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GENDER/ HEALTH/ EDUCATION - October 2019

Oct 2019

Apr 24, 2021

IIM-Ahmedabad Inaugurates 16th Batch of the MBA-PGPX Programme

  • The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) announced the commencement of the 16th batch of the MBA-PGPX programme virtually due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases. The MBA-PGPX is a one-year full-time residential Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives.
  • The MBA-PGPX programme is designed to enable high performing professionals to accelerate their growth to leadership positions, as well as entrepreneurs to scale up and expand their business ventures.
  • Launched in 2006, more than 1,500 students have graduated from the MBA-PGPX till date. The programme has seen a steady increase in aspiring students, which has, in turn, led to an increase in the intake of the students. The increased student intake has enhanced the classroom diversity in the class enabling better peer learning.

Apr 23, 2021

IIM-Ahmedabad Inaugurates 16th Batch of the MBA-PGPX Programme

  • The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) announced the commencement of the 16th batch of the MBA-PGPX programme virtually due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases. The MBA-PGPX is a one-year full-time residential Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives.
  • The MBA-PGPX programme is designed to enable high performing professionals to accelerate their growth to leadership positions, as well as entrepreneurs to scale up and expand their business ventures.
  • Launched in 2006, more than 1,500 students have graduated from the MBA-PGPX till date. The programme has seen a steady increase in aspiring students, which has, in turn, led to an increase in the intake of the students. The increased student intake has enhanced the classroom diversity in the class enabling better peer learning.

IIT Madras Ties up with ACC Ltd, Ambuja Cements for Green and Sustainable Solutions

  • IIT Madras has partnered with ACC Ltd and Ambuja Cements Ltd, the main operating companies of the cement major LafargeHolcim in India, to develop green and sustainable building solutions.
  • The rising global demand for building materials substantiates the need for sustainable solutions. This academic collaboration is born out of the Company's vision to re-invent how the world is built to make it greener, smarter and sustainable for all.
  • The collaborative research study will be financially aided by LafargeHolcim Innovation Centre (LHIC) focusing on 'Binder Optimization for Alternate Reinforcements'.
  • This research will delve into the optimized use of low CO2 binders with a combination of alternative reinforcement, as a potential substitute for conventional steel rebar, thereby significantly reducing the CO2 footprints of construction.

Apr 22, 2021

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in World Top 100 Institutes

  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in Tamil Nadu is the only Indian university to make it to the world's top 100 educational institutions doing the most in the fight towards sustainability, according to new global rankings. The university is ranked 81st in the overall ranking table of the 'Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021', previously ranking in the 301-400 band.

Apr 21, 2021

OP Jindal Global University and Coursera Jointly Launch Online Master's Degrees

  • The OP Jindal Global University (JGU) announced three online university masters' degree programmes to be offered through Coursera. The new programmes include Master of Business Administration in Business Analytics, Master of Arts in International Relations, Security and Strategy, and Master of Arts in Public Policy.
  • As per founding vice-chancellor of OP Jindal Global University, C Raj Kumar, this is in line with the vision of the National Education Policy 2020 and in fulfilment of the policy impetus of the Government of India to provide greater access to education using technology and innovation. We have also established the Office of Academic Innovation and the Centre for Online Education.

Karnataka Govt. Announces Evaluation Pattern for Classes 1 to 9

  • The government of Karnataka has announced the evaluation process for the students of classes 1 to 9 for the current academic year, without the conduction of examinations, in view of the current surge of Covid-19 cases in the state.
  • Karnataka Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Suresh Kumar has said that the continuous and comprehensive evaluation program will be the deciding factor for the promotion of children of classes one to nine for this academic year.
  • Earlier, the government of Karnataka had cancelled the physical examinations for the students of classes 1 to 9 and decided to promote them, a decision which was welcomed by students and parents across the state.

IIIT-Delhi Introduces Machine Learning and Cyber-Physical Systems Specialisations in MTech Degree

  • The Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Delhi introduced two new specialisations – Machine Learning and Cyber-Physical Systems – for the students seeking admission in the MTech Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) programme. Admissions for the MTech (ECE) are now open and the last date for the submission of the online application is May 3, 2021.
  • The decision has been taken due to the evolving industry scenario that is witnessing the emergence of paradigm-shifting technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Internet of Things (IoT) among others.

Apr 20, 2021

IIM Rohtak Virtually Hosts Annual Convocation

  • The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Rohtak, hosted its annual convocation ceremony. A total of 480 students from the MBA programme and 12 students from the doctoral programme attended the convocation ceremony.
  • Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal congratulated the graduating students and their families for their success. He encouraged the students to work hard and contribute meaningfully in realising the India@75 mission.

Gender Samvaad Event

  • The Ministry of Rural Development launched the Gender Samvaad Event. It is a joint initiative between DAY-NRLM and IWWAGE. The main objective of Gender Samvaad event was to create awareness on gender related interventions under the DAY-NRLM.
  • DAY-NRLM is Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana National Rural Livelihood Mission. IWWAGE is Initiative for What Works to Advance Women and Girls in the Economy.
  • It provides opportunities to understand the best practices of other states to improve women agencies. For instance, facilitating women's access to land rights and their engagement in farmer producer organisations, establishing strong institutions for public service delivery, best practices around Food, nutrition, health and water and sanitation.
  • The DAY-NRLM launched a gender operational strategy in 2016 to mainstream gender issues. This was achieved through training and capacity building of staff. Also, institutional platforms were established so that women could approach them for their grievances.

Internshala and Nestlé Bring Virtual Internships

  • Recruitment and training platform Internshala is hosting Nestlé India's 'Nesternship'. The internship programme offers 1000 virtual internships in 2021 in various fields including finance, human resources, sales, e-commerce, marketing, legal, corporate affairs, engineering, food technology, IT, and supply chain.
  • For the summer batch, interested students can apply to 350 virtual internships from April 22, 2021 to April 24, 2021.
  • On the launch of Nesternship, the founder and CEO of Internshala, Sarvesh Agrawal said, "Internshala has always strived to bring the best of opportunities for the students of India."
  • The initiative aims at enhancing the competence and employability of the youth in India. These internships will offer experiential learning to empower students with skills and to make them future-ready.
  • Each intern will be assigned a mentor from Nestlé to guide them during the course of their internship. Additionally, each intern will be provided with Amazon vouchers worth 5,000 per month.
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