In the 21st century no contemporary development has made an impact which is as far reaching as Globalization. You like to eat Chicken Maharaja Mac at Mc Donalds, an American fast food chain; you love your new iPhone – designed in California, assembled in China and sold world-over, and Saravana Bhavan, a South-Indian food chain, has restaurants in Singapore, Malaysia, USA and other countries. Yes, the idea of local is being replaced by global and the world is indeed very flat. With so much of International trade the economies of countries are now critically connected.
Transformation in the economy of any nation has a ripple effect at a global level. Thanks to Globalization. But any transformation can lead to such vast a change that trade relations or population migration among nations gets effected drastically. Foreign investor confidence can be shaken up with local strikes or skill set of an IT engineer may become obsolete due to some technological advancement in the Silicon Valley. To bridge this gap and ensure that knowledge sees no geographical boundaries educational institutions have a crucial role to play. The work-force of tomorrow needs to understand global changes, acquire requisite skills and excel at them in no time. Today, we need Global Engineers; Global Managers; Global Professionals. And it surely calls for transformation of our educational system with stress on sharing and utilization of global best practices and innovations.
Despite rapid globalization, Indian Education system still faces a number of challenges. Globalization affected our tutoring system by bringing in advancement in information broadcasting and best practices, however failed to free the education methodologies from some of the older frames. According to a research done by FICCI and E&Y, Indian Education system should thrust more on imparting Vocational Training with the aid of digitized content. This is nothing but an idea to make the routes wider for Globalization to redefine the academia.
In India, students and their abilities are marred due to various situations like unavailability of multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary institutes, lack of research-based tutoring and high fee structure. The well-off strata choose amongst the top-notch options and the middle level group is left with fewer institutes, which are later screened on different criteria. So what is the need? The need is of a University that can offer the environment, affordable fee, and more importantly a global platform for its students to hone their skills.
Coming across a stack of institutes, one cannot miss Sharda University, which is continuously reinventing education to stay relevant to stakeholders through innovations in experiential learning. Sharda University is continuously learning and evolving with the help of a mix of global experience, coming through students and faculty from more than 26 countries. Students at Sharda get the opportunity to study overseas for one trimester, thus exposing them to best practices and an unbound learning experience.
Salford Business School, University of Salford, UK; Stratford University, USA; Payap University’s International College, Thailand; NYU (New York University) Educational Group, Greece, etc. are some of the International institutes Sharda has partnered with.
Sharda’s Multi-disciplinary campus offers students to choose from various disciplines like Architecture, Business Studies, Engineering, Medicine, and many more. Sharda opportune its students to blend their professional study with courses that suits their interest.
Sharda University has a well laid-out and systematic process of dovetailing its students’ career aspirations with corporate expectations. Placements, both for final jobs and summer internships, form an integral part of any University’s annual calendar of activities, and at Sharda, the placement record speaks for itself. Students have been placed in well-known companies like LG electronics, Am-EX, HSBC, ST electronics, HCL, Asian Paints, India Bulls, Logix India, Airtel, SMC Global, Reliance Communications, etc. and have drawn salaries ranging from Rs. 4 to 12 lakhs per annum.
Recently, Sharda University was honored with prestigious awards like The Best University 2012 by Assocham, Education Excellence Award 2012 for the Best Private University for its contribution to the Indian Education System. The School of Business Studies (SBS) at Sharda University has been awarded A rating in Delhi-NCR by CRISIL, a global analytics company. Among others, Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) has also rated SBS as one of India’s leading B-schools in 2011.
Prof. RK Verma Dean, School of Business Studies.