About 95 percent of all business education uses technology in some way or the other. With a panel formed of representatives from the industry, the government sector, universities, private institutes, entrepreneurial development centres, and investors, the session took us through the emerging trends in the education sector
Vice President, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
The dearth of quality faculty, keeping consistency in quality across all spheres of education, and leveraging technology for meeting volumes are the three reasons why we need to rely more on ICT.
Board Member, Indian Angel Network
Besides the basic parameters of a team: the market space, need, and demand and supply, investors look for scalability of the business. In the business model of the education space, the fastest and most proven stability and scalability comes from the use of technology. A technology which can reduce the time and increase the space is given high weightage by the investors.
Dr Sanjiv Tokekar
Director, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya
Our enrolment ratio has scaled three times from about 49 lakh in 1991 to about 1.5 crores at present. This is a problem created because of massification, a term given by the UNESCO. Massification has also given way to unethical practices in the system. Education runs as a business these days.
Chairman, M K Ponda College of Business and Management
Technology is opposed to the basic concept of education. It is not an ingredient to complete a more effective education. Technology desensitises us. The more technology we use, the more insensitive we become. Technology is only a facilitator. The idiom of technology has gone so deep into our lives that students from nursery to research are put almost on a conveyor belt. The teachers and parents have become insensitive to their toddler, infantile and teenager needs. Technology can be a good slave, but, we are making it become a master.
Prof Jagdish Bhagwat
Faculty for Operations, Supply Chain and Marketing,
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore
In today’s world, technology is readily available to us and sometimes, students are a step ahead of us in technology. Technology is indeed, a boon to all of us and we need to leverage it to develop better managers for tomorrow.
Centre of Entrepreneurship Development
The BA, MA, BSc and MSc courses in our country are not up to the mark. Doing these courses is not good enough to make a student employable. A student may be having a first class degree. But, the curriculum is still based on mugging and rote-learning system. This process does not make a student competent enough to take effective decisions. The improvement of the quality of teaching-learning process of these courses will facilitate betterment of the overall education system.