Vidyanjali higher ed programme

EducationWorld February 2022 | Education Briefs Magazine

New Delhi, January 5. The Union ministry of education has started registrations for its Vidyanjali Higher Education Volunteer Programme (VHEVP). The programme intends to build a robust team of volunteers to positively impact the nation’s higher education system by contributing with academic, training, and infrastructure support.

To participate in this programme, volunteers and institutions can sign up at Volunteers can interact with higher education institutes directly and contribute to the institution’s academic services and activities with relevant knowledge and skillsets. Volunteers can also aid institutions by donating assets and equipment. VHEVP’s objective is to support students, faculties, and institutions of higher education through volunteerism by community, private and public sector NGOs, NRIs, and PIOs.

“This is an important initiative of the ministry that will strengthen the country’s higher education system. Almost 40 million students are in higher education and our foremost task is to benefit them. India has a huge youth population and we want to convert this into a strong human resource for the country. We need to integrate every available resource in the country and pool them together to make this programme a success” says Prof. M.P. Poonia, vice chairman of AICTE.

Yes Bank-Manipal BFSI initiative

Mumbai, January 11. Yes Bank has partnered with the Manipal Academy of BFSI to launch its Yes Professional Banker program, a one-year postgraduate diploma in banking for college/university graduates who aspire to build a career in the banking and financial services industry (BFSI).

The bank will provide education loans for the programme according to the bank’s student loans eligibility criteria. After candidates complete the program, they will be awarded a postgraduate diploma in banking by the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) and certification by Yes School of Banking.

Diploma holders will be offered placement in Yes Bank with competitive compensation packages. On completing a predefined tenure with the bank and after they meet requisite performance standards, the entire program fee will be refunded.

JARO’S Future Leader Program

Mumbai, January 18. Jaro Education Pvt. Ltd (estb.2009) announced the launch of a six-months virtual Future Leader Program in collaboration with Deakin University, Australia and professional services firm KPMG India. This new age program enables professionals to develop required skills as they step into leadership roles in the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) world.

According to Jaro Education spokespersons, this program will equip leaders to navigate dynamic business environments. “The pedagogy blends academic rigour and practical insights from corporate practitioners that will help students to develop the ability to lead nimbly and enhance value sustainably. Certification will enable professionals to lead in a disruptive VUCA world,” says Ranjita Raman, CEO of Jaro Education.

Mindler’s transnational Talent Hunt

New Delhi, January 27. Mindler Education Pvt. Ltd, the well-reputed career guidance company, has launched a ‘Mindler Scholarship and Talent Hunt’ for class XII students in India and the Middle East. Over 50,000 class XII students are expected to participate in Season II of the 2022 Mindler talent hunt. Of them 3,000 students from 1,000 schools will receive scholarships to access the universities of their choice.

Mindler has launched this initiative in collaboration with Afairs (Asia’s leading education enabler for student-university outreach) and EducationWorld — The Human Development Magazine. Registration for the Mindler Scholarship Hunt is at

As we enter Season II of this initiative, we intend to empower over 50,000 students in collaboration with our partner universities. We are excited about discovering the best talent in each and every state of the country,” says Prateek Bhargava, founder-CEO of Mindler Education.

Also read: Vivek Oberoi launches Mindler’s Scholarship and Talent Hunt Season – II

Atlas SkillTech University

Mumbai January 27. Atlas SkillTech University (ASU), Maharashtra’s first skills varsity and a new addition to the city of Mumbai, held its first Advisory Board meeting. Members of the board include Deepak Parekh (HDFC), Dr. Indu Shahani, Ronnie Screwvala and Mayank Kumar (upGrad), Ram Raghavan (Colgate), Keshav Murugesh (WNS), Karan Singh (Bain), among others.

ASU will provide “world-class outcomes” in design and creativity, digital content & gamification, media and communication, digital technology and data, management and entrepreneurship. “The world of work has evolved dramatically, altering the prominence and hierarchy of education and skills worldwide. Our unique industry integrated model and location will enable ASU to become a globally ranked urban innovation university bringing together renowned faculty, learning companies and talented students to deliver resilient education to transform our students into responsible leaders of tomorrow,” says Dr. Indu Shahani, founding-president and chancellor Atlas SkillTech University.

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