In recognition of the pivotal role that educators play in setting early-grade students up for lifelong success, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Room to Read India brought together dedicated teachers from regions across India to share their remarkable stories in a national summit focused on “Teachers as Changemakers.”. The summit brought together dedicated teachers from various regions of India to share their remarkable stories, accomplishments, and the challenges they face in their mission.
Patricia A. Lacina, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission in India, said, “When we prepare children to learn, we prepare those children for life. The investments we make in foundational education bring lifelong benefits to individuals, their families, their communities, and their countries. The United States commends the teachers of India who are changemakers for a better future for both our countries.” Poornima Garg, Country Director, Room to Read India, said,“With teachers as changemakers, we aim to facilitate meaningful discussions between national and state policymakers and educators, bridging the gap between policy objectives and classroom realities.”
The Summit marked the launch of the “Child-Friendly Library for Children”, an online professional development course developed by USAID through its Scaling-up Early Reading Intervention (SERI) project being implemented by Room to Read. In addition to this, the summit featured two informative panel discussions: one on the policy Implications for Relevant Teacher’s Knowledge Management, focusing on teacher practices, and the other on Bringing Schools & Community Together.
This gathering brought together senior government officials from various states, dedicated teachers, respected academicians, education-focused organizations and institutions, as well as corporate partners. Together, they engaged in meaningful discussions on achieving effective learning through dialogue and critical thinking, all the while highlighting the evolving and essential role that teachers play in this transformative process. The Summit served as the culmination of the annual flagship campaign, #IndiaGetsReading organized by Room to Read. This campaign shed light on the importance of reading and recognized the crucial role that teachers play in nurturing students’ reading and learning abilities.
Kidspreneurship,a preeminent player in the education technology domain, brings forth a transformative EdTech solution aimed at K-12 schools, eyeing to integrate anEntrepreneurial Mindset Programmeinto their curriculum.
With an unwavering commitment to nurturing young minds and fostering innovation, Kidspreneurship’s platform promises to redefine the landscape of entrepreneurship education in schools.
The Kidspreneurship Entrepreneurial Mindset Programme is an immersive programme meticulously crafted to instil entrepreneurial thinking among students in K-12. This solution seamlessly integrates into school curricula, equipping students with the skills, creativity, and problem-solving acumen crucial for success in today’s dynamic world.
Aligned with NEP 2020, it supports schools in effectively incorporating creative and critical thinking while reducing focus on theoretical concepts in academics. This comprehensive programme also encompasses numerous engaging features, including interactive online modules, educational games, real-world case studies, industry challenges, quizzes, assignments and invaluable mentorship opportunities.
Its core objective is to inspire students to explore their entrepreneurial potential, develop leadership qualities, and gain a profound understanding of financial literacy. All of these are currently not part of the school’s curriculum.
Sharing her excitement about licensing the platform to schools,Ms. Swati Gauba, Founder and Thinker in Chief of Kidspreneurship,said,”We are thrilled to present our EdTech solution to K-12 schools worldwide. Our mission is to ignite the entrepreneurial spark in young minds and prepare them for a future where adaptability and innovation are paramount.”
Echoing her views,Ms. Tanya Sarin, Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Kidspreneurship,stated, “Our goal is to help all students learn and grow, experiencing success and self-discovery through entrepreneurial thinking.”
Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) hosted its highly anticipated Annual Conclave 2023 at The Grand Hotel in New Delhi. The event, which took place on September 15, 2023, brought together prominent figures from the Indian automotive industry to engage in meaningful discussions centred around the theme “Skilling – The Future Together.”
With an impressive attendance of over 500 participants, the Conclave saw the convergence of government officials industry , CEOs, and representatives from both Indian and global automotive manufacturers. These distinguished attendees convened to deliberate on the pivotal role of the automotive sector in India’s growth trajectory and the industry’s expectations from the skilling ecosystem. The prestigious inauguration of the Conclave featured Guest of Honours Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
Guest of Honour Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO, NSDC, underscored the importance of skill development in the ever-evolving automotive landscape. He highlighted the role of electric vehicles (EVs) and other technological advancements, emphasising the need for a flexible credit-based education system to prepare the workforce for the future. He underlined the significance of digital infrastructure and financial support for fostering innovation in the electric vehicle sector.
Vinod Aggarwal, President, ASDC, highlighted – the annual updates of ASDC and the automotive sector’s indispensable role in the country’s GDP. He lauded the exceptional work undertaken by the ASDC team during the past year and emphasized the critical importance of industry investment in workforce development to enhance competence and Productivity in a rapidly evolving environment.
The Conclave placed significant emphasis on equipping India’s youth with the skills necessary to thrive in an ever-evolving job market, improve job productivity, increase employability, and prepare for the technological advancements of the future. Industry experts united to share insights on building a robust skilling ecosystem by fostering collaborations with the industry and making skills an aspirational goal.
Arindam Lahiri, CEO, ASDC warmly welcomed the Guest of Honours and set the stage for the event. He highlighted that this year’s Conclave featured enriching discussions with a specific focus on state-level skilling initiatives and adaptable models for states. Furthermore, the event aimed to foster engagement with the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) ecosystem at the state level.
The panel discussions held at the ASDC Annual Conclave revolved around the necessity for organizations to embrace digitisation, reinvent practices, and prepare for a future characterized by constant change. Panel members emphasised the importance of clear strategy, strong leadership, and collaborative skills as essential tools for navigating the ever-evolving landscape of the automotive sector. Industry experts united to share insights on building a robust skilling ecosystem by fostering collaborations with the industry and making skills an aspirational goal.
The ASDC Annual Conclave 2023 served as a significant milestone in advancing skill development in India’s automotive industry, fostering innovation, and driving the sector towards a brighter future.
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We are thrilled to announce the inauguration of UPES ON, a new brand identity of UPES CCE, the online division of UPES. Located in Dehradun, UPES ranks among the top UGC-recognized private universities in India. The launch event was graced by Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Honorable Union Minister, Education and Skill and Entrepreneurship, Govt of India, and Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat, Honorable Cabinet Minister, Higher Education and Health, Government of Uttarakhand.
While congratulating the UPES ON team on their new identity and programs, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said, “The success of digital initiatives like Aadhaar and DigiLocker indicates that the future is digital. All student certificates will now be on DigiLocker, eliminating traditional paperwork like attestation etc. I firmly believe that India can take leadership position in technology today. This is where an institution like UPES, with over 20 years of experience in technology and education, can be a very valuable partner. Since my days in the Petroleum Ministry, I have seen this university grow and today it is also offering online education. My best wishes to you all for your success!”
Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat expressed his happiness and mentioned, “I am delighted that UPES educates not only bright students from India but also from over 17 foreign countries. With 23 private universities in the state, UPES plays a crucial role in the development activities in Uttarakhand.”
UPES ON’s dedication to making education accessible to all aligns with the Government of India’s vision of empowering education. As part of this launch, UPES ON has announced 100 Scholarships, including opportunities for Economically Weaker Sections, sportspeople, and university alumni. This initiative, along with the diverse range of online Degree and Certification Programs, underscores the commitment to providing education that empowers students and professionals across segments and industries, shaping them into leaders who will drive tomorrow’s world!
With this launch, UPES ON is taking a significant step in driving tomorrow’s online education and also reiterating its dedication to shaping the future of learning. Says Ram Sharma, Vice Chancellor of UPES, “India is a young country and the enrolment numbers in higher education have been growing at a fast pace. It is expected that we will reach a Gross Enrolment Number of 50% by 2030 as per NEP 2020. Currently it is around 30%. Brick and mortar institutions cannot keep up with this volume. We need online education that provides quality and shapes future leaders.”
One of the most exciting aspects of UPES ON’s new phase is the integration of AI into the curriculum. This pioneering step is designed to equip students with knowledge and skills that prepare them for tomorrow’s AI-powered world. The curriculum caters to working professionals pursuing MBA, BBA, BCA, or Upskilling PG Certifications while balancing their work commitments. In addition, the online university has also introduced a variety of initiatives like career services and global masterclasses, all aimed at nurturing the holistic development and welfare of its learners.
With over 20 years of experience shaping the lives and careers of more than 22,000 individuals, the UPES ecosystem is committed to a transformative, futuristic, and empathetic education experience that empowers students to thrive in a rapidly evolving world.
UNIVO Education, one of the largest online higher education companies in India, partnered with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) during the recent ‘4th Edition of EduSummit 2023,’ which took place on 29 August 2023 in New Delhi. Organized by CII Northern Region, this Summit focused on the theme ‘Reimagining Education with Technology and Internationalization’ and served as a confluence of influential stakeholders from the corporate sector and India’s education industry.
Eminent figures such as Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Dr. Chandrasekhar Buddha, Chief Coordinating Officer at the All India Council for Technical Education, Mr. Joyce Poan, Programme Specialist at UNESCO and Dr. Vinnie Jauhari, Co-Chairperson, CII Regional Committee on Education & Industry Connect and World Wide Public Sector, Senior Education Advisor at Microsoft Corporation graced the event with their presence. Mr. Siddharth Banerjee, Chairman of the CII Northern Region Committee on Education and Industry Connect, and the CEO of UNIVO Education, delivered the opening remarks, setting the stage for a substantive dialogue aimed at identifying the current challenges within the education system and devising adaptive and innovative solutions to address these challenges.
The event featured three power packed panel discussions, which gathered a distinguished group of speakers, including industry leaders, Vice-Chancellors, and Directors of universities, as well as education leaders from national and international allied bodies. These discussions spanned various facets of the education landscape, encompassing topics such as Leveraging Adoption of New Technology in Higher Education, Comprehensive Internationalization in Higher Education, and Education to Employability: Innovative Approaches.
Siddharth Banerjee, CEO of UNIVO Education and Chair of the CII Northern Region Committee on Education & Industry Connect, said, “EduSummit 2023 provided an exceptional platform for policymakers, regulators, multilateral agencies, academia, and corporate leaders to engage in discussions, debates, and action plans related to higher education and employability. We remain committed to conveying the significant issues and opportunities highlighted during the Summit to policymakers and regulators through the CII platform.”
With its diverse lineup of speakers and active participation from academia, industry leaders, and students, the event underscored its pivotal role in shaping the future of education in India.