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GATE 2018 notification: IIT Guwahati to conduct exam in February; from important dates to application process, all you need to know
GATE 2018: The notification for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2018 is out and Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) is all set to conduct the examination in the month of February next year.
GATE 2018: The notification for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2018 is out and Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) is all set to conduct the examination in the month of February next year. While the application forms for the exam will be available on the official website in the next two days, candidates need to register themselves on or before March 27, 2018. Interested and eligible students can apply for the same through GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) on the official website at gate.iitg.ac.in as soon as the application link has been activated by the Institute. GATE is an all India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and technology. It is conducted every year for students seeking admission in Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science, in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies, it is mandatory for them to qualify GATE.
Here is all that you need to know about the exam:- GATE 2018 Important Dates-
GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens- September 1, 2017 (Friday)
Last Date for Submission of (Online) Application (through Website)- October 5, 2017 (Thursday)
GATE 2018 Examination- From February 3 to February 11, 2018
Note: The Examination will be conducted in two session. The first session will take place in the forenoon from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, while the other session will take place in the afternoon from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
As per the given dates, candidates can check detailed notification at GATE’s official website – gate.iitg.ac.in. Like every year, candidates will have to first register themselves by submitting their basic details such as name (as per proof certificates), email id and phone number etc. Then they will have to fill the required details in the application form online and complete the registration process by submitting the application fee. Aspirants will also have to upload the required documents. The application fee for female candidates is Rs 750 for SC/ST/PwD category candidates is Rs 750 and for all other candidates, the fee is Rs 1500. For International candidates the fee is $50.
GATE 2018 will be conducted on 23 subjects. Examination for all the 23 subjects will be conducted as online Computer Based Test (CBT).The official website clearly mentions that the candidates have to register and fill the application via ONLINE mode only at GOAPS, while the link will be made available on the official website of GATE.- For Online Applicatiom, Important Dates and Updates – http://gate.iitg.ac.in/
IANS Feeds | August 24, 2017 | New Delhi |
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Adobe India on Thursday announced its Women in Technology Scholarship Programme aimed at recognising extraordinary students in the fields of science and engineering.
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Adobe India on Thursday announced its Women in Technology Scholarship Programme aimed at recognising extraordinary students in the fields of science and engineering. The registrations for the programme commenced from Thursday. “Adobe India’s Women in Technology Scholarship Programme is a platform for female students in the field of technology to demonstrate their exceptional skills and get a chance to contribute in an environment that thrives on innovation,” Abdul Jaleel, Vice President, People Resources India, Adobe, said.
According to Adobe India, the winners of the programme will have an opportunity to pursue an internship with the company next year. Adobe will also sponsor tuition fees for the remainder of the award recipients’ university education across B.Tech, M. Tech or dual degrees, upto two years. All Indian female citizen students, who are currently enrolled at an Indian university for the 2017-2018 academic year, are eligible to apply for the programme. – Click here for more details …http://www.adobe.com/careers/university/india-women-tech.html
The Free Press Journal | By | Opinion | | Aug 22, 2017
New Delhi: Hindu Gods are making a quiet entry into the awards and scholarships given by the government-run All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) that was set up for promotion of higher education in India. So far, the awards used to be instituted in the name of eminent scientists and engineers. First came Goddess Laxmi in the form of Pradhan Mantri Laxmi Programme introduced last fiscal to provide scholarships to students of poor and middle class families to pursue technical education. Now, the AICTE in a joint collaboration with India’s apex engineering body Engineering Council of India (ECI) is promoting “spirit of engineering and creation patronised by Lord Vishwakarma”, describing him as the ruling deity of construction practices in India. The two bodies are jointly conducting competition for AICTE-ECI Awards for outstanding students and teachers of degree and diploma-level technical education institutions as well as to promote innovations of individuals. Nominations are invited for these awards latest by August 25.
The AICTE has also instituted the Clean Campus Award 2017, though without affixing the name of any God. The last date set for this award is September 8. The award is to recognise institutions that are doing a good job in waste management of various kinds to spur others into action. The guidelines for the Vishwakarma Awards say there shall be three awards each in civil, electrical, mechanical, electronics, computer science an biotechnology streams and will be given to outstanding student engineers. Similarly there will be three awards each to the teachers in these streams.There are also three outstanding institution awards to be given on the basis of the maximum number of awards won by their students and teachers. – Courtesy
AICTE – ECI Chhatra Vishwakarma Awards 2017
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India & Engineering Council of India (ECI)), the apex Engineering Body of India are jointly holding a competition “AICTE-ECI Chhatra Vishwakarma Awards” for the students of AICTE approved technical institutions. ECI is registered as a Not–for-profit Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and is the prime institution to standardize and harmonize, in various major engineering disciplines, professional practices in India and competency standards of practicing professionals with their counterparts in other member countries of WTO. Its members include all major Councils & Bodies of each stream of Engineering.
The ‘AICTE-ECI Chhatra Vishwakarma Awards’ are inspired by the spirit of engineering and creation patronized by Lord Vishwakarma, the ruling deity of construction practices in India. At the ‘AICTE-ECI Chhatra Vishwakarma Awards’, the innovations and achievements of individuals and institutions/ organizations shall be recognized and applauded. These awards are an embodiment of encouraging truly successful efforts that have made a mark on the industry in terms of delivering better outputs & processes and creating higher benchmarks for the industry to help in nation building. The ‘AICTE-ECI Chhatra Vishwakarma Awards’ are an epitome for motivating individuals and institutions/ organizations to raise their performance in their specific domains leading to significant contribution towards the growth & development of the nation. Applications shall be short listed based on their conformity to the guidelines issued by ECI and information furnished by nominees for specific categories. The recipients will be finalised based on the scrutiny of the applications by the jury, interviews and site visits.
Objectives of the Awards
To recognize and honour innovative work of the students displaying exceptional skills in different Engineering streams.
Awards will be in following Categories separately for Degree and Diploma Students:
1. Category I – Outstanding Student Engineers (3 Awards each in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics Engineering & Computer Science streams and their allied branches) (Ref. Annexure-A for allied Branches)
2. Category II – Outstanding Teachers Awards (3 Awards each in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics Engineering & Computer Science streams and their allied branches)
3. Category III – Outstanding Institutions Awards (3 Awards) based on maximum awards won and other criteria.
Nominations for all categories are welcome and it may be kindly noted that entries close on 31st August 2017.
For details about :-
Start-up Contest 2017: Inviting Entries from Students, Faculty & Institutions latest by 31st of August 2017. Please visit www.startup.aicte-india.org for entries in Start-up Contest 2017.
Student/ Early Stage Startup
Student Start-up which is in pre-incubation stage or similar having been started by one or more co-founders in his/her college days or having been started by an alumni of any institute in India within 2 years of passing out from any academic program. This also includes any other start-up which is incubated or otherwise but it is between 0-3 years of its operation since its incorporation.
Faculty Lead Startup
Entrepreneurial faculties who are currently continuing their academic research profession in any Institute in India may submit their start-ups established by them (as Founder or co-founder)
Institution Supporting Startups
Under this category, academic & research institutions those are actively promoting and supporting innovation and startups in their campus and region are requested to submit. Interested institute has to send the filled application as per the below format to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st August 2017. – Click here for Eligibility and Application : http://www.startup.aicte-india.org/
Start-up Contest 2017: Inviting Entries from Students, Faculty & Institutions latest by 10th September, 2017. Please visit http://www.startup.aicte-india.org for entries in Start-up Contest 2017
India Innovation Initiative or i3 is one of India’s largest and most-awaited innovation challenges jointly-promoted by the Confederation of Indian Industry, the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to identify, reward and recognize the top innovators from across the country and to enable commercialisation of the best, home-grown innovations through incubation support, mentorship, investor and industry connect. Now in its 9th edition, the focus of i3 2017 is on identifying high-potential innovators who have developed innovations with high-impact, and orienting and training them to become entrepreneurs. This year, the focus is on the human aspect, developing key entrepreneurship skills of innovators for maximum impact.
India Innovation Initiative (i3) is one of India’s most prestigious and most-awaited national innovation challenges promoted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) that aims to encourage, enable and provide support to the development of home-grown, high-impact science & technology-based innovations and their transformation into viable and scalable commercial and social ventures.
Since its inception in 2009, it has been connecting original innovations having high social or industrial impact with the start-up ecosystem of business incubators, angel investors, venture capitalists and mentors at different stages of the innovation or business cycle, after they undergo a highly- competitive selection-process.
Benefits for Innovators
There are lots of reasons, but most importantly because..
- The top 100 will get the opportunity to present their innovations in front of a Jury in the Regional Fairs
- Top 100 innovators selected will get exclusive pre-incubation entrepreneurship training as part of the Regional Fairs
- The Top 20 innovators selected from the regional fairs will get to present their innovations at the i3 National Fair live in front of a Grand Jury for the i3 Top Awards.
- The winners of the i3 Top Awards will be recognized and awarded at the Awards function.
- Get access to incubation and connect to investor network
- Opportunity to receive mentorship support from serial entrepreneurs, investors and senior corporate professionals
- Networking with start-up ecosystem experts – incubator and accelerators, investors , mentors, senior corporates, academia and government officials. AICTE Notification – Programme Details…Click here http://www.i3.ciiinnovation.in/noc-programme-details-2017.php / http://www.i3.ciiinnovation.in/
Texas Instruments ‘India Innovation Challenge 2017’ to nurture engineering innovation among university students in India
Business World | 20 July, 2017 |
Collaboration with IIM Bangalore and the Department of Science and Technology will mentor students and fund winning teams with INR 3.5 crore for start-ups
Texas Instruments (TI) today (20 July,2017) announced the launch of the second edition of India Innovation Challenge Design Contest (IICDC 2017). TI will continue the collaboration with the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) to nurture innovation and consistent with the goals of the Make in India program. Last year, IICDC 2016 attracted registrations from 11,000 engineering students across 624 colleges in India. During IICDC 2017, TI will provide resources and in-depth technical training program throughout the contest. DST will provide Rs 3.5 crores to the student start-ups for prototyping and seed funding. NSRCEL at IIM Bangalore will provide business mentoring and incubation support. MyGov, the government’s online portal, will be extended to the participants for registration. Sanjay Srivastava, Director, TI India University Program said, “TI believes in nurturing engineering students through our university program, especially through experiential learning. IICDC is a great example of this. We are thankful to all the partners for helping us build IICDC as a thriving platform for young minds to generate ideas and then launch their start-ups.”
Professor Suresh Bhagavatula, Chairperson, Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development, NS Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) at IIM Bangalore said, “IIMB sees an exciting opportunity through this collaboration with TI on the IICDC by coming across unique entrepreneurial ideas from the best talents of the country and helping them incubate the ideas and transform them into successful enterprises. With mentors from NSRCEL, we see a lot of growth and competitive opportunity for students who want to address critical problems through their innovations.” Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO of MyGov said, “MyGov is glad to support DST and TI India in bringing innovative ideas from different corners of the country to one platform, thus further strengthening government’s Make in India program. The Innovative Platform of MyGov has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) that has great engagement and evaluation features to conduct such contests. The platform has hosted number of such innovative contests in recent years.”
- The contest is open for all Indian engineering students pursuing undergraduate, postgraduate&Doctoral degrees with Indian engineering colleges.
- All the participants must be Indian Nationals
- TI will be providing TI tools worth up to USD 200 for each team free of cost. You must use all TI devices in your solution.
Click here For Registration and More Details : https://innovate.mygov.in/india-innovation-challenge-design-contest-2017/
The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. The Award is open to current and recent design engineering students. It’s run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson’s charitable trust, as part of its mission to get young people excited about design engineering.
Design something that solves a problem.
The brief is broad. We’re looking for designers who think differently to create products that work better. Engineers who follow an iterative design process. Rough and ready prototypes. Products that have a significant and practical purpose, are commercially viable, and are designed with sustainability in mind.
Why should I enter the James Dyson Award?
Lots of reasons. The chance to win nationally or internationally – and the prestige. The James Dyson Award celebrates and publicises the work of young designers on a global platform. You will also have a project page on the James Dyson Foundation’s website – a place to direct family, friends, professors, and even investors and prospective employers.
Who can enter the James Dyson Award?
Entrants must be, or have been within the last four years, enrolled for at least one semester in an undergraduate or graduate engineering or design program at a university in a country chosen to participate in the James Dyson Award. In the case of team entries, at least one team member must meet the above criteria and register as the team leader. All other members of the team must be, or have been within the last four years, enrolled for at least one semester in an undergraduate or graduate program at a university in a country chosen to participate in the James Dyson Award.
All entrants are required to provide documentation of their student or alumni status. Acceptable documentation includes: transcript, dated schedule of classes, grade report, signed and dated letter from a professor or dean, or a degree certificate. You will be required to provide this documentation during the registration process and can upload a PDF, JPEG or MS Word document.
Timeline : Mar 30 – Entries Open, Jul20 – Entries Close, Sep7 – National Winners & Finalists Announced, Sep28 – Dyson Engineers Shortlist, Oct26 – International Winner Announced
https://jamesdysonaward.org/ / Click here to register : https://jamesdysonaward.org/individual-registration/
Business Standard | Romita Majumdar | Mumbai June 24, 2017 | Gridlock Hackathon |
Its seventh such annual hackathon will come to a close today, with over 100 solutions emerging from.
Flipkart is looking at hackathons as a way to fast track innovations and build solutions that can be implemented in its business quickly. So far, the company says a little over a dozen such solutions born at hackathons over the past six years have made it to production. The company’s seventh such 24-hour annual hackathon will come to a close on Friday, with over 100 solutions emerging from it. Flipkart says unlike other schemes to help engineers come up with new innovations, hackathons work best because they have fewer restrictions on what engineers can build. “It’s an engagement program to empower our engineers to create something that excites them. Engineers have a green signal to take projects to production, get experimental data and then take a call on its viability. The teams just come together organically with their ideas,” said Amar Nagaram, Engineering VP at Flipkart. The theme of innovations range from increasing customer impact, easing customer experience and simplifying employee interface to social welfare. Flipkart is also running another Hackathon in Bangalore to help solve the city’s traffic woes. The contest is open to people outside the organisation as well. The management takes a backseat during hackathons to allow “Flipsters” or employees to indulge themselves in 24 hours of absolute innovation. Participants are given a free run to take their hacks to production and ensure that they are workable. In the past more than 30 hacks have gone into production with almost a dozen still in production. “It is a seamless engagement of product, business and engineering teams to innovate, ” added Nagaram. Almost 70 per cent of Flipkart’s engineering team participated in this year’s hackathon.
Flipkart’s hackathons have thrown up innovations that have not only reduced company spending but also increased ease of use for customers. The hackathons do not necessarily focus on business-centric hacks for innovation. After the Nepal earthquake participants created a hack that allowed the creation of chain of networks to help people access internet connection in times of disaster. “Even on regular days we resolve a number of problem statements but this is just concentrated 24 hours where we just hack and not think about anything else,” he said. Hacks have to be completely usable to qualify for evaluation. The evaluation is a four-hour long process spanning ideas from almost 200 teams of three to four participants each. Sometimes Flipkart hackathons are opened up for non-organizational participants like the current Gridlock event. Does it help to attract talent? “After being exposed to 24 hours of Flipkart’s core infrastructure, people have expressed interest to work here, although that is not necessarily the intention of opening it up to outsiders,” said Nagaram. Hackathon are becoming more common across India’s technology landscape, as companies look to speed up development, come up with creative ways to solve problems and even look at employment or partnerships. While startups are well versed with the hackathon culture, larger organisations too are picking it up. SBI has already launched a hackathon to reimagine banking technology while TCS has launched nationwide hackathons to zero in on future recruits. – Courtesy / Take a look at https://www.hackerearth.com/sprints/flipkart-hackathon/
Avenue Mail | Jamshedpur June 14, 2017 |
Jamshedpur, June 13 : Tata Steel, today, announced the winners of its pioneering initiative, ‘Women of Mettle’ Scholarship programme, aimed at encouraging gender diversity in the manufacturing sector. In keeping with its commitment to the young generation, Tata Steel announced the scholarship programme, ‘Women of Mettle’ in January 2017. The programme aims to identify, groom and encourage female engineering talent for a sector that historically has imbalanced gender representation. Female students in their second year of engineering from select 45+ engineering institutes across India were invited to be a part of this initiative. Through a rigorous multi-phase process, a total of 30 candidates were selected for the 2-day finale, which witnessed an amazing showcase of talent, hard work and competitiveness.
Top 11 candidates emerged as the winners of the 2017 edition. The winners are eligible for a scholarship amount of Rs 2 lakh (Rs.1 lakh in the 3rd and 4th year respectively), internship opportunity in their third year, sponsorship to participate in technical conferences, a pre-placement job offer and mentorship from the senior leadership of the organisation. Speaking at the Grand finale of ‘Women of Mettle’ Scholarship programme, Suresh Dutt Tripathi, Vice President, HRM, Tata Steel said, “Our constant pursuit of excellence has enabled us to take up new challenges and set industry benchmarks. Building an equitable culture and a diverse leadership team is a responsibility we take seriously. Women of Mettle is one of the first programmes in the manufacturing industry where we not only provide scholarships but a career at Tata Steel.” The winners of the Women of Mettle Scholarship Programme 2017 edition are- Sharon Manvika Deva from NIT Warangal, Megharanjini, CET Bhubaneswar, Dedeepya Regatti, NIT Warangal, Khyati Mahatab, CET Bhubaneswar, Ragini Sreenath, IIT Madras, Subhashree Nayak, CET Bhubaneswar, Urja Agrawal, CET Bhubaneswar, Anupma Arya, NIT Jamshedpur, Daria Nair, IIT Madras, Saloni Ranjan, BIT Mesra and Aakanksha from IIT Kanpur. – Courtesy