CRISES OF ‘CROSSING THE BOUNDARIES’ AND ‘DISTORTED IDENTITIES’ IN ARUNDHATI ROY’S THE GOD OF S MALL THINGS By Christuraj. A

Even a bird’s eye view of “The God of Small Things” would give an impression to any ordinary normal reader that the novel is filled with crises of Personal, Psychological, Moral, Social, Cultural, Political and Economic nature. Indeed, these cannot be compartmentalized as all these are intertwined and intermingled. If one critically analyzes th e whole work line by line and word by word one could come to the understanding that the crisis is of two categories i.e. ‘Small Category’ and ‘Big Category’. Ammu, the divorced mother of Rahel and…

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RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES OF SCHEDULED TRIBE LEARNERS OF KERALA – AN ANALYSIS By Vinod  Kumar K. and Prof. (Dr.) C. Naseema

Abstract School dropout is the major problem of India. Scheduled tribe learners dropout rate is unpredictable in the last decades. Now the residential schools fulfill the needs of the students. There are thirty five tribal communities in Kerala. Government implemented lots of programmes for the upliftment of their educational development. The researcher detailed a retrospective facilities and educational outcomes of students. The Present study reveals the frame work of the Model residential schools in the current educational scenario. The main objective of the study is to find out the residential…

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EDUCATIONAL EMPOWERMENT OF MUSLIM WOMEN IN INDIA : PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS By Dr. Shazli Hasan Khan

Abstract India is a multiethnic, multicultural and multi-linguistic country. The total population of India is 1029 millions, of which 138 millions (14%) are Muslims (Census, 2001). India had a female population of 496 millions, which accounts to be 15% of the world’s women. The process of empowerment of Muslim women is a multidimensional. Its various dimensions i.e; educational, political, social, economic, psychological, legal, constitutional are all interrelated. Census 2011 report says that, except, the Muslims all other religious groups have higher literacy rates. Muslims have only 59.1% literacy rates, out…

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MEDICO-BOTANY OF PLANTS USED IN RITUALS IN COASTAL DISTRICTS OF ODISHA By Sarat Kumar Sahu, Tarini Sen Panda, Dr. Pradeep Kumar Chand, and Dr.Kunja Bihari Satpathy

  Abstract A survey was conducted on coastal district of Odisha to explore the plants used in family rituals. Data was obtained by following standard and established procedures. Total of -98 plant species belonging to 48 families are collected and documented during the study period for various types of rituals. The most widely cited plant species for the rituals are Mangifera indica, Oryza sativa, Cocos nucifera, Zyzyphus mouritiana, cynodon dactylon, Musa paradisiacal, Areca catechu. The present study may serve to protect the biodiversity of local flora for the benefit of…

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IMPACT OF COMPUTER-AIDED LEARNING PROGRAMME (CALP) ON MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT OF 8TH CLASS STUDENTS By Suman Kumari and Dr. Vishal Sood

  Abstract The main aim of the present investigation was to study the impact of computer-aided learning programme (CALP) on Mathematics achievement of 8th class students. For conducting this study, a sample of 490 upper primary (8th class) school students was selected by adopting incidental sampling technique. Data were collected from 8th class students with the help of self-developed Mathematics Achievement Test by the researchers.  Means, S.D. and t-test were used for analysis of data. The findings of the study revealed that the students of non-CAL schools scored significantly higher…

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MOBILE BANKING; OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES By Nousheerali N.

Abstract           Banking is one of the biggest monetary establishments always investigates the chance of innovation empowered administrations to give better client experience and comfort. Mobile Phone is a typical Technology gadget that turned out to be a piece of each person in the data period. Mobile banking is a rising Alternate channel for giving banking services. India is the second biggest telecom market on the planet which is having high potential for growing banking services utilizing mobile phone technology. The study identified opportunities pertaining Mobile Banking viz., Money transfer,…

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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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