At a time when governments across the globe are making all-out efforts to strengthen the enterprise of education, especially through Skill Development in the Higher Education domain, the various state governments in India are also working to that end in a steadfast manner.
In the present digital age, the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has revolutionised every sphere of our life, and so has been its impact on the domain of Education. This impact is all the more visible in states like Karnataka, where the rate of literacy is signifi cantly higher compared to other states.
In this backdrop, the Department of Higher Education, Government of Karnataka, along with Elets Technomedia, has organised “Jnana Sangama” (Convergence of Knowledge) conference, where participants will discuss the past and present trends in education and refl ect on the way forward.
This Special Issue of digitalLEARNING is dedicated to the event. In an interview, Bharat Lal Meena, Additional Chief Secretary – Education, Government of Karnataka, and one of the major initiators of ICT in the State, briefs about the “whats” and “whys” that culminated into the Jnana Sangam. This issue also carries views of the Vice Chancellors of some of the leading universities of Karnataka.
The ongoing trend of digitisation drive in the fi eld of education has also propped up activities in the eduPERIPHERAL segment. We have also profi led some of the most prominent players in the segment, and present here their views, in addition to the outlook of top eduPERIPHERAL stakeholders, about the growth prospects and future of this fast emerging industry.
Creating a trustworthy brand name in the domain of Education has always been a diffi cult task, and listing those in a credible manner a herculean one. But, in line with the promise made in our last issue, we have come up with a ranking of the “Most Trusted Engineering Brands of India” based on their Social and Online presence. The purpose of this ranking exercise is to project the TOP 50 Engineering institutions of India.
Besides, ERP is one software that has made the education system virtually dependent on it. All educational institutions, whether big or small, use ERP for systematic fl ow and escalation and easy accessibility of information. That being the reason, we bring to you a special feature on eduERP, which presents a 360-degree view of the tool, both from the user as well as the industry perspective.
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We look forward to your sustained patronage and support in boosting the enterprise of education.