Collins and Nehru Planetarium collaborate to further innovation in education

 

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Collins Learning, one of the fastest growing publishing houses in the K12 education segment in India, announced its collaboration with the Nehru Planetarium, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, an active hub of Astronomy outreach in India. Collaborative activities of mutual interest are planned, and Collins aims to infuse the content and expertise from the planetarium through these collaborations into their resources and activities that inspire educators and students nationwide. The collective efforts of both these educational divisions are targeted towards exposing today’s youth to meaningful experiences in the field of astronomy.

Collins has established itself as a responsible publisher, carefully crafting educational resources for the 21st century learners and the Nehru Planetarium is a treasure trove of innovation, science, and Astronomy education. The planetarium also has grown into a centre for meaningful outreach and education, for meetings of scientists and scholars from around the globe, and for discussions and lectures arranged periodically on various stellar and astronomical events. Together, they will organize workshops, events and observing activities throughout the year to generate curiosity and appreciation of science among learners.

Chaitali Moitra, Managing Director of Collins Learning, India, remarked, “Collins reaches an extensive youth audience nationwide. Through this association, we want the learners to benefit from the huge repository of educational content and expertise that the planetarium offers. We are excited about this incredible opportunity to leverage their expertise that will help us cultivate the young minds, representative of the nation’s diverse population.”

Speaking about the alliance, Shakti Sinha, Director, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, said, “We look forward to a confluence of energies from the two organisations towards taking locally generated educational resources to a wider reach. The creative synergy we have encountered working with the Collins team has been very fruitful.”

About Collins
Collins has been publishing educational and informative books for almost 200 years. Throughout this rich heritage we have maintained an impressive record in creating market-leading products across various sectors. Our educational publishing continues to deliver up-to-date and engaging student resources and exceptional teacher support to help schools tackle new initiatives and utilise the latest technology. We produce resources for India and International curricula to support teachers and pupils at school and outside the classroom environment.

Visit us at www.collins.in

About HarperCollins
HarperCollins Publishers India Pvt Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of HarperCollins Worldwide and came into being in 1992 completing 25 years in India and almost 200 years globally. HarperCollins India is the world’s largest entertainment to education publisher.

HarperCollins India publishes the finest writers in the world, with almost 180 new books every year. We have a rich experience in publishing some of the best titles across fiction, non-fiction and poetry by diverse writers like Nayantara Sahgal, A.P.J Kalam, S. Radhakrishnan, Kamala Das, Kunal Basu, Tarun Tejpal, Deepak Chopra, Ruchir Joshi, Meghnad Desai, Mukul Deva, Jaishree Mishra and Anita Nair. We have also successfully built a list of talented first time writers including Advaita Kala, Anuja Chauhan, Karan Bajaj, Jahnvi Achrekar, Amitabh Bagchi, Kishwar Desai, Pallavi Aiyar and Ameen Merchant.

Moreover, we are the go-to publishing house for books on cinema. Some of our Best-Selling titles include: Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored; Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl; Raj Kapoor: The One and Only Showman; Because He Is by Meghna Gulzar.

We have a very interesting list of upcoming titles, including Shweta Bachchan’s Paradise Towers, Sanjay Dutt’s memoir and Reham Khan’s tell-all memoir.

About Nehru Planetarium
Nehru Planetarium has been playing a seminal role in disseminating knowledge about celestial space sciences and promoting education in astronomy. With a view to bringing its equipment and infrastructure at par with other planetariums in the world the Nehru Planetarium was modernized by installing a Hybrid Projector in the year 2010. With its various innovative and informative shows like ‘Ultimate Universe’, ‘New Solar System’ and ‘Astronaut’, it enlightens its visitors about the mysteries of the sky. The planetarium is amongst the few in the world, which has frequently updated full dome shows, which have been created completely in-house.

The strength of the planetarium lies in its live interactions and programmes, which have been constantly improvised and innovated, over the years, for visitors, students and amateur astronomers. Programmes for school and college students and amateur astronomers along with workshops and observing activities are organized throughout the year. Astronomy quizzes and art competitions are held in the months of February and August. For more details please visit the website: http://nehruplanetarium.org

For further queries, please connect with
Kanav Agnihotri  Kanav.Agnihotri@harpercollins.co.in
Rageshree Niyogi Rageshree.Niyogi@harpercollins.co.in
Nehru Planetarium nehruplanetarium@gmail.com

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