Mumbai University to Host 8th Indian Youth Science Congress from February 16 to 18

Mumbai University to Host 8th Indian Youth Science Congress from February 16 to 18

The eighth edition of the Indian Youth Science Congress (IYSC) will be hosted by Mumbai University from February 16 to 18. MU Vice Chancellor Dr Sanjay Deshmukh on Tuesday announced the event themed “Food for All in the Anthropocene Era”. The conference is an annual event that provides an opportunity for young researchers to present their work. This year’s theme focuses on food security in the climate change context. The eighth edition of IYSC is…

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Vidyasarathi Educational Scholarship

Vidyasarathi Educational Scholarship

ACC Cements Works launched Vidyasarathi Educational Scholarship Scheme on January 25, for the benefits students of various courses. The Rs 20 lakh worth scholarship will directly benefit 102 students — 40-UG, 20-ITI, 30-Diploma and 12-Engineering and the scheme proposed to effectively bring the corporate and educational institutes in the education eco-system, K Vamshidhar Reddy, Director Plant, said. The technology-based education Scholarship scheme is being implemented as part of the Coimbatore Corporations’ Social Capital initiative, which…

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Delhi University to Track Students’ Attendance Through App

Delhi University to Track Students’ Attendance Through App

Delhi University is planning to launch a mobile application to track the attendance of students, according to reports. Teachers will be able to update the attendance on a regular basis and inform students about low attendance in advance. This will be a centralised app for all departments and faculty members of the Delhi University-affiliated colleges. Source: Inshorts

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Student makes Soda Vending Machine Inside School Locker

Student makes Soda Vending Machine Inside School Locker

A 17-year-old student in the US has created a coin-operated vending machine inside his school locker. The student used equipment such as Arduino electronics platform, an LCD screen, a coin acceptor and an electrical switch worth about ₹11,000 ($160) in total to create the soda dispenser. The vending machine requires exact change and is claimed to be completely theft-proof. Source: Inshorts

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Students Pedal their Way to Raise Funds for the Differently Abled

Students Pedal their Way to Raise Funds for the Differently Abled

Where there is a will, there is a way may be a frayed expression but not for students of Oberoi International School, Goregaon, Mumbai, who organised a cycle riding event, Pedal-o-Thon, on January 26. Their main purpose was to raise funds for physically disabled children to learn vocational training.  The students started working on the details of the event since September 2016. Speaking about Pedal-o-Thon, Jhanvi Somaya, 17, said, “We wanted to connect cycling with…

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IIT, MIT Brains Come Together to Convert Shantiniketan into a Model Heritage City

IIT, MIT Brains Come Together to Convert Shantiniketan into a Model Heritage City

Around 40 students and faculty members from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in US, on January 27 came together at a brainstorming session at the American Center in Kolkata on how to convert Bolpur-Shantiniketan into a model sustainable heritage city. The students are participating in a year-long India Practicum Program (2016-2017).  The conference, presided over by US Consul General Craig Hall, saw 15 students from MIT from participating. Those…

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Board Exams 2017: Five Tips from PM for Students to Tackle Exam Anxiety

Board Exams 2017: Five Tips from PM for Students to Tackle Exam Anxiety

In his first ‘Mann ki Baat’ of 2017, the Prime Minister addressed students of Class 10 and Class 12 who will appear in the board examinations. The speech focused on encouraging students to look at the exams in a positive light and take it as a pleasure activity. Modi also warned students against cheating. Here are five five key takeaways from his speech: “Smile more, score more,” said the Prime Minister adding that students should be relaxed…

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Now NEET Candidates Only have 3 Attempts, Age Cap Introduced

Now NEET Candidates Only have 3 Attempts, Age Cap Introduced

The National-Eligibility-cum-Entrance-Test (NEET) has introduced limits to the number of times aspirants can attempt the paper and the age of the candidates. Now, candidates can only try their hand at the paper three times and cannot be older than 25 years (30 years for reserved category), a surprising turn to a national examination that had no limit on the number of attempts and age till date. This has been done to bring down the number…

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IITs Fourth Largest Producer of Unicorn Startups in the World

IITs Fourth Largest Producer of Unicorn Startups in the World

If you aspire to create a billion-dollar business in India, one of the IITs is your best bet.  Sage, a UK-based accounting and payroll company, stated this in a research released on January 27. In a study that lists universities that have produced the most unicorn founders, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) bagged the fourth spot. US-based Stanford University claimed the top rank with 51 unicorn founders, followed by Harvard University with 37. The…

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MoU Signed to Develop e-learning in Government Schools

MoU Signed to Develop e-learning in Government Schools

The Rajasthan government has signed an MoU to develop e-learning and conduct smart classes in 206 government schools in Jodhpur under the ‘Project Utkarsh’. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed on Wednesday by the district administration, School Education department with the partners of the ‘Project Utkarsh’ in the presence of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. Through public-private partnership, smart classes have been started in 103 government schools of Jodhpur district in the first phase of the project….

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