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SINE 2013 begins
The Students-Industry Education Programme (SINE 2013) was inaugurated on June 2 at Cummins Womens Engineering College in Karve Nagar by Lila Poonawala. The national training drive was organised by SAE India Off-Highway Board. The programme has selected 22 female students from different engineering colleges across India. They would be trained at Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI),Cummins,Eaton,Escorts,John Deere,JCB and PTC. They would also undergo a soft skill and leadership orientation programme. Shrikant Marathe,director ARAI and president of SAEINDIA said,Women are breaking into what has traditionally been a male dominated sector of engineering. It is imperative to have the right blend of men and women to help the industry growth. Working with a diverse group demands changes in mindsets,behaviours and attitudes. We are glad that our theme of ‘Growth through Diversity’ is catching up and companies are realising the value of having diversity in the organisation.
38th Film Appreciation course begins
The 38th edition of Film Appreciation course,jointly organised by National Film Archive of India and Film and Television Institute of India began at the institute on Monday. Sixty candidates consisting critics,researchers,students and even film buffs from all over the country have been selected for this course. Professor Indranil Bhattacharya,head of department of Screen Studies and Research,FTII,will coordinate the programme. It will feature lectures by Suresh Chabria (ex-prof Film Appreciation,FTII),K Hariharan (director,L V Prasad Academy of Film and Television,Chennai),noted cinematographer Aswini Kaul,Avijit Roy (associate prof,Dept of Film Studies,Jadavpur University),Gayatri Chatterjee (ex-faculty of Film Direction,FTII),filmmaker Ashok Vishwanathan (ex-faculty of Film Direction,Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute) and Anil Zankar (ex-faculty of Film Direction,FTII). Films featuring in this edition of the course include To let the World in,Ballad of Rustom,Char,Mera Apna Sheher,Dreaming Tajmahal,I.D,Two Tales of Modikhana and Shepherds of Paradise.
The convocation ceremony of the seventh batch of students from the MIT School of Government (MITSOG) was held on June 1. Filmmaker and theatre personality Dr Jabbar Patel was chief guest. He said students need to emphasise on the culture of India. The country is formed by Hindu,Muslim,Christian and many other beliefs. Whenever you join any party you should know the philosophy of the party and whether it is really implementing it, he said. Also present on the occasion was professor Hari Narke,head,Mahatma Phule Chair. The country will prosper only and only if there are good leaders who will work towards making the nation prosper, he said.