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University of South Florida Offers Scholarships and Flexibility for Fall 2020
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University of South Florida Offers Scholarships and Flexibility for Fall 2020

With Indian students who had planned to go to the United States for further studies, unsure about how to proceed with the continued closure of the U.S. Consular Office (which issues visas), American universities have been reaching out to them with options, assurances and answers to their FAQs.  Most American universities are offering online options until students can come on campus and hybrid courses thereafter.  The University of South Florida has gone a step ahead by announcing the “We Got U-SF Scholarship and Waiver” program, a one‐time scholarship to support students who are enrolled full‐time in the Fall 2020 semester – for online or on-campus classes. This gesture recognizes that students are going through a difficult phase and need all the encouragement and support they can get....
Unacademy Acquires PrepLadder for $50M
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Unacademy Acquires PrepLadder for $50M

Mumbai: Unacademy, a learning platform, today announced the acquisition of PrepLadder, a postgraduate medical entrance exam preparation platform for $50M. The acquisition will strengthen Unacademy’s presence in medical entrance examination categories such as NEET PG and FMGE. As a part of its inorganic growth strategy, Unacademy had recently acquired Kreatryx and taken over the custodianship of CodeChef.   Started in 2016, PrepLadder specializes in medical examinations and provides access to education services and preparation material for exams such as NEET PG, AIIMS PG, NEET SS, and FMGE. Founded by Deepanshu Goyal, Vitul Goyal, and Sahil Goyal, the company was built with the vision to provide affordable and quality education to students preparing for postgraduate medical entrance exa...
Simplilearn Partners with University of Massachusetts Amherst to Bring Digital Learning Programs to Students and Alumni
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Simplilearn Partners with University of Massachusetts Amherst to Bring Digital Learning Programs to Students and Alumni

Mumbai: Simplilearn today announced its partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) to provide digital and tech-based skilling programs for the students and alumni of the university. This collaboration with UMass Amherst’s University Without Walls (UWW) gives UMass Amherst’s students and alumni access to the complete catalog of programs offered by Simplilearn, covering a range of topics including artificial intelligence, data science, digital marketing, and many other digital economy skills. All the programs offered by Simplilearn through this partnership are delivered via a blended learning approach that combines expert instructor-led live virtual classrooms, self-paced on-demand lessons, and integrated hands-on labs. Learners also benefit from indust...
Thane Municipal Corporation Partners with EdIndia to Digitally Skill 8000 Teachers
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Thane Municipal Corporation Partners with EdIndia to Digitally Skill 8000 Teachers

Mumbai: Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has partnered with EdIndia Foundation to bolster the capacity of its 8000 teachers spread across 850 odd schools across the district. As an initial scheme of the partnership, Thane Municipal Corporation and EdIndia Foundation hosted a 2-day Online Teacher Training, for 8000 teachers to help them adapt to the new technology-driven teaching model in the post-COVID19 scenario.  As the COVID-19 pandemic advances, with no sight of an immediate solution to stop the spread, there is uncertainty on when the schools will reopen. This not only disrupts the continuity of learning for the 250 million children in India but also endangers their psychosocial and mental wellbeing. TMC invited experts in the 2-day Online Teacher Training programme to sensitise ...
Scaler Academy Launches ‘Scaler Plus’ for Future Tech Leaders
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Scaler Academy Launches ‘Scaler Plus’ for Future Tech Leaders

Mumbai: Scaler Academy by InterviewBit, an ed-tech start-up helping engineers be job-ready, has launched a new executive tech programme –Scaler Plus, for software engineers to boost their journey to tech leadership roles. Tech leaders and CTOs from the industry will act as mentors, instructors, as well as career coaches. The program aims to groom future tech leaders for India and the world. Software engineers with a minimum of 2 years of experience will be eligible to enrol for Scaler Plus. The course will run for a duration of 9 months. The syllabus will cover topics such as Low-Level Design and High-Level Design in great depth in a completely hands-on manner. The course will also cover Software Cybersecurity, Product Management, and Engineering Management. According to a survey co...
IFIM B-School to Launch Bridge Program for Students Applying for Courses Abroad
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IFIM B-School to Launch Bridge Program for Students Applying for Courses Abroad

Bengaluru: The IFIM Business School based in Bangalore and Greater Mumbai to launch a Bridge Program for Indian under-graduate and postgraduates students. The main focus of this course will be on the following students: Students looking for overseas educationStudents who are studying online through an international university due to travel banStudents preparing for SAT or ACT, GMAT or GRE, LSAT , SAT & Advanced Placement Students who enroll into this program will have the option to pursue their academic course by their respective foreign Universities while staying on the campus of IFIM Business School at Bengaluru and Greater Mumbai. It will provide them a platform to network with peers of their age groups at these campuses. Additionally, they will be allowed to take courses in ...
IIM Sambalpur Signs MOU With India SME Forum To Nurture Future Entrepreneurs Of India
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IIM Sambalpur Signs MOU With India SME Forum To Nurture Future Entrepreneurs Of India

Sambalpur: IIM Sambalpur, one of the most promising and dynamic management institutions among the third generation IIMs of the country announced the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with India SME Forum. The Mission of India SME forum is to foster the development of a flourishing entrepreneurial culture and a competitive SME sector to support economic development, which conjugates with IIM Sambalpur’s vision of creating entrepreneurs and future business leaders. In this disruptive era, IIM Sambalpur, has built a strong foundation around 3D’s (Digitalisation, De-carbonisation and Democratisation of Business), the institution is prepared for this post-digital era, following a model of blended pedagogy, combining the advantages of both online and traditional classroom educati...
Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL) Launches New Campaign, “Padhai Hamari Jaari Hai”
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Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL) Launches New Campaign, “Padhai Hamari Jaari Hai”

Mumbai: Aakash Educational Services Ltd. (AESL) has launched a television campaign titled “Padhai Hamari Jaari Hai”. The TVC will be aired on leading TV channels pan-India and online channels including YouTube and OTT platforms from today. It will be a 40 second one on TV Channels and a 90 second commercial on online channels. With the launch of this campaign, AESL reiterates its mission to help mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic by ensuring continuous support to students. The campaign is aimed at informing students and parents about the initiatives taken by AESL to ensure that learning goes on. The campaign focuses on bridging the gap between geographies and making students and parents aware of AESL’s online learning platforms. All regular classroom batches o...
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Mumbai Municipal Corporation and EdIndia Launch Virtual Training of 21,000 Teachers

Mumbai: Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) in collaboration with EdIndia Foundation, an edtech non-profit supported by Sterlite Power, kickstarted its 3-day online training for 21,000 MCGM teachers to prepare them for teaching through online and blended platforms. The training also focussed on sensitizing the teacher to the “New Normal” post COVID and the need for healthy emotional and mental well-being of children when they return to studies after a long break. As schools are shut across the country due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, children in schools have lost their routines, spaces, social networks, and resources critical for learning. School shutdowns could not only cause disproportionate learning losses for these students—compounding existing gaps—but also lead to dropout...
QS World University Rankings 2021 – JGU Ranked Number One Private University In India
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QS World University Rankings 2021 – JGU Ranked Number One Private University In India

New Delhi, June 10:  O.P. Jindal Global University is ranked as India's Number 1 Private University by the QS World University Rankings 2021. At a time when the total number of Indian institutions have gone down in the QS World University Rankings 2021, JGU has vastly improved its position in these rankings that were released today by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).  Within 11 years of establishment, JGU has been ranked in the top 651-700 universities in the world and has become India’s Number 1 Ranked Private University. JGU is also India’s Number 1 Ranked University with a focus solely on Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities as per the influential QS World University Rankings 2021. With a jump of a possible 100 ranks to the 651-700...