OPINION

Equanimous equality!

28-Aug-20

Just when the chips are down, what rises from ashes to make light of sky is a sphinx. What fails is consigned to dustbin of history. Success has many fathers, failure is orphan. I consider this kind of interpretation seriously flawed. Just as one swallow doesn’t make a summer, one misstep doesn’t make a winter. One bad day is not the end of the world. The circumstances are ephemeral. Misery and happiness are two sides of same coin. The differences between success and failure are blown out of proportions as the functions of a shallow mind stuck with the superficiality.

Incubation Centres Can Turn Dreams Into Reality

28-Dec-20

Markets do not create entrepreneurs – they create opportunity which the entrepreneur can sense and respond, whereas an incubation center helps them to respond in a better way. One can take a germ of an idea, build a prototype, test its validity, develop a product out of it, and can then successfully launch it into the market. An incubation centre provides for all the required resources and support, including mentors, advisory council, infrastructure, seed fund and regulatory compliance support.

Change the paradigm to let every child become the best learner

20-Dec-20

Quality Education Accessible to All – Change the paradigm to let every child become the best learner they can be. There is a lot of talk and indeed action around attempting to bring a quality education to all. In my limited experience, it is quite clear that much of this activity is very good. For example, children who previously had no school or teacher suddenly have a place to learn to read write and learn what they can. However, often we see misguided attempts to provide quality education (sending old textbooks promoting old curricula) and even the use of the challenge to profit while providing neutral or negative impact on education systems.

Cyber Thieves​

5-Oct-20

Financial fraud can be broadly defined as an intentional act of deception involving financial transactions for purpose of personal gain. Fraud is a crime, a civil law violation. It is an attempt to deceive another for financial gain. A clear example of fraud is selling a new issue that does not really exist. For example, a company collects money from investors to finance operations, pockets money and does nothing. There are many kinds of fraud. Common types include forgery of documents, false claims in insurance, and filing bankruptcy to avoid debt.

Develop Critical Thinking Skills to grab Job Opportunity

20-Dec-20

India has a strong surplus of working population (age 15-50), which has helped the nation maintain the momentum in economic growth. Despite growing as a developing country, the economy has not created youth friendly labour market where millions of young Indians descend every year, creating rising youth unemployment. India’s demographic dividend advantage rests on its ability to channelize and train the youth towards skill development.

Digital India and its impact

28-Dec-20

Digital India carries different nuances to each stakeholder in the country ranging from government to common man. On a daily basis, the country churns out a bewildering diversity of interpretations of Digital India and continues to add to the mystique of this catchphrase. Tracing its roots, one may have to concede that the idea of Digital India perhaps owes its origin to the profound advancement made by other countries in Asia Pacific such as Japan, China, South Korea and Singapore.

E LEARNING

21-Dec-20

The perspective of ELearning in Education is changing from a “frills” mode to a “utility” mode today.In the sense it is becoming an essential mode of engaging students in learning. ELearning was for a long time regarded as an import from the western world and has been associated more with just online education. Increasingly, traditional teaching is evolving into a blended mode of teaching with several technology tools configured to support face to face teaching.

E-LEARNING ON THE GO !

18-Dec-20

Albert Einstein once stated “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of mind to think” and this quote can never be more relevant than today’s educational system of India. Education plays an important role in building a person’s life by giving them the power of reason and logic based on the available knowledge. The Indian education system has seen huge transformation since independence and has been completely changed in terms of teaching and learning. Nowadays, education is not only confined to the traditional classrooms but has been expanded towards a new dimension and which is online education or e-learning.

Ed-tech product- A game changer

19-Dec-20

There is virtually zero access to personalised feedback or guidance for the average student. Teachers especially engineer the lectures in classrooms like these to be one-way interactions to ensure most classes end on time, and more ‘batches’ can be squeezed into the schedule in a day. There is also social censure against asking questions. Ed-tech startups can ensure quality learning at a massive scale. Ed-teach platforms have gone a step further and made parents and teachers a crucial part of a student’s preparation process. Learning has become adaptive to a student’s needs as well as gamified to engage students, making learning enjoyable. Online learning is definitely more advanced and effective than traditional classroom education.

Education Technology – The future has arrived with study24X7.com

20-Dec-20

With the advent of study24X7.com, learning has become more conducive, with tools like video solutions and hints enabling self-study. Students are now able to gauge their strengths & weaknesses even at a concept level, enabling them to prioritize revision accordingly. This has also empowered them to an extent where they can now plan their test attempt, with an objective to maximize marks. Cracking exams is no longer just about unlimited practice or unlimited tests, rather measured practice & limited, high-impact tests with personalized information on scope to improve further! Bad exam technique and wavering behaviors can introduce significant score variation beyond academic ability. Arresting these increases focus on concepts and confidence.

Hope For The Future

28 DEC 2020

The school has extended its contribution to the social concerns such as Mother Empowerment for Educational Development(MEED) which empowers the mothers of the school children with Computer aided learning, English speaking skills and parenting skills.

How to reduce the risk of cyber attacks?

20-Dec-20

Cyber criminals and hackers most of the time target the weakest link in the security chain; which is human. Organizations can put lot of gizmos at the perimeter and internal network such as Next Generation Firewall, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems, Threat Intelligence, Security Incident & Event Management, Data Loss Prevention, etc. but do very little to protect the weakest link. Providing an annual training and expecting the end user to memorize those and not fall victim to phishing attacks is too much an expectation. Understanding the phishing technique and not fall victim to it may be somewhat easy for IT professionals but what about the other departments such as sales, marketing, human resource, procurement, finance, etc. It is difficult for them to understand the technical details; in a similar way understanding their lingo by a technical professional. How much an IT professional will make out of the words such as conversion ratio, direct marketing, Ex parte, Pro Se, etc?

INDIA'S FIRST ORGANIC STATE

20-Dec-20

Sikkim is the first organic state of India. However, nothing remains static and so it would be worthwhile looking at the next set of challenges that we will be up against immediately. Many will wonder why this needs to be done at all. Unfortunately, the trade does not trust farmers and their cooperatives per se. This is by far the greatest reason. Hence, the certification provides a transparent means for messaging the organic status of the farmer and his field. This costs money and the question before the state government will be how will this be funded? It would be a real pity if after all this effort the farmers’ fields continue to be organic but without certification.

Internet of Things & Bureaucracy​

3-Dec-18

With a trillion sensors embedded in the environment- all connected by computing systems, software and services-it will be possible to hear the heartbeat of the Earth, impacting human interaction with the globe as profoundly as internet has revolutionized communication

MUDRA Banks – which stands for Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Banks – is the new buzz word

16-Dec-20

MUDRA Bank’s aim is to focus solely on the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) – heart of the economy. As a part of the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana –MUDRA Banks is an initiative to ‘fund the unfunded’, And that brings us to the root of the problem or in this case the cause for the need of MUDRA and the need to its success. The small and medium enterprise, easily understood as the small and medium sized businesses – are the most challenged sector in the economy for various reasons. By challenged, it means that ease of doing business is – as per International Finance Corporation not for the faint at heart.

Principal Shows Way

20-Dec-20

Help teachers to assume responsibility for their own professional development, based on an analysis of the needs of students in their own schools. Professional development goals, standards for student learning, and standards for professional practice should be decided locally by the school community of teachers, administrators, and parents. In addition, teachers and administrators should collaborate in each district to create peer assistance and review to nurture the practice of all teachers.

SCHOOL OF NEW THOUGHT

17-Dec-20

Today, careers in pure sciences, research, public administration, are being neglected as students stick to the standard professions of medical, engineering, MBA etc. Also, people tend to have a biased opinion about students who take up humanities in higher classes. What can be done to reverse this thought process and strike a balance? What can be done to increase the interest of students pursuing pure sciences and research (including social and statistical) at higher level?

SOLAR ENERGY WINDOW TO THE FUTURE

19-Dec-20

India’s is a home of 1.3 billion and projected to grow to 1.5 billion by 2030. Its current infrastructure including power supply is grossly inadequate; accessibility and cost effectiveness in power sector are few limiting factors that dissuade from going forward. However, even after so many hurdles in its way, India is keen on producing clean energy. With the inception of JNNSM, there is no dearth of big targets and announcement but the major challenge is the execution and uncertain market future.

Skilling Youth

20-Dec-20

The government stand on skill development articulated in The National Policy on Skill Development, whether old or new, declares skill development a top priority and needs to be synchronized with ambitious “Make in India” program. There is no doubt education (at first place!) and skilling is important for the people to benefits from country’s economic growth.

Technique of Persuasion

21-Dec-20

Imagination has changed the world. If it has changed such a big world, it can very much change you too. This is an amazing technique in changing your self-image. A conscious effort of visualization of an empowered self can erase all the illusions of limiting self-image that are created by your unaware mind. To do this, simply close your eyes and visualize a mental image of yourself as who you want to be - that is, your true innate self which has been hidden behind the illusions of your limiting self-image.

Test Preparation Industry Trends

20-Dec-20

With the competitive and entrance examinations becoming the norm for better career prospects, test preparation industry is set to occupy the learning space in India. However, India is not an exception as far as the evolution of test preparation market is concerned. The test preparation market size in India will grow by USD 7.14 billion during 2018-2022. With half of its population below 25, India has a relatively larger mass for this sort of a market.

The biggest Growth Opportunity in Healthcare Industry

20-Dec-20

With the current market size of $7.5 million and growth rate at CAGR of 20%, telemedicine is going to be the next alternative for rural and remote people. Telemedicine is able to decrease the costs of expensive doctor visits by enabling remote communication between physicians and patients. As e-Visits are proven and adopted in the developed world, and as the necessary infrastructure is deployed in the developing world, they are likely to offer.

Time To Be Cyber Secure

20-Dec-20

The increasing volume and sophistication of cyber security threats–including targeting phishing scams, data theft, and other online vulnerabilities–demand that we remain vigilant about securing our systems and information. The average unprotected computer (i.e. does not have proper security controls in place) connected to the Internet can be compromised in moments.

VIRTUALLY YOURS

18-Dec-20

Yet, without the routine structures of a traditional class, students may get lost or confused about course activities and deadlines. Students may feel isolated from the instructor and classmates. The facilitator may not always be available when students are studying or need help. One of the major issues is slow Internet connection which may make accessingcourse materials frustrating.