Manasa Gangothri, University of Mysore

Established about ninety years ago, the first university in Karnataka and one of the earliest established universities in the country, Mysore University is known for its innovative academic initiatives like Third Sector Research Centre and I-School.

Established about ninety years ago, the first university in Karnataka and one of the earliest established universities in the country, Mysore University is known for its innovative academic initiatives like Third Sector Research Centre and I-School.

Founded in 1916, Mysore University has five constituent colleges in Mysore and two PG Centres in Hassan and Mandya. There are more than hundred affiliated colleges under the university’s jurisdiction, limited to Mysore, Mandya, Hassan and Chamarajanagara districts. The main campus, Manasa Gangothri, is located near Kukkarahalli, on the outskirts of Mysore.

Spread over seven hundred acres and developed in 1960,  Manasa Gangothri’s campus is best known for its peaceful ambience and academic environment. There are 37 PG departments and twelve research centres at this campus.

Manasa Gangothri is known to have been trodden by great  teachers who taught at the university. Renowned educationists and scholars like Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, Professors S Chandrashekar, C D Narasimhiah and K V Puttappa, are amongst the famous gurus.

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"Ancient City" at Peru

Archaeologists say the find could provide the missing link between the ancient cultures of the Wari people and the earlier Moche civilisation.

Newly Discovered civilization
Newly Discovered Ancient civilization

Archaeologists say the find could provide the missing link between the ancient cultures of the Wari people and the earlier Moche civilisation.

The site, near the Pacific coastal city of Chiclayo, probably dates to the Wari culture which ruled the Andes of modern Peru between the 7th and 12th Century.The once buried city showed evidence of human sacrifice. The remains of the victims were thrown over the nearby cliff

Google Inc. Interview questions

Was surfing through some blogs , and found this one interesting. Some of the questions asked by Google Inc. in their interview :

1. How many golf balls can fit in a school bus?

2. You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?

3. How much should you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle?

4. How would you find out if a machine’s stack grows up or down in memory?

5. Explain a database in three sentences to your eight-year-old nephew.

6. How many times a day does a clock’s hands overlap?

7. You have to get from point A to point B. You don’t know if you can get there. What would you do?

8. Imagine you have a closet full of shirts. It’s very hard to find a shirt. So what can you do to organize your shirts for easy retrieval?

9. This one is interesting. Every man in a village of 100 married couples has cheated on his wife. Every wife in the village instantly knows when a man other than her husband has cheated, but does not know when her
own husband has. The village has a law that does not allow for adultery. Any wife who can prove that her husband is unfaithful must kill him that very day. The women of the village would never disobey
this law. One day, the queen of the village visits and announces that at least one husband has been unfaithful. What happens?

10. In a country in which people only want boys, every family continues to have children until they have a boy. if they have a girl, they have another child. if they have a boy, they stop.What is the proportion of boys to girls in the country?

11. If the probability of observing a car in 30 minutes on a highway is 0.95, what is the probability of observing a car in 10 minutes (assuming constant default probability)?

12. If you look at a clock and the time is 3:15, what is the angle between the hour and the minute hands? (The answer to this is not zero!)

13. Four people need to cross a rickety rope bridge to get back to their camp at night. Unfortunately, they only have one flashlight and it only has enough light left for seventeen minutes. The bridge is too dangerous to cross without a flashlight, and it’s only strong enough to support two people at any given time. Each of the campers walks at a different speed. One can cross the bridge in 1 minute, another in 2 minutes, the third in 5 minutes, and the slow poke takes 10 minutes to cross. How do the campers make it across in 17 minutes?

14. You are at a party with a friend and 10 people are present including you and the friend. your friend makes you a wager that for every person you find that has the same birthday as you, you get $1; for every person he finds that does not have the same birthday as you, he gets $2. would you accept the wager?

15. How many piano tuners are there in the entire world?

16. You have eight balls all of the same size. 7 of them weigh the same, and one of them weighs slightly more. How can you find the ball that is heavier by using a balance and only two weighings?

17. You have five pirates, ranked from 5 to 1 in descending order. The top pirate has the right to propose how 100 gold coins should be divided among them. But the others get to vote on hisplan, and if fewer than half agree with him, he gets killed. How should he allocate the gold in order to maximize his share but live to enjoy it? (Hint: One pirate ends up with 98 percent of the gold.)

Any answers??

Climbers find Yeti footprints in Nepal

Japanese climbers returning from a mountain in western Nepal said on Tuesday they had found footprints they think belonged to the abominable snowman or Yeti.

Japanese climbers returning from a mountain in western Nepal said on Tuesday they had found footprints they think belonged to the abominable snowman or Yeti.The climbers, equipped with long-lens cameras, video cameras and telescopes, said, however that they did not see or take any photographs of the creature.The Yeti is said to live in the Himalayan regions of Nepal and is largely regarded by the scientific community as a mythical creature.Yagihara, 61, said the creature’s footprints were found on snow at an altitude of about 4,800 metres in the Dhaulagiri mountain range in western Nepal.

Yagihara and his team, supported by Sherpas, spent six weeks on the lower reaches of the 7,661-metre (25,134-ft) Dhaulagiri IV looking for evidence of the beast’s existence.

Sherpas narrate tales of a wild hairy creature roaming the Himalayas, capturing the imagination of foreign climbers of Mount Everest since the 1920s.Those stories prompted many, including Sir Edmund Hillary, to carry out yeti hunts.

In August, two men in the United States claimed they had found the remains of a half-man, half-ape Bigfoot, which actually turned out to be a rubber gorilla suit.Some other climbers have also claimed to have found Yeti footprints, but no one has yet actually seen it or produced irrefutable proof.Yagihara, the manager of a mountain museum in Japan, said he believes the creature exists.

Chandrayaan 1, The countdown begins

India’s lunar explorer, Chandrayaan-1, will try to unravel the moon’s origins as it scouts for minerals and water there Chandrayaan, slated for an October 22 launch from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, would bolster international space cooperation by carrying 11 scientific devices — six of them from European and American organisations, while it orbits 100 km above the moon.

The final countdown for the mission has begun, its amazing how India’s first Moon mission is taking over India by storm. It is indeed a milestone not only in the newer technologies but an inspiration for the younger generation.

India’s lunar explorer, Chandrayaan-1, will try to unravel the moon’s origins as it scouts for minerals and water there Chandrayaan, slated for an October 22 launch from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, would bolster international space cooperation by carrying 11 scientific devices — six of them from European and American organisations, while it orbits 100 km above the moon.