| Magadh Mahila College students perform in the garba competition. Picture by Ranjeet Kumar Dey
Students from South Korea display their martial skills at the College of Commerce in Patna. Picture by Ranjeet Kumar Dey |
Patna Women’s College on October 4 launched two new programmes — diplomas in retail management and healthcare — for their community college.
P&M Mall will co-ordinate the course in retail management and Kurji Holy Family Hospital will oversee the healthcare course. Both courses will take 20 students each.
The government wants to provide vocational training to 600 students through community colleges.
At the launch, principal secretary, education, Amarjeet Sinha said: “The number of community colleges in the state will be increased. Women students would be encouraged to join these colleges.”
He assured the college administration that the government would help them set up language and computer laboratories, especially for students of community colleges.
The courses at the community colleges would be year-long and students would have to pay Rs 6,000 as course fee over two semesters. All the courses are affiliated to the Aryabhatta Knowledge University.
Two institutions in the city, besides Patna Women’s College — JD Women’s College and AN College — have been selected to run the community college courses.
| Students from South Korea display their martial skills at the College of Commerce in Patna. Picture by Ranjeet Kumar Dey
Guests from East
A group of 20 students from South Korea visited College of Commerce last week.
They visited India as part of Youth in Action — an academic and cultural exchange tie-up between India and South Korea.
The visiting students performed group dance to Korea’s National Song and Jai ho (the song composed by A.R. Rahman for Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire. They also displayed their skill in Taekwondo and informed the students of College of Commerce about Korean cuisine.
Ankita Choudhary, a final-year student, said: “Korean students performing to Jai ho was a wonderful experience. The steps they performed had an Indian feel.”
College of Commerce principal P.K. Verma inaugurated the programme. He said the visit of the students from the east Asian country was significant as a lot of people in South Korea were Buddhists, and the roots of the religion in Bihar.
B.K. Mangalam, a teacher of the college, said: “The education system in Korea is very different from the one in India. One of the members of the delegation had done his graduation in soccer. It is almost unthinkable in India.”
Sports management, though, is steadily gaining popularity in India.
Focus on feelings
Students of Magadh Mahila College expressed their feelings through a poster-making competition.
Organised by the bachelor of business administration department on October 3, the competition had the theme: “Natural calamity and economic fallout”.
Thirty-four students of the BBA department took part in the hour-long competition. Some of them depicted the Uttarakhand flood while others spread the message of saving energy.
Shalu Gupta won the first prize while Swati Sinha and Monu Rani stood second and third, respectively.
Bharti Kumar, head, BBA department, said: “We wanted the students to be expressive with whatever they depicted. We were overwhelmed to see the response.”
Students of Magadh Mahila College had a blast just before their Durga Puja holidays by taking part in a garba competition.
The event was organised jointly by the BBA department of the college and Students’ Central Society on October 4. Some of the popular numbers that the participants in the competition danced to were Dholi taro from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Dhol bajne laga from Virasat.
Seven groups of students from different departments of the college took part in the competition. They adopted names based on the theme of Navratri — Kalyani, Mahamaya, Indrani, Chamunda and Padama among others. They were dressed in bright ghagra-choli with mirror work.
Faculty members, along with principal Dolly Sinha, were present at the event.
Sinha said: “We have a rich culture of folk music and dance. Such programmes spread awareness about the beauty of our culture among the students.”
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