List of Indian Universities:
Here I am posting the list of all the Indian Universities with their websites as in Links. It may take a little while to link the websites with Universities. I will complete this for ll the Universities within 1 or 2 days.
Alagappa University– Karnataka
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)– Aligarh- Uttarpradesh
Allahabad University (AU)– Uttarpradesh
Andhra University – Vishakhapattanam
Anna University – Tamilnau
Annamalai University – Tamilnadu
Assam Agricultural University – Assam
Assam University – Assam
Banaras Hindu University (BHU) – Banaras, Uttarpradesh
Barkatullah University – Bhopal, Madhyapradesh
Bengal Engineering College (BEC) – Kolkata, West Bengal
Berhampur University– Orissa
Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT)
REVIEW: Welcome to Sajjanpur
Shreyas Talpade turns in a career-best performance as Mahadev
Filmmaker Shyam Benegal’s Welcome To Sajjanpur is not only one of the best films of this year, it’s among the finest films you’ll see in a long time. It is on the one hand, a humorous portrait of life in a small village in northern India; and on the other an honest exploration of human personalities.
It’s also a remarkably progressive film that makes many important points, but does so subtly and intelligently, never beating its chest about it. ((pause)) With “Sajjanpur” Benegal proves once again that a simple plot with interesting characters is all it takes to engage an audience. Benegal is familiar with his milieu and understands his characters and their motivations intricately.
Shreyas Talpade plays Mahadev, one of the few literates in Sajjanpur, who makes a living writing letters for those who can’t read and write themselves. For anything between fifty paise and two rupees, he’ll dash off whatever communication the village folk urge him to.
For the compounder at the local dispensary who’s besotted by a young widow, Mahadev writes a rousing love-note; for an elderly woman convinced her daughter’s stars aren’t quite in order he writes letters to her trusted astrologer enquiring how to ward off evil spirits; for a eunuch who’s preparing to contest the village elections he scribbles off an impassioned plea for protection. His knack with words and his skill at writing persuasive letters makes him particularly popular with his neighbors.
When his childhood crush Kamla (played by Amrita Rao) approaches him to write to her husband in the city to communicate her frustration about being away from him so long, Mahadev lets his feelings for her get in the way. He manipulates the communication both ways in the hope of breaking up the couple and winning her heart himself.
Welcome To Sajjanpur is a placid film, not plot-driven but centred on the emotional journey of its characters. And what a colorful palette of characters Benegal serves up – the hassled ‘mousi ‘ who cries through her nose, her headstrong scooter-riding daughter, the snake-charmer who carries around a rubber cobra, even the gangster-like politicians. It’s evident that the director has nothing but affection for his characters, even the darker ones get their moments to shine. At the core of the drama, of course, is Mahadev.
Sometimes a character in a movie inhabits his world so freely, so easily that he creates it for us as well. Shreyas Talpade does that in Welcome To Sajjanpur, as the kind-hearted fellow who writes for free for those who can’t afford to pay him, also the sly chap who plots to snatch his sweetheart from her absent husband. Benegal’s protagonists are seldom black or white, and Mahadev can’t be saddled with those labels either. He’s a good man, but a little selfish. Not very different from any of us.
Welcome To Sajjanpur is one of Benegal’s most evocative films, what a fine job he does of lacing it with social consciousness. The film dwells on relevant issues like widow remarriage, caste politics and superstition, but it’s weaved intrinsically into the film’s plot.
In this day of slapstick senseless comedy, Benegal delivers a film that’s both witty and wise, and he’s aided by a terrific cast that doesn’t miss a beat. Divya Dutta, Rajeshwari Sachdev, Yashpal Sharma, Ravi Kissen, Ila Arun, every single one of them is in superb form. Amrita Rao is terrific as the conflicted, suffering bride, and Shreyas Talpade turns in a career-best performance as Mahadev. Watch him in that scene in which he’s reading the letter Kamla’s husband has sent to her in the end — that is what you call an actor.
If Sajjanpur falters, it’s in the length department. The film could have easily done with fewer songs, even though Shantanu Moitra’s score is refreshingly wholesome.
In the end, the movie is a beautiful, complete, moving experience, and years from now will be regarded as one of Benegal’s most layered films. I’m going with four of out five and two big thumbs up for Shyam Benegal’s Welcome To Sajjanpur. It’s a sweet, simple story of life in a village, a bittersweet tale of human frailties, a small film with a very big heart. Watch it because gems like these are hard to find.
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Name: Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman
Born: Thiruchinapalli, India; November 7, 1888
Died: Bangalore, India; November 21, 1970
Nobel Prize: 1930 Physics, for his discovery of the “Raman” effect
Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman, popularly known as C.V. Raman, was born in Tiruchirappalli, in Tamil Nadu, India on November 7, 1888. He was the second of children of Chandrasekhar Iyer and Parvathi Ammal. His father was a professor of mathematics. At an early age, Raman moved to the city of Visakhapatnam, in the present day state of Andhra Pradesh, where his father accepted a position at the Mrs. A.V.N. College. Raman’s academic brilliance was established at a very young age. At eleven, he finished his secondary school education and entered Mrs. A.V.N. College and two years later moved to the prestigious Presidency College in Madras (present name, Chennai). When he was fifteen, he finished at the head of the class to receive B.A. with honors in Physics and English. During that time students who did well academically were typically sent abroad (England) for further studies. Because of Raman’s poor health he was not allowed to go abroad and he continued his studies at the Presidency college.In 1907, barely seventeen, Raman again graduated at the top of his class and received his M.A. with honors. In the same year he married Lokasundari.
At the time of Raman’s graduation, there were few opportunities for scientists in India. This forced Raman to accept a position with the Indian Civil Services as an Assistant Accountant General in Calcutta. While there, he was able to sustain his interest in science by working, in his spare time, in the laboratories of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science. He studied the physics of stringed instruments and Indian drums.
In 1917, with his scientific standing established in India, Raman was offered the position of Sir Taraknath Palit Professorship of Physics at Calcutta university, where he stayed for the next fifteen years. During his tenure there, he received world wide recognition for his work in optics and scattering of light. He was elected to the Royal Society of London in 1924 and the British made him a knight of the British Empire in 1929. The following year he was honored with the prestigious Hughes medal from the Royal Society. In 1930, for the first time in its history, an Indian scholar, educated entirely in India has received the highest honor in science, the Nobel Prize in Physics.
In 1934, Raman became the director of the newly established Indian Institute of Sciences in Bangalore, where two years later he continued as a professor of physics. In 1947, he was appointed as the first National Professor by the new government of Independent India. He retired from the Indian Institute in 1948 and a year later he established the Raman Research Institute in Bangalore, served as its director and remained active there until his death on November 21, 1970, at the age of eighty two. Raman was honored with the highest award, the “Bharat Ratna”(Jewel of India), by the Government of India.
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Bank of Baroda (BOB), India’s third-largest nationalised bank with global business worth more than $85 billion, is to establish commercial banking operations in New Zealand, initially with a branch in Auckland.
The bank will function as a subsidiary company, offering a wide range of banking services, sources in Mumbai told NBR last night.
It is understood that the subsidiary will be governed by a board, comprising local and overseas directors to meet Reserve Bank regulations and that the process is now in its final stages of approval.
The bank has appointed a senior executive to head the branch.
Dr Anil Kumar Khandelwal, who visited Auckland as chairman and managing director of the bank in May 2007, said BOB was keen to establish its presence in New Zealand, which he said offered immense growth potential to serve not only the Indian community but also other ethnic groups.
“BOB has its presence in 61 countries [now 71] around the world and we consider New Zealand to be an ideal destination for business.
“Apart from its booming economy, India’s ‘Look East Policy’ and market reforms, its increasing role in the Association of South Asian Nations countries afford closer economic, financial and social cooperation with countries such as Australia and New Zealand,” he had said.
Mr Khandelwal retired on March 31, 2008, following which the Indian government appointed M D Mallya as his successor.
As at the end of March 2008, the bank’s total deposits stood at $50.07 billion (up by 21.7% over the previous year), of which overseas deposits were $9.73 billion. Its gross profit was $997.25 million, while net profit, at $472.10 million, accounted for an increase of almost 40% over the corresponding period in March 2007.
Mr Mallya said the bank’s presence in New Zealand was part of BOB’s ambitious plans for expansion overseas, besides penetration in countries where it has presence to serve its 33 million global customers better.
“Among the other countries where BOB has plans to open branches or subsidiaries are Canada, Kuwait, Mozambique, Qatar, Russia and Saudi Arabia,” he said.
The bank opened a representative office in Australia last year, while its branch in Fiji has been in operation since 1961.
Since then, BOB’s presence in Fiji has expanded to include five more branches at Lautoka, Ba, Nadi, Sigatoka and Labasa, agencies at Rakiraki and Tauva and a fully equipped training centre in Suva
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