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Delhi varsity-NGO research shows men more supportive of family
Smriti Kak

If women are going to be cheered by this, the men are going to be happier. A study conducted by an NGO in collaboration with Delhi University has claimed that men have become more supportive of their families and their attitude towards the community at large too is undergoing a change.

Researchers of UNIFEM and the Department of Sociology, DU, have this to say, “The process of fathering is not limited to the biological father, but is also transferred to other male kin like uncles and brothers. Men employed as domestic helps were also willing to do a ‘woman’s work’ for the sake of the family”.

The focus of the research is made visible in photographs displayed at an exhibition here titled ‘Men and Masculinities’, which sought to convey the different social, cultural and economic process through which masculinities and maleness were constructed.

Seminar on learning initiative held at Amity

Amity School of Engineering and Technology (ASET) organised a seminar on ‘ On Demand Learning Initiative’ in association with IEEE students branch and IBM.

The seminar apart, students also showcased their projects and presentations. WorldWide Manager, Developer Community Outreach Stan Lee Kwong was the chief guest on the occasion.

Certificates were awarded to 48 students in appreciation of their efforts. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Kwong said Asia had the largest number of website browsers in the world and said India had become a centre for IT.

PhD programme in UK for Indian students

There is good news for students aspiring for Ph.D. programmes in the United Kingdom. British Prime Minister Tony Blair has announced a new 10 million pounds initiative that would allow more than 100 high-quality Ph.D. students from India, Hong Kong and China among other countries to study science in the UK universities.

The new Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards are also boosted by a recently announced Home Office scheme which will allow foreign nationals who have studied maths, science or engineering in the UK to remain in the country and work for a year following graduation.

The UK Government claims these students will be a “welcome brain gain” during their time there and add that essential scientific expertise will be gained around the world when they return to tackle problems like clean water provisions, secure energy supplies and to combat diseases like AIDS and malaria.

Indian Ocean to perform at IP College

Indraprastha College Grounds will be the Mecca for music lovers on Thursday. In association with the International School of Business and Media (ISB&M), Pune, the college is hosting a live performance by Indian Ocean.

The event scheduled for the evening is an initiative of the students from ISB&M and will travel to other cities, including Mumbai.

Aptech & arena tie up for diploma

Aptech Limited and Edexcel International, premier UK-based provider of academic and vocational qualifications worldwide, have announced a tie-up designed to offer BTEC Higher National Diploma to all overseas Aptech students.

BTEC Higher National Diplomas are accepted in, among other countries, the UK, the USA, Australia and Canada. Aptech Computer Education’s comprehensive career course, ACCP World Program, and Arena Multimedia’s career program, Arena Multimedia Specialist, are mapped to the Higher National Diploma Computing and Higher National Diploma Multimedia, respectively, and will enable students to gain two internationally accepted certifications at one go.

At the end of the three-year course, students will receive an Aptech/Arena certificate accompanied by a BTEC Higher National Diploma certificate.

Journal on management launched

The New Delhi Institute of Management launched its first journal in management titled ‘Review of Professional Management’. The inaugural issue was released by the Chairman of the Minority Commission, Mr Tarlochan Singh.

The Director, NDIM, Prof M. Adhikary, emphasised the need for publishing quality research articles to inculcate an analytical mind in management students. The journal covers research papers, articles, case studies and reviews on contemporary subjects in management and information technology. The major focus of the journal is on applied research and reflections that are relevant to practising managers.

Seminar on entrepreneurship

The Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) organised a seminar on ‘Entrepreneurship’ as part of its series of knowledge seminars.

The seminar was attended by faculty members from the International Management Institute, Belgium, Dr Goethals and Prof Luc Van Mele. The keynote address was delivered by Dr M. K. Chaudhuri who said, “Worldwide, it has been observed that economic growth is attributed to entrepreneurial excellence. An entrepreneur with the right mix of managerial and leadership qualities can strengthen the macro-economic prospects of a nation”.

Observing that the economic situation worldwide was deteriorating, Prof Mele pointed out that a major reason for this is the, “lack of exuberance or entrepreneurial zeal amongst the younger generation, as they have experienced a life of abundance without any hard work”.

Self-defence training camp held

A self-defence training camp was organised at the Maharaja Surajmal Institute. Certificates were awarded to the female students on the successful completion of the camp.

The Joint commissioner of Police, Ms Vimla Verma, who was the chief guest on the occasion, applauded the efforts put in by the students. The camp was organised in collaboration with the Women Cell, Nanak Pura.

Speaking on the occasion, the Principal, Dr R. B. Solanki, said training camps like this were essential for helping female students achieve more confidence and feel safer.

Hall tickets at IGNOU website

Students can download their hall tickets from the IGNOU website for the term-end examinations to be conducted by IGNOU from December 2 to 31 across 500 centres in the country.

Students who have not received their hall tickets can contact the regional centre or student registration and evaluation division concerned at IGNOU, Midan Garhi.


MDU students lodge creative protest against dowry

ROHTAK: Students of Maharshi Dayanand University today raised their voice against the social evil of dowry creatively by making eye-catching posters as part of the on-the-spot poster competition organised by the Students’ Welfare Department on the occasion of Anti-Dowry Day today.

Participants Aditi, Pooja, Deepti and Deepa Yadav made a clarion call through their posters to shun dowry. The students of the university were also administered a pledge against dowry today to commemorate the day.

The competition was part of the social awareness campaign of the Students’ Welfare Department of the university. Yesterday, an essay competition on national integration and communal harmony was also organised in the university. The results of the poster as well as essay competition would be announced on December 2, according to a handout issued by the university. OC

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