Thursday, Jan 12, 2012
MG University to organise book fair
Kottayam: Arrangements have been put in place by the Mahatma Gandhi University for organising the International Book Fair (INFOBA 2012) that will be held at the Sports Pavilion on the University Campus from January 13 to 23.
Speaking to reporters at the University Syndicate hall on Wednesday, University Vice-Chancellor Rajan Gurukkal said that the academic carnival was being organised in order to strengthen the various reforms that have been implemented by the University in recent times. The envisaged goals also include improving the academic standards of affiliated colleges by increasing their collection of authoritative books, providing a platform for exposing students to modern works, and opportunities to interact with the scholars and writers of various fields, and enlightening the public with the talks of eminent personalities.
Minister for Education P.K. Abdu Rabb will inaugurate the event. C.N.R. Rao, chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, will be the chief guest at the inaugural session. Kerala University Vice-Chancellor A. Jayakrishnan, Jose K. Mani M.P., S. Suresh Kurup, Benny Behanan (both M.L.A.s), District Collector Mini Antony, noted educationist K.N. Panikkar, and former Vice-Chancellor of the Kerala University G. Balamoham Thampi will participate in the programme.
Seminars on various topics will be held as part of the event. A session on financing of higher education, that will be inaugurated by M.A. Baby MLA. A three-day national seminar on ‘New History' will also be organised by the Inter-University Centre for Social Science Research and Extension (IUCSSRE) in association with the Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR). Eminent historian Romila Thapar will inaugurate it, and ICHR chairman Basudeb Chatterji will deliver the keynote address. A national workshop on ‘Science Information Library and Scholarly Writing' will be held in on January 17.
Minister for Revenue Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan will inaugurate the valedictory on January 23 .
Courtesy: The Hindu