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HT Campus Conclave on Excellence In Education

‘We wrote to 100 industrial houses, but no one replied’

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University vice chancellor laments the lack of response from industry to jointly develop curricula

Eminent educationists and experts from major institutes in the country got together at the HT Campus Conclave on Excellence In Education held in the Capital last week. One of the major issues discussed at the event was how the private education sector has performed till now and what it needs to do. The keynote address was delivered by Ved Prakash, chairman, University Grants Commission, who reflected upon the contribution of private players in higher education.

“Currently, private education has a share of 45% in higher education. We need to ask ourselves whether we are able to achieve excellence in research and innovation. We need universities which focus on multi- disciplinary and provide an outstanding learning and living environment. It’s the responsibility of institutions to direct the students to the right sectors and disciplines. There is also a need to revisit curricula and invest more in classroom processes. The three core challenges that we need to address are equity, excellence and access.”

Other speakers at the event were DK Bandyopadhyay, vice chancellor, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University; Raj S Dhankar, dean, Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University; Rajeev Shorey, founder president and adviser, NIIT University; and Suneel Galgotia, chancellor, Galgotias University.

The debate was moderated by Usha Albuquerque, author and founder director, Careers Smart. The panelists stressed upon the need for a stronger industry-academia link, which will help the students channelize their academic knowledge into skills required at the workplace. Bandyopadhyay lamented the lack of response from the industry to jointly develop curricula. “We wrote to 100 industrial houses, but no one replied.” He also said that it was hard to get corporates on board the university’s academic council.

Shorey, on the other hand, spoke about his universitiy’s USP, which is research based. “We have tried to fulfill our aim of being an industry-linked university by getting the best minds from companies such as IBM, Microsoft and General Motors. We also aim to be a research-based university.”

Suggesting the best ways to provide quality education to students, Dhankar said, “The idea should be to get the elite into higher education. These should be students who are gifted and talented. At present, the problem is that we are exposing each and every student to higher education, which is resulting in unemployment because students are unable to identify their potential and end up taking up jobs or joining disciplines for which they are not suited.”

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The discussion was followed by a felicitation ceremony wherein Excellence Awards were presented to private institutions in and around Delhi NCR in categories such as engineering, management and mass communication.



Source : Hindustan Times, 22 Feb 2013


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Hindustan Tin Works Ltd and Pearl Academy join hands for Sustainable Design Fashion Workshop for Canvironment Week 2012

MS. Cora with Mr. AtitHindustan Tin Works Ltd has partnered with Pearl Academy for developing lifestyle and fashion garments using metal cans and scraps during a sustainability design fashion workshop held at Pearl campus. Canvironment Week 2012, the unique initiative by Hindustan Tin Works Ltd, for highlighting the sustainability credentials of cans has been kick started by Mr. Atit Bhatia, Senior Vice President, Hindustan Tin Works Ltd.

Every year Canvironment Week is organized to support the cause of ‘Save Our Planet’. It is the third in the series of the global event spread across 11 countries promoting sustainability of metal cans. Canvironment week aims to promote and create awareness about the benefits of usage of cans, the vital one being its Eco-friendly nature.

Top fifteen garments will be selected and showcased during a fashion showcase event to be held in January 2013 in two cities Delhi and Mumbai. Two winners will be selected who will be awarded a sum of Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000 respectively. To encourage student participation Mrs. Sakshi Narula, owner of Krasns Couture and pearl alumni delivered a motivational speech to the students.

Speaking during the formal announcement of the competition Mr. Atit Bhatia, Senior Vice President, Hindustan Tin Works Ltd said, ‘We are using fashion as delivery vehicle for the students to get involved in an environmental campaign that promotes sustainability. This activity has been very successful in the last two years and we are looking for an excellent outcome by the Pearl Academy students this year.’

Ms Cora Goteman, HOD, Fashion Design, Pearl Academy, said “Sustainability is at the core of design and is embedded within the curriculum at Pearl Academy. The Canvironment Competition set up by Hindustan Tin Works is an opportunity for our students to explore and contribute creatively towards this idea. We look forward to exciting and meaningful outcomes”.


Source : Report by India Education bureau, New Delhi, Wednesday, Dec 05, 2012.

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