Yerevan State University Ijevan Branch

YSU IJEVAN BRANCH BOARD MEETING OF JANUARY 31

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 On January 31, 2019,  Ijevan Branch of “Yerevan State University” Foundation hosted an extended Board meeting headed by YSUIB Acting Director A. V. Tsutsulyan.

On the agenda were the summary of the results of Full-time training semester exam of 2018-2019 academic year and the preparations for the II semester of the same academic year and other current issues.

Acting Deans of the Faculties reported on the results of the first semester of 2018-19 academic year.

Acting Dean of the Faculty of Humanities K. Poghosyan particularly mentioned that the overall number of students in the faculty is 272,  76 students are enrolled in a free system of education, 196: paid system of education.

At the end of the 1st semester of  2018-2019 academic year, the following results were recorded at the Faculty of Humanities:

  • During the exam period, the students of the following specialties made absolute progress; “Armenian Language and Literature”  II and III, “Psychology” IV, “French language and literature” IV, “Foreign language and literature” I.
  • The student of the following specialties made a poor academic performance, that is, failed the exam: one student of I and II courses of “History” and “English language and literature IV”,  “Armenian Language and Literature IV”, 2 students of “Elementary pedagogy and methodology I”, “Foreign language and literature IV”specialties, 3 students of “Elementary pedagogy and methodology II” “ Foreign language and literature III”, 4 students of “History III”, 5 students of “History IV” and 11 students of “Elementary pedagogy and methodology III”.
  • The students of “Armenian language and literature III, “History IV” and “English language and literature” IV made high academic performance (18-20).

Acting Dean of the Faculty of Economics G. Avetisyan particularly mentioned that 101 students ( 70 students of “Finance”, “Economics” and “The Theory of Economics” specialties, 31 students of “Tourism” and “Service”) participated in the exams  of the first semester of 2018-2019 academic year.  63 students managed to pass the exam,  two students received excellent marks (“Economics” III, “Service” IV). The absolute progress made at the Faculty was 62.4%.

There are 36 students enrolled in the free education system, with absolute progress of 94.4%. 2 students received excellent marks (“Economics” III, “Service” IV). Two students (“Finance” I, “Economics” III) failed to pass the exam. Insufficient marks of the third year  student enrolled in a free system of education are conditioned by the fact that the student has not been in the country for the first half of the year with the permission of YSU and will pass the exams during the liquidation period of the first semester of 2018-19 academic year.

 65 students enrolled in the paid education system, with absolute progress of 44.6%.

Acting Dean of the Faculty of Applied Arts A. Margaryan, presenting the results of  the examinations for the first semester of the 2018-2019 academic year, mentioned that all the tests, mid-term and final exams of the 1st semester were held in accordance with the approved schedule, except for one student all the students of the faculty took part in the exams. It was noted that there were no students in the faculty with high academic performance. Six students had academic debt. The highest rate was at the Faculty of “Design” IV (100%), and the lowest is the “Design” II course (85.7%).

The overall academic performance of the faculty was 90% (100% in free system, 65.96% in paid system). The spectrum of ratings is broad, as a rule, it is higher than those of the professional subjects,  low from humanistic and non-professional subjects.

While summarizing the results of YSUIB Full-time training first semester exam of the 2018-19 academic year, Head of the Educational-Methodological Department A. Davtyan added that the overall academic performance of the Branch students is 76%.

At the board meeting, the results of the examination were evaluated as satisfactory.

  1. Davtyan, the Head of the Educational-Methodological Department and Deans of the Faculties, reported on the preparatory work for the second semester of 2018-19 academic year.

Mr. Davtyan specifically noted that the curriculum for the organization of Full-time and Part-time training for the second semester of the 2018-2019 academic year by the Educational-Methodological Department was submitted to the director for approval. The reports of the professional staff working on hourly paid basis in the 2nd semester presented by the deans of the faculties were checked.

The students’ applications for passing the academic debts in the approved schedule has been implemented.

A number of issues related to the material and technical resources of the university, sanitary and hygienic conditions, furnishing of library,  classrooms, computer rooms and technical equipment were highlighted in connection with the preparations for the II semester of  2018-19 academic year.

“BUSINESS SKILLS” TRAINING COURSE TOOK PLACE AT YSU IJEVAN BRANCH

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 On January 29 and 30, 2019, a two-day training course on “Business Skills” was held at YSU Ijevan Branch, implemented by IAB International Academy of Business, within the framework of the “Youth Empowered” three-year program of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company.

The training was attended by more than 25 young people from Tavush region including YSUIB students and graduates.

The training was conducted by the Executive-director of “Madatech” David Babayan and YSUIB employees, acting Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Associate Professor of the department of General Economics, Ph.D. Gayane Avetisyan, assistant of the same department Anzhela Alexanyan, lecturers Hripsime Hayrapetyan, Arpine Yeganyan and Marietta Atabekyan, lecturer of the department of General Mathematics and Natural Sciences Slavik Alaverdyan.

Slavik Alaverdyan made an opening speech. He presented  “Youth Empowered” three-year program, the activity of IAB International academy of Business, “Business Skills”  modules and trainers.

The training was accompanied by theoretical material, questions and discussions, tests and individual assignments and group work.

On the first day, “Time Management”, “Project Management” and “Business Plan” modules were implemented. The participants got acquainted with the principles of efficient use of time, Eisenhower Time Management Matrix, Project Specificity and Limitations, Lifecycle and Management Processes, WBS, Gantt Chart, SMART Business Purpose, Business Plan Design. The participants introduced with groups the events structure for their organization, compiled the Gantt chart, and completed Eisenhower matrix.

At the start of the second day, firstly, Business plan module was touched upon, followed by Financial Literacy, Negotiations, and Sales Skills Modules. The market and the internal market, organization’s economic cycle, key accounting concepts, evaluation of financial results, the functions of financial means, negotiation types, stages of the negotiation process, product, customers’ motives, and the role of competitors were presented. The groups negotiated and then prepared products from the given objects and presented their peculiarities and competitive advantages.

The meal break during the training was provided by “Marani” supermarket in Ijevan. During the training, Milena Hambardzumyan, a supermarket employee, presented the organization’s activities, also mentioning that they have vacancies.

At the end of the training, the trainers thanked the young people for their participation and called for a thorough study of the guidelines and the program’s activities for future business ideas.

The next training on Life Skills” will take place on February 5.

The photos of the training are available in the gallery.

“FORMULA FOR SUCCESS”: INTERVIEW WITH YSU IJEVAN BRANCH GRADUATE NAREK CHATYAN

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 On January 29th,2019, we had an interview with YSU Ijevan Branch graduate of 2008 academic year, manager of “Apaga tour” LLC Narek L. Chatyan.

We would like to know your birth date and place.

– I was born on January 17, 1988 in Ijevan.

Tell us, please, about your family (parents, wife, children).

– I am a son of  pedagogues. My father, Levon Chatyan, has passed away, my mother, Hasmik Abazyan, is a teacher of Armenian language and literature. I have sister and brother. My sister works at Matenadaran, my brother, at Yale Extreme Park.

What was your childhood dream?

– My dreams were constantly changing. But the most impressive ones were the dreams of becoming a pilot and architect.

What education did you receive?

– In 2008, I graduated from YSU Ijevan branch of “Social-Cultural Service and Tourism” Bachelor’s degree. In 2010, I studied at YSU, obtained Master’s Degree in Culturology.

What role did YSUIB education have in your life?

– The education acquired at YSUIB has played a vital role in my life and career. The attitudes and love of the professorial staff (mostly P. Asilbekyan), my fellow students, motivated me to work despite the shortage of work related to my profession.

What work experience do you have?

– My work is completely connected with the “Apaga Resort”. Since 2009, I worked as a horse riding assistant in “Apaga Resort”, since 2012, an administrator, since 2015, I work as a manager.

– What is your favorite book?

– Among Armenian literature, “Gevorg Marzpetuni” by Muratsan, “Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho among foreign literature.

What is the last book you read?

– I am a book lover and I regret that I do not manage to read much. I recently read Dale Carnegie’s book “How to Win Friends and Influence People”.

– What music do you prefer and what is your favorite song?

– I have a different approach to music. I do not like rabiz music, but in general, depending on mood, I listen to music of different styles, but I prefer the music that boosts your mood.

What is your favorite movie?

I love “Slumdog Millionaire”, “We are Our Mountains”, S. Parajanov’s “The Color of Pomegranate”, which I can watch several times.

– Do you have a favorite sport?

– Football is my favorite sport. whether to play football or watch is a hobby for me.

What is your favorite place in Armenia and abroad?

– My favorite place in Armenia is Makaravank, the place I will never miss the chance to visit. I have not been abroad a lot. I liked Sochi “Krasnaya Polyana” resort.

What qualities do you value in people?

– Honesty, sincerity, loyalty and, of course, intellect.

Do you have a favourite quote or slogan you are guiding?

– I do not have a favourite quote or a slogan.

What will you never do?

– I will not betray, I will not act dishonestly.

What are you afraid of?”

– I’m afraid of losing loved ones.

Why are you sorry?”

– If there was such a thing for which I regretted, I would say: Probably everything in my life has been as it should have been, though every day you can be sorry for the things done or undone.

What helps you make up your mind in difficult situations?

– Following my inner voice, faith in intuition helps me to make decisions in different situations.

What do you think is the biggest achievement of your life?

– I think my biggest achievement is still ahead. until now all my achievements are related to my workplace and friends …

What is your formula for success?

– Faith, willpower, being ambitious, concetration.

What is the most valuable advice you have received?

– I got the most important advice from my grandfathers. Those tips have had a great impact on me and have helped me a lot in life, but now I do not distinguish between them.

What is the main message that you would give to young people (in particular, YSUIB students)?

– I would advise our young people not to choose their profession automatically,  take into consideration the love towards the profession and why not the future work. I wish them good will and purposefulness to work in their profession.

Thank you very much for the interview.

 

Interviewed by YSUIB Public Relations and Media responsible Hasmik Vanyan.

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR HOLIDAY: ARMENIAN 27-YEAR-OLD ARMED FORCES

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On January 28th, 2019, on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the establishment of the Armenian Armed Forces, representatives of the administrative and professorial staff of Ijevan Branch of “ Yerevan State University” Foundation, visited the Liberty Square in Ijevan to pay tribute to the memory of Armenians who gave their lives for the independence of the Homeland and laid flowers at the monument for the courageous Yerkrapahs.

Representatives of Ijevan civil and Spiritual Authorities, representatives of various social organizations, soldiers of Ijevan military unit, schoolchildren and citizens came to pay tribute.

 

At the Liberty Square of Ijevan, the military band performed the Armenian national anthem, and a festive event, dedicated to the 27th anniversary of the establishment of the Armenian Armed Forces, took place in Ijevan House of Culture.

January 28 is the day of the establishment of Armenian Armed Forces.

The day of the Armenian Army coincides with 1992-1994, when the newly independent Republic of Armenia, along with the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, being in undeclared but de facto war with Azerbaijan, at the same time embarked on the creation of a national army. Declaration of Independence of 1990, however, played a decisive role in the creation of the Armenian Army which declared Armenia’s independence and opened new legal and practical perspectives for the creation of national army.

In September of 1990, the special regiment of Yerevan was formed, while five companies were established in Ararat, Goris, Vardenis, Ijevan and Meghri. In 1991, the Government approved the formation of the State Committee of Defense.

Army Day has been an official holiday in Armenia since 2001, based on the law “On Holidays and Memorable Days of the Republic of Armenia”.

Over the past 27 years, our army has gone through a path of various victories.

Owing to the efforts of the Armenian soldiers and commanders, the peace of the people of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh is guaranteed,as well as our independence, territorial integrity and security.

In addition to the sacred duty of the homeland defense, today the Armenian Army successfully implements international peacekeeping mission in many countries …

Glory and honor to you, brave soldiers of the Armenian Army that guard our borders with dignity and responsibility, defend the honest villager of the native land from the fierce bullet of the enemy, preserve the child’s fair sleep and the calmness of the grandfather – the peace of the country.

We are exceedingly grateful to you and once again congratulations on your  holiday, our beloved soldiers, wishing you all peaceful service and may you return home safely…

YSU IJEVAN BRANCH REPRESENTATIVE TOOK PART IN A PUBLIC DISCUSSION ON “THE ISSUE OF GARBAGE DISPOSAL AND IJEVAN SANITATION SYSTEM”

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 On January 25th,2019, at Ijevan Secondary Music School hall,  a public discussion entitled “The issue of Garbage disposal and Ijevan sanitation system” was held, attended by Deputy governor of Tavush region Tigran Tamrazyan, Samvel Rubenyan, Ijevan Mayor Vardan Ghalumyan, specialists in the field, utility service specialists, NGO representatives , media representatives, and citizens.

 Vardan Sargsyan, Head of Economic Department of Ijevan Branch of Yerevan State University, took part in the public discussion.

The aim of the meeting was to discuss garbage collection and sanitation issues in the community, improve service quality.

The main item of the discussion was the pollution of Aghstev, namely citizens’ concerns connected with throwing garbage into the Aghstev River.

The participants discussed various suggestions to reduce such cases.

Mr. Sargsyan, Head of the Economic Department of YSUIB, presented the issues related to the Branch, related to the communal problems of YSUIB Usanoghakan N3 street (sewage disposal, elimination of waterfall, etc.).

The Mayor of Ijevan answered to the participants’ questions. Vardan Ghalumyan mentioned that during these years, the number of law breaking businessmen  has significantly reduced due to the regular discussions.

According to Ijevan Mayor, the “Spitak lake” reservoir valves are regularly opened to clean the riverbed. Trees along the river are cut down, but for security reasons, some of them are preserved because of surrounding buildings. Another problem preventing the proper implementation of garbage disposal is that owners disagree with the placement of garbage cans in privatized  territories. The Mayor highlighted the solution of these problems by raising legal awareness of the people instead of imposing fines.

At the end of the public discussion on “The issue of Garbage disposal and sanitation in Ijevan” an agreement was reached to:

  • make a statement by Ijevan Municipality to inform the citizens that from now on, all those who will throw gabage particularly in the Aghstev River, according to the law, will be subject to administrative liability.
  • fine those businessmen, who throw garbage under their stores, namely, across the river.
  • Publish records; both the previous and that made after this discussion.
  • A month later, on February 25, organize another meeting to discuss the implementation of the above-mentioned points.