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April 2012

News: Corporate 2012

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Pankaj Chandra, Director, IIM-B Joins MindTree’s Board of Directors

Professor Pankaj Chandra, Director, IIM Banglore has joined MindTree Limited’s Board of Directors with effect from March 19, 2012.

Speaking on his appointment, Professor Pankaj Chandra said, “It is an honor to be part of team MindTree, one of the most admired companies in the industry. I have been following MindTree for some time and have been impressed with the Company’s remarkable growth rate. I look forward to helping MindTree achieve profitable and sustained growth across a global footprint.”


St Xavier’s Group of Schools Opt for digitisation

Mexus Education has partnered with St. Xavier’s Group of Schools in Uttar Pradesh to complement the learning environment and philosophy of the group. These schools have opted for technology integration to further leverage the creativity of students by creating a complete learning environment. This partnership would complement the learning system that offers adequate opportunity to every learner to avail quality education transcending textbook education.

All the 45 schools of the group spread over Varanasi, Allahabad, Lucknow and other areas in Uttar Pradesh have opted for digitisation through partnership with Mexus. These schools have opted for complete school solutions including Iken Library for a digital classroom, Iken Evaluate for remote-based objective test, Iken Learning Labs to introduce hands-on conceptual understanding. This partnership would build upon the learning standards by supporting teachers to teach the concepts in the classroom with the help of interesting animations, videos, real-life concept applications that enhance involvement of students in the lessons.


Inopen Technologies,GurujiWorld join hands to Create Digital Content

Inopen Technologies has entered into an alliance with GurujiWorld to provide digital content at schools that will offer Inopen and GurujiWorld capacity building opportunities in the space of Computer Education & IT Literacy. Both the companies intend to create a Joint Venture as well as consortiums which will feature products and services from both the companies as agreed in the MoU. They would together work on “Opportunities in the field of Computer Literacy, K12 Education and Technology Based training in ICT and training projects”. The venture will be equally owned by both companies. They will strive to excel and come out with the best in the field of Education Delivery through Technology servicing the Computer Education training needs of various School boards and Government departments.

The JV Company that GurujiWorld and InOpen will create, will work aggressively towards standardisation of the IT Literacy curricula in various Schools boards and Government departments. InOpen with IIT Bombay will be providing the academic support and GurujiWorld will be providing its technology support to create innovative lightweight digital contents for new delivery platforms like Tabs/Web/Mobile/iPads, etc.


ComGuard Focuses on Education Market in India

ComGuard, a part of Spectrum Group, Dubai, and value added distributor (VAD) of networking and security products across Middle East and Africa, has announced its entry into the Indian market.

As most of the sectors are performing well in India, the market opportunity for IT security and networking is really huge, which can go up to multi billion dollars but there is a paucity of VADs to address the whole market, therefore there is a natural gap. To start with ComGuard will focus on enterprises and education markets and introduce global brands for networking and security products to cater to this market.


SMART Technologies Launch Professional development Program for Teachers

SMART Technologies has launched the SMART Professional Development Program for Teachers – India. The program was unveiled by Linda Thomas, Vice President, Products, for SMART Technologies and is focused on addressing the need for training teachers in the use of interactive educational technology tools. The aim of the program is to help educators acquire technology skills enabling them to actively integrate digital learning tools in their teaching process for improved learning outcomes. The company aims to train up to 8,000 teachers in 15 major cities across India in the first wave of the program.

Under the SMART Professional Development Program for Teachers – India, SMART Technologies’ team of Education Consultants will conduct a series of workshops across 15 major cities in India in order to prepare teachers in the use of technology tools including the industry-leading SMART Notebook collaborative learning software. Over six million teachers have activated SMART Notebook software to create and deliver engaging lessons for more than 40 million students in 175 countries around the world. The award-winning software enables educators to bring course material alive for learners with the aid of various interactive tools, videos, images and activities allowing lessons to be highly engaging and dynamic for students. The training sessions will be offered to teachers at no cost.


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