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EDUCATION STANDARD

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AHMEDABAD, BANGALORE, BHUBANESWAR, CHANDIGARH, CHENNAI, HYDERABAD, KOCHI, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI (ALSO PRINTED IN BHOPAL), NEW DELHI & PUNE

January 2014

Quality Education Growing need of a fast-growing nation


THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION HAS A DEEP IMPACT NOT JUST ON THE CHILDS DEVELOPMENT BUT ALSO ON HOW HE CONTRIBUTES TO THE SOCIETY

uality matters and matters a lot more when talks of education. For if India has to become a super power by 2020, education will be a crucial factor. What is interesting to note is the fact that studies have often pointed out a direct relation between education and a countrys growth. Education for the knowledge based economy has become a buzz phrase in education policy discourse throughout the developed world and the transition economies but also increasingly in developing countries.Typically, education reform that is targeted on serving knowledge based economics emphasizes mathematics and science, information and communication technologies, basic knowledge and skills in literacy and development of interpersonal skills. More over a successful knowledge economy also requires advanced secondary and tertiary education provision able to boost labour productivity, research and innovation. Quality education is todays need as it is the development of intellectual skills and knowledge which will equip learners to fulfill the needs of professionals, decision makers and trainers. India has always been a source of

The education sector has been of vital importance to the Indian Government which has been regularly formulating provisions and schemes for promoting elementary education. MORE STUDY, BETTER THE QUALITY OF LIFE EFA Global Monitoring Report that points out Education is one of several important contributors to the skills of an individual and to human capital... It is well established that the distribution of personal incomes in society is strongly related to the amount of education people have had. Generally speaking more schooling means higher lifetime incomes. These outcomes, adds the study, emerge over the long term. It is not peoples income while in school that is affected, nor their income in their first job, but their income over the course of their working life.Thus, any noticeable effects of the current quality of schooling on the distribution of skills and income will become apparent some years in the future, when those now in school become a significant part of the labour force. The relationship between measured labour force quality and economic growth is perhaps even more impor-

Re-inventing the University Experience

knowledge for the World and education has been given immense importance during ancient period. During the medieval period, the importance of education was lessened and was confined only to the higher class people. However, with modernization, people in India are understanding the importance of education as competition is rising. It is the key to development and progress and this is the reason that the importance of education is rising in India. Education is a tool that can play a vital role in improving the socio-econom-

ic condition of the nation. It empowers citizens with analytical abilities, leads to better confidence levels and fortifies one with will power and goal setting competencies. Education involves not only textbook learning but also a growth of values, skills and capacities.This helps individuals to plan for their career as well as play a useful part in building a new society with progressive values. Hence, education results in changing both individual lives as well as that of the entire community for the better.

odays world is increasingly interconnected, with digital technology accelerating the pace of change dramatically. In order to educate the next generation of future leaders, and meet the demands of contemporary society, higher education must change. Instead of preparing students for the jobs of today, universities must prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow. Minerva is specifically designed to prepare future leaders and innovators in a global context. Everything we do at Minerva is centered on the student ensuring an exceptional and affordable education unlike anything else available today, said Ms. Robin Goldberg, Chief Marketing Officer, Minerva Project, during her recent visit to India. The Minerva Schools at KGI offers students an interdisciplinary curriculum, high-quality faculty and a four-year global undergraduate experience at 50% of

the cost of private American universities. Minerva emphasizes critical thinking, clear communication and complex problem solving through its unique scaffolded curriculum. Accomplished faculty, trained in the latest teaching methodologies, conduct seminar-style classes of fewer than 20 students per class, ensuring personalized attention. At Minerva, the city is the campus. Minerva students spend their first year in San Francisco living in a Minerva residence hall and then rotate to other cosmopolitan cities such as Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro, Berlin, Mumbai, and Cape Town so they benefit from a deep cultural immersion. Minervas interactive technology platform facilitates effective teaching and learning, regardless of location. Minerva degrees span Arts, Science and Business. Interested students may apply online until April 15 2014, at www.minerva.kgi.edu.

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