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THE SRISHTI School of Art, Design and Technology has introduced a two-and-half-year postgraduate level Advanced Diploma programme in Design in Education. The course is designed to re-examine the relationship between Design and Education. The programme, aimed at professionals and graduates, sees Art and Design as intrinsic to education as a whole and not as a subject or discipline to be taught independently of other disciplines. The course will cover the three intersecting and overlapping fields of arts and culture (with primary focus on folklore and folk traditions), the new sciences (with its focus on the environment, ecology and new biology) and the spoken and oral traditions of Indian culture and its primary medium of communication—language (Hindi and Kannada). For 2007-08, the Design in Education programme will focus on the areas of Arts, Science and Communication. For more, go to certad.srishti.ac.in

The Srishti School has launched a postgraduate Advanced Diploma Programme in Experimental Media Arts. Drawing on the fields of chaos theory, cybernetics and critical theory, students of this course will be introduced to some of the properties of complex adaptive systems, and how they might relate to the information economy. Graduates and diploma-holders in Arts, Architecture, Hard Science, Engineering, Humanities, Law, Social Sciences, or Business could apply. For details, visit cema.srishti.ac.in. An Advanced Diploma Programme in Game Design and Interactive Media; and a similar course on Animation and Visual Effects are two other programmes launched by the Srishti School.Students specialising in Gaming and Interactive Media will follow a multi-disciplinary approach to explore these and related areas.

The focus will extend to the areas of convergence between gaming and disciplines such as education, music, environment and other technical and arts fields. For details, visit play.srishti.ac.in and animation.srishti.ac.in

Accounting Track Course

The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI) University, Tripura, has conceived, designed and developed the B.Com. (Professional Accounting Track) programme for students who wish to pursue the Chartered Accountant course simultaneously. The B.Com. (PAT) Programme is based on self-study and examinations.

 The B.Com (PAT) programme’s curriculum and subjects are in line with those of the CA. But there are no reciprocal reciprocal exemptions in the two programmes.

 Students who have passed 10+2 examinations and also the Common Proficiency Test (CPT) examination of the CA Institute could enrol for the B.Com. (PAT) programme.

RASHEED KAPPAN

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