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Ex-Jalore EO Rajan Vishal chosen for Election Commission’s award

Former Jalore Electoral Officer (EO) Rajan Vishal has been chosen for Election Commission’s Zonal award under the Best Electoral Practices Award-2014.

Election Commission will present him this award on August 10, 2015 in New Delhi.

He was bestowed with this award for his efforts of creating awareness related to voting awareness in Jalore constituency of Rajasthan during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. His efforts had helped to reach out to remote areas of Jalore constituency and convinced people especially women to play their role in democracy.

As an EO he had taken various initiatives to increase voters’ participation through awareness campaign and education which had resulted in about 22 per cent increase in voters.

Presently Vishal is District Collector of Nagaur. He is IAS officer of 2008-batch of Rajasthan.

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Kerala’s first IIT starts functioning at Palakkad district

The first Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kerala started functioning from a temporary campus at Palakkad district, scripting a new chapter in the higher education sector in the state.

The IIT-P campus was opened in Palakkad district at a function and Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani addressed the students through video conferencing.

In the initial phase, IIT-Palakkad will offer four B-Tech streams including Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Classes of the institute will begin in a temporary campus located near Valayar in Palakkad district. It will have around 117 students who have been admitted to the new campus and are mostly from Uttar Pradesh. Later this temporary campus will be shifted to a 500 acre permanent campus located at Puthussery in the district. It will be shifted in next three years, after completion of land acquisition process and construction of buildings.

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