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Cox & Kings, India’s leading travel company, has agreed to sell its education business to Midlothian Capital, a UK-based consumer-focused investment firm, for an enterprise value of 467 million pounds (Rs 4,387 crore). The company had inherited the education-travel services business following its acquisition of UK-based Holidaybreak in 2011. The transaction is subject to regulatory […]

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday sanctioned Rs 3,074 crore for the establishment of permanent campuses of two new Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) in Andhra Pradesh’s Tirupati and Odisha’s Berhampur cities. Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad made the announcement after a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Minister […]

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency here, to enhance data driven governence in education, health care and agriculture sectors. “We believe that by teaming up with the TNeGA we can contribute towards multiple pillars of the government, covering areas such as education, health-care and […]

A memorandum of understanding was signed today between Continental and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras for joint research in cyber security and high computing platform for powertrain applications. The company’s joint research with the university proposes to address what it termed “an industry white spot” – cyber security for conventional drivetrains. The research will […]

IIT researchers will develop algorithms which, when combined with observations by subject matter experts, will recommend financial products. IIT Madras is collaborating with the Dvara Group, an institution that works in the financial inclusion space, to devise AI solutions that will target customised financial products to group’s 800,000 customers in remote locations. An agreement in […]

Wipro has partnered with King’s College London and Sheffield Hallam University to strengthen STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education in state schools in UK. Wipro said its partnership with King’s College London is aimed to support the development of the curriculum for the first Master of Arts in STEM Education in the UK, while […]

Indian Institute of Technology- Madras, has joined hands with the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, to offer a joint PhD programme. Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan, an alumnus of IIT-M, has agreed to sponsor five students annually to trave and stay at NTU (upto 18 months) as part of this programme. R Nagarajan, Alumni Community Chair […]

Indian Institute of Technology Madras is collaborating with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) to enhance the operational life cycle of existing platforms and reduce running and operating cost by optimum use of offshore survey requirements. IIT Madras is going to develop a Database Management System for all the 280-plus platforms of ONGC and […]

India inked a loan pact for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) credit worth USD 74 million. Credit agreement signed with World Bank will be utilised towards Uttrakhand Workforce Development Project (UKWDP). Objective of the project is to improve quality and relevance of training at the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in the state. […]

Indian will get its first Railway University as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the National Rail and Transport University, NRTU in Vadodara on the Teachers’ day. Initially, the premier institution will work from the historic Pratap Vilas Palace, which houses the National Academy of Indian Railways and will later shift to a new 100-acre […]