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Placement Package Touches A New High In IIT Kharagpur

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Over the years VGSoM has proved itself to be one of the premier B-Schools in India and this year too was no different with yet another 100% placement for its students. This year’s placement season for the students of Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSoM) at IIT Kharagpur campus, proved to be very fruitful. Their seeds of hard work reaped rich dividends for them. The highest CTC offered to them was of Rs. 20 lakh. A total of 40 companies interviewed the batch of 82 students and were full praise for them. They readily forwarded 100 offers to the deserving students. The distinguished alumni who have been an inspiration and motivation to their alma mater have helped in achieving this feat.

Major companies that graced the placement drive for the batch of 2015-17 were Amazon, British Telecommunication, Google, Deloitte, Spencer’s, Edelweiss, Crisil, Vedanta, PwC, Titan, JP Morgan and Chase, Crisil, HPCL, Wipro, IBM, Accenture Digital and HSBC.

IIT Kharagpur’s Vgsom Placements, Bags Highest Package Of Rs. 20 Lakh

“A total of 40 companies visited VGSoM and more companies expressed their willingness to step in after having known of the quality of talent at VGSoM,” Prof Prabina Rajib, Dean (Acting), VGSoM said.

The average offers of the creamy 25% students was Rs. 16.60 lakh with the average of the top 50%, standing at Rs. 15.31 lakh. Most of the students bagged job opportunities in Operations and Consulting, closely followed by Analytics, Sales Marketing, banking, finance and insurance.

Other opportunities for the students of VGSoM came from the field of management which includes the roles in Leadership Program in Operations, B2B Sales, Project Management, Supply Chain Management, Sales and Marketing. In addition to these, students were given an opportunity to render their service in Strategic Analysts, Digital Operations Consultants, Financial Analysts, Associate Traders, Pre-Sales Consultants, Wealth Managers, Program Managers and Category Managers.

 

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IIT Roorkee Signs MoU With ISRO For Space Technology Cell

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IIT Roorkee Director A K Chaturvedi said a memorandum of understanding was signed with the ISRO to launch a space technology cell at the institute.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee in Uttarakhand on Friday said it tied up with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to set up a Space Technology Cell at its campus.

“The ISRO-IIT Roorkee Space Technology Cell shall pursue advanced research in the areas of relevance to the future technological and programmatic needs of the Indian space programme,” a statement from IIT Roorkee said.

The cell shall ensure to maximize the use of research potential, infrastructure, expertise and experience that exist in ISRO and IIT Roorkee, the statement said.

The institute will be providing the infrastructure and administrative support in setting up the cell.

The research facility will consist of faculty members, visiting scientists, experts, research personnel, technical, administrative and support staff.

Bengaluru-based ISRO has been undertaking several student outreach programmes over the past few months in order to develop scientific temper among the country’s youth.

(Source NDTV)

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IIT Kharagpur To Adopt Amazon Web Services Educate Programme

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As part of AWS Educate, the students will gain access to 12 Cloud Career Pathways covering topics that are in demand by employers, such as machine learning, cybersecurity, and software development, each with over 30 hours of content.

The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur will adopt Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate programme to help students gain cloud computing skills including hands-on experience in Artificial Intelligence (AI), a top official of the institute has said. “We are happy to introduce AWS Educate programme to provide AWS Cloud Computing experience and AI-enablement for all our students, irrespective of their branch of study. We look forward to some really innovative solution ideas coming out of this,” Director IIT Kharagpur Professor P P Chakrabarti said on Friday.

The AWS Educate programme is Amazon’s global initiative to provide students and educators with resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning and to help power the workforce of tomorrow. The programme offers a robust set of no-cost tools, resources and AWS Promotional Credits for students and educators to boost their cloud skills and experience, an official statement said.

“AWS Educate is designed to impart skill to students with the latest advancements in cloud computing technology and provide them with an environment to experiment on AWS Cloud, without making them worried about cost or access challenges,” the statement quoted Amazon Internet Services Private Limited, president, Rahul Sharma as saying.

“We are pleased to work with IIT Kharagpur in their journey of higher learning, and to help them nurture new talent for a cloud-ready workforce,” he was quoted in the statement.

As part of AWS Educate, the students will gain access to 12 Cloud Career Pathways covering topics that are in demand by employers, such as machine learning, cybersecurity, and software development, each with over 30 hours of content.

Upon completion, learners are eligible to receive an AWS Educate Certificate of Completion or an AWS Educate Badge.

(Source NDTV)

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Artificial Intelligence, Yoga Among New Subjects For CBSE Students

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CBSE has approved inclusion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an optional sixth subject for class 9 students.

CBSE students will now be introduced to the rapidly rising world of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The central education board has approved inclusion of Artificial Intelligence as an optional sixth subject for class 9 students from the upcoming academic session which starts in April 2019. Apart from Artificial Intelligence (AI), CBSE has also introduced Early Childhood Care Education, and Yoga as new subjects.

Recognizing the ‘geo-strategic’ importance of AI, CBSE has decided to offer AI as a sixth optional subject to students of class 9 onwards. Schools can also start a module on AI learning for class 8 students.

The CBSE circular says, “To enhance the multidisciplinary approach in teaching learning and also to sensitize the new generation, it was decided that School may start AI “Inspire module” of 12 hours at Class VIII itself.”

Yoga and Early Childhood Care Education will be introduced at Senior Secondary Level from this academic session.

CBSE is also offering class 10 students the choice to opt for a sixth Skill paper along with the existing five compulsory papers. If a student fails in any one of the three elective subjects (i.e. Science, Mathematics and Social Science), then it can be replaced by the Skill subject (offered as a 6th subject) and the result of Class X will be computed based on best five subjects. However, if a candidate wishes to reappear in the failed subject, they may appear along with the compartment examination.

CBSE has also asked schools affiliated with the Board to offer at least one Skill subject at Senior Secondary level.

Schools need to send the application for starting Skill subjects from 2019-20 session to CBSE latest by March 31, 2019.

(Source – NDTV)

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