Our Courses : June 2018
Perceiving Patterns In The World
The goal of this course is to develop your ability to think like a mathematician, create mathematics, evaluate claims you encounter, and see connections with other modes of thinking. You will come up with conjectures, reason rigorously and precisely, come up with proofs, construct classificatory systems, create and define objects precisely, and construct mathematical theories. If time permits, algorithmic thinking (thinking like a computer scientist) will be included as part of the learning outcomes. You will work in areas as diverse as Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Probability, various types of Geometry, and Number Theory.
You will also apply the thinking abilities and knowledge you gain to areas outside of mathematics including conceptual philosophy, ethics, observational science, theoretical science, and your personal lives. We will explore questions such as: 'what is justice?', 'is it morally right to kill somebody who is in tremendous pain?', and 'why should we believe that everything around us is made out of atoms?'. The pre-knowledge required for this course is minimal since the main goal of this course is for you to actually create and evaluate knowledge rather than learn how to use it. Hence, the mathematics you do here will be quite different to what most people have experienced.
Instructor: Madhav Kaushish
How Science has Revolutionized the Way We See Food Today?
The aim of this course is to give hands on experience to the students of 7th to 9th standrd on the latest trends in the culinary world. Starting with the basics experienced chefs will take the students through the journey into the modern trends in the area.
The sessions will include ingredients, methods of cooking, factors affecting the cooking process and the science behind all this. The methodology will include theory during the first half of the day and the working in the modern kitchens and bakery in the Department of Culinary Arts in Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration in Manipal University for the rest of the day.
So, hop on and learn to make those finger licking dishes and learn to give a great experience using the latest techniques and ingredients such as Dry Ice, Liquid Nitrogen and so on.
Instructor: Prabhakar Sastri
Changing The World For Good
How did Venky market Goli Vadapav to make it McDonald's of India? How did Beardo survive in market when every competitor was failing? This course is all about grooming wannapreneurs to become next generation entrepreneurs in very near future, probably by the end of course itself.
Wannapreneur to entrepreneur is a uniquely designed course for young wannapreneurs, from experienced entrepreneurs themselves, to give them the taste of and learnings from entrepreneurs' life. The course, rather than focusing on business, focuses on the practices which makes good businesses and business(wo)men.
The course focuses on learning how to look for a problem, find a solution and then make a sustainable, scalable and profit-making business out of it.
Initially during the course, the wannapreneurs will be learning and practicing the tools and techniques which addresses aspects of product design and business development, including Need finding, Empathy development, Design thinking, Feedback, Business model and Revenue model. Later these wannapreneurs will create teams within themselves and convert the classroom into the offices of their startups. Our wannapreneurs will interact with the entrepreneurs spread across the globe to gain key skills like Networking, Communication, Foresightedness and Barter.
Instructor: Dhruv Gupta
See Awesome Stuff, Make It Yourself
Makers are enthusiasts who use technology to learn about it. They use cutting-edge technologies and create objects and interactive applications that solve all types of problems - providing convenience, enhancing the user's health, providing entertainment etc.
The objective of the course is to create the right conditions for students to explore the Maker within them and foster a set of mental attitudes towards responsible innovation. A robust spirit of inquiry, willingness to take untried paths and the openness to see things in new ways will be encouraged. Students will go through an orientation in the first part of the course and learn basic maker skills. This course will expose students to the emerging world of the Internet of Things (IoT) and allow them to ideate, build and deploy working prototypes. The students will use the Embedded Python computing environment, on the Raspberry Pi - a low cost Embedded Linux Computer.
The course will take the student on an accelerated journey towards learning Python using algorithms and developing the confidence to translate problems into flowcharts and code the desired outcomes using Python. The students will be provided with the complete ecosystem to enable them to bring their ideas alive and create working prototypes for real-world applications.
1. Students opting for the course will need to carry a laptop with them
2. Students opting for the course will have to pay 600 AED extra toward material costs
Why do we get attracted to some individuals? Why are some individuals always smiling? And popular? Is it their outer appearance or inner core?
What aspect of their personality draws us towards them? How do I as an individual develop these skills?
The theme of this course would be the individual self. To understand that there is power within each one of us to become a leader of tomorrow, to bring self to surface from deep within. The course is aimed at introducing concepts of self- esteem and loving oneself, vulnerability, use of power, feelings, unconditional love and forgiveness; communication, assertive communication, non-violent communication (NVC) and its impact of our mind and body for dealing with basic issues like stress and time management
In our usual mode of communicating one usually includes judgments, blame and criticism, which alienates us from others, NVC helps us to transform our habitual thinking and to put our focus on feelings and needs that exist in any given situation. We are invited to take responsibility for what we are experiencing, and NVC provides a clear framework with which to express what is essential in our message, as well as to hear what is alive in the other person. As we move towards a respectful dialogue, the quality of connection transforms potential conflict into situations of harmony and good-will, bringing out win-win solutions for all, and thereby increasing our chances of living and acting in alignment with our deeper values.
The methodology is process oriented, with emphasis on self- reflection and awareness; and one's own experiences through the journey of life. The various themes that participants will explore are:
Instructor: Uma Oza