Grading of management programmes

Rating agency Crisil has launched the grading of management programmes of business schools to help students choose educational institutions easily.

"Crisil believes that greater transparency and availability of benchmarks in the education sector are key pillars in the agenda of human capital development in India," the ratings firm's CEO Roopa Kudva said.

The firm has spent a year in developing and testing the criteria and methodology for business school evaluation for 24 institutes and 24 management programmes across the country, she said.

This grading will help students to make better informed choices about business schools, help institutes raise their standards and give an insight to international schools as to which institute they want to partner with in future, she said.

Embedded Designers’ Forum

Microchip Technology has announced the second annual Embedded Designers’ Forum, which is a series of training events where hardware and software engineers can learn about innovative technologies that will enable them to differentiate their products. This year’s seminars will focus on human-interface, connectivity and low-power technologies.

The forum will be open till March 2011 in nine locations — Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, New Delhi, and Pune. For details, visit

Young Leaders Programme

The Indian School of Business (ISB) has announced the launch of Young Leaders Programme (YLP) for promising students who are in their pre-final year of graduation. YLP is a first-of-its-kind initiative for young achievers to get a head start in their careers by allowing them to seek pre-admission to ISB’s one year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP).

After introducing two management programmes targeted at mid-level and senior industry professionals, ISB now offers a ‘bridge’ programme for graduate students interested in making early moves into leadership positions. Candidates selected for YLP are required to complete one year and nine months of work experience before joining the PGP. During this period, students will attend contact programmes at the ISB campus. Admissions will be open till March 15, 2011. For more details, visit:

Course in graphic designing

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) has launched Diploma in Graphic Design & Rich Media Content (DGDRM), a one year comprehensive programme that prepares students for a creative career in new age media.

On completion of the course, students can pursue their career as graphic designers, design visualisers, illustrators, layout designers, interactive designers, user interface designers and so on. For details, contact: 32412232/ 41654180;

LPU signs MoU

Lovely Professional University signed an MoU with Limkokwing University, Malaysia, to facilitate the provision of students’ transfer, exchange and collaborative works between both the universities.

Limkokwing University is renowned for its courses in Management and Animation and has campuses in Malaysia, UK, Bali, Botswana, Borneo, Cambodia and Lesotho. Through this MoU, both the universities will explore opportunities for student and faculty exchange as well as developing joint programmes.

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