HV #2 — PhysicsWallah is changing the face of education…
Also in the edition #2 — new career options to choose, scholarships and internships opportunities, and some useful podcasts and discounts.
Welcome to the second edition of Hanker Visionary newsletter!
Here are the highlights for today’s issue:
Thought of the day
Inspiring stories of achievers
Offbeat paths worth exploring
Scholarships and internships
Useful courses, podcasts, books, and more
Innovative tools for modern-day learners
Cool offers and discounts
Can you solve this?
Let’s get to it…
Thought of the day 🔆
Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle. — Swami Vivekananda
Inspiring stories of achievers 🏋️♀️
From maoist zone and poverty to toppers in the class X board exams: Against all odds, Sonali Bala and Roshan Kahef Anjum from remote and impoverished areas in Chattisgarh have emerged as the top two performers in the Class X 2022 Board exams. Bala, who lives in a Maoist-affected area with frequent power cuts, scored an impressive 98.67 percent, while Anjum, the daughter of a poor welder mechanic, secured 98.17 percent.
PhysicsWallah's Alakh Pandey is changing the face of education for millions of students: Alakh Pandey, the Co-founder and CEO of PhysicsWallah, India's biggest education platform, has disrupted the industry with his passion for teaching and his indomitable spirit. From growing up in a slum to tutoring younger kids, he turned his love for teaching into a multi-crore business.
Newsworthy happenings 📰
IIT Bombay will replace its traditional convocation ceremony with a Commencement Ceremony to be held on May 2, 2023 (read news)
Fraud applications prompt Australian universities to restrict students from certain Indian states (read news)
The CMAT exam date for 2023 has been announced by the NTA, it will be held on May 4, 2023, in two shifts (read news)
Offbeat paths worth exploring 💼
Augmented Reality (AR) Experience Designer: An AR experience designer creates digital content that can be overlaid onto the real world using AR technology. This can include anything from virtual try-on experiences for fashion brands to educational tools for museums and galleries.
Recommended Course: A Beginner's Guide to Augmented Reality with Unity
Drone Operator: A drone operator is someone who pilots unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for a variety of purposes, including aerial photography, surveying, and monitoring. Drone operators need to be skilled in both flying and camera operation.
Recommended Course: Drone Pilot Training Program
Mindfulness Coach: A mindfulness coach is a professional who teaches mindfulness and meditation techniques to individuals and groups. You may work with a variety of clients, including businesses, schools, and healthcare organizations.
Recommended Course: Mindfulness Practitioner Diploma (Level I, II, III & Master)
Scholarships and internships 🏁
National Scholarship Portal (NSP): This is an online platform that streamlines the application process for students seeking financial aid for education, offering scholarships from central and state governments and other agencies. The NSP Scholarship 2023-24 last date is 30 May 2023 (tentatively), and it provides real-time updates on application status.
Community Management & Marketing Internship at Bucketlist: It is offering a 2-month work from home internship in Community Management & Marketing with a fixed stipend of INR 5,000 per month. The selected intern will capture fresh perspectives, increase engagements, and create meaningful connections while being an explorer.
Campus Ambassador Program at KIET E-Cell: It is offering a one-month campus ambassador internship program for students interested in content marketing, social media marketing, and effective communication. The role involves organizing promotional events on campus, networking, and providing feedback. Performance-based stipend and certifications are provided.
Useful courses, podcasts, books, and more 🕹️
Here are some of our picks for students who are looking to learn and enhance their knowledge:
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma (read book)
You are Born to Blossom by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (read book)
The Complete Job Interviewing Skills Masterclass Course (get course)
Power of Focus by Sandeep Maheshwari (listen podcast)
Why Sleep is Your Superpower (listen podcast)
Innovative tools for modern-day learners 🔬
chatGPT: This AI-based platform can answer your academic queries, provide study resources, and offer personalized assistance to help you succeed in your academic endeavors.
Duolingo: This language learning app offers courses in over 40 languages in a fun and interactive way to learn a new language, with gamified lessons and personalized learning plans.
Rescue Time: This productivity app will help you to stay focused by blocking access to distracting websites and provides real-time statistics on how you spend your time on the internet, increasing awareness of your productivity levels.
Cool offers and discounts 😎
Foldable laptop table with cup holder (91% off): This multipurpose laptop table has a large size and is ergonomically designed with rounded edges, non-slip legs, and a built-in iPad stand groove.
Skillshare membership (40% off): Get unlimited access to thousands of creative classes with hands-on projects and learn at your own pace. Save 40% on your first year of membership and explore categories like graphic design, photography, crafts, lifestyle, and more.
3D printing pen (62% off): A lightweight and easy-to-use 3D printing pen with adjustable settings, sleep mode, and a starter pack of filament included for immediate use. Perfect for creative modelling, projects, and educational purposes.
HP Digital Webcam (71% off): Get clear and natural images with the HP w100 HD Webcam's built-in noise isolating Mic and Automatic White Balance. With a wide-angle view, this plug-and-play webcam is perfect for video calls and recording videos for social media.
Foldable QWERTY Keyboard (23% off): A pocket-sized Bluetooth keyboard that allows students to easily type on their tablets and smartphones without the need for bulky laptops, preventing shoulder and back aches.
Last week ‘Can you solve this?’ answer
Question: What do you get when you mix sulfur, tungsten, and silver?
Answer: SWAg — the letters S, W, and Ag, which are the chemical symbols for sulfur, tungsten, and silver, respectively.
Can you solve this?
Do you think you have what it takes to be a science whiz? Well, let's find out!
Here's a fun trivia question for you:
Send in your answers, and we'll feature the names of the first three students who get them all correct in our next issue.
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