AMU launches website to help students find internships and jobs

Job offers flowing in

As per reports, the website was launched by Professor M M Sufiyan Beg, Principal, Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology in the presence of AMU Public Relations Officer, Omar S Peerzada. A statement from the university read, “Within hours of the launch, New Delhi and Noida based Aptron Technologies and Designer Solutions reached the varsity campus to hire students for IT, Mechanical Engineering and Petro-Chemical Engineering jobs.”

The chief guest of the event, Professor M M Sufyan Beg motivated the students to register themselves on the website so that they can take the maximum benefit out of it. Speaking on the occasion, Saad Hameed, Training and Placement Officer (General) said that the website is a gateway for students to land in their dream jobs and to showcase the enormous amount of talent in the University.

Omar S Peerzada, PRO, AMU said that the website is an able platform to channelize the potential of students to the maximum, put in order the huge talent of students and academicians in the campus and the help in the necessary collaboration of the corporate world with the University.

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NCERT revised syllabus to include sex education for younger children

The NCERT is an autonomous organization which assists and advises the Central and State governments on policies and programmes for qualitative improvement in school education.

Why include sex education?

As per reports, a senior official at the NCERT said, ”Once children grow up, they are more conscious of their surroundings and can take care of themselves but younger children are more vulnerable, hence we are pondering over making the curriculum for younger children stronger.

They will be taught about child sexual abuse through educational films and characters with whom they can relate. They are already told what is a good touch and bad touch, but we need to teach beyond this.”

Komal – A film on child abuse

Komal, a film on child abuse, which explains sexual abuse in detail is likely to be made a part of the curriculum.

The film begins with the story of a 9-year-old girl, who, like any other child of her age, is active in sports, studies and plays with her parents back home. It takes a turn when an overfriendly neighbour (of the girl’s father’s age) sexually abuses her and she becomes a recluse. The film shows how it is never a child’s fault if someone is misbehaving with them and tells them what they should do to protect themselves in such situations.

The NCERT has developed a curriculum titled ‘Health and Physical Education’ for classes 1 to 12, which has been prescribed to all schools.

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17-year-old wheelchair-bound teenager dreams to become the next Stephen Hawking

Tuhin who hails from West Midnapore district of West Bengal, is suffering from cerebral palsy, a group of permanent movement disorders from birth.

Interest in cosmology and computer science:

According to reports, his interest lies in cosmology and computer science. “I want to get into IIT and become like Stephen Hawking one day,” he said.

Parents support:

“He has undergone at least 20 surgeries in various hospitals of Kolkata and other cities,” his father, Sameran Dey, who deals in real estate, told.

His mother, Sujata Dey who has left her job in the education department told, “He wants to make a big name for himself in the field of science.”

On sharing his future plans:

“I have been operating a computer for last seven years and I am now going to master programming in C, C++, Java, and HTML languages,” Tuhin said.

His achievements:

  • Tuhin was honoured the Best Creative Child Award (2012) and Exceptional Achievement Award (2013) by Government of India. The awards were conferred by President Pranab Mukherjee.
  • He has also received several awards from the government of West Bengal.
  • He is also a scholar of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).

Presently, he is studying in Kota for engineering entrance exam to make it to IIT Kharagpur.

Source: PTI

National Film Awards 2017: IIT Bombay’s animation film wins Rajat Kamal Award

As per reports, this film brings to life India’s traditional art by incorporating it innovatively in the animation itself. The distribution ceremony of the National Film Award was held at New Delhi.

President Pranab Mukherjee presented the award to Professor Nina Sabnani. A statement from IIT Bombay read, “The fascination of vibrant art created with painstaking hours of handiwork by artist communities in India — pushed forward by strong culture and traditions — is what draws Nina Sabnani.”

Hum chitra banate hai retells a myth of the Bhil people of Jhabua district in Madhya Pradesh using the visual idiom of the Bhils. Nina has taken the participant observation method of ethnography to the next level.

“Animation allows for a clear tangible outcome (a film) to be produced in collaboration between the researcher and the subject. She looks at animation as a way of empowering communities”, the statement further read. IDC at IIT Bombay has a strong programme in animation design where Nina is a faculty member.

“Winning this National Award is a proud moment and a sign of its strengths and its spirit of pursuing excellence in all spheres”, said the statement.

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Promote research and innovation in India to combat brain drain, says Prakash Javadekar

“The progress India and China have attained over the last 30 years is due to reverse engineering and become cost competitive basically on the back of low wages. But that prosperity is not sustainable. The only answer is sustainable prosperity lies in innovation,” Javadekar said.

“IITs will also jointly interview and pursue Indian students studying abroad to come back as faculties. The students will have research and consultancy freedom.”

“So, we will avail good teachers, students and labs. We will give them Rs 75,000 per month Prime Minister Scholarship,” Javadekar added.

While stressing on enhancing quality of education imparted through schools too and referring to camps being held this month at five places Raipur, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Guwahati and Pune, the minister said, “Imparting quality education to students is the gist of the learning outcome process. We have to keep striving for it.”

The government has decided to set up “best of the research laboratories” all the central universities of the country. Moreover, the government plans to amend right to education act in order to decide on detaining students after assessing their performance in class 5 and 8.

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Don’t wear kurta-pyjama, shoes for NEET 2017: Here’s the list of banned items

Moreover, these guidelines have been followed even at the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) and JEE-Advanced.

The Director of NEET said:

“Even the Union Public Service Commission and Railway Board have adopted similar protocols for their exams,” said Sanyam Bhardwaj, Director, NEET.

Over 11 lakh candidates have registered for NEET 2017. “All the clocks at exam centers will be synced with the CBSE website’s time. Though the aspirants cannot carry watches into the halls, they need to follow the CBSE timings,” added Bhardwaj.

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3 Indian journalists to get International Health Media Fellowship

The fellowship will provide the journalists an opportunity to examine public health programmes in Australia with a focus on digital health, medical technology and health systems.

Australian envoy Harinder Sidhu said the fellowships are the first cooperation activity after India and Australia signed a memorandum of understanding on health and medicine during the recent visit of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

The two countries have worked closely together on several health initiatives, ranging from research on communicable disease such as tuberculosis and dengue, partnering on road safety and trauma care, and sharing experience in non-communicable disease policy.

The fellowship program will be designed by the Australian department of foreign affairs and trade with inputs from leading Indian health experts.

Dinesh C Sharma is managing editor of India Science Wire and a journalist with more than 30 years of experience of reporting on science, technology, innovation, health, medicine and environment-related issues.

Vidya Krishnan is health editor of The Hindu with experience in covering public health. She holds a master’s degree in critical media and cultural studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Nabeela Khan is deputy editor at Health Analytics India, the country’s first data-driven journalism website dedicated to healthcare reporting.

Syed Nazakat, founder of DataLEADS said, “Health is often a neglected subject in newsrooms. The fellowship will provide three shortlisted journalists an excellent chance to examine public health programmes in Australia more deeply.”

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Byju’s Learning App now a Harvard University case study

Here’s what Harvard’s website says:

As mentioned on Harvard’s website, the paper explores BYJU’s growth in India and the challenges to its expansion into the US and other English speaking markets.

While speaking about the app, Mark Zuckerberg said:

“I’m optimistic about personalised learning and the difference it can make for students everywhere.”

“That’s why it’s a major focus of our education efforts, and why we’re looking forward to working with companies like BYJU’s to get these tools into the hands of more students and teachers around the world,” Zuckerberg said on his Facebook page last year.

Source: PTI