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Time to party & remember

Three students of Central University of Bihar have bagged the opportunity to pursue summer internships for around two months at two of the country’s prestigious institutions.

All three are students in the Centre for Economic Studies and Policies of the central university. While two of them would go to Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, the third student has been selected for Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. The internship is for around two months, from May 16 to July 13.

Atish Kumar Dash, assistant professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Policies, said: “Durgesh Kumar Keshav and Snigdha Kalyani — students of MA second-semester, economics — have been selected by IIT, Madras, Smriti Kumari, also an MA second-semester economics student, has been selected for the Institute for Social and Economic Change.”

Dash, the co-ordinator, said the trio would enjoy train fare, free accommodation and meal, apart from a stipend for the period of the summer internship. Once the students complete their internship, they would be given a certificate.

He added that the department was in talks with other institutions to ensure the remaining 17 second-semester students also get a chance to pursue a summer internship.

Tie up to develop

The Central University of Bihar signed a memorandum of agreement with Shoshit Seva Sangh, a non-government organisation based out of Patna, on Friday evening.

The agreement is part of the university’s outreach programme. It aims to promote education, personality development of students, development research, evaluation and training collaboration, particularly between the Shoshit Seva Sangh and the university’s Centre for Development Studies.

Shoshit Seva Sangh works towards providing quality education to the financially underprivileged Musahar (rat-eaters) children.

Central University of Bihar vice-chancellor Debdas Banerjee and founder chairman of Shoshit Seva Sangh J.K. Sinha signed the agreement on Friday evening. Janak Pandey, the university’s former vice chancellor, was also present at the time of signing the agreement.

The agreement states that the parties would conduct research to understand the root of deprivation and organise quality improvement programmes to improve intellectual ability and skills of the underprivileged. Lectures and seminars would have to be conducted, while the parties would also counsel and guide the Musahar community to ensure their transformation and social enhancement.

Vice-chancellor Banerjee said: “For the past six decades, several models and legislations have been brought in to uplift the most socially deprived sections of society. The Shoshit Seva Sangh has recently begun an effort to change the existing social pattern by way of empowering the Musahar community through education in schools. This is most welcome.”

Friends forever

As final-year BBA student Piyush Mishra started singing Ye dosti hum nahi todenge last Tuesday, his batch-mates at Amity Global Business School could not stop from joining in on the iconic Sholay song.

The song was apt for the occasion too. The institution’s business administration department organised a farewell programme for the BBA final-year and MBA final-year students on the campus.

The BBA and MBA juniors, who planned the whole event, played a video taking everybody back to their years with the business school.

CBP Srivastava, the college director, hailed the juniors’ efforts and even got a little emotional. If Piyush sang one iconic song, Srivastava dedicated his students another — Kabhi alvida na kehna (from the 1976 film Chalte Chalte). The outgoing students were only too happy to croon along with the director.

If one thought it was just a musical show, surprise is in store for them. A ramp walk, a group dance competition and singing competition were also in store. BBA final-year student Shreyansh was adjudged Mr Personality in the ramp walk, while Shima Rahman walked away with the Miss Personality honours. In the MBA batch, Sushant and Prerna Kundan bagged the titles of Mr Personality and Miss Personality, respectively.

Prerna said: “This college has a very vibrant atmosphere. Our teachers were always very co-operative.”

Fashionable group

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Patna, final-year students showcased their designer collections on May 5, courtesy lessons in their four-year course.

Not only did the students design dresses but also shoes and accessories. Every student had to design at least five to seven costumes on a theme and going by the results, they did beautifully.

Satendra Mishra, a teacher of NIFT-Patna, said the jury was called in from NIFT-Bhubaneswar to adjudge the winner.

The judges’ panel comprised three faculty members from the Odisha institute — Monika Agrawal, Satish Raj and Tuhina.

One of the students, Rashmi Singh worked on a floral theme, while Shreya Yadav zeroed in on gowns to show how the attire has evolved since the 1920s. Swati Dey, another student, worked on an Indo-western theme.

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