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PDM University: A Paradise For iGen Learners

Call them iGens or Gen Z; they are the future of the world. Born between 1998 and 2016 - meaning the oldest members are just 19 - iGens are the teenagers entering college and they grew up with a Smartphone in hand. Just as the Millennials before them, iGens are disrupting the way learning happens in higher education and it goes beyond a greater dependence on technology. Most of them refuse to be passive learners and they are not interested in simply showing up for a class, sitting through the lecture and taking notes to be remembered for an exam later on. Instead, they want to be hands-on and directly involved with the learning process. Moreover, this generation embraces social learning environments and puts more focus on building a career of their choice. While many universities in...

University of the Year 2017
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University of the Year 2017

The history of higher education dates back when education was available in Gurukulas, Agrahas, Viharas and Madaras as, throughout the country, wherein the students were educated under the tutorship of a teacher in different areas of religion, philosophy and science. This is a testament that modern concept of University style education centers was established around 6 BC.

The country was home to both Takshashila - the first university in the world, and to the inventor of the digit 0 - Aryabhata. Albert Einstein once said: "We owe a lot to the Indians who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made". The great universities flourished in India when most of the western world was groping in the dark.

Currently the third largest in the world, Indian higher education is likely to surpass the US in the next five years and China in the next 15 years. Higher Education in India has recorded impressive growth since independence with University Grants Commission (UGC) designing programmes and implementing various schemes through academic. In the changing landscape, an entrance to private universities came as a game changer. Pursuing a degree in an Indian university confers the person with benefits such as-affordable education, learning in a culturally diverse environment and unique courses.

Although education system has been able to support service industry Research & Development (R &D) at Universities and industries, they have not kept much pace with developed countries which have created a huge divide within the society. There is a gap between the need for the employment terminals i.e. industry and the academic institutions. The reducing government employment opportunities and increasing economy-oriented employment, close links need to be fostered between vocational institutions and user industry and also technical and professional institutions and industry.

With many state universities in bad condition, the gap is being filled by several private universities. However, it is important to ensure that these universities have adequate faculty, research facilities, relevant curriculum and ample infrastructure among others. There are only handful of universities in the country which are genuinely research focused and properly engaged with mentoring and so on. We at Higher Education Review to ease the selection of best university have come up with a list which is prepared on the basis of quality and ranking. In our issue ‘University of the Year- 2017', we have identified few universities which are not only providing students a comprehensive education but also focusing on intensifying placement prospects.

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Apex Professional University: Educating The Roots Of The Nation Arunachal Pradesh Apex Professional University is a State private university located at the Pasighat, District East Siang in Arunachal Pradesh established in 2013. The Apex Professional University is accredited and recognized by the University Grants Commission under the s
Banasthali Vidyapith: The Largest Embodiment Of Women Education In India Rajasthan Banasthali Vidyapith is a women's university in the Tonk district of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is a deemed university offering programs at the school, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate levels. The university is fully residential.
PDM University: A Paradise For iGen Learners Haryana State PDM University is a co-educational private university from the state of Haryana,India. The university has its campus in Bahadurgarh, Delhi NCR.The University has been established by the Haryana State
Royal Global University: Raising The Standard Of Education In The North-East Region Guwahati, Assam Royal Global University, officially established as The Assam Royal Global University, is the fifth private university of Assam.
Shobhit University: Advocating Research-Oriented Education New Delhi Shobhit University believes in strategic growth as envisaged in our mission and vision, to impart quality education through vertical and horizontal integration. It strives to become a world class university, with a global perspective,that educates the future leaders of the world.
Sir Padampat Singhania University: Reinventing The Idea Of Higher Education Rajasthan Sir Padampat Singhania University is a private, residential university located in Udaipur, India. The university was established by the J K Cement group of companies. The university is named after the founder of the J K Organisation.
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth: Redefining Medical Education Puducherry Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth features best of the class facilities at all its centers and institutions, powering highest standards of education, clinical services and research.
The NorthCap University: India's Answer To International Standard Education Delhi NCR NCU India is one of the best engineering colleges in India, top private engineering colleges in Delhi NCR and top Engineering universities with best placements ...
Usha Martin University: Unfolding The Secret Ingredient Of Prosperity Jharkhand Usha Martin University has set benchmarks for itself to take this society from stagnation and poverty to dynamism and prosperity, from marginalization and deprivation to empowerment and recognition and from ignorance and delusion to enlightenment and liberation through offer of education.
Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology: Upgrading The Benchmark Of University Education In India Chennai Vel Tech offers programmes in Engineering, Management, Media and Law. The Institution has made distinctive progress since the founding in 1997,by adopting the unique and trending educational methodologies. Vel Tech is the first member from India to adopt Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate(CDIO),CDIO is a worldwide framework which aims to produce the next generation engineers.