29.10.2021 – 23:14
New Delhi (ots/PRNewswire)
The Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) have signed a partnership agreement with the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) to provide the online course Self-directed Emotional Learning for Empathy and Kindness (SEEK) for KIIT-KISS employees and students.
The KIIT Deemed-to-be-University and the KISS Deemed-to-be-University will be among the first universities in the world to run the MGIEP SEEK course, also recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of the Government of India .
The course, which is based on Compassionate Integrity Training, was developed by UNESCO MGIEP and Life University, USA. It is designed to promote the emotional intelligence of the 21st century and help achieve the goals of India’s national education policy, which aims to provide social and emotional learning in order to create engaged global citizens. The course lasts about 40 hours and consists of 10 skills in 3 series.
At the signing ceremony, Dr. Anantha Duraiappah, Director of UNESCO MGIEP, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, founder of KIIT and KISS, Shri Satya Tripathi, Chancellor of KISS Deemed-to-be-University, as well as representatives of many embassies in Delhi and the UN offices.
In his speech, Dr. Anantha Duraiappah: “SEEK is about finding yourself, being satisfied with yourself and being kind. I welcome the partnership with KIIT-KISS and look forward to your staff and students taking this resilience-based course I sincerely hope that you will find it useful in cultivating more self-compassion and contributing to the development of a more peaceful and sustainable society. “
Dr. Samanta said, “KIIT and KISS are based on the ethos of compassion, kindness and humanity. We are excited to work with UNESCO MGIEP to equip our students and staff with Emotional Intelligence skills that will help them build emotional resilience, in particular when humanity is going through difficult times. “
Shri Tripathi said, “The SEEK course will be deployed in Phase 1 for 1,000 faculty and staff and 11,000 students, with all future students completing the course in 2022.”
UNESCO MGIEP is focused on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4.7 for Education to build peaceful and sustainable societies around the world by developing programs that promote social and emotional learning, innovate digital education and empower youth.
Dr. Shradhanjali Nayak
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