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Higher Education & Knowledge Economy. Leveraging Strengths & Opportunities Arun Nigavekar. 21st Century. There is Link between Knowledge and Education and hence Premium for Relevant and Quality Education. UGCs’ New Initiatives. Making Degree more Relevant and that of Quality.

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higher education knowledge economy

Higher Education & Knowledge Economy

Leveraging Strengths & Opportunities

Arun Nigavekar

21st century
21st Century

There is

  • Link between Knowledge and Education and hence
  • Premium for Relevant and QualityEducation.

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ugcs new initiatives

UGCs’ New Initiatives

Making Degree more Relevant and that of Quality

the new learning paradigm
The New Learning Paradigm
  • Create Seamless Education Environment.
  • What does This means?
  • Blend Conventional & Distance Learning system.
  • Blend Face-to-Face, Video Conferencing,Multi-media and e-Learning.

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the purpose
The Purpose
  • Redefine and Reemphasize the meaning of
  • Learning and
  • Understanding.
  • This would bring new strength to Education-Knowledge-Economy link.

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enhancing relevance
Enhancing Relevance
  • Clubbed Education.
  • Degree + Utility Oriented Education in Parallel Mode.
  • 3+1 Structure, Last Year in Allied Professional Subject.
  • Two Degrees at the end of Four Years.

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enhancing quality
Enhancing Quality
  • ICT is integrated in Teaching and R & D.
  • Intensive Teacher Training through Academic Staff Colleges & University Departments.
  • Created UGCINFONET; Connectivity to Universities & Colleges.

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economy jobs

Economy & Jobs

Knowledge to Wealth

economy shift
Economy : Shift
  • The composition of GDP is under going a change.
  • Shift towards Service Sector.
  • Almost 60 to 70 % of GDP, in developed nations, is linked to Service Sector.

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ageing countries
Ageing Countries

Developed Countries face ;

  • Reduced Fertility Rate : 1.3 or less.
  • Improved Life Style : Live Longer.

Effect :

  • More Senior Citizens.
  • Reduced Work Force.

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indian economy
Indian Economy
  • GDP composition is changing.
  • Service Sector is on rise.
  • Job/Entrepreneurship spectrum is widening & variety is expanding.

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few projections
Few Projections
  • Indian IT/ITeS market (Y 2012)*
  • IT Exports 55 Billion $.
  • ITeS Exports 64 Billion $.
  • Domestic IT Services 29 Billion $.

2.AIMA projection : Y 2020.

40 Million jobs, 200 Billion $ Annual Revenue with 5.5% GDP Growth.

* Dept. IT, GoI, 2003.

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what is in demand
What is in Demand?
  • A new economic environment require “Knowledge Empowered” Men & Women.
  • Graduates with sound fundamentals, Good analytical abilities, Clear logic and Allied & Appropriate Utility Skills.

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nstedb institutional mechanism
NSTEDB : Institutional Mechanism
  • Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC).
  • Science & Technology Development (STED) Project.
  • Science & Technology Development Parks (STEP).
  • Technology Business Incubators (TBI).

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edc objectives
EDC : Objectives
  • Create entrepreneurial culture.
  • Foster better linkages : Academic Institutions, Industries & R and D Institutions.
  • Promote Small & Medium Enterprise.

Functions are defined to fulfill the Objectives.

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ugcinfonet infrastructure
UGCINFONET Infrastructure
  • Communication Backbone : 8 Mbps to be upgraded to 1 Gbps.
  • Varied band width given to Universities : 528 Kbps to 2Mbps.
  • Campus LAN.
  • Free access to Students & Teachers.

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nasscom
NASSCOM
  • Members involved in core and BPO business.
  • Global Presence.
  • Expanding Indian Market.
  • India specific outsourcing.
  • Looking for Skilled human power at various levels.

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ugc dst nasscom
UGC, DST & NASSCOM
  • Knowledge based enterprises through EDC’s on campuses & in colleges : 40 in 2004-05.
  • IBM knowledge factory, Bangalore & UGC :

e-content development incubators : 5 educational multimedia resource centers.

  • IBM & UGC : e-content enterprise in CEC, New Delhi.
  • Intel & Microsoft : teacher training, e-content.

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benefits
Benefits
  • Degrees, especially General Degrees, become Relevant.
  • Capacity Building in Youths : Conversion of Knowledge to Wealth.
  • Earn while Learn.
  • Industries get access to continuous source of fresh & fertile minds.

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target
Target
  • Twenty five Campuses.
  • Few Autonomous Colleges/ Colleges with Potential for Excellence.
  • Thrust at Remote Areas.

Apart from boosting Entrepreneurship, there would be geographic economic advantage spread.

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