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JC Bose University of Science and Technology gets ‘Mentor institute’ status

JC Bose University of Science and Technology gets ‘Mentor institute’ status

Pushkar Tondon, a Class VIII student at Pratap Public School, Sector-6, Karnal, has won the first prize in a bodybuilding championship organised by the Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Association.

Faridabad: The All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has granted the status of ‘Mentor institute’ to the JC Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad, to support nearby technical institutes in achieving quality parameters such as NBA accreditation. The university will serve as the mentor to guide and disseminate knowledge under the ‘Margdarshan scheme’ of the AICTE. The chief coordinator, Prof Vikram Singh, said the aim of the scheme was to conduct faculty development programmes, national-level workshops, guest lectures and other activities for the technical upliftment of member institutions in terms of teaching learning process. The council has also sanctioned a grant of Rs 45 lakh to mentor these institutes for a duration of three years.

Karnal lad excels in bodybuilding

Karnal: Pushkar Tondon, a Class VIII student at Pratap Public School, Sector-6, Karnal, has won the first prize in a bodybuilding championship organised by the Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Association. He was given a memento. Principal Puja Waalia Mann wished him luck for the future.

Workshop on gender sensitivity

Kurukshetra: The KU Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) organised a one-day workshop on ‘Gender sensitivity and prevention of sexual harassment’. Vice-Chancellor Som Nath Sachdeva was the chief guest. He said the university had formulated a policy against sexual harassment at workplace, which had been approved by its executive council. “We are committed to providing a safe environment to our girl students and women staff,” he added.

Covid vaccination drive at DAV School

Ambala: Staff members of DAV Public School were administered Covid vaccine. Dr Seema Dutt thanked the administration and Dr Sunil Sadiq, director of Mission Hospital, Ambala City, for the timely assistance.

Talk on outcome-based education

Hisar: The department of computer science and engineering, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar, organised a one-day workshop on “Outcome-based education (OBE) framework”. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Tankeshwar Kumar, said the vision and mission of any institute should be based on values. He said the new education policy advocates outcome and value-based education.

MoU inked to establish Chair

Kurukshetra: Srimad Bhagavad Gita Study Centre and Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Moka, Mauritius, have signed an MoU to establish sustainable peace and Bhagavad Gita KUK Chair at Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Mauritius. The aim is to promote and propagate the teachings of Bhagavad Gita. The MoU was given the final nod at the academic council meeting held under the chairmanship of KU Vice-Chancellor Som Nath Sachdeva. He said the MoU would play an important role in promoting teaching, research and development in the fields of Indian thoughts and philosophy. 

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