Ten Tips for Indian Edupreneurs

[Editor’s Note: Srikanth Jadcherla is the CEO of California and Bangalore-based Seer Akademi, a higher education online-offline startup bringing US-style Masters degree programs and UC-Berkeley’s continuing education program to Indian students. Jadcherla undertook a staggering 3-year journey across 250+ engineering colleges across India as part of ┬áSeer Akademi. In this guest post, which reads part …

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UC Berkeley Brings Continuing Education to India via Partnership with Seer Akademi

Last week I was privileged to attend a special event on continuing education hosted by Indian Semiconductor Association (ISA). The presenters included the Vice-Chancellor of UC Berkeley (Frank Yeary), Dean of Continuing and Distance Education (Dr. Diana Wu), Gujarat Technological University’s (GTU) Vice Chancellor (Dr. Akshai Aggarwal), Seer Akademi’s Srikanth Jadcherla, and Stanford University’s Asia …

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Peer Instruction Lessons from a Top Harvard Physics Professor

Last week I attended an interesting event on continuing education hosted by the Indian Semiconductor Association (ISA). Speakers at the event included the vice-chancellors of UC Berkeley and Gujarat Technological University (GTU), head of Stanford’s Asia Pacific Research Center, and founder of Seer Akademi. During the Q&A session, a questioner (from Synopsys) had a rather …

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Attracting diaspora to address India’s higher education faculty gap

[Editor’s Note: Earlier this year, academic collaborators from Rutgers University, Penn State University and Tata Institute of Social Sciences published an insightful study that quantified the severe gap in higher education faculty in India and, after surveying nearly 1,000 Indians who are either pursuing or have completed graduate study in the U.S, came up with …

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Creating a Nation of Electronics Geeks

[Editor’s Note: Srikanth Jadcherla is a serial entrepreneur straddling the worlds of Silicon Valley, Bangalore and Hyderabad. After selling his 3-year old Bangalore-based chip design automation company (ArchPro Design & Automation) to Synopsys in 2007, he moved back to Silicon Valley where, two years later, he started Seer Akademi, incorporated in California with offices in …

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