News from the world of Education: January 13, 2022

Anant National University Launches Two New Executive Education Programs

Anant Center for Sustainability, Anant National University, recently launched two new executive education programs through a blended learning model: a one-week certificate course in Designing Affordable Living beginning March 4, and a one-year Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) program. Interested candidates can register until February 10.

GUVI launches free courses together with AICTE

GUVI, a start-up founded by IIT-Madras and IIM-Ahmedabad, will partner with AICTE to offer free Python and AI retraining courses to socially and economically disadvantaged youth. The courses can be taught in regional languages ​​along with English. Free entry will be available through the registration process on the website. The learner also has the option of availing an IIT-Madras certificate by taking an assessment and paying a nominal fee to IIT-Madras. For more information, visit

National Final of TCS IT Wiz 2021 winners

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) recently announced the winners of the 2021 TCS IT Wiz National Finals. The championship title went to Sandeep Murugesh of St. Judes Public School and Junior College, Coimbatore. The runner-up was Mustafa Ahmed from Little Flower High School, Telangana. The other finalists were Smitendu Dutta of DPS Ruby Park, Kolkata, Krishang Nigam of Navracana School, Vadodara; Dhyan Vyas of the National Public School, Bengaluru; and Kanishka Deora of St. Anthony Senior Secondary School, Udaipur.

Most subscribed to Coursera

In 2021, Yale University’s Financial Markets course emerged as the most enrolled business course in India on Coursera. The University of Illinois’ financial planning for young adults also made the top 10 on the list, indicating a growing interest in financial markets and investment advisory jobs.

Ampersand improves students

The Ampersand Group has recently provided vocational training to more than 256,000 high school students, in a variety of domains including security, IT ITs, media and entertainment, tourism and hospitality, beauty and wellness, apparel, electronic hardware, healthcare, telecom, agriculture, sports and physical Training, plumbing and self-defense training.

Virohan expands

Virohan recently announced the launch of 10 centers in Karnataka, Mumbai and Gujarat. It has launched four centers in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in Electronic City and Peenya in Bengaluru, and Tiruchi and Tellicherry in partnership with Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF). Three centers each have been launched in Gujarat and Mumbai; in Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara in collaboration with International Institute of Import and Export Management (IIIEM) and in Thane, Virar and Dahisar in collaboration with Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers.

IIT Kanpur Launches Hridyantra; files 107 IPRs in 2021

IIT Kanpur, in partnership with the country’s leading hospitals, has launched Hridyantra, a project to develop next-generation solutions for patients with end-stage heart failure. This flagship program under the upcoming School of Medical Research and Technology at IIT Kanpur will select a team of innovators under the mentorship of industry experts. It is open to basic science, medical and engineering science graduates or graduates of any stream with relevant experience.

The institute also filed 107 patents in 2021, making it the highest number of intellectual property rights (IPR) ever filed by the institute. The outlook includes 62 patents, 15 design registrations, two copyrights and 24 trademark applications along with four US patent applications.

ISFC and Chrysalis sign MoU

Indian School Finance Company (ISFC) recently signed an MoU with Chrysalis to provide member schools with a total solution for their financial, operational and academic needs. Through this partnership, ISFC will gain access to Chrysalis’ 1,800 schools for funding and Chrysalis will gain access to ISFC’s 5,000 school universe for content.

Emeritus Appoints Ganesh S. as Global CHRO

Emeritus recently appointed Ganesh S. as Global Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO). He will be responsible for all aspects of employee and workplace operations, talent management, compensation and benefits, global recruiting and leading Emeritus’ response to the impact of COVID-19 on his workforce.

RTU wins prize

Rabindranath Tagore University was recently awarded the prize for the most promising university of Central India. Vice Chancellor Bramhprakash Pethia accepted the award from Mohan Yadav, the Minister of Higher Education of Madhya Pradesh and the main guest of the program.

Imarticus at a peak

Imarticus Learning recently closed 2021 on a high. It has expanded its portfolio throughout the year, partnered with leading educational institutions, especially from the country’s non-urban regions, and transformed more than 35,000 careers. It has reached learners across different spectrums and scaled its business through acquisitions. In 2022, it aims to expand its enterprise learning business, enter new markets, especially abroad, and expand its presence.

BITS-Pilani partners with Mphasis

BITS-Pilani’s Work Integrated Learning Programs (WILP) division recently partnered with Mphasis, which will begin enrolling 250 employees for an M.Tech. Program. The employees can follow the program without taking a career break.

IIM-Bengaluru Announces DAA Awards 2022

IIM-Bengaluru recently announced the recipients of the IIM-B Distinguished Alumni Awards for 2022. Each winner will receive an award and his/her name will be engraved on the Institute’s Wall of Fame. Winners include Vipul Parekh (PGP 1988), co-founder of; Raghavendra Rau (PGP 1989), Professor of Finance at the University of Cambridge; Apurva Purohit (PGP 1989), co-founder, Aazol; and Saugata Gupta (PGP 1991), Managing Director and CEO, Marico Limited.

Powered to hire 30 experts

Propelld recently announced its plan to recruit 30 employees to its engineering team by FY 2022 to bolster its in-house engineering capabilities. The platform plans to recruit technical experts for the roles of Software Development Engineer, Lead Engineers, Engineering Manager, DevOps Engineer, UI Developer, and UI/UX Designer. Aspirants can apply through a variety of channels, including LinkedIn, on-campus placement campaigns,, Propelld’s career page, alumni network, employee referrals, and recruiting agencies.

IIT-Jodhpur creates C2VNet

Digital Humanities (DH) researchers at IIT-Jodhpur are developing a framework to create Comic-to-Video Network (C2VNet) software to convert native digital or digitized comic books to video. The aim was to design and develop software that uses a born-digital or digitized comic book as input and turns it into an audiovisual animation film.

Toppr reaches milestone

Toppr recently reached a milestone of more than 1 billion questions practiced by students since the platform’s inception in 2013. Most of them related to biology, physics, chemistry and mathematics. These subjects together account for 74% of the practiced questions. In addition, there was also significant activity in English grammar.

NIT Andhra Pradesh stimulates research on biological valorisation

NIT-AP recently hosted a five-day online faculty development program on Biovalorisation: Trend and Prospects of Value-Added Products to provide advanced knowledge on waste bio-valorisation for renewable chemicals and biofuels for faculties, scientists and research scientists.

Annual India Maths Day Contest

Nearly 77,000 students from over 400 schools across India took part in the second edition of the annual India Maths Day Quiz Competition and 25,000 qualified for the latest event. Nine schools took home the ‘Home of Maths Genius’ Award. High school students (grades 6-8) from 31 states and union territories participated, with nearly 60% coming from tier-2 or smaller cities.

Brainly’s math solver successful

Brainly launched Math Solver, an AI-powered 24/7 tool in India in early 2021. This helps users find solutions to complex math problems. Since its launch, Brainly Math Solver has been discovered by more than 3.8 million users in India alone.

Johari Center of Excellence launched

Johari Digital Healthcare Ltd. recently launched the Johari Center of Excellence (CoE) at the IIT-Jodhpur Technology Park. Santanu Chaudhury, Director, IIT-Jodhpur; Sampat Raj Vadera, Deputy Director, IIT-Jodhpur; Satyendra Johari, CEO and Founder; and Nisha Johari, co-founder, Johari Digital Healthcare Ltd., and other dignitaries were in attendance.

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