January 17th 2014, Kolkata: J.D.Birla Institute forged a partnership with Teach For India, the national movement of young leaders dedicated to eradicating the problem of educational inequity. This initiative was coordinated by ‘Helping Hands’, the social activities club of JDBI.
In an inspiring talk to final year JDBI students, Ms. Sharmishtha Gangulee, Recruitment Manager of Teach For India (Eastern Zone) highlighted the shockingly low rate of children going to school in India and the travails of education for students hailing from low-income communities.
The engaging one-hour presentation sought to introduce JDBI students to the option of joining the coveted Teach For India 2014 Fellowship post their graduation. Ms. Gangulee and her associates also handed out awareness brochures and FAQ sheets about the Teach For India journey and the transformational impact of this leadership experience on thousands of Indian students lacking an opportunity for education. She encouraged the students to apply for the fellowship and charted the excellent career opportunities as Teach For India alumni .
Teach For India recruits India’s most promising college graduates and high performing professionals to serve as full-time teachers in low-income schools for two years. Fellows work tirelessly to bridge the immense gap their children face, putting their students on a fundamentally different life path.
“One day, all children will attain an excellent education.” — is the vision of Teach For India. J.D.Birla Institute looks forward to a long term tie-up with Teach For India and a commitment to improving the education scenario of our country.
About the J.D. Birla Institute:
J.D. Birla Institute, which is a private un-aided college, was established in June 1962 when late Smt. Sushila Devi Birla established a college for girls to provide scientific education to young women from Kolkata’s conservative family. Over the 50 glorious years, JDBI has grown with the needs and demands of the changing times. The Institute has made rapid strides over the decades to emerge as a centre of excellence. The name was changed to J.D. Birla Institute in 2002 with the launch of a satellite campus to house the co-educational Department of Management. Today the Institute, which has an `A’ grade from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), provides graduate, post-graduate degrees under affiliation to Jadavpur University and several short term courses.