Published on Jun 19, 2019
In spite of persistent student growth, employers still whine about the lack of numbers in recruiting the right fit for the required job opportunities. This is because a large number of graduates who are freshly out of college are deprived of a real-time experience that would make them employable. Read more on how the Higher Education Institutions can follow a valid and consequential placement policy that would safeguard the interest of students.
Published on Jun 13, 2019
The UGC Quality Mandate approved by the Commission on 24 th May 2018, strictly instructs all HEIs to achieve the set objectives for improving the quality of higher education. The five-point objectives comprising the UGC mandate, are focussed on ensuring that students are employable, have essential skills and are better engaged with society and industry.
Published on December 15, 2019
Indian higher education system is the third largest education system next to China being the second largest higher education system and the United States of America being the first in the world, however, the purpose of education needs to be redefined and the same is to be disseminated among the people. The emergence of globalization worldwide and its influence and impact has to be acknowledged with logical thoughts and consideration. It has been mentioned that there are multiple number of higher education regulatory bodies in India.
Published on December 28, 2018
It’s likely that today not many of us may bother to visualize the probable impact of Industrial Revolution 4.0 which will involve a combination of innovative practices and approaches. It will certainly transform the education ecosystem in a major way. With the arrival of Industrial Revolution 4.0, it is possible the technologies powered by AI will supersede everything else as they are so much capable of transforming the present world or that of the third industrial revolution where information technology was the key driver.
Published on September 26, 2018 - The Indian Express
“Unemployability is a bigger problem than unemployment,” said Manish Sabharwal, co-founder and executive chairman, TeamLease. “India’s problem is jobs, not wages. Largely, India’s problem is informality.”
To understand technology’s impact on the Indian job market, a panel of three experts from the field championed the need for improving skill development and economic productivity at the IEThinc discussion — Is tech opening up the Indian job market?
Published on July 20, 2018 - Financial Express
A lack of regular industry-academia interactions is leading to outdated curricula, resulting in unemployment. The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has been re-modeled to carry out financing of skilling initiatives.
Published on July 3, 2018 - Business World
Higher education is no longer the sole step in the ladder to have a professional career. Today’s jobs need skills more than the qualification. Not everyone is good in academics, and not everybody can afford a higher education due to socioeconomic circumstances. But it should not devoid them to have a formal job and an opportunity to earn decent wages. Apprenticeships are the best available options to the youth to start a career, but the social stigma attached to it makes it not a preferred option. kids in the Western world prefer Apprenticeship as it has its sets of merits to make and even fast-track careers.
Published on June 28, 2018 - Business World
There was a time when the state of the Indian education system was significantly dismal and bleak. Multiple issues ranging from obsolete syllabus, lack of practical learning, shortage of quality educators, and other issues formed the crux of the problem. However, in the past couple of years, one could undoubtedly observe educational efficacy evolve with the support of digital means.
Published on May 30, 2018 - Business World
The continued focus on primary and secondary education which is mostly dominated by classroom education is critical but the government should also stress on ‘employability’. As per a recent report, India will have 245 million surplus workers by 2030. However, around 80% of the talent who have completed higher of them lack the required skills that would help them get a formal job calling for a re-look at the way education strategies are developed and executed.
Apprenticeships should be made a part of the curriculum to gives hands on exposure to the students for their holistic development. Learning by doing is the best form of acquiring capabilities, helps in applications of the knowledge in dealing with daily activities.
Published on May 30, 2018 - Livemint
Nurturing human capital continues to be the most important driver of value, productivity and resilience for a modern corporation. If strategy is defined as the art of creating an unfair advantage, the only sustainable advantage is a culture of learning. Corporate Universities 1.0 involved setting up in-house physical learning centres—the highest profile being GE’s at Crotonville, the largest being Infosys at Mysuru, and the most effective being Oberoi Hotels in Delhi. But there are challenges; many companies but cannot afford the investments or costs in physical centres, most do not have the size for them, many do not want to do it in-house, and many find them fiscally unsustainable.
The new UGC online regulation combines Apprentice Act reforms and technological progress to enable Corporate University 2.0.
Published on May 24, 2018 - Press Information Bureau
In a landmark reform in the field of Higher Education, University Grants Commission has approved UGC (Online Courses) Regulations, 2018 in its meeting held on 24th May, 2018. Higher Educational Institutions can offer Certificate, Diploma and Degree Programmes in full-fledged online mode in only those disciplines in which it has already been offering the same or similar Programmes /Courses at graduation level in regular mode (of classroom teaching) or in Open and Distance Learning mode and from which at least one batch has been graduated and approved by the statutory councils, as applicable.
These regulations will be made applicable from the academic session 2018-19. This initiative is a big step towards attaining the targeted GER of 30% by the year 2020.
Published on Mar 26, 2018 - Livemint
Many educators agree online learning can transform education, but they don’t know how. Textbook and PowerPoint repackaged e-learning—the digital equivalent of paving the cow path rather than building a highway—mean that, so far, online offerings have not been able to blunt the obvious downsides of physical classrooms. We believe that the massification of machine learning could be the missing ingredient—enabling personalization, flip classrooms, rethinking assessments, enabling non-conventional credentialing, etc. Personalization via intelligent tutor systems that track “mental steps” and modify feedback, exercises, explanations and intervention to promote self-regulation, self-monitoring and self-explanation would revolutionize engagement.