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Dr. S.S. Mantha

Former Chairman of AICTE, Dr. Mantha is an eminent academician. At present, he is Chancellor KL University and Adjunct Professor, NIAS, Bangalore.

Latest Articles By Dr. S.S. Mantha

Our Institutions Must Collaborate

Benjamin Disraeli once said, ‘A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning’ In today’s times he would have added, ‘to collaborate’ as well.

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COVID Is Driving Online: Can Online Drive Education?

Pandemics or no pandemics, blended learning is the future, for it makes a permanent record of thinking and therefore offers an opportunity for reflection and increased awareness of the inquiry process.

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Will This Bullet Too Bite The Dust?

How prudent is the recent decision to review the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project in view of a staggering Rs 6.70 lakh crore debt burden on the state?

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A New Vision For Education

It is time to disrupt the traditional outlook of education, if we want to see a rejuvenated education system of 21st century, vibrant and meeting the aspirations of students.

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Disrupt And Innovate Education

The impact of disruption on the delivery of education means that in many ways, pathways are opening up to cheaper, faster and more accessible learning for students. Once limited by geography, students in remote areas can now access education and learn in a way they never could before. It also means that a greater range of educational providers have come into play. Universities and other higher education providers owe it to themselves and their students to keep up with this education disruption. If they embrace all the challenges and possibilities of this digital age, the promise of a better education for next generation students awaits and they’re worth it. If not they will fall by the wayside.

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What Ails Our Universities?

Way back in 1854, "Wood's despatch" as it was then called, Sir Charles Wood, the president of the then East India Company,suggested that primary schools must adopt vernacular languages, high school must adopt Anglovernacular language and on college level English medium for education. Vocational and women's education were also stressed upon.

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The E-learning Archetype

Education is experiencing a great disruption, much like the other business, fields of work and time. The entire education paradigm is staring at a large shift – and in all probability it could be pinned down to three reasons.

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How good is GST for Education?

We often describe goods and services in the same breath almost loosely so to say. Different as they are, a business is successful if it can combine the two to provide a unique USP.

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“HEERA” Can this be our Kosher Diamond?

HEERA is next in line. What must be the role of HEERA? Will it solve the existing issues?

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Employment and Employability - two sides of the same coin?

Automation, Robotics and AI will eat up jobs. What must the stakeholders do to address this issue?

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