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education Updated: Apr 13, 2011 09:46 IST
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BIMTECH to start Orissa campus by next year
Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), a private business school under BK Birla Group’s management, is building a new campus in Bhubaneswar.

“The Bhubaneswar campus of BIMTECH will provide postgraduate and doctoral education in management, design, social sciences and law,” said Jayashree Mohta, vice chairperson of Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata and director, Jay Shree Tea Ltd, who laid the foundation stone for the 30-acre campus.

Online courses on biodiversity
Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), is offering two online courses — a leadership course in biodiversity conservation and a basic course in entomology.

Both courses, started in 2011, are accepting applications for the year 2011-12. The courses cater to those interested in learning about biodiversity and its conservation. The minimum qualification is Class 10 with or without a background in science, basic computer proficiency and willingness to dedicate at least two hours every day for course work. The content for both the courses has been developed by subject matter experts. Online chat sessions with experts, field trips, weekly assignments online, will form a part of the course. For registration contact: 09594953425 or email cecbnhs@gmail.com

Customer support centre for TOEFL in India
United States-based Educational Testing Service (ETS) launched a toll-free customer support centre for TOEFL candidates in India. TOEFL is the Test of English as a Foreign Language. The TOEFL India Customer Support Centre is accessible by phone toll-free directly from India at 000-800-100-3780.

New School of Education at TISS Hyderabad
Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and Azim Premji Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up an Azim Premji School of Education at TISS, Hyderabad. The school at TISS Hyderabad is going to offer degrees and continuing education programmes as well as conduct research in education. The collaboration will extend to significant joint work on curriculum, teaching and field work.

The school at TISS Hyderabad will get to be fully operational in about two years from now. It will leverage significantly from the work at the other campuses of TISS, as well from the Azim Premji University, set up by the Foundation.

TISS Hyderabad is being set up at the invitation of the Government of Andhra Pradesh. There are plans to make it a full-fledged campus offering teaching programmes and research activities across social sciences, humanities, development, social work and education. Established in Mumbai in 1936, today TISS, one of India’s premier institutes, has campuses in Tuljapur and Guwahi as well.

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