Higher Education has undergone rapid changes in the recent decade. There is a lot of transformation in the methods of teaching, learning, research and out reach activities. The present teaching learning experiences are augmented by ICT enabled methods and online courses MOOCS. The quality consciousness is increasing among the stakeholders. The growth of the institutes largely depends on the level of utilization of ICT enabled procedures, adopting the current trends in global education and redrawing their academic strategic plans suiting their local needs. The curriculum of the colleges should give a space to the students for acquiring employable skills and progression to higher education and research. The colleges/universities are expected to facilitate a vibrant, evolving ecosystem of innovative ideas. The institutes must reach to this level and provide education what the today’s world demands and improve academic performance through the intelligent use of information technology to enhance learning. The students must catch up the local employment opportunities with these strategies. This book volume is a right step with this direction to share the experiences of the teachers, students and administrators in the Indian context.
I am happy to write this foreword, not only because some of the authors are experienced, friends and colleagues for more than thirty years, but also because I believe the book chapters discussed all aspects of the education institutes. I also believe that teachers at every stage of their career can enrich and strengthen their teaching by learning the discussion, presented in this book. Contributors of this book offer good examples to explore important questions and new ideas. These ideas can serve as a starting point for stake holders that will strengthen the learning experience for students and the institutions of higher education. I hope it will inspire readers.
In short, the book offers a learning experience on the institute accreditation methods, ranking procedures and innovative pedagogy. I hope that this book will become a primer for teachers, students, teacher educators and administrators to achieve a better grade.
Prof. S. Hara Sreeramulu
Ex Director Indian Institute of Information Technology, Srikakulam, A.P.
Principal Scientist MITS School of Bio-Technology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar,
Coordinator of Bio-Technology, Dr. V.S. Krishna Govt. Degree College (Autonomous),