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Christ University, Bangalore, Karnataka
Christ University, Bangalore, Karnataka
Bangalore (District Bangalore)
Karnataka, IndiaPin Code : 560029
Christ University, Bangalore Karnataka is a University recognised by UGC. Christ University, Bangalore Karnataka is also known as formerly Christ College (Autonomous).
Christ University, Bangalore Karnataka is situated in Bangalore of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Bangalore comes under Bengaluru (Bangalore) Tehsil, Bangalore District.
Fax # of Christ University, Bangalore Karnataka is +91.80.40129000.
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Website of Christ University, Bangalore Karnataka is www.christuniversity.in/.
Additional Information about Christ University, Bangalore Karnataka is : Dr. Somu, Director, Dept. of Law Christ University, Bangaluru.
Contact Details of Christ University, Bangalore Karnataka are : Telephone: +91-80.4012.9100, Telephone: +91-.80.4012.9012 (IVRS)
The Chancellor His Excellency Dr. (Fr.) Augustine Thottakkara (CMI)
Sastri (Bombay), Vedantavidvan (Bangalore), Ph.D.(Vienna/Lancaster, UK)
Honourable Vice Chancellor Dr.( Fr.) Thomas C. Mathew (CMI)
M.Sc. Chemistry, M.S. Education (USA), Ph.D.(Bangalore)
Pro-Vice Chancellor Fr. Abraham V.M.(CMI)
M.Sc. Mathematics (Calicut), M.S. Computer Science (USA)
Registrar Prof. (CA). J. Subramanian
ACA, AICWA, ACS, DM(AIMA), LLB, CAIIB, AM.EX.A (London)
Chief Finance Officer Dr. (Fr.) Varghese K. J. (CMI)
M.A. Psychology(Mysore), Ph.D.(Mysore)
Controller of Examinations Prof. Baby Mathew, M.Sc.
Personnel Officer Prof. Chandrashekaran K. A., M.Sc., M.Phil.
Deans of Science Prof. Chandrashekaran K. A., M.Sc., M.Phil.
Dr. Nanjegowda N. A. M.Sc., Ph.D
Dean of Social Sciences and Languages Dr. Krishnaswami P. Dept. of Tamil, M.A., M.A. (Eng), B.Ed., Ph.D.
Dean of Commerce and Management, Law and Education
Prof. (CA). J. Subramanian
ACA, AICWA, ACS, DM(AIMA), LLB, CAIIB, AM.EX.A (London)
Social Sciences and Languages: John Joseph Kennedy, M.A., PGDES, M.Litt.
Commerce and Management: Thomas Joseph, M.Com., M.Phil.
CoursesDoctoral Programmes (Ph.D.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Commerce
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Computer Science
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Economics
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in English
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in History
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Management
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mathematics
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Media Studies
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Physics
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Social Work
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Sociology
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Tourism
M Phil Programmes
Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) in Commerce
Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) in Computer Science
Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) in Economics
Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) in Education
Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) in English Studies
Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) in History
Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) in Management
Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) in Mathematics
Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) in Media Studies
Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) in Philosophy
Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) in Physics
Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) in Psychology
Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) in Social Work
Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) in Sociology
Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) in Tourism
Post Graduate Programmes
M.S. in Computer Science
MA in English with Communication Studies
Master of Arts (MA) in Applied Economics
Master of Arts (MA) in Philosophy
Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)-Executive Programme
Master of Commerce (M.Com)
Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
Master of Financial Management (MFM)
Master of Science (MS) in Communications
Master of Science (MSc) in Psychology (Clinical)
Master of Science (MSc) in Chemistry
Master of Science (MSc) in Computer science
Master of Science (MSc) in Mathematics
Master of Science (MSc) in Physics
Master of Science (MSc) in Psychological Counselling
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Master of Tourism Administration (MTA)
MBA - International Business (Singapore)
PGDM (Christ University) and MBA (FHWS - Germany)
Under Graduate Programmes
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Comm & Media, English, Psycho
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics, Politics, Sociology
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History, Economics, Politics
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Journalism, Psychology, English
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology, Sociology, Economics
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology, Sociology, English
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Bachelor of Business Management (BBM)
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
Bachelor of Commerce (CA)
Bachelor of Commerce (Professional)
Bachelor of Commerce (Travel & Tourism Mgmt)
Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
Bachelor of Education (B. Ed.)
Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM)
Bachelor of Law (BA., LLB) (Honours)
Bachelor of Law (BBA., LLB) (Honours)
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biotechnology Chemistry Zoology
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biotechnology,Chemistry, Botany
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Chemistry, Botany, Zoology
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Sc, Maths, Electronics
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Sc, Maths, Statistics
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physics, Chemistry, Maths
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physics, Electronics, Maths
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Computer Sc & Engg
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Electrical & Electronics
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Electronics & Comm Engg
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Information Technology
International Twinning Programmes
BA - Business Studies, Liverpool Hope University, UK
BA - English Language Studies, Swansea Uni, UK
BA - Media Studies, Swansea University, UK
BA in Business Management, Swansea University, UK
Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA, WMU, USA)
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA, IESEG, France)
Bachelor of Business, Griffith Univ, Australia
Bachelor of Commerce, Griffith Univ, Australia
Bachelor of International Business, Griffith Univ, Australia
BBA in Tourism Management (NH TV BU, Netherlands)
BSc (Hons) Int. Hospitality Business Management (SHU, UK)
BSc (Hons) Tourism and Hosp Business Mgmt (SHU, UK)
BSc in Business Management, Swansea University, UK
MA - Media & Communication or English, Swansea Univ, UK
Masters in Engineering (Computing), Swansea Univ, UK
MSc Food Manufacturing Mgmt, Lille Catholic Univ, France
MSc International Tourism Management (SHU, UK)
MSc Management, Swansea Univ, UK
Certificate Courses in Odd Semester
Advanced C Programming
Alternative Dispute Resolution and Conflict Mediation
Basic French Level I
Basic Japanese Level I
Basic Korean Level I
Computer Hardware: Assembly and Maintenance
Corporate International Hospitality
Cosmetic Chemistry and Household Chemicals
Cultural Analysis (With CSCS)
Educational Guidance and Counselling
Experimental High Temperature Superconductivity
Finance for Non-Finance Students
Foundations of Mathematics
German Level I
Hospitality Travel and Tourism
International Trade and Globalization
Introduction to Accounting and Investment
Legal Literacy (with NLSIU)
Life Skills Education
Mathematical Modelling & Mathematica
Pollution Abatement Technology
Principles of Management
Sanskrit Level I
Software Testing Methodologies
Spanish Level I
Team Development and Leadership
Theory and Practice of Human Rights
Travel and Tourism Management
Understanding Visual Culture
Web Designing, Multi Media and 3D Animation
Certificate Courses in Even Semester
Accounting and Finance for Beginners
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Bakery and Confectionery
Basics of Business Management
Human Resource Management
Introduction to Philosophy
Mathematical Modelling & Mathematica
Psychology and Health
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
Quantitative Techniques for Managers
Visual C++ Programming
What Makes Us Think? Conversations on Consciousness
International Certifications: ETS TOEFL iBT test, IATA / UFTAA
Programmes for International Students: India Gateway Programme (IGP)
Diploma Programmes: Diploma in Wine Studies
Deanery of Humanities
Deanery of Social Sciences
* Political Science
* Social Work (MSW)
* Media Studies
Deanery of Sciences
* Computer Science (UG)
* Mathematics (UG)
* Physics (UG)
* Computer Applications (UG)
* Computer Science (PG)
* Computer Applications (PG)
* Physics (PG)
* Mathematics (PG)
Deanery of Commerce/Management
* Business Administration (MBA/PGDM)
* Tourism Studies
* Management Studies
* Commerce 1
* Commerce 2
* Hotel Management
* Professional Studies
* Physical Education
School of Law
School of Education
College of Engineering
* Computer Science Engineering
* Electrical and Electronics
* Information Technology
* Electronics and Communication
* Mechanical Engineering
* Civil Engineering
Christ University is a multi-campus University that lets the students choose from a wide array of courses offered under the Universities educational banner. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate, M Phil and Doctoral programs along with certificate courses. The University is particularly known for its School of Law. Christ University has been approved by the Bar Council of India to conduct the B.A. LL.B. course.
In addition to the regular courses it conducts two international certificate courses namely ETS TOEFL iBT test and IATA / UFTAA. A unique feature of this University are the International Twinning Programmes conducted in the field of BA, Business Studies (Liverpool Hope University, UK), BA, English Language Studies (Swansea Uni, UK), BA - Media Studies (Swansea University, UK), BA in Business Management (Swansea University, UK), BBA (WMU, USA and IESEG, France), BBA in Tourism Management (NH TV BU, Netherlands), MBA (Ohio Univ. USA), Masters in Engineering (Swansea Uni, UK), MSc - Management (swansea Uni, UK) and MSc International Tourism Management (SHU, UK). Besides all these courses, it offers an India Gateway Program specially formulated for International Students.
Profile of Christ UniversityProfile of Christ University
Christ University was born out of the educational vision of Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara, the founder of CMI congregation. Blessed Chavara was a great educationalist and a social reformer of the 19th century. He could foresee the changes in the environment and make strategic moves to build a better society based on fatherhood of God and brotherhood of humanity.
Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), the first indigenous religious congregation of India with a membership of around 3000, renders its service to humanity in educational, social, health care and other activities aiming at the integral development of the society. In the city of Bangalore, this congregation has various institutions, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram-an ecclesiastical university that confers degrees in Philosophy,Theology, Canon Law and Counselling, Christa Vidyalaya - a Kannada Medium High School, Christ School-English Medium School (ICSE & State), Christ College (PU), Christ College (PU -Evening), Christ P.U. College (Residential) and Christ University. More than 12,000 students are trained in the campus.
Christ University is a minority Christian institution. The primary focus of this institution is the minority Christian students who lag behind in educational opportunities. Though it is a minority institution, Christ University is very secular in outlook. Students of all castes, religions, creeds and languages are encouraged to be part of this temple of learning.
Christ University was formerly Christ College (Autonomous) affiliated to Bangalore University. Established in July 1969, Christ College became the most preferred educational institution in the city of Bangalore within the first three decades. From 1990 onwards it scaled from heights to heights. By the introduction of innovative and modern curriculum, insistence on acedmic discipline, imparting of Holistic Education and with the help of the creative and dedicated staff, Christ College has been continually rated among the top 10 educational institutions of the country. It has the rare distinction to be the first institution in Karnataka to be accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) UGC for quality education. On 7 October 2004, UGC has conferred Autonomy to Christ College (No. F.13-1/2004).
On May 20, 2005, it became the first College in South India to be reaccredited with A+ by NAAC. UGC has identified it as an Institution with Potential for Excellence in June 2006.
July 22, 2008 is the most glorious day in the history of the institution. Under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, Ministry of Human Resources Development of the Union Government of India, vide Notification No. F. 9-34/2007-U.3(A), has declared it a Deemed to be University, in the name and style of Christ University.
Profile of University
Christ University, located in Bangalore, is a Deemed University. The prime objective of Christ Universiis to educate the minority Christian students who lag behind in educational opportunities. It was set up by Kuriakose Elias Chavara, the founder of CMI congregation, who was a great educationalist and a social reformer of the 19th century. It is also the first organization in Karnataka to be accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) UGC for quality education.
Christ College was established in 1969, to promote quality education and research.Under UGC Act, Ministry of Human Resources Development of the Union Government of India, declared christ University as a Deemed University in 2008. More than 12,000 students are trained in the campus.
COMPUTER LAB:All administrative works of the University are computerized. The four computer labs are equipped with the latest Intel microprocessor based computers. The lab has 130 Pentium IV based nodes each with 512 MB RAM, 40 GB local hard disk, SVGA colour monitors connected to three Windows 2000 Servers (Pentium-IV, 512 MB RAM, 40GB HDD) and two LINUX Server. Laser Printers, Inkjet Printers, Digitizer, LP 735 Data Projector, Scanner, Dot Matrix Printers and other peripherals connected to the network.
INTERNET LAB:To integrate Information System Technology into the present curriculum, the University provides internet connectivity through 1024 KBS Primus and Cisco Router with 1MBPS Internet leased line connecting its students to the world and beyond.All the departments are connected through the internet making way for easier access to information.
LIBRARY:Christ University library has well trained staff and an automated library system to enrich the user community with a wide range of academic resources such as books, periodicals, online periodicals, databases, back volumes, CDs/DVDs, project reports, audio / video cassettes, and question bank.
INTERNET LIBRARY:There is a separate Internet library with 60 terminals for exclusive use of students and staff for surfing the Internet.Students are hereby advised to use the Internet library for learning purpose rather than for sending mails etc., Chatting [both oral and mail] is strictly prohibited.
The university was selected for the Best Campus Award by the Bangalore Urban Art Commission for four consecutive years, 1996 through 2000. Well-maintained gardens and buildings, air-conditioned Seminar Halls, Panel Room, Conference Hall, Assembly Hall, Auditorium, Health Club, Kiosk, Hostel Facility for girl students and all the requirements of an institute of higher learning are the unique features of our university.
Our university has the rare distinction of being the first institute (while it was a college)in Karnataka to be accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an independent Council under UGC. In 2005, its reaccredited with A+. In 2007, Christ University is declared an Institute with Potential for Excellence.
The solid granite buildings of the university are sheltered under a canopy of trees. The Main Block houses the Offices of Vice Chancellor & Chief Finance Officer and administrative offices for the Degree and PG courses. Various halls, class rooms, labs, girls hostel and other facilities are spread over four main buildings on the campus.
Vission And Mission
"EXCELLENCE AND SERVICE"
* Christ University, a premier educational institution, is an academic fraternity of individuals dedicated to the motto of excellence and service. We strive to reach out to the star of perfection through an earnest academic pursuit for excellence and our efforts blossom into 'service' through our creative and empathetic involvement in the society to transform it.
* Education prepares one to face the challenges of life by bringing out the best in him/her. If this is well accepted, education should be relevant to the needs of the time and address the problems of the day. Being inspired by Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara, the founder of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate and the pioneer in innovative education, Christ University was proactive to define and redefine its mission and strategies reading the signs of the time.
"Christ University is a nurturing ground for an individuals holistic development to make effective contribution to the society in a dynamic environment."
All administrative works of the University are computerised. The four computer labs are equipped with the latest Intel microprocessor based computers. The lab has 130 Pentium IV based nodes each with 512 MB RAM, 40 GB local hard disk, SVGA colour monitors connected to three Windows 2000 Servers (Pentium-IV, 512 MB RAM, 40GB HDD) and two LINUX Server. Laser Printers, Inkjet Printers, Digitizer, LP 735 Data Projector, Scanner, Dot Matrix Printers and other peripherals connected to the network.
Among other firsts, Christ University has this facility where students with Laptop computers can plug in and use the internet. This lab has a seating capacity of 60 students
In our ardent desire towards holistic development of individuals, the university provides a serene and calm atmosphere to those who wish to spend some time in silence, reflection and prayer. The prayer hall, which is in the second floor, new block, is elegantly designed and wears a heavenly look to raise the mind and heart of a person.
To integrate Information System Technology into the present curriculum, the University is one of the first educational institutions to boast its internet connectivity through 1024 KBS Primus and Cisco Router with 1MBPS Internet leased line connecting its students to the world and beyond. The faculty and the students are encouraged and allowed to surf the net free of cost. Now, the University has a bandwidh of 6mbps. The Internet Lab is remodelled with 40 thin clients.
All the departments are connected through the internet making way for easier access to information.
SPORTS AND GAMES
The sports and games facilities at the campus make the students attain physical growth and sportsman spirit. The University has separate courts for major games like basketball, football, volley ball and hockey. Intra-college and inter-college matches and sports day give the students ample opportunity to develop their talents and skills.
CANTEEN AND KIOSK
The University provides a healthy environment in the cafeteria and makes sure that quality food is served at reasonable price. The kiosk helps the students refresh themselves with snacks in order to keep them always alive and active.
Christ University recently opened a Multi Gym and Fitness Centre for both students and faculty. A well stocked gym consists of the following equipments
* Multi Gym
* Manual Walker
The gym also has an instructor who is an aerobic and martial art expert.
Proof of the fact that the University really cares for its students is the presence of a much visited Counselling Centre. Highly qualified and caring counsellors speak to and advise students regularly on issues ranging from those concerned with education to those relating to the heart.
CHRIST UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
Library is the soul of any institution. It is a center of acquiring, processing, preserving and disseminating information to the user community with the motto of empowering knowledge,. Christ University library has well trained staff and an automated library system to enrich the user community with a wide range of academic resources such as books, periodicals, online periodicals, databases, back volumes, CDs/DVDs, project reports, audio / video cassettes, and question bank.
Our library has institutional memberships with the following libraries
* Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
* British Council Library, Bangalore
* Bangalore University, Bangalore
* DELNET, New Delhi
* Identity Card is a must for library transaction
* UG Students can borrow two books, PG Students can borrow four books, Research Scholars can
borrow six books, & faculty members can borrow twenty books
* Renewals are allowed only once on the exact due date and when there are no claim by others.
* Borrowed books should be returned on the exact due date failing by which a fine of Rs.1/per day would be charged for first 10 days, Rs.2/per day will be charged between 11-20 days & for above 20 days, a fine of Rs.5/per day will be charged
* Reference Books, periodicals & project reports will not be lent out
* Books should be handled with great care, and mutilation of books in any manner will be heavily fined
A borrowed book, if recalled by the librarian has to be returned immediately.
Materials available in the Library (Excluding Project Reports) can be photocopied by paying nominal charges
* There is a separate Internet library with 60 terminals for exclusive use of students and staff for surfing the Internet in Block II.
* Students are hereby advised to use the Internet library for learning purpose rather than for sending mails etc., Chatting [both oral and mail] is strictly prohibited.
EXPECTATION FROM USERS:
* SILENCE should be maintained in the library.
* Leave your bags, handbags and personal belongings at the property counters.
* Avoid using mobile phones inside the library.
* Maintain discipline in the library.
* Maintain a queue at circulation counter.
* Carry ID Cards at all times & produce them on demand.
* Look frequently at the Library Notice Board.
* Keep the library clean. Use dustbins provided in the library.
INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP FOR PUBLIC
DIRECTOR - LIBRARY: Rev. Dr. Varghese Kelamparampil
LIBRARIAN: Mr. T. Senthil Kumar B.Sc., M.L.I.Sc., M.Phil, NET.
Ph: 4012 9114, 9115
Mr. Shaiju, Mr. Perappa, Mr. Mathew, Mr. Balraj, Mr. Arun Joseph,
Mrs. Saleth Cecilia, Mrs. Susheelamma
Infrastructure facilities like air-conditioned seminar halls, panel room, conference hall, assembly hall, auditorium, health club, kiosk, hostel for girl students are provided by the University. The University library houses a wide range of academic resources such as books, periodicals, online periodicals, databases, back volumes, CDs/DVDs, project reports, audio / video cassettes, and question bank. There are four computer labs equipped with the latest Intel microprocessor based computers. There is a laptop laboratory where students with laptop can plug in and use the internet. Besides these facilities it promotes sports and games activities at the campus for the students to help them attain physical growth and sportsman spirit. It has arrangements for games like basketball, football, volley ball and hockey. Intra-college and inter-college matches are regularly held.
Christ Group of Institutions was declared as Christ University under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 by the Ministry of Human Resources Development of the Union Government of India. It was originally known as Christ College (Autonomous) affiliated to Bangalore University, established in July 1969. It has also been conferred autonomy by UGC on 7th October 2004. Further it was identified it as an Institution with Potential for Excellence by UGC in June 2006.
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Fete it out on a voyageIt is destination fests now! Colleges in the city are either changing the locations of their annual fests or are calling in artists and participants from abroad. Centre for Management Studies, more popularly known as CMS is the first to take its annual fest Precipice 2011 international for a second year in a row! This year the final year management students are heading to Hong Kong and Macau.
CMS lecturer Anila Bajpai says that the decision to take these fests to international shores is a good one! Previously weve gone to Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Singapore and this year were going to Macau. The idea is to make students manage the entire planning and execution on their own. These are management students and it is a management fest. Its a very good opportunity for students.
But how viable and feasible is it to have a complete change of location? Akhil Gupta, cultural secretary, IIMB says that as exciting as it may be, they would rather have participants and artistes join them in Bengaluru. Our major audience is in the city. Our performances are open to the public. So therefore to even take the final rounds abroad does not seem very appealing to us.
Different colleges have different agendas. Whereas, for a college like CMS, Hong Kong, Macau and Malaysia is where the fun is, Christ University students think that it should be destination Benguluru all the way!
We would rather get down artistes and performers to our campus rather than going abroad. I wouldnt really want InBloom to go international in that sense. We have one of the best campuses and infrastructure in the city. Wed rather better the quality here and be one of the best rather than go abroad because it is an exotic location, insists Vineet Vincent, student co-ordinator, Christ University.
However, Prerna S, student of MCC is all for having a fest in another country. I think Mount Carmel has a lot of scope to take the finals of Cul-ah abroad. The talent increases and the college gets more credibility. It will be an amazing opportunity for students.
The Article was added to your favorites.Do you go Aww! every time you look at the madly in love and happily-married Marshall and Lily in How I Met Your Mother?
Author David Brooks in his book, The Social Animal: A Story of How Success Happens, emphasises how our personal relationships affect our happiness more than our work, salary or property.
Brooks says that the person that we choose to spend our life with is one of the most important decisions we will ever take. He implies that universities should also offer courses in marriage, instead of focusing only on professional skills. Youngsters couldnt agree more.
Says dancer Sowmya Jaganmurthy, I have seen married couples split for reasons as trivial as leaving a wet towel on the carpet. The trend lately is to run at the first sign of trouble. Youngsters should be taught to make an effort to solve their marital problems, instead of calling it quits.
The ways to incorporate this topic into an academic course are many — structured group discussions, validation courses and informal chat sessions.
But which qualifies as the ideal method?
Anil Pinto, associate professor, department of English and media studies, Christ University, says, A validation course amounts to doing things at a cosmetic level. Various disciplines including it as part of their syllabi will make a real difference. For example, an economics course should address the financial aspects in a marriage, apart from the national level. And a psychology course should have a chapter on conflicting situations that can possibly come up in a marriage.
Dr Jyothi Venkatesh, language co-ordinator, Bangalore University, feels that a compulsory course on marriage will do more damage than good. Forcing students to enrol in such courses is putting off for them. Having counselling sessions for individuals with insecurities related to marriage is more appropriate.
Experts endorse Brooks view, especially since divorce among youth is becoming common.
Divorce is growing at an alarming rate. The main reason is unrealistic expectations from each other and different priorities in life, which the couple doesnt discuss before marriage. Courses in college need to educate the youth about the importance of seeing if two peoples personalities match, before they enter the bond of marriage. Also divorce should always be the last resort, if all else fails, says Dr PS Murthy, consultant psychiatrist, Manipal Hospital.
OMG! It cant beThe Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is in the news owing to the new additions it has made this year. Believe it or not, Web and SMS acronyms such as LOL, OMG, FYI and the heart graphic (to heart), among others, have been included.
This has drawn mixed reactions from youngsters and academicians alike, but has led to an interesting debate at the same time.Hardcore grammar freaks cant seem to digest these new entrants in the dictionary, since it goes against the norms of proper English.
Says student Tejaswi Erappa, I am sure that Shakespeare must be turning in his grave. It is disappointing that a credible source such as the OED has made these inclusions — slang acronyms created by probably a bunch of teenagers. Will they be adding STFU next? She adds, OED is setting a wrong example for impressionable school students, by making it seem like Web parlance is the way to go. This will ruin the English language.
Intellectuals are stressing on the larger picture, that cannot be ignored. They present a view that might make traditionalists see things in a new light. Says Anil Pinto, associate professor, Department of English and Media Studies, Christ University: The OEDs action is very much in tune with the language of today.
The role of a dictionary is to describe language, not prescribe it. When used language includes emoticons and acronyms, the dictionary should involve these elements too. We are moving from the print medium to the digital medium. And this move is reflective of that change.
Language is all about evolution — an important factor for human beings. New terminology trickles into our language every now and then, and it is just a question of adapting to the change around us.
Theatre person Ranji David feels that it is up to us to take the best of the traditional and modern usage, and strike a balance. He says, A dictionary is incorporating new aspects of the world, which is a good sign. We have invented Web acronyms and emoticons to make life more convenient for us while chatting online or sending an SMS, which is fine. We just need to ensure that it doesnt percolate into our face-to-face communication and hinder it, by replacing the basic fundamentals of our vocabulary.
UP-ing his ante!What started as a way to make pocket money in college for Vivek George has now bloomed into a full-fledged business. The imprint of this Bengalureans design can be seen on Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawatis election campaign T-shirts, the Tanzanian presidential campaign and merchandise for German car giant Mercedes Benz. Meet this 24-year-old who claims his business venture Your Design was actually a mistake!
Being a college student, I wanted to find a way to get some pocket money. I started out designing T-shirts for my class and they became quite popular. Thats when I thought I must convert this into a business. Having done several part-time jobs in college, Vivek quickly learnt the knack of running a business and there was no looking back. Right from corporate merchandise to college T-shirts, the orders have just been coming in. Speaking about the Mayawati election T-shirts, Vivek reveals, I got a call from a person who is closely associated with her election campaign. They didnt reveal much, but wanted me to make 1,000 T-shirts in two days. The design was fairly simple, it had the party logo and her photograph.
And it doesnt end there. Doing the T-shirts for a presidential candidate in Tanzania was a boost to his company. We made around 2,800 pieces and it was a really big order for us. And the latest feather in his cap is designing merchandise for manufacturing company Mercedes Benz. The design has been approved and Im just waiting for some formal procedures to come through. They liked my work, beams Vivek.
Setting up his company took up most of his time in college (during PUC) so Vivek is now pursuing an MBA in Christ University. To balance work and studies is certainly challenging. I have assignments to do every day! With 13 people working for him, including designers, printers and tailors, Vivek handles the managerial aspects now. I did not realise how powerful social media marketing can be, and now I want to focus on taking my company to new heights.
A crazy chemistryA 21-year-old Bengaluru hudugi meets a 21-year-old Bengaluru magga from the same college but never knew of each other. They both studied at Christ University. This is the story of actress Harshika Poonacha and actor Suriya. The two will be seen in Kavitha Lankeshs upcoming release Crazy Loka. In a tete-a-tete, the duo that shares a friendly bond made a point about how more often than not they are colour coordinated coincidentally. Today as well, hes sporting a tie and I have a bow around my neck, jokes Harshika.
While Harshika was searching for words to describe this newbie on the block, Suriya promptly calls her a firecracker. A laugh riot together, the two teased each other through the interview. Kavitha Maam showed me his picture and I instantly said he was cute, says Harshika, who was raving about this new dancer on the block.
The first time we met was at a pooja. I thought he was from the North. He spoke to me in Kannada and we just clicked. He was not at all like a newbie on sets. He was very professional, says Harshika. She has been stereotyped as a bubbly girl by most filmmakers, and absolutely loves it because this is the age I can pull off such roles.
For Suriya, since he is starting out, this is a challenge. He wants to move away from this and prove a point. He says, I am in search for good scripts and characters. I dont want to be a hero; I want to be an actor. About their much talked about on-screen chemistry that is doing the rounds, Suriya with a stern look says, It is best to ignore these rumours. Both our parents know the truth that there is nothing between the two of us and that is what matters most.
In the film, the pair share a romantic bond and they fight all the time. Suriya says, Fighting is the first sign of love between two people. The feeling of hate is much stronger than love. This bond reflects offscreen to an onlooker but they disagree. Harshika adds, Offscreen we were fighting more. I love his mom more than him. My mom looked after him on sets and his mom looked after me.
Harshika says, One time, before shooting for a song, he was talking a lot to the other girls to see how I would feel. I thought it was very unfair because we werent doing the shot. This he was doing just before his shot. Before I did the shot, I was rehearsing for what I was required to do with her, he adds. Another incident that Suriya was reminded of was the slap that he had to give her for a scene. I enjoyed doing many takes of that, he jokes.
Harshika feels that till date, her best co-star has been Prajwal Devaraj. After Prajwal, it has to be Suriya, she says. While Harshika has many projects on her platter, Suriya is waiting for the film to release for directors to identify his talent.
Late results may prove to be stumbling blockThis year, the State board class XII results are scheduled to release on May 22, nearly two weeks later than last year. CBSE results are likely to be declared in the fourth week of May.
While the late results should ideally give students more time to decide on a career of their choice, it is testing times for those seeking admission to universities abroad or those outside the State. Last year, the State board results were declared on May 9. The absence of uniformity when it comes to admission dates and beginning of academic year across universities means that some students may miss out on the institution of their choice.
I hope the CBSE results will not get delayed. Singapore is my first option for a humanities programme. I can send in my CV and recommendations, but admission depends on my class XII marks, says Shreya Murali. Her friends abroad have already received their call letters from universities in Singapore, she says. The application submission process for a majority of humanities and science programmes in Singapore end by April.
Since both CBSE and State board examinations ended in March, students and parents hope results are declared without much delay so as to give them adequate time to apply to different colleges.
The intermediate second year results in Andhra Pradesh were declared on April 24, while in Kerala it will be announced on May 16. For students planning to join engineering colleges in these two states, there is hope as entrance examination results will be declared much later. But the real worry is for those seeking admission to arts and science colleges outside Tamil Nadu.
Christ University, Bangalore, began selling application forms for UG programmes for 2012-13 in December itself, and some students have already got call letters from the institute. St. Xavier s College in Mumbai has announced on its official website that admissions will begin once Maharashtra State board higher secondary results, expected by end of May or early June, are declared.
Students seeking admission to arts and science colleges in the State can relax for the time being as the Directorate of Collegiate Education has instructed that colleges reopen only by June 18.
Arts and science colleges in the city have begun sale of application forms though. Stella Maris College and Ethiraj College for Women announced on their websites that sale of application forms would began on May 2. Some other colleges will begin the process this week.
The idea behind early sale of applications is to avoid rush before the admission process formally begins. Also, students have to be given 10 working days to finish the application procedure after the declaration of results, says S. Narasimhan, principal, D.G. Vaishnav College.
Dressed to impress?College days, also known as the happiest days of ones life, allow one to live his or her life to the fullest. Students like to be stylish and strike new looks during this period of their lives. Dress codes in college have been talked about and installed year after year. Sure, they implement equality and unity among all students and also ensure everyone is dressed decently. But what do students feel about this rule? Do they look forward to waking up every morning and making sure they are dressed formally when they could wear clothes that suit their personality? Metrolife finds out.
Kushal Menghrajani, a student of Christ University, says, I dont see any need of a dress code. As long as one knows to dress appropriately and stay within limits, it should be fine. He feels that college, being a students second home, should allow students to wear what they are most comfortable in and restrictions should not be put on the way they carry themselves. When we can enjoy the Right to Vote, have a drivers licence and even get married, why should we be stopped from dressing the way we like?, he questions.
Many students share such a feeling. Students hate being told what to do and what not to do. In spite of the numerous other rules that exist, having a rule on dressing as well can turn out to be a burden to many. Stepping out of wearing uniforms in school to a world of college and being able to dress different everyday, can be a fascinating idea for many. I am looking forward to joining college because its going to be a whole new experience for me, says Ryan Mathew, an ex-student of Bishop Cotton Boys School. Ryan is happy with the dress code implemented by colleges. I like the idea of wearing formals because they will portray a new avatar of me. Besides, I can always wear baggy pants and my favourite casuals outside college, he adds.
Many students have different opinions about the rule. Few detest it while the rest appreciate it. Ann George, a student of Jyoti Nivas College, says, I am fine with wearing only kurtas and salwar kameez to college. She feels it is important for one to respect the rules and regulations set by an institute because they end up benefitting us later. Yes, dress codes can be extremely restricting for the youth but at the same time, they show a sense of discipline, neatness and maintain human values. Having to wear only formals in college will prepare me for work culture in future, says Karan Machado, a student of Christ University.
In conclusion, students should have their freedom to wear what they want and live their youth. With enough common sense to dress according to the situation, students can wear what they please, making sure they look decent and modest. As long as one can draw a clear line between party wear and daily college wear, such codes can be easily adhered to. So make sure you dress for the occasion and you are sure to end up enjoying every bit of college life!
An eclectic mix of coursesLocated in the heart of Bangalore city, Christ University offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma and certificate programmes in engineering, law, management, biotechnology, media studies and even languages such as Urdu, Kannada, French, Tamil and Sanskrit.
The university also ha
s several international collaborations with American and European universities for mutual transfer of credits, twinning partnerships and student exchange programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Christ University is committed to its vision of excellence and service to deliver its best for the holistic development of its students. The infrastructure you will enjoy in this institution is second to none. The academic excellence imparted through the dedicated faculty in an environment of self-study and research will be a sure advantage to those willing to put in extra efforts, says (Fr) Thomas C Mathew, vice chancellor of the university.
USP: The university admits 3,000 students every year and provides 96 full-time courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Around 10% are NRI and international students.
Programmes: It offers undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma and certificate programmes in various academic disciplines. Streams under the faculty of engineering include computer science engineering, electrical and electronics engineering, information technology, communication engineering, mechanical engineering and civil engineering.
The School of Law offers bachelors, masters, MPhil and PhD programmes. The commerce and management faculties offer courses in economics, tourism, and hotel management. Basic science courses include zoology, botany, statistics, mathematics, chemistry, physics and biotechnology. Humanities and social science departments offer courses in political science, history, social work, psychology, journalism, media studies, philosophy and sociology. The department of languages offers courses in Urdu, Kannada, French, Tamil and Sanskrit.
IT quotient: The campus is Wi-Fi-enabled. Every student is given a username and password to streamline internet usage through the six mbps leased-line connection in the campus.
Infrastructure: The university has a fully-equipped auditorium with a capacity of 2000 seats. It has two large cafeterias and a womens hostel inside the campus.
Clubs and societies: Students can become members of various clubs and societies. The university has also taken upon itself the responsibility of looking after the educational needs of children of Rajendranagar slum in the city. There is an annual college cultural festival called In Bloom and a talent hunt competition Darpan. The winner gets to join the cultural team of the institute that represents the university at outstation festivals and events organised by other colleges. The college also holds an intra-department festival called Blossoms. The Department of Languages organises an annual festival called Bhasha Utsav, where the Christies get a chance to dress in ethnic attire. For sports lovers, the college holds an inter-college event called Chrispo in which students compete in games such as football, volleyball, hockey, throwball and handball.
Placements: Campus recruitments are organised every year. The selection process usually starts with a pre-placement talk followed by the actual selection process of written test-group discussion-interview etc.
Spread over 25 acres, Christ College was founded in 1969 and is managed by the priests of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), the first indigenous Syrian Catholic religious congregation in India. It received the deemed university status in 2008. A year later, Christ University opened another campus
I wish the college had more space for cricket practice and encouraged street dancing, says a BA student
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