December 22, 2018
Partners with Parikrma Humanity Foundation to enable equitable outcomes for underserved students
Supporting around 100 students, the program provides access to the company’s innovation lab, including exposure to machine learning and AI to solve real world problems, giving birth to a new breed of Junior Decision Scientists
After the successful launch of the muPathshala program in June 2018, Mu Sigma has partnered with Parikrma Humanity Foundation to help enable equitable outcomes for the underserved students of today. Supporting around 100 students, the muPathshala program provides access to the company’s innovation lab, including exposure to machine learning and AI to solve real world problems, giving birth to a new breed of Junior Decision Scientists.
Ms. Shukla Bose, Founder of Parikrma Humanity Foundation, with Parikrma students and muPathshala mentors from Mu Sigma
After the successful completion of Mu Sigma High, across several schools in the US, Mu Sigma, the world’s largest pure play Big Data Analytics and Decision Sciences Company had introduced muPathshala in June this year to create a new league of students who are future-ready.
“One should not be excited about what one knows, but more importantly about what one does not know. Mu Sigma is built on this simple principle that learning is more important than knowing. Through muPathshala we want to inculcate the mindset of problem-solving at a very early stage and create talent that has the interdisciplinary skills the world needs,” says Dhiraj Rajaram, Founder, CEO & Chairman of Mu Sigma.
Mu Sigma’s signature learning program, muPathshala aims to create a new breed of Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Scientists, Engineers, Doctors, Teachers, Artists, Musicians and Sportspeople. Equipped to embrace the VUCA world of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, and thrive in it, this program will expose high schoolers to real-world problems and share how Mu Sigma innovates for Global Fortune 500 companies while solving some of their toughest problems.
This time, through the muPathshala program, Mu Sigma and Parikrma Foundation will ensure that students who come from varied socio-economic backgrounds and do not have access to the realm of decision sciences gain that necessary exposure. The opportunities available to these children are extremely restricted. The muPathshala program provides exposure to the real-world experience and an academic flavor of data driven decision making which allows the students to tap into their potential by widening their horizon.
The program is spread over 5 weeks where the students are grouped in teams. They are provided a Mu Sigma mentor to work with and assigned mini-projects with realistic data to work on. Taken through different aspects of data driven decision making, the students are guided through breaking down a problem in a structured manner, analyzing data to validate various hypotheses and then providing recommendations to a mock customer. Upon successful completion of this high intensity workshop, students graduate with a Junior Decision Scientist Certificate from Mu Sigma.
Parikrma Humanity Foundation was founded in 2003 by Shukla Bose. It operates on a 360-degree development model, supporting various aspects of a child’s life. The Foundation provides three meals a day, comprehensive healthcare, counseling, community support for parents, etc.
Commenting on the muEducation program, Shukla Bose, the Founder of Parikrma Humanity Foundation says, “Parikrma also believes in an end-to-end (e2e) model in which the child is supported from age 5 to age 25, ensuring that they break out of a cycle of poverty, which they call completing ‘The Circle of Life’. Their Final Leap program aids a student in choosing the right professional course which matches their strengths and interests or provides scholarships to pursue college or vocational training. We feel fortunate to partner with Mu Sigma for the program.”
Mu Sigma aims to run the program in at least 30 progressive schools globally by 2019. Interested schools can reach out to Mudita Nigam at [email protected]
About Mu Sigma
The world’s largest pure play Big Data Analytics and Decision Sciences Company. Mu Sigma works with more than 140 of the Fortune 500 through a unique ecosystem that brings together People, Processes and Platforms. With 4,000+ Decision Scientists, Mu Sigma has one of the largest collections of innovative problem solvers under one roof. Over 700 customers from around the world visit Mu Sigma’s labs and learning organization every year.
About Parikrma Humanity Foundation
Founded in 2003 with 165 children in Rajendranagar, Bengaluru, today it has 4 schools (Jayanagar, Koramangala, Sahakarnagar and Nandini Layout) and one junior college. Parikrma Humanity Foundation continues to offer high quality education, hope and support to thousands of children from four orphanages and over 71 slums in the city. Parikrma Humanity Foundation has been awarded the Derozio Award for excellence in special education and social commitment. Parikrma also received the Governor’s award for exemplary social work in January 2007.