| ALL ABOUT SPACE: The 7th edition of the Asian Regional Space Settlement Design was held in Gurgaon from February 1 to 4. Twelve finalist teams from around the world, including from Bishop Cotton Boys, Bangalore, will compete at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
The British Council will be holding its annual Book Bazaar on March 11 and 12 (11am to 7pm) at Rotary Sadan, Ground Floor, 94/2, Chowringhee Road, Calcutta. Thousands of books on a variety of subjects — including information technology, management, social sciences, literature, science, medicine, arts and history — will be on sale at nominal prices. British periodicals and CDs will also be available.
The GRE® programme recently launched its first-ever Facebook page. The page gives those considering graduate or business school the opportunity to share advice, cheer on other prospective test takers and get clear information about the GRE® revised General Test. The GRE programme also recently introduced a new website called Takethegre.com. This includes information about the GRE General Test and the GRE revised General Test, and offers access to free official GRE test preparation software and materials. Prospective test takers can sign up for free alerts and reminders about registration, test preparation. They can also customise the information based on their location or the kind of degree they are planning to pursue. ETS will offer a 50 per cent discount on the test fee to all individuals who take the GRE revised General Test between August 1 and September 30, 2011. Registration for the GRE revised General Test opens March 15.
The NSHM College of Pharmaceutical Technology (NCPT) and the department of chemical technology, University of Calcutta, recently organised a National Conference on Innovations and Opportunities in Pharmaceutical Technology.
Nearly 400 delegates, scientists, representatives of pharmaceutical multinational companies, academicians and various government bodies related to the pharmaceutical sector attended the three-day conference. “There is a growing demand for industry-ready pharmaceutical professionals, especially in the areas of research and development,” said Subhasis Maity, principal, NSHM College of NCPT.
The Eastern Institute of Integrated Learning In Management (EIILM) organised a French cultural show called Journee Francaise in collaboration with Alliance Francaise, Calcutta. The event was primarily to welcome freshers. It included a presentation on France and higher studies in that country, French classical ballet, a band performance and quiz at Swabhumi. A cultural programme was held in a city hotel the same evening.
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) recently launched CLASSEDGE, an integrated learning solution for the Indian school education sector. CLASSEDGE is designed to help teachers deliver high quality instruction, blending classroom activities and interactive multimedia demonstrations. Based on the TIS educational framework called Multiple Learning Experiences Model, CLASSEDGE aims to enhance students’ social and thinking skills along with ensuring a thorough understanding of the curriculum content.
Sanjaya Sharma, chief executive officer, Tata Interactive Systems, said, “We intend to reach out to schools, educational counsellors and parents to address the gaps in the current educational practices.”
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