Education is a powerhouse for building intellectual and social capital within the country. It helps in the development of knowledge, capability and expertise that drive and nurture the values required for a growing economy. Over the past two decades, our education system has undergone various reforms and significant growth. In the contemporary era, with digital transformation at its peak, the student centric premise and equity in higher education to create sustainable human development are undeniable. Access to and inclusivity in education can change people’s lives and potentially help the knowledge economy. Higher education equips students with the ability to think critically and to assess and present evidence – these skills will last a lifetime and will be increasingly in demand as the number and proportion of high-skilled jobs rise. Therefore, there is a need to focus on reforming the current education system so as to bring it into conformity with the proposed vision.
Driving stimulus from the aforementioned vision, Asian School of Business, in line with the Government of India’s initiative to visualise India @ 2047 under the banner of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, organised a national seminar on December 16, 2022 (Friday). The Seminar was addressed by eminent guests, Ms. Sneha Biswas, Founder and CEO- Early Steps Academy, Dr. V.P Singh, Founder and Chairman- Distinguished Professor- Business Schools, Advisor-Private Universities, Executive Coach-Mentor, PCC ICF, Org. Development Advisor and Dr. Anand Mani, Chief Academic Officer- Unacademy.
The seminar focused on the challenges and opportunities in the higher education sector. Ms. Swati Biswas spoke on the changing teaching pedagogy. Dr. V.P. Singh emphasised the changing nature of students, and Dr. Anand Mani talked about upcoming new technology. The seminar focused on how continuous and systematic effort will improve the reach of education to the grass-roots level, where people living in far-flung areas will also have access to quality education, thanks to the digital world.