West Bengal  /  Published 31.01.20

Project work in ISC maths

ISC students will have 20 marks allotted for compulsory project work in mathematics from this year to ensure students learn the application of mathematical theories they are taught in school. Students...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

Food  /  Published 23.01.20

The maths of espresso coffee

Scientists have used a mix of mathematics and physics to propose a novel recipe for espresso coffee that they say will waste less coffee, is cheaper to make, and consistent from shot to shot.A 10-memb...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Education  /  Published 21.01.20

Make a career predicting risk

They predict how long you are going to live. Or, calculate how likely you are to have an accident. And what your chances of getting a lifestyle disease are. They are called actuaries. Their job is to ...
By Chandana Chandra in

Education  /  Published 19.11.19

Data mining can change lives

I am a miner who has to delve deep for precious stuff. But I don’t need massive drilling machines or gigantic trucks for mining — just some smart software, lots patience and some intellect. I try ...
By Saidur Rahaman in

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.19

Gaokao, the exam that makes traffic go silent

A stressful time for millions of Chinese just got over. The gaokao, China’s university entrance exam, was held in early June and the results are just out. This year, more than 10.31 million students...
By Neha Sahay in

West Bengal  /  Published 28.06.19

Bidhannagar Govt School girl comes 2nd in Higher Secondary exam

Looking at the frail frame of Sanjukta Bose, few would imagine she is so determined of spirit. That she has fought devils in her mind about mathematics as well as mounting financial adversities that t...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.06.19

ISI dream & love for mathematics

The Class X student of GD Birla Centre of Education who is believed to have suffocated herself to death in the school washroom on Friday loved mathematics and had been preparing for the Indian Statist...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.03.19

Govt mulls optional maths for Madhyamik

The government is examining a proposal to offer Madhyamik board students a choice to drop mathematics in classes IX and X.The syllabus restructure committee, which is reviewing the Madhyamik syllabus,...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

Education  /  Published 12.02.19

It is too early to decide

Q My son is in Class VIII. We have been looking at different coaching classes we can put him in. He is already showing signs of doing well in maths and the sciences. We cannot decide between some coac...
By Shivani Manchanda in

Science  /  Published 27.01.19

The Man who knew Infinity

Srinivasa Ramanujan ought be a household name just like Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton, believes Ken Ono, the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics at Emory University and vice-president of th...
By Aswin Sekhar in


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