IDP brings an opportunity for study-abroad aspirants to meet their dream institutions from the comfort of their homes.

IDP brings an opportunity for study-abroad aspirants to meet their dream institutions from the comfort of their homes.

Beyond globally-recognized education and learning, studying abroad gives an experience of a lifetime to students. It acts as a launchpad for many to help them build a global career. However, studying abroad is a big decision for students and their parents. They often require expert counseling and seek authentic information about their preferred institutions during the process. In such a scenario, it becomes difficult for students to contact universities and institutions located abroad and discuss their queries and concerns, especially during the pandemic when everyone prefers to stay safe in their homes.

IDP, the global leader in international education services, understood this challenge and launched virtual education fairs where students and parents could connect with over 200 world-class universities and institutions from sought-after countries like Australia, the USA, the UK, Canada, New Zealand, and Ireland. It has been over 50 years since IDP has been providing world-class assistance to students to fulfill their study abroad dream. Even during the pandemic, IDP has been successfully organizing virtual education fairs and has already assisted more than 100,000 students via this platform in 2021 alone. Many students credit IDP’s virtual education fairs to their successful educational journey abroad.

Commenting on Virtual Education Fair, Piyush Kumar, Regional Director (South Asia), IDP Education, said, “Due to the looming pandemic, students have plenty of queries regarding their study abroad plans. With the help of virtual fairs, we provide students with the most authentic information and help them meet representatives of world-class global institutions. Like last year, our focus will be to have maximum prestigious institutions participate in the fair and help students choose the right educational and career path.” “At IDP, we are committed to providing students with the best advice and top-quality assistance at every step of their international education journey”, Mr. Piyush Kumar added.

This year again, IDP is Organizing virtual education fairs from 21st Jan to 27th Feb to help students planning to study in Australia, USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand, and Ireland in 2022. This can be an excellent opportunity for all aspirants to meet representatives from their dream institutions 1-on-1 and get answers to all their queries. Students can visit their website (www.idp.com) and book a session as per their liking and availability to interact with IDP’s experts and institutions’ representatives.

About IDP

IDP is a leader in global education services. As an Australian ASX-listed company, IDP operates in more than 50 countries and its websites attract 100 million visits a year. IDP specializes in combining human expertise with a leading digital platform to help people get accepted into their ideal course, take an English language test or learn English in our schools.  

IDP’s teams are side by side with our customers every day, at every step from course search through to starting their dream course or career. IDP’s data insights are relied upon organizations around the world to help ensure policies are informed by the diverse needs, challenges, and motivations of students. Most of all, we are proud of our people. It is our trusted people and processes which help our customers turn their study or English goals into a launchpad for their career.

Tribal Cultural Research and Training Institute, Govt. of Telangana and UNDP has organised a two-day virtual workshop on ‘Indigenous Knowledge & Health Care: Way Forward’

The Tribal Cultural Research and Training Institute, Govt. of Telangana, with the technical support of the United Nations Development Program
(UNDP), has organized a two-day national workshop on ‘Indigenous Knowledge & HealthCare: Way forward. The aim of the workshop is to bring out strategies and action plans for communicating health care integrating indigenous knowledge and tribal health practitioners in primary health care to promote participatory health governance. Tribal practices were not recognized earlier, however, if the tribals maintain an indigenous ecosystem amongst themselves and encourage the study of their knowledge, it would go a long way in preserving their rich culture stated the Hon’ble Minister ST Welfare,
Government of Telangana, Smt. Satyavathi Rathod at the inauguration of the virtual workshop. Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA), along with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), is committed to preserving traditional tribal medicine by supporting studies on it, and its pharmacopeia. Explaining the current efforts of the Ministry and National Action Plan on tribal health, Shri Naval Jit Kapoor, Joint Secretary, MoTA, GoI informed, “We all are aware that indigenous tribal culture is a part of our tradition and culture, however, according to the Abhay Bang Committee report, sickle cell disease, malaria, TB, maternal and child health, and integration of tribal healers with main systems of tradition are the primary concerns. We have rich tribal practices and traditional knowledge. Take the case of Patanjali, which has done excellent work in Uttarakhand in identifying healers and medicinal plants. TATA Foundation has also been organizing national-level workshops for traditional practices and healers. While the Uttarakhand TRI (Tribal Research Institute)
has been chosen as the nodal TRI for this purpose, the Quality Council of India (QCI) has a system to register tribal healers and incorporate them. We need to have a compendium and repository for all that has been done to date, but the problem is to get traditional tribal healers into the mainstream as these are also not a part of AYUSH. The work of one TRI should stand as an example for other TRIs as well.”

During the webinar, Dr. Christina Z.Chongthu, Secretary and Commissioner, Tribal Welfare Dept. The government of Telangana focused on the need for strengthening and promotion of indigenous knowledge. She said, “Each region has a repository of indigenous knowledge and we need to document them and pass them on to our future generations to preserve these valuable knowledge systems. We must not lose out on this knowledge our
ancestors have left for us due to lack of support, instead, we must make a conscious effort to enrich this culture and share the good practices amongst ourselves”
Ms. Shoko Noda, Resident Representative, UNDP, added, “Tribal communities must be more empowered to access mainstream healthcare. According to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), 8 in 10 people in developing countries depend on traditional medicine for primary health care.”
Referring to TRI’s role in documenting indigenous knowledge, Dr. A.B. Ota, Director, SCSTRTI, Govt. of Odisha said, “Each TRI has done some work in the area of rich tribal culture practices. We have to develop a template for collecting this information and have proper documentation in place. Since the module is being formulated for tribal health healers, we must identify them with the expertise of the TRIs and other institutions.” Dr. Urmila Pingle, Founder – Centre for People’s Forestry touched on the topic of overexploitation of forest land by big companies as well as forest depletion as factors
impacting indigenous knowledge. She explained, “Knowledge amongst the tribals must not be lost and can be done in a systematic way.
Biodiversity Registers, which we already have in place. However, we are losing medicinal plants due to forest depletion and other factors. Many of these plants are being used in allopathy and this is leading to overexploitation of traditional forest land by big companies. A sense of ownership of the habitat needs to be instilled amongst the tribals. This will not only provide livelihood, but also help preserve their traditional medicinal knowledge.”
The workshop inauguration ended with a vote of thanks by representatives of UNDP.

 

Propelld to strengthen its in-house tech capability by FY 2022; plans to hire 30 tech experts

India’s fastest-growing education financing platform, Propelld, announced its plan to recruit 30 employees in its tech team by FY 2022 to strengthen its in-house tech capabilities.

With over 135 employees in the company, the strategic move aims at expanding the tech teams primarily. Through a virtual interview process, the education financing platform intends to recruit tech experts for the roles of Software Development Engineer (SDE)-1, SDE-2, Lead Engineers, Engineering Manager, DevOps Engineer, UI Developer, and UI/UX Designer.

Job seekers across the country can apply through various channels, including LinkedIn, campus placement drives, Naukri.com, Propelld’s career page, alumni network, employee referrals, and hiring agencies.

Mr. Satendra Singh, CTO, Propelld, said, “As our user-base had grown from 1000s in a year to 10,000s in a month, we plan to strengthen our technical capabilities to handle the increased traffic. With our hiring spree of tech experts, we aim to ensure that our developers get the right direction by working with experienced engineering leaders. Propelld is witnessing a two-fold growth. We are vertically expanding with an increase in users across demographics and also plan to introduce new financial products for the education sector.”

“A robust technical infrastructure will further ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of all our products. Besides, a diverse and strengthened tech team will accelerate Propelld’s product experiments while staying up-to-date with the latest technology and market trends. We are looking forward to augmenting our tech ecosystem with promising talent. ” he added.

Making financing accessible across the education sector, Propelld continues to scale up its operations. The company advocates a progressive work culture offering time-to-time mental health weeks and health insurance to its employees. With flexible working hours for the tech team, Propelld also sponsors up-skilling courses for its employees while rewarding the team with performance bonuses and ESOPs.

Ridge Valley School organises vaccination camp for its students in Gurugram

Gurugram-based Ridge Valley School in collaboration with Haryana Government organized a vaccination camp for students at the school premises on 8th January 2022120 students of Ridge Valley School (age between 15-18 years) received doses of Covaxin under the firm supervision of school management and UPHC team, in this day-long camp.

Nidhi Tewari, Principal, Ridge Valley School said, “We are determined to provide a secure atmosphere to our children and we also believe that getting students vaccinated in the school campus lessen the chances of infection as compared to other places. The exciting response of parents for getting their children vaccinated is surely a sign towards winning the battle at the end.”

The students pre-registered themselves to get their slots booked for vaccination. To avoid vaccine-related complications like infections, allergy or any other symptoms, medical experts were also deployed at the campsite. The school authority also ensured requisite support and facilities while following all the necessary covid-related protocols. In its praiseworthy initiative school authorities also called children of their non-teaching, support staff to get vaccine shot of Covaxin.

After vaccination, Maisha Bagchi, student of Class 11th said, “I don’t like missing school and I also know that getting jabbed secures me, my family and my friends, therefore I urge all my friends and close ones to get vaccinated at the earliest so that we can create a healthy bio-bubble and get back to our schools soon.”

Furthermore, the school management has requested parents to keep a close watch on their wards after vaccination and motivate other parents to get their children vaccinated at the earliest and help fight the pandemic together.

Omega Seiki Mobility signs MoU with Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women to set up Center of Excellence and State-of-the-Art R&D Center

Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM) and Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUW), a renowned premier educational institution, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today. The collaboration is primarily aimed for developing and setting up a State-of-Art testing lab and equipment and Electric Vehicle battery charging station in the IGDTUW premise to carry out various research and consultancy work.

DETAILS OF MoU- OSM AND IGDTUW JOINTLY WORKING ON ELECTRIC VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES
Area of cooperation Part of vehicle Target to achieve
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technology

 

 

 

Battery & BMS

Chemistry and materials selection for Li-Ion battery.
Thermal management for India.
Charge/discharge rate and performance, life enhancement.
Communication with the vehicle control system.
 

Powertrain

Selection and design of Motor.
Drive train design for optimisation.
In-wheel motor technology development.
Electronics Power electronics design and development for our all EVs.
Charging system New charging system development for our vehicles. Protocol and communication system.
Telematics Telematics to capture vehicle data, users data on real time basis.
Overall vehicle architecture Design and simulation on chassis, body. FEA for suspension.
 

Performance

 

Battery & Drivetrain

How to achieve Higher km/wh. End of life battery usage.
Efficiency enhancement of drivetrain. NVH reduction.
Mileage increase to 300 km single charge.
 

 

Racing car

Complete vehicle development, testing and performance evaluation as per design criteria As per design criteria agreed.

Complete design, development and sample manufacturing as per the technology mandate to the students.

On signing of the MoU, Mr. Uday Narang, Founder and Chairman, Omega Seiki Mobility said “I firmly support women empowerment. Our association with IGDTUW is a step forward towards building a brighter future for women engineers. OSM’s State-of-the-Art R&D centre is offering internship opportunities to deserving students from the Institute. We strongly believe that a wonderful combination of their educational capabilities and real life experiences at OSM will create wonders in the EV industry and this will further encourage young women engineers to be part of the electric revolution.”

Talking about the collaboration with IGDTUW, Mr. Narang added “I would like to thank Honorable Vice Chancellor of IGDTUW, Dr. Amita Dev for giving us an opportunity to join forces with IGDTUW. Partnering with the best premier university will not only contribute to India but to the whole world, through excellence in scientific and technical education and research, which will ultimately serve as a treasured resource for industry and society as a whole.”

Honorable Vice Chancellor of IGDTUW, Dr. Amita Dev said, “The collaboration between OSM and IGDTUW will reinforce the research and development in the field of Electric Vehicles technology. This collaboration will be very promising in the development of state of art curriculum in the field of latest Automotive and Mobility technology which will further open a plethora of opportunities for the IGDTUW fraternity to work and solve real time industrial and research problems in the area of upcoming Electric Vehicle technology. I am very optimistic and hopeful that the collaboration between IGDTUW and OSM will go a long way and the combined efforts of both organizations will reap long lasting benefits for the society and our country in a true manner.”

Under the alliance Omega Seiki Mobility will be working on Design, simulation, testing, product development, prototyping and production of automotive components and full vehicle development for Electric Vehicles, Battery packs, telematics and including efficiency and performance improvement of OSM’s existing vehicles with the students of IGDTUW. The company will be also working with the students of IGDTUW in designing, developing and sample manufacturing a racing car model for contesting in various competitions globally.

Omega Seiki Mobility believes in creating sustainable mobility solutions with an integrated approach of connecting Automobiles and the Society. The brand’s focus is to eventually create a clean ecosystem with eco-friendly, safe and congestion free mobility. OSM is one of India’s leading clean energy incubators and has become synonymous with India’s sustainability success. The electric vehicle manufacturing company aims to fast-track future mobility, with green energy at its core, by implementing data-driven, smart engineering.

Little ONE – Jaipuria Preschool ranks 1st across nations, wins AIR-2 for its exceptional contribution to pre-school education

Little One – Jaipuria School Preschool, Naveen Nagar Kakadeo, takes immense pride in sharing its latest accomplishments of bagging the top position in All India Rating (AIR)-2, 1st position in Uttar Pradesh and 1st position in Kanpur. The school was honored and commended for its innovative curriculum and interactive activities. It secured the leading spot under the  “Design Thinking Leaders” category. The award was conferred by India’s most prestigious entity for early years learning, Education World Preschool Grand Jury Awards 2021-22. The award was received by the Headmistress, Mrs. Pooja Sahni, at The Leela Ambience, Gurgaon, on December 17, 2021.

The school aims to nurture and raise happy and confident children by engaging them with intriguing and age-appropriate learning techniques. They work towards fostering creativity, environmental sensitivity & academic excellence. The school was rated on the basis of a range of parameters, including life-skill based activities, play-way based learning, strong parent connect, student-teacher ratio and school culture. On this occasion, the school administration extended heartfelt gratitude to everyone, including students, parents, teachers and non-teaching staff, for their contribution in helping it reach this exemplary mark.

The award testifies for the school’s quality of education, which encompasses student-friendly policies, curriculum design and pedagogical practices. It holds an edge over its competitors for its learning techniques and methodologies, especially for young learners. Besides teaching students fundamental concepts of different subjects, the school puts additional emphasis on helping learners gain a deeper understanding of social issues, develop empathy and become better human beings. It sets it apart from the other education institutions across the country.