Sustainable Development Goal 4 focuses on providing high-quality education to guarantee inclusivity and fairness in education while also fostering continuous learning opportunities. This goal encompasses ten specific targets and eleven indicators. Leaders in global education, represented by UNESCO, have advocated for integrating environmental education and digital accessibility into the educational experience for all. At Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, we actively support SDG 4 by offering top-notch teaching, conducting research, implementing effective institutional strategies, and forming collaborations to enhance the quality of education.
OPEN RESOURCES FOR LIFELONG LEARNING
MRIIRS has consistently worked to integrate modern approaches into its teaching methods for the students as well as general public. The university campus is equipped with the most up-to-date information and communication technology (ICT) facilities, which encompass advanced classrooms, seminar and conference spaces, presentation equipment, and more. These facilities are equipped with LED/LCD projectors, additional audio-video capabilities, electronic resources, and seamless internet connectivity, offering students exposure to the latest technology.
- SWAYAM/NPTEL/Spoken-Tutorials by FOSSEE, MATLAB central, MHRD e-PG Pathshala, Coursera etc. are used quite frequently by the faculty members as departments and centres are internet enabled.
- MRIIRS has subscribed to a comprehensive iCloud-EMS (Education Management System), which provides integrated solution to enhance and digitize the teaching-learning processes through its web & mobile based applications.
- Being a part of Microsoft office365 adoption program, MRIIRS has also subscribed to Microsoft Teams platform for course delivery via virtual classroom teaching and subsequent assessment activities including assignments, online quizzes.
- Open educational resources including MIT open-courseware, IGNOU web resources,
- RFID and Wi-Fi enabled Library offers seamless access to digital resources
EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH ACTIVITIES FOR LIFE LONG LEARNING
MRIIRS organizes outreach activities to educate not only the students on roll, but also the general public.
- Teachers on Call Program
An innovative initiative of MRIIRS, it is a Helpline with 30 parallel lines for free service to the Students of Government Schools of Faridabad district through a Toll-Free number. The facility is being availed by around 7500 students and their doubts/ queries are being removed by 350 Teachers during scheduled hours throughout the week. This project has helped in significantly raising competency levels of Government School students, whose performance used to be very low during Board Examinations.
- Kaushal Karyashala-IT Skill Training from January 2022-February 2023
“Kaushal Karyashala,” an initiative collaboratively undertaken by the Dr. OP Bhalla Foundation and Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, has the goal of providing IT skill training to young individuals to enhance their employment opportunities. This initiative aligns with the fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) which emphasizes the provision of Quality Education for all. The program was officially inaugurated on December 27, 2021, by the Faridabad District Commissioner, Sh. Jitender Yadav. In its initial phase, the program conducted online classes for seven batches, each comprising 30 students. Subsequently, the second batch of Kaushal commenced in June 2023, enrolling 50 students from Ankhir Government School, ranging from classes 9th to 12th. These students are currently undergoing training in spoken English and personality development.
- Student-Led Reading Outreach at Govt School, Village Panhera
A student-led outreach project on reading was organized by MRIIRS on 22 Aug 2022, demonstrating a commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The initiative aimed to promote the importance of reading, literacy, and lifelong learning among students of Govt school, Village Panhera.
- Learning how to Learn – Helping Students in Govt Schools identify their Learning Style
To impart Quality Education to all , a new initiative was started at MRIIRS – ‘Learning how to learn’ for the Students of Government Schools, classes 8-10. We assist students in understanding their preferred learning style with the VAK (Visual, Audio, and Kinaesthetic) Test. After each pupil has been evaluated and counselled, we present a comprehensive report to the teachers.
COMPETITIONS/ TRAINING PROGRAMMES FOR LIFE LONG LEARNING
Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies hosted Toycathon 2022 on May 24-25, 2022. This event was a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Education and five other Ministries: the Ministry of Women & Child Development, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, and the Ministry of Textiles. Toycathon aimed to encourage the creation of fresh and inventive toys made from local materials that are cost-effective, safe, environmentally friendly, and of exceptionally high quality, suitable for both Indian and global markets. The event saw participation from 34 teams across India, each bringing innovation and a scientific approach to their toy designs. Seven teams were recognized for their creative concepts, representation of Indian culture, and incorporation of technological advancements.
- Green India Hackathon
The Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies served as the Northern region center for the world’s largest 22-hour Electric Vehicle (EV) hackathon, known as the Green India Hackathon. The event saw the participation of 23 teams from Northern India and took place on the Manav Rachna campus. The primary objective of the Green India Hackathon was to accelerate the adoption of Electric Vehicles by addressing significant challenges within the EV ecosystem.
- Workshop on Virtual Labs
MRIIRS organized an online workshop on Virtual Labs on October 2021. Training was imparted to the students and faculty members of various domains on the use of virtual labs, which are free to use for general public