Campus roundup: CBSEs new Counselling and Guidance Centre

Updated: Oct 21 2013, 14:06pm hrs
With the motive of making quality education accessible to students, especially amongst the students in rural areas, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched the first ever Career Counselling and Guidance Centre in the country in Lakhimpurkhiri (Uttar Pradesh). Inaugurated by the minister of state for human resource development, Jitin Prasada, the centre seeks to provide students with proper guidance and counselling while choosing subjects. The centre is open to students of classes 10 and 12. Class 10 and 12 are the turning points in a students academic journey. Being provided with the right academic guidance, at this time, will aid students not only in self development but also enable them to contribute in the development and growth of the country, said Jitin Prasada. The centre also provides counselling for parents and teachers. CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi added, The vision behind setting up such a centre is to enable access to quality education with equity.

SIOM Nasik organises its national summit Tattv

Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM), Nasik, with an aim to unravel the uncertainties looming large over present day businesses, recently organised the 8th edition of its national summit Tattv in association with The Financial Express. Tattv13 with its theme Managing Business in Turbulent Times was a day-long event wherein the students were enlightened by industry stalwarts. The speakers included Debashis Sarkar, global head, Re-Engineering, Standard Chartered Bank; Vijay Ghadge, director, Operations,; Gunjan Shah, general manager, Replenishment, Britannia; Dattatri Salagame, vice-president, SAP Practice, Robert Bosch Engineering & Business Solution; Swarup Mukherjee, president, Projects, Walchandnagar Industries; and Nahush Mohanty, professional, Card Payment Industry. The student-driven initiative attempted to create a unique confluence of understanding and managing turbulences impacting different sectors.

India urged to champion Scottish higher education

Scottish external affairs minister Humza Yousaf urged some of Indias most prominent Scottish alumni to become advocates for Scotland and its unique higher education system. At an event in New Delhi recently, Yousaf asked Indian alumni of Scottish universities, major employers from both India and Scotland, and representatives of Scottish higher education to unite in a drive to promote the distinctive benefits of living, working and studying in Scotland. The minister said, Scotland is world-renowned for excellence in higher education. Five of our universities rank in the top 200 in the world, and a British Council Scotland report shows that the Scottish system rates highly against the rest of the world.

SIMS, Chennai, holds a seminar on advertising

As a part of Sai Ram advertising club, the Sri Sai Ram Institute of Management Studies, Chennai, recently conducted a seminar on brand building in rural India. K Maran, the director, honoured the chief guest R Seshadri, former managing director, Anugrah Madison Advertising, who, during his speech, explained the growth of advertising right from the 1990s till now. He also talked about the unconventional thinking that is required by an advertiser and the opportunities that are available for young minds in this field.

DFS, Delhi Univ, organises its annual convention

The Department of Financial Studies (DFS), University of Delhi, recently conducted its flagship event, the XXVIth Annual Convention in New Delhi. The Master of Finance and Control (MFC) programme, the flagship course of DFS, with its two-year curriculum offering a specialisation in finance, has redefined the paradigm of finance education in the country. In order to gain a better insight into the present scenario of the financial world, the student body of DFS (AFCON) organised the convention because they believe that academic teaching is incomplete without a healthy interaction with the industry leaders and the global business community. Subramanian Swamy, a renowned academician, activist and economist, graced the occasion with his presence and enriched the views of those who attended the event. The theme of this years convention was The Indian Economic Order: Exploring New Dimensions.