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Auronya College to become pioneer of Education 4.0 in India

27 / 04 / 2017 (Thursday) || 06:02 AM
According to an official release on April 22, ‘Education 4.0’ – a revolutionary focus in education that will be defined in the coming decades through the conduit of technology, as it infuses itself into every sphere of humanity; be it biological, social, environmental or economic is being pioneered in India by Auronya College (Pondicherry) at Chennai.

Abhaya Kumar Jain, founding executive chairman, Auronya and Dr. Indira J Parikh, founding chairperson, Auronya - India's renowned education experts - are the driving thought leaders behind Auronya College. The logo of the college was officially launched by the dignitaries at the event.

Auronya College aims to address the unknown future by proving an all-encompassing curriculum of programmes to impart Education 4.0. Addressing the burning question of ‘What it will be’ in the 21st Century; as the world is at the dawn of new industrial revolution, Auronya College has conceptualised and will be spearheading Education 4.0, for the very first time in India.

The unique disruptive system of Education 4.0 not only focuses on ‘what is taught’ but it takes a more nuanced approach to ‘the way it is taught’; an education model which is aligned with future trends, so as to develop and enhance individualized education that would go on to  define the way that youngsters of tomorrow work and live.

Supported with a the heady mix of  high-end technology directed towards a ‘future centric’ knowledge, the full-bodied curriculum aims to embed timeless values and culture and as it throws light on our connections to nature, thus paving a strong path to lead humanity.

Designed by architect Padmashri B V Doshi, the state of the art campus will host amenities such as Virtual & Augmented Reality studios, 3D printing facility, think spaces, amphitheatre, smart classroom,sports facilities, gymnasium, swimming pool etc; Auronya's sprawling campus will house six departments - School of Design & Sciences; School of Humanity & Art; School of Business & Economics; School of Social Science; School of Research & Intelligence and School of Media and Communication. The event also marked the launch of Antariksh - one year post graduate diploma programme in New Age Management & Leadership (PGDNAML), beginning  in October 2017.

Antariksh is designed to prepare future leaders, who are ready to lead in the 4th industrial revolution; it will focus on complete transformation and not singular improvement in the skills and abilities of an individual in interconnected ecosystems.

 
Eligibility for Antariksh:
Candidates who have a minimum of 2-5 years of full time work experience at any level in external or family business can apply for the programme.

Candidates without any work experience can also apply and will have to go through a specially designed screening process for fresh graduates.

The introductory fee for the year long programme is Rs 15, 00,000, inclusive of resort style accommodation & food, global immersion, national immersion, boot camp, personal growth lab and spiritual immersion.

The management will provide scholarships for students on a need cum merit basis.

 
Speaking at the launch, Jain said, Auronya College aims to bring a paradigm shift in the education system to align ourselves with the fourth industrial revolution by redesigning the 20th century model of education to meet real time needs of internationalised, technology driven fast changing 21st century. Auronya is built with a foundation of creation and contribution embracing the spirit of liberal education, invention, intelligence, globalisation and entrepreneurship.”

 
Speaking about Auronya, Dr. Parikh said, “This millennium has created a major discontinuity in the existence of human beings. The generation born in this decade and those yet to be born will be confronting a revolution in technology and as a consequence in the life and living and relationships amongst people. Education and employment will undergo change not available in the history of mankind. In order to meet the unfolding of this New Age Change the country needs to prepare an education which will be real agent for the times and meaningful to the generation of students...the country will also need to prepare leaders who will take the responsibility to shape this change in a most dignified human manner.”

 
Anuj Sharma, founding dean, Auronya said, “Auronya’s learning environment is designed to infuse human connection with nature and harmony while immersing the experience with future technologies. At Auronya, knowledge and technology represents the “What” while human insights represent the “Why.” Auronya College is committed to expand its learning universe in the coming years for unique Undergraduate, Masters and Post Graduate programmes.”

Launched on April 22, 2017, Pondicherry based Auronya College is a pioneer in the conceptualisation of education 4.0, a paradigm shifts to align Education with the fourth industrial revolution.