A proposed New Integrated Education Model for India

LifeTime Integration of Edupreneurship, Industry, Market and Life-skills

Edupreneurship is the new innovative budge word wherein, we integrate the spirit of entrepreneurship in the ever-changing and ever-evolving educational Ecosystem, along with a selection of a reasonable career direction and choice brought out from, all types of tests in the Lifetime Career Research Lab and its integration with Industry all along with life. It is at the root of the lives of all civilizations. The Dual Education now has to be life-long and must be given with actual experimental skill practice sessions related to the work, because of the pace with which changes are visible.

Edupreneurship does not necessarily refer to starting businesses after Education or degree. It is inspired by infinite opportunities in and around us with limited resources with the basic goal of creating market based real-time values, gathering experiences all along life, using new and innovative ways, technologies, aligning itself to the very purpose of its existence with continuous up-gradation with consistent focus on lives with conscious efforts to remain progressive.

          Government with the mandate of reflecting and promoting the employability skills and attributes has already prioritised funding in fields such as the Research Excellence Framework (REF), Skill Development Councils, Employability Enhancement Organizations, creating Skilled Human Resource, Developing Industries for absorbing these skilled and contributing to the national economy. An integrated Education system must follow. Thus there is a need for such an integrated model. LifeTime Career & Skill Research University aims to stand for it.

      The brief objective of finding the Industry and market links with the Academic orientation or learning is discussed below. The research objectives for Industry & Academia Learning patterns in CSRU will be:

1. Early Capability Identification and Lifelong Learning: When Learning is imparted as per the niche requirements for excellence, we all gain. Our country now needs this good mix, which cannot happen without strong Industry linkages and well planned out ways of treating our youth as resource passing through rigorous research in the lab. We need to work on them from an early age say five onwards till say 85. www.five-to-eighty-five.org. The plan is to establish a LifeTime Career Lab and test to identify and prescribe career opportunities for each child of the region, state, and the nation to begin with. This has to continue for life.

2. Integrated Industry linked Curricula: The curricula would be designed based on the UGC framework best suited to serve the students in all areas under NQRF. The unique difference here would be a database of students with suitably prescribed career choice. This prior study will require the establishment of LifeTime Career Research Labs in all areas (Twelve) roots, discussed later.

3. Employability Perception Study & Research: To explore the perceptions of employers and the Higher Education Institution staff concerning the skills, knowledge, and characteristics that help undergraduates / new graduates to be employable. To ascertain whether perceptions vary by employment sector and employer size. To assess whether such perceptions have influenced HEI strategies (informal and formal) to provide support, activities and learning opportunities to enhance students’ employability skills. This will have to be in mind while testing the children at the school level for their competence, character, and motivation.

4. Skill Exploration Research: To explore what formal or informal methods do employers apply to assess graduates’ employability skills as part of their recruitment process use? These will have data collected from all over the globe to be comprehensive and the same has to be done more frequently in the changing world. The flexibility in adaptability and re-killing and up-skilling as required by the world economic forum will be built-in.

5. Evaluation & Assessment: To assess whether there are differences in desirable employability skill sets across those who have graduated from programs of study that have included a greater or lesser amount of work-based and work-related learning (or learning approaches that inculcate such skills). Remedial measures will have to be part of the curriculum to include the latest technological advancements and fill any skill gap after scientific study. This aspect will gain importance to keep pace with the advancing technology and transformations of the world of work.

6. The Learning Pedagogy & Open windows: It will have to be taken up in association with Academia and Industries together and can be modelled on a mix of all types discussed below, to increase the academic performance significantly e.g.

 

  • Project/Industry/Internship-Based Learning-IBL/
  • Work-Based Learning-WBL/ Field Based Learning
  • Skill-Based Learning-SBL/ Academic Area Based Learning
  • Excellence or Failure Based Learning-EFL/
  • Individual or Group-Based Learning-IGL/
  • Gender-Based Learning-GBL/
  • Society & Region-Based Learning-SBL/
  • Market & Region-Based Learning-RBL/
  • Opportunity/Interest-Based Learning-IBL/
  • Value-Based Learning-VBL/
  • Case-Based Learning-CBL/
  • Personality Based Learning-PBL/ etc.

7. Extended Arm of all organizations and Institutions and one roof for all: Education does not stop after school, college or University. It is a journey, which stops only with life. We, therefore, propose an Education Wing for every organisation, which will be supported by JEET through its extended Arm. This would create an environment and ecosystem wherein experts would make up for gaps while being in a job in every field. To bring cross-sector stakeholders like Students, Parents, Teachers, Jobseekers, Trainers, Industries, Government, together under one roof. The University will research their interdependence and create and analyse the data for the benefit of all. The requirement studies and their relationships will play a very important role in designing the skill sets and career prospects for the future. We aspire to be the University of Universities.

8. Specialised Purpose Schools: There are specialised schools proposed to focus on different areas of research.

Proposed Faculty / College  in LifeTime CSR University

1. Faculty of Career Education & Research

2. Faculty of Skill Education & Research

3. Faculty of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

4. Faculty of Traditional & Online Education & Teacher Education

5. Faculty of Industry integration & Incubation

6. Faculty of Arts, Culture, Music & Life-Skills and value system

7. Faculty of Sports & Fitness Enhancement

8. Faculty of Environment & Forestry & Rural Development & Regional Aspirations

9. Faculty of workforce Preparation for Career

 

However, any student joining to pursue a program in any of the chosen areas will also be given skills, which will be of compulsory nature, to make one strong in life. These will include:

✓ Sports, Life skills, Teachings on Ethics & Value system,
✓ Music, Arts, Culture,
✓ History, Geography, Economics, Law, Administration, Computing Skills, Logical sense
✓ Personality Grooming, Soft skills, etc.

9. Workforce Preparation for Career: To prepare all students for all competitions based on their areas of expertise and instincts. Thus we would be able to design & create Leaders, Followers, Workers, Planners, Managers, Entertainers, Educationists, Experts, Teachers, Writers, Painters, Sportspersons, Bankers, Engineers, Doctors, Lawyers, Politicians, Foresters, Environmentalists and above all rational, sensitive, conscious citizens with purpose-driven focus and progressive zeal to serve and cherish life.

Traditional Universities have all lacked this integration, hence the idea.