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3 Indians make in MIT TR Innovators Under 35 list

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Three women have reached the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Review’s Innovators Under 35 list this year.

THE PROUD WOMEN

1. Radha Boya, a researcher from University of Manchester’s Graphene Research Institute

2. Suchi Saria, a researcher from Johns Hopkins University

3. Neha Narkhede, co-founder of a Palo-Alto start-up, Confluent Inc.

Radha Boya

The 32-year-old is establishing a research group exploring the fundamentals and applications of atomic scale nanocapillaries. Her current work at Manchester is related to atomic scale capillaries with 2D materials. She got the award under the ‘Inventors’ category for developing the world’s narrowest fluid channel. It can transform filtration of water and gases. Boya did PhD in 2012 from Bengaluru-based Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR). She was recognised for her “Best Thesis”.

Neha Narkhede 

32-year old Neha Narkhede got the Innovators Under 35 award under the ‘Visionaries’ category. She is the co-founder and chief technology officer (CTO) of Confluent Inc., a Palo-Alto based start-up. As an engineer at LinkedIn, Narkhede helped invent an open-source software platform called Apache Kafka to quickly process data from things like user clicks and profile updates. This prompted her to co-found Confluent and build Apache Kafka tools for companies in 2014. Narkhede did a BE in Computer Science from the University of Pune and an MS in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, US.

Suchi Saria

The 34 year-old got the Innovators Under 35 award under the ‘Humanitarians’ category. Darjeeling-born Saria is a professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering and Bloomberg School of Public Health. She got the award for “putting existing medical data to work to predict sepsis risk”. Sepsis is a rare but serious complication of an infection. Without quick treatment, sepsis can lead to multiple organ failure and death. She did her PhD and Masters in Computer Science from Stanford University.

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DU’s Admissions Committee To Meet Today, May Discuss Upper Caste Quota

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10 % Quota Law

The admissions committee officials, however, said that they had not received anything in writing about it till now.

The Admissions Committee of the Delhi University will meet here Tuesday and may discuss the implementation of 10% quota for economically weaker section of the general category, sources said Monday. The varsity’s Academic Council, in its meeting which held on January 2, had decided to introduce 30 new courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in almost 20 colleges.

Some of the approved courses include Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Honours) in Bhimrao Ambedkar college, BA (Hons) in Economics in Dyal Singh college and Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa college, BA (Hons) in Philosophy in Hansraj college among others. The post graduate courses which have been approved include Master of Arts (MA) in English in Gurunanak Dev college and Master of Science (MSc) in operational research at Shaheed Sukhdev college of Business Studies and Keshav college.

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The admissions committee officials, however, said that they had not received anything in writing about it till now.

Sources claimed that the committee members might initiate a discussion on the reservation issue since it will be implemented in the coming session, even though it is not on the agenda of the meeting.

The HRD Ministry announced last week that it will implement 10% quota for economically weaker section of the general category from the 2019 academic session and increase around 25 per cent seats in higher educational institutions and universities across the country.

The Rajya Sabha on January 9 approved amending the Constitution to provide 10% quota to poor candidates from the general category in jobs and education, with the government terming the landmark move as “slog over sixes”. The quota will be over and above the existing 50 per cent reservation to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

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Atmosphere Needed To Attract Brightest Minds To Teaching: Pranab Mukherjee

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Pranab Mukherjee

“I can say without doubt that Patna University as a collective has played a significant role in the spread of education, especially higher education, research and innovation,” he said.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee stressed on the need for creating a conducive atmosphere to attract the brightest of the bright into teaching, research, and innovation. “There are 767 universities in the country and is expanding. There is a huge development of physical infrastructure in higher education… But I regret to point out that the quality of education, which we are providing in our institutions of higher education, are not up to the world standard,” Mr Pranab Mukherjee said.

“We will have to create a conducive atmosphere in which brightest of the bright come to the teaching, research and innovation…. Our future progress will depend increasingly on our ability to innovate, to devise efficient processes for the industrial sector and better solutions for governance,” he said.

He was addressing the annual convocation of the Patna University.

Stating that IIT graduates will be found at top places in international organizations, Pranab Mukherjee said they were not required to advance promotion of product of the mercantile company. He asked, “How many of them (IITians) are engaged in teaching and basic research?

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He remembered his association with Patna University saying that he had come here in 1984 as finance minister to participate in PU’s convocation ceremony.

“I can say without doubt that Patna University as a collective has played a significant role in the spread of education, especially higher education, research and innovation,” he said.

Mr. Pranab Mukherjee said the university has a remarkable list of nation builders as its alumni that included Dr. Sachidanand Sinha, Jai Prakash Narayan, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar and Dr. B C Roy.

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Stating that the Eastern region consistently fuelled the growth engines of modern India, he referred to a KPMG report that said Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand and Assam are expected to contribute at least 25 per cent of the country’s GDP by 2035.

Bihar Governor and Chancellor of the university Lalji Tandon exhorted students to become the agents of change and make their country proud by increasing the quality of higher education.

Pranab Mukherjee gave away Gold medals and degrees to 38 toppers of various subjects besides giving Ph.D degrees to 54 research scholars.

(Source – NDTV)

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Centre Directs Educational Institutions To Implement 10% Quota For Poor

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Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said an office memorandum has been issued to implement the stipulated quota.

The Centre has directed all educational institutes and universities to implement 10% quota for economically weak in general category in the upcoming educational year.

Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said an office memorandum has been issued to implement the stipulated quota.

The government has issued an office memorandum to implement a 10% quota.

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We have issued orders yesterday to all institutes and universities to implement it in the upcoming educational year. We have also asked states to implement it he said.

The Parliament recently passed the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019 to grant 10% quota in education and government jobs to economically weaker individuals belonging to the general category, across religions.

The reservation is meant for individuals whose annual earning is below Rs. 8 lakh and who possess less than 5 acres of agriculture land.

(Source – NDTV )

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