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IIM-A Students Plans to build Edupreneur Village in India

Mar 11, 2014 04:56 IST

    Having grand vision, three students from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) have sidelined the lucrative job opportunities that they can grab easily to create a wisdom village in India.  

    The students with a dream of building India's version of Silicon Valley for education, have plans on creating 'Edupreneur Village' which can be foreseen as common place where all the education entrepreneurs, technology, products and services shall be working together.

    The venture planned by Vignesh Shankar, with other batchmates - Priyanshi Mathur and Rahul Kumar Sahu told that the concept behind Edupreneur Village is to build an ecosystem of educational structures meant for both profit and not-for-profit, which may bring changes in the future of education. The attention will majorly be paid on self-help, awareness about the needs of its potential users, mutual benefit among participants and self-generated sustainability at all levels of the pyramid.

    He added that this is still under the concept phase and requires more modification and enhancement over the succeeding years.

    The 3 students told that they came up with a leadership workshop module for children falling in age group between 12 and 16 years. They selected this age group because they believed the students belonging to age group are ardent to learn new things and hence can be easily moulded to become better leaders. For the same, the trio has also conducted few workshops in some schools in Delhi and Ahmedabad.

    Besides, pursuing their goal of forming a wisdom village in India, these eduprenuers are also planning to design products for education to be launched in the next one year.

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