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BA (Honours) Arts and Humanities

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From poetry to string quartets, and from sculpture to short stories, the extraordinary range of human culture offers rich possibilities for study. This broad and absorbing course develops a deep understanding of the world we live in and how we got here, covering a fascinating variety of perspectives, periods and subjects – including art history, classical studies, creative writing, English language and English literature, history, modern languages, music, philosophy and religious studies.

Key features of the course

  • Study a wide variety of subjects with the opportunity to specialise in one or two disciplines to tailor the degree to your interests or needs
  • Explore new ways of thinking about the arts and humanities and their relevance in contemporary societies and cultures
  • Learn from the OU’s world-class academic research, through high quality module materials and engage with fellow students from around the world
  • Develop a range of skills, including effective communication, critical thinking, analysis and self-directed work
  • Enrich your knowledge, prepare yourself for further study, or improve your employability in a range of careers

RIT and Vellore Institute of Technology sign Memorandum


Rochester Institute of Technology has signed an agreement to establish a joint center with Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) at its new extension campus located in Vijayawada in the capital of Andhra Pradesh, India.

The Memorandum of Understanding, in partnership with the government of Andhra Pradesh, was exchanged by RIT Associate Provost of International Education and Global Programs James Myers and VIT Chancellor Dr. G. Viswanathan. In attendance were RIT alumni VIT Vice President Sekar Viswanathan ’92 (computer science) and Executive Director Sandhya Pentareddy ’94 (computer science). Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu presided over the signing ceremony.

“Vellore Institute of Technology is ranked No. 1 in engineering for private universities in India,” said Myers.

According to Myers, the new center will be the focal point for extensive collaboration between RIT and VIT. The center will focus on developing engineering, computer science and business curricula that would facilitate transfer for both undergraduate and graduate students from the VIT campus to RIT, lay the foundation for an RIT-VIT center of excellence in supply chain and manufacturing processes, and develop joint programs to promote collaboration of Indian industrial partners in research, education and training programs.

“The center will provide opportunities for RIT students to spend time in India conducting research, engaging with Indian companies and learning about the extraordinary culture of one of the worlds’ fastest growing economies,” Myers said.

Established in 1984, VIT has become one of the best-known private engineering universities in India.

Vellore Institute of Technology, formerly called Vellore Engineering College, is ranked the No. 1 Private Engineering Institution in India by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The university offers 27 undergraduate, 30 postgraduate, four integrated and four research programs. It has campuses in Vellore and Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Online MBA at Best


There’s no question that a Master of Business Administration degree is advantageous to the working professional. With salary increases of at least over 50% expected upon graduation, the MBA degree makes sound financial sense. The real question then becomes how does one find the time to work on achieving an MBA? Well, if you’re like many already in the business world, you seek out an online degree from one of the best online MBA degree programs.


In a recent study by the Higher Education Research Institute at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, it was discovered that almost a third of college seniors missed classes due to their employment responsibilities. With online learning, missing class is a non-issue. Online programs are tailored to accommodate professionals who are working full-time, so the coursework is made available, in most cases, 24/7 to students. This added flexibility is a real draw for students who want to continue working or who have family obligations that keep them from moving to the school or going to class during the day.


Many online MBA degree program websites make the claim that their online MBA program is the same as their on-campus program, but with flexibility as an added benefit. In addition, many schools give online students priority over on-campus students in registering for online classes. The delivery of the coursework is of course the biggest difference, and schools vary in the ways that their classes are offered. One of the most common ways to take online classes is asynchronously. Asynchronous means the coursework is made available online at all hours, and students are welcome to sign on and complete the assignments on their own time, just within a specified deadline. Another common method is synchronous coursework. These classes are at set times in which all students sign on together for a live class. Dialogue and student interaction with each other and the professor are possible in this delivery method.  Some programs also offer (and in some cases, require) on-campus residencies. Residencies have many different presentations. They range from week-long orientations to weekend gatherings throughout the program. There are also some programs that have “global immersions” at some point during the program, and many have a final, on-campus capstone project that completes the program.

So as you can see, an MBA from one of the best online MBA programs online has many benefits in addition to the achievement of earning the distinguished degree. Priority registration, classes that are both on your own time and live with classmates, and on-campus or international study options–this is what the online MBA looks like today. Check it out!

IIM Calcutta – Management batch registers 100% placement in 3 days

Management students of the 2017 batch of IIM Calcutta’s Post Graduate Diploma in Management program have registered 100% placement within three days with the highest international package amounting to 90,000 euros (Rs 63 lakh) per annum.

IIM Calcutta 2017 batch registers 100% placement in 3 days; Finance sector leads the offers made at 29%



1. The highest domestic package offered to IIM Calcutta 2017 batch was Rs 70 lakh per annum

2. The highest international package offered to IIM Calcutta 2017 batch amounted to nearly Rs 63 lakh per annum (90,000 euros)

3. 29% of the total offers were made by the finance sector followed by the consulting sector at 22% and the general management firms at 15% .

Companies like Accenture, AT Kearney, Bain, BCG, and McKinsey were top recruiters in the consulting sector.

“Finance sector continued to churn out the maximum number of offers thus strengthening the image of IIM Calcutta as the finance campus of Asia. 29% of the total offers were made in this sector by top recruiters like Avendus, Edelweiss, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, etc,” the report said quoting the institution, as saying.

“The entire process was completed, with 100% placement for the batch within record three days, in the second week of February. There were total 474 top notch offers including significant number of international offers,” the report said citing IIM Calcutta, as saying in a statement.

The news report citing the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta) further said the highest domestic package was Rs 70 lakh per annum. During the placement season, general Management firms also recruited in big numbers this year with 15% offers made in this sector by top firms such as ABG, CK Birla and TAS.

The sales and marketing offers contributed to 12% of the total offers predominantly by firms like Hindustan Unilever (HUL), ITC, Procter & Gamble (P&G), and Reckitt Benckiser.

Further, companies from e-commerce and IT sectors also contributed to 14% of the total offers made with Amazon and Wipro hiring in big numbers, cited the report quoting the institution as saying.



Diploma of Higher Education in Criminology and Law

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What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you’ll be able to… Reflect on the role of the state in the regulation of criminal behaviour. Describe how a range of criminal justice agencies and non-governmental organisations respond to crime. Discuss contemporary issues and emerging questions in the field of criminology.


If you’re fascinated by the legal system, understanding how and why crime occurs, and would like to develop skills and knowledge relevant to a range of related careers, this diploma is for you. You’ll explore issues such as antisocial behaviour, surveillance, security, social justice, social welfare and environmental degradation. In this diploma, you’ll also take a critical and analytical view of the role and functions of the legal system, and examine its relationship with criminal behaviour.

Key features of the course

  • Get to grips with the complex issues behind today’s crime, law and justice headlines
  • Understand, interpret and apply concepts about crime and law to the real world
  • Learn the tools of the trade for these two crucial subjects
  • Build a solid foundation for further study

A nationally recognised qualification in its own right, this diploma of higher education is also equivalent to the first two thirds of the

Manipal Global Academy Launches Full Time & Part Time Data Science Program



The program is targeted at those, who are looking at a career shift from other streams into Data Science career stream, and also those who are looking at deep diving into the Data Science career stream.

Fresh Graduates who completed their B.E. or B.Tech. or Post graduation (M.E/M.Tech/MBA/MCA etc) and  looking to build a career in data science can opt for the full time PG Diploma in Data Science.

Working professionals who are looking to upgrade their skills or make a career shift in the Data science field can opt for the part time PG Diploma in Data Science.

Corporate who are looking at learning interventions for their teams can opt for the modular and customized offerings.

The industry partners bring the relevance through multiple touch points. The faculty dealing with these courses have been in the field and in the industry.  They will bring the expertise and experience into the fold. In addition, Fresher’s will get Hands-on Experience on tools, they also get to work on real time case studies. Furthermore, there are behavioral training modules to help them transition to corporate. Then, there is an internship provided to students in 4th term with our corporate partners. All these will help them to be productive from the day one.

The program has a layered approach to build competencies in Data Science  – foundations, core and advanced. It has high level of Industry relevance through partnerships with large enterprises with prevalent data science practices. And finally  a PG Diploma that is awarded by Manipal University.