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Job fair fetches maximum package of Rs 4 lakh
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana April 14
The Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) organised a job fair on the PCTE Campus here today. Spice, Reliance, HFCL and representatives of Airtel, Tata Sky, Nokia, RaIson, G S Auto, Anand Concast, Eastman Caste & Forge were the recruiters which conducted interviews for around 250 vacancies.

Since it was a joint campus fair, candidates from MIMIT, Malout, GNDU, Amritsar, CEC, Landran, PIMT, Mandi Gobindgarh, BZCET, Sangrur, and other parts of the region came for the interviews. The candidates were allowed to appear in the more than one interview. As many as 79 candidates appeared in RaIson, 59 in Eastman Caste & Forge, in Tata Sky, Airtel and Nokia each, 76 in Reliance Communication, 56 HFCL, 57 in Connect, 102 in Spice Interviews and 63 applied at the GS Auto.

The companies visited the fair for the positions of sales executives, marketing trainee executives, management trainees in operations, marketing and HR, technical executives etc.

The minimum package offered to the candidate was Rs. 1.42 lakh and the maximum package was offered by Spice for the position of management trainee of Rs 3.98 lakh per annum.

Congratulating the PCTE staff, Bhakti Bhattacharya, HR manager, Spice Telecom, said, "The quality of students has been increasing day by day. We have found good students in this fair and expect to absorb as many as possible."

R.S.Chaudhary, AGM, marketing, GS Auto International, remarked, "After participating in the fair I am convinced that the standard of management education has gone up and the expectation of industry has also heaped on."

Dr K.N.S.Kang thanked the participating companies for sparing time for the students of the region. He said, "There are 52 companies which have visited PCTE so far for recruiting MBA final year students of batch 2007. The placement process for this batch of MBA is over with more than 200 offers for 110 students of Placement Cell of PCTE. Compared to last year, there is a substantial increase in the number of companies visited PCTE as well as the packages offered to PCTE students. The highest salary offered this year is Rs 6.25 lakh per annum and average package has gone up to Rs 3.03 lakh per annum approximately."

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850 students get degrees
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 14
The annual convocation of Government College for Women was held in the college auditorium here yesterday. Mr Satpal Gossain, deputy speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, was the chief guest.

Principal Prabhjot Kaur and additional principal Narinder Sekhon welcomed the chief guest. About 850 students received graduate and postgraduate degrees. Students with outstanding achievements in academics were also honoured. As many as 21 students received the roll of honour, 68 were awarded with the college colour and 58 students were felicitated with merit certificates.

Speaking on the occasion, Gossain congratulated the students on their achievements. He extended his best wishes to them and exhorted them to work hard to excel in life.

The college newsletter for the session 2006-2007 and a book by the Punjabi department were released by the chief guest.

The students who were given the roll of honour were Sapna Puri, Dilpreet Kaur Grewal, Shally Jain, Manu Arora, Preeti Gupta, Romi Grewal, Simmi, Richa Thapar, Navneet Kaur, Sakshi Vasudev, Gurneer Brar, Kiranjeet Kaur and Sarabjot Kaur.

The college colours were given to Shruti Sharma, Majwant Kaur, Harleen Kaur, Harpreet Kaur, Rupika Pal, Parul Jain, Pooja, Ravinder Kaur, Amritpal Kaur, Anita, Parminder Kaur, Navjot Kaur, Babita Rani, Rajni Walia, Jaspreet Kaur, Satwant Kaur and Jeenpal Kaur.

Merit certificates were given to Monika Arora, Mamta, Arpita, Manjinder Kaur, Bhagwant Kaur, Vandana Singh, Deepshikha, Puneet Dhanju, Nancy Saluja, Jeet Rani, Kulwinder Kaur, Mamnpreet Kaur.

The university exam toppers were Harsimran Kaur, Prabhjot Kaur, Rajneet Kaur, Ruby Gupta, Aakshi Sareen, Manasvinee and Neha Jindal.

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BA (II) Punjabi paper full of errors: students
Our Correspondent

Doraha, April 14
Students have alleged that the Punjabi (compulsory) Paper-B of 

The students were resentful over finding more than 20 mistakes in a 50-mark paper.

They alleged that the precis contained more than 10 mistakes.

Either the words were wrongly spelt or there were grammatical  errors.

Similarly, the paragraph for translation was full of mistakes. Question numbers four and five were full of spelling mistakes and punctuation errors.

The subject teachers and students have demanded stern action against those responsible for such callous handling of the paper, set for the annual examinations.

One of the teachers resented that most of the students must have carried forward the same mistakes, almost unconsciously, in their answersheets, for which the examiners would surely deduct marks.

They have demanded necessary amends in this regard and some sort of credit for the students.

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From Schools
Festivities mark Baisakhi celebrations
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 14
Students of Satya Paul Mittal School marked the beginning of the new session with the theme of their first assembly being Baisakhi.

The assembly began with a prayer song. Students of Class VIII delivered speeches in English, Hindi and Punjabi on Baisakhi and the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

The Punjabi songs and bhangra performances enthralled the audience. The assembly was attended by parents who were all praise for the show.

The assembly ended with the school anthem.

Peace Public School

Peace Public School celebrated Dr Ambedkar Jayanti and the foundation day of the Khalsa Panth today.

The function started with a skit by students on untouchability and the role played by Dr Ambedkar in wiping out this social evil.

It was followed by a dance by boys and girls of primary classes. Colourfully attired in the traditional regalia, the girls and boys performed bhangra reflecting the festive spirit of Baisakhi.

The children were apprised about the Khalsa Panth founded by Guru Gobind Singh on April 14, 1699 AD. They were also quizzed about the Indian Constitution.

Kindergarten students displayed artistic skills as they made colourful Baisakhi cards for their parents using fresh golden wheat.

School celebrates Baisakhi

Rising Stars Nursery School celebrated Baisakhi by wearing yellow dresses and performing bhangra with great gusto.

Principal Sonia Sharma informed the students about the importance of the festival.

Bal Bharati School

Bal Bharati Public School, Phase II, Dugri, performed havan and ardas on the occasion of the commencement of its first academic session 2007-2008.

The school will have two units spread over more than five acres of land. Parents interacted with the teachers to know about the system of education in the school.

Montessori expert from Delhi, Neena Sahai explained in detail about the acclaimed methods of Dr Maria Montessori, based on teaching tangible objects and said efforts were made to awaken Children's interest through their involvement in activities and oral work.

The child was not burdened with home-work goaded to memorize facts, she said.

The school secretary and principal, BBPS, New Delhi, S.C. Baweja came from Delhi to attend the ceremony. The whole programme was organised on Bal Bharati's educational philosophy.

Spring Dale School

Spring Dale Senior Secondary Public School, Ludhiana, celebrated Baisakhi with fun and fervour in the school on Friday.

The celebrations started with the recitation of paath of Chaupai Sahib, Shree Anand Sahib and Ardas marking the achievements and prosperity of the institution, which was followed by shabad kirtan.

Avinash Kaur Walia, director and founder principal, said that this festival had a great importance from the religious, cultural, historical and economical point of view for the Punjabis.

Sandeep Kaur Raikhi, principal, in her speech said the Punjabi's had played a great role in the freedom movement.

While narrating the Jallianwala Bagh tragedy, which took place on April 13, 1919, she said many innocent lost their lives at the hands of Gen Dyer.

Principal Walia and Raikhi congratulated the students on the eve of Baisakhi and distributed religious books to all the students.

Baisakhi was celebrated in BVM school, Kitchlu Nagar, with full enthusiasm here on Friday.

Various competitions were held. While for Classes I and II there was folk dance competition, Class III had folk song competition and Classes IV and V had maths quiz.

Classes VI to VIII had poster making competition. For classes IX and X, there were quiz and speech competitions. The students took an active part in all the competitions.

CBSE chairman to visit KVM

Ashok Ganguly, chairman, Central Board of Secondary Education, will preside over the annual prize distribution function of Kundan Vidya Mandir school on April 16.

Principal S.C. Saxena said his presence would be a source of inspiration, motivation and guidance to the students and faculty. 

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