Role of Universities in Leveraging ICT for Corporate Education

Role of Universities in Leveraging ICT for Corporate Education

B M Subraya (Subraya B MInfosys Limited, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2845-8.ch021


In the recent past, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has impacted human lives in multiple dimensions. No aspect of human endeavour is untouched by ICT and education domain is no exception to this. Universities need to leverage ICT to improve the quality and relevance of higher education, which would positively impact the corporates, apart from other sectors. In this context, this chapter provides an innovative model which the universities could adapt and revolutionize the higher education. The best practices being followed by Infosys Limited, the IT corporate giant, narrated in this chapter could be leveraged by the universities in the interest of the learning community, the corporates and the society at large.
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As the saying goes “if you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday”, it is imperative that the progress of education in India needs to be considered in retrospection with the evolution of civilization. If not the past can be applied today, at least the wisdom, intellect and accomplishments of our fore-fathers would motivate us to think big, plan better and execute brilliantly. Also, history would warn us to be cautious of our moves so as not to err the same way over again.

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