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on 2007/3/30 13:14:43

Dual degree from JNTU

The JNTU proposes to introduce a new course which would allow the engineering students to obtain a second degree. The new five year course will enable students pursing electronics, mechanical, electrical course etc. as their core subject will now be allowed to complete engineering course in computer science by studying for one more year.

In effect, by spending one more year at the campus, the students can obtain two engineering degrees. The University says that with the rise in the software boom ad the demand for computer science graduates, it would be of immense benefit to the students.

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    Two new JNTU campuses

    2007/3/30 13:16:53
    The JNTU is opening two new campuses from this academic year. The two new campuses will come up at Karimnagar and Vijayanagaram. The JNTU has at present campuses in Hyderabad, Anantapur, Kakinada and Pulivendula. The JNTU also proposes to setup centers for nanotechnology and pharmaceutical science.

    Andhra News : Two new JNTU campuses

    VCs for five universities appointed

    2011/11/11 16:22:33 Governor ESL Narasimhan on Thursday appointed vice-chancellors to five universities in the State.

    According to a Raj Bhavan press communiqué, Prof Rameshwar Rao has been appointed as vice-chancellor of JNTU- Hyderabad; Dr G Tulasi Ramdas as VC of JNTU-Kakinada; Prof G Rajarami Reddy for Vikram Simhapuri University (Nellore); Prof K Krishna Naik for Rayalaseema University (Kurnool) and Dr K Ramakrishna Reddy will be the VC of Srikrishnadevaraya University (Anantapur). (INN)

    Andhra News : VCs for five universities appointed

    NIFT with US fashion technology institute

    2011/10/19 14:15:31 The government-run National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) said Tuesday it has signed an agreement with New York-based Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) to run dual-degree programmes.

    Now the "selected meritorious" students from NIFT would avail the unique opportunity to obtain a joint degree awarded both by NIFT and FIT.

    "The association of two premier fashion institutes would reap benefits which would be multifold in nature," an official statement said.

    However, the institute did not give the timeline regarding the implementation of the agreement.

    "This agreement will be implemented at the earliest for the benefit of NIFT students."

    "It will usher in new paradigmatic changes in the vision and activities of NIFT," Commerce, Industry and Textiles Minister Anand Sharma said in a statement.

    In fact, NIFT was established in 1986 in collaboration with the FIT with assistance from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The New Delhi-based institute runs under the textiles ministry.

    A delegation from NIFT recently visited the FIT to explore the possible areas of collaboration.

    According to the statement, the two institutes have agreed to collaborate in the areas of fashion design, textile design and fashion communication.

    National News : NIFT with US fashion technology institute

    Inter students' can apply for scholorship upto Oct.22nd

    2011/9/26 17:32:44 The Board of Intermediate Education on Monday informed that the last date for submission of applications by candidates who passed Intermediate in March 2011 and who were provisionally selected by the BIE for scholarships under “central sector scheme of scholarships for college and university students” and admitted in degree / professional degree courses during the year 2011-12 is extended from September 30 to October 22, 2011.

    The list of provisionally selected candidates and other particulars are available in the BIE website and are already communicated to the respective junior colleges.

    The eligible students under this scheme have to approach the Principals of the respective junior Colleges and obtain the application form and copy of the proceedings, which can also be downloaded from the BIE website ( The applications should be forwarded to the Secretary, BIE, A.P. Nampally, Hyderabad, through the Principals of Degree/Professional degree colleges where the students are now studying. (INN)

    Andhra News : Inter students' can apply for scholorship upto Oct.22nd

    Did Balayya plays dual roles in SRR?

    2011/8/26 14:06:37

    According some leaked information, it is learnt that Nandamuri Balakrishna who acts as Lord Sri Rama in his forthcoming movie Sri Rama Rajyam, is said to be played dual roles in it. The second role is a guest role which appears for a short while in the second half of the movie before climax. According to sources, he has acted as demon king ‘Ravana.’

    However, the film makers said to be kept it quite confidential to give his fans a pleasant surprise. This news has surfaced during the launching of memory cards of SRR audio. However, none come forward to confirm this news.

    So, Balayya fans have to wait until the movie release and until climax to know whether their beloved hero has played dual roles or not.

    Telugu Cinema News : Did Balayya plays dual roles in SRR?

    Nannaya Varsity to set up Oil, Gas research centre

    2011/6/20 19:35:36 The Nannaya University is mulling over a proposal to establish a Research Centre on oil and natural gas at Rajahmundry said Dr Allam Appa Rao, In-charge Vice Chancellor of Adikavi Nannaya University and Vice Chancellor of JNTU on Monday.

    Dr Appa Rao was speaking to media persons after assuming charge as the in-charge VC of the University on Monday at Rajahmundry.

    The In-Charge VC said that East and West Godavari districts have a high potential of oil and natural gas and establishment of Research Centre in coordination of JNTU and Geo-informatics Centre of Nannaya University would give tremendous results in this field.

    He further said that PG courses in MA Telugu would be started immediately as the University was named after the great poet Nannaya.

    New courses like Tourism Hospitality and journalism were also under consideration, Dr Appa Rao stated.

    He added that a 50-day strategic plan would be implemented for the development of the university which includes infrastructure, quality education, improving employment opportunities to students through negotiations with industries.

    Dr Appa Rao further said that there were 360 affiliated colleges under Nannaya University in East and West Godavari districts and all these colleges would come under its purview.

    Earlier, he assumed charge as In-Charge Vice Chancellor at camp office at Rajahmundry.

    Dr Appa Rao was received by the university registrar N Bargava Rammohana Rao, University Principal,P Suresh Verma and other senior faculty members.

    While addressing the faculty members, the VC said the staff of the university should work for quality education and better results and requested them to work with commitment

    JNTU rector K Satya Prasad, EC member Dr K Ramani, Directors GVR Prasada Raju, EV Prasad, P Vijakumar, K Padma Raju, I Santhi Prabha , N Appa Rao, KV Ramana and Prof S Teki were present. Later, the VC visited the University campus site at Velugubanda ,where the university buildings would be constructed.(INN)

    Andhra News : Nannaya Varsity to set up Oil, Gas research centre

    Bollywood's Bachchan gets honorary degree

    2006/11/2 9:33:27 Indian film legend Amitabh Bachchan has been selected to receive an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Delhi.

    Bachchan will be one of seven honorees who to receive degrees Saturday at his alma mater.

    Bachchan, 64, has been a leading man in India's thriving cinema for four decades and is the first movie personality to be honored by the university, the Hindustan Times reported Wednesday.

    University officials described him as an inspiration to new generations of Indian filmmakers.


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    Dy CM to release EAMCET rankings on July 1

    2011/6/29 19:02:05 Engineering Agriculture Medicine Common Entrance Test Chairman DN Reddy on Wednesday stated that Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Rajanarasimha would release the EAMCET ranks on July 1 on the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (Hyderabad) campus premises.

    Talking to media persons here, Prof D N Reddy, who is also the JNTU Hyderabad Vice-Chancellor said that the officials are preparing to announce the final ranks of the EAMCET on July 1 after getting the advanced supplementary results from the Board of Intermediate Education.

    “We will announce the final ranks of EAMCET-2011 as scheduled on July 1 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTU-H). Supplementary results data has been obtained and the process is on to add 25 percent weightage for intermediate marks to the EAMCET marks.”

    Prof DN Reddy further said that twenty-five per cent intermediate weightage would be calculated for 600 marks taking into account core subjects like mathematics, physics, chemistry, botany and zoology.

    Marks scored in inter practical exams would also be taken into account, he added.
    The marks secured in three subjects of EAMCET would be calculated for 75 per cent and they would be added to 25 per cent equivalent of the marks scored in core subjects. (INN)

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    Nagababu in a dual role

    2008/3/3 13:55:22

    Hero Nagababu is now acting a film titled 'Sarkar'. His last film was 'Apadamokulavaadu' directed by Posani Krishna Murali. Nagababau is ready to playa dual role in a new film. One will be positive and another will be negative. Rakesh Srivatsava, a newcomer, will direct this film.

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    Prabhas in dual roles

    2008/2/21 16:29:10

    Hero Prabhas is now busy with Bujjigadu Made in Chennai directed by Puri Jagannath. He is now all set to play dual role for the first time. He has agreed to act in a film titled Vivekananda.

    The film is not about Swami Vivekananda but actually a regular action film. It is about two young boys, Vivek and Anand. Put together, they form Vivekananda. Deva, who worked as an associate to Tamil director Balashekar, will direct this film.

    Telugu Cinema News : Prabhas in dual roles

    Balaiah to play dual role

    2007/3/10 15:06:27

    Balakrishna is likely to play a dual role that of Grandfather and Grandson in his new film ‘Okka Mogadu’. The film is now in the final phase.

    Another novel feature in the film is that Balakrishna’s son is likely to play a young Balakrishna in the film.

    Balakrishna has recently made a secret trip to the US in connection with special makeup for his character in the film.

    The film has managed to raise interest in film goers much before its release.

    Telugu Cinema News : Balaiah to play dual role

    Slight dip in minimum temperature likely

    2011/8/4 14:20:01 The Meteorological office on Thursday said that there may be a slight increase in the minimum temperature in Hyderabad city and its neighbourhood in the next two days, from the present 21 degree Celsius to about 23 degree Celsius.

    The day temperature however would hover around 31 degree Celsius, with the sky remaining generally cloudy. The Met office added that Rain or thundershowers could occur in the city and its surroundings.

    The Met Office further said that rain had occurred at a few places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Rayalaseema.

    The chief amounts of rainfall recorded in CM were at Banswada and Bheemgal of Nizamabad district which received 5 CM each.

    Medak and Narayanakhed in Medak district 4 CM each, Armoor, Kamareddy and Navipet all of Nizamabad district, Chintapalli of Visakhapatnam district, Ramayampet of Medak district received 3 CM each while Guntur, Ongole, Allagadda and Atmakur of Kurnool district, Boath, Nirmal and Utnoor of Adilabad district, Dowlaiswaram of East Godavari district received 2 CM of rain each.

    The weathermen added that light to moderate rain or thundershowers would occur at a few places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Rayalaseema.

    The outlook for subsequent two days will not see any large change, the Met office said.(INN)

    Andhra News : Slight dip in minimum temperature likely

    Telugu medico student in China died

    2011/5/19 19:24:29 Satya Srinivasa Reddy, who is about to complete his MBBS degree in a China university is said to be committed suicide. Srinivasa Reddy hails from Pedaparthi village in East Godavari district. His father Subba Reddy is in finance business. He said that, his son is not a coward to commit suicide and he often talks to them by phone and through internet chatting. He said, his son has never had any complaints about anything. He is very clever and moves friendly with every one. Subba Reddy suspects that his son might be murdered by some body and certainly not committed suicide.

    Srinivasa Reddy is about to complete his MBBS degree by September this year and suppose join his family members in the coming festive session. The sudden demise of their beloved son left the parents in deep shock.

    Andhra News : Telugu medico student in China died

    Honorary degree of Doctor of Arts for Amitabh

    2006/7/9 14:44:07

    In a rare gesture, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan will be conferred with an honorary degree of Doctorate of Arts by a UK University on July 19 in recognition of his distinguished career in films.

    After receiving the degree at the graduation ceremony of the De Montford University at Leicester which attracts a considerable number of students from India every year, 64-year -old Bachchan, a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, will address his fans at a special event at the Walkers Stadium at Filbert Way, which is expected to be attended by thousands of people.

    Former South African President Nelson Mandela was the last person to get such a recognition from the university for his charitable work.

    "I am delighted that our University in Leicester will be the first in the UK to offer an honorary degree to Amitabh Bachchan. I'm also thrilled that Bachchan will be coming to meet the community at this very special event. I am pleased that he will be able to support a worthwhile charity in India, and I hope people will be able to respond positively," Keith Vaz, MP for Leicester East, said in a statement.

    A spokeswoman of the university said Bachchan "is a well-known figure in the creative industries and his energy and professionalism will be an inspiration to our graduates and students across the board, and especially to those wishing to pursue careers in this sector."

    Leicester has several cinema halls exclusively screening Indian films. Local authorities have set in place policies and structures to encourage Indian producers to film and carry out post-production work in Leicester. Several Indian films have been shot in the county recently.


    Bollywood News : Honorary degree of Doctor of Arts for Amitabh

    Its double exams time for me: Diksha Seth

    2011/1/22 11:03:07 Tollywood hot beauty Diksha Seth says that, it’s really a big exam time in her life. Her latest movie with Gopichand is releasing on 26th of January. We are aware that she is appearing for B.Com degree exams and the exams which starts from 24th of January nearly coincide with her ‘Wanted ‘film release. So, Diksha Seth said “This month I have to face to exams at a time. I have to patiently wait a month or so to know the results of my degree exams, where as the results of my second exam ‘Wanted’ will be known soon after the morning show of the film. I am sure I will pass in both the exams with marks.

    Telugu Cinema News : Its double exams time for me: Diksha Seth

    Govt lecturers put forth demands, warn of hunger strike from June 13

    2011/6/6 19:24:50 Lecturers working in government degree colleges on Monday warned the state government that they would resort a fast-unto-death from June 13 unless their demands of a solution to their grievances is not met.

    Giving notice of their hunger strike at the Secretariat on Monday, Qualified Government Degree Lecturers' Association leaders, including Association president TS Praveen Kumar and general secretary B Balaiah said that the fast-unto-death would begin in front of the office of Commissioner of College Education, Nampally from June 13.

    Some of their demands include filling up lecturers' vacancies, appointment of regular college principals, yearly State Level Eligibility Tests through APPSC, implementation of UGC scales to promotees, change of transfers' policy among others, said Mr Balaiah.

    Andhra News : Govt lecturers put forth demands, warn of hunger strike from June 13

    Meera Jasmine's dual role

    2007/12/9 19:33:55

    Meera Jasmine has been doing very good roles, both in Malayalam and Tamil. Her film, Ore Kadal starring Mammootty in the lead, was screened at the International Film Festival of India and also won the best feature film at the Dubai AMMA awards. Meera Jasmine has been adjudged the best actress at the Dubai AMMA awards to be held tomorrow.

    Her much-talked-about movie, Calcutta News with Dileep in the lead, has also been completed and will be released soon. She has also signed a new film with superstar Mohanlal.The latest buzz is that she has signed a Telugu film starring Dr. Rajashekhar in dual roles...

    Malayalam Cinema News : Meera Jasmine's dual role

    Mammootty to do a dual role yet again

    2007/9/14 11:30:04

    Mammootty’s double appearance in a film is considered jinx! In his 25 years career span he has been unsuccessful in the films he has come in double role characters. He has done more than 300 odd films but have portrayed in double roles in very few of them. Only ‘Dada Saheb’ and ‘Samrajyam’ were the two big hits with his in dual role.

    Mammootty after a long time is attempting a double role avatar. He is appearing in a new film by Anwar Rasheed who is riding on the biggest success of his career ‘Raja Manikayam’. The film is yet to be titled. In the film Mammootty will don the roles of two brothers. The film has script by P Naayarambalam. This Mammootty starrer will be produced by Marikkar Films. Rahul Raj is composing the music. Currently the script and crew of the film is being finalised. The film will go to the sets by the end of November.

    Malayalam Cinema News : Mammootty to do a dual role yet again

    Katrina’s Half Indian statement irks Cong. men

    2011/7/20 11:16:01 Whether, how big he/she is an actor or a politician ‘tongue slip’ can land them in big troubles. Here is a fine example of it.

    We might be aware that, the sexiest woman on the earth and Bollywood No.1 actress Katrina Kaif’s mother is a British national and father an Indian. Hence, she enjoys dual nationality and possess passport accordingly. Several times media has asked about this point and she again and again has clarified their doubts also.

    But, when recently a media person in Bollywood reiterated the same question to her, she burst upon him with fury. She said “Yes, indeed I have dual nationality. What is wrong with it? I am proud to be half Indian and half European. There are thousands and lakhs of people on this globe who are dual nationals. It is not a sin to be a dual national. Even, Rahul Gandhi is also half Indian and half Italian.”

    The concluding sentence of her statement has created sparks among the Congress party circles. Some over enthusiastic members of Rahul and Sonia bajan team have spit fire on the Bollywood beauty. Perhaps, she might be regretting for mentioning Rahul’s name in her statement, but it is too late to do anything.

    But, while giving a fitting retard to her statement, senior Congress leader and the party official spokes person Manish Tiwari also made the same mistake of her. Speaking to media he said “Who is Katrina Kaif? I have never heard any such name until now. After all we don’t need to respond to all the unknown person’s statements. If, some Johnny Lever or somebody else makes comments again, do we need to respond again?”

    Later, Manish Tiwari also has to put his foot in his mouth for the same mistake made by the Bollywood beauty. While eagerly defending his prince Rahul Gandhi, he also let his tongue slips and brings the ace comedian of Bollywood Johnny Lever in between the controversy.

    Hence, he is forced to clarify the media that he is not intended to hurt anyone including Johnny Lever as just it is a casual mention of his name. But, why don’t the Congress men understand that, Katrina also casually mentions Rahul Gandhi’s name?

    Bollywood News : Katrina’s Half Indian statement irks Cong. men

    AU doctorate for Chiranjeevi

    2006/10/29 11:37:59 It seems 2006 is a very lucky year for Mega Star Chiranjeevi. He was honoured with a top civilian award like 'Padma Bhushan' this year, got his daughter married and now there is another surprise. In 2004, he played hero in 'Shankar Dada MBBS', wherein the hero gets a doctor degree with no basic education. Now in real life, this Mega Star, who never visited a medical college for pursuing a degree, is getting a 'Dr' tag before his name. Yes. Andhra University had announced that it was going to award doctorate to Chiranjeevi for his services to the Telugu film industry and also for his social consciousness. It may be mentioned here that Chiranjeevi, taking a cue from Mother Teresa, jumped into social service. He started Chiranjeevi Charitable Trust and with the help of his fans organising blood banks and eye banks. Chiranjeevi's fans had also taken up plantation of saplings to maintain the ecological balance. In this backdrop, the Andhra University had decided to honour him with a doctorate. The award would be presented to Chiranjeevi on November 6 at a grand function in Andhra University. Andhra University is also awarding a doctorate to former Andhra Pradesh governor Mr Rangarajan, the financiar adviser to the Prime Minister, on the same day.

    Telugu Cinema News : AU doctorate for Chiranjeevi

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