Designing a curriculum which is contemporary and relevant
Importance of imparting value education
Education system is more human and not mechanical
Faculty exposure that is industry relevant
Teachers need to be learners – reciprocal way
The recent call for Educational Institutions to be entitled to excellence has created multiple discussions about the objectivity of superior quality Education. What are the key parameters in higher education that distinguish education institutions and how it could be measured are some common topics of conversations doing rounds in the academic circles.
S.P. Mandali’s Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (WeSchool) in association with CII – Western Region, recently hosted ‘Principal’s Conclave’ 2017 under theme ‘Building Institutions of Excellence’ on its Mumbai campus. The conclave attended by Deans, Vice-Principals and Directors from over forty educational institutions and colleges across Mumbai took a retrospective approach to understand and highlight the areas of improvement for new age students.
The conclave saw the participation of eminent speakers such as Mr. Ashank Desai, Founder, Mastek; Mr. Rohitash Gupta, CFO, eClerx; Mr. Vaibhav Srivastava, Education Vertical Leader, CISCO; Dr. Shobhana Vasudevan, Principal, R.A. Podar College of Commerce and Ms. Rani Desai, Chief People Officer, Deloitte.
The academician and corporate speakers exchanged their thoughts on the role of stakeholders and relevancy of curriculum. Digitised education was another topic with many inputs from senior leadership faculty specifically emphasizing the role of technology for teaching students in the city and rural classrooms.
Panel discussions on ‘Confluence of Talent, Resources and Governance’ and ‘Best Practices and Next Practices – Learn, Work and Lead’ enabled the panellists and audience to map the differences to be addressed for students in rural and urban India. Some key takeaways that emerged from these discussions include training the trainer, nurturing a relationship with alumni and staying connected with the regulatory bodies.