Institute of Professional Studies
University of Allahabad

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Today: 22-09-2014
Institute of Professional Studies

Director's Message

Director

Technically we are in 21st century, but our educational institutions are not there. Twenty first century education should be bold. It should break the mold, should be flexible, creative, challenging and complex. It should address a rapidly changing world filled with new challenges as well as exciting new possibilities. Majority of us will concur that education should be seen as a long-term investment by a society in its own human resources for the purpose of ensuring its own survival, stability, and well-being.

Since the real purpose of education is not to have the teacher perform certain activities but to bring about significant changes in the students' pattern of behaviour, it becomes important to recognize that any statements of objectives of the institute should be a statement of changes to take place in the students.

In these fast changing times, we do not even know what skills may be needed in the years ahead. That is why we must train our young people in the fundamental fields of knowledge, and equip them to understand and cope with change. The emerging qualities of learning are skills for navigating through organized information repositories and producing solutions to novel problems. That is why we must give them the critical qualities of mind and durable qualities of character that will serve them in circumstances we cannot now even predict.

I may also emphasize that while higher education makes a fundamental contribution to training a work force, it should strive to be far more than that. A University is about learning that moulds a lifetime, learning that transmits the heritage of millennia; learning that shapes the future and at the Institute of Professional Studies we strive to make our students future ready.


G.K. Rai

Director
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