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From Bangkok, with love

Students of the Apeejay Institute of Hospitality (AIH), Mumbai, recently visited Thailand to get a taste of its famed hospitality industry. They spent a week in some of the best hotel resorts in the country.

“It was an experience of a lifetime and in many ways an eye-opener. It was easy to see why Thailand is such a hot tourist destination,” says Bhaktipriya Chanchani, a final-year student of BSc.

The students visited international hotel chains such as Hilton and Marriot as well as local Thai restaurants in Bangkok and Pattaya. “We met hospitality sector experts who told us about their experience, and how they conduct themselves. We were taken behind the scenes and shown how the kitchens, laundries and other sections operate. It was really impressive,” says Karan Chanchani, another final-year student. “It certainly opened our horizons. I am already dreaming of a career in international hospitality, preferably in Thailand,” he adds.

Health education

Genesis Group, a healthcare service provider in eastern India, is set to enter the education sector with the Genesis Institute of Management and Technology (GIMT). The institute, affiliated to the West Bengal University of Health Sciences and approved by the state department of health and family welfare, will offer a two-year, full-time masters degree course in hospital management.

There will be specialisations in areas such as HR, marketing, finance, quality management and strategic management in the healthcare industry.

Aspirants will have to take an admission test and interview. The course fee is around Rs 3,18,000. The programme will accommodate 40 students each year.

Play on

The Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, known for its academic rigour, industrial participation and management research, recently hosted a music workshop for its students. The event — organised by Three.Four (3.4) Club, a music association run by the students — was aimed at creating a holistic understanding of music as a separate genre. The participants enjoyed the different aspects, especially of drums and the guitar.

The drums session was hosted by Sagar, of the popular rock band Aaveg, and the guitar session by Bhavya, of Onstage. Members of Three.Four Club also gave live performances to explain the genres. The workshop ended with a question-answer session.

Heal the world

The International Youth Foundation (IYF) and Nokia recently announced the 2009 YouthActionNet® Global Fellows. The winners are distinguished by their innovative local solutions to urgent global challenges. Among the 20 fellows are a 23-year-old in the US who helps young female victims of sexual violence in Sri Lanka to heal from their past, and a 27-year-old in Palestine who uses mobile phone technology to link unemployed youth to jobs.

Launched in 2001 by IYF and Nokia, YouthActionNet® seeks to develop a new generation of socially conscious global citizens who create positive change in their communities, countries and the world. Each year, 20 outstanding young leaders are selected for its Global Fellowship programme. Through the 12-month programme, fellows refine their leadership skills, participate in a weeklong retreat held in Washington DC, and are recognised for their efforts at the YouthActionNet® Global Awards Ceremony.

To learn more about YouthActionNet® and this year’s fellows, visit

Management gurus

The Indian Institute of Management, Indore, has announced a 12-week intensive programme on management for middle-level managers of large organisations, executives of fast-growing organisations, entrepreneurs and owner-managers, officers of public service organisations, and managers from NGOs and public trusts. The programme would be conducted from October 26 to January 16, 2010. For details visit www.iimidr., email mep2009@iimidr. or call (0731) 4228523.

Green dream

The National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad, is inviting applications for the grant of the ICAR-Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) for pursuing PhD in agriculture and allied sciences. The award is for three years.

Eligibility is a masters degree in the concerned discipline with 55 per cent marks (50 per cent for SC, ST and PH categories). Candidates in the final semester may also apply.

The age limit is less than 30 years for general category candidates, 33 years for OBC candidates, 35 for SC, ST and PH categories, and 45 years for in-service candidates from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, state agricultural universities and other organisations.

The entrance examination will be held on December 20. The form and brochure can be downloaded from, or

The filled in form must be sent with a demand draft of Rs 1,000 to the controller of examination, National Academy of Agricultural Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500407. The demand draft must be drawn in favour of “ICAR Unit NAARM Account” payable at Hyderabad. The last date for receipt of completed applications is September 20.

In Swiss style

Want to be part of the famed Swiss hospitality industry? Here’s your chance to live your dream. Representatives of the Les Roches International School of Hotel Management and Glion Institute of Higher Education, both in Switzerland, have been visiting India every year and, in the last four years, more than 150 Indian students have gone there for a degree in international hospitality management.

Those interested in these institutes may attend a seminar addressed by Santosh Daruwalla, counsellor India, Les Roches International School of Hotel Management and Glion Institute of Higher Education. The event will take place on September 11 at the ITC Sonar Bangla Sheraton at 5.30pm. Entry is free for students as well as parents. For registration, contact Anjali Khavnekar at 09324408439 or email [email protected]

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Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), executive postgraduate diploma in
international business

Last date: September 15

The 12-month programme is available in 91 cities through the HughesNet Global Education IOL centres

Eligibility: Postgraduation / engineering or equivalent with three years’ work experience, or graduation with five years’ experience

Contact: [email protected] in, (011) 26857908 / 26966563 / 26965051

Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, part-time postgraduate programme in management

Last date: September 22

It is a three-year programme. Each year is divided into three terms of 12 weeks each

Eligibility: Managers / executives in private and public sector companies in and around Delhi with three years’ bachelors degree in any discipline and at least three years’ work experience

Contact: [email protected], (0124) 4013050-59 / 4560800

National Archives of India, diploma in archives and records management

Last date: September 18

It is a one-year programme. Ten scholarships of Rs 1,500 per month are awarded on merit basis. A stipend of Rs 1,000 per month will be awarded to six sponsored candidates

Eligibility: * MA (history) with at least 50 per cent with one optional paper in modern Indian history, or * MA in other streams of social sciences such as anthropology, economics, political science, sociology and linguistics with at least 50 per cent, or
* MSc in applied / physical sciences with at least 50 per cent

Contact: [email protected], (011) 23384797
National Archives of India, Janpath, New Delhi-110001

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