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education Updated: Jul 20, 2011 10:50 IST

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Job fest for the differently abled at Lodhi Road today
The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organising a job- fest for the physically challenged at 10 am on July 20, 2011,at the Chinmaya Mission, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. Mallikarjun Kharge, minister for labour and employment, will inaugurate the festival.

Candidates from prestigious institutes such as JNU, Delhi University, All India Federation of the Deaf, Blind Relief Association of India as well as Vocational Rehabilitation Centre and Curzon Road Employment Exchange are expected to participatein the Fest.Most of the candidates belong to the disability group of visually challenged , hearing and speech-challenged and ortho disability.

The general qualifications of the job aspirants include: 10+2, B.Sc. (physics), B.Sc. (computer science), PGDCA, BE, B. Tech (electrical, civil, mechanical, electronics), B.Com, BCA, diploma in electrical engineering, diploma in electronic engineering, BA, MA, computer hardware and networking, secretarial assistance, financial accountancy, multimedia and web designing, telephone operator, MBA(HR marketing, finance), DTP operators, tally operators.
About 400 job aspirants are expected to participate in the festival. Students who are unable to get the interview /employment opportunity will be directed to the vocational counselors who will guide them and make them understand their strengths vis-à-vis disability and the vocational skills to match their profile.

Challenge to youth to transform urban India
San-kranti - transform urban India, is a youth platform to actively engage with urbanisation-related issues. An initiative of Indian Institute for Human Settlements in partnership with Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy and South Asian Studies Council, Yale, the san-kranti Student Challenge will lead up to the India Urban Conference 2011. San-kranti challenges students to take a hard look at some of our most pressing urban problems and explore their multi-dimensional impact on our economy, society, environment and politics. The challenge is only open to teams of up to five participants from multiple disciplines who will suggest viable solutions to these problems for their city or town. The best teams will participate in the Urban Conference at Mysore in November 2011.

The challenge will be open to: Post graduates and PhDs who are currently studying and graduates, post graduates and PhDs who have completed their degrees over the last calendar year. An eminent jury will select 20 teams from entries received across the country. They will be mentored by experts. The top five teams at the end of this mentorship process will get to present at the India Urban Conference in Mysore. The top 3 teams will win a cash prize. All 20 teams will be invited to the India Urban Conference. To know more about san-kranti and apply, visit www.transformurbanindia.com. Connect on www.facebook.com/
pages/San-kranti-Transform-Urban-India/133897540019509.

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