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Meeting the Growing Demand of Experienced Faculty in Higher Education

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Experts on Session 3 of the 1st day of the 5th Elets World Education Summit, 2015

Technology in innovation has changed the quality that the education sector can reap in. There has been a humungous growth in education techniques, with students becoming more aware and well-versed in their social and life skills. But there is a dire need of resources to benet this new-age learning and the session on ‘Meeting the Growing Demand of Experienced Faculty in Higher Education: Innovative technology solutions,’ during the Fifth World Education Summit, 2015, saw academia and industry leaders discuss and deliberate on how to combat the crisis

Roushan-Gupta_MomentoFOCAL POINT: Having quality teachers is a challenge for our country, and in higher education the situation is no different. There is an acute shortage of senior faculty and competent professors who can produce good doctors, engineers and lawyers. We are trying to build a skilled country in higher education sector and we are managing the country with just 33 per cent faculty member. Even our most premier institutes like IITs and IIMs are not meeting the guidelines set by regulatory bodies like AICTE and UGC. It’s a big challenge for all of us but we have to come up with solutions.

       POINTS TO PONDER:

  • Using the right technology to impart education is the key
  • Video conferencing effective at the K-12 level but still there is a gap at the higher education level: the professor is not able to see the students and vice versa. Students are not able to hear other students, teachers are not able to show the project work, they are not able to use the board.
  • The solution is available to higher education faculties to meet the acute shortage of trained professors or competent faculty

ROSHAN GUPTAROSHAN GUPTA, Head, Global Alliances and Public Sector Business, Business Octane presented the audience with an industry perspective

The British Council research highlights that India will need almost 1,000 universities and 50,000 colleges for educating half a billion students in higher education by 2020. If we see the figures in 1950, there were just 27 universities and less than 600 colleges. This is the largest transformation any country has attempted so far in higher education

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