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Schools on Sarjapur Road- Hot Spots of Education in an Upcoming Locality!

Education is the prime facet of distinction in a man’s life with its all covering eminence in every walk of life. Today, a man is ready to spend any amount of money on the education of his children despite the financial restraints he is destined to face. All the rural and urban areas of a country are thronged by school and college goers who try to optimize the opportunities offered by the educational institutions in their surroundings. Bangalore is no exception to this rule. It has the privilege of a number of premier institutes spread all over the city with their task of imparting quality education to their students.

Sarjapur-an upcoming locality in the IT city/b>

Sarjapur, located towards the middle east of Bangalore is a place getting recognized for its proximity to IT corridors around Madiwala, ORR and Whitefield. People belonging to IT sectors throng this place for land investments and flat purchases so that their commutation to their workplace will be easy and traffic free. In such a scenario, schools, hospitals and other basic amenities have met with a terrific facelift in that area, due to the rising demands of people who wish to get settled in the place. Schools in Sarjapur road have faced a tremendous uplift in their growth with their multi patterns of syllabus and many faceted curricula.

There are International, ICSE, CBSE and State Board schools on Sarjapur road. They are all committed to the task of providing education in its best perspective to the young minds who join their institutions. Nursery schools and convent education are available in this locality to train the minds of students from their kindergarten and kindle their innate zeal for learning. The International and CBSE schools on Sarjapur road are bent upon tracing out the unique capability of each student in any of the streams of education he is interested in, by providing a holistic atmosphere which assures learning beyond classroom.

Schools in Sarjapur road have excellent infrastructure with spacious classrooms, exceptional science labs and various cultural and co curricular activities enthuse students in all aspects of learning and cull out the best abilities in them. They provide moral courage, strength of character and independent thinking with creative learning to enable their students to face Indian and global challenges in the future. The future pillars of the country are molded to the core to take the country in the right strides with their intellectual and creative potential through the training of such educational establishments.

In short, all schools in Bangalore including those of Sarjapur make it a mission to produce the best individuals for the country and the globe and thereby shape the rosy future of the world at length.

An Overview Of Education In Dubai

Education is a prime necessity for all. It is after all one of the most essential things that contributes to the progress of the individual and the nation at large. The literacy rate of the country is used as a significant yardstick to judge the development levels of the nation. The governments around the world have been laying great emphasis in developing the education system in the countries, this is especially true in the Middle East and more so in the UAE and Dubai. The influx of the huge immigration population in the city has had a significant impact in the way the education scenario has changed for the better. Education opportunities and subsequent career development of the local people in Dubai have increased significantly over the last 15 years. Today there are plenty of new schools and colleges in Dubai.

The presence of international universities has added a whole new dimension to the education sector in the country. Today, the locals who were earlier rigid about educating the girls are now having a more liberal opinion about girls education and are encouraging girls education in Dubai. With the increase in the local population as well as the foreign expats settling in the region, the need to for new schools and colleges has also increased. As per the recently conducted survey on education sector by the civil service commission, nearly 65% of the teachers in UAE are women.

Even at the primary school and college level, the number of female students has increased significantly. The late father of the current ruler of Dubai, once famously quoted nothing could delight me more than to see the woman taking her distinctive position in the society. Like men, women too deserve the right to occupy high position according to their qualifications and capabilities. Although the number of female students enrolling into colleges in Dubai has increased significantly over the years, the women in the region are yet to get sufficient employment opportunities.

The rulers of UAE are greatly emphasizing the need for developing world class education set-up in the county and that is the reason why today you can see a network of universities being developed in the country. Even the top notch foreign universities are encouraged to establish a campus in the region to further boost the education in Dubai.

Recently, both the government as well as privately owned educational institutions is opened across the city so that both the girl and boy students can benefits equally. The government has made the primary education compulsory for all the citizens. The Dubai nationals are given free education in all the schools owned by the government. While Arabic is the first language in the government run schools, learning English is also widely encouraged. In fact, English is made as the second language. The ruler of the country put forth this mission with a view to providing the Arab nationals an opportunity to be at par with their western counterparts.

With the growth in studying opportunities in the country, several new career opportunities have also opened for the students. Students are able to find quality jobs in diverse fields such as law, banking, engineering, medicine, tourism and hospitality and aviation. The growth of education in Dubai is aptly supported and funded by the government.

Alison-madueke Bags Howard University Centennial Achievement Award

The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, over the weekend declared that Nigeria’s oil industry has the potential to alleviate global supply issues if fully developed to assume its natural role as a major strategic lever in the global economic and security space.

Mrs. Alison- Madueke hinted that in the years ahead Nigeria will expand its Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) capacity from current 26 Million Tones Per Annum, (MTPA), with additional 20 MTPA through the planned Brass LNG. The Minister made the submission while delivering a memorial lecture on, The Strategic Importance of Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Industry to Global Security and World Global Economy, at the Howard University, in Washington DC, United States.

Alison-Madueke, an alumnus of the University, was also conferred with the Centennial Achievement Award by the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences of the Howard University. In the presentation, the Minister argued that Nigeria’s oil and gas reserves, estimated at 37billion barrels and 187 trillion cubic feet, respectively, and its leading role in the regional and continental spheres placed it in a position to “provide a low hanging mechanism to address global security challenges. She noted that with energy in the heart of every economic, environmental and development issue, it has inextricably become linked to global security and the economy, adding that current volatility and exceptionally high energy and commodity prices exacerbate current global financial crunch and economic meltdown.

Mrs. Alison-Madueke noted that issues relating to rising energy demand and increasing concentration of supply, high oil and gas import bills, rapidly progressing climate change, food security and global terrorism have equally compounded the issues. As a result she maintained that the oil and gas industry is cardinal to global economic stability and security, adding that these called for “expansion and diversification of supply, a shift towards more cleaner fuels such as natural gas, leveraging of energy resources particularly in developing countries to fuel major domestic economic growth to forestall the vulnerability to terrorism or poverty.” “It is against this backdrop that Nigeria’s oil and gas industry features as a major strategic lever in the global economic order and global security,” she added.

This, she maintained, is because the Nigerian petroleum supplies are strategically located in the heart of the Gulf of Guinea, one of the three most important future hydrocarbon regions of the world, after the Middle East and the Soviet Union, as well as the fact that its location is proximal to major consuming centers such as the USA and Europe. “More importantly, it benefits from the absence of narrow ship maritime lanes known as choke points such as the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf or the Gulf of Suez.

Preservation of these choke points has been responsible for some of the world’s most visible tensions,” she added. Apart from developing its oil wealth, Alison-Madueke told the Howard University community that the President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration is equally leveraging on the nation’s abundant gas reserves through gas infrastructure development to stimulate rapid domestic and regional economic growth and grow liquefied natural gas, LNG exports.

In addition to building a gas based domestic industry, through gas to power, petrochemical and fertilizer plants, Mrs. Alison-Madueke said Nigeria also intends to expand its Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) capacity from current 26 Million Tones Per Annum, (MTPA), with additional 20 MTPA through the Brass LNG, which final investment decision, she said was fast approaching. The Minister said Nigeria currently aspires to grow her crude oil reserves to 40 billion barrels and increase production capacity to 4 million barrels by 2020.

‘The Nigeria deepwater and shallow offshore have shown to be highly prolific. With expansion of capacity by almost 1million barrels per day over the next few years, Nigeria can significantly contribute to global supply additions and diversification, thereby alleviating the challenge of supply concentration around the Middle East,’ the Minister stated.

Greycells Appoints Dr. Shashikant D. Karnik, Former Vice Chancellor, University Of Mumbai

In its quest to increase the course offerings and strategic associations, Greycells has recently appointed Dr. Shashikant D. Karnik, Former Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai as Senior Advisor Academics.

Dr. Karnik is a veritable powerhouse in the Education Fraternity and it is a matter of great pride to
receive his consent to be on the board of Greycells Ent Ltd & to grow the brand EMDI. In an academic and research career spanning 45 years, Dr. Karnik has travelled the globe extensively, teaching and guiding students and researchers, studying rare documents and representing India at various conferences. He has consulted various knowledge depositories like the India Office Library (London) and the Library of Congress (Washington D.C.).

Dr. Karnik has been the recipient of a number of awards, notably the Priyadarshini Excellent Educationist Awards 1993 in Mumbai. He is a reputed historian and researcher of Medieval Modern History of India with a special interest in Arabian Gulf Studies. He has in-depth knowledge of sources, documents and books preserved in the Bombay Archives, Asiatic Society of Bombay, Bombay Natural History Society and other institutional libraries. As the Vice Chancellor of the University of Mumbai, Dr. Karnik participated in the Commonwealth Universities Vice Chancellors Conference.

Before his retirement from the academic and administrative arena, he has also held an important position as a member of the Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi.

On an international level, Dr. Karnik has also been visiting the UAE and assisting Arab scholars in their pursuit of higher education and research in Scientific Historiography. He has worked in close association with the late Dr. Mohammed Morsay Abdullah, then Director Documentation Centre, Abu Dhabi and has also visited universities and research centres in Oman, Qatar and Iraq. Currently, Dr. Karnik is involved as a consultant with Dr. Sheikh Sultan Centre of Gulf Studies (Sharjah, UAE).

Greycells is confident that keeping in mind their growth strategy, across various verticals and country markets, Dr. Karniks expert guidance and wealth of knowledge will open new doors and ensure that Greycells achieves its dream of being one of the worldss best training institutes.

About Greycells

Greycells Ent. Ltd is a listed entity on the Bombay Stock Exchange in the field of Education and Training. The company is promoted by Mr. Sanjiv Chainani, Ms.Bela Desai and M/s Value Line Advisors Pvt. Ltd & Group. Its core business consists of running the EMDI Institute of Media & Communication a vocational training institute based in India and Dubai. Greycells intends on leveraging the EMDI brand to expand its business in new territories domestically as well as internationally. It is also actively looking at various other ventures in the training, consultancy and education space.

EMDI Institute of Media & Communication over the last 7 years has become a name synonymous with quality and professional vocational training in India and the Middle East. The Institute delivers UK accredited courses across the breadth of the creative & entertainment space – in Event Management, Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism and Design amongst others. EMDI currently trains over 1000 students each year across its centres in India (Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkatta) and the Middle East thru a mix of part time and full time programmes.