Pune: APAC News Network held the Transforming Education and Skill Summit (TESS) on July 14, 20203. TESS aims to educate and up-skill India through the medium of technology. Dr Buddha Chandrasekhar, Chief Coordinating Officer (AICTE), Ministry of Education, GoI, was the special guest for this event and he spoke at length about the ways in which a combination of education and technology can help students attain professional insight into the industry that they plan on joining.
The AICTE and Dr Buddha Chandrasekhar vision of technology and education
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), a national-level council for technical education under the Department of Higher Education, is responsible for the development of technical and management education in a coordinated manner. Dr Buddha Chandrasekhar, brings up the topic of academy and industry coordination. He insists that institutions and universities need to have an insight into what is happening in the industry.
He believes that giving internships, apprenticeships and employment opportunities will help students become professional during college itself. He also wants more and more children to receive the opportunity to receive education, therefore illuminating the schemes that our government provides. “When you have empowered a student, you have empowered one family,” says Dr Buddha Chandrasekhar.
The Government of India has taken several initiatives to ensure that underrepresented citizens of India receive equal opportunities, and one of them is the Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas scheme.
The vision of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas
Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas is a medium to ensure an Aatmanirbhar Bharat. The ideals of this campaign is to ensure that the citizens of India, especially the poor and marginalised sections of society, receive basic necessities through various programmes and schemes. Schemes like PM Was Yojana (to build houses), Jal Jeevan Mission (to provide water connection), PM KISAN (for direct benefit transfer to farmers) and Ujjwala (to provide free gas connections) exist for the holistic welfare of the citizens of this nation.
The importance of emerging technologies
With the growing Information Technology (IT), there is a need for technological progress, and the Ministry of Education believes it can be “harnessed for augmenting both expansion as well as the quality of education.”
The Government of India’s mission to provide higher education to all students that are deserving, also including the training of faculty members to deliver it to the student, truly serves the purpose of sustaining a “high growth rate of our economy through capacity building and knowledge empowerment of the people and for promoting new, upcoming multi-disciplinary fields of knowledge.”