Venture takes music education mainstream
FSM’s team of musicians began giving lessons in Mumbai schools before expanding to more cities. Today, FSM teaches the art to almost 60,000 students across 200 schools and preschools in 14 cities. Tanuja and Dharini take great pride in the numbers as initially it was very difficult to make people see the potential of their idea.
Headcount expansion loses currency, companies to promote up-skilling in 2020: Experts
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A raft of agritech startups are set to change the face of Indian agriculture
A string of agritech startups are set to play a dominant role in...
Digital risk management strategy required: Deloitte India
The ‘Through the Risk Lens’ paper says that half of the workforce is likely to be millennials or gen Z workers by 2020, and by 2025, a fifth of the workforce will be contract workers. Furthermore, AI will displace 40% of the world’s current tasks, similar disruptors will help create 1.75 million technology-enabled jobs.
How to have great universities
Many advanced countries invest over 20% of their government R&D expenditure for research in the university sector. In India, less than 4% of government R&D expenditure goes to universities. The National Research Foundation suggested in NEP can progressively scale this up.
Government promises broadband access in all villages by 2022; launches National Broadband Mission
The mission will facilitate universal and equitable access to broadband services across the country, especially in rural and remote areas. It also involves laying of incremental 30 lakh route km of Optical Fiber Cable and increase in tower density from 0.42 to 1 tower per thousand of population by 2024.
Become thinkers and not just officers: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Ravi Shankar Prasad asked the young officers to become "thinkers" instead of just "officers" and help in the country's drive towards innovation and technology led growth. He also asked the government officers to create patents and think of ways in which BharatNet can be taken to the last mile or how corprorates can be part of the Digital Village programme.
NHAI starts electronic toll collection at national highways pan-India
"All 523 Toll Plazas of NHAI have been fully equipped with the required ETC infrastructure," the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) said. It said as many vehicles are still without FASTag, up to 25% lanes have been kept as hybrid lanes for cash as well as digital transaction. Each toll plaza is being supervised by a nodal officer of NHAI.
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IL&FS gets creditors' approval for sale of education biz
Schoolnet India Ltd (erstwhile IL&FS Education & Technology Service Ltd) would be sold to CPPPL.
HRD minister launches draft 'Industry Guidelines on Digital Learning'
The 2018 event was an international conference organised by the UNESCO, the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) and the Andhra govt. On the occasion of the 40th UNESCO general conference in Paris, the roundtable was jointly organised by the governments of Finland and India, in partnership with UNESCO and MGIEP.
Cognizant to double investment in technical education
Company's CEO has asked its employees to pledge to learn one new skill each quarter.
Tally Solutions signs MoU with the ICAI to promote digitization
The initiative is aimed at propelling the use of technology among chartered Accountants thereby bringing in greater efficiency in their practice.
Blackstone picks up 37.5% stake in Aakash Educational
"The deal values AESL at USD 500 million and Blackstone has paid Rs 1,350 crore for the 37.5 per cent stake," a source said.
Education is not mapped to the market, says Mona Mourshed, president & CEO, Generation
Generation's Mona Mourshed explains how skilling challenges can be tackled and how people can be made job-ready. Generation aims to bridge the education-to-employment gap by gauging the demand for profiles at the employer end.
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