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IIT Mandi researchers develop method to assess earthquake-prone structures in Himalayan region

Rapid Visual Screening (RVS) of buildings is often performed to assess building vulnerabilities at large scale. RVS uses visual information to decide if a building is safe to occupy, or requires immediate engineering work for enhancing earthquake safety. Existing RVS methods are based on data from different countries and are not particularly applicable to the India’s Himalayan region because of …

University of Birmingham and IIT Madras launch joint Masters programmes

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) and the University of Birmingham, U.K., are joining forces to launch Joint Masters’ programmes that will see students studying in Birmingham and Chennai before receiving a single degree awarded by both universities. It is proposed to launch the first joint postgraduate programme next year before developing further study programmes in subsequent years. The partnership agreement was reached …

NSDC launches a bold new brand identity with ‘Re-imagine Future’

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the strategic implementation and knowledge partner of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), toon Nov 23, 2022 unveiled its new brand identity and logo, underpinned by the distinct positioning of ‘Re-imagine Future’ that reflects its commitment to the country’s skill development mission symbolised by various shareholders, including current and prospective skill students, trainers, …

Western Sydney University expands ICAR partnerships in climate smart agriculture with 7 Indian universities

Australia’s highly ranked Western Sydney University (ranked #1  in social, ecological and economic impact by THE) on Nov 22 signed entered into agreements with seven State Agriculture Universities in India as part of a cohort headed by the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR)- the largest network of agricultural research and education institutes in the world. The cohort works in …

Teamwork, Creativity and Communication top three soft skills: BML Munjal Univ’s The Future of Work survey

A  report titled, ‘Future Of Work & Human Challenges: Technology & Beyond (FOW)’ based on a survey commissioned by Gurgaon-based BML Munjal University (BMU) and released on Nov 19, 2022 says that  the existing skills gap especially with soft skills and the role of higher education institutions remains critical to prepare a future, more employable workforce. In an interesting finding …

39 schools get national Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2021- 22

Thirty-nine schools were given the Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar (SVP) for the year 2021-22 at a ceremony held in New Delhi. This is the 3rd edition of these school awards instituted in 2016-17 under Swatch Vidyalaya Initiative and is given to promote behavioral change towards longterm sustainability. Dr. Subhas Sarkar, MoS Education gave away the awards. Out of 39 selected schools, …

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