Education

Codingal to host ‘National Coding Summit 2021’ to mark World Youth Skills Day

Codingal to host ‘National Coding Summit 2021’ to mark World Youth Skills Day

Education
Bengaluru: Codingal, a leading coding platform for K-12 today announced that it would be hosting National Coding Summit 2021 on July 15, 2021.  The online summit will coincide with the World Youth Skills Day and offer school-going students, their parents and teachers an opportunity to interact with policymakers, technology companies, leading education institutions including UNICEF, Adobe, Microsoft, UiPath, Manav Rachna University, KR Mangalam World School.  “The National Coding Summit marks a unique and first-of-its-kind coming together of industry, policymakers and academia to discuss the future of STEM education in the country. It also offers students, parents and teachers a rare opportunity to interact with leading educators and senior corporate professionals on the emergin...
Mumbai based Momtrepreneur Writes ‘A to Z Affirmation & Wellness book for Children’

Mumbai based Momtrepreneur Writes ‘A to Z Affirmation & Wellness book for Children’

Education
Mumbai: Positive thinking can have a huge impact on the little one’s well-being and self-esteem. Inspired by her one-year-old son, Amrita Aswani, a long-term practitioner of positive affirmations & Founder of Summer Stories released her first book called ‘A to Z Affirmation & Wellness book for kids’.  The affirmation book, which is a hardback of 28 pages, features positive words with all the 26 alphabets A-Z, their meanings and an engaging activity for children, where they get to put in their own affirmations down as per their understanding of these words. All the 26 words, along with a simplified child friendly definition for each word, an example to go with it and relevant pictorial illustration makes the book an engaging and an easy learning tool. Amrita collabor...
SaPa launches EdTech platform offering courses by celebrity instructors

SaPa launches EdTech platform offering courses by celebrity instructors

Education, News
Bengaluru: SaPa - the Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts has launched an e-learning platform with self-paced courses by some of India’s finest musicians including Dr. L Subramaniam, playback singer Kavita Krishnamurti, Usha Uthup, Pankaj Udhas, lyricist Sameer, Anup Jalota, Shantanu Moitra, American Idol drummer Russ Miller, and more. The institute is built and run by the Subramaniam family - the first family of Classical music in India. SaPa is led by singer-songwriter Bindu Subramaniam and violinist Ambi Subramaniam, who believe in making quality music education accessible to every learner. Over the last year, SaPa has taken all of its course material online, and included elements of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) to help students cope with uncertainty and lack of community time...
EuroKids Group unveils its new identity ‘Lighthouse Learning’

EuroKids Group unveils its new identity ‘Lighthouse Learning’

Education, News
Mumbai: EuroKids Group, the leading early childhood & K12 education company in India, backed by global investment firm KKR, unveils its new identity 'Lighthouse Learning Private Ltd.' The new identity reflects the company’s vision to be a high quality educational platform which offers the best educational experiences through its various brands and will serve as guiding beacon in setting new standards in education. Celebrating 20 years of inception, the group has stayed ahead of the curve and is a harbinger of change in the educational landscape. It has focused on setting new standards and raising the bar in many aspects, including enriching pedagogy and building a nurturing learning environment for children, using technology in enhancing learning engagements, creating employme...
Reviving Education in India

Reviving Education in India

Column, Education
Thomas Edison’s quip that, ‘A vision without execution is just hallucination’ resonates with India’s wish of getting to the 50% GER by 2030 from the current 26.3% in 2019 without a proper strategy and an execution plan. The rapid expansion of India’s higher education since 2001 resulted in a dramatic rise in the number of HEIs and a corresponding increase in the enrolments – at 51649 institutions and 37.6 Mn students, it is one of the largest higher education systems of the world. While the country is focused on massification of higher education, without finding creative solutions to a few important vectors – the quality of our institutions, employability of the graduates, and financing of higher education, achieving the GER targets of 50% by 2030 seems to be a distant dream.  Chal...
IIT Madras and Online Coding Platform Codingal Collaborate to Improve Computer Science Education in Schools

IIT Madras and Online Coding Platform Codingal Collaborate to Improve Computer Science Education in Schools

Education, News
Online coding platform Codingal today announced that it has collaborated with IIT Madras (IIT-M) to improve the quality of Computer Science education at school level. As part of IIT-M’s ‘Upskill’ program under its annual technical festival, Shaastra 2021, Codingal trained school teachers in Scratch Programing Language. The Codingal-IIT Madras collaboration aims to equip schoolteachers with new teaching methodologies and tools that can be used in the classroom to enhance their students’ Computer Science learning. Codingal conducted a six-session course in Scratch Programming Language to train 100+ teachers from 78 schools. Once trained, these teachers will in turn be able to teach Scratch Programing to their students as part of their computer science education. Scratch language sk...
Sachin Tendulkar Enters Into A Strategic Investment With Unacademy

Sachin Tendulkar Enters Into A Strategic Investment With Unacademy

Education, News
 Unacademy, the leading learning platform, today announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. The vision of this partnership is to provide holistic learning for Unacademy Learners.  As part of the deal, Unacademy Learners will be coached and mentored by the legend through a series of live interactive classes, which everyone can access free of cost on the Unacademy platform. The iconic cricketer has been roped in to serve as a brand ambassador for Unacademy. “Our focus at Unacademy has always been to democratize education and create holistic learning solutions that go beyond traditional forms of education. Sachin’s life and journey are a beacon to the values of resilience and determination in the face of insurmountable odds. With this pa...
Instant Tutor App Filo Raises $260K Pre-seed Round

Instant Tutor App Filo Raises $260K Pre-seed Round

Education, Investment, Startup
Instant tutor app Filo has raised $260K as part of its pre-seed investment round from Better Capital based on organic adoption by students purely driven by word of mouth. With the mission to democratize access to the best teachers, Filo was founded by school friends Imbesat Ahmad and Shadman Anwer in Oct 2020.  At any time more than 10 million students study for school exams, college entrance or government job exams but at least half of them lose motivation due to lack of timely & reliable support for their queries. On Filo, they can access a tutor on demand within just 60 seconds for a one- to- one video call. In a short period of time, 35,000+ students have completed 1.5 million minutes of sessions on Filo - getting help for critical questions from high quality tutors withi...
Online Learning and e-Assessment: The Only Way to Ensure Continuity in Learning

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

Education, Interview
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 platform whi...
Great Lakes Institute of Management Hosts 2020 Nobel Laureate Robert Wilson at the Annual Finance Conference

Great Lakes Institute of Management Hosts 2020 Nobel Laureate Robert Wilson at the Annual Finance Conference

Education
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’. ...