Quality education

A three day educational fair hosted by Association of Professional Academic Institutions was inaugurated recently at Netaji indoor stadium, Kolkata, by education minister Partha Chatterjee. Other prominent guests included Sovandeb Chattopadhyay, Bratya Basu and Malayendu Saha among others.

The 14th year of the event was marked by e-admission and pre-counselling for students, helping them choose the best possible career option. Through this initiative, focus is being laid on quality education. The issue of brain drain is being tackled by providing new courses to students and focusing on making them employable. Around 25 new courses have been introduced at Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad University as stated by Mitra. “Through education, we are creating human assets,” said Chatterjee.

As the part of an initiative taken up by MAKAUT, an online platform called centralplacement.com will be commencing from 18 July. It will help students to find jobs that are best suited for them.

The education minister spoke about the importance of learning English for greater employability, job creation and confidence in today’s education environment.

Fostering visionaries        

TKWs Institute of Banking & Finance invites applications for Dr Kalam’s Vision Scholarship for its undergraduate and postgraduate courses in banking and finance. Its aim is to identify and groom exceptional students who demonstrate leadership and vision of nation building.

The scholarship will award Rs 2,70,000 for UG and Rs 2, 25,000 for PG to candidates who are able to create a compelling presentation on “Future vision of financial markets and economy”. Students with minimum 85 per cent marks in +2 for UG and 60 per cent in graduation for PG can apply. They must submit a Statement of Purpose in about 500 words and a personal video recording explaining the Sop. Deadline for application is 30 June. For details, visit: www.tkwsibf.org


Tech efficiency

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, invites applications for admissions in two of its BTech programmes for the academic year 2018-19, namely, BTech in computer science and design and computer science and social sciences. Admissions to some seats will be done through UCEED 2018 rank and +2 percentages respectively. For non-science students who had mathematics in +2, the selection will be based on final merit.  Joint Admission Counselling (of Delhi, which takes students through JEE (Mains) will be held shortly after. For details, visit: https://admissions.iiitd.ac.in/btech/


In-depth analysis

The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, is inviting applications for MSc advanced mechanical engineering with aerospace starting in September. The course has been developed to provide mechanical engineering graduates with an in-depth technical understanding of advanced mechanical engineering topics together with generic skills.

Students will study three compulsory modules, namely, aerodynamics performance, aerodynamic propulsion systems and spaceflight mechanics. They will opt for three generic skill modules from a range of topics. MSc students take on an individual project which allows study of a selected topic in-depth.  A first a second class honours in engineering or physical sciences is necessary to apply. The course fee is £18,750. For details visit: https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/advancedmechanicalengineeringwithaerospace/