Valeo partners top Indian institutes to tap innovation, make students industry-ready

Valeo’s new initiative looks to tap into engineering minds for innovative ideas that would help address emerging mobility needs. Also, through experiential learning opportunities and mentoring, the French supplier will also support them to become industry-ready professionals. Commenting on the programme, Ashok Belani, Group president and MD, Valeo India, said, “I am happy that we would be able to nurture bright young engineers and support them to become industry-ready professionals through direct exposure to Valeo’s latest international processes and technology and mentoring provided by our experts.” CoE at VIT, skilling at LICET,…

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Times World University Ranking 2019: Indian Institutes In The List

The Times World University Ranking 2019 list is out. On a positive note, 7 more Indian Universities have made it to the list in comparison to last year and new institutes have outranked the older ones, this year. Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has made it to the 251-300 rank band and is the highest ranked Indian University in the list. The list comprises of more than 1250 Universities from 86 countries worldwide. While the Universities ranked in the global top 10 have retained their position, Yale University is the only…

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Indian institutes are stepping up efforts to connect students and alumni

One thing premium institutes in India have not been known for is the strength of their networking among students, former students and industry bigwigs, even though there is considerable overlap between the latter two. This is now changing. In recent years, alumni efforts have gone far beyond the traditional email alerts and monthly newsletter. The Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B), for instance, has seen its 10-year-old annual meet go global. Anusmaran (Hindi for Recollections) was first conducted in 2009, in Bangalore, New York, San Franscisco, Singapore and London. More cities…

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Joint efforts: Indian institutes are pooling faculty, resources, expertise

Faculty sharing, student exchange programmes, shared infrastructure and collaborative courses — institutes in India are partnering in interesting new ways. The idea is to pool expertise for greater benefit. “There are many institutes in this country which have specialised in certain areas and have highly qualified faculty for the same. It only makes sense that other institutes also make use of this knowledge,” says DT Shirke, pro vice-chancellor of Shivaji University, Kolhapur. “We have been running a management programme for 12 years, for instance, but we did not have the…

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