Delhi-based Time Educational and Immigration Consultants (TEIC) announced the pan-India launch of its associate/franchise offices in 11 cities. TEIC has formed strategic alliances with a number of organisations like Thomas Cook, Anthem Academy, Matrix Cellular Services and EzeeHome to offer a one-stop solution for foreign-bound students. While Anthem Academy will provide training services, especially for IELTS test preparation, Thomas cook will offer forex services, Matrix Cellular Services will provide connectivity and EzeeHome will find the students accommodation, even before their departure. Tying up with a bank for providing loan is high on TEIC's agenda. Speaking at the launch function last week, Maninder Singh Nayyar, Director, TEIC, pointed out the changing interest of the students going abroad for studies. “Alongside traditional programmes like engineering and management studies, courses in sports management, set designing, actuarial science, brick laying and plastering and professional bar training are seeing student interest,” he said.
TU's TUFF 02 car to compete in 'Formula Student 2009'
Thapar University, Patiala, revealed ‘TUFF 02 Car’, conceptualised, fabricated, designed and built by its students. The single seat racing car is off the production line and ready to be shipped to participate in this year's ‘Formula Student 2009’ at the Silverstone Race Track, London, slated to start on July 16. The ‘Fateh Team’' is participating in the event. Some of the car's space-age features include a frame that has been designed to make the structure light and strong enough to withstand loads during endurance tests. The body is made of plastic-reinforced glass-fibre, making it very light. The body has been designed and tested for minimal aerodynamic drag, which reduces air friction and thereby increases braking performance. Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee, Director, Thapar University, said, “At Thapar University, we lay great emphasis on research and innovation in the field of technology. Last year, our team won the ‘Best Endeavour’ Award in the competition. We hope to repeat the outstanding feat this year. Our students have created a brilliant piece of technology, and we are already looking forward to showing off the car in Silver Stone, UK.”