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Good show: Students of Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore, are all smiles as their institution bagged the overall championship for the fourth consecutive time at the Bangalore University Youth Festival 2010;

Srishti's new design course

Bangalore-based Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology has announced a joint programme with L'École de Design, Nantes Atlantique, a premier design school in France, to offer a two-year advanced diploma programme (post-graduate level) in Transcultural Designs.

The objective of this diploma, which is the first of its kind in India, is to equip budding designers with leadership, creative and critical thinking skills to design products, services and communication for a globalising world.

The curriculum has been developed in partnership with L'École de Design and will focus on interaction design, responsible innovation, ethnography and cultural hybrids in design.

Beginning in October 2010, the programme will enable Indian students to spend an academic year in France, studying and working, while French students do the same in India. For details visit

“Given the increasing importance of trans-culturality in contemporary design, the diploma enables them to be employable in India as well as in the global market,” said Kumkum Nadig, Head of Visual Communication, Srishti, in a statement.

New batch at New Horizon

The 2010-11 batch of MBA, MCA and PGDM programmes of New Horizon Leadership Institute and New Horizon College of Engineering was launched recently.

Inaugurating the new batch T. Sudhakar Pai, Chairman of Manipal Group of Companies, said discipline and punctuality are the two key factors that lead to success in a professional manner.

Cultural programme at T. John College, Bangalore

A. Benegal, General Manager, Mind Tree, and Mohan Manghnani, Chairman, New Horizon Educational Institutions, were present on the occasion.

Clinical research training

Focus Institute of Clinical Research, a Bangalore-based clinical research professional training institute, a part of the diversified Focus Edu Care Group, has announced the opening of admissions to the September, 2010 sessions.

Applications are available at all the centres across India.

The syllabus will be tuned to current industry levels and experts from the industry will provide training, a release stated, adding the institution is offering 100 per cent placements to its students.

Ethnic day at T. John

It was anything but a normal college day at T.John College, Bangalore, as the college celebrated its “Ethnic Day” recently.

The faculty and students from different cultures, regions and languages showcased their regional culture and tradition, wearing native attire and giving ethnic dance performances and fashion shows on the college lawn. Simultaneously, a rangoli competition and a cooking competition were organised.

A few awards were given on the occasion with Sourish Jana of BHM Department receiving the ‘Best Teacher' award for the undergraduate section and Mohini Bhat of QT Department for the postgraduate section.

Blue Ocean Strategy

T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), one of the leading B-schools in India, recently launched in Bangalore the India Blue Ocean Strategy Research Centre (IBOSRC) in collaboration with Blue Ocean Strategy Regional Centre, Malaysia.

The centre is the first of its kind in India to train Indian corporates, students and faculty to strategise and develop a competition-free market system, said a release.

Students of Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology during an interaction

Blue Ocean Strategy (BOS) is an internationally proven system that makes competition irrelevant by creating new market spaces through simultaneous achievement of differentiation and low cost.

As a part of the launch of IBOSRC, a one-day symposium was held on Blue Ocean Strategy chaired by K.R.S. Murthy former Director, IIM Bangalore.

Speakers included Shekhar Kapur, film personality; Dileep Ranjekar, CEO, Azim Premji Foundation; Anand Sudarshan, CEO, Manipal Education; Yoo Sook Saw, MD, LGSoft India; and Robert Bong, CRICT Research, U.S.

CMRIT's new academic year

The rapid progress in science and technology has contributed to the development of society and the revolution in space technology has widened the scope for development, said U.R. Rao, President, Karnataka Science and Technology Academy.

Speaking after inaugurating academic programmes for the year 2010-11 at CMR Institute of Technology in Bangalore recently, he encouraged the young engineers to dream of bigger challenges while pointing out that science and technology can create wealth for the nation.

CMRIT President Sabitha Ramamurthy and Principal Ananda Babu were present on the occasion.


St. Joseph's College of Business Administration (SJCBA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with HDFC Bank Limited to provide a joint certification programme to students of the college.

The MoU was signed by SJCBA Director Aveline R. D'souza and Senior Manager (Resourcing and Campus Relationships), HDFC, Hufeza T. Sanchawala in Bangalore recently.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. D'souza said that the MoU is a significant step in the promotion of industry-institution interface.

“The new programme will bridge the gap between the banking industry and the students. This year we expect a good number of students to be absorbed in the bank,” said Mr. Sanchawala.

Innovation Centre

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetam School of Engineering, Bangalore, and Mango Technologies Pvt. Ltd., have entered into a memorandum of understanding for establishment of an Innovation Centre on the college campus.

The MoU will enable the development of programmes focused on mobile applications and allied solutions. The venture aims to inculcate innovative and entrepreneurial thinking in engineering students.

The MoU was signed by Dhanraj on behalf of ASE and Sunil Maheswari, CEO, Mango Technologies.

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