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Great Learning to help universities go online

 Great Learning, an ed-tech company for professional education, has announced its new offering ‘Olympus Digital Campus’, an endto-end cloud-based technology solution for online learning delivery and programme management, on a subscription basis to colleges and universities across the country in a bid to help them deliver online and blended learning programmes. It is a seamless solution that supports all aspects of learning including live learning, time-tabling, proctored exams, assessments, grading, student collaboration, attendance, content development, progress/engagement tracking, and faculty feedback. Digital Campus is a proprietary state of the art technology system that enables all aspects of delivery and management of college/ university programmes for students, faculty, and administrators. Built and perfected in India over the last 7 years, the Olympus Digital Campus has been designed using highly scalable, secure, and world-class cloud technologies. It has enabled over 25 million hours of learning to 100,000 students and deliver high impact programmes offered in partnership with universities like Stanford University, UT Austin, and Great Lakes Institute of Management among others. With this, universities can deliver a world class, high-quality and engaging online learning experience to learners on both desktops and mobile in both synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) modes.

Maharashtra’s second cluster varsity launched

Mumbai’s three colleges — K. C. College, H. R. College and Bombay Teachers’ Training College (BTTC) which are part of a 70-year-old Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board — have come together to form Maharashtra’s second cluster university named as ‘HSNC University’. The university is established under the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shikshan Abhiyan (RUSA) scheme, a funding agency under the Central government. Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Governor of Maharashtra, inaugurated and dedicated this state’s second cluster university to the nation. CM Uddhav Thackeray and state Minister of Higher and Technical Education Uday Samant were also present at the launch event. Thackeray called it a dream project and emphasised that a blend of art and culture with new age education systems will revolutionise it further. He added that university would set a new norm of uninterrupted education that will go on even in challenging times.

IIT Roorkee’s big ‘global connectivity’ move

 IIT Roorkee is launching a Global Network of IIT Roorkee Alumni to establish an extensive connection with its large number of alumni spread across the world. It will fulfill a longstanding need of the institute and its alumni for a comprehensive alumni database. Several alumni have been asking for a network that can help them search and connect with fellow alumni and also facilitate interfacing with the institute through a single window. The Global Network aims to address this need. The Global Network of IIT Roorkee Alumni will be run by alumni volunteers. Provisions will be built in the implementation of the network so as to ensure that the privacy concerns of the members are fully taken care of. The members of the network will have the flexibility to subscribe and unsubscribe messages and services as per their wish. Special care will be taken to ensure the security of the database.

 Revised dates of RBI’s Grade B exam out

 The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the revised schedule of its Grade B Recruitment 2019 examination. All the candidates can check the RBI Grade B 2020 new interview dates on the official website, the link for which is The candidates shortlisted for the interview are advised to note the revised schedule for the said interviews against their earlier corresponding interview dates. For example, candidates who were scheduled to be interviewed on 20 April 2020 will now be interviewed on 5 August 2020. Earlier, the interview round was scheduled to be held from 4-7 May. In case of further change in date/s of interview for reasons beyond the control of the Board, new dates for the Interviews will be informed to the candidates on the Bank’s website,” the official notice adds. Further, all the shortlisted candidates for RBI Grade B interview round are advised to check regularly the Bank’s website for details and updates.

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