Industrial Design and Technology course

The Design School at Loughborough University, UK, has started inviting applications for its BA (Hons) in Industrial Design and Technology course. The University has a national reputation of excellence in the field of design and its Design School has been rated 7th for Art and Design by Times Good City Guide 2012.

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 4-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 Diploma in Professional Studies for successful completion of the course along with their degrees.

Students with an overall score of 75% in Class 12, with 80% 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

Cartoon competition

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) in association with Indian Institute of Cartoonists announces ‘MAAC–artoon 2012’, an intercollegiate cartoon competition for students belonging to the age group of 15 to 21 years, across all colleges in Bangalore.
Interested students can register at any of the MAAC centres in Bangalore.

As a part of the contest, the participants are required to create their artwork based on the theme, ‘Water Shortage’ and submit it by November 22, 2012. Each participant has the liberty to send up to three entries either in black and white or colour format in an A3 size hard copy with their age proof and complete details mentioning their name, age, date of birth, education qualification, address and contact information behind the entry. K N Balraj, cartoonist, copy writer and sculptor will judge the best entry. Artworks of 30 finalists will be displayed at the Indian cartoon gallery from December 4, 2012 to December 20, 2012 and added to the archives of the association.

This contest would provide an opportunity to all interested candidates to showcase their artistic skills. The shortlisted candidates will then compete among themselves live on the finale day on December 1, 2012. The winners of the contest would be awarded prizes like Samsung Galaxy Ace plus and Wacom Intuos tablet.

Registration is free. Participants can call on the following numbers for details: 8722674524 / 9379944505 / 9880272353 / 9141911177 / 9886079222 / 23461204.

ISBF’s full time MBA programme

Indian School of Business and Finance has launched a full-time MBA degree programme in partnership with the City University of Seattle, USA with specialisations in Finance, Marketing and Human Resource Management.

ISBF now offers a high-quality US MBA degree in India, from an accredited US university. The Indian School of Business and Finance, last month, signed an agreement with the CityU for collaboration on offering a US accredited MBA degree in India. Through this elite partnership, ISBF will offer its signature courses including its suites and Core Skills programmes, and its eLearning and virtual classroom.

The premium goal of the course offered is to provide the students with the opportunity to be jointly taught by faculty from CityU and ISBF. Also students have an option to complete the programme in India or at any point during the programme, students may even seek a transfer to the campus in Seattle.

Leadership programme for kids

School of Success has come up with its Dream Big Leadership for Kids, this month.
This one day programme will:

- Help your child to ‘visualise’ his/her future
- Set simple, age-appropriate, and achievable goals
- Communicate with clarity
- Take charge with easy focus and concentration techniques
- Develop a ‘never give up attitude’ and bounce back after every failure
- Imbibe some of the most important leadership values — confidence, respect and hard work  
- Deal with peer and academic pressure positively

At the end of the programme, children create their own ‘vision book’ and take it back home.

Age: 7- 10yrs and 11-14yrs

Fee: Rs. 850 per child. (Includes all material, snacks and lunch)

Call:  9789906146, 9663400443, for details.

Venue: School of Success, Indiranagar

Date: November 24, 2012.

Management Aptitude Test

Centre for Management Services (CMS) is the specialised division of AIMA undertaking testing and other management services. The testing services have been in operation since 1988 under the trademark All India Management Aptitude Testing Services (AIMATS) facilitating academia, industry and government to screen and select candidates for higher studies, recruitment, promotion etc. Hundreds of organisations and lakhs of candidates have availed these services.

Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline from a recognised university. Final year degree course students can also apply.

How to apply: Candidate can choose any one of the following modes to apply: Obtain form with MAT bulletin/CD against cash payment of Rs 1200 from listed branches of Bank of Baroda, Axis bank, listed Study Centres of AIMA or from AIMA, New Delhi, or obtain crossed Demand Draft (DD) of Rs 1200 in favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at Delhi from any Bank. Register online at website  www. aima-ind.org
The last date for receipt of filled in application forms at AIMA, New Delhi is November 17, 2012.

PGDSRD from NIRD    

The National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD) has launched its fourth one-year Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Sustainable Rural Development, in distance mode commencing from January 1, 2013. It will be offered in two semesters with 32 credits. The PG Diploma will be awarded by the NIRD.

Eligibility: A graduate degree in any discipline from a UGC recognised University.
For foreign applicants, degree of their University should be recognised by their government and their competence in English should be ensured.

Programme Fee: Rs. 20,000 (Rs. 18,000 for SC/ST/PH), to be deposited in two equal installments at the commencement of each semester. For sponsored candidates, full fee will have to be deposited at the time of admission. Fee for NRIs and foreign nationals is $1700 to be paid at the time of admission.

How to apply: The application form and information brochure can be downloaded from NIRD’s website www.nird.org.in. The application should be enclosed along with a Demand Draft for Rs. 500 (Rs. 300 for SC/ST/PH candidates) drawn in favour of “NIRD-DEC-PGD-SRD” payable at Hyderabad, towards application fee and also required attested copies of the certificates as mentioned in the application form available on the website.

The last date for receiving filled in application forms at NIRD, Hyderabad is November 20, 2012.

More details are available at: www.nird.org.in

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