EDUCATION TRIBUNE

Having fun and learning new skills
Varinder Walia
While blistering heat wave continues to sweep across the region, forcing residents to stay indoors, the girl students of Government Secondary School, Maloo Nangal, nearly 10 km from Amritsar, can be seen playing gatka, a Sikh martial art, and boys performing bhangra.

Quiz to develop green minds
Vishal Gulati
Students of Classes VIII to X, with a sensitive mind on ecological issues, have a chance to prove their mettle and get international recognition by participating in the eighth Green Olympiad on September 2.

Campus Note
GND University, Amritsar
Job-oriented courses launched
Guru Nanak Dev University has introduced five one-year job-oriented courses for Class X and XII boys and girls under the self-employment scheme from July this year. Vice-Chancellor Dr S. P. Singh said matric pass girls were eligible for admission to dress designing, cutting and tailoring and Class XII pass girls could seek admission to diploma in textile designing.

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Having fun and learning new skills
Varinder Walia

Students practising gatka at a summer camp organised at Government Secondary School, Maloo Nangal, near Amritsar
Students practising gatka at a summer camp organised at Government Secondary School, Maloo Nangal, near Amritsar

While blistering heat wave continues to sweep across the region, forcing residents to stay indoors, the girl students of Government Secondary School, Maloo Nangal, nearly 10 km from Amritsar, can be seen playing gatka, a Sikh martial art, and boys performing bhangra. The students take part in different activities like physical fitness, martial arts during a month-long summer camp. The day starts with medication at 6.30 A.M. and ends with a grammar class. Interestingly, out of 80, at least 50 girls regularly attend the camp.

Even as the teachers of other government schools are enjoying summer vacations, the staff of this school specially come from far off places to organise free camp, sponsored by the Sikhi Sikhya Gur Vichar Foundation, Amritsar. They are assisted by senior professors, doctors and playwrights who reach the remote village at their own expenses. This is the fifth camp being organised by the students of the school. Earlier, the camp used to be organised by the Parent-Teacher Association with active support of the village panchayat. Students take lessons in yoga, meditation and martial arts, including gatka, judo and karate. The school arranges special lectures by eminent persons who deliver speeches on personality development without charging even a single penny. This is a unique venture, which is instrumental in opening window to the border students

Besides, they are trained in folk songs, patriotic songs, bhangra, plays, declamation contests and general knowledge.

Mr Sukhdev Singh Sandhawalia, a Punjabi teacher and state awardee, and his wife, Ms Parmjit Kaur Sandhawalia, a teacher of an SGPC-run school, who are the moving spirit behind the camp, said to sensitise the students about the deteriorating environment, experts delivere lectures on various topics. The students are also taught gardening. The charts on various subjects like menace of AIDS, drugs and other social evils are prepared by the students. An exhibition of the items and work done by the students during this period is also held.

The matric and plus-two results of the school are excellent in the region. The middle class result is 100 per cent. The students have made the school proud in curricular activities, too. It is a healthy sign that girls outnumbered boys in the camp. It is an attempt to end gender disparity that otherwise manifests itself in various forms. “It is all due to the progressive nature of village panchayat and the parents who send their daughters to attend the summer vacation camp,” says Ms Rajwinder Kaur, a teacher.

Recently, a one-act play, Kanjak, jointly directed by Gulshan Kumar and Pritpal Pali, was staged at a function. The story showcases the underlying causes of gender inequality and the menace of drug addiction. The hilarious Punjabi play and melodramatic tenor enthralled the audience.

Maj-Gen D. D. Singh (retd), Principal, Dr Bhajan Singh Lark, Principal, Baba Kumma Singh Engineering College, Gurusar Satlani, Dr Harkanwaljit Singh, Prof S. S. Chahal, Kulwant Singh Gill, an artiste, Dr Sawinder Singh, Prof Navtej Singh, Dr Suba Singh and Prof Gurbax Singh from Khalsa College, Gurpreet Singh and Baljit Singh, Manager, Punjab National Bank, delivered lectures during the summer camp.

The Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Mr Sukhwinder Singh Randhawa, promised the children that he would ensure regular power supply to the school. He appreciated the efforts of the village panchayat and the school staff for this venture.

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Quiz to develop green minds
Vishal Gulati

Students of Classes VIII to X, with a sensitive mind on ecological issues, have a chance to prove their mettle and get international recognition by participating in the eighth Green Olympiad on September 2.

The New Delhi-based Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is organising the event in association with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and Hero Honda.

It will offer students an opportunity to widen their horizon on environmental issues and develop love for nature. It will also give chance to the green minds to interact with their contemporaries from other countries, including the UAE, Russia, Singapore and Nepal.

For the test, no formal education at the school level is required. Those who are keen observers and analysts, have love towards plants, animals and creatures and want to conserve resources for posterity can surely make a mark. The students can also take the help of TERI question banks.

A school can register a minimum of 10 students for the Olympiad. The country is divided into four zones. Seven top performing teams from each zone in the Olympiad will qualify for TerraQuiz that will be broadcast on Doordarshan’s National Channel.

The finalists—Hero Honda Environment Ambassadors—will receive Rs 25,000 each, while the participants will get a certificate from the Ministry of Environment and Forests. The ambassadors will undertake initiatives to spread awareness on environmental issues in the school.

Last year, over 60,000 students from 1,000 schools participated in the exam that was held in 402 cities and towns across India and abroad.

Says Dr Subhash Gupta, Senior Scientific Officer, Himachal State Council for Science and Technology, Shimla: “This year, students from Himachal Pradesh are participating for the first time.”

The last date for registration is July 15. For more information, log on at: www.teriin.org/olympiad.

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Campus Note
GND University, Amritsar
Job-oriented courses launched

Guru Nanak Dev University has introduced five one-year job-oriented courses for Class X and XII boys and girls under the self-employment scheme from July this year.

Vice-Chancellor Dr S. P. Singh said matric pass girls were eligible for admission to dress designing, cutting and tailoring and Class XII pass girls could seek admission to diploma in textile designing.

He said diploma in electronics and TV maintenance and servicing and diploma in computer hardware maintenance are meant for Class XII pass boys as well as girls, while diploma in cosmetology is only for Class XII pass girls.

These courses were being started on the university campus under the aegis of the Department of Adult, Continuing Education and Extension.

The university is also starting the dress designing, cutting and tailoring course for Class X pass girls at Preet Nagar, near Lopoke, the GNDU regional campus, Hardochhani Road, Gurdaspur and Shaheed Ram Singh Pathania Memorial College, Niari (Dhar Kalan Block, Gurdaspur). Application forms can be purchased and submitted at the above places.

Appointed: The Vice-Chancellor has appointed Dr Harchand Singh Bedi, Reader in the Centre for Immigrant Studies, as head of the centre for a period of three years, a university press release said.

— Contributed by Pawan Kumar

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Architecture

School of Planning & Architecture, 4, Block B, Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi 110002 (Deemed University)

1) BArch/ BPlanning

2) Master’s Programme (2-year)
Architecture (Architecture Conservation, Industrial Design, Urban Design, Building Engg & Management, Landscape Architecture), Planning (Environment, Housing, Regional, Transport, Urban)

3) Doctoral Programme
Architecture, Planning, Urban Design, Industrial Design, Architectural Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Environmental Planning, Housing, Transport Planning, Building Engg & Management

Selection: For 1: AIEEE-’06, For 2: Interview &/ or Test: 10 – 12 July 2006.

Application Form: Send Rs 500/ - by DD drawn on SBI/ UCO Bank favouring "School of Planning & Architecture," payable at New Delhi to the above address by 19 June 2006.

Application Deadline: 26 June 2006

Armed Force

Indian Army, ADG of Recruiting, West Block-III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi 110066

University Entry Scheme (16-UES) for Permanent Commission 2007-08
(Corps of Engineers / Signals / Electronics & Mechanical Engineers)

Eligibility: Unmarried Indian male Final or Pre-final year BE/ BTech. Age: 19 - 25 years (Final year); 18 - 24 years (Pre-Final year).

Selection: SSB Tests, Medical exam.

Application Form: Apply on plain paper (30 x 20 cm) in prescribed format with 2 unstamped self-addressed envelope to the above address. Indicate the Engineering branch applied for in red ink on white envelope.

Details: Employment News (20-26 May 2006) / Website

Application Deadline: 31 July 2006

Indian Coast Guard, Post Box No. 127, Noida 201301 (UP)
www.indiancoastguard.nic.in

Recruitment of Assistant Commandants (Male) for 01/2007 Batch in:
1) General Duty
2) General Duty (Pilot)
3) Technical Branches

Eligibility: For 1: Bachelor’s Degree (Maths & Physics in 10+2).
For 2: Bachelor’s Degree (Physics & Maths), PABT pass.
For 3: BE / BTech in Naval Architecture / Marine / Mechanical / Electrical / Tele-Communication & Electronics / Design / Production / Aeronautical / Control Engineering Or equivalent degree recognised by Institute of Engineers (IE) Or Marine Engineering graduates from IMET, Kolkata

Or Certificate of Competency as 1st Class Engineer of Motorship / Final examination Certificate from College of Marine Engineering under M/o Surface Transport Or A & B of IE

DoB: For 1: 01 July ‘82 - 30 June ‘86
For 2:
01 July ‘80 - 30 June ‘88
For 3: 01 July ‘77 - 30 June ‘86.

Selection: Tests, Interview

Application Form: Send in prescribed format to the above address or download from website.

Details: Employment News (27 May – 2 June 2006) / website

Application Deadline: 30 June 2006

Art & Design

Government College of Art, Sector 10-C, Chandigarh 160011

1) BFA

2) Special Diploma Courses (For Deaf & Dumb / Mentally Challenged) (4 year)
3) MFA
(In Applied Art, Painting, Graphics (Printmaking), Sculpture) (2 year)

Eligibility: For 1: 10+2 (40%). For 2: Class 10 (40%) For 3: BFA (50%).

Selection: Common Aptitude Test: General Pool: 2 July 2006; UT Pool: 5 July 2006.
For 3: Interview.

Application Form: Available at the College.

Application Deadline: For 1 & 2: 24 June 2006, For 3: 4 July 2006

Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL), Symbiosis
Bhavan, 1065 B, Gokhale Cross Road, Model Colony, Pune 411016 (Mah)
www.scdl.net

Certificate Course in Instructional Design (6-month, on-line)

Application Form: Send Rs 950/- by DD favouring "The Director, SCDL," payable at Pune to above address.

Civil Service

Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003

Central Police Organisations Exam 2006
(for recruitment of Sub-Inspectors in BSF, CISF, CRPF, ITBP & SSB)

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree, NCC B/ C certificate preferred. Age: 20-25 year (on 23 June 2006)

Exam: 03 September 2006

Details: Employment News (27 May – 2 June 2006) / website

Application Deadline: 23 June 2006

Engineering

Advanced Training Institute, Gillroad, Ludhiana 141003 (DG Employment & Training, GoI)

Craft Instructor Training Course (1-year)
Trades: Fitter, Turner, Machinist, Electrician, Welder, Mechanic (Farm Machinery), Mechanic (Motor Vehicle)

Eligibility: Matriculate / Diploma in Engg with National Apprenticeship Certificate / National Trade Certificate with one year experience in the industry.
Age: 18-40 years

Selection: Merit Basis

Application Form & Details: Employment News (27 May – 2 June 2006)

Application Deadline: 30 June 2006

Advanced Training Institute, Govind Nagar, PO Udyog Nagar, Kanpur 208022

(M/o Labour & Employment, GoI)

Craft Instructor Training Course (1-year)
Trades: Fitter, Turner, Machinist, Electrician, Mechanic Motor Vehicle, Welder, Cutting & Tailoring, Electronics Mechanic

Eligibility: Degree / Diploma in relevant engg branch. National Apprenticeship Certificate / National Trade Certificate with one year experience in the industry.
Age: 18-40 years

Selection: Merit Basis

Application Form: Send Rs 100/- by DD favouring "Drawing & Disbursing Officer, ATI, Kanpur 208022," with stamped (Rs 5/-) self addressed envelope (11 cm x 25 cm) to the above address.

Details: Employment News (27 May – 2 June 2006) / website

Application Deadline: 30 June 2006

Centre for Continuing Education Services, National Council of Cement & Building Materials, 34 KM Stone, Delhi-Mathura Road (NH-4), Ballabgarh 121004 (Har)
www.ncbindia.com

PG Diploma in Cement Technology (1-year)

Eligibility: BE/BTech (Chemical Engg) or MSc (Chemistry (60%).

Details: Employment News (27 May – 2 June 2006) / website

Application Deadline: 30 June 2006

Indo Swiss Training Centre, Central Scientific Instruments Organization, Sector 30 C, Chandigarh 160030 (CSIR, New Delhi)
www.csio.gov.in

1) Diploma in Instrument Technology (3-year)
2) Advanced Diploma in Die & Mould Making (4-year)
3) Advance Diploma in Mechatronics & Industrial Automation (4-year)

Eligibility: Class 10 with Maths & Science (55%).
DoB: 01 September ‘87 – 01 March ‘91.

Selection: Entrance Test: 06 August 2006..

Application Form: Send Rs 1000/- by DD favouring "Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, Chandigarh" payable at SBI, Sector 30, Chandigarh (Code: 1443) with stamped (Rs 50/-), self-addressed slip (18 cm x 8 cm) to the Principal at the above address by 12 June 2006.

Details: Employment News (27 May – 2 June 2006) / website

Application Deadline: 23 June 2006

Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012
www.pec.ac.in

BE/BArch
(For admission to UIET, DCET, CCET & CCA, Chandigarh, SSG, Hoshiarpur)

Eligibility: 10+2

Selection: AIEEE ‘06 scores

Application Form: Send Rs 300/- by DD favouring "Chairman, Joint Admission Committee", payable at SBI, PEC (Branch Code – 2452) with unstamped self-addressed envelope (10"x12") to the office of the Chairman, Joint Admission Committee at the above address or download from website. At select SBI Branch: Rs 250/-.

Application Deadline: 26 June 2006

School of Energy & Environmental Studies, F/o Engineering Sciences, Devi Ahilya University, Khandwa Road Campus, Indore 452017 (MP)
www.dauniv.ac.in / www.sees.davv.ac.in

1) MTech (Energy Mgmt)

2) MPhil (Energy & Environment)

Eligibility: For 1): BE / BTech / MSc (Physics) (55%)

For 2): PG degree (Environmental Science / Energy; 55%)

Selection: For 1: Interview: 04 July 2006, For 2: 11 July 2006

Application Form: Download from the website.

Details: Employment News (27 May – 2 June 2006) / website

Application Deadline: 24 June 2006

Finance

University of Delhi, Department of Business Economics, Delhi 110007
www.mbe-du.org

BA (Hons) Business Economics (3-year)
(at BR Ambedkar College, College of Vocational Studies, Maharaja Agrasen College, Ram Lal Anand College, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, SGTB Khalsa College, Shivaji College)

Eligibility: 10+2 (English + Maths + 2 elective subjects, 55%).

Selection: Admission Test: 25 June ‘06

Details: Website

Application Deadline: 20 June 2006

Law

Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 136119 (Har)
http://kuk.edu.tripod.com

1) LL.B (Professional) (3-year, Morning & Evening)

2) LL.M

Eligibility: For 1: Bachelors/ Masters degree (45 %).

For 2: LL.B (Professional Degree, 55%)

Selection: Entrance Test: For 1: 09 July 2006. For 2: 06 August 2006.

Application Form: Send Rs. 450/- by DD favouring "Registrar, K. U", payable at Kurukshetra to the Manager (P & P) at the above address or download from website.

Application Deadline: For 1: 26 June 2006, For 2: 26 July 2006

— Pervin Malhotra
www.careerguidanceindia.com 

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