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education Updated: May 22, 2012 15:33 IST
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Camp for German learners at DPS, RK Puram

A youth camp for German learners in the age group 13-16 years will be held at Delhi Public School, RK Puram, till May 26, 2012. There are 102 participants from different schools in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Thailand. There camp will feature activities such as German classes, workshops, sight-seeing, and a cultural evening.

Chain of vocational institutes to open across India
Core Education and Technologies Ltd has announced its decision to invest Rs. 225 crore to open a chain of vocational education institutes across India to train three million people over the next five years. Vocational training in India is a $20 billion business opportunity per year, according to a report by Kotak Securities. The government has set a target of training 500 million people by 2022. It has allocated Rs. 2500 crore to the national skill development fund since 2009.

Apply for vocational courses in tourism and retail
Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou) has announced admissions for its July 2012 session. The university invites applications for master’s, bachelor’s, diploma and certificate programmes. Some of the courses on offer include master’s programmes in rural development, tourism management and dietetics and food services management.

The last date to apply is July 30, 2012 and with a late fee of Rs. 200 upto August 14, 2012. The university also invites applications for bachelor’s programmes in disciplines such as tourism studies and retail. The last date to apply is July 30, 2012 and with a late fee of Rs. 200 upto August 14, 2012.

Students must purchase a handbook and prospectus from their concerned regional centres or from the Student Registration Division, Ignou, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi, 110068 on payment of Rs. 100 in cash.

Candidates can also contact the concerned regional centre for further information or visit www.ignou.ac.in for detailed information.

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