Admission Alert.

For game developers

‘Dare to be Digital’, a game design competition, organised and promoted by the University of Abertay Dundee, invites teams of talented student programmers and artists to apply. Game ideas targeted for any platform including social networking sites, mobile phones, desktop and other consoles may apply. Students or graduates may form a team of five and apply online at Last date to register for the contest is March 28, 2010. Regional selection be conducted across India, the UK, China and Norway in April. For details, log on to the website.

Basic astronomy course

M P Birla Institute of Fundamental Research is conducting a short-term evening course in basic astronomy from March 17 to March 29, 2010. The course is open to all with no restriction on age or educational background. The syllabus for this course will cover the basics in identification of constellations, measurement of brightness, distance, types of stars, celestial coordinates, optical telescopes, galaxies and astrobiology. Interactive lectures will be delivered at the institute.

Classes will be held from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm on weekdays. Application forms may be obtained from M P Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Campus, 43/1 Race Course Road, Bangalore-560001. Ph: 080-22385956. E-mail:

English classes

Swamy Vivekananda Public Trust has announced a two-month course in spoken and written English. The course will cover language fluency, grammar, conversation, group interaction, public speaking and interview skills. For details, call +91 9449819999 / 9972212997.

KSOU programmes

Karnataka State Open University is offering a six-month training programme in rural entrepreneurship development, computer basics, English communication skills and law.  Those with pass marks in SSLC may apply. For  details, call: 080-23480278/ 22740772.

CADD Quest 2010

CADD Centre and Project Planning & Management (PPM) have launched their annual merit scholarship exam, CADD Quest. This year, CADD Quest will be held at all CADD Centre locations in Bangalore on March 13, 14, 20 and 21.

CADD Centre will offer up to 50 per cent scholarship on all courses related to Mechanical CAD, Electrical CAD, Civil CAD, Architectural CAD, and Project Planning and Management. The test has two sessions — English and Mathematics. Those interested may  register at the nearest CADD centre.

For details, call +91-9663328280 or log onto

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