India’s largest MOOC offers free skills upgrades to techies, students

IMAD, an IIT-Madras affiliated online course, has already had nearly 1.5 lakh students With the widening gap between skill sets and market needs fuelling fears of impending job cuts in the IT sector, a cutting-edge, free-of-cost online course – affiliated with IIT-Madras – is helping both working professionals and students as young as 13 catch up with the latest in technology development. Since its launch in September 2016, nearly 1.5 […]


An entrepreneur must possess managerial capability: Kochouseph Chittilappilly

Entrepreneurs can build successful companies only if they complement their technical knowhow with good managerial skills, according to V-Guard Industries founder and Chairman Kochouseph Chittilappilly. As a businessman who turned a solitary electric goods manufacturing unit into a large conglomerate, Chittilappilly had much valuable advice to give young founders at a ‘Meetup Cafe’ organized by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) at Maker Village, Kalamassery, here on Friday. “Apart from the […]


Kerala Startup Mission to host ‘Meetup Cafe’ on July 21

Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), in association with Maker Village, will host ‘Meetup Cafe’, a platform aiming to bring innovators, industry leaders, investors, academicians and government officials together. Leading entrepreneur and V-Guard Industries Limited Chairman Kochouseph Chittilappilly will be the chief guest at the event, to be organised at Maker Village, Kalamassery (Kerala Technology Innovation Zone campus) on July 21 at 5 pm. S.R. Guru, Founder and Director of Mentor Guru […]


HITES and KITCO ink MOU for joint execution of health infrastructure projects

HLL Infra Tech Services Ltd (HITES), a subsidiary of HLL Lifecare Ltd (HLL), has signed an MoU with KITCO, a premier engineering, management and project consultancy firm in India, for strategic alliance to jointly undertake execution of healthcare infrastructure projects using their competencies. Under the MOU, HITES can utilize the services of Kochi-based KITCO for engineering designs. KITCO, on its part, may utilize HITES’s capability for PMC (Project Management Consultant) […]


UST Global partners with Jidoka to offer Robotic Process Automation solutions

UST Global, a US-based leading digital technology services company,has announced that it has signed a strategic alliance with Jidoka, a leading RPA technology solution provider, to expand its RPA (Robotic Process Automation) solutions portfolio in Spain and South America. With more than 17,000 employees, UST Global is accelerating the transformation of organizations worldwide towards the Digital Economy. Thanks to this alliance, hundreds of UST Global customers will have access to […]


‘Royal past laid foundations for Kerala’s famed high social indices’: Central University VC

Kerala’s celebrated rise to the top of national social indices was not entirely the result of administrative reforms by the political parties that have ruled over the State, but only a furtherance of the visionary work done by the rulers of erstwhile Travancore, said Dr G. Gopakumar, Vice Chancellor of Central University of Kerala, Kasargod. The seasoned academician made this observation during a lecture given to the new batch of […]


Government of India Press Information Bureau

Hon’ble President of India presents the 2.5 Croreth PMUY connection at Raghunathgunj, Murshidabad, West Bengal “2nd largest Ujjwala Connections given in West Bengal, after Uttar Pradesh” – Shri Pradhan Over 600 distributorships to be commissioned in West Bengal to expand LPG coverage The 2.5 Croreth LPG Connection under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was given out to Smt. Gouri Sarkar of Raghunathgunj by Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee […]


Student Startup SYM gets Acquihired by Accel-Backed Good Methods Global

Founder team takes off from SV.CO digital learning programme Save Your Money (SYM), a fintech startup offering an automated micro-saving platform, founded by five engineering students from Kerala, has been acquihired by Accel Partners backed Good Methods Global (GMG). Founded by Aravind Muraleedharan, Vivek S, Abin Alias, Aswin Dev and Sarah Abraham while in their third year of engineering at the Muthoot Institute of Technology And Science in Ernakulam, Kerala, […]


ICA Edu Skills along with Rajadhani Business School organizes Seminar on ‘Goods & Service Tax’

ICA Edu Skills, a leading skilling and training institute since 1999, in association with the Department of Commerce, Rajadhani Business School, organized an exclusive Seminar on the highly relevant issue–“Goods & Service Tax” — on July 7 th at their campus in Thiruvananthapuram. The program was attended by around 220 participants, including college faculties and students. The objective of the program was to help faculty members and students update themselves […]


High-profile panel warns of unavoidable, far-reaching tech revolution

Influential innovators, technologists and entrepreneurs offer varied solutions and perspectives on staying afloat over day-long FAYA:80 summit in Technopark  Observing that a technological upheaval, with far-reaching consequences playing out on a larger scale and smaller time-frame than even the Industrial Revolution, is imminent, a panel of prominent tech ecosystem personalities here on Wednesday called for a paradigm shift in how businesses and employees plan to navigate this sea change. “While […]


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