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News from the world of Education: July 20, 2022

Information on colleges, admissions, courses, MoUs, scholarships, and more…

Information on colleges, admissions, courses, MoUs, scholarships, and more…

Teach For India Fellowship

Teach For India recently announced that applications for its 2023-25 Fellowship are now open. No prior teaching experience is required, nor is there an age limit to apply for the Fellowship. Each Fellow will have a Programme Manager whose primary responsibility will be to guide Fellows to become effective teachers and leaders.

Infinity Learn by Sri Chaitanya at Bihar

Infinity Learn by Sri Chaitanya is hosting a career counselling seminar on August 6, at Bapu Sabhagaar. For details, visit,

Free webinar by Scholarly

Scholarly will conduct a free webinar on How to build strong profile for admission to top universities. The speakers are Shradha Chauhan, Career Counselor, Mayo College Girls School; and Vivek Bhandari, Founder, Scholarly. On July 23 at 6.00 p.m. Register at

Asia Pacific Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge Competition

FedEx Express recently announced that the teams from Shiv Nadar School, Gurugram; The Shri Ram School Aravali, Gurugram; and Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School, Chennai; were the winners at the second FedEx/JA International Trade Challenge India National Competition.

All India IPSC Boys Swimming Championship 2022

Genesis Global School (GGS) recently hosted the 35th All India IPSC Boys Swimming Championship 2022 under the categories U14, U17 and U19. Over 17 schools and over 150 swimmers participated.

UGC Accreditation and AIU Membership

Somaiya Vidyavihar University has been accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The competent authority of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) has also approved the grant of membership of AIU to the university.

KL University placements

KL University recently posted 100% campus placement for its registered students this year. Over 4,600 employment offers were made at the multidisciplinary university, a 42% increase from the offers made last year.

New launches

Pi Jam Foundation, in partnership with Samagra Shiksha-J and K Government’s Department of Education scheme, Diksha, JKKN, and UNICEF, recently launched a free Computer Science programme called ‘Let’s Code’ for students of Jammu and Kashmir that will help them explore computer sciences, design thinking, computational thinking and programming in a fun and engaging way.

upGrad recently launched five new offline experience centres in Delhi, Jabalpur, Kolhapur, Kottayam and Patna.

India Accelerator recently launched its flagship Ed-tech start-up Envent to provide an experiential learning environment to aspiring students, entrepreneurs, working professionals and first-time entrepreneurs. It provides comprehensive support, develops key entrepreneurial skills, and helps with risk management to turn ideas into successful business stories.

Dalham Learning recently introduced a range of modules focusing on 21st-century skills for educators to upskill them and enhance their teaching skills. For details, visit,

AAFT Group recently launched its start-up venture, AAFT Online, to offer courses in fashion, photography, design, interior design, music, jewellery design and other non-conventional areas.

SRM Institute of Science and Technology, College of Science and Humanities, Vadapalani Campus, Chennai, recently launched its new three-year undergraduate programme, B.Sc. Psychology. Those who have completed their higher secondary schooling will be eligible to enroll for the course.

UNICEF and YuWaah recently marked World Youth Skills Day by launching the #YoungWarriorNXT report in partnership with Michael and Susan Dell Foundation and Udhyam Learning Foundation. The report Life Skills Delivery for Young People – Scalable Solutions for India captures the programme implementation methodology, data-led findings and recommendations for scale.

Anant National University recently launched the Anant School for Climate Action, which will begin with two foundational courses — the four-year Bachelor of Technology programme specialising in Climate Change, and the one-year Anant Fellowship for Climate Action. The admissions for the Bachelor of Technology programme have already begun and the deadline to apply is August 15. For details, visit, For details on the Fellowship course, visit,

The School of Meaningful Experiences (SoME) recently launched a campus community initiative called SoMEVaadam. It has signed MoUs with St. Agnes College, Mangaluru, and Adarsh Institute of Management and Information Technology, Bengaluru, to kickstart its programme to empower selected students from colleges across India to build their communication skills and leadership qualities.

MoUs and partnerships

The WorldGrad recently announced the UK Year 1 programme in association with the Swiss School of Business and Management (SSBM). It will fast-track students to completing their 40-week first year of any undergraduate degree in 26 weeks online. The credits acquired will be approved by various UK universities courtesy of the collaboration with the SSBM. It has partnered with Edge Hill University, Plymouth Marjon University, and De Montfort University to provide seamless enrollment through this programme.

Amity University, UP, recently signed an MoU with IIT Guwahati to explore the potential areas of academic and research collaboration.

TriByte Technologies, in collaboration with Azim Premji University, will offer a blended course English Language Enrichment Course (ELEC), for Telangana teachers to enhance language proficiency and empower them to teach students in English.

Vivekanand Education Society’s College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Autonomous), recently partnered with RebelCorp Academy to launch the RebelCorp Website Management Programme (RCWMP). The course is an additional credit/certificate programme to prepare young students for today’s digital world.

Civilsdaily recently signed an MOU with 50 colleges to offer talented students an early opportunity to prepare for the UPSC and other government exams.

TalentSprint recently announced its partnership with Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) School of Computer Science (SCS, Executive and Professional Education. Under this partnership, the Advanced Certificate Programme in DevOps will be launched to fulfill a growing need for new-age DevOps professionals in the APAC region.

JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) recently signed an MOU with the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), Maldives, to provide academic scholarships programmes to the students of Maldives to pursue undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. programmes at JAIN (Deemed-to-be-University).

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