News from the world of Education: March 29, 2022 

Information on colleges, admissions, courses, scholarships, MoUs, and more…

Published - March 29, 2022 01:39 pm IST

Young Achievers

Sara Kukreja, a student of Aakash+BYJU’S from Delhi, recently secured international rank 1 in the National-level Science Talent Search Exam and rank 1 among the top 100 international achievers across class 12 and international rank 2 in the National Science Olympiad.

Coding Ninjas recently announced Mayank Singhal and Manvitha Royal as winners of its annual flagship event CodeKaze.

Anushkaa Kolla S, a Class 8 student of EuroSchool, North Campus, was recently felicitated with an honorary degree by Nalanda University, the U.S., for her work in digital education.

Aravind, a 15-year-old WhiteHat Jr student from Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, recently developed an app, Golden Crop, which provides guidance to farmers on multiple aspects pertaining to farming.

A team of two first-year B.Tech students from Plaksha University — Shreevardhan Shah and Saumya Choudhary — along with Rohitashwa Pareek from another college was recently adjudged the winner in a global-level hackathon conducted by New York University.

Kartik Agarwal, a fourth-year Law student of Jindal Global Law School was recently awarded the first ever Soli J. Sorabjee Endowment Award and Scholarship.

Three student teams from OMOTEC won at the Iris National Fair 2021-22. Project MouthScope by Manav Kothari and Aditya Mehta won the Grand Award. Arnav Kejriwal and Hridank Garodia won the National Geographic Cultivating Empathy Award for Earth with their Portagait. Stuti Bhatia and Alekha Malhotra won the STEM Science Champion Award with their Memory Map.

Great Learning’s WHO connect

Twenty papers published by the learners and instructors of Great Learning, as a part of their Capstone projects, were featured by the WHO in its global literature on the Coronavirus. To access them, visit,

Unacademy onboards Ashsish Arora

Unacademy recently announced that Ashish Arora, Founder and Chief Mentor of PhysicsGalaxy has joined the organisation as Senior Vice President and National Head, Academics, and Head, Centre of Excellence (CoE). He will teach and mentor subscribed learners from the IIT JEE and NEET (UG) categories for Physics on the platform.

Reports and surveys recently released its annual Engineering Outlook Report 2022. The weighted average of entrance exams in South India grew by 6% from 2020 to 2021. North and Central India saw a 35% and 45% increase in the percentage of students taking only one entrance exam in 2021, respectively. This number declined by 10% in South India. When seeking B.Tech colleges in 2021, aspirants from West, Central, and South India favoured colleges in their hometowns over colleges in major locations such as Delhi, Bengaluru, and Mumbai.

Prodigy Finance recently observed 98% growth in study abroad loan applications in the first three months of 2022 versus the first three months of 2021. Other key findings include — the top five popular business schools for Indian applicants in 2021 were INSEAD, London Business School, IESE Business School, Wharton School, Booth School of Business; the top five popular engineering schools for Indian applicants in 2021 were Northeastern University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Texas at Arlington, Arizona State University, University at Buffalo; the average loan amount for the study abroad applications was $42K..

Centre for Visual and Performing Arts launched

RV University recently launched the Centre for Visual and Performing Arts to bridge the gap between performing arts and art education. The launch was attended by Arundhati Nag, founder, Ranga Shankara and B. Jayashree, former MP, Rajya Sabha, and Kannada author Jayant Kaikini.

Open day at GLIM Gurugram

Great Learning recently hosted an open day at the Gurugram campus about the Pathway programme offered by Deakin University, Australia, in association with GLIM. Parents and students to the campus interacted with the faculty.

SCMS Pune conferred with SCLSG Grant

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies, Pune, was recently awarded the Shastri Conference and Lecture Series Grant (SCLSG) for organising a two-day lecture series on Sustainability Strategies: Dealing With Uncertainty.

Brain awareness week

Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) recently organised Brain Awareness Week in India and specifically focused on brain-related issues among children with special needs and the elderly.

Donations for a cause

TAPMI Alumni Association, Manipal, recently donated 20 sets of wooden benches and dsks of worth ₹ 2,00,000 (two Lakhs) to Government Composite High School, Rajivanagara, Manipal. Prof. Sham Ranjan Shetty, secretary of the association, formally handed over the sets to the school.

Diya, an IB2 (Grade-12) student of Canadian International School, recently donated more than 750 repurposed notebooks to The Association of People with Disability (APD) and a local government school in North Bengaluru.

IKS Centres to be set up

The Indian Knowledge System (IKS) Division of the Ministry of Education at AICTE recently accepted 13 proposals to set up IKS Centres and 21 research proposals aimed at rejuvenating IKS research across the country. The AICTE also received 361 research proposals, of which 14 were selected for funding in six areas.

Free online access to quality educational content in local language

ConnectEd Technologies recently announced an initiative with Forever Living Products India (FLPI) to provide free online access to curriculum-linked educational content across government schools of Maharashtra and Goa. The programme aims to provide quality educational content to government school students.

Creator Economy Programme launched

Uable recently announced the launch Uable Future Creators (UFC), an initiative to onboard, groom and empower Gen-Z creators across categories such as Science, entertainment, education, storytelling, art and design, music, gaming and comic creations. UFC has already onboarded 100+ creators and aims to target 1,000 more in the next 12 months.

TERI Water Sustainability Award

IIT University (NU) recently won the first Water Sustainability Award 2021-2022. The award, which has been instituted by TERI in association with UNDP, to initiate a dialogue to encourage Sustainable Development of Water, was presented on the occasion of the World Water Day.

News from the IITs and IIM

IIT Mandi researchers recently developed a method that can transform plastic into hydrogen when exposed to light. The study was funded by the Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC), Ministry of Education. The findings were published in the Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. The research was led by Prem Fexil Siril, Professor, School of Basic Sciences, IIT Mandi, and Aditi Halder, Associate Professor, School of Basic Sciences.

IIT Guwahati recently established the Chair of Jal Jeevan Mission for Water Treatment Technology. Prof. Mihir Kumar Purkait, Department of Chemical Engineering, is the first Chair.

The Centre for Digital Transformation at IIM Ahmedabad recently set up a Retail Tech Consortium and plans to collaborate with several retail and technology organisations in India towards sharing deep knowledge, research, and setting up industry best practices for better collaboration. Flipkart has joined as a principal partner for the inaugural year of the consortium.

News from IMS Noida

The School of Information Technology recently organised a guest lecture themed Research Methodology to discuss specific procedures and techniques used to identify, select, process, and analyse information about a topic.

The institute also conducted the National Level Poster Making Competition under the aegis of Creative Club. The students from BCA participated.

IMS Ghaziabad hosts workshop

IMS Ghaziabad recently hosted the AICTE- UKIERI Further Education Leadership and Management Training Workshop-III for academic leaders across India, under the Technical Education Leadership Development Programme (TELDP) in collaboration AICTE, Dudley College (United Kingdom) and British Council.

IBM expands STEM for girls’ programme in Nagaland

IBM recently announced a collaboration with the Department of School Education Nagaland to introduce the IBM STEM for Girls programme in over 250 secondary and higher secondary schools across 15 districts. The collaboration, part of a three-year programme between IBM and Nagaland State Government, aims to increase the participation of girl children and women in STEM careers, and empower teachers.

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