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Elon Musk didn’t like his kids’ school, so he made his own small, secretive school without grade levels

Elon Musk didn’t like his kids’ school, so he started his own, the inventor and entrepreneur said in an interview on Beijing Television. The school is called Ad Astra – which means “To the stars” – and is small and relatively secretive. It doesn’t have its own website or a social media presence. Christina Simon, who writes about private elementary schools in Los Angeles , has done some digging around Ad Astra.   She says she’s been in contact with a mother whose child attends Musk’s school. The mother told Simon that the relatively new Ad Astra School is “very…

AGENCIES TO WHICH WE CAN APPLY FOR R&D FUNDS

(1) University Grants Commission (UGC) I. Introduction UGC strives to promote teaching and research in emerging areas in Humanities, Social Sciences, Languages, Literature, Pure Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy, Medical, Agricultural Sciences etc. II Name of scheme(s) Major and Minor Research Projects Objective(s): To promote excellence in research in higher education by supporting research programmes of University and College teachers in various disciplines.Traditionally, universities have been the centers of research. Although, the Government has a network of science and technology laboratories for research and development, the major base of researchers in science and technology remains with the universities. Therefore, university…

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between MHRD and Focus States for TEQIP-III

The Union HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar signed MoU for Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (Phase- III) with 18 States and 1 UT in New Delhi today. The Union HRD Minister expressed his happiness on the occasion as the programme is implemented in assistance with World Bank in a sustainable way to improve over all standard and quality of technical institutes. The Union Minister emphasised that innovation and research can happen only when physical infrastructure and trained manpower is available, and therefore this programme is vital for much needed technical up-gradation in education institutes.   For implementation of the project,…

MIT: Drones that drive

CSAIL team’s system of quadcopters that fly and drive suggest another approach to developing flying cars.     Being able to both walk and take flight is typical in nature — many birds, insects, and other animals can do both. If we could program robots with similar versatility, it would open up many possibilities: Imagine machines that could fly into construction areas or disaster zones that aren’t near roads and then squeeze through tight spaces on the ground to transport objects or rescue people.   The problem is that robots that are good at one mode of transportation are usually…

COEP RSC: BY THE POWER OF DEADSHOT

In August, Japan may fall in love with a new robot from India. And no, it’s not Rajinikanth   Deadshot looks more like a portable table than a highly advanced robot. Its metal frame fitted with wires, motors, and sensors only accentuate its odd appearance. Yet, beneath the haphazard network of cables, lies a champion bot that can toss a frisbeeshaped disc and make it land on designated targets with pinpoint accuracy. In fact, Deadshot is so accomplished at the task, he beat others like him in the national finals of Robocon, a robotics competition organised three months ago in…

Niti to set up 1,000 innovation labs in schools this year

New Delhi, (Jun 16): NITI Aayog will set up 1,000 Atal Tinkering Labs(ATL) in various schools this year under a mission aimed at fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country.   The Aayog , last year, had selected 457 schools to set up Atal Tinkering Labs under the Atal Innovation Mission(AIM). It had received more than 13,000 applications from various schools from all states and Union Territories.    ATLs are dedicated work spaces for students (Class 6th and Class 12th) to acquire innovation skills, develop ideas and build prototypes using latest equipment such as 3D printers, robotics…

NITI Aayog to set up 1,000 labs in schools under Atal Innovation Mission

New Delhi: The founders of three start-ups have expressed interest in mentoring students under the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog chief executive officer Amitabh Kant said on Friday.   The three are Paytm’s Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Ola’s Bhavish Aggarwal and Oyo Rooms’ Ritesh Agarwal. Mint couldn’t immediately reach Sharma, Aggarwal and Agarwal for comment.   Also, firms such as Intel Corp., International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), Robert Bosch GmbH and Schneider Electric SE want to partner with schools as part of the Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL) initiative. These tinkering labs are equipped with “do it yourself” kits and instruments…

AICTE chairman Prof Anil Sahasrabudhe bats for startups

GUWAHATI: Chairman of the All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE) Anil D Sahasrabudhe , who was here on Tuesday, urged engineering students and technocrats to create startups at the college level which can be moulded into multinational companies in future.   “If you look at America, all the major companies had their origin in some university or the other. In India, too, we need to have a similar culture. Our start-ups should be able to compete with the likes of Microsoft and Google ,” Sahasrabudhe said at a ceremony held at Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Management and Technology.   He…

‘Need to establish legal infras for India to take lead in artificial intelligence’

Titled ‘Leveraging artificial intelligence and robotics for sustainable growth’, the study highlighted how an early public sector interest could trigger a spurt of activity in the AI field in India, instead of waiting for technology to reach a level where regulatory intervention becomes necessary.   India should take lead in establishing a legal infrastructure on the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to become a front runner, according to a ASSOCHAM-PwC joint study.   Titled ‘Leveraging artificial intelligence and robotics for sustainable growth’, the study highlighted how an early public sector interest could trigger a spurt of activity in the AI…

1.5 million jobs in rural India within one year: AICTE chairman

New Delhi: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and All India Technical and Management Council (AITMC) launched “Earn While Learn” to educate and develop the skill set of over 1.5 million youth pan-India across industries, and provide them assured livelihood on Thursday.   The initiative will be implemented in collaboration with industries and business owners, said Anil D Sahasrabudhe, chairman, AICTE. The plan is to create 1.5 million jobs in 550 districts of India within one year.   The initiative has been launched jointly by AICTE under MHRD, National Career Service under ministry of labour and employment and…

Innovation Transforming Indian Education System

With India working on transforming its education system, embracing most innovative methodologies and modern technologies appears to have become a signifi cant norm in the country.   As the education segment of the country is in a transition stage, with a large number of schools adopting finest teaching-learning practices from across the world, our latest issue has tried to find out the practices that are improving and enriching educational experience in the Indian schools through the cover story “Rehashing School Education Practices Through Innovation”.   Through our three special stories “Ensuring Holistic Development of Children”, “ICT in Higher Education Taking…

Technical education must be imparted in regional languages:

Technical education should be imparted in regional languages to provide a level playing field to the rural youths whose lack of knowledge of English put them at a disadvantage in comparison to their urban counterparts, Union minister Vijay Sampla said today.   “Youths in remote areas who have obtained technical education can’t compete with their counterparts in cities.   Local language plays a vital role in this,” Sampla said.   A student in suburban areas or rural areas cannot understand English, which is same as any other foreign language to him, the Union minister of state for social justice said….

AICTE mentoring to improve Higher Education

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has taken various steps to improve technical and higher education in the country. The council’s initiatives are in line with the Central Government’s initiative like Digital India and Skill India, says Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, in an interview with Gopi Arora of Elets News Network (ENN). Excerpts:   What new initiatives have been taken by the AICTE to promote technical education in the country? The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) started four new schemes last year—Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, Trainee Teacher Scheme, Adjunct Faculty Scheme, and Margdarshan or Mentorship scheme….

Modi’s HEERA likely to replace UGC, AICTE soon

UGC and AICTE are soon going to be a thing of the past with the government planning to replace them with a single higher education regulator.   The University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) are soon going to be a thing of the past with the government planning to replace them with a single higher education regulator.   The proposed Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency (HEERA) is aimed at eliminating overlaps in jurisdiction and remove irrelevant regulatory provisions.   The HRD ministry is working with Niti Aayog on the plan of bringing technical as…

PM Modi’s HEERA to replace UGC, AICTE: All you need to know about new education regulator

The main objective of HEERA is to motive behind scrapping of UGC and AICTE by a single regulator is to eliminate all overlaps in the jurisdiction and do away with regulatory provisions that may no longer be relevant.   New Delhi : The Narendra Modi government is gearing up to replace the University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) with a single higher education regulator.   The proposed Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency (HEERA) is aimed at eliminating overlaps in jurisdiction and remove irrelevant regulatory provisions.   Earlier in March the Prime Minister had chaired a…

A HEERA of an idea! How Modi plans to reform India’s education

New HEERA of education Promoted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a major disruption is on its way to change India’s education sphere.   As per the proposed legislation, the existing higher education watchdogs like University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE will be replaced by Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency (HEERA).   Here is lowdown about Modi’s HEERA project:   The proposal The proposal to inject the radical changes in the education sector was taken after a meeting on education chaired by the prime minister in early March.   New law to come up soon…

Robolab chosen as the best startup you can work for in the year 2017

Robolab chosen as the best startup you can work for in the year 2017 We are happy to share with you that Economic Times chose Robolab as winners for the best startups you can work for in the year 2017 which is having the wonderful workplace and company culture. Come, be a part of an exciting team! http://retail.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/startups-most-sought-after-category-of-workplaces-in-india/58938360

List of electrical and electronic measuring equipment

Below is the list of measuring instruments used in electrical and electronic work. Name Purpose Ammeter (Ampermeter) Measures current Capacitance meter Measures the capacitance of a component Curve tracer Applies swept signals to a device and allows display of the response Cos Phi Meter Measures the power factor Distortionmeter Measures the distortion added to a circuit Electricity meter Measures the amount of energy dissipated ESR meter Measures the equivalent series resistance of capacitors Frequency counter Measures the frequency of the current Leakage tester Measures leakage across the plates of a capacitor LCR meter Measures the inductance, capacitance and resistance of…

ETH Zurich scientists create load-bearing and predictable 4D printed objects, take ‘4D printing’ a step further

ETH Zurich scientists create load-bearing and predictable 4D printed objects, take ‘4D printing’ a step further   With 3D printing now over three decades old, a growing number of researchers are looking ahead at the next logical step: “4D printing” is the popular science term for 3D printed objects that transform over time. Not just any random transformation, 4D printing is so innovative precisely because of its design parameters. Structures are pre-programmed to respond especially to a stimulus. While 4D printed materials such as shape memory alloy and electroactive polymers have been paving the way for some time, a group…

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