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New Delhi: The Indian School of Business (ISB) is all set to start a course on “A Life of Happiness and Fulfilment” that will focus on happiness of employees and the way to enhance it.

“The course content is based on emerging scientific research particularly — from ‘positive psychology’ that deals with scientific understanding and effective intervention to aid in the achievement of a satisfactory life,” ISB said in a statement.

“The Indian School of Business (ISB), with campuses at Mohali and Hyderabad, is all set to make its foray into the Massive Open Online Course world with a course on ‘A Life of Happiness and Fulfilment’, the course which will be offered on Coursera,” the statement said.

The new course will be taught by Raj Raghunathan, visiting professor of marketing at the ISB and professor of marketing at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin.

“The course is a step forward in ISB’s mission to leverage technology and make its vast knowledge resources accessible to a larger audience globally. The school pioneered the concepts of ‘Flipped Classroom’, the ‘Engaged Classroom’ and the Unified Class through telepresence. It is actively working on transforming the delivery of cutting edge management education,” ISB dean Ajit Rangnekar said.

“As Coursera’s first partner in India, ISB is playing a leading role in bringing India’s educational expertise to the world,” Rick Levin, Coursera’s Chief Executive Officer, said.

The course would highlight the most common “happiness sins” that even the smart-and-successful among us commit. It talks about happy employees being more productive than their less happy counterparts and what you can do, starting today, to enhance the quality of your life. (IANS)

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OPPO Planning its First India R&D Centre in Hyderabad

The Hyderabad R&D Centre will be OPPO's seventh facility globally with the other six being located in China, Japan and the US

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OPPO to set up its first India R&D centre in Hyderabad. (Wikimedia Commons)

Chinese smartphone maker OPPO on Monday said it was planning to set up its first India research and development (R&D) centre in Hyderabad.

In line with its objectives, the company has hired Tasleem Arif as its R&D Head in India, OPPO said in a statement.

“We are focused towards offering unique experiences to our consumers in India through our innovations and technological capabilities. The opening of our first R&D Centre in Hyderabad is a step in that direction and strengthens our commitment to the Indian consumers,” said Charles Wong, OPPO India President.

As the Vice President and Head R&D, OPPO India, Arif will be leading the team which will focus on software localisation for Indian consumers as well as device quality.

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Prior to joining OPPO, Arif was working at Samsung as Head – Samsung Make for India Innovations (R&D) and India Hardware-Software Product Planning.

He brings to the new role almost 15 years of experience in mobile software, design and development.

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“We are excited to have Tasleem on board and believe that with his expertise we will be able to build a strong R&D team and make this centre second largest after China,” Wong said.

The Hyderabad R&D Centre will be OPPO’s seventh facility globally with the other six being located in China, Japan and the US. (IANS)