni, Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts took part in the preliminary rounds of the popular quiz show, an initiative of The Hindu Newspaper in Education. From among the 341 teams that participated in the preliminaries, six teams were shortlisted on the basis of their performance for the regional finals. A total of 105 schools participated in the preliminary round.

The winners – Siddharth Rao and C Sam Victor from Jeevana School – will represent Madurai region in the grand finale of the quiz programme that will be held in Chennai on December 7. From the beginning of the competition, the duo maintained the lead and emerged winners with 130 points. They came out with brilliant answers for some difficult questions. L. Mothys Vikram and M. Nithis from TVS Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Madurai, came second with 70 points. M. Santhosh Kumar and M. Sivaram Chelladurai from Sri Jayendra Swamigal Silver Jubilee School, Tirunelveli, finished third with 37 points.

Quiz master V. V. Ramanan ensured that there was no dull moment for the audience by conducting an interactive session soon after the preliminary rounds.

Actor-politician R. Sarath Kumar distributed the prizes for all those who participated in the regional finals. “The students gain a lot of knowledge in quiz competitions and application of that knowledge will take them forward in life,” he said. He also advised the students to get prepared to meet a world full of challenges. “This is the second time I am attending The Hindu Young World Quiz. It feels wonderful to be amidst the young and intelligent contestants,” Mr. Sarath Kumar added.

The regional winners were given trophies and certificates by The Hindu, apart from a cash prize of Rs. 12,000 and other gifts from the sponsors. The first runner up was given trophies, certificates and a cash prize of Rs. 8,000 and the second runner up trophies, certificates and a cash prize of Rs. 6,000.

The other finalists in the regional round were teams from Mahatma Montessori Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Madurai (G. Sivamurugan and B. K. J. Venkat Krishnan), Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal Silver Jubilee School, Tirunelveli (T. Athian Kethrapal and R. Akshay Padmanabhan), and Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Golden Jubilee School, Tirunelveli (R. Kaushik and S. Srinidhi).

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A project done by students of Palkalainagar Middle School near Madurai Kamaraj University was one among the 16 projects selected for a State-level Science Congress.

The Tamil Nadu Science Forum organised a district-level National Children’s Science Congress event at NMS Vellaichamy Nadar. College on November 3 with the support of National Council for Science and Technology Communication in the Department of Science and Technology.

According to a press release from the university, the project displayed by Palkalainagar Middle School students on ‘Zero energy preservation box,’ done under the guidance of teacher K. Malarselvi, was selected for the State-level event to be held in Coimbatore from November 30 to December 2. The project was done by students V. Surya, D. Gomathi, S. Murugavalli, P. Veera Lakshmi and K. Amaravathi.

Totally, 150 projects were presented on the theme ‘Energy, explore, harness and conceive,’ of which 16 were selected for the next round. Kalyani Mathivanan, Vice-Chancellor, Madurai Kamaraj University, and Registrar K. Pitchumani congratulated the students and their guide teacher.

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The details in regard to setting up of hospitals on the lines of AIIMS and upgradation of existing Government Medical College Institutions in the first and second phase of PMSSY and progress in each of the projects is annexed.



Out of 13 institutions taken up for upgradation in the first phase of PMSSY, civil work at 6 medical colleges, viz. Thiruvananthapuram Medical College; Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College & Hospital, Salem; Government Medical College, Bangalore; NIMS, Hyderabad; SGPGIMS, Lucknow and Jammu Medical College have been completed.

Out of 6 medical colleges taken up for upgradation in the second phase of PMSSY, civil work at Government Medical College, Amritsar; Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda; Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh and Pt. B.D. Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak has already started. At Nagpur Medical College where only procurement of medical equipment is involved, procurement work has already been initiated. In respect of Madurai Medical College, plan/design was modified consequent on change of location by the Government of Tamil Nadu.

Consequent on failure of bid process initiated in 2006 for selection of single Project Consultant for all the six institutions and rejection of bids for architectural design due to exorbitant price offered by the bidder, the whole process had to be initiated de novo. It was accordingly decided in January, 2007 that each AIIMS site should be treated as a separate and independent project instead of clubbing all six together and that the construction of housing complex should be separated from that of Hospital and Medical College, so that it is constructed earlier.

There had also been delay in finalization of Detailed Project Reports for medical college and hospital complexes consequent on incorporation of certain changes and also adoption of some additional features such as green building concept etc. in the design of the buildings.

In addition, due to local problems at Bhubaneswar site, change in basic design of the building due to site condition at Rishikesh, modification in design at foundation level due to site requirements at Patna and Raipur sites, deficient services by Project Consultant at Jodhpur site etc., also delayed the work at the six AIIMS projects. All the six AIIMS-like institutions in the first phase of PMSSY are expected to be made functional by 2013-14.

Implementation of remaining 7 upgradation projects in the first phase of PMSSY has got delayed due to certain site conditions/local issues etc. and these are expected to be completed by March, 2013.

The civil work at Amritsar Medical College; Tanda Medical College; Aligarh Medical College and PGIMS, Rohtak has started and the work is in progress. At Nagpur Medical College where only procurement of medical equipments is involved, the procurement work is undertaken by the State Government/Institute. At Madurai Medical College, concept plan/design has modified due to change of location by the State Government/institute authorities.


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Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) here has received Rs.1.2 crore from the Department of Biotechnology of Government of India for genomics research.

School of Biological Sciences at the university was a Centre of Excellence in Genomic Sciences with state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities and the research work carried out in the field of genetics, molecular biology and genomics were well known, Kalyani Mathivanan, Vice-Chancellor, said in a press release on Tuesday.

A national-level network research project on brucellosis, cattle to human disease, which is also called rock fever, has been initiated by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. Totally, 12 institutions across the country, including MKU, would work in this project to develop diagnostics and vaccines for brucellosis. The project would be carried out by a team that included J .Rajendhran, Assistant Professor in Department of Genetics, J. Sridhar, and P. Gunasekaran, Vice-Chancellor of Thiruvalluvar University in Vellore.

Dr. Rajendhran saidt the university would do whole genome sequencing and annotation of selected brucella strains isolated from various parts in the country. The major objective of the three-year project would be identification of bacterial genes responsible for causing diseases in cattle and humans.

Also, the university would create a dedicated web resource for the brucella genome repository and conduct national-level training programmes in genomics and bioinformatics to researchers from other participating institutions. Brucellosis was endemic in many parts of the world and characterised by chronic infections, abortion and sterility in livestock. It was caused by bacteria belonging to the genus Brucella and human infection, through raw milk or milk products/meat or contact with animals.

In humans, brucellosis was a systemic/febrile illness resulting in gastrointestinal manifestations, osteoarthritis, endocarditis and neurological disorders. Clinical diagnosis of human brucellosis was complicated since there were no specific signs or symptoms and no vaccine for prevention.



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A senior official in the Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) school system has urged students and parents in the State to understand the importance of learning Hindi in the context of changing education and job culture.

Uma Sivaraman, Assistant Commissioner of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Chennai Region, said that Hindi is one of the reasons for the increasing demand for admission to schools following Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) pattern.

“During my interaction with parents, I found that they are choosing CBSE schools for their children as they get to learn Hindi there. If English is the window to the world, Hindi opens doors for you in the entire country,” she said.

Talking to The Hindu on Saturday, Ms. Uma Sivaraman, who worked as Principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya-1 at Narimedu till 2006, said that inter-State communication is one of the key aspects for education and career opportunities. “My appeal to school students is to show interest in learning our national language also. No doubt, one’s mother tongue gets top priority, but at the same time we should make sure that we learn our ‘rashtra basha’ too,” the KV official said.

Finding qualified teachers has become a constraint for private CBSE schools and hence there has to be a mechanism for constant training sessions for teachers, she pointed out.

Ms.Uma Sivaraman, who also worked on deputation for three years in the CBSE administration system, said that continuous and comprehensive evaluation of students requires good teachers.She also informed that subject teachers for the KV-2 school in Madurai will be recruited soon and the process is on now.

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மதுரை காமராஜர் பல்கலைக்கழகத்தில் நவீன வசதிகளுடன் இன்போநெட் மையத்தை துணை வேந்தர் கல்யாணி திறந்து வைத்தார்.

மதுரை காமராஜர் பல்கலைக்கழகம்

அகமதாபாத்தில் பல்கலைக்கழக மானியக்குழுவின் இன்பிலிநெட் மையம் உள்ளது. இதன் மூலம் உயர்கல்வி ஆராய்ச்சிக்கு தேவையான மின் இதழ்கள், மின் புத்தகங்கள், சஞ்சிகைகள் மற்றும் ஆராய்ச்சி விளக்கக்கட்டுரைகள் போன்றவற்றை பெறலாம். இதனால் ஆசிரியர்களும், ஆராய்ச்சி மாணவர்களும், உயர்கல்வி மாணவர்களும் பயன்பெறலாம். இதனோடு 300க்கும் மேற்பட்ட பல்கலைக்கழகங்கள் இணைந்துள்ளன. அந்த பல்கலைக்கழகங்களில் பயிலும் மாணவர்கள் ஆராய்ச்சியாளர்கள் மற்றும் ஆசிரியர்கள் பயன்பெற்று வருகிறார்கள்.

இந்த இன்பிலிநெட் மையத்தில் மதுரை காமராஜர் பல்கலைக்கழகமும் இணைந்துள்ளது. இதற்காக பல்கலைக்கழக நூலகத்தில் இன்போநெட் மையம் தொடங்கப்பட்டு உள்ளது. பொதுவாக ஒவ்வொரு ஆண்டும் ஒவ்வொரு தனிப்பட்ட நூலகமும் இத்தகைய மதிப்புள்ள உயர்கல்வி ஆராய்ச்சி ஆவணங்களை பயன்படுத்துவதற்கு கோடிக்கணக்கில் செலவளிக்க வேண்டும். ஆனால் இன்போட் மையம் மூலம் 24 மணிநேரமும் மாணவர்கள், ஆராய்ச்சி மாணவர்கள் இலவசமாக பெறலாம்.
மதுரை காமராஜர் பல்கலைக்கழகத்தில் உள்ள இன்போநெட் மையத்தில் இதுவரை 14 கம்யூட்டர்கள்தான் இருந்தன. தற்போது அந்த மையம் நவீனப்படுத்தப்பட்டு 50 கம்ப்யூட்டர் அமைக்கப்பட்டு உள்ளது. நவீன மயமாக்கப்பட்ட இந்த மையத்தை மதுரை காமராசர் பல்கலை கழக துனைவேந்தர் கல்யாணி மதிவானன் திறந்து வைத்தார். இந்த நிகழ்ச்சிக்கான ஏற்பாடுகளை பல்கலை கழக நூலகர் பா.சுரேஷ் மற்றும் ரெ.ஹேமமாலினி மற்றும் நூலக அலுவலர்கள் செய்திருந்தனர்.

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109 existing streetlights in university to be converted into solar powered ones
Solar power plans of the Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) here took off on Wednesday as it called for tenders from reputed companies to implement the project.

The university has embarked on a plan to install solar photovoltaic renewable energy system to be supplied to the administrative block, three blocks of the distance education wing, men’s and women’s hostels besides the main guest house.

Retrofitting/commissioning of 109 existing street lights in the university campus in to solar powered streetlights has also been covered in the tender. Expression of Interest (EOI) from reputed concerns in the field has to be submitted by January 2.

“Installing of solar panels will result in huge saving of power for us. Once the sealed tenders are received, the next step of bidding process would be taken up. We have allocated nearly Rs. 3 crore for ‘Green Campus’ initiatives of which solar power plant is a top priority,” S. Kannan, Chairperson, School of Energy, Environment and Natural Resources, MKU, told The Hindu on Thursday.

The tender invite for solar photovoltaic plant says that the bidder shall provide turn-key design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, maintenance and execution of warranty obligations of up to 100KW power grid and diesel generator-interactive solar power plant on the rooftops of university buildings.

Also, energy audit will have to be conducted in order to identify appropriate solar PV capacity to be installed for all the eight student hostels in order to power fans and minimum lighting needs.

K. Pitchumani, Registrar in-charge, MKU, has said in the tender invite that the university intends to set up a total of up to 100KW solar energy system using on grid and/or off-grid systems.

EOI was also invited for waster water treatment plant and a strategic planner for environmental planning and design for the campus.

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First from Madurai region to enter finals last year

For Jeevana School it will be a glorious moment to be remembered. Siddharth Rai Tharkeswar and Sam Victor, ninth standard students from the school were the first from Madurai region to emerge the first runner up in the 13th edition of The Hindu Young World Quiz, held in Chennai recently.

This is the first time that Madurai region found a place among the winners, in the history of The Hindu Young World Quiz . Incidentally, Jeevana School was the first from Madurai region to enter the finals last year.

It has been nearly two weeks since Siddharth and Sam won the trophy for the first runner up and a cash prize of Rs. 40,000, and their excitement is still intact. Speaking to The Hindu , the two students recalled interesting moments from their journey to the finals of the quiz competition.

“From the beginning we were confident that we will reach the finals. Young World Quiz was something we looked forward to every year”, said Siddharth, who had been a part of the quiz for the past three years.

“We learnt how to be patient as we took part in the several rounds of quiz. Besides, the questions that were asked by Mr Ramanan were comprehensive from all the subjects and made us read extensively. The whole thing was challenging, yet exciting”, Sam added.

Siddharth and Sam had a breezy win at the regional finals held in Madurai on November 20. And the students could not stop raving about the refreshingmanner in which Quiz master V V Ramanan conducted the show.

“Whether it was the regional finals, the semi finals or the finals, Mr Ramanan ensured that the quiz was interesting. Identifying the people hidden behind the matrix, questions on Google doodles and then the anagrams were riveting”, said Siddharth.

However, he confessed that the team found most of the questions on western music quite difficult. “We will guide our juniors next year. They will hopefully bag the trophy next year”, he added.


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^^ MKU figures in this listing continuously year after year

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