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    Students performed a peacock dance at Yuvajanotsava held at Forestry College, Ponnampet on Friday.

    Students performed a peacock dance at Yuvajanotsava held at Forestry College, Ponnampet on Friday.

    Forestry College, Ponnampet won the overall championship in the cultural programmes held as part of the two-day Yuvajanotsava at Forestry College in Ponnampet on Friday.

    Students of Forestry College had won 106 points while students of Mudigere Horticulture College won the second place with 96 points. In the diploma category, the students of Brahamavar College won the overall championship while Kathalegere Diploma College won the second place.

    Yuvajanotsava, under the title of Yuvaspandana, was organised by the University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga.

    Students of Ponnampet Forestry College and Mudigere Horticultural College presented a peacock dance, Pooja Kunitha, Nandikolu, Veeragasem Bhoothakunitha and others. Mudigere College students entertained the audience with Dollu Kunitha and Pooja Kunitha while students of the University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga presented Lambani dance.

    Rangayana Director Bhagirathi Bai said that youth have immense talent. Rangayana will organise College Natakotsava next month.

    source: http://www.deccanherald.com / Deccan Herald / Home> District / DHNS, Madikeri / November 11th, 2017

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    October 28th, 2017adminEducation, Leaders, Sports


    Mysuru :

    The 15th Shorin Kai National Karate Championship was inaugurated in the city at Gymnastics Hall, Sports Pavilion, University of Mysore, here on Saturday.

    Chamaraja Constituency MLA Vasu and journalist Ravi Koti inaugurated the championship.

    The Kata bout of the tournament was inaugurated by Dr P Krishnaiah, director of physical education, University of Mysore and B G Kumar, In-charge Deputy SP, Lokayuktha, Chamarajanagar.

    Shanthi Achappa, chairperson, National Academy School, Gonikoppal
    and Rev Fr George K V, principal, Pushpa Convent School, were the guests of honour.

    Former corporator Sunand Kumar R, Shihan N G Shivadas, AKF Judge; Shihan Shankara, AKF Judge; Sensei Deepak Kumar, Secretary Mysore Karate Association and T K Sukumaran, president, organising committee and others were present.

    The two-day national championship organised by Okinawa Karate-Do Shorin Ryu Shorin Kai Association India will see participation from more than 750 karatekas from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, West Bengal and hosts Karnataka. The tournament will be held in different belt categories based on age groups.

    source: http://www.citytoday.news / City Today / Home> Headlines> Mysore / CT Bureau / October 28th, 2017

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    October 7th, 2017adminEducation, Records, All, Science & Technology

    In the recently held district-level Inter-Collegiate Science lecture competition in Kannada, four students from Kodagu got selected for the state level.

    The competition was organised by the Department of Collegiate Education.

    The district-level competition meant for Science degree students was held at Field Marshal K M Cariappa College.


    The events were held in various Science subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. Students of Field Marshal K M Cariappa College, T V Prithvish, G Shimla, Sherol Ammanna and M N Ben Bopaiah won in the district-level competition and will represent the college in the state-level competition to be held in Bidar in the second week of October.

    Giving away prizes to the winning students, Cariappa College Principal Dr Parvathi Appaiah called upon degree students to take interest in the research of basic sciences.

    source: http://www.deccanherald.com / Deccan Herald / Home> District / Madikeri – DH News Service / October 06th, 2017

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    September 15th, 2017adminEducation

    The program offers courses on the history and culture of coffee.

    Steve Jennings / Stringer / Getty Images

    Steve Jennings / Stringer / Getty Images

    Illy, the Italy based coffee company, opened its first ever permanent U.S. location in San Francisco for the University of Coffee yesterday, next to the illy caffè on Montgomery Street. The “coffee education program,” will serve coffee growers, and other industry professionals, as well as anyone who is passionate coffee and hopes to learn more about it.

    “For illy, San Francisco is a natural choice for a first dedicated University location in America, given the city’s early embrace of high-quality coffee, its vibrant culinary scene and its well-earned reputation as a major hub for innovation and education,” Massimiliano Pogliani, CEO of illy, said in a statement.

    “[The] University of Coffee functions as a meeting place where not only coffee and hospitality professionals can train, but also as a destination where coffee enthusiasts and connoisseurs can share in their passion for coffee culture,” added Mark Romano, vice president of education, quality & sustainability at illy and manager for the US branch of the University of Coffee.

    The coffee company started offering educational classes back in 2008, through partnerships with The Culinary Institute of America and the International Culinary Center. In Italy, the clearly education minded company offers a Master’s degree course in Coffee Economics and Science, aimed at post-graduate students interested in pursuing careers in the coffee industry.

    A newly opened learning center at the Nespresso flagship store in New York City also offers coffee education courses, including how to use milk as an ingredient in coffee, sustainability in the coffee industry, and the “pure origin” of coffee. You can sign up for illy’s courses at the University of Coffee here.

    source: http://www.foodandwine.com / Food & Wine / Home> News / by Elisabeth Sherman / September 14th, 2017

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    ‘India and Cambridge university have had an enduring relationship’

    The Pemanda Monappa Scholarship was presented to Rupsa Banerjee, a student of English literature, by the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court Indira Banerjee at a function on Wednesday. Ms. Banerjee will study at the University of Cambridge, U.K.

    Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Justice said studying in an institution like Cambridge broadened the outlook of students.

    Congratulating the student, Chief Justice Banerjee hoped she would imbibe the qualities of Pemanda Monappa.

    She recalled that in 1948, the officer was hand-picked by Sardar Vallabhai Patel to be the Inspector of Police of Hyderabad State despite the fact that they had never met.

    P.M. Belliappa, former IAS officer and managing trustee of the Pemanda Monappa Trust, said the event was a celebration of the values that his late father followed till the very end.

    Helen Pennant, director, Cambridge Trust, said it has been in existence for 30 years. It supports 500 scholars annually, she said. “One in three students at the university comes from outside the U.K.,” she said.

    N. Ravi, Director, Kasturi and Sons Ltd., said the relationship between India and Cambridge had been an enduring one and several Indians, including mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujam, statistician P.C. Mahalanobis, Nobel Prize winner Venky Ramakrishnan and three former Prime Ministers were alumni of Cambridge.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> Cities> Chennai / by Special Correspondent / Chennai – August 03rd, 2017

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    We would like to inform you that the Board of Directors of the Company at their meeting held today, the 18th May 2017 and appointment of Dr. P.G. Chengappa as an Additional Director with effect from 18th May, 2017.

    We would like to inform you that the Board of Directors of the Company at their meeting held today, the 18th May 2017, have considered and approved the following: a.Appointment of Dr. P.G. Chengappa as an Additional Director (Non-executive, Independent) with effect from 18th May, 2017.

    A brief profile of Dr. Chengappa is enclosed herewith. Dr. Chengappa is not related to any of the Directors of the Company. b.Re-appointment of Mr. K. Venkataramanan as an Executive Director – Finance and CFO of the Company for a period of 3 years with effect from 25th October, 2017.

    This disclosure is made in terms of the requirements of Regulation 30 of SEBI (Listing Obligations & Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015.Source : BSE

    source: http://www.moneycontrol.com / Moneycontrol.com / Home> News> Business> Announcements / May 18th, 2017

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    Youths being trained for defence forces in Kushalnagar | Express

    Youths being trained for defence forces in Kushalnagar | Express

    Madikeri :

    Service to the nation appears to be in the DNA of Kodagu people. In the district known for brave warriors, some servicemen continue to serve the defence forces after their retirement too — by grooming prospective soldiers.

    The Kushalnagar Ex-servicemen’s Association has been providing rigorous training to youths aspiring to join the defence forces for the last 10 years.

    To join military, youngsters of Kodagu may not need a greater motivation than the profile of the district which has produced a field marshal, a general, many lieutenant generals and thousands of soldiers. A number of villages of the district have more than 10 serving or retired servicemen. Often, one can see 2-3 brothers serving the defence forces.

    Ironically, Kodagu lacks a training institute to help youths join the military.

    In 2007, the Kushalnagar association decided to fill the void. It started training sessions at government primary schools for those keen on joining the Army. Since then it has trained at least 2,000 youngsters.

    The rigorous exercises include 2-km running, zigzag running, long jump, high jump, push-ups, yoga and meditation.

    The training also means hard work for association president M N Monnappa and other office-bearers like A Janardhana, N S Suresh Kumar, Bojappa and Somanna.

    As the exercises have to be completed before school hours, they have to be at the venues by 5.30 am. They spend at least two hours, till 7.30 am, with military-aspiring youths.

    But physical fitness alone is not enough to join the defence forces. They have to pass written tests too which many aspirants find difficult. The association has addressed the need and holds coaching.

    Janardhana says the training is free of cost and “we never expected a penny from the youths.

    “The number of trainees sees a spike during job openings in defence, police, CRPF and other forces,” he observes.

    According to trainer Naresh Kumar, the association provides information to youths when recruitments take place. “Hundreds have joined defence forces after training here,” says Naresh. He can be contacted on 9480640924.

    source: http://www.newindianexpress.com / The New Indian Express / Home> States> Karnataka / by Coovercolly Indresh / Express News Service / May 28th, 2017

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    Kannada medium schools in the district have been doing Kannada implementation in an appreciable manner, said Kannada Development Authority chairperson Prof S G Siddaramaiah.

    “The implementation has been carried out by running the schools in spite of lack of student strength, maintenance of libraries and conducting Kannada programmes,” he said.

    Siddaramaiah was chairing the review meeting at the deputy commissioner’s office in connection with Kannada implementation. The Department of Public Instruction of Kodagu has used novel measures, which are examples for other districts, said the chairperson. He said that he will go on a tour of the district and visit Kannada schools in this regard during the reopening.

    Many new programmes have been mentioned in the report submitted by the Department of Public Instruction. Even though 114 schools are running short of students, the schools are being run.

    Malliswamy, acting deputy director of the Department, said that the students of 12 schools that were closed, have not got admitted to private schools, but have joined the nearby government schools.

    Siddaramaiah said that the block education officers should carry out sudden visits to schools to assess the quality of Kannada teaching. Kannada should be introduced as the first or the second language in CBSE schools as per the government circulars.

    “The website of the Kodagu district administration is in Kannada. The website is designed using Unicode. Other districts should follow the same. The nameplates and notifications of government departments in the state should be in Kannada,” Siddaramaiah suggested.

    Kannada Sahitya Parishat district unit president Lokesh Sagar that Malayalam nameplates dominate in Virajpet, Kutta and Makutta regions. Discussions related to Kannada language are taken up in the last part of Zilla Panchayat meetings. The Authority chairperson directed Deputy Commissioner Richard Vincent D’Souza to take action in this regard.

    “Only 550 Kannadigas are employed in the 138 industries of the district. Instead, 100% of C and D grade jobs should be given to Kannadigas, while 50% and 80% of reservation should be provided in A and B grade jobs,” he said.

    Superintendent of Police P Rajendra Prasad and Authority secretary Muralidhar were present.

    source: http://www.deccanherald.com / Deccan Herald / Home> District / DH News Service – Madikeri, May 12th, 2017

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    The scholarship is open only to meritorious students from South India.

    Susmita Gunda

    Susmita Gunda

    Susmita Gunda, an engineering student from Andhra Pradesh has been selected for this year Pemanda Monappa Commonwealth Scholarship. A meritorious student from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, she completed her B.Tech in Electronics and Communication there.

    Susmita has secured admission at Cambridge University. “Am happy that I have been selected for this scholarship. I came to know of this scholarship in the Cambridge University website. It is a prestigious one and the aid I receive will cover 60 per cent of my educational expenses,” Ms. Gunda says. She will pursue her MPhil in Industrial Systems, manufacturing and management Department of Engineering at the Newnham College, Cambridge University. “It is a project intensive course and I will be working in four live projects as part of my course,” she says.

    This scholarship is open only for South Indian students with outstanding academic achievements and, who have secured admission for post graduation study at the Cambridge Univeristy.

    For details, contact phone: 044 – 28253241. Weblink: www.cambridge trusts.org and search for Pemanda Monappa Scholarship.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> Features> Education Plus / by Chitradeepa A / September 12th, 2012

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    Mysuru :

    Kadiyamada Gowri Muthanna (Maneyapanda), former Vice-Principal of JSS Public School, Siddarthanagar, passed away at her residence on Sanmarga in Siddarthanagar here this morning following a brief illness. She was 80.

    She leaves behind her husband K.K. Muthanna (former Principal of JSS Public School, Siddarthanagar) and a host of relatives and friends.

    Last rites were performed at the foot of Chamundi Hill this afternoon.

    Profile: Gowri Muthanna, in her 44 years of service, had worked as Vice-Principal for 28 years and the rest as Head Mistress at various institutions like Sainik Nursery School, Trivandrum, as Lecturer in Kittur Rani Chennamma Military School for Girls at Kittur, Sawan Public School, New Delhi, DAV Public School, Himachal Pradesh and at Wadi.

    After completing her schooling in Mysuru and Kodagu, PUC in Odisha, BA degree in New Delhi, she obtained her MA in English from the Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati and B.Ed from University of Mysore.

    source: http://www.starofmysore.com / Star of Mysore / Home> General News / February 01st, 2017

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