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 University, 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 University, in its own humble
way, would like to make itself a paradigm of sorts.
IASE deemed University 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
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, DEC, among
others. However, a constant watch over the course
content and delivery systems will be 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 University is working on
an innovative scheme to introduce short-term 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.