India Data Portal, ISB conducts Faculty Development Programme for Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University

Bhopal, 19th December 2020: India Data Portal (IDP), developed under aegis of the Bharti Institute of Public Policy (BIPP), at the Indian School of Business (ISB) today conducted a workshop for the faculty of the Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism & Communication (MCU) as part of their faculty development programme.

The workshop was inaugurated by Prof K G Suresh, Vice Chancellor, Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism & Communication. In his inaugural address he said: “The University is always looking at avenues to strengthen partnerships and collaborations and India Data Portal from the Indian School of Business is an innovative platform to collaborate.” “Today’s workshop is just the beginning of many more opportunities to explore between the two institutions,” he added.

Speaking about the future plans of the India Data Portal, Dr Aarushi Jain, Associate Director, Bharti Institute of Public Policy said: “We plan to introduce advanced features and varied datasets on IDP as we move ahead. In our endeavour to reach to the journalists across the country, we will be launching IDP Fellowship and Best Visualization competition using IDP in the New Year.”

Thanking the India Data Portal team for the initiative, DrPSasikala, Professor and Head Department of New Media Technology said: “India Data Portal offers informative and insightful data which can be converted into attractive visualizations in a simple and useful way.”

Conducting the day’s proceedings, Deepti Soni, Communications Lead, Bharti Institute of Public Policy said: “We are excited to be collaborating with Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism & Communication on this important topic of data backed writings and are glad to offer India Data Portal as a useful resource in this direction.”

“India Data Portal (IDP)” is a one-stop open-access portal for journalists to access, interact with, and visualize information, data and knowledge related to agriculture and financial inclusion, while also aiding other beneficiaries – researchers, students, policy makers, administrators, NGOs, and entrepreneurs. The portal makes available two kinds of datasets – the IDP datasets covering agriculture, rural development and financial inclusion, as well as high-frequency high-resolution indicators (HFIs – HRIs) under the JumpStartIndia@ISB initiative. The repository of datasets includes an exhaustive collection of publicly available data with overlapping as well as independent well-established, remote-sensing and satellite products. These are available at different granular levels spanning the country.