| BBA students of Magadh Mahila College walk the ramp at the freshers’ welcome function. Picture by Ranjeet Kumar Dey
Students of the BCA department of Magadh Mahila College perform at their freshers’ day programme. Picture by Ranjeet Kumar Dey |
A three-day lecture series, “Churning the Earth: The making of global India” was organised at the Patna campus of the Central University of Bihar from August 5. Expert in environmental economics, Aseem Srivastava, spoke about the impact of globalisation on Indian economics.
Srivastava, who has held teaching positions different universities in India and the US, deliberated on the process through which globalisation was introduced in third world countries. Three broad aspects of globalisation — liberalisation of trade, liberalisation of finance and free investment — have gained momentum over the years.
He also spoke about how different nations moved towards a more flexible exchange rate and how India was forced by the World Bank to adopt liberal policies in trade and finance.
Srivastava also spoke about the impact of globalisation on Indian economy in terms of employment growth, displacement of labour, declining balance of trade and environmental degeneration. He also laid down an action plan based on principles of radical ecological democracy.
Tips for mothers
Mother’s milk is the best food for infants, said Gita Sinha, a doctor of the paediatrics department of Patna Medical College and Hospital at a seminar organised by the home department of Magadh Mahila College on August 6.
The event was organised to mark World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7).
Sinha cleared misconceptions about pregnancy and gave tips about the correct method of breastfeeding. “People often say that pregnant women should not eat cold fruits. This is incorrect. All fruit is good for health,” she said.
College principal Dolly Sinha who was also present at the seminar. She asked the students to disseminate the information among others.
MBA, BBA, BBE and BCA students welcome their juniors at a freshers’ welcome function on August 10 at the Birla Institute of Technology-Patna auditorium.
The seniors performed dance and music programmes to enthrall their juniors. Games like orange stacking, balloon blowing and cup pyramid were also organised. The freshers, too, have exhibited their talent.
The guests include director of the institute S.L. Gupta and deputy director S.P. Lal.
Apart from the engineering courses, the BIT-Patna has also introduced MBA and three undergraduate management courses. The undergraduate courses, with duration of three years, will have 40 students each.
The admission would be based on the marks secured in Class XII.
Second-year BCA students of Magadh Mahila College organised a fresher’s day programme for the new batch on August 8.
Cultural events marked the programme in which the students of the new batch performed to a medley of Bollywood songs.
A ramp show was also organised for the new batch. The participants had a difficult time answering the questions asked in the quiz round after which Kajal Verma was selected as Miss Fresher. Sonal and Nikita became the first and second runner-up respectively.
Principal Dolly Sinha said she would expect the new students to maintain the rules and regulations of the college. Games like musical chair were also organised.
The new BBA batch of Magadh Mahila College were advised to maintain a good rapport with their seniors on the freshers’ day programme organised on August 6.
Meera Verma, the head of the BBA department of the college, also spoke about the rules and regulations of the college, which include barring the students from carrying cellphones.
The students of the new batch performed song and dance programmes. A ramp show was also organised for the new batch. While Rukhsar was adjudged Miss Fresher, Priyamvada and Aakansha clinched the first and second runner-up position respectively.