The Higher Education system of our country is undergoing rapid and radical change to meet global requirements. The overall scenario of higher education in India does not match with the global quality standards. The impetus for improving quality of higher education and attempts to initiate scrutiny from accreditation agencies and corporate employers are gaining momentum in India.
Institutes of higher education through their curriculum are expected to provide knowledge, know – how, wisdom and character to students. ‘Character’ development is the combined effect of knowledge, know- how and wisdom coupled with motivation. It takes a quality experience to create an independent learner. We continuously seek a better way of imparting quality education.
Everyone in the system is expected, invited and needed to participate in the quality improvement process. Every faculty is a process manager, who provides students with opportunities for personal growth and presides over the transformation of inputs to outputs of greater value to the institute and to the ultimate customer.
Now people have started realizing that there is no other activity that promises more results for the improvement of society than the development of a generation that understands quality and remains equipped to improve it.
As Assumption is at the threshold of becoming an autonomus college we can design curriculum to develop competencies and skills in students, enabling them to meet global challenges. We are looking forward to a new culture of higher education, a unique Assumption, which has to be shaped by more access and quality.
But considerable challenges remain to be met with collective effort from all spheres.
The generation, which is entering the portals of the universities today, is the generation that will lead the country in the next twenty to thirty years. Considering the changes that have occurred in the last twenty or thirty years, it is not difficult to envisage the extent of the changes that will confront the generation, if not with their precise characteristics. Their tasks and tools will be radically different from ours and the challenge is to prepare them for both. In these circumstances, today’s planners can endeavour only to give them excellence in the frontiers of knowledge so that they will be enabled to adapt themselves to unknown challenges, just as the present generation managed to deal with the technological revolution of the end of the last century and the beginning of the present one.
Wishing you all the best
Dr Sr Amala SH