|Quality is the hallmark of education. It can be attained by aligning global partnerships to national interest, along with institutional autonomy, balanced with accountability to prevent misuse of freedom. The private institutions should come up with innovations to include a global perspective in a more global-oriented curriculum. The students should be given challenging assignments and be evaluated on an innovative grading system.
Dr Francis C Peter, Vice Chancellor & President, Dr K N Modi University, Rajasthan
|For education we need only one thing, which is a great mind and enabling environment. We know that India has great minds, but where is the enabling environment? There is a lack of freedom for private institutions. The hope is that they can differentiate themselves by focusing on students, who should be treated as the centre of all the activities. Another hope is in engaging the industry, as employability of students depends on the industry. But it has to be two-sided interaction wherein teachers and students also contribute to the industry. Also, private universities should have other models of revenue generation apart from students’ fees, to remain s u s t a i n – able in the long-run.
Dr Anup K Singh,
Director General & Chairman,
Nirma University, Gujarat
|We believe in innovations through entrepreneurship whether it is technology or management or business schools. The motive should now be to produce employers rather than employees, because an employer can feed and assist four other people. We encourage our students to take up entrepreneurial projects.
Prof Satish C Sharma, CMD & Professor in Management,
Maharaja Group of Colleges
|Innovative curriculum, including contemporary subjects, is going to be the most important thing in the coming years. Experiential learning is also very important and students need to take up projects with the industry. Technology transfer and collaborations between government, research institutions, and industry are going to play a pivotal role.
Pro Vice Chancellor,
|Though the private sector has contributed a lot towards the success of technical education, priority structures have to be maintained across institutions. The most important thing on the list is the quality of the faculty that you acquire. It has to be followed by teaching-learning processes, quality of academic leadership, quality of admission, alumni relations, sports and cultural activities. But most of these segments have been misplaced in the priority list. It is time to stop distinguishing between public and private colleges, rather making both of them deliverable.
Prof Prem Vrat,
Vice Chancellor, ITM University, Gurgaon