Bulletin Board - Development programme

Bulletin Board - Development programme

Development programme

Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru (IIMB) announces a one-day faculty development programme on blended learning using Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs. The programme is targeted at all the management school faculty in India. IIMB faculty will guide participants on using IIMB’s online courses to enrich classroom learning. The faculty development programme will be conducted at IIMB on Saturday, 13 February from 9 am to 4 pm.

It will include orientation sessions on MOOCs as well as three parallel tracks on using MOOCs in a blended format. The MOOCs in focus in these sessions are International Business Environment & Global Strategy, Innovation & IT Management and Introduction to People Management. IIMB faculty, who have pioneered MOOCs, will interact with participants and conduct the various sessions. The primary objective of this workshop is to equip faculty from management institutions with requisite skills and resources to use MOOCs in a blended format in their classroom.

For more details, visit www.iimbdigitallearning.wordpress.com. For a
detailed query,  drop in a e-mail to digital.learning@iimb.ernet.in or call on  +91 (80) 2699 3578.

English language Conference

The Department of Studies in English, Karnatak University is organising a two day national conference on “Changing trends in the teaching of English and literatures in India” on February 26 and 27, 2016 at the Manasollas Auditorium at the University Guest House. For details: mpdwd@yahoo.co.in

Cyber security programme

 Missouri State University (MSU) is inviting applications for its Master’s programme in Administrative Studies with a concentration in Cyber Security, under the Department of Computer Information Systems. The programmme provides hands-on labs and exercises to teach aspiring Cyber Security professionals how to secure and defend Information Systems from malicious attackers and serve in senior management roles sometimes referred to as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) or Chief Security Officer (CSO).
Students with a bachelor degree from a recognised university with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and a GRE score of 290 or above, along with IELTS of 6.0 Bands or a TOEFL iBT of 79 are eligible.
For further details visit, http://international.missouristate.edu/india

BA (Hons) in Ceramics

The course is run by the School of Art and Design under the Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies at Staffordshire University, which is based in the heart of potteries and has the most extensive ceramic facilities in the UK.

The ceramics degree course provides a design-led creative experience of ceramics within a broad subject context and brings an ethos of responsible design to the study of markets and manufacture.

Students with approximately 70 per cent in Class 12 are eligible. Evidence of English language is also required which could be IELTS and/or CBSE, ICSE and selected metro boards at Class 12 English. In addition, all applicants are invited for interview which can be conducted via Skype and a portfolio is required.

Students can apply for the course via UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). The deadline for the application is on 29th February 2016.  For more details about the course, visit http://www.staffs.ac.uk/course/SSTK-00506.jsp. For any further queries, one can email them to Arti.Mishra@staffs.ac.uk.

Online GMAT and GRE courses

CrackVerbal’s new online courses for the GMAT and GRE were launched recently. These revamped courses include pre-recorded videos and easy-to-understand user interface. The GMAT course includes insightful material about the B-school selection process, post-MBA career tracks, and all other milestones that an MBA aspirant faces throughout the admission process.The GMAT online course can be accessed on http://gmatonline.crackverbal.com/.

The GRE online course includes video lessons, application of concepts, practice questions, and video explanations for all the ETS GRE questions.The GRE online course can be accessed on  http://greonline.crackverbal.com/

Nalanda varsity to have school of linguistics

The Nalanda University, Bihar has decided to add a School of Linguistics and Literature from the year 2017-18. The governing body of the university also approved the launch of a School of Public Health from 2018-19.

Located in the Buddhist pilgrim town of Rajgir in Nalanda district, the university currently has two functional divisions: the School of Historical Studies and the School of Environment and Ecological Studies.

It started its first academic session in September 2014 in a makeshift campus.The university has already announced the launch of the School of Buddhist Studies, Comparative Religion and Philosophy from 2016-17.

The fully-residential university will eventually have seven schools for postgraduate and  doctoral students, offering courses in science, philosophy and spirituality and social sciences. The university is an initiative of India and East Asian countries.

Group Project Exhibition

M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru organised postgraduate group project exhibition on January 23, 2016. Students from Faculty of Engineering, Art and Design, Management and Commerce, Sciences and Humanities, Pharmacy, Dental Sciences, and Hospitality Management and Catering Technology presented their showcased their projects.

Over 70 projects were on display by the students. Students displayed projects including automated grocery container which would detect the amount of grocery in the container and alert the owner through internet. Computer Science and Engineering students showcased the Micro Air Vehicle Surveillance System which is capable of face detection. The system can be used for tracking high priority assets from remote location to help secure high risk locations.

Degree courses in fine arts

The Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD) in collaboration with Kingston University, London, offers Bachelor degree programmes in Fashion Design, Interior Architecture & Design, and Communication Design, at its campus in New Delhi. To apply, candidates must have appeared/passed their 12th Standard in CBSE/ISC/IB or any other equivalent board in any discipline. Candidates who have recently appeared for the examination and are awaiting their results may also apply. Apply for the programme online at www.applytoiiad.com      

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Trinity College Dublin is offering academic excellence scholarship for first year undergraduates from India.The scholarship is for students who have enrolled in full-time undergraduate programmes (except Medicine, Dentistry and acting). For more details visit, www.tcd.ie/courses/undergraduate/az/.

There is also a scholarship available for the Trinity Specialist Business undergraduate programme (Bachelor in Business Studies). For more details, visit www.tcd.ie/business/undergraduate/bbs/. To apply for the programme, applicants who are normally resident in India and have completed their high school education here.  Applicants who have non-EU status and will pay tuition fees at the non-EU rate.

To be eligible, applicants must have achieved a minimum score of 30 in their International Baccalaureate programme or achieve grades of BBB in their A Level programme or achieve an overall score of over 80 per cent in the Indian Boards.The last date to apply is March 31, 2016. For any further details, email them to indian.scholarships@tcd.ie

Career Advancement Programme

Biocon Academy has announced a new program in Quality Control Microbiology (QCMB) in collaboration with the Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani. The programme is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of aspiring microbiologists, pharmacy and biotech graduates.

The partnership envisions to accelerate learning in the fast growing field of microbiology and enhance the employability prospects of students in biosciences. It is designed to offer experiential learning by combining  the real world insights with class room learning on various aspects of Microbiology through an intensive curriculum delivered by renowned faculty of BITS-Pilani and Biocon Academy.

The admissions are open until 15 February, 2016. The course will commence in March at Bengaluru. This course is ideally meant for science and pharmacy graduates specialised in microbiology and experienced professionals as well. The programme will take places over a period of eight weeks. To kick start your career in microbiology, visit http://bit.ly/1RTrqoL.

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