HAPPENINGS @ FLAME

The latest happenings in the FLAME Community

An analysis of India's Land Records Digitization Program
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FLAME undergraduate student Khushi Rajpuria presented her research on "An Analysis of India's Land Records Digitization Program" at the "Fifth India Land and Development Conference (ILDC2021)" organized by NRMC, a New Delhi-based technical and managerial advisory firm. For the first part of her research, she worked closely with the Uttar Pradesh government to understand the Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP). The quantitative exploration proved that the real circumstances in state districts and the data updated on official sites are an enormous mismatch.

Saaf Water
(https://www.wsj.com/articles/ibm-and-david-clark-cause-crown-saaf-water-winner-of-4th-annual-call-for-code-global-challenge-01637112909?tesla=y)

David Clark Cause’s initiative “Call for Code Global Challenge 2021”, alongside IBM as a partner, was recently organized to address clean water, sanitation, hunger, and green consumption through the development of cloud-based solutions. FLAME University is pleased to announce that Manikanta Chavvakula, an undergraduate student, along with his team, has been crowned as the global winner for developing Saaf Water Solutions. Their solution is an IoT and AI platform to analyze the quality of groundwater and other water parameters. This path-breaking solution made especially for rural people will receive $200,000 and support from IBM Service Corps to deploy Saaf Water in the Call for Code ecosystem. Additionally, Linux Foundation will help them open-source their application, enabling developers to access and use the technology globally.

FLAME Student Placement
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"FLAME Students have inched closer to their successful careers as they are chosen by Credit Suisse, an investment banking organization, in a placement drive conducted by FLAME University. Two of our undergraduate students have been selected for Virtusa, a well-renowned IT firm, during the placement drive. We wish them all the best for their future ahead. Our placement committee aided them in every way possible. We extend our congratulations and wish them luck in their future endeavors."

Rashmi Rocket- Interaction Video
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FLAME University recently organized a fireside chat with the team of Rashmi Rocket. Explaining his take on education and skill development, Mr. Ronnie Screwvala, Founder, RSVP Movies, expressed that education in the 21st century has evolved.He emphasized the significance of communication and soft skills as the most essential toolkit in life.

APA campus ambassador
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We congratulate Tarini Ravi Kumar on being chosen as a Campus Ambassador by the American Psychological Association (APA). This is undoubtedly a big feat! APA is the world’s largest psychology-affiliated organization. Thousands of candidates apply to this global student program, and only a few are given this opportunity. Being a part of a program like this helps Tarini broaden her horizons and network with people in this field. She will be able to contribute to journals, attend e-conventions and be an active member for all discussions. It will also help her gain access to exclusive data. All this will act as a strong foundation for her career in Psychological Research and Experimentation. ‘This is most definitely a dream come true! And I’m so grateful to FLAME for facilitating my self-growth!’ – Tarini Ravi Kumar

FLAME University Purpose Summit
(https://www.hindustantimes.com/brand-stories/flame-university-purpose-summit-2021-focused-on-evolving-meaning-of-purpose-101611738431704.html)

The two-day virtual summit centered around the theme of ‘purpose’ featured eminent names including Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Naina Lal Kidwai, Raman Roy, Vineet Nayar, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Vallabh Bhanshali, Neera Nundy, to name a few. The sessions were well-attended virtually and struck a chord among the audience especially under the current circumstances.

Gateway House - Public Policy Lab
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FLAME University and Gateway House, a foreign policy think tank, will conduct research in politics, history, economics, healthcare to help decision-making for policy makers. FLAME University students will intern at the lab and the university’s faculty will work with Gateway House scholars on a risk analysis to international security, energy, international law, space, science and emerging technologies. The lab will produce original, applied, pure and multidisciplinary research and intellectual property that will result in joint peer-publishable research.

Online Convocation
(https://www.thehindu.com/education/information-on-new-courses-admissions-scholarships-and-more/article36447622.ece)

FLAME University recently virtually hosted its convocation ceremony. Prasoon Joshi, poet, writer and Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification, was the chief guest. Along with Vice-Chancellor Dishan Kamdar, he presented multiple awards and certificates to celebrated graduates’ academic and all-round excellence. Owing to the COVID-19 restrictions, the convocation was held virtually, and students, parents and other guests attended the ceremony online.

FLAME University gets E-LEAD certification by QS I∙GAUGE
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FLAME University was recently certified with an E-LEAD certificate by QS I∙GAUGE to certify the preparedness of the university to conduct online teaching and learning. The certification process involved rigorous data collection, evaluation and assessment of performance metrics as set out in the methodology by QS. It is a validation of the effort put in by the faculty and professional associates in setting up their online learning systems last year, in the wake of the COVID-19 induced lockdowns.

FLAME University’s Undergrads Explore Lucknow’s Food Culture
(http://bweducation.businessworld.in/article/FLAME-University-s-Undergrads-Explore-Lucknow-s-Food-Culture/16-09-2021-404820/)

The Discover India Program, by FLAME University, provided an opportunity to its undergraduate students to study a topic of great potential interest. A group of 15 undergraduate students whose skills lie in various areas, finalised studying the street food of Lucknow as their research project. When it comes to studying food in India, cross-cultural factors play a huge role. The team's aim, however, was to explore a city where the food culture has remained relatively untouched, throughout centuries. The team’s on-field experience in this city began in the month of February 2020. The study focused on asking questions pertaining to the origin of popular Lucknowi dishes. It also emphasized the belief systems that guided and influenced these street food joints as well as the traditional cooking techniques that continue to be practised. The findings of the research project were guided by a research methodology that the team laid out beforehand.

FLAME University Introduces ‘FLAME AlumNet’ Alumni Network Portal
(https://alumni.flame.edu.in/)

FLAME University has launched its alumni network portal, called ‘FLAME AlumNet’. The portal will serve as a professional and personal networking channel for FLAME University’s alumni. FLAME AlumNet is an online hangout meant exclusively for FLAME’s alumni, which will help enable them to stay in touch with each other and with FLAME. The key role of the portal is to provide a platform that will facilitate and enable former students to continuously be involved in the ongoing activities and life of the university.

FLAME University launches PhD program in data science, management & other areas
(https://www.hindustantimes.com/education/admissions/flame-university-launches-phd-program-in-data-science-management-other-areas-101634632779821.html)

FLAME University has launched Ph.D. programme which will be available in the areas of Data Science, Psychology, Economics and Management. Announcing the launch of its Ph.D. program, Dr. Dishan Kamdar, Vice-Chancellor, FLAME University, said, “The decision to launch a doctoral program at FLAME University is in line with our vision to become a premier research-oriented institution. This will further help us achieve these distinct objectives - encourage and groom meritorious young people into high calibre academicians which will address the gap of high quality faculty in top-notch institutions across the world, and finally create a body of rigorous and outstanding research that can create an impact. We will be offering the program in the areas of Data Science, Psychology, Economics and Management, which will combine academic rigour with practical insights and a multidisciplinary approach.

FLAME University expands its UG majors
(https://www.thehindu.com/education/information-on-admissions-courses-scholarships-and-more/article37187917.ece)

FLAME University, recently launched an optional four-year UG honours, and added new majors and minors to its undergraduate programme. It also launched a Master of Science in Economics and instituted a doctoral programme. At the UG level, new interdisciplinary majors in Data Science and Economics, Computer Science and Design, and Design Management will be offered. Minors in Philosophy and Computer Science will now be possible. At the PG level, M.Sc. in Economics has been launched, and will combine Economics and Data Sciences. Additionally, Ph.D. in Data Science, Psychology, Economics, and Management has been introduced.

Culture for all conference- Cookbooks
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FLAME University is delighted to see its students cross classroom boundaries with excellence. Our current undergraduate students, Ananya Pujary and Muskaan Pal, along with Khushi Gupta (alumna), participated in the CultureForAll conference revolving around cultural mapping organized by Sahapedia. Their paper Indian Community Cookbooks: Cultural Mapping of India's Culinary History is one of the three authorized winners and will be published soon.

Sanctuary YOUNG NATURALIST AWARD 2021
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FLAME alumna Ramya Nair, a researcher, anthropologist, and conservationist based in Thanamir, Nagaland, was recently announced as the winner of the Sanctuary Young Naturalist Award. She is an ethical conservation leader who strives to balance wildlife, communities, and ecosystems.

The Alan Knight Student Award at the NSW Premier's Multicultural Communications Awards in Sydney
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A big congratulations to FLAME alumna Rhea L Nath, who has won the Alan Knight Student Award at the NSW Premier's Multicultural Communications Awards in Sydney! We are thrilled by your success and wish you all the best in all your future endeavors.