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Metallurgy courses

Pune-based College of Engineering’s Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science offers both B.Tech and M.Tech courses in metallurgy and material sciences. Intake is limited to 60 for B.Tech. In MTech, you can opt for two specialisations – physical metallurgy and process metallurgy. The Department has a corrosion lab, heat treatment lab, materials analysis lab, material testing lab, physical metallurgy lab, powder metallurgy lab, surface engineering lab, tribology lab and nano composite lab. Visit: www.coep.org.in for more details.

M Tech in Control Systems

The Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, offers an M.Tech in control systems engineering. Some modules include estimation of signals and systems, control theory, non-linear control, optimal control, linear control theory, estimation of signals and systems. The control systems Faculty also conducts research in various topics like embedded and nonlinear control in power converter, robust and optimal control and soft computing and control. You need to have a B.Tech in the subject to apply for this course. Visit: www.ee.iitkgp.ernet.in/coursesCSE.php for more details.

MSc in Biosciences

Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, UK offers an MSc in the subject of biosciences. The programme is suitable for physics and chemistry graduates and is intended to take you to the forefront of research in optics, light spectroscopy, laser physics and other topics. Topics covered in the course include advanced light microscopy, laser-based analysis, nanoparticles as optical nio-labels, biosensors and medical applications. There is also a four-month research project which will give students an opportunity to carry out cutting edge bioscience research using optical tools. Details at www.cardiff.ac.uk.

Escape velocity test

To help students choose the right career, one depending upon their propensity and potential, FIITJEE and USA UnivQuest, has come out with a examination – Escape Velocity Test. The test aims to equip a student with all that is essential to choose the best career for him. The test assesses a student’s true aptitude and judges his potential for studying in world’s best university in the field of engineering, medical, management, fine arts, law, banking, finance and commerce. This test would be conducted at multiple centres across the country on 9th November 2014. The last date of registration is 6th November 2014. For online registrations, students can visit www.escapevelocitytest.com.

MSc in Data Science

University of Sheffield, UK offers a one-year full-time MSc in data science. The course also includes a 10,000-15,000 words dissertation. Core modules include introduction to data science, data analysis, information retrieval, data mining and visualisation, database design and research methods and dissertation preparation. Details at www.sheffield.ac.uk.

Data Science, Analytics

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science of University College Cork, Ireland offers a one-year full-time or two-year part-time MSc in data science and analytics. Applications for September 2015 intake opened on November 1. Graduates with at least a second class in computer Science or mathematics and an IELTS score of 6 can apply. Details at www.ucc.ie/en/ckr49.

Computer aided drafting and design

The School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala, is offering a three-month part-time short-term course in computer aided drafting and design. The course will look into AutoCAD 2015, 2D drafting, 3D modeling and visualisation, introduction to visual LISP programming and 3D Studio Max, Blender and REVIT visualisation suites. Eligibility: MTech and second-year BTech students/Those who have completed Diploma and ITI in engineering. Download application form at www.cusat.ac.in/events/events_987_1_CADD-application.pdf and send it to the institute. Website: www.cusat.ac.in.

Astronomy course

The M P Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore will be conducting a general astronomy course for the general public. Evening classes are available from 19 January to 4 February 2015. The application forms for the course may be downloaded from the webpage www.mpbifr-blr.in or it can 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 in each course and admissions will be made on first-come-first-served basis. For details contact: 080-2238 5956. Email: info@mpbifr-blr.in; mpbifr@gmail.com Website: www.mpbifr-blr.in.

Positive parenting

Prerana Academy has announced a short term programme on positive parenting. Duration-25 hours (Batch starting from 4th November 2014). Timings: Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 am to 1 pm. Venue is C-03, Brigade M M, K.R Road, Jayanagar 7th Block, near Yediyur Lake, Bangalore-70. Contact 9980072005, 9008422688 for details.

Parenting workshop 

Chetana is a 10-session experiential parenting workshop conducted by MagicHive. Sessions are held twice a week starting from November 4 at 305, 7th Main, 5th Cross, Magichive, RBI Layout, JP Nagar 7th Phase. Contact at 9483524400, info@magichive.in, www.magichive.in.

Management studies

Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA) and California State University, San Bernardio (CSUSB) is conducting a six-month post-graduate programme in human resource management, international management and financial management. Eligibility: graduates. Duration: January 16-June, 2015. Last date of admission: December 10. Visit www.amaindia.org for more details.

Undergraduate programmes

Azim Premji University has announced its undergraduate programme commencing July, 2015. This programme will be offered at their campus in Bangalore and will be a full-time, three-year, residential programme leading to a degree in BA or BSc. Specialisations offered will be in humanities (combined history, literature and philosophy), sciences (physics, biology) and social sciences (economics, politics). Students will also have the opportunity to take up research and projects to obtain an honours degree. Applications will open in November, 2014. Visit www.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/ug or call 1800 266 2001, email: ugadmissions@apu.edu.in

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