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The Annamacharya Institute of Technology and Sciences Tirupati and Annamacharya College of Pharmacy, Rajampet in association with Indian Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Chennai organised an international workshop on Medication Therapy Management as a part of the Pharmacy Practice Module Learning Series.

The idea was to bring the scientific community under one umbrella and explore the importance of pharmacy education in clinical aspects on par with USA system and other countries like Australia, Germany, Canada and others to improve the health care system.

Elizabeth Sherman, assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice Nova South Eastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Miranda Nelson, Clinical Associate Professor from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) and Krishna Kumar, Professor of Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics School from Howard University, Washington DC shared their expertise.



The first Alumni Meeting ‘Smriti -2013’ was conducted by the Department of Business Management, RBVRR Women’s College on December 21 in the college auditorium. More than 200 students from batches dating from 1991 onwards participated in the meet amidst nostalgia, a press release said.

Capt. Mamatha, Executive Director, Flytech Aviation Academy was the chief guest for the event, while Facebook India’s Staffing Manager V. Archana, was the guest of honour. Prof. Tippa Reddy, Dr. MV Lakshmi Devi, Prof. Muthyam Reddy, Dr. Ramakrishna Reddy, and Prof. Renuka Sagar from the college also participated in the event.

The alumnus shared their experiences and memories of college days on campus during the meeting. New Office Bearers of the Alumni Association Committee were also nominated during the event.



Nalla Narsimha Reddy Group of Institutions conducted different events for students, including those from engineering, pharmacy and management streams. As part of the events, an International Education Fair was conducted in association with Vaalmiki Group.

Representatives from different universities, especially from USA, Canada and France participated in the fair. Students from different colleges attended participated in the event and university representatives counselled them about overseas education in their universities, procedure to obtain I20, educational loan process, sponsorship etc.

This apart, a motivational lecture was also organised for first year students about overcoming stress, opportunities after graduation Anil Nair, popular Mathematician. Further, he also explained about different effective and short cut methods in problem solving and screened many videos about the success stories of different people, said a press release.



Marri Laxman Reddy Institute of Technology (MLRIT) celebrated its Traditional Day wherein the students came in their resplendent best reflecting the Indian culture and customs. Marri Laxman Reddy welcomed the students and said it was an effort to remind students that despite being global citizens they should continue to respect their culture and ethos.

Several cultural activities like dancing, singing and dandiya were organised as a part of the programme. M.Rajashekar Reddy, secretary MLRIT was present.



The BVRIT Hyderabad College of Engineering for Women conducted a workshop on “Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes” that dealt with developing tools for disabled people to make the quality of life much better with simple materials.

Dr. Therese Willkomm from University of New Hampshire, USA was the resource person and she was assisted by her post graduate students Vanessa Lynne Tocco and Emily Nicoll Hames. They dealt with creating simple tools that improve the quality of life of the disabled.

The workshop started with the demonstration of various daily used materials. Then the students started developing equipments with daily used items in few minutes. “Students found this workshop to be very interesting and were able to develop many useful equipments for the disabled people with their innovative ideas,” said the principal, K.V. Sunita.

Chairman of Sri Vishnu Educational Society (SVES), K.V.Vishnu Raju stressed the importance of creative thinking of engineers to make the quality of life better for disabled people.




‘Teachers should help students develop a balanced personality’

Teachers should continuously update their knowledge to keep themselves abreast with the changing times, said Satavahana University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. K. Veera Reddy.

Addressing teachers at an orientation programme held at Kakatiya University here, he said that nowadays, students learn many things from different sources unlike in the past, where the classroom was the only source.

To be a successful teacher, he or she should learn more and give more to the student. “Students are good in academics but character wise, they need to improve. The teachers should identify this aspect and help students develop a balanced personality,” he said.

The three-day orientation cum workshop on B.Ed Model Curriculum-2013 was jointly organised by Kakatiya and Satavahana Universities at Fatima College of Education.

It was presided over by Prof. B. Bhadraiah, the registrar of Satavahana University.

Prof. Bhadraiah appreciated the participants for taking part in the interactive session. He exhorted them to be prepared for the new curriculum and go beyond the textbook to earn respect and love.

KU board of studies chairman, Prof. S. Mahender Reddy, who is also the convenor of the three-day programme, said the orientation programme was held to introduce the new curriculum to the teachers. Subject experts from the SCERT and faculty from various universities attended the programme.

Others present include Prof. M. Shivarathnam Reddy, IASE, SV University, Prof. Nimma Venkat Rao, Dean, Faculty of Education, Andhra University and the Convenor of EdCET 2013, Prof. M. Komal Reddy, OSD and Dean CDE, Satavahana University and Prof. N. Ramnath Kishan, Dean, Faculty of Education, Kakatiya University.


‘Students are good in academics but character wise, they need to improve’



Cricket tourney for differently-abled

Differently-abled persons should exhibit their talent in games and sports and prove that they are inferior to none, Kadapa Revenue Divisional Officer D. Haritha said on Friday.

She inaugurated the South Zone Cricket Tournament for the differently-abled organised by Kadapa District Cricket Association. The RDO advised them to play well and rise to the national and international level. Former MLC and Andhra Cricket Association vice-president M. Venkatasiva Reddy said plans are afoot to conduct a sports meet for the differently-abled at Y.S. Raja Reddy cricket stadium here. He promised to strive for recognition to the Andhra Cricket Association for the Physically Challenged (ACAPC).

Sixty cricket players participated. District Sports Development Officer S. Basha Mohiuddin, YSR Regional Sports School Special Officer M. Ramachandra Reddy and ACAPC joint secretary B. Ramanjula Naik participated.


Yoga classes

Yoga classes for a new batch under the auspices of Yogabharati Trust will begin at Swarnabharahi Indoor Stadium from Sunday, according to trust chairman P. Paidim Naidu.

For details, call 9948766306.


Fruits distributed

The software employees of Seven Hills Hospital’s e-health division distributed fruits to 200 children and elderly people at Prema Samajam to mark the hospital’s 25 TH anniversary here on Sunday. The team members also extended their contribution to the students of Visakha Model School for Blind on the occasion. CTO of Seven Hills Ganesh Chilukuri and CIO of the wing V. Suresh Kumar and the employees participated in the event, according to a statement.




Scrabble tourney from Dec. 27

Zygo Scrabble Clubs will conduct the 14th National Word Fest at Saptaparni, at Road No. 8 in Banjara Hills, from December 27 to 30. For children, two-member team events will be held on December 27 and 28, while individual events will be held on December 29 and 30. Each participant should pay an entry fee of Rs. 150. Those interested may contact V.R. Damaraj on phone No. 9246564962 orvrdamaraj@gmail.com . Details are available on http://www.zygoclubs.com


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