Innovations in Education and Training Sector in India

Innovations in Education and Training Sector in India

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Case Code : BREP007
Case Length : 11 Pages
Period : 1995-2004
Pub Date : 2004
Teaching Note :Not Available
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Industry : Education and Training
Countries : India

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Wipro, India's leading software company, wanted to revolutionize the way school children were taught through its "Applying Thought in Schools" initiative. It was generally believed that the Indian education system emphasized learning by stick rather than through questioning and problem solving.

This program was launched by Wipro to nurture children's creativity and problem-solving skills when they were still in school. Wipro felt this could be achieved by training teachers, who had a profound influence on children in school.

As a part of the initiative, Wipro devised a teachers' training program, called Teachers Empowerment Program (TEP). The curriculum for the program was designed, keeping in mind the requirements of teachers. Commenting on the motive behind the launch of the program, Vineet Agarval, Corporate Vice-president, Mission, Wipro said, "The 'Chalk and Talk' method of teaching does not lead to the enhancement of problem-solving skills and creative thinking...

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Looking Ahead

The three companies – Direcway, Wipro and NIIT - had a definite vision when they embarked upon the initiatives described above. Direcway attempted to revolutionize the way education was imparted to students. 

If its initiatives are successful, in the future it's possible that even satellite studios might become obsolete. Executives and students may equip their laptops/PCs with the requisite hardware to enable them to attend the sessions according to their convenience at the place of their choice.

Apart from colleges and educational institutes using the satellite education method, companies too might adopt this way of imparting training to their employees, and this could save them costs as well as time.

Wipro aimed to change the way children learn in school, by changing the way teachers impart education...


Exhibit I: Direcway's Satellite Training Programs
Exhibit II: Niit's k-12 Center


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