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Ayurvedic quiz for students

As part of its annual Ayurvedic Medical College (AMC) Connect program, the Himalaya Drug Company, will conduct the final of Ayurwhiz-2, the second edition of the national level quiz contest for students of Ayurveda colleges across India. The event will be held on June 28 at the JN Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) campus, Bangalore.

This year, the unique quiz contest has witnessed participation from 192 colleges from multiple states all over India. The first round of the selection process included a 50-question multiple choice quiz where all final year students of various colleges were invited to participate. In the second round, top 10 students from each college were selected and formed into teams. The zonal competitions saw students from Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Assam qualify for the final in Bangalore.

Actve Vedic Maths

The Vedic Maths Forum India jointly with Tata Sky has launched a training program in ‘Vedic Maths’ on its platform. The service is aimed at helping students and professionals appearing for competitive examinations within and outside the country, where speed is the key.

The new interactive service can be accessed at any time of the day based on their convenience. It is expected to help students get familiar with Vedic Maths  techniques  from an early age and also give an edge to those appearing for competitive exams by helping them solve objective type Mathematical questions  faster. The 60-day training program comprises video tutorials and practice sessions in Vedic Maths that enables one to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and other Mathematical operations faster than conventional methods taught in schools and colleges, where these are taught in a fundamental way.

Scholarships for Indian students

Deakin University, Australia is offering exclusive scholarships and bursaries for Indian students applying for admissions to the University for the Year 2013 - 2014. The Deakin Course-specific bursaries that are aimed to help students applying for postgraduate courses in Management and related fields, Information Technology and Biotechnology provide a 20% tuition fee reduction for the Indian students. The total benefit through this bursary is over $ 9,000 for every eligible applicant. Deakin University is also offering Scholarships for its Post Graduate Engineering Course. The Engineering program at Deakin is greatly in demand due to the unique provision of being able to work with the Australian industry for 6 months as part of the course. The Value of the scholarship offered ranges from $ 3,000 to $ 7,000 and helps students from India overcome the challenges of dollar exchange rates. For more information and application process, write to kalpanaz@thechopras.com.

Art exhibition

The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Bengaluru and the British Council, jointly announce the Bengaluru opening of ‘Homelands’, a contemporary art exhibition. The exhibition will open on July 5, 2013 at 6 pm at the NGMA Bengaluru, after having travelled across the country through Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai.  It will be open to the public from 6th July to 14th August 2013 between 10 am and 5pm, except on Mondays and national holidays.

 Including more than 80 works by leading modern and contemporary artists, the show excavates the idea of a ‘homeland’ to reveal a rich plurality of meaning; ideas of belonging, alienation, history and memory. Works by 28 leading contemporary artists of the world from the British Council Collection will be showcased at the exhibition.

Communication workshop

British Library, Bangalore, is organizing a workshop on effective oral communication by Rani Rao Innes. It will be held at the British Library on July 6, 2013 (Saturday) from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. The fees for the workshop is  Rs 1700 for members and Rs 2000 for non-members. For details, contact at 080-22489220 or     bl.bangalore@in.britishcouncil.org

Tablet for intermediate students

AppThoughtz, a Hyderabad based IT software start-up company, has launched “ïTopper”, a tablet for the intermediate students (MPC and BiPC), which is customized as per Karnataka syllabus. The tablet contains many in-built applications that enable students to access quality content on subjects like mathematics, biology, physics, and chemistry from top class publishers and evaluate their own performance through self-test method. The content has been aligned to the teaching curriculum and approved by Cambridge University Press. Students can also prepare and take unlimited mock tests while preparing for intermediate, JEE, EAMCET and NEET. The tablet costs Rs 10500 and will be available in ‘iTopper’ outlets.

CAT 2013 workshop

A complete mock CAT analysis and discussion workshop will be conducted in the city by Career Launcher. The free workshop will be held on June 23 at St Joseph’s College of Commerce, Brigade Road, Bangalore at 10 am.

Expert faculty will interact with students preparing for CAT 2013 and conduct workshops on tackling Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning (VL) sections in the CAT exam. Easy tips on simple logic, without long calculations and by eliminating options will be shared with participants. Participants will also receive a free booklet on preparation strategy for different online and offline tests. To register call - 9980840804.

UVCE wins cyber contest

The third year students of Computer Science and Electronics & Communication of University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) bagged the award in Analog devices’ Anveshan 2012 contest. Akshay Kumar B U, Gowrishankar A and Samhitha M R working under the guidance of Prof B K Venugopal, emerged victorious in an analog design fellowship contest. The winners received a cash prize of 1.1 lakhs and a certificate of merit.The team UVCE has come up with a new device that can control the human brain- "Brain Controlled Bionic Ear (BCBE)", can control the state of brain.

The brain can be in any one of the four states - Sleep, Alert, Relaxation and Meditation. Transition from one state to the other can be achieved through the BCBE device, which works on the idea of mapping audio signals of corresponding frequencies. The brain generates signals corresponding to its state, hence when mapped with frequencies of other state the brain goes into a new state from the present state. This interface  device to the brain can be used to get a patient back to normal from anesthetic state; sleepy drivers can use this to get rid of sleep, filters unwanted noise signals in any range of frequencies and many more exciting applications.

MSc in reproductive science

The University of Sheffield’s department of human metabolism has launched a new MSc programme in reproductive and developmental medicine.

The one-year course is intended to help students receive the initial training in general biological sciences, with specialised training in reproductive and developmental medicine. This MSc programme is ideal to make a career in clinical laboratory training, specializing in IVF or embryology and in academic obstetrics, gynaecology and child health.

To get enrolled for the course, students are required to hold a bachelor degree with minimum of 60% marks in life sciences (biochemistry, biology, genetics or molecular biology), veterinary science or medicine. However, a graduate with minimum of 50% may also be considered depending on an interview and assessment of the student’s past achievements. IELTS is the preferred test of language. One needs an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading, 6.0 in Writing, 6.5 in Listening and 6.0 in Speaking, or equivalent. The fee for the programme is £17,900 for international students. The programme commences in September 2013 and the deadline to apply for the same is August 31, 2013.

For further information, visit http://www.­shef.ac.uk­/postgraduate/taught/courses/medicine/human-metabolism/reproductive-developmental-medicine-msc. For any details about the program, contact the course director Dr Mark Fenwick at m.a.fenwick­@sheffield.ac.uk

PGDM in tourism

Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, Nellore (IITTM - south campus), an autonomous organization of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, invites applications for the 2-year full time PGDM in tourism and cargo, approved by AICTE. Graduates with 50% marks (45% for reseved categories) can apply. Last date for receiving application is July 13, 2013. IITTM will conduct an aptitude test of one-hour duration related to general and tourism awareness (TAT) and followed by group discussion and personal interview at Nellore on July 17. Classes will commence on July 31. Application forms can be had from institute office at Nellore. For further details, contact on 9866274850 / 08612353199 or at iittmnlr@gmail.com