The Osmania University, Department of History professor Adapa Satyanarayana has been invited to participate and present a paper at the first Asia-Pacific Association of Global Historians to be held in Beijing, China from May 1 to 5.

Mr. Satyanarayana would be presenting a paper on ‘Globalisation and the Telugu Diaspora in the Southeast Asian countries’.

His paper would deal with the socio-economic conditions of the three generations of Telugus in the Southeast Asian countries in the context of modern globalisation.

Entrance for M.Sc

CampusFrance, Hyderabad is conducting an entrance examination on Sunday (MAY 11) for admissions into a two-year M.Sc programme in Industrial Biotechnology and Management – Food Quality, Safety and Process offered at ISA.

ISA is an Engineering Institute of Life Catholic University, France.

The course is taught in English and it will commences from September 2008.

The course’s curriculum includes 6 to 8 months of paid internship in the relevant industry in France or anywhere else abroad.

Candidates with a Bachelors degree in Biology, Biotechnology or applied Sciences are eligible for taking the test.

(Those completing their final examinations by June 2008 are also eligible to apply for the course)

Last date for registration is May 9 and for details call: 27700734 / 735/ 736 or log onto website.

S. Sandeep Kumar,

in Hyderabad

Six-month programme

A six month certificate course in Library and Information Science (C.L.I.Sc) is being conducted by Naveen Vivekananda College of Library Science at Dilsukhnagar.

Classes will be held at evenings in both Telugu and English mediums of instruction from June.

Candidates who have passed intermediate are eligible to apply.

Applications must be submitted before May 12. For more information contact 98493 23059, 94403 20017, 2416 2524.

Courses in English

An intensive bridge course and advance communication course in English for students and professionals is being conducted by English Language Training Centre at Arts College, Osmania University.

The bridge course will provide students with basic communication skills in 30 contact classes starting from May 7. Students who are pursuing 9th class are eligible to apply for the course.

The last date for sale of application forms for the bridge course is May 6.

The Advanced Communication classes aims at helping students and job seekers.

Those applying for advanced course should have a Degree and basic proficiency in English.

Last date for sale of application forms for the advance course is May 9.

The classes for the course will commence from May 12.

For more information contact 2709 1926, 2709 8453.

Abhijit Dev Kumar,

in Hyderabad Workshop on library software The Department of Library and Information Science, Osmania University, is organising a three-day workshop on “Digital library software” from May 9 to 11.

The workshop is being organised in coordination with the Academy of Library Science and Documentation.

Interested can call 98492 28980 and 92465 47599.

Medical courses

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)in collaboration with Dental Council of India is offering two courses -- Post Graduate certificate in endodontics and PG certificate in oral implantology from July.

Prospectus and applications can be obtained from the university regional centre.

The last date for submission of filled-in admission forms is May 10.

PG diploma

Admissions to the 37th batch of PG diploma courses in communication and management offered by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s College of Communication and Management for the academic year 2008-09 are in progress.

Classes will commence from July.

Prospectus and applications can be collected from the college at King Koti in Basheerbagh. For more details, contact: 2323 7825 and 2323 0755.

M. Srinivas,

in Hyderabad

Faculty training

The University College of Engineering (A), Osmania University organised a Faculty Training Programme called “MISSION 10X” in Collaboration with WIPRO Technologies for Teachers of University College of Engineering (A), CBIT and MJCET of Osmania University.

Mission1OX Faculty Training Programme is an initiative from Wipro technologies aiming to promote systemic changes in collaboration with Academia that would enhance employability of graduating Engineers across the country significantly. After a thorough academic research, the Wipro innovation team has arrived at the ‘Wipro Learning Model’ to address the challenge of employability in today’s era.

The ‘Wipro Learning Model’ enables a faculty to imbibe in the students higher levels of understanding of the subject taught while developing key behavioural skills.

The workshops will focus on enhancing the capability of the faculty by honing their communication skills, presentation skills and facilitation skills followed by exposure to the Wipro Learning Model which incorporates new teaching techniques and practice sessions on teaching techniques.

Faculty are also encouraged to prepare session plans and conduct classes in their area of expertise using the Wipro Learning Model.

Mr. S. Nagarjuna, Head of Mission10X Programme, WIPRO Technologies, India, Prof. D N Reddy, Principal, UCE, OU and Prof V Uma Maheshwar , Placement and Training Officer, UCE, OU addressed the faculty.