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SMS, Net to announce CBSE results
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 19
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has awarded upon C-Net the task of announcement of the CBSE 2004 exam results for classes X and XII on SMS through mobile phones and its website.

The service would be available from 12 am onwards on the day of declaration of results by the board. Parents and students can use this facility by sending an SMS to 7827. The keywords for class X result are: CBSE10 Roll No. For example if the roll number is 12345, the student would have to send the message to 7827 as: CBSE10 12345 (there is a space between the keyword CBSE10 and Roll Number). Similarly, for class XII the message can be sent to 7827 as CBSE12 Roll No.

The results would also be available on the C-Net website.


Three Indian students bag US award in design competition
Manish Kumar Singal

A five member urban design team from the Arizona State University, USA, won $50,000 top prize in redevelopment design competition. The competition was sponsored by the Washington-based Urban Land Institute.

Among the winners are three Indian students, including two former students of the Delhi School of Planning and Architecture. The other two winners are US-based students.

The Urban Land Institute had asked the students to come up with plans for a 57-acre tract of land, in the Strip District in Pittsburgh, that included a mix of commercial and residential buildings, a marina, a plaza and an open air amphitheater, to come up at cost of $235 million.

Indian students who got the prize include Prasoon Kumar, Parul Mittal (both from Delhi School of Planning and Architecture) and Mohan Sanskrit. These students are currently pursuing their studies at the Arizona State University. The competition was open to students in all universities in US with the aforesaid award amount.

AAFT hosts Polish film festival

Members of the Asian Academy of Film and Television, which is hosting the Polish film festival
Members of the Asian Academy of Film and Television, which is hosting the Polish film festival.

The ambassador of the Republic of Polish films, Dr Krzysztof Majka, inaugurated the festival of Polish films at the preview theatre of the Asian Academy of Film and Television (AAFT).

Dr Majka said that the screening of films was a part of the golden jubilee celebration of the Polish-Indian diplomatic relationship.

The ambassador expressed his gratitude towards AAFT for organising the film festival.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Sandeep Marwah, CEO, AAFT, informed that the University of Media Arts had recently started offering graduate and postgraduate degree courses in films, mass communication and management.

Talking to the NCR Tribune, Mr Marwah said that AAFT had trained around 2,800 students so far.

Scholarships for journalists’ wards

The Narayana Group of Educational Institutes, an academy that prepares students for IIT-JEE and PMT entrance tests, has announced a special scholarship for children of journalists seeking admission to the academy.

The group, which recently launched its operations in the Capital to cater to the students from the northern region, has its centres for PMT coaching, located in Janakpuri, South Extension, Kalu Sarai and West Bagh.

Prof. D.V Rao, vice chairman of the Institute announced that children of journalists would get 25 percent concession in fees for any courses in the academy. He said the decision has been taken in recognition of services being rendered by journalists to the society.

Seminar on careers in advertising and communication

NiA, a communication institute, hosted an interactive session on ‘Careers in Advertising and Communication’ at the India Habitat Centre on May 15. The session was attended by students seeking careers in advertising and communication.

The session offered them an opportunity to interact with renowned personalities from the advertising and communications world. Industry professionals elaborated on various facets of the communication industry, the hard work involved and the resultant fruits one can reap.

The panel included Shivjeet Khullar, national creative director, Arms Communication, Suresh Bala Krishnan, vice president, media marketing, Hindustan Times, Parveen Ahluwalia, Sushil Pandit, Nippum Gupta and Namrata Suri, Director NiA.

The students also got a chance to interact with the NiA alumni from JWT, Ten Sports, Foresight Advertising, O & M, Corporate Voice Shandwick and faculty members from the advertising, design and mass communication departments of the NiA.

Immigration firm ties up with Canadian universities

Abhinav, an immigration firm, today announced that it has entered into strategic tie-ups with various Canadian universities, colleges and colleges for recruiting Indian students destined to Canada.

Mr Abhinav, CMD of the firm, said: “The perception towards education abroad among the Indian students has undergone a sea change. Vocational courses are becoming popular as they equip one to pursue lucrative career options both in India and abroad. Students opting for vocational courses being offered by some of the associated colleges will find immense opportunities available to them for in finding work and setting down in Canada.”

Seminar on academic options at Gargi College

Gargi College organised a seminar on May 14 and 15 for students seeking admission in different courses being offered by the college.

The main emphasis of the seminar was to make aware the new comers about the different courses, the fee structure, job prospects after completion of courses and industrial demand.

This seminar was first of its kind organised by the students to help the new comers.

Said Vasundhara Bisht, president of the students’ union, Gargi College, “Our main emphasis is to help the students, to guide them properly about various courses and related information. We received an excellent in this seminar as over 100 students attended the seminar each day.” She said the parents accompanying their children were also satisfied as they got all the admission-related information.


Students protest against postal authorities
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, May 19
An irate mob of students, both boys and girls, held a demonstration and shouted slogans against the postal authorities protesting the non-availability of postal tickets in the Head Post Office of this city, yesterday and today.

According to a report, there was an acute shortage of postal tickets and the students were agitated after they failed to get postal tickets for sending application forms to various institutes.

Many students alleged that the Postmaster and other officials of the department have adopted an anti-people attitude. This had put on stake the career of many students with last dates for admissions coming closer.


HC directive on safety guidelines for study trips
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 19
The Delhi High Court today directed the Union Government to respond within four weeks to a plea seeking directions to all educational institutions to frame safety guidelines for taking students on study trips.

Converting a petition into a PIL, filed by the parents of the students who drowned off Candolim Beach in Goa on August 25 last year while on an excursion organised by Amity Business School, Justice Mukul Mudgal told the Union Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Union Ministry of Environment to file their replies.

The petition had also sought that the ministries ensure protection of “life innocent tourists visiting inherently dangerous beaches”.

Justice Mukul Mudgal agreed with the petitioners that most of the relief sought by them was in larger public interest and directed that the case be placed before a Division Bench on July 26. The court also asked the Centre to file its reply to the petition within four weeks.

On November 29 last year, the High Court had directed the Union Government, the CBI, Amity Business School and the Goa Government to respond to a plea seeking “exemplary damages” from Amity for its negligence that resulted in the death of five students.

Justice BD Ahmed had ordered the two Union ministries, the CBI, the business school and its teachers and the State of Goa to file their reply to the petition.

The petition sought adequate compensation from the institution for its negligence in not finding out the inherently dangerous nature of the beach and then allowing students on the beach without being escorted by any teacher.

It claimed that no safety precautions were taken nor any provision for rescue operations was made, and demanded a probe by the investigating agency.

Amity students Atharv Shah, Hitesh Chandiramani, Agraj Maheshwari, Jawaid Iqbal and Saurav Charan were the students who had drowned near Candolim beach in Goa.

The other respondents in the case are—New Delhi-based Ritnand Balved Education Foundation, Amity Business School (NOIDA) Director Gurinder Singh, lecturers Sanjay Negi and Paras Gandhi, Associate Professor Debashish Choudhary and Amity University, Raigarh in Chhattisgarh.


Eight get life term for murder

Bhiwani, May 19
The Additional Sessions Judge, Bhiwani, Mr Kuldip Jain, sentenced eight persons to life imprisonment under sections 302,307,449 and 323 of the Indian Penal Code for murdering one Bani Singh. While one person was acquitted and another convict Naseeb was released considering juvenile on probation.

According to prosecution, the accused - Ram Mehar, Satbir Singh, Balwan, Ravinder, alias Dhillu, Dharambir, Naresh, Subhash, Satish, alias Shakti and Naseeb, residents of Bamla village murdered Bani Singh when he was sleeping in his house on the intervening night of May 25-26, 2001. The assailants, armed with gandasa, jelly, country-made pistol, barged into the house of the victim by scaling boundary wall and brought down Rishikesh, son of the deceased, and his wife and gave several blows of their arms on the body of Bani Singh and fled away. They injured Rishikesh also. OC

Additional Sessions Judge reinstated

NEW DELHI: Mr Surinder Singh, an Additional Sessions Judge, Sonepat, has been reinstated on the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and he assumed his charge here yesterday.

According to a report, Mr Surinder Singh was placed under suspension about a year ago. However, the allegations levied against him were found baseless and incorrect during the departmental inquiry.

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