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‘Yantraang’ witnesses good participation

Innovative:A student displaying his project at the ongoing tech-fest organised by Kakatiya Institute of Technology & Sciences, in Warangal on Sunday.- PHOTO: M. Murali

Innovative:A student displaying his project at the ongoing tech-fest organised by Kakatiya Institute of Technology & Sciences, in Warangal on Sunday.- PHOTO: M. Murali

‘Yantraang-2013’, the two-day event organised by the mechanical engineering department of Kakatiya Institute of Technology & Sciences (KITS) here, brought together students and academics.

Inaugurating the event, A. Dayananda Reddy, managing director of Vasantha Tool Crafts Private Limited, Hyderabad, who belongs to the first batch of the college, urged students to dream and work to realise their dreams. “A student needs to have many skills to succeed in the present day competitive environment,” he said.

Head of the department, K. Guru Raj, said about 400 participants from Pondicherry, Chennai, Bangalore, Bihar and Hyderabad had arrived on campus to take part in events such as robo wars, robo race, robo soccer, aqua drive and rocketrix. Faculty coordinator P.S.S. Murthy said the symposium papers and technical events cover a wide range of subjects, which claim to be the organs of the body of mechanical engineering.

Hunt for volunteers

The Centre for Wildlife Studies, Bangalore, is looking for volunteers to help in data collection along with the research team in Rajasthan. They should be fluent in Hindi and Rajasthani dialects. They must evince a keen interest in wildlife, be ready to work in teams and visit villages.

The applicants must be in the age group of 18-45 years, physically fit and must have experience in hiking through rough countryside. The travel expenses will have to be borne by the volunteers only.

Those interested can contact Rachana Patwardhan with the following information – name, age, gender, whether participated in Wildlife Conservation Society or Centre for Wildlife Studies field surveys.

If participated, details should be provided – which year, field site, and supervisor, Hindi fluency level, place of residence, reasons for volunteering and date of the batches.

The batches are: January 20-31, January 29 to February 8, February 6-15, February 13-22, February 20 to March 1, February 28 to March 8 and March 6-15. Those interested can send the details, dates of availability, contact number and email address to rachana.cws@gmail.com.




IEEE conducts conference at GITAM

The IEEE initiated Asia-Pacific conference on postgraduate research in Microelectronics and Electronics (Prime Asia) conference was conducted at GITAM University. Paper presentations by authors from USA, Italy, Armenia, Canada, UK, UAE, China, Armenia, Norway, and Belgium. Women in engineering session included a talk delivered by a Suman Kapur from BITS Pilani about ‘Emerging Technology Platforms in Medical Diagnostics’. Several women authors sent their contributions responding to this special session. Vazgen Melikyan, Director of Synopsys,V.N.Mani from Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (CMET), Vijaykrishnan Narayanan, Pennsylvania State University, USA, and P.V Subramanyam, Director, SITAR, DRDO, Bangalore spoke.


The robotic way of teaching Physics

Here is a novel device to teach Physics. Prof. Chandra Sekhar Prayaga, Chair of Physics Department at the University of West Florida, has devised a system whereby children can be taught the basic concepts of Physics by exploiting their natural fascination for robots.

The method, ‘Robotic Interactive Learning Environment’ (RILE), comes with features that help students to learn physics in a better and effective manner, Prof. Prayaga said.

Online version

“Robots move according to the data fed in the software, and sensors put in these robots generate the data that can be seen as graphical representation to see different physical forces at play,” he explained. Schools that cannot afford the new device can sign up for the online version of RILE.

Hands-on experience

The initiative has three components – the web, server and the robot – which help students to control and learn through hands-on experience, RILE chief technology officer Alex Whiteside said. “RILE has already been introduced in three schools in USA to teach physics concepts to eighth class students,” he said.

Bangalore-based firm

The module is being introduced by the Bangalore-based firm, Novatch Robo, for students of class 7 to 12 in both CBSE and ICSE patterns.


‘Robotic Interactive Learning Environment’ (RILE), comes with features that help students to learn physics in a better and effective manner



Appointed VC

B.M. Chandrasekhar Reddy was appointed Vice-Chancellor of YSR Horticulture University in Tadepalligudem mandal of West Godavari district. He is presently a project coordinator at the Indian Institute of Horticulture Research in Bangalore. Mr. Chandrasekhar Reddy called on the CM after his appointment. He will have a three-year term.


GITAM admission test to be held from April 17

Last date for submittingapplications is March 31

GAT 2014, the online GITAM Admission Test for admission into GITAM University’s B.Tech., B. Pharmacy and M.Tech. programmes will be conducted from April 17, 2014, Vice-Chancellor G. Subramanyam announced at a press conference here on Wednesday.

The test, lasting two hours and consisting of three papers of 100 marks each, would be held at 36 centres across the country and a candidate fulfilling the eligibility criteria can choose his or her test centre and date. The score would be known immediately after completing the test. Admission would be into the programmes being conducted by GITAM University at its campuses here and at Hyderabad and Bangalore. Twenty-five per cent of seats were reserved for meritorious students from Karnataka State for admission at Bangalore campus.

First rank holders of the Central and all State Board examinations held in 2014, equivalent to 10+2 would be given admission into the B.Tech. programme of their choice without appearing for the GAT if they fulfil the eligibility criteria, Prof. Subramanyam said. However they have to submit an application seeking admission into B.Tech. programmes of the university.

In the case of M. Tech. programmes, candidates with GATE qualification were exempted from appearing for the GAT 2014, but they have to submit application for admission.

GAT 2014 notification was placed on the GITAM University website with complete details of courses, eligibility criteria, etc. and the application form can also be downloaded. The application forms were also available at select branches of Union Bank of India, Indian Bank and Karur Visya Bank and can be obtained through post by sending a requisition with details of the candidate to the Director of Admissions with a DD for Rs. 1,100 (Rs. 700 for girls) on or before March 31.

The application form has to be sent to the Director of Admissions, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam-530 045 on or before March 31 along with a demand draft for Rs. 1,000 (Rs. 600 in case of girl candidates) from any scheduled bank, drawn in favour of GITAM University and payable at Visakhapatnam.

Fee exemption

Tuition fee would be exempted for the top 10 rankers of the GAT for the first year and would be continued depending on the student’s performance during the subsequent years. Merit-cum-means scholarship of Rs. 2,000 a month would be awarded to 5 per cent of the students in each department, depending on the merit of the student and his or her parents’ income.

Pro Vice-Chancellor D. Harinarayana, Registrar M. Potharaju, Admissions Director K. Narendra, Principals of GITAM Institute of Technology and Pharmacy Lakshmiprasad and Ganapathi respectively were also present.

The following are test centres: Anantapur, Bellary, Bangalore (city), Bangalore (GITAM campus), Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Chittoor, Davangere, Guntur, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad (city), Hyderabad (GITAM campus), Jamshedpur, Kadapa, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kolkata, Kurnool, Mangalore, Mysore, Nagpur, New Delhi, Nellore, Nizamabad, Patna, Pune, Raichur, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Tadepalligudem, Tirupathi, Tumkuru, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, and Warangal.




Admissions for MBA programmes of ICFAI Business School will be done through ‘IBSAT-2013’ for admissions into MBA Program 2014-2016 here at IBS Hyderabad Campus.

Admission will be at three IBS campuses of Hyderabad, Jaipur, Dehradun and PGPM programme offered by the six IBS campuses at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.

The IBSAT aptitude test will be conducted on a computer-based test format from December 16, 2013 and January 07, 2014 in 95 centres across India.

The exam vouchers can be purchased either online at http://www.ibsindia.org/ibsat or at select Axis Bank branches by paying Rs.1,500. The last date for receipt of vouchers is December 10.

The results will be announced on January 20 and the selection briefings will be held from February 1 in 40 cities across the country. Admissions will be based on IBSAT 2013 and interview.

Details can be had from the university website http://www.ibsindia.org or on 040-23440963.


The Centre for Distance and Virtual Learning (CDVL) of the University of Hyderabad (UoH) is inviting applications from the eligible candidates for admission into one-year Post Graduate Diploma Programmes for the year 2014.

Interested candidates can download the application form from the University Websitewww.uohyd.ac.inand submit the duly filled-in application along with the necessary enclosures and Demand Draft for Rs.300.

Candidates can also get the printed prospectus from the UoH campus located at Golden Threshold. Details can be had on 040-24600264 andwww.uohyd.ac.in. Last date for submission of application is January 31, 2014.



Invited to Gita conference

Madiraju Bindu Venkata Datta Sri of Yakamuru village in Thotlavalluru mandal has been invited to take part in 11 th Global Gita conference scheduled to be held at Mysore on December 13 and 14. She will recite and comment on slokas 23 to 31 of Bhagawadgita. She took part in more than 300 meetings and 8 international conferences so far. She is a student of Intermediate.




Photography workshop on December 7

A one-day workshop titled, ‘Imagery Vs. Photography’, will be held at the Fortune Select Manohar on December 7.

Eminent image-maker D. Radhakrishnan Nair of ‘Magic Eye Films’ and advertising and fashion photographer Harmit Singh of ‘NotSoStillPictures’, both from Bangalore, will attend the workshop.

For students


The workshop is meant for students of photography, new entrants to the subject and amateurs, creative personnel in the advertisement industry, graphic designers and corporate communications personnel.

The workshop aims at helping students understand the importance of imagery.



Registration for the workshop, which includes lunch and dinner, is Rs.1,500 for students and Rs.2,500 for others.

Those interested in attending the workshop may call 94939 00122 or 9493900055, said a press release.




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