Unreasonable Capital invests in education tech start-up

Mumbai: US-based Unreasonable Capital, an early stage investor focused on emerging markets has made its maiden foray into Asia with an investment in a research-based education tech company India called Stones2Milestones. Piyush Shah, co-founder at InMobi, also participated in the current round of funding, Stones2Milestones said, without disclosing financial details of the transaction. Unreasonable Capital, an impact investor, typically invests in sectors such as clean energy, financial technologies, innovations in agriculture and artisan-driven fashion. Founded in 2008, Gurugram-based Stone2Milestones aims to encourage reading among school going children aged 3-9 years using…

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BETWEEN THE IDEA AND THE REALITY: BEING A TEACHER IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION

It is a sad fact that higher education in India begins with a disadvantage. That being the kind of curriculum followed at school and more significantly, the pedagogic methods employed to disseminate information at schools — they do not really prepare a student for higher education. To be precise, the student has no idea why s/he is entering the portals of a higher educational institution or engaging with higher education at all. One is tutored to believe that if one needs a job, one needs to be a graduate, even…

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