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 the country are still on the traditional grounds, following age-old educational practices, PDM University located in Haryana, seems to have a greater understanding of the iGens beat. At PDM University, every student holds an iPad in hand. Unlike many in the world, carrying this modern electronic gadget is not a luxurious passion for PDM Students, but a necessity in their learning process. PDM University's young and vibrant CEO, Chitresh Lather says,"One of the great technologies implemented within the campus is learning through iPads. We provide our students with these beautiful devices at the time of admission, which help them to carry all their course ware on their fingertips.