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Tech institute students excel in BBA
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana July 18
Students of BBA-VI of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT) have performed well in the examination held in May 2007.

As per results declared by the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, all the students of GNIMT have passed with first division. Sixty per cent students of the students have passed with honours by securing more than 70 per cent marks. Neha Mahajan stood first by securing 86 per cent marks while Manpreet Kaur secured second position with 85.57 per cent marks. Reema Kapur bagged third position with 85.43 per cent marks. Richa Ahuja and Ichchdeep Kaur bagged fourth and fifth positions by securing 84.71 per cent and 83.14 per cent marks, respectively. Seven students of the institute secured university merit positions in the December 2006 examination.

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John Deere selects  PAU students
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 18
Three students of College of Agricultural Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University, have been selected to work with John Deere Farm Equipment and John Deere Technology Centre, India. John Deere is the world leader in farm equipment, earth moving equipment and financial services.

The students, Sukhbir Singh, Varun Mahajan and Archna, were selected through on-campus interviews recently. They have been offered jobs one year in advance as their degree will be completed in June 2008.

Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering, Dr V. R. Sharma, said that they had assured the visiting organisation all kinds of support for such initiatives and efforts for developing the skill set of candidates to make them well-prepared to get placed in industry. After seeing the students’ calibre, faculty strength and institutional infrastructure like labs and other facilities, John Deere had showed good interest in joining hands for more industry-institute interactions. A panel of four executives from Pune had conducted a daylong recruitment process comprising written test, group discussion and personal interviews.

It may be noted that TAFE, Kirloskar, Mahindra & Mahindra, New Holland Tractors, Claas India, Punjab Tractors Limited, International Tractors, Fieldfresh etc. are the regular visitors for conducting on campus interviews and opting for best agricultural engineers in advance.

Research and development head from TAFE, Chennai, is expected to visit college campus to gain first hand information on infrastructure and other facilities in the college and interaction with faculty and students for future collaborations.

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Varsity starts dairy technology college
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 18
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) has started a new College of Dairy Science and Technology in order to strengthen the dairy sector in Punjab. Vice-chancellor Dr V.K.Taneja stated that Punjab with annual milk production of 89 lakh tonnes is the highest milk producing state in the country after Uttar Pradesh. Punjab, he said, is a milk surplus state and large volume of milk produced in the state is sold to neighbouring states. Out of the total milk produced in the state, about 45 per cent is used for domestic purposes and 31 per cent is marketed through unorganised sector. He said only 14 per cent of the milk produced in the state is marketed by the milk plants in the co-operative and private sectors. The state has 62 milk plants in the private and co-operative sectors with the capacity to process 57 lakh litres per day, out of which, about 59 per cent is being utilised for milk processing.

Vice-chancellor Dr V.K.Taneja said College of Dairy Science and Technology will not only produce the trained manpower needed for dairy sector but will also help in evolving and transferring of appropriate milk processing technologies

Majority of the milk plants are concentrating only on marketing of liquid, skimmed and skimmed milk powder and ghee, and only about 3-4 per cent milk is used for value added products like cheese and ice cream. Majority of the operations of the milk plants, he said, are not managed by professionally-trained dairy technologists as there is only one institute, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, which is producing very small number of graduates in dairy technology. He said the College of Dairy Science and Technology will not only produce the trained manpower needed for dairy sector but will also help in evolving and transferring of appropriate milk processing technologies.

Director of Extension Education Dr O.S.Parmar said there was the need of about 150 dairy technology graduates in the milk plants of the state and another 100-150 will be required for the new plants and the new product range to be introduced in the plants. However, keeping in view the available facilities, it is proposed that initially only 30 students will be admitted to B.Tech (Dairy Technology) course.

Registrar, GADVASU Dr S.K. Jand, said that the admission to this programme will be carried out by holding a dairy entrance test on August 18, 2007.

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Women’s institute to start MBA
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 18
Khalsa Institute of Management and Technology (KIMT) for Women has received approval from the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, for starting MBA classes from the session 2007-08.

Director KIMT Dr R.S. Gupta in a press note issued here today said that the institute will be offering specialisation in marketing, finance, human resource and management (FIRM) and information technology. Admissions to MBA-I will be made on the basis of CAT/MAT/MET 2007 conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. K1MT is already running courses for MCA, MSc.(IT), PGDCA, BCA and BBA courses, said Dr Gupta.

He added that Punjab was one of the leading states in the country as far as economic growth was concerned. The state was having innumerable small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs), which were growing. He added for achieving this growth, professional acumen was the basic necessity. He said for the management of these units, a large number of trained personnel (MBAs) were required. He said to meet the professional requirements of industry, the institute had started this MBA course.

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KVM students get tips on career options
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 18
Keeping in view the changing trends and a multitude of career options, eminent professionals and experts from different fields visited Kundan Vidya Mandir School to guide students here today.

The professionals from different fields talked to students about various career options.

Students of classes XI and XII were told that medicine and engineering were not the only options to make a prosperous future in for oneself.

“Making the right choices at this stage is of vital importance for students,” they opined.

Dr Jaiswal, Dr Neelam Grewal, Dr P.P.S. Lubana, Dr Vikas Jindal, Dr M.A. Zahir and Shefali gave students an insight into different professional fields. Options in the field of business management, hospitality and aviation, dentistry, agricultural engineering, home science and psychology were discussed.

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Science seminar organised

Jagraon,July 18
A science seminar was organised on the premises of Government Senior Secondary School for Girls today under the supervision of Sarabjit Singh,district science superviser, Ludhiana, in which students from 11 schools of this tehsil participated.

The students expressed their views on changes in global warming and its effects. Sarina Verma of Government School, Hathur, Ramandeep Singh of Government School, Sidhwan Kalan, and Amanpreet Kaur of Government School, Pandori, secured the first, second and third positions respectively. — OC

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Blood  donation camp held at school
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 18
Ryan International School, Ludhiana, in association with Red Cross Society and ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited organised a blood donation camp on the school campus here today. School staff and parents of students donated blood. Cultural programmes, with red as the theme colour, were also held at the school.

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MCA placements in full swing  at PCTE
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 18
Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) has started placement week for MCA students (2005-2008) from July 14-21.

Seventeen companies have been invited to the PCTE campus to recruit MCA students. Representatives of four companies have already completed the recruitment process.

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Melody of yesteryear relived
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 18
When it comes to proving popularity, old melody hardly has any match. It was well demonstrated by Randhir Kanwal, Sonia Anand, Vinod Rajput and Mohit through their effective rendering of old melodies at a musical evening, “Awaz de kahan hai”, organised by the Adeeb International at Punjabi Bhavan here recently.

The audience went down the memory lane to relive the nostalgic moments of their past, as the singers belted out song after song from the foregone era.

Punjab National Bank general manager I.D. Singh inaugurated the programme by lighting the ceremonial lamp.

He was accompanied by Jagmohan Singh Namdhari and Vinod Sharma.

Organisation general secretary Dr Kewal Dheer said it was the endeavour of the Adeeb International to hold such programmes and “Awaz de kahan hai” was one step in that direction that would acknowledge the efforts of singers, music directors and lyricists of the yesteryear.

He reminded that they were the people who worked with meagre resources but produced quality output, which had not been matched even today in spite of modern technology and resources.

He extended the vote of thanks to Vinod Rajput from Australia and Sonia Anand from Dehra Dun for taking part in the programme.

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