India Today - 13-Jun-2019
New age universities are all about experiential learning. With industry linkages, international collaborations and smart classrooms, we showcase 18 institutes that are educating tomorrow's students today.
TRANSCENDING NEW BOUNDARIES
Galgotias University Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Curriculum is the nucleus of any university and Galgotias University (GU) abides by that. To promote quality education, designing the curriculum with the help of experts and industry specialists is one of the key areas which the university focuses on. Spread across 52 acres, the university has classrooms with a digitised teaching process, use of digital textbooks and web-based assessment system, high-tech labs and activity centres at par with the best in the world. GU also provides students the opportunity to opt for emerging advanced technology courses. Suneel Galgotia, Chancellor, Galgotias University, says, "What is essential is the academic jump into learning new tech skills that are in line with industry 4.0 concepts. At Galgotias', we have mandated all the schools relook the curriculum and offer tech courses that include artificial intelligence, deep learning, machine learning, crypto currency, data mining, business analytics and robotics." Over the years, the university has established its position as an institution of the future. GU encourages holistic learning and students are given the option to choose courses from across disciplines and an engineering student can opt for a course in humanities, economics or can pursue a course in dance, or acting as well. Students are engaged in project-based learning that help enhance their problem-solving skills, and get to learn different programming languages.
-By Harshita Das