“Read and pass it on initiative”--an activity which encourages students and teachers to give away books that they don’t read so that somebody else can enjoy it--is again being held in Jamia Millia Islamia on Thursday.

A stall containing all these books will be set up near the main gate of the university campus near the Ghalib Statue and it will operated from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone who wants any of the books on display can just pick it up for free.

This book donation drive is part of community development initiatives which are organised under the banner of “Outreach Programme” in Jamia from time to time.

IMT Ghaziabad’s three-day annual management-cum-cultural fest “Passion” will be starting on Thursday.

The fest, themed “Ekstrateia – Exploring new avenues”, has about eight competitions and events for which around 50 Business Schools applied but only a few made it to the final .

Around 500 finalised student managers will be participating in events like “Tatva,” where final year students have to present their summer internship projects to eminent names from the corporate world.

There are also over 20 cultural events lined up. Dance, drama and fashion shows are all part of the event. One event that the students are looking forward to is the Battle of Bands, a rock concert and competition.

The Aligarh Muslim University has extended the last date for applying for many of its part-time courses. These are for bonafide students and employees of the University.

Students and employees who are interested in pursuing Certificate of Proficiency in Languages, Diploma of Proficiency in Languages, Certificate and Diploma in Turkish, Certificate and PG Diploma in Linguistics, Diploma in West Asian Studies, Certificate in Indian Sign Language, Certificate and Diploma in Shia Theology, Certificate and Diploma in Electronic Media, Advance Diploma in Translation, Certificate in Recitation of Quran, Certificate in Learning Programme, Certificate in Quranic Arabic and Certificate in Introduction to Quranic Sciences will now be able to apply until October 31.

But there will be no extension in the last date for submitting the application forms.

Application forms can be also be downloaded from the website www.amucontrollerexams.com. -

Vijetha S.N