Indian History Congress to focus on economic changes

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Delhi University will host the 70th session of the Indian History Congress, an extensive body of professional historians in the country, from May 15 to 17.

Papers will be read on ancient India, medieval India, modern India, countries other than India, archaeology and contemporary India. Eminent historians and scholars will deliver lectures and presentations on themes such as economic changes in Indian history, Hind Swaraj and evolving perspective of Indian nationalism and Dalit historiography. There will also be a symposium on money and credit in Indian history.

Prizes will be awarded for the best papers and the printed volume of the proceedings of the 69th session will also be distributed among members.

Lovely Professional University is organising a Human Resources Summit on its campus to facilitate discussions involving expectations of industry from students and how to meet those expectations.

The two-day summit, which will be held later this week, is an attempt to create a collaborative interface between the industry and the education sector. The main objective of the summit is to arrive at solutions to raise the employability quotient of students and to bridge the gap between the perceptions of the industry and those in the education sector.

Banaras Hindu University's Alumni Association honoured three of their alumni earlier this week with Lifetime Achievement Awards for their contribution to Indian industry.

This is the fourth year of the awards which have been instituted to recognise and honour achievers and inculcate pride for the institute among students. Various alumni are honoured for the work done in their respective fields of specialisation and the contribution they have made towards the economy as a whole. The Association has further decided to institute the award of “Significant Contributor” to be given every year among BHU engineering alumni.

Indian Retail School, a retail management institute, has announced admissions to its one-year post-graduate diploma in visual merchandising and store design programme for the 2010-11 session.

The course, which would be taught on a trimester basis, would begin from July 26 onward. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent from any recognised university.

Application forms can be downloaded from the website The last date for submission of completed application forms is June 25. The written examination will take place in Delhi on June 27.

Urvashi Sarkar



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