In view of the revised MCQs evaluation methodology introduced by CBSE board under the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020, Career Launcher, the Edtech business engine and a wholly-owned subsidiary of CL Educate (NSE, BSE: CLEDUCATE) announced conducting teacher training workshops much ahead of the board exams 2022 to help teachers sync in the new process and patterns earlier in the academic year. Multiple Choice Questions is a modern yet time-tested way of evaluating student learning. It keeps Bloom’s taxonomy at the centre yet allows the examiner to test 21st century skills such as problem solving, decision making, and creativity. 700+ teachers have already been trained in their first workshop titled ‘The art and science of MCQ creation’ conducted at Sankalp Sahodaya.
Speaking on the occasion, Shiva Kumar, Director of Academics, Career Launcher said, “We have designed these in-depth and exhaustive workshops with break-out sessions for each of the key subjects to be demonstrated by our senior level academicians and stalwarts in the education field. These intensive workshops will help teacher to become thorough with the new pattern and process directed under the new NEP 2020 exam pattern. Post Covid changes in education processes and most importantly exams will be a key area that teachers and education leaders need to understand and comprehend. Our first workshop which trained 700+ teachers is the beginning and we aim to conduct a series of similar workshops in future.”
Sudha Acharya, President, Sahodaya CBSE Complex said, “Our teachers are delighted with their take-away from this intensive workshop, as CBSE schools adapt to the MCQ world, in keeping with the New Education Policy. We look forward to more such workshops in the future.”
Career Launcher has over 150+ test preparation centers across the country and believes in personalized approach where individual attention is paid to all students in the classroom to ensure they internalize what is being taught. Just as students, teachers also need to have complete clarity and understanding of the evaluation process and more so in a post pandemic education world. Career Launcher is one of Asia’s leading edu-corporates, with focus on diverse segments of education, and across learners of multiple age-groups. Led by a team of IIT-IIM alumni, with a passion for excellence in education, CL has shaped the lives and careers of lakhs of students in its seventeen years of existence. With such initiatives, CL aims to enable more students to realize their potential and achieve their dreams
About Career Launcher: CL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CL Educate (NSE, BSE: CLEDUCATE), founded by Satya Narayanan R, India’s Ed-tech pioneer. It offers a variety of programs for students aged 12-30, through personalized and synchronous/ asynchronous offerings. Led by a team of highly capable leaders (including IITians and IIMians), CL aims to emerge among the top EdTech players from India who would scale globally. CL counts on two key differentiators – 1. The ability to generate results for students through a scientific data driven process and 2. Robust unit economics and an astonishingly low CAC of 15% against a massive 50-300% that exists for its competitions. With program offerings across various competitive exams including MBA, LAW, IPM, UPSC, CUCET, and International Education, CL’s result-driven approach aims to transform the career dreams of 10+ million aspirants. Over the next 3 years, it aims to engage with over ten million students from the current one million. Deployment of data science, machine learning, and recommendation algorithms (120 Edtech tools) form the business moat for CL with the ability to scale. These tools and engines help in best fit program choice, cost savings and laser-beam mentoring to deliver the best in industry results for students. Do visit www.careerlauncher.com for more information
The India Today Conclave is back with its 19th edition. Over the past 18 years, the inspirational platform has seen the most influential and inspiring personalities from all over the world congregate and deliberate on critical issues facing the world. This year, the summit will take place on 8th and 9th October 2021 at Taj Palace, New Delhi. And like every other edition, this time, too, a galaxy of renowned leaders and personalities from across the fields of sports, political, business, bollywood, government, among other areas, will grace the platform and exchange ideas around building a better today and tomorrow.
The theme of #ABETTERNORMAL for the conclave this year will bring up some eye-opening ideas, thought-provoking debates, and a new perspective to look at the post-pandemic world. The summit will witness inspiring and young speakers, who will be sharing their incredible journey and achievements, top politicians and policymakers who shape our lives and our businesses, new Unicorns of 2021, global economists of repute, among many others.
This autumn, the India Today Conclave 2021 will be unparalleled in its illustrious history as this will be an ambitious endeavour to find a path beyond a global crisis that also was a great leveller. The pandemic made no distinction between the rich and the poor, the powerful and the marginalised. In a world ravaged by the pandemic, the Conclave will present the world’s most celebrated thinkers who will collectively seek a “Better Normal” for mankind. This singular quest promises to make the India Today Conclave 2021 the most riveting intellectual engagement of the year.
In the latest edition of the India Today Conclave Kalli Purie, Vice Chairperson, India Today Group said, “We are happy to bring back the main edition of our conclave after two years. It’s going to break new ground in hybrid events. I’m very excited with what we have created for our patrons. It’s all new and fresh. The better normal”
There will be two days of talking, listening, thinking, doing, and experiencing. From Olympic Gold Medallists Neeraj Chopra (2021) and Abhinav Bindra (2008) to Captain, India men’s national field hockey team Manpreet Singh Sandhu, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari, 3-time Pulitzer Winner Columnist, The New York Times Thomas Friedman, Founder & Partner,
100X.VC, Sanjay Mehta, Founder, DROOM Sandeep Aggarwal, Co-founder, & CEO, Coinswitch Kuber, Ashish Singhal, Co-founders, Imagine Meats Genelia Deshmukh & Riteish Deshmukh, Actor Pankaj Tripathi, Actor Vicky Kaushal, Founder & CEO, Urban Company Abhiraj Bahl, Co-founder and CEO of IdeaForge Ankit Mehta, CEO of Newspace Research & Technologies Sameer Joshi amongst others
Come to India’s busiest two days at the India Today Conclave 2021 where the world’s best will share one stage.
- Nitin Gadkari | Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways
- Piyush Goyal | Minister of Commerce & Industry; Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution; Minister of Textiles
- J. P. Nadda | President, Bharatiya Janata Party
- Anurag Thakur | Union Minister for I&B and Youth Affairs & Sports
- Arif Mohammed Khan | Governor, Kerala
- Ashwini Vaishnaw | Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology
- General David H. Petraeus | Former CIA Director
- Thomas Friedman | 3-time Pulitzer Winner Columnist, The New York Times
- Gautam Mukhopadhyay | Former Ambassador of India to Syria, Afghanistan, and Myanmar
- General M. M. Naravane | 28th Chief of Army Staff
- Hussain Haqqani | Former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States & Sri Lanka
- Shashi Tharoor | Member of Parliament
- Arif Mohammed Khan | Governor, Kerala
- Basavaraj Bommai | Chief Minister, Karnataka
- Himanta Biswa Sarma | Chief Minister, Assam
- P. Thiaga Rajan | Finance Minister, Tamil Nadu
- Sir Malcolm Grant | Founder Chair, NHS England; Chancellor, University of York
- Sanjeev Sanyal | Principal Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance
- Rakesh Tikait | Farm Leader
- Neeraj Chopra | Olympic Gold Medalist, 2021
- Abhinav Bindra | Olympic Gold Medalist, 2008
- Adar Poonawalla | CEO & Owner, Serum Institute of India
- Pankaj Tripathi | Actor
- Manpreet Singh Sandhu | Captain, India men’s national field hockey team
- Parattu Raveendran Sreejesh | Goalkeeper and former captain of the Indian national hockey team
- Rani Rampal | Captain, India women’s national hockey team
- Savita Punia | Goalkeeper, Indian National Women’s Hockey team
- James Wilks | Director and star of ‘The Game Changers’
- Genelia Deshmukh & Riteish Deshmukh | Co-founders, Imagine Meats
- Ashish Singhal | Co-founder, & CEO, Coinswitch Kuber
- Sanjiv Puri | Chairman and Managing Director, ITC Limited
- Abhiraj Bhal | Founder & CEO, Urban Company
- Adrian Levy | Journalist & Co-author, Spy Stories
- Ali Khan Mahmudabad | Assistant Professor for History and Political Science, Ashoka University
- Andrew Small | Senior transatlantic fellow, GMF Asia; Author
- Aneesh Aravind | Country Manager, Krafton
- Ankit Mehta | Co-founder and CEO, IdeaForge
- Aparna Purohit | Head of India Originals, Amazon Prime Video
- Baijayant Panda | National Vice President and Spokesperson, Bharatiya Janata Party
- Bharat Lal | Additional Secretary (Water), Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation. Ministry of Jal Shakti
- Bhavina Patel | Indian parathlete and table tennis player
- Deepa Malik | President, Paralympic Committee of India
- Devendra Jhajharia | Indian Paralympic javelin thrower
- Dr Ian Lipkin | Virologist
- Gaurav Khanna | Head National Coach, Indian Para-Badminton Team
- Gunjan Menon | National Geographic Explorer
- Hilal Ahmed | Associate Professor, CSDS
- Jeetender Sharma | MD & Founder, Okinawa
- Kunal Nandwani | uTrade Technologies
- Malaika Vaz | National Youth Award; National Geographic Explorer
- Mayank Kumar | Co-founder and MD, upGrad
- Pramod Bhagat | Indian Para-badminton player
- Rahul Garg | Founder & CEO, Moglix
- Rajendra Agrawal | Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
- Rajendra Singh | “Waterman of India”
- Richa Chadha | Actor
- Sameer Joshi | CEO, Newspace Research & Technologies
- Sandeep Aggarwal | Founder, DROOM
- Sanjay Mehta | Founder & Partner,
- Sathvik Vishwanath | Co-Founder & CEO, Unocoin
- Shivshankar Menon | Former Foreign Secretary of India
- Shoojit Sircar | Film Director and Producer
- Sumit Gupta | Co-founder and CEO, CoinDCX
- Vicky Kaushal | Actor
- Vikram Sampath | Historian; Author
Siddhi Philanthropic Foundation, India’s well known non-profit organisation on today announced the appointment of Sireesha Jajala as advisor to the foundation’s board. With over 20 years of corporate experience, Jajala will help Siddhi in building relationships with corporates and engage in CSR initiatives to address some big challenges that the country is facing today like unemployment, hunger, urban poverty, women empowerment, and environmental crisis.
Announcing the appointment, Siddhi Founder and spiritual life coach Dr Meenaa Mahaajjan said, “We are excited to share that Sireesha Jajala will be joining us as board advisor. Sireesha brings with herself a rich leadership experience and technical and financial acumen. We hope to benefit from her experience in adoption of Artificial Intelligence in investment management. She is adept at devising growth strategies and her entrepreneurial experience to building and growing businesses will help Siddhi in scaling heights.”
“Sireesha’s deep industry knowledge and problem-solving approach to the strategic dilemmas that firms face on their journey of growth and innovation will help us in expanding our social work initiatives. We are hopeful she will take the social entrepreneurship element of Siddhi to the next level,” said Ratik Mahaajjan, Siddhi co-founder and CEO.
Ratik added that Sireesha’s experience will help the foundation in joining hands with corporates and businesses to launch CSR initiatives. Siddhi is feeding thousands of people on a daily basis, providing employment to the urban poor through our unique HOPE food carts initiative and arranging free vaccination for those who cannot afford. Many corporates have approached the non-profit to contribute to all the good work being done.
Sireesha said that she is delighted and impressed by the way Siddhi is transforming thousands of lives at grassroot level in India. “ Over past several months that I have worked closely with Siddhi, I could see the potential of impact work being delivered. Siddhi has done amazing work at the grassroot levels, whether it’s the 20,000 trees planted, 10,000 people per day being fed by Siddhi’s food initiative during Covid or over 4000 families who received Siddhi’s help in women’s health and education with a volunteer strength of about 400-500 volunteers. The impact that Siddhi is able to achieve organically, has been inspiring. I will try my best to help Siddhi in continuing to bridge the gaps in several areas like education, jobs and sanitation through effective corporate lobbying and strategy. As a Founder and Investor, I have advised several start-ups and businesses regarding funding and advising for-profit social impact scale-ups and I look forward to bring that experience to bear for Siddhi in scaling up,”she said.
In her current corporate role, Sireesha is Vice President, Sales at Virtusa and Global Segment head for the largest Banking, financial services(BFS)account. In the past, Sireesha has managed a p&l responsibility for a $180 Million business for Tech Mahindra towards a 3-year business CAGR of 120% and was also recognised for her efforts in becoming the youngest female VP in the company.
In the past, she was working for companies like Wipro, IBM and Tech Mahindra. As an entrepreneur for over the last 5 years, Sireesha has successfully grown her own fintech investment advisory business, managed an early-stage Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Regulated Venture capital (VC) fund and launched an AI driven investment matchmaking platform for corporates and start-ups. In the not for profit sector, Sireesha has advised early stage social impact founders, is a member of MIT Climate Co-Lab and Grameen Foundation volunteer.
She has held board seats and advised many start-ups on product, sales and growth strategies in high growth verticals like Financial Services (Fintech),Media, Health-tech, Space Tech and Social Impact Sireesha attributes her success to a balanced strategy and execution while staying customer focused.She is also on advisory boards of organisations working in the India-UK corridor like Bridge India and Technoplat. Her career accomplishments were recognized by India Gazette London magazine listing her as top 100 people to know in the India-UK Corridor 2018.
Sireesha is a graduate in Physics and Computer Science, and attended executive leadership programmes at XLRI Jamshedpur and Harvard Business School. She lives in London with her seven-year-old son, and enjoys playing chess, golf and song writing in her free time.
Gandhi Jayanti each year holds a special significance for Ahmedabad – where Bapu resided after returning from South Africa. The city has witnessed his great contributions for India’s freedom struggle and is home to the Sabarmati Ashram. On the occasion of his 152nd birth anniversary, 32 students of standard VIII to XI of Adani Vidya Mandir, Ahmedabad (AVMA) enacted the life and values of Mahatma Gandhi at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel domestic airport by performing a flash mob. Adani Vidya Mandir is a flagship school of Adani Foundation, the CSR arm of Adani Group.
Titled “Saluting the Mahatma”, the AVMA students’ performance aimed to pay tributes to the Father of our nation who led the fight for independence through non-violence. It was a humble attempt to commemorate his life and remember his values by taking the artistic route. The unique celebration was replete with music, dance and creativity. It was a medium to not only inspire the students but also the passengers at the airport, prompting them to reflect and relive on Gandhian principles.
Hon’ble trustee of AVMA Smt Shilin Adani wishes that the students understand and take pride in India’s rich history and culture. “It was Bapu’s love for his motherland and his people that made him fight for freedom and battle caste discrimination. He promoted non-violence, Satyagraha, cleanliness, and the Swadeshi movement, amongst many other things. We believe that there is no better way to learn than through actions and creative expressions,” she said.
In this flash mob, the entire Ahmedabad airport team extended all out support and efforts to make it memorable.
Adani Vidya Mandir schools create a secure and stimulating learning environment for underserved students who need support to pursue and continue their studies. They provide cost-free, high-quality education to meritorious students from economically weaker sections of the society. Currently present in 4 locations – Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Bhadreshwar (Gujarat), Surguja (Chhattisgarh) and Krishnapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) – the schools also provide complementary support in the form of daily nutritious meals, books, transportation facilities and uniforms to all students. Started in 2008 with 134 students, today more than 2,400 students are a part of the Adani Vidya Mandir schools.
About Adani Foundation
Established in 1996, Adani Foundation today has widespread operations in 18 states that include 2410 villages and towns across the country with a team of professionals who work with an approach that embodies innovation, people participation and collaboration.
Touching the lives of more than 3.67 million people and passionately working towards creating social capital with focus on four core areas – Education, Community Health, Sustainable Livelihood Development and Infrastructure Development, Adani Foundation acts towards inclusive growth and sustainable development of the rural and urban communities, in turn contributing towards nation-building.
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On the lines of the ‘WorldSkills Competition,’ popularly known as the ‘Olympics of Skills’ being hosted in Sanghai in 2022, the final rounds of state level IndiaSkills competition will be held in Maharashtra from 3rd – 5th September. A total of 350 candidates were selected for the State-level competition and are currently undergoing zonal rounds. State-level winners will be then trained to participate at the National Level and winners will represent India in the worldSkills Competition.
IndiaSkills 2021 state skill competition began in Maharashtra on 17th August. More than 3600 youth from 36 districts competed in 47 skills in Round-1. Round-2 was organized on 23rd & 24th August.
Nearly 100 finalists from Maharashtra will get a chance to represent the state at the IndiaSkills 2021 Regionals in September-October and further at the IndiaSkills National Competition in December 2021.
Maharashtra State Skill Development Society (MSSDS), a nodal agency for implementing the skilling initiatives in the state, under the guidance of the Skill Development, Employment and Entrepreneurship Department, Maharashtra, is organizing District, Zonal & State Level Skill Competitions in 47 skills in 15 high economic growth sectors. These skill competitions have been organised in skill trades such as Floristry, Print Media Technology, Landscape Gardening, Industrial Control, Aircraft Maintenance, IT, Agriculture among others. Nearly 22,000 registered for this competition.
The equivalent of Olympics in skills, WorldSkills is the world championships of vocational skills, and is held every two years in different parts of the world. The next edition of WorldSkills International is scheduled to be held in October 2022 in Shanghai, China wherein 60+ countries are expected to participate.
IndiaSkills Competitions are organized by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) an apex skill development organisation working under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). Last time, during the WorldSkills International 2019, which was held in Kazan, Russia, India won one gold, one silver, two bronze and 15 Medallions of Excellence at the biggest competition for skills. India ranked 13th among 63 countries.
Previously, skill champions from Maharashtra have made exemplary mark at IndiaSkills and WorldSkills Championships. Some of these champions are:
, an arts graduate from Mumbai, won a Gold at world skills Oceania international New Zealand 2015, a Gold at Mumbai 2015, and a Medallion of Excellence at WorldSkills Sao Paolo in 2015 in
, is a successful Entrepreneur and Founder of two companies Indian School of Beauty and Amygdala.
represented India at WorldSkills Leipzing in 2013 in
, is now a Production Team Leader at Tata Advanced Systems in Hyderabad
Sachin Bhojling Narale
, exhibited his skills in
and won a Medallion of Excellence at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi in 2017. He is a Skill Excellence and Team Leader at Mahindra & Mahindra.
at WorldSkills Sao Paolo 2015. She is currently working as a Quality Engineer / Senior Officer at Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd.
, won a Medallion of Excellence in
Graphic Design Technology
at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. She is a visual designer, art director and illustrator based in New York.
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IGP, one of the leading coaching academy for CA, CS and CMA exams announces their scholarship schemes for the aspiring candidates of CA, CS and CMA for all the levels.
These scholarship schemes are specifically designed for girl child, specially-abled students, re-appearing student, children of para medical staff, children of defense personnel, children with single parent, students from economically weaker sections and the rank holders. Another option to avail the scholarship is by appearing in the online scholarship test. Students performing exceptionally well in the scholarship test will be rewarded with scholarship of up to 50% waiver on the tuition fees.
Commenting on the scholarship schemes, CA Ashish Kalra Sir, Founder and Director of IGP said, “We have introduced these schemes particularly for the needy and deserving students so as to help them in being successful in these professional courses such as CA, CS and CMA at an affordable price. Our scholarships will not only help reduce the financial constraints but will also serve as a stepping stone in preparing the young generation to become self-dependent and to shape their careers in a better way.”
The interested students can register online through this link: https://www.igpinstitute.org/scholarship-form.php.
Established in the year 2000, IGP is considered as the best coaching institute in imparting unsurpassable coaching (Both Face-to-Face and Virtual Classes) to CA, CS and CMA students. Its students have received stellar results in the rather arduous professional exams. Over more than last two decades, the institute has produced 10 AIR – 1 and 1000+ other rank holders. At present, IGP is successfully operating at several locations across Delhi, NCR wherein the students enroll themselves from different states and other remote locations. IGP has also successfully embarked its journey in the field of DIRECT-TO-HOME classes via its IGP Live App, Pen Drive Classes and Google Drive Classes.