Education Briefs: CEO for month programme

EducationWorld April 2022 | Education Briefs Magazine

CEO for month programme
Mumbai, March 22. The Bengaluru-based Adecco Group (India), a workforce solutions company, invites applications for its ‘CEO for One Month’ mentorship programme for the year 2022. Under this initiative, currently in its seventh year, the India winner gets an opportunity to be mentored by Vidya Sagar Gannamani, chairman and managing director of Adecco India Pvt. Ltd.

Candidates in the age group 18-24 years can register and apply online at the company’s ‘CEO for One Month’ link. Registrations close on April 15. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview and further assessment for selecting an India winner. The selected candidate will get to shadow Vidya Sagar Gannamani, working side-by-side to experience the life of a senior business leader. Subsequently, ten outstanding candidates from foreign countries will be selected for a global bootcamp and one contender from this group will be chosen to work alongside and shadow the global CEO of the Adecco Group for one month.

“The ‘CEO for One Month’ programme is a golden opportunity for aspirants to learn the ropes from senior business leaders who are at the top of their game. We welcome ambitious and hardworking participants to take this chance to learn and make their mark,” says Vidya Sagar Gannamani.

The Switzerland-based Adecco Group is a Fortune 500 company which skills, develops and hires talent in 57 countries.

AU-NUS concordat
New Delhi, March 10. The Sonipat (Haryana)-based Ashoka University (AU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National University of Singapore (NUS). Under the agreement, the two institutions will exchange scientific, academic, and technical information, appropriate academic materials and other information of mutual interest. The MoU also obliges AU and NSU to identify areas for cooperation and joint research.

“This MOU opens new opportunities for students and faculty to collaborate on various fronts with NUS, Singapore. I am excited about this initiative since I have been working on it for a few years,” said Vanita Shastri, dean of global education & strategic programmes at AU, speaking on the occasion.

Added Loh Wai Lam, academic director at NUS: “This agreement is the start of a budding partnership between AU and NUS. We look forward to future opportunities for collaboration between our institutions.”

IIT-M-TCS programme
Chennai, March 22. Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) has partnered with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to launch a web-enabled industrial AI (artificial intelligence) programme targeted at upskilling corporate employees. This 18-month course, designed in consultation with TCS, will be offered by IIT-M online through virtual classrooms. The first cohort of students for the programme will be TCS professionals.

“This programme will have strong theoretical courses and lab work covering important topics in data science and AI. It will be supplemented by applied courses covering implementation of AI solutions for industrial problems in case study formats. Put together, these courses are expected to provide a strong theoretical foundation and significant application perspective to participants in the course,” said Prof. V. Kamakoti, director, IIT-Madras, speaking on the occasion.

Climate change course
Ahmedabad, March 16. Anant National University, Ahmedabad (AnantU) announced the launch of India’s first undergraduate degree programme for climate change action — B.Tech in climate technologies, a four-year undergraduate engineering study course.

This job-oriented B.Tech programme prepares students for positions in industries engaged in climate modelling, near-term climate analysis and predictions; in government policy agencies, and independent laboratories conducting climate research.

“Measuring, predicting, mitigating and adapting to climate change needs an influx of new technologies as well as millions of people skilled in the use of existing and new technologies. I invite students to become engineers engaged in addressing climate change, and request parents to support the students in their choice of this job-oriented and specialised engineering degree programme offered by AnantU,” said Dr. Miniya Chatterji, founding-director of Anant School for Climate Action, and CEO, Sustain Labs Paris, addressing a media conference.

Hero Vired-Insead partnership
New Delhi, March 24. Hero Vired, a Delhi-based edtech company, announced a partnership with INSEAD, one of the world’s most respected and largest business schools with campuses in France and Singapore, to offer a certificate programme in strategic management and business essentials. This study programme for learners in India, co-created by Hero Vired and INSEAD, is designed for mid-senior professionals, senior leaders, and entrepreneurs.

Professionals with five-15 years of experience, even if without formal management education, are invited to enrol.

“We believe this unique partnership and programme will provide a perfect blend of INSEAD’s global expertise and Hero’s Vired’s experience in the Indian subcontinent, offering learners a unique proposition of global management exposure through local lens,” said Akshay Munjal, founder-CEO of the company, speaking on the occasion.

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