India-origin 15-year old awarded Institute of Physics Prize in the UK
Amitabh Bachchan inaugurates university scholarship in his name
Odisha students bag second prize in NASA contest
Kerala’s Trinity College launches TASSAT satellite building project
June 23, 2015: Kerala’s Trinity College in Thiruvananthapuram has kicked off TASSAT
which is a student satellite project scheduled for completion by 2018. Since the funding for the ambitious initiative comes from an Oman-based
company called Al Adrak, the satellite has been given the name Trinity Adrak Student Satellite. Who can claim that it isn’t an important year
for space research in the country when the ISRO’s successful missions have earned it a Space Pioneer Award and inspired students to explore more?
The Indian Space Research Organization has its VSSC
(Vikram Sarabhai Space Center) and LPSC (Liquid Propulsion Systems Center) research
facilities in Thiruvananthapuram. Trinity Engineering College’s strategic director Arun
Surendran, says the capital of Kerala has become
a natural space science city. The TASSAT project will mainly be aimed at building CubeSats and NanoSats at a regular pace. The former is a small satellite with a mass
of less than 1.33 kilograms and a volume of 1 liter. Source:IANS
Mobile learning: Smart education system for India
June 10, 2015: The concept of m-learning (the use of mobile devices to deliver
education anytime anywhere) could be a boon for India’s education sector, especially in the field of adult learning.
According to a recent study, Indian users, on an average, spend 3 hours and 18 minutes every day with their
smartphones. Can’t we think of a new
dimension of using the same mobile phones to revolutionise the Indian education sector, using a concept called m-learning or mobile learning?
The mobile devices can help in the quick conceptualisation of smart education systems. This can be mainly attributed to the fact that India has the second largest mobile phone
user subscription base in the world, with over 900 million mobile phone users. Mobile devices have good penetration even in rural areas where other infrastructure does not exist. This growing ubiquity of mobile
phones, the widespread availability and adoption of mobile broadband technology and market penetration of low-cost smartphones also hold key
promises for the use of mobile technologies for education delivery in India.