Education Briefs: Jindal law school scholarships

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Jindal law school scholarships
Sonipat, June 3.

The Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), Sonipat will award 500 scholarships to students joining the school in the new academic year 2022-23. “JGLS has decided to award 500 scholarships to meritorious students who join JGLS with high merit in the entrance exam and whose annual parental income is less than the limit prescribed by the university, in the new academic year 2022-23. During the past 13 years since it was established, O.P. Jindal Global University has awarded scholarships valued over Rs.250 crore with almost half the students who graduated having received some scholarship amount. This is important to ensure equity and access while maintaining the highest standards of excellence in legal education,” says Dr. C. Raj Kumar, founding vice chancellor of the O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat (Haryana).

According to Raj Kumar, JGLS scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit-cum-means. Students from households with annual income above Rs.30 lakh are ineligible. Merit is determined by scores in the national level entrance exam LSAT-India. “We strictly implement the household income criterion to ensure that the scholarships are awarded to those who need it most,” he said in a statement issued by O.P. Jindal Global University.
In the EW India Higher Education Rankings 2022-23, JGU is ranked India’s #1 private liberal arts and humanities university.

BYJU’s latest acquisition
Bengaluru, May 11. Great Lakes E-learning Services Pvt. Ltd, a Delhi-based company of the Bengaluru-based edtech BYJU’s Group has acquired Singapore-based Northwest Executive Education (NEE), a global provider of executive education programmes.

“NEE, with its portfolio of high-quality leadership programmes from some of the world’s best universities will augment the high quality, skill-based professional learning offerings of Great Learning to collaboratively realise the goal of becoming the world’s largest provider of executive education, continuing education and lifelong learning,” said Mohit Jain, founder-CEO of NEE in a media statement. Northwest offers executive education programmes of universities such as MIT, UC Berkeley, Yale, UCLA, University of Chicago, National University of Singapore, among others on business management, leadership, technology, healthcare, and innovation to executives in 50 countries.
Great Learning collaborates with the best universities worldwide including Stanford and Northwestern universities (USA), National University of Singapore (NUS), Deakin University (Australia), IIT-Madras, IIT-Roorkee (India) and others to enable them to deliver degree, diploma and certificate programmes.

“The guiding philosophy of both companies is to make high quality education accessible, and equip learners with the skills required to succeed in the new digital economy. NEE will augment Great Learning’s efforts to provide learners across the globe with best in-class learning opportunities from the world’s top universities,” says Mohan Lakhamraju, founder-CEO of Great Learning.

Fynd’s new programmes
Mumbai, May 24.

Reliance Industries-backed Fynd, India’s largest omnichannel platform and multi-platform tech company, invites its fourth batch of students. The academy provides technical and practical skills training to freshers and working professionals. Applicants who clear the generic Fynd Academy Entrance Exam are eligible to enrol in courses of their choice to transform themselves into industry-ready professionals.

Fynd Academy provides seven-12 weeks duration courses in fields such as Full Stack with Javascript (MEVN Script), Full-stack with Python, Game Development, Product Design UI/UX, Quality Engineering, and Blockchain development.

“We are thrilled to announce the fourth batch of Fynd Academy. The growing market demand for blockchain, game development engineers and product design professionals has motivated us to add these courses to our repertoire. Our programmes have empowered 190 individuals to learn in-demand programming languages. This initiative aligns with our aim to set a lifelong growth path for all trainees willing to enrol in our courses and join Fynd. So far, 48 students out of our three batches have joined our dedicated team and we expect more numbers to follow soon,” said Farooq Adam, co-founder of Fynd.

SkillEnable scholarships
New Delhi, May 12.

SkillEnable, a Kolkata-based ed-tech academy, will award 500 students scholarships up to Rs.1 lakh each in 2022-23, to encourage school-leaving and tertiary students to pursue data science as a career path.

The company has designed an intensive merit-based selection process to identify students with strong aptitude for data science, which will make them eligible for the scholarships after signing up for SkillEnable’s courses in data science, AI and ML.

“The prime focus of the academy is to enhance employment opportunities of our students. We provide our students with job-relevant skills set training, networking skills, interview practice and other employability enhancing programmes,” says Nirpeksh Kumbhat, founder-CEO of SkillEnable.

According to Kumbhat, last year the academy successfully placed 91 percent of its graduating batch with the starting remuneration of freshers averaging Rs.7 lakh per annum, and Rs.14 lakh for in-service professionals.

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