Business

A S Agri and Aqua Recognized as India’s Most Admirable Brand for Revolutionizing Farming in India

Pune (Maharashtra) [India], August 31: A S Agri and Aqua, the leading agriculture technology company and pioneer of Hi-Tech soil-based vertical farming under polyhouse in India, has been awarded as India’s Most Admirable Brand by the Brand Story, with the company Chairman and Managing Director Dr. Prashant Zade being recognized and awarded as India’s Top Mind at the same event.

Journey of A S Agri and Aqua

Increasing population, rapid urbanization, and evolving food choices and demands put significant pressure on our land resources and food supplies. There has been a considerable decline in the availability of fertile and arable land for agriculture, and changing weather patterns only add to the pressure.

Sensing the long-term risks to India’s agricultural sector, A S Agri and Aqua has introduced and pioneered the Hi-Tech Soil Based Vertical Farming under Polyhouse Technology in India. Established in 2018, A S Agri and Aqua LLP is led by competent and dedicated professionals from different industrial backgrounds who have banded together with one mission – to transform India’s agricultural sector with innovative practices and ensure a sustainable and economically independent life for the Indian farmer. Headquartered in Thane, Maharashtra, the company has expanded its footprint across the country and has built a presence in countries like UAE, Qatar, UK, Oman, and Sri Lanka.

Revolutionary Soil-Based Vertical Farming

While hydroponic and aquaponic vertical farming is already present in the country, A S Agri and Aqua is the pioneering force behind Hi-Tech Soil Based Vertical Farming under Polyhouse in India. This new-age technique offers a high yield in terms of quality and quantity while requiring 85% less labour, 85% less water, and 99% less land. Moreover, it allows year-round cultivation; offers 100 times higher yield per acre and reduce the risks posed by pests and changing weather patterns to a large degree.

Apart from Soil-based Vertical Farming, A S Agri and Aqua also offers turnkey solutions in sectors like Aquaculture & Fish Farming, Turmeric Trading, Healthcare and Food Supplements (Vishwaayu), Rural Digital Connectivity (E-Village app), and other allied developmental projects.

Awards and Recognition

A S Agri and Aqua has been relentless in its pursuit to transform India’s technologically stagnant agricultural ecosystem into a prosperous and sustainable sector. These efforts have not gone unnoticed and unappreciated and have earned them numerous accolades for their innovative approach and continued commitment to helping farmers build a self-sufficient lifestyle. Among the numerous awards won by Dr. Zade and A S Agri and Aqua LLP, the noteworthy ones include the

– Business Leader of the Year Award for Best Innovative & Environment Management    Practices at World Leadership Congress (India) in 2021,

– India’s Top Mind and India’s Most Admirable Brand Award by The Brand Story in 2021,

– World Icon Award in Sri Lanka in 2019,

– Product Innovation Award by the Dubai Entrepreneur Forum for Agriculture and Aquaculture in 2019,

– The Innovation Agriculture by Amhi Parivar Ajman India Group in 2019.

The contributions made by A S Agri and Aqua to the agriculture sector in India have been immense. Offering a viable solution to increasing food demands, A S Agri and Aqua leads by example and is unwavering in its commitment to serve the agricultural sector, empower Indian farmers, and reduce the farm-to-fork gap for urban centres.

Contact Details:

Website – www.asagriaqua.com

Number – 9819291111

Address– KEROM, Plot No. A/112, Next To State Bank Of India, Near Toyota Showroom, 22 NO. Circle, Wagle Estate, Thane (W), Maharashtra 400604.

Education

Sandpiper Visas Now Offering Holistic Support to Ease Migration to Australia and Canada

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], August 31: Sandpiper Visas, one of the most trusted names in immigration consultancy, has now rolled out end to end support, including telephonic assessment to professionals aiming to move abroad.

The service will prove to be a boon for individuals eyeing residency by investment in European countries, Canada or Australia. The new support services will cover queries for permanent residence visas and students who wish to study abroad.

While the ongoing Covid19 lockdown has shut all gates to migrate to other countries, it will soon be a thing of the past. Life is expected to return to normalcy once a significant chunk of the global population is vaccinated. The economy worldwide will start improving, and foreign countries like Canada and Australia will begin welcoming potential immigrants with open arms.

Getting a PR Visa to Canada or Australia may come as a daunting task for many. However, if you ensure that you fulfil the eligibility criteria before submitting your application, it will be a smooth ride. Despite the Covid-19 lockdown, we have provided the seamless availability of our service of free assessment and consultation by phone and video calls.

”The services offered by Sandpiper Visas can be conveniently availed from the comfort of your home. We offer comprehensive support with all the necessary paperwork and documentation to address your queries regarding PR visas, Student visas, Investment visas and Dependent visas,” said Mr Vinaykumar, Chief Immigration Consultant, Sandpiper Visas.

”Our services come with a high success rate to ensure you reach your goal in the quickest way possible. The virus might be here to stay for some more time, but it can’t prevent you from making your dream come true,” added Mr Vinaykumar.

About Sandpiper Visas

Sandpiper Visas is an immigration consultancy firm that handles all aspects of International relocation to countries like Canada, Australia, the UK, the USA, New Zealand, and the UAE. We are an end-to-end service that makes it hassle-free to obtain Visa, be it a permanent residency (PR) visa, visitor visa, work visa, student visa, business visa, or even a dependent visa.

For more information, visit: https://www.sandpipervisas.com

Lifestyle

NeelDavid’s Salon – the New Venture in Beauty

New Delhi, August 31: Neel David’s salon was established in Kathmandu by the renowned hairstylist Neeldavid Katwal, who is commencing his first franchise outlet in the Southern part of India in Hyderabad. The date is set for September 2nd, 2021.

Neel David is a premium service salon that holds expertise in taking care of your needs and helping you becomes confident and trendy with the new styles. The brand has been expanding all over India with the motive of fresh fashion. This salon gives clients proper grooming and confidence, making them fall in love with themselves and help others keep up with the trend and, in some cases, establish new trends through bold experimentation.

DeepsikhaChaudary, who acquired the franchise in Hyderabad, will inaugurate the outlet on September 2nd, 2021, in P & T Colony in Secunderabad.

The second outlet is scheduled to be inaugurated on September 9th, 2021, in Tarnaka, Secunderabad by Mr. Satish.

For people from small villages, it is difficult to get into the fashion business as the opportunities in villages are comparatively a lot lower than in the cities. Getting access to training in this particular field, connectivity with the proper clients is very difficult for people. He was born in a small village in Nepal named JhapaLaxmipur and always dreamt of working in a glamour-related field. He tried to materialize this dream by spending his academic years abroad, but various embassies rejected his visa. But he never lost hope, and, with the support of his British godfather, David Vinall, he joined the industry. After a lot of struggle and the best of his efforts, he tried to build his brand.

Neeldavid’s brand is about showcasing his salon and academy brand at the franchise India expo on 4 and 5 September at the JW Marriott Hotel, Delhi.

NeeldavidKatwal is a sensation now with his innovations in the field of exclusive salons. NeeldavidKatwal will be in Delhi on September 25th, 2021, as one of the celebrity guest speakers at MS Talks India at Le Meredinne Hotel Delhi. He’ll be sharing his life journey at this event as well as his many upcoming salon franchise outlets that are in the pipeline waiting for the launch; four in Kathmandu, one in Jammu, one in Cooch Behar in West Bengal, and one in Assam. Not only this, but he’s also launching his Neeldavid’s professional academy and Neeldavids salon lounge in Planet Mall Sevoke Road, Siliguri, on October 1st, 2021, which will be an All India franchise salon model and franchise office.

A brand becomes unique when it works for social causes and has several social responsibilities. The speciality of the Neeldavids brand is that Neeldavids work for several social reasons too. Some percentage of the franchise will go to the CSR of Neeldavid’s firm that supports the training of workers in hair beauty and makeup products for underprivileged people. Starting from the training of around 50 underprivileged students and providing them with placement, this brand is always doing its bit for the welfare of people and other social responsibilities. Any venture takes a lot of hard work and effort to flourish. NeeldavidKatwal worked hard, and his journey from an average person in a small village to an internationally acclaimed hairstylist was not easy. Now his brand is one of the fastest-growing brands. NeeldavidKatwal aims to work with students and train them. He plans to train more than 2 lakh students within 2025 and open more than 350 franchises all over the globe. One of the main reasons this brand is loved and admired by so many people is because it takes pride in training underprivileged students and provides several job opportunities for them. This is one of the best qualities of Neel Davids Salon.

NeelDavid has now expanded his venture and has claimed exceptional appreciation and love in India and Nepal. The journey of Neel David is loved and admired by all, and everybody sees him as an icon as he has claimed accolades for his arduous work, dedication, and passion over the years. The plan is to settle the venture in the upcoming days and expand it to several other states. The salon keeps the customer’s needs as the prime concern, and not only that, hygiene is maintained to the utmost level in this luxurious salon.

A brand becomes unique when it works for social causes and has several social responsibilities. The speciality of the Neeldavids brand is that Neeldavids work for several social reasons. Starting from the training of around 50 underprivileged students and providing them with placement, this brand is always doing its bit for the welfare of people and other social responsibilities.

About NeelDavid:

Mr. NeeldavidKatwal, a well-known celebrity hairstylist and cosmetic artist, created this salon. He is the first person from Nepal to achieve international acclaim as a hairstylist who set haircut records while blindfolded with razors and scissors. Neeldavids is now a prominent unisex salon brand in Nepal and India, with over 50 franchisees already in operation, thanks to his unwavering dedication and hard work.

Vist: http://www.neeldavidsalon.com

Business

Winners of Nationwide SME Awards-2021 by Business Mint

“Business Mint” announce the winners of the Nation Wide SME Awards-2021. They have excelled in business development and innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity, youth empowerment, leadership excellence, and unique contributions to community development.

New Delhi, August 31: The pandemic affected us all, but one group, in particular, Indians small enterprises-was particularly hard hit. Due to a lack of digital infrastructure and working cash, most small firms had to close their doors. On the other hand, some responded to the situation and emerged more robust than ever, setting new standards and capitalizing on chances that came their way.

To honour SMEs’ dedication, Business Mint presents the Business Mint’s Nation Wide SME Awards-2021, a credible opportunity to support and share our objective of raising the prominence of industrious, diligent, and ambitious SMEs across the country. Business awards are a sought-after mark of distinction, a genuine affirmation of business accomplishment that provides excellent marketing and public relations opportunities while enhancing your credibility and status among your colleagues and customers. Of course, it feels fantastic as well!

In many economic sectors, SMEs are claimed to be responsible for driving innovation and competition.

The Nation Wide SME Awards-2021, presented by Business Mint, honours entrepreneurs who are trying to create world-class products and services, set the highest standards, and maximize opportunities all over the world. These awards not only assist Indian SMEs in gaining better access to money, technology, global markets, and high-quality labour, but they also bring this seemingly fragmented group together on a single platform.

Business Mint provides a comprehensive analysis of business and a comprehensive look at the most impressive aspects of business, such as micro, small, medium, trading, manufacturing, service, support, and entrepreneurs. The Business Mint’s Nation Wide SME Awards-2021 is an enormous achievement in which there are more than 700 nominations that come from across different industry areas. After selecting the most creative and bright-minded nominees, there were 20+ winners under several unique classifications. The winners came from everywhere in India.

Business Mint – Best Market Research Company in India – considered and established Business Mint’s Nationwide SME Awards-2021, one of India’s most prestigious distinctions.

Business Mint’s annual awards are intended to recognize those who have excelled in the face of a challenging global environment. Business Mint provides a comprehensive analysis of the business and a total go-through of the most remarkable aspects of the best as far as experts are concerned. 

https://www.nationwideawards.org/ is the link where you can get the winner’s supplement.

List of “Business Mint’s Nationwide SME Awards-2021” Winners:

  • Bright Universal – Promising Real Estate Developers – 2021, Maharashtra
  • Railtro Engineering Pvt Ltd – Most Promising Technology Company for Railway Industry – 2021
  • PURPLELOFTS – Promising Brand of the Year in Pune – 2021, Interior Designing Category
  • Expert Point – Best Emerging Company – 2021, Business Accelerators Category
  • Sionline Technomart Pvt Ltd – Most Trusted IRCTC Agent Registration Platform – 2021
  • Lavender Craft – Promising Company of the Year – 2021, Home Décor & Gifting Category
  • The Thinking Team – Most Prominent Digital Marketing Company – 2021, Hyderabad
  • Arokk Integrated Management Services Pvt. Ltd – Promising Company of the Year in Chennai – 2021, Facility Management Category
  • GOPROPERTIEES URBAN SPACES PRIVATE LIMITED – Best Emerging Property Listing Company – 2021, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
  • Pack & Go Vacations Pvt Ltd – Best Emerging Travel Company – 2021, Uttar Pradesh
  • Disciples India Educational Resources Pvt. Ltd – Most Admired Company of the Year – 2021, Skills Development & Placements Support Services
  • Bhandari Hardware – Promising Company of the Year – 2021, Interior Hardware Category
  • Comket Solutions Private Limited – Mumbai’s Most Prominent Company – 2021, Professional IT Services Category
  • Kiyara Associates – Most Prominent Civil Repairs and Waterproofing Company in Mumbai – 2021
  • Aram Construction & Associates – Best Emerging Construction Company – 2021, Chennai
  • Boi Services – Most Trusted Immigration Company in Delhi – 2021
  • VisaMint India Pvt. Ltd. – Most Promising Company in Hyderabad – 2021, Immigration & Visa Services Category
  • Impact Decor – Promising Company of the Year – 2021, Décor & Digital printing Category
  • ROAD TRACK TECHNOLOGIES – Most Promising Company of the Year – 2021, GPS Tracking Devices Category
  • Shivani Reddy Design Studio – Best Emerging Fashion Design Studio of the Year – 2021, Hyderabad
  • Shaadi Mubarak Event Management LLP – Most Prominent Wedding Planners & Caterers in Bangalore – 2021
  • Sabih Masood, Co-Founder & CEO, Pack & Go Vacations Pvt Ltd – Best Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year – 2021, Travel & Tourism Category

Mr. Vinay Kanth Korapati, Founder of Business Mint, says, “the awards are “unique” in terms of their scope and longevity and that they recognize “groundbreaking ideas, innovations, and better work practices.” He stated that these events would acknowledge and celebrate the new Eco-framework and encourage SMEs to focus on the sky. He believes that some of them will become future unicorns and instances of overcoming adversity in India, which the rest of the world will notice. It will force the new businesses to expand and service new geographies and a large number of people. These awards recognize some of the world’s most notable SME experts, pioneers in their fields for their ideas, devotion to client service, and pure hard work. We are honoured to present the Business Mint’s Nationwide SME Awards-2021, and we want to continue honouring those eligible in this category each year.

About Business Mint:

Business Mint is a one-stop destination to serve organizations and entrepreneurs through research and recognition approaches for their professional advancement. Business Mint is a platform for associations and business people where individuals get acknowledgement for their diligent effort. They try to perceive the innovative business thoughts, adventures, and great individuals behind them that get it going at any expense.

Lifestyle

Legwork Brings the Future of Footwear; Sneaker Meets Dress Shoe

Jaipur, August 31: Legwork offers high-end and well-crafted shoes for individuals who believe in themselves and live life with a purpose. In all honesty, the right footwear has the power to make you feel confident, empowered, and unstoppable. With brands like Legwork, there are always shoes of versatile style, impeccable quality, and kickass design to elevate your personality.  Legwork shares factories with luxury brands like Clarks, Cole Haan, Kenneth Cole. Factories involved in manufacturing Legwork products are also manufacturers for more than 100+ European shoe brands. Legwork is the only Indian Footwear brand that buys back its product allowing customers to use the credited amount for their next purchase.

Vijay Nainani, the Founder and CEO of Legwork, believes that a shoe isn’t merely a design but a part of your body language. He adds that your shoes quite dictate the way you walk. While he couldn’t find classy tan and good-quality shoes for his personal wear, he decided to incubate Legwork. Crafted with the finest calfskin leathers, hand-finished with unrivalled attention to detail, Legwork offers shoes that dare to go anywhere. Vijay Nainani empowers sneakerheads by giving them the choices they have always desired; after all, everyone is unique, and they deserve to look the best.

With quality products like Hybrid Dress Shoes and Goodyear Welted Shoes, Legwork has created a niche in the industry. Hybrid Dress Shoes take many forms but typically have the look and shape of a dress shoe while incorporating materials often seen in athletic shoes or sneakers. Goodyear Welt shoes are the oldest, most labour-intensive, and long-lasting construction method, and Legwork follows this intensive process to get their shoes right. Regardless of whether your hunt is for formal footwear, casual shoes, or boots, Legwork has a marvellous collection to woo you. Besides, the products are designed in a manner where comfort is primary. A good product is the result of a great team. Backed up by a team of professional cordwainers, digital experts, e-commerce specialists, and enthusiastic customer service executives, Legwork is proud to have earned a name in the industry. Launched right before the pandemic in March 2020, the company has sold 3000 Pairs of shoes in 2020 with a revenue of 1 Crore. Legwork was also selected for Amazon Launchpad and Flipkart Spotlight.

With a mission of making the highest quality leather goods in the world, the company picks the best raw materials and follows the highest working standards. They take no shortcuts and use the highest quality leather to produce sneakers. Their exceptionally skilled craftsmen have in-depth knowledge about the raw materials, color combination, and design that helps craft some of the finest shoes in the world. The shoes are offered at pocket-friendly prices to make them affordable for everyone.

Visit https://www.legwork.in/ to check their latest collection, size chart, delivery duration, and pick the best from the lot. Remember, with the right shoes; you can always leave a long-lasting impression.

National

Niket Patel, A Young Social Worker Conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Award In Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 30: On Friday 20th August, 2021, Rajiv Gandhi Global Foundation honoured Congress leader, All India Congress Committee member and social activist Niket Sunilbhai Patel with the “Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence” award for social service.

A grand awards and conclave show was held by this esteemed Foundation at The Park Hotel, New Delhi. The show recognised the extraordinary achievements of many people in their respective fields. The event witnessed the presence of many politicians, celebrities, journalists, and many other renowned personalities.

The award was given by popular T.V actors Karanveer Bahora and Aman Verma. A total of twenty people from all over India like actor Naseer Abdullah, runner Budhiya Singh, Sandeep Marwah, cricketer Atul Vasan, Krishna Guru Maa and other prominent names from all over India were also honoured with this award. This award is given every year on 20th August to commemorate the birthday of Shri Rajiv Gandhiji, the former Prime Minister of India for past 23 years.

Coming from a farmer’s family, Niket Patel has been involved in social service since a very young age of 18 from 2005 and has achieved many milestones in his political career. He started his social work career with student body NSUI (National Student Union of India), after agitating time and again for genuine questions of  students. He then went on to serve as NSUI Secretary, General Secretary and also Vice President. He has also worked as General Secretary (Protocol)in Surat Congress Committee. Being in charge of Shakti Project for AICC, he was able to create  highest membership in all India.

Niket is also the youngest AICC (All India Congress Committee) member in Gujarat. With sheer hard work and by God’s grace he has got opportunity to serve society through NSUI , Youth Congress and now he is actively involved with senior Congress.

Presently, he is working as youngest member of Sarvajanik education Society which is oldest and biggest education trust of Surat City . He is a member of South Gujarat chamber of Commerce  and of Navnirman Education Trust which runs 11 college and 10 schools in City and is one of the biggest educational trust in Gujarat. He is also Trustee of Pryas Trust which is biggest trust for animal welfare in Surat.

Niket considers himself fortunate enough to work and contribute as part of his duty towards the well being of society  and he hopes to do the same in future.

National

Niket Patel, A Young Social Worker Honoured By Rajiv Gandhi Award In Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 30: On Friday 19th June, 2021, Rajiv Gandhi Global Foundation honoured Congress leader, All India Congress Committee member and social activist Niket Sunilbhai Patel with the “Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence” award for social service.

A grand awards and conclave show was held by this esteemed Foundation at The Park Hotel, New Delhi. The show recognised the extraordinary achievements of many people in their respective fields. The event witnessed the presence of many politicians, celebrities, journalists, and many other renowned personalities.

The award was given by popular T.V actors Karanveer Bahora and Aman Verma. A total of twenty people from all over India like actor Naseer Abdullah, runner Budhiya Singh, Sandeep Marwah, cricketer Atul Vasan, Krishna Guru Maa and other prominent names from all over India were also honoured with this award. This award is given every year on 20th August to commemorate the birthday of Shri Rajiv Gandhiji, the former Prime Minister of India for past 23 years.

Coming from a farmer’s family, Niket Patel has been involved in social service since a very young age of 18 from 2005 and has achieved many milestones in his political career. He started his social work career with student body NSUI (National Student Union of India), after agitating time and again for genuine questions of  students. He then went on to serve as NSUI Secretary, General Secretary and also Vice President. He has also worked as General Secretary (Protocol)in Surat Congress Committee. Being in charge of Shakti Project for AICC, he was able to create  highest membership in all India.

Niket is also the youngest AICC (All India Congress Committee) member in Gujarat. With sheer hard work and by God’s grace he has got opportunity to serve society through NSUI , Youth Congress and now he is actively involved with senior Congress.

Presently, he is working as youngest member of Sarvajanik education Society which is oldest and biggest education trust of Surat City . He is a member of South Gujarat chamber of Commerce  and of Navnirman Education Trust which runs 11 college and 10 schools in City and is one of the biggest educational trust in Gujarat. He is also Trustee of Pryas Trust which is biggest trust for animal welfare in Surat.

Niket considers himself fortunate enough to work and contribute as part of his duty towards the well being of society  and he hopes to do the same in future.

Lifestyle

Influencers – The New Age of Advertising

In a conversation with Sapna Oswal

August 30: As social media is progressing and evolving, so is the way new-age advertising is being created around us.

People often ask what is an Influencer, and how did that name come about?

A few years ago, they were called critics, content creators, then Bloggers and now Influencers. Even though the core role remains the same, the names associated with this role have evolved. We had a chance to speak to Sapna Oswal, a very popular Influencer from New Delhi who has worked with brands like Kriti Retail, Plum body Lovin, Gehna by Reshma Shah and many more.

She is also an actor and has done TV commercials for Phillips, Mankind Pharma, Shuttle, AB Motors EV, etc. As a model having modelled for Austin Martin, Brunch Magazine and others. She has also appeared with RJ Naved (Radio Mirchi – Delhi) in some of his short videos and the famous detective series Crime Petrol.

Currently, apart from being an Influencer and model, she handles the Delhi office for a Mumbai based Media company called Younoh Media.

The first question we asked her was, “How would you define an Influencer?”

To this, Sapna replied, “Normally, people with a certain number of followers on their Instagram or Facebook profiles are categorized as influencers and are also considered as an authority over a certain market segment where they advertise. They additionally carry goodwill of the followers on their page.”

She further went ahead to explain how influencers were born “Earlier a person who used to go to restaurants and tell the public about the food was called a Food Critic, but the word critic sounded harsh because they were not constantly criticizing the food, they were also on occasions praising the food, then they started being called Food bloggers.

The Blogger would write blogs with the positive and negative’s about restaurants and inform people how the food, the ambience and the service was. This started to influence people, to make a calculated decision on whether to go to that place to eat or not and from there onwards, the Bloggers went on to become influencers.”

The next question we asked was, “Is this only true to the restaurant or F&B industry or can this concept work across other segments?”

Sapna replied, “This started taking shape in almost every other industry, from clothing to Jewellery and even cosmetics. The factories needed to promote their products to a wide audience in the shortest possible time, and least money involved, so they started working with influencers who could get a message out to a couple of thousand people instantly and effectively at a fraction of the cost of traditional advertising. Speed / Service and costs are what made the market for Influencers grow by leap and bounds. Now even people making products at home find it easy to advertise through influencers as the Influencers charge no heavy production costs and the fees is relatively less than that charged by radio or Television.”

With a cost-effective and highly instant advertising tool, the role of the influencers seems like it is here to stay. With the current business environment, the traditional Advertising model’s are dying slowly, while the digital era is taking over each day. Adapting to a New reality, especially after Covid, digital marketing seems to have taken the front row since our real worlds have become virtual.

Some of the more prominent stars who used to look down on influencers earlier have started to sell products online and represent brands for a fee, using their name and fame to generate sales for the products.

Before we said bye to Sapna, she said, “Change is the only constant, and techniques evolve daily, so as an extremely positive person, I say Let’s enjoy this ride.”

Her website is sapnaoswal.co.in (https://sapnaoswal.co.in/)

Education

82% of students of grades 11 and 12 consider career counseling in schools an imperative: 2021IC3 Institute Student Quest Survey

The survey shows Australia and India are similarly ranked in students’ choice of preferred country of study.

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 30: In a survey conducted with over 6600 students from grades 9-12, 82% of the respondents agree that career counseling is important in high school, reveals the 2021 IC3 Institute Student Quest Survey report.

The survey, conducted in June-July 2021, in collaboration with Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR, examines the dynamics of students’ decision-making process for higher education. More than 6600 students between grades 9 and 12 from 2000 schools across India and South Asia responded to the survey.

The report suggests that students begin thinking about their career and related job prospects early – in high school itself. 71% of the students have already started thinking about their future employment. The top three factors in choosing a university include the institution’s placement record, rankings, and program design. Ranked fourth was fees, followed by location and the quality of faculty members. Interestingly, the quality of faculty as a factor for choosing a university was low-ranked by students in grades 9 and 10, while students in grades 11 and 12 ranked the quality of faculty significantly higher. When choosing a particular program, three factors seem to be most significant: about 35% of the respondents said that they would choose a program based on their interests, 27% favored future job prospects, and 21% per cent give the highest importance to their own perceived strength in a particular area of study. 32% of the students who preferred to study abroad favored the U.S., followed by the U.K. and Canada (20% and 16%, respectively). Following the top three countries, Australia and India are similarly ranked in students’ choice of preferred country of study.

“As educators, we are all striving hard each day to make the best possible support available to our students, both in the classroom and beyond. How these students are guided today, how they take decisions, what factors influence those decisions will really shape their educational and professional choices in the coming years. The choices of our future leaders will determine the talent and human capital this world will have, defining where we are headed as a global community. Taking a data-centric approach and asking students themselves how they want to be supported is critical to informing and developing the best practices of career counseling support in schools. The 2021 IC3 Institute Student Quest survey findings bring forth useful information for all stakeholders- schools, universities, industries, and policymakers”, says Ganesh Kohli, Founder, IC3 Movement & Chair, Board of Trustees, IC3 Institute.

About IC3 Institute

The IC3 Institute is a mission-driven nonprofit that brings together high schools, colleges and universities, and industry to ensure early access to career and college counseling, paving the path for students’ college readiness, workforce preparedness, and career success. The IC3 Institute’s core programming with high schools is supported by a global network of subject matter and industry experts who volunteer their time as faculty members in the IC3 Institute, as well as world-class and innovative higher education institutions who support the IC3 Institute by offering their campuses, faculty, and infrastructure while also guiding the programming and curricula of the institute. The IC3 Institute also serves as a think tank and thought leader on global higher education and career readiness through convenings of experts and timely research.

About Shiv Nadar University, National Capital Region (NCR):

Shiv Nadar University is a student-centric, multidisciplinary and research-focused university offering a wide range of academic programs at the Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral levels. The University was set up in 2011 by the Shiv Nadar Foundation, a philanthropic foundation established by Mr. Shiv Nadar, founder of HCL. The University is in the quest to become a globally acclaimed center for learning and innovation in the fields of Engineering, Natural Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Management. The core of the University consists of a select, world-class faculty with doctoral and postdoctoral experiences from ranked universities all over the world.

Business

Telemedicine Consultation provider Healwell24 Collaborates with Niramay hospitals for Teleconsultation

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 28: With recent Telemedicine tie-ups with ICICI BANK and Yes bank, HealWell24 is accelerating its growth trajectory. The healthtech startup has also partnered with Niramay Hospital for Teleconsultation solution, corporate care and post hospitalisation package.

Founded in 2017, HealWell24 is an Indian Telemedicine, Telehealth and Online doctor consultation platform catering rural to urban populace Pan India.

HealWell24 was started with a vision to empower people with healthcare services and improve patient outcomes every year in India. It anchors a platform that facilitates doctor-to-patient interaction.

The journey started when Founder and Co-Founders of Healwell24, J K Singha (Founder, CEO), RK Ningthem (Founder, Director and CHRO), Nilesh Bhanushali (Co-Founder and CTO) and Chittaranjan Mishra (Co-Founder and COO), aspired to promote a trusted small window platform for Doctors, Healthcare professionals and Patients to Find, Consult and Transact with each other online which can be accessed with ease.

J K Singha says, “We aim to strengthen the current Indian Healthcare System, and HealWell24 is a revolutionary solution to the lack of qualified doctors available for both rural and semi-urban patients”.

Patients can access the platform to seek online consultation from specialized doctors pan India from the comfort of their homes. Along with online consultation, HealWell24 offers doorstep Telemedicine services like Laboratory tests, prescription delivery and other healthcare services for patient’s benefit.

Growth of HealWell24 | Telemedicine, Telehealth and Online doctor consultation

Presently, HealWell24 is catering healthcare services in more than 35+ different cities Pan India. Around 600+ consumers are active daily on the platform, and more than 215K consumers have transacted through it.

From lifestyle management to diagnosis of chronic diseases, HealWell24 has proven efficient in providing essentials healthcare services till now and will continue to do so.

HealWell24 has already raised a total of $1.1Mn, from seed till now, and the growth continues to extend further in future.

Now, with aggressive growth plans, Healwell24 has launched DocsCampus, India’s First Doctor Patient and other Healthcare Professional Network that is creating a digital Healthtech ecosystem that will strengthen the current healthcare system to the next level.

DocsCampus | India’s First Healthcare Network

DocsCampus platform will not only help patients connect with specialized doctors related to their issues, take the second opinion and stay informed regarding their health concerns; it also aims to connect doctors with peers in their speciality to have case study discussions and learn about the latest update in the medical world.

Apart from this, it also gives a platform to connect with other healthcare professionals like laboratory technicians, Paramedics and also helping Online learnings and access to various medical journals etc.