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Friday, 21 August 2020

Refresher course concludes at KU

Kurukshetra: Haryana Higher Education Council Chairman Prof BK Kuthiala on Thursday attended the concluding function of a refresher course on 'New direction of media industry education and skills' organised under the joint aegis of the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Technology and the Human Resource Centre, Kurukshetra University. While speaking as the chief guest, he said amid the Covid crisis, one could easily connect with anyone across the globe. "Even in such circumstances, people across the world are communicating effectively with each other. Technology has given this strength to every person," he said. He said the media industry was going through a global crisis adding that the importance of print media, digital media, television and radio was increasing rapidly. He said the manner of distribution of media content too has changed. Movies are being released on over-the-top (OTT) platform. To be future-ready, there is a need for media and industry education teachers and trainers to make people capable to produce and manage the content themselves. He congratulated Kurukshetra University Vice-Chancellor Dr Nita Khanna for the successful organisation of online refresher course. In all 51 participants from around 16 states participated in the course. Director of Human Resource Centre, Prof Neera Verma said amid the pandemic, they had been successful in organising an international-level refresher course. In a first, renowned professors from across the nation as well as abroad were invited in the course.

Webinar series ends at GJUST

Hisar: Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Computer and Informatics Centre (PDUCIC), Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology (GJUST), here concluded a webinar series on 'Matlab Software'. Of the three webinars under the series, the theme of the last webinar was 'Machine Learning with Matlab'. Vice-Chancellor Prof Tankeshwar Kumar was the chief guest of the webinar. Akhilesh and MM Zafar from Design Tech Systems Private Limited were the speakers of the webinar. The VC in his address said training on modern tools such as Matlab would be very helpful for students in the field of research as well as in industry. More such training sessions should be conducted for the students. Zafar provided preliminary information about the software, while Akhilesh imparted training on its use in mathematical calculations and machine learning. He said the software was being used in various industries and institutions in the field of speech recognition, mechanical industry, stock market and object detection etc. Director Mukesh Arora said the theme of the first webinar was 'Matlab for new user'. The second webinar was organised on the theme 'Mathematical Modeling with Matlab'. Kuldeep Singh and Naveen Sangwan of the PDUCIC coordinated the webinar.

Date for admissions extended

Faridabad: The JC Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, here has given another chance to students aspiring to pursue master's degree in various disciplines by extending the last date for submission of online application form for admission to all post-graduate (PG) courses to September 15. The university has also issued detailed instructions and criteria for online counseling for admission to all under-graduate (UG) courses except BTech. The spokesperson said 10,000 students had already registered themselves on the admission portal, out of which 5,000 applied for various courses except BTech, the admission for which was done through centralised counselling conducted by the Haryana State Technical Education Society (HSTES). Admission Director Dr Maneesha Garg said the first merit list and cut-off to various UG courses except BTech would be released on August 21 and online counseling by the concerned departments for document verification would be conducted on August 24 to 27. However, the successful candidates in the merit list will have to upload the scanned copy of their original documents on the admission portal using their login ID, she added. Admission to BBA, BCA and BA (Journalism and Mass Communication) courses will be made on the basis of cumulative percentage of qualifying exam. For admission to BSc (Hons) in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics courses, the merit will be made on the basis of percentage of marks obtained in physics, chemistry, and mathematics or biology in the qualifying exam, she added. The university will conduct second and third counselling from September 1 to 3 and September 7 to 9, subsequently, the merit list for the same will be released on August 28 and September 4, respectively.

from The Tribune

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