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EDUCATION

Job Fair at LCET
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana February4
Ludhiana College of Engineering & Technology (LCET) added another feather to its cap by organizing the region’s first of its kind job fair 2007: ‘Take the first step of your career’ here recently. The Training & Placement Cell of LCET took an initiative to bring the companies and the students with B-Tech. degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Information Technology Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Postgraduate degree in MCA, MBA from the northern region at one platform.

More than 3,500 students from various institutes from Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab participated in the gala event.

The selection process varied from presentation talks, written tests, group discussions and personal Interviews from company to company. A large number of companies which varied from the manufacturing sector (Vardhman Textiles Ltd, Sigma Group of Industries, Rockman Industries, Niagara Metals India Ltd, Sundersham Industries, etc), Software development companies (Ducat, Karman Infotech, Kalsi IT Solutions, Ideas Design Solutions) and Recruitment Consultants for IT, telecom, insurance and Banking sector representing DELL, Bajaj Allianz and others like TCY Learning Solutions and Levisstrauss etc participated in the job fair.

As Much as 78 per cent participating companies declared their results on the spot and approximately 56 percent of the students of the shortlisted candidates were recruited. The selection list of the remaining companies will be declared shortly.

LCET Principal Dr. J.S. Sohal said that the Job Fair was a great success and LCET will be organizing such recruitment drives in the near future to provide industries the opportunity to select the right candidates and students to choose the best career option. He also appreciated the endeavor of the Training & Placement Cell in organizing the event which will go a long way in highlighting the job requirements.

LCET Chairman, Mr Vijay Gupta told that LCET was committed to provide quality education along with the best placement opportunities to the students of the region.

An interaction session with the recruitment agencies and companies was held to bridge the gap between the educationists and employees.

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CULTURE
 

‘Ectopia-2007’ to open today

Ludhiana, February 4
A three-day mega annual cultural event 'Ectopia-2007' will get under way at Dumra Auditorium in Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here tomorrow. During the festival, the undergraduate medical students will take part in various talent hunt competitions.

Dr Sandeep Puri, chairperson of DMCH Cultural Committee, said the aim of organising the event was to polish the talent of students and encourage them to participate in cultural activities for the overall development of the personality. He said that the events will be held in two sessions - from 10 am to 2pm and from 6 pm to 9 pm every day.

Ectopia will be inaugurated with the release of newsletter - Ectopia Times, which will be published on the opening and the concluding days of event, informed Karanbir Singh and Preeti Bansal, student editors of Ectopia Times, while adding that the newsletter had received tremendous response last year. "It will carry menu chart of all events to be held during the three- day festival."

Among main attractions of the programme would be debate, quiz, solo dance and songs and music, mono-acting, group dance and choreography by the participating students.

Pre-Ectopia events were also held at Dumra Auditorium last evening. The competitions included those of painting, collage making and mehndi. The theme for collage making and painting competition was 'Is this our Earth' and 'Rising India' respectively.

The following are the results of Pre-Ectopia events:

Mehndi: 1 Harkiran and Jasdeep (Batch 2004), 2 Rubal and Inderpreet (Batch 2002), Shinu and Sandeep (Batch 2004), 3 Shazia and Maninder (Batch 2006).

Painting: 1 Gurkirat (Batch 2003), 2 Sukriti (Batch 2003), 3 Sandeep (Batch 2005),

Collage Making: 1 Meenakshi, Pankaj, Nitti (Batch 2002), 2 Divyanashu, Kashyap, Vishant (Batch 2004), Shweta, Niharika, Ruchi (Batch 2004), 3 Navkirti, Divya, Atish (Batch 2004). — OC

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Cheers more encouraging for them than dollars
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 4
A word of appreciation is more encouraging than dollars for this Rajasthani cultural troop which visited Grewal Sports Stadium, near here, the venue of world famous Kila Raipur Games better know as the rural olympics.

Led by their leader, Harish Kumar, the members of group felt delighted that thousands of Punjabis, accompanied by other guests had recognized their talent by paying valuable price in form of cheers and claps.

"Though my overseas students and enthusiasts pay much more than the Indian organizations, we feel pride in performing at functions organized in our motherland," said Harish Kumar, a dancer and a choreographer of Jaisalmer while talking to the Ludhiana Tribune.

Ghutna Chakri, who dances on broken glass, plays with flames during fire dance and picks up earrings with eye lids by bending backward, fascinated the spectators the most during performance at games.

The eight- member group claimed to have travelled to at least 12 countries of Europe and America. "Besides performing in these countries on invitation we run a training school at Florida," Harish claimed, adding that he was imparting training to nearly 1000 students there and more than 80 percent of them were non-Indians. He goes once in a year to educate learners there.

A cultural society has prepared a documentary 'When the road bends' on his life.

Though the group members do not wish to depend upon any government assistance, they rue that none of the institutionalized organization has ever bothered to promote the folk art.

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