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IN ECSTATIC MOOD: Students who received certificates and medals at the 10th convocation of GITAM Institute of InternationalBusiness.
IN ECSTATIC MOOD: Students who received certificates and medals at the 10th convocation of GITAM Institute of InternationalBusiness.

G. NARASIMHA RAO

Teachers of Andhra University have not given up their fight to get benefits for them. The AU Teachers’ Association submitted another memorandum to Vice-Chancellor B. Satyanarayana last week on the eve of Executive Council meeting to be held on Monday.

A delegation led by AUTA secretary M. Prasada Rao and president B.V. Appa Rao requested the Vice-Chancellor to take up recruitment of teachers, give promotions, segregate departments of economics and cooperation and applied economics which have been merged recently so that the interests of teachers of both wings are protected, impress the State Government to take AUTA president and secretary on the Executive Council, fix seniority for all teachers in the campus, repair staff quarters which are in a bad shape, drop the proposal to outsource the Platinum Jubilee Guest House, reinstate four teachers sacked in the past, and discussed with them on other demands.

AUTA regretted that AU has not allowed the teachers to encash their earned leave, a facility which is being enjoyed by teachers of other universities.

AU, Japan University to ink a pact

Andhra University and Higashi Nippon International University in Japan, will shortly enter into a collaborative research project: study of intellectual disabilities in a community driven approach.

Professor of Department of Environment for Well-being of the Japanese university Kanji Watanbe and Prof. Satyanarayana discussed the proposal. Rector U. Viplava Prasad, Registrar P.V.G.D. Prasada Reddy, HoD of Psychology M.V.R. Raju, Director of Nippon Care-Fit Service Association Ryo Takahashi, director general of Libenshilfe T. Saraswathi Devi and others participated.

Prof. Watanbe and Dr. Takahashi also visited Department of English. They interacted with HoD S. Prasanna Sree and other faculty.

Training on MS Office

Andhra University College of Arts and Commerce conducted a four-week training programme for the students of the college on MS Office to help them understand the basics of computer and use of internet. Prof. Satyanarayana handed over the certificates to the students at the end of the course. Principal L.K. Mohana Rao and others were present.

43 going to Sweden

Forty three students have joined the MS double degree masters programme being offered by AU and Bleking Institute of Technology, Sweden. The students would study their first semester at AU College of Engineering and the rest of the programme at the Swedish institute.

Students have been joining the double degree programme for the last few years.

Counselling for admission was done by AU Director of Admissions O. Aniel Kumar, project coordinator of the Swedish institute Velpula Gurudutt Kumar, Associate Directors of admission MMM Sarcar, IM Rao and Lakshmipathi Raju.

Girls in majority in AUCE

Girls constitute 56 per cent of the total strength of students in the AU College of Engineering Prof. Prasada Reddy revealed during the valedictory function of an inter-disciplinary refresher course, and added that university is proud of this fact.

However, he also regretted that woman empowerment is not seen in rural areas and is limited to some families in the urban areas. Awareness about woman’s rights is also low.

Retired District Judge P. Jagannadha Rao said crime against woman could be controlled within a year if the police and judiciary are able to implement the laws. Director of Academic Staff College G. Ramachandrudu presided. Professors T. Subbarayudu, B. Ratna Kumari, Ramesh Babu and Prasad Reddy also spoke.

Earlier a panel discussion on women’s rights and social responsibility was held at the ASC. Senior Civil Judge and Secretary of District Legal Services Authority D. Dharma Rao, former coodinator of NSS T. Sobha Sree, faculty of AU College of Law S. Sumitra, Member of APPSC G. Paddaiah and others participated.

Celebration time at DIET

It was celebration time at the Dadi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Anakapalle as the college became the first in AP to receive ISO 9001:2008 certification last week for its quality management system.

Correspondent and secretary Dadi Ratnakara Rao, Principal Jagan Mohan Rao and others congratulated the ISO committee of the college, students, faculty and staff for coming out with good standards to achieve the ISO certification.

Software development methodologies

Raghu Engineering College organised a one-day “new software development methodologies and uses” with academic relationship manager of TCS K. Suryanarayana conducting the programme. He advised the students to believe in themselves if they want to achieve success. He explained about old and new methodologies in software development , which are different from each other and one has to get quickly updated with the new methods.

World Photography Day at Vignan’s

The Vignan’s Institute of Information Technology at Duvvada celebrated the World Photography Day on August 19 by conducting a competition in photography and captions, for the students and employees. Surendra among students and Satya Babu among the employees won prizes.

Robotics workshop

The NIT, Warangal and Technophilla of Mumbai organised a two-day workshop on robotics at ANITS. Principal VSRK Prasad, Director R. Govardhana Rao and Sibnarayan Prusty of technophilia were present.

Ph.D. awarded

Andhra University awarded Ph.D. in physics to a senior Lecturer and Placement Officer of Mrs. A.V.N. College here, Sikiri Srinivasa Rao for his thesis “regional characterisation of aerosol physical properties over parts of Eastern India”. Prof. K. Nirajan of AU is his research guide.

First M.Phil in physical education

The first M.Phil. in Department of Physical Education of AU was presented to Akula Raghu. He was awarded M.Phil for his thesis on “effect of p;rogressive weight training on selected health related physical fitness components among degree college students in Visakhapatnam. Director of Physical Education M. Syam Babu was his guide.

Former professor passes away

Former Professor of Department of Environment C. Subba Reddy, who established the department and done a lot of research on butterflies among other topics, died last week. He was 69 and is survived by his wife and daughter. He received the Best Researcher award of AU in 1989. Faculty, students and staff of the department mourned the death of Prof. Subba Reddy.


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