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Welcome parties galore at Geetanjali

india Updated: Sep 23, 2006 15:34 IST

SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS of Geetanjali College organised welcome parties recently. Department of bio-science held a party on September 11, department of arts on September 18, department of commerce on September 19 and maths department on September 20.

Students performed classical, Punjabi and Rajasthani folk and filmy dances. They also presented swagat vandana and songs written by themselves.

Fun games, lucky draws, humorous skits, mimicry and presentation of sher and shayeri were other attractions of the parties, faculty, department of chemistry Diwa Mishra said. Nargis Jamal (maths), Sneha Saini (bio-science), Sonam Sharma (commerce) and Renu Mehra (arts) were adjudged Ms Freshers. Titles like Ms Simplicity, Ms Best Dress, Ms Charming, Ms Confidence among others were also presented.

Biotechnology course in MLB
MAHARANI LAKSHMI Bai (MLB) College has introduced a three-year degree course in Bio-technology. A student who has passed standard XII (Bio stream) is eligible for the course. There are 30 seats and admission is merit based. This time cut off was around 70 per cent in Class XII board, guest faculty Dr Shanoo Mishra said. MLB College is also plannning to introduce MSc in biotechnology in near future, Dr Mishra added. The course is self-financed and course fee is approximately Rs 5,000 per annum.

BUIT students win national level prizes
UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE of Technology, Barkhatullah  University (BUIT) students Amit Saha and Malay Sarkar have secured the third position at Techniche 2006 organised by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati from September 1 to 3. They achieved the feat by participating in Deep Purple – a robotics contest. About 3,000 students from different IITs and NITs along with 1,500 students from Guwahati participated in this annual techno-management festival.

Deep Purple was a robotics contest - a race of submarine underwater created and controlled by participants. Besides, BUIT students Mukta Pramod and Ruchi Gulati secured the first position and cash prizes of Rs 2,000 in Brainstrorm (paper presentation) at the national level tech-fest Techfizz’06 organised in Thakral College of Technology (TCT) on September 13.
The topic of paper presentation was piezoelectric microsensor (wireless sensor networking).

Freshers’ welcome at new BSSS wing
A NEW wing has been added to the Bhopal School of Social Sciences (BSSS) building to provide better facilities to PG students of social work, vice principal Sr Johnsy said. The new wing was inaugurated by archbishop Dr Pascal Topno on August 24.

MA (social work) final year students organised a welcome party for freshers in the new wing on September 18. Vice principal Sr Johnsy lit the inaugural lamp and delivered a message. Freshers picked up chits and formed pairs - one boy and one girl each. Each pair was asked to introduce his/her partner. This was followed by a catwalk. Final year students also asked hypothetical questions to freshers, (eg if you meet God, what would your three wishes be?)

Stanslaus Kindo and Neelam Sangeeta Toppo were adjudged Mr and Ms Fresher respectively. HOD (social work) Dr Vinay Mishra and course coordinator (social work) Lt Mathew CP addressed students. The programme was compered by Jigyasa Mahendra Singh and Sino P Kurien of final year.

Compiled by Arpita Mitra
Photos by Mujeeb Faruqui