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Scaler reimagines higher education with Scaler Neovarsity

Scaler Neovarsity’s EU-accredited Master’s Program in Computer Science will open up lucrative professional opportunities in Europe and enable easier career moves between different global markets

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Scaler (by InterviewBit), a leading Bengaluru-based edtech start-up, today unveiled Scaler Neovarsity, the future of higher education. Scaler Neovarsity will kick off with an online Master of Science in Computer Science, offering specialisation in both Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence & Machine learning. Scaler Neovarsity is a testament to Scaler’s ability to bring world-class technical online higher education to India and create the right ecosystem for its stakeholders to build a solid and enduring relationship in their professional lives.

Scaler Neovarsity’s MS program is designed by experienced industry professionals for professionals looking to upskill to grow their career and those looking to pursue a master’s program and transition into AI & ML domains. It is also relevant for machine learning engineers looking to excel in their careers, working professionals seeking a career transition into product-based companies, and non-software professionals looking to start a career in machine learning. It will enable learners to explore various fields of data utilisation to solve real-world business problems.

Abhimanyu Saxena, Co-Founder, Scaler and Interviewbit, said – Scaler Neovarsity is an outcome of our deep understanding of the changing landscape of higher education that is trying to catch up with the ever-changing demands of the tech-backed economy of the 21st century. Scaler was founded specifically to address the challenges faced by traditional university-based higher education that is not completely in sync with the evolving demand for a skilled workforce. The new EU accredited master’s program in AI and ML will create far better opportunities for working professionals through ease of movement between different markets.”

The program is developed and designed for working professionals allowing them to enhance their current skill sets. After program completion, learners will gain expertise in solving real-world engineering and scientific problems using cutting-edge and state-of-the-art techniques. They will have a solid foundation of computer science concepts to pursue applied research in various subfields with a fortified ability to understand advanced research work and computational tools. The 18-month program will enable the learners with problem-solving skills and computational thinking in diverse science, engineering and commerce fields like Drug-Discovery, Information Retrieval, Astronomy, E-Commerce, and telemedicine, for example. Program-takers will also receive placement assistance and extensive support from the Scaler community.

Scaler will be working with Woolf University to implement the accredited program. Woolf, the first global collegiate higher education institution, offers programs in the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), a tool within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Scaler Neovarsity will function as an affiliated institution of Woolf, allowing the edtech platform to build the program curriculum, which gets taught by industry experts similar to its other programs – Scaler Academy and Scaler DSML. At the same time, Woolf University takes care of regulation and accreditation processes under EU guidelines.

After completing Scaler Neovarsity’s program, the learners will be awarded 90 ECTS credits and an accredited Master of Science in Computer Science. As per EHEA, 90 ECTS credits are sufficient to award a learner/student with a Master’s. Therefore, Scaler’s Neovarsity program is equivalent to any offline MS course from the EU since all European countries follow and recognise the ECTS credit system. The ECTS credit system also allows graduates to transfer credits (over 60 countries globally recognise and accept the ECTS credit system) and adds value to point-based immigration processes in several countries, including Europe and North America.

“Our mission is to increase access to world-class higher education and ensure that it is globally recognized and transferable. As a member college of Woolf, Scaler is helping to transform higher education by creating educational programs that align with today’s workforce,” said Dr. Joshua Broggi, founder and CEO of Woolf. “Scaler opens the door to a world of possibilities to those who thought higher education would never be an option. We are thrilled to be working with Scaler to bring this vision to fruition.”

With over 1800+ employees, another 2,000 mentors and teaching assistants, and a learner base of more than 25,000 software engineers, Scaler is aggressively working towards bridging the tech talent gap in India. Recently, Scaler also launched its B2B marketing campaign highlighting the emerging shift in the status quo, with companies preferring the right skills, along with Scalerverse, a new community space to harbour an immersive learning experience for the learners and mentors. Scaler has raised 76.5 million USD from Sequoia Capital India, Tiger Global, Lightrock India, and others. The young edtech brand is currently valued at 710 million USD.

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NMIMS SBM Offers MBA (Part-Time) Program for Working Executives

The program focuses on providing a holistic education to enhance their employability

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Start your professional learning journey now with the best-in-class MBA (Part-Time) program with the most sought-after prestigious NMIMS, School of Business Management, featured in the top 100 global B-schools as per Financial Times MiM 2022 ranking. A highly respected business school in India with a legacy of 41 years and a prestigious faculty announces admissions open for their MBA (Part-Time) program at their Mumbai campus.

This program offers an opportunity for working executives to acquire a high-end compact management qualification through rigorous and qualitative in-class learning and practical exposure to industry expertise. The program focuses on providing a holistic education to enhance their employability, exposing working executives to contemporary trends and practices in management. It also provides excellent academic resources coupled with industry best practices to boost the managerial competence of executives.

NMIMS SBM MBA (Part-Time) is accredited by Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for working executives who want to enhance their skills and advance their careers. NMIMS has world-class pedagogy to provide students with a comprehensive and engaging learning experience. NMIMS SBM has a team of experts with extensive experience in the business world. The program structure is upto 40% hybrid and 60% in the classroom, whereas Bloomberg Certification Program will help students use financial analysis tools more efficiently. 

“The program is specifically meant for executives who have spent quality time in the industry and have adequate exposure to managerial roles and responsibilities. The two-year MBA (Part-Time) program will offer an opportunity for participants to hone their managerial skills and enable them to contribute better to their decision-making. It has been designed to empower students with a well-planned schedule that allows for a balance between study and work,” said Dr. Prashant Mishra, Dean School of Business Management.

Dr. Pradeep Pai, Program Chairperson, MBA (Part-Time), School of Business Management, said, “NMIMS SBM is proud to offer this innovative program to working professionals who wish to take the next step in their careers. We believe that this program will be a preferred executive education program for working professionals seeking to upgrade their qualifications by acquiring a widely acclaimed MBA degree.”

The MBA (Part-Time) program goes beyond traditional education by providing learners value-added workshops and industry connections. Our curriculum is regularly updated to ensure students receive the most current knowledge. The program helps them gain a practical and theoretical understanding of the industry and creates a network of professionals for them as they progress.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 50% in Graduation from a recognized University in any discipline. (Distance/Part time/Full time)
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in an executive or supervisory capacity or self-employed after graduation & up to the date of written test/personal interview.
  • The work experience should be full-time experience and should NOT include internships, projects, training periods, trainee (management, engineering), etc.

Selection Process:

Written Test conducted for MBA (Part-Time) by NMIMS OR Candidates with GMAT score of 600 and above (GMAT score of last 5 years up to the closure of registrations will be considered) OR Candidates with a score of 200 and above in NMAT by GMAC examinations for 2020 admission AND Personal Interview

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eSecForte visited Northeast to strengthen Industry-Academia Interface for Achieving Effective Cybersecurity Prospects  

The team also visited the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Manipur and interacted with students on the topic of Digital Forensics Challenges and career options

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In an effort to create a holistic ecosystem for cybersecurity in the country, the team from eSecForte led by Lt Col (Dr.) Santosh Khadsare  (Retd), VP Digital Forensics  & Incident Response  visited the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NEILT), Kohima and held discussions with the director of the institute, L. Lanuwabang. The deliberations were focused on enlarging the gambit of cybersecurity especially digital forensics in the country and how eSecForte and NEILT can come together to contribute effectively in this regard. 

The team also visited the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Manipur and interacted with students on the topic of Digital Forensics Challenges and career options. The discussion entailed how the use of digital forensics can prove instrumental in bringing the perpetrators of cybercrimes to the book. The various challenges related to the implementation of tools and methodologies of digital forensics were also part of the very constructive dialogue that was held between our team and enthusiastic students. 

The team lead had a very fruitful discussion with Dr Krishnan Bhaskar, Director, IIIT, Imphal and discussed how the Industry-Academia interface can do wonders in the field of cybersecurity and digital forensics. Specifically, detailed deliberations were held on devising exchange mechanisms and collaborative opportunities so that industry and academics can come together and lead to the creation of a self-sustainable ecosystem in the field of cybersecurity. Such development will ensure that cases related to the cybercrimes are dealt swiftly and lead to desired outcomes in terms of ensuring justice and well-being for all participating stakeholders. 

In the next leg of the reaching out journey, eSecForte’s team paid a visit to the National Forensic Science University (NFSU), Imphal campus and exchanged ideas with the campus coordinator on the latest trends and developments in the field of digital forensics. Apprising the importance of digital forensics to investigating officers, Lt Col (Dr.) Santosh Khadsare  (Retd), VP DFIR interacted with more than 400 trainees of the North Eastern Police Academy (NEPA), Shillong. These aspirants were thoroughly apprised of the importance of digital forensics and its utility in cracking cases related to cyberfrauds, cyberbullying, and other allied crimes associated with cyberspace. Case studies were discussed on how to handle digital evidence at the crime scenes with utmost care so that trace evidence won’t get lost in the logistical procedures and processes. The team showcased flagship products of eSecForte, Digital Forensic workstations and Faraday bags and informed them of the utility of these offerings built under India’s ambitious MAKE IN INDIA (MII) project. 

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Roots Collegium signs World Chess Champion Koneru Humpy as Brand Ambassador

Chairman, Sri. B.P.Padala announces Koneru Humpy as the Brand Ambassador of Roots Collegium educational institutions

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  • Humpy will be the face of its upcoming brand-related undertakings

Celebrating its 30 years’ legacy in imparting holistic education, Roots Collegium, a well-known educational institution in Hyderabad has today announced World Chess Champion Koneru Humpy as its Brand Ambassador. The appointment of Ms. Koneru Humpy is set to boost the brand image of Roots Collegium amplifying the institution’s philosophy in making its students achieve global exposure.

With the signing up of world chess champion Koneru Humpy as its Brand Ambassador, Roots Collegium will be exploring untapped areas of new-age innovations and add them to its list of achievements in the last 30 years. The fast expanding Roots Collegium, started in 1991, offers intermediate courses and almost all the streams of Bachelor’s degrees. Roots collegium is providing a wide range of courses like BBA, BBA (Business Analytics, B.Com (General, computers, sales), BA (Mass Communication, Psychology, and modern languages), and B.Sc. (Data Analysis). The college provides a variety of courses in design, film and media, visual arts, hotel management, culinary arts, and also many other certificate courses.

Reacting to her appointment, Koneru Humpy said “It is my pleasure to be the brand ambassador of Roots Collegium. I thank Sri. BP Padala gaaru for the honour. Roots Collegium as an institution has been offering the best educational facilities for its students for the last 30 years. Roots and I share a similar journey as we both have started our journey’s 30 years back. We both have same passion, integrity and ethics. That’s the special part about Roots Collegium, to which I instantly related to. And now we are ready to travel together.  As an ambassador, I look forward to contributing my committed services to the college and helping them grow in stature. I will take part in each and every event of the college and would like to share my thoughts and way-forward ideas in all its initiatives. Once again I want to thank all the staff and management for choosing me as a brand ambassador.”

Koneru Humpy is the FIDE Women’s rapid chess champion of 2019. She became the youngest woman to achieve the title of a Grandmaster back in 2002 at the age of 15. Her association will be an added feather to the cap of Roots Collegium’s growing achievements and a historic moment in its journey. 

The Chairman of Roots Collegium, Sri. B P Padala said “It’s our honour to have such a young and dynamic chess champion, Koneru Humpy as our brand ambassador. I wish the students of Roots Collegium will be motivated by such an inspiring champion who has come across a lot to be in this position today. I have no doubt that with her determination and strong belief, she become a world champion. I hope every student will inculcate the habit of not giving up and fighting for what they want, from her. She will be a role model for each and every student of our institution. I thank Koneru Humpy for accepting this position and people like her will definitely help bring change in society.”

The students of Roots Collegium from different places in Hyderabad city are excited and look forward to listen to the life-changing stories from Koneru Humpy in the future. 

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