Campus life: NCC cadets of Jain University organised a sapling plantation drive at the Jain International Residential Campus; University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Sir M. Visvesvaraya recently
Cadets plant saplings
The NCC cadets of Jain University organised a sapling plantation drive on the Jain International Residential Campus recently. The plantation drive was part of a massive initiative “My Earth My Duty” that was launched on World Environment Day. The first sapling was planted by Col. G.P. Alok Guha and Lt. Col. Nilesh Karia of 9 Karnataka Battalion.
Commander Guha urged the cadets to plant more saplings to keep the environment clean and green. About 1,000 saplings of various medicinal and flowing plants were planted.
Courses from Frankfinn
Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training has launched four new scientifically designed short-term part-time courses for graduates and 12th Class pass students.
There are two courses on offer for graduates or those in the final year of graduation: Frankfinn Certificate Course in Airport Ground Service (three months) and Frankfinn Certificate course in Aviation & Hospitality Services (four months).
For the 12th Class pass students, Frankfinn is offering six months' intensive Frankfinn Certificate course in Hospitality, Travel and Customer Service.
Frankfinn is also introducing an abridged nine months' Frankfinn Certificate Course in Aviation, Hospitality and Travel Management.
V. Madhusudhan, Corporate Head-International Business, Frankfinn Institute, said, “The quality training that we provide has enabled us to become the world's No.1 Air Hostess Training Institute. A large number of our students are today working as cabin crew and ground staff in leading airlines as well as in leading hospitality and travel organisations.”
Eduquity Career Technologies, Bangalore-based leading HR assessment organisation and a pioneer in computer-based entrance examinations for leading institutions, has conducted an online entrance test for the Gujarat Technological University for the academic year 2010-11 with zero failure record.
About 43,000 students took the test spread across 11 locations in Gujarat during a period of eight days. The exam was held for the admissions to Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Computer Application (MCA) courses in all GTU-affiliated institutions.
The entire delivery of the examination process was managed online right from application processing to counselling, ensuring a fair and transparent evaluation of the candidates, the release added.
“Our partnership with GTU shows that our solutions and product direction are in direct alignment with our vision of offering world-class online examinations experiences,” said R. Dhirendra, CEO, Eduquity Career Technologies.
Diploma in IB
Hughes Communications India Ltd., and the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) have launched the sixth batch of the Executive Post-Graduate Diploma in International Business (EPGDIB) on the Hughes Interactive Onsite Learning platform.
Sunitha Raju, Chairperson (ICCD), IIFT, said, “The EPGDIB is a one-year programme that provides a scientific approach to business decision-making in today's dynamic and competitive business environment.” Deadline to submit applications is September 21. For more information, log on to www.hugheseducation.com
Two Bangalore-based colleges have been re-accreditated by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. Both RBANM's First Grade College and KLE Society's S. Nijalingappa College have been given “A” grade. While the former obtained 3.82 points on a five-point scale, the latter scored 3.08 points.
Achievers' award for ISME
Bangalore-based International School of Management Excellence (ISME) has bagged the ‘International Achievers Award for Education Excellence' during the 25th Indo-Thai Entrepreneurs' Summit held at Bangkok, Thailand recently.
Nitin Garg, Director-ISME, received the award from Ambassador of India in Thailand Pinak Ranjan Chakravarthy.
The yearly summit is jointly organised by Indian Achievers Forum and the India-Thai Chamber of Commerce. These awards recognise outstanding contributions to the society in education, health, engineering, social services etc.
MIRM's new courses
Manipal Institute of Regenerative Medicine (MIRM), an initiative of Manipal University, has announced the introduction of a new course, M.Phil in Regenerative Medicine, from the year 2011. MIRM also announced the introduction of short-term certificate courses in Regenerative Medicine which includes a 10-day course, weekend courses for professionals and one-month certificate course.
The two-day weekend course will focus on subjects such as isolation, characterisation and expansion of stem cells. Apart from these, an overview of flow cytometry and magnetic sorting techniques used in stem cells will also be given in these courses. The focus will be on both human embryonic stem cells and human mesenchymal stem cells. The registration process for the courses will begin from October 1 and the classes will commence in December.
Bangalore University' Department of Botany recently organised a national conference on ‘Development Biology.'
G. Padmanabhan, former Director, IISc., spoke on the techniques and methods of transfer which can lead to the genesis of a new plant and plant products. Vice-Chancellor N. Prabhu Dev stressed on the scope of research in bringing out a blueprint of an artificial leaf.
Sir MV's birth anniversary
The University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Sir M. Visvesvaraya. On this occasion, a national technical- level paper presentation competition was held. A quiz competition on Sir M. Visvesvaraya and his association with UVCE was organised. V. Nagaraj, ex-LIC officer and social worker, spoke about the achievements and discipline of the great engineer. A glimpse of the history of UVCE was presented by Suresh K. Moona, historian.
Principal Venugopal K.R. said that a video documentary contest for students on Sir M. Visvesvaraya is on the anvil.
A book on the association of Sir Visvesvaraya with UVCE will be brought out in the course of this year. The alumni of UVCE have planned for a mega reunion on January 2 and 3, 2011. Three new buildings — mechanical block, boys hostel and Visvesvaraya Centenary Block — are planned for the centenary celebrations of UVCE, said Mr. Venugopal adding that a one-hour documentary on Sir MV will be produced to mark the year-long celebration of the 150th birth anniversary.
PG in healthcare management
T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) has announced a Post-Graduate Programme in Healthcare Management in association with Kasturba Medical College and Manipal University.
Saji Gopinath, Director, TAPMI, said “There is a shortage of professionally qualified people at various levels to manage hospitals and healthcare systems in India. TAPMI will extend placement support in hospitals and healthcare systems in India and abroad for the successful participants.”
The focus of the programme is to provide skilled manpower to manage hospitals and its resources, health service products, service delivery operations and technology, patients and community health systems. TAPMI aims at providing high quality healthcare professionals and open wider career opportunities in both managerial and health sectors.
For more details, visit www.tapmi.edu.in
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