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Reaching out: Training in grooming under a programme organised by M.S. Ramaiah College of Hotel Management
Reaching out: Training in grooming under a programme organised by M.S. Ramaiah College of Hotel Management

Training course

M.S. Ramaiah College of Hotel Management, Bangalore, conducted a short-term training course in various facets of hospitality for 14 members of the Ecumenical Institute, an NGO that works for the empowerment of the Dalit community. Supported by the Gokula Education Foundation, the 10-day programme laid emphasis on spoken English, effective interpersonal communication, office upkeep, basics of computer application, first aid, basics of food and beverage service, interview skills, workplace ethics, grooming and house-keeping operations.

The participants were awarded certificates and presented with CDs that had recordings of their performances.

Honour Society Competition

Professional Aptitude Council (PAC), a talent screening and measurement company, has launched ‘PAC Honour Society Competition,’ an online league for individuals to compete, rank and win awards.

This programme involves weekly competitions and monthly competitions on topics as diverse as sports, technology, general knowledge, mathematics, movies and finance.

The competitions would be held thrice a week and the winners would be invited to participate in the monthly competition. Participation in the latter is by invitation only.

Winners get prizes varying from hundreds of dollars to brand new computer software or hardware, top-shelf gadgets, and career-advancing or recreational opportunities.

Those interested may visit for registration and further details.


New Horizons India Limited recently announced that one of its divisions, IIT Study Circle (IITSC), will offer coaching to IIT-JEE aspirants thorough correspondence in association with Vidyamandir Classes (VMC) and 100 Percentile. VMC will provide learning support whereas 100 Percentile will provide technology support.

The correspondence courses will offer the entire study material to students across the country and will also allow them access to online learning as well as assessments. Through this, the students can access the Online Test Series, take the tests and view the results. Students also get to ask doubts and get them answered by the faculty.

IITSC has also redesigned the correspondence course for IIT-JEE 2011, and packed it with features to help students prepare for the examination. The course is a complete self-study solution.

Travel concession

As part of its ‘EduJetter’ initiative aimed at celebrating the achievements of students who have secured admission in educational institutes abroad, Jet Airways now offers them a whole host of benefits, effective May 26, 2009.*

The airline offers benefits worth more than Rs. 11, 000*, including excess baggage allowance between 40-60 kg, for students travelling to the U.S., Canada, Australia, Europe, U.K., Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong aboard Jet Airways, as well as 1000 JPMiles on enrolment into the airline’s JetPrivilege frequent flyer programme that results in a free ticket after the first flight.*

Other benefits include free talk-time from Matrix of upto Rs. 3,500 and waiver on the first month line rental with connection; free global internet roaming worth Rs. 500 in over 160 countries by Tata Indicom WiFi; special forex rates on ICICI Bank Travel Cards; gift voucher of Rs. 2,000 on HP Pavilion notebooks; a 20 per cent discount on Samsonite luggage, backpacks and travel accessories; three 40 per cent discount coupons from FedEx for international shipping and gift vouchers worth Rs. 1,000 from Provogue.*

According to Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO, Jet Airways, “we want to make the Indian students’ travel experience as convenient and enjoyable as possible.”

Students may log on to, sms edujet to 56388, e-mail at or call on 1800 225522 or 022-39893333.

*Conditions apply.



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