NIESBUD, in partnership with Progia, brings to you India’s 1st hands-on workshop on using Open Educational Resources (OER) for creating Skill Development Courses.
A total of 769 students, who got an opportunity to study in the premier institutes, did the unthinkable this year: They refused to study in an IIT. It's a rare situation where even general category seats in various IITs across the country have remained vacant after the first round of admission.
No doubt that Indian colleges need to collaborate with foreign education institutions, especially US based, to bring trainers and quality to their academic programs and no doubt that US universities need students and investment to sustain their research programs, reduce costs...
Three reasons that I think why US universities will do well in India are: English speaking population, huge, aspiring middle class, and respect for the American degree among Indians.
On one hand India needs more engineers and on the other several engineering colleges are on sale in India. 'Zero branding' and 'bare infrastructure' are cited as two primary reasons for the latter. In essence, the colleges in question produce engineers who do not find jobs. I strongly feel that for the investors and foreign academic institutions who want to enter the Indian education sector, this presents a golden opportunity....get a head start, turn the situation around with your vision, added value and reap huge benefits.
'Skill Development training': An unparallel opportunity in India
India needs trained professionals to sustain its growth trajectory and the demand is growing every year.
For example, about 10,000 trained professionals are in demand each year by companies pursuing clinical research services in India.
Temple University's School of Pharmacy (TUSP) of Philadelphia will launch courses in medical and regulatory fields in a remote delivery mode for Indian students from August.
Research Center to help save energy in buildings, mobility solutions and renewable energy
Its an example to tap into the Indian education sector.
Especially for vocational institutions, the opportunity in India is humongous.
An example for US univerisities to follow in India
A perfect example for US universities to enter the booming education sector in India. Creating skill development centers or setting up research programs will be the best sellers in India.
Tutoring and coaching business in India: A case to look at
The example of Career Launcher India Ltd is a clear case of investing or getting into vocational business in India.
Creating Teachers in India: An entrepreneurial effort required
Technopak Advisors / New Delh April 11, 2011, 0:20 IST
With increasing shortfall, 5 million by 2015 of teachers in India, there is an opportunity for the entrepreneurs to connect knowledge with the aspirers.
Obama-Singh initiative to take wings soon
Posted: Mon, Apr 11 2011. 1:00 AM IST
Obama singh initiative ,21st Century Knowledge Programme, to be become a road-map for the US Universities to set-up innovation universities in India.