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MANUU offers unique ‘ghazal’ course

VIP visitors: US Consul General Cornelis M. Keur, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary from US Department of State Patrick Moon and others at the inaugural of the three-day seminar by the School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad.

VIP visitors: US Consul General Cornelis M. Keur, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary from US Department of State Patrick Moon and others at the inaugural of the three-day seminar by the School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad.  

Maulana Azad National Urdu University has started a unique course in ghazal appreciation for the non-Urdu ghazal lovers.

Presiding over the function organised to launch the courses of ghazal appreciation & Khushqati (basic calligraphy) K.R. Iqbal Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor (in-charge), lauded the efforts of the Urdu Department, especially Khalid Sayeed, HOD for launching such a unique course with an eye on the non-Urdu segment.

Certificate course in ghazal appreciation is of spoken level and will be taught in six months. Prof. Sayeed singled out the ghazal as the most popular yet equally dodgy genre of Urdu poetry. Speaking about the close link between ghazal rendition and music, he remarked that even today those poets, who have good voice quality and knowledge of music, are most successful in the Mushairas. This course is an effort to make the wordings of any ghazal comprehensible. Urdu Department is planning to start Urdu Certificate Course from the next academic year.

UoH seminar

A three-day national seminar organised by the School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad was inaugurated by Cornelis M. Keur, Consul General of the USA. Mr. Keur highlighted the need to pay attention to not only the IT sector but also the agricultural sector. He also emphasised the need to develop the manufacturing sector and achieve efficiency.

M. Gopala Krishna, chairman, IIPA, AP regional branch said that change and uncertainty have to be managed imaginatively and effectively by proper prioritisation and implementation within a focused time-frame.

Delivering the keynote address, Mr. Krishna said corporate sector should examine the issues relating to predictability, sustainability, flexibility, risk ability and profitability.

V.Venkata Ramana, Dean, highlighted the increased collaborative activities being undertaken by the school and informed about various other programmes. The topics that will be covered in the seminar are strategy, governance, IT, HR management, innovations in Indian banking sector, etc.

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary from US Department of State Patrick Moon who also attended the seminar planted a sapling to commemorate his maiden visit.

Teaching English

Speakers at the two-day national level seminar on ‘English Language Teaching – Theory and Praxis’ underlined the need for an enhanced teaching material and training and different methods of teaching the language.

The seminar was organided by Vikrama Simhapuri University in association with Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) at V.R.College in Nellore. The objective was to provide orientation to teachers and to develop communication skills and language proficiency among the students.

Speaking on the occasion, G. Rajagopal, Dean, School of English Language Education, English and Foreign Languages Universities, Hyderabad, said there have been various approaches in teaching English language including grammar translation method, direct method, audio lingual and communicative approach. The language teacher should know about different styles of teaching and sources.

Vice-Chancellor Visweswara Rao explained the thrust areas of English language teaching. Registrar V.Narayana Reddy and . professors from various universities, research scholars and students presented 30 papers in the seminar.

NET coaching

The UGC-NET Coaching Centre at (MANUU) is conducting coaching for the NET exam scheduled to be held on December 27, 2009. The centre will conduct intensive coaching classes in the compulsory subject (general studies and teaching aptitude – Paper I) and in subjects (comprising Papers II and III) in the English, Urdu, Hindi, Arabic, Persian, Public Administration, Education, History, Political Science, Sociology, Management and Mass Communication.

Classes will be conducted in case there are at least 10 students enrolled in a subject. The coaching will be in the English medium, except for the Urdu subject. Candidates desirous of enrolling for the coaching classes may obtain application forms free of charge from November 6 from Room No. 105 Directorate of Distance Education, MANUU. The last date for submission is November 18. The same can also be downloaded from the university website >www.manuu.ac.in.

An entrance test for enrolment to coaching will be conducted on November 19 at the university campus at 11 a.m. and results will be declared the next day. Eligible candidates will have to pay a fee of Rs. 450 and classes will be held from November 23 to December 23. For further details contact on 23008402/03/04.

Refresher courses

The UGC – Academic Staff College,(MANUU) is conducting refresher courses in Commerce and Management from December 1 to 21 and Comparative Literature from January 5 to 25, 2010.

P.F. Rahman, Director, UGC Academic Staff College said that assistant professors (lecturers/ senior lecturers) in Commerce & Management and Literature (interdisciplinary) can attend the 20-days courses to enhance their skills. Interested applicants can download form from ‘ >www.manuu.ac.in’ and for details call on 040 – 23008325 or 23008313.



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