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Jamia Millia Islamia University will conduct a workshop on “Goal Setting: From Aspirations to Actions” at 2.30 p.m. this Thursday at the Nehru Guest House Committee Room, to practically demonstrate how to set achievable and realisable goals.

A lecture on “Planning and the City: The Experience of Colonial Calcutta” by Dr. Partho Datta will also take place on Thursday at 2.30 p.m. in the Library Hall of Dr. K.R. Narayanan Centre for Dalit and Minorities Studies. Urban Planning is often not addressed in nationalist histories even though colonial cities have a long history of planning. This talk will look at the approaches to the subject by urbanists while looking at the history of Kolkata.

Indira Gandhi National Open University's School of Performing and Visual Arts has started a four-day workshop for the inmates of Tihar Central Jail, hoping to expose the prisoners to various art forms like painting, music and theatre.

The inmates will also get to participate in various theatrical activities and produce their own works of art. At the end of the workshop, a will prepare a musical skit based on what they learnt. An exhibition of their paintings will also be organised.

Similar workshops are being planned for other jails.

The University of Southampton has introduced a new course in archaeology. The MA/MSc in Archaeological Survey and Landscape will be open to admissions from this academic year onwards.

Students will learn a number of vocational survey skills and the theory and practical applications benvironment. The programme will consist of modules covering the main aspects of archaeological survey, recording, geophysics and field evaluation in addition to courses in computing and geographical information systems.

The course will commence on September 29 and applications will be accepted until then. More information is available at www.southampton.ac.uk/archaeology/ or the course convener can be contacted at - K. D. Strutt@soton.ac.uk.

Maharshi Dayanand University will accept applications up to September 30 for all under-graduate and post-graduate courses. The university will also conduct coaching programmes for various competitive exams, especially Teaching and Research Aptitude, from October 17 onwards and SC/ST candidates will be provided free coaching. Applications will be accepted up to October 12.

Vijetha S. N.


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