International News:June 2011
June 2011

International News:June 2011

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VentureStudio to upgrade skills with Centre

VentureStudio , an Ahmedabad University initiative, has been launched for Innovative Business Design in the state in collaboration with Centre for Design Research (CDR) at Stanford University. VentureStudio will bring glocal resources to develop an ecosystem for innovative start-up ventures. The Centre will work with multidisciplinary teams to create products that meet community needs.

India, Afghanistan collaborate for education, HRD

Joint Declaration between India and Afghanistan on the Occasion of the visit of Prime Minister of India At the invitation of Mr. Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Manmohan Singh paid an official visit to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

During the visit, Dr. Manmohan Singh held detailed discussions with Mr Karzai on a wide range of bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest, including education. The two sides agreed to impart a long term commitment to their multifaceted bilateral relations and to actively develop them in the years ahead.

The two leaders shared their vision of Afghanistan as an independent, democratic, stable and prosperous country.

IGNOU inks pact with SACON bird conservatory

The Indira Gandhi National Open University's (IGNOU) Chair for Sustainable Development (CSD) has entered into a pact with the Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON) to offer programmes in the area of Environmental Impact Assessment and Ornithology.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed by the Registrar of the university U.S. Tolia and Dr. P.A. Azeez on behalf of SACON in the presence of Prof. Latha Pillai and Prof. P.R. Ramanujam, Pro VCs of IGNOU, offers a six month programme called PG Certificate in Environmental Management System and a year-long programme called PG Diploma in Environmental Impact Assessment and Management for students through online mode. The courses are expected to be launched in April 2012.

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