Day: July 20, 2008
Chennai centre to offer kidney transplants across blood groups
Sunday July 20 2008 20:36 IST IANS
CHENNAI: A hospital in this Tamil Nadu capital city on Sunday inaugurated a centre that will conduct complex kidney transplants using Japanese technology where the donor and the recipient need not have the same blood groups.
The MIOT group (Madras Institute of Orthopaedics and Traumacare) has started the Institute of Nephrology in collaboration with the Tokyo Women’s Medical University, which has pioneered advanced kidney transplant technologies for many decades.
Normally when the donor and the recipient have different blood groups, the recipient’s body develops antibodies against the donor’s blood. The patient’s body then rejects the organ. Blood group matches are, therefore, imperative in organ transplants.
The institute will offer “kidney transplants across blood groups”. This means, anyone can donate a kidney to anyone, the blood group of donor and recipient do not have to match.
The procedure can revolutionise kidney transplant in India, where according to an AIIMS study every year 150,000 new kidney patients are added to the existing burden and diabetes and blood pressure cause a large number of kidney failures.
“This will hugely increase India’s kidney donor pool,” said P.V.A. Mohandas, the managing director of MIOT Hospital.
“We have entered into a knowhow and technology exchange understanding with the Japanese university,” he added.
“Japan is a pioneer in the field of incompatible blood group transplants,” Kazunari Tanabe, head of department of urology at the Graduate School of Medicine in the Tokyo Women’s Medical University, said here Sunday.
“Japan wants to associate with other Asian countries for further research in this technology and that is why we have decided to associate with this Indian institution,” Tanabe said.
The MIOT Institute of Nephrology, set up with an initial funding of about Rs.100 million, will provide about a 100 dialysis a day and will have two dedicated operation theatres for nephrology cases. It starts off with about 30 transplants a month.
Of every hundred patients treated at the institute, 20 will be poor patients whose treatment will be subsidised.
IGNOU to train students for career in BPO
IANS New Delhi, July 19, 2008
The India Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will soon start a diploma programme to train students from across the country to take up jobs in business process outsourcing (BPO) firms, well known as call centres.
This will be a one-year diploma course conducted jointly by Accenture Services, a Bangalore based global technology service and outsourcing company.
“You know the BPO situation in our country. It’s a growing industry and the number of trained manpower required is huge. Here we have stepped in to provide trained human capital,” IGNOU spokesman Ravi Mohan told IANS.
Mohan said the varsity has already signed an agreement with Accenture. Candidates who have passed 10+2 or equivalent can apply for the course.
“It is just not outsourcing for foreign companies, many Indian companies, government offices too have opened and will open call centres for better customer relations.
“This course will create a pool of professionals who will be able to handle the job better and reduce attrition rate,” Mohan added.
Those having IGNOU’s certificate course in communication skills will have an edge but alternatively students shall be screened through a communication evaluation test.
The specialization would be offered in finance and accounting, insurance, banking, human resources, sourcing and category management, customer contact services, health care, pharma, engineering services, equity research, capital markets, order management and technical writing and learning services.
IGNOU shall ensure that the course will be imparted through a mix of education delivery channels across India including print, CD, web-based learning materials, contact sessions and simulated exercises labs for language and application learning.
Certificate/Diploma Course in German at University of Kerala
Applications have been invited for one-year part-time Certificate/Diploma course in German. Those with degree can apply. Course fee Rs 250. Those with degree and certificate in German can apply for Diploma course. For application forms one will have to send the pay-in-slip for Rs 25 (Rs 35 in case of DD from SBI/SBT favoring the Finance Officer and payable at Service Branch, Thiruvananthapuram). Filled application forms along with a pay-in-slip for Rs 100 as registration fess (Rs 110 in case of DD) will be accepted till 8th August 2008. Address: Prof & Head, Department of German, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram – 34.
Public Relations Management Course
Applications have been invited for PG Certificate Public Relations Management Course to be conducted by Centre for Adult Continuing Education & Extension under University of Kerala. Graduates in any discipline are eligible to apply. Course duration is 5 months. Course fee Rs 4500. Classes will be held during Saturdays and Sundays. Application fee Rs 100. For application forms one has to produce a receipt of having remitted Rs 100 favouring Director, CACEE at A/c 57002299878 of SBT. Applications should reach the office on or before 21st July. For more information call 0471-2302523
University of Kerala offers courses under Distance Mode
The University of Kerala has invited applications for various degree, PG, PG diploma and certificate programmes to be offered under distance mode. The scheme and syllabus of these programmes will be similar to that of regular courses. Contact classes and assignments will be there as part of the study programme. The details of academic programmes and eligibility can be had from the university’s website http://www.keralauniversity.edu Applications should reach the office on or before 31st August 2008.
PG Diploma in Forestry Management
July 15 : The Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal – 460003 (MP), has invited applications for admission to the following programmes.
Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry Management (PGDFM) two year full time residential programme approved by AICTE. Selection is through IIM-CAT Score by short listing applicants.
Fellow programme in Management (FPM). Four year AICTE approved doctoral programme open to meritorious Post Graduates. This programme is designed to develop and equip students for career opportunities in Management educations and research. IIM-CAT score will also be considered for selection.
Details of admission procedure for both programmes are available in the website. http://www.iifm.ac.in/admission.
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