Avanti Learning Center by Two IIT Alumni’s: offers an alternative to the existing teaching learning strategy
Avanti Learning Center, co-founded by two IIT Alumni’s Krishna RamKumar and Akshay Saxena will change the existing teaching learning strategies. Avanti Learning Center focuses mainly on imparting high quality education to students, which will enable them to get admission at top colleges in India for their higher education. The purpose of Avanti Learning Center is to create a ground –breaking change in the present education system.
This learning center which was started five years before, is adopting a technology oriented teaching learning strategy including video contents, detailed instructional design which are out of sight in most of the government schools and colleges. The teachers in Avanti Learning Center assure high quality education to students. About 4500 students who cannot afford the expensive coaching programs are now enjoying the merits of this learning center.
The co- founders were deeply influenced by the works of Prof. Muhammad Yunus of Grameen Bank, whose innovative market-based approaches transformed the lives of thousands of low-income families and also by the great organizations like Super 30 and Dakshana Foundation which led children from disadvantaged groups to enter into India’s top colleges. As a result the two IIT alumni’s decided to make some remarkable changes in the current teaching learning strategies through their Avanti.
In Avanti learning center peer-teaching strategy is followed rather than ordinary lecture method. Ordinary lecture method is fully teacher oriented. Dr. Eric Mazur, Dean of Applied Physics at Harvard, pioneered the pedagogy, constituting limited lectures, concentrating more on concept based objective questions, transferring information beyond the classroom, giving importance to solving problems individually and in peers.
Avanti learning center is functioning in 11 states in India including 25 towns. The co founders wanted to make their student strength of about 100000 in the coming years. The vision of the learning center is to give more importance to science and maths related learning for school children, to become a university in future by offering quality training to the teachers.
Avanti learning center can surely lead the students to a world of never ending knowledge. Hope in future it will make remarkable changes in the present educational strategies prevailing in our country.