By Mohit Phogat on Jan 29, 2014
- Atleast 23 Indian universities would be among the global top 200
- 6 Indian intellectuals would have been awarded the Nobel Prize
- India to be among top 5 countries globally in cited research output
- R&D spends totalling over $140 billion
- Introduction of a differentiated academic system with a three-tiered structure (comprising highly selective elite research universities, comprehensive universities and specialised institutions)
- Seamless access to high quality content and curriculum through open source such as the Massive Open-Online Courses (MOOCs) model
- Freedom of choice coupled with a liberal arts component needs to be integrated within the curriculum, instead of the current model that promotes narrow specializations
- Faculty would be a mix of academics, researchers and industry professionals
- Institutions to rely heavily on online methods of teaching and learning, collaborate with ITIs, polytechnics and other vocational training providers to impart skill based training and offer both part-time and full-time options
- The system would enable seamless mobility of students, faculty, researchers and professionals across institutions of all types.
As we speak of this vision, it needs to be understood that our education ecosystem today 'suffers' with its system. The methodology of teaching, the resistance to change, obsolete or non-existing IT infrastructure, disconnect from the industry & never changing syllabi are a few issues which not only hinder the development of our institutions but is also plagues the student's intellect and aspirations as he/she graduates.