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Now choose from whole range of new courses
Asha Ahuja

Ludhiana, June 19
With many new courses available, students do not have to go in for simple graduation in Arts, science, and commerce. These days, education is a big business and big corporate houses have started courses which till now were unheard off. A group of newspapers has also started higher learning courses in South India.

There are courses in optometry, a subject dealing with refractive correction of eyes, environmental and legal studies, which is different from a simple law degree.

Leather trade is growing by leaps and bounds. To compete in the global market, footwear also has to become trendy. For this, footwear technology is being offered. Insurance is being taught in many colleges. Therapy is required in many diseases. Many colleges are offering courses in different types of therapy. For more information, students can consult a book, “Higher Learning in South India”. Are you aesthetically inclined? Then join animation courses. Animated movies are getting very popular. Besides this, animation is also required in advertisements.

The Institute of Astrology is offering courses in astrology.

Amity University has 40 professional programmes, including technical programmes like bio-technology, B.Tech in bio-informatics, B.Sc in forensic sciences, besides subjects like creative programme, fine arts, fashion technology integrated programmer, legal programmer and behavioural science.

AAFT pioneers in film education, University of Media Arts, Noida, offers PGD in films and TV production diploma in visual communication, BBA and MBA in media management.

The ICRI has courses in B.Pharmacy and Nursing. Fashion cosmetology, diploma in vastu, fashion photography, advance diploma garment technology secretarial diploma, hospitality and tourism and performing arts are some other options students can choose from.

Keeping in new rising unemployment, the University Grants Commission has specially devised vocational courses that will help students get jobs when they finish education.

Add-on vocational courses are being offered, along with degree courses. Both classses run simultaneously and students are able to obtain two degrees or a degree and a diploma within a stipulated period of time. These vocational courses are job-oriented and the students are able to find gainful employment.

Under the directions of the UGC, Panjab University, has decided to offer courses that would help students to procure jobs as soon as they finish college education. The university will design the syllabus of the courses and give a grant of Rs 5 lakh to colleges to help start these courses.

Many college principals said they had decided to introduce vocational courses from the coming academic session which would be taught in afternoon sessions. After the completion of one year students would get a certificate.

On the completion of the second year, a diploma would be offered and on the completion of the third year an advance diploma would be awarded, they added.

Courses in cosmetology, apparel manufacturing, interior designing and home decoration, hospital waste disposal management are being offered in local colleges. Some of the college will give students a chance to study economics of insurance, fashion designing, early childhood care and bio-technology.

Courses in functional English, bank management and advertising sales management are also some interesting options to choose from.

The principals are unanimous in their opinion that these vocational courses will equip the students to face life in a better way.



From Schools and Colleges
PCTE students excel in MCA exam
Our Correspondent

Deepinder Singh, Anu Verma, Megha Jain, Shiv Shankar, Inderpal, Kuntal Baveja, Jasleen Bhatia, Khushboo Raheja and Bhavish, who have excelled in various school and college exams
From left to right: Deepinder Singh, Anu Verma, Megha Jain, Shiv Shankar, Inderpal, Kuntal Baveja, Jasleen Bhatia, Khushboo Raheja and Bhavish, who have excelled in various school and college exams.

Ludhiana, June 19
Manmeet Kaur, an MCA student of Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE), has bagged the first position in the first semester exams of Punjab Technical University held in December, 2003, by scoring 617 out of 800 marks. Ela Sharda of PCTE got the sixth position in the examination with 86 per cent marks. Sandeep Bhardwaj of IIM, Phagwara, bagged the second position in the university by achieving 87.8 per cent marks.

BBA exams: BBA students of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT) have got the fourth, eighth and tenth positions in first and fifth semester examinations of Punjab Technical University.

Inderpal Singh of BBA fifth semester got the fourth position by securing 83.3 per cent marks, while Kuntal Baveja got the eighth position. Jasleen Bhatia got the 10th position.

Architecture: Khushboo Raheja, who had done her Class XII from BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, has got the seventh rank in the AIEEE (Architecture) in Punjab.

100 pc result: Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, has achieved 100 per cent result in M.Com III, M.Com I semesters, M.A. II (Punjabi) and B.Sc. III.

BCA students: GGNIMT students of BCA have excelled in Punjab Technical University (PTU) exams by getting the second, fifth, sixth and eighth positions in third and fifth semesters.

Deepinder Singh of the third semester got the second position by securing 87.2 per cent. Anu Verma of third semester got the fifth position by securing 85.4 per cent. Shiv Shankar got the eighth position by securing 82.4 per cent marks. Megha Jain of the fifth semester got the sixth position by securing 88.7 per cent marks.

Cherry Fields: A colourful function was organised by Cherry Fields Nursery School, Atam Nagar, to mark the concluding day of Summer Camp, 2004. Mrs Neelam Takkyar and Mrs Poonam Jain were the judges.

The children presented two plays, “My dream” and “What I want to be.” They also participated in catwalk and modelling rounds.

Ena Banki, Amber Sachdeva, Tarun Kumar, Lakshay Sharma, Hansika Chaddha, Archit Buddhega Virdhi and Asmita Arneja were among the prize winners.

IIT-JEE: Bhavish Aggarwal of the city has got the 23rd rank in the main paper of the Joint Entrance Examination conducted by the IITs. Bhavish has also secured the 14th rank in the All-India Entrance Test conducted by Delhi College of Engineering.

Summer camp: On the concluding day of a summer camp held at Kiddies Paradise School, a cultural programme was presented by the students. An exhibition was also put up by the students.



Activities galore at summer camp
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 19
A 20-day summer camp for children concluded at Chanda Mama Nursery Play School here today. Personality development, besides art, craft and dance activities, was the main focus of the camp. Children also made finger puppets, face masks, balloons, kites, glass painting and decorated candles.

Indian, western and folk dances were also taught. Training in drama included voice modulation and dialogue delivery.

The Principal of the school, Ms Harpreet Kaur Gill, said children were also given gifts. Counselling will be provided to the parents of the children on June 20.



Doraha college students excel
Our Correspondent

Doraha, June 19
Postgraduate students of Guru Nanak National College, here, have done well in their examinations this year. The results of MA Part I and Part II (Punjabi) is 100 per cent for the second consecutive year.

In MA Part II (Punjabi), Pawandeep Kaur stood first in the college and tenth in the university by securing 493 out of 800 marks. Navdeep Kaur stood second by securing 481 marks. Raj Deep Kaur, Rajdeep Kaur and Gagandeep Kaur have secured third position by getting 480 marks each. Out of a total of 30 students, who appeared in MA Part II (Punjabi), 16 have secured above 55 per cent marks.


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