Education should have a larger societal goal: Prof. Arun K. Pujari
Education policy must have excellence, equity, and employability: Prof. Pujari
Link education with economic development: Prof. Devi Singh
Privatization of education is a big challenge: Prof. V. K. Tewari
The Centre for Research, Innovation and Training of The IIS University in collaboration with Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi has organized a two days National Seminar on ‘Higher Education in 2015: Growth, Challenges, and Opportunities’ on Friday.
Prof. Arun K Pujari, Vice-Chancellor of the Central University of Rajasthan was the chief guest on the occasion. Vice Chancellor of The IIS University, Dr. Ashok Gupta welcomed the chief guest and other delegates who were present on the occasion while Dr. Subhash Garg, Director, CRIT discussed the aim and objective of the seminar.
While delivering the inaugural address, Prof. Pujari was concerned about the social responsibility of our education system. He talked about three criteria’s excellence, equity, and employability that should be a part of our education policy.
Prof. Pujari further emphasized on fundamental research that needs to be adopted by educational institutions that will further help get them international recognition like IIM’s and IIT’s.
The inaugural session was followed by a panel discussion which was chaired by Prof. B.P.Singh, Chairman, Society for Human Transformation and Research, Delhi. Prof. Devi Singh, Vice Chancellor, FlAME University, Pune and Former Director, IIM Lucknow, Prof. N. D. Mathur from the University of Rajasthan and Prof. V. K. Tewari, Former General Secretary, AIFUCTO was among the panelists.
Prof. Devi Singh talked about the future prospects of our education system. He was concerned about having the surplus manpower in coming years. He said that we are in the process of building institutions, but we are less concerned about the quality of education. Linking of education with economic development was his major thrust in his speech.
Prof. N. D. Mathur drew everybody’s attention on technology-driven education. He talked about freelance teachers, robotic teaching methodology, blurring the boundaries of an interdisciplinary approach in teaching etc.
Prof. V. K. Tewari was saddened to say that education is moving towards non-profit organization to profit organization.
While considering it a big threat to our education system he opposed privatization of education in India.
Almost 150 delegates participated in the seminar amongst which 67 research papers will be presented. Dr. Shweta Kastiya is the organizing secretary of the seminar.
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