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education Updated: Oct 14, 2009 10:21 IST

Common global test for private law colleges
Those aspiring for admission to a private law college or university now have a reason to cheer. The Law School Admission Council (LSAC), based in Newtown, Pennsylvania, is attempting to bring 30 schools under its ambit this year for the pen-and-paper-based Law

School Admission Test or LSAT.
Currently, LSAT serves the admission requirements in more than 200 law colleges in the US, Canada and Australia. In India, only Jindal Global Law School admits contenders through the LSAT as of now.

With a tab of Rs 3,500, the LSAT will be conducted on the lines of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), which is for India’s national law universities. But the score in the LSAT would determine admission into private law colleges only, unlike the CLAT.

LSAT differs from CLAT in one more way. While CLAT is meant only for 10+2 students, LSAT would open the gates of both five-year and three-year law programmes in India’s private colleges.

IGNOU adds more courses for January session
Admissions are on for the January 2010 session to all 310 programmes of Indira Gandhi National Open University. The university has added 13 programmes to its list for the session, taking the number of programmes on offer to 323.

All regional centres and concerned schools will accept applications without any late fee till October 31 and November 30 with a late fee of Rs 200.

The new programmes are in areas like tourism, hospitality, optometry, education technology, fashion, merchandising, textiles, folklore, aqua-culture, among others.

CBSE orientation in informatics practices for teachers
Delhi Public School, RK Puram, hosted a two-day orientation programme on informatics practices, for in-service teachers from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools. The programme was meant to train the teachers on the revised content of informatics practices for Classes XI to XII and of the foundation of information technology for Classes IX and X. Over 70 teachers from 60 schools registered to participate in this session. It gave an exposure to various kinds of open tools that can help teachers organise their lessons and schedules using notepad2, Google Documents, Google Calender, etc.

Day two started with an informative and interactive MySQL session by Ashwin Dash, head of Mother’s International School’s computer science department.