NEW YORK | MUMBAI, Dec 4, 2017 —: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS),(BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced Dec. 4 a $50 million investment in Cornell Tech. The investment includes a significant gift for the first phase of capital development on the Roosevelt Island campus, as well as support for collaborating on technology research and expanding K-12 digital literacy programs in New York City.
In recognition of the gift, Cornell Tech has inaugurated the Tata Innovation Center on Roosevelt Island. The center, formerly known as The Bridge, brings academia and industry together under one roof to share ideas and research on next-generation digital technologies and how to commercialize new areas of collaboration.
“Tata Group and TCS have a long and celebrated history of investments in education and institution building in the communities in which we operate,” said Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chairman of the Tata Group. “The Tata Innovation Center will drive applied research and collaboration between Cornell, industry and the startup ecosystem in emerging areas including human machine interaction and cyber security, benefitting both US business and local communities.”
“The Tata Innovation Center will become a hub for New York’s tech sector and a global icon for how academia and industry can collaborate to leverage technology for the greater good,” said Martha E. Pollack, Cornell University President. “Cornell Trustee Ratan Tata ’59, BArch ’62 and the Tata family of companies have long supported innovation at Cornell; our new partnership with Tata Consultancy Services will drive innovation at Cornell Tech and help the campus reach its full potential for education, research and societal impact.”
“New York City has been proudly partnering with TCS for years, including their sponsorship of the TCS New York City Marathon, work with local schools, and so much more. TCS’ new partnership with Cornell Tech will help drive New York’s economic competitiveness and advance digital literacy programs to reach even more schools across the city. Through this critical engagement, Computer Science for All, the Tech Talent Pipeline, and more, we are working to keep New York City a leader in the 21st century economy and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to share in the growth and success of the tech industry,” added Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Tata Innovation Center
TCS will become one of the tenants in the Tata Innovation Center, a first-of-its-kind building where an extraordinary mix of cutting-edge companies from diverse industries have the opportunity to work alongside groundbreaking Cornell academic teams. They include recent Cornell Tech graduates seeking to commercialize new ideas and work with start-ups and established companies developing leading edge technologies and products. The building features meeting areas on each level, including a light-filled, multi-level Tech Gallery and a rooftop terrace sheltered by a solar trellis. The building was developed by Forest City New York and designed by WEISS/MANFREDI.
The new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island opened in September 2017, designed to combine the potential of academia and industry to create pioneering leaders and transformational new research, products, companies, and social ventures.
“TCS has operated in New York City for more than 40 years and invested in many long standing customer relationships and local community partnerships,” said Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO and Managing Director of TCS. “Our joint research with Cornell Tech is designed to fully leverage their campus ecosystem and TCS’ industry leading technical expertise to develop solutions that empower notable transformation and talent development across industries in an era of Business 4.0.”
“Cornell Tech serves as a model for the campus and community of the future,” added Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney. “Already, young people are receiving a world class education in computer science and cutting edge training in how to become entrepreneurs. I am delighted that the Tata Innovation Center will stand as a reminder to our community for generations to come of the extraordinary generosity of the Tata Group and TCS, which enables new joint research and K-12 literacy programs. I know this will help lead us into the future.”
“The Tata family and TCS have long been drivers of innovation as one of the world’s leading IT services organizations, and we are thrilled to have their name grace our building and to have them as a tenant,” said MaryAnne Gilmartin, President and CEO of Forest City New York. “The Tata Innovation Center breaks down all barriers to innovation and collaboration, with a diverse group of tenants working alongside groundbreaking Cornell Tech academic teams. The building is a key component of the mission of Cornell Tech and driving economic growth for New York.”
Cutting-Edge Collaborative Research
Cornell Tech’s academic environment encourages tight integration across disciplines, couples fundamental research with practice, and supports societal and commercial ventures alongside education.
A distinguishing characteristic of Cornell Tech’s research is that it engages deeply with external communities, organizations and industry to address real-world problems. TCS will collaborate with Cornell Tech’s world-class faculty on cutting-edge research in human-computer interaction (the convergence of technologies such as Mixed Reality and IoT ineveryday human activities) and cyber security (improving cloud computing security and privacy aspects for a wider Blockchain adoption).
“Cornell Tech stands apart because of our focus on academic excellence, coupled with real-world impact, and this new partnership with TCS will dramatically improve our ability to make a difference, from commercializing research to engaging with public school students across New York City,” said Dan Huttenlocher, Jack and Rilla Neafsey Dean and Vice Provost of Cornell Tech. “TCS shares our vision of ensuring all students and teachers have meaningful engagements with computer science in the classroom, and with their help we will reach even more schools.”
Commitment to K-12 Education
To empower NYC youth to participate and thrive in an increasingly digital world, TCS and Cornell Tech have joined forces to promote the integration of computational expertise in K-12 public education, starting with engagement in NYC School Districts 2 and 30. This multi-year community engagement effort aims to build digital fluency and computational acumen among students, educators and schools in the nation’s largest public school system, with a special focus on girls, minorities and the underserved.
TCS will leverage Cornell Tech’s academic expertise to design education programs that introduce students to new digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain and Cybersecurity. Cornell Tech will leverage TCS’ industry expertise and host their Ignite My Future in School program for educators across all five boroughs, starting with two school districts from Manhattan and Queens in January 2018. Additionally, TCS will also offer its award winning flagship education program, goIT, to students and schools served by Cornell Tech’s K-12 initiative.
“Cornell Tech and TCS are to be commended on their unique collaboration, particularly in relation to the planned enhancement of computational skills for New York City public school students. Such skills are highly applicable to the digital world in the workplace and in contemporary knowledge transmittal as well as creation. Today’s announcement is indeed momentous,” said Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright.
“When our city’s great institutions partner with our schools, we all win,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “I congratulate Cornell Tech and Tata Consultancy Services on their partnership, and look forward to seeing its benefits for New York City’s K-12 students.”
“Knowledge is power and these days digital literacy is proving to be all powerful, “said Council Member Ben Kallos. “I have extreme confidence and very high expectations of this partnership between Tata Consultancy Services and Cornell Tech. This $50 million investment includes advancing digital education in K-12 within New York City schools which will benefit an untold number of young lives and lead to unimaginable innovation from right here in New York City. Thank you to the Tata Group and TCS for collaborating with Cornell Tech for the benefit of New York City’s most precious resource our children.”
About Cornell Tech
Cornell Tech brings together faculty, business leaders, tech entrepreneurs, and students in a catalytic environment to produce visionary results grounded in significant needs that will reinvent the way we live in the digital age. The Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute embodies the academic partnership between the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Cornell University on the Cornell Tech campus.
From 2012-2017, the campus was temporarily located in Google’s New York City building. In the Fall of 2017, 30 world-class faculty and 300 graduate students moved to the first phase of Cornell Tech’s permanent campus on Roosevelt Island, continuing to conduct groundbreaking research, collaborate
extensively with tech-oriented organizations and pursue their own startups. When fully completed, the campus will include two million square feet of state-of-the-art buildings, over two acres of open space, and will be home to more than 2,000 graduate students and hundreds of faculty and staff.
About Cornell University
Cornell University is a world-class research institution known for the breadth and rigor of its curricula, and an academic culture dedicated to preparing students to be well-educated and well-rounded citizens of the world. Its faculty, staff and students believe in the critical importance of knowledge—both theoretical and applied—as a means of improving the human condition and solving the world’s problems. With campuses in Ithaca, New York, New York City, and Doha, Qatar, Cornell is a private, Ivy League research university and the land-grant institution of New York State.
About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPS, Infrastructure, Engineering and Digital services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 389,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of U.S. $17.6 billion for year ended March 31, 2017 and is listed on the BSE Limited and National Stock Exchange of India Limited. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.
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- Benefits: Financial assistance
Scholarship Scheme for Students of Minority Communities, Maharashtra 2017-18
Minorities Development Department, Government of Maharashtra announces the Scholarship Scheme for Students of Minority Communities, Maharashtra 2017-18 for the poor and meritorious students who are pursuing professional courses in Maharashtra. The communities that are included in this scheme are Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, Sikh, Parsi, Jain & Jews.
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In order to be eligible, an applicant must-
- Be a permanent resident of Maharashtra.
- Have passed the SSC examination from the Maharashtra State.
- Be a bonafide student of the approved professional institute in India.
- Have the annual income from all sources not more than INR 6,00,000.
- The applicants who are not holding any other scholarship will be eligible for this scholarship.
- The female applicants will get a reservation of 30 percent.
Step 1:Click here to register as a new user. (Note: Candidate should have a mobile number registered with their Aadhaar card to ensure seamless and fast application process.)
Step 2: Complete the Aadhaar authentication process either through OTP or biometric.
Step 3: The candidates will receive an OTP on their registered mobile number if they opt for OTP authentication.
Step 4: Complete the registration process by filling in all required details.
Step 5:Log in using username or password.
Step 6: Complete the application process for the scholarship.
Nov. 17, 2017
Kashmin Dalal is working toward a degree in Psychology at Kent State University. Her ultimate goal is to obtain a Ph.D. and work as a clinical child psychologist. She has been involved in community service from a very young age, and last year went on a medical mission to Haiti. This year, she volunteered at Standing Rock reservation, running a camp for adolescents and children, and helping to build housing for their families.
Tanaz Karai is enrolled in the Master’s program in Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Elementary Education at the College of New Jersey. Ever since she can remember, Tanaz has wanted to be a teacher to make a difference in the lives of young children. In addition to participating in numerous workshops and been affiliated with organizations on campus, she has been a dedicated volunteer teacher at the Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York since she was in high school. She was awarded the Good Life Emblem Award from ZAGNY in 2013.
Dilshad Patel is working toward an MS in Exercise and Health Science at the University of Houston, Texas. After studying classical Indian dance since she was 5, she became an instructor at the Shiamak Davar Institute for the Performing Arts. Her teaching experience led her to pursue dance as a means of therapy and healing. She has spent the last decade studying movement therapy—simultaneously incorporating its principles in new programs and workshops to help athletes, children, patients, seniors, and a host of other populations.
Khushmeen Sakloth, pursuing an MS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington, hopes to work as a computational or data scientist in the clean energy sector. She completed her prior education in India, always at or near the top of her class. She was active in various Zoroastrian youth acitivities in India, and is currently involved in several professional activities on campus.
Delshad Shroff will complete her Master’s program in Developmental Child Psychology at Columbia University’s Teacher’s College in May 2018. Delshad was one of two students who earned merit scholarships to study at the NY University of Abu Dhabi and has been an active volunteer with several schools and special needs programs as well as local Zoroastrian organizations in Chennai, India, as well as in New York.
The Fali Chothia Charitable Trust was established in 1988 to help provide scholarships and interest-free loans to needy zoroastrian students. Awards are based on financial need, educational achievement, and community service. The trust is established under the Zoroastrian Association of Metropolitan Washington Inc. (ZAMWI), and over the past 30 years has awarded scholarships to students from all parts of the U.S. and Canada.
To demonstrate solidarity and trust between organizations while serving community causes, the U.S. Chapter of the World Zoroastrian Organisation is once again joining the Fali Chothia Trust’s Scholarship Program by adding up to fifty percent to every scholarship we give from our trust’s resources. This partnership enables us to significantly increase the amount of our scholarships. The trust is grateful to the WZO U.S. Chapter, and thrilled that its support is resulting in a significant increase in the help we are giving to our young scholars.
We rely on donations. Please send your check payable to ZAMWI/Fali Chothia Charitable Trust, 10300 Farnham Drive, Bethesda MD 20814.
All donations made to the trust are tax exempt, and go directly toward the corpus of the fund. Individual members of the Board of Trustees absorb all administrative, mailing, and other fund-raising costs.
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4) RTP Australia
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5) Vanier Canada
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6) Ireland Gov. Scholarships for Masters and PhD
7) Chevening UK
8) Commonwealth PhD, Split PhD and Medical Fellowships
9) Hong Kong PhD Fellowships
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10) Erasmus Mundus Masters & PhD
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11) MEXT Japan
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12) South Korea
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13) Chinese Govt.
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14) Commonwealth Shared UK 2018
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Monaz Gandhi Receives “The Harvey Excellence Awards” As The Youngest Achiever & The Most Valuable Harvey Indian For Her Invention Of MONTEA – The India’s First Teaching Robot
LONDON – 01 October 2017 – Ms. Monaz Viraf Gandhi slams historical special category award ton by bagging two high profile awards namely The Harvey Youngest Achiever 2017-2018 and The Harvey Most Valuable Indian 2017-2018 at The Harvey Excellence Awards hosted on 27 September 2017 at London.
Monaz Viraf Gandhi, A Mumbai based pre-school teacher working at The Learning Curve, Mumbai has created historical innovation named MONTEA who is the India’s first Humanoid Teaching Robot. MONTEA has claimed worldwide recognition in the field of education through the promotions and campaigns organized by SXRC – USA all over the world in different schools and colleges and other testing laboratories. Due to the overwhelming performance of MONTEA worldwide, SXRC Board Members had proposed the name of newly invented and demonstrated MONTEA to The Harvey Awards Council, London, UK with its performance reports, demonstration videos and other necessary documents.
27 September 2017, The Harvey Excellence Awards hosted at London witnessed live demonstration of the last minute entry of MONTEA demonstrated by Dr. Shivani Rawat, Chief Technical Assistant,
SXRC Bengaluru. The hair raising test scenarios stunned the audience where in MONTEA replied to technical questions of each subject asked by the audience to the point and very rapidly along with it MONTEA also showed his dance skills, karate skills, cricket skills, badminton skills and many other hair raising skills. After the demonstration, The Harvey Excellence Awards Council announced The Youngest Achiever 2017-2018 Award and The Most Valuable Harvey Indian 2017-2018 Award under the special awards category for Ms. Monaz Gandhi who is the creator of MONTEA.
Most Valuable Harvey Indian Award
Dr. Shivani Rawat received the award on behalf of Ms. Monaz Gandhi at London said, “I thank all the dignitaries present here, The Harvey Excellence Award Members, SXRC Members and all who have directly or indirectly helped in the creation of MONTEA on behalf of Ms. Monaz Gandhi whose innovation you all just witnessed on this big stage and I can feel the wow in each one of your eyes which has left you fixed on the chairs. Congratulations Ms. Monaz Viraf Gandhi for your great achievement at these Harvey Awards and we wish you all the success in your life with MONTEA. This is your first step out of the cradle and we wish you create footsteps for the younger generation to come in this field and carve a new digital age for the future.”
Dr. Harvey Weber, The Chairman and Co-Founder of “The Harvey Excellence Council” said, “We have no words for what we saw before 30 minutes with the display of MONTEA. I can just say, that Ms. Monaz V Gandhi deserves to be the youngest achiever and for decades to come, she will be remembered as the creator of the First Indian Teaching Robot that will be a new companion for the kids who have desires to learn. Just as we have laptops, tablets, mobiles at present where students watch videos and learn, after a few years, students will buy a portable MONTEA to teach them the concepts of theories and practical usage and make learning real fun for the students and kids. Congratulations Ms. Monaz! We are proud that we witnessed your creation on this great stage and we wish you a successful career ahead with MONTEA and other projects in your lineup.”.
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Good at explaining science or math? Want a chance to win a $250,000 scholarship?
We’re proud to support the Breakthrough Junior Challenge video contest again this year. To qualify, create a short (under three minutes) video explaining a challenging concept in physics, mathematics, or the life sciences in an engaging, illuminating, and creative way.
If you win, you’ll receive the college scholarship, your teacher will receive a $50,000 prize, and your school will get a new $100,000 science lab!
Anyone ages 13 through 18 is eligible. The winner will also be invited to an awards ceremony where the prize will be presented in front of superstars of science, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood.Good luck—we can’t wait to see your video!Onward,
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The deadline for submission is October 1, 2017.
India biggest beneficiary of European scholarship programme
With over 5,300 recipients between 2004 and 2017, India is the largest beneficiary of the European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students (Erasmus) scholarships for higher education offered by the European Union (EU) member states, EU Ambassador to India Tomasz Kozlowski has said.
“Since 2004, Erasmus was thrown open to third countries. Indian students have been the number one beneficiaries of this scholarship,” Kozlowski said on Wednesday at an event to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the launch of Erasmus.
He said that Europe was “an excellent destination for international students on account of the high quality and wide variety of courses on offer, the richness of campus life and the proximity to Asia”.
Launched in 1987 with only 3,200 students in its first year, Erasmus has developed over the last 30 years into a leading scholarship programme benefitting almost 300,000 higher education students per year.
“With over 5,300 students from all parts of India having received Erasmus Mundus or Erasmus+ Masters scholarships between 2004 and 2017, India is the overall single largest beneficiary of the programme,” a statement issued by the Delegation of the EU to India said.
It stated that while India ranked second in 2016 with 62 approved scholarships for masters and doctoral degrees after Brazil with 79, the number of these scholarships allocated to Indian applicants in 2017 rose by 20 per cent to 74, “representing 25 per cent of the overall mobility flows selected for funding in the period 2008-2012 in Asia”.
“A significant development during this period is the increase in the percentage of women participants by 30 percent from 33 percent in 2008-2012 to 43 percent in 2017,” it stated.
According to the statement, around 90 per cent of Indian recipients of the scholarship have returned.
Engineering has been the largest area of study (25 percent), followed by natural sciences (13 percent), and business, economics, and management (10 percent).
Kozlowski said that with over 50,000 Indian students, Europe was now the second most preferred educational destination for Indians after the US.
Stating that the Erasmus programme received support from the highest levels of the EU, he said that Federica Mogherini, Vice President of the European Commission, was one such beneficiary.
Wednesday’s event was attended by a number of Indian recipients of this year’s Erasmus scholarship among others.
The one-time interest free loan scholarship ranging from Rs1 lakh to Rs10 lakh will be given to students every year only at beginning course for full time postgraduate in India in management entrepreneurship, medical, engineering etc.
Areez Khambatta Benevolent Trust
Head office:-Rasna Centre ,
Opp. sear Tower,
Gulbai Tekra ,
Gujarat , India .