- On Thursday Confederation of Indian Industry organizes Higher Education Conclave 2019.
- There will be no affiliated colleges in the country by 2030.
- The TASK stressed on combining knowledge and skills to bring new innovative courses.
Mumbai, Maharashtra: As reported by Times of India, On 19th December 2019 the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized the Higher Education Conclave 2019. Furthermore, K.K. Aggarwal Charman National Board of Accreditation (NBA) was present in the conclave. During the conclave, Aggarwal said, “There will be no affiliated colleges in the country by 2030. They will either be converted into universities or clusters of colleges.”
He also, added, “Doing away with the affiliation system in higher education will set the stage for better interaction between academia and industry.”
In the country, most numbers of colleges are affiliated and linked with the university system. Due to this, their scope of improvement is limited they can neither improve the curriculum nor can revise the examination system. In addition, Aggarwal also said that this system of affiliation was adapted from Oxford University during the British regime but even they had abolished it 50 years ago.
He also informed that when the New Education Policy (NEP) will come into effect, there wouldn’t be any affiliated colleges by 2030. The change was never so fast as it has been today, and to deal with the rate of change has become challenging. The invention in the last hundred years covers the history of mankind. Until the institutions are empowered, nothing can be done.
In the past two decades, there has been a lot of talk to bringing academia and industry together. Nevertheless, nothing has changed at the ground level as these institutions failed to walk the extra mile. But. Now it has become a question of survival.
Aggarwal said, “We asked the industry for its needs but didn’t work on it practically and the institutions remaining conservative to changes has been one of the main challenges.” In this respect, Shrikant Sinha of Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) stresses on combining knowledge and skills to bring innovative course.