Franchise India got a chance to speak with the esteemed chief guest of the event, Professor Anil D Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Read on...
The Indian Education Congress 2019 witnessed the presence of some of the big names from the education sector of India.
Franchise India got a chance to speak with the esteemed chief guest of the event, Professor Anil D Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
Here is the excerpt from his interaction:
Educational ecosystem evolving in India
Dr. Sahasrabudhe said, “Education will be a permanent feature whatever ups and downs come in an economy. Education will continue to be holding the forte`. The only thing is that the way it is going to be operated will keep changing. From the erstwhile “Gurukula systems”, we evolved into different residential university system to the modern education system, which chalk-and-talk to now different types of electronic gadgets and MOOCs and internet-based education. So these are all varieties which will come in and go. But education is a must and will continue to have its own stronghold.”
Education and economy work
He adds, “Education is basically creating confident human beings and in the process, they will also contribute towards society, to the economy to the political structure, anything for that matter. Therefore, education per se, the ground level or basic, has to create individuals who have whatever excellence in them to come out with that and for that, how do we support that is very important.
Today everyone talks about the employability of graduates and the jobs being available or not available. Therefore today education has also gained significance in terms of creating good quality employable graduates who are useful for industry. If the jobs are created by the students rather than seeking jobs is excellent. Therefore entrepreneurship, education wise has become important. Technology, entrepreneurship, employability, and use of technology – I think these are four pillars on which the entire education system rests.”
The governments to push the industry towards a higher growth path
Dr. Sahasrabudhe shares, “We at AICTE, have made a regulatory body, continuous revision of curriculum followed by teacher education, training them student induction. More important, student internships in industry and this is where the industry has to come forward, provide internship opportunities for students so that while they are in the institutions, they learn the industrial practices and their training time in the industry will possibly get reduced.
But student’s being graduating and being available as completely taking up the task of the industry from day 1, is a higher order of expectation which should not be done by the industry because their basics are important and if the kind of jobs changes, students should be confident enough in learning that and transforming themselves into new roles, rather than saying that I was not taught that in my college and therefore industry should not also expect, let them take some time to settle down in the industry and become absolutely creative and employable.”