New Delhi Campus Jottings

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni Association held its annual gathering this past week.

A series of seminars was organised to focus on the current challenges in the fields of economy, society, culture sciences and technology.

The seminars saw discussions on a host of topics such as emerging powers and globalisation, science technology and education, understanding the challenges and opportunities presented by Indian society, people’s movements in India and literature and culture in contemporary times.

Girls have emerged victorious by bagging the top awards for academic and general excellence for the MBA course offered by the Army Institute of Management, Greater Noida.

The Army Chief’s Rolling Trophy, gold, silver and bronze medals for securing the first, second and third positions in academics have all been won by girl students.

The awards will be given away at the annual day celebrations of AIMT later this week along with cash prizes of Rupee 25,000, Rupee 20,000, Rupee 15,000 and Rupee 10,000.

The Gurgaon-based Ansal Institute of Technology held an academic award ceremony earlier this week to honour students enrolled in various professional programs for their performance.

While 123 awards were given to students for excellent academic performance, faculty and staff too were felicitated.
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Indira Gandhi National Open University’s Centre for Corporate Education, Training and Consultancy will offer an MBA in corporate governance in the on-campus, full-time mode from the January 2011 session.

The program will equip students with in-depth knowledge of management principles, governance processes and other important aspects of corporate governance.

It will also emphasise on the importance of business ethics at the grassroots level.

The salient features include focus on regulatory requirements and an understanding and application of management theories and practices. It further includes training components and project work.

The duration of the program is two years. The last date for the receipt of application forms is 15th December, 2010 while the test, group discussion and personal interview will take place in the first week of January. Classes will commence from the last week of January.

The University Grants Commission-Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia, is holding a six-day workshop on “Research Writing and Publication in the Social Sciences” which will end on 27th November, 2010.

The workshop will offer young faculty members and post-doctoral scholars an opportunity to learn and discuss research writing and publication techniques.

The workshop is expected to help participants understand how to structure research papers effectively, enhance their ability to critique, edit, and review their own work and familiarise them with the academic publication process.

The modules of the workshop include structures of research papers, plagiarism and ethics of research, research methodology, literature review, publication process and formatting for submission.

The workshop is being conducted by Jamia Millia resource persons and other universities with inputs from Economic and Political Weekly staff.

Around 30 participants from all over the country are participating in the workshop.

This is the second time the university is organising such an event. For the first workshop the university had received over 300 applications for the 30 places available.

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