“Our focus should be on skill development,” says Manish Sisodia

Manish SisodiaTiE Delhi – NCR, the Delhi chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship, today hosted the India Education Entrepreneurship Day on the occasion of Education Day at Sheraton Saket. The event witnessed Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia who addressed the keynote. Followed by four insightful sessions highlighting the importance of collaborative efforts by startups and educators explained about Ed Tech solutions for students.

“There are 26 lakh school going students in the NCR, out of which in the primary education sector 74 per cent students cannot read their own Hindi course books. 46 per cent primary education students are unable to read. During my journalism years, I believed we suffered from infrastructural problems. Post one-and-a-half year in the ministry, I have come to realize that infrastructure is not the problem we have overcome that, the need of the hour is to better equip our teachers with the technology savvy students, who are more aware about the world than the teacher in the classroom. Education is the core and technology can be an enabler.” said Manish Sisodia, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister & Education Minister, Delhi.

He added, “Our focus should be on skill development in students starting from their primary years of education. I am hopeful education entrepreneurs can give me the solution to the gaps emerged by the rapid advancement of technology and also make Hindi, our mother tongue a part of the advancement.”

Geetika Dayal, Executive Director, TiE Delhi-NCR, said, “Education is at a critical juncture in India and needs every bit of our attention. Many entrepreneurs today realize this and have ventured into the vast sphere of technology to find the best and incorporate it in our education system. Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way. Our goal is to bring together industry leaders and young talent to discover new opportunities to aid the students of our country get a better learning experience and become world class.”

The session was mediated by Ashish Gupta, TiE Delhi-NCR Board Member and was followed by a series of questions by entrepreneurs on how they could help bridge the gaps with regard to technology, skill development, teacher training etc in the Education sector.

About TiE Delhi – NCR:
TiE is a non-profit global community welcoming entrepreneurs from all over the world. It believes in the power of ideas to change the face of entrepreneurship and growing business through five pillars: mentoring, networking, education, incubating and funding. It was founded in 1992 by a group of successful entrepreneurs and it is currently the world’s largest entrepreneurial organisation.