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Birth of a Prodigy
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Birth of a Prodigy

October 24, 2019

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A true story: My name is Mildred Honor. I am a former elementary school music teacher from Des moines, Iowa. I have always supplemented my income by teaching piano lessons. Something I have done for over 30 years. During those years, I found that children have many levels…

Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee and Pratham NGO
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Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee and Pratham NGO

October 20, 2019

Ideas worthy of a Nobel Prize This article is related to Nobel Laureate Prof. Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and his association with Pratham. Many of his research findings which won him and his associates the Nobel Prize recently are a result of his collaboration with Pratham. By Ashvini Ranjan, Managing Trustee, Pratham Mysore Abhijit Banerjee, the…

How Practical Experience Creates Job-Ready Graduates
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How Practical Experience Creates Job-Ready Graduates

October 17, 2019

The higher education is, by any means an important basis for the further career. However, the graduates, who apply for their first job after years of studying frequently hear the famous phrase: “Forget everything you were taught in college.” Why does such a thing happen? It is the lack of practical skills that may pose…

Taking EDUCATION to next level with TECHNOLOGY
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Taking EDUCATION to next level with TECHNOLOGY

July 11, 2019

Mandya PES Engineering College students show how Virtual Reality can transform the way we learn and teach Mysuru: We all have been hearing a lot over the past few years about how Virtual Reality (VR) has the potential to transform the way we learn and teach. From providing in-depth knowledge and helping us understand complex…

Best Mutual Funds to Invest for My Son’s Education
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Best Mutual Funds to Invest for My Son’s Education

June 7, 2019

Several times financial advisors recommend investing in any mutual fund for each and every reason. But investing in same mutual funds for different purposes like child’s education, planning for retirement or child’s marriage is the biggest mistake. However, investing in mutual fund keeping in mind the goals such as child education can help in attaining…

“There is shortage of teachers not only in India but all over the world”
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“There is shortage of teachers not only in India but all over the world”

January 24, 2019

Says Educationist Dr. K.P. Gopalkrishna, Chairman & Founder-Principal, NPS Group of Institutions The word education encompasses many things apart from just acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits. This is where the importance of school education comes in because all the things learnt at that stage will probably shape one’s life. Hence, the role…

‘Stop sending marks cards of students to homes’
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‘Stop sending marks cards of students to homes’

September 16, 2018

Mysuru: “Sending marks cards of students to their homes is creating unnecessary problems with children almost losing the glory of childhood,” opined Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Founder, Isha Foundation. He was speaking at a campaign ‘Youth and Truth’ held at the premises of Regional Institute of Education (RIE) in Manasagangothri here yesterday. Sadhguru pointed out that…

Rat race, is it worth it?
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Rat race, is it worth it?

August 23, 2018

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Sometime back I had met a girl studying in 9th std. living nearby during summer holidays.  She had mentioned to me that she was interested in taking coaching for badminton and swimming. But later on I came to know she was busy the whole summer attending coaching classes…

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