Campus roundup: UCC, Ireland, honours Prof Dinesh Singh, VC, DU

Updated: Jun 16 2014, 09:22am hrs
Prof Dinesh Singh, vice-chancellor, Delhi University, has been honoured by the University College Cork (UCC) for his transformative role in modernising higher education. He was awarded a DSc (Degree of Doctor of Science). Prof Singh also delivered a lecture entitled India in the 21st century, as part of UCCs Centre for Global Development Global Challenges lecture series. Prof Singh said, I am deeply honoured that I have received this honorary degree because I am conscious of the fact that one of the greatest mathematical minds in history, George Boole, was a professor at UCC. I feel his presence while I am here in Cork, and have always been an ardent admirer of George Boole since my school days, never realising that one day his own university would signal this honour for me.

Education in Ireland holds virtual Q&A on Twitter

Education in Ireland held a virtual Q&A on Twitter last week. The organisation claimed it was a huge success as parents and students in large numbers interacted on Twitter and explored the opportunities of pursuing higher education in Ireland. Students interacted extensively with representatives from 15 Irish institutes. On the occasion, James Mackrill, Regional Manager for India, explained the success of the hosted tweet-up, saying, Ireland has tremendous capabilities in software building and we are leveraging our expertise to create a new digital asset for Irish institutions to create more opportunities for them to directly engage with Indian students.

ISF welcomes Raje move towards labour reforms

Indian Staffing Federation (ISF), an apex body of staffing industry in India, lauded Vasundhara Raje, CM, Rajasthan; Rajiv Mehrishi, Chief Secretary, Rajasthan; and Rajat Mishra, Labour Secretary, Rajasthan, for their step towards both political and economical innovation around changing labour laws to enable much larger job creation. According to Rituparna Chakraborty, president, ISF, We acknowledge this step by the Raje-led government towards labour law reforms as a test case for the Centre and other states.

Aakash goes digital with its new portal iConnect

Aakash Educational Services has introduced a digital learning experience with its iConnect. The portal has got a positive response from students, parents and teachers, says the company. For students, iConnect provides access to Aakashs video lectures, study materials and tests online. It is targeted at class XI and XII students aspiring for medical and engineering entrance exams as well as class VIII, IX and X students aiming to perform well in their school/board exams, besides junior level competitive exams like NTSE, KVPY, JSTSE, Olympiads etc.