IIT Kanpur & Ficci join hands to set up an outreach excellence centre in Noida, soon!

IIT Kanpur & Ficci to set up an AIIDE excellence centre in Noida under the UP Startup Policy 2020

The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday approved the proposal by IIT Kanpur and Ficci (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) to set up an excellence centre in Noida. Included under the banner of the UP Startup Policy 2020, this institute will pivot around the programmes of Artificial Intelligence & Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurship (AIIDE), the IIT announced in a tweet. As per reports, the centre will be established as an outreach programme of the IIT Kanpur and the centre's new building in Noida.

New excellence centre in Noida will support 50 startups annually

The state of Uttar Pradesh has announced the establishment of three excellence centres under the scope of its startup policy. These will primarily ace in research and development, promoting best practices and incubation. The first of these centres will be set up in the medical electronics field in Lucknow's SGPGI with the help of Software Technology Parks in India. The second instalment of the scheme will specialise in artificial intelligence and innovation-driven entrepreneurship (AIIDE) at the Noida campus of IIT Kanpur.

As per reports, this Centre of Excellence in AIIDE will support around 50 startups every year, with key focus on the development and promotion in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) and the Internet of Things (IoT). With this mission, the centre envisages providing assistance to about 250 startups by the end of 5 years. It will also harness investment for the top 20 of all these business models, based on their viability.

It will develop the landscape and culture of new and indigenous industries in North India, creating an ecosystem of self-reliant economic models. The idea is to promote the growth of businesses of the future with the right funding and assistance.

UP Cabinet approves to run 6 ITIs & 6 Polytechnics

Besides this, the state of Uttar Pradesh has decided to adopt the new regulations of the All India Council for Technical Education (AITCE). In accordance with this, all appointments to senior profiles will be provisioned under the authority of the service norms. With this, the state has decided to grant the Public-Private Partnership status to 6 ITIs and 6 Polytechnics here. None of these 12 institutes is currently operating and would be run by private ventures, said an official.

He also informed that the bids for another 38 such setups are presently being finalised. This approach will help to revive those institutes which have been lying dysfunctional for many years.

Lucknow's NimbleQ presents an interactive parent-kid workshop on cryptocurrency for 1-10 graders!

Register ASAP for an hour of fun-filled knowledge session on Sunday, June 27!

As the world recovered from the financial crisis of 2008, we witnessed the emergence of a new form of digital currency. Through the past decade, this decentralised virtual money has evolved internationally into the dynamic world of cryptocurrency and it carries countless possibilities for the future today!

While this revolution changes its face every day, you can be ahead of the race by starting out early. So if you wish to equip yourself and your kid for the future, Lucknow's NimbleQ is here to guide you with an interactive parent-child (Grade 1 to 10) workshop on cryptocurrency! Register now by clicking here!

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Holistic education takes a leap in Lucknow with booming opportunities for young kids!

It is crucial to address the need for a wholesome pedagogy for young learners of the 21st century.

Technological innovations and inventive thinking together constitute the insignia of a fertile present and a progressive future. While the evolving nature of technology has made it a mandatory skill for younger learners, it is essential to couple it with a financial aptitude and business-driven attitude for assuring sustained growths, today. One must address the need for a wholesome pedagogy for kids of the 21st century, that can provide them with a life crafted as per their innate interests and ambitions!

Join Parent-Child Workshop on ABC of Cryptocurrency- https://bit.ly/2TJqSd8

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Lucknow University students demand a reduction in exam fees through a Twitter campaign!

Labeled 'No exam, no fee', the drive by the distressed pupils of the institute asks for a reduction in the exam fees and course fees.

Amid the ongoing circumstances of the pandemic, Lucknow University had recently announced offline examinations for last year and end-semester students. Expressing discontent over the fees levied by the varsity, a group of students have initiated a social media campaign on the microblogging site Twitter. Labeled 'No exam, no fee', the drive by the distressed pupils of the institute asks for a reduction in the exam fees and course fees, given the tumultuous situation of the present day.

As per the schedule released by the university, examinations for last year's students shall commence from August 10 and the examinees are asked to fill forms by July 10.

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Lucknow's Padmashree Mohd. Shahid Stadium to be developed as a centre of excellence for hockey

This step will help to nurture local talent and develop an aptitude for sports in the state, which has a rich history in the game of hockey.

A residential centre of excellence in hockey will soon be established in Lucknow, in a bid to promote the national sport across Uttar Pradesh. Centred at the Padma Shri Mohd Shahid Synthetic Stadium, this advanced academy will be the first of its kind in the state. The UP Director of Sports informed that players who have already appeared in prominent leagues, such as the nationals, will receive training here.

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Lucknow University announces MCQ-format offline exams for final year students

Pupils of other years enrolled in degree and diploma courses will be promoted based on internal marks.

Lucknow University has announced that last-year/end-semester students of all undergraduate and postgraduate programs will have to sit for offline examinations in the upcoming days. As per reports, these assessments will have multiple-choice questions to be solved within a stipulated period of time. Further, pupils of other years enrolled in degree and diploma courses will be promoted based on internal marks, according to the latest decision by the varsity administration.

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Universities in UP directed to send degrees to students by post

The decision ensures that students receive their degrees on time.

The pandemic has affected the education system in a huge way. Even though online classes have replaced physical classes, staying at home for such a long duration has taken away a lot of opportunities from students of schools and colleges alike. In such times, the authorities are trying their best to provide assistance and tackle all the hurdles. And now, in an attempt to timely award degrees to college students, new instructions have been given to universities across UP.

Chancellor of state universities & UP Governor, Andiben Patel has directed Vice-Chancellors of Universities across the state to send college degrees to students by post. The decision was formalised in an online review meeting of two state institutes, Lucknow University and Bathkhande Music Institute Deemed University and ensures that students do not have to run for their degrees.

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All engineering & polytechnic students in UP to take online exams in July!

Virtual assessments for first, second and third-year students shall be conducted in the last week of July.

In view of the easing pandemic situation in Uttar Pradesh, the state technical education department has announced schedules for the students of all years enrolled under it. Reportedly, the authority has stated that the final year students of technical universities and polytechnic institutes would sit for online tests in the third week of July. Besides, the virtual assessments for first, second and third-year students shall be conducted in the last week of July.

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