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  • Get freedom from exam stress this Independence Day August 14, 2014

    As the nation gets ready to celebrate the historic day at the stroke of midnight on August 14, Topper Learning is giving you another reason to rejoice. Topper will be offering Rs 680 off on all annual packages priced above Rs 3000 only. The offer will be valid from August...
  • Flipkart launches e-learning category; offers a range of e-learning material, certification courses, online tests July 24, 2014

    Bangalore: Homegrown online marketplace Flipkart today announced the launch of its E-learning category. With over 1900 products and titles, this category will offer a range of e-learning material, certification courses and online tests catering to students with a variety of requirements, Flipkart said in a release. With this announcement, Flipkart will be...
  • Watch: This disabled kitten learning to walk is the most heart-warming thing you will see today July 16, 2014

    This kitten was disabled at birth. Over the next few weeks as it grew, it learned to walk with the help of a wheel-chair contraption. And then when it got more confident, it took its first faltering steps. See the tiny thing's progress as it learns to walk and run....
  • We can learn new languages while we sleep July 2, 2014

    London: Want to learn a new language but don't have the time? Do so while you're sleeping! Listening to other languages while you are asleep helps reinforce prior learning, a new study has found. The study conducted at the universities of Zurich and Fribourg has shown that German-speaking students are better...
  • TCS to set up world's largest corporate learning centre January 4, 2014

    Country's largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Saturday said it will set up the world s largest corporate learning and development centre in Thiruvananthapuram with a total capacity to train 50,000 professionals every year. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for the facility. The learning facility...
  • Google says mysterious barges will be interactive learning space November 7, 2013

    Internet giant Google says it is exploring using two large barges on the East and West coasts as interactive learning centres. A statement released Wednesday from Google's press centre helps end weeks of speculation about the purpose of structures on two barges, one being built in the San Francisco Bay, another...
  • Growth of social media helping education in Arab world June 26, 2013

    Dubai: The continued growth of social media in the Arab region has facilitated innovations by people, created new horizons for government entities and new social trends by Arab societies, says a new report. Titled "Transforming Education in the Arab World: Breaking Barriers in the Age of Social Learning", the fifth...
  • After-school centre helps underpriveleged children dream big April 9, 2013

    New Delhi: An NGO called Navjyoti has given a new ray of hope to underprivileged children. An after-school centre that provides activity based learning, it nurtures their ambitions and dreams. An alcoholic father, a dependent mother and a younger brother who has already quit school is life for 13-year-old Ram Nivas....
  • Smoking can rot your brain, warns study November 26, 2012

    London: Smoking 'rots' the brain by damaging memory, learning and reasoning, according to a new study. Researchers from the King's College London in brain tests and analysis of health and lifestyle data of a group of over-50s found that smoking affects the brain negatively even more than high blood pressure...
  • Thane NGO helping tribal children join mainstream July 20, 2012

    Wada: An NGO in Thane, Maharashtra, is providing supplementary education and food to over 3500 tribal students from its Wada taluka. Their mission is to help assimilate the children into mainstream society, seamlessly. Learning Space, the NGO, conducts classes in English for the children to help assimilate them into mainstream society....
  • US school puts itself up for sale on eBay July 3, 2012

    Langhorne: Forget magazine drives and candy sales. A cash-strapped high school near Philadelphia hopes to raise money by auctioning itself on eBay. The starting bid of just under $600,000 for The Learning Center in Langhorne, Pa., is designed to offset steep budget cuts. A tongue-in-cheek listing describes the alternative school for...
  • Why learning English has become a fad in China July 2, 2011

    Kunming, China: Learning English has become a fad in China. The generation next is driving the change towards communicating in English across China. Almost three lakh Chinese register for English classes every year. Young Xi and his friends study at a university in Kunming in south-western china but they don't speak Chinese...
  • Urban students lag in science learning: study February 25, 2011

    Boston: Students in schools in the largest U.S. cities, many from low-income households, trail their peers elsewhere in the country in a test of science proficiency, according to a report released on Thursday. Fourth- and eighth-graders in most of the 17 participating urban districts typically scored lower than the national average,...
  • Children in Kerala observe Vidyarambham October 17, 2010

    Vidyarambham was organised at temples across in Kerala as children scribbled their first letters on Vijayadasami today. ...
  • Raveena launches book on parenting June 15, 2010

    Mumbai: Actress Raveen Tandon launched a book on parenting on Children's Day at school in Mumbai. With two biological and two adopted children Raveena became the ideal candidate to launch the book. The book titled How to Teach So Kids Can Learn proposes to share knowledge on the right way to...
  • Question Of The Week: Why Don't Ships Sink? May 8, 2009

    Ever wondered why ships don't sink? Or why the chimney of a lantern has holes near the bottom? Curious Topper readers posed these questions in our Topper's Ask The Expert and our panel of experts received an answer within 72 hours! ...
  • Want To Become An Engineer? How To Make It! May 8, 2009

    What does a high-rise building, a spaceship or something even as basic as a sewing machine or office stapler, have in common? Each of them has been made and designed by an engineer, without whom it’s really difficult to imagine the world as we know it. The work of an...
  • This Topper's Reward: Meeting Actor Surya! May 8, 2009

    TopperLearning.com profiles students from across the country, who have proved their mettle in their board exams. Get a sneak peak of their study strategies, stress busters and hot tips! Topper: S Ramya School: DAV, Gopalapuram, Chennai Scored: 98.5 % in Class XII, 2007 The Best Laid Plans I took my board exams very seriousness, as...
  • Doctor, Engineer MBA? End all career confusion! April 30, 2009

    Careerwise is a full-fledged site with some great features, videos and loads of details on different careers. In fact if the career you are looking for is not there as yet, worry not; we will add info on one new career every week. ...
  • Class X: How to choose the right subjects April 30, 2009

    Class X students are anxiously waiting for their board exam results, which will be released around May 23-25. Some of you may be nervous. Some of you may be wondering what subjects to choose in Class XI. Well, choosing the right subjects is as important as choosing the right stream....
  • Information Technology: What it is April 30, 2009

    Say, it’s your favourite aunt’s birthday, today, and she lives in the US. Even a decade back, your card (not the e-card type) would take six or seven days to reach her by post. Today, you can log on to the Internet and five clicks and 30 seconds, later, she’s...
  • Counsellor's Advice: Before Your R-E-S-U-L-T-S! April 13, 2009

    I often ask myself -- what feelings do most students experience before getting their results? Nervousness, anxiety, fear of failure? Then one day, I noticed people buzzing about like bees, to catch a snapshot of a cricket match on TV. The batsman played a tough spin and fell under the scrutiny...
  • Your toolkit to crack medical entrance tests! April 9, 2009

    Your Pre-Medical Entrance Test (PMT) is on May 10, 2009. Director (course coordinator) of Brainware Education - a training institute for medical and engineering entrance exams based in New Delhi - Anil Goswami, to share his tips with Topper readers. Last-minute Fundas! Don't study relatively new topics at the last minute. Consolidate...
  • Question Of The week: Why Do Old People Fall Ill? April 8, 2009

    Ever wondered why nitrogen in the liquefied form is used in medical applications? Or why your grandmother often falls ill? Well, these were some of the questions asked by Topper readers to our panel of experts....
  • For Aspiring Doctors: Tips To Crack PMT April 8, 2009

    Every year, lakhs of students appear for competitive exams such as the PMT, AIEEE, BITSAT and IIT-JEE. And the competition is getting tougher, every year! TopperLearning.com launches a new series to help you crack these tests and we kickstart the series with tips on the Pre-Medical Entrance Test (PMT), popularly known...
  • How To Unwind Before Your R-E-S-U-L-T-S! March 23, 2010

    Green days, blue days or orange days. Each of these colours can be linked to school. But now that school is out, and the holidays are here, we bring you a rainbow of colourful things to do this holiday season. Take your pick! Holiday Activity 1: Read A book is always a...
  • Class X: Solved Practical Skills In Science Paper! April 2, 2009

    Your Science practical board exam was on March 30. Now, crosscheck your answers! If you get all answers right, you could score as much as 20 marks. ...
  • View Chat: Clearing Class X Biology doubts March 27, 2009

    Topper guru Deepika Chaudhary helped with last minute biology queries. ...
  • View Chat: Clearing Class X Chemistry doubts March 27, 2009

    Topper guru Amarpreet Kaur answered all the tricky questions. ...