President, Apeejay Stya & Svran Group and Chancellor Apeejay Stya University
Innovation needs organised chaos for fostering change
Innovation is something that leads to the creation of new ways of life. It inspires us to transform our mental makeup and create values. We need to have an ecosystem, which can act as a principle catalyst for fostering rapid innovation. These innovations are the fountainhead of large scale successful institutions. India faces unique challenges in the field of education like in the board school education, vocational education and higher education. These problems can only be addressed through our own ecosystem for innovation. The innovations must be allowed to grow from ideas to implementation.
If we take into context the post industrial knowledge economy, the most critical factors that drive these economies towards a sustainable future is research innovation and entrepreneurship. Innovation therefore reposes heavy responsibilities on the educational sector of the economy for fostering innovative research and reaching newer frontiers of knowledge.
The need of the hour is fostering of an innovative culture that facilitates meeting the educational needs and goals for a sustainable economic development. Innovation needs organised chaos and this means that we need not have a top down instructional mode, rather a system of broad guidelines and the freedom to apply one’s mind will lead to best results. The performance has to be measured by flexible tools, plans and goals.