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Sampark Foundation signs 5-year MoU with Rajasthan Council of School Education for better implementation of FLN program and to improve learning outcomes in Government schools

Sampark to invest Rs 40 crore in the state for the program

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  • Sampark to invest Rs. 40 Crore in the state to improve the learning outcomes of 37 lakh children in Govt. schools
  • The implementation of the state’s FLN program will receive support from Sampark Foundation
  • Sampark to improve learning outcomes in Math, English for classes 1 to 5 and Science in classes 6 to 8 by 10%, during the first year and a 30% increase by the fifth year.
  • In the first phase of the Program it will be implemented in 8 districts including 5 Aspirational districts; later it will be implemented in all the 33 districts in the state

Rajasthan Council of School Education (RCSE) and Sampark Foundation, a leading NGO working towards improving learning outcomes in primary education have signed a MoU for a period of 5 years, to improve the quality of learning of 37 lakh children in around 65,000 primary schools of Rajasthan. In the first phase of the program a total of 8 districts will be covered including 5 Aspirational Districts. These districts are Dholpur, Sirohi, Baran, Karauli, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner & Jaipur.

Sampark Foundation is expected to invest up to Rs 40 crore, to increase the learning outcome of children enrolled in the government schools in the 33 districts of Rajasthan in subjects such as Math, English for classes 1 to 5 and Science in classes 6 to 8 by 10% during the first year and a 30% increase by the fifth year.

On this occasion Shri B. D. Kalla, Education Minister, Government of Rajasthan thanked Sampark Foundation and its Founder-Chairman Vineet Nair for developing this innovative program and expressed the hope that the Education Department and Sampark Foundation would work together to further improve the learning outcomes of the children of the state. He said that Sampark Foundation’s latest innovation “Sampark TV” will provide an interesting and innovative learning environment to the students of the state.

On the occasion, Vineet Nayar, Founder-Chairman of Sampark Foundation said, “We are pleased to partner with the Government of Rajasthan, to take the Learning Outcome program in the state to the next level. Quality primary education creates the foundation of a sound education ecosystem that nurtures our future generations.  We are fully confident that the Rajasthan Council of School Education, will work with us, to make the program a huge success and make a difference to the lives of lakhs of students. Sampark will bring its latest learning innovations such as the highly successful Sampark TV and English Speaking program to the children of Rajasthan and by actively participating with the state stakeholders will ensure substantial enhancement in learning outcomes.”

Sampark has developed a unique approach to the teaching of Mathematics, English & Science, through its Sampark Smart Shala program, which aims to improve learning outcomes and to make learning interesting, meaningful, and effective for children, through its tech-enabled and TLMs equipped program. It also aims to strengthen the capacity of the state’s resource groups in the pedagogy of Mathematics, English & Science through a collaborative process involving direct field-based experiences and create a basis for the sustainable improvement of the quality of learning in the schools of 33 Districts, which includes 5 aspirational districts of the state Impacting 37 lakh children.

RCSE is responsible for education in the state of Rajasthan, across the schools and has taken various initiatives to improve the quality of education in the primary, upper primary, and secondary schools. Sampark Foundation and Rajasthan School Education Council will jointly implement the said program. Sampark Foundation will work closely with RCSE, Directorate of Education, Bikaner and all other government agencies including RSCERT.

Sampark will provide the print ready files of worksheets/workbooks to incorporate in the state workbooks for primary classes, developed based on the state curriculum framework. There will also be active engagement of Sampark in the training programs arranged by RCSE/RSCERT for teachers under the FLN program.

Sampark Foundation at its own cost will provide Numeracy and Language learning kits and resources, train teachers and monitor and evaluate the program in the government schools of Rajasthan. Sampark will provide schools equipped with TV, with Sampark TV plug and play devices. It will provide schools lesson plans – Class wise, Subject wise, Chapter wise. The lesson plans are mapped to SCERT Textbooks and aligned with Rajasthan state teaching schedule. This program will be made keeping in mind the syllabus, methods of teaching and textbooks of the state of Rajasthan.

Sampark will also provide 500 FLN teaching resources in the form of animated videos and audios mapped to SCERT Textbooks, 150 print-ready workbooks mapped to SCERT textbooks, 100 print ready worksheets for 100-day bridge program based on NAS Competencies, 500 plus children interactive gamified assessments and question bank mapped to SCERT Textbooks, over 30 print rich material for the classroom such as FLN Posters, online dashboard for State/District to monitor resource utilization and one Sampark Resource (Spark) in every district and one Sampark resource at the State level to implement and monitor the program. Sampark will also train teachers on SS pedagogy over 6 days per teacher in each block, over 10 E-Learning modules for self-learning for 22,862 teachers to gain certifications and awards and over 50 refresher digital training sessions will be conducted on a monthly basis.

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NMIMS SBM Offers MBA (Part-Time) Program for Working Executives

The program focuses on providing a holistic education to enhance their employability

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Start your professional learning journey now with the best-in-class MBA (Part-Time) program with the most sought-after prestigious NMIMS, School of Business Management, featured in the top 100 global B-schools as per Financial Times MiM 2022 ranking. A highly respected business school in India with a legacy of 41 years and a prestigious faculty announces admissions open for their MBA (Part-Time) program at their Mumbai campus.

This program offers an opportunity for working executives to acquire a high-end compact management qualification through rigorous and qualitative in-class learning and practical exposure to industry expertise. The program focuses on providing a holistic education to enhance their employability, exposing working executives to contemporary trends and practices in management. It also provides excellent academic resources coupled with industry best practices to boost the managerial competence of executives.

NMIMS SBM MBA (Part-Time) is accredited by Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for working executives who want to enhance their skills and advance their careers. NMIMS has world-class pedagogy to provide students with a comprehensive and engaging learning experience. NMIMS SBM has a team of experts with extensive experience in the business world. The program structure is upto 40% hybrid and 60% in the classroom, whereas Bloomberg Certification Program will help students use financial analysis tools more efficiently. 

“The program is specifically meant for executives who have spent quality time in the industry and have adequate exposure to managerial roles and responsibilities. The two-year MBA (Part-Time) program will offer an opportunity for participants to hone their managerial skills and enable them to contribute better to their decision-making. It has been designed to empower students with a well-planned schedule that allows for a balance between study and work,” said Dr. Prashant Mishra, Dean School of Business Management.

Dr. Pradeep Pai, Program Chairperson, MBA (Part-Time), School of Business Management, said, “NMIMS SBM is proud to offer this innovative program to working professionals who wish to take the next step in their careers. We believe that this program will be a preferred executive education program for working professionals seeking to upgrade their qualifications by acquiring a widely acclaimed MBA degree.”

The MBA (Part-Time) program goes beyond traditional education by providing learners value-added workshops and industry connections. Our curriculum is regularly updated to ensure students receive the most current knowledge. The program helps them gain a practical and theoretical understanding of the industry and creates a network of professionals for them as they progress.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 50% in Graduation from a recognized University in any discipline. (Distance/Part time/Full time)
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in an executive or supervisory capacity or self-employed after graduation & up to the date of written test/personal interview.
  • The work experience should be full-time experience and should NOT include internships, projects, training periods, trainee (management, engineering), etc.

Selection Process:

Written Test conducted for MBA (Part-Time) by NMIMS OR Candidates with GMAT score of 600 and above (GMAT score of last 5 years up to the closure of registrations will be considered) OR Candidates with a score of 200 and above in NMAT by GMAC examinations for 2020 admission AND Personal Interview

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eSecForte visited Northeast to strengthen Industry-Academia Interface for Achieving Effective Cybersecurity Prospects  

The team also visited the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Manipur and interacted with students on the topic of Digital Forensics Challenges and career options

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In an effort to create a holistic ecosystem for cybersecurity in the country, the team from eSecForte led by Lt Col (Dr.) Santosh Khadsare  (Retd), VP Digital Forensics  & Incident Response  visited the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NEILT), Kohima and held discussions with the director of the institute, L. Lanuwabang. The deliberations were focused on enlarging the gambit of cybersecurity especially digital forensics in the country and how eSecForte and NEILT can come together to contribute effectively in this regard. 

The team also visited the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Manipur and interacted with students on the topic of Digital Forensics Challenges and career options. The discussion entailed how the use of digital forensics can prove instrumental in bringing the perpetrators of cybercrimes to the book. The various challenges related to the implementation of tools and methodologies of digital forensics were also part of the very constructive dialogue that was held between our team and enthusiastic students. 

The team lead had a very fruitful discussion with Dr Krishnan Bhaskar, Director, IIIT, Imphal and discussed how the Industry-Academia interface can do wonders in the field of cybersecurity and digital forensics. Specifically, detailed deliberations were held on devising exchange mechanisms and collaborative opportunities so that industry and academics can come together and lead to the creation of a self-sustainable ecosystem in the field of cybersecurity. Such development will ensure that cases related to the cybercrimes are dealt swiftly and lead to desired outcomes in terms of ensuring justice and well-being for all participating stakeholders. 

In the next leg of the reaching out journey, eSecForte’s team paid a visit to the National Forensic Science University (NFSU), Imphal campus and exchanged ideas with the campus coordinator on the latest trends and developments in the field of digital forensics. Apprising the importance of digital forensics to investigating officers, Lt Col (Dr.) Santosh Khadsare  (Retd), VP DFIR interacted with more than 400 trainees of the North Eastern Police Academy (NEPA), Shillong. These aspirants were thoroughly apprised of the importance of digital forensics and its utility in cracking cases related to cyberfrauds, cyberbullying, and other allied crimes associated with cyberspace. Case studies were discussed on how to handle digital evidence at the crime scenes with utmost care so that trace evidence won’t get lost in the logistical procedures and processes. The team showcased flagship products of eSecForte, Digital Forensic workstations and Faraday bags and informed them of the utility of these offerings built under India’s ambitious MAKE IN INDIA (MII) project. 

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Roots Collegium signs World Chess Champion Koneru Humpy as Brand Ambassador

Chairman, Sri. B.P.Padala announces Koneru Humpy as the Brand Ambassador of Roots Collegium educational institutions

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  • Humpy will be the face of its upcoming brand-related undertakings

Celebrating its 30 years’ legacy in imparting holistic education, Roots Collegium, a well-known educational institution in Hyderabad has today announced World Chess Champion Koneru Humpy as its Brand Ambassador. The appointment of Ms. Koneru Humpy is set to boost the brand image of Roots Collegium amplifying the institution’s philosophy in making its students achieve global exposure.

With the signing up of world chess champion Koneru Humpy as its Brand Ambassador, Roots Collegium will be exploring untapped areas of new-age innovations and add them to its list of achievements in the last 30 years. The fast expanding Roots Collegium, started in 1991, offers intermediate courses and almost all the streams of Bachelor’s degrees. Roots collegium is providing a wide range of courses like BBA, BBA (Business Analytics, B.Com (General, computers, sales), BA (Mass Communication, Psychology, and modern languages), and B.Sc. (Data Analysis). The college provides a variety of courses in design, film and media, visual arts, hotel management, culinary arts, and also many other certificate courses.

Reacting to her appointment, Koneru Humpy said “It is my pleasure to be the brand ambassador of Roots Collegium. I thank Sri. BP Padala gaaru for the honour. Roots Collegium as an institution has been offering the best educational facilities for its students for the last 30 years. Roots and I share a similar journey as we both have started our journey’s 30 years back. We both have same passion, integrity and ethics. That’s the special part about Roots Collegium, to which I instantly related to. And now we are ready to travel together.  As an ambassador, I look forward to contributing my committed services to the college and helping them grow in stature. I will take part in each and every event of the college and would like to share my thoughts and way-forward ideas in all its initiatives. Once again I want to thank all the staff and management for choosing me as a brand ambassador.”

Koneru Humpy is the FIDE Women’s rapid chess champion of 2019. She became the youngest woman to achieve the title of a Grandmaster back in 2002 at the age of 15. Her association will be an added feather to the cap of Roots Collegium’s growing achievements and a historic moment in its journey. 

The Chairman of Roots Collegium, Sri. B P Padala said “It’s our honour to have such a young and dynamic chess champion, Koneru Humpy as our brand ambassador. I wish the students of Roots Collegium will be motivated by such an inspiring champion who has come across a lot to be in this position today. I have no doubt that with her determination and strong belief, she become a world champion. I hope every student will inculcate the habit of not giving up and fighting for what they want, from her. She will be a role model for each and every student of our institution. I thank Koneru Humpy for accepting this position and people like her will definitely help bring change in society.”

The students of Roots Collegium from different places in Hyderabad city are excited and look forward to listen to the life-changing stories from Koneru Humpy in the future. 

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