Education News – February 11, 2022

Learn about webinars, research, partnerships and more from schools and colleges.

Masterclass on careers in business

Great Learning is organizing a free 1-hour Masterclass on Careers in Business on February 12 at 11 a.m. The session is aimed at those wishing to understand the critical skills that will help strengthen human capital related to the global marketplace, emerging business careers, and provide insights on summer courses and internships. Run by Prof. Wayne Read (Teacher and Academic Coordinator of Work Integrated Learning and Professor of Marketing and Management at Deakin Business School), the program provides expert tips on potential career paths and how to build an optimal profile for business aspirants. Register at

Webinar about research

How do you evaluate and use information for effective research? Scholarly Global presents a free webinar on College Level Research in Physics with Prof. Doros Petasis. On February 19 at 7.30 pm Register at:

AI to predict COVID

Researchers at IIT-Jodhpur have developed an explainable artificial intelligence solution to predict COVID-19 based on chest X-rays. They have proposed a deep learning-based algorithm called COMiT-Net, which not only predicts whether the chest X-ray has COVID-19 pneumonia or not, but is also able to identify the infected areas in the lungs. A research paper was published in the journal Pattern Recognition (Volume 122).

World Education Day Fair 2022

Internshala Trainingen organized the World Education Day Fair 2022 online with the theme #KaroZiddAageBadhneKi. The motivation behind b was to encourage students to build their skills with hands-on online learning. The participants also got in touch with Padma Shri awardee Professor HC Verma and Indian Ocean composer and social worker Rahul Ram.

Teachmint acquires MyClassCampus

Teachmint announces the acquisition of MyClassCampus, an educational ERP player that enables campuses to digitize their operations, management and communications end-to-end. With this, Teachmint is expanding its offer for schools and institutions by combining an in-depth ERP software with its own Management System. This deal marks Teachmint’s fourth acquisition after Teachmore, the Teachee India team and Airlearn.

Geekster Announces Expansion Plans

Ed tech company Geekster has announced an ambitious goal to upskill more than 1,000 students over the next two quarters under its Full Stack Web Development Program and grow its workforce by 50% to reach a wider audience .

Rapid implementation of NEP

At the Higher Education Leader’s Summit, hosted by ObserveNow in conjunction with CollPoll and Dalham, RV University Vice Chancellor Dr. YSR Murthy called for rapid implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP). He stressed the need to change the laws of the private universities in accordance with the NEP, design the National Higher Education Regulatory Council with care, and work out the relationship with the State Higher Education Councils.

AICTE collaborates with KVIC

The All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) announced its partnership with Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) with the aim of providing students (UG and PG) with internship opportunities and building entrepreneurial skills. Students can get in touch with KVIC state/divisional offices and will be selected to work with different departments of their interest. In addition, the internship opportunities at KVIC will also be uploaded on the AICTE internship portal.

NIPS Hotel Management Institute wins prize

NIPS Hotel Management Institute has been awarded the No. 1 Hotel Management College Award of East India by Education Leadership Award-2021. It is the eighth year in a row that the institute has won this prize. Previously, it received the Best International Placement Award for 2019-20 and the Best Institute of the Year from CMO Asia Magazine, Singapore.

At IIM-Bangalore

The Mizuho India Japan Study Center (MIJSC) recently hosted a Meijin-Samvad (Expert Conversations) at IIM Bangalore. Prof. dr. Kazem Vafadari, Division Head of Tourism and Hospitality (THP) at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan and Dr. Nimit Chowdhary, Professor of Tourism & Hospitality Management in Jamia Millia Islamia, spoke about ‘Reinventing Tourism in a Post Pandemic World: Lessons from India and Japan’ in a discussion moderated by Saideep Rathnam, COO of MIJSC.

IIM Bangalore’s Center for Public Policy recently hosted the first lecture in the ‘Inequality Conversations’ series. The first lecture on ‘Environmental Inequality’ was delivered by Dr. Arpit Shah, Public Policy Faculty of IIM Bangalore. Another lecture in this series was ‘Review of Taxation Policy’, given by prof.dr. NS Vishwanathan, Former Vice Governor of RBI and Senior Fellow at IIM Bangalore. He stressed the importance of understanding the different dimensions of inequality in order to appreciate the effectiveness of tax policies followed in different parts of the world.

Students from IIM Bangalore’s Women in Management (WiM) club hosted the seventh edition of the Women Leadership Summit, which they described as “an opportunity to reflect on ways to view and shape our success based on of examples of dynamic female leaders”. Built on the theme of ‘Reimagining Future Generations’, lectures were delivered during the summit, in online mode, by Navya Naveli Nanda, founder of Entreprenaari and co-founder of Aara Health, and Madhura Dasgupta Sinha, founder and CEO of Aspire for Her, and a panel discussion with Nithya Balasubramanian, Director, AB Bernstein; Tanya Biswas and Sujata Biswas, founders of Suta, and Susan Thomas (IRS), director of NIFT.

Competitive Exams App

Ed tech company Wonderslate has launched Prepjoy, an app that gives aspirants access to and competitive exams in Hindi and English. The app is useful for current affairs, general awareness, general knowledge, general studies, Indian and global environment, national and international updates and others. Prepjoy provides a platform to read about and test yourself with the unique Current Affairs game.

FORE achieves 100% placement

The New Delhi-based FORE School of Management achieved 100% placement for the current 2020-22 batch. Industry involvement through internships, internships, guest lectures, seminars, live projects, mentoring sessions and MDPs provided students with an opportunity to showcase their talent and also learn about expectations and requirements. Recruiting companies came from a variety of sectors, such as automotive, banking, consultancy, FMCG, FSI, IT/ITES, logistics, education, FMCD and manufacturing.

Conference on Inclusive Education

Lighthouse Learning hosted a two-day National Conference on Inclusive Education in conjunction with SNDT Women’s University’s, Department of Special Education. The conference had more than 5,000 registered delegates, including parents and members of the education community across the country. The aim was to raise awareness worldwide of good practices in access, engagement, empowerment and empowerment of children with special educational needs. Speakers included Prajodh Rajan, Co-Founder & Group CEO – Lighthouse Learning and Dr. MNG Mani, Secretary General and CEO ICEVI, Department of Special Education, SNDT Women’s University.

Sunstone Eduversity Hosts Skill Gap Session

Sunstone Eduversity hosted the first of its ‘HireEd Roundtable Series’ to provide education and human resources leaders with a forum to engage in constructive dialogue about India’s skills gap. The session titled ‘Fueling India’s Next Growth Chapter: Building Industry-Aligned Talentscape’ focused on how the sector is moving towards digital transformation with hybrid and blended classroom learning. The panelists also briefly discussed the state of the skills gap in India, skills development and job skills.

Skillsoft publishes learning report

Skillsoft has released its Lean Into Learning: 2021 Annual Learning Report, which examines the key challenges and opportunities facing today’s workforce, trends in learning and development and its role in transforming organizations and employees. The report can be found at

Narayana Group joins Financepeer

Narayana Group of Institutions has introduced a fee financing model with xero cost EMI for approximately 50,000 students. For this, the group partnered with Financepeer, which will offer parents the option to pay their child’s school fees in multiple installments at no extra cost. Financepeer also offers a free insurance facility to the students that will ensure the safety of their education.

Global debating competition held

SAI International School Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, recently hosted a Global Debate Competition to teach students the 21st century skills of communication, collaboration and critical thinking. Students from 10 countries and 49 schools took part. British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis was the guest of honor at the closing ceremony and the eynote speaker was Hemanth Bharatha Chakravarthy, National Debate Team, India Runner Up, World Schools Debating Championships and Event Chair, Harvard College Debating Union.

Congratulation Ceremony

Institute of Management Studies, Noida organized a congratulation ceremony for top university students. Actor and social activist Neha Sharma and Dr. Hari Krishna Maram President of Vision Digital India attended the event. Akanksha took first place among BCA students, while Mannu Sahu took first place among Journalism students.

Teen Innovators Competition

The Indian Public School (TIPS) teamed up with Clever Harvey to host a disruptive pitching competition, where teen innovators battle it out Shark Tank style. Students presented their unique ideas to win internships, mentorship opportunities and a top prize of Rs.25,000. Of the 260 students who took part, 10 teams of finalists presented their ideas at the Online Innovation Summit to a jury of industry insiders, including Ritik Singh Panwar, Secretary E-Cell IIT Roorkee, and Partha Chakroborthy, founder of Suprbeing and Tactyq.

Ingenium finalists announced

QuEST Global announced the top 10 finalists of its technical innovation competition ‘Ingenium’, an initiative aimed at fostering innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset among engineering students. Finalists include teams from PES Institute of Technology (PESIT), MVJ College of Engineering (MVJCE), CMR Institute of Technology, PES College of Engineering (PESCE), and PES University in Karnataka. They also include teams from Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering & Technology and Amal Jyothi College of Engineering (AJCE) from Kerala; along with Jayawantrao Sawant College of Engineering, Bennett University and Vel Tech University from Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu respectively. The winners will be announced tonight during a virtual ceremony.

CENTA sees growth

Center for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA), announced that they have 600,000 active teachers using the platform. CENTA offers certifications that assess teachers’ competences and helps bridge the gap between motivated teachers and better opportunities – preference in private school recruitment, creating staff pools with governments, additional earnings, and so on. CENTA has the potential to add $2 billion to the economy by solving the problem of a consistent, high-quality teacher supply.

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