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Building STEM Mindsets: An Ecosystem Approach

Based on the empirical findings from the study, review of relevant literature and interviews with curriculum developers, the report makes a number of recommendations for developing the STEM mindset and preparing students for the fast-evolving world of work in the future.

This study is published with support from IBM and knowledge collaborators Dr. Indira Vijaysimha, Dr. Indumathi Sundararaman, Kalpana Aravamuthu and Ann
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Self-learning: Concepts, Principles & Strategies

This paper aims to reimagine the way we think of learning. It curates an understanding of self-learning in the Indian context, explores foundational values that define self-learning, and identify ways in which individuals and organizations pursue their self-learning pathways.

With support from Bank of America and Fossil Foundation, we interviewed educators, learners, and practitioners, compiled our learnings from the last few years, and put together this working paper.

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Education - Research Studies

Building STEM Mindsets: An Ecosystem Approach

Based on the empirical findings from the study, review of relevant literature and interviews with curriculum developers, the report makes a number of recommendations for developing the STEM mindset and preparing students for the fast-evolving world of work in the future.

This study is published with support from IBM and knowledge collaborators Dr. Indira Vijaysimha, Dr. Indumathi Sundararaman, Kalpana Aravamuthu and Ann
Mary Biju..

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Education - Working Paper

Self-learning: Concepts, Principles & Strategies

This paper aims to reimagine the way we think of learning. It curates an understanding of self-learning in the Indian context, explores foundational values that define self-learning, and identify ways in which individuals and organizations pursue their self-learning pathways.

With support from Bank of America and Fossil Foundation, we interviewed educators, learners, and practitioners, compiled our learnings from the last few years, and put together this working paper.

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Education - Research Studies

STEM Mindsets, Careers and Women – An India Study

This study is published with support from IBM and knowledge collaborators Dr. Indira Vijaysimha, Dr. Indumathi and Kalpana Aravamuthu.

The research focuses on skills and competencies that constitute the STEM mindset, along with a nuanced description of the most significantly mentioned competencies and their importance vis-a-vis careers. It also includes insights on things organizations need to consider to encourage more women to enter STEM careers and sustain them.

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Education - White paper

Engaging Girls In STEM – Barriers And Enablers In India

With support from IBM and knowledge partner Tandem Research, we have published a white paper -- Engaging Girls In STEM: Barriers And Enablers In India.

The paper focuses on the need to re-imagine STEM beyond a group of subjects to a 21st century mindset, and highlights the role of key stakeholders and infrastructure needed to enable girls to pursue STEM education and careers.

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Employability - White paper

Skilling for the Future of Work: An Outlook for Youth in the Platform Economy

This white paper brings to light the reality of a fast-platfomizing Indian economy and the challenges and opportunities it presents for youth from the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) ecosystem in India.

This is published with support from Cisco and knowledge partners Tandem Research.

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Facilitator Development - Research Studies

Transforming the Engineering Education Ecosystem, One Institution at a Time | Thematic Paper

In 2017, Altran, NASSCOM Foundation, and Quest Alliance collaborated to implement a blended learning program for educators in Tier II and Tier III engineering colleges. The initiative harnessed experiential and digital learning to upskill educators, to advance the learning capacities of marginalized engineering students. In this paper, we present an array of concerns as we see in the engineering ecosystem, and also present solutions and recommendations to transform it.

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Employability - Research Studies

Driving Reform in Women ITIs: A Charter of Recommendations

Representatives from the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), state DETs, NGOs, students, bilateral agencies and CSR, discussed holistic reform in women's ITI ecosystem in India, at our roundtable held on October 18th, 2019, in New Delhi. Key recommendations from their conversations have been consolidated into this charter.

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Employability - Research Studies

A Change Map for Industrial Training Institutes in India: Insights from Ecosystem Leaders

This study is an effort towards driving evidence-based reform for Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in India. Through an India-level survey of principals from both private and government ITIs and in-depth interviews with key Directorate General of Training (DGT) officials, it presents a detailed overview of challenges, priority gap areas and solution strategies for the ITI ecosystem in India. 

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Employability - Research Studies

Making Women ITIs Future Ready – QA & JP Morgan Study

This document presents a comprehensive six-point reform agenda for women ITIs in India. It presents detailed insights on important areas of change, what that change would look like (in terms of activities and interventions) and the impact of this change. 

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Employability - Research Studies

Young Women Learners in Industrial Training Institutes: Decoding Challenges to Successful Careers

A report that presents an in-depth understanding of the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) ecosystem in India from the lens of its effect on the lives of young women students who walk into ITIs with the aim of building effective careers.

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