TARN TARAN: Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana would help needy livestock farmers of Majha region and would make direct rapport with the farmers, said Dr Ranjodhan Singh Sahota, Director of Extension Education while interacting with farmers during an Animal Welfare and Training Camp organized at Regional Research and Training Centre (RRTC) of at village Booh in Tarn Taran village on Thursday.
During the training camp an interactive seminar was organized wherein experts delivered lecture on different aspects of cattle rearing like feeding, breeding, housing and management of animal etc. The farmers were also updated regarding the adequate management of animals for increasing productivity.
Stressing on the need for diversification, Sahota said that diversification was the need of the hour and dairy farming had proved to be the best alternate to diversify from agriculture. Around 150 cases of buffaloes, cows, bullocks and dogs were treated in this camp. Majority of cases were of mastitis, anoestrus, repeat breeding, mastitis, pregnancy diagnosis, tick infestation.
Director Research, GADVASU D. SNS Randhawa said that this new created centre will be beneficial for tillers of Majha Region. "Farmers will get all the facilities, trainings and researches at their doorstep" he said.
Source: Times of India
MANIPAL: After 'King of Bollywood' Shah Rukh Khan, Dr Ramdas M Pai, Chancellor of Manipal University, became the second Indian to be honored with "Datuk," a Malaysian award on December 10.
Dr Pai was conferred the award of Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka (DMSM) on that day in conjunction with the birthday of the Governor of Melaka.
This honorary title was initiated in the year 1978 by Malacca Government State. It is awarded to individuals who have given highly commendable and meritorious service to Malacca state in particular and to Malaysia.
The recipient of this award is called "Datuk" and his wife, "Datin". This honorary title will be given in the form of cash.
A release from Manipal University stated that Dr Pai, who was awarded the Padma Bhushan earlier this year, showcases the recognition of Melaka State and Malaysia for his excellent, exceptional and continuing contribution in the field of education, especially in the establishment and expansion of the Melaka-Manipal Medical College.
It also highlights Malaysia's recognition for the Manipal Group's presence in Malaysia through Stempeutics Research (Malaysia) and the newly established Manipal International University, the release added.
Source: Times of India
KOLKATA: The Vasundhara Academy of Performing Arts showcased their annual show, at G D Birla Sabha Ghar recently. The academy was started by Odissi Danseuse Vasundhara Gupta seven years back.
It trains young children to learn dance and music not only as a performing art but also as a teaching skill. According to Vasundhara, Knowledge of the art needs to be shared; or else it gets wasted, thus we believe in teaching in a way that in future our students can become good trainers, and this has been witnessed over the year.
This years annual show showcased classical Odissi steps deftly merged into modern and contemporary light dance moves. The show attempted to capture the various moods and emotions all of which resulted in the grand presentation called Sajda.
Young children performed in two sessions, dancing like pros and enjoying all the cheers they received from the audience. The show started with a classical performance by a group of under privileged children from Disha, an organisation that helps these children.
The other performances were divided into different sections, each showcasing the diverse relationship and feelings of human. From showing the importance of sports in a students life through dance on Khele hum jee jaan se to the youth party mood and importance of friendship through jazz and salsa dance forms, the performances represented the reality of todays life.
An emotional presentation on showed the beautiful relation of a child with his mother. Dance on some old melodies did strike a chord with the elderly presented at the event.
Shamit Kumar, a parent said, This is the first year of my son, and it indeed is a proud moment for the whole family to see him up on stage. The tiny tots performed without any inhibitions or nervousness.
They received the loudest cheer on their Dabbang act. The choreography and production was marvelous and the costumes added to the drama. Music was peppy and pleasing to the ears. The performances was followed by the prize distribution.
Graduates of engineering and biosciences can now do a one-year postgraduate course in Post-Harvest Technology that will get them a certification of a foreign university.
Students will start the course at Vanavarayar Institute of Agriculture (VIA), Pollachi, and after three months will proceed to Writtle College in the United Kingdom to complete the rest of the course. They will get to write the examination there. On successful completion of the course they will be issued a certificate of the University of Essex.
VIA and Writtle College (a partner institution of the University of Essex), the United Kingdom, entered into a memorandum of understanding to promote friendship and co-operation between both the institutions. The course is the first joint venture of the signatories.
Shankar Vanavarayar, correspondent of NIA Educational Institutions, said the co-operation would start with the course and move on to joint research programmes on banana, tomato and mangoes.
The first course would begin in August 2012.
There is no age limit for applying for the course.
Chris Bishop, Reader, Post-Harvest Technology, Writtle College, said the course was of significance considered in the light of ensuring food security and reducing food losses.
The food processing sector in India had wide opportunities because of the varieties of crops that could be processed, contract farming, investments in infrastructure through public-private partnerships, and so on.
Mr. Vanavarayar said post-harvest technology would become a basic necessity to feed the millions of Indians and hence should not be viewed as applicable for supermarkets alone.
Research on banana, tomato and mango would strive to bring common factors in both the countries together on different levels.
Kolkata: The George Telegraph Training Institute (GTTI) tied up with Srei Sahaj for the vocational training of rural youth in order to make them suitably equipped for bagging a job in today's market.
The tie up took place in the presence of Subrata Dutta, director, George Telegraph Group, Gora Dutta, principal, GTTI, Ravi Mandapaka, vice president, E- learning, Srei Saraj E-village Limited and Umesh Rao, president sales and marketing, Srei Sahaj.
The programme is set to commence by December end or early January. Through the programme courses like electronic and telecommunication engineering, computer hardware engineering, mobile and telephone technician, audio video engineering and other similar vocational courses will be imparted with the help of e classes.
According to the association, best learning service will be provided and quality will not be compromised in any sector. Also, to make it easier for the youths of rural areas, the learning will be provided in local languages.
According to the association, Srei Sahaj will conduct an independent and un-biased online examination of the students to enhance the value of the programmes by the GTTI. A joint certificate by Sahaj and the GTTI will also be issued on the successful completion of the examination.
Speaking on the occasion, Subrata Dutta, director, George Telegraph training institute said, "We are very proud to have joined hands with Srei Sahaj and we are hopeful that this association will benefit our institute and our students immensely."
"The idea is to reach the youth of those remote villages who need an opportunity to grow in life. If we join hands to be able to reach those and help them get established with our joint efforts," added Subrata.
They also plan to introduce other vocational courses like web designing, skill development programme and speaking English courses so that the rural youth are able to make a place for themselves in society.
Source: Education Times
From the next academic year, students from Mumbai University can simultaneously take up two full-time courses. The report on the policy, which was submitted earlier this month, was approved by the university's academic council. The council also decided to scrap the ordinance that made it mandatory for all engineering students to complete their course in eight years. Students have been protesting against the implementation of the policy without any prior warning.
The report on the dual-degree scheme, as it is called, was submitted by S K Ukrande, dean of technology. The council passed the policy on December 21. Ukrande said, "Depending on the eligibility criteria and the conditions, the attendance requirement at both colleges as well as courses and the capability of students, we will allow them to pick up two courses."
He said students will have to block their admission in one college, seek a no-objection certificate from the principal and confirm the admission in the second college. These students will not be considered as special cases during exams if their paper overlaps, said Ukrande, which is why an NOC is a must.
On the engineering policy, Ukrande said no other faculty has that kind of restrictions over the number of attempts. "So we have decided to scrap it for engineering too. It is difficult for the university to get data on the number of students affected by the policy as there are several students in different branches and different years."
Meanwhile, the credit-based system which was started for undergraduate courses will be extended to all the post-graduate courses.
Source: Education Times
- 23 December 2011
- Published in Placement
Notwithstanding the global gloom in industry, the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay has some good news for the students, this year. Around 60% of the students from the institute have already been placed in the first phase of placement season that began on December 1.
The 'look east' policy seems to have yielded positive results. The numbers of global companies visiting the campus, which does not have any presence in the Indian market, have almost doubled this year. The institute is keen to attract multinational companies having larger presence in the global market in the second phase, which will begin in January.
According to placement co-ordinator, Ravi Sinha, the institute has approached a Hong Kong-based firm which has 60% of global market presence. "It seems positive. We hope they can have relations with us in the second phase. They have more than 45,000 people across the world. We are looking at their research and development unit as well," said Sinha.
On the presence of companies from Far East, he said, "We have companies from Taiwan, Japan, and Singapore. The number of companies which have global presence, but no presence in the Indian market has almost doubled this year. We are encouraging more such companies to join us in the second phase."
Even with fears of recession, around 800 students out of 1,400 students from the institute have been placed from BTech, MTech and dual degree programmes along with the masters and PhD programmes. Around 78% of students from the dual degree programmes have been placed followed by 65% from the BTech programme.
Source: Education Times
With four days of grand celebrations and showcasing of youth spirit, the Mood Indigo-2011, the IIT Bombay festival, ended on Wednesday. While organisers have already started thinking of a much more exciting version for the next academic year, participants from across the nation who were leaving the campus started making plans for their next visit.
Among some exciting events on day four, a live concert by Bollywood singer KK and the Nike - 4K RUN marathon were the crowd pullers.
Olympic medallist boxer Vijender Singh flagged off the marathon. Vishal Shelimkar, a 23-year-old commerce student from Khadki, won the event. Tarun Meena from the Mood I organising committee said, "It is for the first time that Mood I has presented any sports event. The response has been overwhelming with 2,500 students participating in it."
Vijender Singh said, "Running is the basic form of exercise and it should be promoted among youngsters. I am glad to see that so many students are willing to participate in a running event."
KK made the students swing to his tunes.
The evening's show included performances by the finalists of the Mood Indigo Idol — a solo singing competition. This was followed by a peformances by the finalists of Mantra — a rock band competition.
Another interesting event of the day was a Harley Davidson rally in the campus by the HOG (Harley Owners' Group) from Mumbai.
Around 12 Harley Davidsons were zooming on the campus roads drawing attention of youngsters all around.
The Mood I this year brought the world culture under a single umbrella with the Worldfest and International music Festival. Tal Kravitz, an Israeli musician and singer played a mixed bag of instruments. He used instruments like the Celtic harp — an instrument from Ireland and a variety of wind and string instruments.
Other events included a variety dance, live graffiti, B-boying, UV paint ball live angry birds and band, baja barat.
Students will have to appear for their Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and the Indian School Certificate (ISC) exams a day early on account of the nationwide industrial strike.
The Council of School Certificate Examination of India (CISCE) has decided to reschedule the Board exam for ICSE Class X and ISC Class XII, which was scheduled to start on February 28, 2012.
This exam will now be held on February 27, 2012.
The move has been taken in view of the industrial strike called by major trade unions on February 28, 2012. The date for exam and strike are clashing and therefore, no exam will be held on that day.
Gerry Arathoon, additional secretary and officiating chief executive of the council,said: "We do not want students commute to their exam centres hampered due to the strike. We have pre-poned the exam and students have sufficient time to prepare for it. The first exam, English paper I, will be held on February 27, while students will have no paper on February 28.''
However, schools in the city are confused since they have not yet received any official correspondence from the council about the change in the exam dates. Sudeshna Chatterjee, principal, Jamnabai Narsee School, Vile Parle, said: "We have heard about this move. But have not yet received any circular from the council. Since most of the schools have closed down for Christmas vacations, we will probably receive the official notifications once we reopen in January.''
Yash Patel, a Class X student of St Mary's, said, "English paper is an easy one and a one-day early start will not hamper our preparations. We were also getting worried about reaching for the paper on time since most of the public transport might be working on that day.''
Applications invited by Dr B.R Ambedkar University, Agra for Master of Education (M.Ed) course commencing in the session 2012.
Candidates should be B.Ed from recognized University.
Selection will be based on entrance test conducted by the University.
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Duly filled application form along with demand draft for Rs 700 (Rs 500 for SC/ST) in favor of Finance Officer, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra payable at Agra should be submitted to The Co-ordinator, M Ed Entrance Test 2011-2012, Department of History & Culture, Paliwal Park, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra 282004.
Last date for submission of application form is January 12, 2012.
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