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IIT-Delhi keen on JNU’s STEM professors to strengthen roots

“There could be a dozen such people at JNU who have won some award in the past and come with rich academic resource, especially in the subjects relevant to IITs,” said a senior official familiar with this development. “These could be ideal candidates for the IIT.”

Anant National University launches fellowship for climate action

“It shifts the focus from the unprecedented level of climate anxiety we see around us today to offering individuals ways to be part of the solution to mitigate climate change,” said Miniya Chatterji, CEO of Sustain Labs Paris, a company that helps companies become sustainable, who is also leading the climate action program.

5 Reasons Why: Private schools for boys, govt schools for girls

The number of boys going to private schools is higher than girls, according to the ASER 2019. Among 4-5 year old children, 43.2% girls and 49.6% boys are enrolled in private pre-schools or schools. The report on early years, released on Tuesday, highlights a correlation between a mother's educational level and choice of school. ASER 'early years' report, based on a household level survey across 26 districts in 24 states, assesses the performance of children in age group of 4-8 year in four domains: cognitive development, early language, early numeracy, and social and emotional development.

IIT Madras invites applications for Fellowship programme 2020

The fellowship is designed to enhance awareness and interest in high-quality academic research among young engineering, management, sciences and humanities students through a goal-oriented summer mini-project undertaken at IIT Madras.

Rs 7,200-crore scholarship plan for reserved class

Proposal is for class 9 to postgrad students of OBC, SC, Denotified tribe, EBC categories. Centre also proposes to link senior citizens with the scheme in the role of mentors, tutors. Both plans were considered at the review meeting of the sectoral group of secretaries chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this month.

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IIM-B’s academic incubator enhances footprint in Mumbai, Delhi

The academic incubator, launched its 20-year celebrations of nurturing entrepreneurs across industries, with The Dialogue, a panel discussion on ‘Bootstrapped vs Funding: what’s best for your startup?’ in Mumbai on Saturday. Going ahead NSRCEL will also enhance focus on women entrepreneurs, social ventures, start-ups in rural areas among others.

IITs now turn more to alumni for funding

With insufficient govt funding, institutes are setting up alumni development offices, forming alumni boards to reach out. From setting up alumni development offices in India and abroad and forming teams and alumni boards with outside professionals to advising on fundraising to launching pro-active alumni outreach activities, IITs are going all out to attract their wellplaced former students to give back to their alma mater.

IIT Hyderabad analysis says geothermal energy better than photovoltaic energy

The researchers also suggest that a combination of renewable energy technology must be adopted in this era of dwindling fossil fuel reserves and increasing greenhouse gas emissions, a press release from IIT Hyderabad said.

Cabinet nod to agreements on mobility, space, polar science

The agreement was signed in March 2018 during the state visit of the French president to India and is initially valid for seven years.

IIT Madras alumni donates Rs 1 crore for robotics research laboratory

“Alumni have made a big difference to several of our research and teaching initiatives at IIT Madras. This interdisciplinary lab on robotics will help train several generations of students for our emerging high tech workforce,” said Mahesh Panchagnula, dean (International and Alumni Relations) at IIT Madras.

How IIT-B makes students ready to hit ground running

How IIT-B makes students ready to hit ground running

The curriculum is reset periodically to include lessons in newest technologies. While existing courses on AI, ML and natural language processing have undergone revisions to introduce new methods of deep learning, courses in cloud computing were introduced a few years ago.

10 candidates score overall 100 percentile in CAT 2019, all from tech backgrounds

10 candidates score overall 100 percentile in CAT 2019, all from tech backgrounds

This year, 75004 female candidates and 134917 male candidates sat for the exam, along with 5 transgender candidates. Around 2,44,169 candidates had registered for the exam this year, compared to 2,40,338 last year, the highest since 2008.

HRD minister to conduct monthly review of central varsities, accountability to be fixed for anomalies

HRD minister to conduct monthly review of central varsities, accountability to be fixed for anomalies

The Minister will meet the Vice Chancellors every month to seek report and accountability will be fixed for irregularities of any nature, they said. The review will not only consider the academic progress made but also whether the functioning of the university was normal and student grievances, if any, were addressed or not.

Work on new education policy gained ground in 2019

Work on new education policy gained ground in 2019

Work on the BJP government's ambitious project -- the new education policy -- started with a committee headed by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan submitting the policy draft to Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', who took charge as the new HRD Minister in the year gone by.

Arts & commerce students may get to do BSc nursing

Arts & commerce students may get to do BSc nursing

The four-year course was till now open only to students who finished Class XII with science. They had to then clear a competitive entrance test. If the draft comes into effect, all Class XII pass-outs with a score of at least 45% would be eligible to appear for the entrance test to join the professional course in colleges across India.

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