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Wednesday, 26 May 2021 | Pioneer

Scholarship test organised

The Ramanujan Maths Scholarship, organised by math-learning app, Countingwell concluded with over 30,000 students registering for competition. The scholarship test witnessed an overwhelming response from 260 schools across 33 States and Union Territories.

The registration for the scholarship test opened last month for high school students. Nine students won the cash prize.

Six of the winners came from Tier II cities like Mangaluru, Lucknow, Madurai, Varanasi and Thane. The scholarship witnessed maximum participation from Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. All nine students won a sum of Rs 10,000 each and also a one-year subscription to Countingwell Premium.

Ravi Jitani, co-founder of Countingwell  said: “We congratulate all the winners and participants of Ramanujan Maths Scholarship. It was heartening to see students from all cities and towns pouring in to participate with great enthusiasm. We do hope that the scholarship helps and motivates them and other children to take up and learn maths in a more fun and engaging way.”

International Memory Studies Workshop

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras’ Centre for Memory Studies hosted Asia’s first International Memory Studies workshop virtually. The objectives of this workshop was:

  • To provide a pioneering scholarly platform to train and mentor doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in memory studies.
  • To align interests from different disciplinary locations and identify research convergences to foster institute-level collaborations in India as well as internationally.
  • To facilitate the emergence of research methods and innovative, interactive, immersive tools in memory studies with the aid of digital technologies
  • To facilitate the formation of research clusters and networks academically as well as with industry partners.

Speaking about the workshop, Professor Jyotirmaya Tripathy, Head, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras, said: “Our department always attempts to bring training and research together, so teaching and research are seen as complementary pursuits. I congratulate our young and energetic faculty members Dr Avishek Parui and Dr Merin Simi Raj for their work on this domain.”

Campaign To Instill Learning and Hope

Many professionals have lost their jobs and some roles have been died out due to the present pandeic. With the objective of instilling hope, updating professional skills, and learning new courses to transform their roles, Edtech Board Infinity has launched a campaign #TakeChargewithBI, and associated with many business leaders across India to offer pro-bono career coaching sessions and career guidance to students and working professionals affected by the pandemic. It will offer 1:1 coaching session of one's choice with an industry expert — whether it's career advice, mock interviews, resume review or upskilling/reskilling. The sessions are prices at a nominal fee of Rs 50. The proceeds will go towards the COVID Relief Fund.

The campaign aspires to instil hope in learners by communicating that while they might not be able to control everything around them during these uncertain times, the presence of a mentor can help them cope and make better career decisions.

Coding for children

Live Learning Technologies has kick-started its “Coding for Kids” Programme under its Tech Entrepreneurship Initiatives, among the schools of India.

The programme is meticulously designed to work with schools and will enroll students from classes V-X for coding. Students will be taught the basics of coding and help them develop skills to create real-world applications.

New programme by bennett Varsity

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), along with Zell Education has signed an MoU with Bennett University (BU) aimed at providing students with global exposure and international certifications through their new three year BBA programme in International Finance and Accounting.

The new programme will provide students a chance to study International Finance and Accounting commencing in the new academic year 2021.

Interested students can enrol for the programme with ACCA by applying on the university’s official website.

Online certified career courses

The GreyCampus launches OdinSchool in a bid to help students launch, transform, and propel their careers. Core to the initiative are two six-month long career programmes in Data Science and Web Development intended to help students sharpen their skills and explore potential new careers.

These job-aligned programmes come with live online classes, mentorship from industry experts, and career services.

The unique Income Share Agreement (ISA) model is the most remarkable feature of these programmes that helps students gain footing in the face of unprecedented financial insecurity.

Upon successful placement, students will be required to share 15 per cent of their salary for up to three years, subject to a maximum total fee of Rs 1.2 lakh.

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