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  1. 1. www.theknowledgereview.com 2021 05 05 | VOL- | ISSUE- 10Most DESIRABLE Colleges of PSYCHOLOGY 2021 Auro University Transcending to Higher Knowledge Systems Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth Delivering Professional Psychology Education with a Twist of Indian Knowledge Systems Brain Hacks The multitudinous applications of psychology in digital life Surana College To Mould Characters and Careers Hold Your Breadth Interesting and Controversial Facts about IQ
  2. 2. EDITOR’S NOTE DECODING THE COMPLEXITIES OF THE HUMAN MIND Sumita Sarkar sumita@theknowledgereview.com
  3. 3. The human mind has always intrigued people. The functioning of the brain, its interpretation of experiences and resultant behavioural patterns have been a matter of serious research since time immemorial. That the human brain is the most complex organ is a well- known fact. It is many times beyond our deciphering. A comprehensive understanding of the brain is necessary to answer many unanswered questions. Understanding how human emotions are received, processed, and transformed into behaviours based upon our experience of the situations, ourselves, and people around us continue to grab the attention of psychologists. It is amazing how the human brain captures information from the internal and external environment and translates this into experiences and relationships. The curiosity to know about the mind has led to many scientific research and the quest is still going on. The first known incidences of research on human brain and th psychology date back to the 16 century. The first th psychology laboratory was, however, founded in the 19 century by the father of experimental psychology, Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt. That we are living in turbulent times goes without saying. Well-being is what people are seeking today. This makes it even more pertinent to dive deep into the human mind. The increasing levels of stress, disintegration of joint family that used to be the support system, the decreasing levels of tolerance and diminishing morals, ethics and values have led to psychological disturbances that have elevated the demand for psychologists. Today, every sector has psychologists to deal with issues that engulf people in the respective sector. They are in demand in educational institutions, industries, corporate sectors, sports, social service organisations, forensic and other fields besides being in demand as an independent practitioner. The need for clinical and counselling psychologists are expected to grow further in the next few years. The demand for trained psychologists in India has seen a spurt in the recent years and this demand is expected to grow in leaps and bounds. This is the right time to study psychology not just to help people have healthy minds but also to make a lucrative career. The scope of psychology is vast. There are several colleges that are offering quality education in psychology. We handpicked few of these colleges that outshine the others with excellence in education, providing options of exploring case studies and research besides theoretical knowledge. We featured these colleges in our latest edition of The Knowledge Review, 10 Most Desirable Colleges of Psychology 2021. We are sure you will enjoy reading this edition as much as we did during the making of it. Please do read the CXO standpoint from experts and articles written by our in-house editorial team. Have a satisfying read! T R
  4. 4. C O N T Transcending to Higher Knowledge Systems AURO UNIVERSITY 10 22 Delivering Professional Psychology Education with a Twist of Indian Knowledge Systems CHINMAYA VISHWAVIDYAPEETH To Mould Chanracters and Careers SURANA COLLEGE 30
  5. 5. E N T S A R T I C L E S 18 26 The Multitudinous Applications of Psychology in Real Life Brain Hacks Interesting and Controversial Facts About IQ Hold Your Breadth 34 New Age Learning: A Perspective on the Different Learning Models The Way Forward 14 Leadership and Spirituality Broader Perspective CXO
  6. 6. MAY, 2021 Copyright © 2021 Insights Success Media and Technology Pvt. Ltd., All rights reserved. The content and images used in this magazine should not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission from Insights success. Reprint rights remain solely with Insights Success Media and Technology Pvt. Ltd. The Knowledge Review is powered by Insights Success Media and Technology Pvt. Ltd. CORPORATE OFFICE www.facebook.com/theknowledgereview/ twitter.com/theknowledgerv Follow us on: We are also available on: People behind this edition Editor-in-Chief Sumita Sarkar Co-designer Rahul Shinde Art & Picture Editor Priyanka Rajage Art & Design Head Asha Bange SME-SMO Executive Atul Dhoran Circulation Manager Tanaji Digital Marketing Manager Amol Wadekar Technical Specialist Pratiksha Patil Marketing Manager Ankush Patel Business Development Executives Priyanka Chaudhuri Operations Head Megha Mishra Managing Editor Aditya Umale Contributing Writer Darshan Parmar Quality Control Abhishaj Shjeev The Knowledge Review Off. No. 22 & 510, Rainbow Plaza, Shivar Chowk, Pimple Saudagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411017 Phone - India: +91 7410079881/ 82/ 83/ 84/ 85 Email: info@theknowledgereview.com For Subscription: theknowledgereview.com
  7. 7. URL Name of the Institution Brief Auro University admissions.aurouniversity.edu.in AURO University, founded by the Rama Family, is inspired by the vision and teachings of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh and The Mother. Its aim is to provide integral education, skill sets and values needed to lead a more purposeful and fullling life in today’s complex and changing world. Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth cvv.ac.in Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV) was conceptualised in 2016, the birth centenary year of the inspirational visionary, Swami Chinmayananda. Its Psychology programme has been developed to prepare students to meet the increasing demand for psychological understanding and application in diverse elds in India and abroad Christ College Irinjalakuda christcollegeijk.edu.in Daulat Ram College dr.du.ac.in DIT University dituniversity.edu.in DIT University is designed to provide holistic education, enabling students to stand on their own feet. The focus is always on promotion of self-learning and honing talents to ensure the all-round development amongst its students. MIT Arts Design & Technology (MIT ADT) mituniversity.edu.in Sangameshwar College sangameshwarcollege.ac.in St. Claret College claretcollege.edu.in SAGE University sageuniversity.in Surana College, Bangalore suranacollege.edu.in Christ College was started in 1956, by the Devamatha Province of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), an indigenous religious congregation founded in 1831. The Department of Psychology provides a graduation programme in Psychology and a post-graduation programme in Clinical Psychology. The department of Psychology at Daulat Ram College has a history of over four decades is well-equipped with state-of-art laboratories, latest psychological tests and equipments. It has an active Psychology Association which organizes several academic and co-curricular activities including conferences and a departmental magazine "PsyTrack". MIT Art Design and Technology (MIT ADT) University) is a place where creativity and innovation coexist. MIT ADT has been established under the agship of the prestigious MIT Group of Institutions. It is a UGC recognized, multidisciplinary university. SAGE University is the top innovative university in central India that not only helps you to dream, but also drives you, motivates you, and gears you up to bring in that very essential component called changes that makes tomorrow better. The Sangameshwar College has progressively proved a leader in higher education and renowned centre of learning, having distinguished itself by preserving its heritage and is simultaneously forging ahead with times under the able guidance of Chairman Smt. H.M. Kadadi and Secretary Shri. D. A. Kadadi. St. Claret College introduces the students to various psychological processes with a view to developing a holistic outlook towards life and prepares them for a great career ahead. Their programmes offer papers from different disciplines of psychology along with laboratory and eld experience, elementary statistics and research. A renowned and highly regarded college of psychology that has bagged more than 40 university rankings, promotes research, responsibility and discipline as well as encouraging entrepreneurial spirit, and has an annual output of nearly a thousand students – this is the Bangalore-based Surana College! 1 Most DESIRABLE Colleges of PSYCHOLOGY 2021
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  9. 9. As beautifully quoted by Sri Aurobindo – True knowledge is not attained by thinking. It is what you are; it is what you become. At Auro University, they strongly believe in bringing out the best in every student, guiding them to be the finest version of themselves in this ever-changing world. The academic and extra-curricular programs at Auro University have five principal aspects corresponding to the five core activities of the human being; the physical, the vital, the mental, the psychic and the spiritual. Usually, these phases of education follow chronologically the growth of the individual; this, however, does not mean that one of them should replace another, but that all must continue, completing one another until the end of its life. At Auro, the syllabus, activities, programs and aim of education is Transcending to Higher Knowledge Systems AURO UNIVERSITY We believe in creating a difference from the grass root level and thus bring about a change which will strongly have a ripple effect towards other groups of individuals and thus to society as a whole structured by keeping its living logo in mind; ‘to aspire upwards we need to be ready to descend downwards’. The renowned faculties descend themselves to the level of a student by various discussions, experiential lectures, living projects, creative brainstorming and supportive handholding; form a fruitful and effective bond and then both faculty and student ascend to higher the aspiration by going upwards by developing individuals, society, community and the nation at large. This sets the university apart from other institutions where the focus is just student. “At AURO our focus is to make this world a better place for our future leaders,” commented the university administration. Training the New Generation Auro University believes that an educational theory may be quite sound, but mind is the instrument of learning and that is why it considers the first step to be strengthening of the mind. 10 | MAY 2021 | www.theknowledgereview.com
  10. 10. 10 Most Desirable Colleges of Psychology 2021 The mind of the millennials is what the university focuses on and not on just giving information of all kinds to prepare for higher education. “Our teaching pedagogy mainly focuses on Doing what we listen and absorb in the class; we help students to Live the subject and not just Learn,” commented the university faculty. The university whole heartedly believes that millennials are the most creative beings, and with - the help of national and international exposure, discussion with eminent personalities, opportunities to contribute and uplift the community, internships from first year of graduation, space to evolve and experiment - it aims to make them future-ready. Along with various specialized subjects and programs, the School of Liberal Arts and Human Science (SLAHS) nurtures human vision, whereas sciences ascertain provision for human civilization. Both complement each other through an integral approach. School of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences is launched with this vision and follows an interdisciplinary and comparative approach in its courses and pedagogical processes. The curricula include foundation courses in integral education, history, philosophy, leading to specializations in Sri Aurobindo studies, economics, psychology, English, fine arts, public policy, history, sociology and film studies among others. Psychology Under SLAHS, the university offers ‘BA/BA Hons in Psychology’ and in ‘Master of Arts’ there are 3 specializations – Counselling, Clinical and Industrial Psychology. As a discipline, psychology is characterized by a huge variety in its scholarly content and approach. While psychology happens to be a social or behavioural science – with noticeable advances in neuroscience, cognitive science, consciousness studies and studies of indigenous concepts, theories and practices – it is also a humanist and relational pursuit with strong implications for our social and cultural life. Psychology is both a human science and an art with a rich field of critical knowledge that endeavours to approximate the processes of lived life and social reality. Psychology at undergraduate and postgraduate level helps students to address and challenge mental health concerns, social issues, lifestyle related health problems and facilitating psychological health, personal growth and well-being. The scope of psychology teaching has widened and societal expectations from psychology graduates have gone up. Behavioural Dynamics Lab – Psychology Lab Behaviour Dynamics Lab includes wide space for conducting cognitive 11 | MAY 2021 | www.theknowledgereview.com
  11. 11. experiments, psychometric assessments and projection areas for open-ended discussions and deliberations. The lab is equipped with apparatus and standardized psychological assessments of intelligence, personality, aptitude battery, dyslexia screening tests, general ability test, interest, emotional competency, adjustment inventories, job satisfaction, spiritual quotient and much more. The applicability of the mentioned tests ranges from 4 years to 90 years-old individuals. The comprehensive results are backed with detailed counselling sessions. The psychology laboratories are purpose-built rooms that allow psychology students to collect data from human participants using the same resources as professional psychologists, faculties and researchers. Students from different specialisations can make use of psychology lab for their studies and research purposes. Being the Change • For overall transformation of every being in Auro and its aim to pay back to the community, the university has several student-driven clubs like: Manas-Psychology Club for eradicating the stigma associated to mental health; • Film Club for showcasing the creative aspects through films and theatre; • Saksham Club; • Aadhar club aims to rope in interested people who want to lend their hands for the less privileged by a series of fund-raising activities and events; • Art and Design club to explore art in many creative forms. Auro University also has integral centres like ‘Auro Psychological Centre of Counselling and Wellbeing’ that provides psychological services and caters to the mental health needs of everyone, on pro bono basis. The university aims to change the way society thinks of mental health concerns. It is no secret that mental health is routinely treated differently than physical health, but sometimes it is difficult to understand how or why this affects us. In the interest of the same, the university has fully functioning Physical Education Department, Auro Our teaching pedagogy mainly focuses on Doing what we listen and absorb in the class; we help students to Live the subject and not just Learn 12 | MAY 2021 | www.theknowledgereview.com
  12. 12. Innovation and Continuing Education Cell, Auro Arts and Creativity Cell, Auro Mentorship Cell, Women Development Cell, Legal Aid Community Development Cell, and Sir Aurobindo Integral Life Centre. “We believe in creating a difference from the grass root level and thus bring about a change which will strongly have a ripple effect towards other groups of individuals and thus to society as a whole,” added the university administration. The Transcendental Vision As this universe and all its beings are evolving every second, everyone is changing every moment without their own knowledge; Auro University aims to be an ‘Evolving University’ in this universe. The university believes in the classical Indian concept of: savidya ya vimuktaye - education is what liberates. As they university puts it: “With our vision to be premier university of integral and transformational learning for future leaders, we look forward to evolve every individual, society, community and nation with our 12 Core Values. We are heading to the development and advancement in various fields, machine taking over humans, artificial intelligence being the new command, and access to any information at just one click, but many are not equipped internally to handle and sustain to these developments. To endure this, we need higher consciousness and readiness to adapt.” “We believe that as a university with Integral Philosophy we aim to be premier university, which will equip and train the mental, vital, physical and spiritual aspects of an individual to be more conscious and realize that he/she is a transitional being and has an ability to surpass any challenges in life,” concluded the university administration. Satyam – Sincerity Namas – Humility Kritagyata – Gratitude Dhriti – Perseverance Abhipsa – Aspiration Samjnana – Receptivity Pragati – Progress Viryam – Courage Svasti – Goodness Audarya – Generosity Samata – Equality Shanti – Peace Living Principles The 12 Core Values of Auro University 13 | MAY 2021 | www.theknowledgereview.com
  13. 13. Leadership and Spirituality Sohan Tiwade, Professional Speaker, Corporate Soft-Skills Trainer – The Edge, and Asst. Professor at Sanjay Ghodawat Institutes. 14 | MAY 2021 | www.theknowledgereview.com
  14. 14. Hindu philosophy divides human life into four stages viz. The learning stage (Brahmacharya) where one is a pupil who devotes his/her energies to learn from his teachers and prepare himself. The next stage is (Grihasta) household duties, here one is busy with one's profession, business, etc. providing for his family. This is followed by (Vanaprastha) where one after his duties towards family are over and goes to a forest and devotes more time to meditation, prayers and spirituality. The final stage is (Sanyasa) renunciation where one now detaches oneself from depending on luxuries or even the regular necessities, here the goal is to attain Moksha, salvation. Many of us take these stages of life by demarcation. We feel that when one is a child or young one has to study, in the adult age be the provider of the family, after that we have time for spirituality or renunciation. But that is due to our dualistic mindset that we always try to separate things. We should rather remember that all these stages are interrelated and have to go together throughout our lives. At the same time, whatever age one is at, one should be a student for life, duty-bound towards his family and profession, devote time to spirituality and also be able to develop detachment from the material world. The demarcation of these stages leads us to the false belief that when one is into a Leadership role, it has no place for spirituality. My humble attempt would be to lead us out of this false notion and see how we can imbibe spirituality in our leadership practice. To understand the title 'Leadership and Spirituality' let us look at this story: once Krishna tells Arjuna to dig gold from two hills and distribute it among the poor villagers. He is told to complete the task by dusk. Arjuna tries hard to gather villagers near the hills and starts digging and distributing the gold but is unable to finish digging and distributing by the end of the day. When Krishna tells the same work to Karna, he just gathers the villagers near the hills and tells them that both the hills and the gold is theirs and encourages them to dig and take the gold. In no time both the hills are levelled and the work completed. What has happened? The problem with Arjuna is the problem of leadership today, he is working on his ego, ‘I am distributing the gold to help people' while Karna is selfless and doesn’t let his ego master him, ‘I am just a facilitator to help people reach their goals. ‘Spiritual Leadership is Leadership minus the “I”.’ So, let’s try to understand what is Spiritual Leadership.It is the kind of Leadership that helps you and others see your true worth and encourage yourself and your team to contribute to a greater cause that will outlive you." If you look at some of the leaders of the yore whom we can consider as spiritual leaders, we have people like Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Jamshetji Tata, Swami Vivekananda, Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. APJ Kalam, Rabindranath Tagore, Mother Teresa, King Shivaji Maharaj, and many more. In our present age, we have leaders like Kailash Satyarthi, Mohammad Yunus, Malala Yousufzai, Ratan Tata, Oprah Winfrey, and countless others whom we can safely categorize as leaders who have a spiritual facet to their leadership. Please note here the names above are not of 'perfect leaders' they all had or have their shortcomings like we all do but I am considering them as leaders whose vision for their lives, organization, nation or people had or has a spiritual angle to it. For these leaders, leadership and spirituality go hand in hand. Here before we look at some of things to imbibe in our leadership practices, I would like to clear the misconception that when I mean 'Spirituality and Leadership' here 'Spirituality' is not in the sense of being religious. Religiosity and Spirituality are totally different. Religiousness is defined as a basic system of organized beliefs and worship which a person practices, and spirituality is defined as a basic personal life principle which animates a transcendent quality of relationship to God. So, when we approach the term Spiritual Leadership, I take it as a life principle that is inherent in all of us that we need to realize and practice in all areas of our lives be it Leadership or other. Also, when I use the term Spiritual Leadership it is not limited to religious field like church, temple, mosque etc. It is an encompassing term that will include leadership in all areas of human life. Here are some guiding steps that one can absorb in practicing Leadership to be a Spiritual Leader: 1. Awareness: Spiritual Leadership begins with a shift in perspective when one becomes aware of how she looks at herself and the people he/she is leading. In our Indian culture we say 'Namaste' when we greet others. It actually means, 'The divine within me bows before the same divinity within you'. So, Leadership with Spirituality is knowing oneself and others as divine beings. Jesus Christ in the Bible tells people, “The Kingdom of God is within you.” A leader is Broader Perspective 15 | MAY 2021 | www.theknowledgereview.com
  15. 15. aware that he/she is a divine being at the core and the people he/she is leading are divine too. Also, it is looking and being aware that people are not things to be used. It is being aware and looking at people holistically as human beings who have Intellect (Mind), Emotions (Heart), Body (Physical needs), and Spirit (Conscience, sense of meaningfulness). A Spiritual Leader does his/her best to engage people at all these levels that stimulate their intellect, provide for their needs, have an emotional bonding with people and work and help them to connect to a higher purpose. When Abraham Maslow gave his famous 'pyramid of hierarchy of needs' that motivated people he talked of Self Actualization as an authentic need that motivates intrinsically where people 'become everything they are meant to become'. That's a level Maslow refers to which transcends the ego to one's authentic self which is Spiritual. Look at 'Apple' company's vision that has a Spiritual angle to it "To make the best products on earth and leave the world a better place than we found it." You get a team of people with fire in their bellies when you help them and motivate them to contribute to a purpose higher than themselves. 2. Praxis: Praxis means 'practice' or 'action'. It is translating the idea into the doing. When we talk of Leadership and Spirituality, we have to see that all our actions are motivated not by the ego but by the 'authentic self' within us. It is to practice leadership that says 'we' and not 'me'. Like the above story of Arjuna and Karna and how their actions were differently motivated. A leader who practices Spirituality always asks 'What are my actions motivated by ego or a higher purpose?' A Spiritual Leader will always ask, 'Is there a better or higher way to do this?' It is here that he/she will be able to translate the energies of people into a synergy that will always give a greater outcome. So, the Apple company doesn't make products so that they can only serve themselves and their stakeholders. It makes great products to help people ease their work and, in the process, leave the world a better place. When Edmund Hillary, who along with Norgay Tenzing were the first humans to climb Mount Everest, was asked about their feat, he replied, “It’s not about conquering mountains, it is about conquering yourself.” That is an answer insinuated with spirituality! I attempt greater things so that I become more and help others be more in the process! Action that helps us to be more of who we are, be more aware and live on a higher level of consciousness. The Spiritual Leader sees that in the process of the ‘doing’ her people are becoming more too. 3. Detachment: Detachment is not getting attached. Many of the leaders we see today who lead organizations and institutes are attached to their titles like CEO, Chairman, Director, Principal, etc. Many of us feel that I am a leader when I have a title. But Spiritual leadership is detaching yourself from the title. It is connecting to your inner self and operating from this authentic self all the times whether you are a titular leader or not. Spiritual leaders commit themselves to a vision that outlives them. Mohammad Yunus who started the Grameen Bank, (Nobel Peace laureate) his vision is 'To free the world of poverty' Now such magnanimous visions don't get accomplished in one's lifetime. They may require a line of leaders and people as followers who will carry on the vision. That's what happened when Barack Obama became the first Afro-American to be the President of the USA. The vision was seen generations ago when Martin Luther King Jr. declared, “I have a dream that one day my four little children will be able to live in a land where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but the content of their character.” So just because you are not a leader by title your vision, your dedication to a cause that is for the good of all doesn't halt but people get motivated to carry it on. Jim Collins in his book 'Good to Great' talks of Level 5 leadership, that is characterized by leaders who have a fierce professional will and great humility. They don't want to win at the expense of the organization or people but they want the organization and their people to win even when they pass the baton to a future leader. Like Wal Mart's Sam Walton who chose David Gloss after him as a leader who made sure that the organization further thrived in absence of the charismatic persona of Sam Walton. A Spiritual Leader plays his/her part, gives her best and when the time comes to move, she moves making sure she has built a team of competent leaders who can carry the baton, the vision forward. Let's sum up our thoughts on Leadership and Spirituality by the quote of Mark Twain, “Great people are those who make other people feel that they too can become great.” Indeed, Leadership and Spirituality cannot be separated from each other and if someone thinks otherwise his functioning as a leader will be sans authenticity. 16 | MAY 2021 | www.theknowledgereview.com
  16. 16. Interesting and Controversial Facts About IQ he US army deems it illegal to induct anyone with Tan IQ of less than 83. The US army has been conducting IQ tests since such tests began, because they want everybody they can possibly get into the army. In peacetime, they use it as a way of moving people up the socioeconomic ladder; In wartime, they need as many soldiers as they can get their hands on. With such priorities, they will not be any pickier than they have to be. So, when the US army says that it's illegal to induct anyone with an IQ of less than 83, then you know that they have done so out of absolute necessity. This is probably a discussion no one wants to have. But IQ is a major factor in how successful a person can be in his/her life. For example, the SAT, GRE, and LSAT are all IQ tests, although they focus more on assessing crystalized intelligence than fluid intelligence. Psychology professors David Hambrick and Elisabeth Meinz once wrote an Op-Ed named “Sorry Strivers, Talent Matters” where they cited a collection of scientific studies that point to innate talent – not practice – that separates the great from the good. As it happens, many Hold Your Breadth 18 | MAY 2021 | www.theknowledgereview.com
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  18. 18. factors in our lives affect our IQ scores, and conversely, our IQ scores can greatly affect the outcome of our lives. Here are a few facts about IQ that might take you by surprise: 1. If you have an IQ of at least 115, you can do any job (source: University of Delaware) People with a wide range of IQs may work in nearly any job at any level. With a lower IQ, however, doing successfully in extremely complicated or fluid occupations (such as management in ambiguous, changeable, unexpected sectors) becomes increasingly challenging. With an IQ of over 115, there are no limitations to what you may do. Meanwhile, unskilled work doesn't require a high IQ, as only simple decisions need to be made. 2. Genetics make up approximately 40 – 80 % of a person's IQ (source: University of Delaware, and McGill University) The nature v/s nurture debate is still alive and well. Although IQ is inevitably affected by environmental factors, heritability plays a far more important role in determining overall IQ. Environmental factors determine the loss or gain of a few points here and there, but that is overshadowed by one's genetic makeup. 3. Junk food diet for kids can lead to lower IQs (source: National Post) By the time they were eight years old, children who ate processed junk foods before the age of three had a lower IQ than their classmates. A vitamin and mineral-rich diet has been proven to have the opposite effect. 4. People with a lower-than-average IQ (between 75 – 90), are more likely to drop out, go to jail and live in poverty (source: Mega Foundation) A staggeringly uncomfortable fact: Individuals with an IQ of 75 to 90 are 88 times more likely to drop out of high school, seven times more likely to go to prison, and five times more likely to live in poverty than people with an IQ of 110 or above. 5. IQ is significantly affected by your school attendance A study conducted by James D. Paige, published in The Journal of Psychology, found that IQ levels decrease when access to formal schooling is limited. Missing out on school in general means a lower overall score. A research conducted in Sweden showed that for each year the students had dropped out of school prematurely, showed 1.8 IQ points less on average. According to a research conducted in South Africa, a child's IQ drops by five points for every year of delayed schooling. Separate studies have found that following summer break, a student's end-of-year IQ score decreases. 6. The higher your IQ, the more likely you're socially smart (source: University of Delaware) This may seem counterintuitive, but IQ is strongly correlated to success or failure in educational, professional, economic, and more surprisingly – social aspects. Surely correlation does not prove causation. Also, it is often hard to point out what IQ tests measure beyond 'general intelligence'. But since individuals with higher scores see more positive outcomes in social and educational competence, those tests can't be too bad. Also, higher IQ can make you more confident. Confidence is half the battle, according to successful people in business, sports, and life. Although having a specific IQ does not reveal the full story, the prevalent belief is that it does, and depending on your number, this may be heart-breaking or empowering. 7. Lower IQ scores are linked to more suicidal feelings (source: Scientific American) Despite the fact that there are several factors at play, Swedish researchers have discovered a relationship between lower IQ scores and suicide thoughts. Low IQs can lead to poor problem-solving skills, making people less able to cope with stress in stressful situations. 8. Creativity is also measured in an IQ test (source: Psychology Today) An IQ test might show your creative potential. "Thoughtful thinking, divergent production, pattern identification, and learning" are all elements of the creative process, according to Dr. Scott Kaufman, and are all assessed in an IQ test. Test administrators can identify problem-solving methods and exam interpretation in their topic, which can help explain why a creative kid can struggle with the standardised IQ test. - By Aditya Umale 20 | MAY 2021 | www.theknowledgereview.com
  19. 19. Delivering Professional Psychology Educa on with a Twist of Indian Knowledge Systems CHINMAYA VISHWAVIDYAPEETH C hinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV), a de novo deemed to be University, the brainchild of the visionary spiritual leader Swami Chinmayananda, is reviving profound Indian knowledge systems and blending them with modern educational needs to create world leaders with in-depth subject expertise and an expansive global vision. Rooted in the ancient language of Sanskrit, Indian wisdom leaves no field of human endeavour untouched. Vast areas are covered, for example, architecture, environment, medicine, astronomy, astrology, yoga, science, and lots more! At Chinmaya University, the courses offered combine the deep insights of the past, with western cutting-edge practices and industry-relevant courses. Thus, the inclusion of Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) elements across all programmes of Contemporary Knowledge Systems (CKS) such as B.Com., BBA, B.Ed., B.Sc. Applied Psychology, Public Policy and Law and incorporating the CKS elements into traditional courses (B.A. Sanskrit, Music etc.) helps the learner(s) discern the ancient Indian way of thinking and to analyse the world from a de-novo perspective. CVV is currently operating from two campuses: the headquarters located at Ernakulam, Kochi, and the performing arts campus is located at Chinmaya Vibhooti (Kolwan, Pune, Maharashtra). Every classroom at CVV is digitally equipped and has Wi-Fi access. The Ubhaya Bharati is CVV's well- equipped library available online and offline for students and faculty for research and browsing. All-in-all the campus provides a serene, well- connected ambience to enhance study, research and self-exploration towards a life well-lived. The Guiding Vision CVV has been founded with the aim to provide a world-class education that is rooted in IKS, to students endeavouring to discover their purpose in life and seeking to participate in nation-building and global happiness. The foundation of this vision of course are the core principles of spirituality, purity, practicality and innovation as its foundational principles. The University thus aims to integrate the best practices of modern pedagogical advances with the beauty of the traditional Gurukula model of learning and prepare students to address contemporary challenges, inspiring them to leave a positive impact on the world as confident and cultured contributors to society. The Academic Rollout In addition to the courses mentioned above, CVV also offers NCTE approved four-year integrated B.Ed. programmes in English literature (B.A., B.Ed.) and mathematics (B.Sc., B.Ed.), the only university in Kerala to do so. CVV also offers two B.Voc. programmes, one in Tourism and Hospitality Management and the other in Data Analytics and Business Processes. A close look at CVV's curriculum will reveal that the programmes are unique in many aspects. “All our undergraduate and postgraduate students take foundational courses in Indian Knowledge Systems, one in each semester. The objective is for our graduates to be familiar with India's rich heritage and tradition of research and innovation,” commented the Head of the School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Scientific Heritage (PPSH), Prof. R. Sreevalsa Kumar. At the PG level, the institute offers M.Sc. in Applied Psychology, M.A. in Public Policy and Governance (M.A. PPG), Master's in Law (LL.M.) programme, M.Voc. in Renewable Energy Management and Tourism and Hospitality Management. In line with the institute's vision, these programme curricula include a strong component of IKS including courses in Artha- Shastra, Neeti-Shastra and Dharma- Shastra. 10 Most Desirable Colleges of Psychology 2021 22 | MAY 2021 | www.theknowledgereview.com
  20. 20. overseas with a variety of events to participate in. Overall, it brings out the best in CVVians, for not only do they conceptualise the events, raise funds, design, but they also promote, interact with student communities, and help with the overall organisation of the fest. Lakshya: To showcase their talents, the CVVians participate in the on- campus fest Lakshya and the annual sports event – these thrilling games inculcate the values of teamwork and sportsmanship in students. CVV's School of Kalayoga (performing arts) also hosts the annual Naada Bindu Festival of Arts, an annual residential music and dance festival that aims to facilitate improved understanding of the arts as a means to preserve and promote Indian classical art forms. “ Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth has been founded with the aim to provide a world- class education that is rooted in Indian Knowledge Systems, to students endeavouring to discover their purpose in life and seeking to participate in nation-building and global happiness “ “It is perhaps not an exaggeration to say that ours is the only public policy and law programme that incorporates Indian Jurisprudence and policy texts from ancient India. At the doctoral level, we expect our Ph.D. candidates to be well-read in the IKS aspects of their chosen area of work. It is expected that they acquire the expertise to talk authoritatively regarding the contribution of IKS and its potential for future research in their area of study,” added Prof. Sreevalsa Kumar. Extra-curricular programmes: Students on the campus are encouraged to explore and learn through various activities that help them tune in and explore their potential be it on or off campus. Annual inter-collegiate fest ‘Jabagadadash’: Exclusively hosted by the students, this annual fest is open to all colleges across India and 23 | MAY 2021 | www.theknowledgereview.com
  21. 21. Academic Event: The different Schools of CVV come together for CVV's flagship annual, international conference on New Frontiers in Sanskrit and Indic knowledge (NFSI) which explores contemporary challenges from the perspective of Indian Knowledge Traditions (IKT). Besides these, the students are encouraged to participate in various intercollegiate activities. Very recently Supreeta Dattathri (first-year B.Sc. applied psychology (Hons.) student) won the first prize in the storytelling competition at the International Grad Fest 2020 organised by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous), Kerala. Also, CVV has tied up with many renowned NGOs and organisations such as the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), Weeramantry Centre for Peace, Justice and International Law and Seva Bharati where students explore the application or implementation of theoretical learnings. The Academic and Leader Dr. Sreevalsa Kumar is a Professor and Head of the School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Scientific Heritage (PPSH). He holds a Doctoral degree in psychology, in the application of behaviour modification on adolescents with intellectual disabilities. For over 31 years, Prof. Kumar has been teaching courses in psychology, rehabilitation, disability studies and special needs education, supervising practicum and advising senior essays, theses and dissertations in India and Ethiopia. During his academic tenure at Addis Ababa University, in Ethiopia, for 15 years, eight students graduated with Ph.D. degrees under his guidance. He served at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, as a visiting professor and visited the University of Munich, Germany, as a special invitee. He has been on the PhD board of examiners of several universities abroad including the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Prof. Kumar, a regular conference attendee, has published numerous research articles in peer-reviewed international and national journals and also a few book chapters. He has also served organisations in India and Ethiopia as a consultant and trainer. Prof. Sreevalsa Kumar’s contribution to CVV: • The School of PPSH has revised the B.A. Applied Psychology programme under his guidance and started B.Sc. (Hons.) Applied Psychology in the academic year 2020. • Prof. Sreevala Kumar is the director of the IQAC team and has introduced the ‘Faculty Advice System’ in the School of PPSH. • Dr. Satheesh Varma, member of CVV's School of PPSH, initiated a consultancy project with Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth partnering with Seva Bharathi. Under this initiative, 14 psychological counselling centres have been established in various districts of Kerala with a focus on mental health. These provide skill development and assessment services to the local people. • Initiation of the Guidance and School Counselling certificate course structured for School Teachers. All-rounder Growth CVV curriculum consists of courses that nurture both the intellect and the heart of the students. • Minor courses: While providing rigorous courses that will prepare them for their careers, students also can pursue minor courses that nurture their passion. • Research projects: Undergraduates are actively encouraged to pursue research projects for credit. Engaging in research is known to bring students out of the rote learning mentality towards a critical thinking mindset. • Seminars & Lectures with visiting faculty from across the globe • Internships & Placements: CVV's active Outreach and Placement Cell provides every student to sign-up for an internship in an area of their choice. This provides students with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience, interact with industry experts, map skills and theoretical knowledge. In addition, the students will be equipped with adequate training to face interviews and be industry-ready. • Field trips and Community Service: Being in tune with nature and gaining knowledge of the community through travel has been a part of this country's ancient culture. This is further imbibed in the students through field visits, seminars and Seva projects that are part of the curriculum. • Clubs and Extracurricular participation: In an atmosphere akin to the Gurukula mode with close interaction with faculty inside and outside the classroom the students are encouraged to initiate and participate in clubs that are run entirely by students with faculty support when needed. Some of the clubs are: • Bharata Society • Chanakya Utility Society and Entrepreneurship Cell (CUSEC) • Creative and Debating Society (CAD) • Chayachitra • Grantha Club 24 | MAY 2021 | www.theknowledgereview.com
  22. 22. This fusion of courses allows for inspiring interdisciplinary study and makes the graduates of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth innovative, knowledgeable, and most sought after by employers as they have the capacity to not merely think 'outside the box' but discard the box altogether and drive multifaceted positive innovations which benefit everyone. A skill much needed in employees of organisations. Aspire to Make a Difference In a span of fewer than three years, the School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Scientific Heritage (PPSH) has launched a B.Sc. (Hons.) Applied Psychology programme which is the first and only such programme in Kerala, a B.A. in Applied Psychology and an M.Sc. in Applied Psychology programme. In addition, PPSH has an interdisciplinary Ph.D. programme. The curricula of all the programmes at the School are designed and developed per the guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the University Grants Commission of India to ensure international standards. Further, the programmes at PPSH rightly blend Indian psychology and Indian knowledge systems with modern schools of psychology. To teach and train the students, PPSH has the right blend of faculty members in terms of experience in teaching, research supervision, clinical supervision etc. in international and national contexts. To instil the optimum combination of knowledge, skills, and attitudes, all the psychology programmes have practicum, internship, and research as their mandatory components. The School of PPSH believes in individualised student mentoring, and each student who joins PPSH has a faculty member assigned as his/her faculty advisor. If one wants to emerge as a psychologist with a difference, CVV is the right choice. The School of PPSH strives towards placing its programmes among the top 100 psychology programmes in the world. To reach there, PPSH has instilled a system of continuous programme review and revision, reflective teaching, individualised support, and supervision of students, use of cutting-edge technology in the teaching-learning process, exposure to and experience in real-life settings, community participation, to name a few. The students here are exposed to psychologists and allied professionals in teaching and practice arenas from across the world. To strengthen students' international exposure, PPSH is in the process of establishing collaborations with universities abroad in which student exchange would be an important component. “We at PPSH are certain that by 2030 we will make our mark in the global scenario of psychological studies,” concluded the austere leader, Prof. R. Sreevalsa Kumar. Dr. R Sreevalsa Kumar Professor & Head School of Philosophy, Psychology & Scientific Heritage (PPSH) 25 | MAY 2021 | www.theknowledgereview.com
  23. 23. The Multitudinous Applications of Psychology in Real Life
  24. 24. Brain Hacks kind of psychology that combines a number of Adistinct psychological techniques is called 'Practical Psychology'. Essentially, it refers to the application of psychology to achieve a practical outcome. Many different psychological methods can be utilised at the same time to achieve the desired outcome if someone is experiencing an uncomfortable mental state such as that produced by ADHD or if they are bipolar. Prof. R. Sreevalsa Kumar, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, states – “Psychology has enormous application in managing the effectiveness of digital experiences. Even though issues like cybersecurity, consumer data analysis, online trade, etc. are technological in nature, since it is confronting human systems and behaviours, incorporating psychological knowledge in the design and usage of cyberspaces will enhance the effective usage of technology.” For example, let us consider the requirement of frequent password change to enhance the security of online banking. All banks and financial institutions insist their customers follow this practice. The customers are also aware of the threat of potential password breach and its related consequences, yet many are reluctant to do this. Pondering on this topic, Prof. R. Sreevalsa Kumar remarks, “The issue is more psychological as the customer is resistant to changing the password because of many cognitive reasons. The human brain tends to follow a top- down processing approach to save its resources. If a person has multiple accounts, it is difficult for him to memorise multiple passwords and probably he may get it mixed up. This creates a thought of resistance in the mind towards frequent password updates. So, if the system can work out a solution and make it more brain-friendly, the expected behaviours will happen.” The subject of cyberpsychology has expanded as a result of increased research and analysis on the interplay of technology and human behaviour through the lens of psychology. Future directions in cyberpsychology are explored in terms of ethics, clinical practise, age and disability, education and training, and research. Because cyberpsychology is still in its early stages, psychologists are ideally positioned to contribute to this novel subject through multidisciplinary cooperation. “Consumer data analysis may generate better options for customers if the data is infused with a wide variety of human behaviours, traits, and requirements,” said Prof. R. Sreevalsa. “There is a distinction between raw and processed data once again. The expertise of a psychologist can go a long way in processing raw data and find out the underlying trends in it,” he added. Many have a presumption that psychology is related only to mental health and the application of it is limited to therapeutically processes and counselling. But Dr Archana Surana, HOD – PG Department of Psychology, Surana College, notes that this conception is very erroneous. She states: “The applications of psychology are multitudinous, from determining what font size and style of packaging will entice customers to buy a product to determining the personality and behaviour patterns of persons who engage in cyberbullying.” “What type of people make good entrepreneurs? What is the configuration of Indian learning? How should astronauts be prepared psychologically for space travel? What do e- commerce sites do to make people buy expensive clothes? Well, all this and more are applications of Psychology,” concluded Dr Archana Surana. - By Aditya Umale 27 | MAY 2021 | www.theknowledgereview.com
  25. 25. To Mould Characters and Careers Arenowned and highly regarded college of psychology which has bagged more than 40 university rankings, promotes research, responsibility and discipline as well as encouraging entrepreneurial spirit, and has an annual output of nearly a thousand students – this is the Bangalore-based Surana College! Established in 1995 under the GDA Foundation Trust, Surana College is affiliated to Bangalore University (u/s 53(5), and under Karnataka State Universities Act 2000) and is also included under section 2(f) & 12(B) of the UGC Act 1956. The institution has been catering to all sections of society on need-based quality education. The college has sixteen undergraduate departments and four post graduate courses spread across two campuses at Bengaluru. With an annual output of nearly a thousand students, Surana college has bagged more than 40 university ranks since its inception. The PG Department of Psychology has bagged 18 university ranks till date. State-of-the- art libraries, well equipped laboratories and optimal student teacher ratio along with industry academia connect makes Surana College one of the most favourable educational destination not only for students across Karnataka but also students across India. Students at the campus have the due freedom coupled with responsibility and discipline. The college encourages research to challenge the life and knowledge concepts by out-of-box and lateral thinking. There is also encouragement to entrepreneurial activities. No donation at the Surana's; with affordable fee against quality, the curriculum is embedded with pro- community practices. Offering co- education has been an advantage with the institution. Student involvement is the key function at the college even in extension activities, community services and sustenance of academic environment. Parental and public acceptance have been of immense support towards the college functioning. Scholars, veterans, experts and prominent citizens as visitors pat on the back with suggestions and motivation. The corporate sector, service industry and socio-cultural institutions look up to the Surana College to hire its students for their organizations. The staff are aware of the importance of identifying and training different levels of leadership with a 360-degree perspective. Healthy academic relationship between faculty and students has enhanced and secured strong learning outcomes. Effort to maintain and preserve the joy of learning has augured well for the institution. Immense support from the management and good interdepartmental co-ordination makes the institution stand proud. Vision To be the educational institution of preferred choice by ushering convergence of knowledge, skills and values through holistic education. Mission Statement To mould character and careers. Core values At Surana College, the core values are a set of principles that guide the practice and development of curriculum, faculty, students, and staff. They are as follows: • Students are the primary reason it exists as an institution. • Relentless pursuit of excellence. • Diversity and inclusion. • “We teach… we learn… we interact… we mentor…” • Internalizing, empowering and evolving to use full resources for the nation. • “We gear up ourselves to the changing needs of the society.” • Continuously evaluate and improve programs, services, systems, and policies. • Practice a shared decision-making process. • Recognizing the expertise of all members of the college community • Promote trust through professional courtesy and fair treatment. • Recognize and support employee and student contributions. • Exhibit quality in staffing, facilities, programs, and services. • Promote continuous improvement. • Anticipate needs and respond accordingly. • Encourage creativity, innovation, and risk-taking. • Encourage interdepartmental collaboration. 10 Most Desirable Colleges of Psychology 2021 30 | MAY 2021 | www.theknowledgereview.com
  26. 26. leadership, and service to the community. • To ensure program quality on the basis to strengthen the overall effectiveness of curriculum, instructional delivery, and operations. The Academic Rollout The Masters of Science Program in Psychology is a two-year program affiliated to Bangalore University. The program offers specialisations in organisational, clinical and child psychology. The curriculum focusses on enabling the students to be successful as counsellors, teachers, clinical practitioners, psychometricians, trainers and researchers. The curriculum focusses on equipping the students to clear NET/SLET, M.Phil and other competitive examinations. It also provides them practical and hands on The Surana College encourages research to challenge the life concepts and knowledge concepts by out-of-box and lateral thinking, whilst also promo ng entrepreneurial ac vi es • View setbacks as learning experiences. • Demonstrate social responsibility. • Recognize, appreciate, and celebrate the strength of diversity. • Foster a learning environment that promotes responsible, principled behaviour which respects the dignity of all members of the community. • Conduct all activities in an ethical manner. Commit to practices that are fair, honest, and objective in dealing with students, faculty members, staff, and stakeholders at all levels of the community. • Strive to ensure that curriculum, delivery, and support services respond to inquiries, requests, and concerns in an appropriate and timely manner. • Provide educational programs that lead to the acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary to achieve information literacy, career advancement, personal enrichment, “ “ 31 | MAY 2021 | www.theknowledgereview.com
  27. 27. training in developing psychometric tools and industry/clinical exposure through internships and dissertations. In addition to the regular curriculum, value-added courses are delivered to enhance employability and entrepreneurial skills in students. These programs are specifically designed to keep the students updated with the recent developments in the field. Surana college believes in an integral learning approach and blends classroom learning with experiential learning. The Scholarly Leader – Dr. Archana Surana, Managing Trustee, SEI The driving force behind the Surana Educational Institutions (SEI), Dr. Surana is a passionate educationalist striving to bring quality education to everyone. She has been awarded India's Most Valuable Women Educationalist and Reformist award for the year 2015 by Network 7 media house jury. She is an educationist, philanthropist and social worker. Mrs Surana began her professional career as a 'director' in the pharma industry, contributed immensely for the strategic and financial growth of the organization for over a decade. She is the Managing Trustee of the GDA Foundation – a charitable trust, and a member of Bhawribai Surana Charitable Trust. She has served for several orphanages, participated in rural development efforts of Nation Service Scheme (NSS), and supported for the cause of the 'Social & Eco' movement. Bolstering the Learning Mentality The Manoshrutha club of psychology, prepares the students for NET, research and industry connect on a weekly basis. The weekly program comprises of rigorous training for NET, as well as activities aimed at improving the soft skills and research competency of students. Special lectures and extension activities are regular activities of the club. The post graduate department focuses on learner-centric methods like flipped classroom, student presentation and research-oriented learning like case reviews and research studies. Student presentations and industry immersions are integral parts of learning. In addition, blended learning through videos, online platforms like MS Teams are used on regular basis. Key Milestones Ÿ Reaccredited by NAAC with A+ Ÿ 18 University ranks Ÿ MS Subbalakshmi voice of the year 2019 Ms. Kaldhari Bhavani Ÿ Over 20 students M.Phil qualified from NIMHANS and other RCI recognized institutes Ÿ Alumni placed as distinguished faculty members Ÿ Students pursuing Ph.Ds from prestigious institutes like IITs across India Looking to the future The college plans to go ‘autonomous’ and evolve into one of the leading educational institutes in India for research and academic excellence. The college will shortly be starting M.Sc. psychological counselling and PG diploma courses in Psychology. For the coming decade, the college intends to become a full-fledged university. DR. ARCHANA SURANA Managing Trustee, SEI 32 | MAY 2021 | www.theknowledgereview.com
  28. 28. “ “I had an amazing learning experience at Surana college psychology department. All the teachers had guided and supported me throughout the course which helped me shaping myself as a professional. The department also organised workshops and seminars taken by esteemed guests which strengthened the knowledge about the field. My journey at Surana College department of psychology has been enriching.” - Shreyas Chhajed, Batch 2016-18 “I made the choice of this ins tu on a er ge ng a very good feedback from the alumni of other batches, who have emerged as successful psychologists and researchers. I am proud of my alma mater. The department has been maintaining good standards when it comes to the quality of teaching, assessment, evalua on and training students in research, providing students with the skills that are required for counselling, etc. The outstanding feature of the department is the personal care and a en on for each student by the teachers. The team of faculty have given all possible support and encouragement in all my academic accomplishments.” - Kaladhari Bavani, NET JRF, 1st Rank M.Sc. Psychology Bangalore University, Batch 2018-20 “ 33 | MAY 2021 | www.theknowledgereview.com
  29. 29. New-age trends in times of social distancing and 'touch me not' phase from the perspective of a futurist It is rightly said that time is the best teacher; we cannot agree more on this during the current covid induced uncertain times. Despite the crushing consequences of the pandemic, this crisis has also been a time for learning. We are learning how adaptable and robust we all can be - educational systems, professionals, teachers, students. Here, I share three unique emerging trends in the future career landscape as a career coach impacting around 3,000 multidisciplinary professionals and students during this pandemic. #Digital Navigation as an indispensable life skill There is a rising need to learn career navigation skills to learn on the go. This is an opportunity to build your brand by investing in digital real estate and to generate value for your professional life. The new ways of working have entailed a growing demand for upskilling, networking, remote working, and to remain relevant always. The art of being informed and sharing the relevant information to attract and retain your audience has now become a new life skill. The iconic Mr. Shiv Shivakumar, ex-CEO Pepsico and Nokia, in his book ‘The Right Choice’ has pointed out that the lifespan of a career is now 40+ yrs rather than 25 years. Hence, it is necessary to manage your career now. Learn the navigation tools and build a professional portfolio. #Rise of the creative class The ‘new normal’ Covid-19 induced age has witnessed the rise of the new creative class - content creators, freelancers, digital coaches, consultants, gig workers. The gigantic ecosphere of the internet has made this possible as the world has now become an inclusive marketplace. Richard Florida, the world-renowned urbanist has identified the emergence of a new social class in his modern classic ‘The Rise of the Creative Class’. This new creative social class consists of writers and programmers, entrepreneurs and lawyers, musicians and academicians, researchers and designers who constantly create new forms. Florida observes that this creative class has defined the new workplaces through their works and how they have contributed to our contemporary economy. #The changemakers are the new-age educators A Perspective on the Different Learning Models Another new trend is the rise of the change-makers or earth warriors, who are gradually rising to the cause of protecting our planet. These are the ‘young crusaders’ who dream of bringing back the greenery to our tired Earth. Vinisha Umashankar, a Class 9 student of SKP Vanitha International School in Tiruvannamalai has recently won the prestigious Children’s Climate Prize for designing a life-size solar energy-powered ironing cart to decrease charcoal usage. Disha and Haneen, founders of ‘Project Aarambh’. The duo has raised INR 14, 65,000 which is being used to pay the fees of many underprivileged children. Interestingly most are influencers on Linkedin. You can follow Aliza Aayaaz a UN Youth Ambassador and a Student Advocate for Health & Environment at UK House of Lords while Mahika Mishra Foundation founded by the 13-year-old shares about Letters for Changes for young adults. Last but not the least, you can also follow Yathaarth M, who tirelessly meets and speaks at community events as a 'Goodwill Ambassador' on LinkedIn. NewAgeLearning 34 | MAY 2021 | www.theknowledgereview.com
  30. 30. The Way Forward Debeshi Chakraborty Career-coach The Way Forward The future of work is hybrid – while the office remains a critical resource for work, it is no longer mandatory to go and work there. The millennials and zoomers need to be more self-aware and flexible to adapt to the new future. Life is a full circle and only those who learn continuously can evolve. I believe, to be future-ready, you need to know the market, your improvement areas, and the ability to quickly fill the gaps. “Be a career Sindbad, and set on your career voyage.” #Grow2givewithDebeshi Debeshi Chakraborty is an award- winning Career Coach. She is an multidimensional expertise - a commonwealth scholar from UCL, who, after designing multiple smart cities, is up to designing 90,000,000 careers through her organisation Dezinecareers. Follow her on LinkedIn for Career and Personal branding tools: https://www.linkedin.com/in/debeshi- chakraborty-career-coach-pitch-to- win/ 35 | MAY 2021 | www.theknowledgereview.com

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