Record placements year

EducationWorld June 2019 | Education Briefs

Sonipat, May 16. The 2019 graduating class of Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) has broken a new record with employment offers from over 57 corporate law and 24 litigation firms and 30 world-class universities for higher study. The top recruiter of JGLS’ graduating class of 2019 is corporate law firm Trilegal (10 offers) followed by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (9) and AZB & Partners, Luthra & Luthra, Khaitan & Co, Anand & Anand, Argus Partners, P&A Law Offices, Tempus Law, Bharucha Singh Mundkur and Economic Laws Practice.

Among the corporate recruiters of the graduating class were RBL Bank, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co, Kotak Life Insurance & Morae Global. Moreover, JGLS graduates have secured positions in top think-tanks around the country, judicial clerkship, and in-house legal departments of top-ranked companies. Higher ed institutions which have welcomed JGLS graduates include Oxford and Cambridge universities (UK) and Cornell and U-Cal, Berkeley (USA).

“JGLS has crossed a historic milestone in its tenth year with so many of our graduates receiving outstanding opportunities to pursue meaningful careers in India and abroad. This has been made possible by the dedicated mentorship of our committed faculty members and the hard work and determination of our students,” says Prof. C. Raj Kumar, founding vice chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University and dean of Jindal Global School.

upGrad-DCE online program

Mumbai, May 20. upGrad Pvt. Ltd — a Mumbai-based online higher education services provider (estb.2015) — and the Duke Corporate Education (DCE), the executive education subsidiary of Duke University, USA, launched a five-month product management certification program (PMCP). The program blends rigorous hands-on learning with case studies and offers students exposure to product management experts from leading brands including Zomato, PayTM, BookMyShow and Myntra.

“Product management is an area of great potential for India’s booming technology and start-up sectors. Our PMCP co-certified by upGrad will give working professionals the opportunity to build the right skills required to excel in this domain. With upGrad’s highly effective online learning pedagogy, local industry knowledge and DCE’s world-renowned academic capabilities and expertise in executive education, we are confident of delivering a powerful program experience for all students,” said Michael Chavez, CEO of DCE, speaking on the occasion.

“upGrad’s PMCP in partnership with Duke can help to bridge the gap between what product managers need to do and what they are taught, by providing not only structured coursework but also a mentorship framework,” added Ronnie Screwvala, co-founder of upGrad.

Nominations invited

Mumbai, May 16. The Big Little Book Award, an unprecedented award instituted by the Parag Initiative of Tata Trusts and Literature Live! invite nominations for its fourth edition. The award acknowledges and honours Indian authors and illustrators of children’s literature. Every year, one Indian language is chosen for the awards with Hindi selected as the language for 2019. Authors with a proven record in children’s Hindi literature are eligible for nomination. However, the award for illustrators is not language-specific. Nominations (self-nomination is not permitted) are open until June 30.

“Market dynamics and costs of production have deterred publishers from publishing original books in Hindi, especially picture books for younger children. Through the Big Little Book Award, we hope Hindi writers and publishers will get the recognition and also impetus to do better work. In the long run we want to nurture a generation of Hindi writers of children’s literature,” said Swaha Sahoo, head of the Parag Initiative, speaking on the occasion.

Nominations as per the prescribed form available online should be forwarded to [email protected] littlebookaward.in. Winners will be announced in November.

Boeing launches BUILD

New Delhi, May 20. The US-based Boeing Corporation announced the launch of its Boeing University Innovation Leadership Development (BUILD) programme for Indian university students, faculty and early stage start-ups. The programme will help innovators convert ideas into viable business propositions with the potential to shape the future of Indian aerospace and defence, says Boeing.

Applicants are invited to submit ideas in the fields of aerospace, autonomous vehicles, advanced manufacturing, augmented and virtual reality, analytics (artificial intelligence and machine learning), materials, robotics and the Internet of Things. “Boeing is committed to nurturing innovation and skills development in India. With BUILD, we are creating a platform for students and entrepreneurs to not only benefit from our vast experience and partner networks, but also develop their ideas into path-breaking innovations,” said Salil Gupte, president, Boeing India, speaking on the occasion.

Boeing has partnered with seven incubators — IIT-Delhi, IIT-Gandhinagar, IIT-Bombay, IIT-Madras, IISc, Bangalore, T-Hub Hyderabad and KIIT, Bhubaneswar — to select finalists for BUILD boot camps. Shortlisted individuals will compete at a regional level and finalists will then pitch their ideas to a panel of subject-matter experts on Boeing Innovation Day to be held in September.

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