The eight-day bridge course for students, who want to take up science stream for PUC, began on the Adyar campus of Sahyadri Educational Institutions (SEI) here on Wednesday, 16th May, 2012. The course, organized by SEI, will help the participants acquaint with the new NCERT syllabus, which will be followed from the forthcoming academic year. Manjunath Bhandary, the chairman SEI, advised the students to follow their dreams and pursue what they aspire to achieve in life. He asked them not to take up science under peer or parental pressure. "Most students, who do so, are not able to cope with the demands that should be met for learning science," he added. He also stressed upon self introspection which is of utmost importance to excel in career or life.
Darry Tauro, the assistant placement officer of Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management conducted a group activity for the students to get familiarize with each other. About 75 students from various schools in and around Mangalore and their parents participated in the inauguration programme. Umesh Bhushi, principal of Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, presided over the inaugural function. After the inauguration, a quiz contest for the students was held. Principal of Sahyadri PU College Naveen, programme coordinator Pramod Kini and student welfare officer Shruthakeerthiraj were present. Resource person for the Thursday's, 17th May, 2012 session is Harish Bhat, an author and professor of physics.
The state government has taken a decision to implement NCERT syllabus for PUC education from the academic year 2012-2013. B.S. Moodithaya, retired professor of chemistry, Shreepati Rao, former principal of Expert PU Science College, Sathish Rao, professor of mathematics, Shreekant Prabhu, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, MIT, Manipal, Anil Mascarenas, professor of physics, Mahesh PU College and Sureshnath, professor in biology, St Aloysius College are the resource persons. Ananth Prabhu, coordinator, corporate affairs of Sahyadri will conduct a career guidance seminar on various job avenues in the field of science and technology.
Courtesy: Times of India