With the motive of making quality education accessible to students, especially amongst the students in rural areas, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched the first ever Career Counselling and Guidance Centre in the country in Lakhimpurkhiri (Uttar Pradesh). Inaugurated by the minister of state for human resource development, Jitin Prasada, the centre seeks to provide students with proper guidance and counselling while choosing subjects. The centre is open to students of classes 10 and 12. “Class 10 and 12 are the turning points in a student’s academic journey. Being provided with the right academic guidance, at this time, will aid students not only in self development but also enable them to contribute in the development and growth of the country,” said Jitin Prasada. The centre also provides counselling for parents and teachers. CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi added, “The vision behind setting up such a centre is to enable access to quality education with equity.”
SIOM Nasik organises its national summit Tattv
Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM), Nasik, with an aim to unravel the uncertainties looming large over present day businesses, recently organised the 8th edition of its national summit Tattv in association with The Financial Express. Tattv’13 with its theme Managing Business in Turbulent Times was a day-long event wherein the students were enlightened by industry stalwarts. The speakers included Debashis Sarkar, global head, Re-Engineering, Standard Chartered Bank; Vijay Ghadge, director, Operations, Jabong.com; Gunjan Shah, general manager, Replenishment, Britannia; Dattatri Salagame, vice-president, SAP Practice, Robert Bosch Engineering & Business Solution; Swarup Mukherjee, president, Projects, Walchandnagar Industries; and Nahush Mohanty, professional, Card Payment Industry. The student-driven initiative attempted to create a unique confluence of understanding and managing turbulences impacting different sectors.
India urged to champion Scottish higher education
Scottish external affairs minister Humza Yousaf urged some of India’s most prominent Scottish alumni to become advocates for Scotland and its unique higher education system. At an event in New Delhi recently, Yousaf asked Indian alumni of Scottish universities, major employers from both India and Scotland, and representatives of Scottish higher education to unite in a drive to promote the distinctive benefits of