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FOSSsumMIT: A 2-day, 5-track open source conference at MIT Pune

FOSSsumMIT is a 2-day conference on Free/Open Source Software, organized by the Dept. of Computer Engineering, at MIT College, in association with PLUG (Pune Linux Users Group), happening on 1 & 2 August, 2014. The conference has introductory talks and workshops for students on various topics, and is free for anyone to attend. Day 1 […]

Overview of Function Space (@fspace314), Pune’s “Facebook for Science”

FirstPost has an good overview of Function Space – Pune’s Science Social Network, the startup founded by Pune’s Adit Gupta, Sakshi Majumdar, and Sumit Maniyar, and that was recently funded by Nexus Venture Partners. How did Function Space get started? The venture, started in April 2013, was conceived as a sort of Facebook for science […]

Pune’s CSIR-URDIP Starts India’s first ever course on PatInformatics (Patent Informatics)

CSIR-URDIP, which is CSIR‘s Pune based Unit for Research and Development of Information Products. has launched India’s first ever Post Graduate Diploma Course on PatInformatics (i.e. Patent Informatics). What is PatInformatics? The participants will be introduced to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and the importance of patent information in research and business. The course will basically […]

Pune-based Sci/Math Learning Platform @FunctionSpace get funding from @NexusVP

(Sorry, this news is being posted here a little late; I was on vacation when this news broke, and decided that a late update is better than no update at all.) Pune-based Function Space, an online “social” platform for learning science and maths has recently raised seed funding from Nexus Venture Partners. Function Space is […]

SEED Infotech launches “SEED IT Idol 2014″ for college students

Pune based technology training institute, SEED Infotech, has launched the 4th edition of “SEED IT Idol 2014″, a test of ‘C’ programming knowledge, for all students of engineering in the University of Pune, reports DNA India. Excerpts: The information technology (IT) Idol in Pune is being organised by SEED Infotech in association with the University […]

CoEP unrolls online health management portal for 1800 hostelites

COEP – The College of Engineering Pune, has unrolled a program called AyushDeep – an online health management portal for 1800 students living in hostels with the help of a local software company Ayushman aka IndiaOnlineHealth.com. The portal will hold an electronic medical record of the students online, which can also be viewed by parents […]

Credenz’13 : 3-day tech fest at PICT College 30 Aug-1 Sept

Credenz is the annual technical symposium organised by the PICT IEEE Student Branch. With 4000+ students from 50 different colleges attending, it is one of the top student tech fests, not only in the city, but in the country too. Credenz this year will be from 30 August to 1st September. From the Credenz website: […]

University of Pune prepares a Math textbook, and puts it online for free download

In a heartening display of moving forward with the times, the University of Pune has not only published a new textbook to match the recently updated syllabus for first year Maths for B.Sc. and B.A., but they have made the entire textbook available online as a free download, reports Pune Mirror. This is a great […]

Event: Intro to Inquiry-oriented Education by Prof. K.P. Mohanan (IISER)

InnoVidya and IUCAA a talk by Prof. K.P. Mohanan on “An Introduction to Inquiry-Oriented Education” on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 11am, at Bhaskara 3 Hall, IUCAA. This is the next talk in the InnoVidya/IUCAA SPARK lecture series. Abstract of the talk: Scientific inquiry is a form of rational inquiry that seeks knowledge by formulating […]

Event Report: Transforming and Scaling Education – D.B. Phatak

(This is a live-blog of the talk D.B. Phatak gave at Grand Finale event of the Turing100 Lecture Series titled “Rethinking Education – Transforming and Scaling the Learning Model”. Note, this is a live blog, so please excuse the fact that it is unstructured, incomplete, and might contain errors. Note: this talk is being live-cast […]