PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES – THE WAY
FORWARD
Prof. G L Datta
Former: Professor, Dean of IIT Kharagpur;
Vice Chancellor, Chancell...
Agenda
• Introduction – Higher education scenario
• Challenges and opportunities before private
universities
• K L Univers...
Higher Education Scenario
Present Scenario
GER: ∞ 20%
134 million population between
the age group of 15 and 24
25 million...
Meeting the Target – Additional
Capacity Building
• The huge requirement cannot be met by
setting up institutions in the p...
Challenges before Private Universities
• Huge shortage of qualified and trained teaching
staff
• Inadequate infrastructure...
Staying Ahead of Competition
• Presenting innovative and attractive course
curriculum
• Creating state-of-art infrastructu...
Staying Ahead of Competition …
• Developing Problem Solving Skills remembering
that:
Learning is a highly individualized ...
K L University – A Case Study
• Training of teachers to develop teaching skills
with the help of in-house Academic Staff C...
K L University – A Case Study …
• Term Paper to imbibe problem solving skill
• Industrial Internship of one-semester durat...
K L University – A Case Study …
• Credit based education
• Future-ready Tech-savvy programs in active
collaboration with c...
Conclusion
• Private universities have a huge opportunity
ahead,
• We got to create top level private universities
which w...
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WES 2014 - Private Universities-The Way Forward - Prof. G. L. Datta, Chancellor, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation (K L University)

  1. 1. PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES – THE WAY FORWARD Prof. G L Datta Former: Professor, Dean of IIT Kharagpur; Vice Chancellor, Chancellor of K L University, AP
  2. 2. Agenda • Introduction – Higher education scenario • Challenges and opportunities before private universities • K L University – A Case Study • Conclusion
  3. 3. Higher Education Scenario Present Scenario GER: ∞ 20% 134 million population between the age group of 15 and 24 25 million student enrolment 750 universities 38000 Colleges One million teachers Projected at 2020 MHRD aims at 30% 30% of 134 million is roughly 40 million Creating additional 20 million seats Doubling number of universities, colleges and teachers
  4. 4. Meeting the Target – Additional Capacity Building • The huge requirement cannot be met by setting up institutions in the public sector, • Some of the best universities in the world – Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT – are private, • Only way to meet this demand is encouraging setting up of private colleges and private universities.
  5. 5. Challenges before Private Universities • Huge shortage of qualified and trained teaching staff • Inadequate infrastructure • Old course curriculum • Lack of research facility • Ineffective teaching-learning process • Inadequate effort in imparting employability skills • Lack of holistic development oriented environment.
  6. 6. Staying Ahead of Competition • Presenting innovative and attractive course curriculum • Creating state-of-art infrastructure • Bringing in revolution in teaching-learning process. • Adopting active or experiential learning • Setting up of virtual labs / workshops • Focusing on entrepreneurship-ready professionals rather than job-ready ones • Facilitating students to learn from online materials and lectures.
  7. 7. Staying Ahead of Competition … • Developing Problem Solving Skills remembering that: Learning is a highly individualized process Student-centric along with active teacher-centric instruction/learning environment helps to develop problem solving skills Students reflect and apply ideas in solving problems in active experiential learning Counseling student for networking, taking up industrial internship, undertaking SWOT analysis and redefining goals.
  8. 8. K L University – A Case Study • Training of teachers to develop teaching skills with the help of in-house Academic Staff College, • Bloom’s Taxonomy Concept based Question Paper setting • Cosmopolitan campus • Diverse academic programs – Management, Sciences, Humanities, Commerce, Engineering • UG, PG and Research Programs • Emphasis on research even at UG level
  9. 9. K L University – A Case Study … • Term Paper to imbibe problem solving skill • Industrial Internship of one-semester duration • Virtual Lab in the class room • Encouragement in extra-curricular activities – games, sports, gymnasium, meditation, hobby clubs • Students exposed to teachers from some of best universities in the world through tie-ups
  10. 10. K L University – A Case Study … • Credit based education • Future-ready Tech-savvy programs in active collaboration with corporate houses • Options to choose interdisciplinary courses. • Dedicated management with proven capability to deliver to the growth of higher education.
  11. 11. Conclusion • Private universities have a huge opportunity ahead, • We got to create top level private universities which would have vision, autonomy and innovation, • Government should come up with policies which can boost private investment in higher education.

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