Realisation and Vision
A Persian proverb says: Wise men in the East preach to ‘see today with the eyes of tomorrow’. It is our conviction that men without vision are like a ship without a rudder. This is especially true in the field of higher education at a time of unprecedented competition and globalization, where students need to succeed based on their own merit and competence.
There is a need to build citizens who can, not only subsist, but become valuable human beings, for themselves, their families and the society. Higher education needs to come to terms with this over arching national and global reality. It is only through caution and vision that such a path can be chalked out. No institution can progress in the absence of a roadmap. It should be able to define its content, extent and methodologies from time to time, which are the basic ingredients for the future growth of higher education. The educational system should not be divorced from the socio-economic and cultural fabric of the country. The structuring, restructuring and constant vigil over the curriculum and its effective implementation is undertaken at IASE (Deemed to be University) of GVM, making higher education meaningful, socially relevant and career-oriented. The importance of ethics and values in a student cannot be disregarded. In order to meet the manifold changes and challenges in the emotional maladies confronting society at large, the institutions of higher education must consciously ingrain humanistic values into students at every step. IASE (Deemed to be University) of GVM its own humble way, would like to make itself a paradigm of sorts. IASE (Deemed to be University) of GVM knows the importance of foresight. In fact, its conceptualization and realization is manifested by a vision and missionary zeal to accomplish it. The University is quite conscious of this legacy and will pursue it steadfastly. GVM is the bedrock, the substratum upon which the edifice of IASE (Deemed to be University) has burgeoned. GVM’s varied services include social and rural welfare, disaster relief, non - formal education, vocational training in villages, among others, which need to be strengthened further. In fact, such activities inculcate a sense of social responsibility and altruism into the minds of students – the nation’s future. Therefore, it is imperative that IASE deemed University surge ahead hand-in-hand with GVM in furthering its societal role. The existing outreach activities are set to double itself in the next decade for the benefit of disadvantaged and rural masses. The existing syllabi and curriculum are carefully crafted in consonance with the guidelines of UGC and other statutory bodies like NCTE, AICTE, CCIM, among others. However, a constant watch over the course content and delivery systems is maintained. The revision and restructuring of the curriculum is an arduous but important exercise, and it will be vigorously and systematically pursued in time to come. There is a national and international need for educators at public schools. IASE (Deemed to be University) of GVM is working on an innovative scheme to introduce shortterm and degree programmes for such teachers, managers and administrators, as the need arises. A revolutionary idea is being conceived by our faculty, which relates to highly specialized training for preparing talented young students suited for direct recruitment at high-salaried senior academic/administrative positions like professors and principals among others. The paucity for senior faculty is woefully rampant everywhere, and attraction for the promising pass outs to take up teaching jobs has also fallen. This plan is proving to be a step in the direction of mitigating both problems.