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December 2012

Unleashing the Strength of Institutions through Technology: Emerging Scenario and the Way Forward

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The session talked about the challenges of imparting education today – exponential growth in the number of institutions since independence in our country, lack of qualified and senior faculty and industry-academia gap. One way to overcome the lack of quality faculty in our educational institutions is to effectively use ICT because qualified and experienced teachers can be obtained only over a period of time
Prof K Lal Kishore, Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University, Anantapur, Hyderabad

Technology is changing rapidly. Knowledge gets doubled in a period of eight years. But change may occur even in four years. If you take engineering education of four years’ duration, by the time a student completes his programme, the knowledge may have got doubled, and hence, the industry-academia gap comes in play.


VSN Raju, COO, Globarena Technologies Pvt Ltd

Currently, our evaluators check answer sheets manually. Instead, we can digitise the entire exam script and transfer the answer scripts to the evaluation centre and do online evaluation. This will enable effective, faster and transparent result processing.



Dr Lovi Raj Gupta
, Vice Chancellor, Baddi University of Emerging Science and Technology

Let the artificial intelligence be for the gadgets and gizmos. The inducted intelligence looks wonderful with air conditioners and washing machines. But inducted and artificial intelligence is not meant for my students because he is not going to solve numericals; he is going to solve problems. Today’s students need to have problem solving skills that will help them succeed in the 21st century.

 

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