job profiles. These profiles, in the automobile and ancillary industries, include that of automotive body technician, commercial vehicle driver, loading and unloading executive, machining assistant and painter. The ASDC programme is part of the STAR scheme launched earlier this year to award a scholarship of R10,000 to each student. The programme targets to train 25 million youth by 2020. “We believe that
India needs a rapid ramp up of specialised, trained youth to take up thousands of jobs that are being created to satiate the growth of the manufacturing sector,” said Ketan Kapoor, co-founder & CEO, Mettl.
India-NZ biz forum hosted in Ahmedabad by NRIBM
The second India-New Zealand business forum was recently hosted in Ahmedabad by Gujarat Law Society’s NR Institute of Business Management, in association with the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and Ficci. The High Commissioner of New Zealand in India, Jan Henderson, was present along with academic and corporate representatives from India, New Zealand, the US and the UK, including Sudhir Nanavati from Gujarat Law Society. “Exploiting Global Boundaries: Managing Business Transitions”, an edited book by the convenors of the forum, Hitesh Ruparel and Rajesh Asrani, was also released during the forum.
Laureate and UPES host former US Secy of State
The Laureate International Universities and the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) brought together students, prominent business and academic leaders to engage in a discourse with former US secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, on issues of economic prosperity, foreign policy, global trends in education and the importance of quality higher education.
KIIT organises a three-day global conference
The Kamrah Institute of Information Technology, Gurgaon, in collaboration with SAG, DRDO, recently organised a three-day international conference called “O-COCOSDA/CASLRE 2013” on Asian Spoken Language Research and Evaluation. As many as 15 member countries participated in the conference and over 50 foreign and over 100 Indian delegates took part.
FIITJEE launches new test that can benefit students
Aiming to help students opt the right career, FIITJEE has come out with the Escape Velocity Test that would weigh their aptitude, discover the potential and help them set academic goals so that they achieve professionally what they aspire for. This test would be conducted at multiple centres across India on December 29.