Crises make creative. To keep up with the massive expansion ofits higher education system, India needs to
The idea behind a meta-university is that students will be ableto follow courses of any university connected digitally via India’sinformation system “National Knowledge Network”. On a web-basedplatform, students and teachers share and receive study contenteliminating bureaucratic barriers that allow individuals to onlypursue classes at the institution they are enrolled at.
Fostering innovation through e-learning
“The meta-university would enable a student of astrophysics atthe Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, for example, to take upa course in comparative literature at Jadavpur University [inKolkata]. Such creative reconfigurations are expected to create’new minds’ conducive to innovation,” commented Singh.
India features a young and tech-savvy population which couldcome in handy implementing such a meta-university. Sing said that”demographically we are also a very youthful nation. The youngpeople are restless, they are impatient for change, and they areinnovative. We need to fully exploit these enormous advantages thatwe have as a nation.”