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Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication had students from colleges all over India and abroad gathering together to inaugurate the South Asian Youth Peace Meet 09.

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September 22, 2009 3:00:58 am

Peace Meet
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC) had students from colleges all over India and abroad gathering together to inaugurate the South Asian Youth Peace Meet 09. The meet is an initiative towards initiating social interaction and liberal dialogue amongst the youth. The three daylong event that began yesterday was flagged off by all the students gathering together to paint a peace canvas. The event was inaugurated by Rajlaxmi Bhonsale,Mayor of Pune,Chandra Krishnamurthy,Vice Chancellor,Mumbai University,Prof. Vishwanath Karad,Founder Director,MIT University,Vidya Yeravdekar,Principal Director,Symbiosis International University and Prof. Ujjwal Kumar Choudhary,Director SIMC,Dean SIU of the Symbiosis family. With various speakers,Nawal Paswan,Professor,JNU,speak about South Asia,and the geo political statistics of the same Romesh Bhandari,Former Foreign Secretary and Former Governor,Uttar Pradesh spoke about unity in diversity being necessary while tackling terrorism and the need to understand the root cause of terrorism. One of the main highlights of SAYPM 09 is the Model United Nations or the MUN. The first part of MUN started yesterday and will go on till tomorrow. The next two days of SAYPM 09 have various events lined up with the presence of Kiran Bedi who will be interacting with the students. Popular actor,Imran Khan will also be present at the event to address the students.

UWC registered as CIE centre
United World College is now a registered centre of University of Cambridge International Examinations. CIE offers qualifications such as IGCSE,‘O’ level,AS level and ‘A’ level in India. The international education board also offers Diploma courses for teachers and trainers. CIE qualifications are known to not just simply examine knowledge – assessment is also done in terms of application,analysis and evaluation. These are the skills that universities and employers across the world are increasingly demanding and CIE understands the importance of imparting these to its students.

University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) offers a broad range of qualifications,created for an international audience. CIE’s qualifications include Cambridge IGCSE and International A/AS Level. CIE qualifications are taken in 150 countries and recognised by universities,educational providers and employers across the world. CIE is part of the Cambridge Assessment Group,a not-for-profit organization and part of the University of Cambridge.

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