Archive for the ‘ Education ’ Category

HMA to organise five-day summer camp

HLL Management Academy (HMA), the learning division of HLL Lifecare Limited, will organise “Summer Mojo” – a five-day summer camp for children aged between 10-17 years at their campus at Keston Road, Kowdiar from April 18-23. This camp which aims at the creative development of the students, will nurture their multiple intelligence including linguistic, visual-spatial, musical, kinesthetic, intra personal, inter personal, naturalistic or existential. The summer camp, organised in association […]

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IIITM-K invites applications for MSc, MPhil and PhD in IT and Computer Science

The Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K), the state government’s autonomous institute based in Technopark, has invited applications for M.Sc. and MPhil Programmes. The courses are CUSAT approved. Admission tests for the courses will be conducted in Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Thodupuzha, Kochi, Palakkad, Perinthalmana, Kozhikode, Kasargode, Chennai, Madurai, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Guwahati, Patna and Kolkata. IIITM-K offers four MSc specialisations: Cyber Security, which has 40 seats, and 30 […]

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Mobile App to help conservation

The Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management – Kerala (IIITM-K) has launched a pioneering mobile app to track and gather data on the geographical distribution of flora and fauna, aimed at helping scientists and students in the fields of research and conservation. The ‘first of its kind’ biodiversity app, BIOTA, was developed by researchers at the C V Raman Laboratory of Ecological Informatics at IIITM-K, which has been set […]

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Curriculum should be rewritten for prosperity of nation: Bharatheeya Vichara Kendram

The curriculum for higher education should be refashioned to foster cultural nationalism and bring prosperity for the country, experts said on Saturday, while making an impassioned plea to create a conducive atmosphere in the universities to instill confidence among the Dalits. The views were expressed at a seminar on  ‘Nationalism – Challenging Perception and New Challenges’, organised by Bharatheeya Vichara Kendram (BVK) as part of Sri P Parameswaran Navati Celebrations […]

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Underwater drone for ship inspection wins hardware startup contest

Winning team to compete for $50,000 grand prize in US finals A robotic drone that can send real-time video of ships and other underwater structures to help with their repair and maintenance has won a prestigious US-centered hardware startup competition that was held in India for the first time at the Kochi-based electronics incubator Maker Village. EyeROV, developed by Johns T Mathai and Kannappa Palaniappan P, was selected from seven […]

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Hanna Tuulikki conducts workshops to illustrate, experiment with ‘voice’

Working with voices and bodies, both trained and otherwise, to build whole worlds out of sound, Finnish-English musician and artist Hanna Tuulikki shared the nuances of her vocal practice over an experimental workshop series held here over the weekend. Over the two-day ‘Traditional Ballad and Experimental Vocal Ensemble Workshop’, Tuulikki – a participating artist at the ongoing Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 – also explored expressions and compositions in the Celtic, Gaelic […]

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Media experts raise concern over curbs on digital media and its misuse

BM Anand Foundation, a Biennale collateral, organises panel discussion Foundation announces setting up of the BM Anand Award for Creativity  Evaluating the vitality of New Media, a panel of eminent experts has expressed concern over growing governmental onslaughts on the digital domain through subtle surveillance as well as its reckless misuse by irresponsible people to stifle democratic dissent and compromise individual freedom on social media. “Democratic dissent is being suppressed […]

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Tobacco use triggers multimorbidity among the elderly, says a study

Kerala has the highest prevalence of high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease Tobacco use is responsible for causing more than one health condition or multimorbidity among the elderly, thereby accentuating the burden by non-communicable diseases in Kerala, a new study reveals. The seven-state study, published in a recent edition of BMJ Open (a leading online, open access journal on medical research), has brought out that Kerala has the highest […]

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Indian Biodiversity Congress 2017 Urges Researchers to Work on Climate Resilient Species and Bio Diverse Farming to Address Climate Change

The fourth edition of the Indian Biodiversity Congress (IBC 2017) which came to a close in Puducherry on Sunday, has urged research institutions to work on ‘drought and flood-tolerant crops’ available indigenously, and ecological farming techniques that would reduce release of carbon from soils by offering improvement and innovations in the traditional biodiverse farming methods. It also called for prioritizing research on agro-biodiversity documentation at grass roots levels, genetic improvement […]

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UST Global Partners with Microsoft for Dev Confluence 2017 in Trivandrum

UST Global, a leading digital technology services company, partnered with Microsoft and Kerala Microsoft Users Group (K-MUG) to organise Dev Confluence 2017 at UST Global’s Technopark campus in the city on Saturday, 25 February 2017. The event was inaugurated by Alexander Varghese, Chief Administrative Officer and Country Head, UST Global. The keynote address was delivered by Annie Mathew, Director Audience Evangelism at Microsoft. Over 250 software professional from across companies […]

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