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India Education Summit Day 3 HIGHLIGHTS: From work from home to data science – this is what future of jobs looks like

India Education Summit Day 3 HIGHLIGHTS: Students who want to come and study in India but cant because of the way we credit our system, claim academicians as they discuss impact of NEP’s proposal of setting up Indian institutes abroad and allowing foreign institutes to set-up campuses in India.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: February 11, 2021 1:56:26 pm
Third and final day of India Education Summit begins today.

India Education Summit Day 3 HIGHLIGHTS: With the set-up of NRF, the disbalance in fund allocation for research for public and private institutions for research will change. Indian institutes have the capability to become a research destination for the world, said Navin Mittal, Commissioner, Collegiate Education & Technical Education at Government of Telangana.

Stakeholders from the government, private institutes, and administration discuss what impact would NEP’s proposal of setting up Indian institutes abroad and foreign institutes in India and how will it impact education.

The last and final day of the India Education Summit began with Supreeth Nagaraju – Head Education , Digital Media – India & South Asia, Adobe sharing in detail the jobs and corresponding skills needed to have jobs in the changing landscape.

After Union Education Minister, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, today we will continue to have dignitaries from the education sector. The theme of the day is ‘journey towards a new word’ as we discuss the future of education in a post COVID era.

It will be followed by panels discussing different issues including ‘creating modern thinkers’, ‘from education to employment’, and a closing remark from Sapna Chadha, senior director of marketing Southeast Asia and India, Google.

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India Education Summit Day 3 HIGHLIGHTS: How to create employable youth to independent thinkers, read major takeaways from discussions here

13:45 (IST)11 Feb 2021
IES 2021 concludes

This brings us to the end of the India Education Summit 2021. This was the inaugural summit which started on February 9 and concluded today. We had experts from different stages spheres of education domain - from administrators, educators, students, academicians, govt and private players, edtech guys and investors all queued up to be part of the summit.

13:37 (IST)11 Feb 2021
54% prefer laptop as their mode for e-learning

As per a quick poll done during the India Education Summit, 54% of people said that laptop is their preferred for e-learning, followed by 31% votes to a smartphone, 13% preferred tablet, only 4% ranked desktop as their preferred mode of e-learning.

13:28 (IST)11 Feb 2021
Google trained 3.5 lakh CBSE teachers across 22,000 schools

3.5 lakh CBSE teachers across 22,000 schools helped in creating a blended classroom approach. It would be necessary for academicians, administrators, and mentors to work together, said Sapna Chadha, Senior Director of Marketing Southeast Asia and India, Google

13:22 (IST)11 Feb 2021
5 lakh+ teachers trained through Google for teacher tools

More than five lakh teachers have benefitted from Google's education tools. When we started it we was apprehensive but we started receiving positive feedback within the first week. Most of the teachers wanted to acquire new skills. More than 60% of teachers reported that Google for education tool helped them be more creative and students gained more interest. 60% of teachers feel more comfortable in using tech-tools post-training, said Sapna Chadha, Senior Director of Marketing Southeast Asia and India, Google.

13:19 (IST)11 Feb 2021
320 million students affected by pandemic-led school closure

320 million students affected by COVID-led schools and colleges shut-down in India. Many educators started virtual education for the first time, said Sapna Chadha, Senior Director of Marketing Southeast Asia and India, Google

13:17 (IST)11 Feb 2021
How to ensure blended learning is done right?

The last session by Sapna Chadha, Senior Director of Marketing Southeast Asia and India, Google. She would talk about future of education, leveraging technology.

13:08 (IST)11 Feb 2021
Automation will cut jobs and create new ones, concern is will those who lose jobs will be reskilled to take up new roles?

The world is facing many issues and one of the main issues is job creation. We need a million more jobs. Technology is accelerating and bringing in AI, IoT etc  - many jobs will be lost and many will be created. But what worries me is will people who lose jobs will be reskilled and retrained to take up the new jobs or will we have a generation of people who are unable to be skilled in to doing things new ways, asked Shiv Khemka, Founder and Chairman of tGELF

13:03 (IST)11 Feb 2021
What is leadership and how to build leaders of tomorrow

Shiv Khemka, Founder and Chairman of tGELF delivers an address on 'building leaders of tomorrow'

12:49 (IST)11 Feb 2021
'Running after buzzword is heard mentality'

General employability is not the need of the hours. Top companies started hiring BSc graduates and trained them for 6 months. The buzz word is not the right approach. Today it can be data analytics, tomorrow it will be something else. Running after buzzword is not going to help. That's the child mentality. We should let a child decide what is good for them, said Pratik Mehta, Google Cloud Public Sector Lead

12:46 (IST)11 Feb 2021
New, unique jobs are coming-up: Anjali Raghuvanshi, Chief People Officer, Randstad India 

The health sector has emerged as a big recruiter during the pandemic, a virtual dietitian is too in huge demand. Also, social media experts are among the new jobs. New designations and titles coming in but, however, data is leading the trend these are some of the recent jobs, said Anjali Raghuvanshi, Chief People Officer, Randstad India 

12:29 (IST)11 Feb 2021
"As an IITian, was told, you would need reskilling at job"

As an IITian I was told by recruiters that we come to hire at your campus because we know that students from here are very hardworking. We pardon whatever you do in the past four years because we anyway have to train you again, told Pulkit Jain, Product Head & Co-founder, Vedantu highlighting the gap between industry and academia.

12:19 (IST)11 Feb 2021
"We have courses, we know skills but lack application"

We are lagging in thinking skills. Even though we have introduced AI courses, the students are missing their application because these students are not aware where to use these skills as they have not seen the social issues, said Manoj Khaladkar, Training & Placement Head, Army Institute of technology.

12:13 (IST)11 Feb 2021
Why are Indian graduates not employable and how to make them employable?

The last session of the day where panelists will discuss "from education to employment". The panel is being moderated by Neeti Nigam, Assistant Editor, IE Online. The panels include Pulkit Jain, Product Head & Co-founder, Vedantu, Pratik Mehta, Google Cloud Public Sector Lead, Manoj Khaladkar, Training & Placement Head, Army Institute of technology, and Anjali Raghuvanshi, Chief People Officer, Randstad India

12:02 (IST)11 Feb 2021
"Instead of categorizing students as slow or fast learners, we need to move at level of a student"

When we were learning it was a teaching-based system but now we need to make it a student-driven system where rather than defining students in terms of slow learners or fast learners we need to make go to their point and give them their own learning and reflection time. We need to build thinking and rethinking practices in the teaching-learning system, said Prof. Udaykumar R Yaragatti - Director, MNIT Jaipur

11:30 (IST)11 Feb 2021
"It's not about the world of design but the design of the world"

It's not about the world of design but the design of the world, said Prof. Udaykumar R Yaragatti - Director, MNIT Jaipur. The mindset of teaching theory and practice in different lectures is old. We need to teach it simultaneously. With the new world of skill India, startup India, the student is given free space to think what is it that he wants.

11:25 (IST)11 Feb 2021
"Every project a student takes on from school level to final-year university classes needs to be industry-driven"

We cannot wait to introduce entrepreneurship as a subject to students in their final year and expect them to learn the skill. Every project a student takes on from school level to final-year university classes needs to be industry-driven and case study base. For this even teachers will have to upskill themselves and learn newer relevant things, as well as the campuses, need to be a tech-led structure. When I say tech-led I do not mean high-end coding but using basic tech as and where necessary and being comfortable with it, Prof (Dr.) Preeti Bajaj, VC, Galgotias University

11:10 (IST)11 Feb 2021
Panels discussion 2 to discuss on creating modern thinkers

The second panel for the day begins. Members to talk about ways to create modern thinkers. The panel is being moderated by Supreeth Nagaraju - Head Education, Digital Media - India & South Asia, Adobe. The panelists include Prof. Saikat Maitra, VC, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), Prof (Dr.) Preeti Bajaj, VC, Galgotias University, Dr. Sanjay Gupta (Vice-Chancellor, World University of Design, Prof DR Kiran Bala, Dean SJMC, KR Mangalam University, Prof. Udaykumar R Yaragatti - Director, MNIT Jaipur

10:56 (IST)11 Feb 2021
"There are so many students who want to come and study in India but cant because of the way we credit our system"

People want to send their kids for foreign collaboration but we need to send a map credit system first. The subjects available, the credits we take in, the course curriculum in India, and that country need to match for a tie-up. Credit mapping is a nightmare for Indian students sometimes kids have to do more credit work after returning from a semester in foreign collaboration. We need to take a look at what is the process of defining credit in India and abroad. There are so many who want to come and study in India but cant because of the way we credit our system, said Sudhanshu Varma, COO, Bennett University.

10:49 (IST)11 Feb 2021
"NRF can bridge private-public divide for research fund allocation"

With the set-up of NRF, the disbalance in fund allocation for research for public and private institutions for research will change. Indian institutes have the capability to become a research destination for the world, said Navin Mittal, Commissioner, Collegiate Education & Technical Education at Government of Telangana. Stakeholders from the government, private institutes, and administration discuss what impact would NEP's proposal of setting up Indian institutes abroad and foreign institutes in India and how will it impact education.

10:43 (IST)11 Feb 2021
India can be research destination

There is a resource crunch even in international universities, much more output can happen in India for the amount of India. We can be a hub in this space and produce the bulk of global research. We also do have some excellent international level education institutions including IITs, IIMs. These institutes can lead the way in research as well, said Navin Mittal, Commissioner, Collegiate Education & Technical Education at Government of Telangana. He also highlighted that Indian institutes need more collaboration within institutes and fund allocation.

Third and final day of India Education Summit 2021 begins. (Express Photo/Representational)

Indian Education Summit Day 3: The first India Education Summit 2021 has seen participation from government, private, ed-tech players, NGOS, recruiters, academicians, and students. Views and suggestions have come from different stakeholders. The platform to discuss, hold dialogue was presented by Indian Express Online with Google for Education and co-presented by Adobe. While it is the end of the summit, it is also the beginning of learning and change in the education sphere.