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Education Revolution: #3 Industry Trends that Are Set to Make a Difference

The Indian education sector is currently experiencing a wave of disruption. From e-learning platforms, to the influx of foreign universities – Indian schools and colleges have to amalgamate these latest changes into their curriculum.   However, what continues to remain a constant question is whether these changes are aimed at producing employable candidates. S Vaitheeswaran, CEO of Manipal Global Education, has been aggressively scouting new technology innovations into their system.   Here are some of the key trends that he believes will benefit employability in the near future –   Learning pedagogy is changing There is an exponential change in…

India-based Global Education Institute CEO Bats for Edtech Startups & Smoother Govt Regulations

While running an education empire today, one needs to keep tabs that the graduating students not only have the access to the latest curriculum assets but also ensure that they armed with skills to ensure employability post the education.   Six years into his post, S Vaitheeswaran is the driving force behind Manipal Global Education Services’ aggressive procurement of new technologies into their system. Vaitheeswaran is responsible for identifying and building future growth engines, including new campuses, investments and acquisitions. He has launched major initiatives to expand Manipal Global’s footprint in ASEAN countries with Malaysia as the hub, and in…

40 per cent of engineering graduates get placements: Javadekar

New Delhi, Mar 30 (PTI) Only 40 per cent of engineering graduates got placements after passing out of college.To improve this bleak scenario, the AICTE has decided to introduce summer internships for at least 75 per cent of the students and introduce updated model curriculum, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said in the Rajya Sabha today.   He said the government has set up a target of making at least 60 per cent of engineering graduates in the country employable in the next 5 years. During the Question Hour, members expressed concerns about the quality of education in engineering and teachers…

AICTE initiates various schemes related to Technical Education

JAMMU, Mar 28: Prof Alok Prakash Mittal, Member Secretary, AICTE, today shared various schemes being initiated by AICTE for the involvement of students in Technical colleges for the development of various projects required by different Ministries of Government of India. He said that the selection process is already midway to award these projects to students with the condition that each group will have at least one female member in them.   Prof Mittal said this while speaking during a one-day seminar on “Role of Technical Education in Shaping New India”, wherein he was invited as chief guest and keynote speaker….

A Gripping Tale

2007-11-01: One of the keys to the advancement of robotics is the development of new and innovative grippers. Welcome to the future. Advancements in robotics are about doing more with less, and about copying human arm movements for maximum efficiency. But robots do more than human arms can – they lift more, faster and tirelessly. Greater flexibility, lighter weight materials, new technical advances in sensors, a finicky retail environment where purchasing managers are buying less but more variety (mixed palletizing), and a move into new industries like food processing (hygienic design) – these are some of the dominant trends in…

Cost of higher education not sustainable

AICTE Vice-Chairman Punia says students are unable to recover their investments BENGALURU, MARCH 26: AICTE Vice-Chairman MP Punia on Sunday raised concerns over the high cost of higher education in India wherein the investments made are so high students are not able to recover them their his entire life, even after qualifying as professionals.   “There is a mismatch between the investments made to seek higher education and the returns from it,” Punia said at the Guardians of Knowledge event organised by the Hindu, which included a gathering of teachers from private and public educational institutions.   Punia said higher education…

Craze for engineering decreases, 48% seats vacant

Firms hiring engineers have been complaining about the poor quality of graduates churned out by the colleges.   The craze of engineering is slowly declining, with 48% of the total engineering seats across the country staying vacant. According to the latest information provided by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, out of the approved total intake of 30.93 lakh seats, only 15.96 lakh students enrolled for different engineering courses in 2015-16. There are 6,431 All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)-approved engineering institutions in the country.   The number of students enrolling for engineering courses in 2015-16 is lower than…

Rourkela girl invents ‘air bike’ – Bicycle without pedals can travel 60km on 10kg of compressed air

Bhubaneswar, Nov. 1: A 14-year-old girl from the state, Tejaswani Priyadarshani, has come up with an innovative bicycle that propels on air. Without pedals, the “air bike” can run up to 60km on just 10kg of compressed air pumped into a cylinder mounted on the bicycle carrier. The innovation holds importance at a time when world leaders are coming together to cut down on the use of fossil fuels derived from natural resources such as coal, oil, gas, petrol and diesel.   “Fossil fuels are produced from old and dry plants and animal remains. They are used in vehicles, industries…

Rapid prototyping & MVP development

Rapid Prototyping Rapid prototyping is a design process used to create an early working, interactive, and visual model of your martech solution. It consists of many traditional design products (e.g. wireframes), but also some new features that take it from being just a design to an interactive model. A rapid prototype consists of the following: Screen flows Wireframes Low-fidelity prototype High-fidelity prototype (including interactive components, e.g., buttons and navigational features)   The Benefits Of Rapid Prototyping 1. Bring your ideas to life. While screen flows and wireframes allow you to see your martech platform, an interactive rapid prototype allows you…

AICTE: Changes to be brought in engineering syllabi to meet industry requirements

In order to fulfill the contemporary industry requirements, AICTE has set up a committee of subject experts which will help revise the existing engineering syllabi. The committee will review the existing syllabi, and suggest curricula changes at engineering and technical institutes.   In order to fulfill the contemporary industry requirements, the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has set up a committee of subject experts which will help formulate and revise the existing engineering syllabi in India. The committee will review the existing syllabi, and suggest curricula changes at engineering and technical institutes.   As per an HT report,…

Internships may soon be a must for technical degrees

AICTE effort to make students more industry-ready Technical education institutions in India will soon have internships as a mandatory requirement for the award of degrees. The All-India Council for Technical Education — the regulator for maintaining norms and standards in technical education — has set the ball rolling to make internships a mandatory part of technical education in the country.   “For a beginning, we are asking institutions providing technical education to arrange for internships for 75% of their students. We will also help by trying to get industry bodies and MSMEs on board for this. The institutions can then…

60% of engineering graduates unemployed

  HIGHLIGHTS Less than 1% of engineering students participate in summer internships Just 15% of engineering programmes are accredited by the National Board of Accreditation More than 60% engineering graduate remain unemployed   NEW DELHI: More than 60% of the eight lakh engineers graduating from technical institutions across the country every year remain unemployed , according to the All India Council for Technical Education.   This is a potential loss of 20 lakh man days annually. That’s not all. Less than 1% of engineering students participate in summer internships and just 15% of engineering programmes offered by over 3,200 institutions…

60% engineers remain unemployed: AICTE

NEW DELHI, MARCH 18 (ENA) According to the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), 60 per cent of more than 8 lakh engineers who have graduated from technical institutions remain unemployed. It is learnt that less than 1 per cent of the engineering students take part in summer internships and around 15 per cent engineering programmes offered by more than 3,200 institutes are accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA).   Seeing this trend, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) is planning to give India’s technical education a face lift.   The stratagem involves rolling out the…

Out of 8 lakh engineering graduates, 60 per cent remain unemployed every year: AICTE

New Delhi, March 18: Over 60 per cent engineers graduating from technical institutions across the country remain unemployed, according to the All India Council for Technical Education. As per the institution, a total number of eight lakh engineers graduate every year. Reportedly, it records to a potential loss of 20 lakh man days annually.   Apart from this, less than 1 per cent of engineering students participate in summer internships and just 15 per cent of engineering programmes offered by over 3,200 institutions are accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA).   In a bid to change these numbers,…

Robolab Technologies Wins HOT 1OO StartUp 2017 Award

Mumbai, India – March 15, 2017 – Amidst a gathering of eminent CIOs, angel investors, industry stalwarts, VCs, and corporate heads, Robolab Technologies has been recognized with HOT 1OO: RACE TO GRACE 2017 Award, which champions innovation and enterprise.     This was the third edition of the Hot 100 Awards, which honor startups providing unique and disruptive technology solutions that work, deliver real benefits, are innovative and potentially address the market at large. This year saw a significant number of entries and the 23 jury member panel was hard pressed to select the winners whose creative use of technology…

How AR technology can help farmers stay relevant

Augmented reality(AR) and robotics are closely related . Both model their environment to some degree. Robotics uses that model to guide the behaviour of a machine , whereas AR uses it to provide an enhanced sensory experience to a human.   The exact nature of that enhanced experience is bounded only by available sensory, computational, and display (audio, haptic) hardware, and by how the data gathered can be usefully transformed into overlays that argument the natural perception of the human user. What is useful is a function of both the content of those overlays and the latency, how much lag…

College of Engineering Pune wins Robocon, to represent India in Tokyo!

When Anuj Phegade, a student from College of Engineering Pune (CoEP), came out of the final of Robocon in 2016, he was disappointed by the team’s loss in the competition by just three seconds.   However, this year the team led by Anuj came up with a better ‘bot’ (robot), determined to win. CoEP’s hard work paid off as they won the Abu National Robocon of 2017 on Saturday. The team will now represent India at the international Robocon at Tokyo.   Explaining the game, Yogesh Bhalerao , principal, MIT Academy of Engineering said, “All games are conducted between two…

Robotics Pedagogy Bibliography

Links to externally hosted robotics education sites and materials that may be of interest (categorized, but in no particular order): External Robotics Course Materials ROS Courses Wiki – Links to a number of internal and external course materials sites focusing on courses that utilize or teach ROS, the Robot Operating System. ROS Tutorials and Examples – A number of excellent ROS tutorials, demos, and resources, provided by Clearpath Robotics. Institute for Personal Robots in Education (IPRE) – an organization dedicating to applying and evaluating robots as a context for computer science education. Stanford Engineering Everywhere – Links to course materials…

India Celebrates National Science Day!

National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman on 28 February 1928. For his discovery, Sri C.V. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.

iKeybo: World’s Most Advanced Projection Keyboard and Piano

  iKeybo is the world’s most advanced virtual laser projection keyboard & piano introduced by the Serafim Company. Serafim focuses on the software and hardware integration of mobile devices and wearable mobile technology. Serafim currently provides a lineup of products and services, such as phone sensors, smart laser presentation pens, laser virtual keyboards, and handheld sensing devices just to name a few. The most important and attracting feature of iKeybo is that In just a second, it can turn any flat surface into your keyboard or piano.     Need of Virtual Keyboard :-   Without keyboard, communicating between family,…

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