How to Improve Your Study Skills

Strong study skills are essential to succeed in school and in life. It isn't enough to just sit inside a classroom and hope to soak up the knowledge an instructor is presenting. You must put effort into learning, understanding, and applying the material. The earlier you can develop these skills, the greater your chance of academic success.

There is no magic bullet when it comes to developing good study habits. Not everyone learns the same way. So, not everyone will study the same way. Some people need absolute silence to review textbooks, lecture notes, and handouts to prepare for an exam. Others study better in a group bouncing ideas off one another. The study skills you develop will be based heavily on your learning style.
What's Your Learning Style?

Studying does not have to be a difficult process. The biggest mistake people make is developing a study plan that is different from the way they learn best. Not only are they trying to learn new information, but they are trying to adapt to a new way to learn that information too! Make it easy on yourself. Ask yourself a simple question: Are you a visual (see), auditory (hear), or kinesthetic (hands-on) learner?

What if you aren't sure what category of learning you fall into? Well, think back to all those classes you have taken throughout your academic career. There were forms of learning that came much easier to you than other forms. There's your learning style. Develop study skills that are tailored to your unique style of learning to achieve more productive results.

7 Success Strategies for Distance Learners

distance learning has special challenges. You will probably never see or meet the teacher. You won't have classmates. You don't have a campus full of people studying the same thing.

But you can succeed! Plan on it! Follow the simple tips below, and you'll do better in your learning. They may seem pretty basic, but they'll help keep you focused and on track.

1. Set Goals

* Goal #1: "I will succeed in this course."
* At the beginning of a new course, look through the materials. Break the lessons/assignments into manageable chunks. You might not have time to do a full lesson in one night, so plan for how much you can do, then stick to it until you're done.

2. Establish a Regular Study/Learning Schedule

* Keep a calendar or journal with your study goals and important dates clearly marked-and look at it every day (a calendar can't help you if it's closed!)
* Determine what time is best for you to study. Is it after dinner on Wednesdays when your partner is at bowling? Is it Saturday mornings when the kids are at soccer?
* Take breaks-walk around and stretch. Drink some water or have a light snack. If you're studying nutrition or health topics, you know how important this is!
* If possible, have a dedicated study place with all the supplies you might need (computer, paper, pens, calculator, etc.)
* Pace yourself. Don't over extend yourself. There's a reason it takes several years to graduate from traditional university. You're in this to learn, not just to get a certificate, so make sure you're learning, not just racing through the materials.

3. Talk About It

* Tell people what you're doing. You're more likely to stick to a course if your co-worker knows you're doing it. If you are studying high-tech or internet development, the person might just know a programmer he can hook you up with for tutoring.
* Ask a friend to check up on you.
* Ask someone to proof your work before you submit it.

4. Join a Study Group-This Doesn't Have to be Stuffy!

* Join a club. Aspiring financial planners could join a local investing club.
* If you're studying a language like Spanish or Japanese, ask the owners of a local restaurant if they know anyone who might like to do language exchange with you.
* Get a mentor. If you're taking a course related to health or medicine, ask a nurse or pharmacist if you can take them for coffee once a month.
* Search the Internet for bulletin boards or chat rooms related to your topic.

5. Know Your Learning Style and Use It

* Look for real-world situations and examples of what you're learning about. If you're studying about civil engineering, pay attention to bridges.
* You'll be much more interested if you're involved, not just reading about a topic.
* Put things into practice as early as possible.
* If you're studying accounting, practice by balancing your checkbook.

6. Celebrate Successes

* Reward yourself with whatever works for you, along the way. Remember, you chose to do this. Be proud of your accomplishments!

7. Ask Questions

* If you don't understand something, ASK. It's been said a zillion times: the only dumb question is the one you don't ask.

It's not about memorizing - it's about learning material that will help you in your hobbies, career, and life. Memorization isn't a bad thing, but make sure you're memorizing because you are really interested in the information, and figure out a way to use the memorized information several times within a few days of learning it. It'll stick if it has real-world meaning.

distance education in India

India has both private and public universities, many of which are supported by the Government of India and the state governments. These apart, there are private universities supported by various bodies and societies.

Andhra Pradesh

Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU), Hyderabad
Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur
Acharya Nagarjuna University - Centre for Distance Education, Guntur
Adikavi Nannaya University (ANU), East Godavari
Andhra Pradesh University of Law, Visakhapatnam
Andhra University (AU), Visakhapatnam
Andhra University School of Distance Education (AU SDE), Visakhapatnam
Dr B R Ambedkar Open University (BROU), Hyderabad
Dr BR Ambedkar University, Srikakulam
Dravidian University, Chitoor
English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad
English and Foreign Languages University - School of Distance Education (EFLU SDE)
International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad
GITAM University, Visakhapatnam
GITAM Centre for Distance Learning, Visakhapatnam
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur (JNTU Anantapur)
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada (JNTU Kakinada), East Godavari
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTU Hyderabad)
JNTU - School of Continuing & Distance Education, Hyderabad
Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad
Kakatiya University (KU), Warangal
Kakatiya University - School of Distance Learning & Continuing Education (KU-SDLC), Warangal
Krishna University, Krishna
Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU), Nalgonda
Maulana Azad National Urdu University
Maulana Azad National Urdu University - Directorate of Distance Education
NALSAR University of Law, Ranga Reddy
National Institute of Technology (NIT) Warangal
Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada
Osmania University (OU), Hyderabad
Osmania University - PGRR Centre for Distance Education, Hyderabad
Palamuru University, Mahaboobnagar
Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University (PSTU), Hyderabad
Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Tirupathi
Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth - Directorate of Distance Education, Tirupathi
Rayalaseema University, Kurnool
Satavahana University, Karimnagar
Sri Krishnadevaraya University (SKU) Anantapur
Sri Krishnadevaraya University Centre for Distance Education (SKUCDE), Anantapur
Sri Padmavathi Mahila Viswa Vidyalayam (SPMVV), Tirupati
Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam Distance Education Centre, Tirupati
Sri Venkateswara University (SVU), Tirupathi
Sri Venkateswara University Directorate of Distance Education (SVUDDE), Tirupati
Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS), Tirupathi
Sri Venkateswara Vedic University, Tirupathi
Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University (SVVU), Tirupati
Sri Sathya Sai University, Prasanthinilayam, Anantapur, Telangana University, Nizamabad
Vignan University, Guntur
Vikram Simhapuri University, Nellore
University of Hyderabad (UoH), Hyderabad
University of Hyderabad Centre for Distance Education (UoH CDE), Hyderabad
Yogi Vemana University, Cuddapah
Arunachal Pradesh Rajiv Gandhi University (Arunachal University), Itanagar
North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology, Itanagar
Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat
Assam University, Silchar
Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh
Gauhati University, Gauhati
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G)
K K Handique State University, Guwahati
Kokrajhar University, Kokrajhar
National Institute of Technology Silchar (NIT-S)
Tezpur University, SonitpurBihar

Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzzafarpur
B N Mandal University, Madhepura
Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi
Bihar Yoga Bharati, Munger
Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
Jai Prakash University, Chapra
Kameshwar Singh Darbhanga Sankrit University, Darbhangha
L N Mithila University, Darbhanga
Magadh University, Bodh Gaya
Maulana Mazharul Haque Arabic & Persian University, Patna
Nalanda Open University, Patna
Patna University, Patna
Patna University Directorate of Distance Education (PUDDE), Patna
Rajendra Agricultural University, Samastipur
Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur
Veer Kunwar Singh University, Arrah
Chattisgarh Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai
Guru Ghasidas University (GGU), Bilaspur
Guru Ghasidas University Institute of Distance Education (GGU IDE), Bilaspur
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur
Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur
Indira Kala Sangeet University, Khairagarh
Kushabhau Thakre Patrkarita Avam Jansanchar Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur
Pandit Sundarlal Sharma (Open) University, Bilaspur
Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur


Punjab University, Chandigarh


All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi
Amity University, Delhi
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha Vishwavidyalaya
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Directorate of Open and Distance Education (GGSIU DODE)
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi
Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Pusa, New Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi
Indian Law Institute, New Delhi
Jamia Hamdard, Delhi
Jamia Hamdard Open and Distance Learning (JH ODL), Delhi
Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), New Delhi
Arjun Singh Centre for Distance and Open Learning (Jamia Milia)

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi
Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, New Delhi
School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi
TERI University, Delhi
University of Delhi, Delhi
Goa Goa University, Goa Gujarat Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar
Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology University, Ahmedabad
Dharmsinh Desai University, Bhavnagar
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information & Communication Technology, Gandhinagar
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad
Gujarat University, Ahmedabad
Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ahmedabad
Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar
Gujarat National Law University, Gujarat
Ganapat University, Mehsana
Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Institute of Rural Management, Anand
Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh
Maharaja Sayaji Rao University of Baroda, Vadodara
Nirma University of Science & Technology, Ahmedabad
Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agriculture University, Sardar Krushinagar, BanaskanthaSardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat
Saurastra University, Rajkot
Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar
South Gujarat University, Surat
Shree Somnath Sanskrit University, Junagadh Haryana Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Sonepat
Choudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar
Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa
Chaudhary Devi Lal University - University Centre for Distance Learning, Sirsa
Deenbandhu Chhou Ram University of Science & Technology, Sonepat
Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar
Guru Jambheshwar University - Directorate of Distance Education (DDE), Hisar
Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
Kurukshetra University - Directorate of Correspondence Courses, Kurukshetra
Maharashi Dayanand University, Rohtak
Maharashi Dayanand University - Directorate of Distance Education, Rohtak
Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Maulana, Ambala
Manav Rachna International University (MRIU), Faridabad
National Brain Research Centre, Gurgaon
National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal
National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra Himachal
Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
Himachal Pradesh University International Centre for Distance Education and Open Learning (ICDEOL), Shimla
Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Palampur
Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni

J & K
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Srinagar
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Udhampur
University of Jammu, Jammu
University of Jammu Directorate of Distance Education, Jammu
University of Kashmir, Srinagar


Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi
Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi
Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
National Institute of Technology - Jamshedpur (NIT-J)
Ranchi University, Ranchi
Vinoba Bhave University, HazaribagKarnataka

Bangalore University, Bangalore
Bangalore University - Directorate of Correspondence Courses and Distance Education, Bangalore
BLDE University, Bijapur
Christ University, Bangalore
Gulbarga University, Gulbarga
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
JSS University, Mysore
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
Kannada University, Hampi
Kannada University Distance Education Centre, Bellary
Karnatak University, Dharward
Karnatak University Directorate of Distance Education
Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), Mysore
Karnataka State Women University, Bijapur
KLE Academy of Higher Education & Research, Belgaum
Kuvempu University, Shimoga
Kuvempu University - Distance Education Council, Shimoga
Mysore University, Mysore
Mangalore University, Mangalore
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Udupi
National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore
National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NIT-K)
National Law School of Indian University, Bangalore
National Law School of India University Distance Education Department, Bangalore
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore
Swami Vivekananda Yog Anusandhana Samsthana, Bangalore
Tumkur University, Tumkur
University of Agricultural Science, Bangalore
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad
Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum
Yenepoya University, Mangalore
Kerala Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUST), Cochin
Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM-K)
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram
Kannur University, Kannur
Kannur University School of Distance Education, Kannur
Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur
Kerala Kalamandalam, Thrissur
Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU), Kottayam
Mahatma Gandhi University - School of Distance Education (MGU-SDE), Kottayam
National Institute of Technology - Calicut (NIT-C)
Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
Sree Shankarachari University of Sanskrit, Ernakulam
University of Calicut, Kozhikode (Calicut)
University of Calicut - School of Distance Education, Kozhikode
University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
University of Kerala - Institute of Distance Education, Thiruvananthapuram Madhya Pradesh Atal Behari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Gwalior
Awadhesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa
Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal
Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya - Institute of Open & Distance Education, Bhopal
BR Nahata College of Pharmacy, Mandsaur
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore
Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar
Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya Sagar University Institute of Distance Education, Sagar
Also popular as Sagar University Institute of Distance Education
Indian Institute of Management, Indore
Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyala, Khairagarh
Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur
Jiwaji University, Gwalior
Jiwaji University Institute of Distance Education, Gwalior
Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior
Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University, Bhopal
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur
Maharshi Panini Sanskrit University, Ujjain
Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramoday Vishwavidyalaya, Satna
Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal
The University is also popular as Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita Evam Sanchar Vishwavidyalaya
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal
National Law Institute University, Bhopal
Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal
Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur
Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya Directorate of Distance Education, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
Vikram University, Ujjain Maharashtra Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune
Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai
Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University, Nagpur
Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute, Pune
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Raigad
Dr Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Ratnagiri
Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola
Gokhale Institute of Politics & Economics, Pune
Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai (IIT-M)
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai
Institute of Armament Technology, Pune
International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai
Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Ramtek
Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University (KIMS), Satara, Maharashtra
Maharashtra Institute of Technology School of Distance Education (MITSDE), Pune
Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik
Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha
Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Ahmednagar
Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani
Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur
NMIMS University, Mumbai
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management & Higher Studies (NMIMS)
NIMIS University School of Distance Learning, Mumbai
North Maharashtra University, Jalgoan
Padmashree Dr D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Mumbai
Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Ahmednagar
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur
Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati
Shivaji University, Kolhapur
Shri Gurudeo Ayurved College, Amaravati
Solapur University, Solapur
SNDT Womens University, Mumbai
Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded
Symbiosis International Education Centre, Pune
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL), Pune
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune
University of Mumbai, Mumbai
University of Mumbai - Institute of Distance Education, Mumbai
University of Pune, Pune
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik Manipur
Central Agricultural University, Imphal
Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET), ImphalMeghalaya

North Eastern Hill University, Shillong
North Eastern Hill University Centre for Distance Education, Shillong
Mizoram Mizoram University, AizawlNagaland
Nagaland University, KohimaOrissa
Berhampur University, Berhampur
Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), Rourkela
Fakir Mohan University (FMU), Balasore, Orissa
Fakir Mohan University Directorate of Distance & Continuing Education (FMU-DDCE), Balasore, Orissa
National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
National Law University, Orissa (NLUO)
North Orissa University, Mayurbhanj
KIIT University, Bhubaneswar
Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar
Sambalpur University, Sambalpur
Siksha O Anusandhan University, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa
Sri Jagannath Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Puri
Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
Utkal University - Directorate of Distance & Continuing Education, Bhubaneswar
Utkal University of Culture, BhubaneswarPunjab

Punjab University, Chandigarh
Punjab University Department of Correspondence Studies, Chandigarh
Punjabi University, Patiala
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
Guru Nanak Dev University - Centre for Distance Education, Amritsar
Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, Punjab
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar
Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Sangrur
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala
Pondicherry Pondicherry University, Puducherry
Pondicherry University - Directorate of Distance Education, Puducherry
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth UniversityRajasthan

Banashtali Vidyapeeth, Banasthali
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani
Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE), Sardarshahr
Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur
Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, Nagaur
Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Udaipur
Jayoti Vidyapeeth Womens University, Jaipur
Jayoti Vidyapeeth Womens University Directorate of Distance Education, Jaipur
Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology, Udaipur
Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer
Malviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur
Mody Institute of Technology and Science, Sikar
Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur
Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner
Rajasthan Ayurveda University, Paota
Rajasthan Sanskrit University, Jaipur
Singhania University, Jhunjhunu
University of Bikaner, Bikaner
University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
University of Kota, Kota
Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University (VMOU), Kota, Rajasthan
Sikkim Sikkim University, Gangtok
Sikkim Manipal University, Gangtok
Sikkim-Manipal University of Health, Medical & Technological Sciences (SMUHMTS), Gangtok
Sikkim-Manipal University of Health, Medical & Technological Sciences (SMUHMTS) - Distance Education, GangtokTamil Nadu

Alagappa University, Sivanagar
Alagappa University - Directorate of Distance Education, Sivanagar
AMET University Chennai
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
Anna University Chennai
Anna University Chennai - Centre for Distance Education
Anna University Coimbatore
Anna University Coimbatore - Directorate of Online & Distance Education
Anna University Trichy, Tiruchi
Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar
Annamalai University - Directorate of Distance Education, Annamalai Nagar
Avinashilingam University for Women, Coimbatore
Bharath University, Chennai
Bharathidasan University, Tiruchi
Bharathidasan University - Centre for Distance Education, Tiruchi
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
Bharathiar University - School of Distance Education, Coimbatore
Chettinad University, Kancheepuram
Dakshina Bharti Hindi Prachar Sabha, Chennai
Dr Ambedkar Law University, Chennai
Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai
Gandhigram Rural University, Dindigul
Gandhigram Rural University - Distance Education Centre, Dindigul
Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science (HITE), Chennai
Kalasalingam University, Virudhunagar
Karunya University, Coimbatore
Karpagam University, Coimbatore
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU), Tirunelvali
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University - Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education, Tirunelvali
Madurai Kamraj University (MKU), Madurai
Madurai Kamraj University - Directorate of Distance Education (MKU-DDE), Madurai
Meenakshi University, Chennai
Mother Theresa Women's University, Kodaikanal
National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NITT)
PRIST University, Thanjavur
PRIST University Centre for Distance Education, Thanjavur
Periyar University
Periyar Maniammai University, Thanjavur
Periyar Institute of Distance Education (PRIDE), Salem
SASTRA University, Thanjavur
Saveetha University, Chennai
Sathyabama University, Chennai
SRM University, Kancheepuram
Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya, Kancheepuram
Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai
St Peter's University, Chennai
St Peters Institute of Distance Education, Chennai
Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University, Chennai
Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai
Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU), Chennai
Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University, Chennai
Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University Directorate of Distance Education, Chennai
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University - Directorate of Open and Distance Learning, Coimbatore
Tamil University, Thanjavur
Tamilnadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Chennai
Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore
University of Madras (UnOM), Chennai
University of Madras - Institute of Distance Education, Chennai
VELs University, Chennai
Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
Vinayaka Missions University, Salem
Vinayaka Missions University Directorate of Distance Education, Salem

Tripura University, Agartala

Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Hardwar
Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Uttaranchal
Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Udham Singh Nagar
Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Hardwar
Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Pauri Garhwal
HIHT University, Dehradun
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)
Kumaun University, Nainital
The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI) University, Dehradun
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Centre for Continuing Education, Dehradun
Uttaranchal Sanskrit University, Hardwar
Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun
Uttaranchal Open University, HaldwaniUttar Pradesh

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh
Allahabad Agricultural Institute Deemed University (AAU), Allahabad
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow
Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Varanasi
Bhatkhande Music Institute, Lucknow
Bundelkhand University, Jhansi
Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Varanasi
Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Uttar Pradesh
Ch Charan Singh University, Meerut
Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur
Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra
Dayalbagh Educational Institute Distance Education Cell, Agra
Deendayal Upadhya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur
Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar University (DBRAU), Agra
Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad
Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K)
Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly
Integral University, Lucknow
Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University, Dham
Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (JIIT), Noida
King George's Medical University, Lucknow
MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly
Mangalayatan University, Aligarh
Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth, Varanasi
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad
Narendra Deva University of Agriclture & Technology, Faizabad
Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi
Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology, Meerut
Shobhit University, Meerut
Shobhit University School of Distance Education (SU SDE), Meerut
Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad
Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University (UPRTOU), Allahabad
University of Allahabad, Allahabad
University of Lucknow, Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU), Lucknow
V B S Purvanchal University, Jaunpur
West Bengal Burdwan University, Burdwan
Burdwan University Directorate of Distance Education, Bardhaman
Bengal Engineering & Science University, Howrah
Bengal Engineering & Science University, Howrah
Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalay, Nadia
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-K)
Indian Institute of Management (IIMC), Calcutta
Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata
Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Netaji Subhas Open University (NSOU), Kolkata
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur (NIT-D)
The West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata
University of Kalyani, Kolkata
University of Calcutta, Kolkata
University of North Bengal, Darjeeling
University of North Bengal - Directorate of Distance Education (DDE), Darjeeling
Rabindra Bharati University (RBU), Kolkata
Rabindra Bharati University - Directorate of Distance Education, Kolkata
Vidyasagar University, Kolkata
Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan
West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Science, Kolkata
West Bengal Institute of Technology (WBIT), Kolkata

Top Private Engineering Colleges in India

New Delhi, June 16 - Where private engineering colleges are concerned, the Hindustan Times-C fore survey ranked the Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, at number one. PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, IIT Hyderabad and BIT Mesra, Ranchi, followed at number two, three and four, respectively.

Scoring 555 out of 700 for its intellectual capital (See ‘Methodology,' page I, Book II); 443 out of 500 for its pedagogic sustems and processes and 381 out of 450 for placements, the overall points BITS scored was 2,302 out of 2,800.

There are several features that make BITS different. The institute has a curricular system that merits mention.

Says Prof LK Maheshwari, vice chancellor, BITS Pilani, "Academic planning of curricula is such that there is commonality between engineering and science disciplines where students are given core knowledge of all engineering, maths and science subjects which helps them in their careers."

The other aspect is industry interface - where BITS notched up 403 out of 450 in the survey.

"We have very strong linkages with the industry", active through the Practice School programme. During their four-year programme, students need to spend seven-and-a-half months on industry assignments, two months after the second year and five-and-a-half months after the final. "They work on projects given by the industry, which improves various soft skills," says Maheshwari.

And then, there's something about the place. "The environment is such that it brings out students' creativity be it in academics, extra-curricular or co-curricular (areas)," adds Maheshwari.

What started in the early 1900s as a small school, blossomed into a set of colleges for higher education, ranging from the humanities to engineering until 1964 when all these colleges amalgamated to form a unique Indian university of international standing. This university was named the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, known to many as BITS, Pilani. It is located in the Vidya Vihar campus adjacent to Pilani in Rajasthan.

Integrated first-degree programmes

These degrees are offered at the first tier have nomenclature like BE (Hons.), BPharm (Hons.), Master of Management Studies, MSc (Hons), MSc (Tech), and MA (Hons). These are level wise equivalent degrees. These degrees are based on a modular structure and their academic requirements are spelt out in respect of the number of courses rather than the number of years. All these programmes are structured in such a way that a student will be able to finish a programme in eight semesters. The flexibility allows a student to do her/his programme at a faster pace and finish it earlier than eight semesters or at a slower pace to finish it later than eight semesters.

Higher degree programmes

ME/MPharm/MPhil: The requirements of these programmes are described in terms of the total number of units, which a student is required to complete rather than the duration. However, a normal student may be able to complete such a programme in four semesters, wherein the last semester may be spent for either of the two available alternatives, namely, dissertation and practice school. Certain motivated and hardworking students who are in the dissertation stream may finish the programme in three semesters by starting the dissertation component right in their first semester. The programmes are intended to give a penetrating professional experience and an opportunity to acquire further competence either in one's own discipline or in many other traditional areas of engineering, pharmacy as well as interdisciplinary areas, like, electronics and control, embedded systems, microelectronics, software systems, biotechnology, manufacturing systems, design engineering, materials science and technology, transportation engineering, public health, etc.

MBA: The institute has been running a management programme namely Master of Management Studies (MMS) with a strong foundation in science and engineering. Based on feedback from the industry, a new MBA programme has been formulated with input requirement as first degree of BITS or its equivalent. While principal input will be students already possessing an engineering degree, those who have other qualifications like BSc, BA, BCom may also apply provided they have aptitude towards having training in science, mathematics and technology as well.

One notable feature is the institution's admission process. BITS conducts a three-hour unique online entrance test - taken by about 1.4 lakh candidates this year - staggered over a month. Test-takers can know their result "even before they leave the computer terminal."

In short, Maheshwari says they follow a "very transparent process from admission to graduation." In addition, there's no seat reservation for anybody, "including the Birlas. Admission is only on the basis of merit."

Tips To College Students

Perhaps you were class president in high school. Or perhaps you were a member of the honor society. You could have graduated in the top percentile of your graduating class; perhaps you were even valedictorian. Maybe your were in the honors program or the International Baccalaureate program. Actually, it doesn't really matter what you did in high school as you make the transition to college. High school success (or lack of it) doesn't automatically apply to college.

You start college with a clean academic slate, along with a lot of independence and a myriad of critical decisions as you begin the transition into adulthood. The decisions that you make and the actions you take during this first year of college will have a major impact on the rest of your college experience.
According to American College Testing (ACT), one in every four college students leaves before completing their sophomore year - and nearly half of all freshmen will either drop out before obtaining a degree or complete their college education elsewhere.
Top 10 Reasons College Students Leave/Drop-Out

1. Too much fun at the expense of classes and grades
2. A sense of not belonging; a sense of isolation, homesickness
3. Academically unprepared; burned-out on education
4. Financial constraints; low on funds
5. Personal family issues
6. Academic climate/fit
7. Choice of wrong major; major not offered
8. Lack of advising, guidance
9. Demands from part-time or full-time employment
10. Move to a different geographic location

Source: A variety of college institutional research sources
But wait! This article is not meant to scare you or take away any of the joy, excitement, and anticipation you feel about going to college. Quite the opposite. This article is all about the things you need to do to not only survive your first year of college, but to thrive in college. And many of the tools, skills, and habits you develop through this article can not only be used to help you succeed in college, but in your future career as well.

The first few weeks on campus are extremely critical for all new students. It is during this time that you make critical decisions that will have an effect on the rest of your life. Some of these 25 tips are critical during your first weeks, while the others are meant for longer-term guidance and survival. Whatever you do, be sure to be yourself and try to enjoy your college experience as much as possible. Expect to feel some stress and homesickness, but don't let these issues wear you down.

1. Go to all orientations. Do you really need to go on yet another campus tour? Yes. The faster you learn your way around campus -- and around all the red tape -- the more at ease you'll feel and the better prepared you'll be when issues arise.
2. Get to know your roommate and others in your residence hall. The people you live with, most of whom are going through similar experiences and emotions, are your main safety net -- not only this year, but for all your years. You may change roommates after the first semester or you may stay roommates for all four years -- just take the time to get to know your fellow first-year students.
3. Get Organized. In high school, the teachers tended to lead you through all the homework and due dates. In college, the professors post the assignments -- often for the entire semester -- and expect you to be prepared. Buy an organizer, a PDA, a big wall calendar -- whatever it takes for you to know when assignments are due.
4. Find the ideal place for you to study. It may be your dorm room or a cozy corner of the library, but find a place that works best for you to get your work done -- while avoiding as many distractions as possible.
5. Go to class. Obvious, right? Maybe, but sleeping in and skipping that 8 am class will be tempting at times. Avoid the temptation. Besides learning the material by attending classes, you'll also receive vital information from the professors about what to expect on tests, changes in due dates, etc.
6. Become an expert on course requirements and due dates. Professors spend hours and hours preparing course syllabi and calendars so that you will know exactly what is expected of you -- and when. One of the lamest excuses a student can give a professor: "I didn't know it was due today."
7. Meet with your professors. Speaking as a professor, I can assure you there are only upsides to getting to know your professors, especially if later in the semester you run into some snags. Professors schedule office hours for the sole purpose of meeting with students -- take advantage of that time.
8. Get to know your academic adviser. This is the person who will help you with course conflicts, adding or dropping courses, scheduling of classes for future semesters, deciding on majors and minors. This person is a key resource for you -- and should be the person you turn to with any academic issues or conflicts. And don't be afraid of requesting another adviser if you don't click with the one first assigned to you.
9. Seek a balance. College life is a mixture of social and academic happenings. Don't tip the balance too far in either direction. One of my favorite former students always used to say her motto was to "study hard so she could play hard."
10. Get involved on campus. A big problem for a lot of new students is a combination of homesickness and a feeling of not quite belonging. A solution? Consider joining a select group -- and be careful not to go overboard -- of student organizations, clubs, sororities or fraternities, or sports teams. You'll make new friends, learn new skills, and feel more connected to your school.
11. Strive for good grades. Another obvious one here, right? Remember the words of the opening paragraph; while good grades could have come naturally to you in high school, you will have to earn them in college -- and that means setting some goals for yourself and then making sure you work as hard as you can to achieve them.
12. Take advantage of the study resources on campus. Just about all colleges have learning labs and tutors available. If you're having some troubles, these resources are another tool available to you. Another idea: form study groups.
13. Make time for you. Be sure you set aside some time and activities that help you relax and take the stress out of your day or week. Whether it's enlisting yoga techniques, watching your favorite television shows, or writing in a journal, be good to yourself.
14. Don't feel pressured to make a hasty decision about a career or a major. It doesn't matter if it seems as though everyone else seems to know what they're doing with their lives -- believe me, they don't -- college is the time for you to really discover who you are, what you enjoy doing, what you're good at, and what you want to be. It's not a race; take your time and enjoy exploring your options.
15. Take responsibility for yourself and your actions. Don't look to place the blame on others for your mistakes; own up to them and move on. Being an adult means taking responsibility for everything that happens to you.
16. Make connections with students in your classes. One of my best students said his technique in the first week of classes was to meet at least one new person in each of his classes. It expanded his network of friends -- and was a crucial resource at times when he had to miss a class.
17. Find the Career Services Office. Regardless of whether you are entering college as undeclared or have your entire future mapped out, seek out the wonderful professionals in your college's career services office and get started on planning, preparing, and acting on your future.
18. Don't procrastinate; prioritize your life. It may have been easy in high school to wait until the last minute to complete an assignment and still get a good grade, but that kind of stuff will not work for you in college. Give yourself deadlines -- and stick to them.
19. Stay healthy/Eat Right. A lot of problems first-year students face can be traced back to an illness that kept them away from classes for an extended period of time that led to a downward spiraling effect. Get enough sleep, take your vitamins, and eat right. If you haven't heard the jokes about college food, you soon will. And without mom or dad there to serve you a balanced meal, you may be tempted to go for those extra fries or cookies. Stay healthy and avoid the dreaded extra "Freshman 15" pounds by sticking to a balanced diet.
20. Learn to cope with homesickness. It's only natural that there will be times when you miss your family, even if you were one of those kids who couldn't wait to get away. Find a way to deal with those feelings, such as making a phone call or sending some email home.
21. Stay on campus as much as possible. Whether it's homesickness, a job, or a boyfriend or girlfriend from home, try not to leave campus too soon or too often. The more time you spend on getting to know the campus and your new friends, the more you'll feel at home at school. And why not take advantage of all the cultural and social events that happen on campus?
22. Seek professional help when you need it. Most colleges have health and counseling centers. If you're sick or feeling isolated or depressed, please take advantage of the many services these offices provide students. You don't have to face these issues by yourself.
23. Keep track of your money. If you've never had to create a budget, now is the time to do so. Find ways to stretch your money - and as best you can, avoid all those credit card solicitations you'll soon be receiving. The average credit card debt of college grads is staggering.
24. Don't cut corners. College is all about learning. If you procrastinate and cram, you may still do well on tests, but you'll learn very little. Even worse, don't cheat on term papers or tests.
25. Be prepared to feel overwhelmed. There's a lot going in your life right now. Expect to have moments where it seems a bit too much. As one student says, be prepared to feel completely unprepared. The trick is knowing that you're not the only one feeling that way.

Final Words of Advice
You've done all the prep work -- you've gotten good grades in high school, scored well on a standardized test, and been accepted into the college you want to attend -- so enjoy all your hard work while laying the groundwork for a successful college career. Don't be a statistic; be determined to make it through your freshman year -- and beyond. Take advantage of your network of new friends and professors, have fun while learning as much as you can, and get the most out of your college experience.

Good Habits

Personal Hygiene: Personal cleanliness and hygiene is one of the determinant factors to a healthy life. A daily bath is the basic good habit that has to be inculcated in children from an early age. You need to maintain personal hygiene so that you can remain healthy.

Eat Healthy: Following a healthy and balanced diet is one of the good personal habits that you should have. Frequent consumption of junk foods and constant deviation in meal timings affect your health negatively. The most tempting of foods can be addictive and harmful. Follow a balanced diet. Do not skip meals. This good personal habit, if developed from childhood, is sure to be with the person for a lifetime.

Sleep Well: We all know the saying, "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." We have heard of this, we think of this, but we seldom follow it. This simple statement says a lot about how a person's lifestyle should be. By sleeping well, we do not mean to sleep for long hours. The statement rather implies that habit of going to bed early and rising early keeps you fit and fine. An eight-hour sleep is sufficient for a human being. Taking excess of it and sleeping late n the morning is bound to bring laze and ill health.

Exercise: Daily exercise is one of the most important personal habits that every single person needs to have. It is one habit that applies to every phase of life and it reaps plentifully. You need to understand the importance of daily exercise and start following it with dedication. It is absolutely necessary to find some time from your busy schedule and devote it to exercise.

Meditate: Along with making physical activity an integral part of daily life, mental exercise is equally important. Rather, I look at mental well being as the most vital factor to creating an environment conducive to thrive in. A daily habit of meditation is very helpful for one’s mental health. It helps you achieve mind control and peace of mind. It is beneficial in the fostering of a positive spirit in you. Making meditation a daily habit can actually lead to enhancement of your mental strength and make you feel happy.

Read: This is one personal habit that should be developed since childhood. Children need to be made to take interest in reading during their initial years of learning to read. Once a child develops the habit of reading, it is there to stay! Reading good books opens doors to new horizons and exposes a child to new experiences. Reading is one of the most effective ways through which a child learns the values of life. Moral stories are the most effective media of cultivating moral values in a child. Reading thus proves a very good personal habit that all of us should have.

Be Humane: This personal habit is the one that makes you a human being. Humanity is one value that needs to be fostered since one's early years. Develop a helpful nature. Man is a social animal and hence needs to take everyone along. Help the less fortunate ones, help them fight their difficulties; help them wear a smile on their face.

These were some of those personal good habits that you should have. The basic understanding of bad habits helps you differentiate between the good and the bad. Make a habit of following everything that is positive. Cultivate every habit that fosters positivity. Adopt every principle that makes you a better human being.

Subject For Computer Science

License model :Free
Limitations :Not available
Operating systems :Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional requirements :Not available

Publisher's description

Magix Slideshow Maker provides users with a fantastic tool for quickly creating a slideshow of photos and music. With a simple layout and excellent results, this is a great choice for computer users of all skill level.

The program's interface is delightfully simple thanks to the step-by-step instructions. By breaking the process down into easy steps and shepherding users through their photos and music, novice users and experts alike will get the job done quickly. If any questions arise, there is also a great Help file available. Creating a slideshow begins with choosing photos and videos in the first step. Users pull shots from their folders and can click and drag them into their preferred order. Next, users choose what style they want their slideshow to have by selecting one of the many options in the pull-down menu ranging from simple camera movement to themes like birthday and vacation. Next users pull a song from their collection of music to choose as their background. The program smartly provides a preview button and compares the song clip's length to the actual length of the slideshow. Finally, users preview the finished product before saving it. The program's best special feature is its ability to transfer the video directly to YouTube with the click of a button. Users simply click the icon after the movie is saved and they are taken to the site.

With a simple layout and quick results, this freeware program is great for slideshow makers of all skill levels.
MAGIX Slideshow Maker livens up old images and videos! This free program easily transforms pictures and recordings into multimedia slideshows with effects, transitions, camera pans, and much more. Select the right music and present in cinema-quality on your PC, in your free Online Album, or directly on YouTubeTM! It's that easy to impress friends, family, and acquaintances! Moving photo presentations can be created without any prior knowledge! Quickly and easily create the perfect slideshow: Load photos & videos, add style & music, export as a file for the Web; direct YouTubeTM export from within the program. No more boring slideshow evenings! Holidays, family events, weddings, performances, concerts - images quickly pile up. With MAGIX Slideshow Maker, prevent picture chaos and design unique slideshows, send them as a video file, or edit them further with other programs. If company is coming, if you need a quick personal gift, or if you want to show what happened at the last concert on YouTubeTM, then MAGIX Slideshow Maker is the fastest and easiest way to make the perfect presentation!

CTRL+C (Copy)
CTRL+X (Cut)
CTRL+V (Paste)
CTRL+Z (Undo)
DELETE (Delete)
SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
F2 key (Rename the selected item)
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
CTRL+A (Select all)
F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
F5 key (Update the active window)
BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
ESC (Cancel the current task)
SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
Dialog Box Keyboard Shortcuts
CTRL+TAB (Move forward through the tabs)
CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the tabs)
TAB (Move forward through the options)
SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the options)
ALT+Underlined letter (Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option)
ENTER (Perform the command for the active option or button)
SPACEBAR (Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box)
Arrow keys (Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons)
F1 key (Display Help)
F4 key (Display the items in the active list)
BACKSPACE (Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box)
m*cro$oft Natural Keyboard Shortcuts
Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
Windows Logo+BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows)
Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)
Accessibility Keyboard Shortcuts
Right SHIFT for eight seconds (Switch FilterKeys either on or off)
Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (Switch High Contrast either on or off)
Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK (Switch the MouseKeys either on or off)
SHIFT five times (Switch the StickyKeys either on or off)
NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switch the ToggleKeys either on or off)
Windows Logo +U (Open Utility Manager)
Windows Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts
END (Display the bottom of the active window)
HOME (Display the top of the active window)
NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) (Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder)
NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) (Display the contents of the selected folder)
NUM LOCK+Minus sign (-) (Collapse the selected folder)
LEFT ARROW (Collapse the current selection if it is expanded, or select the parent folder)
RIGHT ARROW (Display the current selection if it is collapsed, or select the first subfolder)
Shortcut Keys for Character Map
After you double-click a character on the grid of characters, you can move through the grid by using the keyboard shortcuts:
RIGHT ARROW (Move to the right or to the beginning of the next line)
LEFT ARROW (Move to the left or to the end of the previous line)
UP ARROW (Move up one row)
DOWN ARROW (Move down one row)
PAGE UP (Move up one screen at a time)
PAGE DOWN (Move down one screen at a time)
HOME (Move to the beginning of the line)
END (Move to the end of the line)
CTRL+HOME (Move to the first character)
CTRL+END (Move to the last character)
SPACEBAR (Switch between Enlarged and Normal mode when a character is selected)
m*cro$oft Management Console (MMC) Main Window Keyboard Shortcuts
CTRL+O (Open a saved console)
CTRL+N (Open a new console)
CTRL+S (Save the open console)
CTRL+M (Add or remove a console item)
CTRL+W (Open a new window)
F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the MMC window menu)
ALT+F4 (Close the console)
ALT+A (Display the Action menu)
ALT+V (Display the View menu)
ALT+F (Display the File menu)
ALT+O (Display the Favorites menu)
MMC Console Window Keyboard Shortcuts
CTRL+P (Print the current page or active pane)
ALT+Minus sign (-) (Display the window menu for the active console window)
SHIFT+F10 (Display the Action shortcut menu for the selected item)
F1 key (Open the Help topic, if any, for the selected item)
F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
CTRL+F10 (Maximize the active console window)
CTRL+F5 (Restore the active console window)
ALT+ENTER (Display the Properties dialog box, if any, for the selected item)
F2 key (Rename the selected item)
CTRL+F4 (Close the active console window. When a console has only one console window, this shortcut closes the console)
Remote Desktop Connection Navigation
CTRL+ALT+END (Open the m*cro$oft Windows NT Security dialog box)
ALT+PAGE UP (Switch between programs from left to right)
ALT+PAGE DOWN (Switch between programs from right to left)
ALT+INSERT (Cycle through the programs in most recently used order)
ALT+HOME (Display the Start menu)
CTRL+ALT+BREAK (Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen)
ALT+DELETE (Display the Windows menu)
CTRL+ALT+Minus sign (-) (Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
CTRL+ALT+Plus sign (+) (Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
m*cro$oft Internet Explorer Navigation
CTRL+B (Open the Organize Favorites dialog box)
CTRL+E (Open the Search bar)
CTRL+F (Start the Find utility)
CTRL+H (Open the History bar)
CTRL+I (Open the Favorites bar)
CTRL+L (Open the Open dialog box)
CTRL+N (Start another instance of the browser with the same Web address)
CTRL+O (Open the Open dialog box, the same as CTRL+L)
CTRL+P (Open the Print dialog box)
CTRL+R (Update the current Web page)
CTRL+W (Close the current windo

(Informative) Indian Universities Websites

Name of the Institution Website Address

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

Allahabad University (AU)

Assam Administrative Staff College (AASC)

Association of State Training Institutions in India (ASTI)

Banaras Hindu University (BHU)

Banglore University

Bengal Engineering College (BEC)

Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany

Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh

Bose Institute, Kolkata

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Central Hindi Directorate

Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET)

Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL)

Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE)

Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL)

Central Institute of Road Transport (CIRT), Pune

Central Library, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI)

Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT)

Centre for Entrepreneurship Development of Karnataka (CEDOK)

Chandigarh College Of Architecture

Christian Medical College Vellore

Cochin University of Science And Technology (CUSAT)

College of Engineering & Technology, Bhubaneswar

Commisssion for Scientific and Technical Terminology (CSTT)

Common Entrance Test (CET) Cell, Karnataka

Delhi College of Engineering

Department of Adult and Continuing Education, University of Madras

Department of Biotechnology, Sindhu Mahavidyalaya

Department of Computer Science & Engineering, IITK

Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Karnataka REC

Department of Electronics, Cochin University of Science & Technology

Department of Geology, Mohan Lal Sukhadia University

Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya

Directorate of Distance Education, Jai Prakash University

District Primary Education Programme (DPEP), Latur

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University (Dr. BRAOU)

Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Regional Engineering College, Jalandhar

Educational Media Research Center (EMRC )

Environmental Training Institute, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board

Facilitation Centre for Industrial Plasma Technologies (FCIPT)

Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi

Fr.Muller's Institute of Medical education and Research Mangalore

Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI)

Gandhigram Rural Institute

Government College of Engineering, Pune

Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh

Gujarat Agricultural University

Gulbarga University

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

Guwahati Medical College and Hospital

Harcourt Butler Technological Institute

Harish Chandra Mathur Rajasthan State Institute of Public Administration (HCMRIPA)

Haryana Institute of Public Administration (HIPA)

Himachal Pradesh University

Homi Bhabha Centre For Science Education (HBCSE)

Indian School of Mines (ISM)

Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI)

Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (IASRI)

Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS)

Indian Association of Social Science Institutions (IASSI)

Indian Diamond Institute

Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS)

Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)

Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM)

Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management (IIITM), Gwalior

Indian Institute of Information Technology ( IIIT), Kolkata

Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Bangalore

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIITA)

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA)

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB)

Indian Institute of Management, Indore

Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata (IIMC)

Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIMK)

Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow

Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC)

Indian Institute of Packaging

Indian Institute of Quality Management (IIQM)

Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore

Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM)

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB)

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IITG)

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IITR)

Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre (INSDOC)

Indian Railways Institute of Electrical Engineering (IRIEEN)

Indian School of Mines (ISM)

Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore

Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi

Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy (IGRUA)

Information and Library Network Centre (INFLIBNET)

Institute for Plasma Research (IPR)

Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID)

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)

Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children

Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)

Institute of Cost And Works Accountants of India (ICWAI)

Institute of Economic Growth

Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT)

Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition

Institute of Judicial Training and Research (IJTR)

Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Institute of Physics (IOP)

Institute of Rural Management, Anand

Inter University Consortium for Department of Atomic Energy Facilities (IUC-DAEF), Calcutta

International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

Jadavpur University

Jamia Millia Islamia

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER)

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU)

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

Kalmathada Pujya Shri Virupaksha Sivacharya Ayurved Medical College, Raichur,

Kendriya Hindi Sansthan

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan

Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (KMIO)

Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE)

Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration(LBSNAA)

Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS)

Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSUB)

Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration, Punjab (MGSIPAP)

Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patarkarita Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Malaviya Regional Engineering College

Mehta Research Institute of Physics & Mathematical Physics

Mission Reach

Medical College Trivandrum

MIT Accreditation of Computer Courses (DOEACC)

Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur

Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College, Allahabad (MNREC)

National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics (NACEN)

National Board of Examinations

National Cadet Corps (NCC), Karnataka and Goa

National Civil Defence College, Nagpur

National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)

National Institute for Small Industries Extension Training (NISIET)

National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA)

National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM)

National Institute of Hydrology, Belgaum

National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee

National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE)

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)

National Law School of India University

National Law University, Jodhpur

National Research Centre for Mushroom (NRCM)

National Resource Centre for Value Education

National Tuberculosis Institute (NTI), Bangalore

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti

Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology

Networking of Social Scientists

Osmania University

Pondicherry Engineering College

Pondicherry University

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh

Punjabi University


Raja Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya

Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences

Regional Engineering College, Durgapur

Regional Engineering College, Hamirpur

Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra

Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirappalli (RECT)

Regional Engineering College, Warangal

Regional Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur

Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics

Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow

Sardar Patel College Of Engineering (SPCE)

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad

Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC)

SGS Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai

Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences

State Institute of Education Technology, Hyderabad

State Institute of Education Technology, Kerala

State Institute of Education Technology, Orissa

State Institute of Education Technology, Patna

State Institute of Education Technology, Pune

State Institute of Education Technology, Uttar Pradesh

State Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development (SIPARD)

Sukhdev College Of Business Studies, Delhi University

Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University

Tamil Nadu Universities

Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS)

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)

Tata Memorial Centre

Technical Education & Industrial Training, Punjab

University of Kerala

University of Mumbai

University of Pune

University of Roorkee

University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT), University of Mumbai

University of Agricultural Sciences

University of Delhi

University of Hyderabad

V.V.Giri National Labour Institute

Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI)

Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan