Friday, 27 October 2017

10 tricks to ease your Search with Google

Take the next leap to SEARCH like a PRO

Stop wasting time and learn how to hit the bull’s eye in the first click.  On Google you are searching millions and millions of websites that are growing in number by the day and so are the questions -  How do you find something, and how do you find it fast? And how do you sort the questionable sites from the legitimate and reliable ones? Who do you trust?  Here is your answer how to search like a Pro and retrieve the information. Follow the link and head on to your Digital search like a PRO .

1. Exact phrase

Exact search
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The simplest and most effective way to search for something specific is to use quote marks around a phrase or name to search for those exact words in that exact order.
For instance, searching for Joe Bloggs will show results with both Joe and Bloggs but not necessarily placed sequentially. Searching for “Joe Bloggs” will surface only those that specifically have the name Joe Bloggs somewhere on the page.
The exact or explicit phrase search is very useful for excluding more common but less relevant results.

2. Exclude terms

“Joe Bloggs” -jeans
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If exact phrase doesn’t get you what you need, you can specifically exclude certain words using the minus symbol.
A search for “Joe Bloggs” -jeans will find results for Joe Bloggs, but it will exclude those results for the Joe Bloggs brand of jeans.

3. Either OR

OR search
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Default text searches find results with all the words of the query. By using the OR term you can search for one or another term, not just all the terms. OR searches can be useful for finding things that you’re not sure which term will be used from a known list.

4. Synonym search

Synonym search
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Sometimes it’s useful to search for a less specific term. If you’re not sure which term will be used you can use synonym search.
Searching for plumbing ~university will bring up results for plumbing from colleges as well as universities, for example.

5. Search within a site

Google site search
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The search engines of most websites are poor. You can search using Google instead by using the site or domain limiter.
Searching with site:cuchd.in followed by a search term, will find results from only cuchd.in. Combining with explicit search terms makes it even more powerful.

6. The power of the asterisk

Wildcard search
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Like the blank tile in Scrabble, the asterisk works as a wild card within searches. It can be used in place of a missing word or part of a word, which is useful for completing phrases, but also when you’re trying to search for a less definite article.
A search for architect* will search for architect, but also architectural, architecture, architected, architecting and any other word which starts with architect.

7. Searching between two values

british prime minister 1920.. 1950
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Searching for something with a qualifier between two ranges is a good way of answering questions. For instance, if you’re looking for the who were the British prime ministers between 1920 and 1950 a search using british prime minister 1920.. 1950 will bring up results with dates ranging between 1920 and 1950.
That’s your search term followed by two full stops and a space.

8. Search for word in the body, title or URL of a page

intitle: search
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Sometimes you only want to find text either within the URL, body or title of a page. Using the qualifier inurl: will search just within the url. The qualifier intext:will search within the body, while intitle: will search only within a page title.
For example, intitle:review will bring up all the articles with “review” in the page title.

9. Search for related sites

Related search.
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10. Combine them

combined search terms
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All these search tools can be combined to narrow down or expand searches. While some of them may be used only rarely, some such as explicit phrase searches are useful in almost all cases.
As Google and other search engines improve their understanding of the way people naturally type or say search queries, these power tools will likely become less and less useful – at least that’s the goal that search engines are working towards – but that’s certainly not the case at the moment.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

CU Student Journey from the Campus of Chandigarh University to the International Podium of South Korea

~ Geet, Student, Chandigarh University

A few months ago, I was granted with a 100% scholarship by the education ministry of South Korea to participate in a one-year exchange program at Pai Chai University. This opportunity came my way all through the great support of my home University - Chandigarh University.

One of the biggest challenges I face here is the Korean language, but I am equally passionate to learn. The initial stages of learning a language can be very monotonous. I found myself becoming lazy and procrastinating every now and then.

In the month of May, my teacher announced to the class about an upcoming Korean Speech Contest at Pai Chai University. She said one student would be nominated from each language school class. It was an instinct to just raise my hand and volunteer as I raised my hand I looked around at my friends and noticed that I was the only one with my hand up. After the teacher wrote down my name, my friends started praising my “bravery”.
Frankly, at that point of time, I had no clue what I had just gotten myself into. Two months of studying a language and here, I was up and ready to deliver a speech in front of the whole school and be judged for it!
But, What is life with no challenges? So, I began jotting down my thoughts and wrote a speech in Korean in about a week. My teacher made the necessary corrections and BAM! It was ready. It was after this that I had to fasten my belt even tighter. They say memorization is the absolute worst way to deliver a speech. It didn't seem like I had any other option at that point but I really wanted my speech to sound as natural as possible. So, I began using the vocabulary from my speech in day-to-day situations.

I became a complete psychopath by the last week, as the anxiety began to grip me. I practiced countless times but was still so sceptical about how my performance would go. I have been a stage person for years but, I never ever had this many thoughts or predictions of making a fool of myself on stage.


I woke up at 5:30 the day of the contest knowing that I was going to represent my country in front of hundreds of people. For the first time in my life, I draped my own sari, which by the way was almost as challenging as giving the speech. It took me nearly an hour and a half! 



But, I can't compare the feeling of grace and elegance you get in a sari. Confidence is so effortless in it.


My Russian friend accompanied me to the venue. I went back stage, gave myself a pep talk, popped in my headphones and listened to some bomb music on ear damaging volume.

Before I knew it, it was SHOWTIME…



I felt so relieved and content at the end of my performance because it was finally done and over with. The anxiety was finally gone. I sat calmly and watched all the wonderful performances by the other candidates from different countries. What a show it was! After about an hour and a half, they announced the results.

I know it seems so overrated to say that the results didn’t matter. But, THEY REALLY DIDN’T. My purpose of taking part was to challenge myself to the extreme and I was satisfied.

My name was announced and I didn’t comprehend for a few seconds because my name becomes a completely different sound with Korean pronunciation. The hard work was paying off! I stood 1st place amongst level 1 Korean Learners and 2nd place competing with advanced Korean learners.

Such a priceless feeling to make your teachers, family, and friends this proud!



 Later that week I was in a Korean Newspaper! How cool?



The chance to represent my country, share my experience, deliver a speech in another language, majorly leap out of my comfort zone, win, get a money prize, get published in a South Korean newspaper and make my loved ones proud.


I couldn't have asked for more of an outstanding experience.

Monday, 24 April 2017

CU brings out the best in me. Give yourself an opportunity – JOIN CU

Who says you have to compromise your dream to fulfill your parents? At Chandigarh University we are given opportunities to learn in an interdisciplinary field with more than 70 open electives and guided support that let's you follow your passion and fulfill your parent's dream. Because, It's not just place to Study, But who you Become!



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Friday, 7 April 2017

Leading MNCs ties-up with Chandigarh University to prepare Industry ready professionals

Leading MNCs ties-up with Chandigarh University to prepare Industry ready professionals

IBM, Microsoft, HP, Volvo-Eicher, M&M, Hyundai establishes centers at campus   



As the technologies used by Industry is fast changing it becomes necessary for the academic institutions to establish real-time interface with Industry where experts from corporate develop the training module themselves based upon their industry experience which incorporates training on emerging & latest technologies.  Chandigarh University has emerged as pioneer towards establishing rich Industry-Academia Interface so as to impart value addition in the professional education.

The University has become the 1st University to have constituted Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) where think-tanks of the corporate world which comprises of CEOs, COOs, Vice-Presidents come on-board to prepare a road-map for future that includes discussion & preparation of Industry oriented course curriculum, training module, skills which student should posses and campus placements. There are more than corporate leaders from more than 100 top Multi-National Companies from diversified fields of IT, Automobile, Pharmaceutical, Health Care, Hospitality, Retail, Civil & Infrastructure, Telecommunication, Banking & Insurance, e-Commerce, Automation & others.

Chandigarh University students are subject to undergo their academic learning as per the curriculum prepared by the Industry which means the future professionals are trained as per the corporate expectations. As a result, the employability skills are inculcated in the students which improves their chances of getting absorbed during the campus placements.   

Benefits for the Students
  • Course Curriculum prepared by Industry
  • Training & Certification on Emerging Technologies
  • Technology Labs established by Industry
  • Industry Experts as Faculty
  • Certification by Industry
  • Summer & Industry Internship
  • Enhances employability skills among the students
  • Opportunity to work on Industry sponsored Live Projects
  • Preference during Campus Placements 

Tie-ups in IT Sector
North India’s 1st Microsoft Innovation Centre, North India’s 1st HP Centre-of-Excellence, India’s 1st Software Lab for Emerging Technologies, Wipro Mission 10x Lab, Oracle Academy, North India’s 1st Tech-Mahindra IMS Lab

Tie-ups in Automobile Sector
India’s 1st Mahindra & Mahindra T-School, India’s 1st Volvo-Eicher Training Academy, India’s 1st Hyundai Professional Development Centre

Tie-ups in Civil Sector
Glass Academy Foundation

Tie-ups in Communication Sector
CISCO Networking Academy, Videocon Advanced Communication Lab

Tie-ups in Bio-Pharma Sector
IVY Hospital, Helios Pharmaceuticals, Chandigarh Agritech, Helix Laboratories, Allele Life Sciences, Pharma Instinctis & Oniosome Healthcare

Tie-ups in Hospitality & Tourism Sector
Training Academies by Top ranked 5 star Hotel Group, Intercontinental Group, Taj Group, Fly Wings Training Academy

Tie-ups in Banking & Financial Sector

World’s Leading Accounting Software Management Company, Tally India’s leading private sector financial company ICICI direct along with FLIP (Education partner Infosys-Finacle)