HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014
Wipro to train school teachers in US
Bangalore, August 31, 2012
First Published: 12:41 IST(31/8/2012)
Last Updated: 12:46 IST(31/8/2012)

Indian IT major Wipro Limited will train 120 school teachers in partnership with the University of Massachusetts in Boston, US, over the next three years to foster excellence in science education among students.

"The 12-month fellowship programme is aimed at developing competencies in teachers and make them catalysts of change in schools where less privileged students from Boston and New York read," the global software major said in a statement here Wednesday.

Funded by Wipro, the programme will select 40 science teachers from Boston and New York for the fellowship by Jan 2013 and the course will begin from Sep 1, 2013.

"The programme is part of our efforts to align with the US's goal to engender an environment that instills and nurtures scientific temper and innovative spirit among young people," Wipro chief executive T.K. Kurien said in the statement.

"The programme involves a set of activities to improve teachers' pedagogical and content knowledge with the aim of boosting the performance of underprivileged students," Kurien said.

The University of Massachusetts will partner with a university in New York and multiple school districts in Boston and New York to administer the programme.

"Wipro's science education initiative aligns with the 'educate to innovate' campaign to improve the performance of US students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)," Kurien noted.

University of Massachusetts Chanceller J. Keith Motley said effective STEM education was crucial to students' success.

"We are upbeat on playing a role in providing Boston's teachers with new skills for imparting mastery in these fields," Motley said.

For the past decade, Wipro has been working towards empowering education in India with its 'Applying Thought in Schools' initiative to help in societal change and development by improving the quality of education.

The company works with teachers to enhance employability skills of engineering graduates across India through its not-for profit initiative Mission10X.

comment Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of
blog comments powered by Disqus

Bridge School, Northwestern University tie up for courses

Bridge School, Northwestern University
Bridge School of Management, a part of HT Media Ltd, has entered into a joint venture with the US-based Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies to deliver innovative blended online and in-person professional certificate programmes in India.
HTEducation Alerts

Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Eligibility: Students with a ­bachelor’s degree in science with at least one of the subject botany, chemistry, geology, ­mathematics, physics, zoology are eligible to apply. Those with a bachelor’s degree in ­agriculture or forestry may also apply. Candidates who are in the final year of their BSc/MSc are also eligible.

KC Mahindra Scholarships 2014

KC Mahindra Education Trust will offer interest-free loan ­scholarships to Indian nationals for postgraduate studies abroad in various fields. The maximum amount for the scholarship will be Rs. 2 lakh per scholar, except for the three KC Mahindra fellow scholarships for which the ­maximum amount will be Rs. 8 lakhs per scholar.
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved