THE CONCEPT NOTE
The massive tide of globalization and fast emerging economical environment has put an immense pressure on our education system to reinvent itself to match the requirements of future. It is well understood that education is the key element in today's competition prone world and is the only way to prepare students to face the professional challenges efficiently. Stating this very concept in his own words Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam stated, “Focus of the education system should be to train students to become autonomous learners”.
Shikshapeeth's thinking cap has been active ever since we have identified the possibilities to bring a change in the sector. We have introduced strategic moves to reinforce the realization of individual potential among students. Our long term strategies are based on the simple philosophy of creating a benchmark in the education and transform lives.
Following this philosophy we have closely studied the prevailing education patterns and conceptualize the unique Corporate Interface Program model. This model when implemented and inducted in Indian higher education programs has created leaders in the past and has changed the face of course delivery. The concept includes not only the aspect of students but is a holistic approach considering Students, Faculties, Educational Institutes, Corporate Industry and society at large.
We believe that the most relevant approach to make Indian higher education efficient is to develop a coherent and comprehensive policy. Our aim is to infuse excellence, bring institutional diversity and aid capacity building in the intellectual capital. We firmly believe that the growth prospects of the Indian economy depend to a large extent on how the country tackles certain issues of intellectual capital today. This is the task of the education system to mould students according to the requirement of the industry and we wish to take the pioneering step in that direction.
What is Corporate Interface ?
Corporate Interface program is a model of education in which along with regular classroom education the student works/trains in corporate both at Graduate and Post Graduate level from the second year onwards of their respective programmes.
Technically Corporate Interface Program is redesigned model of existing higher education programs to align it to the specific requirements of corporate world and infuse maximum exposure, to in hand experience for students in actual work environment. Along with their regular studies, students will also be placed in prestigious companies where they will work in various profiles. This combination of world class course material along with real time experience enhances the value of the programme and will assist the students to excel in their choice of career. The whole process from course delivery model, faculty training, and assessment to monitoring and mentoring will be completely unique and designed to promote a learning environment.
Our Corporate Interface Programme is designed not only to fulfil the gaps in our education system but also cultivates the importance of creating a rational and practical based education which is based on a balance mix of theoretical foundation and practical exposure. It is no way just some cosmetic changes in the system, rather it is a bold step towards complete make-over of the delivery to create a new set of system built on the base of practical learning. Here students will study a meticulously designed program with very niche selection of subjects under the specified guidelines.
Some of our pointers that mark a beginning of new and fresh educational reforms through Corporate Interface Programme are:
- Detailed study of Indian educational structure and student oriented course structure.
- Innovative and specialized courses designed for professional success developed in accordance with industry requirements
- Futuristic delivery model to inculcate knowledge among students.
- Pioneering concept and capability to implement .
- Program will bring professional success to students from different walks of life.
- Professional insight and latest trends observed by experts are included.
- Continuous improvement model to bring newer and newer programs to suit future needs.
- Flexible learning facilities.
- Exposure to real work environment in corporate world where students will gain experience and leadership qualities.
- Special emphasis on etiquette , presentation capability and personality development for students to build confident professionals of future.
- 360° learning for students as well as faculties for effective results.
- Course structure developed under the University specified guidelines to maintain high quality and standards.
Education is first step towards a brighter tomorrow. So when we conceptualized the Corporate Interface Programme it propelled a wave of new ideas with multifaceted benefits. These benefits were not limited to the students only but included everyone associated along with our society. The concept is noble and revolutionary as well, if we implement it with determination, dedication and under guidance of the best brains working in the education sector. Although it is very early to understand the larger impact of the programme, at this stage but even the very practical benefits are inspiring.
Benefits for Students
- This program is completely career oriented where students are not taught to chase Grades but instil positive and confident attitude that determines success.
- Provides equal opportunities to every student and bring out the incredible potential from average students who are left behind in the current system.
- Along with knowledge skills are being nurtured.
- Completely unique course materials emphasizing on practical based learning.
- Focussed curriculum to develop specialized skill set.
- Opportunity to work in real work environment where they get in hand experience and true realization of the idiom of 'Earning while Learning'.
- Flexible delivery model minimizing the pressure and maximizing real world exposure.
- Creating better career prospects with added experience and training.
- Wide choice of specializations to deliver interest driven career to everyone.
Benefits for Corporate world
Indian corporate houses have long waited for an education system that can synchronize the imparted knowledge with global industry requirements and current trends. So when the requirement remained unattended the industries started their own skill development programs to fulfill the demand. Now with the introduction of Corporate Interface Programme the industry will also reap huge benefits. Some of the primary benefits are:
- Training cost is minimized as students have already undergone training in this programme.
- Increased communication, interaction and association with educational institutes to offer their suggestions about the basic required skills for a professional career.
- A steady flow of highly employable workforce which require minimum training.
- Can focus more on hiring fresh candidates with industry exposure, and infuse fresh ideas and vigour in the workforce.
- Increased campus recruitments resulting in reduced hiring costs.
- Opportunity to associate with University / College to jointly develop courses for specialized requirements.
- A wide pool of young trainees who will learn job skills during their studies which will reduce the induction time to a great extent.
- Opportunity to pick suitable candidates even before they complete the course securing future demands.
Benefits for Society
- Every development in education has benefitted the society. So the Corporate Interface programme also has some very positive and long term societal impacts. Some of the following benefits have the power to create a new benchmark in social development.
- Improve the employment scenario drastically where more and more youth get the job of their choice and achieve success in their professional career.
- Skill based learning will increase the employability of even average students, which in turn will strengthen the position of India as the greatest pool of talent.
- Greater stress on overall development in the students will reduce the fear of grades and encourage more people to pursue higher studies.