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Higher Education 2017-11-27

How can Higher Education maintain and improve Quality

India is the single largest provider of global talent, with one in four graduates in the world being a product of the Indian system.

By Reetika BoseFeature Writer

India has one of the largest Higher Education system in the world. Over the last two decades, India has remarkably transformed its higher education landscape. It has created widespread access to low-cost high-quality university education for students of all levels. With well-planned expansion and a student-centric learning-driven model of education, India has not only bettered its enrolment numbers but has dramatically enhanced its learning outcomes.

A differentiated three-tiered university system – where each tier has a distinct strategic objective – has enabled universities to build on their strengths and cater across different categories of educational needs. Further, with the effective use of technology, India has been able to resolve the longstanding tension between excellence and equity. India has also undertaken large-scale reforms to better faculty-student ratios by making teaching an attractive career path, expanding capacity for doctoral students at research universities and delinking educational qualifications from teaching eligibility.

Quality of Education

Government of India established statutory bodies to ensure quality of education in India. There are some educational institutes in India that provide world class education. Indian institute of technology, Indian institutes of management, Indian Institutes of Science, National Law Schools, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Delhi University are some such Institutes. The government of India is also speeding up the efforts to establish more such institutes that can offer quality education in 

Sophisticated and innovative learning approaches in higher education will improve quality in the fast-changing education industry. The key ways of achieving this milestone is to harness the transformational benefits of cloud, mobile and digital technologies to enrich teaching and learning, and improve the student’s experience. Here are the five ways of improving the quality and efficiency in higher education.

New technologies to get learners up to speed

Communication is the most important factor in improving the higher education efficiency and productivity. Without communication a student and teacher relationship will be hampered and student will not gain freedom. Easy accessibility to the teachers through discussion forum, chat, messages and social media will equip students to effectively communicate and share information with peers.

Transforming the Curriculum

For infusing dynamism, the curriculum needs to be progressive. Students need to be offered the choice of opting for multiple courses in the 1st year, with an ability to choose whatever they wish after the 1st year or semester. The spirit of the syllabus should revolve around projects and not exams. There needs to be innovation to avoid stagnation.

Interactive learning and teaching

 The next generation educational institutions should incorporate new curriculum design and delivery. Using digital technologies will push the boundaries of education. Teachers and instructors should adapt to the changing needs and make classroom sessions more interactive with easy access to knowledge.  

Digital classroom ensure students access the tests & assignments

Teachers can upload assignments, tests, quizzes and questionnaire online. Students can access and submit the assignments for review. Teachers can assign grades and give comments to help students improve in some other area. Make available the results with students and parents via instant email notifications and SMS alerts. It gives a lot of confidence to provide interactive digital content

Going mobile means access to a lot of data from anywhere, anytime

Today’s students are highly tech-savvy. Prepare students for a successful life in the contemporary society with mobile app. Give digital access to news, eBooks, textbooks, magazines, journals, etc. from anywhere on the campus and beyond.

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