As part of the National Fire Safety Awareness Day, a mock fire evacuation drill was conducted at Little Angels School at MVP Colony here on Tuesday.
The staff members and students of the school have been divided into small teams. Fire officials Gnana Sundram and Krupa Varam educated them on how to conduct a drill during emergencies.
Md. Gouse Jani, who made the city proud by bagging the State number 1 rank in EAMCET four years ago, has now brought laurels to the city at the national-level by scoring 99.99 percentile in CAT 2013.
Md. Jani belongs to a lower middle class family and his father drives an autorickshaw for a living. He has been a topper all through his academic career.
He is presently pursuing his final year engineering at Andhra University College of Engineering. He had availed of the classroom program (regular) at Conduira for CAT 2013.
He expressed gratitude to his teachers for being able to score 99.99 percentile in the first attempt, at a media conference here on Thursday. Karthik Vishnu Karanam, a student of BITS Pilani (Goa campus), who also availed of the same course, secured 99.90 percentile. Karthik had secured 97.05 percentile last year but chose to go for a better score and made it this time.
Garima Tiwari, a BDS student of GITAM University, secured 99.20 percentile in her first attempt despite not having a mathematics background. “I put in a lot of hard work and the practice tests helped a lot.
The promising career opportunities after CAT have prompted me to crack the examination after finishing my BDS course,” she said.
Sri Vishnu Datta Vedula (Andhra University), who underwent the test series and PDP program at the institute, secured 99.61 percentile, while Rahul Gupta (IIT, Hyderabad), who underwent intensive program and Vamsi Krishna Korada (ANITS College of Engineering), who underwent the regular program, secured 98.61 percentile.
Conduira directors Shashank and Deepthi said that 19 students of the institute have scored 98 or more percentile in CAT 2013.
A total of 12 students of T.I.M.E., Vizag, have secured 99 percentile and above in CAT 2013. As many as 52 of the students of the institute from Vizag secured more than 95 percentile, according to a statement issued by the institute.
GITAM School of International Business is organising a business quiz for college students of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, and Guntur districts, between January 6 and 31.
The quiz is meant to promote awareness among undergraduate students about business in general and international business in particular, according to a press release from the GISB.
The quiz will be conducted in two rounds. The first round will be held at various colleges and institutions to select five winners. The second round is the grand finale to be held on GITAM campus on February 7.
The first, second, and third prize winners of the final will be presented with cash awards, merit certificates, and citations. The first round winners will receive participation certificates.
The quiz programmes at the college level and the grand finale level will be organised by personality trainer and business consultant Winny Patro.
Students of engineering, pharmacy, business, and degree colleges in the seven districts are eligible to participate.
The Eisai Pharmatechnology and Manufacturing Ltd. of Visakhapatnam was selected for UBM India’s CSR activities award.
The UBM India awards have been instituted to honour the companies which have excelled in pharmaceuticals and contributed to the growth and development of the Indian industry and also the economy, according to a press release.
A zone-level multi-cultural festival covering non-Telugu speaking youth will be conducted by the Department of Youth Affairs of the State government at Youth Hostel here on January 4 and 5.
The festival will cover Oriya, Marathi, Tamil, Gujarati, Malayalam, Urdu etc.
The group events are: one-act play, folk dance and folk song and individual events are: folk dance, folk song, mono action, mimicry, ventriloquism, magic, fancy dress and painting.
Those interested may apply to District Youth Welfare Officer and CEO, SETVIS, opposite Zilla Parishad, Maharanipeta, Visakhapatnam by December 30.
For details call 0891-2558291/9849913079.
Prof. Nandipati Subba Rao from Geology Department of Andhra University has been honoured with ‘Universal Excellence Award 2013’ for professional excellence.
Prof. Rao received the award from Minister for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath at the seventh World Aqua Congress Conference held recently in New Delhi.
Prof. Rao hails from Varagani village of Pedanandipadu mandal of Guntur district and has carried out extensive studies on environmental hydrogeology in different part of Guntur, Krishna, Prakasam, East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Anantapur, Srikakulam and Nalgonda districts of Andhra Pradesh.
The Field Operation Division of National Sample Survey Office (NSS) will undertake a nation-wide survey on ‘Social Consumption on Health and Education’ from January to June, 2014.
The survey will be preceded by a three-day regional training conference which will commence on December 18 to impart training on concepts and definitions and on-field training for field functionaries involved in this survey.
Deputy Director General, NSSO, Southern Zonal Office, Bengaluru, Sandhya Krishnamurthy will inaugurate the regional conference while Director D. Satish, Assistant Director A.S.N.M. Rao and other senior officers will impart the training.
The field functionaries stationed at sub-regional offices, Visakhapatnam, Kakinada and NSRO, Vijayawada and officials of Andhra Pradesh State Directorate of Economics and Statistics will attend the training programme.
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A series of matches between a Singapore junior team and the teams from Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association Under-14 Zonal academies commenced at the Port Stadium here on Tuesday.
Before the first match, the teams were introduced to Deputy Chairman of Visakhapatnam Port Trust G.V.L. Satya Kumar. Secretary of VDCA K. Parthasaradhi said that matches will be held till December 21. Each match will be of 30-overs-a-side affairs coaches of VDCA Zonal teams will observe the matches and spot talented players.
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A one-day State-level seminar ‘digiTALL’ on “IT Education, Opportunities and Industry Expectations” was organised by SPACES Degree College, Payakaraopeta on Sunday. Over 300 student delegates from colleges in districts of Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari and West Godavari participated.
DVLN Somayajulu, Professor and Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, NIT-Warangal and KV Paparao, Principal Technology Architect, Infosys, Hyderabad were the chief speakers.
DVLN Somayajulu gave a presentation on security and privacy of online transaction process.
He distinguished between online transaction process and online analytical process. KV Paparao gave a presentation on key trends in digital computing. A question answer session followed.
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The three-day 48th annual convention of the Computer Society of India (CSI) concluded here on Sunday with Director (Commercial) of RINL T.K. Chand who is the chairman of the Organising Committee stating that the conference had seven deliverables.
Of the 183 papers selected, 150 were presented in five parallel sessions. Andhra University Vice-Chancellor G.S.N. Raju said that CSI was contributing immensely to the field of IT. The first chairman of CSI-Vizag chapter B.V. Srinivasa Rao and former CMD of RILN Y. Siva Sagar Rao were felicitated.
Director (Finance) of ECIL Kishore Rungta said the CSI was increasing awareness on IT among Indian citizens.CSI President S.V. Raghavan, Director (Projects) of RINL P.C. Mohapatra, General Manager (IT) K.V.S.S. Rajeswara Rao, H.R. Mohan and Convener of the convention Paramata Satyanarayana spoke.
Chekumuki Science Talent Test draws a number of students.
In an effort to promote scientific thinking and help students understand the application of science in almost every sphere of life, ‘Chekumuki Science Talent Test’ saw huge participation at Andhra University High School here on Sunday.
The one-hour district-level test, hosted by Jana Vignana Vedika, drew 162 schools with 210 teams, both English and Telugu mediums, together where around three students represented each school. The group-discussion based test consisted of 60 multiple choice questions related to physics, biology, chemistry and general knowledge.
After browsing through the science exhibits put up at the venue, Andhra University Vice-Chancellor G.S.N. Raju said, “Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former Chief Minister of the State Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh achieved great heights in the field of science. Their constant endeavour to excel in the chosen domain made them discover interesting features of the subject. It is important to stay focused, manage time and explore beyond textbooks.”
Professor in Department of Physics, AU Poornachandra Rao explained about the relation of science in day-to-day life. “Getting the fundamentals right and imparting the subject in an experiential format continues to be a challenge for many teachers,” he said.
“Science is part of our life. The achievement of any developing country is measured through its scientific advancement. In terms of scientific contributions, India stands only 3 per cent as against 19 per cent of China. Lack of quality in the education system, poor infrastructure facilities and incompetent teaching methods are some of the aspects that need attention,” Registrar of AU K. Rama Mohana Rao said.
The celebration over here concluded with prize distribution ceremony where Principal of AU High School English Medium G. Vijaya Lakshmi and Headmistress of the AU High School Telugu Medium M. Manga Thayaru, president of Jana Vignana Vedika T. Kameswara Rao and secretary T.V. Gopala Rao also participated. The top winners in English and Telugu mediums from Little Angels School, MVP Colony and Visakha Vimala Vidyalayam will head to the State-level contest which is to be held in the month of January.
December 16 is the last day for submitting applications for admissions into the various courses being offered by the Indira Gandhi National Open University. Applications can be submitted till December 31 with a late fee of Rs. 500, Regional Director of IGNOU S. Raja Rao informed in a press release.
Candidates residing in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari and West Godavari districts can apply for IGNOU’s masters, degree, PG diploma, diploma, certificate and awareness programmes for the January 2014 session.
The Common Prospectus, costing Rs. 150, is available at IGNOU Regional Centre at Ushodaya Junction, MVP Colony, Visakhapatnam and in IGNOU Study Centers located at Dr. L. Bullayya College, Visakhapatnam; Ideal College, Kakinada; DNR College, Bhimavaram and Maharajah’s Post Graduate College, Vizianagaram. The prospectus can be obtained by post by sending demand draft for Rs. 200 drawn in favour of IGNOU, payable at Visakhapatnam.
For more details contact Regional Centre on phone Nos. 0891-2511 200 or any Study Centre or log on to:www.ignou.ac.in. The IGNOU Regional Centre here will remain open on every Saturday and Sunday between 9.30 am and 6 pm for sale of common prospectus and to receive of filled–in application forms from the candidates.
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.
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.
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Some of the centres for Andhra University School of Distance Education’s II year B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com. examinations, scheduled to commence on Wednesday have been changed, according to a press release from AU SDE Director N.L. Narasimha Rao on Tuesday.
The following are the centres opted by the students and the centre at which they have to appear for the examination: Dr. V.S. Krishna Govt. College, Visakhapatnam for B.A. and B.Com. examinations – AU SDE, AU campus; Ideal College, Kakinada for B.A. examinations – M.S.N. College, Kakinada; Ideal College for B.Com. examinations – Chaitanya Degree College, Kakinada, and Government Junior College, Pithapuram for B.A. and B.Com. examinations – Govt. Degree College, Pithapuram.
Other details can be had by calling AU SDE on 0891-2754966, 2550223, 99634-74712 or 98481-99155 or by logging on to its websitewww.andhrauniversity.edu.in/sde, the director said.
Candidates can get admission into M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes of Andhra University in its arts, science, engineering, pharmacy and law colleges under the extramural category, project fellowship and faculty development programme along with CSIR–UGC NET fellowship holders and Inspire and Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship holders.
Candidates must have 55 per cent marks or equivalent CGPA (50 per cent marks in case of SC/ST candidates) in the qualifying P.G. degree, Director of AU Directorate of Admissions O. Aniel Kumar said on Tuesday. The application form and the information brochure with details of eligibility criteria, admission procedure, etc., are placed in the A.U. websitewww.andhrauniversity.edu.
in/doa. Application form in duplicate along with a demand draft for Rs.1,000 drawn in favour of The Director, Directorate of Admissions, Andhra University payable at Visakhapatnam as to reach the Director of Admissions by December 23 without fine and Dec. 31 with a fine of Rs. 1,500.
Army has sought application forms from eligible candidates for recruitment as Junior Commissioned Officer (religious teacher).
Candidates from Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, and Krishna districts, and Yanam of Puducherry have been asked to apply in the prescribed form by the Army Recruitment Office, Visakhapatnam.
Candidates have to qualify in fitness test and written and interview. Fitness test will be held in Chennai from February 10 to 15. The last date to apply is December 27. Those who receive call letters have to appear for the screening test at Tiruvannamalai (Tamil Nadu) between February 10 and 18.
Some 3,000 students are expected to participate in the two-day convention, the first of its kind being organised by the CSI in Andhra Pradesh.
Andhra University Vice-Chancellor and one of the Chief Patrons of the convention G.S.N. Raju told reporters on Tuesday that it was a matter of pride that a big convention was being organised in the city giving a good opportunity to students to listen to some of the best technocrats and learn from them.
The theme of the conference is “ICT and critical infrastructure.”
Convener of the Organising Committee Paramata Satyanarayana said the CSI was arranging free accommodation to 1,000 students to enable participation from students of other colleges and from rural areas.
He said as many as 20 colleges are coordinating the effort.
RINL CMD A.P. Chowdhary and JNTU-K Vice-Chancellor G. Tulasi Ramdas are the other two chief patrons of the convention.
Vice-Chairman of the Organising Committee and GM (IT) of the Steel Plant K.V.S.S. Rajeswara Rao, Chairman of the Programme Committee P. S. Avadhani and Student Convention Coordinator S. Sreenivasa Rao were present.
Registration for CSI student-members is Rs.500 and for non-CSI student members is Rs.600 and the last date for registration is December 5.
Around 3,000 students are expected to take part in the two-day meet
Director of The Ability People Dilip Patro (right) addressing a media conference in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday.-Photo: A. Manikanta Kumar
Meet will be led by disabled sportspersons from India, UK.
A five-day Disability Sports Workshop is being organised by The Ability People, Visakhapatnam, in partnership with Choice International, a UK-based international development organisation, from December 12.
Addressing a media conference in connection with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Tuesday, Director of The Ability People Dilip Patro said that demonstrations, training and taster sessions for disabled people in Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Table Tennis and Boccia (specially designed for those suffering from cerebral palsy and other neurological diseases) during the workshop.
The workshop would be led by experienced disabled sportspersons from India and the UK. The objective was to enable disabled people to experience sports with a view to developing and establishing regular meets. The workshop was one of the several initiatives being undertaken by Choice International as part of its commitment to promote disability equality in India.
Mr. Dilip said that the aim of The Ability People was to highlight the abilities of persons with disabilities through demonstrations of wheelchair basketball, Boccia and wheelchair table tennis and create a sports and games club in Visakhapatnam.
He appealed to people with loco motor/physical disabilities to register free for this sport club.
There would be no discrimination of any kind but individuals should be able to self-propel a manual wheelchair and have limited cognitive disabilities.
Free food and accommodation would be provided for non-locals. Transport would also be arranged for persons suffering from cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders.
The workshop also aims to build a team, which could represent India in international wheelchair sports division of the upcoming Asian Para Games in South Korea next year.
Interested persons could call the toll free helpline No. 1800 425 8911 for free registration.
Professor and Head of the Department of Physical Education of Andhra University M. Syam Babu and District Basketball Association president T.S.R. Prasad were present .
- Objective is to enable disabled people
enjoy sporting activity
- Interested can call toll free helpline 1800 425 8911 for free registration
Dilip Patro says the objective is to enable disabled people to experience sports
source: the hindu
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Sports Department of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant felicitated Y. Veerababu, student of Visakha Vimala Vidyalayam (Balacheruvu) on Tuesday on being selected to Andhra Pradesh under-14 kabaddi team for the School Games Federation of India National championships to be held in Bhopal from December 16. Veerababu worked hard and could gain a place in the State team in spite of his family’s poor background. AGM (sports) of VSP M.S. Kumar, other sports department officials felicitated Veerababu.
Tarakeshwara Foundation and Parampara Trust will organise a three-day workshop on Sunyoga at Lawson’s Bay Colony from December 18 to 20. The workshop will be conducted by Sunyogi Umasankar of Universal Peace Centre, West Midnapore. It will consist of three sessions every day. It will be followed by two class room sessions in the Dhyana Mandir of Sri Shanti Ashram. Foundation’s managing trustee Sehdev Singh said .
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Following is Andhra University team for the South Zone inter-university kabaddi tournament for men to be conducted by Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur from December 4, according to Director of Physical Education of AU: R. Venkata Satish (SKVT Collge, Rajahmundry), R. Appa Rao Dora (SSR GCPE, Gopannapalem), B. Sandeep (Govt. Degree College, Chintalapudi), P. Swamy and G. Rama Rao (Ideal College, Kakinada), Y. Narasinga Rao (SBVP Degree College, Mulagada, Visakhapatnam), K. Prasad (Dr. V.S. Krishna Govt. Degree College, Visakhapatnam), K. Trimurthy (SSSS Degree College, Vizianagaram), M. Muralikrishna and K. Ravi (SVVP VMC Degree and PG College, Visakhapatnam), R. Ravi (MR College, Viziangaaram) and B. Siva Reddy (SRVBSJB MR College, Peddapuram). Coach: N. Prakasha Rao and manager: G. Krishna Reddy (AU).
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