Education 5.0: OU holds national summit for augmenting higher education

The summit was held at the Central Facilities for Research and Development (CFRD) Building on Osmania University campus.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  17 Dec 2022 11:00 AM GMT
Education 5.0: OU holds national summit for augmenting higher education

Hyderabad: Osmania Technology Business Incubator (OTBI) and Centre for Digital Education Technology, Osmania University in association with uLektz Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd. organized the National Summit on Education 5.0 for augmentation of higher educational institutions (HEIs).

The summit was held at the Central Facilities for Research and Development (CFRD) Building on Osmania University campus.

Prof. D. Ravinder, the Vice-Chancellor of Osmania University, presided over the summit which was attended by Prof. R.V.R Krishna Chalam, the Vice-Chancellor of Woxsen University; Navin Mittal, commissioner of Telangana collegiate and technical education; Prof. K. Stevenson, director of Centre for Digital Education Technology; and Prof. Srinivasulu Chelmala, director of Osmania Technology Business Incubator (OTBI).

Naveen Mittal emphasized that re-humanizing and integrating it with social goals is the essence of education summit 5.0. Addressing educationists from across the state, Mr. Mittal said in the quest for technology and efficiency, the human aspect has been neglected. Education 5.0 addresses that aspect and dovetails social, emotional, and psychological needs. It encompasses Education 4.0. He traced the evolution of education from 1.0 to 5.0 and highlighted its characteristics. He added that the sustainable development goals ought to be integrated into the overarching development goals which have been overlooked.

Prof. R.V.R Krishna Chalam, the V-C of Woxen University, emphasized on the need for students to articulate problems and seek solutions using technology. He said the students' problem-solving journey should be appreciated and the need of the hour is that faculty undergo internships to keep abreast and updated with the latest changes in the industry.

Prof. D. Ravinder, V-C of OU, expressed that for public universities it's a great challenge to implement and try new initiatives but government universities should be the trend setters. He appreciated OTBI for the initiatives and the efforts of Human Capital Development Centre (HCDC) in this regard.

Prof. K. Stevenson briefed the participants about the newly-established center for Digital Education Technology at Osmania University. Prof. Srinivasulu Chelmala, director of OTBI, welcomed the delegates.

The summit was attended by around 100 deans, directors, principals, and other academic leaders of higher educational institutions in Telangana to network, engage, and share their insights and experiences on Education 5.0.

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