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EDUCATION

Participants introduced to new software
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 10
Four-day short-term course titled "DSP and its applications", conducted at Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, concluded this evening. The course covered fast developing areas such as Multirate Processing and included Filter Design and Architectures of the latest DSP Processors. Special lecture sessions were conducted by Dr. B.S. Sohi, Director, UIET, and Mr Amod Kumar, Deputy Director, CSIO.

In laboratory sessions, the participants were introduced to powerful software such as Code Composer Studio by the representatives of Edutech Solution Ltd, Baroda. Laboratory sessions also included programming with MATLAB 'C' Language.

Dr Pawan Kapur, Director, CSIO, was the Chief Guest at the valedictory function held today. He said that such programmes provide a good blend of theory and practice in an age where demarcation between areas is fast disappearing.

He talked about sensor dust, smart sensors, mobile developments using smart systems and recognizing the conversation in frequency domain rather than in the time domain.

Participants in the course included faculty of IET Bhaddal, SUSCET Tangori, RIEIT Rail Majra, MIET Jammu, GHEC Solan, RIMT-IET Mandi, CEC Landran, CIET Jhansla, IET Alwar, LLRIET Moga, as well as scientists from BEL, CSIO, TBRL.

The participants evaluated the course as very informative and they felt that they are now able to correlate theory and practice.

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Engineering graduates get placements
Tribune News Service

Dera Bassi, July 10
Graduates from the Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology (SSIET) have been placed in various top companies in the country and abroad.

The placements of the passing-out batch (July 2006) in reputed companies is encouraging with over 145 students already given job offers.

The companies which have selected the candidates included Wipro (22) DELL (16), Radius Power (4), GVG Bytes (6), A-1 Tech Chandigarh (13), M/s Syntel (4), M/s Punj Lloyd (3) and Spice (3), besides others, according to a press note here today.

Three students — Sunny Sharma, Pritpal Singh and Nitin Rawat — have gone abroad for training.

Mr Avtar Singh, Chairman, Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology, stated that the Sukhmani Placement Cell strived hard to ensure maximum placements of students with good starting pay packages starting from Rs 2.4 lakh per annum.

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Orientation programme organised
Tribune News Service

Mohali, July 10
Gian Jyoti Public School organised an orientation programme here today for Class XI to acquaint students with the details of the syllabus for all subjects and prescribed books.

The students were briefed about the importance of various subjects in daily life. They were guided about the various career options in different streams. They were enlightened about scoring techniques while attempting the papers.

The staff made the programme interesting with the use of multimedia techniques. The students found this programme highly knowledgeable and informative.

The Principal, Mrs Ranjeet Bedi welcomed the students.

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Employees to protest at ITI tomorrow
Our Correspondent

Mohali, July 10
Members of the Industrial Training Employees Union, Punjab, will be organising a state-level protest at the ITI, Phase V, here on July 12 in support of their demands.

Mr Sunil Sharma, president of the organisation, said here today that employees had been protesting since June 7 at different stations in the state but the government had failed to concede their demands. He said now a protest march would be organised on July 12 and protesters would march till the building of the office of the Takniki Sikhya Bhavan in Sector 36, Chandigarh.

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‘Makhanlal ki Chinta’ staged

Chandigarh, July 10
On the eve of World Population Day, students of Dikshant International School, Zirakpur, staged a play, “Makhanlal ki Chinta”, based on the burning problem of population control.

Structured in the nukkad form, the play, staged at Plaza today, was directed by Gagan Mishra, an alumnus of the National School of Drama and expert in children’s theatre, from Jaipur. OC

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CULTURE
 

Play depicts plight of child labour
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, July 10
City theatre buffs, who eulogise certain established names and prefer to see their productions, might repent at missing a classic Punjabi play “Chand Jadon Roti Lagda Hai” staged by the Jaito-based natyam group today at Tagore Theatre.

The play depicted the plight of children forced to take up labour and the sentimental blackmail and exploitation engineered by politicians for meeting their political ends.

The duo of playwright Prince K.J. Singh and director Kirti Kirpal, whose classic play “Rabba Rabba” had run over 200 shows, have again teamed up to accentuate on the problem of child labour.

Structured in pastoral ambience, the play revolves around the pathetic life of three ragpickers who fall prey to a vote-bank political conspiracy and are allured for a better career.

Subjected to acute starvation, they die before attempting to “grab the moon in the sky”, an apparent delusion for a piece of bread.

Shamsher Singh excelled along with Satanjit and Gaganjit Saini, all in their teens, who virtually eclipsed the performance of senior actors Harjinder, Gagandip Singh and Kulwinder Saini. Dr Rama Rattan honoured the artistes.

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