Education

News from the world of Education: April 04, 2022

WWI entrance exams

WWI recently announced the dates for the April round of entrance exams for its July 2022 intake. Aspirants can apply for various full-time degree, postgraduate, and diploma programmes offered by the WWI Schools of Filmmaking, Creative Arts, Media Management, and Performing Arts. Registrations will close on April 15. Online entrance examinations are scheduled to take place on April 19 and 20. Visit www.whistlingwoods.net for more details

Executive Programme in Strategic Finance

IIM Lucknow invites applications for its third cohort of Executive Programme in Strategic Finance. 

Eligibility: Graduates from any UGC recognised university, with a 50% score and at least five years of work experience and a GMAT Score (Optional) with standard documentation 

https://bit.ly/3wYEDGv

BSc. Programming and Data Science

IIT Madras opened admissions to its BSc in Programming and Data Science programme to students of class 11 and 12. College students, working professionals, and those taking a career break can also apply. The last date to apply for the May term of this programme is April 20. Those interested, apply at https://onlinedegree.iitm.ac.in

GITAM hosts lecture

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, GITAM Institute of Technology, GITAM (Deemed to be University), association with CMSI, recently hosted the ninth Dr. V. Bhujanga Rao Endowment lecture. Several industry experts were present. 

Prof G.C. Tripathi visits Sanskriti 

Prof. Girish Chandra Tripathi of the Uttar Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (UPSCHE) recently visited Sanskriti University and discussed the quality of education with the Vice-Chancellor, teachers, and students of the university, and also offered measurable steps to improve the teaching methodology. 

Partnerships and collaborations

Manav Rachna University recently signed an MoU with the International Skill Development Corporation to offer a three-year BBA-Business Analytics programme accredited by IoA. The programme focuses on providing students with necessary skills and knowledge across various analytics related disciplines.

Vitesco and IIT-M signed a new MoU to work in the Automotive Software domain. This project plays a crucial role in the powertrain domain controller and the number of lines of code inside a typical master controller will triple by 2025.

IIT Kanpur recently transferred a bone regeneration technology to Ortho Regenics Pvt Ltd. Titled Nano-Hydroxyapatite based porous polymer composite scaffolds for bioactive molecule delivery in musculoskeletal regeneration, the technology was developed by Prof. Ashok Kumar and Arun Kumar Teotia from the Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering at IIT Kanpur.

BYJU’S and QIA recently launched a new edtech business and research and development centre in Doha, which will drive research and innovation to create cutting-edge learning solutions customised for students in the MENA region.

The Indian Social Science Academy, in association with B. S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed-to-be-University), recently held the 45th Indian Social Science Congress, themed Environment, Energy and Health. Over 504 participants from around 73 institutions participated.

Thirty-three Sainik schools were recently associated with the Virsa platform, Routes2Roots, a programme to integrate art and culture with information technology and telecommunications. Students will be able to learn Hindustani classical vocal, Carnatic vocal, harmonium, tabla, flute, sitar, Bharatanatyam, keyboard and more.

Podar Education Network recently partnered with Pearl School in Doha, to enable in strengthening the education system in the region. It will bring to Podar Pearl School new dimensions in academics and holistic development of students through a tailor-made CBSE curriculum.

World Water Day commemorated

To commemorate World Water Day, UChicago Center in Delhi and the STAGE Lab at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering recently screened STAGE's short film, Downstream, by Ellen Askey. This was followed by a panel discussion with scientists, conservationists, and artists.

SLS Pune ranks high

Symbiosis Law School, Pune, was recently declared the topmost private law institution in India ranked by IIRF with an overall index score of 78.49 % (out of 100).

Forensic Studies conference

The Centre of Criminology and Forensic Studies at Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences, O. P. Jindal Global University, recently hosted second chapter of the International Symposium on Crime Studies. Renowned experts in various fields of Criminology, Forensics and related Crime Studies discussed new research and insights on emerging crime phenomena, especially across the digital platform.

Sanjay Chitnis joins RV University

RV University recently appointed Sanjay Chitnis, academician, technologist, mentor in the domain of Machine Learning and an Angel Investor in the EdTech domain, as the Dean of the School of Computer Science and Engineering. He worked in LG and Motorola for over 22 years in various leadership roles.

The Study School launches book

The Study School recently launched the book Magic in the Tiffin to reinforce the idea of healthy eating at an early stage of a child’s life.Alumnus Mriganka Singh released the book.

CMR University convocation

MR University recently held its sixth annual convocation of 1,400 students across all seven schools — 26 received doctoral degrees; 28 were the rank holders, among whom there were 16 girls and 12 boys were awarded gold medals.

CollegeDekho acquires PrepBytes

CollegeDekho recently acquired PrepBytes and continues expanding its learning and upskilling vertical CollegeDekho Learn.

Conference on Green Economy

Mumbai’s Universal Business School recently hosted the second edition of UBS International Research Conference on Green Economy: A necessity for Sustainable Future. Various research papers were presented during the three-day conference conducted in the hybrid mode.

ATVC 2022 championship poster unveiled

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel recently unveiled the poster of Aravalli Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Championship 2022, a national-level All-Terrain Vehicle designing and racing, five-day event to be hosted between May 23-27, at the Swarrnim Startup & Innovation University, Gandhinagar.

IDFC FIRST Bank announces scholarships

IDFC FIRST Bank recently announced scholarships for first-year Data Science and Analytics students at NMIMS’ School of Mathematics, Applied Statistics and Analytics. The awardees will also get an opportunity to intern at IDFC FIRST Bank.

Harmony 2022

Sunstone Eduversity recently hosted its first culture fest, Harmony 2022. Winners of the dance and fashion show were awarded a cash prize of ₹ 10,000 each. Neeti Palta and Thaikkudam Bridge entertained visitors.

TECHNICIA 2022

Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Amity University, Mumbai, recently hosted students’ technical fest TECHNICIA, with 28 events. Over 2500 students participated.

Food Sustainability conference

Amity Institute of Food Technology (AIFT), Amity University, Noida, recently organised the fifth AMIFOST on Food Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for the Future in hybrid mode.

W.A.V.E 2.0 launched

Vedantu recently launched W.A.V.E 2.0, an interactive and engaging classroom, which brings the best of personalised teaching, learning, and recognition for each child.

Course on 3D Printing in Medicine

Bar-Ilan University’s Azrieli Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee recently launched a new course, Tomorrow’s Medicine – An Introduction to Tissue Regeneration and 3D Printing, to provide exposure to the use of innovative 3D-based technologies for medical treatment. The course will be led by Prof. Samer Srouji, Director of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the Galilee Medical Center.

Stella Maris hosts talks series

As part of its 75th jubilee celebrations, Stella Maris College recently inaugurated the Sapphirus Cognitio Talks Series in which personalities from academia, civil services, industry professionals and experts address students and faculty on their area of expertise.

News from the IITs

IIT Mandi recently organised a three-day workshop on Indian Knowledge System (IKS) and Mental Health, in partnership with IIT Mandi iHub and HCI Foundation. It aimed to provide insights on empirical research pertaining to the Indian Knowledge System (IKS) and mental health.

IIT Guwahati is developing ‘Speech Technologies for North Eastern Languages’ to develop Speech Technology Tools for Healthcare Information Dissemination. The interdisciplinary team comprises Prof. Rohit Sinha, Prof. Priyankoo Sarmah, Sanasam Ranbir Singh and Ashish Anand from CLST, IIT Guwahati. The IIT Guwahati team will work with research teams from CDAC-Kolkata, IIIT Sri City, and NIT Manipur.

IIT Kanpur recently hosted the 28th edition of its annual fest, Techkriti’22, which offered a platform for the great minds to discuss and explore various crucial aspects of business development, start-up and entrepreneurial eco-system, and ever-evolving technologies.

Future of Apprenticeship in India

TeamLease EdTech recently launched its report Future of Apprenticeship in India, an analysis on the evolving degree apprenticeship ecosystem in India. The study indicates that 92% of universities and HEIs believe that degree apprenticeships equip students better to meet the demands of the evolving workforce than regular degrees.


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