Category Archives: Edu Alerts

NISH workshop stresses use of Indian Sign Language as learning aid

Three day workshop noted the importance of ISL in the holistic development of deaf children Thiruvananthapuram: The importance of Indian Sign Language (ISL) in the early-stage holistic development of deaf children and in their higher education was reiterated at a recent three-day international workshop at

IIITM-K to initiate first Blockchain Technology Academy in Kerala 

Thiruvananthapuram: After Karnataka, Kerala will become the second state to get its own ‘Blockchain Academy’, which will spearhead research and innovations and impart technical consultancy in a cutting-edge technology that has been described as the most promising innovation since the Internet. The Indian Institute of

Multimedia art at KMB 2016 inspires visiting US design students

Kochi: Students and faculty of the Boston-based Massachusetts College of Art and Design in the US recently visited the ongoing third edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) to explore possibilities for crossovers between different art disciplines. Ahead of a tour of Aspinwall House, the primary

IMS Noida collaborates with Skema Business School, France

Noida: Institute of Management Studies (IMS) Noida, one of the leading management institutes of India has entered into collaboration with Skema Business School, France for its management courses. The collaboration aims at strengthening academic co-operation between India and France and will also lead to academic

Lancers International School celebrates Annual Sports Meet

Gurgaon: Lancers International School held its annual Sports Day at the school playground on February 10 and February 17, 2017. The Sports Day for PYP and MYP/DP was held on February 10 and February 17 respectively. The event opened with a warm welcome accorded to

Gurugram to get new varsity

Gurugram: The city of Gururgram is set to get a new educational institution with the launch of Starex University. Inspired by the motto, “Visualization is a key to success”, Starex University aims to develop a global vision among scholars. “We envision Starex University as a

WWI’s “Be the Change” week dedicates to differently abled working professionals

The key highlights included the screening of ‘Margarita with a Straw’, an insightful panel discussion in association with Varija Life and finally wrapping up with the visit of differently abled working professionals from FPH Mumbai: Whistling Woods International (WWI), Asia’s premier Film, Communication and Media Arts institute, dedicated an entire month towards the theme ‘Be the Change’, which aimed at spreading awareness about the special needs of differently abled people. The film & media institute, situated in the heart of Mumbai, has always believed to have a key role in the social welfare of the city, and an ethical responsibility towards the environment. Through its course of operation, WWI has proudly associated itself with several NGOs such as, Salaam Baalak Trust, Organ India, Laadli – A Population First Initiative and Aseema among others for the welfare and development of the lesser privileged. With the aim of giving back to the society as responsible global citizens, students are encouraged to not limit their learnings to their curriculum, but much more. Following the tradition, ‘Be the Change’ as a part of the institute’s CSR activity, saw more than 130 members from the ‘Fellowship of the Physically Handicapped (FPH)’ gracing the occasion with their presence, as they visited WWI campus. One of the key highlights of the special week was a panel discussion, in association with Varija Life titled ‘Recognising Ability over Disabilities’, to understand the special needs and abilities of physically and mentally challenged people. The esteemed panelists included educationists like Varija Bajaj, Founder, Varija Life, Geeta Castelino, Head CSR, Welingkar Institute of Management & Research, Rabiya Nazki HOD, Producing, Whistling Woods International, Shama Sikander, Actor, Paras Sharma, Clinical Psychologist, The Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Somnath Sen, Director Outreach and Affiliations, Whistling Woods International. With over 200 students in attendance, the panellists shed light on the need for a sustainable change in the society, and how the society at large must realise and come forward to acknowledge and contribute towards the development of the lesser privileged section of the society. Speaking at the event, Meghna Ghai Puri, President WWI said, “We feel extremely proud to host an event which aims at transforming the lives of so many students. It was indeed an honour for us to host an insightful panel discussion in association with Varija Life. We are extremely happy to have the members of FPH visit our campus, and make the entire event all the more special with their presence. Through this week, we hope to have contributed in spreading awareness about an important cause, thereby taking a significant step towards inspiring the society to Be the Change.” From woman empowerment to child welfare, organ & blood donation to drug abuse, tree plantation drive to clean India campaign, gender sensitisation to educating the underprivileged students, it is admirable to see WWI students, faculty and staff synergise to address social issues put together for several noble causes. The various CSR initiatives enlighten students & staff to be responsible and global citizens of the world at large.