KARNATAKA

Solve problems, students told

Igniting ideas:Ishwarappa of Tinna Agro Gate inaugurating the management fest ‘Galacto' organised by Global Business School in Hubli.  

Staff Correspondent

HUBLI: The twin cities witnessed a management fest, a national seminar, a workshop, two special lectures and an agreement among educational institutions for collaborating in research during the last week.

Global Business School Hubli had organised a two-day State-level management fest “Galacto-2010” in which 15 B-schools from across Karnataka participated.

The students from PES Institute of Management, Bangalore, won the overall championship. Inaugurating the management fest, Assistant Manager of Tinna Agro Gate Ishwarappa asked the students to take interest in solving the problems rather than just pointing out deficiencies. He called upon the students to be optimistic, hardworking and focussed to succeed in life and he emphasised the need for developing the required skills. Director of GBS Ramakant Kulkarni said that Galacto was not just a fest but a forum for talent hunt. Chairman of GBS Ramesh Kothari and Mahindra Kothari were present.

Workshop

The Academic Staff College of Karnatak University, Dharwad, had organised a two-day workshop for the principals of the affiliated colleges of the university.

Speaking at the valedictory ceremony, the former Vice-Chancellor of Kuvempu University said that India was one of the largest educational systems in the world and there was scope further improvement.

Columnist Gururaj Karajgi said that universities should be process-oriented rather than person-oriented.

Meena Chandawarkar, director, Academic Staff College, presided over the valedictory ceremony.

Agreement

The Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwar College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, and Maratha Mandal's Nathajirao G. Halgekar, Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Belgaum, signed an “agreement of understanding”' for carrying out and promoting research in the fields of Genetics, Molecular Biology and Microbiology.

Principal of SDM College C. Bhasker Rao and Chairperson of Nathajirao G. Halgekar Trust Rajashree Halgekar signed the agreement during the last week.

Seminar

Kittel Arts College, Dharwad, had organised a national seminar on “Indian Republic at the crossroads” in which delegates from across the State and neighbouring States participated.

Inaugurating the seminar, the former Minister H.K. Patil said it was time the youths understood their responsibility and there was a need to introspect.

Delivering keynote address Prof. K.K. Kavalekar highlighted the need for curbing corruption, which he said had entered every field, including judiciary and defence. Several technical papers on the subject were presented during the national seminar followed by meaningful discussions.

Lectures

Noted paleoanthropologist from Pune University S.R. Walimbe delivered two special lectures at the Department of Studies in Anthropology of Karnatak University.

Delivering the lectures, he said that India presented a mine of pre-historical evidence to reconstruct the evolution of human culture to understand the different phases in life history of human beings. He said that India presented a unique picture of coexistence of various cultural phases and a scope for complete social reconstruction in different phases of cultural evolution.