Clever Harvey launches a JuniorMBA Consulting program with IHCL in Sustainability Strategy

18th February 2023, Mumbai: Clever Harvey, the platform that helps students bridge the gap between academics and the 21st-century workplace, today announced the launch of its much-awaited new JuniorMBA Consulting program with India’s largest hospitality company, The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL). Clever Harvey’s collaboration with IHCL is to design a 15-hour sustainability strategy consulting program for students so that teenagers can understand not only how to run and grow a business, like a COO, but also how to scale them sustainably.

Among the key features of the JuniorMBA Consulting program is its time-efficient nature. There are a total of 15 sessions of one hour each that will be delivered from Monday to Friday for three weeks to the students. The sessions will be held on Zoom and the program offers students flexibility in choosing their batch timings. The program also provides a preview of what a career in Consulting can look like. The JuniorMBA Consulting is open to students aged 13 – 18.

“Most students in high school face the challenge of deciding what they want to do without knowing what happens in the real world. The JuniorMBA programs fix this gap by giving students ‘behind-the-scenes’ exposure to the industry. We are glad to collaborate with IHCL in giving students the opportunity to work on real-world projects that will give them clarity on their future career paths and build critical skills for the future. Students will delve into actual decisions made by the management of the Taj Lake Palace (Udaipur), understand how various processes and systems are optimized, and will come up with suggestions on how to better align the hotel’s operations to IHCL’s goal of sustainability.”, said Sriram Subramanian, CEO, Clever Harvey.

The curriculum of the program has been designed in close collaboration with IHCL. The topics covered in the program include both theoretical concepts and practical knowledge. Students will start off by understanding the basics of how businesses operate and grow like a COO. They will develop further into concepts like Supply Chain, Operational bottlenecks, Quality-cost trade-offs, and Standardization for growth and quality control.

Commenting on this collaboration, Gaurav Pokhariyal, Executive Vice President – Human Resources, at IHCL, said “As an industry leader, IHCL is committed to nurturing the talent pool for the future. Pursuing sustainable and responsible business practices is the way forward. This collaboration will offer exposure to real-time business problems outside of the classroom and will provide students an opportunity to gain expertise on driving positive change in the long term for both businesses and communities. We are delighted to partner with Clever Harvey.”

The cost of the JuniorMBA Consulting program with IHCL is Rs 10,000 and the package includes 15 live sessions, conceptual knowledge, practical training, an original project by each student, and a certificate from Clever Harvey and IHCL.

IDP Education strengthens its presence in northern India by inaugurating its office in Hoshiarpur, Punjab

Hoshiarpur, February 18th, 2022 – IDP Education, the global leader in international education services, deepened its reach in Northern India by inaugurating its office in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, taking the total to 8 offices in the state. This expansion also takes IDP India’s presence to 71 offices spanning 62 cities, leading the path of the maximum number of physical presence across India in the international education industry.

The new office brings IDP one step closer to its mission to enable world-class study-abroad counseling services in the closest vicinity of students. Committed to providing end-to-end international education services, IDP will assist students of Hoshiarpur to study in sought-after destinations like Australia, UK, and Canada.

On this occasion, Piyush Kumar, Regional Director, South Asia, IDP Education, said, “It is our aim that every study abroad aspirant in the nation get the best international education counseling services. The inauguration of our new office in Hoshiarpur is the deliverance of this commitment in the region. As the global leader in this space, we are fully geared to provide world-class assistance to every student of Hoshiarpur and help them build their career in their desired direction.”

According to the recent data submitted by the Ministry of Education in the Parliament, there has been a 68% increase in Indian students going abroad for Higher Education in 2022. The number of Indian students going for overseas education increased from 444,553 in 2021 to 750,365 in 2022. This trend is likely to continue in the future as well.

IDP remains the country’s largest international education services organization with its rampant growth and extension in physical offices.

Students and their parents can visit the new office at the following address:

IDP Education India Pvt. Ltd., Shop no. 584 – Upper Ground floor, adjoining Hotel Presidency, near Passport Office, Hoshiarpur- 146001

NMIMS_International Conference on Statistics 2023

Are you a statistician or data science professional looking to expand your knowledge and network with fellow experts in the field? Look no further!

SVKM’s NMIMS Department of Statistics, Nilkamal School of Mathematics, Applied Statistics and Analytics (NSoMASA), hosting the International Conference on Statistics 2023 (ICS 2023) is coming to Mumbai from March 20th to 22nd, 2023. This conference is the perfect opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the field and
connect with professionals from academia, government, and private sectors. With a focus on “New Age Statistics for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence”, you’ll hear from leading experts from around the world. The conference will have speakers from about 12 international Universities like the University of Florida, Michigan State University, and the University of Maryland, to name a few, and 10 leading national institutes like ISI, Kolkata, and ISI Delhi. Besides this, more than 200 faculty and research scholars from Universities in India are expected to attend the conference and present their research work in contributory sessions.

Join us for three invigorating days of knowledge sharing, academic bonding,
networking, and insightful discussions. Submit your abstract by February 28th, 2023.

Government school students participated in the “Parwaaz” Science Exhibition organised by the M3M Foundation

Gurugram, 16th February 2023: M3M Foundation, in association with Agastya International Foundation, organised a science exhibition “Parwaaz” at Government Girls Senior School Ghamroj, Gurugram. The exhibition was driven by more than 1000 children present. 50 students displayed their work from various science education endeavours undertaken as part of their journey in collaboration with the M3M Foundation and Agastya International.

The exhibition started with the ribbon cutting by Dr. Payal Kanodia, Trustee, M3M Foundation, Smt. Sheel Kumari, District Project Coordinator, Mr. Manvir Singh, Sarpanch of Ghamroj, Dr. Aishwarya Mahajan, M3M President, school’s teachers and principals were present.

The students displayed their models and were confident while explaining their models to other students. All the students who displayed their models were motivated by various obstacles and problems they have seen in their society and villages. Many kids came up with different solutions on how they can make their village a smart village, another student came up with a solution on how we can prevent accidents while driving with his innovative obstacle avoidance car, and so on.

More than 50 children from different schools under this program have showcased their learning in the following narratives, Jharokha, Aah! Aha! Ha-Ha!, Main Bhi Creative, Bazooka ki Udaan, Boojho to Jaane, and Question Tree are a few examples. The culmination of the annual process is planned as a day-long event full of learning and exposure through various activities and interactions like a rocket-making competition too.

Speaking about this amazing exhibition, Dr. Payal Kanodia, Trustee, of M3M Foundation said, “When children show so much effort and enthusiasm, it feels so proud. We have always encouraged young talented students to show interest in various science-related projects. We are glad our partnership with Agastya International Foundation has been fruitful. We collectively can help boost the interest in science in children.”

The best 3 projects were awarded post the exhibition. The first prize was awarded to Prince Kumar of GSSS Badshahpur, Sohna, and Gurgaon, who designed a smart village outfitted with technologies to assist villagers in saving energy and improving rainwater harvesting and farming. Subham Kumar and Amit Kumar, GSSS Badshahpur, Sohna, Gurgaon, came in second place. They represented an amazing solution for government officials- a QR code for houses that will help people to know the details of their houses, in an emergency, their numbers are also available. Home-helping robots by Parv, GSSS Badshahpur, Sohna, Gurgaon, and obstacle-avoiding cars by Yug, GBSS Badshahpur High School, Sohna, Gurgaon, tied for third place.

These young talents will be supported by the M3M Foundation and Agastya International Foundation for special training and learning classes where they can learn better, build more amazing models, and make India proud.

Manipal College of Dental Sciences Mangalore Inaugurated the Student Media Club

Bengaluru, 16th February 2023: Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS), Mangalore, a constituent unit of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), inaugurated the Media Club which was unveiled by Dr. Dilip Naik, MAHE, MLR Campus, and Mr. S.P. Kar, the Director of the Directorate of PR, Media & social media MAHE, on 13th February 2023. The Media Club aims to provide a platform for deliberation and knowledge-sharing among students and to provide exposure to the media, encouraging and motivating them to be involved in media activities.

The event was presided by the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS), Mangalore Dean Dr Ashita Uppoor, Dr Junaid Amhed, Associate Dean MCODS, Dr. Premalatha Shetty, Associate Dean MCODS. Dr Arati, Dr. Nandita, and Mr. Saghir Siddiqui, regional chief operating officer of KMC Hospitals Mangalore were present at the event and Student teams also facilitated Spot Photography; different student teams received awards from the dignitaries.

Dr. Dilip Naik, MAHE, MLR Campus said “such events serve as an impetus to promoting knowledge among the students. He also added that the influence of social media in society is growing and that students can become an ambassador of the institute by promoting various activities on the media platforms.”

Chief Guest Mr. S.P. Kar said “Media plays a crucial role in modern society; it will enable students to express their ideas and talents. He shared insights on global media trends and how technology plays a vital role in society. He also said this is one of the opportunities to showcase the skills and knowledge acquired by our students.

He further concluded that “The achievements of our students and our consistent effort in developing the budding professionals has resulted in MAHE as an international educational brand”.

CMR University to launch a Global Open Innovation Challenge – ‘CAUSE 2023’ for their Design Thinking Day!

Bengaluru (India), 14th February 2023: CMR University (CMRU), a leading university in Bengaluru with a vision ‘To nurture creative thinkers who will drive positive global change’ has announced the launch of a Global Open Innovation Challenge – CAUSE 2023 as a part of their flagship event ‘Design Thinking Day’ (DTD) to be held on Friday, 17 March 2023 at the Lakeside Campus, Bengaluru, India. This challenge will be hosted by the Department of Common Core Curriculum (DCCC) and is aimed to create an international platform to encourage students to come up with innovative solutions to real-world problems aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using the design thinking process. Through ‘Cause 2023’, CMR University invites students from across the globe to think about problems that they see locally in their communities and cities for which they could come up with sustainable solutions that have a global impact. The final date to register for ‘Cause 2023’ is Friday, 24 February 2023 (Click here to register).

The competition has two main categories for student participation: K-12 institutions and higher educational institutions. Any student from grades 5 to 12 and any student pursuing their undergraduate/postgraduate program, from anywhere in the world can participate. This competition is however not open to working professionals. Students can participate in teams of a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 6 members on the ‘Cause 2023’ website.

“Through CMR University’s Common Core Curriculum, we intend to prepare our students for a future they do not know, for jobs that do not exist today, and for all of life’s challenges. We firmly believe that the most important leadership competency required to thrive in the 21 century is problem-solving. We want our flagship annual event ‘Design Thinking Day’ to be an international platform for students to come together, collaborate, and create sustainable solutions to human-centric real-world problems that they deeply care about and celebrate the spirit of innovation.” said Dr. Tristha Ramamurthy, Provost of CMR University.

Students can register for the challenge before Friday, 24 February 2023. The final date for submitting their projects (Solution Pitch) is Tuesday, 28 February 2023. Selected teams will get a chance to showcase their projects on Design Thinking Day, where they will present and interact with the Jury. Winners from this round will further get an opportunity to pitch their idea to the Superstar Jury. The selected teams will then enter ‘Ground Zero’, which is the finale of the ‘Cause 2023’ Global Innovation Challenge. Winners will be awarded a cash prize from a prize pool of over INR. 1,00,000 / USD 1,500. The Jury will comprise global innovators, changemakers, experts, and venture funders, and industry leaders with whom the participants will have an opportunity to network and get feedback.

Orchids The International School opens its first branch in Delhi at Dwarka 19

Delhi, February 14, 2023: Orchids The International School (OIS), the leading K12 school chain in India, has announced the launch of its first branch in Delhi at Dwarka 19. To be known as Orchids The International School, the institute is built on a vast area of 2.65 acres and has a student strength of 1000+. A residential school with hostel facilities for both girls and boys, the school comes with the best-in-class amenities where students can explore and hone their skills in various activities, including Arts & Crafts, Music, Dance, Instruments, Theatre, Public Speaking, Personality Development, and many more.

The school has classes from Nursery to Grade XII and will follow the CBSE curriculum. Orchids The International School, Dwarka 19, will focus on experiential learning, STEAM, and multiple intelligence pedagogy, with a significant focus on project-based learning and physical education. The school will also provide special attention for children with special needs with the help of shadow teachers to show diversity and inclusion and specifically designed programs for them.

“We are focused on providing Indian education with an international approach. With the continuous evolution of the education sector, it becomes important to ensure that children are future-ready. Orchids The International School offers a unique curriculum that includes Horticulture, Public Speaking, Robotics, Financial Literacy Program, and Astronomy, along with being the best in class infrastructure. The focus on extracurricular activities ensures the holistic development of all our students while upholding their moral values. We are happy to begin our new school in the city, and we look forward to shaping young minds and training them for excellence”, said Ms. Rachna Juneja, Principal – Orchids The International School, Dwarka Sector 19 – Delhi.

The campus will provide best-in-class sports facilities to students who are sports enthusiasts, including Basketball Court, Football Ground, Volleyball Court, Skating Rink, Table Tennis Court, Swimming Pool, Archery, Athletics Track, Board Games, and Taekwondo. The emergency facilities, including hospitals, are in close proximity to ensure the safety and security of all the students.

The careers of the future will be led by an intermingling of streams

By Sushma Sharma, Director – Career Success Strategy, Veative Group

“The world of work is constantly changing and evolving. From the era of specialization and hyper-specialization wherein employees had defined roles focusing on a specific task or domain, the working landscape has come a long way. Today, it’s not uncommon for employees to take on a variety of tasks and have a diverse set of skills. Interestingly, future careers are expected to be led by a higher level of cross-functionality and a multidisciplinary system of working. A recent report by the World Economic Forum predicts that by 2025, most jobs will require a blend of technical, social, and emotional skills.

The way forward: a multidisciplinary approach

Albert Einstein once said, “All religions, arts, and sciences are branches from the same tree.” Specialization has long been emphasized in higher education. The majority of students, including those who have not yet enrolled in college, are aware that after taking core classes, they would have to study a particular field of interest. While specialization has paved the way for in-depth exploration to build on expertise in a field, the current career landscape takes it a step further. It demands a heightened synergy between streams and subjects to synthesize concepts from other fields to prepare students for the world of work in a better way. The National Education Policy (NEP 2020) also emphasizes the importance of incorporating a multidisciplinary approach to education. The NCF 2022 (National Curriculum Framework) proposes to implement the features of NEP for the holistic development of children from an early age. The inclusion of stimulating experiences for a child’s development in varied dimensions – cognitive, social-emotional, along with physical, will enable them to gain precious skills required in the world of work later.

Connecting the dots between streams

It has been increasingly recognized that students need the best of both worlds when they are preparing for the future. For instance, STEM graduates may hold mastery in their subject but lack business and project management skills, such as leadership and communication. All kinds of roles will require essential skills such as logical reasoning, critical thinking, effective communication, and ethical behavior. The increasing dependability on technology and automation across industries translates to higher demand for candidates that can combine technical expertise with business acumen and creative abilities. Many professions such as data science use a combination of technical skills (such as programming and statistical analysis) and domain-specific knowledge (such as business or healthcare) to analyze and interpret large datasets. Similarly, UX design combines design, psychology, and technology skills to create user-friendly and intuitive products and interfaces. It is important for individuals to be adaptable and open to learning new skills and knowledge areas in order to stay competitive and relevant in a rapidly changing job market. NEP has emphasized the dissolution of a strict demarcation between streams and that students should be offered more flexibility in choosing subjects. The way subjects are taught in an integrated manner at the foundational stage needs to make space for different combinations to inculcate dynamic skill sets in students.

Emerging careers

Interdisciplinary approach to learning encourages students to bring together knowledge and skills from different disciplines. Some emerging careers that require an integrative approach to learning include:

Renewable energy engineers: They use a combination of technical skills, such as electrical engineering and renewable energy technologies, and non-technical skills such as project management and communication, to design and implement renewable energy systems.

Social media manager: They apply a combination of marketing skills, such as content creation and social media strategy, and technical skills, such as data analysis and social media platform management, to manage a company’s social media presence and engage with customers.

Robotics engineers: They use technical skills, such as programming and mechanical engineering, and non-technical skills, such as problem-solving and project management, to design and build robots and automated systems.

Biomedical engineer: Biology and engineering expertise is combined with non-technical skills, such as project management and communication, to develop medical devices and technologies.

To ensure that students have a common thread running through science, business and humanities, we must focus on creating linkages between all three disciplines. Tomorrow’s employers will value collaboration. A report by the McKinsey Global Institute predicts that there will be a growing demand for hybrid jobs that combine technical and non-technical skills, such as data analysts who can also communicate effectively with business stakeholders. Thought leaders from various disciplines must work together to find solutions to the complicated issues we currently face, such as climate change, the pandemic, or the role of artificial intelligence. We can put diverse spaces in perspective by combining several streams, helping the young workforce to achieve success in the dynamic job market of the future.

With the careers of the future involving a blend of different skills and knowledge domains, the education industry needs to step up in order to prepare students for success. This may involve integrative learning experiences that help learners develop the skills and proficiency necessary to be flexible and adaptable in a rapidly changing employment market.

CollegeDekho wins ‘Best Enrollment and Admissions Management Solutions of the Year’ award at the Education Innovation Summit & Awards 2023

Mumbai, 10 February 2023: CollegeDekho, India’s largest higher education services ecosystem has won the award for the ‘Best Enrollment & Admissions Management Solutions of the Year’ at the recently concluded Education Innovation Summit & Awards 2023, held in Bengaluru. After their win in the last year’s edition of the same awards in 2022, CollegeDekho’s positive impact on the higher education ecosystem and value proposition proved critical in ensuring this victory for a second consecutive time.

Since 2015, CollegeDekho has guided over 85 lakh students while successfully ensuring 1.3 lakh admissions, across all its platforms. They began with a vision to create a globally trusted student guidance ecosystem. The company has a unique and innovative Common Application Form (CAF) platform where students can apply to multiple colleges with a single click. Students also benefit from CollegeDekho’s website which offers various information on more than 35,000 colleges and universities across the country. Along with its offerings for students, CollegeDekho also helps more than 1500 colleges with their student recruitment.

On receiving the award for the category of ‘Best Enrollment & Admissions Management Solutions of the Year’, Ruchir Arora, CEO & Co-Founder, CollegeDekho, expressed his excitement and said, “We are delighted to receive this title twice in a row, which is a testimony of our hard work and goal-oriented vision to create a globally trusted student guidance ecosystem. This motivates us to continue our mission of guiding students from across the country on various higher education-related choices that not only open avenues for their employability but also match their interest and capability.”

In the past year, CollegeDekho has increased its workforce and made key additions to its senior leadership. The company also made strategic acquisitions which have enabled CollegeDekho to strengthen its existing offerings while opening up avenues to explore newer opportunities to positively affect the lives of students. The value proposition of the company has also led existing investors to double down on their investment by pumping USD 9 million into the company.

Gurunanak Institute of Technology under the JIS group hosts the lead actors of the upcoming Bengali movie ‘Laal Suitcase ta Dekhechen’ (LSD)

Kolkata, 9 February 2023: Gurunanak Institute of Technology, under the JIS group, hosted a meet-and-greet session with the lead actor of the upcoming Bengali movie “LSD: Laal Suitcase ta Dekhechen,” Soham Chakraborty, along with director Sayantan Ghoshal and music director Savvy, at the college campus on Wednesday evening. The session was attended by thousands of students of Guru Nanak College Campus and they enjoyed interacting with the star cast throughout the time.

The movie promises to deliver an engaging dark comedy with many twists and turns. Other actors in the movie include Kanchan Mallick, Sourav Chakraborty, Avijeet Guha, Labony Sarkar, and others in key roles. The film highlights the implication of drug addiction and how it destroys the young generation. A dark comedy in itself is an intriguing genre and is based on a very relevant issue that is a cause of serious concern. Shot in real locations the movie has potentially all the spices for preparing a perfect entertainer along with its social message. Both the actors were cordial to the college students and answered most of the questions with a smile on their faces which won the heart of the audience present there.

Speaking on the occasion, Sardar Taranjit Singh, Managing Director of JIS Group mentioned, “As an educational institution our foremost duty is to guide the students on a path that leads to a successful future. Hence, it was absolutely amazing to witness the lead cast of a Bengali movie that promises to bring up a relevant issue and guide youngsters to a safe path for themselves.”