ASHE 2019

Annual Status of Higher Education of States and UTs in India

With the advent of the fourth industrial revolution we are in the midst of continuous disruptions brought on by adoption of digital technologies such as analytics, artificial intelligence, cognitive technologies, and the IoT. This revolution is characterised by its ability to transform economies, jobs, and even society itself through the introduction of new technologies and processes.

The global forces of change are disrupting the ways in which we learn and work. According to the WEF Future of Jobs Report, it is envisaged that 65 percent of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist. In such a rapidly evolving employment landscape, the ability to anticipate and prepare for future skills and expertise requirements is critical for the education system.

The education system will need to transform in terms of course curriculum design, pedagogy to meet the challenges of the future of workplace as well as the aspirations of youth entering the education system. Education will need to focus on creativity and lifelong learning for those being prepared for a career where the key constant will be continuous disruptions.

The digital-age education system calls for personalised and dynamic methods of learning, a better equipped faculty, new parameters to gauge student and faculty performance, and innovative models of funding. The NEP 2019 seeks to address the concerns and constraints of the current education system and provide a path for transforming the education system to face the future talent requirements and leverage the demographic benefits that we have for building the workforce of the future.

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