Gargi College has announced three add-on courses for students of other colleges in Delhi University. The courses are advertising & marketing communication; banking & financial services; and mass communication. Seats are limited and applicants can contact the college in person for any of the programmes. For more information, visit www.gargicollege.in or call 011-26494544.
Medal for University of Southampton’s study on climate change
A unique collaboration between the University of Southampton’s Schools of Engineering Sciences and Medicine, which has presented the most comprehensive review of the impact of aviation on climate in this century, has been awarded the Royal Aeronautical Society Silver Medal in London recently.
The paper, titled ‘Systematic review of the impact of emissions from aviation on current and future climate’, is the first major study of its kind in the past decade, since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published its findings on this subject in 1999.
Dr Kenji Takeda, Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering Sciences and lead author of the paper, explains, “By using an objective approach to reviewing the effect of aircraft on climate, we hope to provide a good baseline for this active debate. There is a clear need for improving scientific understanding, and it is vital for the aircraft industry to continue to support climate scientists and work towards future solutions for sustainable aviation.”
Students value their MBA education, says survey
It has been pointed out by a survey conducted by iimjobs.com (a job portal for MBAs from premier business schools), that students attribute their job and success completely to their management degree.
The survey was conducted on June 15-28 this year, and the respondents were over 1,300 MBAs with varied work experiences. The median age of the respondents was about 27 years.
“We’ve collected some interesting data in the past few weeks. Around 87 per cent graduates from the top 15 business schools in India stated that they were satisfied with their decision to pursue an MBA education,” says Tarun Matta, founder of iimjobs.com. “Over 72 per cent respondents said that they would not be accepted in their current role without an MBA from top school,” Matta added.
“The most rewarding experiences of a business school are the interactions with fellow students and faculty,” said one of the respondents.
Over 63 per cent of the respondents said that they would have been paid much less without the MBA degree from a top business school. “MBA is like a long term investment and must not be looked in the context of current salary levels,” said Nitin Girotra, one of the respondents. “The real value is in the career options and opportunities one gets after the MBA,” he added.
AIT to start executive MBA and entertainment management programme
Ansal Institute of Technology, Gurgaon, is set to start an executive MBA programme programme for execs from multinational companies in collaboration with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Under this programme, the executives will go for a two-week certification programme in international marketing and business strategies.
The institute is also set to start a one-year certificate programme on management of entertainment. This one, too, will have the UCLA stamp on it.