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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