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BSc Optometry course

Sankara College of Optometry, Bangalore is inviting applications for its Bachelor of Science in Optometry or Bachelor of Optometry (BSc. Optometry) course. The course is for four years (three years of study + 1 year internship). Eligibility requirements are a 10 + 2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Maths. Applications are available at the Sankara College of Optometry. Selection interviews will be held to screen the candidates. For further details, contact: 08028540414. The last date for submitting application forms is August 1, 2012.

 Seminar on ‘Student Visas’

The British Council is organising a seminar on ‘Student Visas’ in Bangalore for the benefit of students who have secured admission from UK institutions for the September/ October 2012 intake under the Tier 4 of the Points Based System.  It is to be held at the British Library, Prestige Takt, 23 Kasturba Road Cross, Bangalore 560 001 on June 29, 2012 between 4 and 5 pm. Students who have already obtained admission are encouraged to bring a copy of the admission letter.  Seating will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis.  Entry to the seminar is free.

Skill development

Laurus Edutech has initiated an English Language Improvement Program under the Skill Development Initiative Scheme of the Government of Karnataka in collaboration with Karnataka Vocational Training and Skill Development. This programme will be free of cost for the students. For further details, contact the state coordinator, Basavaraj on 9035333303.

Certificate in Retail Assistant Programme

Manovikas-IGNOU Community College (MCC), the first college in the world for persons with Developmental Disabilities for sustainable employment, has announced the admission for Certificate in Retail Assistant Programme for the academic year 2012-2013.

This programme provides learners with specific courses on material handling, understanding customer relations, and business and social communications. The duration of the course is six months to one year. Completion of this programme will benefit successful candidates to apply for jobs in different tourism industries like hotels, restaurants etc.

Students who have completed 17 years of age, with border line to mid-level developmental disability such as autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, learning disabilities, hearing impairment etc., are eligible to apply. Above average results on the Multiple Intelligence Disabilities test in the areas of Linguistic, Interpersonal, and Bodily Kinesthetic Intelligence is also required.

Application form: The forms for admission are available on the website manovikas.co.in or from Manovikas-IGNOU Community College, A-267, Surajmal Vihar, Delhi-110092. Last date of submission is July 10, 2012. For details contact: 011-65422367, 22377771, 9911107772.

Parenting workshops

MagicHive is conducting ‘Parenting Workshops’ called ‘Chetana’. It is a 10-session workshop that empowers oneself and empowers children.  It is to be held at the MagicHive centre at JP Nagar, 7th Phase. The workshop aims to improve understanding of oneself and understanding of one’s children. It is open to parents/teachers — anyone interacting with children. Programme details can be viewed on the website www.magichive.in. The cost of the programme is Rs 3000. Contact 080-65706371, for further details.

Capture the community spirit

Jura, in partnership with Olympus, is launching an online photography competition (www.isleofjura.com/communityspirit) to find images from across the world that best embody the theme of ‘community spirit’.

Three budding amateur photographers are being offered the chance to win a trip to the island of Jura, off Scotland’s West Coast. To experience Jura’s island life for themselves, amateur photographers are invited to submit photographs that best tell a story of community spirit. These images could include photos of groups or individuals that evoke the spirit of the neighbourhood in which they live, or even photos of festivals and events that conjure the character of a particular place.

Each one of the three winners and their partners will enjoy a week’s all-expenses stay in the exclusive Jura Lodge and a VIP tour of the Jura distillery and island. The winners will also receive an Olympus PEN E-PL3 camera to create a lasting memento of their visit to Jura, and a photography workshop on the island from award-winning photographer David Nightingale (www.chromasia.com).

To enter, applicants must upload a photo that captures community spirit onto an e-postcard template along with a description in 50 words or less of why that picture tells a story of community spirit. Jura will assess a shortlist of the very best ‘postcards’ and pick three lucky winners — one from North America, one from the UK and a third from the rest of the world. The details of the competition, can be found at www.isleofjura.com/communityspirit. The competition will end on August 3, 2012.

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