There is a remarkable change in the educational policies in recent years. The advent of digital platforms in education, even in the remotest corners of the country, ensures affordability of basic education and access to all levels of society. Development of educational infrastructure at both private and government levels with computational capacity, state of the art libraries, labs and ICT platforms are giving our students the right global exposure. Along with that, skill India program has been instrumental in providing awareness regarding the need for skilling and employability of our youth. Equal opportunities are provided to the youth to showcase their talents and share their innovative ideas. Flexibility, in education and career choices, is giving our students confidence and capacity to become leaders for tomorrow. The educational landscape in India is evolving at a rapid pace, educational institutions are adopting experiential learning as a new trend to bridge the gap between teachers and students and provide them with a new learning curve. The new technologies are playing a pivotal role in changing the education patterns. Technology is enabling institutions and students meet global standards of learning and thus bringing the world closer together.
"The dynamics of college life are quite different from that of professional life that one enters into after graduation"
Education Infrastructure in India
India holds a vital place in the worldwide education industry. The country has more than 1.5million schools with more than 260 million students' enrolled and around 751 universities and 35,539 colleges. India has one of the biggest advanced education frameworks on the planet. The education sector in India is ready to witness significant development in the years to come as India will have the world's biggest tertiary-age populace and second-biggest graduate ability pipeline internationally before the finishing of the year 2020. In this modern era, India advances privatization of education.
There are many disruptive changes in the education domain in the last few years. Data Science, Big data, Incubation, Employability, and Vocational Courses are all making positive changes in the education system. Educational institutes are now the bedrock for innovative ideas, patenting and research which will result in seamless integration between educational institution and industry. This has also brought about vast infrastructural advancement. Other than that, a lot of attention is being given to development of faculty and teaching staff.
The Role Played by Various Universities and Colleges
In an ever-evolving world scenario with regard to industry and the job market, there is now an overpowering need for skilled workers. This explains the need for integration of skill development and university curriculum to help students prepare early-on for their careers and boost their self-confidence. At Amity Gurgaon, we focus on building the foundation of students for a career than finding them a job. We take great pride in providing the best research and innovation center to ensure the availability of the required talent pool within the country. Our academic structures enable students to equip themselves with skills that are required by the industry today. By instilling the right skill-set and knowledge base, we ensure to form the building blocks of the professional journey of the students. We believe that if India's demographic asset is equipped with appropriate skills, it can effectively contribute to the development of the country.
India is a developing country and therefore it is of paramount importance to emphasize the need for quality skill development and training based approach to education. Employers want graduates to be better prepared for the workplace. Hence, the implications for universities are clear: create swift graduates, have a solid understanding of how the industry functions and prepare them for
Dr Padmakali Banerjee, Pro Vice Chancellor
Currently working as the Pro Vice-Chancellor of Amity University, has a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. An alumnus of Delhi University is a strong professional skilled in curriculum design, leadership development, Business Planning, Analytical Skills, Coaching, Professional Mentoring, psychometric assessment and Public speaking.