Education News – Newsletter for February 27, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Recruitment drive in Aligarh Muslim University

ALIGARH – For the first time in the history of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), its students’ union organised a recruitment drive, an exercise to break away from the usual political muscle-flexing and rabble-rousing.

Four MNCs — HCL, Genpact, Kotak Securities and Valiant Media Group — were invited by the Aligarh Muslim University Students Union (AMUSU) … Read more »»».

Jamia students making their mark in Bollywood

NEW DELHI – They are making films with big names and editing critically acclaimed movies. The alumni of Jamia Millia Islamia’s Mass Communication Research Centre, who are going places in the film industry, give credit to the university for shaping them up.

At the same time, they feel ex-students working in Bollywood should have …. Source  : Jamia students making their mark in Bollywood.

Aligarh varsity film fest in March

ALIGARH – The University Film Club of Aligarh Muslim University will organise the 4th national film festival of short films and documentaries – “FILMSAAZ-II” – from March 8 to 10 at the Kennedy Auditorium, organisers said Saturday.

Adil Siddiqui, convener of the film club, said the film festival is one of its kind organised by …. Source article on Gaea Times at  : Aligarh varsity film fest in March.

US assures ‘fair’ treatment to Indian students of sham varsity

WASHINGTON – The US has assured that hundreds of Indian students affected by the closure of a sham US university on charges of visa fraud would be given “fair and appropriate” treatment.

The US assurance came in a letter this week by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Indian Ambassador to the US Meera … Original article on : US assures ‘fair’ treatment to Indian students of sham varsity.

India second largest source of foreign students in New Zealand

WELLINGTON – India has emerged as the second largest source country after China for international students in New Zealand during 2010-11, according to official figures.

While student visa applications from traditional markets like China, South Korea, South Africa, Taiwan and Britain have declined in the past years, Indian students continue flocking to New Zealand for …. Original article on Gaea Times at  : India second largest source of foreign students in New Zealand.

4,000 Kerala schools to get high-speed net

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM – At least 4,000 Kerala schools will get access to high-speed broadband internet connectivity, thanks to a deal between the state government and the state-run BSNL.

IT@School Project of the Kerala government will also provide high-speed VPN (Virtual Private Network) over broadband internet connectivity to 300 education department offices in the state.
K. … Read more >>>.

Jamia Millia Islamia to flag off cycle rally

NEW DELHI – The Jamia Millia Islamia will flag off its annual cycle rally from the Indo-Pak border Monday that will reach the capital March 8, a statement here said.

The university organises the rally on a specific theme every year. It was Pushkar-Ajmer-Delhi journey last year.
“This year, around 21 students and 7 members …. Source article  : Jamia Millia Islamia to flag off cycle rally.

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