Education News: January 18, 2022

Information about new courses, admissions, entrance exams, scholarships, MoUs and more…

Oorja Grand Challenge

IIT Palakkad’s Technology IHub Foundation (IPTIF) recently launched the Oorja Grand Challenge to drive innovation, research and development in the energy sector. It aims to enable innovators to design and develop intelligent collaboration systems in the energy domain. The deadline to apply is March 1. Go to to sign up.

AICTE and 5IRE work together

Blockchain network 5ire recently partnered with AICTE to create a Happiness Blockchain by building YourOneLife (YOL) app on 5irechain. The model has three main features: assessing the happiness index of an individual and an institution; Assessing the mindshare of a person or an institution; and Setting the mind map of a person or an institution. This was the brainchild of Yogesh Kochhar and Anoop Bansal.

Streak conducts financial literacy championship quiz

The Financial Literacy Championship, an online financial quiz for college students, was recently run by Streak, a teen-focused Neobank. About 16% of Indian children had an average pass score in the quiz and respondents from South India performed the best with an average score of 47.86%. More than 3,000 children from more than 100 schools across the country applied and were tested on topics such as banking products, currency, personal finance and more.

TruKKer founder recruits from alma mater

SP Jain School of Global Management announced that alumnus Gaurav Biswas, the founder and CEO of TruKKer, has made offers to outgoing MBA students from the class of 2021. Students have been hired for a variety of roles, including product owner, product manager, analysts and other development roles .

SKF Scholarship Program for Girls

SKF India recently announced its scholarship program for deserving girl students pursuing diplomas and engineering degrees. The company aims to support 150 girls from economically disadvantaged families in Pune, Mysuru, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Haridwar and will provide scholarships during the study period. The program is run by United Way of Bangalore.

ABEA launches in-service training for non-teaching staff

Aditya Birla Education Academy has launched an in-service training program for non-teaching staff of educational institutions to equip them with essential skills. In December 2021, a series of five workshops focused on communication, collaboration and productivity and some domain-specific topics. The courses were attended by more than 100 non-teaching staff from across the country.

Merlinwand partners with Ithaka International School

Merlinwand recently partnered with Ithaka International School to offer personalized storybooks, enabling each child to unleash their power in a world of information explosion, ultra-high video consumption and screen time and discover their potential for visual thinking.

Study on the Indian Literature and Publishing Industry

The British Council and the Art X Company recently announced the publication of the India Literature and Publishing Sector Study, a primary research project aimed at understanding the challenges faced by Indian publishers, agents, authors, translators and industry associations in making literature. written in Indian languages ​​more widely available to an international English-speaking audience. The study, commissioned by the British Council and conducted by the Art X Company, examines the role of literary festivals and events, trends in digitization, perceptions of Indian literature in English translation abroad, the industry’s skills needs and gaps, as well as the intersections with the NEP 2020.

British Council Scholarships

The University of Strathclyde recently awarded five British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM for female students from South Asia to pursue their Masters degree in the UK. The fully funded scholarships are available for selected one-year master’s degrees in Health and Life Science, Climate Change Environment and Risk Reduction, Energy Transition and Industry 4.0/Digital Transformation. Each covers full tuition, monthly allowances, an economy class return ticket, and other costs.

Pathways organizes vaccination campaign

Pathways School, Gurugram, recently organized a COVID-19 vaccination campaign for its students aged 15-18. Nearly 300 students were in the eligible category and 50 students from grades 9 to 12 were vaccinated.

Eupheus Learning and Varthana Financial Solutions sign MoU

Eupheus Learning recently signed an MoU with Varthana Finance Private Ltd. to strengthen schools with funding options and educational offerings. Such financial support will enable schools to expand their infrastructure, invest in teacher training and introduce new learning methods in their classrooms.

Ranjitsinh Disale Gives MasterClass on Mental Mathematics

LEAD recently delivered a MasterClass on Mental Math by the winner of the Ranjitsinh Disale Global Teacher Prize 2020. More than 1.2 million students from the more than 3,000 partner schools took part in exercises and a quiz to apply their lessons. Disale also shared his journey as a teacher, speaking about his initiative to educate girls and prevent them from going to school early.

Teachmint partners with Punjab administration

Teachmint recently partnered with the administration in Punjab to provide its education platform to more than 500 government schools in the region and enable them to efficiently manage their classrooms. Schools will be able to digitize their activities and ensure that their students have continuous access to teachers and digital content. The first phase of this collaboration will take place in Pathankot.

IIT-Madras Study on the Impact of Algorithmic Traders on the Stock Market

Researchers at IIT-Madras are studying the impact of Algorithmic Traders (ATs) on the stock market. This is to examine the impact of trading Proprietary Algorithmic Traders (PATs) and Buy-side Algorithmic Traders (BATs) on market quality and vice versa. It was led by Prof. P. Krishna Prasanna, Department of Management Studies, and Devika Arumugam, Fulbright Fellow and a PhD Scholar, Department of Management Studies. The findings are published in the peer-reviewed journal Applied Economics, Taylor and Francis.

Swapnil Kamat on board at upGrad for Business

upGrad for Business recently hired Swapnil Kamat, CEO-Work Better, and his team to bolster its Enterprise L&D offering. The partnership will train professionals with an asynchronous learning approach where learning content is tailored to suit their career aspirations and professional journey.

Pearson India takes on actor Vicky Kaushal. on-board

Pearson India recently announced that actor Vicky Kaushal will be its new brand ambassador, helping the company build a strong relationship with youth and bolster its direct-to-consumer proposition. Kaushal will play a part in Pearson India’s upcoming campaign and activations to strengthen the bond with the students.

Go Green Challenge 2022

Schneider Electric will kick off the Go Green Challenge 2022 in collaboration with AVEVA. It offers students the chance to share their bold and sustainable ideas that could prove to be a game changer in energy management. The challenge is open to all university students (bachelor or master) who are enrolled in Business, Engineering, Marketing and/or Innovation courses. Students can submit their ideas to top sector leaders and be mentored by professionals from Schneider Electric and AVEVA, and be considered for job prospects and the potential to win a reward of up to $10,000. This year, students must work together to share an idea for sustainability in one of these categories: access to energy, homes of the future, supply chain of the future, grids of the future, and decoding of the future. The deadline for registering and submitting the idea is February 18. Interested parties can register at

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