Mangaluru: Vikaas Pre-University College, Mangaluru organised Vikaas Career Guidance Programme-2019 at its campus on Friday, November 8, here in the city.

Prof. Ronald Pinto, Former Vice- Principal, St. Aloysius College, Mangaluru, and Director, Institute for Individual Development, Mangaluru, inaugurated the program. Prof. Ronald Pinto, who touched a personal chord in his inaugural address, said that students’ determination against all odds is what matters to achieve their goals. He also pointed out that there are plenty of career opportunities other than medical and engineering careers.

Dr. Suneel B. M., Principal, Vikaas PU College, in his presidential address, observed that students are not generally sure of what to do after their pre-university course and it’s because of their lack of awareness about their own capacities. He said the forthcoming sessions would help them in solving this predicament.

Parthasarathi Palemar, Coordinator, Vikaas Group of Institutions, Dr. Manjula A. Rao, Dean, Vikaas Group of Institutions, Prof. T. Rajaram Rao, Academic Director, Vikaas Pre-University College, and Ayshwarya K., Principal, Vikaas First Grade College, were present on the occasion.

The programme further continued with sessions on various fields of courses and professions handled by experts from respective fields. The chief guest Prof. Ronald Pinto himself delivered a session on Degree Courses (BSc and MSc), Exams for Government employment & CLAT, and Interior and Fashion Designing. The session on Engineering and NATA Exam was delivered by Mr. Abhilash, Managing Director, Abhijnya Education Private Ltd, following a motivational talk on personality development.Dr. Guru Tej, Co-founder, Wisdom Education Academy, took the students through ‘Global Career’. Dr. Shivakumar Magada, Professor of Aquatic Biology, College of Fisheries, Mangaluru, enlightened the students in agricultural and allied courses. Dr. Unnikrishnan, Associate Dean, and Professor of Community Medicine, KMC, Mangaluru, handled the session on Medicine Entrance Exam. Dr. Shivaprasad, Principal, Professor and Head of the Department, Organon of Medicine and Homeopathic Philosophy, Father Muller Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital, spoke on Homeopathy and AYUSH. Dr. Sunjyoth H. S., Assistant Professor, Vikaas College of Physiotherapy, Mangaluru, guided the students to the promising prospects of physiotherapy courses. CA Vindya V Hegde, associate in KNDC LLP & Associates and faculty, KVC Academy, elaborated on the scope and opportunities of Company Secretarycourse and the career of Chartered Accountant.Mrs. Rashmi, service industry professional, threw light into the opportunities and scope of aviation courses. Mr. Cedric Coutinho, Career Counsellor, Amity Education Group, Bangalore, delivered a session on stress management, time management, and leadership development.

Shruthi Kishor, lecturer, Department of Physics, Deepika Shetty, lecturer, Department of Commerce, and Rakshitha Uchil, lecturer, Department of English, Vikaas PU College, hosted the inaugural, science and commerce sessions respectively.

Students of Vikaas PU College participated in the programme with great enthusiasm and widened their understanding in the prospects of their career.

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Bhopal, Nov 22: A civic-run bus firm in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh has lodged a police complaint after a 30-second porn clip was played on the screen of one of its ticket vending machines at a Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) stand, an official said on Friday.

While the incident happened on October 28, a video of it went viral on social media a couple of days ago after which bus firm Bhopal City Link Limited (BCLL) filed a complaint with the Madhya Pradesh police's Cyber Cell, an official said.

BCLL, an undertaking of Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC), operates the state capital's BRTS corridors.

"We have filed an FIR with MP police's Cyber Cell after we were alerted about a 30-second porn clip being played at a ticket vending machine at a BRTS bus station in Vidya Nagar area at around 12:30pm on October 28," BCLL chief executive officer Pawan Kumar Singh told PTI.

"These machines are password operated. It is suspected some old or existing employee of the company which maintains these vending machines might be involved in this act. This company has told us they have not changed the password for three years," Singh said.

A Bhopal Municipal Corporation official said the civic body came to know about it after a video of the incident was shared on WhatsApp groups on Thursday.