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Wednesday, 23 January 2019 | Pioneer

Module on colour and design

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Asian Paints and Pearl Academy to launch a new module on trends and techniques in colour. This alliance gives students the opportunity to gain expertise in colour techniques through a series of structured modules across levels.

As part of the alliance, every year, experts from Asian Paints will engage with students to strengthen their knowledge on the theory of colours and additionally, students would be utilising data from trend reports from Asian Paints.

Understanding the critical role of colour in any form of design and art, the alliance focuses on creating individuals who will become leaders in their understanding of colour with respect to space design, interior styling, art direction and personal home space, designed to specific client needs.

National HR Conference at LBSIM

Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management organised a National HR Conference on the theme — Best Organizational Practices: Critical Roles of HR.

The conference was organised keeping in mind the increasing importance of HR in the increasing competitive era. The role and the impact of HR has undergone a huge change and it has turned out to be an integral part of organisational management team for decision-making.

Dr DK Srivastava, Director, LBSIM shared how the HR has transformed from minimum critical role  to emerging importance.

Launch of Vernacular Content

Understanding the primary need of the language users, Career Anna had announced the launch of learning content in vernacular languages.

Hindi, Telugu and Tamil are the first three languages in which learning content has been launched in phase 1. The content in languages is free of cost for all the users and is in the form of byte sized videos for efficient learning outcomes for the language users.

Learning products and features shall be rolled out in 11 primary regional languages spoken in India.

During the beta phase of the launch in November and December, it witnessed over 325% increase in engagement rate week on week basis for the consumption of learning content by language users.

“It is an exciting phase for us. We are proud to launch content in vernacular languages and reach out to new wave of language Internet users. We look forward to harness the combined power of video, vernacular and quality content in India and add value to every Internet consumer,” Varun Saxena, Founder-CEO, Career Anna, said.

One global forum

The eighth edition of the One Globe Forum, will be held on February 1-2, 2019 at New Delhi. The forum brings together global thought leaders who discuss, debate and deliberate on themes most relevant to building a 21st century knowledge economy in South-east Asia.

This year, the forum will bring together over 60 speakers and 240 delegates that will focus on conversations around a connected and disruptive globe.

The topics will range from disruptive technologies like AI and its impact on mobility, education and skill development and their impact on the youth, as well as entrepreneurship and economic growth specially in a year that is politically critical in this region.

The forum will also explore themes around the biggest elections in South-east Asia involving a huge youth population, with 133 million new voters.

Education award

Dr Jitendra Das, Director, FORE School of Management was awarded a Certificate of Excellence and Educationist of the Year in Asia award during the Asia Pacific Education and Technology Awards and Summit 2019.

Speaking about the award Dr Das said: “It was with a feeling of tremendous happiness that I accept what has been bestowed upon me. I believe that good education is what is needed to transform our country into a global leader. The recognition of my part in helping to achieve this goal is humbling and exciting. It’s an honour to be recognised as having made an impact.”

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