Fine Art courses

The Sri Allamaprabhu Lalithakala Academy (SALA), in collaboration with Karnataka State Open University Mysore, is offering Fine Art courses. This is not through distance education but through classes at SALA centres, taken by teachers appointed by SALA. Anyone who has completed 18 years of age (16 years for those who have completed PUC) can apply. Candidates need to be able to read and write. It is compulsory to attend week-end classes. Candidates who have ‘vidwat’ certificate or equivalent in music can get direct admission to the Masters degree courses. Those who have ‘senior’ certificate or equivalent can get direct admission to the Masters degree courses in music. Candidates who have AM (Art Master) and GD (Government Diploma) qualification in Visual Arts with three years field experience can get direct admission to Master degree courses.
The art degrees offered are: BFA and MFA in painting / sculpture / applied art / photography /art history.
B.Mus and M.Mus in Hindustani and Carnatic Music.
B.Dance and M.Dance in Bharatanatyam.
B.Drama and M.Drama.
For further details, contact: 0821 2484849, 9980657709 or visit: www.salamysore.com

Science contest for school children

InoVIT, the annual science contest for school children organised by VIT University is back. Aimed to inculcate interest in science activities among school students, the contest provides an outlet for them to apply their technical and scientific knowledge towards the benefit and betterment of society and mankind as a whole. It also recognises and honours students for their excellence in the sciences.

The second edition of InoVIT 2013 is being extended to the southern part of the country comprising of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry. The theme this time is “Green Clean – Earth Breathes”.

The science contest will be conducted under four major events: Working Model, Idea Presentation, Quiz and Poster Presentation. Students in Class IX to XII are eligible to participate. Three rounds of evaluation procedure will be followed viz., Qualifying Round, Preliminary Round and Final Round. To participate in the qualifying round the contestants are expected to submit an abstract of 250 words demonstrating their innovative approaches in developing models and ideas in accordance with the topics given. The last date for submitting their abstracts and the registration form is October 20, 2012. Interested students can register themselves online at https://inovit2013registration.questionpro.com . Contestants can also post their filled in registration forms.

Abstracts will be evaluated by an expert committee and the selected abstracts will be called for the preliminary round. The preliminary round will be conducted in 18 centres across the five states on November 17 and November 24, 2012. The centres are Chennai, Vellore, Trichy, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli, Madurai, Bangalore, Hubli, Mangalore, Tirupati, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Thrissur, Trivandrum, Kozhikode, Eranakulam and Puducherry.

The contestants have to display their working models, posters and give their idea presentation and quiz in the respective centres. Short listed candidates from the preliminary round will be called for the final round at VIT University in the first week of January 2013.

The Chancellor announced a total prize money of Rs. 3 lakh by VIT University for various events.
For further details visit: www.vit.ac.in or contact: 94431 07659, 99947 82481.

Dialysis Technician Diploma

Conceptualized in association with BONENT (Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology – USA), the Dialysis Technician Diploma course provides knowledge and training to students in the medical and technical aspects related to dialysis. Stressing on both theory and practical, the students are instructed by BONENT certified instructors on life-like dummy models and are helped to gain perfection in their work before actually being deployed at dialysis units. The courses will also provide students with training in spoken English and etiquette, further enhancing their chances to avail opportunities both in India and abroad. On completion of the two-year course students will be certified as BONENT Certified Dialysis Technicians.
Eligibility conditions: B Sc.(Nursing), Dialysis Technicians, Other graduates, 10 + 2 pass outs.
Selection Procedure: Selection will be based on academic performance and a personal interview.
Students can apply to enpidia@nephroplus.com or send their resume to: Nephroplus Kidney Care centres, 1st & 2nd floor, Gude’s Plaza, Above ICICI Bank, # 77, Sheshachala Colony, East Merredpally Main Road, Secunderabad – 500026. Call: 95501-98899 for more information. The next batch starts in the second half of December 2012.

Travel writing workshop

 A two-day workshop focusing on understanding Travel Writing is being conducted in Bangalore on October 13 and 14. Learn how to combine your love for travel into an enjoyable career option. Understand elements of intriguing writing, destination research, elements of travel story-telling, types of travel material and writing for all of them. This is a practical oriented workshop with lots of real-time exercises. Get trained by a mentor with over 20 years of experience and writing credits in international travel magazines. Fee: Rs 3,800.
Contact 9035789474 or drop a mail to contact.ireboot@gmail.com for details and registration.

GIS course

The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) has announced a short course on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) focusing on working with digital maps. The course will be held in Bangalore from November 16 to 18 at the IIHS city campus.
This course aims to equip the learners with the essentials of mapping, offering insights and hands-on exposure to working with various free-and-open-source mapping applications. The participants will get the opportunity to use/develop mash-ups based on popular web-based GIS applications like OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, etc. Individuals with background in architecture, planning, engineering, economics, finance, sociology, anthropology, geography, political science, environmental sciences, social work and law and management will benefit from this course.
The last day for registration is November 2, 2012. Contact +91 9900115247, for further details.

Pilates workshops

Stott Pilates is the premier school of pilates worldwide and here’s your chance to experience Stott Pilates as an exercise method. Through these workshops, get an insight on how to use one of the most effective and popular exercise methods favoured by elite Olympic athletes to showbiz celebrities to fitness enthusiasts world over.
The workshop details are as follows: Stott Pilates Total Body Toning (with toning balls). Using weighted toning balls, the workshop focuses on exercises that help to sculpt and define arms and upper body along with getting sleek and strong from head to toe.
Date: November 2, 2012 between 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.
Fee: Rs 4000 plus service tax.

Stott Pilates Total Body Sculpting (with flex-band): The workshop focuses on exercises that increase core and peripheral strength, while adding multi-dimensional joint movements, variety and challenge to mat-work exercises using the flex-band exerciser.
Date: November 2, 2012 between 2 pm and 4 pm.
Fee: Rs 4000 plus service tax.

Stott Pilates with props, Level 1: This innovative and upbeat mat-based workshop features small props including the flex-band exerciser, fitness circle resistance ring and toning balls.

Date: November 3, 2012 from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.
Fee: Rs 4500 plus service tax.
Contact: 919845391006 or visit www.thezonestudio.com, for further details.

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