Salesian university nominated for education evangelist 2014


Guwahati – Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) has been selected as the Skilltree Education Evangelist 2014 from northeast India and will be featured in a television program on Times NOW channel, starting Saturday 24 January 2015.

“Education evangelists are the visionaries and change makers who have contributed and have been contributing towards the growth of Indian education system both quantitatively and qualitatively,” says Founder & CEO, SkillTree Knowledge Consortium Mr Shekhar A. Bhattacharjee

Mr Bhattacharjee adds, “The Education Evangelist of India 2014 television episodes will showcase 20 outstanding educationists, recognize them for their contribution to higher education, cover them extensively by way of pan India media coverage, and confer upon them the coveted honorary title of – ‘Education Evangelist of the Year’.”

“We are focused on the students. That’s our primary target. And these students when they go out, they are sure to make a difference,” says ADBU Vice Chancellor Dr Stephen Mavely highlighting his vision for the university.

The 2nd Edition of SkillTree Education Evangelist of India is a 5 episode series, where 20 colleges / universities will be represented from all over India.

The television series starts from 24th of January, 2015 and continues till 28th of February, 2015.

The SkillTree initiative first came up in 2013 as a television series in media association with ET Now (Economic Times) which conferred SkillTree Education Evangelist of India title along with Karmaveer Chakra instituted by the UN.

ADBU established in 2008 by Guwahati Salesian province is the first privately run Catholic University in India. Currently it has three schools (Technology, Social Sciences and Management) in four campuses in Guwahati (Azara, Kharguli, Maligaon and Tapesia) with some 2,000 students enrolled in 17 streams. Its online education program “DBU Global” is offered in 128 countries.

The Education Evangelist of India convocation ceremony attended by industry and academia leaders is scheduled o be held in New Delhi on 10th February. Besides the launch of a coffee table book, featured leaders will be felicitated with the trophy and title of ‘Evangelist of the Year’

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