SPMVV conducted a four-day personality development and leadership training programme last week under the aegis of its Centre for Indira Gandhi Studies.

G.L. Manohar and K. Krishnamurthy, international trainers attached to Junior Chamber International (JCI), explained why and how every individual, institution and nation should commit itself continuously and consciously for value addition. “Building self-confidence is possible as long as one has the focus and determination to carry things through,” they observed and added that low self-confidence could be self-destructive.

B.N. Neelima, assistant professor of Communication and Journalism, urged the students to learn from the life of Ms. Indira Gandhi - the leadership skills required to serve the community. Centre coordinator C. Vani explained the event objectives and distributed books on the life of Ms. Gandhi to the students.

Women entrepreneurship

SPMVV’s Centre for Women’s Studies organised an awareness programme on ‘Entrepreneurship development: Challenges and opportunities’ for its science students, in collaboration with National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), New Delhi.

Presiding over the meet, T.V. Subba Rao, Dean, College Development Council, explained the industry’s pivotal role in triggering economic growth and the role of small women entrepreneurs in influencing the industrial landscape.

Rama Rani Tripathy, NRDC Deputy Manager, invited the students to shed the cocoon of insecurity and exhibit the courage to explore opportunities.

G. Bhaskara Naidu, Assistant General Manager of State Bank of India, explained the various schemes on offer and the women-oriented marketing opportunities. Mr. Sharma of Micro Support and assistant professor of Home Science N. Rajani acted as resource persons.

Women entrepreneurs K. Vijaya of Ajanta shoe company, K. Neeraja of SVNN EDP Institute - shared the secrets behind their success.

In the valedictory session, Vice-Chancellor G. Sarojamma spoke on the future of women entrepreneurship.

Ambedkar’s philosophy

Ahead of the general elections, SPMVV’s Centre for Ambedkar Studies conducted a workshop on the ‘Political philosophy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’ last week.

SVU Rector K. Rathnaiah called Babasaheb as not merely an exploratory and idealistic political philosopher like Plato and Aristotle, but developed his own political discourse deeply rooted in real human problems, issues and human affairs.

Centre coordinator G. Savitri and advisory member M.V. Ramanamma spoke on the essence of Ambedkar’s trilogy of liberty, equality and fraternity expressed in the manifesto of his Independent Labour Party.

Vinodhini from Yogi Vemana University, B. Kumaraswamy from Kakatiya University and S. Ranganayakulu from SV Ayurvedic College acted as resource persons.

NSS Camp

The varsity’s week-long special NSS camp at Buchinaidupalle in Chandragiri mandal began last Tuesday to create awareness on issues like AIDS, environment, nutrition and health.

Dental, Ayurvedic and Yoga camps were also part of the camp. Registrar E. Manjuvani and Dean K. Uma Devi, MBA head Lalitha Ramakrishnan and local MPTC member Anarkali spoke.

A.D.R.

in Tirupati

ANGRAU convocation held

About 403 students from different courses of Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) graduated in 2007-08 batch were awarded the degrees at 41 convocation function, held here on last Thursday. Students of B.Sc., B.Tech., M.Sc. and PhD in different branches of agricultural sciences and allied disciplines received the degrees from Vice-Chancellor P. Raghava Reddy.

K. Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy

in Hyderabad

Workshop concludes

Over 100 M.Phil and Ph.D scholars from different areas of social sciences and humanities participated in a three-day workshop on research methodology conducted from March 23 at ICCSR conference hall in Osmania University.

Researchers were familiarised with key aspects of research such as formulating and refining research questions, objectives and methods by veteran academics from different social sciences and humanities departments.

The meet was organised by University College of Arts and Social Sciences.

YKC

in Hyderabad