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Wednesday, 07 August 2019 | Pioneer

Mou for new vocational courses

To boost Skill India, Chanakya IAS Academy signs an MoU with Management and Entrepreneurship and Professional skill Council (MEPSC) to introduce vocational courses across India.

The academy, being a training partner will organise training programmes on management skills, entrepreneurship, train the trainer, professional skills and other skill related trainings that will create a diversity to the potency of an individual and will significantly contribute towards nation’s requirement of skilled workforce and better employability skills.

AK Mishra, Founder-MD , Chanakya IAS Academy said: “It is necessary to recognize the crucial role of the Trainer from being a provider to enabler, facilitator and change-agent where learner is in the focus.”

peer-to-peer learning community

Brainly, world’s largest online peer-to-peer academic learning community, registered a stellar count of more than 12 million answers given by the country’s user-base till date.

Michal Borkowski, co-founder-CEO, Brainly said: “One of the challenges in the education segment is the absence of constant real-time resources for true academic learning. This is where we come in, as the platform bridges the gap to address these learning challenges.”

Through its peer-to-peer approach, the platform has been enabling students to understand academic concepts pertaining to each subject to their very core.

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bilingual app for competitive exams

The EduGorilla has launched an app catering to over 450 competitive examinations. The app — EduGorilla — is available in both English and Hindi and will help students to learn on the go and assess their expertise on different topics.

The app caters to various examinations ranging from banking to engineering, medical, railways and so on. It comprises sectional divisions to help the students grasp every topic with accuracy.

It allows students to take mock tests and assess their performance according to All-India and State ranks generated by the app. Previous year’s question papers are also available for various examinations.

The state-of-the-art implementation brings about a rapid learning pace for students and auto-tunes itself based on the students’ preparedness.

news app for kids

KidzByte, a digital news platform is set to expand its footprint across India. Growing fast with over 55,000 app installs on Google Play store, it is now eyeing a nationwide expansion in other cities and towns, in order to reach out to more school children. In a short span of time, the digital news platform has become popular among kids and teens in the age group of nine to 17 years owing to its unique news content and reporting styles.

News on the app can be consumed by kids in three formats — pure text, audio assistance and one-of-a-kind digital news video channel. The app also comes packed with a host of additional features, including in-built dictionary, quizzes, daily contests, and activities to appeal to the younger audience and keep them engaged.

Design thinking course

Great Learning has announced that it is bringing Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education’s course in Design Thinking to India. The 10-week course will be offered in an online format where learners will have access to video content, live interactive sessions and personalised mentorship all by Stanford executive education. Learners will receive a certificate of completion from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

The course enables professionals to learn and follow a systematic innovation process that is both a toolbox for stimulating creativity and a methodology for defining and solving problems.

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