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Online Learning and e-Assessment: The Only Way to Ensure Continuity in Learning
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Online Learning and e-Assessment: The Only Way to Ensure Continuity in Learning

Over the last few months, as the COVID 19 pandemic took the world hostage, it brought almost everything to a grinding halt. This impacted businesses in almost all sectors negatively worldwide, but it has also given a push to EdTech companies simultaneously, due to the school and university closures. Imparting education digitally must also be facilitated with robust e-assessment or digital assessment solutions. Mr. Karan Gupta, Co-founder at AssessPrep shares his insight on e-assessment and how AssessPrep is changing the e-assessment landscape through its assessment platforms. Read is what he has to say. Tell us about AssessPrep and how it is transforming the examination processes through its e-assessment platforms. AssessPrep is an advanced, end to end e-assessment platfor...
PM Modi to Lay Foundation Stone for Permanent Campus of IIM Sambalpur
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PM Modi to Lay Foundation Stone for Permanent Campus of IIM Sambalpur

Mumbai, Dec. 31, 2020: After achieving a string of accomplishments in 2020, IIM Sambalpur, one of the new generation IIMs of the country, is all set to take another giant leap with the advent of the new year. Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi will be laying the foundation stone of the permanent campus of IIM Sambalpur virtually on the 2nd of January 2021. The ceremony will also be graced by Hon’ble Governor of Odisha, Shri Ganeshi Lal, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon'ble Minister of Education, GOI, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Hon'ble Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, GOI, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon'ble Minister of State for Education, Communication, Electronics and Information Technology, GOI, Shri Sanjay Dhotre, Hon'ble...
Great Lakes Institute of Management Hosts 2020 Nobel Laureate Robert Wilson at the Annual Finance Conference
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Great Lakes Institute of Management Hosts 2020 Nobel Laureate Robert Wilson at the Annual Finance Conference

Mumbai, Dec. 17, 2020: Great Lakes Institute of Management hosted its 11th Annual Finance Conference virtually on 17th December 2020 with Economics Nobel Laureate Prof. Robert Wilson as Chief Guest and Dr Rajat Kathuria as Keynote Speaker.  The conference began with an address from the chief guest, the 2020 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, Prof. Robert Wilson, who is also the Adams Distinguished Professor of Management, Emeritus, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University followed by the address of the keynote speaker Dr Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi. The theme of the conference was ‘Strategy of Auctions and the way forward for India’. Students, faculty, staff, an...
University of East Anglia, UK Announces Sonny Mehta India Scholarship
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University of East Anglia, UK Announces Sonny Mehta India Scholarship

New Delhi, Dec. 16 2020: The University of East Anglia (UEA) has announced a fully-funded annual Sonny Mehta India scholarship for its Creative Writing MA programme 2021 worth £28,500. The scholarships have been endowed by Gita Mehta, who wanted to establish the scholarships in memory of her husband Sonny Mehta, editor-in-chief of US publishing house Alfred A. Knopf and chairman of the Knopf Doubleday Group. Mr Mehta died in December 2019 and over the course of his career published some of the most successful and influential authors of all time, including eight literature and one economics nobel laureates. From Toni Morrison to John Le Carre and UEA graduate Sir Kazuo Ishiguro OBE.Mr Mehta’s portfolio was broad and diverse, including popular titles such as Jurassic Park an...
Pearson India Launches New Impressions for Young Readers
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Pearson India Launches New Impressions for Young Readers

New Delhi, Dec. 07, 2020: Pearson India launched New Impressions graded reader series to help children acquire the English language through the study of literature.  Commenting on the launch, Mr. Rajesh Pankajakshan, Director- Product, Pearson India, said, “Reading is one of the fundamental skills that enhances language skills and perception among young learners. Encouraging reading habit among children will help build confidence, imaginative and analytical thinking from a young age. At Pearson, we are committed to offering learning models that suit the needs of today’s learners. With the new version of this series, we aim at making the content more contemporary that will act as a guide and help learners master English language skills to be future-ready.  Ms...
With COVID-19 Cases Still Rising, Should Schools Re-open?
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With COVID-19 Cases Still Rising, Should Schools Re-open?

More than half of the academic year has gone, the trade-off between access to education and safety during a pandemic is not an easy decision to make. With an increase and spike in cases in most parts of India, parents are worried about sending their children to school and this is very much evident by surveys conducted in multiple cities. The safety of our loved ones is paramount! Most parents believe that the winter smog would only make the current situation worse. According to a local survey conducted last month, more than 60% of parents were against sending their kids to school due to the current situation. Even though research has shown that children are not likely to spread the virus, many experts say that schools cannot safely reopen while community transmission is out of cont...
Time to Reimagine The Purpose of Education
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Time to Reimagine The Purpose of Education

This is a universal crisis and, for some children, the impact will be lifelong.-UNICEF With the COVID-19 pandemic onslaught across the globe, the closure of schools continues to ensure tremendous learning loss across the world. The UNESCO states that the education of nearly 1.6 billion pupils in 190 countries has so far been affected – which means roughly around 90% of the world’s school-age children! A recent World Bank report estimates that sans any drastic remedial action, there could be losses of $10 trillion in earnings overtime for this present generation of students. The report also stated that the impact of the pandemic could lead to countries being driven away from achieving their learning poverty goals. Closer home, the report states that South Asia alone could have close to ...
Growing Significance of Blended Learning and Teaching in the Post Covid-19 World
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Growing Significance of Blended Learning and Teaching in the Post Covid-19 World

Covid-19 has had a major impact on nearly all spheres of human life, and education too has witnessed a significant disruption. As per statistics put out by UNESCO on its website, over 190 countries faced disruption in formal learning and teaching impacting nearly 1.5 billion learners at one point. As per the same report about 320 million learners have been impacted in India alone. (*Source: https://en.unesco.org/covid19/educationresponse) However, quite commendably, despite the scale and impact of this pandemic, private education enterprises, as also Governments across the globe, were swift in putting out resources for the benefit of learners. In India, in addition to the efforts of all major education content and service providers, various Government initiatives such as ...
Digital Education has Paved its Way into Education System of India: Akhand Swaroop
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Digital Education has Paved its Way into Education System of India: Akhand Swaroop

The recent Coronavirus pandemic has impacted educational systems across globe. Attending classes have been difficult for students and competitive examination aspirants. This has forced educational institution, and training and development industry to incorporate technology in the educational system, and the students and exam-aspirants to be comfortable with online classes. The biggest winner in the current situation has been the edtech companies that have seen unprecedented growth during this period. The Catalyst Group is one such organization that has witnessed an almost 200% increase in admissions for online courses. In an exclusive interview with MediaCatalyst, Mr. Akhand Swaroop Pandit, Founder, and CEO, The Catalyst Group shares the journey of the group and the industry trends...
WeCare to Launch National Essay Competition on Environment
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WeCare to Launch National Essay Competition on Environment

New Delhi, Oct. 15, 2020: WeCare, an association of like-minded business organisations and the voice of industry that is committed to environment protection ensuring plastic waste management through collaborative action and partnerships, today announced the launch of “National Essay Competition” on Environment under WeCare Fellowship on Tuesday, 20th October,2020. The competition will be open for Indian students from Class 11 and above from all streams of study. The competition is being organised in association with India CSR Network and The Hyphen, and with support from Swachh Bharat Mission. Partners include Buddy4Study, Million Sparks Foundation, and Connecting Dreams Foundation. The maiden edition of the competition is themed on Waste Management. Topics include   S...