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Seminar on Energy & Environment

M S Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies is organising a three-day seminar on Energy & Environment from November 11 to 13, 2010. The lectures are planned to be delivered by industry and in-house experts. The content will be beneficial to engineers, academic staff and students. For further details, call: (080)23605539.

Training in self-employment

Those interested may contact: No. 3055, First Floor, Gopal Building, MKK Road, Gayatri Nagar, Bangalore-21; Ph: 9986166190.  

Correspondence course in drawing

MC Academy of Art & Design, Bangalore, is shortly commencing its next batch for one year correspondence course in Drawing for beginners who are above the age of 8 years. The Academy also invites applicants to open its 'Study Centres' for the correspondence course in Art. For details, contact 119, first floor, 6th Main, J P Nagar III Phase, Bangalore-78; Ph: 9845839141.

Training in printing technology

Karnataka State Printers Association is conducting a three-month course in Printing, Computer Training (DTP, PageMaker, CorelDraw, Photoshop), Lamination, Binding, Plate Making, Digital Printing, etc. Those who have completed Class 10 and are above 18 years of age may contact the Association’s office at No. 84/1, 6th Cross, 4th Main, Chamarajpet, Bangalore-18; Ph: 26608890.

Learn Kannada

Kamala Goenka Foundation and Sri Veerendra Patil Degree College are offering a three-month elementary Kannada coaching class. The second batch will begin on November 7, 2010, and will be held every Sunday. For registration, contact: No.118, 7th Cross, 9th Main Road, RMV Extension, Sadashivnagar, Bangalore 560 080; Ph: 9341943535.

Certificate programme in chess

NIIT and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), have launched a certificate programme in ‘Chess as a Mind Booster’, to enable development of young minds through chess.

The programme aims to encourage young students to play chess and subsequently help them with logical reasoning and other life skills. The programme will help students to learn the game, practice, solve puzzles, analyse moves and enrich their knowledge.

On successful completion of the programme, students will be presented with a joint certification by NIIT and IGNOU. For details, log onto www.niit.com

Course in teaching German

Goethe-Insitut/Max Mueller Bhavan is introducing a distance learning programme for a Diploma in Teaching German (DTG) as a foreign language. This one-year course, offered by the Indira Gandhi National Open University in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan and the University of Vienna, is meant for those who are interested in teaching German in schools, colleges or professional language institutes. The induction session of this progamme will be held on October 31, 2010, at Hasnath College, 43, Dickenson Road, Bangalore, from 11 am to 1.30 pm. For details, call 25205305/6/7/8 or mail to asha.dhongade@bangalore.goethe.org

Certificate in Life Skills

Banjara Academy is offering Certificate in Life Skills (CLS), a four-month part-time programme held twice a week for two hours each. The course, open to all, will train candidates in the 10 Life Skills enumerated by the World Health Organisation. For details, call: (080) 2353 5787/ 2353 5766/ 94483 50626

Art contest for children 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Epson India has launched the 2010 edition of the Epson Creative Imaging Contest for school children. Contestants are encouraged to explore art in various forms covering photography, painting, sketching, digital graphics, miniature models, paper craft, collages and any other form of paper. They need to ensure all art works are made using inkjet or laser prints.

Photographs and Digital Art need to be submitted as digital A4 inkjet or laser prints accompanied by a soft copy of the same in a CD. The winner of the contest will be rewarded with an all-expense-paid trip to Japan to receive the award. The deadline for the Epson Creative Imaging Contest is December 15, 2010.   All entries need to be sent to Epson India Pvt Ltd, 12th Floor, The Millenia, Tower A, No.1, Murphy Road, Ulsoor, Bangalore – 560 008.

Learn Mandarin

The Bangalore chapter of the Chinese Institute of Chennai is conducting a 40-hour course that teaches conversational Mandarin, and reading and writing skills in Pinyin, a Romanised spelling system of the Chinese language, used to represent Chinese sounds with European letters. The four-week course is on Saturdays and Sundays for five hours each. The next batch begins on November 13. For details, log on to www.chennaichinese.com/bangalore or call 98865 42488.

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