The youngsters should set their mind on a particular goal and pursue it relentlessly, instead of wandering aimlessly in pursuit of various diploma or degree courses. The courses being offered by the mushrooming colleges should be considered as harmful, just like junk food. These thoughts were shared by former vice-chancellor of IGNOU, Prof M M Pant, during a seminar at JK Institute of Allahabad University on Friday.
The event was organised by Allahabad University and Global Talent Track of Pune for the students of BTech, MCA and BCA. Various speakers shared their thoughts on the topic of the seminar -- Emerging industry trends and new opportunities for career.
Prof Pant cautioned students not to go after pomp and show while selecting a college for higher studies. The emphasis should be on quality rather than quantity.
Founder of a firm, GTT, Uma Ganesh said, "What we are teaching to the contemporary students would become redundant in the next two decades. The students should thus, have the ability learn and unlearn fast, along with a multi-disciplinary approach.''
Dr Ganesh Natarajan, vice-chairman and CEO, Zensar Technologies, gave a presentation on IT-BPO industry in India and the prevailing opportunities. He asked the aspiring engineers to think differently. Similarly, CEO, Siemens, Bhaskar Prasad spoke on product lifecycle management and the difference between making the right product and making the product right. Only 20 per cent of students fit the requirements of the industry after they complete their graduation, he said.
Director, Institute of Professional Studies, Prof G K Rai suggested that the 21st century education should be progressive enough to break the set moulds.