8/13/2011Should we miss Einsteins in Higher Education in India- Do We Have SomeLessons to Learn? _____________________________________________________________________ Dr.K.Prabhakar,Professor,Velammal Engineering College,Velammal Nagar, Ambattur-Redhills Road,Chennai-600066, Tamilnaduprofkprabhakar@gmail.com _____________________________________________________________________ Context
I will not be discussing the varied issues faced by the Indian higher educationscenario here. However, I assure you that you will not regret reading this as it addresssome of the issues keeping future in view.
Dr.Jamil Salmi while discussing on future of education he described future in theflowing prophecy. I have added my own ideas at appropriate places to indianize thereport. I warn my readers of my disability of being a bipolar and is may be one of themaniac depressive states I write this.
Circa 2020 ( not too far in future)
In the future, it will be compulsory to go to university. Universities willrecruit their new students on Myspace and Facebook, and in countries where it’sdifficult to attract engineering students to study Engineering, they will go straight tokindergarten to start motivating them.When they enter university, newstudents will get a free laptop, a Blackberry, an iPad and a Kindle with all their text books. If you need financial aid, you will participate in an auction on eBay to get your scholarship.In the future students will commonly be enrolled in two or threeuniversities at the same time studying towards a common degree. No more emails inthe future they are slow. We will be commonly using only social networking.Students will take open internet exams and the validity of their degree will be onlyfive years.And bad news for those of you who are teachers – redoing courses everyyear is a must. But no anxiety it will be much easier in the future because lectureswill be for five minute lectures. Most courses will be online and if a student needssome help, he or she will call number to Bangalore for online tutoring.