New Scholarships for IIT Students to Promote Innovation

New Scholarships for IIT Students to Promote Innovation

The central government would soon grant new scholarships worth Rs 60,000 per month for five years to students of Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) selected to promote innovation, an IIT official said on Monday. “Though there are many scholarships for various courses and research projects, this is the first time the government is offering a big amount (Rs.60,000) per month to promote innovation in IITs,” IIT-Dharwad dean Narayan Punekar told IANS. Announcing the new scholarship…

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IIT Kanpur Signs MoU with Israel’s Tel Aviv University

IIT Kanpur Signs MoU with Israel’s Tel Aviv University

IIT Kanpur has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tel Aviv University’s Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center to facilitate academic research and exchange of students and faculty. The MoU between IIT Kanpur and Israel’s Tel Aviv University was signed for a period of 5 years, a release said today. “The agreement will be helpful for IIT Kanpur in the field of cyber security,” the release said quoting Professor Sumit Ganguly, Head of Computer Science…

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IIT-KGP to Teach Science Behind Happiness

IIT-KGP to Teach Science Behind Happiness

IIT Kharagpur (Kgp) will soon introduce an innovative new course that will involve researching the science behind happiness with an aim to develop “a happy eco-system”. The ‘Rekhi Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness’ is the brainchild of IIT-Kgp alumnus Satinder Singh Rekhi and will start by offering a micro-credit course for students from this autumn semester. In addition to providing financial support to the centre, Rekhi would also be part of programme…

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Tata Group Entities Team Up with World’s Top Universities

Tata Group Entities Team Up with World’s Top Universities

Tata group firms such as Tata Sons, TCS and JLR have signed agreements with the world’s leading academic institutions, including Harvard University to fund research and development opportunities. Tata Chemicals, Tata Communications and Tata Steel are the other firms that have forged similar collaborations with Yale University (US), the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and the Royal Society (UK). Tata Sons, Tata Communications, Tata Steel and JLR have established a six-year research alliance with Harvard…

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Annual Education Survey to be Back This Year

Annual Education Survey to be Back This Year

The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) survey conducted by NGO Pratham will be relaunched after a year’s break. The survey, one of the most definitive barometers of learning levels among children between 3 and 16 years in rural India, had been held every year from 2005 to 2014. In 2014, the last time the survey was held, only 47.1 per cent Class V students were found able to read a Class II textbook.  This…

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DAAD Scholarships

DAAD Scholarships

The scholarship offers the chance to take a postgraduate or master’s degree (in exceptional cases Ph.D as well) at a state or state-recognised German university. Courses include science, business, engineering, mathematics, agriculture, medicine, law, media and so on. Eligibility: Graduates with minimum two years of professional experience. Application: Online only. Prizes and rewards: 750 euros per month for 12 to 36 months, health insurance and travelling allowance. Deadline: Depending on chosen study programme. Website: http://www.b4s.in/plus/DSF425…

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Twelve-year-old Wins Battle against Heavy School Bags

Twelve-year-old Wins Battle against Heavy School Bags

The Vidya Niketan School in the Chandrapur district of eastern Maharashtra set up lockers in the school premises for its students on Wednesday, so that they could keep their textbooks and other study material in them and reduce the weight of their heavy school bags. However, the positive development did not come out of some directive from the state government or a change in the education policy or as an intervention from the school administration….

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This Duo is Cycling across India for Education of Underprivileged Girls

This Duo is Cycling across India for Education of Underprivileged Girls

Education is a very crucial and inalienable factor for building a society and India has a long way to go when it comes to ensuring education for everyone.  Even more crucial is ensuring education for girls in order to change the position of women in India. While the administration is introducing policies and launching campaigns with a view to promote education for girls, there still seems to be a need for the society to come…

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Student makes Drone to Aid Natural Disaster Victims

Student makes Drone to Aid Natural Disaster Victims

Luqmaan Patel, an Indian-origin student from the UK, has developed a drone to help victims of natural disasters. After a natural disaster, it can take up to 72 hours to rebuild damaged communication infrastructure, thus delaying rescue and evacuation efforts. The drone, called ‘Exigency’, aims to bridge this gap by setting up an immediate response system and facilitating communication. Source: Inshorts

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