Chennai, April 18, 2019: Dr. James Abdey, Associate Academic Director, UOL International Programmes and progenitor of the Data Science courses at LSE, urged the assembled educators to recalibrate their existing roles to create future-proof graduates, today at the fourth ISBF & LSE Annual Teachers’ Symposium held in Chennai at Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research.
The ISBF & LSE Annual Teachers’ Symposium, a collaborative effort between The London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and their Featured Teaching Institution, the New Delhi based Indian School of Business & Finance (ISBF), was organised around the overarching theme of “Empowering Post-Millennials by Future Proofing Learning & Counselling”.
The morning session saw a welcome address delivered by Dr. G.L. Tayal, Dean Academics, ISBF. Dr. James Abdey delivered the keynote address on empowering students by creating future-proof graduates. Among other things, he said, “The future of higher education is highly dependent on keeping abreast with technological developments and more so their nuances in applications in order to inculcate quality skill in human resource.”
Talking about the interface between LSE and ISBF and its importance with reference to Indian students, Dr. G. L. Tayal, Dean, Academics, “LSE, being one of the leading Social Science research institutions of the world, provides one of the most updated application based academic curricula in the world, which benefits from LSE and its academics’ deep integration with industry. This proves a boon for Indian students, as they get access to this rigorous and application-oriented academic direction of LSE.”
Education directors, counsellors, and academic coordinators from prominent institutions like Sri Chaitanya School, CPS Global, Devi Academy, Hiranandani Upscale School, Gateway The Complete School and many others actively participated in the symposium.
Speaking at the symposium, Dr. P. V. Vijayaraghavan, (Professor & Vice-Chancellor, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai) said, “For a health care university to be associated with an institution like the London School of Economics and Political Science in itself is a testimony to the new dimensions we are exploring. I’m extremely happy that such programmes are happening and are being actively participated in by eminent educators.”
The morning breakaway session Dr. Abdey put forward his views on embedding employability skills in classroom pedagogy. These were followed by two breakaway discussions led by ISBF’s Dr. G.L Tayal and Aryapriya Ganguly, on ‘Empowering students by curating participatory teaching-learning assessment environments’, and ‘Future-proofing careers in Economics, Finance, Management and Data Science, by Dr. James Abdey & Chiraag Mehta, Associate Director, ISBF.
The day ended with Chiraag Mehta, Associate Director, outlining ISBF’s pedagogical innovations towards inculcating and fostering a spirit of enquiry among students, along the lines of the LSE motto “to understand the causes of things”.
ISBF is one of the select few Featured Teaching Institutions of LSE in the world, and also enjoys the University of London’s Affiliate Centre status, the highest recognition accorded to teaching institutions by the university. This ensures that ISBF students receive rigorous, application-oriented and global education, which is relevant to local needs. Many of them transfer to foreign universities in second year of undergraduate study, go on to prestigious institutions for higher studies, or secure placements in India or overseas with leading multinational corporations.
ISBF was founded in 2006 with the vision of delivering world‐class education in India. Its Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes – in the areas of Economics, Finance, Business, Accounting and Management – all receive academic direction from LSE, and students receive a University of London degree upon graduating. They are taught by an expert and highly qualified group of faculty members at ISBF, and also see deep engagement from LSE academicians, who train ISBF’s teachers as well as lecture students, apart from setting and grading the final examinations of ISBF students.
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