Phani Kumar Madireddy, CEO & Founder - Sri Ayaan Initiatives LLP has been recognized as Under 40 Promising Entrepreneur by Business Mint
Mr CA Phani Kumar M was a qualified Chartered Accountant, having more than 15 years of experience in education field; he was the Co-Founder of SrimedhaV Educational Institutions which later emerged as one of the biggest CA institutions in South India; He was awarded as a Game Changer by Times of India for building SrimedhaV from scratch to one of the best CA institutes in South India which secured all India ranks in different levels of Chartered accountancy course; He was the Co-Founder of IDS Schools which has 25 schools . This gave him an immense opportunity to know the importance of teacher training in education system and he encountered tough experiences in identifying quality teachers and difficulty of parents in paying small amounts of fee for their children’s school education, especially in rural areas which really moved his heart; then he shifted his focus from existing commitments to MAPHA.
In his point of view there are 2 major problems in Indian Education
Even though the right to education is one of the fundamental rights of every child in India, not every child in India has access to better quality education. Unfortunately, this has been an ongoing problem for many years even after independence.
For example, a student who attends a big corporate school in a metro city has more opportunities to crack exams like IIT, NEET, IAS, etc., compared to a student studying in a small rural village at government/small private school.
This disparity creates a staggering inequality among students based on their socio-economic background and geographical location. As a result, many bright students from rural areas and small towns are deprived of top-notch education and end up being left behind in the race to success.
In India, in-service teacher training has become increasingly important in recent years. This is because there is an urgent need to improve the quality of education in India. It is estimated that only 20% of teachers receive regular in-service teacher training, which is far too low.
In-service teacher training is essential in order to ensure that teachers have the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively teach their students. It also helps to keep teachers up-to-date with the latest educational trends and technologies. In-service teacher training allows teachers to learn new teaching methods, understand the latest educational research, and gain practical skills which can be implemented in the classroom.
In-service teacher training also helps to improve teacher motivation and morale. By providing teachers with relevant and engaging training opportunities, it helps to keep them motivated and engaged in their work. This in turn helps to improve the overall educational outcomes in a classroom.
In conclusion, in-service teacher training is key to improving the quality of education in India. It is an essential tool for increasing teacher knowledge and skills and for motivating teachers. It is also important for keeping teachers up-to-date with the latest educational trends and technologies. For these reasons, in-service teacher training should be a priority.
These gaps created an uneven playing field that he is working to correct through his award-winning mobile application called “MAPHA”.