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International Education Summit

Academy for Creative Teaching (ACT), in association with EduAhead, is organising an International Education Summit ‘Adhyapan – 2012’ on creativity and leadership in education on September 13 and 14, 2012 at Bangalore and September 17 and 18, 2012 at New Delhi, in which some of the world’s best educationists, academic leaders, teachers and creative thinkers are participating.

The participants will explore new methods and techniques to enhance their abilities in academic leadership. Further, the growing capability of students to use technology in different modes makes learning easy and exciting.  

Educators can choose to participate either at Bangalore or New Delhi.  As a part of ‘Adhyapan - 2012’, a session in dedicated exclusively for delegates who wish to present their research paper, case studies or success stories.

Guidelines for Abstract Submission: Abstract length should be between 150-200 words; Title of the Article (centre aligned); Name(s) of the Author(s) and Affiliation (centre aligned); Font size should be 12 point; Font style should be Times New Roman; Line Spacing should be 1.5; Justify the text alignment in the abstract.

Interested delegates should send their abstracts to adhyapan@actedu.in on or before September 1, 2012.  The abstracts will be peer reviewed and the delegates will be intimated about their abstract’s acceptance on September 7, 2012.  The time allotted for each selected presentation is 15 minutes with five minutes for discussions.
Venue: Bangalore – Jnana Jyothi Auditorium; New Delhi – India Habitat Centre Auditorium.

Registration fee: Rs. 7995 (all inclusive) per head for out station delegates; Rs 5, 500 (all inclusive, except accommodation) per head for delegates who are from Bangalore and New Delhi; Rs. 4,500 (all inclusive, except accommodation) for a group of five delegates who are from Bangalore and New Delhi; USD 500 (all inclusive) per head for foreign delegates.

For details, contact adhyapan@actedu.in or 9480793007.

Space & Rocket Dynamics Certificate course

The Department of Physics, St Joseph’s College (autonomous) Bangalore in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is organising a ‘Space and Rocket Dynamics’ certificate course. Classes will be conducted by eminent scientists from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), ISRO and other leading institutions on Saturday afternoons.

The topics covered during this course are the following: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Rocket Dynamics, Solar Physics, Cosmology, Astrobiology, High Energy Astronomy, Planetary Science and Atmospheric Physics. BSc students with Physics as one of the major subjects are eligible to apply. A few engineering students will also be admitted. The duration of the course is 120 hours. The last date for submitting the application form is August 25, 2012. The full term course fee is Rs 3000. Application forms are available at the college office. For further details contact: 22211429/ 7204797170.

Cloud computing competition

Unisys has announced that entries are open for the fourth annual Cloud 20/20 competition. This year, participants are being asked to put theory into practice by working in teams of four, supported by two project guides, to showcase live cloud computing projects.

The topics for this year focus on the real-world challenges of implementing successful cloud computing solutions. This year’s contest topics include: automation for cloud computing; virtualisation; application development for the cloud; security issues in the cloud; moving Workloads from Datacenters to the cloud; consumerisation of IT; potential future technologies, open source technologies and disruptive technologies. Registration for the contest closes on September 5, 2012. For further information on Cloud 20/20 and registration details, log on to: http://utfi.co.in/ or http://www.app3.unisys.com/common/about__unisys/Cloud20_20V4/index.html

Programme with unemployment insurance

Modrika has opened admissions for its comprehensive one-year guaranteed job programme. The course content and corporate experience certificate offered by this programme will make you eligible for jobs in sectors like Fund management and consultancy, Advisory, Equity market, Derivatives, Currency, Commodities and Research houses.

With a 40 hours per week module, the course focuses on Financial Statistics and Modeling Concepts and Tools with detail on Instrument Pricing, Portfolio Management and Risk Management followed by insights into trading and arbitrage strategies with each participant developing and implementing his or her own strategies on simulators.
Furthermore, the course also provides a basic introduction to High Frequency Econometrics, market microstructure and Transaction Cost Analysis. The final module deals with Algorithmic Trading system architecture and Optimizing Strategies.

The course fee is between Rs 60,000 to Rs 4.5 lakhs. The admission process is based on online examination of IQ and admissions are open round the year.

Those who have a basic knowledge of finance, accounting and valuation concepts, Economics, Commerce Graduates, B.E./ B.Tech /MBA’s and who possess basic programming, analytical and quantitative skills, those who are good at Excel, Access, and standard Office suite, are eligible to apply.  For further information, visit:  ttp://www.modrika.com/guaranteed-job-program.html

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