www.indianexpress.com | March 8, 2021
Pune Campus briefs: FLAME University’ raised Rs 14 lakh in support for education of rural underprivileged children in Parli; MIT World Peace University India’s first university to offer Blockchain-anchored digital degrees and more.
FLAME University’s students raise Rs 14 lakh for underprivileged children’s education
Amidst the pandemic, FLAME University’s S.A.C.T. (Support A Cause Team), a student-led initiative concluded a crowdfunding campaign to raise over Rs 14 lakh in support for education of rural underprivileged children in Parli, a tribal belt in Raigad District. Due to the closure of schools during the pandemic, young children in the region are being made to work in neighbouring breweries. The students of FLAME University organised a crowdfunding campaign for Shree Raj Educational Centre, an NGO working towards children’s education. The campaign was run on Fueladream, a crowdfunding platform, for 25 days and had 40 participants. The funds collected through this campaign will be used towards providing meals, education, uniforms, stationery, transport, e-learning, computer training, sports, health check-ups, etc. for the underprivileged students.
MIT WPU to offer blockchain anchored digital degrees
MIT World Peace University has become India’s first university to offer Blockchain-anchored digital degrees and diplomas to its students. MIT-WPU has signed a partnership agreement with CertOnce to implement its platform to offer Blockchain-anchored digital degrees and diplomas to over 2,568 students across programs from this year. This includes students from the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Commerce & Economics (PG), Faculty of Science (PG), Faculty of Management (UG and PG), Faculty of Education (UG and PG), Faculty of Governance (UG and PG), Faculty of Pharmacy (PG) and Faculty of Liberal Arts, Commerce & Science (UG).
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