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Pratham Mysore’s Rural Student Mentoring Programme
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Pratham Mysore’s Rural Student Mentoring Programme

April 16, 2022

Opening a window to the world outside By Ashvini Ranjan, Founder-Trustee, Pratham Mysore The term mentor refers to a person who is a knowledgeable, trusted, experienced and willing to guide a less experienced person. While parents are the most ideal persons to mentor their young,  a child may hesitate to discuss freely with the parent…

India’s Dysfunctional Education System
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India’s Dysfunctional Education System

September 26, 2021

We can fix it if we have the will to do it By Ashvini Ranjan and Dr. Bhamy V. Shenoy Pratham conducted for the first time a nationwide survey called ASER (Annual Status of Education Report) during 2005, to assess the learning levels of primary and upper primary school children in rural India.   6,00,000…

Mysuru, a City Betrayed
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Mysuru, a City Betrayed

June 7, 2021

Generals during a war should put country above self By Ashvini Ranjan and Bhamy Shenoy The State Government by transferring Rohini Sindhuri, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Mysuru and Shilpa Nag, the Commissioner of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) resorted to the easiest option of solving differences between the two IAS Officers. Even under normal circumstances,…

National Education Policy-2020 for India : ‘Twinning of Schools’ concept in NEP is Pratham Mysore’s contribution !
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National Education Policy-2020 for India : ‘Twinning of Schools’ concept in NEP is Pratham Mysore’s contribution !

August 20, 2020

The concept of “Twinning of Schools” as envisaged in the new National Education Policy-2020 (NEP-2020) is an idea that Pratham Mysore developed and implemented a year ago. It adds value to a child’s learning. The twinning (pairing) was between Excel Public School and MG Koppal School. The new NEP has validated Pratham Mysore’s thinking and…

Children’s Education: Time to think Out-of-the-Box
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Children’s Education: Time to think Out-of-the-Box

July 22, 2020

Pratham Mysore shows the way… By Ashvini Ranjan & Bhamy V. Shenoy Never before have we been so concerned and confused about children’s education as we are today. The lockdown and the consequent closure of Schools due to the Coronavirus pandemic has caught us all unawares and unprepared to address the situation.  Though many are…

Pratham Mysore celebrates Model Village Day
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Pratham Mysore celebrates Model Village Day

January 12, 2020

Science, Maths, Kannada and English Exhibition a great hit among students, teachers and parents Mysuru: Pratham Mysore celebrated Model Village Day yesterday at Muthathi Government Higher Primary School in T. Narasipur taluk. Four villages (Hyaknur, Muthathi, Sujlur and Mavinahalli) were developed as Model Villages.  As part of the Model Village Day, a Science, Maths, Kannada…

Mobile Phones From a Blessing to a Curse
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Mobile Phones From a Blessing to a Curse

December 8, 2019

By Ashvini Ranjan I still recall the excitement it caused when IBM announced the development of the first smart phone called the Simon back in 1992. I could not believe then that one could carry a phone anywhere without wires attached to it.  Though the prototype model was bulky compared to the cell phones of…

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