Raffles Education Corporation, an Asia-based education network, recently launched a new design school — called Raffles Millennium International (RMI) — in Delhi in association with Educomp Solutions Ltd. RMI will offer certificate courses in fashion design, product design, graphic design, interior design, multimedia design, fashion marketing and management. Courses in business management and tourism, and hospitality management will also be on offer. Admissions for the first academic session commencing in April have already begun.
Age of e-learning
NComputing, a provider of low-cost computing, announced recently that it has completed the installation of a massive computerisation project for Andhra Pradesh government schools in just four months. The project was funded jointly by the Central and state governments under the ICT@Schools scheme. The goal was to bring computer training and e-learning to 5,000 government schools with 1.8 million students, and was commissioned in November 2008 after a competitive tender process. Each of the schools has now been equipped with an up-to-date computer lab with the latest computer hardware, Microsoft software, trained instructors and reliable power-supply solutions.
Career Launcher, a Delhi-based educational institute, has come up with tips on how to prepare for the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination, to be held on April 12. It gives a probable marks-wise break-up for topics in physics, chemistry and mathematics as well as the sub-topics that have a high chance of figuring in this year’s question paper. However, the experts caution that “competitive exams can be full of surprises. The best way to face these is to be ready for any eventuality.”
ICFAI University, Tripura, opened a new branch at New Alipore in Calcutta. Explaining why Icfai decided to open yet another branch in these difficult times, Gautam Chanda, senior regional manager, east, said, “We are trying to reach as many students as possible.” The branch offers all the courses offered by the university — MBA, BBA, MCA, BCA and other undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. For details, visit 42/1, Bankim Mukherjee Sarani, third floor, Raymond Building, Block D, New Alipore, Calcutta-700053 (Phone 24889546).
The Convergence Institute of Media, Management and IT Studies (Commits), Bangalore, will conduct its entrance exam in Calcutta on March 29 for its two-year full-time MA programme in audio-visual communication and marketing and management communication. The last date for applying is March 25. Interested students may apply online at www.commits.edu.in or call 080-4111-4010 for details.
The J.D. Birla Institute organised an inter departmental quiz contest on March 9. There were four teams in the final round — two each from the departments of home science and commerce. Team Seagull from the department of commerce won the first position. The event was conducted by well-known quizmaster Errol O’Brien. The questions ranged from current affairs to history, music to life sciences, economics, and so on.
home science, J.D. Birla Institute
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