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Indian Universities & Colleges Round-Up | Sept 2022 | Azim Premji University launches open access digital repository in Indian languages

27 September, 2022

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 to these news articles are linked below).

KIIT's Engineering Programmes get ABET (US) accreditation

Bhubaneswar: The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), USA, has accredited the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed to be University’s six engineering programmes. “With this recognition, KIIT has become the only institution in the country to have accreditation from ABET (USA) in all six engineering programmes,” said a press release issued by the University. Dr Achyuta Samanta, the founder of KIIT & Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), said that it is yet another recognition for the high-quality programmes of KIIT, which effectively prepares students for global careers.

ABET is the premier global accreditation organisation of engineering and engineering technology programmes. Regarded as the ‘gold standard' for engineering education, it assures that programmes meet the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

SPSU Udaipur launches ‘golden batch 2022’ In collaboration with 15+ leading corporates

Udaipur: Sir Padampat Singhania University (SPSU), Udaipur initiated by JK Cement has launched the Golden Batch of 2022 for Engineering and Management aspirants. In its pursuit to achieve academic excellence and focus on experiential learning, SPSU has entered into an industrial partnership with 15+ leading corporates. Aimed at the internationalisation of teaching and curriculum, the agreement is set to amplify the learning experience, empower students to be future leaders and help SPSU impart world-class education.

SPSU has collaborated with leading technology companies like Intel, Microsoft, Amazon, TCSiON, and Xebia to provide training and certifications in the field of computer science and engineering. Keeping engineering at its core, SPSU University works with Beumer Group to provide training in emerging logistics systems. Similarly, JK Cement, Hindustan Zinc, GHH Fahrzeuge, FL Smidth, and Gainwell are leading companies that train students in Advance Mining and Cement technology.

To promote an entrepreneurial ecosystem IIT Guwahati incubates 42 start-ups

Guwahati: The Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati’s Technology Incubation Centre (TIC) has incubated 42 start-ups that will work in different sectors such as robotics, IT, water, oil sector, biotechnology, Machine Learning, IoT, renewable energy, home automation, and logistics.

These start-ups have been incubated by the incubation centre which aims to provide space for new entrepreneurs and young minds to transform innovative ideas into viable business propositions. The focus of the incubation centre is to promote advancement in science and technology, traditional knowledge and biodiversity resources, facilitate a platform for entrepreneurship and incubating research mindset for the development of society, and create an interface among researchers, technocrats, and industries.

Azim Premji University launches open access digital repository in Indian languages

Bengaluru: Azim Premji University (APU) recently unveiled an open-access digital repository of academic resources translated from English to Indian languages to make them widely available to students, teachers, teacher educators, etc., across the country for free. The repository named ‘Anuvada Sampada’ with close to 2,000 academic resources is currently available in Hindi and Kannada.

Launched by APU Vice Chancellor Indu Prasad, the repository seeks to address the paucity of high-quality academic resources in Indian languages at the graduate and post-graduate levels. It includes select academic resources for postgraduate programmes in education and development, and undergraduate programmes in arts, sciences, and diploma courses. There are select articles from journals, extracts or complete chapters from books, podcasts, short films, brief lectures, and panel discussions related to higher education.

“The initiative will enable students, academics, and practitioners to use and reuse academic resources in sciences, social sciences, humanities, and languages. The repository is also expected to help promote original writing, reading, deliberation and discourse in Hindi and Kannada,” APU said in a statement.

Jamia Millia Islamia Alumna Gets European Space Agency Award

New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) alumna has been awarded the Space Agency Award. Esha who completed her BTech in Mechanical Engineering in 2013 has been awarded the Space Sustainability Award 2021 by the European Space Agency (ESA) at the European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC) in the category of ‘Special mention of Jury’. The award ceremony was held recently in the French Senate, Paris, France.

Esha has developed a concept of an innovative sailing device for the next-generation satellites. This sailing device, a JMI statement said, has the capability to increase the orbital decay rate consistently with minimum sail area and mass. This idea has been filed for a patent also.

This European Space Agency Award targets young scientists to appreciate their ideas, which promotes sustainable use of space. It also provides a platform for these scientists to pitch their ideas in EISC, JMI added.


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