Empowering Youth to Unlock Full Potential from Job Seekers to Job Creators: Dharmendra Pradhan, Education Minister
NEW DELHI, 05 September 2023: In a historic gathering poised to redefine India’s educational landscape, a series of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were solemnized, heralding a new era of experiential learning. The event, aptly titled “Transforming Education Through Experiential Learning,” unfolded on September 5, 2023, at 12 noon, within the esteemed confines of the Stein Auditorium at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
Distinguished dignitaries graced the occasion, with Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, the Hon’ble Union Minister of Education, Skill Development, and Entrepreneurship, presiding as the Chief Guest.
The signing of these transformative MoUs at this landmark event united influential stakeholders from the educational sector, industry leaders, and government entities in a collaborative effort to instigate innovation and embrace experiential learning within Indian education. These agreements symbolize a collective endeavor to empower students, educators, and entrepreneurs, fostering a dynamic and all-encompassing approach to education.
This event provided an invaluable forum for the cross-pollination of ideas and the nurturing of partnerships between academia, industry, and government bodies.
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Union Minister of Education, Skill Development, and Entrepreneurship, remarked: “This event signifies a pivotal moment in the annals of Indian education. Our commitment is resolute in endowing our students with a comprehensive and groundbreaking learning experience. Experiential learning is the catalyst that will unlock our youth’s full potential, transforming them from mere job-seekers into job-creators.”
Prof TG Sitharam, Chairman, AICTE articulated: “”In a momentous collaboration, AICTE joins forces with industry giants Salesforce, Microsoft, Cisco, and Adobe on Teacher’s Day, marking a significant stride towards a Skilled India. These strategic MoUs aim to enhance faculty capabilities and equip students with digital learning solutions, skill mapping, and industry-relevant training. Our vision is to prepare the youth for an ever-evolving future. Education alone isn’t enough; we must empower students with practical skills for the dynamic world ahead.
This partnership represents an ecosystem where academia and industry unite to tackle challenges and nurture innovation. AICTE also pioneers educational reforms by introducing minor degree programs in emerging fields like AI, data science, robotics, and cybersecurity. By teaming up with Adobe, Microsoft, Cisco, and Salesforce, we create a future-centric paradigm, embracing technology’s transformative power. This collaboration promises professional growth for students, educators, and business leaders, paving the way for a generation ready to shape tomorrow’s world. Together, we chart a course towards a brighter, more skilled India.”
A Representative from Microsoft said that the tech giant firm is committed to empowering the next generation of innovators. Through our collaboration with AICTE and this historic MoU, we aim to provide students with the tools and technologies they need to excel in the digital age.”
Cisco Representative: “Cisco believes that education should be an immersive and transformative experience. Our partnership with AICTE marks a significant step towards equipping students with the skills necessary to thrive in a technology-driven world.”
Adobe Representative: “Adobe is dedicated to fostering creativity and digital literacy. We are proud to join hands with AICTE in this endeavor, ensuring that students have access to industry-standard creative tools that will shape their artistic and professional journeys.”
This event promises to etch an indelible mark on the evolution of education in India, as stakeholders unite in a concerted effort to illuminate a brighter path for the nation’s burgeoning youth.