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Academic life: Students of the Department of Management, Surana College, at SURGE-2010;


Dayananda Sagar College of Management and Information Technology organised a workshop for all management and information technology students recently. Ali Khwaja of Banjara Academy enthralled the audience with his talk on “Career Counselling.” Topics covered during the workshop include understanding self, understanding strengths and weaknesses, career choices, and specialisation to chose based on personality.

Mr. Khwaja said planning one's career effectively is a very important step to achieve heights of success in the professional arena. He also guided students in selecting the right career, carrying out self-assessment and identifying future goals.


PROFICIENCE, a student-run management club of the Department of Management, Surana College, Bangalore, recently conducted SURGE-2010, a management event aimed at bringing out the potential of the students through competitions such as best manager, marketing, human resource, finance and a business quiz.


PES College of Pharmacy recently organised the second international conference on “Current status and future prospects in pharmaceutical sciences” in which about 600 delegates from India and abroad took part.

Delegates at the conference on ‘Current status and future prospects in pharmaceutical sciences' at PES College of Pharmacy

Dr. Suresh Krishnamurthy, Managing Director, Excel Care Hospital, said that therapeutics can take a new shape provided the pharmaceutical industry shoulders corporate responsibility, so that healthcare can be provided to everybody below the poverty line in India.

He appealed to the youngsters to take up research to produce low-cost quality drugs.

Future Innoversity

Future Innoversity, an academic initiative of the Future Group, has launched two new programmes in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The specialisation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management will help people who are looking at enhancing or pursuing a career in logistics and supply chain.

According to a release, these UGC-approved programmes will be certified by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

Muralidhar Rao, CEO, Future Human Development Limited, said that “it is critical for organisations to have a seamless supply chain and efficient logistics to address the growing needs of the economy. Hence the demand for such niche courses.”

UC scholarships

University of Cincinnati, one of the top public research universities in the U.S., is planning to invest $ 1 million in undergraduate scholarships for Indian students. It will provide two full scholarships to those joining UC in fall 2011. This opportunity is applicable to those who have overcome substantial disadvantages during their educational pursuit.

Jonathan Weller, Director of International Admissions, said, “UC has always seen significant research contributions by Indian students. We look forward to more contributions and interest from Indian students with the current investment.”

The UC Global Scholarship programme also provides scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $12,000 per year to undergraduate international students. Completed applications should reach the university by December 1, 2010, for maximum scholarship consideration.

The university will partner with an NGO to help identify two students. More information will be available on website by October 1, 2010.

Hyper Threads

Department of Architecture, BMSCE, in association with AA School of Architecture, London, conducted a ‘Hyper Threads' workshop from August 2 to 11. This culminated in a symposium at the BMS Auditorium on August 12.

The workshop was attended by both national and international students and professionals. It focussed on exploring connections between architecture, new media and fabrication.

The workshop saw concept development and material articulation for the design of a canopy for the Metro station. The symposium presented the works and created opportunities for interaction with reputed architects from Bangalore and London.

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