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    December 26th, 2011adminArts, Culture & Entertainment, Education

    T.C. Shivashankara Murthy, Vice-Chancellor of Mangalore University, T.S. Nagabharana, film director, and Thukaram Poojary, president of the Rani Abbakka Tulu Adhyayana Kendra, at an exhibition at the five-day art camp which began on Saturday at B.C. Road near Mangalore. Photo: H.S. Manjunath

    Mangalore University will offer postgraduate diploma, diploma and certificate courses on Tulu language from the next academic year.

    This was stated by Vice-Chancellor T.C. Shivashankara Murthy while inaugurating a five-day art camp organised by the Rani Abbakka Tulu Adhyayana Kendra at Sanchayagiri, B.C. Road, on Saturday.

    Prof. Murthy said the syllabus and regulations related to the three courses had already been sent to the Government for its approval two weeks ago. Once the varsity got the green signal, the courses would be offered in some of the 187 colleges affiliated to the university.

    There was shortage of teachers while a decision to introduce Tulu language as a subject in schools was taken. The three courses offered by the university would now fill this gap. There was also a demand from a few colleges to start these courses, he said.

    The university had an Adhyayana Kendra (study centre) on Tulu which played a key role in the proposed introduction of the courses. The faculty available with the kendra would offer their services to teach the three courses to the prospective students.

    He said the kendra had funds which would be used to promote Tulu research in association with different organisations. The university had many study centres that promoted culture and literature of the coastal region and Yakshagana, Prof. Murthy said.

    Prof. Murthy said the 24 artists who depicted the life and struggles of Rani Abbakka had a challenging task. They had to recreate situations of the past without compromising on the historically proven facts. The life of the queen was an inspiration for women.

    “Though we have progressed in different fields, we have lagged behind in preserving our literature and culture.” Prof. Murthy hoped that the art camp and the efforts of the kendra would help in this regard.

    President of the kendra, Thukaram Poojary, regretted that people did not have regard for the traditions. People could draw lessons for their future from them, he observed. He said there was a plan to launch an art gallery and a library on the premises of the kendra. There was also a plan to recreate a “Tulu village”.

    President of Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy and film director T.S. Nagabharana, Bantwal MLA B. Ramanath Rai were present.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / News> Cities> Mangalore / by Staff  Correspondent / Mangalore, December 25th, 2011

     

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    August 26th, 2011adminEducation, Science & Technology

    New Delhi:

    The 99th Indian Science Congress (ISC), the largest national science event with thousands of delegates participating, exploring, understanding, analyzing and interacting on matters of science, was announced by Prof.Geetha Bali, General President of 99 Indian Science Congress, at New Delhi. The highly prestigious Indian Science Congress (ISC) is scheduled to be organized from 03 – 07 January 2012 at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa. The industry meet was attended by captains of industry, policy makers in science & technology, senior scientists from R&D institutions and corporates.

    As per tradition the Science Congress will be inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Manmohan Singh. The event is likely to be attended by around 10,000 participants including Nobel laureates and several eminent scientists from India and abroad, besides lakhs of students and general public.

    The focal theme of 99th Indian Science Congress would be “Science and Technology for Inclusive Innovation – Role of Women.” The Congress aims to salutes the transition displayed by women and their emergence as true epitomes of power and courage. Special emphasis will be laid on bridging the divide in our society using Science and Technology to achieve inclusive development – be it economic, geographical or gender based biases.

    The 99th Indian Science Congress will have different sections and forums on Food & Nutrition, Rural Technology, Atmospheric Sciences, Nanotechnology, Agriculture, Green Building Technologies and Alternate Building Materials, Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Energy System, NBC Technologies for Armed Forces and Civilians, Environment & Forest, Medical Sciences, Climate Change, Space Science and Technology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Transportation, Maternal & Child Health Care, Water Management, Technologies for Differently Abled, Science Education for Women etc.

    Announcing this significant event, Prof. Geetha Bali, General President, 99th Indian Science Congress, Vice chancellor Karnataka State Women’s University, Bijapur said, “From a humble beginning Indian Science Congress has today emerged as one of the most awaited events on the science and technology calendar across the globe. The event will witness participation from some of the brightest minds in the realm of science from across the globe.”

    Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder KIIT remarked, “We are proud to host this prestigious and mega Science Congress that will provide us an opportunity to get insight into the most brilliant minds from across the globe. The entire team at KIIT is working towards making this event a huge success.”

    Mr. Ravi Boratkar, MD MM Activ Sci – Tech Communications Pvt. Ltd., “Over the years ISC has emerged as a milestone event to promote the cause of science in India. The 99th Indian Science Congress will showcase cutting-edge technologies, leading scientific products and services, path breaking R&D initiatives and achievements of India’s foremost and leading public and private sector organizations, government departments, research labs, educational institutions and defence services.”

    The five day event will comprise Technical Sessions, Plenary Sessions, Vision Talks, Panel Discussions, Vigyan Sancharak Sammelan, Public Lectures, Pride of India Expo, Children Science Congress, Women Science Congress, Genesis- XI Symposium, Cultural Programme, Valedictory Function and Vigyan Jyot.

    There will be special pavilions like “World of Women” (Wow)“Edu Vision”, “Hall of Pride” (HoP) etc. WoW will be depicting women in science and science for women, whereas Edu Vision will showcase innovative models by leading educational institutions. HoP shall be a dedicated section designed to raise a toast to the life and works of a prominent scientist and philanthropist.

    Concurrent to the 99th ISC, Genesis-XI, a one day symposium will also be organized. The theme will be “Role of Women in India’s March as an Emerging Economy – Science / Health / Education / Empowerment“. Genesis has emerged as an important forum where best of minds from Industry, Scientific Fraternity, Policy Makers and Academia come together on a common platform and delves on the issues related to science and technology of national importance.

    Another attraction of Science Congress will be Vigyan Jyot (Flame of Knowledge), which aims to spread the message of science and associated benefits to billions of people in India. This time Vigyan Jyot will travel from Delhi to Bhubaneswar and will remain lit at the venue throughout the event.

    source: http://www.indiaprwire.com/pressrelease/information-technology/2011082595868.htm / Aug 25th, 2011

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