Information on programs, partnerships, research and other events at educational institutions
TCS iON IntelliGem Competition
TCS iON has announced the winners of the fourth edition of the TCS iON IntelliGem competition, which helps students develop 21st century skills in the areas of universal values, global citizenship, communication skills, creativity and innovation. innovation and financial literacy. The event saw students in grades 5-9 from schools in over 143 cities compete in a virtual contest. Registration for the fifth edition is open. Schools across the country can register at intelligem.tcsion.com
Applications open for the Future Leaders program
YVO’s Future Leaders Program (FLP) invites applications from students and educational institutions for the new batch beginning March 2022. The program introduces social entrepreneurship to young minds, combines leadership and social service, and makes social service more accessible to young people aged 16 to 25. FLP helps students immerse themselves in the workings of a nonprofit organization and teaches skills such as digital marketing, fundraising, and social sector innovation. The deadline to apply is February 18. It is an online program and one can enroll from anywhere. Visit https://www.yvorg.in/future-leader-program for more details.
Ohmium International partners with the IIT-M Research Park
Ohmium International and IIT Madras Research Park (IITMRP) announced an R&D partnership, which will accelerate the production implementation of improvements in PEM electrolyser technology. IITMRP and Ohmium will work together to repower campuses across India with 100% renewable energy.
TAPMI celebrates Founders Day
The TA Pai Institute of Management (TAPMI) celebrated Founder’s Day and conducted the 39th TA Pai Memorial Lecture during the centenary celebrations of Founder Late Tonse Ananth Pai. A special cover was released on the occasion by Sharda Sampath, Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Circle. Dr. Harish Hande, Founder and Chairman of SELCO Solar Light Pvt Ltd, was the guest of honour. An awards ceremony was also held to reward the employees of the institute.
JAGSoM launches PGDM on the capital market
The Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSoM), in conjunction with QuantInsti, has launched a Capital Markets course for students and professionals aspiring to a career in capital markets and algorithmic trading. The course is expected to start in early April 2022. For more information, visit https://jagsom.com/
Tsaaro Academy signs an agreement with PECB
Tsaaro Academy has signed a new partnership agreement with PECB, to distribute the latter’s training in India. This partnership will ensure that the respective companies will make their contribution based on expertise in offering and organizing 27032 courses, among others.
StayQrious launches Neoschool
Ed-tech startup StayQrious pioneered the concept of a Neoschool, an online school that teaches kids real-world skills, social confidence, and learning mindsets through evening classes. StayQrious trains children in design thinking, collaborative problem solving, scientific thinking, how to work in teams and how to communicate courageously, and teaches them effective self-learning techniques.
Eating Disorder Research
Eating disorders are a significant health problem, but effective treatment can be hampered by faulty theories of the disease, suggests research by Dr Hannah Hawkins-Elder, of Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington. Dr. Hawkins-Elder argues that explanations for eating disorders need to look more closely at specific disordered eating behaviors – food restriction, binge eating or purging – rather than broader diagnostic categories.
Simplilearn in GSV Edtech 150
Simplilearn has been included in the GSV EdTech 150, a list of transformative growth companies in digital learning curated by venture capital firm GSV Ventures. Simplilearn was chosen from over 3,000 private companies backed by venture capital and private equity.
OPPO India signs MoU with BITS Pilani
OPPO India has signed an MoU with BITS Pilani to hone its R&D engineers with advanced technology learnings. Under the partnership, BITS Pilani’s Work Integrated Learning Programs (WILP) division will support OPPO India’s R&D engineers and provide course materials, video lectures, simulations, and industry-specific case studies. as part of the detailed academic program.
Sunstone Eduversity Wins Award
Sunstone Eduversity received the “Most Breakthrough EdTech Startup of the Year” award at the recent 2022 Entrepreneur Education Innovation Awards. Media. Sunstone was recognized for its creative and technology-driven online offerings, tools and best practices.
Choice Welfare Foundation Signs Memorandum of Understanding with KISS
Choice Group’s CSR arm, Mumbai-based Choice Welfare Foundation, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) in Bhubaneshwar to create facilities for over 5,000 tribal students near the village of Mega, Manor in the Palghar district of Maharashtra. This initiative includes the development of a boarding school for underprivileged children as well as other recreational activities with the aim of ensuring a better life and sustainable livelihoods for their overall development.
EuroSchool ran a vaccination campaign for its students at its Whitefield campus. No less than 267 students from grades 9 to 12 followed the standards set by the school and received their first shot.
Global Indian International School (GIIS), Bannerghatta, hosted a webinar on the new Covid variant. Dr. Kiran Haridas, Senior Director of Global Medical and Scientific Research, Syneos Health International, Asia, spoke about safety measures and the importance of vaccination.
Griffins International School, Kharagpur, organized a vaccination campaign for students aged 15 to 18 at the school premises. About 85 students from GIS and other schools received their first dose at the camp. The GIS has partnered with the Health Department of the Government of West Bengal to carry out this vaccination campaign.
Amity Institute of Nanotechnology, Amity University, Noida, organized a faculty development program on “Nanotechnology: Current Advances and Future Prospects”. Prof. (Dr) Avanish Kumar Srivastava, Director of CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute, Bhopal spoke on the occasion.
Amity University organized the fourth edition of the International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Leadership (ICEIL 2022). Dr. Sunil Shukla, DG, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad, was the keynote speaker. The main guest of the farewell function was Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, Minister of State, MSME, and well-known filmmaker Subash Ghai also spoke at the event.
The institute also hosted the 11th edition of Amity International Model United Nations 2022 (AMIMUN’22) virtually. The aim was to encourage student delegates to focus on how the world has changed due to the pandemic.
Six students from Amity University Mumbai have won Hacktoberfest Challenge 2021. Atherva Patil, MD Asshar, Ameya Gawade, Devarsh Bela, Kaustubh Kadu, Yash Sharma are students from Amity Institute of Information Technology.
The 73rd Republic Day was celebrated within the larger framework of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”. The different schools held debates, posters, quizzes, essay writing and other contests and performed songs and dances.
JML organizes a virtual sports meeting
Jasudben ML School (JML) has held its second virtual sports meet 2021-22 to provide students with a fun break. Activities included balancing the ball on a racket, Flamingo, attaching bracelets to clay, lighting candles, building a cookie tower, Vipreet Naukasan and Side Plank, and more.
Student from Bengaluru among winners
Samvita Amladi, a class 10 student at Stonehill International School in Bengaluru, was among the top 25 winners of The Coming of Age in 2021 competition organized by the New York Times Learning Network. Samvita’s winning entry was a poem titled “The Roarin’ 20s?”, which drew on examples from everyday life, online school and experiences taken for granted before the pandemic.
BYJU’s collaborates with Akshaya Patra
BYJU’S has partnered with the Akshaya Patra Foundation to further its mission of providing students with access to quality education and positively impacting the lives of underprivileged children. The collaboration aims to empower children in government and aided schools by providing an interactive and innovative learning experience with access to a world-class digital platform and professionally curated content.
Ampersand appoints senior executives
Ampersand Group has announced several new leadership appointments to strengthen its leadership team. Anand Dani is Managing Director – Education, Consulting and Skills; Raj Ahuja is the Group’s Chief Financial Officer; Chinar Deshpande is Group Chief Information Officer and Pankaj Ukey is Head of Business – EdTech.
University of Southampton celebrates ties with India
The UK-based University of Southampton will host a special week from March 14-18 to celebrate Southampton’s growing ties with India in conjunction with Southampton City Council, the India Business Group and partners from support. The series of events will bring together the global community of students, staff, alumni, partners, industry players and the local community of the University of Southampton to celebrate three momentous occasions: 75th Anniversary of Indian Independence, 70th Anniversary of Royal Charter Status of University and Third Anniversary of University Center of India.