FUTURE OF LEARNING
The Ministry of Human Resource Development is in the process of setting up universities under its Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) to improve the standard of colleges and to create infrastructure facilities, latest laboratories, quality of faculties, informed MoS for HRD Mr. Satya Pal Singh, while inaugurating the ASSOCHAM Summit titled '11th Higher Education Summit' held on February 17, 2018. Scheme RUSAisa (CSS), launchedCentrally Sponsored in 2013 which aims at providing strategic funding to eligible state higher educational institutions. The main objective of the scheme is to usher transformative reforms in the state higher education system by creating a facilitating institutional structure for planning and monitoring the state level, promoting autonomy in State Universities and improving governance in institutions.
RUSA would create new universities through upgradation of existing autonomous colleges and conversion of colleges in a cluster. It would create new model degree colleges, new professional colleges and provide infrastructural support to universities and colleges. Faculty recruitment support, faculty improvements programmes and leadership development of educational administrators are also an important part of the scheme. Mr. Singh also mentioned about the' Atal Tinkering Labs' is part of the Atal Innovative Mission launched by the NIT! Aayog. The lab will offer dedicated work spaces where students can learn innovation skills and develop ideas that will help in the transformation of India.
"The challenges before us is how to improve the education standards in the country, the problem of accessibility, GIW'"
afford abili ty, accountability, quality and equity as we don't have educate number of higher education of institutions", said Mr. Satya Pal Singh at the ASSOCHAMevent.
Beyond 2020, three megatrends will sweep the world - automation, artificial intelligence and micro innovation. These will have a massive impact on workplaces and how best we educate and equip with appropriate skills since medium and high skilled Jobs will remain in demand. Therefore, workplaces need to be best prepared to overcome disruptions from machine learning, said the HRD minister.
It is high time, institutions must put students through entrepreneurshi p programs. Students have to enhance entrepreneurship because they will rarely see any fulfilling Jobs. The point is to imbibe in students the skill of learning. Students must have holistic learning - one can move from employment to employability only if one constantly goes on sharpening the skill, said the minister.
It becomes imperative that our students cross benchmarks of academic excellence while empowering students through innovative methodologies and value based education. In the changing scenario, it has become the moral duty of every responsible educational institution to groom children to be befitting citizens with quality of teaching, good governance, accountability and to develop their positive attitudes.
India is one of the youngest productive workforce in the world. Our Hon'ble Prime Minister has also set a target of skilling 500 million youths by the year 2022.
In the year 2030, India is expected to be the fastest growing economy as well as one of the youngest nations in the world with a medium age of 32. The need of the hour is to make India hub of quality education excellence to attract more foreign students to study in India and to augment export of education services and restrict brain-drain/ outflow of Indian youth's talent with outgo of huge foreign exchange.
Dr. Satya Pal Singh, Hon'ble Minister of State for HRD with eminent speakers.
Mr. S. S. Chawla, Sr. Director & Head of Education Chancellor, Amity University. Gurgaon presenting M
Mr. S. S. Chawla and Prof P B. Sharma presenting memento to Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon'ble Union Minister for Science & Technology & Earth Sciences.
. with Prof P B. Sharma, President, AIU & Vice nto to Dr. Satya Pal Singh, Hon 'ble HRD Minister.