The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) inked a pact with NGO Shuri Foundation to promote the country's indigenous knowledge and traditions.
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two aims to develop certificate, diploma, degree and skill training progammes in the subjects of traditional knowledge systems, leadership and management, self-management, psychology and consciousness studies, faculty training and women's empowerment.
Universities should play a key role in the skill development and capacity building of today’s youth who will aid the nation-building process, said Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee at the convocation ceremony of the Central University of Orissa (CUO).
The governor of Orissa M.C. Bhandare and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik were also present at the occasion.
The CUO was started in Koraput in 2009.
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ranchi, will soon launch a weekend executive management programme starting September 2011 for professionals with five or more years of work experience in the government, private or public sector.
Yes Bank is planning to raise its investment in educational infrastructure sector 10 times to Rs 5,000 crore by 2015, a top official said.
The bank has so far pumped in Rs 500 crore in the sector, said Rana Kapoor, the bank's Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
Kapoor said the bank's investment in the sector now is less than one per cent of its total loan book.
"By 2015, we want to account for about five per cent of our total loan book," Kapoor said.
- In May 2011, Talisma launched applications covering Social CRM, Businesses Intelligence and Enterprise mobility
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QS, the UK-based education network, has recently released 2011 QS World University rankings for social sciences in which five Indian institutions have been featured in the top 200 institutions in the world. These institutions include – Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP), Indian Statistical Institute and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
Professor Amartya Sen was conferred the Degree of Doctor of Literature, honoris causa, by the National University of Education Planning and Administration (NUEPA) at a ceremony held here.
Professor Sen is the Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Harvard University, and the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Science. He is the second recipient of the Honorary Doctorate conferred by the NUEPA.
Great Lakes Institute of Management, one of the leading B-schools in India, has been conferred the prestigious MMA Award for Managerial Excellence (MAME) 2011 by the Madras Management Association (MMA) in the category of educational institutions.
The ceremony was graced by the Chief Guest, Shanker Annaswamy, Managing Director, IBM India Private Limited and members from Great Lakes and MMA.
(1894 – 1983)
1927 – Starts the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) along with Purushottam Takkur
1932 – Becomes first President of All India Harijan Sevak Sangha
1942 – Establishes Hindustan Motors
1957 – Awarded the Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India
1964 – Founded BITS Pilani in its current form
The Nalanda Mentor Group, headed by Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, will meet today to discuss the progress of setting up an international university at the ancient seat of learning, officials said.
The meeting will be attended by Singapore's former Foreign Minister George Yeo, Lord Meghnad Desai, Sugata Bose of Harvard University and others. The university's Vice Chancellor Professor Gopa Sabbarwal will also be present.