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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.
 
Break the silence, women told 25-Jan-2018
A host of programmes mark National Girl Child Day celebrations. A celebration of the achievements of girl students marked the National Girl Child Day programme organised in association with Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Department of School Education, at AU Convocation Hall on Wednesday. Five selected science exhibits made by girl students, that were adjudged winners in various State and national-level competitions, were displayed at the entrance of the venue. A model of a water level controller through the use of cellphone technology made by girl students of ZP High School, Aganampudi, and solar powered multi-purpose agricultural machine by students of Balayogi Gurukulam Centre of Excellence, Madhurawada, drew the attention of visitors. Both the science models won the first prizes in State and national-level science competitions held over the past year. HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao, who was the chief guest on the occasion, gave away prizes to the winners of various competitions. Stalls of Rishi Valley Rural Education Centre from Chittoor district, Karadi Path, an education firm working with schools across the State with their specialized language learning solutions programmes and a vocational skills exhibition of KGV Vidyalayam were also a part of the exhibition at the venue. A host of programmes were held as part of National Girl Child Day celebrations at Dr. Durgabai Deshmukh Centre for Women’s Studies, AU, held in collaboration with Beti Bachao Beti Padh...
 
App Launched For Schools Monitoring 04-Jan-2018
HRD Minister presents State-level awards to 86 teachers. HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao on Wednesday launched “Veekshanam” App at a meeting of Savitribai Phule Women Teachers’ Day at Andhra University Convocation Hall. Lauding the services of teachers, he presented State-level awards to 86 teachers. The award comprises Rs.10000 in cash, a tab worth Rs.10000 and a certificate. He also released “Kasturipoolu,” a book comprising success stories of students of Kasturba Vidyalayas. The App enables officials to send inspection reports on teachers’ attendance, punctuality etc. from the school. Any complaints from teachers or public can be directly uploaded and they will be monitored by the State Project Director’s office. The App can also be used to upload details, including photos, of School Management Committee meeting every month and also the Parent-Teacher Association every month. The Minister said the government not only made a budgetary allocation of 23,209 crore but ushered in several reforms in the education sector and so far recruited 30,000 teachers. Mr. Srinivasa Rao assured teachers that their problems would be addressed but they should fulfill the responsibility of moulding responsible citizens. ZP Chairman Lalam Bhavani, MLCs Gade Srinivasulu Naidu and P.V.N. Madhav, MLA Misala Gita, Vice-Chancellor G. Nageswara Rao, Joint Collector G Srijana, ALEAP president Ramadevi, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan project director G. Srinivas and officials and ...
 
AU to spend 3.5 cr. on sports infra 03-Jan-2018
Engineering college grounds will not be let out for private programmes, says V-C. Andhra University will be spending ₹3.5 crore on sports infrastructure in the current year. Plans are afoot to earmark about 50 lakh to develop the Andhra University Engineering college ground. And once developed the ground will not be let out for hosting exhibitions and private functions, said Vice-Chancellor G. Nageswara Rao. To begin with we will level the ground and build a boundary wall. A jogging track will be laid. We also will be investing another 50 lakh to develop the AU main ground into a multipurpose ground he said. This apart the university will spend around 1.5 crore to build a gymnasium beside the existing one on the south campus. UGC has given us a fund of 1.5 crore to build the gymnasium and it will have at least six shuttle courts and one indoor-volleyball court. The gymnasium will also have modern facilities for weight-lifting. The gym will be ready in a couple of months time Prof. Nageswara Rao said. According to the V-C, a second gymnasium is being proposed at the north campus in the engineering college area. We have allocated a fund of 1 crore to develop this gymnasium in the north campus, said Prof. Nageswara Rao. These apart work is on to develop a second sports hostel with a capacity to host at least 60 persons. “The hostel will have all modern facilities and both hostels combined we will be able to host about 120 persons at a time,” he said.
 
Start-up Prog For Women At IIM 23-Dec-2017
Start-up Prog For Women At IIM Visakhapatnam. VISAKHAPATNAM: IIM-Visakhapatnam will soon roll out a 'women start-up programme' in partnership with IIM-Bangalore to nurture next generation women entrepreneurs. IIM-V will soon sign an MoU with IIM-B for the same. This will be a first-of-its kind tailor-made online and classroom training programme to hone the entrepreneurial skills of women. IIM-V officials are planning to develop a 6,000 sq ft space for this programme in a building located next to the existing facility in Andhra University premises. The programme will be financially supported by Department of Science and Technology. IIM-B has already introduced the programme to 15 women entrepreneurs. They want to take the number to 100 in partnership with other IIMs. We will release a formal ad to invite applications for the five-week online course, said IIM-V director Prof M Chandrasekhar.
 
Letter-Writing Contest On January 7 22-Dec-2017
In a step to revive the art of letter-writing skills, Department of Posts is conducting a divisional-level competition in the city on January 7. As a part of the 47th Universal Postal Union Letter Writing competition, children will display their letter composing skills at the contest that can go up to 1000-word length. Senior Superintendent of Post Office, Visakhapatnam M. Hari Prasad Sarma said the contest aims at rekindling the fading interest of letter-writing skills among younger generation. He said several schools in the city have been approached to create awareness on the initiative for the past few days and encourage greater participation. The winners of the divisional-level contest will be heading to the State-level competition and the top entries will be participating in the national contest. The best entry at the national level will qualify for the international level contest. With Imagine you are a letter travelling through time, what message do you wish to convey to your readers?’ as the theme, children up to 15 years of age can participate in the competition in English, Hindi and Telugu languages at Office of the Senior Superintendent of Post Offices, Velampeta, Visakhapatnam from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Universal Postal Union will shortlist the entries and the top three entries will receive medals and certificates. At the national-level, the first, second and third prize winners will receive 5,000, 3,000 and 2,000 respectively. Besides consolation p...
 
IIM Visakhapatnam Makes A Mark 12-Dec-2017
IIM Visakhapatnam makes a mark, gets new logo by HRD Minister. The Indian Institute of Management, IIM Visakhapatnam is carving a niche for itself and HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao has unveiled a new logo for it. On Sunday, the IIm Visakhapatnam got a brand new logo which was unveiled by HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao. It has not been many days since the inception of IIM at Visakhapatnam but it has already made its mark. It is located in a favourable place in Andhra Pradesh with Visakhapatnam being a business, commercial and international trade hub. In addition to this, the infrastructure as well as educational facilities available for the the students of IIM here is top notch. The development has been swift and beneficial as per the HRD Minister. Shoulder to shoulder with the IIM institutions else where, the one in Visakhapatnam has already attracted reputed companies for placements for the students from all over India who study here. The state of Andhra Pradesh is also requisitioning students from the institution to be a tool for socio-economic change by playing a more direct role in governance. The IIM Visakhapatnam is too be further developed and standards escalated so that the institute gathers global prominence and standards. Vizag is not called The City of Destiny for nothing. A city geared for changing into a Smart City in totality, it offers the proactive business and industry wise interface necessary for budding managers and corporate citizens to ex...
 
Where Creativity Takes Centre Stage 05-Dec-2017
Students of schools and colleges showcase their innovative skills at science fair. A buzzer with a battery-based circuit not only works against overloading of buses but also avoids accidents that happen due to travelling on the footboard. This device developed by the students of Ramakrishna School has been designed to save lives as the alarm gets triggered when a passenger stays on the footboard for a while. At another corner those studying in Pollocks School elaborate the prospect of turning seawater into that of potable through their simple and economical project micro filtration. We wanted to make a difference in people’s lives by making potable water accessible to all sections of the society said Raj Kumar, Anand and Mohan Krishna of Class X. From technology-driven solutions to simple energy saving techniques and improving safety standards at workplace, the 10-day science fair that began as a part of the Vizag Fest – 2017 unfolds a new world where cost-effective innovative concepts take centre stage. T. Sandhya of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Bheemunipatnam, who came along with her classmates, considers the avenue a new learning experience. “There is a wide scope for optimum utilization of resources by sharing our expertise with other participants and understanding their working models in turn she opined.
 
 
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