Author: Debleena Majumdar

India’s biggest “Make in India” initiative should be the skilling of the youth

30 April 2018
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India’s biggest “Make in India” initiative should be the skilling of the youth

In her recent book “Dreamers”, which features poignant stories about some of our country’s youth, Snigdha Poonam narrates the story of Sachin Ahuja. Sachin has a typical 9-6 job selling insurance. From 7 pm to 8 pm, he lifts weights – so far, so good. It’s his life post 9 pm that’s unexpected – for […]

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In a market of 7.5 M-plus mobile self-learners, how many are actually learning?

8 April 2018
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In a market of 7.5 M-plus mobile self-learners, how many are actually learning?

Barring best-in-class online/mobile education content such as Khan Academy, few companies have course completion rates beyond 15 percent, or returning users who are really engaged. The scientist we remember today as Michael Faraday had basic formal education. Working as a book binder, he was self-taught. Science fascinated him and he found his way to the […]

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