It is said that when the unexpected or impossible happens, you are caught off balance. In this third decade of the millennium, Indian economy was at an inflection point but we were unexpectedly hit by a pandemic wave from the East. As the nation went in a lockdown, its impact was felt across all strata of our society. The youth had to shoulder the burden of the system collapse hurting the education sector. But unfazed by the unexpected crisis, dynamic professional institutions rose to the challenge as they set about energizing millions of young minds to fight the adversity. They rapidly retooled, redesigned and delivered a significant body of knowledge to deliver seamless digital learning engaging the youth across the country to alleviate the suffering of the young students, quenched their thirst of knowledge aided by smart tools and teachers, restoring sanity and peace in the society.
We at MET, took the challenge head-on and established seamless learning platforms across our campuses located at Bhujbal Knowledge City in Mumbai and Nashik delivering wholesome learning inputs meeting stakeholder appreciation. From kids to young professionals, enlightening virtual inputs were delivered across Pharma, Engineering, IT, Mass Media and Management domains brushing past delivery hurdles. Blessed by the state of the art platforms and technologies accessed by us, our committed faculty and staff rose to the challenge. Frequent counseling to the affected, concessions and accommodation to the needy acted as balm to the stakeholder battling the adversity as they lived up to the 'knowing-doing-being' motto of professionals meeting the demands of the marketplace.
We at MET, through our Rishikul Vidyalaya are continuing to expose the school kids, blending the traditional pedagogy with the Cambridge learning systems till the A Level. We are also building links and partnerships with global players for carrying forward the dynamic learning processes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We are continuing our focus on injecting the spirit of Creativity-Innovation in the pedagogy so that the students are nudged and exposed to solution oriented problem solving dynamic learning platforms, as the gateway to incubators and start-up culture.
But, it will require coordinated efforts between the regulator and the holy trinity of students, parents and teachers combined to mitigate the crisis. One must remember that, the dynamic education sector led by the youth, are the backbone leading us through the turbulent waters. Therefore, the higher education regulators must immediately act to shore up this sector with resources and policy stimulus, to drive the dark clouds and let the bright sunshine bloom the flower of Indian youth.
We must remember, as Bobby Knight says, “The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important”.
Wishing you success in all your professional pursuits.
Hon. Founder Chairman
Mumbai Educational Trust