People without Jobs and Jobs without people - This has been the age old dilemma of the Indian job sector. The industry claims that the problem is directly linked with the state of higher education and the education industry as a whole, in India. The government of India has begun to take steps to alleviate this ailment. On 11 November, observed as the National Education Day in India, the government will launch a credit equivalent framework from Class 9 to the postgraduate level. At present India does not have a system of credit transfers between institutions, which was a major issue for those students who have been forced to take a break in their education due to financial reasons or otherwise. The scheme is expected to cover students from class nine to the post graduation level and may also be extended to PhD courses, depending on the feedback received. This is big step for the institution of education in the country as there are various governing bodies for institutions and this makes student mobility a huge burden to bear.
Another crucial aspect that the HRD minister, Smriti Irani, addressed was the presence of a placement cell in Universities to encourage dialogue between the students and the employers - to keep them abreast of the skill sets required by the industry. This is a very crucial aspect as the entire educational journey of a student boils down to the hour of placement. All of the knowledge that the student has gained is called upon and challenged by the interviewer. In order to succeed in this, one requires practice and perfection. The institution helps the students in making the jump.
To encourage this idea we have come up with "Campus to Corporate, 2014," with an aim to identify institutions that are providing out of the box facilities to students. The institutes have been identified based on the parameters of Industry interaction, research, pre-placement programs, and placement records by our team of experts consisting of top HR managers and Educationalists. We sincerely hope that our efforts will help the large community of students who are confused about choosing the right institutions to pursue their higher education in the country.
The cover story of this issue features MAII-Stratford University on how the University serves as a global connection with a home network. Read on to find out about it.
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