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Industrial design course

The Design School at Loughborough University, UK, has started inviting applications for its BA (Hons) in Industrial Design and Technology course.

The 3-year full time BA (Hons) Industrial Design and Technology is a highly visual and people-centred discipline that requires the creativity and vision to produce innovative product solutions to real problems.

The course is specifically designed at developing students’ knowledge and abilities in areas such as styling, manufacturing, business, sustainability, materials and technology. They would get an opportunity to gain skills in sketching, CAD, rapid prototyping, product styling, brand awareness, user-led innovation, materials/processes, the development/communication of ideas, ergonomics, sustainable design, techniques of planning, and the production of models, prototypes and finished artefacts.

The course is also available as a four-year work placement (sandwich) programme wherein students will get industrial or professional work experience incorporated between periods of academic study at the University. With this, the students will be awarded with a Diploma in Professional Studies for successful completion of the course along with their degrees.

Students with an overall score of 75 per cent in Class 12, with 80 per cent in Art, Design and Technology are eligible to apply. The programme commences in September 2013 and the last date to apply is January 15, 2013. The fee structure for the BA (Hons) programme is £16,750. All applications must be made online through the Universities and College Admissions Service (UCAS- http://www.ucas.com/).
For further information on the courses, contact the international office at: international-office@lboro.ac.uk

Ethical Hacking course

IndiaCan has announced the launch of a Certificate Course in ethical hacking in collaboration with renowned ethical hacker Ankit Fadia. The Ankit FadiaTM Certified Ethical Hacker course (AFCEH) is a world class certification programme in ethical hacking that aims at training and certifying a whole new generation of ethical hackers in the field of computer security. The one month AFCEH course will train and certify students in all aspects of ethical hacking that come in use in the fast growing computer security consulting industry.

This programme promises to teach students extensively about ethical hacking with the help of live interactive sessions, video lectures, bestselling text books, question bank, practical lab sessions. To further strengthen the understanding of students, real life examples will be used to help students counter threats and develop response modules to contain damage and protect security architecture within corporate networks.

The course fee for the course is Rs. 9,999. Participants will also receive six best selling books written by Ankit Fadia. The duration of the course is one month/30 hours. The next batch will start in the first week of January and admission are now open.

AFCEH will be available at 24 IndiaCan centres across the country. For more information visit, www.indiacan.com

Training in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Prolific HR Consultants (India) Pvt. Ltd has launched the ‘Prolific Training Academy’ to cater to the professional training needs of the Logistics and Supply Chain Industry. The Academy provides professional training courses accredited to the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), London.

CILT Accredited courses are designed to suit the professional needs of both fresh aspirants who want to make it big in the Logistics industry as well as those of senior working professionals.  The courses currently administered include:

*Introductory Course in Logistics & Transport

*Certificate course in Logistics and Transport

*Diploma Course

*International Diploma Course


Facility Management programmes

Chartered Facility Management Institute has announced a first of its kind International Certification Program for working professionals on Facility Management. The aim is to educate professional facility managers, in accordance with the demand of the companies.

This programme is specially designed for working professionals, covering operational, tactical and strategic management tasks, and operational services. A team of experts from India, the REUG and the Vienna University of Technology, Austria will conduct the 86-hour programme.

Ace Manager online business game

For the fifth year running, BNP Paribas is inviting entries for the Ace Manager online business game. Designed to enhance group brand awareness in universities and colleges worldwide, the 2013 round of this international contest is open to teams of students in higher education — those studying for a Bachelor or Master’s degree — who are under 26 years of age.

Ace Manager - The Fifth Set has been designed with the help of BNP Paribas hands-on banking experts, with a view to ensuring its appeal to young people.

The game takes place in a fictitious town called Universe-City, where an extraordinary discovery is about to unleash a series of unprecedented events.

During the online phase of the contest, participating teams, each composed of three students, will test their ability to carry out various banking tasks — involving Marketing, Management and Business Development — embedded in a number of case studies. Their goal is to come up with the best solution to help clients develop their business.

To fulfil their objectives, the contestants will have to meet numerous challenges linked to the BNP Paribas Group’s three core business areas — retail banking, asset management, and corporate and investment banking.

This international competition will be run in English, beginning with an initial online phase from April 2 2013 to April 23, 2013 on a dedicated website: acemanager.bnpparibas.com.
Ace Manager – The Fifth Set will then conclude with a grand final between the five best performing teams in mid-May 2013. Teams will have to meet the final challenge in front of an  expert jury composed of former teachers from participating universities and members of BNP Paribas top management.

The contest is open for entries on the dedicated website acemanager.bnpparibas.com. Entries close on March 26, 2013.

All finalists will receive cash prizes as follows: Winning team: €6,000 plus a trip to Paris; Runner-up team: €3,000; Third-placed team: €1,500
All finalists will also receive tickets to a tennis event.

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