Sunday, 30 July 2017

‘Making Education Relevant’ discussed by eminent academics


A panel discussion was held by EDU TV on the topic ‘Making Education Relevant’ on 3 July 2017. The distinguished panellists included Prof. Prem Vrat, Pro-Chancellor, The NorthCap University, Gurugram; Prof. Kamlesh Mishra, VC Ansal University, Gurugram and Prof. Suniti Sen Gupta, Dean FMS, University of Delhi. The session was moderated by Mr Shashank Vira. 

The panellists emphasized on the need to improve the quality of faculty and research and to make education more relevant. Role models for universities such as Nalanda University were recalled and it was felt that great universities have outstanding faculty, liberal funding, freedom and flexibility. The role of human values in education to make a student a better person in addition to knowledge and skills was stressed. 

Another panel discussion was organized on the topic ‘Transition from School to Universities’ by EDU TV at DPS, Sector- 45, Gurugram on 17 July 2017. Eminent panellists included Prof. Prem Vrat, Pro-Chancellor, NCU; Prof. PB Sharma, VC Amity University, Gurugram; Prof. Kamlesh Mishra, VC Ansal University and Prof. Satyanarayan, VC, BML Munjal University, Gurugram. The session was moderated by Dr Vinnie Jauhri, Microsoft. Students of DPS interacted with the panellists and participated actively. 

To make education more relevant the panellists were of the view that it should be multi-disciplinary, less structured, more flexible and participating in which the role of the faculty should be to inspire, involve and transform students to become better persons and more employable.

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