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DNPUN63169 | 10/8/2013 | Author : Rajesh Rao | WC :804 | Education & Careers

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Chance to represent India at Telenor Youth Summit 2013
Mobile operator Uninor has partnered with student organisation, AIESEC, seeking ideas from country's youth on the theme — "My mobile idea that can bring a positive social change." Two participants with the best ideas will be selected to represent India at the Telenor Youth Summit 2013, to be held in December, in Oslo, Norway. The Telenor Youth Summit has been organised in association with the Nobel Peace Centre and coincides with this year's Nobel Peace Prize Event at Oslo. Candidates between the age of 18 and 25 years are invited to share an idea based on the mobile phone technology. Participants can submit their ideas on: through a brief written entry and a short video upload, till October 15.

Winners for 'In Our Hands' youth campaign announced
More than 2,000 students from 35 colleges participated in the city finals of the youth campaign titled 'In Our Hands', held recently at Symbiosis College of Arts & Commerce. Organised by Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited (IDFC) Foundation, the environment and sustainability campaign covers more than 300 colleges in 15 cities across the country. The Pune winners for the IDFC youth campaign are Akshay Singh Ralhe and Nikhil Joy, Symbiosis Law College (debate), Aniketh Rallahbhandi and Yash Sathe, Sinhagad College (quiz) and Bangi Afsha Jabeen, Symbiosis College of Arts & Commerce (recycling art). The winners from 15 cities would participate in the finals to be held later this year.

Microsoft India launches 'Imagine Cup 2014' contest
Microsoft Corporation India has announced the launch of "Imagine Cup 2014", inviting applications from student developers. Currently in its twelfth year, Imagine Cup is a global student technology programme and competition that provides opportunities for students across all disciplines to team up and use their creativity, passion and knowledge of technology, to create applications, games and integrated solutions. Registration for the Imagine Cup is now open on with a chance for outstanding ideas to compete at Seattle, USA, where the worldwide finals will be held next year. The prize money is US $ 50,000. In addition, through the Microsoft BizSpark programme, Imagine Cup participants can launch start-up businesses in their communities and across the web. To participate in the twelfth edition of the Imagine Cup, students can get log on to

Research in law emphasised at SLS conference
In the second annual national conference of city's Symbiosis Law School (SLS) held on October 5, the effort was further strengthened in development of an efficient research methodology in the legal field, through their two flagship journals— Symbiosis Contemporary Law Journal and Symbiosis Student Law Review. The dignitaries then released the abstract journals. In the valedictory ceremony, Nadeem Ali Haider Khan of Gujarat National Law University was awarded the first merit certificate for his exemplary research paper and presentation on 'Law and Loss of Identity, Culture and Livelihood: The Denotified Tribes of Karnataka, India'.
Chennai & Pune students shine at engg contest
Engineering students from Chennai and Pune shined at the international engineering presentation contest 'Present round the World (PATW) 2013' South Asia finals organised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), in Mumbai. Engineering student, Kennevor DGK from Saveetha School of Engineering, Chennai was declared the overall winner, who presented Li Fi, a wireless-communication systems using light as a carrier. Kennevor will now compete in the global finals to be held in London later this year. Student of PVG's College of Engineering and Technology, Pune, Jaydeep Deshpande, came second for his presentation on Hybrid Wind-Wave Energy Converter.
Campus Twenty20 cricket tournament from October 10
City's Azam Sports Academy and social organisation Awami Mahaz are organising Twenty20 cricket tournament from October 10 to December 28 at Azam Campus Ground on every Thursday. The inauguration ceremony of this championship will be held at Azam Campus on October 10 in the presence of Abdul Rehman, additional commissioner, Pune and Suhas Patil, district sports officer, Pune.
Loyola Junior College win football tournament
Loyola Junior College (Pashan) retains this years' St. Vincent Rolling Trophy for the second time, in the inter-college invitational football tournament for the junior colleges held on September 25-26 at St. Vincent's Ground. The tournament was organised by St. Vincent (night) College of Commerce. The Rolling trophy was contested by eight teams. Defending champions Loyola Junior College won the trophy defeating Don Bosco Junior College, in a nail-biting match which concluded in the tie-breaker. St. Vincent College of Commerce secured the third place.

3rd edition of 'Tata First Dot' launched nationwide
The 3rd edition of Tata First Dot powered by NEN, a unique recognition and mentoring platform for student start-ups, was launched nationwide to promote student entrepreneurship. The regional workshops will be conducted between September 28 and November 17 in 20 cities across the country, including Pune. For more details log onto:

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