Indian educational institutions should go for a transformation as vocational and skills-based education is the need of the moment, Chancellor and Senior Advisor to the Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr. Vedprakash Mishra, said on Friday.
There is a need to completely change teaching and research techniques, Mishra said in his speech during the fourth two-day edition of the 2020 National Higher Education Conclave (NHEC).
The conclave was held on a virtual platform with the theme ‘Transformation and challenges in higher education New Normal and Beyond’ organized by CII-Coimbatore.
Ultimately the purpose of education is to enlighten people and education is not only expected in terms of income, but also to develop people’s livelihoods, develop the weakest from the weak, empower the poor and enlighten all citizens, he said.
Stating that to guarantee constitutional guarantees for all, the freedom of each and every citizen must be respected, Mishra said that the development of the marginalized community through education and that all people in society must receive dignity and value.
He spoke about the real concern of higher education that should focus on access, education for all at an affordable cost and the right to equity and quality education and the challenges such as infrastructure, adequate government policies, the quality of teaching and research.
Delivering the keynote address, NHEC 2020 President and GRG Trust Founder-Trustee Dr. R Nandini said that Indian educational institutions should opt for an international ranking and that a new approach to higher education is also needed. .
S Malarvizhi, NHEC 2020 Co-Chair and Chairman and Managing Trustee, Sri Krishna Institutions, said the biggest challenge at the moment is dealing with the current situation and the location of students.