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Computer scientist changing lives of young people in rural India

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19 September 2016

The Excellence In Action page of Global Good News is featuring Maharishi University of Management* assistant professor of computer science, Promila Bahadur, who in 2004 founded the Guru Computer Education Center in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, later renamed the Guru Institute of Information Technology. Promila has trained over 2000 individuals, including children, youth, women, and the elderly, in computer literacy, profoundly changing their lives.

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Promila feels that her daily practice of the Transcendental Meditation helps her maintain a balanced, increasingly successful life. Promila says she is motivated to help women become computer literate because, ''One of my high school teachers told me that 'a literate mother can give a literate society.' So women's empowerment is a must.''

In 2004 the government of Uttar Pradesh recognized and approved Promila as the first Village Level Entrepreneur to start a Common Service Center for improving the day-to-day needs of rural Indians.

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*Maharishi University of Management (MUM) is a private, accredited university featuring Consciousness-Based Education, designed to develop the student's total potential. The curriculum offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in the arts, sciences, humanities, and business, but also integrates self-development programs. All students, faculty, and staff practice the Transcendental Meditation® technique, which develops integrated brain functioning, promotes wellness, and enhances learning ability and academic performance. Other innovations include taking one course for 3-1/2 weeks with a three-day break between each course, and organic vegetarian meals. Visitors Weekends are held throughout the year. For more information, call the Admissions Office at 800-369-6480 [toll-free in US; outside US call: 1 641-472-1110] or visit

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