Hybrid learning is the future : Dr Madhu Chitkara

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Hybrid learning is the future of learning, where something would be online and some offline. The students and the teachers enjoy the mode completely as this has choice based learning.” This was stated by Dr Madhu Chitkara, Pro Chancellor of Chitkara University. Dr Chitkara was delivering the address of the 22nd World Education Summit, organized by Elets Technomedia at New Delhi recently.

Speaking about the National Education Policy, Dr Chitkara said, “The discussion on the policy got all stakeholders together which included people from regulatory bodies, industry, academia, and also the students. We should try to learn from each other’s best practises. In the National Education Policy, they have talked about school education to higher education. The challenge for all of us is how to implement and execute it. It becomes a responsibility for the regulators to give directions.“

Extending her thoughts on the national education policy, Dr Chitkara said, “The best part of NEP is the introduction of Academic Bank of Credit (ABC). Chitkara University is one of the early entrants in the field of incubations, and we started supporting startups and giving seed money for them from 2007 onwards. We had 188 startups at our Incubation Centre in the campus and during the pandemic lockdowns, they have gone completely commercialised.”

Concluding her address, Dr. Chitkara said, “The National Education Policy evaluates the universities keeping in mind the different components of teaching learning process and gives accreditation to the universities. There is a need for a Centre of Excellence in every university which connects the academia to the industry. This will support placements and create a force of students that are ready to take on the industry. These components of National Education Policy make it a great option for both school and higher education.”