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Maitreyi College offers PGD in nanotechnology for men, too

education Updated: Apr 13, 2010 11:23 IST

Maitreyi College offers PGD in nanotechnology for men, too
The women-only Maitreyi College, affiliated to Delhi University, is starting a PG diploma programme in nanotechnology, for men too. Though the university currently offers an MTech programme in nanotechnology, this one-year diploma will help students who couldn’t make it to the Master’s programme and also those who want to complete 16 years of education after BSc so as to be eligible for a Master’s degree in a foreign university, particularly in the United States.

The eligibility criterion for this full-time-diploma course is a Bachelor’s degree in science with physics and/or chemistry, BSc zoology/ electronics/ life sciences and others with at least 50 per cent marks. There are 30 seats, of which 50 per cent are reserved for female students. An aptitude test is slated for June 30. The course is due to begin on July 21.

“With mobile phone technology becoming smaller and extremely popular, everything is getting miniaturised. It stands testimony to the tremendous opportunities in nanotechnology, both in research and industry,” says Dr Ramesh Kumari, deputy coordinator and an associate professor at Maitreyi College. The course fee is Rs 10,000. For more, visit maitreyi.du.ac.in.


Skill development courses in accounts and finance
With nine centres coming up in different parts of Delhi, Grewal Academy of Accounting Professionals (GAAP) will train college students in tax, accounts and finance. The institutes will start operations in the upcoming academic session and will offer one-year diploma courses in accounting related subjects.

“Everyone doesn’t become a chartered accountant, and other commerce graduates are normally not capable of taking up accounting profiles in the industry. To fill this gap for professionals, we have sought the opinion of experts to make an industry-oriented curriculum, which enables young graduates to become job-ready immediately after their graduation,” says Lalit Kumar, managing director, GAAP Education Ltd.

The team of experts that has contributed to the development of curriculum include PC Jain, principal of Sri Ram College of Commerce; Bharat Bhushan, associate professor, Hansraj College; Girish Ahuja, the famous tax expert, and SS Gulshan, former principal, Guru Gobind College of Commerce.

What are the job prospects after a 12-month diploma? “Besides classroom lectures, students will undergo an internship in a chartered accountancy firm, which will give them hands-on experience. After one month’s intensive training, they can earn Rs 8,000 per month at an entry level position. The designation and salary will, of course, rise with time and experience,” adds Kumar.


Entrepreneurship scholarship for the visually-impaired
The International Institute for Social Entrepreneurs (IISE) is offering a one-year scholarship programme for visually-impaired young people. The programme aims to instill leadership, management, public speaking and fund raising skills among scholars. The programme also comprises an internship that provides real-world experience. The scholars will leave IISE with all the skills necessary to be able to set up their own social project. The last date to apply is May 30. Visit www.staging.bwb-iise.org/for more details.


Job fair by Dr K N Modi Foundation
Dr. K.N. Modi Foundation, Modinagar, sponsored a job fair for its institutions, which was organized H.T. Media Ltd (Shine.Com) for the students. On this occasion the companies of national and international prominence participated. Among the prominent companies were Infosys, Bharti, PCI, Max Xposure, IBER, India Mart, Global Consultant, Bharti Axa, Meditech, Reliance Life Insurance and HT Media. Almost all the students of the final semester of management, engineering and technology participated in the fair. More than 750 students were given exposure to job markets and 321 of them were selected. A few companies offered appointments on the spot. Dr D. K.Modi, the President of Dr. K.N.Modi Foundation wished them best of luck and a bright future. The HR managers of different companies were seen conducting written tests, group discussion and personal interviews of their prospective employees. All the students were quite excited about the event.