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INSTITUTIONS SHOULD BE OPEN TO CHANGE AS THE ACADEMIC & RESEARCH LANDSCAPE UNDERGOES TRANSFORMATION: PROF. SATISH K TRIPATHI
· PRESIDENT OF UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO, UNITED STATES, INTERACTS WITH ACADEMIC HEADS, SENIORS OFFICERS OF BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY
Varanasi: Prof. Satish K Tripathi, President of the State University of New York at Buffalo, United States, has said that educational institutions need to be open to change. Interacting with Directors of Institutes, Deans of Directors, and senior officers of Banaras Hindu University, Prof. Tripathi said that the academic landscape is undergoing a massive transformation. Hence, educational institutions should also be adaptive to the new trends and practices in the interest of students, pedagogy, and research. Also a BHU alumnus, Prof. Tripathi shared his experiences as an educational administrator for over three decades in various institutions in the United States.
He also spoke about the best practices being adopted by the University at Buffalo, be it appointment of faculty members, getting outstanding professionals to institutions for teaching and research, or capacity building of faculty members and staff. Prof. Tripathi underscored the importance of data in a decision-making and having correct, accurate, and verified data in the process. He added that educational institutions also need to provide useful data to various stakeholders including the governments.
Hence, institutions should take the job of data collection and management very seriously. People have started to realize that if the right data is available, they can do a much better job, added Prof. Tripathi. He said that institutions should be open and welcoming to talent from anywhere. If as recruiters, we have an opportunity to hire an excellent teacher or researcher who could be a real asset to the institution, there should not be any hesitation in allowing or exercising some amount of flexibility, said Prof. Tripathi. Prof. Tripathi also responded to questions from BHU members including hiring professionals for teaching, data management and boosting research outlook of the institution. He said that for any educational institution to flourish, a significant number of high-quality research is imperative. We must encourage and facilitate our faculty members in getting good projects, suggested Prof. Tripathi.
Present on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sudhir K Jain said that in any educational Institution that eyes into the ranks of top institutions, teaching and research assume equal significance. Lacking in any one of them is neither good for the institution nor the students. Prof. Jain also shared how he has closely worked with Prof. Satish K Tripathi for introducing best practices at IIT Gandhinagar. He extended gratitude to Prof. Tripathi to share with members of Banaras Hindu University his enriched experiences which will help them in furthering the growth journey of BHU.
बीएचयू : शिक्षा के अंतरराष्ट्रीयकरण के लिए संस्थानों को आकांक्षी होने के साथ साथ स्वयं को करना होगा तैयार