News from the world of education – January 27, 2022

Information about new courses, admissions, webinars and other events.

MA shooting at Ashoka

Ashoka University has announced the opening of applications for its Masters programs in Economics and in English for the academic session commencing in August 2022. The deadline for the submission of applications is March 31 (Economics) and March 4 (English). For more information on eligibility criteria and admission procedure, please visit

FLAME opens admission

FLAME University starts admissions this year with new courses in Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral programs in Data Science and Economics, Computer Science & Design and Design Management. Details for this can be found at Details for the two-year MBA, MBA (Communications Management) and one-year PG program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation as well as Masters of Science in Economics is found at, a Ph.D. program in data science, psychology, economics, and management has been introduced with details at For more information, visit https://www.flame.

Pearl Academy Launches Who’s Next Scholarship

Pearl Academy has announced the ‘Who’s Next’ scholarship, a merit-based program for students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate programs through the Pearl Academy Entrance Exam. Students can visit to learn more about the process and to apply. For the February 2022 admission cycle, the last application date is February 6, and the Pearl Academy online entrance examination will be held on February 12, 2022. Powered by Pearl Academy and London School of Business & Finance, D School of Business has also announced scholarships for the academic year 2022. Details can be found at

PGP in Design Thinking and nNnovation

Simplilearn has announced a PostGraduate Program in Design Thinking and Innovation in partnership with UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management and EY Learning Solutions. The Isenberg School of Management will contribute the UMass Amherst PostGraduate Program certificate, alumni membership, monthly masterclass and three credits to the UMass Amherst Isenberg Online MBA. As a knowledge partner, EY Learning Solutions will provide more than 50% of the Live lessons, including capstone and master classes. Visit for more information

Vignan Online launched

Vignan Foundation for Science Technology and Research (Deemed-to-be University) announced its foray into ed-tech with the launch of Vignan Online. The e-learning branch will offer UGC-recognized BBA and MBA programs from the 2022 academic year. Vignan Online will roll out four AICTE and UGC-DEB (Distance Education Bureau) approved online diploma and masters programs. Audimulapu Suresh, Honorable Minister of Education and Human Resources, Government of Andhra Pradesh, was the main guest at the launch event. For more information, visit

IIM-Udaipur Announces Climate Change Innovation Grant

The Indian Institute of Management Udaipur, in partnership with Meity Start-up Hub, the Government of India and business partner Transworld Group, has announced a Climate Change Innovation Scholarship for eligible start-ups. The grant is aimed at supporting climate tech startups whose products or services are explicitly aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions or addressing the effects of global warming. The last application date is February 10. More details at

Webinar about AI and ML

Great Learning will host a free one-hour webinar on AI and Machine Learning careers in 2022 on January 28 at 7:30 PM. The session is aimed at those who understand the concept of AI and ML, the in-demand skills and what will apply to the domain in 2022. The session will feature Vijay Nair, Senior Director and Regional Lead-Data Analytics and AI, Levi Strauss & Company, and Srikanth Ng, Manager and Technical Architect, Concentrix, speaking with Pawan Tripathi, Head of Operations, Data Science and AI Verticals , Great learning. Sign up via

Mindler Scholarship and Talent Show

Mindler, in partnership with Afairs and Education World, has launched the ‘Mindler Scholarship and Talent Hunt’ for 12th grade students across India and the Middle East. Students are judged on their talents and attributes, given a platform to connect with universities around the world and given the chance to win scholarships. Students also receive comprehensive career profiling using Mindler Talent Evaluation Assessment and discover best-fit career paths based on their unique talents and strengths. Register at

Ecole Ducasse opens admission

École Ducasse offers two new programs on its Paris campus: Hospitality and Sommelier Arts Essentials and Building and Communicate your Culinary Identity”, in addition to the three-year Bachelor’s degree programmes, an introductory course on 3D modeling and printing, Bean to Bar course, CAP Ice Cream Making and more For more information, visit

Careerera Cares launched

Careerera launched “Careerera Cares”, an initiative to provide scholarships to people affected by Covid-19. Below that are two programs. One is for students who have lost their parents to Covid-19 and who can take advantage of a 100% scholarship for all courses offered by Careerera. The second, for professionals who find it difficult to find a new job, offers a 50% scholarship for all the further training courses offered by Careerera.

Second Cohort CFO Program Announced

IIM Calcutta has announced the launch of the second cohort of the CFO program with Eruditus. The curriculum is designed to help finance professionals gain the knowledge and skills to be an effective CFO and will provide them with more tools to enhance their leadership and decision-making capabilities. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible for IIM Calcutta Executive Education Alumni status.

Unlu launches fellowship in lyrics writing

Unlu recently announced the launch of its exclusive lyric writing fellowship program, which allows creators to learn from renowned instructors including Sameer, Sudesh Bhosale, Monali Thakur and Udit Narayan. The program will include seven modules and 12 weeks of curated content. The program is open to those who want to master the art of song writing and earn money from their content. Selected candidates will be interviewed before the final selection.

Augustana University is offering scholarships

Augustana University of Sioux Falls (South Dakota) has announced grants of up to $25,000 per year for undergraduate programs beginning in the fall of 2022 for a wide variety of programs. Scholarships are offered for Indian students and young professionals to pursue undergraduate studies in Business, Computer Sciences, Phycology, Maths, Accounting and others. Applicants must have a SAT English score of 500 or an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent, a GPA of 6.0, and submit an essay to be eligible. The last application date is June 1.

University of Auckland launches support package

The University of Auckland, New Zealand has launched a support package specially designed for undergraduate and masters students from India who wish to continue their studies ahead of the phased reopening of the New Zealand border in 2022. Masters students can start their studies online from India while deferring their tuition payments until they activate their student loan when traveling to New Zealand and will also get a 30% scholarship from this year. the support package for undergraduate students includes virtual micro internships at NZ companies, a loyalty program that offers a one-course fee waiver after the completion of two semesters of full-time study, and additional online support.

Lycée Français International de Delhi opens admission

Lycée Français International de Delhi has opened admissions for the 2022-23 intake in the pre-primary, primary and secondary sections. The international school affiliated with AEFE offers the French Baccalauréat Certificate issued by the French Ministry of National Education. This is recognized in India and is similar to the certificates issued in relation to Senior School Certificate Examination by the CBSE or by other secondary, secondary or pre-university education institutions recognized by the Government of India.

UPES unveils new identity

UPES Dehradun has unveiled its new brand identity that embodies the vision to continue to lead and be driven by its values. It also has a ‘School for Life’ that facilitates transdisciplinary learning and 21st century competences. This empowers all students to participate in social internships and to make culture and sports a part of their curriculum, so that they not only excel academically, but also incorporate important life skills, become socially aware and better leaders of tomorrow.

Skills Development Training Program

Saurya Urja Company of Rajasthan Limited (SUCRL) has entered into a partnership with AISECT Ltd. to establish and operate the Skill Development and Solar Training Institute in Phalodi under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Local Area Development (LAD) program. As part of this, AISECT will facilitate the training of approximately 500 candidates each year and provide assistance with employment and self-employment opportunities.

Dhanashri Etihsa Sharma
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