Randi Zuckerberg on how to get ahead in tech

Randi Zuckerberg has learned a thing or two about making it in the tech world. “I spent the last decade in Silicon Valley seeing firsthand how much this industry is absolutely exploding with opportunity,” said the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media (and sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg). “The industry is growing but yet the skills aren’t growing to keep up with it.” The demand for workers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations is increasing at every education level and across every industry, according to a report…

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AICTE: Tech colleges to refund fees, return certificates of students who leave

From this academic session, engineering colleges across the country will have to refund the fee collected from the students in case they don’t join the course or if they leave midway. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has also directed the institutes not to withhold the school/institute leaving certificates of students. According to sources, a number of students and parents had complained to the HRD ministry regarding this. The regulatory body, has included a clause in ‘AICTE approval process handbook 2017-18’ which directs engineering institutes to refund the…

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Golden age for distance learning as tech changes face of sector

Prospective students are increasingly opting for distance learning as a first choice, with the sector experiencing strong growth as a result of its harnessing of technological advancements. “Educational technology has taken the distance and isolation out of distance education and, as a result, the sector is benefitting from the fact that it speaks directly to what modern, self-directed young people seek when furthering their education,” says Peter Kriel, General Manager at The Independent Institute of Education, SA’s  private higher education provider. Kriel says in 2017, many people have neither the…

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IITs may hold inter-institute tech meet every year

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) may hold an ‘Inter-IIT Tech Meet’ every year where the brightest minds from these prestigious institutions will compete and participate in a variety of events. While many of the IITs hold their tech fests, a proposal to hold a joint technology meet was discussed in a meeting of Directors of these institutes held at Kanpur campus earlier this month, sources told PTI. It is learnt that while the Directors were enthusiastic about the idea, the funds and logistics involved were also factored in, they…

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Tech at work in Guntur police officers’ recruitment

The Andhra Pradesh Police have adapted biometric and Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID) technology in the recruitment of Stipendiary Sub Inspectors of Police and Assistant Sub Inspectors in the Finger Prints Department which began on the premises of A.P. Special Police 6th Battalion here on Thursday. Director-General of Police N. Sambasiva Rao, who inspected the process of recruitment, said that the introduction of RFID tags would ensure foolproof assessment of the candidate’s physical strength while making the whole recruitment process transparent. “In fact, the introduction of technology like biometric system…

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Women In Tech: The Crucial Steps To Accelerate Career Growth

Women in technology should deploy a “professional playbook” in order to accelerate the progress of their careers and avoid falling into some of the most common pitfalls that lie in wait. That’s according to JJ DiGeronimo, a technology expert and the author of a new book called Accelerate Your Impact: Action-based Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path. DiGeronimo has been researching some of the ways in which female tech professionals find their progress thwarted and in her new book outlines an approach that she believes can help women to overcome…

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ladies in tech: we want to make range 2nd nature

each FTSE 100 business enterprise in Britain boasts at the least one female on its board – but that drops to simply one in each four tech companies in London. Stats for the tech sector make for difficult reading, and it is going with out saying that girls in our industry face unacceptable problems every day. however range isn’t always just a “women’s issue”, it’s a social difficulty that affects us all. If we’re to obtain authentic equality, we want to cope with the dearth of range across the board.…

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Kids ‘hack’ space tech to save Earth

Kolkata: Imagine tackling day-to-day environmental challenges in Kolkata by putting to use technologies that are already in place at the International Space Station (ISS) orbiting the Earth. That’s exactly what schoolkids from Bengal and California have done to tackle environmental issues and sustainability challenges in Kolkata and Oakland.   From cleaning up the air by replacing fuels in cars with hydrogen produced from air to filtering the highly toxic chromium ions in the tannery waste, Indian and American students have collaborated to churn out six demonstrable projects that will be…

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