SRM signs agreement with MIT, US
The SRM University has begun working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US, for the design and development of curriculum through the use of MITx courses. This will include courses like Calculus, Electromagnetic Theory, Classical Mechanics, Computer Programing, etc.
These courses will incorporate the concepts of hybrid learning by utilising both traditional and technologically enabled teaching methods. This will aid students in moving from a traditional learning to a hybrid learning approach by utilizing educational technology and stimulating students to question and discover more.
Speaking about the courses, Dr P Sathyanarayanan, president, SRM University, Amaravati said: “We are embracing a new method of learning, not before seen in India. We will emphasize practical and application oriented learning via projects and lab courses rather than monologues that are the typical feature of our classrooms. We would like to create a world class environment for our students here and we want to help them create tomorrow.”
To ensure the effective delivery of these courses, the faculty will participate in annual design camps. Through these camps, faculty will learn techniques to blend MITx courses.
Samsung, MSME Ministry Widen Partnership
Samsung India recently signed an MoU with the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) for its technical school initiative, renewing its partnership for 10 existing schools run across the country and also adding two new MSMEs at Bengaluru and Jamshedpur.
With this, the number of schools in partnership with the Ministry goes up to 12. The company runs another 10 such schools in collaboration with Departments of Technical Education in different states like Rajasthan, Kerala, Bihar, Delhi and West Bengal, taking the total to 22.
Reinforcing its commitment to the Government’s Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign, the company also announced the MSME Technical School scholarship programme for girls and differently-abled trainees. A meritorious reward programme for toppers at these institutes has also been launched. Under the scholarship programme, 1,000 girls and differently-abled trainees, who have successfully completed the basic course, will be given a scholarship of up to Rs20,000. This will cover the entire fee for the Samsung Advanced Repair and Industrial Skills Enhancement 2 (A.R.I.S.E.2) programme.
Enactus India National Competition
Enactus India will host the national competition on June 17, 2017 in Mumbai where upcoming student community outreach projects will compete before a jury of top corporate leaders. Each country within the network of 36 countries with over 72,000 active student members spread across 1700 universities will be hosting national competitions. The champion teams will present their projects at the prestigious Enactus World Cup 2017 to be held in London, England from September 26-28, 2017.
According to Dr Farhan Pettiwala president-CEO, Enactus India: “The programme is designed to foster an entrepreneurial approach that encourages creativity and resourcefulness. With the support and encouragement of their advisors and a local business advisory board from corporate India who mentor these students, the students apply these business and economic concepts to develop and execute community outreach projects that improve the livelihoods of people-in-need.”
The competition provides a platform for more than 161 Enactus teams to showcase the impact and sustainability of their outreach efforts which judges and evaluated by C-suite leaders from corporates.
In 2016, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies emerged as the champion and went on to represent India.
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