3rd MCM Scholarship Program for the Year 2017-18

3rd MCM Scholarship Program for the Year 2017-18

Swami Dayanand Charitable Educational Foundation announces its 3rd Merit-cum-Means Scholarship of students studying in professional Engineering/Medical/Architecture/IT/Pharmacy courses at premier institutes of India. The Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to the students for their higher education. Eligibility: Students pursuing full time/regular courses in the institute/College recognized by the Engineering: Candidate should be a graduate engineering student in IITs or NITs. Medical: Candidate studying Undergraduate medical courses in the Govt. College Architecture/Pharmacy/IT: Candidate should be studying in the Govt. College…

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Reforming Indian School Education – Some Ideas

Reforming Indian School Education – Some Ideas

There are a few things that can be game-changers for India. GST with its attendant digitisation and ability to pull people into the formal system is one, writes Sridhar Rajagopalan, Co-founder, Educational Initiatives Pvt Ltd for Elets News Network (ENN), adding judicial reforms cutting down time to justice would be a second. The biggest game-changer could be education reform. While other changes would unlock the potential inherent in our systems and people, educational reform would…

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Girls Across Karnataka to Get Free Education from Class 1 to Graduation!

Girls Across Karnataka to Get Free Education from Class 1 to Graduation!

The Karnataka government has decided to provide free education to all girl students from class one to graduation. From Class 1 up until graduation, girls studying in all public and aided private schools and colleges, excluding professional institutions, will be able to avail free education without paying a penny from the next academic year. The scheme will help underprivileged and lower middle-class sections heave a sigh of relief as the government expects them to avail…

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Higher Education Institutes Including IITs Set to Launch Courses On ‘India’s Glorious Past’

Higher Education Institutes Including IITs Set to Launch Courses On ‘India’s Glorious Past’

Days after the Minister of Human Resource Development announced that the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) would work upon certain courses about history of India’s tradition and culture, a number of higher educational institutes in the country have already planned on adding courses focusing on the country’s “glorious past”. Among the institutes that have already decided on the courses are– the Delhi-based Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) which is launching a…

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India Gains World’s First ‘Tribal’ University

India Gains World’s First ‘Tribal’ University

India gained its first tribal university recently when the federal Human Resource Development Ministry granted university status to Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS). Students and faculty were overjoyed that they’re now a part of the first tribal university – not just in India, but the world. The institute claims to be the world’s largest tribal school, providing education to over 27,000 students, from kindergarten right up to postgraduate university courses. It is the first of its…

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QEEE Minors

QEEE Minors

Minors A set of theory topics along with a project activity are grouped together to form a specialization or Minor. A student who has completed all the topics and project will be awarded a Minor certificate. The theory topics are self-study modules (through Coursepack) with proctored quiz to be administered by local faculty. Project activity will be designed by IIT Faculty and conducted by local faculty. QEEE Minor Topics Signals, Systems and Communications – IIT…

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GUVI – Vernacular Spoken Tutorial

GUVI – Vernacular Spoken Tutorial

GUVI is an IITM’s RTBI incubated company focus on sharing technical learning in vernacular languages. GUVI is a skill accelerator to bridge the gap between skills needed in IT companies, relevant education, and employment. QEEE is offering GUVI from 2014 to the colleges and till now it has offered two vernacular technical programming languages which is Python and Java. Also, it sparks interest among the students as this has been offered in their own language and the tutors make it more interesting…

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IIT-M Start-up Bags $1 Million Order from Singapore Firm

IIT-M Start-up Bags $1 Million Order from Singapore Firm

A start-up born at the IIT-Madras Incubation Cell has bagged a million dollar order from a Singapore-based company to transfer technology used by its first two products. The key focus of the technologies is clinical training using virtual patients so that actual treatment becomes safer. The two products — “Laparoscopy Surgical Simulator with Haptics Feedback” and “In-Vitro Fertilisation Training Simulation with Haptics Feedback” — are expected to change the way doctors are trained to make the…

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IIT Women Find Way to Power Up Antibiotics

IIT Women Find Way to Power Up Antibiotics

An all-woman team of researchers from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, has developed a new drug delivery platform using nanoparticles that can boost the efficacy of antibiotics at the cellular level and improve chances of recovery from cancer-related bacterial infections. The research was published last month in Scientific Reports. The study team included Rohini Singh, Smita Patil, Neetu Singh and Shalini Gupta. The nanotechnology-based delivery system would be specifically useful for cancer patients because if the bacterial infection…

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Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence – IITM

Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence – IITM

Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions (RBEI) and IIT, Madras yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding for establishing a Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBC-DSAI) will undertake foundational research in areas of AI and Data Science like deep learning, network analytics, reinforcement learning and interpretable machine learning, a release from IIT-M said. “The areas of activity include research projects, knowledge management and dissemination, developing…

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