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Parenting workshop

Understanding children, their aspirations, emotions and behaviour requires a conscious effort from parents. Children are under constant pressure to achieve, to prove, to appease, to be understanding etc. How does one connect to children, understand them? As children grow up, the disconnect and the gap widens. Communication breaks down and this impacts relationships. How to foresee and mitigate potential issues? How to build that understanding? How to empower oneself and one’s children?

Chetana is a 10-day parenting workshop that explores perspectives that enable the parent to understand his/her child better, improve adult-child communication and understand oneself. Fees: Rs 3000. Weekend classes are starting on July 28/29th at MagicHive, JPNagar 7th Phase. Ph 080-65706371.

Analytics Awareness forum

ApexGlobal is organising an “Analytics Awareness Forum” at their centre on July 28, 2012 at 10 am.

It is a recommended forum for lower to middle level executives who would like to add effective decision making as their unique skills and break into the corporate leadership roles. During this forum you will get an opportunity to interact with established analytics practitioners, experts who offer such programmes at IIMs and international institutes and consultants who build most effective analytical solutions. Entry is free. There are limited seats so advance registration is required. For further information visit :
www.apexglobal.org. For registration call: 080 49343536/ 9742872963. Venue: Apex Global, 2nd Floor, D Tower, Diamond District, Old Airport Road, Bangalore.

Pratt & Whitney at IISc

Pratt & Whitney opened an office at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore to increase its long-term commitment to conduct advanced research in gas turbine jet engine technology in India. The office will support a full-time endowed professorship in Gas Turbine Engineering at the institute and visiting Pratt & Whitney employees and executives who conduct research at the institute.  The company recently increased its funding commitment to the professorship to make the chair self-sustaining and will announce a full-time professor in the near future. Pratt & Whitney works with the Indian Institute of Science on advanced research initiatives that support the design and development of more efficient and environmentally friendly gas turbine engines. The work is focused on advanced research in propulsion system technology. To learn more, visit http://www.utc.com

DCSE’s MSE programme

A Master of Social Entrepreneurship (MSE) programme has been launched by the Deshpande Education Trust’s Deshpande Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Hubli. The Deshpande Education Trust’s (DET) Deshpande Center for Social Entrepreneurship (DCSE), actively promotes social entrepreneurship by hosting, supporting and guiding dynamic individuals dedicated to generating innovative and scalable ideas.

This academic year DET’s DCSE successfully completed its affiliation with Karnatak University, Dharwad and announced the launch of its Master of Social Entrepreneurship programme. The Master of Social Entrepreneurship (MSE) is a two-year residential programme affiliated to Karnatak University, Dharwad and approved by the Government of Karnataka

With an aim to demystify social entrepreneurship for young and creative minds this residential programme is carefully designed from a practitioner’s perspective. DCSE has been a breeding ground of several start-ups, an international network of enterprises and concrete partnerships with over 100 for profits and not–for profits who are all engaged in solving social issues with a compassionate heart and entrepreneurial mind set. The two-year programme is packaged with 25 different courses that blend with cutting edge practical experience as well as personal mentorship through real entrepreneurs. For complete details, visit www.detmse.com. Seats are limited and the deadline to receive applications is July 31, 2012.

Late application service

The UK based University of Liverpool is opening a late application service for international undergraduate students who are still deciding on their study options for degree programmes in 2012. Applications through UCAS – the central organisation by which applications are processed for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the UK have been officially closed in June. Undergraduate students from India who are accepted through the service and have attained 85 per cent or above in their Std XII examinations, will automatically be considered for the Vice-Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship, worth £2,500 in the first year of their studies.  Should they then be able to maintain a grade score of 70 per cent or more throughout their studies, they will continue to receive the award for each year of their degree.

The late application service operates a 24 hour online process for students to search courses and submit their documents. It will be open until August 31.  Students can apply through the service by visiting the website at: http://www.liv.ac.uk/study/international/Clearing/ or by emailing the International Student Recruitment Team on: intclear@liv.ac.uk

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