The International School of Business Research (ISBR) is in talks with the Electronic City Industries Association (ELCIA) to be a part of the Rural Immersion program managed by ELCIA. Over 200 MBA and PGDM students of ISBR during the academic year of 2017 will get to be a part of the Rural Immersion program which aims to bring a significant change in the 19 government schools in the vicinity of Electronic City.
Aruna Newton, Chairman, ELCIA Trust & Global Head D&I Infosys Ltd lauded the concerns of ISBR for making a difference in the government schools. Speaking about the areas of focus she said “Infrastructure is one area that has been taken care of. We should go beyond that and focus on what is happening inside the classrooms.”
Highlighting the difference the Agasthya Science Centre has made in the lives of the children belonging to the government schools in Electronic City by helping them to open up and speak and how it has made science learning fun, Aruna opined that integrating Maths and English on the lines of the Agasthya Science Centre would play an imperative role in the Rural Immersion program.
The International School of Business Research (ISBR) plans to be a part of the Rural Immersion program for at least 3 years and doesn’t wish to make it a one-off experiment.
The meeting which was held on 22nd June 2017 saw the presence of Dr. Rama N.S, CEO, Electronics City Industrial Township Authority. Mr Abbas Ali, Head of Placements and Corporate Relations, Prof. Nanaiah Pattada, Head of Industry Relations and Dr. Karpagam T., Dean Academics represented ISBR.