Education News – April 21, 2022

Robotics summer camp

SP Robotic Works is holding “The Great Robotics Summer Camp 2022” till May 30 at SP Robotics Maker Lab across 25 locations in India. The first course for ages 7 and up offers a combination of coding and robotics. An advanced camp for ages 10+ offers Android app coding and C programming with a robotics kit. No prior knowledge of coding or robotics is required. The deadline to register is April 30. Visit https://bit.ly/3JZk9QX for more details.

CMRIT Winning Team

Four students from CMR Institute of Technology, Bengaluru – Pratik Mukesh Bharuka, Arpan Abhishek, Yashwanth Jain and Vaishnavi Patil from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering – have won the TiE PitchFest 2022 and qualified to represent India at TiE level Global Pitch to be held in September at Stanford University, USA Their project “Lok Trusha” students help determine groundwater levels and offer accurate data analysis that helps farmers and farmers.

Successful students

More than 1700 students from Aakash+BYJU shone in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) organized by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF). Thirteen students achieved International Ranking 1 while 19 achieved Zonal Ranking 1. Eighty-seven students also scored above the Minimum Allowable Score (MAS) in the Indian Junior Science Olympiad Qualifiers 2021- 22 (IOQJS Part-I). After the IOQJS Part II assessment, students will be selected for the Orientation and Selection Camp (OCSC), hosted by the Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (HBCSE).

IEC FutureFit Program

eInfochips (an Arrow Electronics company) has launched the EIC FutureFit program which will partner with top universities to co-create and deliver on-demand technical courses on market-relevant topics such as automation, IoT devices, cloud architecture, VLSI and DevOps engineering, and more. Ganpat University has launched the first batch of MCA and M. Tech programs in partnership with EIC FutureFit. These will be offered as work-integrated learning programs.

Python programming course

Jetking Infotrain Limited has announced a Python programming course to help students start a career in the software industry. The course is accessible to all students, whether they are graduates or not. The course will be led by industry experts.

Connecting Classrooms Initiative

The VIBGYOR group of schools participated in Connecting Classrooms, an initiative of the British Council. VIBGYOR High, Balewadi has been selected to partner with Auchterhouse Primary School, Angus Council, Scotland, while VIBGYOR High-Malad (East) has been chosen to partner with Chapel St. Leonards Primary School, Lincolnshire, England.

Successful pitches

Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT), Pune, has completed its placement campaign for AY 2022 with global companies offering employment opportunities to its students. This year, the latest batch of B. Tech graduates achieved 97% placement in record time. Major recruiters included Indeed, Microsoft, Bajaj Finserv Group, Deloitte Consulting India Pvt Ltd, Philips India Ltd and Atomberg Technologies among others.

SP Jain School of Global Management announced successful internships for students in its Master of Global Business (MGB) program. Over 50% of students received full-time offers from leading companies in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. The school also reported international internships for 63% of its students. Major international recruiters included Amazon, KPMG, Bayer, Landmark Group, Aramex, Michelin and Lenovo, among others

Debating Championship

The ed-tech company PlanetSpark organized the second edition of its “International Debate Championship”. More than 650 children from 13 countries participated in two categories. Jyena Surya and Sanvi Pyasi from India won in the Senior and Super Senior categories.

JIBS in the running for THE Asia Awards 2022

The Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences (JIBS) has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Asia Awards 2022, for its “innovation and inclusion to empower classrooms and community” across the world.

IIIT-Delhi hosts RIISE

The Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology-Delhi (IIIT-Delhi) organized its annual “Research, Innovation and Incubation Showcase (RIISE)” with eight key themes. More than 400 students were able to present their research and seek new opportunities.

Launch of the International School of Finland

Goenka Global Education has launched Finland International School (FIS) in Pune, Maharashtra. The event focused on introducing the Finnish curriculum to India, the importance of pedagogy and personalized learning for student growth and development.

MU Fest ends

Marwadi University recently concluded the 2022 edition of its annual student extravaganza, MU Fest 2022. Arun Mahesh Babu, District Collector, Rajkot, was the main guest and Vikrambhai Sangani, Co-CEO and Founder, Ace Software Exports Ltd ., was the Guest of Honor.

Launch of CIS Global Online

Canadian International School (CIS) Bengaluru has announced the launch of CIS Global Online School (CIS GOS) for students in grades 5 to 8 with an international curriculum covering a wide range of subjects. Admissions are open for the academic year beginning July 2022. For details, visit https://www.cisglobalonline.com/

Financial Literacy Programs

The Education10X financial literacy platform has officially launched in India under the BrightCHAMPS umbrella. The platform offers financial education to children aged 8 to 16. The Indian program has been designed according to RBI guidelines and will be taught by qualified instructors.

TAPMI retains its AACSB accreditation

TA Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), MAHE, has maintained AACSB accreditation for five years. The institute first gained accreditation in 2012 and maintained it in 2017. The current renewal will be valid until 2027.

Zoom announces new features

Zoom Video Communications recently announced new features for education in response to requests from teachers and administrators. These features are designed to help teachers who need to engage and manage students joining the class remotely or submitting assignments. More details at https://blog.zoom.us/new-features-connect-engage-students/

Skill-Lync builds electric vehicle in-house

Ed-tech engineering start-up Skill-Lync has announced that it has built an electric vehicle in-house to help its students better understand the future of the automotive industry. The idea was to provide his students with practical knowledge of what goes into building an electric vehicle. The company plans to release a series of masterclass videos that will visually introduce the VE building process.

GITAM students design a smart water recycling system

Six science and engineering students from GITAM, a reputable university, designed a smart water recycling system for kitchen sinks to solve water problems in Indian cities and were selected as one of the five teams of the AIM-ICDK Water Innovation Challenge 2.0, organized by Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, in partnership with Innovation Center Denmark (ICDK), under the aegis of the Technical University of Denmark. The winners will represent India at the International Water Congress to be held in Denmark in May 2022. The team of Anik Panja, Prithvi Tripathy, Sai Sasikanth Rokkam Jeswin GN, Shivani Narsina and Rushali Mishra was mentored by Vikas Kumar Srivastav and Bollem Raja Kumar of GITAM Venture Development Center.

Friendship students make their mark

Students from Amity International Schools have qualified for the first phase of the Indian Olympiad Qualifier, organized by the International Science Olympiad. The students include Rudrakshi Ganguly, Ayushi Jain, Krishna Tanikella, Arth Bharadwaj, Bhavesh and Yashwi Aggarwal.

Blockchain and ML Conference

Sanskriti University, in association with the Council for Industrial Research and Innovation (CIIR), organized a virtual international conference on “Machine Learning and Blockchain Technologies”. Professor KK Aggarwal, Chairman of the National Accreditation Council, was the guest of honour. Dr. Anand Nayyar from Duy Tang University, Vietnam, Dr. Sanjay Misra from Covenant University, Nigeria, Dr. Shohei Kakei, (Assistant Professor) and Dr. Koutarou Suzuki (Professor), Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Aichi, Japan, were among the speakers.

Sampark launches a KBC-style competition

The Sampark Foundation has designed a Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) style competition to assess the level of student learning. Teachers, students, and parents can log into the Sampark Smart Shala (SSS) mobile app and enter the contest to get a learning outcomes assessment for any student. Assessments are currently available for English, Maths and Science for grades 1-8.

New partnership

The Indian School of Business’ Bharti Institute of Public Policy (Bharti Institute) has renewed its partnership with the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA, through a new five-year cooperation agreement. Potential activities include exchanging faculty and students, organizing joint conferences and public events, creating and delivering training programs, and pursuing joint research.

Saathi class in Odisha

Class Saathi, the AI-powered self-learning app from TagHive Inc., will be rolled out to over 100 schools in Odisha to make classroom learning more engaging and interactive. TagHive will partner with Odisha Knowledge Corporation Limited for this.

CMR University organizes Design Thinking Day

CMR University of Bengaluru hosted the first edition of Design Thinking Day, which took a multidisciplinary approach to design thinking. The main guest was Sonia Manchanda, Designpreneur and founding partner of Spread Design and Innovation Pvt Ltd.

STEMBRO opens laboratories in Ghana

Ed-tech start-up STEMROBO Technologies recently established DIY/innovation labs in over 50 schools in Ghana, which will provide training in robotics, experiential learning, STEM education, IoT and artificial intelligence to over 3,000 students. Indian STEMROBO engineers will train over 200 local engineers/teachers offline and virtually.

Nutrition program

KIIT World School organized a “Cooking Without Fire” program for grades 1 and 2. The aim was to allow children to explore new areas of interest and to raise their awareness of the nutritional value of food cooked without fire.

Sam D. Gomez