Kamrah Institute of Information Technology (KIIT), Gurugram
“Where Education meets professionalism”. In this endeavor of great success, the initial step of igniting the lamp of educational excellence was taken by the great and eminent visionary Shri B. R. Kamrah and Late Smt. Satya Kamrah way back in 1969. Ever since its inception KIIT has developed strong linkages with industry and collaboration with higher education and research institutes in India and abroad. It has organized a number of National/ International conferences, seminars & workshops. It emphasizes on richness of our ancient culture, tradition and values to make the students good human being and successful global leaders. The main thrust of KIIT is to provide knowledge and world class education in all important areas of Engineering, Management, IT and Teacher Education in order to create conscientious professionals for industry and global community. KIIT is engaged in many areas of research in different disciplines of Information Technology and Management…
About Seminar on Role of ICT for Quality Enhancement in Higher Education:
India has a gigantic population of 1.32 billion, out of which a high proportion of them are young. The demand for higher education in developing countries like India has skyrocketed as it is still regarded as an important bridge of social, economic, and political mobility. .
Higher education drives the competitiveness and employment generation in India. However, the overall state of quality of higher education is gloomy in the country. There exist socio-economic, cultural, time and geographical barriers for people who wish to pursue higher education. This requires a shift in the delivery and pedagogy used in the current education system. It is necessary to find ways to make education qualitative, accessible, and affordable to all, using the latest technology. While technology can influence the way howstudents are taught, it would also enable development of collaborative skills as well as knowledge creation skills. This stresses the importance of ICT in quality enhancement in higher education.
ICT is an acronym that stands for ‘Information and Communication Technologies’. ICT is an umbrella term that includes all technologies used for the manipulation and communication of information. It has become an
indispensable support system for higher education as it could provide access to education regardless of time and geographical barriers. ICT also allows the academic institutions to reach disadvantaged groups and new international educational markets. Thus, ICT enabled education will ultimately lead to the democratization of education.
ICT based education has the potential to provide greater reliability, validity, and efficiency. It helps to individualize the teaching or guidance method as per the students’ need. It also boosts the confidence level and the self-esteem of the students who acquire the ICT skills through the process of being exposed to such kind of learning. Successful implementation of ICT is more about influencing and empowering teachers and supporting them in their engagement with students to promote quality education. Conclusively, a lot of quality improvement is possible through careful and planned implementation of ICT in higher education.
In order to provide a common platform to academicians, researchers, industry professionals and other important stake holders, KIIT is organizing a national level two-day seminar on the theme ‘Role of ICT for Quality Enhancement in Higher Education’ with the following objectives:
(i) Identification of challenges in applying ICT for quality enhancement in higher education.
(ii) Feasibility and the extent of addressing the challenges using ICT.
(iii) Identification of solutions and opportunities.
(iv) Mobilization of resources and mentorship requirements.