Indian Universities & Colleges Round-Up | October 2022 | IIT Madras develops screen tech that lets you feel what you see
To benefit our student community and other stakeholders, the following write-up attempts to bring striking happenings across Indian Universities and Colleges lately. This article serves as a primer for the news articles published in the print/digital media (Sources for these news articles are linked below).
BITS Pilani Conducts Young Entrepreneurs’ Bootcamp For Students of Classes 9 To 12
New Delhi: The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani has conducted a Young Entrepreneurs’ Bootcamp (YEB) for the students of Class 9 to Class 12. The BITS Pilani YEB is an intensive six-day immersion programme for school students to help them experience technology-driven innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem and understand the mindset of an entrepreneur through interactions with successful start-up founders at its campus in Pilani.
As many as 51 students selected from a pool of applicants across the country had to undergo a rigorous selection process. During the Bootcamp, students interacted with eminent industry veterans, start-up founders, and alumni from BITS Pilani. The Class 9 to 12 students also had the opportunity to interact with the BITS Pilani Chancellor and Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, Kumar Mangalam Birla who stressed on the importance of programmes such as YEB.
Pearl Academy partners with India Craft Week (ICW) 2022 to celebrate craftspeople and artisans across India
New Delhi: Pearl Academy, India's leading creative education institution, joined hands with India Craft Week (ICW), to support as their knowledge partner, for the fourth iteration of the annual event. Inaugurated by Shri U P Singh, Secretary, Textiles, Govt of India. ICW 2022 is rooted in celebrating, empowering and enriching the livelihoods of India's artisans and craftspersons.
As the knowledge partner, Pearl Academy aims to shine a spotlight on the complementary relationship between culture and education. With sustainability at the very core of the future of design, integrating a greater understanding of culture and history within education modules is slated to better equip the creative minds of tomorrow.
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, DRDO signed MoU to establish the centre of excellence
Hyderabad: The new DRDO Industry Academia Center of Excellence (DIA-CoE) at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) will work on seven broad domains and engage other academic institutions, technology centres, start-ups and industries in the country.
The IITH has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to set up the DIA-CoE. It envisions working in domains such as ultra-high-temperature materials for hypersonic vehicles, artificial intelligence for missile and missile defence, technologies for space application, adaptive imaging and image processing, nano ornithopter technologies, seeker and homing technologies, and additive manufacturing, among others.
JBCN International School Parel transforms Pre-primary schooling with a new state-of-the-art campus
Mumbai: JBCN Education, a pioneer in the Indian education sector for over three decades, recently opened its new state-of-the-art pre-primary school building to empower its learners with an unparalleled learning experience. The unique two-storeyed exploratory facility, located in Parel, is surrounded by lush greenery and spread over 17,000 square feet, offering all modern facilities. This extended campus caters to the needs of the learners of Nursery, Junior, and Senior K.G. The spacious building has various classrooms and learning spaces that integrate seamlessly, making it a great learning environment.
Learning is truly imbibed when it is experienced, and the zones are created keeping multiple intelligences and learning styles in mind. Learners can create, engage, explore, discover and construct meaningful experiences via the various exploratory zones while making life connections. Each child learns uniquely, and the spaces cater to each learning style to develop a lifelong love for learning. The construction zone enhances the student's thinking and reasoning skills. This well-equipped zone helps build collaboration and creativity and introduces learners to various Math and Science concepts innovatively using Lego or Cubeto.
IIT Madras develops screen tech that lets you feel what you see
Chennai: Researchers from IIT Madras have developed a new touchscreen technology enabling users to feel the textures of objects on the display. Called ‘iTad’ (interactive Touch Active Display), it can mimic textures such as crisp edges and gritty surfaces.
Current touchscreens can only sense the position of one’s fingers but offer no feedback. “When we add feedback, interaction with computers becomes experiential. iTad is unlike anything in the market today because it combines multi-touch sensing with haptics on the same layer”, said a statement from IIT Madras. There are no moving parts in iTad. Instead, an in-built multi-touch sensor detects finger movement and the surface friction is adjusted via software. By controlling electric fields via a physical phenomenon known as ‘electroadhesion,’ the software modulates friction locally as fingers travel across a smooth plane.
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