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About women and work

The Shivaji College Women’s Development Cell organised a programme titled “Muffled cries: Women, work and beyond” in Delhi this past week. Ideas about “women” and “work” in relation to common problems faced by them in a gender-biased society were discussed.

The audience was familiarised with various helplines for women in distress, about special cells created to help women, the rights of women as citizens, and about the duty of all in creating a safe environment for women. Various institutional initiatives undertaken by the Government and other organisations in the country with regard to women were highlighted.

Social structures that compelled women to become unwilling and often willing subjects of oppression and the plight of women from economically weaker sections of society were also talked about. The focus was on abating cynicism and instilling a sense of responsibility and hope.

Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, held an alumnus meet this past week. The role of the alumni in building up the brand of an institute and a stronger relationship with the alumni was emphasised.

The importance of the need for managers to contribute to society was also highlighted.

Gurgaon-based J. K. Business School has been awarded the “Innovation Leadership Award 2010” for its contribution in developing new training methods and innovation in the field of management education in India.

The awards are conferred in recognition of leadership, development, innovation and industry interface of business schools across the country.

Pearl Academy of Fashion has announced admissions for B.A. Honours in Textile Designing in affiliation with UK-based Nottingham Trent University. The objective of the programme is to enable students to develop a design direction in an area of textile specialisation.

Students who have completed Class XII with an aggregate of 50 per cent in any discipline from a recognised board can apply. Students appearing for their Class XII examinations or awaiting their results can also apply for provisional admission.

Admission will be on the basis of a written examination, group discussion, situational test and interview. Application forms are available at the academy’s counters in Delhi and Jaipur.

Delhi Technological University entered into a memorandum of understanding with the National Physical Laboratory earlier this week. Under the MoU, a joint academic committee with five members from both sides would be constituted to implement the various initiatives proposed under the collaboration such as courses to be offered in the areas of advanced electronic materials, thin film technology, advanced engineering material, material characterisation, instrumentation and biomedical methods and instrumentation.

Students will have an opportunity to take courses offered by NPL and also Ph.D. programmes. NPL scientists and DTU faculty members would take part in joint research and consultancy projects. There would be joint refresher courses for industry and academic institutions. Inter-disciplinary teams of scientists and faculty would also mentor research-driven student innovations.

Urvashi Sarkar



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