Prestigious award for Dr. Ramdas Pai

EducationWorld November 04 | EducationWorld

Dr. Ramdas M. Pai, president of the Manipal Aacademy of Higher Education (MAHE) has been awarded the prestigious honorary fellowship of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners of the Royal College of Surgeons, UK. The award is in recognition of Dr. Pai’s contribution towards education in health services. Ian Pocock, registrar FGDP UK, presented the award.

MAHE has two dental colleges in Manipal and Mangalore with more than 850 students at the undergraduate level and 150 plus postgraduate students. MAHE and FGDP (UK) have been associated since 2002 for conducting part I & II examinations for the FGDP diploma. MAHE conducts the training and examination in Manipal and Bangalore.

“It is indeed an achievement for MAHE that Royal college of Surgeons, UK endorses our mission of achieving global excellence in dental education and oral health,” said Dr. Pai speaking on the occasion.

“We are very impressed to know that MAHE works towards ‘taking dentistry to the doorstep’ by conducting 280-300 comprehensive dental care camps every year,” said Pocock while presenting the award. “It is hugely important that we look after the continuing professional development and training needs of dentists.”

Epson introduces Greg Gorman

Epson India will bring renowned celebrity photographer Greg Gorman to India in November for a series of seminars. Entitled ‘Faces of Fame — A Perspective by Greg Gorman’ they will be held in Mumbai (November 25) and Delhi (November 27).

Comments G. Suresh senior business manager of Epson India: “Greg Gorman’s unique style of photography and imaging has made him one of the most sought-after photographers in America. From personality portraits and advertising campaigns to magazine layouts, Gorman has added his special touch to all his works of art. In 2001, Gorman joined Epson Stylus Pros, an elite group of industry-leading professional photographers across the world who have incorporated Epson imaging technology into their digital workflow.”

According to Suresh, these unique half-day seminars are targetted at professional and amateur photographers. “For photographers it will be a rare opportunity to see Greg Gorman live, as he discusses what it takes to capture the perfect image of a celebrity and also to watch him demonstrate step by step how he captures and prints his amazing images. Some of Greg’s work will also be on display at the venues,” adds Suresh.

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XLRI’s satellite executive education foray

XLRI School of Management, Jamshedpur, the well known B-school, has introduced postgraduate certificate programmes in business management (PGCBM) and human resource management (PGCHRM) through satellite learning in collaboration with Hughes Direc Way Global Education. According to XLRI sources the 14-month programmes are designed for high potential mid-career managers, who want to study and enhance their skill-sets without interrupting their careers.

“The courses will be delivered by a team of highly qualified XLRI faculty in a real time class room environment in 39 study centres across 26 cities in India. The course comprises 400 hours of interactive online learning — twice a week, three hours per day. It also includes a campus component under which students undergo seven days of intensive learning at our XLRI campus in Jamshedpur,” says Fr. Casimir Raj, director of XLRI. Mid level executives and line managers will be selected for the programmes on the basis of their academic qualifications, quality of work and a personal interview in November.

XLRI was founded in 1949 in the steel city of Jamshedpur. Since then the institute has acquired a pan-India reputation and is consistently ranked among the top 10 B-schools in India in the annual surveys of business magazines and the pink papers.

Hughes Escorts Communications Ltd. is a joint venture between Hughes Network Systems and Escorts Ltd.

Lotus Valley International invites admission applications

The Lotus Valley International School, Noida spread over 12.5 acres of greenery in suburban Delhi, invites student registrations for the academic year 2005-06 (pre-nursery to class VIII). Affiliated with CBSE with options for the ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels of Cambridge University and the International Baccalaureate, Lotus Valley offers hi-tech facilities and modern teaching methodologies backed by computers and other technological aids. Extra-curricular facilities offered by the school include swimming, horse riding, golf, tennis and yoga.

“Conventional education exalts intellect over emotions, but Lotus Valley endeavours to rectify this imbalance by implementing its trinitarian philosophy i.e the qualities of head, heart and hand must grow simultaneously. Although high academic achievement is encouraged, the aesthetic domain — arts, crafts, music, dance, drama, theatre, poetry — is given equal weightage. All-round achievement and character-building is valued, minds enriched and multi-faceted talents are honed. The focus of the school is on ‘man making’ by refining moral, ethical, human and spiritual values with the pursuit of excellence as the leitmotif,” says S.C. Arora, vice-chairman of the school.

Homeopathy National Conference — 2004

The Dr. B.D. Jatti Homeopathic Medical College Hospital & Post Graduate Research Centre, Dharwad (Karnataka) is hosting the Homeopathic National Conference — 2004 on November 20-21. Over 600 delegates from across the country are likely to participate.

“This is the first time our institution is hosting an event of this magnitude. The conference will be attended by luminaries, scientists, academicians, administrators and renowned personalities in homeopathy, who will address the fraternity. We will also honour a group of veteran homeopaths who have toiled all through their lives for the growth and development of this system in this country,” says Dr. Anand Kulkarni organising secretary of HNC — 2004.

The venue of the conference is the Dr. Annaji Rao Shirur Auditorium, Dharwad, which is equipped with state-of-the-art conference facilities including central air-conditioning. Among the scheduled speakers at HNC — 2004 are Dr. N.S. Prasant, Hyderabad; Dr. Kasim Chimtanawala, Nagpur; Dr. Niranjan Mohanty, Bhubaneshwar; Dr. L.K.Nanda, Bhubaneshwar, Dr. Dhruv G. Bagal, Dharwad; Dr. R.D. Vijay Kumar, Belgaum; Dr. Sunil M. Parse, Nagpur; Dr. S. Praveen Kumar, Hyderabad; Dr. Anwar Ansari, Mumbai; and Dr. R.Y.Nadaf, Dharwad. For further information e-mail Dr. Anand Kulkarni at [email protected] or tel. 0836-2446430.

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