With focus on adopting best teaching-learning methodologies, Noida International University is inculcating skills that will help students to be employable, says Dr Devesh Kumar Singh, Chairman, Noida International University, in conversation with Elets News Network (ENN).
As global skill destinations, what practices are adopted by Noida International University (NIU) to impart quality based skill education?
There are a lot of best practices put into every educational aspect here at NIU. According to me top three are:
International academic exposure: Its our effort to provide a broad view of latest trends through tie ups with foreign universities in the countries like Canada and the US.
Curriculum: As far as course curriculum we is concerned, we have tie-ups with renowned companies such as IBM, to have material that is industry relevant and essential for our students’ professional growth.
Internships: The university emphasises on internships. Placement department and faculty members have made it mandatory for students to get practical training in their respective streams and this is where I believe true quality of skill education actually stems from.
Research is important to discover new methodologies in higher education sector, what steps have been taken by the university in this regard?
At NIU we have a separate branch known as the NIU Research and Innovation Center – dedicated not only to bring in projects that facilitate new programmes at campus but also have students involved in these government projects that gives them great exposure. We have the mentors and veterans from across the globe to contribute on how best we can change. We modify our programmes to fit new methodologies as per their teachings. Another focus area is “on field research” as this is the only way students will learn research on field is the only way to stay relevant with latest trends.
Our mission and vision today is what will hold true for the years ahead – we believe in providing our students and faculty a holistic experience whilst they are studying or working at NIU.
It is important for students to meet the industry requirements, how the university is inculcating industry ready skills among its students?
It is mandatory for students of NIU to have internships in all the years of their courses. We also inculcate different skills among our students through various tie-ups and seminars that are held constantly at campus to give them as much of classroom exposure as possible. Therefore, every course at NIU is combined with relevant skill training and encouragement for on job training which will make them employable.
What is the vision and mission of NIU for the years ahead?
Our mission and vision today is what will hold true for the years ahead – we believe in providing our students and faculty a holistic experience whilst they are studying or working at NIU. We want them to be ready for the future and take all precautions for any uncertainty in life ahead. We want to contribute to a healthy and responsible India! Our children are not just our future but they will be the ones who will carry our work further.