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Wednesday, 18 March 2020 | PNS

Career Back 2 Women Programme

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras has launched  Career Back 2 Women (CB2Women) initiative through its Digital Skills Academy to skill women who aspire to return to a technical profession after a break in their career. As many as 150 hours of training will be offered to skill the women on their journey back to their careers. Candidates will get a choice to opt for any level as certificates will be issued for each level.

Launching the CB2Women (CB2W) programme, Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras, said: “Many women sacrifice their active careers for various personal reasons and desire to return to their profession when their family commitments are over. However, in the IT field, technology changes are rapid that they are unable to get back to their careers as their skills maybe outdated.

“Despite this, their industry experience and knowledge about IT are immense and can be useful to many IT companies if they can fit into current requirements immediately. IIT Madras is happy to pioneer this programme from Digital Skills Academy at IIT Madras, to help them get back to work and retrieve their careers.”

new algorithms to diagnose failure

The Indian Institute of Technology Mandi researchers of Modeling and Intelligent Control group have developed new algorithms for component failure detection and diagnosis that can enhance the energy-efficient operation of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems used in buildings.

This research work has been funded by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology under the Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme, and the Science and Engineering Research Board and partially supported by the 7th Framework Program of the EU.

The results were published in Building Engineering, Elsevier under the direction of Dr. Tushar Jain, Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Electrical Engineering, IIT Mandi and co-authored by Mona Subramaniam A, and Dr Joseph Yamé, Universitè de Lorraine, France.

Bottles for change

Global Recycling Day is today — March 18, 2020. An initiative — Bottles for Change — by Bisleri, aims to educate citizens about the importance of recycling.

Presently, across India, 5,000 employees are wearing recycled Pet uniforms made out of 10,00,000 used bottles upholding the vision of sustainability.

Anjana Ghosh, director Marketing and OSR, Bisleri Internationalb said: “People hate plastic because they are not aware about the feats of recycling. It’s a huge misconception that water bottles add to the environmental pollution. In fact in India we have a robust recycling industry, which produces high value fabric, shoes and other products from Pet bottles. We thought we should practice what we preach that plastics are not waste. Hence our entire staff across India are proudly to burst the myths around plastics. 5000 employees will flaunt their uniforms proudly made from our own plastic bottles.”

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