Since June of this year, Aditi Joshi, a legal consultant, has been mentoring grade 11 students who want to pursue a career in law. She conducts fortnightly online sessions to guide students on preparing for law as a profession and begins with some online games to help students be at ease and become more participative.
Srimadesh of Isha Vidhya Dharmapuri, who has dreamed of becoming an advocate since the age of 12, says, “The sessions have given me a direction of how to go about fulfilling my dreams. I got to know about the course details and Aditi akka gives us useful suggestions – like the importance of conversation and taking notes.”
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Atul Pant, the founder of Timeless Lifeskills Foundation, has been conducting ‘Forever Learning’ sessions for over 300 students from classes 6-9 since September. Every week, he introduces a new technology-based activity like animation, or simulation for them to complete in a week.
These sessions aim to prepare students to be ‘future-ready’ – i.e. to have the right skills to be employable and entrepreneurial.
Dharun, a scholarship student of Isha Vidhya Erode, says, “These sessions are a great opportunity for me to learn additional courses without spending money. I've already learned about basic coding, electrical circuits, and gained knowledge about London.”
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Since September 2021, Shalini Chaudhari, Associate VP, Infosys, has been conducting weekly online sessions on ‘Big History’ for students of grade 8 and above of Isha Vidhya. The objective of these sessions is to educate them about the evolution of the Earth, the universe, the Big Bang Theory, Ancient Civilizations, and other topics. These sessions unite knowledge from various disciplines across a wide timeframe and help students see connections between everything. Students receive articles, videos and related activities, along with a live session to clarify their doubts.
Yuvadarshini of Isha Vidhya Dharmapuri says, ”The evolution lessons have enhanced my understanding in zoology, and I've benefitted from self-learning, weekly tests and activities, and doubt-clearing sessions. Surfing the internet and taking notes for these sessions will be useful when I pursue higher studies.”
Madhanpraveen is a Programmer Trainee at Cognizant. He landed the job through college placement. He scored 73% in the final year of his B.Sc. at Kongu Arts and Science College, Erode, keeping up with his excellent school scores of 97% in Grade 10 and 90% in Grade 12.
Madhan studied at Isha Vidhya, Erode, from Grade 6. He says that the support that his teachers gave helped him do well academically as well as in extracurricular activities – something he continues to do as a member of NCC (National Cadet Corps).
He goes on to say that the basic skills that he learned at Isha Vidhya help him even today. His alma mater helped him become more confident and embrace any work that comes his way.
Madhan wants to improve his networking abilities and gain new skills at work.
Bhavadharni works as a support executive in TCS's Citibank project. She was hired on campus at Sri Krishna Adithya College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore, where she had completed her B.Sc. Computer Science out of her eagerness to gain more knowledge about computer technology. Bhavadharni says, “My journey as an employee is different from what it was at Isha Vidhya Coimbatore – I feel more responsible now, working in a multi-national company.
But the things I learned at Isha Vidhya, like discipline, punctuality, and speaking in English, help me immensely now.” She loves her job which gives her an opportunity to interact with people.
Bhavadharni says that her teachers played a major role in motivating her to study well and instilling confidence in her to make sound decisions in life.
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