BMS College of Engineering celebrates third graduation ceremony
BMS College of Engineering (Autonomous under VTU) celebrated its third graduation day ceremony on July 26 at the indoor stadium, BMSCE Campus. The students that graduated included the third autonomous batch of engineering graduates (2010–2014) and the second autonomous batch of architecture graduates (2009–2014). The ceremony was attended by over 935 students with their families and the faculty. The graduation degree certificates were handed over by the H Maheshappa, Vice Chancellor, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum in the presence of P Dayananda Pai, Chairman BOG, BMSCE, BS Ragini Narayan, Donor Trustee, BMSCE, K. Jayaraj, Trustee, BMS Education Trust, and K Mallikharjuna Babu, Principal, BMSCE.
Indian Principals visit Japan
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan invited 11 eminent principals from India to visit Japan from July 6 to 11 in a bid to globalise the Japanese system of education. Members from Madras Christian College School, Chennai, Sat Paul Mittal School, Ludhiana, City Montessori School, Lucknow, Jubilee Hills Public School, Hyderabad, Carmel Junior College, Jamshedpur, DC Model Sr Secondary School, Ferozpur, La Martiniere Girls College, Lucknow, Meridian School for Boys and Girls, Hyderabad, DRV DAV Centenary Public School, Jalandhar, Police DAV Public School, Jalandhar and Kendriya Vidyalaya, Uppal, Hyderabad visited the University. The principals interacted with the current Indian students studying at APU, teaching and non-teaching staff. They attended a few classroom sessions and the preliminary Japanese learning session. The group was taken on tour of admissions offices, APU houses, library, and the computer centre to understand the various facilities available at APU.
KIIT awarded best technological university
KIIT University, Bhubaneswar has been awarded “Best Technological University in Eastern India” at the third CCI Technology Education Excellence Awards 2015, hosted by Gujarat Technological University (GTU), Ahmedabad on July 17. The award was received by PP Mathur, Vice Chancellor, KIIT University from Akshai Agrawal, VC, GTU at a ceremony in Gujarat Technological University. During the event, CMAI Association of India declared CCI Technology Education Excellence Awards 2015 to various universities for their excellence in different areas. Many eminent educationists and personalities including Amb Sola Enikanolaiye, Ag High Commissioner-Nigeria Embassy, Bothata Tsikoane, High Commissioner of Lesotho to India, Chung Kwang Tien, Ambassador, Taiwan Embassy, Jorge Cardenas Robles, Ambassador of Bolivia to India, NK Goyal, President, CMAI Association of India and Shailesh Patwari, Consortium of Co-Chairpersons-Industry GTU Innovation Sankuls graced the occasion. UN Special Consultative Status for Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences
In a major recognition, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has been accorded Special Consultative Status by the United Nations. The special consultative status confers a host of privileges and facilities on an NGO, which are similar to those conferred to a member country by the UN. Induction of an NGO in this elite group follows a ratification process similar to membership of a new country in the UN. The United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN-ECOSOC) granted the prestigious recognition to KISS after concurrence by representatives of all the member countries. Till date, only six NGOs from India have got this recognition, this year KISS was added to the list. It is the first NGO from Odisha to get Special Consultative Status from the UN.
BITS Pilani appoints acting Vice Chancellor
BITS Pilani announced the joining of Prof V Sambasiva Rao as the acting Vice Chancellor of Pilani campus on July 31. He took charge from Prof Bijendra Nath Jain, who completed his five-year tenure as the Vice Chancellor of BITS Pilani. A farewell function was organised for Prof Jain, to recognise his contribution in nurturing the premier engineering institute. Jain had made deep, prolific and sustained contributions to teaching and research at BITS Pilani after accepting the role of the Vice Chancellor in 2010. He brought with him a new outlook to transform BITS from primarily a reputed teaching institute to one that focuses on both teaching and research. His administration acumen has been showcased through the multi-campus structure he provided for the smooth functioning of the University. His data analysis and statistical comprehension abilities stood out in policy matters like architecting the growth plan, formalising admissions at BITS and assessing departmental contributions.
Convocation ceremony at Raffles Millennium International
Raffles Millennium International, New Delhi hosted its Annual Convocation Ceremony at Tivoli Chhatarpur, Delhi. The guests for the event were Lipika Sud, interior designer, Preeti Singhal, fashion designer and Shekhar Gurera, senior editorial cartoonist. Frankie Lim, College Director, Raffles Millennium International along with the eminent faculties and staff members of RMI were present at this occasion. The chief guest congratulated students for their success. Around 65 students completed their advanced diploma level in various programmes such as Fashion Design, Interior Design, Product Design, Graphic Design, Multimedia Design and Fashion Marketing. A fashion show was also organised along with the Annual Convocation Ceremony.The creations of the Fashion Design students was showcased under nine sequences comprising 42 garments. Their inspiration came from various elements and concepts like flowers, geometry, color blockings, historical monuments and hippy culture.
Agni College inaugurates fifteenth batch of BE/BTech courses
Agni College of Technology, Thalambur, inaugurated its fifteenth batch of BE/BTech courses for first-year students on August 2, at the college premises. ‘Life at Agni’, an interactive session that explained the various facilities available at the ACT Campus, was held as part of the orientation. Chief Guest J Sujith Kumar, HR Business Leader, Infosys, Chennai, advised the students to dream big and have clarity of mind so that they can achieve their predetermined goals. He stressed on the importance of knowledge transfer and how to be an entrepreneur, focusing on the Make in India concept. He encouraged the students to plan and achieve great heights.