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Free strategy session for students

Deccan Herald and Pearson Education Services are organising a mega strategy session for students entering PU I/Class XI on June 16, 2012 at the St Joseph’s Indian High School, Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore, at 3 pm. To be held under the auspices of Edurite Learning Centre, the session will focus on the new examination patterns emerging in the country and how students need to plan to stay ahead in this new, highly competitive environment.

The session will be led by Dr Arvind Gambheer, renowned authority on exam preparation strategies. His CET shortcuts and techniques have become popular for the quick problem-solving and time-saving they offer.

Parents are invited to accompany their children for this information session which will be invaluable for them in counseling their children in their future studies about the new IIT exam and medical entrance exams. Also, the session will cover the importance of board exams for entry into top professional courses.

To get a free invitation for the event, parents and students can visit the nearest Edurite Learning Centre or call 97400  18822.

Art sessions

Art House is organising art sessions at various locations in Bangalore. Using pencil, charcoal, ink and sketch book, artists can explore interior space, atmosphere, light and the human figure, while learning basic drawing skills. A new batch starts on June 24. The fee for ‘Discover Bengaluru Through Sketching’ is Rs 5,000, while for ‘Art of water colour’, it is Rs 6000. For registration and details, contact: 98863 94195, 98861 53297.

Science & Management for Sustainable Living

The Bhoomi College (Bangalore) invites applications to its one-year programme on Science and Management for Sustainable Living, beginning in August 2012. This programme will be useful to anyone interested in ‘green’ careers or ‘green’ entrepreneurship, or for those who want to make a significant shift to sustainable living. Unique features include cutting edge curriculum, a green campus, gift culture and great teachers. Students will also get to work on projects of their choice with several committed facilitators and NGOs. For more information, contact: 09449853834 or write to bhoomicollege@gmail.com for free e-brochure and application form.

Courses from Sikkim Manipal University

Sikkim Manipal University is a unique partnership between the Manipal group and Government of Sikkim. The university’s distance learning institution — SMU-DE, has been offering distance learning programmes in 77 courses across 11 disciplines. These include Arts, Management, Allied Health Science, Commerce, Vocational Sciences, Information Technology, Commerce prodegree and the Science prodegree programmes. In the Arts category, there are the Political Science and History programmes both at the BA and MA level. The Arts programmes are also offered in the vernacular medium. In the Commerce stream, there is B.Com and MCom.

MCA, MSc, BSc, BCA, diploma and PG diploma are offered in the IT category. The specialisations at the MSc level include Information Technology, Telecom Technology, and Computer Science.

The vocational sciences programmes include BA and MA in Journalism and Mass Communication, BSc in Apparel and Fashion Design and Diploma in Fashion Design and Illustration.

Under the Allied Health Sciences category, there is MSc Biotechnology, MSc and Diploma in Bioinformatics, MSc and PG diploma in Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs, BSc and Diploma programmes in Medical Imaging Technology, Medical Lab Technology, and Health Information Administration. There is also the MBA and Diploma programme in health care services.

The prodegree programmes of the university are aimed at providing industry-relevant specialisations in BCom and BSc streams. The prodegree programmes are of three-year duration with each year delivering a certification of specific skills, which make the candidate employable. The B.Com prodegree is offered in Supply Chain Management, Import/Export and Financial Planning. BSc in Network Technology is the science prodegree programme offered by the university.

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