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Joint Director, Bangalore International Centre
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Sunday Sun, 28 May 2023

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Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India

Save the date to witness the fruits of the vibrant roller coaster ride, The Summer Nook at BIC. From mad projects to spotlight presentations and unconventional panel discussions, we’re thrilled to invite you to our carnival of curiosity.

11:30 am | Spotlight Presentations
12:30 pm | Panel Discussions

The Summer Nook at BIC was a 6 week program which ran from April 17 to May 27, in collaboration with Project DEFY, for learners aged 11 to 14. It was aimed at provoking participants to reimagine the essence of life and learning through fun-filled experiences beyond conventional pedagogy. The program was curated as a safe space for them to reclaim their unique lens on the world, tinker around and dive into mutual solution building, adding their individual flavours but keeping the sense of community alive and growing.

Each of the 6 weeks were designed with goals in mind including community building, finding one’s own calling or exploring how to presenting ourselves, in order to create a holistic learning experience, with facilitators from DEFY.

As we place our trust in everything beyond convention, let us all come together to celebrate the journey these learners have embarked on. See you there!

Speakers

Participants of The Summer Nook at BIC

Vikram Bhat

Joint Director, Bangalore International Centre

Vikram is a passionate educator who has had previous successful careers in Technology and Finance. In Education, his areas of interest are educational equity, designing curricula for lifelong learning, and teacher training. He is particularly inspired by the potential of Design Thinking and the Maker Movement to transform educational systems.

Vikram most recently worked with the Delhi government where he was a key member of the Education task force which has transformed Delhi’s government schools. Before this, he served as the Vice Principal of an affordable private school in Central Bangalore prior to which he taught full-time at Parikrma, a unique NGO in Bangalore that strives to provide a high-quality education to slum children. He also held senior management positions at Dream a Dream & Teach For India, two of India’s most respected non-profits.

Prior to his career in Education, he was the Vice President of Portfolio Trading at Sanford Bernstein & Co., a highly respected Equity Research firm in New York City playing a key role in setting up their New York and London electronic trading operations.

He holds a B.E. in Electronics Engineering from the University of Mumbai, a Masters in Computer Science from New York University, and most recently a Bachelor of Education from Christ University. He has also attended short-term courses at the d.school at Stanford University and Project Zero at Harvard University.

Vikram is an avid long-distance runner having completed over 25 races and a passionate film and theatre buff.