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B.Sc. four years. The Animation and VFX course will start at NMIMS (Considered as the University) this month. The focus of this program will be on overall student development and experiential learning, with practical applications and real-world projects.
Eligibility: Candidates must have completed Class 12 or equivalent (Engineering degree / ITI) by a recognized board with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks. Preference will be given to those who have completed national certification courses in drawing, acting, dancing and photography. Those over 25 cannot apply.
For details, visit, https://science.nmims.edu/academics/programs/bsc-animation-vfx
The B.Sc. (Technology) in Cosmeticology and Perfumes focuses on advances in cosmetic product development, pharmacology, perfume chemistry and analytical techniques used in the cosmetics and perfume industries.
For details, visit, www.nmimsnavimumbai.org/academics/programs/bsc-tech-cosmeticology-and-perfumery.
IMS Noida opens admissions and hosts the FDP
The Institute of Management Studies (IMS) Noida, invites an application for its 2021 batch for undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Business Management, Law, Mass Communication, and Information Technology. Information.
How to apply: Applicants can collect the application form from the institute by paying ₹ 1,000 (cash) for the UG courses and ₹ 1,400 (cash) for the PGDM program. It can also be obtained by post, online or a draft request facility of ₹ 1,050 / – for UG courses and ₹ 1,450 / – for GDP, in favor of IMS-NOIDA payable in Noida / Delhi Noida / Delhi.
Admission process: Applications are open to applicants who have passed or will appear for the higher secondary (10 + 2) qualification examinations by any recognized Board or equivalent. All eligible candidates will have to appear for the entrance examination, which includes a written test and a personal interview. Qualifying candidates must carry their portfolios. Admission is based on marks obtained in the qualification examination and performance in written tests and personal interviews.
For details, visit, http://imsnoida.com/ http://imsnoida.in
The institution also organized a Faculty Development Program on “Personal and Professional Ethics for Teaching Effectiveness. The keynote speaker was Dr. Parin Somani, motivational speaker and author. Dr Kulneet Suri, Senior Director, IMS Noida, also spoke at the event.
Infinity Learn India Talent Exam
Infinity Learn will conduct the Infinity Learn India Talent Exam (ILITE) for students from Grades 9-12 who want to write the JEE Main, JEE Advanced, and NEET exams. The scholarships aim to prepare students with the best faculties for these exams. Infinity Learn by Sri Chaitanya offers online classes for JEE Main, JEE Advanced and NEET. ILITE will be held online on October 10, between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. Toppers can win up to 100% scholarships for Infinity Learn courses, as well as other exciting prizes. For details, visit, infinitylearn.com/ilite
Life skills training using tennis
Xebia recently announced its support for EduTennis, a program that trains disadvantaged children in essential life skills using tennis. Xebia will support EduTennis with a series of employee volunteer programs, where its employees offer time, skills and advice to deepen the impact of development intervention. For details, visit www.xebia.com
The first Cambridge education school run by BMC in India in Mumbai
Mumbai is expected to become the first city in India to have a Cambridge-affiliated municipal school that is free for its residents and provides a quality education. The inclusion of an international board will go a long way in developing a strong culture of teaching and learning for Mumbai Public Schools students and ensure that the international curriculum reaches every child. The aim is also to explore more thoughtful collaboration with Cambridge in school reforms and the development of municipal schools.
AWS offers a Cloud Computing Curriculum to more institutions
After successfully integrating the Cloud Computing curriculum into curricula at seven educational institutions in 2020, Amazon Web Services (AWS) will add 21 more higher education institutions across India. The curriculum will be included in engineering programs for Computer Science and IT, degree programs such as Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Computer Applications, and postgraduate programs in technology and management offered by institutions in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu. Students learn about Cloud Architecture, Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, AI and ML. In addition to AWS training and learning resources, students will have access to the AWS Management Console, a web interface that provides them with real-world hands-on experience in using and experimenting with AWS management services. AWS cloud and building applications.
Inaugurated the Satyanarayana Motor Center for the Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences
M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India, recently inaugurated the Satyanarayana Motors Center for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Studies at Krea University. The official inauguration event was hosted at Raj Bhavan in Chennai. The center aims to promote scholarships in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and commemorate the life and legacy of Moturi Satyanarayana, a veteran freedom fighter, Member of the Constituent Assembly, and MP Rajya Sabha twice.
Professional Certificate in Digital Marketing
Simplilearn, in collaboration with the University of Arizona’s Global Campus Business and Technology School (UAGC), recently launched its Professional Certificate in Digital Marketing. With this intensive five- to six-month program, students will gain insights into the practicalities of SEO, SEM, Web Analytics, and Social Media Marketing through practical tools and practice. Upon completion, students will receive a joint Professional Certificate in Digital Marketing from the Global Campus of the University of Arizona and Simplilearn, undergraduate credits, along with a UAGC Forbes Alumni conference. Students will also receive certificates from Simplilearn for all modules on the learning path.
Pearson recently announced two major updates to the English language proficiency exam, PTE Academic. From November 16, the duration will be reduced to two hours. There are no changes to the overall format, types of questions or score scale – there will simply be fewer questions – allowing candidates to prepare in the same way. The shorter text is still accepted by the same universities and professional bodies, including more than 3000 academic institutions worldwide, and by the governments of the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand for visa and immigration purposes. Pearson is also launching PTE Academic Online, for people who prefer to take the test remotely. Also available to be taken from 16 November, the online test takes two hours and follows the same format and scoring system as the new shorter examination of the PTE Academic test center.
A virtual platform to manage end-to-end campus drives
Mercer | Mettl recently developed an innovative digital platform to manage virtual samples for drive rental to speed up the recruitment processes of the COVID-19-affected campus. The new-era platform allows companies to replicate the step-by-step process of a traditional campus-driven online drive. From campus selection to student involvement prior to placements through case study competitions and hackathons to assessments for interviews, the platform helps to accomplish each step virtually and seamlessly. It not only automates the process, but also eliminates the long-term challenges associated with traditional drives by removing activities such as multiple campus visits, physical assessments and other logistical hassles and monetary costs. The solution enables employers to locate and employ talent from anywhere through a streamlined and scientifically validated process and make data-driven hiring decisions.
IISER Bhopal researchers track the Giloy genome
Scientists at IISER Bhopal have sequenced the genome of Giloy, a plant with medicinal properties. This is important due to its use in pharmaceuticals and Ayurvedic formulations to treat various health conditions including COVID-19 and can provide in-depth insight into the genomic basis of its medicinal properties. This research was conducted by MetaBioSys Group.
Honeywell launches centers of excellence for skills
The Honeywell Hometown Solutions India Foundation (HHSIF) recently entered into a three-year partnership with the ICT Academy to create centers of excellence for skills development in 50 colleges across the country. As part of its CSR efforts, Honeywell committed ₹ 10 crore in the first year to develop these centers, which will offer certifications in AI, ML, Big Data Analytics, and Nano technology. This program will empower 15,000 students – half of whom are women. It offers a globally recognized certificate that will benefit brilliant students from the marginalized sections of society around Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra. HHSIF is also setting up centers for female students. The student learning pathway in the program includes 100 hours of classroom sessions, personal mentoring in selected technologies, proficiency assessments, certification, and campus placements.
LPU launches Semester Abroad Programs and honors Nishad Kumar, Bajrang Punia
In order to help students gain international educational exposure, LPU will send 150 students to foreign universities on 100% scholarships under the Outside Semester Program. Universities that are part of the program include Lethbridge University Canada, IMT Lille Douai France, Curtin University Australia, and others. Earlier this year, LPU partnered with 43 foreign universities from 22 countries to spend its semester at a foreign university. Under the program, LPU students will be able to study a full semester at LPU partner universities and be awarded a degree by LPU. In addition, LPU also offers an International Credit Transfer Program where the university provides credit transfers to students for 28 programs for 30 universities in 10 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, the United States. Canada, Australia, and more. Under this program, the initial two years are spent in LPU and the other two years abroad. The student is awarded a degree by the foreign partner university.
The institute also honored Nishad Kumar, a student of his B.A. Physical Education Program and winner of the silver medal at the recently concluded Paralympics, and Bajrang Punia, a student of his B.PEd program at the recent Olympic Games. Nishad Kumar was awarded ₹ 25 lakhs for the silver medal in the High Jump at the Paralympics while Bajrang Punia was awarded ₹ 10 lakhs for his bronze medal in wrestling.
Placement insurance for Hero Vired’s full-time program in Data Science, ML, and AI
Hero Vired recently announced placement insurance for all aspirants enrolling in the integrated full-time program in Data Science, ML, and AI. The program, developed in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is designed to make students proficient in the industry standards of Python, R, Tableau, PowerBI, Azure, Excel, Tensorflow, PyTorch, SQL and KNIME. It provides project-based hands-on learning on real data, and offers end-to-end programming, including data engineering and MLOPs. Hero Vired also announced an Advantage Scholarship to make its programs accessible to a wider spectrum of students and professionals working in India. Scholarships are for individuals with exceptional past academic records, women, and merit students in need of financial aid. For more details, visit www.herovired.com
A new study commissioned by Lenovo and Microsoft recently found that students and educators see huge potential in online learning, but are still beginning to enjoy its advantages. Conducted by YouGov and Terrapin across 12 markets in the Asia Pacific in May, the study examined nearly 3,400 students, parents and educators (including 232 students in India) to understand their assessment of e-learning from when the pandemic started and explored how technology could engage more students and support learning. Among students, accessibility (63%) and flexibility (50%) were mentioned as key advantages of online learning. In addition, 62% of students and 67% of educators praised the convenience of eliminating the need to travel, among others.
Vikram Singh appointed as the new Head of Product of mPokket
mPokket recently appointed Vikram Singh as its new Product Manager. He will lead the mPokket product team and develop the product strategy and roadmap that applies creativity, uses advanced technologies and aligns with the company’s strategic goals and will manage a team of managers. product and UX designers to build new products and grow existing ones in mPokket.
RV University launches New-age School of Economics and Finance
RV University recently launched a new-age School of Economics and Finance, offering a mix of three undergraduate, two postgraduate and Ph.D. program. In the current year, it will offer a B.A. (Hons.), (Economics), B. Com (Hons.) And B.B.A. (Hons.), In addition to Ph.D. full-time and part-time program. In 2022, M.A. programs will begin. (Economics) and M.B.A. The curriculum has been designed to anticipate the rapidly evolving needs of the industry. B.B.A. (Hons.) Will specialize in Entrepreneurship, and Finance with careers in FinTech, Value Investing, Banking and Insurance. M.B.A. students will have options to specialize in Finance with careers in Equity Research, Investment Banking, FinTech and Corporate Finance.
NIIT University appoints Prof Rajesh Khanna as President
NIIT University recently appointed Prof Rajesh Khanna as the new President. Prof. Khanna, a former faculty and Dean of Students at IIT Delhi, has held several optional and administrative positions at IIT Delhi during his 23-year career, including Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Dean of Students, Faculty Sports Payment, Faculty Advisor to the Student Society, and advisor to a number of students. He also held the position of Vice-President of the Joint Entrance Examination. With more than 2,000 citations, his research has been well received by the scientific community.
Sustainability Commitment Award
KL Deemed-to-be University was recently awarded the prestigious Clean and Intelligent Campus 2020 Award by AICTE, under the category of universities using Indian Knowledge Systems and in recognition of the wide range of initiatives allied to sustainable growth, citing sustainability, traditional systematic waste management, resources and the use of technology to get campus involved in environmental management. It has also been recognized for the promotion of many environmentally friendly initiatives such as the use of battery-powered vehicles, street sweepers, sensor-based parking, sensor-based lighting, flushing systems based on sensors, solar and wind power generation, and its active participation in activities related to climate change.
Cuemath report on the deteriorating teaching of Mathematics during the pandemic
Cuemath recently commissioned a study with market research firm AC Nielsen to highlight the learning challenges faced by students during the pandemic. It was designed to understand parents ’perceptions and concerns in their children’s learning. About 1,200 samples, divided equally between cities and grades, were collected over six meters: Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, and Hyderabad, for Grades 1-12. The report showed a great loss of learning among children between grades, especially in Mathematics. According to the survey, one in four parents of students up to the fifth grade believe that the learning loss is severe in Mathematics in the last 18 months. The study also highlights 44% of parents reported fear of Mathematics as a prominent factor for learning loss. In addition, six out of 10 parents feel that improved classroom learning methods such as interactive videos, game-based learning, and DIY activities from either schools or EdTech platforms are solutions to address this problem.
FLAME University hosts a virtual convocation
FLAME University recently virtually hosted its convocation ceremony. Prasoon Joshi, poet, writer and Chairperson of the Central Film Certification Board, was the main guest. Along with Vice Chancellor Dishan Kamdar, he presented many awards and certificates to the celebrated graduates of all academic and excellence. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the call was made virtually, and students, parents and other guests attended the online ceremony.
Khaitan World School launched in Rajnagar, Ghaziabad
The Khaitan Family recently launched The Khaitan World School in Rajnagar, Ghaziabad, which aims to offer a broad and balanced curriculum aligned with the NEP. It will have a capacity to accommodate 2,000 students, with the student / teacher ratio being 1:14. Its primary focus will be on developing skills and attitudes so that students can succeed. Along with reading and speaking skills, there will be a strong focus on other literacy such as media, digital and financial literacy. Learning will be driven by inquiry.
Abhinav Bhatnagar appointed VP of Tekie, Business Strategy
Tekie recently appointed Abhinav Bhatnagar as Vice President, Business Strategy, to further strengthen business strategies and develop a growth engine. He has about ten years experience in the edtech sector and will oversee the high performance business team in Tekie. Prior to joining Tekie, he worked as an Associate Vice President at PlanetSpark, and also co-founded ClassReadyTechnologies.
Scaler launches a lifelong career accelerator program
Scaler recently launched Forever, a subscription-based skills improvement program for technology professionals, designed on the principles of lifelong learning and mentoring, essential to staying relevant to industry and lifelong career growth. . The program provides mentoring, guidance and support sessions with leading technology professionals that enable members / students to make better career decisions, career development cohorts and skills that encourage in-depth learning and high quality of upcoming topics and technologies, networking opportunities such as group classes + access to an exclusive community of motivated technology professionals, access to all Scaler masterclasses, hackathons and coding / programming competitions to refine and build technical skills, and engagement with industry peers and leaders through regular events such as AMAs and chats on fire.
UBS includes a CMAPS module in the MBA
The Universal Business School, Mumbai, recently included a Multidisciplinary Collaborative Approach to the Problem Solving (CMAPS) module in its MBA. This is being offered to first-year students, and will support them to gain knowledge of the business from on-site experts with practical exposure to problem solving, analytics and technical skills. More than 500 corporations are being approached to finalize 60 projects under CMAPS.
Prof. And Ramamurty, a researcher from NTU Singapore, at SRM-AP University
Interactive session between Prof. U Ramamurty, President Chair Professor, School of Mechanical & amp; Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang University of Technology (NTU), Singapore, and faculty members of SRM University-AP was held recently. During the discussion, Prof Ramamurthy stressed the importance of research collaboration between faculty members from different research fields and the use of expertise to achieve meaningful scientific output. Dr. Pardhasaradhi Maram, Department of Chemistry, Dr. Sabyasachi Mukhopadhyay, Department of Physics, and Prof. G S Vinod Kumar, Department of Mechanical Engineering presented their detailed research areas.
IIT Roorkee contributes to confirming cosmic clocks, runs virtual convocation
The Indian Pulsar Timing Array (InPTA) team of astronomers recently discovered unprecedented changes in radio pulsar with the help of a very versatile, sensitive and up-to-date Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (uGMRT). The InPTA is a collaboration of Indian and Japanese astronomers from several institutes, including IIT Roorkee. Earlier this year, InPTA became part of an international collaboration aimed at capturing the eloquent gravitational waves of the nanohertz. The results of this project were recently published as letters in monthly announcements of the Royal Astronomical Society. The paper featured contributions from two IIT-Roorkee students – Jaikhomba Singha, Ph.D. student, lead author and Piyush Marmat (Int. M.Sc. student) of the Department of Physics.
IIT Roorkee also ran its virtual convocation recently. The main guest was Prof. Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor, University of California San Diego. A total of 1,804 degrees were awarded this year. There were 912 undergraduate, 685 postgraduate, and 207 doctoral degree recipients.
BYJU’S notices Vineet Singh and acquires a Gradeup
BYJU’S recently appointed Vineet Singh as Vice President, Brand & amp; Creative Strategy. It should be responsible for building and strengthening the brand value proposition on offline and online media to cater to a diverse range of audiences across the country.
It has also announced the acquisition of Gradeup, which will be replaced as BYJU’S Exam Prep and caters for students preparing for 150+ exams including Government jobs and PG entrance exams such as UPSC CSE, GATE, CAT, Bank / PO Clerk, Defense, UGC-NET, etc.