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Webby Minds, Technocrats spotted

THE MATS School of Business and IT came alive to "Intense 2004, the Information Technology Ensemble" on March 13. Over 90 students from 14 city colleges fought it out to grab the top honours in different events. The team of Sharat A.V. and Eranda Kumar R. from National College, Basavangudi, won the "Technocrats" event while Apurva and Avijith from Christ College walked away with the top prize in "Webby Minds." The P.E.S. Institute of Technology team of Raj Kiran and Shalini Chowdhary won the event called "Google". Vinod Govind from S.R.N. Adarsh College grabbed the "La Supremo" event. The top prize for the Mad-Ads event went to the S.B.M. Jain college team of Nishanth, Gaurav, Prashanth, Mukesh and Vivek.

The events tested the participants' mental abilities, logical thinking, spontaneity, and knowledge in different fields of IT.

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SYMBIOTECH, THE Bioscience department of C.M.R. Institute of Management Studies recently held its third annual symposium on "Recent trends in the field of biotechnology."

Inaugurating the meet, Bangalore University Department of Biotechnology chairperson, Geetha Bali, stressed on the gradual development of biotechnology from gene identification to human cloning. CMR Jnanadhara Trust advisor, Rame Gowda, spoke on the role of entrepreneurship in the field of biotechnology and quoted the example of Biocon India Ltd.

T.K.S. Gowda from the GKVK Department of Biotechnology spoke on "Applications of biotechnology in agriculture," throwing light on genetically modified foods and edible vaccines.

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THE UNIVERSITY of East Anglia has organised a legal essay competition, winners of which will be provided up to two full tuition fee scholarships. The essays, say the university officials, should be of high quality displaying an advanced degree of legal acumen and the potential to pursue original research in the area of commercial law.

The scholarship will provide an opportunity for lawyers to pursue postgraduate studies in the Norwich Law School, starting in September 2004. The competition is open to final year law students and law graduates.

Candidates should write an essay of not more than 3,000 words on "Does Indian intellectual property law provide alternative protection for databases and compilations, in comparison with English law and European directives?"

The winners will be offered a place with a full tuition fee scholarship on one of the four L.L.M. programmes in Commercial Law offered by the Norwich School, subject to meeting the university's academic requirements for admission. Details of these programmes are available on the school's website: www.uea.ac.uk/law

Completed essays should reach Kamal Kant, Office Manager, Study Overseas Ltd (UK), 609/610, Brigade Road, Bangalore - 560025 by April 23 (ph: 22126847).

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ABOUT 50 colleges participated in "Manojavam 2004," a national-level management fest organised recently by the Oxford College of Business Management. Visweswaraiah Technological University (VTU) Vice-Chancellor, K. Balaveera Reddy, emphasised the need for entrepreneurship skills that were essential for budding managers.

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ALLIANCE BUSINESS Academy won the most number of gold medals at "Amaze-2004," a two-day inter-collegiate management fest organised by the Indian Institute of Planning and Management. Among the events which witnessed intense competition from participating teams were Bulls & Bears, Flipback, The Guru (Best manager), Plan B (Business plan), Product Launch, Mad Ads and so on.

Many gold medals also went to M.P. Birla Institute, XIME, Christ College, and P.E.S. Institute of Technology. The fest saw the young managers of tomorrow let their hair down and dance to the tunes of DJ Nasha, DJ Clement, and DJ Jimmy. Performances by music bands, Silk Route, and Aasma came just before the curtains.

Rasheed Kappan

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