New four year undergraduate courses for CUB
Central University of Bihar organised a meeting of academics last week on four year integrated programmes for undergradutae courses: B.A, B.Sc and B.Ed.
These programmes are to be be introduced in the University this July.
The vice- chancellor of Central University of Bihar, Janak Pandey, vice-chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, Mohamad Miyan, and former chairman of National Institute of open Schooling, N.K.Ambashta,were some of the academics present at the meeting.
Pandey spoke on the objectives of the four-year integrated programmes and emphasized that a good teacher should be a good learner. He also suggested that all the institution should adopt a cautious and steady course of progress to avoid fundamental errors in the nascent stages.
Online Placement test
Students of National Institute of Technology, Patna, took an online test on April 13 as part of the pre-placement training of automobile giant Mahindra and Mahindra.
On the basis of the results of the online test followed by interviews the company would select three students for its one-and-a-half month summer training programme.
Those selected will receive a stipend of Rs 15,000 for the period.
Girish Chaudhary, co-ordinator of the programme and a teacher at NIT-Patna,said:”Around 60 students from the third-year mechanical department appeared for the online test. Three of them have been selected for interviews.
A quiz was also organised for the students. The winners were presented gifts. Sashi, a final-year computer science student, said: “At such programmes, we get an idea of what a company looks for during the recruitment.”
Computer literacy @ JD Women’s College
Minority welfare and information technology minister Shahid Ali Khan said computer literacy was an essential part of education at a two day orientation programme at JD Woman’s College on April 9
The programme was supposed to be day-long but the minister was so impressed with event that he said it should have been held for two days.
College Principal Usha Singh extended the programme by a day so as not to disappoint Khan.
Computer experts from the Mumbai- based IT institute, Aptech, taught students to use MS-Office, Internet and sending emails at the programme. Around 280 students took part in the workshop.
These programmes help student expand their horizon, said JDWC Principal Singh.
6 Mantras for Leadership skills
Leadership skills are not inborn but inculcated; BIT-Patna director S.L.Gupta told the student of applied economics and commerce department of Patna University on April10.
“If you try to do something honestly, you will definitely be successful. No one is born as a leader, leadership is something to be learnt,” he said, while addressing a workshop.
Gupta asked students to follow his six mantras to become a leader.
“Energy, patience, commitment, excitement for work, reasoning power and setting an example in whatever you do-thee qualities are needed to be come a leader” sad Gupta. M.K.Sinha,vicepresident, National Human Resource Development Patna chapter, was also present at the workshop. He advised students to be assertive.
Being assertive gives you the best chance or delivering your message, “he said.
-Compiled by Prem Ranjan-