We should not make education system automatic, says UGC Vice-Chairman

We should not make education system automatic, says UGC Vice-Chairman
Team Careers360 | Jun 23, 2020 - 2:50 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Future education will be a blended education where institutes will be focused on delivering content with quality. Along with this, Higher education system in India should also focus on achieving sustainable goals which is important for our existence said Bhushan Patwardhan, Vice-Chairman, University Grants Commission (UGC).

Patwardhan expressed his views during the webinar organized by IIHMR University, Jaipur on ‘Heartful Leadership: Transforming Education and Supporting Sustainability’ referred to the ancient system of education and said that the visionaries have identified the ways of transforming education way back.

“Due to CVID-19, people are in adaptive mode of change. The education system in India has adopted and accepted the webinars so fast, which is remarkable but we should not make our education system automatic as technology cannot replace teachers,” he said.

Pankaj Mittal, Secretary General, AIU said: “COVID -19 enabled us to face the practical aspects of education system in India. She suggested that within coming two months, Higher education institutes in India should be ready with technical infrastructure, capacity building of teachers and faculty staff, evaluate cost effective online platforms where education can be imparted, assessment and evaluation system should be streamlined, placement and internship opportunities should be identified, national and international collaboration should be made for students and counseling and mental health session should be organized to culturally engage students.”

There us need to restrategize the existing education system and look of more adaptive way of educating the future generation, said Pankaj Gupta, President, IIHMR University, Jaipur. He said: “The new online system has increased the screen time of students and faculties both, which might hamper their mental health in near future. He also suggested that the immediate way of adopting heartful leadership is to treat students as we treat our son or daughter. This will help students to get better guidance for their future.”


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