Skill Education to Lay Foundation of New India

Our education system is today looked upon with big hope. Be it any family or the society at large, it expects the years spent on learning from school to higher learning should yield gratifying results – prosperity through graceful livelihood.

Dr Ravi Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, digitalLEARNING magazine and CEO Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd
Dr Ravi Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, digitalLEARNING magazine and CEO Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd

The spirit to develop a generation of youngsters, equipped with skills to make a splash in the job market should guide our schools and colleges’ curriculums, as these students are desired to qualify industry needs.

But can it happen without changing the system at first? Our latest issue of digitalLearning is driven by this very idea. Hence, the cover story ‘India Needs Skill-oriented Education to Boost Employability’. It touches upon various reasons and requirements for introducing an education system which shows bright light at the end of tunnel.

A special characteristic of this issue is “Top Engineering College Ranking 2018”, meant to help aspiring students choose the right engineering institute. We have ranked institutes based on certain parameters through this perception-based ranking conducted on online voting and analysis of available data.

To bridge the gap between industry and academia, it is vital that both sides frequently share a common platform where they discuss their vision, challenges and solutions.

Our 7th Higher Education & HR Summit (21 April) in Pune, meant to bring ultimate change in education system related to higher learning, and the 7th School Leadership Summit (28 April) in Chandigarh, meant to identify, discuss and solve key challenges of school education landscape, are endeavours in this direction.

The two events are meant to congregate the top edu-leaders, policymakers, and industry leaders and evoke discussions on issues that matter for the ultimate change.

It is a privilege to organise the HE & HR summit in association with Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), MHRD, Government of India, as host partner & All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), MHRD, Government of India, as supporting partner.

The latest issue also carries the interview of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Director Manpreet Singh Manna, highlighting the importance of skill-oriented courses in the curriculum and the role of regulatory bodies in imparting skills to students.

We are also carrying a special feature — Govt’s Joint Efforts with Private Sector for Students’ Better Future — revealing how Haryana Government is helping students to enjoy learning through different projects in association with private organisations.

With such a bouquet of interesting special stories, informative interviews and articles, we hope our latest endeavour would evoke an invaluable feedback of our esteemed readers.