National News : July 2010
July 2010

National News : July 2010

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Manipal Education collaborates with NSE

Manipal Education, a pioneering and leading academic and education services provider, has entered into a collaboration with National Stock Exchange (NSE), a global leader in stocks and derivatives trading to launch training programs in capital markets across the country, starting  12th June 2010.

The programs being launched will promote awareness, develop skills and spread knowledge among those who wish to improve their understanding of the markets or build a career in the field. These various programs being launched will be imparted by Manipal Education, with content and methodology provided by NSE.   

Indian Govt to set up 16 universities, 6 IITs and 19,000 schools across India

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, recently mentioned that the Government of India plans to set up 16 more Central Universities and six new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country. The other additional priorities include establishment of over 19,000 primary and upper primary schools in the field of education. 

South Asia Science Olympiad by IGNOU and UNESCO

IGNOU and the South Asia Regional Office of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), New Delhi, are organising a Science Olympiad for Science students currently enrolled in 11th Standard/Class or equivalent in other SAARC countries. Recently an announcement was made that students of Indian higher secondary and CBSE in 11th grade or equivalent in South Asian countries are now eligible to win IGNOU-UNESCO accredited merit certificates and prizes. These counrties include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. IGNOU and the South Asia Regional Office of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), New Delhi, are organising a Science Olympiad for Science students currently enrolled in 11th Standard/Class or equivalent in other SAARC countries .

NIIT brings Mobile Science Labs into Classrooms

NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia's largest IT trainer, in association with Fourier Systems, a worldwide leader in science education,  on June 15, 2010 demonstrated Mobile Science Lab for schools- an innovative learning solution which integrates Science Lab with classrooms. World Chess Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand unveiled this revolutionary solution while highlighting the importance of 24X7 experiential learning.

Everonn partners with Haryana for Computer education

An agreement was signed between Everonn Education worth INR 47 crore with the director, secondary education, the Government of Haryana for implementing Comprehensive Computer Education Project (CCEP) in 213 schools in 20 districts across the state. The project is to be carried out for five years under Build Own and Operate (BOO) and Build Own Operate and Transfer (BOOT) models.

Centum raises funds from Mayfield India

A Bharti Group company working in the Higher Education space, Centum Learning, has raised INR 40 crore investment from Mayfield India Fund. The Chairman, Centum Learning, Rakesh Bharti Mittal mentioned that Centum Learning is geared up to unlock the immense growth potential within India, in domains of education, training and development. Reportedly, Mayfield's Managing Director Vikram Godse would be joining Centum's Board of Directors.

More than 130 learning centres have been set up by Centum Learning over a course of time across 90 Indian cities. It has now launched Centum U-Institute of Management and Creative Studies which offers various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Delhi University launches Tv channel

Conceptualised around five months back, the internet-based Delhi University Television Network (DUTN), is to take help of students and staff, especially of the mass communication department, to bring all the latest happenings and news of the university to the students, without depending on other forms of media.

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