University – Maleny Celtic http://malenyceltic.org/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 23:20:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://malenyceltic.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-25-120x120.png University – Maleny Celtic http://malenyceltic.org/ 32 32 Pondicherry University launches online admission portal https://malenyceltic.org/pondicherry-university-launches-online-admission-portal/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 18:33:34 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/pondicherry-university-launches-online-admission-portal/ The University of Pondicherry has launched an online admission portal for various distance education courses. A press note from the University indicates that the Department of Distance Education (DDE) at the University of Pondicherry offers five MBA programs, four postgraduate programs (PG) and two undergraduate programs (UG) to all those who have not been able […]]]>

The University of Pondicherry has launched an online admission portal for various distance education courses.

A press note from the University indicates that the Department of Distance Education (DDE) at the University of Pondicherry offers five MBA programs, four postgraduate programs (PG) and two undergraduate programs (UG) to all those who have not been able to enroll in regular university and professional programs. educational programs at affiliated colleges of the University. This is done with the aim of meeting the needs of those who may not be able to continue their higher education in formal / on-campus tracks.

This year, the DDE gained approval for 20 degree programs in September and October, which include eight MBA degrees in Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, General, Tourism, Operations Management and Marketing. supply chain and hospital management, four PG degrees including M.Com. (Finance) and Masters in English, Hindi and Sociology. These degree programs have been recognized and approved by AICTE, New Delhi, and the Distance Education Bureau (DEB), New Delhi.

In addition, a sanction was also given for eight UG diplomas (BBA, B.Com., BA in English, economics, history, political science, sociology and journalism and mass communication).

The admission process usually begins in June for the academic year and in January for the calendar year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, this year’s admissions have been delayed and began on November 17.

Gurmeet Singh, Vice Chancellor of the University of Pondicherry, launched the DDE website and online admission portal in the presence of the Director, Registrar, Finance Officer, Dean of CDC, DGM and the branch manager of the Indian Bank, and all DDE staff.

CK Ramaiah, Director of DDE, while welcoming the approval of 20 degree programs, alluded to many other ongoing initiatives. The DDE has automated the entire admission process so that students from any part of the country can submit their application forms and make their payment online. The University of Pondicherry IT Center developed the DDE website, while the online admission portal was developed by the Samarth team at the University of Delhi.

The Vice Chancellor said the DDE had obtained all approvals from AICTE, New Delhi and DEB, UGC, New Delhi, although the COVID-19 situation delayed the process.

The DDE of the University of Pondicherry is the first in the country to organize job fairs to help students pursuing distance education programs and this year the University plans to hold a job fair. online in December, Singh said. The DDE, which is in its silver jubilee, plans to launch many initiatives, he added.


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Ohio University received the ARC’s INSPIRE Initiative Award to help provide job training and support to people recovering from substance use disorder https://malenyceltic.org/ohio-university-received-the-arcs-inspire-initiative-award-to-help-provide-job-training-and-support-to-people-recovering-from-substance-use-disorder/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 18:49:55 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/ohio-university-received-the-arcs-inspire-initiative-award-to-help-provide-job-training-and-support-to-people-recovering-from-substance-use-disorder/ Ohio University has received $ 500,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) through Investments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE), to create a series of pathways through which people in recovery will gain general and technical skills, develop entrepreneurial capacities and obtain and maintain meaningful employment through engagement in three makerspaces in partnership with stakeholders […]]]>

Ohio University has received $ 500,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) through Investments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE), to create a series of pathways through which people in recovery will gain general and technical skills, develop entrepreneurial capacities and obtain and maintain meaningful employment through engagement in three makerspaces in partnership with stakeholders in the local recovery system ecosystem.

It is one of 17 projects receiving more than $ 5.5 million in Investment Supporting Partnerships in Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE), an ARC initiative to tackle the crisis of related disorders. to substance use (SUD) in the Appalachians through projects that create or expand a recovery ecosystem leading to labor market entry or re-entry.

OHIO and its partners, Hocking College, Rural Action, Passion Works Studio, Perry Behavioral Health Choices, Columbus Idea Foundry and Burley Clay Products, will work with the three makerspaces in Athens and Perry counties, providing training on the environments conducive to the recovery of makerspaces and companies in their respective networks, and work with each makerspace to develop a plan to attract more people in takeovers to their sites. Additional on-site services will also be offered, including access to art therapy, peer support specialists and community health workers. In addition, a community-based recovery organization that is being established in Southeast Ohio will be supported in its development.

“We are very happy and honored to receive this award,” said Rick Hodges, director of the OHIO Alliance for Population Health. “We saw this funding as an opportunity to continue building on what we have already built with the previous funding and we would like to continue advancing this project in the future. We hope that this award can help move the project forward and demonstrate the impact of this type of work on the region, continuing to support this project in the longer term.

Tracy Plouck, Clinical Assistant Professor at the College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) of the OHIO and a key member of the OHIO Alliance for Population Health, will act as Project Director.

“Providing health services and helping our local communities is at the heart of everything we do,” said Acting Dean of CHSP, Dr John McCarthy. “It is certain that the direct and indirect effects of the recovery efforts offered by this grant will have a positive impact on the lives of countless people in our region for years to come. “

OHIO’s George Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service will also play a pivotal role in this effort by training and providing technical assistance to makerspaces and other business gateways through the LIGHTS regional innovation network. Additionally, the Voinovich School’s social enterprise ecosystem will offer consultations to individual participants interested in entrepreneurial opportunities.

“Creating entrepreneurial opportunities that can lead to meaningful employment is integral to the health of individuals and the economy of our region,” said Dr Mark Weinberg, Dean of the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service. “We thank the Appalachian Regional Commission for funding this project and for allowing the OHIO to help further strengthen the support and economic support resources in our region. “

About 40 other companies and other organizations in Athens and Perry counties will also be engaged in training and light technical assistance related to supporting an employment environment conducive to the recovery, and at least 85 people in recovery will receive entrepreneurial technical assistance and / or makerspace training. , as well as professional and rehabilitation supports.

“The substance use disorder crisis is not just a health and family issue, it is a workforce issue. The devastating effects of this crisis are also having severe economic repercussions, preventing many working-age Appalachians from participating in the workforce and contributing to the region’s economic growth, ”said ARC Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin . “With the CRA’s INSPIRE initiative, we are starting to change that. INSPIRE projects focus on creating work environments conducive to recovery, providing support to people in recovery and their employers, and training people to meet the demand in growing professions. When we help recovering individuals succeed, our communities succeed.

INSPIRE Fellows will support the continuum from recovery to employment in seven Appalachian states by training and certifying recovery specialists, building cross-sectoral community recovery partnerships, expanding peer recovery support networks, launching work recovery programs with a full range of coordinated programs. support services, and more.

INSPIRE builds on the work and recommendations developed by the ARC Addiction Advisory Council (SAAC) to address the disproportionate impact drug addiction continues to have on the region’s workforce through compared to the rest of the country.


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The University of Patna will start admission to PG courses from Monday https://malenyceltic.org/the-university-of-patna-will-start-admission-to-pg-courses-from-monday/ Sun, 21 Nov 2021 16:38:39 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/the-university-of-patna-will-start-admission-to-pg-courses-from-monday/ In a major relief for students awaiting admission to regular post-graduation (PG) courses, the University of Patna (PU) is set to begin the process for the same from Monday. As per the latest notification issued by PU, the online forms for admission to regular PG courses including MA, MSc and MCom, as well as the […]]]>

In a major relief for students awaiting admission to regular post-graduation (PG) courses, the University of Patna (PU) is set to begin the process for the same from Monday.

As per the latest notification issued by PU, the online forms for admission to regular PG courses including MA, MSc and MCom, as well as the PG diploma in public administration programs, will be available from 22 November to 20 December.

“Interested students can check all course details and complete the admission form online through our official website www.patnauniversity.ac.in,” said Anil Kumar, Dean of Student Welfare.

PU has around 1,800 places in the regular PG science, business and humanities courses.

In addition, PU has extended until November 30 the deadline for completing the online admission form for professional PG courses.

The PU academic session for PG courses has been delayed this year due to the restriction induced by Covid-19. Usually, the university begins the admissions process for PG courses in April.

“The university is admitted to traditional PG courses on the basis of the marks obtained by candidates in their last qualifying exam instead of taking an entrance test. However, entrance exams will be organized for admission to professional PG courses. The entry schedule for them will be announced after the application window closes, ”Kumar said.

Admission to UG seats through an on-site tour

The state’s education department authorized 240 additional places in undergraduate courses (UG) at two PU colleges. The university has announced that it will accept additional seats and vacancies through the online counseling mode starting Monday.

Patna College and Patna Science College received 180 and 60 additional seats, respectively.

PU announced an online counseling process to complete one-off admissions to fill approximately 900 places in undergraduate courses at its constituent colleges. Interested candidates can fill in the subject choices via the online mode. The process will begin with Magadh Mahila College on Monday, followed by Patna Science College on November 24, Patna College and Vanijya Mahavidyalaya on November 26, and BN College on November 28.

“Selected applicants will be required to pay an admission fee via the online mode and visit their respective colleges for a paper verification. Admission to the competition will be concluded by November 30, ”said Kumar.


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Senior scholar appointed Dean of Business at National University of Fiji https://malenyceltic.org/senior-scholar-appointed-dean-of-business-at-national-university-of-fiji/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 11:16:48 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/senior-scholar-appointed-dean-of-business-at-national-university-of-fiji/ “Professor Arun Elias brings a wealth of global talents and experience” Professor Arun Elias (photo provided) Venkat RamanAuckland, November 19, 2021 Professor Arun Elias, a well-known academic and community leader in Wellington, took charge of the Dean of the College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies (CBHTS) at the National University of Fiji, based in […]]]>

“Professor Arun Elias brings a wealth of global talents and experience”

Professor Arun Elias (photo provided)

Venkat Raman
Auckland, November 19, 2021

Professor Arun Elias, a well-known academic and community leader in Wellington, took charge of the Dean of the College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies (CBHTS) at the National University of Fiji, based in Suva, Fiji on Thursday 17 November 2021..

The university was established in 1885 as a medical school, but it was not until 2009 that it was published as the National University of Fiji under a separate statute called the Law FNU.

Employer engagement and employability

Vice-Chancellor Prof Toby Wilkinson welcomed Prof Elias, saying he brings a wealth of talent and global experience.

“It will support the vision and mission of the University, as outlined in its new five-year strategic plan. In addition to his academic strengths, Professor Elias’ experience in industry, technical and vocational training will be invaluable in leading the development of a two-sector college with a strong focus on employer engagement and graduate employability. . His unparalleled experience in international accreditation will help CBHTS achieve its strategic goals of global recognition, ”he said.

Extensive experience

Prior to his new assignment, Professor Elias was Associate Dean of the School of Business and Government at Victoria University of Wellington. Previously, he was Associate Professor of Management, Director of MBA and Post Experience, International MBA and Post Graduate Programs at the same university.

In addition to higher education, he has been heavily involved in the international accreditation of business schools, being both a mentor for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in London and a panel member of the accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), Florida (United States), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Singapore.

Prof. Elias is a visiting professor at several international business schools, including IIMs and IITs in India. An active member of the Wellington Indian community, he was the first President of the Wellington Malayalee Association and recipient of the Community Service Award from the Multicultural Council of Wellington.

While he was Associate Dean, Victoria University signed memoranda of understanding with various Indian institutions such as IIM Kozhikode and IIT Madras.

(From the FNU website)

About CBHTS

The UNF website said that the College of Business, Hotel and Tourism Studies at the National University of Fiji teaches students that while the world continually faces different and difficult economic, political and natural challenges, the creative application of the newly acquired body of knowledge will present new opportunities and solutions with which success will have no limits.

“In the teaching program, the School prepares students to recognize and seize these opportunities, to continue to read and seek new knowledge, to continuously develop the talents and skills necessary to face and design solutions. to the challenges of our time.

“This challenge of preparing a student for lifelong success also poses a challenge for our College in achieving this global learning outcome. This new educational model sets our Business College apart from our competitors. With a highly productive faculty, the College of Business sets itself apart with its innovative educational programs, ”he said.

The majority of the faculties of the University have both a higher education degree (master’s or doctorate) and years of experience in the business world. They publish in peer-reviewed academic journals and the courses they teach integrate this academic knowledge with their business experience to develop future leaders.


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Nigeria: Offa Poly obtains the assurance of his passage to the university https://malenyceltic.org/nigeria-offa-poly-obtains-the-assurance-of-his-passage-to-the-university/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 14:28:24 +0000 https://malenyceltic.org/nigeria-offa-poly-obtains-the-assurance-of-his-passage-to-the-university/ Offa Federal Polytechnic’s aspiration and efforts to become a university of technology may soon be achieved, given the assurance given by Senator representing South Kwara Senate District, Oyelola Ashiru, at the 11th convocation ceremony of the institution recently. The 11th graduation ceremony of the Federal Polytechnic of Offa, which has just ended, could be the […]]]>

Offa Federal Polytechnic’s aspiration and efforts to become a university of technology may soon be achieved, given the assurance given by Senator representing South Kwara Senate District, Oyelola Ashiru, at the 11th convocation ceremony of the institution recently.

The 11th graduation ceremony of the Federal Polytechnic of Offa, which has just ended, could be the last as a national and top national institution, as efforts to transform it into a university gather momentum ‘magnitude.

The institution had a combined convocation for 12,161 two series of graduates for the academic sessions 2018/2019 and 2019/2020. He also conferred a scholarship on Ashiru and Professor Ahmed Sadauki.

Ashiru, while thanking management for the honor, assured members of the polytechnic community that the upgrade will be completed soon.

“This 11th convocation, held on the 11th day of the 11th month, is significant. After 11, the next number is 12, midnight. And after midnight there will be a new dawn, and the new dawn will be Federal University of Technology, Offa . “

The bill to modernize the polytechnic, sponsored by Ashiru, passed second reading in the Senate and referred to the Senate Committee on Higher Education Institutions and TETFund.

Emphasizing the institution’s readiness for upgrading, the Rector, Dr Lateef Olatunji, whose five-year term will soon achieve steady progress in basic academic culture.

“We have not only placed the institution on steady academic growth, but we have also expanded the facilities available for teaching and learning on our two campuses, and we have made the administrative environment more convenient. I am convinced that the successes recorded during our tenure would be sustained and improved by successive administrations, ”he said.

He thanked the visitor, President Muhammadu Buhari, for the positive steps being taken to reposition technical and vocational education, in particular Nigeria’s higher education system.

Ashiru added that the board, management, staff and students have embraced his vision of evolving an education system with the capacity to achieve the goals set for national development.

The rector said that the current crop of graduate students, outside of their respective fields of professional study, are further endowed with the necessary training in entrepreneurship to face the challenges of dwindling employment opportunities.

The polytechnic boasts of well-equipped laboratories, studios and workshops for the technology-oriented departments to function optimally and continually upgrade to meet modern standards.

Under Olatunji, the polytechnic took steps to further develop its infrastructure (construction and reconstruction of roads, provision of modern work facilities, acquisition of equipment for laboratories, workshops and studios). It continued to maintain its online admissions culture, collaborative links with organizations inside and outside the country, and a conducive environment to stimulate work and facilitate learning.

In research and development, the institution has become known for some of its technological innovations and scientific breakthroughs. These include sweet potato for bread and other confectionery from the School of Applied Sciences, security doors with password, automatic dust bin, device control system based on a microcontroller, a model house built with an expanded polystyrene wall replacing the concrete block.

Others are animal waste to biogas for home heating, the solar electric system, the solar cooker, among others, from the School of Engineering.

He said all ND and HND programs have the required approvals and management has also successfully mounted additional programs including catering and hotel management, agricultural technology, public administration, environment, purchasing and purchases. The institution continued to strengthen its staff and also facilitated several staff capacity building programs. Currently, he said that more than 50 staff have doctorates.

The Rector announced that the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) recently ranked the Polytechnic among its certified institutions in Nigeria to obtain qualitative accountancy education.

Other achievements, he said, are regular promotion of staff, prompt payment of salaries and allowances.

Olatunji announced the successful launch of affiliate programs with Minna Federal University of Technology, following approval by the National Universities Commission (NUC). He said the programs started fully in the 2018/2019 academic session with four programs (B. Tech. In Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Food Science and Technology).

He said the polytechnic is currently working with industries / agencies such as the Nigerian Institute for Construction and Roads Research (NIBRRI), Oshodi Federal Industrial Research Institute (FIIRO).

Olatunji said his administration also facilitated the surveyor’s instrument (digital level) worth 5.3 million naira to the Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics. The instrument was donated by the Surveyors Registration Council of Nigeria (SURCON) during the induction of newly registered surveyors in Nigeria. There was also the NCC training and the donation of 110 laptops to the polytechnic.

In his remarks, Buhari, represented by the Director of Polytechnic Education and Related Institutions of the Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Adeleye Adeoye, noted that nations are in fierce competition to outdo each other in the field of education. provides quality knowledge and positive research, and Nigeria should be able to show leadership in Africa in this regard.

He called for the promotion of a modern approach to knowledge acquisition and urged agencies in charge of educational development to find a way to encourage young people to learn in institutions across the country, as well as to attract international students and researchers so that the ranking of Nigerian polytechnics can skyrocket.

The president underlined that a technological and technical education of quality is essential in the will of the country to become a technologically advanced nation.

He said that some resources are being invested in polytechnics and Nigerians have the right to expect results from their investments. He therefore urged polytechnics to assure Nigerians on such occasions by presenting new discoveries or inventions that can add value to the standard of living.

The president advised graduates to use skills learned at the polytechnic to venture into the entrepreneurial field instead of waiting for white-collar jobs. He said the government provides low-rate loans to budding entrepreneurs through the Bank of Industry and other social interventions.

“The wealth of this nation is in the hands of overcrowded young people, who are ready to develop businesses, explore opportunities and create noble and innovative businesses,” he said.

The Chairman of the Board, Dr Usman Ahmed, thanked the Chairman for the trust placed in the members of the Board and has always promised to develop policies in line with the government’s “education for change” agenda.

He attributed the institution’s continued peaceful existence to the maximum cooperation of staff and students, which led to an uninterrupted academic calendar.

Among the concerns of the board and management of the polytechnic, he said, was the welfare and progress of the staff, to which the 2,020 exceptional staff promotions were quickly taken into account at the inaugural board meeting.

He also commended the Federal Government through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) for regularly sponsoring staff for capacity development.

He announced that the doctoral thesis of a staff member of the institution, Dr Sunday Asakpa, who worked on “Visual cryptographic system for the security of biometric models of the ear”, and Dr Ademola Ebeloku, who worked on “Impact of occupational health and safety on the performance of Cement Companies in Nigeria”, were ranked among the best in the country and their work was converted into manuals by TETfund for use in establishments of higher education across the country.