IIT-Madras launches four-year online BS degree programme
CHENNAI: IIT-Madras launched its second online degree — BS in electronic systems — on Monday, aimed at meeting demand for skilled graduates in the electronics and embedded manufacturing sector in India.
The programme comprises a mix of theory and laboratory courses that will be taught by IIT-Madras faculty and experts in the industry. As part of the courses, students will be provided with recorded video lectures, reading materials, weekly assessments, tutorials and interactive doubt-clearing sessions, all of which can be done online. The laboratory courses require the students to be mandatorily present in-person at IIT- Madras for about two weeks every semester.
Candidates can get a certificate and diploma if they opt for early exit from the programme.
Launching the programme, Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the programme would create a benchmark for institutions and industry.
The BS in electronic systems programme is open to anyone interested in electronic systems, irrespective of age, with the only eligibility criteria being that the candidate should have studied mathematics and physics as part of their Class XII.
Admission to the programme is possible through an in-built 4-week qualifier process. Candidates will be given access to four weeks of content taught by IIT-Madras faculty. The qualifier exam will be based on this content alone.
Students, who are in Class XII in 2023, can apply and secure admission and join the programme after they successfully clear Class XII. Students pursuing any other academic programme currently (as permitted under current UGC regulations) or working professionals can also apply and upskill themselves in this area.
Further details about the programme can be obtained from the course website
IIM Jammu, IICA jointly launch new ‘Executive MBA in Corporate Affairs & Management’ programme
JAMMU: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Jammu in association with the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) launched a new programme, Executive MBA in Corporate Affairs and Management in New Delhi.
The Executive MBA in Corporate Affairs & Management (Blended Mode) is a unique programme designed for mid-career professionals to enhance and advance their corporate affairs and management skills and knowledge.
The minimum experience required for the programme is three years. The programme is open to all professionals and entrepreneurs from various industries who want to take on corporate affairs leadership roles.
The programme was launched by Manoj Govil, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India in the presence of Padmashri Dr Milind. P. Kamble, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIM Jammu, Prof B S Sahay, Director, IIM Jammu, Praveen Kumar, Director General & CEO, IICA, and Prof Naveen Sirohi, Head, School of Finance, IICA and Dr Mahesh Gadekar, Chairperson, Executive MBA, IIM Jammu, other dignitaries and members from both the Institutes.
Speaking on occasion special invitee Manoj Govil, Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India termed the launch a historic day for both Institutes – IICA and IIM of national importance.He lauded their efforts for launching this programme in a quick time frame.
Praveen Kumar, Director General, and CEO, IICA mentioned that in today’s rapidly changing scenario to survive and thrive, future business managers must constantly evolve the way they think and act, expanding their role beyond general administration and reporting.
IIT Bombay Releases Revised Syllabus For UCEED And CEED 2024
Candidates can check the CEED and UCEED 2024 syllabus on the official websites at ceed.iitb.ac.in and uceed.iitb.ac.in, respectively (Representative image)
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay has revised the syllabus of the Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) and the Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED) 2024 session. Candidates can check the CEED and UCEED 2024 syllabus on the official websites at ceed.iitb.ac.in and uceed.iitb.ac.in, respectively.
IIT Bombay said that the question papers in CEED and UCEED 2024 will be drafted in a way to test students for open, creative, and inquisitive disposition, ability to think critically, and capacity to comprehend and communicate.
The question papers will come in two parts – Part A and Part B.
PART A OF THE UCEED SYLLABUS WILL HAVE QUESTIONS FROM THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
-Visualisation and spatial reasoning.
-Practical and scientific knowledge.
-Observation and design sensitivity.
-Environment and society.
-Analytical and logical reasoning.
While Part B of the same will have questions about Drawing and Design aptitude.
The UCEED and CEED 2024 exams will comprise of two parts (Part A and B). Part A will be administered via a computer-based test and will involve three sections such as numerical answer type (NAT) questions, multiple select questions (MSQ), and multiple-choice questions (MCQ).
While part B questions of the UCEED 2024 exams will be displayed on the computer and the answers have to be written in the booklet provided by the invigilators. Part B of the UCEED and CEED 2024 exam has to be completed in 60 minutes.
The UCEED is an entrance test that is conducted by IIT Bombay to offer admissions to a bachelor’s course in design and the CEED entrance exam is held for students seeking admission to the master’s program in design.
Maharashtra Board to Give 6 Marks to Class 12 Students For Printing Error in English Question Paper
On March 3, a meeting of moderators for English subjects was conducted in which the mistakes were pointed out by subject experts too (Representative image)
Due to a printing mistake in class 12 English paper, the Maharashtra board will be awarding six marks to all students who attempted the questions
The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) announced that students who attempted the erroneous questions in the English paper of the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) or Class 12 exams will be allotted six marks. Due to a printing mistake in the class 12 English paper, the Maharashtra board will be awarding six marks to all students who attempted the questions.
“With 2 marks each for three questions, a total of 6 marks will be allotted to students who fall in one of the three categories — those who have mentioned ‘poetry section 2′ in the answer sheets, those who have solved any other question from the same section and lastly those who may have only written the number of questions (A3, A4, and A5) which had errors,” an official notice mentions.
On March 3, a meeting of moderators for English subjects was conducted in which the mistakes were pointed out by subject experts too. During the meeting, a decision was taken to allot marks to students who attempted the questions.
According to media reports, three questions of two marks each were missing from the English question paper, while the model answers were printed below. The printing mistake was found on page 10 of the paper in the sub-section of question number three connected to a poem.
AIIMS announces INI CET 2023 July exam dates
NEW DELHI: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi has announced the exam dates for the July session of the Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INI CET) 2023. INI CET 2023 July session exam will be conducted on Sunday, May 7, 2023. In addition to the INI CET July 2023 exam dates, AIIMS Delhi has also announced the January 2024 exam date of INI CET PG and all other exam dates scheduled to be held in 2023. The INI CET PG for January 2024 exam will be held on November 5.
INI CET is held for admission to PG programmes – MD, MS, MCh (six years), DM (six years) and MDS – at AIIMS, New Delhi, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur, Rishikesh, Bibinagar, Bathinda, JIPMER Puducherry, NIMHANS Bengaluru, PGIMER Chandigarh and other institutes of National Importance.
Prospectus and other information related to INI CET 2023 will be made available at the official website – aiimsexams.ac.in.
NMIMS Hyderabad hosts HRD conclave on ‘future of work in industry’
NMIMS Hyderabad held the HRD conclave where industry professionals spoke about the evolution of the industry in the recent years and how to embrace it.
NEW DELHI: NMIMS Hyderabad hosted the HRD conclave on the evolution of roles of people leaders in the industry, ‘Future of Work in Industry 4.0’ on March 4, 2023. The conclave was attended by students and faculty of the university along with HR leaders in the industry.
The speakers at the conclave spoke about the evolution that the industry has undergone in the recent years. The conclave included three separate panel tracks comprising of industry dignitaries and student moderators from School of Business Management, School of Law and School of Pharmacy and Technology Management that discussed various topics such as integrating people management skills, operational management skills and technological integration to facilitate the transition to Industry 4.0.
Speaking about the conclave, NMIMS Hyderabad, student said: “It was an experience listening to the People leaders, their viewpoints suggests that the aspiring HR students must know more than the basic and do more than just transactional.”
While speaking about the need for such an event, NMIMS Hyderabad, department of human resources, faculty, said: “It is very important to ensure our students get the much-needed exposure of the trends in the market, you know there will always be something that the textbooks can never teach, only conversations can and that too a conversation of such a high regard, can and will only inspire.”
Ex AIIMS Chief On Ways To Prevent Spread Of Influenza Strain H3N2
Noting a spurt in cases of the H3N2 virus, which has become a cause of concern, Chairman, Institute of Internal Medicine and Respiratory and Sleep Medicine and Director of Medical Education, Dr Randeep Guleria said that this virus mutates every year during this time and spreads through droplets.
“So, currently we are seeing an increase in the number of cases of influenza, which is basically presenting fever, sore throat cough, body aches and runny nose history and is a type of influenza virus, which we see every year during this time of the year. But it is a virus with changes over time, it mutates over time and what we call an antigenic drift,” said Dr Randeep Guleria.
“We had a pandemic many years ago of H1N1. The circulating strain of that virus is now H3N2 and therefore it is a normal influenza strain. But we are seeing more cases because as the virus mutates a little bit, the immunity that we had against the virus becomes a little less and therefore people who are susceptible tend to get infection more easily,” Dr Guleria explained.
“It spreads through droplets. However, I think there is not that much of a cause of concern because although the number of cases increased hospitalisation has not gone up to a very large extent,” he said.
“So in the festive season and we are only just around the corner. I would really say that people should celebrate Holi but they should be careful especially the elderly and those who have underlying comorbid conditions like chronic respiratory diseases, heart problems, patients have kidney problems or dialysis, they need to be careful about going into a crowded place and getting exposure,” Dr Guleria said alerting the elderly and people with comorbidities.