Sakal International Learning Centre (SILC)
Sakal International Learning Centre (SILC) is the education vertical of the 8-decade old, trusted Sakal Media Group. Launched with the objective of building leaders for transformational change, SILC’s focus is on providing a contemporary and practical learning environment to students, equipping them to emerge winners in an ever-changing and challenging milieu. Knowledge up-gradation is the key component for growth and success. Agriculture is one such sector that has seen growth and newer dimensions by way of advancements in technology, resources and opportunities. Maharashtra still remains on the forefront of agricultural advancements and with a impressive number of progressive farmers and professionals it has grown to newer areas. The state has also witnessed entry of non-farming community showing interest in agriculture especially in the areas of dairy and food technology & Management. Sakal international Learning Centre (SILC) has been working towards up-skilling such professionals and progressive farmers through various short and long term courses. The centre has offered 250+ courses in various areas that cover Technical skills, forward linkage opportunities, backward linkages, entrepreneurship and exports. SILC has trained over 9500 participants since its inception.
Guided by Shri Prataprao Pawar and Shri Abhijit Pawar and headed by Dr. Apoorva Palkar, an eminent educationist of Maharashtra, the programmes at SILC are designed to build entrepreneurs and leaders who will go on to have a strong social impact on the regional economic development. With a faculty drawn from industry as well as academia, learning at SILC melds together real time experiences with academic knowledge bridging the gap between a conventional academic program and one that sets students up for success. Learning at SILC emphasizes practical knowledge along with the academic, bringing together real life business ideas and activities with academic knowledge.