Thursday, January 3, 2013

Joint programs and international partnerships

Some of its academic programs are offered as joint degrees or in partnership with foreign universities:
  • Its Master of Science in Information Technology is offered as a joint degree with Carnegie-Mellon University,[50] which is ranked 4th for graduate studies in computer science in 2008 according to US News and World Report and 7th in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences among Shanghai Jiao Tong University's world's top 100 universities.[51]

Ricardo Legorreta designed the EGAP CEMEX building, which houses the Graduate School of Public Administration and Public Policy, at San Pedro Garza García, a suburb of Monterrey.[52]
  • The OneMBA degree is offered through a partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Rotterdam School of Management of the Netherlands, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Getulio Vargas Foundation of Brazil and is ranked 27 worldwide among executive MBAs by the Financial Times.[49]
  • 'The B.A. Finance and Accounting is offered as a joint degree with the University of Texas at Austin, Master in Profesional Accounting, ranked #1 Graduate Accounting School in the U.S. by US News and World report since 2007. [1]
  • The Global MBA for Latin American Managers is offered in partnership with the Thunderbird School of Global Management, which has been ranked consistently by US News & World Report as the #1 school in International Management since 1995.[53]
  • The medical degree is offered as a dual Ph.D. program with the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences of the Texas A&M Health Science Center.[54]
  • An International MBA program is offered as a joint degree with the University of San Diego.
  • The institute has a strategic partnership with Johns Hopkins Hospital through Johns Hopkins Medicine International.
  • The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Global Business and Strategy (MBA-GBS) is a double degree MBA program jointly offered by the Graduate School of Business Administration and Leadership (EGADE) at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, and the Belk College of Business (Belk College) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.[55]
  • The bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering are offered as joint degrees with the Reutlingen University of Germany.[56]
  • Several high schools offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, which is administered by the Geneva-based International Baccalaureate.[28]

Thursday, December 20, 2012


The Eugenio Garza Sada Memorial honors the Institute's chief founder and promoter at the Monterrey Campus.
Its growth outside the city of Monterrey began in the late-1960s, when both its rector and head of academics lobbied for expansion. A first attempt, funded a few years earlier by several businessmen from Mexicali, Baja California, was staffed and organized by the Institute but faced opposition from the Board of Trustees once the federal government refused any additional subsidy[11] and members of the Board cast doubt on its ability to get funds as an out-of-state university. At the end the project was renamed Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior (CETYS) and grew into a fully independent institution.[9][12]
Aside from the CETYS experiment and the 150 hectares bought in 1951 for the agricultural program's experimental facilities in nearby Apodaca, Nuevo León, no other expansion outside Monterrey was attempted until 1967, when a school of maritime studies was built in the port of Guaymas, Sonora. Shortly thereafter, premises were built in Obregón and courses began to be offered in Mexico City. Those premises and the ones that followed, then called external units, were fully dependant of the Monterrey Campus until 1984, when they were restructured as semi-independent campuses and reorganized in regional rectorates (see Organization).
In 1987, when the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools demanded faculty members with master's degrees to lecture 100% of its undergraduate courses,[13] the Institute invested considerably in both distance learning and computer network technologies and training, effectively becoming, on 1 February 1989, the first university ever connected to the Internet in both Latin America[4] and the Spanish-speaking world.[5] Such efforts contributed to the creation of its Virtual University a few years later and allowed it to become the first country-code top level domain registry in Mexico; first by itself from 1989 to 1995, and then as a major shareholder of NIC Mexico, the current national registry.[14]

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Why Kajol never attended JTHJ premiere? She was NOT invited!

Why Kajol never attended JTHJ premiere? She was NOT invited!

The real reason behind Kajol's no-show at the premiere of 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' predates the film's release

After much ado about former Yash Chopra heroine Kajol's no-show at the premiere of Jab Tak Hai Jaan, hot comes the gossip that the real reason behind her conspicuous absence rests elsewhere. 

The real reason in fact finds its deep roots in the times when hubby Ajay Devgn's Bol Bachchan was in the making. Kajol was extremely upset that Yash Raj Films had demanded Rs 5 lakh from Ajay as a charge to reuse a certain section of their famous Kajra Re song, especially since she had done numerous appearances and cameos in their films free of charge. Apparently, it all started there. 

A source adds, `Initially Ajay agreed to pay the amount. However, YRF then hiked the sum to Rs 25 lakh for the 90-second sequence. Ajay was upset and so was Kajol. Ajay later consoled her saying it was all part of the business.` 

The ensuing tussle between her home production and Jab tak hai Jaan worsened when Kajol was hard-pressed to take sides. To top it all, YRF apparently did not even extend an invite to the actress to attend the event, which was graced by several former Chopra heroines. 

The couple was apparently in a huge dilemma over whether Kajol should agree to grace the gala, given the complicated turn of events. 

Another source states, `It was clear that the battle lines were drawn. To Kajol's surprise, YRF did not invite her at all. She was definitely hurt but ultimately she decided to stand by her husband.` 

The source finally says, `While Ajay insists that it is a war over who is right and who is wrong, by not inviting Kajol matters have turned worse. He felt that Kajol had nothing to do with it.`

On his part, Ajay Devgn does not mince words on the issue and states, `Yes, Kajol was not seen at the premiere as she was not invited.` 


Meet The New 'Savita Bhabhi'

Meet The New `Savita Bhabhi`

Model Rozlyn Khan joins the online adult cartoon strip series as a parallel character 

Savita Bhabhi, the desi adult cartoon character and the fantasy of fans all across the country, will now have another face in the form of model Rozlyn Khan. The makers of the original character have created a parallel character based on the butt-baring model who hit headlines during the IPL season this year. 

Our source informs, `Rozlyn has given exclusive rights to Deshmukh, the original creator of Savita bhabhi, to use her name to start a new cartoon series. She has also been offered the lead role in RGV's controversial project titled Savita Bhabhi that is based on the cartoon character.`

Incidentally, the cartoon strip had previously been banned in the country due to its explicit content. Rozlyn says, `Savita bhabhi is not vulgar. People are making money on brands like Savita. In fact, we are now importing porn stars.` 


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Now, just shake your cellphone to charge it!

You may no longer need to worry about your cellphone battery getting down, as you can now charge it by just shaking it.

An Indian origin scientist and his colleagues at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg are designing a new cellphone charger that turns movement into energy.

Shashank Priya and his team's emergency onboard charger draws energy from the piezoelectric force generated by your fingertips clicking the keypad, your voice – or just by giving the phone a good old shake.

The researchers experimented with zinc oxide, a common piezoelectric material, to see how well it converts vibrations from sound and pressure waves into energy to power a phone.

They subjected the material to sound waves of 100 decibels, which made the material vibrate and produce an electrical current at about 50 millivolts. In a cellphone, the piezoelectric material would be mounted below the keys and convert mechanical vibrations into energy that could be stored for later use.

It wouldn't produce a great deal of power – certainly not nearly enough to continuously operate a phone – but would be sufficient for an emergency situation, said Priya.

"In an emergency you could just shake your cellphone for a few minutes to get enough power to make this one important call," New Scientist quoted him as saying. (ANI)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Alessandra Ambrosio dons $2.5mn bra for Victoria's Secret show

Victoria's Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio hit the catwalk for the brand's annual show to display a gem-studded bra worth a staggering 2.5 million dollars.

Re-designed every year, for the 2012 show the Fantasy Bra was covered in intricate flowers made out of a massive 5,200 precious and semi-precious stones, the Daily Mail reported.

The gems include amethysts, sapphires, rubies and white, pink and yellow diamonds.

And, like all good outfits, it of course has a matching accessory, a jewel-encrusted belt.

As she stalked down the runway, then partied with her fellow angel Miranda Kerr, Ambrosio looked delighted by her expensive bra.

When told she would be wearing the bra designed by London Jewelers, a company based in Long Island, New York, which features a 20 carat white diamond centerpiece, the model says she was a bit taken aback.

"I wanted to scream," the Brazilian beauty said.

"But I won't lie, I was really worried," she added.

Now, Mastercard with LCD screen, keyboard

Mastercard in Singapore has launched a new credit card that has an LCD display and built-in keyboard.

The card has touch-sensitive buttons and the ability to create a 'one-time password', doing away with the need for a separate device sometimes needed to log in to online banking.

Many people find using security tokens cumbersome given the need to keep it with them in order to use online banking.

According to the BBC, Mastercard's interactive card aims to solve that issue.

"We brainstormed on ways to make it convenient and yet secure for customers," the report quoted V Subba from Standard Chartered Bank, which is collaborating with Mastercard, as saying.

"The question was: instead of sending customers another bulky token, could we replace something which already exists in the customer's wallet? That was when credit, debit and ATM cards immediately came to mind," Subba added.

According to the report, future versions of the card could display added information such as the remaining balance.

The card will be available from January before being rolled out globally.