Monday, August 6, 2018

FYI I Meet Akshay Venkatesh: The Delhi-born who got the Nobel Prize in mathematics

Meet Akshay Venkatesh: The Delhi-born who got the Nobel Prize in mathematics


Meet Akshay Venkatesh: The Delhi-born who got the Nobel Prize in mathematics
By
Indulekha Aravind
When he was 13, Akshay Venkatesh told a journalist interviewing the exceptionally young high school graduate, “I’d like to do some research in physics or maybe become a mathematician or something like that.” The Delhi-born, Australia-bred mathematician has done that and then some, winning the prestigious Fields Medal this week. It’s deemed the highest honour in mathematics.

The 36-year-old Stanford University professor, set to join the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of  ..

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

ACTIVE USERS OF THE LIRC (1-31 July, 2018)

ACTIVE USERS OF THE LIRC
(1-31 July, 2018)



Sr. No. Member No's.
1 GUPTA PRADEEP FULCHAND RENU 42
2 ANTONY ALEX LEENA 27
3 PATIL MRUNMAYI SANJIV RUCHITA 26
4 MASCARENHAS DANILA MARK CYNTHIA 25
5 PEREIRA COLLIN CHRISTOPHER WAVENEY 24
6 GALA RONAK PARESH BHARTI 24

All the above Active Users are eligible for one extra library book for the month of August, 2018.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Sonam Wangchuk, innovator who inspired Aamir’s role in 3 Idiots, wins Magsaysay

Ladakhi engineer and innovator Sonam Wangchuk was on Thursday named among the six winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Award for this year. The 51-year-old was recognised for “his uniquely systematic, collaborative and community-driven reform of learning systems in remote northern India, thus improving the life opportunities of Ladakhi youth, and his constructive engagement of all sectors in local society… setting an example for minority peoples in the world,” the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation said in its citation.

Source: The Indian Express dated July 27, 2018

To read more, visit:
https://indianexpress.com/article/india/sonam-wangchuk-innovator-who-inspired-aamirs-role-in-3-idiots-5278515/

Monday, July 23, 2018

Various steps taken to curb the problem of predatory and sub-standard journals claiming to publish scholarly articles- Shri Prakash Javadekar

Union Minister for HRD Shri Prakash Javadekar, in a reply to a starred question in Lok Sabha, today said that UGC has addressed the problem of predatory and sub-standard journals claiming to publish scholarly articles. Accordingly, the Standing Committee of UGC on notification of journals has been constituted which, after due verification, has removed 4102 substandard journals. UGC currently recognizes only the following categories of academic journals.....

To read more, visit the following link:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=180899

Source Link: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=180899 (accessed on 24 July, 2018)

HRD Ministry asks varsities to review recommended journals

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has directed that by August 30 all universities should review academic journals that they recommend following reports in the press that many journals were publishing papers for a price. In his response to a starred question in Lok Sabha, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the government is taking these steps to stop publishing of predatory and sub-standard journals.
Predatory journals often publish academic papers without peer reviews and charge a heavy price for it.
He added that his ministry is also taking steps to weed out plagiarism and has directed all universities to scan the submitted thesis using softwares to check for plagiarised papers.
A notification issued by HRD Ministry on the issue said that a Standing Committee of University Grants Commission (UGC) has been constituted on notification of journals, and that the committee has, after due verification, has removed 4102 substandard journals.
Javadekar also informed Lok Sabha that the UGC currently only recognizes three categories of journals — journals indexed in web of science or Scopus, journals recommended by standing committee and language committee, and journals recommended by universities.

Source Link: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-hrd-ministry-asks-varsities-to-review-recommended-journals-2640906 (accessed on 24 July, 2018)

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Book Bank for SE to BE students


LEARNING & INFORMATION RESOURCE CENTRE

BOOK BANK FACILITY FOR SE TO BE

The library is providing the “Book Bank” facility to all the students from SE to BE.
Dates & Timings are as mentioned below:
DATE
CLASS
TIMINGS
25th JULY, 2018
BE (ALL BRANCHES)
12.15 PM TO 1.00 PM
26th JULY, 2018
TE (ALL BRANCHES)
12.15 PM TO 1.00 PM
27th JULY, 2018
SE (ALL BRANCHES)
12.15 PM TO 1.00 PM

The “Book Bank” system works as under:
1) Students are requested to fill up the “Book Bank Form” available with the library.
A maximum of 2(two) books can be issued.
2) They are requested to pay an amount of Rs.20/- for Donated Books and 20% of the Original cost on remaining books.

Students are requested to return the book on or before 31/12/2018; failing which a fine of Re.1 per day (inclusive of holidays) will be charged.

Students are requested to note the following:
1) DO NOT disfigure (markings, tear, underline etc.) any of the books; failing which you would be liable to pay Rs.100/- per book and/or replace the book.
2) It is expected that the students maintain the books in good reading conditions.
3) Book Bank facility is available to the valid SFIT library members only.
4) Return the books on or before the due date.
The list of books in the Book Bank is available on the library web page.


STUDENTS WILL BE PROVIDED BOOKS ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.

Monday, July 2, 2018

ACTIVE USERS OF THE LIRC MONTH OF JUNE 2018


ACTIVE USERS OF THE LIRC

( June 1st to 30th June 2018)
 All the below Active Users are eligible for one extra library card for the month of 
July 2018.


Sr. No.
Member
No's of Transctions
1
GUPTA PRADEEP FULCHAND RENU
20
2
DIVYA SANDEEP AHUJA
20
3
ANTONY ALEX LEENA
17
4
KAPADIA PRIYESHA CHETAN PRITI
14
5
PADIA KARNIKA PARIMAL BHAVIKA
13
6
RODRIGUES DYLAN KEVIN REBECCA
12
7
KOSSAMBE GAURI DATTARAM MINAL
12


FYI I Meet Akshay Venkatesh: The Delhi-born who got the Nobel Prize in mathematics

Meet Akshay Venkatesh: The Delhi-born who got the Nobel Prize in mathematics By Indulekha Aravind , ET Bureau | Updated: Aug 04, 2018...