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Industry-backed sector skill councils will soon create an offshoot manpower sourcing company each and aggregate demand across job roles and sectors to help provide jobs to skilled personnel from the councils. move, expected to immediately result in a spurt in jobs, comes after a persistent push from the government to the councils to absorb their […]

Merck Foundation (MF), a non-profit company and subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany, and the University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia’s oldest and most established institution of higher learning, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently to provide fellowship training for post-graduate medical trainees from Africa and other developing countries. Over 30,000 medical graduates from more than […]

Engineer-turned educationist told PTI that he plans to set up a university, Himalayan Institute of Alternatives, Ladakh, over 200 acres in Phyang Valley. The land has been allotted by the Ladakh Hill Council, he said. To fund his one-year old idea, Wangchuk has joined hands with crowdfunding platform Milaap to raise initial funding.”In the first […]

Tata Memorial Centre in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences and supported by Tata Trusts, has introduced Kevat- an advanced diploma in patient navigation which is a specialized academic programme in cancer-care. This course is one of the first in India to focus on an emerging patient navigation model that can be applied across […]

New-age education companies are hiring aggressively to lure top talent (CXOs) with packages touching a crore, inclusive of variables and stock options. At least 20 CXO searches are lined up in the next few months in this emerging sector, confirmed education technology (ed-tech) companies and search firms. Companies such as UpGrad, iNurture, Simplilearn, Toppr, Pearson, […]

Dabur India inaugurated a skill development centre for women at Dhekidol village in Sonitpur district of Assam. Newly set up centre is a part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign.The vocational training centre will start with a six-month course on stitching and tailoring.The company plans to add a number of vocational training courses […]

Silicon Valley-based online education services provider Udacity on Thursday announced its collaboration with the Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) to facilitate skill development of engineering students in the state. A total of five Udacity nanodegree programs have been selected by APSSDC, the content of which has been co-created by tech giants like Google, […]

US-based IT services provider HTC Global Services is focussing on education space in India and will launch products powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) in coming months. Products are recommendation engine and automated student services like admission process.Vishal Sethi, Global Practice Head – AI & Data Science, said while AI and machine learning are taking over […]

MakeMeStudyAbroad, a portal offering complete study abroad solutions, has announced the official launch of its platform. Students planning to study abroad often face problems in the application and visa process as there is no single window for checking the eligibility of a student till his visa approval, depicting all checkpoints on study abroad programs.To address […]

Indian-American firm is planning to introduce a new method of teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) to middle and secondary school students in India through experiential learning. Atlanta-based STEM Academy has said that it will open a “Center of Excellence” in Delhi in January that will train and certify teachers. It will be launched […]