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Fostering interest in learning Maths, Science & English

When we grow up, we find that we are interested in many things that we probably were not interested when we were in school. Then we contemplate why wasn’t I interested in this, this is pretty interesting, I must not have been serious about my studies or probably my teacher didn’t teach me well. We don’t go beyond this.   If that was the case then why did you become interested now, after so many years. The true reason is not that you were not a serious student or that your teacher was not teaching you well. It was just…

Frequently Asked Questions for ATL, NITI Aayog

ATL:what is tinkering?? Experimenting with various available raw materials and technology tools; understanding their potential and creating a solution for local/global problems ATL:Is there any prescribed curriculum/syllabus for different classes and set challenges which the students have to attend throughout the year? The idea of the ATL is to ensure that children think out of the box and use the ATLs to learn science hands on, without rote learning. It is meant to encourage students to experiment in any manner that excites them. Therefore, schools have full freedom to encourage and push children in this direction, without forcing children into…

Internship must for engineering graduates to sharpen skill

HYDERABAD: Engineering graduates in the city will have to take up internships from this academic year with the All India Council of Technical Education(AICTE) tying up with the industry to make students employable. The move comes a day after TOI reported findings of a study that revealed that engineering graduates in the city are the least employable.The AICTE recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Internshala, an online internship and training platform. Now, all AICTE-approved institutes have to register students on the website and encourage them to seek internships.”The internships have been made mandatory so that students are industry-ready before…

‘AICTE plans to revamp technical education’

Poonia said AICTE is planning to amend the syllabus of engineering courses from 1st July with the addition of new subjects to bring the uniformity in the curriculum in the technical Institutions throughout the Country.   To increase the employability after technical courses, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), is planning complete revamption of syllabus of technical courses.   This was disclosed by Dr M.P Poonia, Vice Chairman, AICTE during a meeting with the delegation of All India Federation of Self Financing Colleges Association (AIFSFTI) under the leadership of Chief Patron, R S Munirathinam and President, Dr. Anshu Kataria…

AICTE to revise syllabus, also planning to collaborate with industry, MSME Ministry

New Delhi,( May 9): All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is considering revising the syllabus of technical courses of colleges and universities in the country. This is being done with an aim to equip the students with better skills and abilities that could make them more employable.   AICTE chairman MP Poonia in a press interview informed that the new course will be highly technical and industry oriented. He also said that at present the technical colleges and schools lack uniformity, the new syllabus aims to address this concern by making the curriculum uniform throughout the country.   The…

Startup Success Stories India covers Robolab as “This Pune Based Robotics Startup Redefines the Technology Education Sector”

We are publishing an interview of Mr. Amol Gulhane, Director and CEO, Robolab – A Pune based robotics startup which is redefining the technology education sector.   About the founders: Amol Gulhane – (Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer) A roboticist by himself has deep experience of designing and manufacturing complex and task specific industrial robots. Has a profound knowledge of educational and defense robots and is specialized in digital image processing, embedded programming, design analysis and optimization. With his entrepreneurial, management and technical skills, he plays an important role in shaping a great technology company. Amol Gulhane, Director and CEO, Robolab…

President of India Attends 8th Convocation of Lovely Professional University

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee attended the 8th Convocation of the Lovely Professional University (LPU) today (May 2, 2017) at Phagwara, Punjab.   Speaking on the occasion, the President reiterated his call for enhancing the quality of basic as well as applied research in institutions of higher learning in the country. Stating that good placement records alone do not bear testimony to an institution’s international ranking, he stressed that for quality of higher education in the country to improve, it was necessary that importance be given to nurturing intellectual capital in institutions.   Pointing out that the LPU…

Let girls play with robots to boost their confidence, study says

Researchers at the University of Washington have found that letting young children experiment with programming robots reduces the gender gap in interest and self-confidence relating to programming.   Study after study has revealed the extent to which women are underrepresented in STEM fields. Girls have been shown to start losing confidence in their mathematical, engineering and computing abilities at a very early age, so efforts to encourage more young women to consider STEM careers often target school students.   This promising University of Washington study suggests that fun activities which allow children to do some simple programming themselves could play…

AICTE, Stanford hold online test to judge engineering education

BHOPAL: A private college from Bhopal, IES Institute of Technology and Management was selected for an online test organized jointly by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) in association with Stanford University. The test, is a part of national survey to assess quality of education in technical colleges.   The test sought students’ response on their basic understanding of core branches and quality of studies being imparted in their colleges.   Survey is the result of feedback about poor standards of engineering education in the country which produces lakhs of engineering graduates every year. Almost 50% of them fail…

ISRO Demonstrates Solar Hybrid Electric Car

Transportation has gained a great deal of importance in the growth of modern society by fulfilling the needs of mobility in everyday life. But vehicles using fossil fuels persistently bring serious problems to environment and life. Research and development activities constantly emphasize the acute need to develop high-efficiency, clean and safe transportation systems. Hence, the ideal transportation system should envisage zero-emission without any pollution. In this perspective, Solar and Electrical energy based hybrid vehicles provide the most effective and viable long-term solution by using renewable energy sources for mobility. Such a transportation system rely upon the major components, namely, energy…

The Importance of Robots

Robots in antiquity and through the Middle Ages were used primarily for entertainment. However, the 20th century featured a boom in the development of industrial robots. Through the rest of the century, robots changed the structure of society and allowed for safer conditions for labor. In addition, the implementation of advanced robotics in the military and NASA has changed the landscape of national defense and space exploration. Robots have also been influential in the media and profitable for toy manufacturers.   History Robots began as entertainment for royalty. Inventors such as Al-Jazari and Leonardo Da Vinci worked to build automatons…

Robolab Students from ACET participated in National Level Robotics event

Students from ACET Amritsar, Punjab recently participated in an event named “TECH EVENT, ROBOWAR 2017” held at Chandigarh University from March 31st – April 01st,2017. Total 05 teams from different departments of ACET participated in this event out of which 02 teams from Department of Mechanical Engineering itself participated under the guidance of Er. Dharminder Singh (Incharge Robolab ACET)    

Worthless degrees and jobless graduates

Many technical institutes in Maharashtra have inadequate faculty and facilities, and students who pass out from them are ill-equipped to deal with the demands of the job market. ABHISHEK KERKETTA   In Maharashtra, erosion of AICTE norms has made technical graduates unemployable   MUMBAI, APRIL 24: Srikanth Pillai (name changed) completed his B.Tech (Biotechnology) from Navi Mumbai’s South Indian Education Society (SIES) College of Engineering some years ago. After unsuccessfully looking for an engineering job for over a year, he began preparations for the bank probationary officers’ exam. Today, he is a qualified engineer, but works in a non-technical field, in…

Changes in the engineering curriculum to be made by AICTE in order to create more jobs in India

In an attempt to upgrade the engineering curriculum to meet the demands of the industry and other sectors, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has decided to introduce some major changes in the curriculum followed by the engineering colleges in India. This step is being taken in order to transform the education system and to make Indian students more employable.   Reasons for the sudden change in the curriculum   According to the latest reports, AICTE chairman Anil D Sahasrabudhe said “this was being done considering complaints that nearly 60 per cent of those passing out of technical education…

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