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PEC workshop discusses electronics system design

Chandigarh:A workshop on 'electronic system design and manufacturing in India: opportunities and challenges' was conducted at PEC University of Technology by Electronics and Electrical Communication Department in collaboration with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. The inaugural address was delivered by chairperson Dr Neelam Rup Prakash. She talked about the Indian electronics system design and manufacturing sector. While director Dr Manoj Datta welcomed the delegates, the keynote address was delivered by Anurag Verma, managing director, INFOTECH, Punjab. The workshop was followed by experts' talk, which included leaders of the ESDM sector.

Market welfare body office-bearers elected

Chandigarh:Gursharanjit Singh was elected president of the Market Welfare Association (Booths), Sector 35-C, on Tuesday. M L Anega was nominated as the chairman of the association, and Krishan lal as the general secretary.

More institutes now accept GRE score: ETS

Chandigarh:With the upcoming recruitment season at business schools, Educational Testing Service (ETS) announced on Tuesday that more than 1,000 business schools worldwide now accepted GRE revised General Test scores for their MBA programmes. David Payne, Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer for the Higher Education division at ETS, said, "The institutes accepting the score include seven of the top ten institutes on the Financial Times, 2012 Global MBA rankings".

Lecture on pulishing organised at PU

Chandigarh:The Department of Chemistry, Panjab University, organised a lecture on 'RSC Publishing: How to publish in high-impact journals' on Tuesday. Dr Richard Kelly, managing editor of Organic and Bimolecular Chemistry, Natural Product Reports, Med Chem Comm and Toxicology Research, and Dr Emma Wilson, publisher of 15 RSC journals, including Chem Comm, Chemical Science, OBC and Green Chemistry, provided an overview of RSC publishing strategies and activities with a particular focus on Indian sciences. The presentation discussed how to publish in high-impact journals and how to increase the impact of submitted papers.

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