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Deakin University, Australia and Chitkara University, near Chandigarh has announced an innovative pathway study option commencing September 2020. In the midst of the uncertain circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Deakin University, Australia and Chitkara University has announced the launch of an ‘Academic Mentorship’ program to ensure that students may continue to achieve their international study goals during this time. The announcement has come at a time when travel is suspended and students are uncertain of their dream for an overseas higher education opportunity. Deakin University and Chitkara University has developed a 4-year Bachelor of Software Engineering that will facilitate Indian students to study two years of Deakin University's licensed curriculum at Chitkara University
The HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank announced the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) India Rankings on 11th June 2020. The rankings were released on various categories Overall, University, Engineering, College, Management, Pharmacy, Law, Architecture, and Medical. Hindustan Group of Institutions deemed university Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science participated in Engineering and Architecture categories and KCG College of Technology participated in the Engineering category in NIRF Ranking. NIRF India Rankings have been prepared based on five parameters as follows – teaching, learning & resources, research & professional practice, graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity and perception. HITS has achieved 107th rank among 1071 engineering institutions in India and is placed under the top 10% of the Engineering Institutions
India China LAC stand-off live updates: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Army chief scheduled to visit Ladakh on Friday : Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Army chief scheduled to visit Ladakh on Friday: Sources (PTI)
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NITIE, a premier Industrial Engineering Institution of India had been involved in very innovative and welfare-oriented activities during the corona crisis period in the country and Mumbai city in particular. NITIE has pioneered the digital initiatives in academics like conducting online final year exams apart from online teaching. NITIE also supported around 500 Adivasis in its adopted villages by distributing grocery kits, gloves, masks and sanitizers. In a significant departure from these steps, it has taken took one more bold initiative by directly supporting the COVID warrior team consisting of enthusiastic Doctors and volunteers numbering around 25 to 30 who took up an assignment in collaboration with BMC and Nirmaya Seva Foundation in S-Ward of Mumbai
Commemorating 33 years in Higher Education Established in October 1986 in the verdant valleys of Siruvani Hills in Coimbatore, KITS is presently a Deemed University ranked among the top 100 Institutions in Engineering by NIRF, MHRD, GoI. The sprawling 720 acre green campus is home to 7500 students drawn across the States and Union Territory in India and abroad, providing them a perfect ambience for living and learning. With the mission to raise Technocrats, Scientists and Leaders who would provide solutions to human problems in the 4 thrust areas of the Institution namely, Water, Food, Energy and Health, KITS offers a gamut of Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral Level Programs. Approvals and Accreditations MHRD, GoI approval
The worldwide pandemic CoVid-19 has given a new meaning to the term normal. Staying indoors, taking extreme precautions while going out and reinventing the way to do business is now the new normal. It is acutely affecting the academic pursuits of millions of students everywhere with 1.53 billion students out of school and colleges, impacting 87.6% of the world’s total enrolled students. For online registrations in UG/PG programmes, Click Here But, at Sharda, the pandemic has not stopped its students’ passion to continue learning. Regular online classes and best IT practices have ensured that knowledge sharing continues unabated. That’s why Sharda University has become one of India’s first few universities to receive QS I-Gauge E-LEAD
Ever wondered what an outer space smells like? Presenting Eau De Space, a new NASA-designed perfume that gives the common man, a fragrant experience of space. A crowd-funding was recently launched for the scent on Kickstarter - a global crowd-funding platform and according to the platform, the fragrance was made with an objective to help astronauts get accustomed to the smell of space beforehand. The website states, “NASA created the formula decades ago as a way to train and prepare astronauts for how outer space actually smells. Now, its goal is to share it with the rest of the world”. The website also revealed that the perfume has been verified by the astronauts themselves. Peggy Whitson, an astronaut and former
Creating a strong presence in the industry and helping countless to accelerate their career, Digi Kaksha has become an established education brand providing the top technology training courses in Delhi, India. Causing a big number of educational institutes to face closures, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the careers of many aspirants worldwide. To help ambitious learners build their careers during the Coronavirus era, Digi Kaksha has been a successful education brand providing exclusively designed programs in online digital marketing courses for Students, Professionals and Entrepreneurs. By pursuing these courses, many people can learn from home and smoothly build their professional lives in the most difficult of times. Experts believe that in a matter of months, the
Where there is a will, opportunities will definitely knock at your doorstep. This is the motto of Siddharth Academy which was founded by Shri Vinay Bhagwat, a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary by profession, who is also LL.M. and M.Com. Since its inception, the Academy has produced many Chartered Accountants, Company Secretaries and Cost Accountants holding ranks at All India levels. In the present situation of Covid19, the Academy has begun with online lectures on YouTube for HSC students apart from the professional courses. The classes cover the entire syllabus by professionals. The basic aim as suggested by Shri Bhagwat is, not only to score maximum marks but also understand the concepts which would help the students
HCL’s TechBee Program offers early career opportunities to 12th pass students TechBee, HCL’s Early Career Program, is a unique, work-integrated higher education platform which empowers the youth to take early control of their career and also contributes to the “Skill India” mission of the government. As a part of HCL’s new people strategy for 10+2 students, it offers IT engineering jobs by equipping students with future-ready skills. The program prepares students technically and professionally for entry-level IT jobs in HCL, through an extensive and on-the-job 12-month training program to become software engineers. Another advantage that the program offers is the freedom to enroll in the Degree programs from reputed institutions like BITS Pilani and SATRA University.
BEIJING: China on Wednesday said that the situation at the border with India is "overall stable and controllable," and both the countries have proper mechanisms and communication channels to resolve the issues through a dialogue and consultation.The comments by the foreign ministry spokesman came in the backdrop of the continuing standoff between the militaries of India and China at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).Read also: India's LAC infra upgrade unnerves ChinaForeign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian, during a media briefing here, said that China's position on the border related issues is clear and consistent.Read also: India firm, won't step back from areas where Chinese troops have intruded"We have been following the important consensus reached by the two leaders and strictly
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has undoubtedly been the technology story of recent times, and it doesn't look like the excitement is going to wear off anytime in the near future. While no prediction engine has yet been built that can plot the course of AI over the coming decade, we can be fairly certain about what might happen over the next few years. Artificial intelligence is impacting the future of virtually every industry. From finance, to medical services, to manufacturing, to defense, the fields of machine learning (ML) and AI are revolutionizing all work places. In a LinkedIn report - 2020 Emerging Jobs Report India - featuring the top 15 emerging jobs, ‘AI Specialist’ stood at number 2
Isha is a bright student in first year B.Sc. at the Dehradun University. Her father is in a bank and gets transferred to Mumbai. Isha wants to relocate with her family to Mumbai and to transfer to the Mumbai University, but its not possible. She has to stay at Dehradun to complete her bachelor’s education. Deepak completed his second year B.Com. from Kolkata many years ago. Due to personal circumstances, Deepak was not able to complete his bachelor’s degree and had to start working in Benguluru. Now a few years later his financial situation is stable, and he wants to complete his education. He needs to go back to Kolkata University to complete his remaining studies. Srinivas
A renowned Centre of Excellence for Education, the city offers myriad benefits to students pursuing career-oriented courses Ask any parent in India about the most stressful phase of life and most will concur that the graduation years of their child top the list. Graduation is considered to be the most important stage of academia because it will define the path and progress of the career or higher studies that follow, depending upon your preference. Therefore, it is imperative that the decisions taken before this stage commences are the right ones. An inherent fear of making the wrong choices tends to be a key source or trigger of parental stress. The decisions have to be taken at two
National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai, a premium institute under MHRD, Govt of India, distributed grocery and medical kits in the remote Adivasi villages in Murbad Taluka of Thane District, Maharashtra. NITIE has adopted these five villages under the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, a flagship program of MHRD. The five villages – Vadachi Vadi, Shirwadi, Ekleshawadi, Shiroshi Katkariwadi, and Valhivare –are covered under the Provisions of the Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) - PESA Act, 1996. NITIE is helping the Adivasi communities in these villages in training, capacity building and access to market links to earn livelihood. Due to COVID-19 situation, the villagers, who are dependent on sell of forest produce and handicraft artifacts to tourists,
The total number of coronavirus cases in India has now risen to 1,38,536, including 76,820 active cases, 57,692 cured/discharged and 4,024 deaths. Total cases across the world have crossed the 5-million mark. Meanwhile, domestic flight operations will resume across the country from today except in Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal after two months of suspension due to coronavirus-induced lockdown. Stay with TOI for live updates.
11 areas with 70% of cases asked to scale up Covid fightThe 11 areas with high caseload are in seven states — Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Rajasthan. In a review meeting with senior authorities of these areas, the health ministry asked them to be mindful of ramping up health infrastructure to ensure preparedness for the next two months and maintain high vigilance in old cities, urban slums and other high density pockets. The areas were briefed about the factors to be considered while mapping containment and buffer zones; activities mandated in containment zone, active search for cases through house-to-house surveillance, contact tracing, testing protocol, clinical management of active cases, etc, the ministry said.
There are over 1.5 billion students across the world affected by the lockdown. While conventional institutions are grappling with the challenge of continuing education amid lockdown, the online education system across the world is thriving. This increasing popularity of online learning is an interesting trend in higher education which will have long lasting effects. The education as we knew it, is slowly going to become a thing of the past. New models of teaching learning are going to replace the brick mortar system of education. A lot of students and working professionals will prefer online learning, amid concerns of social distancing. Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning is already experiencing this shift in the mind set of students
03:14 AM (IST)India's Covid count rises by 5,800, toll by 148The Covid-19 pandemic continued to surge in India, with the number of fresh cases rising to another high of 5,864 on Thursday, the fifth peak recorded in daily cases in the past six days. As many as 148 deaths were reported by state governments during the day, the third highest so far. With this, the total number of Covid cases recorded in the country rose to 1,16,744. The total death toll stood at 3,583.
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Washington: Blood clots can now be stopped easily and without needles, says a new study. Known as deep-vein thrombosis, blood clots affect the large veins in the lower leg and thigh. They are responsible for killing hundreds of people worldwide, esp. after joint replacement surgery. If the clot breaks free and moves through the bloodstream, it can lodge in lungs, a condition known as pulmonary embolism which is often fatal. Treating blood clots with syringes after joint surgery is painful and can cause bleeding. Now, an international team has found a better way of preventing deadly blood clots without increasing the risk of bleeding, the 'New England Journal of Medicine' reported. In a double blind study of more than 3,000
LONDON: In a surgical feat, doctors have operated on a woman which they claim is the first hysterectomy in Europe through a tiny incision in her belly button, leaving no visible outward scars.The technique, known as single incision laparoscopic surgery, is the latest development in keyhole surgery where the instruments are inserted through the belly button including a tiny camera and surgeons manoeuvre inside using a TV monitor.Surgeon Thomas Ind, who led the team which carried out the hysterectomy ��� the surgical removal of the uterus ��� on the woman named Debbie Price, said the method is only an extension of what is already being done with keyhole methods.���Instead of making three or four holes for instruments we just make
MELBOURNE: If you think a kiss is just a kiss, you might want to think again, for the simple pleasure now comes with a health warning-it can cause herpes. The Australian Herpes Management Forum, which is to start an awareness campaign, has warned that a kiss is a major transmitter of herpes. The symbol of affection "poses risks to both adults and children". "No parent kissing their child or partner kissing their girlfriend wants to pass along the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), but people should be aware this is the main method of transmission. Once you have been infected with HSV-1 or HSV-2, the virus stays in your body for life and can reactivate at any time," the Australian media
MELBOURNE: Scientists claimed to have developed a new variety of broccoli that is not only grown naturally, but also tastes sweeter and has 40 per cent more anti-oxidants than the normal to reduce risks of heart disease and cancer. Scientists at Victoria's Department of Primary Industries (DPI), have discovered "Booster Broccoli", a new variety that is the first in the group of super vegetables and contains more anti-oxidants than the usual variety, the ABC report said on Monday. DPI's leading scientist Rod Jones said that the new broccoli is not the result of genetic engineering. "All we've done is gone back and minded nature's natural diversity," he said. Jones also said that DPI had partnerships with large companies and had
LUCKNOW: Want to lead a healthy life and free your home from bacteria? Perform 'havan' at regular intervals. A study carried out by a team of scientists at National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) here has claimed that smoke emitted during havans reduces airborne bacteria to a large extent, minimising possibility of infectious diseases. "Burning wood and medicinal herbs, better known as 'havan samagri'(mixture of wood and odoriferous and medicinal herbs), can effectively reduce pathogens in the air," NBRI's senior scientist Chandra Shekhar Nautiyal said. The study had already been published and accepted by Science Direct, a journal of ethnopharmacology. "As described in Rigvedas, saints used to perform agnihotra-yagnas to purify the environment by sublimating the havan samgri in fire," he
LONDON: It's a dream come true for tired-out-moms - a revolutionary new cot mattress which mimics the sensation of the womb to keep babies happy at night. The Easidream mattress, invented by a British mother- of-six, Lynda Harding, has a series of inflatable pads which when placed under the existing mattress, reduces the time to settle babies by up to 90%. The pads gently fill with air and then deflate again, mimicking a rocking motion. And, a cuddly toy sheep clipped to the side of the cot broadcasts the sound of mother's heartbeat along with a choice of sounds like vacuum cleaner and music. The motion of the pads also encourages babies to sleep on their backs,
WASHINGTON: With India battling swine flu, an eminent Indian-American doctor has said it is the right time the government in the country accelerates process of training its doctors in infectious diseases or else it could be too late to bring the situation under control. With a country of a billion plus population, India is literally sitting on a time bomb of infectious disease, and it is quite depressing that the Indian Government and the health officials despite knowing this fact are reluctant to accelerate the process in this regard, Dr Navin Shah, One of the founders of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) and its past president, said. Dr Shah says he has been unsuccessfully campaigning in
NEW DELHI: With an aim to launch vaccine for Influenza H1N1 A Virus (swine flu) in India, Cadila Pharmaceutical will seek the government's nod in two days for initiating clinical trials in this regard.Cadila Pharmaceutical Ltd (CPL) had set up a joint venture 'CPL Biologicals Pvt Ltd' with the US-based vaccine maker Novavax for manufacturing and developing a host of vaccines, including for swine flu, in India."The joint venture is going to file the application with the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) in the next two days for phase-I clinical trials for swine flu vaccine," CPL Chairman and Managing Director I A Modi said.Modi expressed confidence that Cadila would be the first Indian pharma company to launch the swine
NEW YORK: Are you prone to asthma? Then avoid synthetic bedding, for a new study has claimed that it can aggravate asthma more than feather products as it contains high levels of fungal cells. An international team has found that synthetic bedding contains much higher levels of fungi related beta glucan than feather bedding, which are non-allergenic components from the cell walls of fungi that can account for up to 60 per cent of the weight of the cell. "This study adds further strong evidence that feather bedding is better than synthetics if you have asthma. This is because beta glucan is pro-inflammatory and associated with lung function changes including peak flow variability in kids. "There have already been a
WASHINGTON: As India and other countries grapple with the Swine flu, experts here warned that a new wave of the deadly virus is ready to explode and could sicken millions. Its rapid spread would dominate the proceedings of the North American Leaders' Summit being held in the Mexican city of Guadalajara. Health authorities and experts here have warned governments across the world that the new wave of swine flu could badly hit people in the poor and least-prepared parts of the globe. "The virus is still around and ready to explode," William Schaffner, an influenza expert at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine who advises federal health officials, was quoted as saying by The Washington Post. "We're potentially looking at
WASHINGTON: Scientists have developed a "molecular condom", which they claim is actually a vaginal gel that would help protect women from contracting the deadly HIV during sexual intercourse.According to them, before sex, women would have to insert the vaginal gel that turns semisolid in the presence of semen, trapping AIDS virus particles in a microscopic mesh so they can't infect vaginal cells."The first step in the complicated process of HIV infection in a woman is the virus diffusing from semen to vaginal tissue. We want to stop that first step. We've created the first vaginal gel designed to prevent movement of the AIDS virus. This is unique. There's nothing like it."We did it to develop technologies that can enable women
MUMBAI: At a time the country is grappling with H1N1 virus and Tamiflu tablet is belived to be the only solution, a well-known medical practitioner today claimed that people can have a cost-effective treatment in homeopathy for swine flu. "The people can take some of cost-effective and clinically proved homeopathic medicines for swine flu treatment as well as prevention," Batra's Positive Clinic's chairman and managing director, Dr Mukesh Batra, said. Batra recommends `Oscilococcinium 30' and `Influenzium 200' for swine flu prevention as well as to improve the immune system among the general public towards the flu. "The homeopathy medicine 'Gelsemium 30' has been proved effective clinically in the treatment of swine flu in France a decade back and has been
NEW DELHI: The good news: fewer women in India now suffer from cervical cancer - counted among the worst of killers. The bad news: breast cancer cases have shot up alarmingly, across the country.A landmark analysis of cancer cases in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore between 1982-2005 (24 years) by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has found that while cervical cancer cases dipped, in some cases by almost 50%, the incidence of breast cancer doubled. And, the trends contained in ICMR's yet-to-be-released report `Time Trends in Cancer Incidence Rates (1982-2005)', were universal in all four cities.In case of cervical cancer, this is how the cases have dropped: In 1982, Bangalore reported 32.4 new cases of cervical cancer in
LONDON: Scientists in Japan have managed to grow teeth from stem cells, a development that could make dentures redundant. The researchers, from the University of Tokyo, succeeded in growing a tooth ���germ���, a seed-like piece of tissue which contains the cells and instructions necessary to form a tooth, which they then transplanted into the jawbones of a mice. Hormones in the animal���s bodies also reacted to the transplant and helped the teeth to grow. ���This study demonstrates a technique that could lead to the development of bioengineered organ replacements, potentially providing a prelude to the ability to grow new, fully functional bioengineered organs inside the body from stem cells or other germ cells,��� said Takashi Tsuji, who led the study,
LONDON: Men who do household chores are more likely to marry a girl of their choice, and since British men are happy doing these chores, they score high, according to a study conducted by the University of Oxford. The study suggests that if you want to settle down, your chances of getting married or living with someone are probably highest in Britain, the Scandinavian countries and the United States, where men more likely than their Australian counterparts to do the household chores and thereby make marriage a more attractive option to their nations' women. According to an Oxford economist, marriage and cohabiting rates in developed countries can be linked to attitudes towards the roles of men and women, and views
Was she pregnant or not? Sukriti Kumar, 21, went to Dr Vishakha Munjal in Saket for an answer. The corporate intern had got stone-drunk at a party some weeks earlier and didn���t remember if she and her partner had sex that night. ���I was so drunk I never realized what happened,��� is what she told the doc. Familiar with taking emergency contraceptive (EC) pills, she didn���t worry much once her periods started. But later, Sukriti had a nagging doubt that something wasn���t right when there was excessive bleeding. Gynecologists are handling a sharp spike in such cases of menstrual complications among young adult women who are arbitrarily and repeatedly using OTC EC pills and abortion pills (for foetuses upto 45
CHENNAI: Why is every alternate person in rural India above the age of 40 blinded by cataract when only one in five in cities has the disease? This was the question that troubled a group of researchers at Sankara Nethralaya in the city nearly two years ago. Today, they have an answer exposure to ultraviolet radiation. The team, comprising optometrists and ophthalmologists, found that though the level of ultraviolet radiation was higher in Chennai than in neighbouring Tiruvallur due to pollution, ocular exposure to these rays was higher in the rural areas than in the city, increasing the risk. "Our study shows that it's clearly because of the lifestyle changes most city residents have adopted," said Dr Ronnie George, consultant,
CHENNAI: India, already the diabetic capital of the world, is heading towards a diabetic explosion, with 70 million people to be affected by 2015, a decade ahead of expectations. Fuelling the alarming trend is the rise in diabetes prevalence in rural areas.The unexpected surge has forced the Diabetes Atlas, a global report on the disorder, to plan a revision of the India-specific numbers in October. ���A recent study we did in Chennai and Kancheepuram shows an increase in prevalence of 40% in urban areas in six years, and 49% in rural areas in three years. This proves the general hypothesis of diabetes affecting more urbanites than rural people wrong,��� says Indian Diabetes Research Foundation president Dr A Ramachandran.According to Diabetes
NEW YORK: Don't text while driving as a new study suggests that doing so increases the risk of a crash much more than talking or listening on a mobile phone. The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute said texting while driving "increases the risk of a crash much more than previous studies have concluded with motorists taking their eyes off the road longer than they do when talking or listening on their cell phones." The institute used cameras to continuously observe light vehicle drivers and truckers for more than 6 million miles. It found that when drivers of heavy trucks texted, their collision risk was 23 times greater than when not texting, local media reported. Dialing a cell phone and using or