The board said that "as a step towards bringing transparency in facilities provided by the schools for information of the board, parents, students and other stakeholders, it has been decided to make the mandatory disclosure of information."
When he was in school, he found that students had to go out to take part in any competitions as the organizers never came to small places. He felt the need for school level quiz contests or at a state level. Children in the smaller areas are talented but not substantially exposed. So he started EduFace with a quiz program for schools and this has become the fastest quiz program for the schools in India.
Ms Kaye Jacob is a veteran educator with 40 years of experience across international schools in the U.S.A, Japan, India and Egypt. Ms. Jacob has been associated with The Heritage School - Gurgaon since 6 years.
Amandeep Sadhu, Sherwood College, Nainital, a 145-year old reputable boarding school of India, has been associated with the school since March, 2004. He says, “Once a Sherwoodian forever a Sherwoodian”, best exemplifies the spirit and love of the children for their school.
My initial schooling was done in Sree Saraswathi Vidya Mandir followed by Bangalore High School, both situated in Jayanagar, suburbs of Bangalore South. During my school days, along with standard textbook curriculum I was also involved in various extra curricular activities like participation in intra and inter-school quiz and extempore competitions along with hiking, rock climbing and scouting. It was this extra curricular activity that helped me to look beyond standard textbooks and develop interest in science and in nature i.e., the phenomena of physical world. At home I was also exposed to Kannada literature to which I developed special interest and it still continues. I did not have any pressure to focus only on school curriculum and as long as I was engaged in productive activity my parents were okay with it.
The founders, Mr. Anand Meena & Ms Anwesha Boseare, are Engineering graduates from Delhi Technological University (DTU.) Anand is a workaholic who likes things to be done well on time and keeps things simple and uncomplicated. It has been incorporated in the core functioning as well. Anwesha is the one with a creative outlook. Giving shape to words and creating crisp designs is her forte. She is very versatile with her words and can be found writing about almost everything.
“We help students to bridge the gap between the theoretical and practical learning by providing them in depth knowledge of various machines. We invite students to work upon the best and latest technologies in the ever fast changing world and also train students on various modules in engineering disciplines. We believe in extensive full depth training to the students, on the practical projects they want to work upon as per their choice. We provide real time projects which the students work and learn the various parts involved in the building of robots.”
"I have been a part and parcel of this esteemed institution since 2008. I joined as an English teacher. Every day, ever since then has been a great learning experience. Learning can never stop. The children are extremely smart and one has to be updated with the latest trend be it in terms of education, student lingo, movies or songs."
About the initiatives to be taken to make English interesting, Ms. Khushnawaz Havewala says that the teachers should stop ordering the students to learn because children may question “why am I doing this.” The children should be involved in more activities than fill up worksheets, comprehensions, or reciting poems. Things should be discussed with them. They can be asked to watch a movie to know the books from where the movies have been taken or taken on field trips. She says making and realizing connections will make the subject interesting.
“About 37 per cent of the schools remain with thatched roofs or asbestos sheets and almost 77 per cent of the schools do not have laboratories or libraries. And, 25 per cent of the primary schools across the 15 districts have only single classrooms and 38 per cent of the schools do not have a provision for safe drinking water or toilets,”
In 1976 it was demolished by the Delhi Government for the construction of a building, and new land was promised. 40 years after its demolition, the Qaumi Senior Secondary school in Sadar Bazar continues to function out of classrooms made of tin.
The story of Mumbai’s Malvika Raj Joshi, who shown that “merit” has more weightage than “marks”, is about self-belief and a mother’s conviction to break stereotypes.Seventeen-year-old Malvika doesn’t have a Class 10 or 12 certificate but has made it to the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), thanks to her computer programming talent.
Recently I received this letter from Mr. Nitya Matthai, my old school teacher at Lawrence School, Lovedale (Tamil Nadu). Mr. Matthai has been teaching at Lovedale for 35 years now..I post this letter for the benefit of fellow teachers in the Indian schools.
Moradabad, for longest time in history of India, is known for brass and export industry. The city has created numerous business men that have critically impacted the economy of India. The present scenario demands a change. CL Gupta World School is one of its kind schools in Moradabad that takes the courage to visualize beyond the boundaries and look at education through alternative lens.
Voice Snap, an innovative niche technology company specializes in bringing unique solutions by combining Telephony, Voice Technologies, Web and Mobile Technologies with proven expertise in Business Process Engineering. Connect to Schools is one such flagship innovative product that has made a great impact in the market. This unique solution helps schools across India to connect parents by means of a comprehensive Voice based solution.
With the power of portable computing in the hands of everyone, the time has come to consider using tablets in preschool education. Presenting…The Wee tablet - a powerful tool that can create fundamental change in early education!!
Ms. Nivedita Ganguli has been the Principal of the school since last one year though she is associated with the school for the past 17 years. She is the proud recipient of two awards – Dr. Zakir Hussain-The Great Teacher Award and Outstanding Life Skills Award.
"when students do well, they email us saying this is where I am, this is the starting salary I am getting, my cabin is bigger than yours in your office, etc...the satisfaction and gratification of having enabled an individual build their life is just what keeps us going. It is incredible.”
"when a student gets admission in one of the top institutions like IIT or IIM in India, he can think of staying in India. But in the next level institutions the quality suffers a lot. It is better to be abroad. The quality control is very high in abroad. And between the first and sixth tier abroad there is not much of variance as there is in India.”
Piyush Khandelwal is the co-founder of Rocksport and has a master’s degree in tourism. His love for adventure and nature helps people develop leadership skills and get rich experience going out on camps.
Riya Education offer guidance for overseas education to students. Many of its students are studying in countries like New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Sweden, UK, and Switzerland. Mr. Thomas Mathai is the director of Riya Education, which has been in operation for the past five years.
The man who took Indian Badminton to world stage by winning All England Badminton Championship in 1980. "I did my schooling in Bangalore. That was when I started playing Badminton at Canara Union courts in Malleshwaram at the age of 7. During 60’s Badminton was not that popular in southern India. Another game called BALL BADMINTON which was an outdoor sport was very popular in the south. In the whole Bangalore there were only 5 or 6 Badminton Halls. That was how popular this sport in the 60’s and 70’s. It was only after my All England victory in 1980 that badminton became a popular sport with lot more media coverage and sponsorship. Today it is one of the most popular sports in the country after cricket."
Mr. Mahendra Singh Chauhan has been working as Sports In-Charge at Rajkumar College, Rajkot, a residential school, since 1996 and has become the head of the sports division in 2008. He has studied in the same institution and after having taken up Physical Education in 1996, has been working with the school since then.
Santhosh, founder & director of MERAenglish.com is a professional speaker, entrepreneur and author. He has trained over 40,000 people across 44 institutions. He quit a thriving career in Google to pursue his passion for training and entrepreneurship.
Sanskriti, the Gurukul, located in the outskirts of Guwahati amidst natural scenery and green hills, is the first of its kind in North East India and aims at making its students outstanding global citizens. Ms. Radha Baruah, the Principal of the school, endorses the vision of the school and says that the students cultivate their analytical skills to take up the changes and challenges of life.
Mrs. Shanthi Ramanujam has been the HOD of English at DPS, Vijayawada, for the past 8 years. Says, “students should be more focused and apart from the important C’s – character, commitment, and courage, the most important is communication in this present world.”
When asked why they opted for IB program, Mrs. Parikh says that since she herself is a student of ICSE school, she knows what happens in IB schools. In her school days, it was more of rote learning and memorizing. Not many questions were asked to the teachers. At Edubridge International School, students are given a simple topic to learn it in their own way. They must understand how it works and present it in the form of PPT or model form. By doing so, they research on their own than learning from text book for exam and it directly goes into their head.
EasyShiksha.Com is an endeavour of HawksCode Softwares Pvt. Limited which was started in the year 2012, with an aim to provide world class free education to students. Founder & CEO of EasyShiksha Mr. Sunil Sharma is a well - known name in North India e-Learning & Information Technology industry.
"Avanse is creating an impact in the education loan sector in India with over 4000 students attending 1700 universities all over the world. We are becoming a popular education loan institution all over India because of our student-friendly nature and new age attitude."
The institute is the authorized trainer for TOEFL and certified by ETS the largest education certified body. They are certified trainers for teachers and British Council. Apex teaches TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, and SAT,
Abraham Keita was born in West Point, the largest slum of the Liberian capital Monrovia, in 1998. When he was a year old, civil war broke out for the second time in a decade. Between 1989 and 2003, a quarter of a million people are estimated to have been killed during the two conflicts, with thousands displaced and child soldiers recruited at an unprecedented rate by guerilla leader Charles Taylor. Life for Keita in this environment was unimaginably hard. When he was five, his father was killed while working as a driver for a humanitarian organisation, leaving Keita and his mother to fight for survival in the slums where poverty, disease and sexual violence are still endemic. Now aged 17, Keita has just been awarded this year's International Children's Peace Prize for his work to reduce child violence and his fight to bring perpetrators to justice.
One curious feature of Indian education system, political and bureaucratic establishment as based in Delhi, leads to a series of inequalities of opportunities and also denial of opportunities equitably to all citizens.
“We have the gurukula parampara. We are trying to develop once again the bond between the parents and children, and children and teachers to get a holistic and well-grounded growth.” The school sponsors girls’ education to a great extent. Vatsalyahas 25 students per class whereas the other schools have 50 children at least. “We are trying to find the difference of having a class of 50 and a class of 25” and to “see if we can do a better job with less children.”
Kids Campus Education, Bangalore is headed by Mr. Vickaash Agarwal, who has been associated with the school for the past 10 years. He wanted to do something for education after his college and started with preschool and kindergarten classes. The school currently has 150 franchisees.
"..the company has two types of groups – one is from schools directly approaching them with specific requirement and the second one is for kids from different schools. The company publishes the summer camp dates for the second group to sign in. For both groups the requirement and main learning are totally different. While the first group will focus on the schools’ requirement about leadership skills, the second group for public gets exposure to outdoor. People come in search of them after getting to know about them online."
I told the cabinet, for past thousands of years many were not allowed to learn Sanskrit. The language was confined to Brahmin or the upper class. Not fair at all! Earlier it was Sanskrit and now it is English. It should be stopped. ..Besides, the inferiority complex of not knowing English or their kids not exposed to English will disappear. This needs to be stopped. English is a language to communicate that is practiced globally hence must be learnt by every child. It gives freedom of expression.
“Until primary level, schooling should be fun oriented. No obligation should be expected from students. Students below 10 years of age should not be penalized for not coming to school. Classes 6th and 7th are the transition stage. Regular attendance must be brought about above 8th. If school is enjoyable, children will automatically come to school without force.”
“I see more interest among boys. While the boys showed interest in various sports and games, most of the girls showed interest in basketball. The girls don’t show adequate interest in sports and games”. He said that among the students who approach him for sports training, 80% of the students are boys and the remaining 20% are girls. He added that the boys showed more interest in football and cricket more than any other game.
“The rules are the participants must be 16 years of age or above. They should have class XII academic qualification. There is an audition process to check their coordination, musicality, aptitude for dance and performance”, said Mr. Jayachandran. The course is of international standard and it is very highly sought after. He said, “Students who pass this course get great opportunities to work as teachers, dancers, choreographers, and personal trainers in India and abroad”.
Navnirmiti foundation was founded in 1995 and for the past 20 years, the team is actively working in providing quality in mathematics and science education. Ms. Jyoti went on to say that “What do we mean by quality is that students should be learning by understanding and it is possible to do and learn”. The children thrive better in a likable environment. Ms. Jyoti said that “Mastering Mathematics and Science is possible for any child”.
Udemy is one of the best platforms where you can access a plethora of online courses. There are actually over 40.000 courses covering different subjects from programming and media to communication and photography.’Courses are offered in more than 80 languages and range from free and short tutorials, to complete master courses’.
Upon the request of some of our readers here in EdTech and mLearning, we went ahead and curated for you some very good physics apps to use with your students. Besides a rich and widely varied educational content, the apps provide access to tutorials, guides, lessons and video explanations to help students understand key concepts in physics.
Learning is a complex cognitive phenomena that has been and is still the central theme of a wide variety of scientific studies. The overarching question ‘how we learn what we learn’ intrigued scientists across different disciplines and generated tons of literature on the topic.
It can be hard sometimes, when speaking, to remember all of the grammatical rules that guide us when we’re writing. When is it right to say “the dog and me” and when should it be “the dog and I”? Does it even matter? Andreea S. Calude dives into the age-old argument between linguistic prescriptivists and descriptivists — who have two very different opinions on the matter.
The day I received my letter of acceptance to New York University, I was ecstatic. It was my dream university, and my parents were pleased for me. But they also hadn’t pushed me to get into such a competitive school.