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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…

Nigdi school to start tinkering lab to let students explore beyond syllabus

PIMPRI CHINCHWAD: Jnana Prabodhini Navnagar Vidyalaya will start a ‘tinkering lab’ on its premises from June under Atal Innovation Mission.   Manoj Deolekar, deputy superintendent of the school, told TOI, “We need 1,500 sqft as per the norms for extra-curricular experiments. Students will work there after school hours. A mechanical workshop will be on the ground floor, computer work will be on the first floor and physics, chemistry and other science work will be on the second floor.”   The school has formed an advisory committee comprising 35 to 40 teachers, former students and professionals. They will guide the students…

DIY applications

Link:  http://www.brighthubengineering.com/diy-electronics-devices/124375-hobbyist-circuits-to-build-diy/   Link:  http://electronicsforu.com/category/electronics-projects/hardware-diy   Link:  http://littlebits.cc/projects

Robolab Students from ACET secured prize at National Level Robotics event

Student members of ACET Robolab recently took part in the “Robo Tractor Pull” event at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and secured 3rd position under the Guidance of Dr Ishwar Singh( HOD, DME) and Er Dharminder Singh.   The positive attitude and motivation of Principal V K Banga and Gaurav Tejpal proved to be a great driving force for the students in taking part in such an event.     Team members, Bhuvnesh Magon, Arvind Kalia, Nagesh Wadhera, Harshit Arora  

AICTE revising curriculum to make students industry-ready

Coimbatore: As part of transforming the education system and making students more employable, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on Friday said it is taking steps to periodically revise the curriculum to meet the needs of industry and other sectors.   AICTE chairman Anil D. Sahasrabudhe said this was being done considering complaints that nearly 60% of those passing out of technical education institutions are not industry-ready and still require honing.   Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the AICTE-sponsored workshop “teacher training workshop on +E learning: challenges and opportunities”, organised at the Sri Krishna College of…

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