Tuesday, April 16, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Courses get foreign recognition
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, April 15
The Bhagwan Mahavira Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sonepat, has been granted ‘Quality Certificate’ by the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand. Stating this, Mr Rajiv Jain, chairman of the institute, told mediapersons here today that the certification was accorded to the courses of instrumentation and control engineering, electronics and communications, computer science and information technology (IT).

He claimed that the institute was the first in Haryana which has been granted this prestigious certificate at the international level. He said that before granting this certificate, the authorities of the Joint Accreditation

System had checked the facilities available in the institute.

Mr Jain also disclosed that a student of this institute, Abhishek Gera, got the first position in the fourth semester examinations of the instrumentation and control engineering last year in Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak, while Miss Sonia Rani bagged the second position in the information and technology examinations.

He said that as many as 12 other students also got distinctions in other faculties and they are: Jaishree Aggarwal, Shikha Chawla, Shelka Sachdeva, Maninder Singh, Arjune Kumar, Chhavi Jain, Naneet Kaur, Neha Aneja, Deep Shikha, Tanu Jain and Varun Raheja.

Meanwhile, Mr Bansi Lal, former Chief Minister, gave away the prizes to the students at the annual function of the institution held here on Sunday. Dr K. K. Aggarwal, Vice-Chancellor of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi presided over the function.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Bansi Lal urged the state government to open more engineering institutes in the state for the development of technical education. A colourful cultural programme was presented by the students on the occasion. 



4,000 schoolteachers to be trained in 
road safety norms
Our Correspondent

Jhajjar, April 15
In order to create awareness about the road safety norms and the necessity to observe them among the prospective road users in an effective and forceful manner, the Haryana Highway Patrol and Road Safety at Karnal has been organising teacher training programmes at the government as well as private schools throughout the state with the assistance of the Rashtriya Yuva Sangathan, an NGO.

Sources in the District Education Office here said today that the training programme for the teachers had started from April 8 and would continue till May 30 at all the district headquarters. About 4,000 teachers from middle schools and high schools being run by both the government and private management would be attending the programme. While the camp in Karnal was organised on April 8 and that in Ambala will be held on April 15 and in Jhajjar on May 18.

According to the time table, the training programmes would be held in Kurukshetra on April 17, Panipat on April 20, Sonepat on April 22, Kaithal on April 27, Yamunanagar on May 4, Panchkula on May 6, Jind on May 11, Rohtak on May 13, Bhiwani on May 20, Hisar on May 21, Fatehabad on May 22, Sirsa on May 23, Faridabad on May 27, Gurgaon on May 28, Rewari on May 29 and Narnaul on May 30.

The Senior Superintendent of Police, HHPRS at Karnal, has dispatched the letters in this regard to all the DEOs asking them to depute the teachers for imparting training from all middle and high schools and decide the venue for the camp on the fixed date, said the sources.

The HHPRS sources informed that the training was being imparted on the directions from the Punjab and Haryana High Court, adding that a meeting of the Directors of the Primary and Secondary Education and the HHPRS officials was held on February 11 to discuss the modalities on how to create awareness on the road safety among the students. It was decided at the meeting that about 4,000 teachers from the government as well as private schools would be trained in such programmes so that they could further make the prospective and other commuters aware on the need to follow the road safety norms.


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