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News from the world of Education: September 7, 2022

Information about admissions, courses and events from schools and colleges.

Information about admissions, courses and events from schools and colleges.

Design Your Life Certification Course

Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership and Excellence recently introduced the Design Your Life certification course for students. It is spread over 15 sessions and covers nine topics about life and yourself.

Partnership to address India’s higher education goals

BITS Pilani recently announced its partnership with Coursera. In this regard, an event will be held online on September 12 at 11:30 am. The speakers are Prof. G Sundar, Director, Off Campus Programs and Industry Engagement, BITS Pilani, and Betty Vandenbosch, Chief Content Officer, Coursera.

Official partner

JAIN School of Design has recently been named an official partner of the Bengaluru Design Festival, which will be held from November 11 to December 12.

Career Fair

Kanakia International School Chembur (IB Board) will host a career fair, The world at your fingertips, from September 15-17. It is primarily for students and parents to access up-to-date and credible information on available career choices, worldwide.

MESC opens the MECAT window

Recently, MESC introduced a test called Media and Entertainment Creative Aptitude Test (MECAT) for candidates passionate about careers in the M and E sector. The exam window is open from 1 to 5 October. To register, go to

Roshni – A glimmer of hope

Ekya School ITPL recently kick-started Roshni – A Ray of Hope, a fundraising event. It aims to sponsor 75 cataract surgeries for the underprivileged, in partnership with Sankara Eye Hospital. Under this initiative, ₹2.50,000 was raised by more than 700 students who came forward to support the cause.

Cornell University to build global hub in India

Cornell University and OP Jindal Global University recently signed an MoA, allowing them to build substantial partnerships and collaborations across all of its schools and programs.

National Employability Assessment Test and Industry Readiness Program

Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), recently launched the National Employability Assessment Test and Industry Readiness Program through NEATmet. It is a skills development and assessment program for diploma-level engineers and entry-level professionals. For more information, visit

Industry-oriented PhD program

SciGenom Labs recently awarded an industry-based Ph.D. program supporting research in Genomics, Proteomics, Microbiome and Bio-Nanotech in collaboration with CHARUSAT University. It offers students the opportunity to participate in research activities with multiple international universities and scientists from independent research institutions to find solutions to real-world problems plaguing humanity.

Suitability: Applicants must have qualified for one of the national aptitude tests for Junior Research Fellowship such as NET-JRF, CSIR-UGC, DBT, GATE, and INSPIRE. The selected candidates will receive an extra stipend during their program, in addition to the government grant. Registrations run all year round.

Scholarships for economically disadvantaged students

Sriram’s IAS offers a 10% scholarship discount to economically weaker students. People with other adverse circumstances, including physical disabilities, loss of the family breadwinner, and so on, are also eligible.

Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam

Pearson VUE recently announced an extended registration window for the Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam. Candidates now have an additional month to register for and schedule their exam, with the current booking window extended to September 30th. For more information, visit

News from the IITs and IIMs

IIT-Mandic Researchers recently unraveled the biochemical relationship between fatty liver and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The findings are published in the Journal Diabetes. The article is written by Prosenjit Mondal, Associate Professor, School of Biosciences and Bioengineering, together with scientists Surbhi Dogra, Priya Rawat, P Vineeth Daniel and in collaboration with Partha Chakrabarti of CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, Debajyoti Das, Sujay K Maity, Avishek Paul along with Kausik Das and Souveek Mitra from IPGMER and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata.

NPTEL, IIT Madrasrecently partnered with Madras Dyslexia Association (MDA) to offer Tamil Vazhi Payirchi, a free online recovery program for children with dyslexia, studying in the Tamil medium.

IIT-Guwahati will conduct the Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM) 2023 on February 12. It is a qualifying exam for candidates pursuing admission into masters programs in various IITs and NITs. The deadline for the online application process is October 11 and those interested can apply at

Saurabh Vijay, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee, and his team recently launched Roorkee Seva, a citizen service app. Available on the Play Store and App Store, it can be accessed through web browsers. People can choose from over 30 services and book services anywhere in the app, including doctor appointments and taxi services. For more information, visit. Also, the institute, in partnership with Imarticus Learning, recently launched the fourth batch of its six-month, online, Advanced Certification Program in Cybersecurity, designed in collaboration with CEC.

IIM-Ahmedabad recently announced the creation of the Kamla Chowdhry Communications Hub, named after its first faculty member.

Gopalkrishna Gandhi recently inaugurated the XVII International Conference on Public Policy and Management, IIM Bangalore.

Launches and events

Bangalore-based RV University recently launched his Center for Human Rights Studies. Palagummi Sainath, journalist and a strong supporter of human rights in India, has inaugurated the new research center.

Amity University, Mumbairecently started Popular lecture series on campus. The inaugural address was delivered by Rajan Welukar, Vice-Chancellor, ATLAS SkillTech University, Mumbai and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mumbai. The topic of his lecture was Future of Universities. It also recently hosted its orientation program, which was attended by more than 1,500 students.

IMS Ghaziabad recently organized and Expert Talk Series on Ethical Entrepreneurship by Govind Dholakia, Founder and Chairman, Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. (SRK), Surat. It also hosted a faculty and staff development program on Wealth Creation and Management. In November, it will launch the Swiss Immersion Program, an international academic partnership that facilitates student exchange for cross-border learning.

IMS Noida recently organized an orientation program to welcome the parties PGDM (2022-24). The program featured Kulneet Suri, Senior Director of IMS Noida, along with Deepak Choudhary, CEO of Audi (West Delhi), Abhishek Srivastava, DGM (HR) of Samsung India Electronics, and Prateek Jain, Assistant Director of EY.

The Design Village recently hosted interactive sessions for students to inspire young people to follow the field and be continuously open to learning new things and skills. Ankur Warikoo, founder of Nearbuy, was the speaker. It also recently hosted a Mehfil-e-Kirdaar themed evening to celebrate Indian cinema on its campus.

Speaking on the “ Education through technology and skills” summit recently organized by a media house in the capital, Prof. Charanpreet Singh, Founding Director, Praxis Business School, participated in a panel on “Dual Degree: Benefits and Challenges” along with Rupamanjari Ghosh, Member, Governing Council, Raman Research Institute, Prof. Rajesh Khanna, President, NIIT University and Siddharth Chaturvedi, Pro-Chancellor, Rabindranath Tagore University.

The University of Delaware recently hosted its first-ever alumni meeting in Hyderabad.

The Union Minister of EducationGovernment of India Subhas Sarkar recently inaugurated the new academic block of Krea University at the Sri City Campus. Several dignitaries were present.

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, recently organized its Virtual Career Fair 2022, resulting in 776 vacancies in various positions for freshmen and experienced job seekers. Organizations that participated included EY GDS, KPMG Global Services, Nestle India, Dupont India, just to name a few.

Indian Institute of Art and Design recently hosted a week-long orientation event for the new batches. The main aim of the session was to bridge the gap between teachers and students.

The Fifth Installation Ceremony, The Advent, of the Rotaract Club of Saveetha School of Management (SSM, SIMATS), sponsored by the Rotary Club of Chennai Mitra (RID 3232), was recently held. The institute’s NSS unit also recently organized a guest lecture on women’s equality. As part of the fight against drugs, SSM, SIMATS, delivered a lecture on Awareness Among Students regarding the adverse effects of drugs.

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi’s annual event, Pitch Cafe 3.0, was recently held. It is an event that fosters the entrepreneurial spirit of young innovators and brings them closer to fulfilling their entrepreneurial dreams. Over 200+ teams competed for a prize of over ₹5,000,000.

Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics recently held its seventh convocation to congratulate the 2021-22 PG Diploma batch. Students of the one-year PG Diploma in Economics and Data Science and Finance were jointly awarded degrees from MDAE and Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (GIPE), Pune.

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram, will hold its 10th convocation on September 10. The main guest is Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs.

BML Munjal Universityy recently held its seventh convocation, for the class of 2022 and 318 students graduated in B Tech, B. Com (Hons), BBA and MBA and PHD programs.

GLIM, Gurugram recently held its 11th Annual Convocation, where 284 students graduated from the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) 2020-22 and Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) 2021-22.


AICTE, in partnership with Heartfulness Education Trust and Your One Life (YOL) recently donated LPU with the ‘National Unicorn Prize’. Also, the inauguration of the grand final Smart India Hackathon 2022 was recently held at the university which was a hub hub.

A smart water recycling system for sinks designed by Engineering students at GITAM (considered university), Anik Panja, Prithvi Tripathy, Jeswin GN and Shivani Narsina, to alleviate the water crisis in Indian cities, recently won the grand final of Smart India Hackathon, Hardware Edition at the hub center BS Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu . Viren Rasquinha, the former captain of the Indian hockey team, also interacted with students from the Hyderabad campus, as part of the varsity’s ‘Changemakers’ series.

Malay Kediaa class 12 student studying in Aakash BYJU’S Noida recently won the silver medal at the 15th International Olympiad of Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) in Kutaisi, Georgia.

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