Information on courses, workshops, MoUs, partnerships and other events.
Xebia-Microsoft will organize a blog-a-thon
IT consulting firm Xebia has partnered with Microsoft for its first-ever blog-a-thon competition, which invites IT professionals, students, developers and executives to participate by sharing solutions on a pre-identified list of subjects. The blog-a-thon will start on February 2 and end on February 27, 2022. Blogs will be evaluated by the Xebia-Microsoft judging panel and winners will be able to present their views and win prizes as well as Azure credits and coaching sessions. mentorship by Xebia and Microsoft Subject Matter Experts. The deadline to register is January 27, 2022. Register at https://pages.xebia.com/blog-a-thon
Internshala has launched “Volunteer for India”, an initiative of the Internshala Youth Force. Anyone wishing to work on social issues can apply for internships under this initiative. The last date to apply is January 2022. More than 10,000 volunteer placements are offered by organizations such as Team Everest, Bhumi, Food4Thought Foundation, Safecity (Red Dot Foundation), Hamari Pahchan NGO, Atypical Advantage and India – Driving Education Empowerment And Development Foundation. For more information or to apply, visit https://bit.ly/Volunteer26Jan
Workshop on the Pearson Test of Academic English
Great Learning will be hosting a workshop on the Pearson Test of English Academic in conjunction with the Pearson Group on January 22-23 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This free session is for students who wish to apply to international universities abroad and acquire more information about PTE. The interactive workshop will be led by Pearson Group Master Trainers, Christopher Morley and Gagandeep Singh, who will discuss the application process, test formats and offer preparation tips. Sign up at https://bit.ly/3tBYLfO
Applications open for GET 2022
EduCLaaS Singapore and Yangpoo Education have opened the application window for the Global Employability Test 2022, an entrance exam for admission to two flagship programs: “Earn While You Learn” PG Applied MasterCLaaS in Software Engineering, AI-Ml and PG Applied MasterCLaaS in Digital Business. Graduate students from any field as well as students awaiting results can register for GET 2022 – Digital Business. The GET 2022 – Software Engineering is open to all engineering graduates who have taken training in computer science and software, including final year students. To apply, visit https://yangpoo.com/global-employability-test/ For questions, call the helpline at 1800-547-8003.
Advanced Management Program in Financial Services and Capital Markets
IIM-Lucknow and Imarticus Learning have launched an Advanced Management in Financial Services and Capital Markets program, for in-depth exposure to the field of corporate finance, valuation and modeling, research on equities, investment banking, risk management, corporate banking, digital banking, treasury operations, and FinTech. Each course module will have live virtual instruction and learners will also have access to campus immersion at IIM-Lucknow twice.
KLEEE to be held in January 2022
KL Deemed-to-be University will conduct its Engineering Entrance Examination (KLEEE) for Vijayawada and Hyderabad campuses on 27, 28 and 29 January in a remotely proctored format and has also allocated Rs.100 crores for scholarships for of Excellence 2021 to help deserving students on their academic journey. For more details visit www.kluniversity.in
Amit Pal Singh joins Mercer|Mettl
Mercer|Mettl has appointed Amit Pal Singh as Chief Technology Officer to lead its technology and engineering functions and drive the organization’s technology vision to support its growth. He will work closely with business, product and operations to align technology with the purpose of the organization and strengthen existing foundations through the appropriate processes, tools and structures.
Start-up ed-tech Harappa published a survey, part of a series aimed at measuring the growing importance of cognitive, social and behavioral skills and giving industry and academia a common vocabulary for assessing students and professionals. The survey will also help institute India’s first Thrive Skills Index. The survey found that 74% of respondents agree that “soft skills” is an archaic term to describe cognitive, social and behavioral skills and 67% believe that higher education is not enough to prepare graduates to work. According to respondents, skillful teamwork is the top skill professionals aim to prioritize in 2022, followed by confident public speaking and effective communication. The three main skill sets sought by professionals are effective prioritization, personal credibility and resilience.
TeamLease EdTech launched its latest survey, “Aligning Education and Skills in the CSR Agenda”, a detailed survey analyzing how India Inc. spends CSR funds within the education/skills cohort, the main challenges of the process and the aspirations of organizations while aligning the CSR agenda. According to the survey, conducted with more than 100 companies across India, almost 70% expressed their intention to increase their CSR spending on education/skills, especially to impart job skills.
Based in Mumbai The Acres Foundation published a report titled “A systematic review of the literature on screens to inform educational policy and practice during COVID-19”. He reviewed the existing literature on screen time to understand the implications of screen time (ST) on students in the context of pandemic-induced remote learning. The research has been published in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Educational Research.
Orchids The International SchoolBangalore campuses conducted vaccination campaigns for students in their schools, starting from January 4. Keeping in mind the guidelines issued by the government authorities, the respective campuses have taken utmost care and ensured thorough disinfection of the premises as well as an optimal seating arrangement for the students.
Based in Mumbai Aditya Birla World Academy (ABWA) recently held a vaccination campaign for its students and staff in association with NH SRCC Children’s Hospital on January 10 for students in grades 9-12.
edustoke recently raised ₹3 crore in seed funding from Indus Initiatives. Founded in 2017 by Pawas Tyagi and Rohit Malik, edustoke helps parents find the best educational institution for their child. The brand will leverage the capital injection to expand to new cities across the country and invest in technology to strengthen its platform and strengthen its team.
the Indian Institute of Management KozhikodeLaboratory for Innovation Venturing and Entrepreneurship (LIVE) business incubator and Indian Bank have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to launch a seed funding scheme, “IndSpring Board”, to support early-stage start-ups. startup by providing loans up to ₹50 crore. The MoU was signed by Prof. Rajesh Upadhyayula, Executive Director, IIMK LIVE and B. Vijaya, Zone Manager, Indian Bank, Kozhikode Zone, in the presence of Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIM-K and Imran Amin Siddiqui , Executive Director of Bank of India headquartered in Chennai.
ed-tech company LEAD entered the Unicorn club raising $100 million to further its mission of transforming schools in India. The Series E funding round was led by WestBridge Capital and GSV Ventures. The company plans to use proceeds for product and program innovation, growing its footprint, and hiring top talent across all functions.
Educational start-up AAS Vidyalaya received an investment of ₹1.5 crore for a 15% stake from Peyush Bansal, Namita Thapar and Ashneer Grover of Shark Tank. The start-up introduced the concept of “education cafes” in rural areas, which are equipped with tablets that students can use to study. All they need is their registered username and password.
iCan learning system
Kangaroo Kids is set to launch its new iCan learning system, which aims to instill nine future skills and 15 habits of mind in young children. The program moves from teacher-led to child-led learning, from learning outcomes to skills, and from a teacher as an instructor to a teacher as a thinker. A dedicated team of Kangaroo Kids educators and researchers have designed and updated this globally competent curriculum for the upcoming academic year.
Manipal Global partners with Tech Mahindra
Manipal Global will partner with Tech Mahindra to build a talent pool of Salesforce Trailhead certified professionals to meet their growing demand for Salesforce professionals. Manipal Global will enhance entry-level and professional skills for their role at Tech Mahindra, through a certification program, targeting an audience with 0-4 years of experience in India. The model will cover four modules, and Manipal Global will provide assured employment at Tech Mahindra as added value.
Codingal Receives STEM.org Accreditation
Ed-tech start-up Codingal has received accreditation from STEM.org for the “World’s Best STEM-based Coding Curriculum” app. The partnership between Codingal and STEM.org prepares students for new challenges and improves their understanding of STEM subjects. The coding program is built on the BIDE (Broad, Inspiring, Deep & Efficient) and BLOOM methodology to ensure that students are able to remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate and create effectively .
TN at IndiaSkills 2021
Tamil Nadu emerged as one of the top performing states at the 2021 IndiaSkills National Championships after winning two gold, eight silver and eight bronze medals. A total of 36 contestants participated from the state. A total of 185 contestants were declared the winners of the competition and Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary, Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India congratulated them.
Skill-Lync collaborates with Altair
Ed-tech startup Skill-Lync has announced its collaboration with Altair to integrate Altair tools and software into its curriculum to hone future engineers. Altair will offer academic licenses to all students enrolled in Skill-Lync through Altair University for 12 months that can be used for academic/learning purposes.
Amity wins the 2020 National Water Awards
Amity International School, Noida has won the “Best School Award” in the third National Water Awards 2020 competition, launched by the Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India. The school obtained the third position at the national level and the first position at the state level.
Gurucool will launch 15 new centers
Gurucool, an educational networking platform, plans to launch 15 new centers in six cities by the first quarter of 2022. The centers will target children in grades 1 to 10 and offer coaching in various competitions as well as a mentoring for spoken English and IELTS, for coding. , trade and more.