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Alliance Française a organisé une «Journée du livre gratuit»

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Alliance Française a organisé une «Journée du livre gratuit»

Lié avec l’Année de lecture dans les EAU, organisée par le gouvernement, l’Alliance française a organisé une «Journée du livre gratuit» aujourd’hui 9h30-17 heures.   Des milliers de livres ont été affichés dans les locaux de l’Alliance Française pour les familles avec enfants à ramener à la maison pour encourager la lecture. Jean-Yves Carnino Directeur de l’Alliance Française a parlé exclusivement

Vidhyarambham – 11 October 2016

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Vidhyarambham – 11 October 2016

Vidyarambham (Malayalam: വിദ്യാരംഭം) is a Hindu tradition observed onVijayadashami day mainly in Kerala andKarnataka, where children are formally introduced to music, dance, languages and other folk arts. It involves a ceremony of initiation into the characters of the syllabary.

The Vijayadashami day is the tenth and final day of the Navratri celebrations, and is considered auspicious for beginning learning in any field. The process of learning and initiation on this day is also closely related to the Ayudha Puja ritual. It is usually on Vijayadashami that the implements kept for puja are taken up again for re-use. This is also considered a day when the Goddess of learning,Saraswati, and teachers (gurus) must be revered by givingGurudakshina. This usually consists of a betel leaf,Areca nut, along with a small token of money and a new piece of clothing – a dhoti, mundu or saree.

The ceremony of Vidyarambham (Vidya means “knowledge”, arambham means “beginning’) for children is held in temples and in houses. It is common practise for thousands of people to visit temples to initiate their children into learning.

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Scholarship by Dubai Health Authority to boost medical education in Dubai

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The initiative by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to sponsor emirati medical students with  Dh6,500 monthly grant, if they do a major in medicine and Dh5,000 per month if they want to continue studies in the field of paramedics and nursing is great!. 130 students are set to benefit from “Sponsoring Emiratis in the Medical Sector Programme.”.

Recent study news that came out in the regional press stated that GCC students place less importance to STEM subjects and this scholarship will definitely attract more students to take up medical education.

Medical education, unlike other, takes a longer period for students to complete and settle in and be financially self-sufficient and thus create less interest among students. This is obvious from DHA’s Annual Health Statistical Report for 2015, showing a total of 1,612 Emiratis currently working in the medical sector in Dubai. Category-wise statistics says 276 physicians, 106 dentists, 50 nurses, 29 pharmacists are working in Dubai hospitals and primary health centres.

Mind Speaks on the news in Khaleej Times: Dh6,500 monthly grant, job for Emirati medical students

Admissions open at MVJ College of Engineering Bangalore

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MVJ College of Engineering (MVJCE), Bangalore is ranked amongst the Top 75 Engineering colleges in India and amongst the Top 10 Engineering colleges in Bangalore (Source: Outlook, June 2011,2012,2013, 2014 & 2015).

MVJCE has a 33 year legacy of producing top quality industry ready engineers. Till date more than 20,000 engineers have graduated from MVJCE. For the year 2013 and 2014, MVJCE had been positioned 3rd in the University for the number of University ranks its students have secured. MVJCE’s academic strength is reflected by the consistent above 96% university pass percentage and the 89 University ranks the students have secured in the past 8 years alone.

MVJCE focuses on overall development of students and in its endeavor to achieve this the college encourages its students to actively participate in co-curricular activities. Clubs/ forums such as Engineers Without Boarders, Astronomy, UAV, Robotics, SAE give students a platform to apply their knowledge to develop and innovate new products/ solutions.

Regular interactive workshops conducted by industry leaders and renowned scientists allow the students to identify and discuss the latest developments and requirements in the engineering domain. A recent example is the three day workshop on “Tomorrow’s Engineers” during the month of March was of immense value as students were able to interact with the likes of Dr. Krishaswamy Kasturirangan, an Indian space scientist who headed Indian space research organization (ISRO) from 1994 to 2003.  Dr. Krishaswamy Kasturirangan is a recipient of the three major civilian awards from the Government of India,  the Padma Shri (1982), Padma Bhushan (1992) and Padma Vibhushan (2000).

Sports, technical and cultural clubs play an integral part of the student’s life at MVJCE.

Cultural clubs such as theater, literary, music etc play an integral part of the student’s life at MVJCE. Annual cultural fest Swayam plays host to leading teams from various college across South India

Sports plays an integral part of student’s life at MVJCE. Indoor and outdoor play areas are designed for sports such as basketball, football, hockey, volley ball etc. MVJCE is consistently positioned amongst the top 5 colleges in the university for sports.

MVJCE’s focus is not to create engineers but to create well-rounded, responsible human beings with the required technical expertise and application knowhow

With over 70 companies visiting the campus each year, MVJCE creates ample opportunities for students to get placed leading to a 90% placement record. A 200 hour personality development programme across 4 years of the course makes it easier for the students to crack the recruitment process.

Labs set up by companies such as Quest Global and National Instruments provide certification courses in addition to regular academics.

MVJCE is one college which strive to cultivate a HSEQ (Health, Safety, Environment and Quality) culture among it’s students from the beginning so that it become a part of their life ahead at home and work and they add value to the society.

Each year approximately 4500 students study at MVJCE. Students from various parts of India, Middle East, Mauritius, Nepal come to MVJCE to fulfill their academic desires. Neat, safe and well equipped hostels for boys and girls present a homely and calm environment for students from multicultural backgrounds to mingle.  The campus presents other facilities such as Wi-Fi, Medical Center, Library, Transportation, Banking and a Hi-Tech Gymnasium.

Courses offered:  Aeronautical, Mechanical, Electronics and Communication, Civil, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Science, Chemical, Information Science, Medical Electronics.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission: Minimum 60% in Class 10th & Class 12th from any recognized board.

We request you to visit our campus for a tour and counselling session or call/email us on Phone: +91-80-42991040 Email:

You may talk to our Middle East point of contact for more information/ clarification. Contact Mr Ramesh Menon: 00971552453151.

Surprise(d) – Only 1 Indian University in the ARWU World top 400 ranking!

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Education -  The 2015 Academic Ranking of World UniversitiesI am surprised to note that there is only 1 Indian University among the World top 400 in the ARWU ranking.

The 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities , most commonly called Shanghai Ranking is now available. Although often debated, its presentation of the world top 500 universities is known worldwide.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (CWCU). CWCU has been focusing on the study of world-class universities for many years, published the first Chinese-language book titled world-class universities and co-published the first English book titled world-class universities with European Centre for Higher Education of UNESCO. CWCU initiated the “First International Conference on World-Class Universities” (WCU-1) in 2005 and organizes the conference every second year, which attracts a large number of participants from all major countries. CWCU endeavors to build databases of major research universities in the world and clearinghouse of literature on world-class universities, and provide consultation for governments and universities.

Shanghai ranking – Statistics by University 1st 10

Shanghai ranking – Statistics by region

Shanghai ranking – comparison of universities with Indian Universities

Do you think there something wrong with our educational system compared to other top universities worldwide?