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Open mic poetry session held 10-Apr-2018
Writer Inked Stories, a community of writers, organised an open mic poetry session recently. While some of the participants narrated tales, others recited poems at Bookaholic centre at Akkayyapalem, focussing on themes such as gender disparity, women empowerment, and issues concerning society, among other topics. The event was hosted by Sanjay Singh and co-hosted by D. Krishna Prasad of Writers Inked Stories. They said the association intends to organise many such sessions in various cities across the country. Some of the future events include tell a tale, stand-up comedy, storytelling, mic poetry and share your story.
AU tops State in NIRF rankings 04-Apr-2018
Most of its colleges find place in top rankings. The Andhra University (AU) and most of its colleges have turned out to be the top educational institution in the State in the Human Resource Development Ministry’s India Rankings 2018. In all, five institutions in the overall category, six in Universities, five in Engineering, two in Degree Colleges, two each in Management and Pharmacy and one in Law categories found a place in the nationwide rankings. The AU, which was ranked 69th in 2017, jumped 33 places to reach the 36th position in the overall ranking of the top 100 institutions. The Sri Venkateswara University (SVU), Tirupati, which was at the 68th position last year, slipped to the 74th rank. It is followed by the Koneru Lakshmiah Educational Foundation, Guntur (KLEF) at rank 83 and the Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS) at the 89th rank. Also in the top 100 universities category AU, SVU, KLEFU and SVIMS topped the State with 22, 49, 56 and 62 ranks respectively. The Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, Visakhapatnam, and the Sri Satya Institute of Higher Learning were respectively ranked 85th and 92nd in the same category and stood fifth and sixth in the State. In the Engineering category, the KLEF’s engineering college was at the 49th rank and topped the State. It is followed by the AU College of Engineering at 65, the SVU engineering college at 71, the Sagi Ramakrishnam Raju Engineering College, Bhimavaram, at 85 and ...
TCS awards for GITAM students 03-Apr-2018
To promote creativity among students and encourage them to think innovatively, Tata Consultancy Services presented awards to the students of Gitam Deemed to be University. While Kotha Naga Yaswanth of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (2016-2017 batch) walked away with the Best Student Award, J. Vignendra of Computer Science and Engineering received the Best Student Project Award for his project ‘Network intrusion detection system using logistic neural networks’. The awards included a gold medal, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000 each. TCS vice-president and regional head V. Rajanna presented the awards to the students at a programme held at The Deccan Park campus of TCS, Hyderabad. Gitam, V-C M.S. Prasada Rao, Pro V-C K. Sivarama Krishna and Registrar M. Potharaju, training and placement director Gurumoorthy Gangadharan appreciated the students for their achievement.
99% appear for SSC exam on Day 1 16-Mar-2018
Of the 240 centres, 114 are located in urban areas of the district. On the first day of the SSC examination, the district recorded an attendance of 55,383 from a total registration of 55,493, which is around 99%, here on Thursday. The examination began with first language paper-I and it was held in 240 centres across the district. According to District Education Officer Lingeswar Reddy there was no untoward incident and day one passed off peacefully. The examinations will conclude on March 29. Though the examination began at 9.30 a.m. students were allowed till 10 a.m. Parents were seen accompanying students to the examination centres and the young minds were seen glued to their books till the last minute. There is tension, but we are not worried, as we have prepared well, said Srijana and Sri Lakshmi, from a GVMC school. The district administration has ‘left no stone unturned’ to see that the examination is held peacefully in quality ambience. About 250 ANM nurses were deputed from the health department and at least one nurse with the required emergency medicine was deputed in each centre. Of the 240 centres, 114 are located in the urban area, 99 are in rural areas and 27 are located in the agency area of the district. The DEO informed The Hindu that steps were taken to take care of physically challenged students. In the district, about 30 visually challenged students have taken the examination, including 10 girls. Ban orders Apart from imposing Se...
APSRTC to provide free travel 14-Mar-2018
APSRTC to provide free travel to the students. VISAKHAPATNAM: The Andhra Pradesh Commissionerate of School Education has introduced 'CSE-SSC-2018' mobile App to help class 10 students locate their examination centres easily. Available on the Google Play store, the App gives the location details of the examination centres and the user can search with the venue/center code or center name. About 55,500 students from Visakhapatnam district will appear in the class 10 examinations, which will start from March 15. District education officer B Lingeswara Reddy informed that about 3,000 invigilators will be deployed to oversee the examination proceedings at 240 centres in the district. "The jumbling system is also applicable to the invigilators from this year. After four examinations at one centre, the invigilators will be transferred to another examination centre in the district. Reddy further added that they have conducted several meetings with the Mandal Education Officers to take stock of the furniture and other amenities available with the exam centres and they directed the officials to procure furniture from the nearby schools if needed. A nurse will be deployed and ORS packets will made available at each examination centre. Lingeswara Reddy informed that 144 section would be imposed at all the examination centres in the district. "We have formed 13 flying squads to carry out inspections at the examination centres," said B Lingeswara Reddy. District officials...
Award for AU professor 09-Mar-2018
M. Jagannadha Rao senior professor of geology and director Information Management Centre (IMC), Andhra University, has been awarded ‘Scientist of the Year – 2017’ award by National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi, at the NESA’s annual meet held in Bhopal recently. The award was given for his exceptional achievement in the fields of research in earth sciences, energy and environment. He was honoured with a certificate, citation, memento and a gold medal.
Inter exam begin on a peaceful note 01-Mar-2018
Inter exams begin on a peaceful note. 54,623 of 56,064 students appear on day 1 First year Intermediate examinations began on a peaceful note without any untoward incidents, here on Wednesday. Of the 56,064 students, who registered to write the examination, 54,623 students appeared for the exam on the first day, according to Regional Inspection Officer, Intermediate Board, T. Nagesh Kumar. About 1,441 students abstained from writing the examination, he said. The second year examination will begin from Thursday and about 53,741 students, including 26,995 boys and 26,746 girls, are likely to appear for the exams in the district. The examination will be held at 103 centres in the district, said Mr. Nagesh.
Education fair draws good response 16-Feb-2018
IDP Education and The Hindu hold the event Representatives of over 15 institutions from US and Canada clarified the queries raised by students who attended the ‘US and Canada Education fair’ organised jointly by the IDP Education and The Hindu here on Thursday. The fair held at Hotel Novotel in the city saw close to 800 candidates attending it from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that began with an interactive session by IDP’s director client relations for Canada Uri Carnat. Apart from career prospects, students had a chance to enquire about the scores required to clear examinations, fee waiver for meritorious students and scholarship opportunities at the venue. Along with other candidates, students of Vignan’s Institute of Information Technology, Raghu Engineering College, Avanthi Institute of Engineering and Technology participated in the interactive session.
Patriotic fervour pervades city 27-Jan-2018
Several educational institutions and organisations celebrated the Republic Day with enthusiasm and patriotic zeal on Friday. There were the customary flag-hoisting ceremony, parade, dance programmes and music bands that reverberated in several educational institutions. In addition to showcasing their competitive spirit in various contests organised on the occasion, students demonstrated India’s rich cultural diversity through a host of interesting activities. Vice-Chancellor Nageswara Rao unfurled the national flag and inaugurated the celebrations at AU. Dance performed by students of various schools and colleges mirrored the cultural diversity of the country. About 12 faculty members received awards. Registrar V. Uma Maheswara Rao, Principals of various colleges and staff took part in the programme. Mrs. A.V.N. College premises wore a festive look on the occasion. Correspondent of the college Adeep Bhanoji Row received the guard of honour from NCC cadets of 13 Andhra Battalion. Merit certificates were distributed to the staff and students of various departments to mark the day at Andhra Medical College. Principal P.V. Sudhakar addressed the gathering. Students and staff of Gitam to be University celebrated the day with enthusiasm and patriotic fervour. Gitam Vice-Chancellor M.S. Prasada Rao unfurled the flag at GISR Medical College grounds. The celebrations began with flag-hoisting ceremony at Anil Neerukonda Institute of Technology and Sciences. Chai...
Navy Children School bags 1st prize 26-Jan-2018
Navy Children School bags 1st prize in quiz. Visakhapatnam: Visakhapatnam Customs in association with Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) conducted quiz competitions for the schoolchildren at the Port Kalavani Auditorium on Thursday to mark the International Customs Day here on Thursday. In all, 450 students from 40 schools in the city participated in the competitions. Noted quiz master Stanley David conducted the competitions. Eight teams out of 225 were shortlisted in the preliminary and the final on stage quizzing saw the teams battle it out for the top positions. The Navy Children School represented by Jatin Rawat and Ayush Bhoria won first prize while Yamini Guduru and Manya Karri from Navy Children School and Visakha Valley School represented by Gaurav Prakash and Surya Teja are the first and second runners up. Kendriya Vidyala-2, Chaitanya Public School, Timpany School and another team from Navy Children School and Visakha Valley School reached the finals. Chief Commissioner of Customs and GST for Visakhapatnam Zone YS Shahrawat, additional commissioner Shiril Saroj and General Manager of RINL AK Singh were present.
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