How does this work ?
Learning with mobiles is something new for many. Data from several sources suggests that there are more than 120 crores mobile phones in the country. It would seem logical to use this as the preferred device to access learning resources and experiences, but in its wisdom the regulators ban the use of mobile phones for learning.
For the last few years, we have run a number of courses with Whatsapp on mobiles, in different formats on a variety of topics and sometimes supplemented with an in person meeting at a scheduled time and venue. Most courses were for free, but a few have been paid also. Fee could be paid either through PayTM or through electronic funds transfer to a designated bank account.
This is a lifelong learning initiative for adults aged 18+ upwards. We don’t ask for a proof of age before registration, but that is an advisory. For those who are less than 18 years, we include one parent in the same learning cohort, so they know exactly what is going on in the Whatsapp group conversations. Both child and parent are included within the same fee.
From July 2018, we have standardised a methodology and a SOP ( standard operating procedure) for this model of learning. There are 4 tracks in which this course pool is being delivered:
1: Learning and Thinking ( LAT): in this category there are 3 types of courses, differing in their duration. There are 12 courses numbered as LAT01 to LAT12 which are of one day duration. Another 8 are of weeklong duration ( LAT 13 to LAT20). In addition there are another 8 ( labelled LAT21 to LAT28) that run on weekends.
2: Making Sense of Artificial Intelligence ( MSAI) is a suite of 21 courses that are each of 1 week duration and serve as learning ramps for all who are interested in coming to terms with this new technology with an impact so immense that Andrew Ng proclaimed that AI is the new electricity. Our mission therefore is to make it possible for anyone who is motivated and persevering to be able to make his own strategy for economic empowerment with the use of AI tools.
3: SmartParenting is a collection of 4 programs ( labelled SP01 to SP04) each running on a specific day of the week. They deal with four stages of a child’s journey to adulthood. The first is about the first 5 years of a child before the child goes to School. The second is on the first 5 years in School. The third stage is when the child passes grade/class 8. The final fourth one is when the child is ready to leave the School. These are a unique set of courses that encourage parents to engage with their children in their development perhaps leading to their own re-development.
4: The Entrepreneurship Program ( TEP) is a collection of 23 weekend courses designed to create a massive movement of entrepreneurship through the right education. It is often stated that a large number of start ups fail within the first few years. Just as better healthcare and education reduced infant mortality over the last decades, we hope that with the right education and development of the spirit of entrepreneurship, we would be adequately preparing not only the young but people at all stages of their lives to adopt an entrepreneurial spirit.
As we roll out the whole mission in a phased manner, we have created a schedule for the coming months of July, August and September 2018. From October 2018, all the courses listed here would be available to pursue.
There is a separate page on this website devoted to each of these tracks. Also one page each for the schedules for the months of July, August and September 2018.
To express your interested in joining any of these courses, please send a Whatsapp message to Prof MM Pant at +919810073724 stating the course name and code and your preferred start date. And of course your name please.
Your name will be provisionally registered as a prospect for the course.
You would then have time till the beginning of the course to remit your fee.
Full or partial fee waivers are possible in deserving cases. To request a partial or full fee-waiver, please send a request to email@example.com
Fee structure :
Fee for a one day events : Rs 500+ GST Rs 90= Rs 590
Fee for a weekend events : Rs 1000+ GST Rs 180= Rs 1180
Fee for a weeklong events : Rs 2500+ GST Rs 450= Rs 2950
Fees can be easily paid through PayTM : pay to +919810073724
You can ‘ pay as you go’ instead of paying lakhs in advance.