www.hindustantimes.com | October 02, 2018
Dishan Kamdar, vice-chancellor, Flame University
We have created students to become good managers by promoting certain disciplines. It is time we rethink education in silo– specialisations and put the spotlight on liberal arts. This will give a greater chance to be ranked among top global universities.
Latest demographic and population data indicates that India will become one of the youngest nations in the world by 2030 with around 140 million people in the college-going age group.
As a result, India’s student population is and will be a force to reckon with in the next decade and beyond.
Against this background, we definitely need a large number and most importantly high quality educational institutions that will impart education that is relevant and cutting-edge to ensure India’s future generation is equipped with the right skill sets.
Over the years, we have created students to become good managers by promoting only certain disciplines.
It is high time we re-think about imparting education in silo — specialisations and bring back the spotlight on liberal arts.
In addition, strengthening the case for liberal arts in India will give our universities a greater chance to be ranked among top global universities.
The immediate priority for our educational institutes is to focus their attention on raising the standard of teaching by hiring good faculty and conducting researchwhich will bring value to classroom learning.