ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY, PHYTOCHEMICAL AND CHROMATOGRAPIC ANALYSIS OF ANDROGRAPHIS SERPYLLIFOLIA By Asha A. K. and Raghavendra M. P.

Abstract Hexane, chloroform and methanol extracts of ethnomedicinal plant Andrographis serpyllifolia Rottler ex Vahl collected from Western Ghats, Karnataka was evaluated for antibacterial activity against human pathogenic bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhi, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli. Methanol extract revealed highly significant antibacterial activity against test pathogenic bacteria compared to other extracts. All the extracts were subjected to phytochemical analysis, whereas methanolic extracts was analyzed by TLC analysis. The results revealed the presence of a flavonoid and four terpenoids.  In addition, the MIC of the extracts was also determined. Keywords: Antibacterial activity, Andrographis…

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PERCEPTIONS AND PRACTICES OF COOPERATIVE LEARNING IN PREPARATORY SCHOOLS OF EAST HARARGE ZONE, OROMIYA REGIONAL STATE, ETHIOPIA By Anwar Ahmed Hussen

Abstract The rationale behind this research was to investigate the perceptions and practices of cooperative learning (CL) in preparatory schools of east Hararge zone. In order to achieve this intention, descriptive survey research design was employed. The total of population of the study was 6045 of which 140 teachers and 334 students were incorporated in the sample via stratified random sampling technique. In addition to this, 12 supervisors were considered as a sample by using available sampling technique. Moreover, the combinations of both purposive and available sampling techniques were used…

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EMERGING IDEOLOGIES OF MULTICULTURAL DISCOURSE By R.Haripriya and Dr. Sunitha Anilkumar

Abstract The paper attempts to define multiculturalism and deals with emerging trend of different ideologies of multiculturalism. Multiculturalism can’t be context only in the homogeny group of any nation even it extend to mix multiple heterogenic ethnic groups such as aboriginal ethnic group and immigrated ethnic groups. It promotes to maintain the distinctiveness of multiple cultures. Multicultural policy has developed two diverge expeditions. One hand, it moves in the crucial role of cultural assimilation so it may digress the cultural heritage of any ethnical society. On the other hand, it…

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PROFESSIONAL COMMITMENT IN RELATION TO GENDER AND CHANGE PRONENESS AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS By Dr. Sapna Sen and Dr. Vishal Sood

Abstract The present research study was undertaken to investigate professional commitment of secondary school teachers and how it is influenced by gender and change proneness. Descriptive survey method was employed for the present investigation. Incidental sampling technique was used to select the sample of 1048 teachers from eight districts of Himachal Pradesh. Change proneness inventory by M. Mukhopadhyay (2012) and professional commitment scale for teachers by Kaur, Ranu and Brar (2012) were used to gather the data. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and two way analysis of variance.…

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IMPACT OF SOCIAL TRAINING OF KUDUMBASHREE MISSION ON TRIBAL NEIGHBOURHOOD GROUP (NHG) MEMBERS By Antony J Kuttencherry and Dr. P Arunachalam

Abstract A well-being society might have gone through some form of social developmental training. Social changes start from the social movements. Social interactions have a prominent role in social developments. The role of social development in society is very essential for the development of the society. Opportunities are the major pushing keys of the social developments. Many of the groups especially poor and backward classes could not touch the social development, because of the factors behind the social development is beyond their reach. Self Help Group (SHG) model is more…

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ABOLITION OF TRIPLE TALAQ: A STEP TOWARDS UNIFORM CIVIL CODE By Dr.Pankaj Dwivedi and Nitesh Kashyap

Abstract Uniform civil code and Triple Talaq are two different issues. Uniform civil code is  provided in the Article 44 of The Constitution of India. The provision of Triple Talaq still prevails according to the law of Sharia as a Islamic Law. According to the Law of Sharia a Muslim can have four marriages as it is valid and if he renounces Talaq three times he can remarry after the period of “iddat.” There is main clash between Article 44 and Article 25 of The Constitution of India. Keywords: Uniform…

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STUDY SHOWCASING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EGO STRENGTH AND ADJUSTMENT AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS By Kanika Suri, Rita, and Ishita P. Kothiyal

Abstract This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between ego strength and adjustment among medical students. The medical students go under prolonged stress so for checking the competency of future doctors their adjustment level can be a very good predictor in defining their roles later as medical doctors. Objectives:  The cardinal objective of this research is to study the relationship between adjustment and ego strength and see which medical students are having better ego strength as well as adjustment. Materials and Methods: 80 students (40 males + 40 females)…

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CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND SUSTAINABILITY: TRADITIONAL FISHERFOLK OF KERALA By Josna George C.

Abstract This paper seeks to understand intricacies of traditional fisherfolk. Kerala’s fishing communities shared the ocean’s resources and maintained close social and economic ties despite cultural and religious differences.  It is not possible to identify the sector with anyone of the community in Kerala. Fisherfolk provide not only a source of food and work but also a community cultural identity too. Sustainable development maintains that environmental, economic and social issues are interconnected among fisherfolk. Keywords: Cultural diversity, Fisherfolk, Sustainability.

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A STUDY OF HEROISTIC STONES OF BIDAR DISTRICT By Kum. Ambika Channappa and Dr. Indumati Patil

Abstract             In this article the researcher has tried to show the historical richness of Bidar district. Bidar district is a different district in the north of Karnataka state. The district has different languages, religions, social, environment, traditions and culture. It seems that diversity in unity. In this district we can see the monuments, inscriptions, heroistic stones, mahasati and nishedi stones. And district has a different types of forts among all the forts Bidar fort has three kandakas which has the only fort has three kandakas. In the district we…

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SELF CONCEPT AND PROBLEM FOCUSED COPING STRATEGIES AMONG ADOLESCENTS By Saranjeet Kour and Dr. Franky Rani

Abstract The study focused on relationship between self concept and problem focused coping strategies of secondary school students. The study also examined gender differences in self concept and problem focused coping strategies. Present study was conducted on 200 adolescent students of class 10th of schools of Pathankot city. Data was analysed by using independent sample t test and correlation. Results showed that magnitude of self concept among adolescent students was found to be high particularly among the female adolescents than the male adolescent students. Result also revealed that males adopt…

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