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BASE’s training programme for NEET 2013

BASE has announced a new programme to train students for NEET 2013.  NEET Intensive is an intense classroom programme for students, currently in Class XII / PU II, appearing for NEET 2013. The focus of the programme is to train students to analyse multiple choice questions, learn alternate methods of answering and practice taking tests, thereby enhancing their performance abilities. This weekend classes programme will commence from November 17, 2012 and go on till end of February 2013.  There will be extensive practice after the board exams during April 2013.
For further queries write to info@base-edu.in or call 080 - 4260 4600 / 9538141504.

Education Ireland fair

Education Ireland, the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Ireland’s education sector in world markets, recently announced a three-city student recruitment fair to be held across Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai between November 22 and December 1, 2012. Each student fair will see participation from over 60 delegates including provosts and deans from 16 leading list of Institutes of Technology,
Government Regulated Private Colleges amongst others from Ireland.

The fair will aim to showcase the very best in Irish education from laying emphasis on what makes Ireland’s worldwide reputation for delivering high quality education and how it is built on the solid foundation of commitment to excellence. Pertinent topics such as university-industry linkage through research and business collaborations, scholarships, ease of visa, stay back options, job security, and many other topics will be addressed in the three cities by domain experts from various disciplines.

A number of exciting scholarship programmes exclusively designed for Indian students will be announced and launched at all the fairs. In Bangalore, the fair will be held on November 24 at Hotel Oberoi, MG Road, between 11 am and 4 pm. To find out more about Education in Ireland visit: www.educationinireland.com

ETL workshop for teachers

To meet the growing demand of English language and related soft skills, British Council will conduct a series of training workshops on task based learning, designing materials and courses, using stories, songs and pictures in the classroom, teaching pronunciation, continuing your professional development, using learn English booklets and teaching vocabulary. These workshops are aimed at teachers from the middle and secondary sections of the school and higher education sectors in India. The aim of the sessions is to equip teachers with effective methods, resources, practical ideas and activities that they can implement in their own classroom situations.

The workshops have been developed, complete with materials, and certified by the British Council. Certificate of Participation will be provided to all participants attending the workshop. The workshop will be held on November 23, 2012 at British Library, 23, Kasturba Road Cross, Bangalore - 560001. Registration fee per participant:  Rs.1000 for Library institutional members and Rs.1500 for non-member institutions. The course fee is inclusive of all training materials, trainer costs, refreshments and stationery.

Symposium on CPD

The Regional Institute of English South India Bangalore and the British Council will jointly organise a one-day symposium on the theme ‘Continuing Professional Development of Teachers’ on November 23.

The symposium will raise awareness about what Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is for teachers and how it can contribute to quality in the classroom. It will also illustrate how CPD can work in practice using a variety of different approaches, tools and techniques. The main objective is to engage policy makers and educational leaders in a debate about how they can introduce and / or embed CPD within their contexts
The CPD Symposium will also provide a platform and focus for the participants to share their own professional development journeys as well as the lessons they have learned along the way. The symposium will feature the launch of a book called Continuing Professional Development: Lessons from India.

Prof Dr Amritavalli from the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad will deliver the key note address. Rod Bolitho, Academic Director of Norwich Institute of Language Education (NILE), UK will talk about ‘Projects and Programmes: Contemporary Experience in ELT Change Management’. Dr N S Prabhu, formerly, Professor, National University of Singapore will interact with the audience. The venue for the event is Regional Institute of English South India, Jnanabharathi campus, Bangalore.

Interested participants need to register for the event. Contact details: Chennai.enquiry@in.britishcouncil.org / 044-42050600.

BSE’s EPIM

BSE Institute, a wholly owned subsidiary of the BSE, has announced the launch of its Executive Program in Investment Management (EPIM), a one-year distance learning programme. Spread across two semesters and comprising of 14 modules, EPIM covers all aspects of Investment Management right from time value of money to investment planning and is aimed at preparing participants for a career in Basics of Investments, Equity Markets, Derivatives, Commodity Markets, Forex Markets, Technical Analysis, Fundamental Analysis, Exploring Mutual Fund Investments, Advanced Commodity Markets, Advanced Derivatives, Advanced Forex Markets, Advanced Technical Analysis, Advanced Fundamental Analysis, Strategies & Techniques for Managing Investment
The purpose of this programme is to enable participants to understand, analyse and work on managing investments and take informed financial decisions for wealth creation.

During the course of the EPIM programme, students will learn the tools and techniques that will help them identify potential investment opportunities and take informed decisions based on a comprehensive understanding of the investment process.
Participants will get to study the latest investment techniques and strategies that help them in maximizing their portfolio returns.

The Executive Program in Investment Management will add specialisation to the aspirant’s existing qualification. This programme will also help participants to understand recent and likely future developments in investments management.

The programme will comprise of two semesters. Semester 1 will cover topics such as Basics of Investments, Equity Markets, Derivatives, Commodity Markets, Forex Markets, Technical Analysis and Fundamental Analysis. The second semester of the programme will cover topics such as Mutual Fund Investments, Advanced Derivatives, Advanced Commodity Markets, Advanced Forex Markets, Advanced Fundamental Analysis as well as Strategies and Techniques for managing investments.

This programme involves contact sessions, video-based expert lecture series, webinars, simulation-based training, optional international visit for students, industry internship, industry visits, eligibility to alumni membership, subject to seat availability and additional fees (wherever applicable).

The EPIM programme consists of two term-end examinations. Quarterly contact sessions will  also be provided at various locations with prior communication to enroled students. The last date for receiving applications for the EPIM course is December 21, 2012. For details, log on to: http://epim.bsebti.com

Astronomy course

A short duration, five-days-a-week, evening course in basic Astronomy titled, “General Astronomy” will be conducted at M P Birla Institute of Fundamental Research (MPBIFR), Bangalore from January 7 to 22, 2013. This course is open to all with no restrictions on age or educational background. The classes will be held from 5 pm to 6.30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The syllabus includes the basics of astronomical concepts like identification of constellations, measurement of brightness and distances of stars, Sun and solar system, beginning of the Universe and so on. Interactive lectures for all class room sessions are delivered at the premises of the Institute. The medium of instruction will be English.

The application forms may be obtained from M P Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Campus, 43/1 Race Course Road, Bangalore – 560001. The number of seats is limited to 30 and admissions will be made on first-come-first-served basis.

Contact: 080-2238 5956. Email: info@mpbifr-blr.in; mpbifr@gmail.com

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