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11-Jan-19 12:41 PM

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As per the National Science Foundation, it is predicted that 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require some form of math and science skills. In addition, employers want graduates who can think for themselves, work with others and apply what they’ve learned to the real world.

 

This is where India is well on its way to helping students develop the skills the world needs through innovative and relevant learning environments in STEM so that they acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work, live and contribute in a global community. So that they can become tomorrow’s much needed technology leaders.

 

Currently all the rage across the World, the STEM curriculum focuses on educating students in four specific disciplines — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — not as separate and discrete subjects but in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. It’s a system where students are inspired to meet the challenges of the global, technology-driven society through innovation, collaboration, and creative problem solving through a learning paradigm that is based on real-world applications.

 

Studies have confirmed that not only a majority of our future jobs would fall under this category but also many new jobs are going to be created in these fields. In a world that is quickly evolving and inclined towards technology, STEM skills would be of great economic impact.

 

The Indian government is currently promoting initiatives such as Make in India, Skill India and Digital India to encourage manufacturing, technology usage and skill development, and STEM is an essential and integral component of our education.

 

We are now at a stage where the number of STEM jobs are growing at a fast pace and currently exceeding the number of STEM graduates. To balance the demand, we are moving towards STEM enhancement and smart class platforms - designing better graduate education for the STEM workforce. Many STEM companies are working with schools to help them set up STEM centres, and tinkering labs with upcoming technologies like Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.

 

We’re upgrading library infrastructures in educational institutions to create more engaging learning assets and management tools, implementing Learning Management Systems, assessment systems, language labs, library management systems, gamification, etc. New ‘entry level’ coding devices are coming to market that provide schools with the ability to teach simple coding and bring STEM to life in the classroom.

 

From partnerships with Ohio State University leading to the establishment of the Indo-U.S. Center of Excellence in STEM Education and Research, to building an advanced STEM ER structure at the Jahangirabad Institute of Technology in Gorakhpur,  India is building a workforce that is STEM-prepared.

 

This is your chance to be future ready and STEM-prepared, apply to study in India now: www.studyinindia.gov.in


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