Education is an integral aspect for the growth of any country. As the government of India aims towards becoming a $5 trillion economy by 2025, it becomes equally essential to enhance the quality of human capital for reinforcing quality education. India recently witnessed a game changing phase in the field of education when the ‘New Education Policy’ Draft was released by the government. The draft focused on the transformation required in the teacher education system, and delved into the need for early childhood care and education. India is the third largest higher education system in the world after US and China.
At Torque, we continue to work with a number of clients in the education space. We have promoted reading and stressed on the need for political support for education initiatives. We have worked at the highest levels of corporate and government leadership to build relationships, prompt change and share information. We have also engaged with the Prime Minister’s Office, the ministry of education and state governments, as direct engagement with the arms of government often deliver better results. This involves getting government bodies to make the time, and agree to spending time in understanding and engaging in issues.
Technology plays a large role in transforming education and teaching. As students get more device oriented, attention span narrows but the ability to grasp virtual content expands, edutech tools are making a difference. Given that the community exerts its own pressure of expectations, our work has often been about providing the outreach through media for educating parents and the people who influence students.
- We have worked with Vedanta’s Nandghar project; and Dharma Life’s “Lighting Up Young Minds” project, in which over 5 lakh students from 13 states in India participated in special reading sessions.
- We teamed up with Ace Creative Learning’s flagship brand – ‘The Deeksha Network’ for one-on-one interactions. The concept of integrated education was conceived by Deeksha’s founders to enable students to excel in their Class XII and competitive exams without spending all their time running between their schools and coaching classes.
- We worked with ‘iDiscoveri,’ a learning, teaching and research organization that works at making learning more experiential, meaningful and fun through XSEED (Experiential Curriculum, Instructional Leader Training, Teacher training, and Student Workbooks and Assessment).
- We continue to work closely with institutions and organizations that aim to transform the Indian school education system and create a sustainable impact. We assist them in their drive for mandatory foundational learning at the primary level, a necessity for every student in India. We also assist them in building a strong relationship with the government and other policy makers.
- Our work with Deakin University involves highlighting the university as merit-based and an affordable university to study in Australia. We work with Deakin’s stakeholders and faculty to promote key streams of education relevant to Indian students and leverage strategic partnerships with educational institutions in India. We also work for launching their various courses such as MBA programme in collaboration with upGrad, certificate programme in ‘Sports Marketing’ with Rajasthan Royals and more.
Education offered at the primary level or the university level must focus on the 21st century skills of writing, reading, critical thinking and problem solving. Over the years, we have helped educational institutions get their story on education and technology to the masses, and build a strong foundation in the media and communities at large.