Indian American Philanthropist Offers $56 Million Dollars grant for IT/Soft Skills Certifications to a Million Indian Youth

Dr Appu Kuttan

Indian American Philanthropist Offers $56 Million Dollars grant for IT/Soft Skills Certifications to a Million Indian Youth

Indian American Philanthropist Offers $56 Million Dollars grant for IT/Soft Skills Certifications to a Million Indian Youth

Dr Appu Kuttan

Dr. Appu Kuttan, founder and chairman of the National Education Foundation (NEF) (www.cyberlearning.org ), the U.S. national non-profit leader in STEM+ (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math, IT, Business, Management, Soft Skills) education, announced today the APPUJI Scholarship program to meet India’s critical skilling challenge.
Any college or polytechnic student or jobseeker can enroll in a minute and start taking courses immediately. Colleges and polytechnics can apply to participate in couple of minutes at www.edufinserve.in
Every enrollee will receive a course package containing 635 world-class Web-based e-learning courses, with 24/7 unlimited access, including several IT and Project Management certifications, for a registration fee of $15, with NEF providing $85 tuition scholarship.
The enrollee will also receive, for no additional fee, a certificate from the prestigious State University of New York (SUNY), the largest university in the USA, and online version of Dr. Appu Kuttan’s recent acclaimed book, Happy Executive-A Systems Approach; Nurturing Mind, Body and Soul.
The book, a lifestyle guide for young Indians and Dr. Appu Kuttan’s tireless work for providing world-class affordable education to the youth, especially the underprivileged, were praised by President Bill Clinton and well-known Indian jurist, V,R. Krishna Iyer. Kirkus, the world’s leading book reviewer, said of the book, “A methodical, well-organized guide for the world’s future leaders.”
The program is administered by EFS, a dedicated educational NGO in Bangalore, well known for tech-driven quality “skill enhancement programs,” that give immense confidence, competence, and capability, and hone ones-own core competence and enhances job-potential, and entrepreneurship. This is achieved thorough “BLT,” a unique learning methodology.
Asked about making such a significant commitment to the Indian youth, Dr. Appu Kuttan, who advised and mentored many leaders including former Indian Prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on making India an IT power, Clinton, Bush and Obama Administrations in the U.S. on STEM education, as well as world tennis champions Andre Agassi and Monica Seles and U.S. Presidential honoree Roger Kuttan, stated:”this is my way of giving back to India a second time to help the youth of India achieve their tremendous potential. India needs to skill 10 million youth annually, and I hope our initiative with RIMSR will help lead the way. I believe strongly that the haves have a moral and ethical obligation to help the have-nots, especially in education, a basic human right.”
Prof. S.Sadagopan, Director, IIIT-B, Chairman of the Governing Council of RIMSR, Dr. Chandrashekar, Program Director, Brenau University, USA, and Founder of EFS, Prof. Harsha Kestur, Director of RIMSR, and EFS Bangalore, India state that:” the Appuji scholarships offer a unique opportunity for all Indian youngsters, especially, the underprivileged, to get advanced/ better skills and jobs. We urge college and polytechnic management to take full advantage of these e-learning and certification programs to make students job ready. This will also enhance their job market potential and they can also become entrepreneurs themselves.”