Some seats still available

Delhi University has announced that some seats are still available in various undergraduate courses in the arts, commerce and science streams for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates.

SC/ST candidates who have registered themselves with the University are eligible for these seats and are required to be present for counselling at the Sports Complex (University Cricket Ground) this Thursday at 10 a.m., according to a release issued by the Registrar.

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A lecturer of the School of Management Studies at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Sanjay Dhingra, was conferred the "Best Teacher" award for 2006 by the University on the occasion of Teachers' Day. He was presented a citation, shawl and a laptop by Union Minister of State for Finance Pawan Kumar Bansal.

The award is bestowed on a faculty member of the University selected on the basis of an assessment done by the students, peers and self. "It not only comes as a recognition to an individual's commitment to the teaching profession but also acts as a motivation to others and to the students of the University to take up this noble profession," a release issued by the University said.

In his address, Mr Bansal said: "Teachers' Day is an occasion for each one of us to look back and remember our teachers who have shaped our lives. Teachers equip us with knowledge and tools to carve a niche for ourselves in our respective fields."

Apprising the chief guest and the audience of the recent developments in the University, Vice-Chancellor K.K. Aggarwal said: "The University has started several course of relevance in the recent past including MBA (Banking and Insurance), Disaster Rehabilitation, MBA (Real Estate) at the University schools and MBA Software Enterprise Management and M.Sc. Prosthetics and Orthotics at the affiliated institutes."

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The Asian Academy of Film and Television has invited applications for admission to various courses of study for the 53rd session that is due to start on October 3.

Three-month courses are being offered in production, direction and television journalism, camera and lighting techniques, video editing and sound recording, acting and presentation, television graphics and animation, still photography and journalism, and sound recording and radio production. Also on offer is a one-year Master's diploma in visual communication and a one-year diploma in acting for film and television. The minimum education qualification for these nine courses is a pass in the 10 plus 2 examination of a recognised Board.

The one-year postgraduate diploma is being offered in eight disciplines to those who have completed their graduation from a recognised university. The various fields in which the diploma is being offered are film and television production, photo and print journalism, media management, multi-media, advertising and mass communication, camera and lighting techniques and post-production.

The academy has stated that hostel facility will be available to all students and the prospectus and form are available at Marwah Films and Video Studio at Film City in Sector 16 A of Noida.

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The Delhi University and College Karamchari Union has launched an agitation against the University Grants Commission to press for its longstanding demands. It said it had been forced to agitate because despite a clear understand being reached with the Union Human Resource Development Ministry that to protect the autonomy of the University all letters to the colleges will be routed through the Executive Council, the colleges have issued various instruction which have caused severe problems to the staff.

-- Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar

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