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May 2010
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CAMPUS ROUND UP

KNS to start BE civil, Mech. and MCA
By A Staff Writer
Bangalore:
The Khader Nawaz Shariff Institute of Technology will start BE Civil and Mechanical branches this year. It has also received clearance for the Master of computer application (MCA) with intake of 60 students. The College owned by former MP C. K. Jaffer Sharief is also likely to commission its ladies hostel with capacity to take 200 inmates. It already has a boys hostel. Principal Mr. S. M. Prakash told Islamic Voice that the college currently runs BE programmes in Computer Science, Information Science, Instrumentation Technology, and Electronics and communication. Address: KNSIT, Hegde Nagar-Kogilu Road, Tirumenahalli, Bangalore- 560064, Phone: 080- 28567494, 28567955, email: info@knsit.com, website: www.knsit.com


Farooqia to start MDS
By A Staff Writer
Mysore:
Farooqia Dental College run by the Rifahul Muslimeen Educational Trust is all likely to start MDS course this year. Secretary Taj Mohammad Khan said the regulating RGUHS has already granted affiliation for the MDS course and the Government of Karnataka has granted the essentiality certificate. Clearance from the Dental Council of India was awaited. The Trust runs Farooqia Dental college, Pharmacy College, Teachers Training College, three high schools and half a dozen primary and nursery schools. Ph: 0821-2491454, 2490555, Cell: 94480-49662, email: farooqiadentalcollege@yahoo.com
Faculty at Measi Academy gets a boost
By A Staff Writer
Chennai:
Measi Academy of Architecture secured the maximum percentage of passes among the affiliated colleges of Madras University this year. Ayesha Khanum from the colleges stood first among the B.Arch candidates of the University. Director Altaf Ahmed while talking to Islamic Voice said two eminent architects namely J. Subramaniam, formerly with Stup consultants and Anwar Sharief who worked with a Doha firm earlier have joined the college's faculty. The Academy offers B.Arch, M. Arch in in Real Estate Development and degree in Interior Designing. Measi Academy of Architecture, Peters Road, Chennai-400014, Phone: 044-28350445, 28351126, Director, Altaf Ahmed 098410-41351. www.measiarch.org
Jamal Mohamed College, Trichy - PG Diploma in Islamic Banking on the anvil
By A Staff Writer
Trichy:
The Jamal Mohamad College here will start one year PG Diploma in Islamic Bangaking and Finance Management from the new academic session. It will have an intake of 45 and will be under self financing schemes. Islamic finance will also be an optional subject in the MBA in the college. This course was to be started during the last academic session but could not be started to procedural hurdles. The College will also start a 4-year BS course in Biotech for Women from the new year. It will be equivalent to BE or B. Tech degree. Principal Dr. M. Sheikh Mohammad told Islamic Voice that the college would commission a 300-intake capacity girls' hostel by June this year. Contact: The Principal, Jamal Mohamed College, 7-Racecourse road, Tiruchirappalli-620020, ph: 0431-2331135, website: www.jmc.edu


Yenepoya University undertakes 5 research projects
By A Staff Writer
Mangalore:
The Yenepoya University here has undertaken five major research projects at the newly established Yenepoya Research Centre. First among these aims at developing clean technology for waste minimization from nutraceutical industry at a cost of Rs. 46 lakh. It is funded by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests. Vice chancellor Prof. Akheel Ahmed is himself heading the project.

Prof. Ahmed informed Islamic Voice that under the second project headed by Dr. Rekha, pretreatment of celullosic biomass is being attempted by using electron beam irradiation for the enhanced ethanol fermentation by microbial enzymes. It is being funded by the Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences to the tune of Rs. 20 lakh. Another project funded by the Board pertains to Marine bacteria for industrial application. It will nearly cost Rs. 17 lakh.

Another interesting research project seeks to develop clean technology for recovering gold, silver and allied material from the electronic waste items like chips, sim cards and computers. It is being funded by the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Prof. Akheel Ahmed is principal investigator. The Ministry is also funding another project on natural quorum quenching molecules at a cost of Rs.18 lakh.

The University was set up by industrialist Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi in February 2008. He is son of entrepreneur Yenepoya Moideen Kunhi who was a leading businessman in timber since 1940. The family began to establish educational institutions since 1980s with a medical college and dental and went on to open nursing and physiotherapy colleges.

The Yenepoya Research Centre was set up in 2008 to direct research on issues of societal needs. The thrust areas are traditional medicines, Ethenopharmacology, Nutraceuticals.

Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering, Quorum sensing.

Bio-exploration, Bio-prospecting and Green Composites and Green Chemistry. According to Mr. Ahmed the Ph.D. programme was started in the University in March 2009 and 80 students have registered in various disciplines of healthcare sciences of medical, dental, nursing and physiotherapy.

The University is constructing an indoor stadium inside the campus on an area of about 30,000 sq. feet at an estimated cost of Rs. 60 million. It will have basket ball court, three badminton court, two gymnasiums, two mini theatres, multi-purpose hall which can be converted into an auditorium of 1,500 capacity with galleries. The University is also building a 112-room hostel for 224 inmates.
The Yenepoya Dental College has also started short-term programmes in minor oral surgery, basic metal ceramic techniques, pediatric endodontics, management of special and uncooperative children under G/A and sedation, clinical periodontics, aesthetic dentistry, and fellowship in Implantology.

The Yenepoya Medical Dental Colleges proposes to start shortly Master in Hospital Administration, diploma in clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance, Diploma in Bioethics and Medical ethics, M .Sc in Medical Anatomy, M.Sc in Medical Physiology, M.Sc in Medical Biochemistry, M.Sc in Medical Pharmacology B.Sc MLT (Pathology), B.Sc Image Technology (Radiodiagnosis), B.Sc in Medical Technology, Diploma in Hospital Waste Management. The Yenepoya Nursing College will start post basic B.Sc Nursing Course (PC B.Sc)

The University Industrial Interaction Centre started in April last year has so far attracted five major companies to start their clinical trials. The University is currently negotiating joint research, publication and faculty exchange with three foreign universities. The University has also raised a medicinal herb farm on 40 cents of land with 50 varieties of herbs. Those desirous of information / admission can contact: The Registrar Yenepoya University, University Road, Deralakatte, Mangalore 575018. Phone: +91 824 2204668/69/70. Fax: +91 824 2204667; email: reachus@yenepoya.org; or browse website: www.yenepoya.edu.in




Residential Coaching Academy set up at AMU
Aligarh:
Prof Ziauddin Khairoowala has been appointed the Director of the Residential Coaching Academy set up recently here by vice chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University Prof. Dr. P. K. Abdul Azis. Earlier a Coaching and Guidance Centre functioned here. Prof. Naima Khatoon has taken over charge of Deputy Director of the Academy. The Academy will coach students for civil services examinations, provincial services examination, judicial services, public sector banks and Insurance and Indian Railway services examinations. Prof. Khairoowala told Islamic Voice over phone that initially the Academy will coach 100 students, it will prepare its own course material, will provide residential facilities to the students and reserve 40 per cent places for women students, and will offer Rs. 2,000 to nearly 20 per cent students towards stipend. It will charge no tuition fee. Prof. Khairoowala was earlier associated with The New College, Chennai. Those who aspire to enter the competitive exams and desire to receive coaching can contact Dr. Z. U. Khairoowala, Director, Residential Coaching Academy, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202002, Ph: 0571-2701760, Res. 0571-2705665, Cell: 0-99270-57449, email: zukhairoowaladirectorrca @gmail.com, website: www.cgcamu.com


New Labs at HKBK Engg. College
Bangalore:
The HKBK College of Engineering here added three laboratories recently thereby boosting its academic standing.

Principal Dr. Chaitanya Kumar informed Islamic Voice that the college recently set up the Computer Integrated Manufacturing lab at a cost of Rs. 20 lakh and Electronic and Advanced Communication lab was set up at a cost of Rs. 8 lakh.

He said the College is in the process of applying for the National Board of Accreditation (NBA).
The College held a five-day workshop for the registrars of the Sri Lankan Universities in December 2009. It is also holding national level conference in advanced computing and wireless technology on April 29-30. Seventy five delegates are expected to participate from the across the country.


Islamiah College, Vaniyambadi Autonomy on the anvil
By A Staff Writer
Vaniyambadi:
The Islamiah College here will be starting programmes in MA and BA English literature, M.Sc Biotechnology, B.Sc Software Engineering and Ph.D in Physics from the new Academic year. The nearly century old college located 120 miles west of Chennai, has recently added a chemistry laboratory to its campus at a cost of Rs. 32 lakh. The lab is fully funded by the Department of Science and Technology of the government of India.

Principal Mr. Nasrullah Basha told Islamic Voice that the College is all likely to get autonomous status from the next academic year. He said the expert committee has visited the college and recommended the same. The College has Ph.D programmes in history, mathematics, economics, corporate secretaryship, zoology, commerce and chemistry currently. Address: Islamiah College, New Town, Vaniyambadi-635751, Ph: 04174- 235206, Principal 94422-38007.


Noorul Islam University BE in Avionics and 5-year MBA on the anvil
Kumaracoil (T.N.):
The Noorul Islam University which came into being in 2009 has been allowed by the University Grants Commission to start BE in Avionics, 5-year integrated course in MBA, B.Sc in Aeronautical Engineering, M.Sc in Medical Biology and M.Sc in Medical Microbiology, according to Dr. A. P. Majeed Khan, founder and chancellor of the University who disclosed the details in an email reply from the Islamic voice. Noorul Islam University, Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Kumaracoil,Thuckalay, Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu State, India- 629 180. Phone: 04651 250566, 250266, 250966, 252966.


P.A. Engg. College to add civil engg. department
Mangalore:
The P. A. College of Engineering here will introduce civil engineering during the new academic year with an intake of 60 students. The intake in mechanical enginnering will be enhanced from 60 to 120, said Mr. S. A. Khan, principal of the college. The college currently has computer science, information scence, telecommunication, electronic and communication and biotechnology engineering departments. Khan said the college has recently added computer integrated manufacturing laboratory for the mechanical engineering.

The college was set up by prominent NRI businessman Dr. P. A. Ebrahim a decade ago.
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Access programme begins at Mysore
Mysore:
The two-year English Access Micro programme sponsored by the American Consulate General, Chennai was started here on February 19 in the Hilal High School in Ghousianagar which caters to the educational needs of the under privileged section from slum areas. Mr. Gregory Campbell, General Service Officer, US Consulate General, Chennai inaugurated the programme. He said this programme was already running in several schools in New Delhi, Jammu, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Trivandrum and Chennai. Nearly 100 students will undertake the programme in Mysore school. Ms. Edith Cabarello, professional associate, Public Affairs Section of the US Consulate distributed the joining certificates to the participants.
Mysore Police Commissioner Mr. Sunil Agarwal was the chief guest at the occasion. Prof. Shiaram of Malavalli Foundation, Ms. L. Krishna, cultural affairs specialist, US Consulate, Mr. Shameem Ahmed, senior trustee of Hilal Trust and Mirza Ateequr Rahman, secretary spoke on the occasion.
Hilal High School was set up by social worker and academic Mirza Habibur Rahman in Ghousianagar and Shantinagar slums.


New Business Lab:
Dr. Mumtaz Ahmed Khan Al-Ameen Degree College here will be commissioning its business laboratory at a cost of Rs. 5 lakh from the new academic year for the B.Com students.
KCT to enhance intake:
The Kallerawan college of Technology in Gulbaraga will enhance its inkate from 45 students to 60 from the new academic year in three existing BE disciplines i.e., Electronics & Communication, computer Science and Mechanical, informs Director, Eshappa Shettar.
M.Sc Mathematics at New College, Chennai:
The New College will introduce M.Sc in Mathematics from the new academic session with an intake of 20, informs Dr. K. Althaf, principal of the College.
Two new computer courses at Hasanath College Bangalore:
The Hasanath College for Women will begin two new computer certificate courses, Netsim and Embedded System from the new academic year. the intake will be 40 each. Principal Tazeer Ahmed said the UGC has recognised the courses and Bangalore University has approved them. Address: Hasnath College for Women, Dickenson Road, Bangalore - 560042, Phone 080-25300504, 25524752.
MU College to start B.Com Computer Application
Ambur:
The Mazharul Uloom College here will start B.Com computer application course which will bring together elements from B.Com and Bachelor of Computer Application, informs Prof. D. Nisar ahmed, Principal of the College. Phone: 04174-242644.