IIT-m sets up IR Mammographic Unit
The Paterson Cancer Center (PCC), Chennai, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELTT), Chennai have collaborated to develop an IR Mammographic Unit for non-invasive, thermal image screening for early breast cancer detection. A memorandum of understanding was signed between the three institutions on July 21 at the Paterson Cancer Center, Chennai and the IR Mammographic Unit was inaugurated to carry forward the research. Under this MoU, IIT Madras is responsible for developing the technology (thermal imager and diagnosis software); the Patterson Institute will handle all the clinical issues. National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology will provide all the cameras and computers needed for the project.
Ashoka University appoints Malabika Sarkar as Principal Advisor
Prof Malabika Sarkar, former Vice-Chancellor of Presidency University, Kolkata, has been appointed the Principal Advisor (Academic) at Ashoka University. In this new role, she will work with the Vice-Chancellor to further the University’s academic vision. Prof Sarkar was Vice-Chancellor of Presidency University till May 2014. Earlier, she was Head of the Department of English and member of the University Council at Jadavpur University. She was also a member of the UGC Panel of Experts in English and Foreign Languages and a panel member of NAAC. An alumna of Presidency College, Kolkata, and Cambridge University, UK, later Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge, she was elected to a Life Membership at Clare Hall in 2003. She is a Fellow of the English Association (FEA), UK. Sarkar is the Founder-President of the Centre for Studies in Romantic Literature and continues to direct its annual international conferences. Deeply interested in women’s welfare and the education of underprivileged children, she is currently the President of the Women’s Coordinating Council (WCC), founded in 1960, the apex body in the State of West Bengal with 74 affiliated NGOs.
Cambridge English hosts Summit on Communication Skills
Cambridge English Language Assessment (part of the University of Cambridge) hosted a discussion on ‘Learning and Assessing English language’ in Chennai. The event witnessed Principals from Schools and renowned educationalists across the city coming together to actively discuss the challenges in ensuring that children are competent and confident in their use of English. Angela ffrench, Director of Operations, South Asia, along with others held a workshop for the teachers.
Gate Academy announces NEC Winners
Gate Academy, a GATE exam preparation company, hosted the final round of National Engineering Challenge (NEC) 2015 on July 19. The event, held at The Park, 14/7 MG Road, Bangalore, was aimed at empowering engineering students and exposing them to a national-level competition. The finale witnessed the five teams competing with each other for a cash prize worth `1, 00,000, whereas the runner-up team got prizes worth `50,000. The event was co-sponsored by Olx.in, Pinig Tablet, Helios lifestyle Pvt Ltd and Course Kart. Kranthi K from Vijayawada and Nikhil Harish from Coimbatore, representing the Southern Stephens team were announced as winners. Dushyant Khandiya from Delhi and Prakhar Gupta from Jaipur, representing the Northern Newtons were announced as the runner-up team.
GITAM organises workshop
The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of GITAM University, Visakhapatnam organised a workshop on “Challenges Facing Power Sector” on July 17. Global Energy Technical Consultant Prof C Radhakrishna was the chief guest. Vice-Chancellor Prof G Subrhamnayam, National Thermal Power Corporation AGM S Venkateswara Rao, GITAM Institute of Technology Principal Prof K Lakshmiprasad, EEE Department Head Prof GVKR Sastry and Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) Coordinator Prof MRS Satyanarayana also participated in the meeting.
Glion opens admissions to london campus’ courses
Glion Institute of Higher Education has announced that it has begun to accept applications for its London campus from all international students.The Glion London campus, hosted by the University of Roehampton in the western part of the city, was opened in summer 2013 to students from the European Union. Glion London currently offers a BBA degree and postgraduate diplomas in Hospitality Management, and has hosted residency sessions for Glion’s online MBA programme. Details: www.glion.edu
SIBM-Bangalore to organise UTOPIA 2015
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bangalore is organising UTOPIA – International Students Cultural Fest 2015 on July 31. The event gives a common platform to international students in the city to meet, interact and get to know each other’s culture. Details at www.sibm.edu.in.