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Indian Universities, Colleges and Schools Round-Up | February 2023 | IIT Madras, UPES, Chitkara & Delhi University received the coveted Certificate of Completion for QS DMF

28 February, 2023

To benefit our student community and other stakeholders, the following write-up attempts to bring striking happenings across Indian Universities, Colleges and Schools lately. It aims to inspire educators and other stakeholders to be aware of best practices in education and implement them in their respective ecosystems. This article serves as a primer for the news articles published in the print/digital media (Sources for these news articles are linked below).

SRM ties up with King’s College, London for research

Chennai: SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre has tied up with King’s College, London (KCL), to undertake research work in neuro movement disorders, especially Parkinson’s disease, to help people in Tamil Nadu. According to a press release recently, a Memorandum of Understanding was proposed between the two institutions.

Mr K Ray Chaudhuri, an expert in movement disorders and professor of neurology at KCL, said, “they had been inspecting the SRM Medical College campus for the past two years and were convinced that it had the facilities, including infrastructure, and therefore the King’s College has agreed to do research and clinical tests about Parkinson’s disease”. The research and clinical trial with SRM would not only help people but would enable the government to take steps to look into the issue, he added.

IIT Madras, UPES, Chitkara & Delhi University received the coveted Certificate of Completion for QS DMF

Goa: The first awards ceremony for the QS Digital Maturity Framework (DMF) in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Intel Corporation took place at QS India Summit recently. The conference was hosted by The University of Auckland and UPES.

Four Indian universities received the coveted Certificate of Completion for QS DMF: Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Delhi University, UPES and Chitkara University. The awards were presented by Dr Pramod Sawant, Chief Minister of Goa.

The QS DMF recognises progressive digital transformation programmes, helps universities benchmark their digital transformation against their peers and provides a roadmap to increase access, quality of education and student employability using digital technology.

“AWS is pleased to collaborate with Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) to help Indian higher education institutions reach their digital maturity and enhance the way education is delivered to students. India’s education sector is at the cusp of a significant change, adapting to emerging frameworks, user demands, and learning models,” said PP Sunil Acharya, Lead - Education, Space, and Non-profits, AWS India Private Limited.

Learn how to measure the digital maturity of your institution here:

Campus Bird Count held at St Aloysius College and AIMIT

Mangaluru: The four-day Campus Bird Count (CBC) event saw the identification of 32 species of birds on the campus of St Aloysius College in Mangaluru, and 60 species of birds on the campus of AIMIT, in Kotekar Beeri. The birders recorded greater racket-tailed drongos, jungle mynas, common mynas, rock pigeons, purple-rumped sunbirds, pale-billed flowerpeckers, Asian koels, oriental magpie robins, and red-whiskered bulbuls, on both campuses.

The CBC is a coordinated effort and annual activity to document birdlife at multiple campuses across India. Campus Bird Count 2023 was organised by the department of zoology.

AIIMS to monitor air quality on campus

New Delhi: In collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) authorities have decided to monitor air quality on the campus.

Coordinator CAPHER (collaborative for air pollution and health effects research in India), Additional Professor, Dr Harshal Ramesh Salve, Centre for Community Medicine, said that, for pollution monitoring, low-cost portable sensors will be installed at 8-9 locations to assess the impact of various initiative taken under “clean and green” AIIMS.

The aim of the institute is not only to provide a clean and green environment on the campus but also set an example for other medical institutes and motivate them to introduce such things on their campus.

Shoolini University signed MOU with the University of Melbourne

Solan: Shoolini University signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with the University of Melbourne for academic collaboration. This partnership explores future engagement opportunities, which include the exchange of faculty and scholars (professors, lecturers, or researchers), the exchange of students (including undergraduate and graduate students), the exchange of academic information and materials, and the exchange of periodical academic publications. The two institutions would organise joint research programmes and joint conferences. They will also work on Dual Degree Programmes and other academic exchange opportunities.

Vice Chancellor Prof Atul Khosla said this is a golden opportunity for Shoolini teachers and students to collaborate with the world’s best universities in academics and research. “We are also initiating partnerships with the industry and top global universities for new and innovative academic programmes,” he added.

96 institutions from India and abroad participated in the international moot court held at Delhi University

New Delhi, Stressing the importance of continuous learning, Justice B R Gavai of the Supreme Court said on Sunday that law is not static but dynamic and changes should be taken into account by legal practitioners. Justice Gavai was speaking at the closing ceremony of the 19th K K Luthra Memorial Moot Court at the Campus Law Centre of Delhi University. He said law students today are “lucky” as they get both legal and practical education and added that in his time, “law school was considered a last resort”.

The international moot court saw participation from 96 institutions from India and countries such as the United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Brunei. This year’s moot problem invited teams to explore the legal and constitutional boundaries of sedition and free speech, along with the intricacies of national extradition laws.


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