India Needs to Focus on Higher Education for $5tn Economy

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India Needs to Focus on Higher Education for $5tn Economy

Chennai, Nov 1 (IANS) Stressing that colleges are the motor for innovation, economic growth and social development, O.P. Jindal Global University‘s’ Founding Vice-Chancellor, Prof C. Raj Kumar delineated a 10-point aspiring growth and change plan for the higher education in Indian Universities at an event here on Friday. 

He saw that this arrangement will empower Indian colleges to accomplish greatness and furthermore climb in global rankings. Indian colleges need to reconsider their vision and mission to adjust themselves to the goals of a nation working with a more grounded focus on social and economic development of the nation, he said. 

Prof Raj Kumar said,

“India needs world-class universities that will produce outstanding graduates across all disciplines. Indian universities need to become the driver of social and economic transformation through research, innovation, and human development,”.

“The demographic dividend we have on account of the 850 million young people less than the age of 35 years will positively impact our economy and the society, only if we have a quality education that will produce research, solve problems and lead to sustainable job opportunities,” he said.

It is important that not a single college from India is among the best 100 colleges of the world, while there are a few colleges from Asia – China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taipei other than from the US, UK, Europe, Australia, Europe among the main 100 on the planet. 

Global rankings have emerged as a dominant way of measuring performance. There is today a serious aspiration underlining the need for Indian universities to be in the top 200 universities of the world and the urgency of seeking reforms that will pave the way for promoting excellence in higher education and research.

“It is important that Indian universities embrace the international rankings framework as well as international accreditation processes, which will benchmark Indian universities with the world-class universities in many countries,”

-Prof Raj Kumar said.

Prof Tom Goldstein, Dean of the Jindal School of Journalism and Communication, was additionally present at the meet. 

Them two underscored the requirement for Indian higher educational foundations to be at standard with their international partners and furthermore put resources into techniques, vision, personnel, research and framework to guarantee they break into globally perceived international rankings. 

Established in 2009, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) is a non-benefit global and inquire about arranged private college, perceived by the University Grants Commission (UGC). – IANS

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