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Your Technical Chops Are Just the Tip of the Iceberg!

By Sayonika Ghosh   Let’s be real, coding wizards – in today’s ultra-competitive digital job market, your mad technical skills alone won’t cut it. Sure, being a pro at Python or mastering the intricacies of cloud computing is essential, but what really sets you apart is your arsenal of soft skills. 💪 At Anudip, we […]

Empowering Youth, Inspiring Change

By Sayonika Ghosh Volunteering sessions create a powerful symbiosis, benefiting both students and volunteers through a mutually enriching experience. Anudip Foundation, a non-profit organization, collaborates with multinational corporations (MNCs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to facilitate these sessions, fostering a bridge between corporate professionals and aspiring youth. In offline sessions, corporate representatives visit Anudip’s centers across […]

Building Bridges

By Sharmila Sarkar  The power of collaborative efforts with Government and NGOs aids upliftment of marginalised youth as professionals and entrepreneurs In socioeconomic development, collaboration is a catalyst for meaningful and sustainable change. In uplifting marginalised communities through digital and livelihood skills training, Anudip Foundation, too, leverages a lot on its collaborations. Synergistic partnerships with governmental […]

Bridging the Digital Gap: Launching BNBP Project for Digital Inclusion

By Sharmila Sarkar Digital skills are considered indispensable for navigating the world today and for professional growth. But for even many of our youth from underprivileged backgrounds access to digital skills remain elusive.  Located in Diamond Harbour, a town and a municipality of the South 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal, […]

Abling disability

By Sharmila Sarkar An Inside Look at Anudip’s Inclusive Job Placements for the physically challenged youth  In a world striving for inclusivity, initiatives like Anudip Foundation’s Specially-Abled-Vocational-Education (SAVE) program stand as shining examples of empowerment and opportunity. Since its inception in 2014, the SAVE Program has been transforming lives, bridging gaps, and fostering a truly […]

Unlock Your Potential: The Six Must-Have Skills to Boost Personal and Professional Growth

By Sayonika Ghosh Hey there, growth-seekers! Ready to level up your game in both personal and professional arenas? Buckle up because we’re diving into the six skills that’ll turbocharge your professional journey to success: Smooth Talker Alert: Communication Rules! Yep, whether you’re chatting up a storm with pals or nailing that client presentation, killer communication […]

Teaching Gets an Electrifying Makeover!

By Sayonika Ghosh Brace yourselves, folks, because the way we learn is about to get a serious upgrade!  Gone are the days of snooze-fests and mind-numbing lectures. At our institutions, we’re shaking things up with interactive teaching techniques that will have you on the edge of your seat, eager to soak up every bit of […]

HOW CYBERSECURITY PROFESSIONALS WILL SHAPE TOMORROW’S DIGITAL WORLD

In contemporary times, people who work in cybersecurity are very important. Technology is growing quickly, and with it come more dangers. Our digital system constantly faces attacks like data leaks or cyberattacks. It shows us how crucial it is to preserve and keep our digital structure safe from harm. In this blog, we will discuss […]

THE BACKBONE OF ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS – WHY JAVA EDUCATION MATTERS

In the field of enterprise applications, where strength, ability to grow, and trustworthiness are vital features, Java is a significant force. It serves as the basic structure for building numerous crucial systems. Be it financial institutions or e-commerce leaders, many important parts of the software infrastructure that ensure the smooth running of businesses run on […]

TRANSFORMATIVE BENEFITS OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAM FOR BUSINESSES

In contemporary times, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is no longer a nice thing to have but an essential thing to have in every organization. Today, businesses are expected to lead the way when it comes to giving back to people and the planet. That’s right, starting a CSR program is easier said than done. Whether […]

UNLOCKING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: HOW LEARNING JAVA CAN BOOST YOUR PROFESSIONAL PROSPECTS

Maintaining competitiveness in the quickly changing job market of today necessitates ongoing learning and adaptation. Those looking to progress in their careers must pick up new skills as technology continues to change industries. Java programming is one such ability that has shown to be extremely beneficial. In this post, we’ll look at how learning Java […]

THE INTERSECTION OF EDUCATION AND HEALTH: A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

On the path towards women’s empowerment, the relationship between health and education becomes apparent as a pivotal point that influences women’s overall well-being. This dynamic relationship emphasises how important it is to see health and education as interrelated rather than as components that are essential to women’s empowerment. Furthermore, incorporating principles of Corporate Social Responsibility […]

SECURING YOUR BUSINESS WITH AI: LET’S TAKE A LOOK INTO DATA SCIENCE FOR CYBERSECURITY

Nowadays, with organisations depending more and more on technology, protecting sensitive data and systems has become critical. The increasing complexity of cyber threats has rendered conventional security methods inadequate in safeguarding firms against possible intrusions. This is where data science and artificial intelligence come into play, completely changing the cybersecurity environment. This article examines the […]

THE EVOLUTION OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN MODERN BUSINESS

Businesses, big or small, should not always be guided by profit alone. They should work towards enhancing their brand equity to remain successful in the long run. It is imperative that they have a good influence on both the environment and society. This is where the rising worries about a variety of issues come into […]

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The Transformative Power of Data in Education: Unleashing Impactful Insights for Student Success

Vibhor Goel – Chief Technology Officer, ANUDIP FOUNDATION writes an article on The Transformative Power of Data in Education: Unleashing Impactful Insights for Student Success In the realm of education, data has emerged as a powerful catalyst for change, revolutionizing teaching and learning practices. In this blog post, we will explore how data-driven insights can […]

How Coding Skills Can Open Doors to High-Paying Jobs

With a growing number of companies going digital with their operations and other activities, there is a greater need for developing top-notch software solutions that meet business objectives. Be it ERP or CRM software platforms, digitization has brought about enhanced quality, better productivity and efficiency, quick responsiveness, and the lowering of both CAPEX and OPEX. […]

What Are the In-Demand Skills for Today’s Job Aspirants?

The world of technology is evolving at a rapid pace, and businesses are increasingly going digital to drive growth and stay competitive. This has made specific job skills to be in high demand. So, whether you are a newcomer or an existing employee, knowing these skills will give you an edge. However, to acquire the […]

How Data Science and AI Can Help Businesses

Data is the new oil, so goes the saying. It underscores the importance of data in gaining insights, making informed decisions, and powering businesses across domains. At the same time, artificial intelligence, or AI, is transforming digital technology into a three-dimensional physical environment. Today, AI is not part of a science fiction dystopia but has […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF SOFT SKILLS IN THE WORKPLACE

In the highly competitive job environment of today, employers are looking for candidates who can quickly adapt to the work environment, have a fast learning curve, and possess soft skills. In fact, soft skills are the personal attributes, traits, and interpersonal skills that enable individuals to effectively communicate, work in teams, solve problems, think out […]

Empowering Women through Education and Leadership Development

The upliftment of any society cannot happen unless and until its women are empowered. Since women are the nucleus of any family, empowering them through education and leadership development can strengthen a society and help a nation progress. However, the condition of women in India and in most parts of the world leaves a lot […]

How Can India Harness its Demographic Dividend

Every challenge comes with an opportunity waiting to be seized. The world is facing a demographic challenge today. Globally, there are 1.8 billion young people between 10 and 14 years old standing at the door of adulthood. Every month, nearly 10 million young people reach the official working age and are ready to start their […]

HOW CAN DEEP TECH PROPEL DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION 2.0?

Digital technology has seen an upswing in the last decade, with both businesses and end-users gaining in terms of convenience, cost advantage, quality, and innovation. Even though the pandemic disrupted the world in a massive way, digital technologies helped businesses, especially startups, find opportunities and cash in on them. Digital transformation has gained momentum like […]

How Social Entrepreneurship is Impacting the World?

“A little bit of good can turn into a whole lot of good when fueled by the commitment of a social entrepreneur.” – Jeff Skoll, Founder, and chairman of the Skoll Foundation. Contemporary entrepreneurship is much different than what it used to be a decade ago. Today, it is more of a fusion of management […]

How Talent Drives Digital Transformation, Not Technology

In today’s world, technology and talent are two sides of the same coin. To harness technological innovations for business results, you need talent. Digital transformation in a company is only successful when the entire organization is there to support that change. Moreover, they need to be trained to develop capabilities that will make work processes easier […]

THE PHENOMENON CALLED THE GREAT RESIGNATION

“The surging cost of living and worries about the future is curbing the zeal of people to quit their jobs and join the Great Resignation. “- According to Randstad NV, a global provider of employment services. Covid-19 spurred on the Great Resignation or the Big Quit in early 2021, record employees voluntarily quit their jobs en […]

In conversation with Dr. Tehnaz Dastoor on Philanthropy, CSR and more

Dr. Dastoor was the first UNICEF Global Coordinator for women and children affected by landmines and focal point for child Soldiers. Dr. Tehnaz J. Dastoor, has a Doctoral degree specializing in Political Economy from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. Today, she is one of the prime social influencers and thought leaders and set up […]

CREATING TECHNICALLY ADVANCED TALENT POOL

An insightful blog by our Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Sumit Guha on how Digital upskilling is creating technically advanced talent pool, published by TIMES OF INDIA, under their opinion section which covers thought articles and views of leaders and change-makers on various significant themes. ? Click HERE to read the full article

APEX (Achieving Professional Excellence)

To tap leadership potential— and more effectively, APEX (Achieving Professional Excellence) is ANUDIP’s highly customized program for professionals, which test new strategies and practical tools through hands-on experiences to gain deeper insights into leadership through assessments and reflection. The APEX training will prepare high-potential professionals ready to make a sustainable impact: The key outcomes of […]

TRAITS OF A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

In the highly competitive world of business where enterprises compete with each other to sustain and grow, it is the quality of their human resource pool that determines whether the company is thriving or just about trying to stay afloat. As per a survey by Omam Consultants, a human resources consulting firm, the attrition rate […]

A Brief Guide to the Future of Computer Programming

If there’s anything that’s progressing without a pause, it would be the advancement of technology, especially the digital kind. And programmers are the people who implement the technology to be used by a large section of the users, be it in the form of applications, websites, the Internet of Things, or others. In reality, they […]

Preparing The Grassroots To Be Future Ready

Read the enticing article written by our Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Vibhor Goel on Preparing The Grassroots To Be Future Ready For Jobs Of Tomorrow, published by CXO OUTLOOK, an independent publication (Magazine & Portal) for C-Suit business leaders and learners, publishing insightful and inspirational stories, ideas, views and best practices. Click here to read […]

“If it’s a son, he will be an engineer” – 3 Idiots (2009)

Read the enticing article written by our Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Somsuvro Chatterjee on the need to tech women, published by Express Computer, one of India’s most respected IT media brands. Click here to read the article.

What Are the Emerging Trends in Skill Development?

The human development index of any country shows how developed it is and how happy are its citizens. Financial empowerment and the standard of living of citizens are important indicators driving the trajectory of the index. For instance, India, despite its demographic dividend and vast resources, is lagging in the human development index by a […]

The Making of a New-Age Workforce from India’s Margins

India is a peculiar case study. On the one hand, it is going to be the fastest-growing economy in the world (as per IMF) in the year 2022 and possesses the largest young workforce globally, the economy does not seem to be harnessing the “demographic dividend” to its maximum. With the fourth industrial revolution going […]

Betting Long on Women in Technology

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New Skills for Youth in the Post-COVID World

The pandemic has disrupted the world in myriad ways with both people and their livelihood severely impacted. With economies coming to a virtual halt due to the extensive lockdowns and restrictions imposed globally, many business enterprises were forced to down shutters. This resulted in scores of people around the world losing their source of livelihood. […]

How Stark is India’s Digital Divide and How to Bridge it

India is known for being a preferred IT destination for companies from around the world, thanks to its vast reservoir of skilled resources, a robust digital infrastructure, at least in the cities, and cost advantage. The burgeoning service sector in India that offers employment opportunities to scores of young people, especially in the IT and […]

GIRLS DROP-OUT RATE FROM CAREER-TRAINING-IN INDIA, AND WHY?

Attaining gender justice in India is based on the degree of financial empowerment women enjoy. Statistics reveal that the participation of women in India’s workforce, especially in the corporate sector, has been dropping over the years. It is a surprising trend when juxtaposed against women moving into traditional male bastions and breaking stereotypes. As per […]

WHAT ARE THE TOP SOFT SKILLS NEEDED TO GET JOBS?

Employers look for candidates who can add value to their business, bring new ideas, and help them meet their overall business objectives. In pursuance of the same, they look for some specific skills aka soft skills in candidates irrespective of the position or role they apply for. By possessing such skills, candidates can make themselves […]

HOW TO FUTURE PROOF YOUR CAREER?

With the advent of technology, especially automation, the industrial landscape is changing rapidly. The fourth industrial revolution underpinned on the marriage of digital and physical technologies has the potential to upend most job roles. So, the job you are in now may not be available in a few years down the line or change its […]

Where are the Girls?

Since 2020, ANUDIP works to improve the mental health and economic conditions of women and girls from low-income and Covid affected families in India by providing them with employment exclusively in technology. With the nation-wide lockdowns, we trusted technology as the game-changer which brought about positive changes – in their lives, roles and careers. We […]

HOW HAS E-LEARNING FARED IN THE PANDEMIC AND ITS FUTURE?

COVID-19 has affected the whole world with economies plummeting and scores of people facing an uncertain future. Along with other sectors, the education sector too has faced its share of troubles and challenges with the onset of the pandemic. The statistics are alarming indeed with around 1.2 billion children (Source: Unesco) out of their classrooms […]

STAY-AT-HOME OR GIG ECONOMY – THE FUTURE?

The pandemic has influenced the way we live, interact, and work. With the infectious nature of the disease and its debilitating consequences, people have been forced to stay indoors and maintain protocols like social distancing. The precautionary measures undertaken by governments around the world in the form of lockdowns have hit the economy hard with […]

SKILL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK – REINVENTION IN A POST COVID WORLD

COVID has taken a huge toll on both human lives and livelihoods on a global scale. It has forced people to stay indoors and made norms like social distancing a biting reality. The pandemic has made industries across sectors to shift towards conducting virtual operations (wherever feasible). The shift has been found to be more […]

SPARKS EMPLOYEE MAGAZINE

Dear All,  The PR & Corporate Communications Team is glad to publish SPARKS 2021, our employee magazine with heart-warming personal and professional stories, inspiring team achievements, post-cards and enticing talents of our people across geographies. With all your support, we have been able to make the 6th volume of SPARKS 2021– with vibrant sections that conveys a sense of diversity, and agility appropriate for our heritage and […]

THE CSR AGENDA 2021: CRITICAL STRATEGIES TO DEFINE THE POST-COVID FUTURE – BUILD TO LAST

In conversation with Dr. Mahul Brahma  (D.Litt, PhD), CSR Expert, TEDx Speaker, Columnist, Author, Chief Editor and Head – Corporate Communications, Branding, Publications and Conferences, mjunction   The CSR Agenda 2021:  Critical Strategies to Define the Post-COVID Future – Build to Last         Interview Questionnaire for the newsletter Q.1 Technological advancements have redefined […]

HOW CAN SKILL DEVELOPMENT HELP THE DIFFERENTLY-ABLED?

Going by the last census report, the number of differently-abled people in India is a whopping 2.65 crore, which comprises roughly 2.21% of the Indian population. Among them, around 12.6 million happen to be males while 9.3 million are females. It comes as no surprise that in a large insensitive society such as ours the […]

HOW DIGITIZING INDUSTRY WILL LEAD TO JOB GROWTH

The world is going through a recession thanks to the impact of the pandemic. With economies shrinking and businesses tightening their belts for survival, many people have been rendered jobless. Most sectors of the economy starting from manufacturing, tourism, airlines, logistics, hospitality, trade and commerce, and others were forced to shut shop during the lockdown. […]

Take on National Education Policy, 2020

The National Education Policy (NPE) was introduced in the year 2020 and seeks to replace the 34-year-old National Policy on Education framed in 1986. The new policy came about arguably at the right time as a lot of things have changed and new challenges cropped up since 1986. It aims at creating quality institutions with […]

WHAT ARE THE eLEARNING TRENDS OF 2021?

The rising adoption of smartphones and the availability of the internet in higher bandwidths have given eLearning a real boost. The convenience eLearning offers in terms of pursuing learning at your own pace, viewing recorded lessons, or attending interactive lectures in real-time from the comfort of your home makes it highly sought after among students […]

WHY IS DIGITAL MARKETING ONE OF THE HOTTEST CAREER OPTIONS?

With the world increasingly moving into the digital space, enterprises are embracing digital transformation with a greater sense of purpose. They do so to improve productivity, streamline their value-chain, enhance the quality of products or services, deliver better customer experiences, reduce the cost of operations, and increase profitability. And when the business landscape is turning […]

Is Blended Learning more effective than Conventional Learning?

Knowledge is the bedrock of civilization and education is the process of disseminating knowledge and to get learners ready to face the challenges of the day and future. No nation can progress if its edifice of education is weak and crumbling. A large number of issues plaguing our society – economic disparity, unemployment, lack of […]

How CSR Initiatives Help the cause of Skill Development?

The Corporate Social Responsibility management concept provides an avenue for the companies to assimilate social inequality and environmental protection concerns in their business dealings with their stakeholders. This triple bottom line approach helps businesses to bring about a balance in their core business activities with social and environmental concernsto achieve sustainable and equitable development. What […]

THE ROLE OF ETHICAL HACKING IN COMBATING CYBERCRIME

The growing digitization of the global economy is accompanied by an ever rising spectre of cybercrime. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, the damage from cybercrime incidents is expected to touch a whopping $6 trillion annually by 2021. And with the increased use of digital devices among people in accessing the internet and conducting financial transactions, crackers […]

WHY IT AND DIGITAL SKILLS ARE IMPORTANT FOR A SUCCESSFUL CAREER?

The digitization of the world economy means most businesses are moving online to achieve a host of objectives. These include streamlining processes, accelerating decision-making, reducing waste, delivering better customer experiences, and improving revenue models. Thus, digital transformation requires trained human resources in IT and digital skills. The myriad benefits enterprises may get by employing such […]

BREAKING THE GLASS CEILING: EXAMPLES OF WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY

In the 21st century, it is a commonly accepted fact that diversity is necessary in the workplace, society and the world…especially when it comes to the ever-transient world of technology. However, when people look hard, they will still find gender discrepancies in job roles that require its candidates to have a proficient level of understanding […]

CYCLONE AMPHAN AND HUMAN RESILIENCE

When the destructive power of mother-nature bears down, humans have little else to do rather than watchhelplessly and pick up the pieces later. This was in full display in the recent cyclone Amphan that ravaged the state of West Bengal on 20th May 2020. The squally winds reaching up to a speed of 120 kmph […]

AI – “THE BEST FRIEND OF THE FUTURE.”

With the rapid advancement in technology, AI (Artificial Intelligence) is becoming the need for every individual. The market research done in December 2019 by tech ARC firm has reported more than 500 million smartphone users in India. Aadhar, is the world’s largest digital IT programme according to the McKinsey Global Institute Report published in March […]

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, WORLD OF AI AND HOW ANUDIP IS A PART OF IT BY IMPACTING LIVES?

As we are moving rapidly towards 22nd century, Disruptive technologies will shape our future. Now what is that? Disruptive technology is an innovation that significantly alters the way that consumers, industries, or businesses operate. A disruptive technology sweeps away the systems or habits it replaces because it has attributes that are recognizably superior. Now let […]

SOLITUDE PLACE IS THE ORGANIZATION OF A GENIUS

The whole World is under LOCKDOWN. Silence all around. Our civilization is trying hard to get rid of this crisis, not only the virus is the element here but also we have to be focused heavily on the economic prospective. Always bear in mind, Situations only reveals us, we cannot choose our outside situation, but […]

COPING WITH MENTAL HEALTH DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

Our world is currently dealing with a lot of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s so much anger, sadness, depression and anxiety taking up space in people’s hearts. With the temporary dissipation of the fast-paced life, there is now room for all sorts of emotions, thoughts and memories to resurface. Some people aren’t ready […]

REWARDS TO EMPLOYEES SHOULD BE BASED ON PERFORMANCE PLUS POTENTIAL

The success of any company depends, among other things, on how involved or dedicated its employees are. It is not difficult to understand that employee productivity and efficiency can deliver better quality product or service, garner better revenue, reduce/remove customer complaints, and achieve competitiveness. If analysed properly, employees who arenot working to their full potential […]

THE ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE COVID-19 CRISIS

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented worldwide crisis. Western social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as their Chinese counterparts (such as WeChat and Weibo) are at the heart of this crisis. These platforms can act as architects of misinformation related to COVID-19. This perpetration of misinformation encompasses ‘outbreak response’ […]

MANY MORE WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY! AN INSPIRATION!

Women have excelled in every field they have got into; bringing with them attributes of leadership, efficiency, innovation, and dedication in abundant measure. If earlier, women were considered for jobs belonging to the humanities or arts (read soft streams,) today, the tables have been turned. Women are helping jobs in the technology sector with equanimity. […]

EMPLOYEE WELLNESS IS THE NEW MOTIVATION

In the competitive business environment, enterprises need to be at their best when it comes to meeting the demands of the markets, delivering great customer experiences, and seeking profitability. In a quality-driven ecosystem where there is little margin for error, enterprises should ensure brand visibility, the quality of their products/services, mitigate customer complaints, and be […]

What are the Top 10 careers in 2020?

The global job landscape is evolving owing to factors such as the advent of new technologies, shift in demographics, and globalization among others. The jobs that were in vogue for over a decade so far are likely to be replaced by the new ones. This would mean the demand for a new range of skills […]

THE 7 FASTEST-GROWING TECH JOBS

Technology has become an incredibly important driving force for individuals, enterprises, and entities. It has brought about outcomes like speed, quality, efficiency, quick decision making, convenience, and cost savings – for both individuals and organizations. As the technology sector gets hotter by the day, the job opportunities are gathering steam as well. The traditional job […]

HOW TO LEVERAGE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE INTERNET ECONOMY

With the world moving along the digital superhighway, enterprises have no choice but to embrace digital transformation. This means the adoption of new technologies and methodologies, and employing trained manpower. So, enterprises operating in various sectors viz., manufacturing, technology, education, logistics, health & fitness, travel & tourism, and hospitality, among others have woken up to […]

HOW ANUDIP HAS EMERGED AS A SOUND CSR IMPLEMENTATION PARTNER FOR LEADING BUSINESSES?

Social responsibility in India has had a hoary past with businesses giving back to society in one form or the other. Cut to the present competitive corporate environment, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become an integral part of the general business practices. It helps corporates to create a sound impression for a greater cause. What […]

How customized training can create a talented workforce?

Today’s dynamic and highly competitive work environment requires businesses to be innovative and flexible. This helps them to stay up the competition curve and adapt to any new technology, tools, or paradigm. For example, in software testing, the traditional waterfall methodology has given way to Agile and DevOps, which businesses are embracing in a big […]

DO YOU THINK SKILLS SHOULD BE PART OF THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM? NOT JUST SUBJECTS?

The world of today is increasingly driven by technology. The situation is likely to become even more techno driven in the future with terms like the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, artificial intelligence, automation, big data etc., holding sway. This requires a trained workforce that is aligned with the processes and goals of businesses to […]

TECHNOLOGY IS JUST A TOOL, HUMANS ARE THE REAL ENABLERS

The progress of human civilization is underpinned on innovation and changes in technology. In fact, technology is responsible for catapulting humans from the age of bullock carts to that of machines. It is responsible for revolutionizing manufacturing and transforming the lives of people for the better. Technology brought about better efficiency, increased productivity, cost savings, […]

THE NEW CSR REGIME – Is there scope for more?

Author: Monisha Banerjee, Chief Executive Officer, Anudip Foundation for Social Welfare Recently, the government announced rather harsh penal clauses to corporates who did not spend the required 2% of net profits which included setting up a separate funds including imprisonment. The backlash was expected and the Finance Ministry promised a review. The recommendations if implemented […]

HOW TO BECOME A PART OF THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

Digital technologies have revolutionized the way we communicate, work, or lead our lives. These have brought in convenience, speed, efficiency, and affordability. There is hardly any realm or domain that has not been touched by the transforming power of digital technologies. Be it individuals, businesses, organizations, and even governments, digital technologies led transformation has given […]

A MESSAGE OF GRATITUDE FROM NEW ORLEANS

Blog by Nicholas Webster Simoneaux, Training Manager – Anudip New Orleans. As Anudip Foundation expands its operations in New Orleans, I’d like to recognize the people who have helped make this work possible. First: the students. In the past year, I have had the opportunity to work with over 30 students. Per client confidentiality, I […]

HOW MODERN PROSTHETICS HAS TRANSFORMED THE LIVES OF AMPUTEES

A sudden loss of a limb can be extremely traumatic for a person leading to unforeseen consequences like the loss of livelihood, loss of confidence, and a feeling of despair. In fact, the loss of livelihood is arguably the most traumatic outcome should a person loses his or her limbs. And if the person happens […]

HOW ENGLISH COMMUNICATION CAN OPEN THE DOORS TO SUCCESS

English has emerged as the preferred language of professionals not only in India but in most of the developed world as well. As an international language, English is spoken in the corridors of power, industry, academia, media, and other places. In today’s world, if you are not fluent in English, you may not be able […]

HOW SELF-CONFIDENCE CAN DRIVE SUCCESS

There are times when the self-confidence of a person can hit rock bottom. The reasons could be many; lack of education, lack of skills, social and economic backwardness, disability of any kind, personal upheavals etc. In a world of intense competition where everyone has become a part of the rat race, self-confidence can be the […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A RIGHT MENTOR FOR YOUR CAREER

Achieving success in today’s techno driven world is underpinned majorly on factors such as knowledge, skills, and experience among others. The job scenario has become intensely competitive with companies seeking candidates who have the relevant new-age skills, experience, and qualifications. Given this background, leading in a career is achievable if he or she is backed […]

A BETTER INDIA IN THE MAKING

Blog by Apu Gayen, Senior Soft Skill Trainer, SAVE Today India is one of the youngest nation in the world with more than 62% of the population is working age group (15-59). However, most of the people in India belong to the below poverty level. They don’t have minimum food for daily living and education. […]

SKILL AND WILL, BOTH ARE A MANDATE

Gone are the days when academic qualifications alone would have been sufficient to fetch the youth their dream jobs. Today, the scenario has changed drastically due to disruptive technologies which resulted in less of manual efforts. However, one should also consider various reports and studies that have shown the lack of apt skills among job […]

WHAT ARE THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS?

The United Nations has envisioned a set of goals pertaining to the empowerment of society at a large. Known as the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, these are enforced to improve the socio-economic conditions. However, given the enormity of the challenge, the onus of meeting the goals requires a consolidated effort from the government, NGOs, […]

DISABILITY DOES NOT MEAN BEING DISABLED

There can be times when an unfortunate incident or accident can render a person immobile, even for life. It can lead to the person losing his or her job or severely restrict his or her ability to earn a livelihood. Besides, disability can strike a severe blow to the confidence of a person almost altering […]

FUTURE OF JOBS

About the Author Bidisha Roy is associated with Anudip as a TATA ProEngage volunteer, a part-time skill-based volunteering programme. Bidisha is a Learning Consultant who has strategized and designed learning programs, interfaces, and experiences for over 16 years. She is a certified Design Thinking Influencer and practitioner and has worked in the area of handloom […]

HOW CAN THE SOCIALLY MARGINALIZED JOIN THE MAINSTREAM?

The economic growth achieved over the years has brought about significant improvement in the lives of people. The economic activity has generated jobs in myriad sectors for scores of people leading to their financial empowerment. However, not everyone has benefited from the economic boom owing to lack of education or skills. To enable greater social […]

HOW CAN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION EMPOWER THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED?

What are vocational skills and how can they help? The economy comprises various sectors the functioning of which is underpinned on certain specialized skills, notably related to IT and digital technology. The industry requires people equipped with vocational skills to address emerging business dynamics and the growing market demand for quality goods/services. This is needed […]

SKILL DEVELOPMENT: REALIZING INDIA’S DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDEND

How a focused and industry relevant skill development programme can transform the lives of individuals is best understood by the life of Amit Karmakar in West Bengal. Amit had to discontinue his studies due to the difficult financial condition of his family. He approached us at Anudip, where our academic counsellors suggested him to pursue […]

LIGHTING THE TORCH FOR OTHERS

Education is the light that can dispel the darkness of ignorance. However, quality education has become costly and inaccessible to many, especially those coming from the underprivileged background. Since education is the key to secure a bright future, students from disadvantaged sections often do not make it and continue to wallow. Besides, education should lead […]

HOW CAN CSR INITIATIVES FROM BUSINESSES TRANSFORM LIVES

CSR activities can lead to tangible benefits for both businesses & people. These should be implemented in partnership with an organization with domain expertise. Do you want to embrace CSR activities as part of your overall business strategy?  A knowledgeable and skilled workforce is the prerequisite for companies to harness breakthrough technologies, increase efficiency, and […]

EMPLOYEE EMPOWERMENT AS A TOOL TO EXCELLENCE

Blog by Pritha Banerjee, Pro Bono Volunteer Employee empowerment refers to giving your employees an amount of autonomy and responsibility for decision-making regarding their specific organizational tasks. Being a leader in this business requires helping employees carry out their tasks without constant micro-management from you. When employees are independent, your time is freed up to […]

THE STORY OF BIPLAB HALDER

Blog by Sandip Bose, Faculty,Baruipur West Bengal. My name is Sandip Bose, I am a faculty member of Anudip’s Baruipur center. Recently I have completed a year in the organization. It’s been a wonderful journey so far under the guidance of experienced and friendly colleagues and seniors . Before joining Anudip I did not have […]

YESTERDAY, I MET PRAKASH!

Blog by Brahma Sankar Das, Assistant Manager – Training & Operations, Anudip Odisha. This is my third blog and I decided to write it after meeting one of my former students. It was in my list of ToDo’s for a long time. It was at 5 o’clock one evening. I went out from the branch […]

INTEGRATION OF DIFFERENTLY-ABLED YOUTH IN JOB MARKETS

Blog by Dibyendu Das, Manager – SAVE Program Integration of Differently-Abled Youth in workplace is a two-way process. Employers can remove barriers in the workplace while Differently-Abled Youth have to find solutions to break down those barriers in the workplace. Capitalizing on the job market is the responsibility of both groups. To craft a successful […]

INCLUSIVE APPROACH – FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY

Blog by  Apu Gayen, Team Member of SAVE Program. People with disabilities have amazing potential – to work, they have vast pool of talent which many of us are not aware. They are not a burden to the nation. They have the ability to contribute effectively to the nation. Their ability to contribute and the […]

DIGITAL INDIA AND ANUDIP

Akhil Singh associated with Anudip as a TATA ProEngage volunteer, a part-time skill-based volunteering programme. Akhil is a B.tech in Electrical and Electronics engineering and  works at Tata Consultancy services as a system engineer.   In his blog, Akhil highlights the Digital India initiative driven by the Indian Prime Minister and how in tandem with it, Anudip’s unique online skill […]

YOUTH OF INDIA

Joyanta Karmakar works for TATA Consultancy Services. He is associated with Anudip as a part-time TATA PRO engage volunteer. Joyanta has a passion for writing articles and is an avid reader of Indian mythology. Joyanta’s blog highlights the skill security of Indian youth, its challenges and possibilities in the twenty-first century. Click here to read […]

CONTRIBUTION FROM SECTORS IN GENERATING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR SKILLED YOUTH

Mahua Dutta is a Senior Manager, Operational Risk Management and Assurance at TATA AIA Life Insurance Company Limited. She has done her MBA in Finance, Fellowship in Life Insurance, and PG Diploma in Risk Management, Business Law, and PR. Mahua is presently involved with Anudip through TATA ProEngage, a part-time, skill-based volunteering programme, which offers […]

WORK TURNED MEANINGFUL? OR MEANING GOT INTO MY WORK?

Blog by Amit Halder, Deputy Manager- Corporate Relations I have been associated with Anudip since November 2017 in the Corporate Relations Department. Presently I am assigned for placement of Anudip trained youth from difficult family backgrounds. It has been a wonderful experience to work on a livelihood project for the first time in my life. […]

BE YOUR OWN INSPIRATION

Blog by Pulak Bhattacharjee, Senior Soft skill Faculty Kakdwip West Bengal- In my five years journey with Anudip, there have been ample opportunities to learn and to grow. I have my own views established in going through this long journey to share with you. What I have felt may coincide with yours. Before joining Anudip, […]

NEVER LOOK BACK

Blog by Brahma Sankar Das, Assistant Manager – Regional Training In-Charge, Anudip Odisha. This is my second blog and I hope you will like it as well as the first. I believe this piece will inspire and motivate you to contribute your best towards this developmental journey of our esteemed organization “Anudip Foundation for Social […]

WHAT A JOURNEY SO FAR!

Blog by Brahma Sankar Das, Regional Training In-Charge, Anudip Odisha The “Journey” mentioned in the name of this story, is about an unforgettable experience for the Anudip team in Odisha. It was the month of November in 2016. Everyone in the Odisha team can rewind to the fact that, it was the 3rd and 4th […]

A DAY TO REMEMBER: REFLECTION OF SUCCESS AND JOY

Blog by Apu Gayen, Senior Soft Skill Trainer, SAVE It was a hot summer day. I was returning from my workplace by bus. The bus was crowded and I found myself standing beside a seat reserved for persons with disabilities. Suddenly I felt someone touching my feet. I noticed the girl on the seat bending […]

ICRA VOLUNTEERING MEET

Blog By Mehuli Majumder , Regional Head, West Bengal Operations The ICRA Volunteering meet brought together the Kolkata ICRA (formerly Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency of India Limited)) employees and the students of Anudip Foundation for an eventful day at the Kolkata ICRA Office at A.J.C Bose Road.  Ten students from the present Mograhat Centre batch from West […]

MY NEW FRIEND IN ANUDIP

Gourav Mukherjee, a summer intern at Anudip writes his experience at Dakshin Barasat Training Centre of Anudip in the 24-Paraganas district of West Bengal. His blog brings out how he turned his informative field visit to an enticing day by making a new friend! To read the blog, click here.

SUNRAY

Swarnalatha Maripini, Coach and Soft Skill Trainer from Anudip’s Gopalapattnam Centre in Andhra Pradesh pens down her enticing experience with her colleagues in the Office Picnic at Sunray, a village resort, thirty-eight kilometers from the city of Vishakhapatnam. Her blog promulgates the fun and informal activities with her co-workers and seniors throughout the day in […]

DISTINGUISHED VISITORS AT ANUDIP AND IMERIT

Dr. Partha Pratim Chakrabarty, Director of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP),  visited Anudip and iMerit offices in Metiabruz and Baruipur on June 18th 2017. Dr. Chakraborty was accompanied by Dr. Sudeshna Sarkar, Head of Computer Science Department, and Dr. Sriman Bhattacharya, Deputy Director of IITKGP to Anudip’s 3D Printing for Development (3D4D) Lab at Baruipur, […]

DISHA, BY ITC AND ANUDIP, DIRECTS EMPLOYMENT FOR RURAL BENGAL

Anudip Foundation in collaboration with its trusted partner, ITC, organized DISHA (meaning “direction” in Sanskrit) – a multi company recruitment drive on 27th March 2017, at Ranihati in rural West Bengal. This unique endeavour, jointly hosted by Anudip and ITC’s CSR initiative, assembled more than 350 Anudip students from Ranihati and Amta regions to connect them with reputed […]

A GREEN SIGNAL FOR DIGITAL LITERACY

On Feb 8, the Union Cabinet, chaired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved an outlay of Rs 2,351.38 crore as ‘Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan’ (PMGDISHA) to make 6 crore rural households digitally literate by March 2019. Under the scheme, 25 lakh candidates will be digitally trained in the fiscal year 2016-17, […]

LITTLE FOOTPRINTS IN ANUDIP

Came December 10th, Saturday, the sound of buckling spring keys of laptops, long hours of meetings, mails and the humdrum cacophony all came to a pause across Anudip Headquarters and regional centres, when wards and kids of Anudip and iMerit employees were invited at the office premises for Srishti, a painting competition organized by the […]

WHY IS THE GRASS GREEN ?

Rina Samanta, a student from Anudip’s Harindanga Centre located in rural Bengal, offers a vivid and fundamental science report on an interesting question: – “Why is the grass green?” Her research, triggered by the question any four-year-old would ask, – takes us back to an important science lesson we learnt in school. Rina’s colourful depiction […]

CSR’S NEW RULE APPLICABLE IN FULL LETTER AND SPIRIT

A fresh perspective in Section 135 of the new Companies Act 2013 which mandates corporate India to work for the promotion of socio-economic growth grabs attention. The influx of the new CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) rule under section 135 and sub-sections (1) and (2) notified on 23rd of May, 2016 now allows corporate bodies to […]

AN EVENING WITH TAGORE

In their traditional Indian attires, Anudip & iMerit employees gathered after work in our office premises to commemorate the 155th birth anniversary of poet laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The celebration started with the quintessential prayer-song  Anando Loke Mongolaloke (Abode of Joy), evoking an ambience of music and verse. This was followed by open discussions on the life of Tagore […]

WHO IS ANUDIP’S MOST WANTED ?

Come 9.30 am and the second floor at Vishnu Chamber in Salt Lake, Kolkata sprouts  with phone calls, conferences and the flickering sounds of the mutiple keybaords. Amidst busy faces and piles of files in the Anudip and iMerit Headquarters, one name distinctly sounds familiar from every corner –  “Swapan Da”.  Soon arrives Swapan with […]

SHE IS A WONDER!!

While the men at Anudip and iMerit headquarters were busy in the midst of the daily mails and meetings….women workers at the two companies left no stone unturned to celebrate International Women’s Day in the office premises. Jubilant ladies, dressed in their best, cherished their day, merrymaking about the multiple roles they play both at […]

A REWARDING 2015 AND AN EXCITING YEAR AHEAD – A NOTE FROM THE CEO

Dear friends and supporters of Anudip, Your company had a successful 2015 that was highlighted by our: • expanding training capacity • entering service for high risk populations like persons with disabilities and political refugees • building an online learning system in partnership with Udemy • establishing a presence at the nation’s capital, and • […]

WHAT THE GEM TECH AWARD MEANS TO ME

In late October 2014, I traveled to Busan, Republic of Korea, to collect one of the first GEM-Tech Awards at ITU’s 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference. I was deeply honored to accept the award on behalf of the 40,000 marginalized young students of iMerit and our sister company, Anudip Foundation, who have been mainstreamed into digital jobs and now benefit from sustainable […]

CYCLONE AILA RELIEF WORK IN THE SUNDERBANS

Sulekha, one of India’s largest and fastest-growing digital platforms for local services in its creative column featured an article written by Dipak Basu, CEO of Anudip, which accentuates his experience with his colleagues during a relief-campaign after the Cyclone Aila ravaged the Sunderbans,  the world’s largest evergreen deltaic forest and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The blog reminisces Anudip’s first […]

OUR VISIT TO RAIDIGHI

We enjoyed a very informative and enjoyable visit to Anudip’s Raidighi training center. Dr. Jayashree Ghose (Trustee, Ankur Trust) and I accompanied Tirthankar Chakraborty and Arindam Saha to Raidighi. Inspite of disruptive heavy rain on March 4th morning, we had a very smooth journey with Bhola Dada at the wheel. Both Dr. Ghose and I […]

EXPERIENCING ANUDIP AND IMERIT’S WORK INSIDE THE INDIAN EDUCATION AND ENTERPRISE SECTOR

Our recently arrived fellows, Rosella Chapman, Monet Gonnerman and Kathryn Hackett are undergraduate students of Santa Clara University, USA, who are joining us as part of the Global Social Benefit Fellowship from late June untill the beginning of August. Whereby Rosella is mainly working with iMerit, interviewing employees on how their lives changed through the […]

SOCIAL IMPACT FROM THE CITY OF JOY

A series of impressions from Global Social Benefit Fellows from Santa Clara University, who spent six weeks at Anudip and iMerit, can be found on their blogsite. We at Anudip were delighted to have them with us. In this picture Maya Hough, Melissa Bica, Phillip Eukel, and Lauren Farwell stand before the Taj Mahal on a […]

SIX YEARS’ JOURNEY WITH ANUDIP

I completed my six years’ journey with Anudip in November 2012 and still I am looking for new livelihood opportunities for our rural brothers and sisters. Let us work together to remove the word ‘unemployment’ from the dictionary and help the unemployed to achieve equal respect and value in society by creating more livelihood options. […]

IMPACT SOURCING AND THE POWER OF RURAL YOUTH

March 6, 2013: Our long-time donor and partner, the American India Foundation, features Anudip CEO, Dipak Basu’s blog in it’s India In-Depth series.

SO MUCH CHANGE, YET SO MUCH STILL THE SAME

Six months down the road and I was back in the Kolkata; this time for one day rather than for one year. So much had changed yet so much was still the same in the City of Joy. The flyover construction was still underway – causing more traffic than ever before; the city was still […]

RURAL ENTREPRENEURS AND THE UTILITY OF A MISSED CALL

The emerging space of mobile-based social networks are empowering customers to find best values and prices, and offering companies unique ways to cater to this new medium. No matter what type of business one runs, it is almost certain that telephone communication plays a vital role in interactions with customers and business partners. The mobile […]

BEST PATH OUT OF POVERTY

A stable job is the best path out of poverty.  Full stop.  Today we saw how Anudip and iMerit are making great strides to tackle this issue.  After 45 tedious minutes crawling through Kolkata’s traffic, we arrived in Metiabruz, a Muslim locality near the docks of the Hooghly River. In this insular peri-urban community, women are […]

TRAINER INDUCTION DAY

About the author Abhiram Nandakumar was born in Chennai, India and lives in the UK where he is currently doing his Masters in Chemistry from the University of Southampton. Recently he has become the Chairman of UNICEF on Campus where he will be organising events to raise awareness. Last year he raised over £10,000 for […]

RUKSHANDA

The Anudip training centre in the large village of Magrahat is situated within a complex of low-rise buildings just opposite a small reservoir. The early evening breeze was slowly nudging the children back home from the nearby school. They meandered through the streets, slowly walking along the dirt roads back to their homes dotted in the surrounding […]

ABOUT PROSENJIT

It was getting a bit cooler in the afternoon. The sun had already peaked urging the whole of Bengal to take an afternoon siesta, leaving the streets of Baidyahaat empty. We turned off the high street and made our way down a dead-end alley to see Prosenjit rolling out from underneath the metal shutter of […]

THE POTENTIAL OF A COMMUNITY

On the third floor of an unassuming apartment block in the heart of Kolkata’s Salt Lake locality resides the headquarters of Anudip Foundation, an NGO that creates livelihoods for rural youth and women. This is where I spent part of my summer vacation this year as an intern. Over the next few weeks I’ll be […]

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