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Cliffhanger on cricket field

A nail-biting match brought Magadh University’s inter-college cricket tournament to end on Monday.

AN College, Patna, and BD College, Patna, were fighting for the honour at Sanjay Gandhi Stadium in Gardanibagh. Electing to bat first, BD College put up 102 runs from 20 overs on the scoreboard. AN College’s bowlers put up a good show with Prince and Rupak taking two wickets each. The top scorers for the team batting first were Tushar and Prakash with 25 and 14 runs, respectively.

Once the batsmen for AN College took the crease, it was disaster. Both openers fell for a duck. The spectators believed BD College had it in the bag, as the bowlers kept on dismissing their opponents.

At one point of the game, AN College was 80 for eight and even the supporters thought the game was out of their hands. But on the 22 yards anything is possible.

The middle order batsmen held fort and played steadily and patiently to carry their team to victory — by a wicket. Dipak, the last man standing, was the highest scorer with 33 runs.

Bihar higher education director Sitaram Singh, who gave away the prizes, said: “Events like these help build a sports culture among students. The government will lend full cooperation in promoting such events.”

AN College and BD College had reached the final defeating Nalanda College and Warsaliganj College, respectively.

Talents on show

Students of Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna last week organised a get-together to celebrate Christmas.

Students from the institute’s projects — Beautiful Minds and Students’ Guidance Cell — took part in the cultural programmes organised on the occasion.

Under Beautiful Minds, students from economically weaker sections of society are given free education, while the Students’ Guidance Cell trains students from Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe for CAT and other management entrance examinations. The participants, who got an opportunity to exhibit their talents, left the event happy. Alka, a student in the Beautiful Minds project, said: “Such functions give us an opportunity to perform before our seniors.”

In the solo dance event, Chandragupt Institute of Management, Patna, student Deepankar Deep was adjudged the best singer.

Weather proof

Team Ashwa, a group of enthusiastic Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Patna, students are busy these days working on an all-terrain vehicle.

The design would be showcased in Baja, an inter-collegiate design competition organised by Society of Automative Engineers, India. Candidates participating in Baja have to design a vehicle that can withstand rough terrain. This year’s event will be held in Indore next month.

“We are delighted that our students have made it to this prestigious competition. Twenty-five students —19 from mechanical engineering, four from production engineering and two from electrical engineering — are participating in the event,” said S.L. Gupta, the director of BIT-Patna.

The Society of Automative Engineers organises Baja to provide students a platform to showcase not only their talent and potential in design and engineering, but also their capability for teamwork and their entrepreneurial and management skills.

Gupta said: “The competition’s goals include that the vehicle must be safe, easily maintained and fun to drive. It should be able to negotiate, without damage, rough terrain and all types of weather.”

Welcome 2014

Colleges are ready with their plans to greet the New Year with open arms. Most of the celebrations are planned within the second week of January. Sri Arvind Mahila College welcomed 2014 on Sunday. Principal Asha Singh said: “We called the event ‘Full on Masti’. We even arranged for a DJ performance which the students enjoyed a lot.”

Lali Srivastava, president, students’ central society, Magadh Mahila College, said: “We have organised our event in the second week of January. The celebration would be on a bigger scale than the last year. After all, we have been able to change the government’s stand on blocking the institute’s entrance for the construction of the convention centre.” JD Women’s College will organise a chura-dahi utsav in which the faculty members and students would savour flattened rice and curd.

College of Commerce has planned separate galas for the different departments.

In the final of inter college cricket tournament (Magadh University), A.N.College defeated BD College by one wicket. The match was played at Sanjay Gandhi stadium Gardanibagh. In the final match, electing to bat first BD College scored 102 runs in 20 overs. For BD College, Tushar scored 25 runs while he was supported by Prakash who scored 14 runs. For A.N. College, Prince and Rupak were the most successful bowlers as they took two wickets each. Chasing the target of 102 runs, A.N. College made a disastrous start as both its opening batsmen were out in duck. Initially, it was felt at B.D. College would easily win the match as B.D. College bowlers keep on their move taking wickets at regular interval. At one point of time the score of A.N. College was 80 runs for the loss of eight wickets. But the middle orders played patiently and carried the team to victory. For AN College Dipak scored 33 runs. In the final match Bihar education department higher education director Sitaram Singh gave away the prizes. Speaking on the occasion Singh said: “Events like this create a sports culture among students.” The higher education director stated that the state government will give full cooperation in promotion of such events. A.N. College entered the final by defeating Nalanda College while BD College reached the final by defeating Warsaliganj College. The students of Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna (CIMP) last week had a get together. The purpose of the function was to celebrate Christmas and the Socrates award which the institute director V Mukunda Das received recently. Socrates award is given by European Union, the purpose of giving award is ongoing promotion of the world elite in the areas such as economics, politics, education and culture. On the occasion, various cultural programmes were held in which students from ‘Beautiful Minds’ and ‘Students Guidance Cell’ participated. The cultural events such as dance, song regale all. The Beautiful Minds is concept being run by CIMP through which small students from economically weaker classes are given free education, while the Students Guidance Cell is another project of CIMP in which students belonging from scheduled caste and scheduled tribes are given free coaching for cracking CAT and other management entrance test. The students who participated in the function were very happy as small students got the chance to exhibit their skill in presence of CIMP students. Alka, a student of Beautiful Minds said: “Such function gives an opportunity to show our performance before our seniors.” In the solo dance Deepankar Deep was judged the best singer. The CIMP administration also arranged dinner for the CIMP, Beautiful Minds and Students Guidance Centre students. Roshan Kumar and Shuchismita Chakraborty

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