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Press Release : Shiv Nadar University hosts the 47th run of the record-making initiative of the Indian Army – the 50:50 Half Marathon

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Shiv Nadar University hosts the 47th run of the record-making initiative of the Indian Army – the 50:50 Half Marathon

Soldiers and students to create history by running the 47th edition of the 50 Half Marathons in 50 days. An Initiative to mark the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) of the Indian Army –

March 21, 2018, Greater Noida: Shiv Nadar University, one of India’s leading research-driven, multidisciplinary private universities, hosted the 47th run of the ‘50 Half Marathons in 50 straight days’.

The marathon is part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) of the Indian Army. During this run, a group of 10 Indian Army officers and soldiers are endeavouring to accomplish a unique task of creating history by setting a National and a unique Asian Record by running 50 Half Marathons in 50 straight days. Over the last month and a half, the soldiers will have covered a distance of 1055 kms across various venues in Delhi NCR.

The Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) is an arms and service branch of the Indian Army. This initiative is being led by Lt Col Vishal Ahlawat, celebrated soldier of Corps of EME. Col. Ahlawat has many unique achievements under his belt including two successful attempts for climbing Mount Everest.

The 47th marathon event commenced at the SNU Campus in Noida yesterday and 10 soldiers along with nearly 300 students, staff and faculty from the university participated in the marathon. A Yoga session followed by the run was organized by expert instructors from the Ministry of Ayush.

Speaking on the occasion, Rajiv Swarup, President, Shiv Nadar University, said “The Marathon is more than just winning or participating in a sporting event. It is a demonstration of self-discipline and creation of a positive impact on society. Such initiatives always inspire us to push our limits and test the limits of endurance.”

Col. Vishal Ahlawat said he loves the city and such event. “It’s one of those events that I enjoy coming back to. The event has got bigger and better with every passing year and there is more awareness among the public. The marathon is run for promoting the cause of creating a healthy clean green pollution free India.”

About Shiv Nadar University

Shiv Nadar University (www.snu.edu.in) is an international multi-disciplinary, research university located in Greater Noida in India’s National Capital Region. It is a private philanthropic institution established by the Shiv Nadar Foundation in 2011 through an act of the State of Uttar Pradesh. The University’s mission is to develop and educate the leaders of tomorrow; to support research, scholarly and creative endeavors that contribute to the creation of new knowledge; and to create research and teaching programs that tackle the most pressing problems of India and the global community. The University offers a full range of academic programs at the undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral level.

About Shiv Nadar Foundation

The Shiv Nadar Foundation (www.ShivNadarFoundation.org) has been established by Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL – a $8 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise, with over 120,000 employees across 39 countries. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of India’s original IT garage start-ups and offers diverse business aligned technology solutions spanning the entire hardware and software spectrum, to a focused range of industry verticals.

The Foundation is committed to the creation of a more equitable, merit-based society by empowering individuals to bridge the socio-economic divide. To that purpose the Foundation is focused on the underdeveloped disciplinary areas in India related to transformational education, creativity and art.

The Foundation set up the SSN Institutions (www.SSN.edu.in) in 1996, comprising the SSN College of Engineering, a top-ranked private engineering college in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Foundation has also set up VidyaGyan, a residential leadership academy for meritorious rural children, at Bulandshar and Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh. In addition, the Foundation runs the Shiv Nadar School (www.shivnadarschool.edu.in), a network of progressive urban schools across India aimed to provide children with education that creates lifelong learners. The Foundation has also set up the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (www.knma.in), India’s largest private philanthropic museum in modern and contemporary art with the vision to take art to the common public.

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Press Release : Seminar & Workshop on SUSTAINABILITY “The City of Waste”

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Greetings from Bonjour India.

Please find below the press release on “Seminar & Workshop on SUSTAINABILITY “The City of Waste” for your reference.

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Seminar & Workshop on SUSTAINABILITY “The City of Waste”

14th March’18, New Delhi: As part of Bonjour India 2017-2018, the 4 months long, ongoing journey celebrating Indo-French partnership, sustainable development related issues are being highlighted through research, art and debates. Encompassing a global issue, New Delhi saw the launch of ‘City of Waste’ in form of seminars, month long photography exhibitions and workshops organised by Rémi de Bercegol, Christine Ithurbide and François Grosjean.

The City of Waste focuses on discovering the world of recycling in a new light
and aims at changing the way waste is treated in India, offering alternative methods of
waste disposal.

A seminar held at Centre for Policy Research and co-organised with Agence Française de Development (AFD) presented different perspectives with the contribution of Iréne Salenson (AFD), Rémi de Bercegol (CNRS-Prodig-Paris), Swati Singh Sambyal (Center for Science and Environment), Naveen Agarwal, Director, Swachh Bharat Mission, MoHUA

The Photography Exhibition (India Habitat Centre from February 13th to 25th / Mandi House Metro February 26th to May 26th) displays 45 photographs by six French researchers – Claudia Cirelli, Bénédicte Florin, Adeline Pierrat, Mélanie Rateau, Pascal Garret, Rémi de Bercegol – and a special project realized with the children from Chitan Learning Center. A walkthrough of the exhibition on the opening day was followed by discussion panel at the Amaltas Audiorium where Ravi Agarwal (founder of Toxic link and artist) Bénedicte Florin (researcher and photographer), Pascal Garret (researcher and photographer), Chitra Mukherjee (Head of Programmes, Chintan) and Asim Waqif (artist), challenged representations of waste in urban context, through their experiences related to waste, recyclers and recycling process.

Speaking on the collaboration, Dr Bertrand de Hartingh, General Curator of Bonjour India & Counsellor for cooperation & cultural affairs, said, “Waste management is an important issue and a global cause of concern in the ever growing urban population. We must consolidate our expertise and come up with innovative ideas and solutions for sustainable management of waste. We are happy to provide a platform via Bonjour India to this important issue and hope the dialogue between the Indian and French experts as well as the exhibition will raise awareness and action.”

About Bonjour India:

The third edition of Bonjour India 2017-18 is a four-month-long mega voyage across India that will celebrate Indo-French partnership as well as shape the next decade of human exchange between the two countries. From November 2017 to February 2018, Bonjour India covers 100 projects in 33 cities across 20 states & union territories. Bonjour India provides a platform for enduring partnerships across the themes of Smart Citizen, High Mobility, Go Green.

Bonjour India is unprecedented given the ambitious scale of its partnership with India. People at the forefront of their fields will share their inspiring journeys as they change society through their innovation and creativity. At events collaboratively organised across cities and disciplines, amid performances, debates, seminars and exhibitions, all audiences will find something that captures their imagination.

With Bonjour India 2017-18, India and France will come together to create, innovate and partner towards a progressive and sustainable future.

Bonjour India aims far, Bonjour India supports fair, Bonjour India is fun!

Tag us at #BonjourIndia , #CommonThread , #Innovation, #Creativity, #Partnership , #SmartCitizen, #HighMobility & #GoGreen

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For further information please visit www.bonjour-india.in

Making this larger-than-life platform come true, are our valued partner companies. Bonjour India thanks:

Diamond Partners: Dassault Aviation, Reliance

Gold Partners: Accor, Air India, Engie, Krishnakriti, Renault, Société Générale

Silver Partners: Air France, Ariane Space, Axa, Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation, BNP Paribas, Faurecia, Laurent Perrier, Mane, Naval Group, NRB Bearings Limited, Pernod Ricard, Phoenix Mall, Saint Gobain, Thales, Vicat (Bharathi Cement)

Event Partners: Schneider Electric, Sonalika Group, Suez, Apeejay Surrendra Group, L’Oreal, Champagne Besserat de Bellefon, Grover, L’Opera, Oberoi Group

Communication Partners: Foxity, JC Decaux

Indian Institutional Partner: Indian Council for Cultural Relations

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Press release- JD Institute of Fashion Technology celebrates women artisans on International Women’s Day

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Please find attached and appended below the press release- “JD Institute of Fashion Technology celebrates women artisans on International Women’s Day”

Also find attached the picture from the Design Development Workshop.

JD Institute of Fashion Technology celebrates women artisans on International Women’s Day

‘Design Development Workshop’ in collaboration with Consortium of Women Entrepreneurs of India (CWEI) witnesses robust participation from across the country

New Delhi, March 12, 2018: This International Women’s Day, JD Institute of Fashion Technology organized a ‘Design Development Workshop’ in collaboration with Consortium of Women Entrepreneurs of India (CWEI).Held on March 7-8, 2018 atDr. Ambedkar International Centre, the event showcased the theme of Powering Change; Women in innovation.

The Design Development Workshop was attended by Shri Giriraj Singh, Hon’ble Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India and Ms. Rupal Dalal, Executive Director, JD Institute of Fashion Technology.

Ms. Rupal Dalal, Executive Director, JD Institute of Fashion Technology shared, “The ‘Design Development Workshop’ empowered economically challenged women entrepreneurs by creating a platform to showcase their ethnic craft while reviving India’s traditional dying arts. As India’s leading fashion school, the event reiterated our commitment to celebrate and empower women entrepreneurs from across India while allowing them to register their creativity through TM, Copy Right, and Industrial Design.”

Parallel to the Design Development Workshop, an exhibition was organized that showcased the immortal traditional and cultural heritage of India through ethnic hand made products made by women artisans. These included sarees, tableware, linen, home furnishing, jewellery and accessories made from diverse materials such as metal, leather, stone, glassware, ceramics, wood, embroidery sarees and block printing. These were later displayed by students from JD Institute of Fashion Technology at a Fashion Show during the two-day event. In addition, select women artisans were awarded with free education in design by JD Institute of Fashion Technology during the event.

JD Institute of Fashion Technology is India’s leading Fashion School, with 36 learning spread across the country. Since 1988, JD Institute has trained more than 25,000 students in Fashion & Design. One of the best fashion designing institutes in India, JD has a long array of famous Alumni who have marked their presence in Fashion Designing – Rocky S, Shane and Falguni, Reza, Gaurav Chabra, Urvashi Kaur, Niket Mishra, Maheka Mirpuri to name a few.

Consortium of Women Entrepreneurs of India (CWEI) is a non-profit organization working for the sustainable economic empowerment of women and their families through income generating activities and entrepreneurship development.

About JD Institute of Fashion Technology:

JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Education division of JD Image Promotions Ltd., was established in the year 1988, to create designers of tomorrow and to produce professionals who would make most of the opportunities in the world of design. Over the years, the design industry has looked towards JD Institute of Fashion Technology for quality man-power across fashion, interior and jewellery. The institute is today the alma-mater of over 30,000 design professionals either employed by select organization world – wide or entrepreneurs and established names in the industry.

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Post budget quote by Dr. Rupamanjari Ghosh, the Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University

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Greetings on behalf of Shiv Nadar University!

Post today’s Union Budget announcement by the Finance Minister, enclosed is a reactive quote on behalf of Dr. Rupamanjari Ghosh, the Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University around the education sector.

Request you to please consider the same for any story that you are planning.

“It is heartening to see that in the Union Budget 2018, the Finance Minister has allocated Rs. 1 lakh crore till 2022 to push research in technical and medical education under the Revitalizing Infrastructure and Systems in Education (RISE). In addition, the initiative to provide for an integrated B.Ed. program is a much-needed step towards training of our teachers. While technology is recognized to be the biggest driver in the education sector, technology alone will not enable, since it functions in our social system, and there are serious social challenges that the country still needs to address. I was also looking for specific incentives to enhance private and philanthropic participation and industry-academia collaboration in the sector, given that India spends only 0.7% of its GDP on research. A strong governmental push in the form of an innovation policy will help. The ‘PM research fellows’ need not be restricted to only elite public-funded institutions — one needs to create an entire ecosystem of excellence in the country, and not just a few islands of merit”, said Dr. Rupamanjari Ghosh, Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University.

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Post budget quote by Dr. Rupamanjari Ghosh, the Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University

Hi,

Greetings on behalf of Shiv Nadar University!

Post today’s Union Budget announcement by the Finance Minister, enclosed is a reactive quote on behalf of Dr. Rupamanjari Ghosh, the Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University around the education sector.

Request you to please consider the same for any story that you are planning.

“It is heartening to see that in the Union Budget 2018, the Finance Minister has allocated Rs. 1 lakh crore till 2022 to push research in technical and medical education under the Revitalizing Infrastructure and Systems in Education (RISE). In addition, the initiative to provide for an integrated B.Ed. program is a much-needed step towards training of our teachers. While technology is recognized to be the biggest driver in the education sector, technology alone will not enable, since it functions in our social system, and there are serious social challenges that the country still needs to address. I was also looking for specific incentives to enhance private and philanthropic participation and industry-academia collaboration in the sector, given that India spends only 0.7% of its GDP on research. A strong governmental push in the form of an innovation policy will help. The ‘PM research fellows’ need not be restricted to only elite public-funded institutions — one needs to create an entire ecosystem of excellence in the country, and not just a few islands of merit”, said Dr. Rupamanjari Ghosh, Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University.

Please let us know if you need anything else.

Thanks in advance!

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Press Note: Priyank Gothwal wins the prestigious Inlaks award fo r ‘Still Photography’

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Priyank Gothwal wins the prestigious Inlaks award for ‘Still Photography’

– Alumni of Shiv Nadar University, the artist is an emerging talent from Udaipur –

December 12, 2017, New Delhi: Priyank Gothwal, resident of Udaipur and alumni of the Shiv Nadar University has won the prestigious Inlaks Award. The Award is worth ₹ 3 lakh (for a period of one year) and requires the awardee to attend an art residency programme within India for a period of 4 weeks during the course of the year. Founded by Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, the award intends to help young artists in their formative years to develop their creative talent by providing financial assistance in order to enable them to work independently anywhere in India.

Priyank’s expertise is in ‘stills’ (photography), along with all its genres such as archives, reprography and cinema graphs. He is an MFA alumnus of Shiv Nadar University, class of 2017.

Sumantra Sengupta, Professor and Head, Department of Art Design and Performing Arts, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Shiv Nadar University said, “It is our constant endeavor to nurture the artistic expression of our students. What they capture through their camera lenses is an articulation of how they see the world. Priyank has shown a lot of promise and this award is a great recognition of his talent. This award is also encouraging for the whole department at the Shiv Nadar University and inspires us to push the boundaries and reach for more.”

About Inlaks Foundation:

The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation was created by Mr. Indoo Shivdasani in 1976 and registered as a Charitable Trust in Liechtenstein in the same year. The Foundation was created to incorporate the existing philanthropic work of the founder, and to provide a permanent independent body for the expansion of these activities. The Foundation also operates a Take-Off-Grant Scheme, under which it grants scholarships and awards to gifted young Indians to carry on their work within the country. In addition, the Foundation has established links with premier institutions, like the IITs and FTII and awards scholarships to students in these institutions. The Foundation also awards scholarships in Fine Arts, Music, Theatre, Film Studies and Sports within India. Inlaks Foundation is managed by a Board of Trustees. All Indian operations and financial assistance are managed through the Inlaks India Foundation, set up according to the Indian financial regulations concerning charities operating in the country.

About Shiv Nadar University

Shiv Nadar University is a multi-disciplinary, student-centric research-focused university offering a full range of academic programs at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level. SNU’s integrated multi-disciplinary undergraduate curriculum provides students a strong foundation in the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, technology and engineering studies, arts and communication and management, while enabling them to gain mastery of a subject of their choosing. Taught by world-class faculty, undergraduate education at SNU is designed to develop students with the breadth of vision, knowledge, skills and attitudes required to succeed in the careers of the 21st century. SNU is an institution set up and funded by the Shiv Nadar Foundation.

About Shiv Nadar Foundation

The Shiv Nadar Foundation (www.ShivNadarFoundation.org) has been established by Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL – a $7.5 billion leading technology and healthcare enterprise. The Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the process of national development and social transformation by establishing institutions and undertaking new initiatives in the fields of education and culture. The Foundation is committed to the creation of a more equitable, merit based society by empowering individuals to bridge the socio-economic divide through philanthropy based transformational education.

The Foundation set up the SSN Institutions (www.SSN.edu.in) in 1996, comprising the SSN College of Engineering (already a highly ranked private engineering college in India), in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Foundation has also set up VidyaGyan, a residential leadership academy for meritorious rural children, at Bulandshar and Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh. In addition, the Foundation runs the Shiv Nadar University (www.snu.edu.in), an international multi-disciplinary university with strong research orientation located in Greater Noida in India’s National Capital Region and the Shiv Nadar School (www.shivnadarschool.edu.in), a network of progressive urban schools across India aimed to provide children with education that creates lifelong learners. The Foundation has also set up the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (www.knma.in), India’s largest private philanthropic museum in modern and contemporary art with the vision to take art to the common public.

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Press note: Virtusa participates as associate title sponsor at Shaastra 2018

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Virtusa participates as associate title sponsor at Shaastra 2018

Promoting innovation in student communities to develop tomorrow’s technology leaders

New Delhi, January 4, 2018: Virtusa Corporation, a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company today announced that it will be the associate title sponsor of Shaastra 2018, an annual technical fest of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai. The event will be held in January from 4-7th at the IIT Madras campus, this year.

Speaking on Virtusa’s role at the event, Dr. Murali Padmanabhan, India Head – Talent management, said “Virtusa is delighted to be the associate title sponsor for the biggest inter-college fest in Asia. Events like these encourage the spirit of innovation amongst the budding engineers by providing an opportunity to gain a business perspective of technology. We are delighted to enable the campus community by supporting such events. We urge more colleges and tech-savvy students to join in creating a new and a better world with the help of innovative technological advancements.”

Virtusa aims to engage and connect with the talent pool across IITs in India and will hire close to 50 students for their new Fintech lab facility. At the fest, Virtusa will showcase its Commercially Viable Products (CVPs) in emerging technologies, which were developed and co-created with its clients at its Fintech Lab facility. This initiative will also help students to better understand new age technologies like Data Science, Blockchain, and RegTech Platform which colleges do not have in their curriculum presently.

Speaking about the event, Prof. R Nagarajan, Dean (International and Alumni Relations), IIT Madras, said, "We are delighted that Virtusa Corporation is a part of our technical fest this year as an associate title sponsor. The IT industry is changing rapidly and students today require extensive knowledge about new technologies to keep up with the fast-paced functioning of the trade. Events such as Shaastra provide a huge platform to budding talent to showcase their know-how and abilities. It not only helps the students gain confidence in themselves but also help companies assess the capability and quality of their skill set."

Virtusa Corporation is a global provider of information technology (IT) consulting and outsourcing services, delivers across the IT lifecycle, including consulting, solution design, technology selection, implementation, testing, and maintenance, including infrastructure support. Virtusa is highly qualified to both develop and maintain software, using a proven platforming methodology and advanced Agile and Accelerated Solution Design techniques to reliably deliver results on time.

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Press Note: Dr. Rupamanjari Ghosh felicitated as a Visionary EduLeader of India by Sri Pranab Mukherjee

Photo Caption: (Right to left) Dr. Rupamajari Ghosh, Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University receiving the award from Mr. Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister of the Government of NCT of Delhi

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Press Release : 5 students in New Delhi are Top in World in Cambridge Examinations 2016-17

5 students in New Delhi are Top in World in Cambridge Examinations 2016-17

New Delhi, 22 November, 2017: Twenty six students in India have received ‘Top in the World’ awards from Cambridge Assessment International Education for their exceptional performance in Cambridge exams in the academic year 2016-17.

The awards recognise students who have achieved the highest mark in the world in a Cambridge IGCSE or Cambridge International AS & A Level subject in the November 2016, March 2017 and June 2017 Cambridge exam series.

After Mumbai, New Delhi witnessed the maximum number of Top in World with five students in Cambridge examinations this year.

In total, one hundred and sixty students in India have received Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards in 2016-17. Eighty-eight students received ‘Top in Country’ awards for gaining the highest marks in the country for a single Cambridge IGCSE or Cambridge International AS & A Level subject. Fifty one students were also recognised for high achievement in a subject, and for best performance across a set number of Cambridge subjects.

The Top in World and Top in Country students from schools across the country will be recognised for their impressive academic achievements at a Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards ceremony early next year. The toppers in Best Across and High Achievement categories will be honored with Cambridge Outstanding Cambridge Learner certificates.

Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director South Asia, Cambridge International, said: ““We are delighted to see students across India showcase their passion for learning and accomplish their goals. These exceptional results in the Cambridge examinations would not have been attainable without the relentless efforts and commitment of teachers and the support from families of these students Congratulations to all the students and we wish them all the luck for their future endeavours.”

There has been a substantial and evident increase in the popularity of Cambridge qualifications in India and around the world. Over 400 schools in India offer the Cambridge programs and qualifications and the number is growing each year.

The New Delhi students who were awarded Top in World by Cambridge Assessment International Education are:

NAME SCHOOL NAME IGCSE/AS LEVEL/A LEVEL SUBJECT SERIES
Priyadeep Dasmunshi DPS International, Saket International A Level History Nov 2016
Yash Bhatkar Alliance World School International AS Level Mathematics Nov 2016
Niharika Gupta DPS International, Saket International AS Level Mathematics March 2017
Tushhar Saha DPS International, Saket International AS Level Mathematics March 2017
Lily Suzuki The British School, New Delhi IGCSE International Mathematics June 2017

The New Delhi students who were awarded Top in Country by Cambridge Assessment International Education are:

NAME SCHOOL NAME IGCSE/AS LEVEL/A LEVEL SUBJECT SERIES
Suraj Jain DPS International, Saket International AS Level Accounting Nov 2016
Rudraksh Shankaran DPS International, Saket International AS Level Chemistry Nov 2016
Navika Pruthi DPS International, Saket IGCSE First Language English (Oral Endorsement) Nov 2016
Inaya Vittoria Khan Step by Step School IGCSE Foreign Language French Nov 2016
Gautam Goyal DPS International, Saket International A Level Economics March 2017
Gautam Goyal DPS International, Saket International A Level Physics March 2017
Joshua Nevin Chandrasekar Alliance World School International AS Level Global Perspectives & Research June 2017
Vardaan Taneja DPS International, Saket IGCSE Computer Science March 2017
Ishan Juneja The Shri Ram School IGCSE Foreign Language French March 2017

The New Delhi students who were awarded High Achievement by Cambridge Assessment International Education are:

NAME SCHOOL NAME IGCSE/AS LEVEL/A LEVEL SUBJECT SERIES
Ankita Aggarwal DPS International, Saket International A Level Geography Nov 2016
Gurmehar Kaur Somal DPS International, Saket International AS Level History Nov 2016
Advay Mansingka The Shri Ram School IGCSE Design & Technology Nov 2016
Aashna Kaura Bali The British School, New Delhi IGCSE Religious Studies Nov 2016
Lily Suzuki The British School, New Delhi IGCSE First Language Japanese Jun-17

The New Delhi students who were awarded Best Across by Cambridge Assessment International Education are:

NAME SCHOOL NAME IGCSE/AS LEVEL/A LEVEL SUBJECT SERIES
Gautam Goyal DPS International, Saket International A Level Combined
Vaishnavi Gupta DPS International, Saket IGCSE Combined

– ENDS –

Cambridge Assessment International Education

Cambridge Assessment International Education prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge.

Our international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. As a not-for-profit organisation, we devote our resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners’ potential. Every year, nearly a million Cambridge learners from 10,000 schools in 160 countries prepare for their future with an international education from Cambridge.

Learn more! Visit www.cambridgeinternational.org

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Press Release : VidyaGyan Opens Admissions for the 2018-19 Academic Session

Press Release

VidyaGyan Opens Admissions for the 2018-19 Academic Session

Statewide entrance examination scheduled for 10th December, 2017

Last date for applying is 31st October, 2017

October 26 2017, Uttar Pradesh: The Shiv Nadar Foundation announced that the preliminary written examination for the 2018 academic session at VidyaGyan Leadership Academy will be conducted on 10th December, 2017.

VidyaGyan is a free residential school for meritorious, underprivileged students from rural Uttar Pradesh. VidyaGyan students usually come from families of farmers, daily wage earners, among others in rural Uttar Pradesh with an annual family income of less than Rs. 1 lac. Every year, VidyaGyan handpicks approximately 200 meritorious students from a pool of 250,000 children who apply from across 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and nurtures them till class XII with world-class education.

VidyaGyan was first set up in Bulandshahr in 2009 and this year, the second batch of its students graduated (Grade XII) from the school. 2017 marked a milestone for VidyaGyan’s Sitapur campus (established two years after the Bulandshahr campus), as its first batch graduated out of the academy. Students from both the campuses finished class XII with exceptional grades. A total of 380 students passed out of the Academy this year with a whopping 259 students scoring above 80%, out of which 93 students scored above 90%.

The graduating students have secured admission in India’s top institutions like Delhi University, NIT, Jamia Milia University, Aligarh Muslim University, NIFT etc. for higher education. Six students also went on to study abroad to prestigious institutions like University of Massachusetts Amherst, Wellesley College, Purdue University, Virginia Tech, Pennsylvania State University and the University of California, Davis.

The three-stage admission process at VidyaGyan constitutes:

  • Preliminary written test in all districts of UP
  • Written test for children shortlisted in the preliminary round
  • Interaction with the selected students and their families

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants should be studying in Grade V in a rural school
  • Age of girls should be less than or equal to 13 years and age of boys should be less or equal to 12 years
  • Students should belong to rural, low-income households (with a combined family income of not more than Rs.1 lakh per annum).

About VidyaGyan Leadership Academy

Established in 2009 by the Shiv Nadar Foundation, VidyaGyan (www.vidyaGyan.in) today houses 1900 students across two campuses in UP in Bulandshahr and Sitapur. The Academy was launched to bridge the urban-rural divide by selecting, nurturing and developing future leaders from the underprivileged communities of rural Uttar Pradesh. A fully residential academy, VidyaGyan not only takes care of the education of its students but of all their needs. VidyaGyan addresses social imbalances and envisions nurturing and creating leaders who would be the inspiration and role models for their families, communities and society at large. The Foundation hopes that this will raise many more aspirations.

About Shiv Nadar Foundation

The Shiv Nadar Foundation (www.ShivNadarFoundation.org) has been established by Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL – a $7.5 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise, with over 120,000 employees across 31 countries. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of India’s original IT garage start-ups and offers diverse business aligned technology solutions spanning the entire hardware and software spectrum, to a focused range of industry verticals.

The Foundation is committed to the creation of a more equitable, merit-based society by empowering individuals to bridge the socio-economic divide. To that purpose the Foundation is focused on the underdeveloped disciplinary areas in India related to transformational education, creativity and art.

The Foundation set up the SSN Institutions (www.SSN.edu.in) in 1996, comprising the SSN College of Engineering (already a highly ranked private engineering college in India), in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Foundation has also set up VidyaGyan (www.VidyaGyan.in), a residential leadership academy for meritorious rural children, at Bulandshahr and Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh. In addition, the Foundation runs the Shiv Nadar University (www.snu.edu.in), an international multi-disciplinary university with strong research orientation located in Greater Noida in India’s National Capital Region and the Shiv Nadar School (www.shivnadarschool.edu.in), a network of progressive urban schools across India aimed to provide children with education that creates lifelong learners. The Foundation has also set up the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (www.knma.in), India’s largest private philanthropic museum in modern and contemporary art, with the vision to take art to the common public.

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Arushi Khanna

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