Category Archives: Education
We are the radio listening generation and with all confidence will say that it was much more enjoyable, non-intrusive and delivered much more than the visual mediums we have today. Interestingly, we came across Deepika Arun, the Founder and Voice Artist of Kadhai Osai – Tamil Stories Podcast and Chittu Kuruvi, a Tamil Podcast exclusively for Tamil speaking children across the globe. A Bioengineer by qualification, it was Deepika’s innate natural resonance with children and experience as an after school activity center owner and school teacher that sowed the seeds for an exclusive Tamil Podcast for children “Chittu Kuruvi”.Read the rest of this entry
As a regular to BCD during my school days, it was nostalgic to be there to understand how it was working with different age groups with value added programs for children, youth and adults. BCD with its 70 years of existence has evolved from a library to a cultural hub of fun, learning and knowledge and entertainment. BCD in its effort to empower children with life skills conducts various courses including the upcoming Holiday Camp. Their IELTS course is very popular with people aspiring to go abroad for their studies and so are the “Study in UK” programs where students can interact with representatives of about 40 plus Universities in UK.
The world has shrunk and it has become quite common to see parents sending off children abroad for studies. Many things occupy the thoughts of parents right from the environment, academics, living conditions and the list can go on and on. The other concept much talked about in recent times is home schooling. As a parent, when I thought about home schooling, my first thoughts were on the acceptance of my daughter in reputed colleges post her schooling and her social exposure. I was on the lookout for virtual school addressing my concerns in India. Virtual school can be a great asset for children pursuing sports and arts as a career. It can be a boon to children who have missed their school admission cycle and specifically for children with learning differences who are highly gifted or students for whom mobility is limited due to physical disabilities or those who have Attention Deficit Disorder and other special needs. It is a marriage of technology and academic excellence to bring virtual schooling home. Technology evolution has paved the way and time for parents looking for home schooling to rejoice. Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, launched first-of-its-kind Virtual International K–12 Education in India with International Connections Academy (iNaCA). Bringing accredited U.S. education directly to your desktop, the iNaCA provides a flexible world-class curriculum for students studying in classes up to class 12.
The business landscape in India is home to an ever-expanding gamut of opportunities for placement agencies to cater to the business empire in the country. Of all those who are in the race, there are notably a few consultants that stand out of the crowd. Simply Hire Resources (I) Pvt Ltd, or SHRI, as it is called by the industry grapevine, has since 2008 set a benchmark for itself and to the industry with regards to recruitment and training across varied business segments. SHRI has credited itself with techniques apt for hiring and training, and of excellent service delivery in the recent years that has resulted in numerous awards and accolades being conferred on them.
Parents of children in plus one and plus two have more in their kitty than just coaching, studies and exam fevers. True, parents undergo the pressure of all this more than the students. Though the fact remains that there are things that go overboard in this process, we cannot totally ignore the parents’ interest in ensuring their children get the best and the onus of choosing the right area of study, college weighs heavy on them. Technology has evolved and so do the areas of study. The options we had were limited to being a doctor, engineer or a lawyer and it was much simpler to choose a professional area of study. The same cannot be said about the options in front of a student today. It is no simple task for a parent to know the various areas of study and so the pressure builds on as they begin to look for various disciplines of study applicable to their child.
Children these days have lot of options to spend their time but the onus to make the time worthwhile and also educative lies in the hands of the parents and teachers. We can see preschoolers watching television serials with their parents and playing mobile games not suitable for their age. Precious time of their life is spent in unwanted knowledge capable of spoiling children’s character building. We grew up with toys, simple ones which allowed us to create our own world and dream our fantasy without any negative influence. Those were the initial seeds of creativity. Learning was limited to action oriented rhymes focusing on improving our memory, rhythm and physical activity. It was fun way of learning and had an impact on our minds which we fondly recall even today. Focus was on physical exercises and emotional growth was the aim and we never grew tired doing any of these unlike the kids today who complain of boredom, strain and tiredness even in preschool. To drive home the point, let us do a small exercise, can you recollect Jack and Jill, Ding Dong Bell and Twinkle twinkle little star? It will be surprising to know that despite the age we are in, each one of us can recite it without any difficulties. So the solution lies in hitting back those days albeit a minor difference due to the way we grew up and the lifestyle of kids today.
Fear snakes? How about a workshop to get over it by knowing more about them. India is has rich flora and fauna and it is our pride to get to know them more so we can appreciate them. This is one such 2 days workshop in Chennai on Reptile Management, Snake workshop. More details here –
STORM – Scientific Training on Reptile Management, a one of a kind Snake Workshop in Chennai, India. A pioneering initiative by the Kalinga Centre for Rainforest Ecology in association with bay of Life conservation is aimed at all those people who have taken the leap from abhorring reptiles to understanding and learning to co-exist with them. Be it novice snake rescuers, students, enthusiasts who would like to hone their knowledge or others who want to learn right and ethical methods of handling them, this comprehensive bi-series snake workshop is an open door to learning about reptiles.
Note: Certificate of Participation will be given on completion of the snake workshop.
We are approaching exam season and parents look tenser than the wards following up with them every minute, watching their movements and ensuring that they are always with their books. To every student waiting to write their exams, parents are demon incarnates breathing on their neck with the words ‘Study, Marks, Grade’. As a parent, I can understand the stress and thought process of the parents but children also deserve better.
Parents can turn out to be Fantastico for their wards if they understand psychology a bit and also the art of coping with problems that surface in the process of learning.
Children reaching the secondary level have to contend with the fact that whatever they have learnt till then was without thinking about the subject. As the grade progresses, learning gets associated with thinking and the need to think to learn arises.
TFSC organizes a 6 weeks Free Training Programme on
TECHNOLOGY BASED ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME ON Food Processing
Eligibility: Age 18 – 40 years & possess degree in any Branch of Science/Engineering/Technology or Diploma of at least 2/3 years in any branch from recognized Govt. Institution
Target Group: Aspiring entrepreneurs in Food Processing sector/wards of industrialists in Food processing sector
Duration: Six weeks (From 01-Feb-16 to 12-Mar-16) 10 am 5 pm
Admission will be provided only on issuing proof of Age & Qualification.
For further details, please contact:
TANSTIA-FNF Service Centre,
B 22, Industrial Estate,
Guindy, Chennai 600 032.
Supported by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
Search for Sexual violence in Google and the pages we land up with talks by itself. Sexual violence wrecks physical, emotional and mental health and deprives the victim of her rights to live her life. This can happen to anyone we know irrespective of age, caste and creed. One of the important steps will be to report it. Many questions prop up the moment we get ready to report it. For many our law or rights are just lessons learnt in school with no relation to everyday life. Reporting of Sexual violence should be done for three major reasons –
Illiteracy, the original bane ripping through the country since time immemorial, is presently considered the most compelling factor demanding attention from people across boundaries in the country. Our endeavors take us to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, where we are a witness to a unique model of education practice which has attracted our attention.
Varanasi, a religious hub in the northern part of India, also considered the cultural capital of India, is miles away from even achieving cognizance of what education would provide their children.
Conservation Medicine is an emerging interdisciplinary area of science, which involves the study of issues concerning human and animal wellbeing in a holistic manner. The concept is anchored on the principle that human, animal and ecosystem health are inter-related and dependent on each other. A two-year MS programme in Wildlife Studies offered by the Centre for Wildlife Studies of the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University at Pookode in Wayanad is the only course in the State based on the concept of conservation medicine.