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Press Note_SHIV NADAR UNIVERSITY CONCLUDES ITS ANNUAL INTER-COLLEGE FEST – ‘BREEZE 2019’

PRESS NOTE

SHIV NADAR UNIVERSITY CONCLUDES ITS ANNUAL INTER-COLLEGE FEST – ‘BREEZE 2019’

Event attended by 15000+ students from 100+ institutes from across the country

Noida, 11 February 2019: Shiv Nadar University (India’s leading research-driven, multidisciplinary university), today announced the successful completion of “Breeze 2019”, its annual inter-college festival held at the University’s 286-acre campus in the National Capital Region. The three-day fest included some power-packed live performances and an array of cultural, technical and sports events with participation from more than15000 students from over 100 institutes across the country.

The theme of this year’s fest was ‘Break The Internet’. The idea of viral content has become the epitome of internet culture and the students wanted to bring the same intensity and community to Breeze this year.

The event comprised activities organized by over 50 clubs on campus. The cultural events included categories ranging from the performing arts like dance, music, drama and oration to many more spheres like business, gaming, literature and art. The India Film Project in collaboration with Shiv Nadar University conducted a workshop on the nuances of film-making. Participants were taken through the basics of setting up a film, the content and conflicts involved and finally the resolution. Pre and post production aspects were also discussed in detail.

Myriad technical events involved activities around coding, design, robotics etc. The zeal of the fest was evident on the field as it was in auditoriums and halls, with sports including but not limited to badminton, football, tennis and martial arts as well as indoor sports like chess and table tennis.

To add to the excitement, the University hosted performances by renowned artists every evening during the course of the Fest. Shiv Nadar University in association with HCL Concerts hosted Mrigya, one of India’s most premier and prodigious World-Fusion ensembles on day one. Vibha Saraf performed with the band as a guest artist. She is the voice behind the song ‘Dilbaro’, from the movie, Raazi and ‘kab se kab tak’ (Gullyboy). Day two sawstand-up performances by the Comicstaan duo, Nishant Suri and Rahul Dua. The audience also witnessed a performance by ‘when chai met toast’, the newest band from Kerala with infectious happy music, that transcends age, genre and even language.

Breeze is a platform for all the college students to come together to showcase their creative side. It provides the students with an opportunity to take some time off from their academic routine and participate in the fun-filled extravaganza. The audience at the fest were from a diverse crowd of people consisting students, families of Shiv Nadar University, corporate professionals and members of HCL as well as Shiv Nadar Foundation.

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About Shiv Nadar University

Shiv Nadar University (www.snu.edu.in), a Shiv Nadar Foundation initiative, is a multidisciplinary, student-centric, research-focused university offering a full range of academic programs at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level. Shiv Nadar University’s multidisciplinary curriculum provides students a strong foundation in disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, technology and engineering studies, communications and management, while enabling them to gain mastery of a subject of their choosing. Taught by world-class faculty, undergraduate education at the University is designed to develop students with the breadth of vision, knowledge, skills and attitudes required to succeed in the careers of the 21st century. Located on a 286-acre campus in India’s National Capital Region, Shiv Nadar University is a private philanthropic institution established in 2011 through an act of the State of Uttar Pradesh. The university has been recognized as ‘University of the Year’, under the category – ‘in existence for less than 10 years’ at the 3rd FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards.

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Press Release: PepsiCo awards US$ 100,000 to Change the Game winners from India

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PepsiCo’s ‘Change the Game’ campus challenge invited millennials to share innovative business ideas for sustainable plastic packaging and recycling, in line with the company’s Performance with Purpose vision. The India winners, Tushar Vishnoi and Utkarsh Garg from IMT Ghaziabad, went on to compete with winners from other regions at the final round in Dubai and have been awarded a grant of US$ 100,000 to bring their idea to life. The India winners have also received an opportunity to start their career at PepsiCo India, as Management Trainees.

In reference with the same, appended below is the press release and attached is the picture of the winners. Hope you consider carrying it.

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Press Release | Shiv Nadar University Concludes TEDx 2018

Shiv Nadar University Concludes TEDx 2018

Greater Noida, November 19, 2018: Shiv Nadar University, a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and research-focused university, concluded the third edition of #TEDxShivNadarUniversity yesterday. This year’s line-up included a diverse set of renowned speakers from across disciplines including Kapil Dev (former cricketer), Ankur Warikoo (Founder and CEO of nearbuy.com), Roshni Nadar Malhotra (Executive Director and CEO at HCL Corporation and Trustee, Shiv Nadar Foundation), Flavia Agnes (women’s rights activist), Nandita Das (actor and director) and Sohail Hashmi (historian/ academician) among others. The event was attended by around 100 people which included the Vice- Chancellor, faculty and students of Shiv Nadar University as well as members of Shiv Nadar Foundation. The full-day event was planned and executed by the students of Shiv Nadar University.

The action-packed day saw every speaker share their journey in their respective fields. Ankur Warikoo, CEO of nearbuy.com spoke about entrepreneurship and shared his experiences from being a dropout to becoming a CEO of an organization. Kapil Dev spoke about his journey in the field of sports and how it is important to be passionate in your area of interest. Roshni Nadar Malhotra presented a succinct talk on the urgency to revive the human spirit and revitalise kindness, understanding and philanthropy. Further, she elaborated on the journey of VidyaGyan, (a rural leadership academy in Uttar Pradesh-Sitapur & Bulandshahr) and shared inspiring stories of its students.

Karan Suri, Executive Director Morgan Stanley, encouraged the audience to not shy away from taking risks in life, be it travelling solo or taking hard decisions to invest one’s money.

The discussions from TEDxShivNadarUniversity 2018 will be available for viewing at http://www.tedxshivnadaruniversity.com/.

About TEDx

Evolving out of the success of TED, TEDx was created in 2009 in the spirit of TED’s mission, "ideas worth spreading." It empowers independent organizers to bring a TED-like experience under a free license granted by TED. Just like in TED conferences, ideas are spread in the TEDx conferences in the suite of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances that are idea-focused, and cover a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter.

About TED

TED is an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. "TED" stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation, and is devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).

About Shiv Nadar University

Shiv Nadar University (www.snu.edu.in), a Shiv Nadar Foundation initiative, is a multidisciplinary, student-centric, research-focused university offering a full range of academic programs at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level. Shiv Nadar University’s multidisciplinary curriculum provides students a strong foundation in disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, technology and engineering studies, communications and management, while enabling them to gain mastery of a subject of their choosing. Taught by world-class faculty, undergraduate education at the University is designed to develop students with the breadth of vision, knowledge, skills and attitudes required to succeed in the careers of the 21st century. Located on a 286-acre campus in India’s National Capital Region, Shiv Nadar University is a private philanthropic institution established in 2011 through an act of the State of Uttar Pradesh. The university has been recognized as ‘University of the Year’, under the category – ‘in existence for less than 10 years’ at the 3rd FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards.

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Press release: India bags 210 awards in Cambridge exams 2017/18

Bengaluru, October 25th, 2018: Cambridge International has conferred an impressive 210 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards on Indian students. The awards recognize exceptional exam performance in 2017-18 under four categories – ‘Top in the World’, ‘Top in the Country’, High Achievement Award’ and ‘Best Across’.

In total, 62 ‘Top in the World’ awards have been won by students across India, out of which thirteen awards have been bagged by the students in Bengaluru.

The Top in the World awards recognize students who have achieved the highest mark in the world in a Cambridge IGCSE or Cambridge International AS & A Level subject in the November 2016, March 2018 and June 2018 Cambridge exam series. In the other three categories, ‘Top in the Country’, ‘High Achievement’ and ‘Best Across’, students in India have won 94, 44 and 10 awards respectively.

Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director South Asia, Cambridge International, said: “We are thrilled by the performance of Cambridge students across India, not only in STEM subjects but also in subjects like Cambridge Global Perspectives, environmental management, drama and music. A Cambridge education is about supporting schools to help students become confident, responsible, innovative, reflective and engaged, and to fulfil their potential. We wish the students well as they build on this success, and we extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the award winners, their teachers and parents.

Ms. Anuradha Anekal, Principal, Deccan International School, Bengaluru, said: “We are delighted to see students being recognized for their passion for learning. There is a marked increase in the class average with more students scoring higher grades. The improvement in results proves that learners enjoy and take ownership of their own learning. It is also largely due to the flexibility in subject selection which allows them to pick subjects of their liking. The focus of Cambridge International curriculum is to develop a lifelong passion for learning. The curriculum facilitates attitudes and skill development in students that enables them to utilize these in areas essential for growth. The curriculum and assessment is designed keeping in mind the Cambridge Learner attributes.”

The award winners from schools across the country will be recognized for their impressive academic achievements at a Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards ceremony early next year.

There has been a substantial increase in the popularity of Cambridge qualifications in India and around the world. Over 450 schools in India offer Cambridge programs and qualifications and the number is growing each year.

The Bengaluru students who were awarded Top in World by Cambridge International are:

NAME SCHOOL NAME IGCSE/AS-LEVEL/A LEVEL SUBJECT SERIES
Divij Gupta Inventure Academy IGCSE Mathematics (Without Coursework) November 2017
Teghveer Singh Rekhi Inventure Academy IGCSE Mathematics (Without Coursework) November 2017
Nayantara Ghosh Mallya Aditi International School International A Level Sociology June 2018
Kathryn Nicole Sam Ryan Global School International AS Level French Language June 2018
Aryaan Subramanian Anand Mallya Aditi International School International AS Level Mathematics June 2018
Udayveer Singh Sodhi Mallya Aditi International School International AS Level Mathematics June 2018
Riddhi Sahima Verma Mallya Aditi International School International AS Level Sociology June 2018
Sannivas Reddy Nallamanikalva Greenwood High IGCSE Additional Mathematics June 2018
Sapolnach Prompiengchai Sarala Birla Academy IGCSE Additional Mathematics June 2018
Gitanjali Raghavendra National Academy for Learning IGCSE Mathematics (Without Coursework) March 2018
Nitin Nagarkar National Academy for Learning IGCSE Mathematics (Without Coursework) March 2018
Pavan R Kashyap Deccan International School IGCSE Mathematics (Without Coursework) March 2018
Vedaant Kuchhal Head Start Educational Academy IGCSE Mathematics (Without Coursework) March 2018

The Bengaluru students who were awarded Top in Country by Cambridge Assessment International Education are:

NAME SCHOOL NAME IGCSE/AS-LEVEL/A LEVEL SUBJECT SERIES
Pragnya Ramjee Centre for Learning International A Level Chemistry November 2017
Pragnya Ramjee Centre for Learning International A Level Mathematics November 2017
Pragnya Ramjee Centre for Learning International A Level Physics November 2017
Megha Ramachandra Centre for Learning International A Level Psychology November 2017
Sahithi Pingali Inventure Academy International AS Level Biology November 2017
Sanjay Kumar Keshava Centre for Learning International AS Level Chemistry November 2017
Sanjay Kumar Keshava Centre for Learning International AS Level Physics November 2017
Isabel Ann Vaz Centre for Learning International AS Level Psychology November 2017
Divya Kishore Vidyashilp Academy IGCSE Art & Design November 2017
Hari Krishan Choudhari National Academy for Learning IGCSE Business Studies November 2017
Pankhuri Tayal Deccan International School IGCSE Computer Science November 2017
Ansh Palrecha Centre for Learning IGCSE History November 2017
Shreeya Kumaresan Ryan Global School International A Level Biology March 2018
Shreeya Kumaresan Ryan Global School International A Level Chemistry March 2018
Nayantara Ghosh Mallya Aditi International School International A Level History June 2018
Maya Patra Inventure Academy International A Level Literature in English June 2018
Abhishek Jain Inventure Academy International AS Level Computer Science June 2018
Medhini P Mankale National Academy for Learning International AS Level English Language March 2018
Vismaya Menon Legacy School International AS Level Global Perspectives & Research June 2018
Malini Narayan Mallya Aditi International School International AS Level Literature in English June 2018
Varun Ramamoorthy Centre for Learning IGCSE Combined Science June 2018
Agastya Samay Rana The International School Bangalore (TISB) IGCSE Computer Science June 2018
Ankith Ratakonda Greenwood High IGCSE Computer Science June 2018
Arpit Baranwal Bhate Greenwood High IGCSE Computer Science June 2018
Rijul Raghu The International School Bangalore (TISB) IGCSE Computer Science June 2018
Nitisha Iyer Indus International School IGCSE Enterprise June 2018
Abhinav Senthil Bangalore International School IGCSE Foreign Language German June 2018
Geetika Kumar The International School Bangalore (TISB) IGCSE Music June 2018
Krishna Sargur The International School Bangalore (TISB) IGCSE Music June 2018

The Bengaluru students who were awarded High Achievement by Cambridge International are:

NAME SCHOOL NAME IGCSE/AS-LEVEL/A LEVEL SUBJECT SERIES
Daya Ambirajan Centre for Learning International A Level Sociology November 2017
Susannah Alexander Vidyashilp Academy International AS Level Environmental Management November 2017
Dhruv Bhatia Inventure Academy International AS Level Literature in English November 2017
Kabir Madan Inventure Academy International AS Level Sociology November 2017
Rajatadri Venkatasubban Centre for Learning IGCSE Additional Mathematics November 2017
Devskanda Murali Krishna Candor International School International A Level Global Perspectives & Research June 2018
Amiya Miriam Vellapally Mallya Aditi International School International AS Level Environmental Management June 2018
Inika Kandwal Inventure Academy International AS Level Geography June 2018
Manasa Ashok Bangalore International School International AS Level Marine Science June 2018
Meghna Reddy Gaddam Mallya Aditi International School International AS Level Thinking Skills June 2018
Parida Lapsongsuk Greenwood High IGCSE First Language Thai June 2018
Mohamed Saad Margani Mohamed India International School IGCSE Foreign Language Arabic June 2018
Aryaman Dwivedi The International School Bangalore (TISB) IGCSE Foreign Language Mandarin June 2018
Tanushree N Sri Vani International School IGCSE Sanskrit June 2018
Meghna Reddy Gaddam Mallya Aditi International School IGCSE Sociology June 2018

The Bengaluru students who were awarded Best Across by Cambridge International are:

NAME SCHOOL NAME IGCSE/AS-LEVEL/A LEVEL Place SERIES
Pragnya Ramjee Centre for Learning International A Level First place November 2017
Sanjay Kumar Keshava Centre for Learning International AS Level First place November 2017
Shreeya Kumaresan Ryan Global School International A Level First place March 2018

– ENDS –

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Our international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. As a not-for-profit organisation, we devote our resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners’ potential. Every year, nearly a million Cambridge learners from 10,000 schools in 160 countries prepare for their future with an international education from Cambridge.

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Press Release: VidyaGyan Extends the Deadline to Submit Applications for the 2018-19 Academic Session

Press Release

VidyaGyan Extends the Deadline to Submit Applications for the 2018-19 Academic Session

State-wide entrance examination scheduled for Sunday, December 9, 2018

October 9, 2018, Uttar Pradesh: VidyaGyan Leadership Academy today announced that the application submission deadline for its 2018-19 academic session has been extended till October 31, 2018. The first round of examinations will be conducted on the December 9, 2018.

VidyaGyan is a free residential school for meritorious, economically underprivileged, rural students of Uttar Pradesh (UP). Around 400 students are selected every year for admission to VidyaGyan after two rounds of competitive exams.

The three-stage admission process at VidyaGyan constitutes:

  • Preliminary written test in all districts of UP
  • Written test for children shortlisted in the preliminary round
  • Interaction with the selected students and their families

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants should be studying in Grade V in a rural school
  • As of 31st March 2019, the girls should be a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of 12 years and the boys should be a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of 11 years of age.
  • Students should belong to rural, low-income households (with a combined family income of not more than Rs.1 lakh per annum).

Established in 2009, VidyaGyan has transformed the lives of several students and their families till date. The performance of VidyaGyan students have been exemplary in both academics and co-curricular activities. In 2017, 363 students appeared for their grade XII board examinations and they graduated with an average score of 87%. 32 of these students scored 100 in different subjects. A whopping 36% of our students scored above 90%. Students of VidyaGyan were selected by prestigious institutions in India including IITs, NITs, Delhi University etc. Four students were also selected by some of the top Universities in the US with full financial aid for four years including Babson College, Bryn Mawr College, University of Rochester and Haverford College.

About VidyaGyan Leadership Academy

Established in 2009 by the Shiv Nadar Foundation, VidyaGyan (www.vidyagyan.in) is a radical social experiment in nurturing leadership from among highly gifted rural poor children in Uttar Pradesh. VidyaGyan currently runs two schools in Bulandshahr and Sitapur and houses over 1800 students. VidyaGyan is not any other school for the underprivileged, but is a state-of-the-art leadership academy that addresses social imbalances and envisions nurturing and creating leaders who would be the inspiration and role models for their families, communities and society at large. The Foundation hopes that this will raise many more aspirations and contribute to leveling the urban-rural divide and inspire others to undertake more such initiatives.

About Shiv Nadar Foundation

The Shiv Nadar Foundation (www.ShivNadarFoundation.org) has been established by Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL – a $8 billion leading technology and healthcare enterprise. The Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the process of national development and social transformation by establishing institutions and undertaking new initiatives in the fields of education and culture. The Foundation is committed to the creation of a more equitable, merit based society by empowering individuals to bridge the socio-economic divide through philanthropy based transformational education.

The Shiv Nadar Foundation set up the SSN Institutions (www.SSN.edu.in) in 1996, comprising the SSN College of Engineering (already a highly ranked private engineering college in India), in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Foundation has also set up VidyaGyan, a residential leadership academy for meritorious rural children, at Bulandshahr and Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh. In addition, the Foundation runs the Shiv Nadar University (www.snu.edu.in), an international multi-disciplinary university with strong research orientation located in Greater Noida in India’s National Capital Region and the Shiv Nadar School (www.shivnadarschool.edu.in), a network of progressive urban schools across India aimed to provide children with education that creates lifelong learners. The Foundation has also set up the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (www.knma.in), India’s largest private philanthropic museum in modern and contemporary art with the vision to take art to the common public.

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Press Release- Trailer of the award winning film HALKAA unveiled in the capital (Shiv Nadar Foundation

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At the trailer launch of Halkaa by Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs. Mrs Roshni Nadar Malhotra, CEO of HCL Corporation & Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, Shri Durga Shanker Mishra (Secretary, MoHUA) along with Music composer Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy, the cast & crew as well as National Award winner Nila Madhab Panda

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Addressing media – Mrs Roshni Nadar Malhotra, CEO of HCL Corporation & Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, Music composer Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy, the cast & crew as well as National Award winner Nila Madhab Panda

Trailer of the award winning film HALKAA unveiled in the capital

~ The entertaining & inspiring social drama traces the journey of a young slum boy who becomes a hero~

6th August 2018, Delhi: The capital today saw the coming together of Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs; Mrs Roshni Nadar Malhotra, CEO of HCL Corporation & Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, Shri Durga Shanker Mishra (Secretary, MoHUA) along with Music composer Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy, the cast & crew of the internationally acclaimed film Halkaa as they launched the most awaited trailer of the movie amongst 200 city kids. The event took place at NDMC Convention Center, CP.

Directed by National Award winner Nila Madhab Panda and presented by the philanthropic Shiv Nadar Foundation in association with Akshay Kumar Parija films, the movie features child actor Tathastu as Pichku and Ranvir Shorey and Paoli Dam as his parents. The film that has travelled to over 15 global platforms essays the story of a slum child’s dream to free him from open defecation and have a toilet of his own. It’s a story of his heroism and aspirations.

Talking about the same Hardeep Singh Puri, The Housing and Urban Affairs Minister stated, "I felt privileged to have got an opportunity along with Durga Shankar and other colleagues to watch this film ‘Halkaa’ 2 months ago. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is succeeding and it will succeed because of director and producer like Nila Madhab and Roshni Nadar who has captured the essence of the message and put it in a medium which is very strong." The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has associated with the film for the strong resonance of its subject. “We are delighted to be partnering with this film. It is simple stories like this that leave a lasting impact and we believe Pichku’s journey of building his own toilet needs to be seen by everyone out there. He is our hero in the truest sense of the word”, said Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs at the trailer launch.

Roshni Nadar Malhotra expressed her delight in being associated with a film, the first being presented by the Shiv Nadar Foundation, which is a strong reflection of our society, yet entertaining and inspiring in its approach. “The Shiv Nadar Foundation is delighted to be a part of this film that charts the personal war of a young child against the social issue of open defecation. His mission to not only transform his life but that of several others around him, mirrors the Shiv Nadar Foundation’s belief that transformation begins with one person or one child addressing one issue at a time. We hope that this movie inspires others to reach for their dreams and achieve them”, said Roshni Nadar Malhotra.

The event also saw a lovely performance of the film’s title track by music directors Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy that left the audience crooning to the soulful track. They said, “Music is integral to the narrative of this film and we are proud to be associated with a film of this manner that brings out a socially relevant topic in a light hearted and entertaining way”.

“I strongly believe that this film will leave a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of audiences not just for the audacity of its subject but also for the joie de vivre with which the protagonist overcomes the adversity he faces. We have received so much love for this film across international film platforms and we can’t wait for audiences in India to see this labour of love”, signed off the director, Nila Madhab Panda. Well, Halkaa releases across India on 7th September 2018

About Shiv Nadar Foundation

The Shiv Nadar Foundation (www.ShivNadarFoundation.org) has been established by Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL – a $8 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise, with over 120,000 employees across 31 countries. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of India’s original IT garage start-ups and offers diverse business aligned technology solutions spanning the entire hardware and software spectrum, to a focused range of industry verticals.

The Foundation is committed to the creation of a more equitable, merit-based society by empowering individuals to bridge the socio-economic divide. To that purpose the Foundation is focused on the underdeveloped disciplinary areas in India related to transformational education, creativity and art.

The Foundation set up the SSN Institutions (www.SSN.edu.in) in 1996, comprising the SSN College of Engineering (already a highly ranked private engineering college in India), in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Foundation has also set up VidyaGyan (www.VidyaGyan.in), a residential leadership academy for meritorious rural children, at Bulandshahr and Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh. In addition, the Foundation runs the Shiv Nadar University (www.snu.edu.in), an international multi-disciplinary university with strong research orientation located in Greater Noida in India’s National Capital Region and the Shiv Nadar School (www.shivnadarschool.edu.in), a network of progressive urban schools across India aimed to provide children with education that creates lifelong learners. The Foundation has also set up the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (www.knma.in), India’s largest private philanthropic museum in modern and contemporary art, with the vision to take art to the common public.

Press Release: Talentedge Online Analytics Courses see doubling of enquiries from women

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Hope you’re doing well.

Would like to inform you that Talentedge, a leading edtech firm recently conducted a survey and found that enquires from women in analytical courses have doubled. Please find attached is the press release on ‘Talentedge Online Analytics Courses see doubling of enquiries from women’ for your kind perusal.

Would request you to consider publishing the same in your esteemed publication.

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TALENTEDGE ONLINE ANALYTICS COURSES SEE DOUBLING OF ENQUIRIES FROM WOMEN

50% growth also observed from southern region

New Delhi, 6th August, 2018: Talentedge, India’s first Ed-Tech firm, leading in Live and Interactive learning for working professionals, has observed a significant increase in the number of women opting for analytical courses in their platform.

Industry trends: Analytics jobs scenario in India is constantly evolving. Companies are looking to hire professionals who are well-versed with new tech concepts such as analytics, big data, data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning, among others. Last year India contributed 12% of worldwide open job requirements which has decreased to 10% this year. More than 90,000 job openings in data science & analytics are being advertised currently*. There has been significant increase in YoY growth in the new analytics jobs advertised per month.

According to a recent survey conducted by the firm, female student enrolments have a year on year growth rate of 100 percent. In the field of Analytics, women enrollment in Data Science courses has grown from 12% to 22%. In Business Analytics & Big Data the growth was observed at 26% as compared to 19% in the previous edition.

Analytical skills have become imperative across all industries from banking to sports and the capabilities are evolving rapidly. Today, there is a growing need for professionals with prodigious analytic skills with businesses centering towards being data driven, the need for an expert who can understand and interpret data is becoming vital. The lack of data efficient professionals in the industry is coming under the scanner and hence the growing demand for such courses by working professionals across industries. To cater to this, a lot of institutes in India & across the world have started offering courses on analytics. But for a working professional it is not easy to take up a regular degree course while pursuing a career, and that’s where online education comes as a viable solution.

Aditya Malik, CEO, Talentedge commented We have seen a rise in the number of women opting for all courses, and also a recent rise specifically for analytical courses. It is a very suitable and relevant skill set for a career in data sciences and consulting. It is encouraging to see so many women sign up for analytical courses; this will truly better their professional standing. A suitable mix of skills can be acquired without the hassle of taking time off from places of employment, and that’s what makes these courses really appealing to working professionals.”

It was additionally observed that students enrollment from the Southern regions of India was more than 50% this year, increasing significantly as compared to the last. The survey also revealed a major shift of under-graduated opting for certification courses than opting for a post-graduation degree.

The overall rise in Data Analytics courses was pegged at 62% this year with extremely positive growth projections.

About Talentedge

Talentedge is India’s first Ed-Tech firm bringing ‘Live & Interactive’ anywhere learning, in digital format. It offers courses jointly with world’s leading institutes and corporates, enabling working professionals to plan their future course of action and fast track their careers. It partners with top Indian & International institutes including, IIMs, XLRI, Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI), MICA and also with top corporate names like, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and others. Talentedge’s ability to re-create classroom type interactions in the virtual world has struck a chord with over 3,00,000 individuals and corporate learners. The company initiates industry relevant learning by bringing eminent subject experts into online education. Talentedge is one of the first Ed-Tech organizations to be credited with an ISO certification and today provides over 250 courses from 70+ premium Indian & International institutes. For additional information please visit:www.talentedge.in.

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Quote by Dr. Rupamanjari Ghosh, the Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University on Government’s decision to scrap UGC

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Greetings on behalf of Shiv Nadar University!

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Press release : I Am Kalam and Kadvi Hawa’s director Nila Madhab Panda’s next, HALKAA wins Grand Prix for best fil m at the Kinolub Festival for Children and Youth, Poland

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I Am Kalam and Kadvi Hawa’s director Nila Madhab Panda’s next, HALKAAwins Grand Prix for best film at the Kinolub Festival for Children and Youth, Poland

~After winning the Grand Prix De Montreal at the 21st Montréal International Children’s Film Festival where it had its World Premiere, this is the second Grand Prix that the film has received~

~Presented by Shiv Nadar Foundation and featuring Ranvir Shorey, Paoli Dam and child actor Tathastu, Halkaa is set to release on 31st August~

Delhi, June 12, 2018: After winning the Grand Prix De Montreal at the 21st Montréal International Children’s Film Festival, Nila Madhab Panda’s next feature, Halkaa bags another Grand Prix for the best film at the Kinolub Festival for Children and Youth, Poland. Presented by Shiv Nadar Foundation and produced by Akshay Parija and Nila Madhab Panda, Halkaa is set to release on 31st August. The Shiv Nadar Foundation is a philanthropic organization established by Shiv Nadar, Founder of HCL – a $8 billion leading technology and healthcare enterprise.

The jury stated while presenting the award, “We awarded the Grand Prix to the film Halkaa for courage in undertaking a difficult subject and presenting it in an original and light way, accessible to the young viewer. The added value for the Polish audience is the opportunity to learn about the realities of living in a culturally remote country.”

Halkaa (Relief) is a unique take on a slum child’s heroism, aspirations and dreams. The child protagonist, Pichku fights for the basic problem that he faces every day; defecating in the open amongst others. It is his dream to make a toilet of his own where he can enjoy his privacy and do the deed in peace. The Shiv Nadar Foundation partnered with Nila Madhab Panda for the movie as it mirrored the core of the Foundation’s belief that transformation begins with one person or one child addressing one issue at a time. With the movie, the Foundation hopes to inspire several others to reach for their dreams and achieve them.

The light-hearted film, features child actor Tathastu as Pichku, and Ranvir Shorey and Paoli Dam essay the role of his parents.

National-Award winning director of Kadvi Hawa and I am Kalam, Nila Madhab Panda says, “It is indeed a proud moment for us to receive Grand Prix for the second time within months. We are planning to release the film in India on August 31st and hoping to get the same kind of love from Indian audience.”

“Halkaa has become the toast of the international film festivals. We are proud to see the film travelling to many film festivals around the world.” The director adds with pride.

Halkaa is selected at many prestigious international children’s film festivals this year including 58th International Film Festival for Children and Youth. It including Czech Republic, International Film Festival SCHLINGEL, Germany, Tel Aviv Int’l Children’s FF, Israel, Buster in Denmark.

Festivals and Awards

WINNER – GRAND PRIX DE MONTREAL, 21ST FIFEM, Canada

Winner- Grand Prix – Kinolub Festival for Children and Youth, Poland.

OFFICIAL SELECTION – 58TH ZLIN Film Festival, Czech Republic

IN COMPETITION – 23rd Schlingel Int’l FF, Germany
IN COMPETITION – OJO DE PESCADA, Chile
IN COMPETITION – KINOLUB, Poland
OFFICIAL SELECTION – 23rd La Matatena, Mexico
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Tel Aviv Int’l Children’s FF, Israel
IN COMPETITION- London Indian Film Festival

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About Shiv Nadar Foundation

The Shiv Nadar Foundation (www.ShivNadarFoundation.org) has been established by Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL – a $8 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise, with over 120,000 employees across 31 countries. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of India’s original IT garage start-ups and offers diverse business aligned technology solutions spanning the entire hardware and software spectrum, to a focused range of industry verticals.

The Foundation is committed to the creation of a more equitable, merit-based society by empowering individuals to bridge the socio-economic divide. To that purpose the Foundation is focused on the underdeveloped disciplinary areas in India related to transformational education, creativity and art.

The Foundation set up the SSN Institutions (www.SSN.edu.in) in 1996, comprising the SSN College of Engineering (already a highly ranked private engineering college in India), in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Foundation has also set up VidyaGyan (www.VidyaGyan.in), a residential leadership academy for meritorious rural children, at Bulandshahr and Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh. In addition, the Foundation runs the Shiv Nadar University (www.snu.edu.in), an international multi-disciplinary university with strong research orientation located in Greater Noida in India’s National Capital Region and the Shiv Nadar School (www.shivnadarschool.edu.in), a network of progressive urban schools across India aimed to provide children with education that creates lifelong learners. The Foundation has also set up the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (www.knma.in), India’s largest private philanthropic museum in modern and contemporary art, with the vision to take art to the common public.

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