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### Latest Education Updates: April 9, 2024


Badruka School of Management(BSM) has introduced a series of scholarships targeted at candidates from Northeastern states and Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) to assist talented youths in pursuing their academic goals. Eligible students may receive a tuition fee waiver of up to 100%, subject to a thorough evaluation encompassing academic performance, extracurricular engagements, as well as results in entrance exams and interviews.

A Legal Conclave ’24 was organized by SVKM’s NMIMS Hyderabad School of Law under the theme Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders: Navigating the Legal Landscape Together. The event, held in collaboration, served as a platform for interaction between legal professionals and students on contemporary legal issues.

SP Jain School of Global Management(SP Jain Global) has confirmed 100% placements for its Bachelor of Data Science program. Notable recruiters included Woolworths Group, TPG Telecom, Greenstone Financials, Rassure, Resonate Solutions, among others.

The Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA), a constituent college of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, inaugurated its Food Pod to provide students with hands-on experience in the operational and culinary aspects of managing a food establishment.

Sunny Yang has been appointed as Vice-President (International Engagement) at Monash University, Australia. She previously served as the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Partnerships) at the University of Newcastle.

Amity University hosted its annual tech event, Technicia 2024, featuring speakers such as Gopal Rai, Director General of Dhirendra Group of Companies (DGC), and Dr. Gopal Rai, an esteemed alumnus of IIT-Bombay.

A workshop on Game Design titled From Near 0 to Hero was organized by The Design Village, where Ellis Bartholomeus, an interaction and user experience designer, game developer, and design thinker, engaged with students.

Technip Energies announced the recipients of the Technip Energies India Scholarship, awarded to 100 female students pursuing STEM courses. Each student received a one-time grant of ₹30,000 to support their academic endeavors.

In collaboration with Ethos, Saint-Gobain, the 18th edition of Transparence 18.0, an architecture competition themed The Art and Science of Building Responsibly, concluded with winners in both architecture and interior design categories.

To commemorate World Optometry Week, the Department of Optometry at Noida International University’s School of Allied Health Sciences organized a vision screening camp that saw the participation of over 200 students.

IMS Noida hosted Udbhav, a cultural festival showcasing students’ talents in music, dance, treasure hunt, art, and other activities. Simran, a second-year BBA student, was crowned Udbhav 2024.

At A.M. Jain College in Chennai, a convocation ceremony was held for the 2022 batch, with 2,400 students receiving their degrees across two sessions. The event featured distinguished guests including Dr. R Raman, Joint Director of Collegiate Education, Chennai Region, and P.N. Vasudevan, Managing Director of Equitas Small Finance Bank.

Prof. Archana Shukla has been appointed as Director-in-charge of IIM Lucknow. An alumna of IIT Kanpur, she previously held the position of inaugural chairperson of the Dr. Ishwar Dayal Chair for Futuristic Issues in the Behavioural Sciences.

Zeeko successfully concluded its Magical Leaders Programme, an educational initiative for students from GD Goenka School led by their peers.

At Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Manipal, the Agilent Bio-LC Infinity II analytical system was inaugurated as part of the MAHE Core Research Facility at Manipal Centre for Biotherapeutics Research. Additionally, MAHE Bengaluru hosted ED.AI, a School Leaders Conclave, bringing together over 60 principals and school leaders to discuss the integration of AI in education.

An International Conference on Latest Trends in Business Management: Innovation, Technology, and Sustainability was hosted by GITAM School of Business, Bengaluru. The event featured presentations of over 90 research papers from scholars across seven countries and notable speakers from the industry.

BIMTECH will be offering eight professional courses, both online and offline, accredited by Chartered Insurance Institute – Accredited Professional Development Centre (CII APDC) under conditional status.

Counsel India, an online e-learning platform for psychology and counselling programs in India, conducted its convocation along with a panel discussion involving heads of educational institutions, HR professionals, mental health experts, and NGOs.

A scholarship distribution ceremony was organized by Malabar Gold and Diamonds at Mata Jijabai PG Girls College in Indore, extending support to 124 students.

MBD Group and AASOKA distributed essential books to aid 60 students at JDN International School, Agra, with AASOKA also providing digital learning resources to the school.

Arch College of Design Business Jaipur marked its 25th Foundation Day with an Open Days exhibition showcasing students’ exceptional works, workshops, crafts demonstrations, and campus tours.

Acharya Bangalore B-School, in collaboration with HR Success Talk and National Human Resource Welfare Association Trust, conducted AURA 2024, where graduating students presented business plan ideas to industry leaders. The event featured notable speakers such as Brig. Arun Dravid and Mahipal Nayar.

The second edition of the Women in Leadership (WIL) Conference 2024 was hosted by BML Munjal University, with distinguished speakers from various sectors sharing their insights on leadership.

Swechha, a Waldorf-inspired school at GITAM Deemed-to-be University in Visakhapatnam, celebrated its annual event Angadi with creative displays, engaging activities, and culinary offerings.

Students from Pearl Academy campuses nationwide showcased their collections on the theme AI is Contagious as part of the latest edition of First Cut at the Lakme Fashion Week.

Bisleri International, in collaboration with The Centre for Environment Education (CEE), launched Towards Responsible Use of Plastics, a manual promoting sustainable plastic usage in schools through the principles of reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Researchers from Newcastle University, Royal Holloway, University of London, and ETH Zurich highlighted significant security, privacy, and safety concerns in FemTech, published in Frontiers in the Internet of Things.

Rachna Sharma and Mouna Gupta, faculty members from KIIT College of Education, successfully completed the UGC-IKS Masters’ training programme at Central Sanskrit University, Bhopal, alongside 100 faculty members from colleges nationwide.

GradRight concluded Masters of the Future, a competition in collaboration with WashU Olin School of Business, Rutgers Business School, and HDFC Credila, with around 30 students participating.

The University of Sheffield secured funding to establish a new Centre for Doctoral Training aimed at developing essential skills for the future of UK manufacturing, led by Sheffield’s Faculty of Engineering.

The ITCH Summit 2024 was hosted by Miles School of Branding and Advertising for students and media and advertising enthusiasts from across the country. The event featured prominent speakers from various fields.

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS), Pune, reported a placement rate of 96.96% for the academic year 2023-24, with recruiters including Accenture, ICICI, KPMG, PwC, and Deloitte, among others.

Fateh Education conducted a study on the preferences of Indian students aspiring to study abroad, revealing that 84.6% of the surveyed students expressed a strong desire to work in their study destination.

Students of International Media and Communication at Whistling Woods Institute honored Indian women cricketers through a mini podcast series on Women’s Day, titled Beyond The Jersey, focusing on Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, and Smriti Mandhana.

Canara Bank, in partnership with Christ Deemed University, Bengaluru, organized an Inter-College Hindi Seminar and Translation Competition.

Awards and Recognitions

NIU attained a score of 3.44 out of 4 in the first cycle of NAAC certification.

Roshni Patra, a first-year Psychology student at Ashoka University, clinched the gold medal in the 50 meters freestyle category at the 23rd National Para Swimming Championship.

Team Paraducks, led by Aakrit Agrawal, a Class 9 student of Cathedral John Connon School, Mumbai, qualified for the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Houston, Texas. The team, comprising students from nine different Mumbai schools, emerged victorious at the Haliç Regional Championship in Istanbul, Turkey.

Praneeth Kilari and Virinchi Deevi, first-year B.Tech students in Computer Science and Engineering, KLH Bachupally, Hyderabad, completed the International Geospatial Data Analytics Programme at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.

Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) and Partnerships

GITAM (Deemed-to-be University) collaborated with The Future Kids School to facilitate a seamless transition for graduates to higher education, making them eligible for scholarships to pursue undergraduate programs at GITAM across various disciplines.

University Living and National Indian Students and Alumni Union joined forces at the NISAU India U.K. Education Conference 2024 in London to provide support for Indian students pursuing higher education in the U.K.

SI-Global India partnered with universities in Australia and New Zealand to offer Indian students opportunities for quality higher education abroad.

Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) and Sommet Education partnered with Accor to launch the Indian Talent Development Initiative, sponsoring deserving individuals from underprivileged backgrounds to enroll in ISH’s Culinary Arts and Pastry and Bakery Programs.

In collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Investment Banking Institute (CISI), eClerx conducted training sessions for faculty members from 45 MBA and graduate colleges in Mumbai and Pune.

Infinity Learn by Sri Chaitanya collaborated with Sahaj to provide students in rural India access to courses and preparation materials for competitive exams such as IIT-JEE, NEET, and CUET.