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Can tablets be new textbooks as India readies for tech makeover?

This second and concluding part of the article by Shantanu Prakash, the CMD of Educomp Solutions limited on “Tablet and its impact on education system”. Shantanu writes on increasing uptake of Tablets in education worldwide, and the challenges vis a vis advantages of this medium of education.

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Private Help to Meet Education Goals

Shantanu Prakash writes on Right to Education; Time for government to create an environment for private schools to thrive. He deliberates on how it may be a good idea to revisit the policy of private enterprise-led education as a means to achieving education for all.

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Kavin Chander of PSBB Millennium a winner at the National Indian Robot Olympiad

Kavin Chander of Std X E participated at the Regional Level Open Category of the 7th Regional Level Robot Olympiad and was declared the regional winner. This competition was held on the 30th of September.

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Educomp's education initiatives in Gulf region

Educomp Solutions signed an MOU with CERT (Centre of Excellence for Applied Research & Training), at Abu Dhabi, which has a mandate to develop the human Resources Sector of the United Arab Emirates. Te agreement is a forward looking collaboration where CERT will employ Educomp’s proprietary digital education initiatives.

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HT Education Conclave, Mumbai featuring Dr. Bindu Rana as a panelist

The HT Education conclave was attended by all prominent School Principal and leading people from education sector since the forum sought to award the top schools of Mumbai. Dr. Bindu Rana, the only private sector representative was part of a distinguished 3 member panel that included Vinod Raina, key architect of RTE and Vijaysheela Sardesai, advisor to Govt. on RTE implementation in the state of Maharashtra.

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Educomp, CERT in pact for education initiatives in Gulf region

Educomp Solutions today said it has signed an agreement with the Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Training (CERT), Abu Dhabi, to deploy digital education solutions in the UAE and the GCC region.

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Learning the smart way

The smart classroom moves beyond the metros and also provides content in ten languages.

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How are new education models preparing us for a fast-paced world

Shantanu Prakash speaks at “World Economic Forum” on changes happening in terms of education sphere and leveraging technology within core areas of technology. Other four speakers at the panel included Gordon Brown, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2007-2010); Mark Kamlet, Provost, Executive Vice-President and Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, USA; Tan Chorh-Chuan, President, National University of Singapore, Singapore; Tang Qian, Assistant Director-General, Education, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris.

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Special children are not always born to parents with special abilities

Being inclusive is the motto of Millennium School, NOIDA. Almost every class has 2-3 students with special needs. They attend class with other children but a special educator teaches them in separate sessions to help them cope. The school follows the Educomp System of learning which is largely audio-visual. Students learn more from activity than rote-basis.

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From Smartclass to Education Cities: India Plans for IT Education Boom

More and more Indian technology companies plan to fuel virtual classroom growth across the country. For example, Educomp Solutions is a pioneer in this field, having launched the curriculum-building digital content library software Smartclass in 2004–the software is now utilized in more than 12,000 K-12 schools across 560 districts in India, with a growth rate of nearly 20 schools a day. With huge illiteracy and teacher training gaps, India may be looking to the private sector for cutting edge education tools.

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India's Best Companies

“Educomp ranks first in Education & Training as “India’s Best Companies to Work for” in a study, conducted by, “The Economic Times” and “Great place to work® Institute, the US-based institute that ranks Best Workplaces globally.”

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TV Clip: Interview

Listen and watch to an entrepreneur’s story about following his dream and changing the face of education.Our very own Shantanu Prakash, MD, Educomp Solutions, speaks with CNBC TV on the program Wealth Creators.

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TV Clip: Talent Development Programme

The Millennium Centre for Creative and Performing Arts (MCCPA) was started in the premises of Chiranjiv Bharati School, Palam Vihar, in September 2008. This video shows the young talents of the MCCPA performing on their annual day a mesmerizing symphony followed by a spellbinding ballet.

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Tune into tomorrow

Dr SP Balasubrahmanyam sings the hit Hindi song - "Tere Mere Beech Mein Kaisa Hai Ye Bandhan...."

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World Economic Forum China Summit

Shantanu Prakash speaks at “World Economic Forum” on changes happening in terms of education sphere and leveraging technology within core areas of technology. Other four speakers at the panel included Gordon Brown, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2007-2010); Mark Kamlet, Tan Chorh-Chuan and Tang Qian.

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