Monday, 24 June 2024

Ratan Tata, Former Chairman Tata Sons

India

Champion's Profile

Net Worth : $1 billion Graduated from Harvard Business School from poor family, Ratan Tata had given approx. 60%-65% of earned wealth from Tata Group in a form of education, medicine, and rural development. He is also the receiver of two of highest civilian awards by Indian government. He began his career on the shop floor of Tata Steel, shoveling limestone and handling the blast furnace. During the 21 years he led the Tata Group, revenues grew over 40 times, and profit over 50 times. He successfully managed numerous M&As such as Tata Tea acquiring Tetley, Tata Motors acquiring Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Steel acquiring Corus. All this turned Tata from a largely India-centric group into a global business, with over 65% revenues coming from operations and sales in over 100 countries

UNDP SDG

Education

Description and impact

ITE is a pedagogical framework to improve teaching and learning processes. It fosters 21st century skills and quality learning through projects in middle school children and adolescents in some of the most underprivileged geographies (91% rural). Students, mostly first-time computer users, create learning artifacts like weather charts and comparative charts on jute production or population density to deepen their learning of the subject matter. Currently, it served in 8 states, 209 schools & 25 learning centres, impacted over 26000 students and 2500 teachers