Campus Jottings

NIIT conduct ‘Check your aptitude for IT’

NIIT will conduct its seventh national aptitude test in more than 120 cities across the country on February 26, 2011. Students desiring a career in information technology can appear for the examination.

Applicants can also check their aptitude for IT by registering on the website www.niit.com / NITAT or by visiting an NIIT centre. The examination has been designed as an objective test of reasoning, comprehension, data interpretation skills and attitude traits.

Each student taking the test will receive a detailed score – card along with nationwide and zonal ranking. The aim of the examination is to enable graduates and students from engineering, arts, commerce and science streams to gauge their aptitude for a career in the IT sector and identify further skills needed.

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi’s Entrepreneurship Development Cell is hosting its Entrepreneurship – Summit on February 26, 2011 and February 27, 2011 which will also celebrate the fifth year of the inception of the cell and the golden jubilee of IIT – Delhi. The event will target aspiring and established entrepreneurs.

A number of events are slated to take place including “Young Entrepreneur Start – up Showcase” which will showcase the 20 best student start – ups from the country, “iWeekend” which will involve participants conceptualising a company over the course of a weekend and a business quiz.

Zakir Husain College of Delhi University is organising a conference on “Democratisation in Myanmar : Implications for the World Today” on March 3, 2011 – March 4, 2011 in collaboration with the Institute of Social Sciences, Insaf and Burma Centre, Delhi.

Against the background of regime transition and changes in Myanmar, the conference aims to provide a forum for discussion on the long – term policy implications. It will focus on the developments which are shaping the internal dynamics of the regime.

Another focus area is the impact of Indian cultural influence on Burmese history, geographical proximity and historic bonds.

A round – table discussion on Myanmar on Thursday will see interactions among academicians, diplomats, media persons, policy analysts and research scholars. Other sessions pertaining to Myanmar and the world including internal crisis and contradictions and progress and prospects of democratisation in Myanmar will take place.

A photo exhibition on democratic struggle in Myanmar will be held. The proceedings of the conference will be recorded in a volume which will attempt to make an impact on future academic research on democratisation in South – East Asia.