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Manipal alumni lead Nokia and Microsoft

Rajeev, a 1989 batch Electronics and Communications graduate of MIT was a year behind Satya (1988Electronics and Communications). "These are not merely fortituous events, but the result of the multi-cultural ambience and professional outlook provided by MIT"- says Dr. Vinod Thomas, Director, MIT.

"Satya and Suri provide strong testimony to the fact that at MIT the emphasis is on holistic development of students. Students who leave the portals of this engineering institute are quality products. Therefore, it is no coincidence or accident that those two MITians have made it big"- Dr. Vinod Thomas added.

Lately MIT has decided to confer an honorary doctorate on its celebrity student Satya Nadella. University Vice Chancellor Ramdas M Pai has said that he has already sent e-mail to Satay informing the intent of the University.

University of Agricultural Sciences to tie up with Australian centre

Bangalore (India): The University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, might tie up with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Canberra, Australia. They have sent a proposal submitted to Dr Ejaz Qureshi, the research programme manager of the Agricultural Development Programme for South Asia and the Pacific seeking collaboration in natural resources management, crop improvement and agriculture business development. 
The varsity is in the process of signing an MoU with the government of Monitoba.

If the MoU is successful the varsity will have the necessary access to expersite to provide exposure in the food processing technology. Experiential learning opportunities for students will be created while establishing pilot plants for food technology centre and academic exchange programme for scientists.

This move was made during the visit of Dr Robin Young, project coordinator of Food Development Centre, Government of Monitoba, Canada in the month of Februar…

New gen B-tech from Hindustan University

Delhi (India): Hindustan University, one of the oldest and biggest Universities in Tamilnadu, is coming out with a range of new B-tech programs in 2014. Most of these new B-tech programs are falling in line with emerging avenues of life.

Some of the offbeat programs are Aeronautical Engineering with specialization in Avionics, Automobile Engineering with specialization in Autotronics, Automobile engineering with specialization in Motor Sports Engineering in addition to specializations across streams including Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, & Manufacturing Engineering to name a few. 

 Environmental Engineering under Civil Engineering, Distributed enterprise under Computer Science and Engineering, Cloud computing, Mobile computing under Information Technology, Engineering design and Material science under Mechani…

VIT signs MoU with Australian varsities

Chennai: Vellore Institute of Technology has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with three Universities in Australia.

This MoU initiative is a part of offering joint degree programs in engineering streams. Three Australian Universities are Australian National University, Queensland University of Technology and Deakin University. The pact was signed during the VIT Chancellor Dr G Viswanathan’s recent visit to Australia.

According to the MoU signed with Australian National University, VIT students opting for this program can do two years study in VIT and another two years in Australian National University. MoU offers opportunity for joint programs in engineering at bachelors and masters level. Students of post graduate streams would complete their first year of study in VIT and the second year in Australian National University.

On the agreement with Queensland University of Technology and Deakin University, VIT has signed agreement to offer joint programs in B Tech in the areas…

Careers UAE opens doors for Emirati job seekers

Dubai: Careers UAE, one of the biggest Emirati job recruitment platforms, this year features more than 160 companies which allows Emirati job seekers to meet with recruiters for employment and traineeship opportunities. 
Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, today opened Careers UAE 2014, organised by the Dubai World Trade Centre for the 14th year in a row.

Following the traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, Sheikh Maktoum toured the exhibition accompanied by a number of heads and directors of the parties participating in the event.

Sheikh Maktoum's tour included various pavilions and platforms participating in the event, totalling more than 90 government and private agencies.

Sheikh Maktoum was briefed on training programmes and employment opportunities in various local government agencies in Dubai through the Human Resources Department, which is involved in the exhibition with a pavilion which includes the participation of a number of government …

CIMA partners with the UOW Dubai

Dubai, UAE: As part of its ongoing initiative to expand its presence and reach out to larger student groups in the UAE, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the UAE.

The globally recognised CIMA qualification allows graduates to become part of a global network, improving their employability and earning potential across the world.

Geetu Ahuja, Head of GCC, CIMA said:

"With over 4,000 students from almost 100 countries across the world, the University of Wollongong in Dubai, has a large talent pool of ambitious, high calibre students. At CIMA we recognize (UOWD) as being a key strategic partner in improving the employability and success of students and graduates within the finance and accounting profession. The CIMA programme, empowers graduates, builds up their confidence, boosts their CV, and enhances…

Oman Arab Bank participates in Job fair

Muscat: Oman Arab Bank (OAB) participated in the Career and Training Opportunities Fair 2013, held from March 11 to 13 at the Grand Hall of the Cultural Centre at Sultan Qaboos University. The fair was organised by the public relations department of the career guidance centre at SQU. The opening ceremony was patronised by Sheikh Khalid bin Omar Al Marhoon, Minister of Civil Service.

Fifty-eight organisations in the Sultanate and abroad participated in this fair. These organisations were selected according to specific rules and standards, depending on the number of jobs and training opportunities they intended to provide to graduates of the university, as well as the quality of such job opportunities.

The fair aimed to provide jobs and training opportunities for graduates. It also aimed to create a common ground for students and employers. Another objective of the fair was to inform students of the vacant jobs and training opportunities and to show them how to apply for such opportuniti…

Oman's leading job fair evokes good response

Muscat: Hundreds of ambitious students and parents flocked to Oman's leading annual global educational and job fair, which began in the city on Tuesday.

The three-day event, GHEDEX, TRAINEX and JOBEX 2014, was inaugurated by Her Highness Dr Muna bint Fahd Al Said, assistant vice-chancellor for external cooperation of the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), at the Oman International Exhibition Centre.

Around 140 educational institutions from 20 countries are showcasing opportunities for Omanis and expatriates in the fair which will continue till tomorrow. It will be open from 9:30am to 1:30pm and 5:00pm to 9:00pm.

Abdul Hameed, a student of the SQU, told the Times of Oman that he was visiting the fair just to know about opportunities for short term vocational courses in Europe. "I am trying for an educational loan for a short term vocational training abroad. I hope that this exhibition would help me find some answers," he said.

Alongside this, Oman's premier government an…

Cass launches new MSc in Global Supply Chain Management

Women manager program in SP Jain

Mumbai: SP Jain Institute of Management and Research in India has started a management program dedicated for women from business families of India. The new program has christened as women manager program (WMP). This new program for women was started by Family Managed Business (FMB) department of SP Jain Institute of Management and Research. The man behind chalking out this management program was none other than Prof. Parimal Merchant, who is now the director of the Centre for Family Managed Business at SP Jain.

And this program is wonderfully attracting many women from all over India. The major reason for this new program is attributed to the tendency of replacing the shortage of talent with women from business family. Another reason is the changing power balance in the family as more and more women prefer to come into the forefront of the society.

It is a fact that around 90 per cent of the wheels of the Indian economy lie in the hands of small and medium family businesses. In spit…

MENA College of Management in DIAC

Dubai: MENA College of Management is establishing its operations in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC). MENA College is expected to commence their operations in September for the 2014/2015 academic year.

It aims to tap the growing demand of industries operating in Dubai by providing Bachelor’s degree programs in hospitality, health management and human resources sectors. MENA College of Management’s applications for the recognition of these programs are under the scrutiny of Council of Academic Accreditation (CAA) of Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

Hospitality, health management and human resources are the three major sectors where skill shortages have been identified. Dubai is planning to launch new projects in medical tourism sector. Lately, Dubai Government has kick started its plan to attract around 5 lakh medical tourists by 2020 generating AED 2.62 billion. So MENA Colleges Hospital Administration program is expected to play a significant role.


Scholarships for orphans at UOW Dubai

Dubai: The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has teamed up with Dubai Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) to provide scholarships to orphaned children.

The partnership with UOWD will support young people who may not have had the best start in life by helping them pursue their higher education.

The new partnership will see UOWD award full scholarships to two children in the care of AMAF on an annual basis. Alongside this, all minors supported by AMAF, as well as the Foundation’s staff, will benefit from discounted fees on any programme of study at UOWD, subject to meeting university entry criteria.

Tayeb Al Rais, Secretary-General of Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation, stressed the importance of pursuing higher education, saying: “Education is inevitably linked to a child’s overall development and serving the best interests of children will eventually result in serving the best interests of all humanity.”

Professor Trevor Spedding, President of UOWD, said, “Supporting c…

How to be a forensic scientist in Dubai?

Dubai: Forensic scientist is a member of the team that investigates crime. He/She gathers or documents or analyzes physical evidence from the crime scene. This evidence may include fingerprints, blood, hair and bullets. A forensic scientist, also called a crime scene investigator or forensic science technician, may specialize in crime scene investigation which entails the collection and cataloging of evidence or laboratory analysis which involves using scientific methods to identify or classify evidence.

It used to be that you could only be a Crime Scene Investigator on television, now at DIAC you can study a Digital Forensic Science Degree and join an elite team of crime solving scientists upon graduation.

Forensic Scientists use scientific methods and problem-solving techniques to solve crimes. Using advanced procedures and high-tech equipment, Forensic Scientists collect evidence in order to solve intricate puzzles and assist Police and Government departments.

Forensic Scientist wi…

Emirates Aviation University unveiled

Dubai: Emirates Aviation College unveiled its new name, Emirates Aviation University, at the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) yesterday. This marks the first official appearance of the college’s new identity as a full-fledged university. A new campus is expected to be completed by June.

The new academic status was approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
“Emirates Aviation College was already functioning as a University with its wide range of programmes and high rigour of education in multiple disciplines,” Professor Ahmad Al Ali, Vice-Chancellor of Emirates Aviation University, said. “This new academic title will enable us to expand our international reach and meet the changing needs of the aviation and education industries at a time when the demand for both is expanding globally,” Al Ali added.
Emirates Aviation University will be present at Getex till Friday. Additionally, it will host an Open Day for the public on April 19, wher…

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Scholarships for Omani students raised to 150

Delhi: The number of scholarships offered to Omani students under the ITEC Programme bilateral assistance programme by India has been raised to 150.

The number of scholarships offered to Omani students by India has been raised to 150. The scholarships are offered under a bilateral assistance programme. Indian ambassador to Oman J S Mukul stated "In 2011-12, the number of scholarships under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme was only 50. Now, from April 1, it will become 150, which will be a 200 per cent increase”.

The ITEC Programme is a bilateral assistance programme run by the Indian government. The scholarships come under this demand-driven programme that focuses on addressing the needs of developing countries through innovative technological cooperation. The programme began in 1964 and now offers innovative forms of technical cooperation.

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