Bulletin Board: Nov 5

Bulletin Board: Nov 5

National conference on  higher education

Knowledge Xchange, a Chennai-based organisation, will be hosting a national conference on ‘DNA of Higher Education: Recalibration, Responsibility, Growth & Competitiveness’ on November 7, 2009 at Chennai.

Speakers include Prof N R Madhava Menon, Member, Commission on Centre-State Relations, Prof M S Ananth, Director, IIT Chennai, Prof V N Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice Chancellor, IGNOU, Dr C S Venkata Ratnam, Director, International Management Institute, Dr George Chandy, former director, CMC Vellore and Jayati Ghosh, Centre for Economic Studies & Planning, JNU. The focus will be on learning, teaching and governance in Engineering, Medicine, Law, Management, and Arts & Science.
For participation and registration, call: 044-4222 1904/ 1900/ 096770 44713 or visit: www.knowledgexchange.in

Management Development course

The Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore is conducting a three-week residential Certificate Course in Managing Development (CCMD). The course demands participation in extended lecture discussions, video/film documentary discussions, field trips, participatory rural appraisal apart from formal instruction. Development practitioners working with the state or corporate organisations, and post-graduates and lecturers engaged in development teaching and research may apply.

Last date to apply is November 30, 2009. Applications should be sent to the Registrar, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Dr VKRV Rao Road, Nagarabhavi Post, Bangalore – 560072, with ‘Application for Certificate Course in Managing Development’ written on the cover.

For more details, visit www.isec.ac.in

NIIT and IBM forge alliance

NIIT and IBM have entered into an alliance to offer training programmes in IBM technologies. NIIT will offer training programmes on IBM’s CEIS (Career Education in IBM Software) framework. The partnership will be extended, in successive phases, to other platforms of IBM like Database Administration, E-Business System Administration, Enterprise Collaboration and Enterprise IT Management. The newly launched programmes will be available across 100 NIIT centres in India. The courses will be offered as modular skill-building programmes as well as specialised job-oriented diploma programmes. For more information visit: ww.ibm.com/in

Awards for young achievers

GlobalScholar (USA), a company that manages online learning portals, invites participants for the GlobalScholar-EducationWorld Young Achievers Award 2009.  The award aims to acknowledge and inspire young achievers (between 12-25 years) across India in four fields of endeavour — Science, Maths and Technology, Arts and Music, Social Work and Sports.

Entry forms can be downloaded from www.globalscholar.com and must be submitted before December 12, 2009. A jury will assess the shortlisted finalists. From among the finalists one Young Achiever in each category will be adjudged the GlobalScholar-EducationWorld Young Achiever.

German & French classes

Inlingua, Bangalore is conducting German and French language classes. Those interested may join the two-month (45 hours) programme. Registration is open and candidates will be taken on ‘first come, first serve’ basis. Inlingua also conducts programmes in Conversational English. Inlingua is at: No 157/A, 36th Cross, 9th Main, 5th Block, Jayanagar, Ph: 080- 41505568/ 78, 9945022062. e-mail: info@inlinguabangalore.com

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