Wednesday, September 30

Education

Ushering in Revolution in K12 Education – NEP 2020
Column, Education

Ushering in Revolution in K12 Education – NEP 2020

Author: Mr. Rajiv Bansal, Director- Operations, Global Indian International School (GIIS) India We live in a world replete with innovations, where technology is evolving faster than ever to change every aspect of our living. Where artificial intelligence and automation are driving transformations across industries, making the future of work even more unpredictable. For such unknown and unforeseen times, the education sector needs to revamp itself for the demands of the 21st century. This has led educators and institutions across the world to equip Gen Z with the adaptability, agility, and confidence to thrive in jobs that may not even exist today. As a breakthrough response to this scenario, the Union Cabinet of India recently replaced the 34-year-old National Education Policy f...
VideoMeet Empowers Colleges and Schools for Online Classes and E-learning
Education, Technology

VideoMeet Empowers Colleges and Schools for Online Classes and E-learning

New Delhi, Sept. 25, 2020: VideoMeet, a Made in India Video conferencing application has launched features to enable schools and colleges for online classes. Recently VideoMeet has tied up with S.S Jain Subodh P.G. College, one of the most prestigious colleges of Jaipur, to offer their services to organize online classes of more than 60 courses in undergraduate, postgraduate, Ph.D. and professional programmes. Some of the prominent features used regularly in lectures are fixed classroom name such as Maths SectionA which makes easy for students to join every day, ease of asking questions with the raise-a-hand tool, and writing the question in Q/A box which goes to the professor directly. Commenting on the tie-up and VideoMeet’s attention to e-learning, Dr. Ajay Data, Founder and CEO, Vi...
Significance of NEET Counselling to Get into MBBS Colleges
Education

Significance of NEET Counselling to Get into MBBS Colleges

New Delhi, 18th September 2020: The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). NEET has emerged as the leading-level entrance exam for courses in the field of medical sciences in India. Every year there are lakhs of applicants who apply for NEET in order to get admission in the top-most medical colleges. Since, there are limited availability of seats in these colleges, the competition is also very high and it only gets challenging with every passing year. This is where the counselling for NEET plays an important role. Counselling is a standardized process by state and central medical authorities to allot seats to students in various government and private medical colleges. Only those candidates who hold the minimum required percentile which i...
Heartfulness Launches All India Essay Competition 2020
Education, News

Heartfulness Launches All India Essay Competition 2020

Mumbai, Sept. 11, 2020 : ‘Heartfulness Essay Event 2020’ jointly organised by the Heartfulness Education Trust, Shri Ram Chandra Mission (SRCM) and United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan(UNIC), was launched by the Vice President of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu, in the presence of Daaji, guide of Heartfulness. The event was attended by leading educationists, academicians and students from across the country. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India said, “I am extremely delighted to launch ‘Heartfulness All India Essay Writing Event’ organized by Shri Ram Chandra Mission in partnership with the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan. We need to recognise the importance of value-based l...
50% College Teachers Uncomfortable with Teaching Online: Schoolguru Survey
Digital, Education

50% College Teachers Uncomfortable with Teaching Online: Schoolguru Survey

Mumbai, Sept. 07, 2020: Schoolguru Survey result titled “The Use of Technology in Teaching & Learning in Indian Higher Education Institutes" launched today by Schollguru Eduserve. The survey, which was conducted with over 1200 teachers pan India, further deep dives into the current trends in the higher education ecosystem, especially analyzing the acceptability of digital learning among educators. According to the survey findings, nearly 50% of university teachers are uncomfortable with online teaching. Sharing his views on the findings, Mr. Shantanu Rooj, Founder & CEO, SchoolguruEduserve said, “We are all aware that in India, the shift to digital learning has not been driven by choice, but rather by coerced need. Hence educators were not completely prepared - 89.92% of te...
#ThankYouTeacher Campaign as a Mark of Gratitude to Teachers
CSR, Education

#ThankYouTeacher Campaign as a Mark of Gratitude to Teachers

NEW DELHI, September 04, 2020: To mark the occasion of Teachers’ Day, Ampersand Group launches a Pan-India campaign #ThankYouTeacher as a mark of gratitude to teachers for their contribution in ensuring continuity of education during the COVID-19 pandemic and their role in strengthening ECCE, as envisaged under the new National Education Policy (NEP) implemented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Made using TurboCollage from www.TurboCollage.com The #ThankYouTeacher campaign was launched across Balwadis, Anganwadis, pre-schools (ECCE centres), and Adarsh Schools that are under the aegis of state governments and state government municipal bodies but run through public-private partnerships (PPP) with education institutions powered by Ampersand group. This initiative covered over 700 ...
Pandemic is an Opportunity to Strengthen Public Health Systems: Dr. Swaminathan
Education, Health

Pandemic is an Opportunity to Strengthen Public Health Systems: Dr. Swaminathan

Bengaluru, 26 AUGUST 2020: XV International Conference on Public Policy at IIMB comes to a close with the chief scientist at WHO calling for rights-based public health laws and a public health cadre that is devoted to not just detection and response but also prevention, management, training and capacity building. “This Public Policy conference is very relevant to the impact that the pandemic is having on people’s lives. The pandemic has exacerbated inequalities. And it has proved to be a learning opportunity for us to improve resilience and strengthen public health systems,” said Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization, at the valedictory of the XV International Conference on Public Policy & Management hosted by the Centre for Public Policy at IIM Ban...
Microsoft Program to Help Develop the Quantum Computing Workforce
Education, News

Microsoft Program to Help Develop the Quantum Computing Workforce

NEW DELHI, August 24, 2020: Microsoft is creating a new program to build quantum computing skills and capabilities in the academic community in India.  As part of this initiative, Microsoft Garage is organizing a ‘Train the Trainer’ program in collaboration with Electronics and ICT Academies at Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur, and National Institute of Technology, Patna. This program will train 900  faculty from Universities and Institutes across India through E& ICT Academies at Institutes of National Importance such as IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT Roorkee, MNIT Jaipur,  NIT Patna, IIIT-D Jabalpur, and NIT Warangal, equipping academics with the required skills to start building their quantum future Quantum computing applies the properties of quantum physi...
AVSAR Scholarship Programme Addressing the Concern of School Dropouts
CSR, Education

AVSAR Scholarship Programme Addressing the Concern of School Dropouts

New Delhi, Aug 19 2020: The Akshaya Patra Foundation’s AVSAR Scholarship Programme serves to address the concern of school dropouts due to financial constraints by bridging the gap between the students and scholarships. Akshaya Patra essentially plays the role of the facilitator and sources scholarship opportunities for deserving students from the wide array of scholarships offered by the Government and corporates. In 2019-20, scholarships worth ₹2,33,02,871 were provided to over 1,547 students across the country. All the students were chosen based on merit and need after profiling over 14 thousand students and reviewed 5,831 applications. AVSAR is a part of Akshaya Patra’s flagship initiative, National Endeavour for Student Transformation (NEST) through which the Foundation seeks to g...
Simplilearn Announces Post Graduate Program in Cyber Security
Digital, Education

Simplilearn Announces Post Graduate Program in Cyber Security

Mumbai, August 19, 2020: Simplilearn, a digital skills and training provider, today announced its Post Graduate Program in Cyber Security—with modules from MIT Schwarzman College of Computing (MIT SCoC) and EC-Council (ECC). Through this comprehensive six-month program, learners will gain industry-relevant skills to meet the growing demand for jobs in cyber security. The PG Program in Cyber Security, with modules from MIT SCoC and ECC, leverage Simplilearn’s blended learning model—providing a balance between self-paced, online classes, expert, instructor-led, live virtual classrooms, and interactive labs. The Post Graduate program is designed for professionals with a technology background, around five years of work experience, and the aspiration to build a career in cyber security....