MANUU to Host First Astronomy Nurture Camp

Press Release (Hyderabad): For the first time, Maulana Azad National Urdu University has been selected to host the Astronomy Nurture Camp 2015 that is scheduled to start from tomorrow (December 2). The camp will be wrapped up on December 14.

It is also a first for any university in the country since such camps have been earlier organized only at institutions that undertake scientific research, besides imparting education. The selection of MANUU to host the camp is indicative of the interest the University has been taking in setting up various departments in sciences.

The inaugural session of the camp will start at 10:00 a.m. at Instructional Media Centre with the Lecture by Prof Sriram Ramaswamy, Director, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

The students taking part in the camp will also register as participants in the International Conference on Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy that will be held at MANUU from December 15 to 17.

The 13-day camp is part of the Indian Olympiad Programme which is organized by Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) of TIFR. The 18-year-old Astronomy Olympiad strives to motivate pre-University students towards careers in pure sciences, especially Astronomy. As a part of Astronomy Olympiad Programme, a winter camp is organized every year for past Olympiad students. About 10-15 passed out undergraduate and Astronomy Olympiad students attend these camps.

The camps are routinely organized at different astronomical research institutes where the students can work on projects in groups of 3-4. Previous camps have been held at Ooty Radio Telescope, Venu Bappu Observatory, Aryabhatta Institute of Observational Science, Nainital, National Balloon Facility, Hyderabad, HBCSE, National Centre for Radio Astrophysics and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali.

HBCSE will also provide funds to cover entire cost of the programme. MANUU will provide local logistical and academic support. Faculty members Prof S N Hasan, Dean Academics, Head, Dept of Mathematics, MANUU, Dr Priya Hasan, Dept of Physics, MANUU and Prof P K Suresh, Dept of Physics, University of Hyderabad will act as mentors to the student projects. The Convener of the program is Dr Priya Hasan, Asst Professor, Dept of Physics, School of Sciences.

Azad Contributed for Higher Education in India, Dy CM Mahmood Ali

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Maulana Abul Kalam Azad has significantly contributed for higher education in India, said TS deputy chief minister Mahmood Ali. He said Azad’s birth anniversary must be celebrated as ‘Education Day’ rather than Minorities Day.

Speaking at Ravindra Bharati during a seminar commemorating Azad’s 127th birth anniversary, Mr. Ali said that Telangana government is likely to celebrate the Education Day celebrations from next year to pay tribute to India’s first education minister.

Mr. Ali noted that Maulana Azad had become first education minister because of his education and expertise. He added that both Maulana Azad and APJ Abdul Kalam have shown the country a light of education for generations.

In addition, Mr. Ali listed out the good work done by his government for the minority communities and praised TS chief minister KCR for being secular in nature and working for minorities’ empowerment.

Another guest at the seminar, Chevella MP Konda Vishweshwar Reddy lauded the event that unites leaders from all faiths and social backgrounds. He noted that we live together and respect each other as it inherently exists in us.

Mr. Reddy also added that the recent Bihar assembly elections were a sign of times where people of the country have shown they believe in co-existance.

Minorities Commission chairman Abid Rasool Khan said that Maulana Azad had strived to make the country a secular, democratic and strong country and called upon the leaders to work for the integrity.

The seminar was organized by the Minorities Commission with the aim to promote and propagate brother-hood, secularism and tolerance among different communities.

Hyderabad’s HMV Institute to introduce two new job oriented courses

HMV Institute of Vocational Studies, an autonomous college in Hyderabad, will introduce two new skill based job oriented courses. The institute has been granted approval for the same by University Grants Commission (UGC)

The new courses, ‘Hospitality and Tourism Administration’ and ‘Banking and Insurance’, will start at HMV from the academic year 2015-16 .

The UGC has approved full fledged courses under the B. Vocational degree program which has multiple exit/entry route.

The entry to this graduation course is 10 + 2 or equivalent. The college said it will make utmost efforts to place the students with the support of industry partners.

Being a vast, dynamic, competitive and growing industries, graduates of ‘Hospitality & Tourism’ and ‘Banking & Insurance’ programs are expected to be well equipped with a combination of business and life skills that are in high demand with employers.

The specialty of this vocational degree is that it offers a more hands-on training to prepare students for specific entry-level positions, the institute said.

Methodology

The approach of the course combines both theory and practice in a way to apply the knowledge in the area of ‘Hospitality & Tourism Administration’ and ‘Banking & Insurance’ and by making use of latest specialized modules and techniques, case studies, business simulations and site visits.

Curriculum

The curriculum has been designed and taught by the faculty members both from academia and industry with extensive experience in both fields. The courses offer 60% skill component and 40% general component which includes communication skills, soft skills and computer training.

Thus, the courses offer broader range of skills essential for above industries and provide leadership skills to prepare themselves as industry-ready professionals, who can deliver superior quality service through sharp acumen, right knowledge, skill, attitude and decision-making capabilities and also future entrepreneurs.

Located at Osmania University road in Nallakunta, the co-education college has modern infrastructure facilities with computer labs and few A/C class rooms, enriched library, sports facility and very congenial atmosphere.

Travel and Tourism Industry

Travel and Tourism is the biggest industry in the world, and also one of the fastest growing service industries in India. It is expected that the tourism sector’s contribution to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) will grow at the rate of 7.8 per cent yearly in the period 2013–2023.

Telangana / Andhra Pradesh state has gained its reorganization by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Other National & International Bodies for its Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality Sector. Good Number of 5 Star, 4 Star, 3 Star Hotels and Restaurants will provide better opportunities for employment to the skilled persons.

Rising incomes of the people are expected to enhance the need for banking services in rural areas and therefore drive the growth of the sector. Financial Inclusion and Payment Banks recently announced by Govt. will create more employment opportunity for qualified students.

Thus, changes in the regulatory framework and demographic factors such as growing middle class, young insurable population and growing awareness of the need for protection and retirement planning will support the growth of Indian life insurance.

Nalsar University of Law

Name Nalsar University of Law
About The NALSAR campus is a breathtaking mix of bold architecture and stunning landscaping. Laid over 55 acres, the campus boasts of spacious dining halls, , a stadium, tennis lawns and even a small pond of its own. The teaching community and the University infrastructure are  aimed at helping all learners to discover themselves.
Founded Established in 1998
Courses B.A LL(Hons), MBA in business law and administration, PG diploma in business management,  patent law,  media law, Aviation law, cyber law,  and transport Management, Master of Law,   Master of philosophy in law, Master in law of financial services and capital markets, Doctor of philosophy in law.
Location NALSAR University of Law Post Box No.1, Justice City, Shamirpet, R.R. District, Hyderabad – 500101, Telangana.
Contact General Ph. 040 – 23498200 / 400; Examination Department Ph. 040 – 23498165
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University of Hyderabad

Name University of Hyderabad
About UoH has 46 different Departments and Centers organized in 12 Schools of study. It has over 400 faculty and over 5000 students.
Founded 1974
Courses UOH offers post-graduate programs in Sciences, Fine Arts, Languages, Computer Applications, and opportunities for doctoral research. Information about admissions.
Location University of Hyderabad, Central University P.O., Prof. C.R.Rao Road, Gachibowli, Hyderabad-500046
Contact General Enquiries : (040)-23130000  Admissions : 23132101/ 23132102/ 23132103
Website http://www.uohyd.ac.in/
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Nalsar University of Law

Name Nalsar University of Law
About The NALSAR campus is a breathtaking mix of bold architecture and stunning landscaping. Laid over 55 acres, the campus boasts of spacious dining halls, , a stadium, tennis lawns and even a small pond of its own. The teaching community and the University infrastructure are  aimed at helping all learners to discover themselves.
Founded Established in 1998
Courses B.A LL(Hons), MBA in business law and administration, PG diploma in business management,  patent law,  media law, Aviation law, cyber law,  and transport Management, Master of Law,   Master of philosophy in law, Master in law of financial services and capital markets, Doctor of philosophy in law.
Location NALSAR University of Law Post Box No.1, Justice City, Shamirpet, R.R. District, Hyderabad – 500101, Telangana.
Contact General Ph. 040 – 23498200 / 400; Examination Department Ph. 040 – 23498165
Website http://www.nalsar.ac.in/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nalsar-University-of-Law/106159709414449

Education Requirements in Information Technology Age

Prof. Suleman Siddiqi for Hyderabad Youth Mirror #

This age of Information Technology has thrown open new avenues and has brought knowledge at our door steps. Overwhelming changes are taking place in different spheres of our life, therefore, it is time that the young Muslim youth must set their goals, reorient themselves to the requirements of the time, age and society.

The requirements of the present day industry, corporate and private sector have changed drastically. They are looking for young, dynamic, honest, committed and skilled youth. Apart from the domain knowledge, you are required to possess sound knowledge of other subjects as well.

In this age of 24 x 7, we need to orient our self to the choice-based credit system, which will enhance the knowledge and marketability of the student. This is a self-learning age. Sitting at home you can register yourself for any certificate, diploma or any other program online. You can write your exams online and download your results.

I would like to share with you a story of a young girl who did her degree program in English literature from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. After her marriage she moved to Middle East with her husband. There she appeared for an interview in a school to teach English language and literature.

After the interview, the principal informed her that she is the best, but she also said she has not been selected. On enquiry she was informed that she has to her credit no teacher training program. She went home, sat on the computer, went online and found a teacher training program of six months.

She registered herself, downloaded the material, studied hard and wrote her exam online. She travelled to London with her husband for three weeks to teach in a school. She came back, downloaded her certificate and went to the same school and she was appointed on a substantially good salary. This is the easiest way to enhance your knowledge and marketability. Take advantage of this great facility which was not available to us when we were students.

As I said earlier, this is the age of 24 x 7. People who are willing to work round the clock and who are committed are being preferred. The wife of a close friend of mine died recently. His son came all the way from U.S.A. During his journey to Hyderabad he was working on his laptop at the airport and during the flight despite this tragedy.

After the funeral was over, he came and said, uncle I’m leaving tomorrow. I was shocked and told him that your father is alone, he need to stay back at least for a while. I advised him to send an email to his office requesting them to grant him a leave of one week, apt came the reply, “Though you are not in office, you are in office, leave is granted.” Take a lesson from this disturbing event, but appreciate the commitment of this young lad of twenty-five years.

One among the present day requirements are the communication skills. It is essential that while one completes degree or the P.G program, one must develop the communication skills. My elder Brother gave me a mantra. I will pass this mantra to you. You will be reluctant and hesitant to speak English at home, with your relatives and friends.

What you need to do is to start speaking English when you enter the bus and stop English when you are out of the bus. You must speak English on enquiry counters at railway platforms, airports and malls. In ten minutes your audience is gone and you are free to switch back to your own mother tongue.

He also advised me to read a small column from any English newspaper daily. He asked me to note a word on a piece of paper, check its spelling and meaning and keep it in the pocket of my shirt and go through it number of times. This will add thirty words to your vocabulary in a month. If you can do this exercise for six months without break, I can assure you will be speaking fluent English. Try this mantra.

The pace of learning and work culture has changed drastically; therefore, we need to orient our self to distance education programs, online courses, virtual classrooms, digital libraries, language laboratories, incubation centers, electronic data banks, seminars and workshops to enhance our knowledge.

Today, parents are keen to admit their wards either in medicine, engineering, MCA or MBA. There are very few Muslim candidates who are opting for basic sciences and courses like Micro-Biology, Bio-Chemistry, Bio-Technology and many such other courses. The number of Muslim scientists is diminishing and has reached a stage of single digit. Time has come for all the Muslim parents to ponder and inculcate among the youth the love for science, social sciences, law and humanities.

Though we have entered the post-modern era, the ethical values, respect for parents, elders and help for the poor and the needy, which is enshrined in our religion – Islam is fast disappearing in our day to day life. Islam wants to establish a just, ethical and economically balanced society.

Muslim youth must exemplify themselves by adopting and adoring these values. Huge material is available on different Islamic websites. Please spend your ten minutes every day with these sites that will make you a true and a valuable Muslim.

Such people and nations who do not equip themselves according to the time, age and society are relegated into background. Time has come to regroup, reorganize and fall in line with the requirements of our time. Education is the key. Wishing you all the best!

(The writer is an ex-Vice Chancellor of Osmania University, Hyderabad and currently teaches in Islamic Studies Dept.)