Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, May 27
For all those students getting up late, idling around and taking up books for an hour or two for the whole day, chairman of the Innocent Hearts Group of Institutions Dr Anup Bowry has a piece of advice for them.
“The current time will never come back. Students should use this time to take up online skill-enhancing certificate courses from home on subjects that are likely to have more scope, including digital marketing, data management, artificial intelligence and cyber crime. While many courses are also available for free, there are some which are paid and their duration generally varies between seven hours to 21 hours. Unlike earlier when the duration of courses was measured in terms of the number of days, now these are being done on hourly basis and these will definitely pay and enhance the resume of students,” said Dr Bowry.
He said students should check the CBSE and Swayam portals for more details.
He said the coming years will focus on employment wherein the youth will have to work from home. “The MNC culture may see a fall as companies will like to cut their costs in running and maintaining offices. So by the time students will complete their graduation, the knowledge they get by doing more such courses will enhance their profile and make them more competent to take up good jobs. In a way, it will be good as the MNC culture, which was destroying the family system, will change and youngsters will get to spend more time with their family members while enhancing their productivity,” said Dr Bowry, who is running five schools and colleges in Jalandhar.
Dr Bowry added that Covid-19 brought in some changes in the working of institutes. “As we will go back, we intend to be more paperless. We will try to pass on most communication through technology as all parents, students and staff have got used to it now. We will have readymade videos, YouTube lessons, PDF of books and online notes in hand, which can be re-telecast or re-used for subsequent years. All our teachers and students have got habitual of using all kinds of IT tools. We are also able to connect with top counsellers and subject experts from across the globe through our webinars, an advantage which we never had earlier. There, however, are some subjects and activities which we have not been able to pursue well through online teaching. These include Punjabi, music and sports. Whenever we open, our focus will be on these subjects”, he analysed the pros and cons of online teaching.
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