“We are also moving forward with the digitalization in terms of the student empathy, understanding what students need and how we can provide them because we believe our teachers, our faculty, our students are the focal point,” says Dr. Siddharth Jabade, Vice Chancellor, Vishwakarma University, Pune in an interview with Chandan Anand, Founding Editor, ArdorComm Media Group at the ‘ArdorComm – Higher Education and Edtech Conclave & Awards 2022’ #HEETPune
How has Vishwakarma University adapted with the digitalization?
It’s great to be in this gathering and really it has been an enriching experience of first of its kind event after pandemic in Maharashtra with physical presence and this entire gathering and this event has provided lot many insights in terms of how do we go ahead with respect to adaptation and adoption of digitalization. Vishwakarma university in Pune has been on the forefront of adapting this change of digitalization in terms of we have established a VU Digital (Vishwakarma University Digital) as the digital Avtar of the university we are focusing on the faculty development in terms of content development learning pedagogy in the digital age in terms of the investments, in our studios, investments in terms of training our faculty. We are also moving forward with the digitalization in terms of the student empathy, understanding what students need and how we can provide them because we believe our teachers, our faculty, our students are the focal point. In this, the gatherings and the conferences, the way they are configured and designed, they provide really important insights, understanding and sharing of thoughts in creating this network community of practice which will go a long way in terms of moving forward with this transformation of digitalization and adapting it very responsibly and meaningfully for our students. We are very happy to announce here that Vishwakarma university, Pune is the youngest university to be nominated in the most prestigious Times higher education, Asia award in the category of excellence and innovation in the arts of the work done even in pandemic and we are the youngest and there are only two universities in India, we are the youngest one to be part of it.
Any message would you like to give for ArdorComm Media?
I’m honestly very impressed with the way entire event is organized most importantly thoughtfully designed and the entire panellists and the range of panellists that are being brought also with the stakeholders like the industry and ArdorComm Media, I must say is an umbilical link in bringing all the stakeholders and different minds together and making them think and this will certainly lead to a great outcome and impact in the interest of our education sector.