Campus of JIPMER at Karaikal to Start functioning from Nov 15

Campus of JIPMER at Karaikal to Start functioning from Nov 15

Plans for work on the JIPMER campus here and a super speciality hospital, both in two phases at a total cost of Rs 736 crore, are on and the campus would start functioning from November 15, a top official of JIPMER said. “We have prepared plans for campus construction in Phase I at a cost of Rs 406 crore and super speciality hospital construction in phase-II at Rs 336 crore.  The institution will be a…

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Stanford Varsity Selects GTU Student as ‘University Innovation Fellow’

Stanford Varsity Selects GTU Student as ‘University Innovation Fellow’

Ashita Shah, a 7th semester student of computer engineering at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Education Society (SVPES) Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Bardoli, has been named as “university innovation fellow” (UIF) by Stanford Design School Programme, run by Stanford University, California. SVPES is affiliated to the Gujarat Technological University. Sanjay Trivedi of GTU said that Shah is one of 169 students selected from 49 higher educational institutions in four countries. According to Trivedi, fellows receive online…

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Commonwealth Scholarships for Master and PhD Study 2016

Commonwealth Scholarships for Master and PhD Study 2016

A U.K. government-funded scholarship for students of developing countries who want to pursue master’s or PhD programmes in any subject at universities in the U.K. The scheme provides support for 12 months for master’s degree and 36 months for PhD degree. Eligibility: Students who have first degree or an upper-second degree in postgraduation. Application: No direct application, nominations from selected agencies and NGOs. Prizes and rewards: Airfare, tuition and examination fees, living allowance of £1,043-…

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UBI, NIIT to Offer PG Diploma in Banking and Finance

UBI, NIIT to Offer PG Diploma in Banking and Finance

United Bank of India (UBI) and NIIT Institute of Finance Banking and Insurance Training (IFBI), a subsidiary of NIIT Ltd, will offer a 12-month post graduate diploma course in banking and finance. The course, offered at NIIT University, will equip newly recruited probationary officers with robust skill sets and vital insights needed to undertake various roles as versatile banking professionals, NIIT IFBI said in a release. “The 12-month post graduate diploma in banking and finance…

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Higher Education Depatment seeks Info on App for School Dropouts

Higher Education Depatment seeks Info on App for School Dropouts

The mobile app launched by the Nashik Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) education department to locate out-of-school children has attracted the attention of the state education commissioner and secretary of education department. “On 25 Oct, Authorities asked us to share the app with them.  Ours was a pilot project in the state that has been successful.  If the government likes it, it will be used throughout the state,” said Nitin Upasani, administrative officer of NMC’s education department…

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IIT-Kharagpur, IIEST, GNIDSR Sign MoU on Oral Healthcare Research

IIT-Kharagpur, IIEST, GNIDSR Sign MoU on Oral Healthcare Research

To conduct interdisciplinary research in contemporary fields of oral healthcare, IIT-Kharagpur, IIEST Shibpur and Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Sciences and Research (GNIDSR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 25 Oct. “Millions of people, especially from the economically underprivileged sections of our society, today suffer from oral and dental diseases, particularly from oral pre-cancer and cancer,” said Sardar Taranjit Singh, Managing Director, JIS Group Educational Initiatives, which runs GNIDSR. “But no breakthrough has yet been…

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41 Indian Students Scored Highest in Cambridge International Examinations

41 Indian Students Scored Highest in Cambridge International Examinations

Indian students are coming up with flying colours in Cambridge International Examinations for the last few years. About 41 Indian students have globally topped in individual subjects in the November 2015, March 2016 and June 2016 examination series across Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), Cambridge International AS Level and Cambridge International A Level. About 101 Indian students topped in the country across these qualifications. According to a statement issued by the Cambridge International Examinations…

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Indian-origin 13-year-old Won US Young Scientist Challenge 2016

Indian-origin 13-year-old Won US Young Scientist Challenge 2016

Maanasa Mendu, a 13-year-old Ohio-based Indian-American girl, has developed a renewable energy harnessing device that costs $5. Dubbed as ‘Harvest’, the device uses solar cells coupled with a piezoelectric material to harness energy from the sun, rain, and wind. Mendu’s design, which she wants to develop for commercial use in developing countries, won her the 2016 US Young Scientist Challenge. Source: Inshorts

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Sathya Sai Projects to give Fillip to Education System

Sathya Sai Projects to give Fillip to Education System

VISAKHAPATNAM: The Sri Sathya Sai Trust is successfully implementing two projects, Sai Vidya Jyothi and Sai Vidya Vahini to give a fillip to the education system in the country, its convenor for AP and Telangana and former DGP H.J. Dora said at a press conference after reviewing the programmes of the trust on Tuesday. Vidya Jyothi project is meant to improve infrastructure and education in 1,000 Government schools across the country and Vidya Vahini is aimed…

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Gandhi Fellowship 2017-19

Gandhi Fellowship 2017-19

It is a full-time, two-year residential leadership programme awarded to the inspired and inventive youth from top universities and colleges across the country.  Fellowship allows youth to practically work with five schools impacting the lives of thousands of students. Eligibility: Graduation and above. Application: Online only Prizes and rewards: A stipend of Rs. 14,000 per month, phone allowance of Rs. 600 per month, rent-free accommodation and other allowances for two years. Deadline: Application process is…

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