On wheels of royalty

On wheels of royalty

Campus corner

On wheels of royalty

The students pose next to the heritage train.This royal experience, combined with the sights and sounds of the railways, made an indelible impression, right from the coaches named after the dynasties of Karnataka (Hoysala, Vijayanagara, Chalukya, Adil Shahi), to the dining, beverage and health coaches.

The pain-staking attention to details, be it the carved niches in the wood to the luxurious linen, from the communication centre and spotless kitchens to the liveried staff were a delight to the eyes. The visuals were no doubt etched in the minds of every individual and the inputs provided by the F&B Manager Rathore was insightful.

Understanding higher education

The Kristu Jayanti College organised a two-day national level conference on Dynamics of Indian Higher Education System and Challenges recently. The session began with the inaugural address by N R Shetty, President, Indian Society for Technical Education. The session highlighted the need for access of marginalised section to higher education.

The keynote sessions began with the address by R S Deshpande, Director of ISEC, who spoke about the scenario of higher education in India. The second session, headed by K Sudha Rao, Professor, National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), talked about policy initiatives in higher education with special emphasis on Yashpal Committee recommendations. The keynote speaker for session III was Mariamma Varghese, former vice-chancellor, SNDT Women University, Mumbai, who spoke about quality gaps in Indian higher education system. The keynote speaker for session IV was A M Thimmiya, senior vice-president and head of Manipal University. He spoke on the prospects of institution in higher education regarding private initiatives.

The day two was a session on higher education in India, the international perspective. It was chaired by Paul Vaz, Rector, St  Xavier's College, Mumbai.

Joy of giving

NSS, one of the main clubs in Jyoti Nivas College, works for the betterment and upliftment of the poor.The club helps poor children in their studies and provide them with food, clothing and shelter. Students are equipped to help people fight against poverty, disease, illiteracy, ecological degradation and superstition.

The spirit of the ‘Joy of Giving Week’ was celebrated in the college by NSS volunteers recently, wherein they collected a sum of Rs 10,000, clothes and stationaries from the students and staff of the college to be handed over to the needy. During the week, NSS volunteers also visited the YWCA, where in they spend a few hours with the young people and got to know about their difficulties in life.

Whatz on?

Clairvoyonce fest for the post-graduate students of Management and Commerce is being held at St Joseph’s College of Commerce, Brigade Road on October 21, 22 and 23, from 10 am.

Is there any event or festival happening in your college? Do let us know in advance by writing in brief about the nature of the event, date and time. You can also send the post event release and pictures.  Write to dhmetro@ deccanherald.co.in    

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