* The unique online course helps educators and working professionals from other sectors to upskill themselves to make a career in International Education
Aditya Birla Education Academy (ABEA), India’s leading professional development institute for teachers, today launched a Post Graduate Diploma in Global Education (PGDGE) in association with B. K. Birla College of Arts, Science, and Commerce (Autonomous), Kalyan to provide educators with an opportunity to carve a career in international education through a blended learning curriculum that integrates rigorous and contemporary academics with the application through school-based practice.
The goal of this course is to help educators develop teaching skills and knowledge in accordance with best global practices and become more effective teachers. This online program also provides an opportunity for working professionals to transition into the education space and make a smooth career switch. As the course is developed and delivered by globally renowned academicians, it promises academic excellence. The salient features of PGDGE are practicum based teaching and learning, internship opportunities in reputed Indian schools, and campus placement assistance.
Commenting on the launch of PGDGE, Mrs. Neerja Birla, Founder and Chairperson, Aditya Birla Education Trust said, “The pandemic severely disrupted everything including the education system. While teachers were not ready for the unexpected shift to online, they ensured that learning doesn’t stop for their students. Educators today need to be equipped with a teacher-training-program that is more hands-on in its approach to tackle the dynamic landscape in international education. With this aim in mind, we are happy to announce the Post Graduate Diploma in Global Education in association with B.K. Birla College (Autonomous), Kalyan. It is an absolutely remarkable step for us to be able to provide this platform for teachers and help them acquire practical learning and teaching skills within a global context.”
The participants from PGDGE will be able to develop their skills and learn to teach with the best global methods, acquire relevant experience through internships to operate in institutions, learn the use of educational technology in teaching and learning and, bring in reflective practices for self-development. The course structure consists of 8 modules of 12 hours each. There is action research-based work in every module. While the course allows the participants to access study material online, post queries, and practice their skills at their convenient time, it requires attendance at scheduled sessions or classes. At the end of every session, non-graded assignments are conducted, and at the end of every module, graded assignments are conducted.
The course offers an internship program in reputed schools across the country and offers campus placement assistance towards the end of the academic year. At the end of the course, final examinations are conducted to test the learnings inculcated from the program. The online classes are held on weekends for this year-long PGDGE that commences on 15th April 2021. To be eligible for the course, the applicant must be a graduate in any discipline. The course fee is Rs. 75,000 (inclusive of taxes) payable in 3 installments and merit-based scholarships are available.
About Aditya Birla Education Academy
Aditya Birla Education Academy is India’s leading professional development institute for teachers. Aditya Birla Education Academy aims to engage educators in the new-age global processes of education and empower them to evolve into the best knowledge-givers they can be, as they nurture young minds and contribute towards shaping the future. Aditya Birla Education Academy is providing a platform for educators to further their professional development through relevant and uniquely structured courses that meet their needs across the spectrum of education.
About Aditya Birla Education Trust
Aditya Birla Education Trust (ABET) is an organisation committed to the cause of education and mental health, with an objective to nurture young minds. Right from establishing the Aditya Birla World Academy, an International School with an Indian soul, to The Aditya Birla Integrated School, which acknowledges the need to cater to children with different learning needs, ABET has always prioritised the importance of a child’s overall development. Further under the aegis of ABET, the Aditya Birla Education Academy provides professional development opportunities for educators, and engages, empowers and equips them to contribute towards shaping the future of young minds. In an endeavour to stamp out stigma surrounding mental health concerns, ABET has established Mpower, a holistic mental health care initiative, which has become the pioneer of mental health awareness in the country. Aditya Birla Education Trust runs under the zealous leadership of its passionate and committed Founder & Chairperson, Mrs. Neerja Birla.
About B. K. Birla College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Autonomous), Kalyan
B. K. Birla College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Autonomous), Kalyan affiliated to University of Mumbai was established in 1972, by Kalyan Citizens’ Education Society with the blessings of Late Syt. B. K. Birla ji and Late Smt. Sarala ji Birla. The college has accomplished a spectacular growth over the last four decades and grown as a multi-faculty premier institution of higher learning with an enrolment of more than 11,000 students (7,000 plus students for UG, PG and Research Programmes and 4,000 plus students in Junior College). The college is reaccredited by NAAC (3rd Cycle) and awarded ‘A’ Grade (CGPA - 3.58) in 2014. The College has been granted ‘College of Excellence’ status (2015 - 2020) by UGC, New Delhi. The College has been certified with the ISO 9001: 2015. The college has been awarded the ‘Best College Award’ (in the Urban category) by the University of Mumbai (2009). The College has also been awarded the ‘IMC - RBNQ Performance Excellence Trophy - 2011’ in Education. B. K. Birla College has a vibrant work-culture with holistic approach to education. The teaching - learning process is supported using ICT, interactive exercises, projects, assignments, etc. in addition to traditional teaching - learning method. The college has been granted ‘Autonomous Status’ by University Grants Commission and University of Mumbai from the Academic Year 2018 - 19. This autonomy has enabled the college to enhance the quality, innovation in curricular content, pedagogy, evaluation methods, etc in order to make students globally competent, more skilled and job-ready. Under Autonomous Status the college has introduced M.Sc. in Data Science and Big Data Analytics and M.Sc. in Finance in the academic year 2019-20, and M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence and M.Com. Accounting Finance in the academic year 2020-21. These courses have been envisaged to cater to the diverse needs of the market. B. K. Birla College stands committed to the cause of higher education, catering to the diverse needs of the students and enabling them to develop as intellectually alive and socially - responsible citizens ready for continuous and professional growth.