Former ED of RBI and a whole time member of SEBI – Mr. G Mahalingam expressed the above views while addressing the students of Great Lakes Institute of Management, a premier B-School in India in its 7th Annual Great Lakes – Union Bank Finance which was based on the theme “Making equities work for the commoner’. Beginning the conference, Great Lakes Founder, Dean and Chairman Dr. Bala V Balachandran was of the opinion that this year’s finance conference will bring some of the best intellects from the field of policy making, mutual funds and industry to analyze, debate and discuss the effectiveness of policy making process to help in maximizing wealth for a larger section of the society.
Outlining the effects of global financial crisis after 2009, Mr. G Mahalingam spoke on the effects of global financial crisis arising after 2009. He also spoke at length on the difficulties worrying the emerging market economies. “Managing growth and inflation has been the biggest challenge to the central banks of all the emerging markets; for which over-valuation and under-valuation of currency have been responsible, he said. Mr. Mahalingam was not sure as to why common people choose Bank fixed deposits over bonds, in spite of their excellent liquidity. He opined that experts should take the lead in developing more awareness in this area.
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Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Kalpen Parekh wanted students to begin saving at the earliest. But the present situation speaks something different, it offers the consumers high returns by luring them into unwanted investment. Mr. Parekh said that apart from price inflation; managing the lifestyle has led to people taking investment related decisions. However, “Small capital and a long tenure never hurts”, was his opinion.
Appreciating the efforts of Great Lakes for a yet another successful annual finance conference, Mr. Nitesh Ranjan wanted equities to work in favor of the common man.
“While there is financial inclusion when it comes to traditional options like bank accounts, the case is different when it comes to equities. Even today, a local Bank, real estate agent or a gold jewelry shop are easy to access as compared to finding an equities expert. The number of choices for equities can puzzle the common man and this is where experts can be more effective, he said.
Super 30 founder Anand Kumar urges the Indian-Canadian Community to contribute to India’s progress
Organised by 20 big Indian groups in association with the Indian embassy in Canada, ‘Namaste Canada’ featured a call to the diaspora for making contributions to India’s development and progress. ‘Super 30’ founder Anand Kumar urged Indian-Canadian community to contribute specially in the field of education and skill development to improve the future of the young population of the country. The event was organized in Vancouver, on the 4th of September.
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Anand Kumar started the tutoring venture in 2002 in Patna, the ‘Super 30’ program offers free mentoring and coaching for IIT-JEE. It has paved the academic path for talented students from underprivileged backgrounds. More than 400 students from the program, till date, have secured seats at the Indian Institutes of Technology.
Passionate Call to Action: Anand Kumar
Kumar further added: “Passion and commitment are necessary to bring the country forward, and that this distance should not be a hurdle in the digital era. “With such a large number of successful Indians in different fields here, India can bank on it and hope to use this vast expertise for its progress,” he added. Kumar pointed out that, “ India has an array of opportunities in the fields of education, healthcare and skill development. I am confident that with the kind of passion you people have shown, the pull of your motherland will make you contribute significantly in the days to come. These sectors employ a young workforce and those below the age of 35 comprise of more than half of India’s total population.”
Now, research not a boundation for promotion Says Prakash Javadekar
College professors will no more be under boundation of research to move a step ahead or to be specific, get a promotion. This good news was disclosed by Union Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday. But university teachers would have to prove their worth through research to earn a promotion.
This decision of the government has proved to be a succor to the long-standing grievance of teachers who have felt that the academic performance index (API) carrying the research condition was totally unfair to them.
COLLEGE PROFESSORS GET A WAIVER, HRD MINISTER PRAKASH JAVADEKAR SAYS
The Union HRD Minister who was speaking at the inauguration of a two-day conference attended by teachers from over 80 universities, and organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Rashtriya Shaikshik Mahasangh (ABRSM) and Delhi University’s Deen Dayal Upadhyay College, also expressed the same views. He said that opposing of API in which research was a compulsion for promotion of college professors, really disturbed and could not do justice.
However, the professors won’t be given a reprieve from the mandatory student and a community activity for promotion,” he said. But those who still wish to go by the research work are free to carry it. The choice is theirs, he said.
He laid emphasis for the creation of smart campuses in which energy conservation and cleanliness are given the top most priority. And to promote this drive a smart campus competition will be held which will be centred around “saving of electricity, harvesting water and energy generation by hoisting solar panels on college roofs”.
“It will be a necessity for all institutes to be a part of this drive and we will rank them on the cleanliness platform,” he added.
Pertaining to the issue of norms laid for ad hoc employees in DU, where there are over 9,000 ad hoc teachers, which is on a higher side as compared to other universities, the minister said the present system would undergo a change” after which the appointment of these teachers would be regularised in a year’s time”. He gave another good news-the minister said that the seventh pay commission would soon be brought into action to benefit the concerned.
Traditional teaching not sufficient in High-tech Age: Deepa Chandran
Change with Changing Times
With ever-evolving techniques in education, traditional teaching will not suffice. Millennial children grow up in a world filled with complexities, a world that has become increasingly challenging – socially, emotionally and technologically. Thus, the teaching community should not be left behind in the ‘race of time’. Just like their learners, the teachers, too, learn new lessons every single day. A teacher who is introspective, comprehensive, prolific user of technology and in tandem with the changing scenario in the field of global education, scores more than any conventional one.
Teaching and learning is a lifelong process that the educators and learners tread together. Today’s teaching fraternity has to portray a ‘posse’ of roles – a facilitator, a counsellor, a friend, a parent and many more. When a teacher says that she has gained vast experience in the line of teaching, it is by virtue of her students. No teacher can undermine the influence of her students in the progress of her career graph.
Teachers need to be ‘Techno Savvy’
At a stage when information is available at the click of a button, younger generation are forever on ‘Techno Savvy Mode’. Therefore, constant reinforcement, exposure to the latest technological know-how, creative and innovative teaching tools, etc., should be any teacher’s ‘best friends’. In modern times teacher cannot ever depend on the age-old method of teaching-learning. Along with innovative teaching methods, futuristic curricular objectives should also be framed. Needless to say, technology should form an integral part of the curriculum.
Regular refreshers courses, in-house training, attending workshops and most importantly reading, should be a part of every teacher’s ‘Planner’. A lot of expectation rides on the teachers’ shoulders.
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