Training programme in AUTOCADSmall Industries Service Institute is organising a training programme in AUTOCAD, programming and operation of CNC Lathe and Machining Centre from this week. Details may be had on ph. 23351540, according to a press release.

Office-bearers of Cosmopolitan ClubB.L. Ramamurthy has been elected president of the Cosmopolitan Club, Jayangar, in the biennial elections held recently. The other office-bearers elected are: K. Nagaraj (vice-president), A.N.K. Raju (secretary), S. Ravishankar (treasurer) and Prasad Tallam, V.H. Puttaswamy Gowda, V. Sreenivas Murthy, G.S. Sudarshan, T.V. Sreedhar, N.H. Shariff and Sreenivas G. Kappanna (members of Executive Committee), a press release said.

Rig and Yajur upakarmaBrahmana Seva Samithi, Indiranagar, will conduct Rig and Yajur Upakarma in two batches at 7.30 a.m. and 9.00 a.m. on Wednesday at NDK Kalayana Mandira, 13th Main, HAL Second Stage, Bangalore. For details, contact ph. 9844234373.

Rigveda and Yajurveda Upakarma will be performed by Manikantan Vadhyar from 7.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. on Wednesday on the premises of Sree Lakshmi Venkatramana Swamy Temple, 4th cross, LIC Colony, III Block East, Jayanagar, Bangalore 11.

Lawyers Collective stages protestA small gathering of people from Lawyers Collective staged a protest in front of the GlaxoSmithKline office in Bangalore on Monday in protest against the company's application for a patent on Combivir, a medicine for HIV/AIDS. Anand Grover, Director of the Lawyers Collective, HIV/AIDS unit, said: "Patents create monopolies on drug manufacture and prevent the production of affordable generic versions of the same drug." N.Y. Sanglikar, Head of Corporate Communications of the company, said he was not aware of the development. "I will have to check with the head office in the United Kingdom," he added.

Training in poultryThe Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services has invited applications from eligible candidates for a 10-day training in poultry from August 17 to 26 at State Poultry Farm, Hessarghatta. More information can be had from the Deputy Director, State Poultry Farm, according to a press release.

M.Sc. Computer Science

BANGALORE: From this academic year (2006-07), the Department of Computer Science and Applications, Bangalore University, Central College campus, is starting a two-year (four semesters) M.Sc Computer Science course. Graduates with B.Sc., or BCA degree with at least 50 per cent aggregate marks can apply. The minimum requirement for SC/ST candidates has been relaxed as per university regulations. For details, contact ph: 22961433 or 22961453, a press release said.