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Indian Universities, Colleges and Schools Round-Up | March 2023 | Jagran Lakecity University hosts the sixth edition of the International Festival of Media and Design

31 March, 2023

This write-up aims to highlight recent noteworthy developments across universities, colleges, and schools in India, to inspire educators and other stakeholders to implement best practices in their respective educational ecosystems. Our goal is to benefit the student community and other stakeholders by providing a primer for the news articles published in print and digital media. The sources for these news articles are linked below.

We hope that this article will serve as a valuable resource for those interested in staying informed about the latest trends, happenings and innovations in Indian education. By keeping abreast of these developments and implementing best practices, we can work together to ensure that our educational institutions continue to provide students with the highest quality of education.

JAGSoM partners with Triple Crown B-School to build a global campus in India

Bengaluru: KEDGE Business School, a triple crown business school ranked amongst the top 40 in the FT Global Rankings, has partnered with Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSoM), to provide opportunities for students both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Graduates of the program will have the option of a 3 years work visa in Europe. Similarly, JAGSoM and the University of Albany, State University of New York (SUNY) have collaborated to develop undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs.

Sharing details of this partnership, the Director of JAGSoM Dr Atish Chattopadhyay, said, “The collaboration with KEDGE is a first of its kind, where a Triple Crown B-School is setting up a campus in India jointly with JAGSoM. The JAGSoM-KEDGE partnership can be a benchmark for global academic collaborations. I am certain this will open up new avenues for the globalisation of Indian academic institutions in the years ahead.”

Jagran Lakecity University hosts the sixth edition of the International Festival of Media and Design

Bhopal: The sixth edition of Jagran Lakecity University’s International Festival of Media and Design took place lately at the University campus, Bhopal. The three-day international fest curated and organised by the Faculty of Journalism and Creative Studies hosted 24 speakers renowned for their expertise in the media industry and took sessions and masterclasses on the theme “People, Communication, and Trust: Decoding Media in the Phygital World”.

The festival aimed to broaden and facilitate scholarly and industry-relevant exchanges in the domains of Journalism, Media & Communications, Design & Animation, and Filmmaking & events by connecting practitioners and scholars triggered ideas through a combination of keynote addresses, fireside chats, workshops, masterclasses, panel discussions, and exhibitions.

Sustainability takes centre stage at Woxsen University’s Sustainability Week

Hyderabad: Woxsen University’s Sustainable Week aligned with ERS (Ethics, Responsibility & Sustainability), a core pillar of the top-ranked institution. Organised at the campus, the week-long initiative fostered a culture of sustainability in its community. Entrenched with a series of engaging activities, Woxsen through this initiative aimed to educate, involve and inspire its students, faculty and staff to embrace sustainable living and drive positive impact.

The Sustainability Week held last month, commenced by paying an ode to nature with a plantation drive and sustainability walkathon, providing an opportunity for participants to make a meaningful contribution towards preserving the environment. The event is designed to encourage individuals to step outside, get physically active and take charge towards mitigating their carbon footprint. The Walkathon enabled participants to learn about the latest sustainability indicators for landscapes and raised awareness of the importance of adopting sustainable practices. Sustainability Week is a testament to the university’s commitment towards becoming a Net-Zero campus.

IIT Kharagpur inks MoU with University of Edinburgh

Kolkata: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Edinburgh on shared academic collaboration in promoting teaching, education curriculum, research and service to the community.

The institute’s statement said that the MoU was signed by the Dean of International Partnerships, College of Science and Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Prof Neil Robertson and his counterpart Dean of Outreach & Alumni Affairs, IIT Kharagpur, Prof Jayanta Mukhopadhyay at the Kharagpur campus. The MoU, having a duration of five years, will not only increase activities like faculty visits and joint workshops manifold but also engineer new activities in research and academics by two renowned institutions.

IIMB partners with Toulouse Business School to host the international conference on the Future of Aviation and Aerospace 2023

Bengaluru: The Executive Education Programmes (EEP) Office at IIM Bangalore, in partnership with Toulouse Business School, France (TBS), will host the International Conference on Future of Aviation and Aerospace 2023 (FOAA) on 8th April 2023.

The conference will feature keynote speakers as well as panel discussions anchored by C-suite executives from Aviation & Aerospace companies, from India and abroad, and faculty of IIM Bangalore. The conference provides a platform for the Aviation industry to discuss collaboration and adoption of new technologies that drive revenue and innovation for the industry. Senior airlines, airport and travel technology professionals will participate to discuss the opportunities and challenges in the Aviation business and the achievement of business development goals.

NIT-Trichy among ‘skill hubs’ to train school-college students

Trichy: The Union government has identified the National Institute of Technology-Trichy as one of the ‘skill hubs’ under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) scheme to provide skill training to youths including school and college students and dropouts in and around Trichy.

Institute director G Aghila said the training programme will be extended to unemployed youths, and that the skill training centre would be launched soon. NIT-Trichy registrar N Thamaraiselvan said since the institute has very good labs in various fields including Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, the ministry had asked them to provide skill training to students. NIT-Trichy will be the nodal skill centre to provide development and vocational training opportunities to the target population segments.

BHU introduces a new scheme for international PhD scholars

Varanasi: Banaras Hindu University (BHU) today launched a new scheme to provide support to international research scholars. The scheme is aimed at facilitating and promoting excellence in research as well as financial support to international PhD scholars who do not have any other fellowship.

As per the new initiative, international scholars will be given a credit incentive of Rs 40,000. This credit can be utilised to pay the user charges for the equipment at BHU for research work. Additionally, if the research scholar is a first author in a Q1 or Q2 journal, a further credit of Rs 30,000 will be provided. The scheme launched under the Institutes of Eminence initiative of the Government of India will also offer financial support of Rs 8,000 per month to the international PhD students at BHU, who don’t have any other fellowship.


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