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The CBSE will introduce artificial intelligence (AI), early childhood care education and yoga as new subjects in school curriculum from the upcoming academic session. A decision to introduce the three subjects was taken at a recent meeting of the board’s governing body. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/education/cbse-to-introduce-artificial-intelligence-yoga-as-new-subjects/articleshow/68548174.cms

The Netherlands-registered capital goods company CNH Industrial and its New Holland Agriculture brand launched multimedia learning to classrooms in India through its ‘New Holland Digital Classroom’ programme. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-others/tp-states/article26575293.ece

Skills and talent development company NIIT Ltd will provide strategic sourcing and vendor management services to Signify (formally Philips Lighting). NIIT has entered into a managed learning services contract with Signify in this regard. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/info-tech/niit-to-provide-strategic-sourcing-vendor-management-services-to-signify/article26529966.ece

Online learning platform Coursera, which has added about 3.9 million learners in India, is looking to shore up its enterprise business by entering into specific tie-ups with companies for providing re-skilling and up-skilling courses. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-news/article26517790.ece

The government announced a budget of Rs 38,572 crore for its National Education Mission which comprises the Centrally sponsored schemes for education under which it allocates funds to the states and union territories. The budget amount is an increase from last year’s Rs 32,334 crore. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/education/budget-2019-20-national-education-mission-gets-rs-38572-cr/articleshow/67791702.cms

The Centre earmarked Rs 93,847.64 crore for the education sector for 2019-20, an increase of over 10 per cent from last budget allocation. While Rs 37,461.01 crore has been allocated for higher education, an amount of Rs 56,386.63 crore has been earmarked for school education. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/education/rs-93847-64-crore-budget-for-education-sector/articleshow/67792627.cms

Online learning platform Coursera has launched a self-driving cars specialisation course created by University of Toronto in an attempt to provide engineering knowledge to make safe autonomous vehicles. In a competitive global market readying itself for autonomous vehicles, players keep their technology fiercely guarded. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/education/coursera-partners-with-university-of-toronto-to-launch-unique-specialisation-in-making-self-driving-cars/articleshow/67796859.cms

Pearl Academy has partnered with University of Derby for academic and student exchanges, collaboration in research, and providing an opportunity to Pearl Academy students to enter into the final year at University of Derby.  This partnership will allow the Pearl Academy undergraduate students to get awarded with an international degree in the United Kingdom. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/education/pearl-academy-partners-with-university-of-derby-for-academic-and-student-exchange/articleshow/67771358.cms

The Union Cabinet has approved the revised cost of estimates for setting up 13 new Central universities. The universities are to come up in Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir (two), Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. An expenditure of Rs. 3,639.32 crore has been approved for the recurring cost […]

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur will launch a six-month Artificial Intelligence (AI) course at three centres in the country. The courses, which will begin from March this year will be offered at IIT KGP’s Kolkata facility, at IIT KGP’s Kharagpur campus and at a rented premise at Bengaluru. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/education/iit-kharagpur-to-launch-6-month-artificial-intelligence-course/articleshow/67472973.cms