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Indian Universities, Colleges and Schools Round-Up | April 2024 | Seven leading Japanese universities sign MoUs with JGU

30 April, 2024

This article seeks to illuminate recent advancements within Indian educational institutions, ranging from universities and colleges to schools. It aims to inspire educators and stakeholders to adopt effective strategies within their educational contexts. By spotlighting notable developments, the objective is to foster positive impacts for students and avid learners. Below are links to news articles from esteemed media outlets for further elucidation and reference. It's important to note that this article is based on these news articles, providing insights and references.

70% students at Delhi Government schools qualify for JEE Advanced 2024

An official statement revealed a remarkable achievement-a staggering 70% of the students in the Delhi government schools have qualified for the prestigious JEE Advanced examination. This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of these students and a beacon of hope for the future of Indian education. Out of the 395 students from Dr BR Ambedkar School of Specialised Excellence (ASOSE) schools who appeared for the JEE Mains examination, 276 students secured qualification for the JEE Advanced.

The achievements of these ASOSE students are truly exceptional, with four students achieving an impressive 99.9 percentile, and an additional 25 students scoring above 99 percentile, it added. Moreover, 42 students secured over the 98th percentile, and 104 students achieved above the 95th percentile, underscoring the exceptional calibre of these young talents, it said. Smt Atishi Marlena, Minister of Education, Delhi, highlighted ASOSE's commitment to providing top-notch coaching and preparation facilities within the school premises, enabling students from modest backgrounds to realise their dreams of studying in prestigious institutions like the IITs.

Rashtriya Raksha University signs MoU with French Starburst Aerospace

Ahmedabad: Gandhinagar-based Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU) and Starburst Aerospace of France recently entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to advance aerospace, defence, and homeland security innovation. The MoU includes the creation of a venture capital fund of 100 million euros for aerospace, defence and security technology and provides export promotion support for Indian start-ups to explore international markets, the RRU said in a release. The partnership between Starburst and RRU reflects the progress in the India-France Strategic Partnership in defence and space, it said.

RRU and Starburst will work together to advance a vibrant security and defence ecosystem in India, facilitating enterprise creation and nurturing the rapid growth of innovative start-ups in the region, it said. Vice-Chancellor of RRU, Mr Bimal Patel, expressed optimism regarding the partnership's transformative potential towards innovation and self-reliance across defence, homeland security, and related technological domains, stated the release.

SSCA signs historic Dual Degree Collaboration and MoU with University College Birmingham, UK, facilitating student and faculty exchange

New Delhi: Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts (SSCA), a renowned culinary arts school in India, under the flagship of Symbiosis International (Deemed University), has announced the formalisation of a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the esteemed University College Birmingham (UCB), UK. This momentous agreement, facilitated by Gresham Global, the esteemed and authorised representative of UCB in India and South Asia, marks a significant advancement in international collaboration within the realm of culinary education.

Under the terms of this MoU, SSCA students are afforded the unique opportunity to enrich their academic experience by completing the first 2 years of the B.Sc. (Hospitality and Culinary Management) from SIU and shall transfer to UCB to complete the last 2 years of the BA Honours in Culinary Management including an internship in the UK. At the end of 4 years, students shall receive 2 undergraduate degrees from both universities respectively.

Seven leading Japanese universities sign MoUs with JGU during landmark visit

Tokyo [Japan]: A senior delegation from India led by the Founding Vice Chancellor of O P Jindal Global University (JGU), Professor (Dr) C. Raj Kumar, concluded a successful visit to Japan with a view to strengthening and fostering the internationalisation of higher education between the two countries. The delegation, comprising deans and senior faculty members of JGU, was aimed at strengthening academic collaborations, intellectual engagement, and cultural exchanges between Indian and Japanese universities. They visited five Japanese cities – Tokyo, Yamanashi, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima – interacting with the top academics and leadership teams at 14 Japanese universities represented by their respective Presidents, Deans and other senior leaders.

The historic visit culminated in the signing of seven Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) and Student Mobility Agreements with the University of Yamanashi, Yamanashi Gakuin University, Hiroshima University, Ritsumeikan University, Ryukoku University, Kwansei Gakuin University and Kansai Gaidai University

Deakin University, Australia, and IIM Bangalore announce a strategic partnership to advance academic excellence and research innovation

Bengaluru: Deakin University, a top-ranked Australian institution in the top 1% of universities worldwide, and the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), a leading business school in India, have joined forces in a strategic collaboration. The agreement, signed by representatives from both institutions, aims to foster academic excellence, spur research innovation, and enhance international cooperation.

Reflecting the commitment that underlines the partnership, Prof. Jenni Lightowlers, Executive Dean of Business and Law at Deakin University, said, “Through the partnership between Deakin University and IIM Bangalore, we’re not just facilitating student mobility and exchange, but also fostering a powerful collaboration between Australia and India. Highlighting the strategic importance of the collaboration, Prof. Mukta Kulkarni, Dean Programs Chairperson, Office of International Affairs, IIM Bangalore, stated, “We are delighted to work together with Deakin University toward cooperative programs of education and research and to promote exchange amongst our faculty and students. As we engage in this international collaboration, both the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and Deakin University underscore our commitment toward fostering excellence through cooperation across the spheres of research and skill development.”

UPES Law School makes history by organising India's largest academic law fest

Dehradun: UPES School of Law recently hosted VidhiUtsav, India's largest academic law fest, in Dehradun. The event culminated in a grand valedictory ceremony graced by esteemed dignitaries, including Honourable Justice Rajesh Bindal, Judge, Supreme Court of India; along with Honourable Justices Namit Kumar, Harkesh Manuja, and Harsh Bunger from the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

VidhiUtsav witnessed an unparalleled participation of 183 universities and law colleges, including several prestigious national law universities, attracting over 600 students. Dr Abhishek Sinha, Dean of the School of Law at UPES, expressed his delight at successfully organising such a colossal event, remarking, "Hosting 11 national level competitions and a legal symposium, all crunched in 3 days was almost an impossible task, but we managed to execute it beautifully. An event of this nature, boasting such extensive participation and featuring esteemed judges and guests, is unprecedented in the annals of law school events." Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law emerged victorious as the overall championship winner of VidhiUtsav.

IIT Madras hosts book launch of ‘100 Great IITians – Dedicated to the Service of the Nation’

Chennai: Business Wire India and IIT Madras organised a prestigious felicitation ceremony and book launch of “100 Great IITians - Dedicated to the Service of the Nation.” The book is a tribute to the remarkable contributions made by IITians to India's growth.

The general impression about IITians is that after passing out, they decide to settle abroad. Commander VK Jaitly, who himself is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur, wanted to change this perception. He researched and toiled for more than four years and compiled the stories of 100 great IITians who have dedicated their lives to the nation. These IITians either didn’t go abroad or even if they did, they came back to their motherland to serve the nation.

Six great IITians who stay in Chennai and are featured in the book were honoured by the chief guest, Professor Ravi Bhaskaran, a renowned academician. The six IITians include Padmashri CN Raghvendran, a renowned architect of Chennai who has contributed globally, Srinivasan Vishwanathan, a versatile CXO, Padma Shri Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala, who has empowered India through technology, Shri B Santhanam, the CEO – Saint-Gobain India and APAC and a renowned name in the industry with his contributions through CII, Prof Sujatha Srinivasan whose work in the field of developing support equipment for the disabled has been acknowledged far and wide and Balaji Sampath who is working with the economically weaker sections of the society in a big way. The book has been described as a Must-Read for engineering students and, of course, for all those whose hearts beat for society and the nation.

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Sources

https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/news/story/70-students-of-delhi-government-schools-qualify-for-jee-advanced-2024-2532329-2024-04-27

https://www.theweek.in/wire-updates/business/2024/04/22/dcm79-gj-rru-starburst-france.html

https://www.business-standard.com/content/press-releases-ani/ssca-signs-historic-dual-degree-collaboration-and-mou-with-university-college-birmingham-uk-facilitating-student-and-faculty-exchange-124042400456_1.html

https://theprint.in/ani-press-releases/seven-leading-japanese-universities-sign-mous-with-jgu-during-landmark-visit/2061876/

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https://www.ndtv.com/partner-content/upes-law-school-makes-history-by-organising-indias-largest-academic-law-fest-5550106

https://indianexpress.com/article/education/iit-madras-hosts-book-launch-of-100-great-iitians-dedicated-to-the-service-of-the-nation-9298642/

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