26 Sep 2022|Gurgaon (Manesar)

Panel Discussion Organized to Celebrate Innovation Day by Amity Centre of Excellence Innovation in Education and Amity Academic Staff College, Amity University Haryana on Curriculum Design & Delivery for the New Age of Innovation & Future Readiness

Panel Discussion Organized to Celebrate Innovation Day by Amity Centre of Excellence Innovation in Education and Amity Academic Staff College, Amity University Haryana on Curriculum Design & Delivery for the New Age of Innovation & Future Readiness

On September 26th, 2022, as part of the Innovation Week Celebrations at Amity University Haryana (AUH), a Panel Discussion on "Curriculum Design and Delivery for the New Age of Innovation and Future Readiness" was organized by the Amity Centre of Excellence Innovation in Education and Amity Academic Staff College. Dr. Sanjna Vij, Program Director, Academic Staff College, AUH, provided an introduction to the programme and talked over the event calendar. She stated that if we truly want to affect change in universities, we must focus on developing future-oriented courses.

The event was graced by Prof Rangan Banerjee, Director, IIT, Delhi, Prof. Prem Vrat, Pro-Chancellor, Prof of Eminence & Chief Mentor, The North Cap University, Gurugram, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof. P.B Sharma, Amity University Haryana, Prof Rakesh Bhatnagar, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Amity University Rajasthan, Dr. W Selvamurthy, President, Amity Science, Technology & Innovation Foundation, Director General, Amity Directorate of Science and Innovation (ADSI), AUUP, Dr.Amita Dev, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, IGDTUW Delhi,Pro Vice Chancellor, Amity University Haryana, Prof. Vikas Madhukar, Prof. Furqan Qamar, Professor, Centre for Management Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, Dr, Dilip Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Chief Advisor FPO / Chairman ALSs, AUUP& Ms. Sucheta Phadke, Learning Strategist, Honeycomb Learning Design, Mr Sandeep Tyagi, Head HR, Uflex Chemicals.

Prof Rangan Banerjee, Director of IIT Delhi, addressed about many issues of curriculum design and delivery to today's new generation of learners. He stated that despite our best efforts, we have failed to engage young brains in profound learning. Much may be accomplished by going beyond the classroom and engaging in "learning by doing" and "teamwork for challenging challenges."

 P.B Sharma, Vice Chancellor of AUH, has emphasized the five cardinal principles of the Saraswathi Vandana. These are: the larger good of mankind, a disease-free society, and equitable prosperity rather than unequal affluence. Prof Sharma went on to say that the curriculum's goal is to make us more compassionate. Prof. Vikas Madhukar, Pro Vice Chancellor, AUH, addressed the futuristic aims and principles of curriculum creation in his inaugural address, and described the three forms of universities: Ivory Tower, Knowledge Factory, and The Future University. He also emphasised the need of harnessing the pupils' optimistic mindset.

Dr.Amita Dev, Vice-Chancellor of IGDTUW Delhi, feels that the original spirit of liberal arts should be revived, and that innovation should not be limited to "producing manual encyclopaedia," but should also include "having deep knowledge about concepts." Dr. Dev reminded the academic community that the purpose of the new curriculum is to instil a vision in students, not to turn them into factory employees. Prof. Prem Vrat, Pro-Chancellor, Eminent Professor, and Chief Mentor at The North Cap University in Gurugram, stated, "Curriculum is as good as delivered." Maintaining a positive attitude and environment are important factors in education because they improve students' learning abilities and capacity. India has failed to recognise the distinctiveness that exists in the fact that we want all of our universities to be carbon clones of one another. Our preoccupation with obedience has hampered our ability to think critically. The argument remains that compliance does not equate to creativity, rather creativity is what we must cultivate. According to Sucheta Phadke, Learning Strategist of Honeycomb Learning Design, the entire curriculum design process should be connected with the university's vision and goal. "We need to tailor the entire learning process to make it more fun," she explains. Education designers must create curriculum that is contextual, progressive, and transformative. Mr. Sandeep Tyagi, Head of Human Resources at Uflex Chemicals, spoke on the transition from theoretical to digital learning. Mr. Tyagi stressed the significance of industry learning experiences and how technology has rescued the education profession at an unprecedented scale. He also remarked that youthful minds and hearts must be prepared to confront the realities and difficulties of the business world in the near future.

Dr. W Selvamurthy, President of the Amity Science, Technology, and Innovation Foundation (AUUP) and Director General of the Amity Directorate of Science and Innovation (ADSI), AUUP, spoke about how to prepare students for exams, the industrial and corporate world, and life in general.Prof. Rakesh Bhatnagar, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, Amity University Rajasthan, spoke on the adjustments and improvements needed to maintain a curriculum up to date. He presented the many criteria and parts that fall under the idea, focusing on the important difficulties that have an influence on fulfilling the curriculum's core purpose. Dr. Dilip Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Chief Advisor FPO / Chairman ALSs, AUUP, concentrated on the future educational system that would provide the manpower needed by society and industry. According to him, our country missed the second-generation industrial revolution and, as a result, ignored future demands.

Prof. U N Singh, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Prof. Rajendra Prasad, Director, AIB, Prof. I. S. Thakur, Dean Environment Sciences, ASEES, Prof Gunjan M Sanjeev, Director, International Affairs, Maj Gen Bal (Retd), Dean, Students Welfare, and faculty and students from various universities who had registered for this Panel discussion were also present.

Curriculum change, according to Prof. S.K. Jha, Director of Amity School of Liberal Arts,in his vote of thanks, is urgent. According to one study, 75% of what is taught in universities will be obsolete in the next ten years.

Ultimately, the full panel discussion presented the critical things to consider while building a curriculum and stressed all of the key parts throughout the process. Curriculum design solutions incorporated viewpoints from society, students, instructors, and parents.