Sunstone’s students from Assam shine at Harvard University’s 30th Asia and International relations conference
AZIR KHOBOR, GUWAHATI, 7TH OCTOBER, 2022 : Sunstone, India’s leading higher education startup, trained and aided four of its students to participate at the esteemed Harvard College Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) Asia Conference 2022, an event curated by the Harvard University-based students organization. Held at IIT Delhi between August 20-24, the theme for the ACONF was “Finding our Future”, and this year’s gathering marked HPAIR’s 30th anniversary.
The ACONF is a global collaborative platform that comprises open dialogues around subjects like the evolving startup ecosystem, data security, sustainability, and content creation, among others. This year, Sunstone students- Charmi Begum Borbora, Ishan Pradhan, Sachin Tyagi and Sabarish Sari were a part of this global event. The students hail from India’s small towns like Udalguri and Sivasagar in Assam, Hosur in Tamil Nadu and Sonipat in Haryana.
Congratulating Charmi Begum Borbora and Ishan Pradhan on their experience and selection for ACONF, Ashish Munjal, CEO and Co-founder, said, “We are elated at the achievement of our students and are very happy that we could contribute towards their growth and self-development. At Sunstone, we strive toward providing the very best for our students and we make sure that factors like money, lack of infrastructure etc. do not hamper the growth of our students..”
Ishan Pradhan who is pursuing PGDM from Patel Institute of Science & Management expressed his excitement post attending the event and said “Growing up in a small town in Assam, attending such a prestigious event organized by Harvard University-based student organization was a far-fetched dream for me. But with Sunstone’s support and encouragement, I was able to make it happen! At HPAIR, we got the opportunity to live and experience different cultures from around the world and talk to peers from varying backgrounds. .”
Sharing her experience, Charmi Begum Borbora who is pursuing MBA from Assam Down Town University said “Sunstone persistently supported our entire journey at HPAIR Asia conference 2022, right from training us in conversation etiquette and professional conduct to registration and participation fee, Sunstone ensured that we get everything right.”
Sunstone, which works at the helm of higher education and industry is dedicated to providing students with exposure at the global and international level. The industry-oriented curriculum is designed to incorporate events, conferences, and platforms that enable the best learning experiences for students. In the lead-up to such events, Sunstone further ensures that its students are trained to properly exhibit their knowledge and skills. The holistic approach of curriculum focused on applied knowledge and soft skills training provides students with an education that makes students future ready.
Sunstone is at the forefront of bridging the industry-academia gap and was envisioned with a philosophy of ‘enabling’ students of higher learning in getting their dream job. The startup believes in taking global standards to colleges in Tier-2, 3 cities and taking global experience and exposure beyond the high walls of premium higher learning institutions. By ensuring that its students get a level-playing field and are able to represent themselves confidently in front of their global counterparts, this higher-education platform is also instrumental in bridging the accessibility gap in higher education.