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PG course for senior execs

The Indian School of Business has announced a Post Graduate programme in Management for senior working executives. Course material will be provided by the Kellogg School of Management and Wharton School. The course is being offered part-time and is designed for senior executives in domains such as finance, marketing, sales, operations, healthcare, information technology and customer service. The executives will participate in classroom sessions of six days every six weeks, over a 15-month period. Those interested need a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10 years’ full-time work experience to be eligible for the programme. For details, call: +91-93945 68030 or visit : www.isb.edu

Diploma in BPO accounting

Sambharam Academy of Management Studies, in association with Indira Gandhi National Open University, has launched a Diploma programme in BPO Accounting and Finance. The one-year course will be conducted on Sundays. Last date for submission of application forms is  December 20, 2009. Application forms can be downloaded from www.ignou.ac.in. For details, contact: Dr Antony Joseph, Programme Co-ordinator, Ph: +91-9844728942 or 080-23648555.

Psychology conference

The Department of Post Graduate Studies & Research in Psychology, SDM College, Ujire, Karnataka is organising a national conference on Sexuality & Psychology. The two-day conference will be held on January 29 and 30, 2010 at the college campus. Dr TS Sathyanarayan Rao from the Department of Psychiatry, JSS Medical College Bangalore; Dr Shalini Anant, clinical psychologist; Dr KB Kumar, clinical psychologist, Secunderabad; Romal Singh, gay rights activist, Bangalore and Kalki from Sahodari Foundations, Chennai are some of the speakers. For details and registration, contact:  Dr MY Manjula, Organising Secretary, Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research in Psychology, SDM College, Ujire-574240. Ph: +91-97408-39529, email : psychology.sdmc@ gmail.com

Course in retail sales and service

McGraw-Hill Education has launched a professional development certification programme to provide skills and knowledge necessary for a career in retail industry. By combining real-world instruction, on-the-job training with leading retailers and job placement assistance for every student, the Certificate Course in Retail Sales and Service ensures participants are ‘job ready’ upon completion of the course.  The 100-hour programme will be offered by Tata McGraw-Hill, a joint venture between Tata and McGraw-Hill Education.

Combining educational content and digital tools with real-world knowledge and experience, the course features illustrated role-plays to help participants address and solve real-world situations.  Assessment is a critical component of the programme, with scored tests for each lesson and a final end of course exam through which participants are tested on ‘application’ of the knowledge as he or she would be required to perform on the job. The Certificate Course in Retail Sales and Service, which is initially being offered through a pilot programme in Noida, Hyderabad and Mumbai, also provides each student with placement assistance, including an internship during the course as well as post-course placement support with leading retailers like Tata’s Westside, Landmark, Titan as well as Pizza Hut, Reebok, Adidas and others. Tata McGraw-Hill plans to develop 12 additional professional course certification programmes in India across several growing industries, including financial services, hospitality and insurance, over the next two years.

Vocational courses

YMCA Computer Academy, Bangalore is offering the following vocational courses: Certificate course in Computer Applications (one year), Certificate course in Desktop Publishing (6 months), Computer Hardware Assembly & Maintenance (6 months), Diploma in Modern Secretarial Practice (one year), Word Processing (one year) and Stenography (one year). Those interested must have cleared Std 10 or Std 12 examination. Course material and certificates will be provided by NIOS, New Delhi. The last date for submitting applications is December 31, 2009.  For details, contact: YMCA, Computer Academy, Nrupathunga Road, Bangalore- 560001. Ph: 080- 22211848/ 22105159/ 65363349.

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