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NIPER holds PhD en­trance test to­day CHANDI­GARH: A to­tal of 397 stu­dents are likely to ap­pear in the ex­am­i­na­tion con­ducted by National In­sti­tute of Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Ed­u­ca­tion and Re­search (NIPER), SAS Na­gar, on Sun­day for ad­mis­sion in PhD cour­ses. The en­trance test will be con­ducted for the ad­mis­sion in PhD cour­ses for 2013 at four NIPER in­sti­tutes - Guwa­hati, Ha­jipur, Hyderabad and SAS Na­gar. The test is be­ing or­gan­ised at Chandi­garh, Ahmed­abad, Hyderabad and Kolkata. SD Col­lege to start new cour­ses CHANDI­GARH: SD Col­lege got an ap­proval from Pan­jab Univer­sity to start hon­ours in psy­chol­ogy and so­ci­ol­ogy from 2013-14 aca­demic ses­sion here on Satur­day. Stu­dents with an hon­ours de­gree will get weigh­tage in ad­mis­sion to mas­ter’s cour­ses. The col­lege has been run­ning elec­tive sub­jects in so­ci­ol­ogy and psy­chol­ogy since 1994 and 2005, re­spec­tively. 300 per­sons do­nate blood for tha­lassemic chil­dren CHANDI­GARH: More than 300 per­sons do­nated blood at the 132nd camp or­gan­ised by Tha­lassemic Chil­dren Wel­fare As­so­ci­a­tion at Zakir Hall of Post Grad­u­ate In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion and Re­search (PGIMER) here on Satur­day. The camp - third in se­ries of six blood do­na­tion camps this year - is or­gainsed es­pe­cially dur­ing sum­mers when there is an acute short­age of blood. The camp was con­ducted by a team of doc­tors and tech­ni­cians led by Dr Nee­lam Mar­waha, head of the depart­ment of blood trans­fu­sion at PGIMER and also a mem­ber of med­i­cal ad­vi­sory board of the as­so­ci­a­tion. Work­shop on ana­log elec­tron­ics starts at GGGI AM­BALA : A two-week work­shop on “Ana­log Elec­tron­ics” or­gan­ised by In­dian So­ci­ety of Tech­ni­cal Ed­u­ca­tion (ISTE) in col­lab­o­ra­tion with IIT, Kharag­pur, started at Galaxy Global Group of In­sti­tu­tions (GGGI), Di­narpur, here on Fri­day. ND Sharma, dean, fac­ulty of en­gi­neer­ing, em­pha­sised on the im­por­tance of ana­log elec­tron­ics for the aca­demic growth of en­gi­neer­ing col­leges. Anindya Sun­dar Dhar, Pradip Man­dal, In­dra­jit Chakrabart and Ach­intya Halder from IIT, Khar­ga­pur, de­liv­ered lec­tures on sin­gle-stage am­pli­fier, multi-stage am­pli­fier and feed­back am­pli­fiers. 15 Sukhmani stu­dents placed DERA BASSI: Sri Sukhmani In­sti­tute of En­gi­neer­ing and Tech­nol­ogy held a place­ment drive for stu­dents of BTech me­chan­i­cal, here this Satur­day. 50 stu­dents ap­peared in the process and 15 were se­lected by In­dia Dye Chem, Delhi at an aver­age pack­age of three lakhs per an­num. Prin­ci­pal GN Verma and reg­is­trar Gur­preet Kaur con­grat­u­lated the stu­dents. Job fest or­gan­ised at PHD Cham­bers CHANDI­GARH: In­dus­trial train­ing in­sti­tute CS In­fotech or­gan­ised a job fest for its 372 stu­dents, out of which 153 have got in­ter­view calls, at PHD Cham­bers, here on Satur­day. Job op­por­tu­ni­ties were avail­able for stu­dents from BTech, BCA, MTech, and MCA. IT com­pa­nies like Deft­soft, RV Tech­nolo­gies, Enest Tech­nolo­gies, Sof­ster and oth­ers par­ti­ci­c­pated in the fest. Doaba stu­dents to get free tablet PCS SAS NA­GAR: Doaba Group of Col­leges, Kharar, will be giv­ing free tablet PCs to all stu­dents tak­ing ad­mis­sion in BTech and MBA cour­ses. This was an­nounced by the trus­tees here on Satur­day. Navpreet Singh Sangha and Gur­preet Singh Batth, trus­tees of the group, said it was be­ing done to en­hance the qual­ity of teach­ing and learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence of the stu­dents. They added that th­ese tablets were in­te­gral to the new ad­vanced hi-tech lec­ture halls be­ing in­tro­duced at the in­sti­tute this year. In­sti­tute di­rec­tor Daljit Singh said, “Th­ese sys­tems will greatly im­prove ed­u­ca­tion de­liv­ery mech­a­nism, en­able any­time-any­where learn­ing, and en­sure com­pre­hen­sive eval­u­a­tion via range of in­built tools and ap­pli­ca­tions.” En­vi­ron­ment Day cel­e­brated at SPCET DERA BASSI: A sem­i­nar was held at Swami Par­manand Group of Col­leges (SPGC) to mark cel­e­bra­tions of World En­vi­ron­ment Day, here this Satur­day. The func­tion which was or­gan­ised by the NSS unit of SPGC started with a wel­come ad­dress by G S Rat­tan, pro­gramme co­or­di­na­tor fol­lowed by a speech from di­rec­tor T D Sharma Sharma elab­o­rated the im­por­tance of world en­vi­ron­ment day and its im­pact on so­ci­ety. A video ti­tled “Poi­son On Plat­ter” was played. Prin­ci­pal Jy­oti Kaul Mat­too de­liv­ered a ses­sion on “Our roles and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties for pro­tect­ing en­vi­ron­ment.” As­so­ciate Pro­fes­sor Nealka­mal gave the vote of thanks.

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