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06 June 2019

Dimension Data provides an immersive learning experience to students in Vidya Mandir Society's educational institutions

Singapore, 6 June 2019Dimension Data a USD8 billion global technology integrator and managed services provider today announced that it has enabled Vidya Mandir Society’s educational institution’s group of schools to leverage technology to transform its education system. The institution has set a clear technology roadmap to provide enhanced facilities to its students and staff in Birla High School, Sushila Birla Girls’ School and Birla High School (Mukundapur). Dimension Data successfully designed and implemented a digital infrastructure project that enables the institute to replace traditional ‘rote learning’ with a meaningful, associative and active learning approach. 

Vidya Mandir Society wanted to inculcate an in-class research and group learning environment across its campuses, making the sessions more interactive and immersive for students. The introduction of mobile tablets helped foster Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS), in turn bolstering the objectives of inquiry-based learning, associative skills, creative assimilation and communication. This required an agile and flexible digital infrastructure that could ensure seamless and continuous connectivity.

Dimension Data designed and implemented a future-ready infrastructure underpinned by security for the schools, including the upcoming Birla High School in Mukundapur. The new infrastructure boasts features such as smart attendance, online assignments and assessments portals, hence, converting the traditional education system into a smart education system that encourages and advocates active learning. The new system has also reduced the time spent by teachers to assess assignments. Teachers now have more time to focus on coaching students. Students in turn are able to flourish and excel in their studies, bringing the school prominence.

“The Vidya Mandir Society has always strived to give its students the best possible learning experience. We want to supplement the traditional learning environment by delivering online instructional content, beyond classroom walls. Apart from instilling 21st century skills that prepare students for the future, this will also help enhance IT fluency such as effective online search techniques, and communication skills via digital media among the students. The new infrastructure designed and set up by Dimension Data will also enable facilities such as audio and video collaboration tools, virtual classrooms and e-learning modules and much more as the need arises,” said Brigadier V.N.Chaturvedi, Secretary General, Vidya Mandir Society.

“Learning is a journey and it needs to be made relevant, interactive and available anytime and anywhere for students. To sharpen their skills and be prepared for future tasks, students must be able to access the information and knowledge they seek in a timely and efficient manner. In line with that principle, the Vidya Mandir Society wanted to transform their campuses to deliver enhanced learning. The digital solutions implemented by Dimension Data provides a policy-based automated infrastructure to securely connect the users, students and teachers to the cloud. This implementation has simplified the school’s IT operations at the same time providing better visibility of their connectivity and systems. The school will now be better equipped in delivering new services quickly to their users with the agility and flexibility of the infrastructure,” said Raghuveer HR, Director Sales, Dimension Data India.

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About Dimension Data

Founded in 1983, Dimension Data is a USD 8 billion global leader in designing, optimising, and managing today’s evolving technology environments. This enables its clients to leverage data in a digital age, turn it into information, and extract insights.

Headquartered in Johannesburg, Dimension Data employs 28,000 people across 47 countries. The company brings together the world’s best technology provided by market leaders and niche innovators with the service support that clients need for their businesses – from consulting, technical, and support services to a fully-managed service.

In the Asia Pacific, we operate in 35 offices across 13 countries. We help clients enable technology, operate their IT infrastructures and transform technology solutions that deliver value. It combines an expertise in digital infrastructure, cybersecurity, customer experience (CX), and digital workplace, with advanced skills in IT outsourcing, IT-as-a-Service, Systems integration services and training.

Dimension Data is a proud member of the NTT Group. Visit us at https://www.dimensiondata.com

About Vidya Mandir Society

Inspired by the Gandhian thought of quality modern education retaining Indian ethos and values, the great visionary and philanthropist Late Shri L N Birla established the Hindi High School in Kolkata in 1944. The logical fallout of this was the establishment of the Vidya Mandir Society to manage the affairs of the school which was envisaged to grow from strength to strength. The British period saw an undulating growth, primarily because of the World War II which had then derailed all growth activity in the world.

The advent of the Fifties set the Society and the school on the path of growth, with the name of the school changing to Birla High School from Hindi High School in 1997. The Vidya Mandir Society had firmly set upon its mission of imparting value-based education that helped create free thinking individuals who combined service with excellence. Keeping in view the pivotal role that women play in creating excellence in society, the Vidya Mandir Society has also focussed on empowering the girl child. Towards this end, it runs the Sushila Birla Girls; School and the J.D.Birla Institute, an Under Graduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) Institute affiliated to the Jadavpur University, having the Departments of Science, Commerce and Management.

The Management Department of the Institute was founded in 2002 and conducted a nationally rated BBA course, both for girls and boys. The present Chairman of the Society, Shri S K Birla, envisioned the requirement of another Birla High School, which is now nearing completion in Mukundapur, in Kolkata. The school has already completed one year in its pursuit of academic excellence.

For more information on the institutes of the Vidya Mandir Society, please visit the following websites:

(a) www.birlahighschool.com

(b) www.bhs-mukundapur.birlahighschool.com

(c) www.sbgskolkata.ac.in

(d) www.jdbikolkata.in / www.jdbimanagement.org.in

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