Work-integrated degree will be part of higher education: Australian University

New Delhi: Foreign universities will come to India once guidelines are set for them and then establish their campuses in the country, officials from the University of South Australia have said.

The Ministry of Education and the University Grants Commission are already working on these guidelines.

In an interaction with IANS, Australian university officials said that overseas universities, which plan to set up the campus in India, will not only offer normal courses, but also introduce industry-related technical education, prepared after consultation with Indian and multinational companies.

With this in mind, institutes that offer higher education have started adopting concepts such as experiential learning and work-integrated learning (WIL) that allow them to prepare their students for the highly competitive market. WIL is gaining momentum these days as universities collaborate and liaise with companies to set up tailor-made work roles specifically for learners that allow them to gain work experience and apply what that they have learned in their studies at the job.

“Work-integrated learning needs are the demand of industries. They want to hire graduate students who can add value from day one without retraining them. So they don’t want to hire someone who hasn’t worked in a workplace, or with clients or in a team,” Tom Steer, Director of Academic Services, University of South Australia

Echoing similar sentiments, Rishen Shekhar, Director, Global Recruitment and Engagement, UniSA International, University of South Australia, said: “When we integrate work-integrated learning into the degree and include it as part of of qualification, graduates can contribute to the bottom line from day one rather than having to retrain. And I think when you talk to all sectors, that’s what we’re hearing from sectors right now. Companies want job-ready graduates, not just those with theoretical knowledge but also applications. Application can only be made through work-integrated learning, internships or placements. »

Technology has subjugated all sectors and education is no exception. In recent years, technology has helped teachers gain the skills needed to help learners build successful careers. Of course, all credit goes to the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, which replaced the previous version, launched in 1986.

The mandates set out in the policy have paved the way for educational institutions to adopt new pedagogies, train teachers and management, restructure institutions and introduce new era technologies, creating a learning environment more holistic.

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