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Calicut University India's top searched varsity: survey

The University of Calicut (UoC), Kerala is the top searched university of India, according to a survey conducted by Google on the most frequently searched varsities globally. Altogether five Indian universities feature among the top 20 in the Google list. As per the Google list, UoC is at the 4 th spot globally. Next in line are Anna University, Chennai at rank 6, followed by University of Mumbai at 11 th rank, University of Rajasthan at 18 th position and the Annamalai University with a global rank of 20. The online search-based rating by Google has produced...

IIT Bombay gets Rs 95 crore donation for research & development

The premier Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) has obtained a donation of Rs 95 crore to launch a research and development center. The centre will engage in developing hi-tech products as well as solutions, tailor-made for industry and individual consumers who are at the lowest rung of the economic ladder. The Rs 95 crore donation, granted by the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, has been termed the largest donation ever. The endowment has been made for a five-year period, to create design as well as engineering standards to benefit people/communities with sparse resources. A...

Tech Guru Prof Ramesh Raskar from MIT interacts with Welingkar MBA students

Prof. Ramesh Raskar, Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Head of the MIT Media Lab's Camera Culture Research Group had an insightful discussion with students at Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development (WeSchool) on the topic, “Design at Scale: A New Paradigm for Tech Innovation” recently. In an engrossing session with students from various b-schools, design schools and medical institutes on the application of design thinking on scalable technology innovation, the young innovator framed the discussion around his latest...

India ranks second in edX enrolments

The non-profit massive online open course (MOOC) platform edX has become a much preferred option for Indian students, as per officials of edX. It was launched by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University in 2012. India ranks second in enrolment for edX courses, after the United States of America (USA), the officials added. edX officials claimed that MOOCs are expected to bring about a revolution in the quality of higher education in India. Depending on the requirement, edX will offer blended campus-based or online courses. As per research conducted by edX...

MIT shines as India falls behind in QS World University Rankings '2013

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has topped the charts in the QS World University Rankings ’2013 for 2 years in a row. No Indian university features in the global top 200 list of institutes. Universities from the United States of America (USA) hold the top positions as per the rankings, as they feature in over half of the top 20 slots. Seven institutions from the United States (US) feature in the top 11 in the list. Princeton and Caltech are the co-holders of the 10th position. Yale placed at 8 th position and University of Chicago at 9 th position have slipped...

Andhra Pradesh and MIT collaborate to improve education in the state

Andhra Pradesh will soon sign a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the prestigious MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) to improve the education system of the state. Within some months the MoU shall be signed by both the parties. The collaboration will help the state to tap the edX platform and open courseware of MIT, situated in Boston for developing learning mechanisms for filling the gap created by dearth of qualified teaching professionals. With this collaboration the small and rural colleges of the state will be benefitted with expensive labs using the iLabs...

MIT collaborates with India to solve global issues

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized a session in Mumbai titled “MIT: An Instrument for Inventing the Future". The session was addressed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) President,Dr L Rafael Reif. The session was attended by renowned people of the Indian industry, alumni and academia of MIT. Work of faculty and MIT graduates has had an important impact globally. MIT is expanding its global engagements, which include research programs on worldwide issues such as health, water and poverty. Moreover, it is also increasing its institute-level...

MIT appoints Indian-American professor as its digital director

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has appointed Sanjay Sarma, an Indo-American Mechanical Engineering professor and IIT alumni as its first digital learning director. The appointment was announced by the president of MIT. The new director will work as synthesizer and convener. The Daniel Fort Flowers and Fred Fort Flowers Mechanical Engineering Professor along with faculty members, students and staff of the Institute will work in integrating new models of online instruction for on-campus education of MIT students. As an alumnus of IIT, Professor Sanjay Sarma has a rich...

Two Indians tops the Forbes' education innovators list

Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor, Anant Agarwal and Mr. Suneet Singh Tuli-the  inventor of the most affordable tablet Aakash  are the two Indians to top the list of Forbes magazine’s top 15 “classroom revolutionaries” for the application of the innovative technologies to revolutionize teaching methods used globally. The list includes names of such 15 revolutionaries who contributed towards changing the current education system from the scratch. Praising the talent of Mr. Tuli (also the CEO of Datawind) the publication marked him as the...

Delay in passing the Foreign Educational Institutions Bill may affect plans of foreign universities to have Indian presence

The delay in passing the Foreign Educational Institutions Bill that will allow entry and operations of foreign universities in India has affected their plans to set up campuses in the country. The bill was presented in the Parliament in 2010 when about 50 foreign varsities expressed their interest to have presence in India and since then it is pending. Earlier the ministry of human resource development received around 10 queries from overseas universities in one month, but now hardly any university enquires. The ministry argued that the universities have lost their interest in setting up...

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