Make Indian graduates job ready: Expert

Teachers need to be trained and the curriculum revised to ensure that students are ultimately job-ready, Kagzi asserted.

Bengaluru: With more students travelling overseas for higher education, global educational consultant Vibha Kagzi points out that practical learning and instant employability is lacking in our educational system.

“We cannot provide premier and relevant education to students without systemic change. Teachers need to be trained and the curriculum revised to ensure that students are ultimately job-ready,” Kagzi asserted.

The Harvard graduate adds that it is high time the syllabus widely followed is updated in India. “Colleges need to focus on training students to solve real-world problems effectively and decisively,” asserted Ms Kagzi.

“In addition to lectures, the curriculum should encompass a number of components such as field trips and case competitions to ensure students are completely prepared to enter a professional set-up,” she added.

Experts think Ivy League graduates from India attaining global acclaim in their respective fields is one among the major reasons behind more Indian students aspiring to make it to their roles.

Ratan Tata, Anand Mahindra, Mira Nair, Anil Ambani, and Urjit Patel are some among them, they say.

Ivy League constitutes of eight leading varsities, including Harvard, Princeton and Yale universities.

Kagzi advices Indian students to work beyond scoring laudable grades to get admitted at their dream institution.

“Universities abroad look at a number of varying characteristics when assessing a candidate for admissions that extends to professional experience, personal traits, extra-curricular activities and academic interests,”she said.

Kagzi, who is the Founder CEO of ReachIvy, an online overseas education and career guidance consultancy, opined that her team is now looking forward to design, develop and structure relevant information for students by tapping into global experts on a variety of subjects.

“By building strategic partnerships with leading global educational institutions and ancillary businesses, we hope to assist the aspirers more efficiently,” she summed up.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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