T-School 2022 | The needs of higher education institutions must be understood by the Edtech sector

Most colleges are not ready for the significant adoption of technology during a pandemic. Most of them have recovered stronger today.

Prof Dr Balvinder Shukla, Deputy Chancellor of Amity University

“How can India become a global leader in education in the next ten years?” Prof Dr Balvinder Shukla, Deputy Chancellor of Amity University, Noida, gave the keynote speech for this session: The Covid-19 epidemic is the cause of the restructuring of many companies. No one anticipated how long it would last. Because of technology, we are in touch.

Rajiv Gandhi introduced computers to the country in the 1980s. Educational institutions have also changed. Some universities started implementing technology after liberalization. Most colleges are not ready for the significant adoption of technology during a pandemic. Most of them have recovered stronger today. Now, you’re taking classes comparable to those offered at institutions across the country. India today is a global leader in education. Goals have been set by NEP 2020.

Industrial needs are met by the current institution. For students, finding a job today involves launching their own business. There must be individual instructions. Children at this time receive preparation for their higher goals. For example, they will need skills for the business world. For the benefit of students, we want to prepare and adapt the curriculum. For students, we must introduce appropriate technology. Industry should be informed by institutions about the expertise of graduates.

40% of courses can now be completed online by students thanks to NEP 2020 providing the solution. They must unite as one unit. Industry and academia need to work together more. The edtech sector must also understand the requirements of academic institutions. There was no single digital platform before. We have platforms. We also create platforms for third parties. Standard system platform required. Each university has unique requirements. The ed-tech sector must consider needs and close the gap. The curriculum needs to be constantly updated. We now have to provide value added course options. Otherwise, we will produce unemployed graduates. We must close this gap.

Students are currently reluctant to seek employment. Now they want to launch their own business. Institutions must also support their position. Infrastructure for research and innovation must be developed. We must give them freedom. Technology also plays a significant influence. India must become a global power. The only way to bring in talent and open doors is through education.

We appreciate angel investors who have launched many businesses. Globalization has already started. We have to expose students to the world. We have to work with universities abroad, complete group projects, etc. Students can connect for projects at various times. Travel costs, time, etc., can be minimized. The best professors in the world must also be accessible to rural communities. In addition, research must be integrated into the UG and PG degrees. Students can set aside 40% of their time for independent study. Course mapping is another thing that universities have to achieve. We have an amazing opportunity because of the pandemic. It will develop gradually.