The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, is inviting applications for MSc in mechatronics and automation starting in September. This course provides students with a broad introduction to the issues encountered and techniques required in developing advanced mechatronic products and automation systems. Eligibility includes a first or second class honours degree or equivalent in any discipline and an IELTS score of 6.5 (with no component below 5.5) or equivalent. Scholarships are available, starting from £2,800 to £5,000. For details, visit: courses/postgraduatetaught/autonomousroboticintelligentsystems/

Digital convenience

Globsyn Business School recently announced that it is now using Blockchain technology to issue digital diplomas for its post graduate management students. Diplomas on the system known as Verified-on-Chain built on the Ethereum Blockchain will allow the students and their prospective employers to access the diploma credentials from any geographical location, without any need to send or present physical certificates. GBS has partnered with Mumbai-based Blockchain strategy and applications company Zeonlab for developing its certification management service. Students will be granted a private and encrypted digital key linked to their diploma. This effectively reduces the time and hassle involved in traditional processes for documentation and verification of academic credentials. It also warrants the diploma to be tamper-proof and eliminates the possibility of fake diploma.

Freshers welcome

MCKV Institute of Engineering commenced its new academic session with an orientation programme for newly admitted students. The programme was organised to provide a smooth transition for students into the new environment of the institute. The chief guest for the occasion was Swami Vedatitananda Maharaj, correspondent, Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math and the guest of honour was Parasar Bandyopadhyay, director, MCKVIE. While addressing the gathering, Maharaj interacted with the students and spoke to them about the problems he faced in his life, providing encouragement as to how they can go ahead and overcome obstacles.  Baheti in his address, spoke about the talents and skills required by students in order to bridge the skill gaps needed in industries.

Global exposure

Two students of J K Lakshmipat University, Jaipur, have been selected by the department of information technology and communication, Government of Rajasthan, to undergo a Rajasthan student start-up programme in the Silicon Valley, USA. They are computer science engineering final year student Sarthak Vijayvergia and third year electronics and communication engineering student Harshita Gupta.

Vijayvergia and Gupta are two of a 100 students out of 7000 to be selected for the two-week residential programme at one of the leading institutes in the Valley. Through this opportunity, they are expected to learn various aspects of entrepreneurship and the process of building a tech product startup from renowned experts in the global startup ecosystem.

There they will attend a number of workshops hosted by Google, the North Eastern University, UC Berkley and 42 Coding School, and will also visit the offices of Facebook and Google, the Intel Museum, the Computer History Museum, the Golden Gate and Pier 39.