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RIMT dept head bags UK research project
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 2
Prof Nardeep K. Maheshwary, head of the department of Business Management, RIMT Institute of Management and Computer Technology, has bagged a collaborative research project with Prof David Walker, a senior teaching fellow at The University, of Birmingham, United Kingdom, to find out the management capability and business strategies of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Ludhiana and West Midlands and compare both industries to understand the differences and issues affecting SMEs in both countries.

The project will be jointly undertaken by Professor Maheshwary in India and Prof Sachpreet Singh of UK with Prof Walker. Further elaborating on the project, he said the objective of the research was to assess the managerial capability development of Ludhiana SMEs and to look into the business strategies adopted by these.

The research design will involve a questionnaire based on the management and strategic issues on the performance of the SMEs and these factors will be measured on a five-point Likert scale. Because of time limit the research will be concentrated on manufacturing sector only.

Meanwhile, Prof Ashwani Bhalla, general secretary of the PCMA, Dr Prem Kumar, president of the PCMA, and Dr Subash Chander Davessor, Dr Vijay Asdhir, congratulated Professor Maheshwari.

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Learning centre for children opened in city
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 2
The Maple Bear Early Learning Centre has come to Ludhiana after being successful in countries like Brazil and Korea.

It will launch childhood education programme in Kitchlu Nagar here. This programme enhances a constantly changing and growing environment of learning. The system has been developed taking into account the latest research with respect to ''Early Childhood Education''.

It provides a strong academic programme in a friendly environment that encourages children's natural and innate interest in learning. It is based on the premise that children need to manipulate, explore and experiment with real objects in the learning environment.

This Canadian curriculum addresses the learning needs of children in the age group of 2+ to 5 years old. There are three levels in this programme that are being offered, namely Nursery, Junior KG, and Senior KG. This programme teaches and enhances skill using a methodology based on learning through experience and exploration.

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Admission process ends at Sportking
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 2
The admission procedure for various courses concluded at the Sportking Institute of Fashion Technology here today. Students not only from Ludhiana but from other parts of the state appeared for various series of tests. The courses offered by the institute include fashion design, knitwear design, apparel production and merchandising as undergraduate courses and apparel marketing and merchandising as postgraduate course.

The test was held on June 18. The shortlisted students had to appear for interviews and further tests. The evaluation of these tests would be done by course leaders Nirbhay and Seerat.

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