Education Diary

Education Day at MCES

Students of MCES English Medium School (Azam Campus) recently celebrated the birth anniversary of the first education minister of Independent India Maulana Abul Kalam Azad as Education Day. A message forwarded by the Prime Minister regarding the Right to Education was delivered to children in both Marathi and English. The staff and students put up a cultural programme comprising skits and speeches. Latif Magdum, Chairman LMC, Rabab Khan, principal of the school, and Rumana Shaikh, supervisor, were present.

WOWZAPP zaps students

WOWZAPP 2012 a worldwide Hackathon for Windows, the first simultaneous global hackathon for students, startups and professional developers in the company's history, was held from November 9 to 11. The event saw participants creating apps for Windows. More than 16,500 students in 112 locations across 53 countries participated.

About 3,500 students had registered from India. Students who entered apps they created for Microsoft's annual technology competition, Imagine Cup, are in the reckoning to compete for a total of $300,000 in prize money.

Scholar HUNT

Venture for India, a non-profit organisation in collaboration with Columbia Business School has launched a scholarship entrepreneurial programme for 15 graduate students in the country. The VFI team will visit leading graduate and post graduate schools across India, covering Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore and Kolkata to select 15 students. The applicants will go through a screening process and shortlisted candidates will be selected for an in-person interview. Applications online started on the first week of November and will go on till February end. The selected 15 will get a scholarship for a 3-week entrepreneurial workshop at Columbia University, following which they will be guaranteed a two-year job placement. The placement will be in companies with high growth potential in India and the company's top management will mentor the Fellows.

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