Samsung, Karnataka Partner to Promote Computer Education for Girls

Samsung, Karnataka Partner to Promote Computer Education for Girls

Samsung India and the Karnataka government on Tuesday inked an agreement to promote computer and digital education to underprivileged girl students in government schools in rural areas of the State. The memorandum of understanding was signed on day two of Karnataka’s BengaluruITE.biz.  This fiscal, Samsung will donate 400 tablets under its CSR, which will be used in the Chetana programme of Karnataka’s IT & BT department. The Chetana programme is provides mentorship for two years…

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Parents, Students Welcome Harry Potter, Tintin in Classroom Reading Sessions

Parents, Students Welcome Harry Potter, Tintin in Classroom Reading Sessions

As news of the inclusion of contempary literature books and comics like J K Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Asterix and Tintin in school syllabus spread like wildfire, students, parents and educationists welcomed the move. The new syllabus was announced by the Council of Indian School Certificate Examination that conducts ICSE and ISC exams and the popular reading is being introduced into the revised syllabus for Class III to Class VIII. Excited about the news, students…

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3rd Inter-academia Asia 2016 Conference

3rd Inter-academia Asia 2016 Conference

Post-graduate education in Asian universities is the focus of the third Inter-academia Asia 2016 conference hosted jointly by SRM University and Shizuoka University of Japan. The conference that was inaugurated on Monday will be a forum for the dissemination of original research results, new ideas and practical experiments, according to a release from SRM University. The delegates include academic administrators, faculty members, PG students and research scholars from Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and…

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Indian Team Wins Silver in World Robot Olympiad

Indian Team Wins Silver in World Robot Olympiad

Team “High Voltage” from India (Gurugram) won a silver in the Regular Junior High category while Russian team received the gold in the 13th World Robot Olympiad (WRO) that concluded at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida on November 27. The two-day international championship was based on the theme “Rap the Scrap”. “We witnessed some path-breaking ideas and prototypes, as the students developed innovative ways of designing and programming autonomous robots.  We believe this competition…

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Oxford University Press Launches Oxford Advantage for Schools

Oxford University Press Launches Oxford Advantage for Schools

Oxford University Press (OUP), a department of the University of Oxford, on November 25 announced the launch of integrated learning solution, Oxford Advantage, which it said would provide schools with a comprehensive educational tool kit. The solution would serve as an end-to-end solution for various educational needs of the schools, Sivaramakrishnan V, Managing Director, OUP India, said in Hyderabad. Oxford Advantage is aligned to the CBSE board curriculum and it includes curriculum content both in print…

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India’s First Confucius Classroom to Come Up in Kolkata

India’s First Confucius Classroom to Come Up in Kolkata

With increasing demand for learning Chinese language and culture, India’s first Confucius classroom will come up in Kolkata next year. “Not only businessmen, but young students also want to learn Chinese.  Understanding the language without understanding the culture will not be of much help and that is why we need this classroom,” said Charisma Saraff, principal of the School of Chinese Language. Approved by the Chinese government, this will be the first Confucius classroom in…

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Seminar for Innovation in Education Organised by UCMAS Abacus

Seminar for Innovation in Education Organised by UCMAS Abacus

A Seminar on Innovation in Education was organized by UCMAS Abacus at its Greater Kailash Center. The Seminar was a part of “visit to an innovative center in education” conducted for students of B.Ed programme of Chenab College of Education, Langer. The participants were updated about Research done by Prof Michael C Frank (Stanford University) & David Barner (University of California San Diego) on Student perusing UCMAS Abacus course & the results of such innovation…

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Uma Sathnur – FIT Scholarship Scheme 2017

Uma Sathnur – FIT Scholarship Scheme 2017

This scholarship has been launched for admission to the one-year LLM programme in international taxation at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law in Vienna, Austria. Eligibility: Candidates having a minimum of three to five years’ experience in international taxation in industry, profession or public service. Application: By email. Prizes and rewards: Annual tuition fees for one year (approximately Rs. 11 lakh). Deadline: November 30. Website: http://www.b4s.in/plus/USF820 Source: The Hindu

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QS Employability Survey Ranks IIT Kharagpur as Top Varsity in India

QS Employability Survey Ranks IIT Kharagpur as Top Varsity in India

For the second time in a row, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has been ranked as the top institution in the country by QS Employability Ranking, with IIT Bombay also figuring in the list of top 100 universities in the world. The IIT Kharagpur has been ranked in the range of 71-80, the highest position among Indian institutions, out of 200 universities from across the world. IIT Bombay, ranked next to IIT Kharagpur,…

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