22nd April, Saturday, 2017, Chennai: ‘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.
Mr.Abhaya Kumar Jain – Founding Executive Chairman, Auronya and Dr.Indira J Parikh – Founding Chairperson, Auronya; the renowned education experts in the country are the driving thought leaders behind Auronya College. Logo of the college was officially launched by the dignitaries at the event.
Auronya College aims to answer the unknown future by proving an all-encompassing curriculum of programs 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 conceptualized and will be realizing 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 campus will be state of the art and have amenities like Virtual & Augmented Reality studios, 3D printing facility, think spaces, amphitheater, smart classroom, sports facilities, gymnasium, swimming pool etc; the sprawling campus of Auronya will have 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 program 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 program
- 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 program 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, Mr.Abhaya Kumar – Founding Executive Chairman, Auronya 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 internationalized, technology driven fast changing 21st century. Auronya is built with a foundation of creation and contribution embracing the spirit of liberal education, invention, intelligence, globalization and entrepreneurship.”
Speaking about Auronya, Dr.Indira Parikh – Founding Chairperson, Auronya 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 dignifies human manner.”
“AURONYA is one such academic institution which is starting a pioneering Post Graduate Program in New Age Management and Leadership. The courses offered at AURONYA are designed based on the technology just in the making, impact of technology in occupation, at work, in family and the human existence. These are courses which are futuristic and envisaged how the world will be shaped by these technologies. Education at AURONYA will prepare students to be ready with domain knowledge of Bio Sciences, Nano Technology, Digitisation and similar other subjects. When these technologies emerge there will be students ready with knowledge and clarity of taking the leadership roles. They will Al be ready to respond to the changes in the human phenomenon so that people can cope with and give shape to these changes.”added Dr. Indira.
Mr.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 programs.”