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State-run power giant NTPC and IIM-Ahmedabad today announced a joint initiative to set up a research centre for policy prescription and churn out management graduates with focus on energy sector. Research centre would be established at NTPC School of Business (NBS). NBS will start a two-year post graduate business management diploma course at par with […]

Tata Motors and Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) on Wednesday certified the first batch of trainees under collaborative skills development and certification program at Sanand. “168 trainees (154 boys and 14 girls) at Sanand plant of Tata Motors were on Wednesday awarded the ASDC Certification in automotive assembly skills and similar assessments. We would be […]

University of Hyderabad (UoH) is embarking on setting up of BioNEST (Bio-incubator Nurturing Entrepreneurship for Scaling Technologies), an incubation facility for encouraging entrepreneurs in the field of biology and biotechnology, at its premises in Hyderabad. As part of this, the university authorities are soon planning to inaugurate a 2,000 square feet of bio-incubation facility with […]

Seeking to strengthen girl education in India and other countries, technology giant Apple has teamed up with the Malala Fund, led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, to double the number of grants awarded to the children. With Apple’s support, Malala Fund expects to double the number of grants awarded by its Gulmakai Network […]

Realty firm Gaurs group will invest Rs.150 crore in its education business as it plans to open two schools and one institution for higher studies in Uttar Pradesh. In 2014, the company had forayed into education sector and opened ‘Gaurs International School’ in its township at Greater Noida (West) or Noida Extension with an investment […]

Microsoft founder-turned-philanthropist Bill Gates, in an interview to the Mirror last year, said he has set strict rules for how his three kids grew up “in a home that forbade cell phones until age 14, banned cell-phone use at the dinner table, and set limits on how close to bedtime kids could use their phones”. […]

Axis Bank is partnering with NGO Srijan through an initiative called Buddha Fellowship Programme to help nurture talent for the development sector. Bank is mentoring 15 graduates from the Indian Institutes of Management at Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Shillong, who have been taken on board by Srijan as campus hires. “Just like the corporate sector, the […]

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 […]