News from the world of education | The Hindu
April 24, 2021 18:57 IST
Scope for international higher education
Lovely Professional University (LPU) recently organised a one-day virtual conference on ‘International Higher Education Opportunities in the Post-COVID World’. Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal addressed top academicians from the leading universities worldwide. The conference was to examine important strategies to ensure the efficient functioning of international higher education and how international policy makers can play a crucial role to plan for known and unknown challenges.
Career in Data Science and Web Development
Global online education platform GreyCampus launched an Income Share Agreement (ISA) model for its Career Programmes in Data Science and Web Development for Indian students. This allows students to defer most of their fee payments till after the programme. The six-month structured online programmes are driven by project-based learning and bootcamp-style live classes delivered by experts, mentorship by industry veterans, online courseware and continuous support from teaching assistants.
Online postgraduate programmes
Simplilearn announced a collaboration with KPMG in India to offer postgraduate programmes in digital business transformation and process excellence, starting with a postgraduate programme in Lean Six Sigma. Key features include masterclasses, real-world capstone projects and mentoring by experts from KPMG in India, live interaction with 100+ hours of live online classes by digital transformation leaders, and Interactive peer learning via Harvard Business Publishing case studies and real-life group projects. All course content will be available on Simplilearn’s learning management system.
Public awareness campaign
Sanskriti Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital organised “Ayu Samwad”, a public awareness campaign in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign is showcased presentations and detailed discussions on principles, practises, evaluation and various solutions available as well as the progress made in Ayurveda.
Panel discussion for teachers
Aditya Birla Education Academy recently conducted its 49th ABEA Masterclass, a panel discussion on A Day in the Life of a Teacher. The objective was to demystify the various misconceptions associated with the career as a teacher. The discussion was moderated by Surabhi Goel, CEO of Aditya Birla Education Trust schools. The participants were Bindu Agarwal from Bombay International School, K.V Arjun Rao from JBCN International School, Minakshi Khemka from The Sanskriti School, Pramila Kudva from Pawar Public School and Satyam Gupta from Dharohar.
Six-month long virtual fest
Jagran Lakecity University (JLU) has commenced a six-month JLU Carnival, which will go on till September. The aim is to reinvent the way events are conducted in the wake of the pandemic-induced restrictions. A string of alternate student engagement activities is being planned to give them a break from the monotony of studying at home.