Oman promotes tech education with robotics summer camp

The Oman Information Technology Authority (ITA), in cooperation with Middle East College, Oman LNG and other private organisations such as Innotech, Engineering for Kids and Cisco, has reportedly launched the third edition of its summer IT training programme. The IT Kids Innovation Theatre, kicked off in Muscat and Salalah with the participation of 80 children. The programme, according to the IT, is aimed at developing kids’ knowledge and abilities in IT, encouraging them to utilise their IT knowledge and imagination to produce creative services and products, and qualifying and empowering…

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US helped establish world-class higher edu institutes in India, says Mike Pompeo

The United States has helped establish world-class higher education institutes in India, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said today, while claiming this is why India is now home to 900 American firms. Unveiling the Trump Administration’s economic strategy for advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific, Pompeo said, “We helped establish the first Indian Institute of Technology, along with 14 regional engineering colleges and eight agricultural universities across India.” The first IIT was set up at Kharagpur in West Bengal in 1951. “World-class higher education is one reason India is now…

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Benefits of a digital education

Digital learning is quickly taking over from traditional education, and modern classrooms are changing rapidly to take account of this new learning style. Whether your child is enjoying a traditional education in the US or an Australian style education in Singapore, you will find that they are exposed to a range of technology that would have been unthinkable a generation ago, and wit this comes huge potential benefits. The technology employed in modern educational systems includes websites, programs, new teaching tools and study aids. It is even possible for schools…

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From Fornite to cosplay: The Supercon pop culture education of a newbie

RALEIGH – I’ve officially attended my first Supercon convention, and it was an education in the latest tech pop culture, to put it mildly. I must admit, before this weekend, I had never heard of the wild world of cosplay (a combination of the word “costume” and “play”). Gaming terms like PvP (player versus player), skins and noob were also not part of my lexicon. But apparently, I’m learning fast. Here are my top takeaways: IT’S ABOUT THE COMMUNITY, STUPID Before heading out to the Raleigh Convention Center Friday morning, it’s safe to…

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Reports from educational institutes, universities on facilities for disabled students: Bombay HC

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked   the Maharashtra government and the Directorate of Education to call for compliance reports from all educational institutes and universities in the state on facilities provided to disabled students. In an order passed earlier this week, a bench of Justices Naresh Patil and G S Kulkarni said the state must inform the court whether or not all educational institutes across Maharashtra were providing barrier-free access in their buildings to disabled students and staff members. The bench was hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed…

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FFA, Microsoft announce educational partnership between tech, agriculture

FARGO — One of the world’s largest technology companies is partnering with the future of agriculture in an educational initiative that will bring the two industries together. Microsoft has joined the National FFA organization to create the Blue 365 initiative, a program that will be kicked off at FFA’s national convention in Indianapolis Oct. 27-28. FFA National President Mark Poeschl, said Microsoft will sponsor at its convention a Blue Room that will include 17,000 square feet dedicated to agricultural technology tools such as drones, robotics, data analytics tools and more.…

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Female Enrolment Lowest In Institutes Of National Importance: AISHE

NEW DELHI: All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE) has revealed that the female enrolment is lowest at institutions of national importance which are closely followed by state private open universities and government deemed universities. The report was released by Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, who said that the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education was 25.8 per cent. GER is calculated for 18-23 years of age group. The survey report, which was released for 2017-18, said, “Share of female students is lowest in Institutions of National…

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How AI is revamping the state of the Indian education system

                                                                   The world has entered into the digital age, and technology has touched every part of the human life, whether it is business, communication, travel, health, or education. The global education system has taken it hands-on and the implications of advanced technology have created wonders in this field. From Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to automation and digitization, the…

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Zero takers for 40 out of 65 MCA institutes

The results of first round of MBA and MCA were declared by the Admission Committee for Professional Courses on Monday. Of 108 MBA institutes, 22 have zero admissions. In MCA, out of 65 institutes, 40 have got zero students at the end of first round. There are 7,836 seats in MBA colleges of which 2,764 seats have been allotted and as many as 5,072 seats are vacant. In MCA, only 440 of the 4,095 seats have been allotted while 3,655 seats are vacant. In MCA Lateral course, out of 6,139…

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How do we transform tech education: ranking, relevance and global respect

There is a widespread concern that while on one hand, we want to build institutions of high ranking globally (according to criteria developed by ranking institutions), on the other we don’t care if high rank globally doesn’t translate to high social, industrial and ecological connect locally. This is paradoxical. Actually, both can be achieved together without making a trade-off. The assumption that more money leads to a higher rank or quality also needs to be tested by using data already available. If we do a survey of major industrial clusters…

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