Prachi Verma

  • CL Educate to invest in campus-based startups

    CL Educate to invest in campus-based startups

    The WAIN innovator pipeline is rapidly closing in on 100,000 innovators and the CL Educate Board has approved the creation of a Rs 30 crore corpus WAIN fund, with CL Educate as the anchor investor, according to a release shared by the company.

    Other colleges charge up to 20x more than revised JNU hostel fees

    Other colleges charge up to 20x more than revised JNU hostel fees

    Revised hostel charges for JNU students are Rs 3,600 per annum (for students from below-poverty-line families, the revised annual charges are Rs 1,800). In IIT Bombay and Delhi, annual hostel charges are Rs 20,000 and Rs 15,000 per student, respectively.

    IIM Bangalore launches a programme with Gabelli School of Business

    IIM Bangalore launches a programme with Gabelli School of Business

    “The programme, with its accent on conceptual building blocks and immersive learning experience through field trips and projects, will fill the long-felt need for a quality programme in the Fintech space in India,” said Madan Mohan Raj, chief programme officer, executive education programmes at IIMB.

    Combating Delhi's pollution even on war footing could take more than five years

    Combating Delhi's pollution even on war footing could take more than five years

    IIT Delhi submitted a long list of recommendations to the ministry of environment, forest and climate control, and short-term measures to the Supreme Court, this week. Its suggestions to the ministry include the setting up of simulation or decision theatres (for combating pollution) on the lines of that in the Arizona State University (ASU).

    Prime Minister’s Office sets up panel to address air pollution issues in Delhi

    Prime Minister’s Office sets up panel to address air pollution issues in Delhi

    The committee will coordinate efforts by over 40 research institutes to find solutions to problems affecting New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune. The panel will be chaired by Niti Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar to draw up plans to address air pollution in the Capital and other city-specific issues.

    Consulting companies keep the show going at B-school summers

    Consulting companies keep the show going at B-school summers

    At XLRI, there has been a 37% increase in summer internship offers from consulting firms compared to last year, with the institute receiving 56 offers from such firms. At IIM Calcutta, three new consulting firms visited for the first time, even as Axis Bank, Yes Bank and Bank of Baroda —which visited last year — did not come in this time.

    IIT Delhi, ISRO jointly setting up space technology cell in campus

    IIT Delhi, ISRO jointly setting up space technology cell in campus

    The cell will work for carrying out focused research projects in the space technology domain with specific deliverables. It is also proposed that IIT Delhi as an institute becomes academic partner of ISRO in research areas for example AI, nanotechnology, functional textiles, smart manufacturing or any area of joint interest, according to IIT's director.

    IIT Delhi launches Global Alumni Endowment Fund, targets $1 billion over 7 years

    IIT Delhi launches Global Alumni Endowment Fund, targets $1 billion over 7 years

    The institute aims to achieve a target of $1 billion over a period of 7 years for the newly launched fund that will work towards the development of the institute, encourage innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. The earnings will be utilized under the guidance of a Governing Board of Advisors consisting primarily of alumni and the IIT Delhi administration.

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