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Mumbai: Kishu Mansukhani Educationst speaks to Dr.Neha Jagtiani, Guest Editor, Hello Mumbai News in an exclusive interview on the Educational System amid Covid-19 pandemic

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Mumbai: Kishu Mansukhani  Educationst speaks to Dr.Neha Jagtiani, Guest Editor, Hello Mumbai News in an exclusive interview on the Educational System amid Covid-19 pandemic

Kishu Mansukhani Educationst speaks to Dr.Neha Jagtiani, Guest Editor, Hello Mumbai News in an exclusive interview on the Educational System amid Covid-19 pandemic

Excerpts of the interview with Kishu Mansukhani:

Dr. Neha Jagtiani: Sir, Welcome to Hello Mumbai News.
Kishu Mansukhani: Thanks Dr.Neha. My pleasure to interact with you.

Sir, could you please throw some light on how has covid 19 impacted on the education system?

Kishu Mansukhani: Well, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought about sea of change in the way we conduct day to day activities. The education system is similarly impacted. Students and teachers cannot attend school and college physically, and have had to look at digital means. Going forward, it has become necessary to develop a system which blends the physical classroom and digital classroom to navigate these new circumstances.

Dr.Neha Jagtiani: Sir, according to you, does the digital platform serve the means to achieve education?

Kishu Mansukhani: Digital platforms can serve the means to achieve education, but they have their own pros and cons. Digital platforms can aid those who cannot access physical platforms, they also enable us to access knowledge from all around the world. It could also potentially solve the issue of the shortage of teachers in remote areas. However, it also requires infrastructure such as internet connectivity, devices, technical knowledge to operate the devices, etc.

More so, a physical classroom plays an important role in a student’s life. The setting of a school or college is designed to facilitate education. It has teachers, libraries, extra-curricular activities, etc. It also facilitates peer social interaction, which is a skill every person needs to develop along with academic knowledge. Digital platforms can be an aid, but not a true replacement.Dr.

Dr.Neha Jagtiani: Sir, does our Indian education system requires revision of the content pertaining to all the fields?

Kishu Mansukhani, to be precise, I do believe the Indian education system requires revision of content. The syllabus we teach our students must keep up with the fast changing times, or they will be quite unequipped to deal with life and their respective fields. Another problem with the current system is that it is not well balanced.

For example, the credit system of American universities allows students to take classes outside their disciplines. It provides the students a chance to have more a more balanced education. Engineering majors can take psychology classes, accounting majors can take History classes, Art majors can take accounting classes, etc. I believe that we also should also adopt a similar system to provide a more balanced education.

Dr. Neha Jagtiani: Sir, what is the most essential subject matter which is extremely important which every individual should look up on as the citizen?

Kishu Mansukhani: The world is becoming increasingly digital in all aspects. Amid this time, Digital Literacy has become one of the most important subjects. Students should be taught digital literacy so that they may navigate digital spaces safely and successfully.

Human Relations and Civic Sense are two other important subjects, in my opinion. The goal of the H(S)NC Board and all its various institutions has always been to nurture students with innovative skills and to prepare them to become persons of integrity and commitment who can make a difference to their profession, nation, and humanity. Human Relations and Civic Sense are two subjects which can deliver these values to the students.

Dr.Neha Jagtiani: According to you, which key factors does a person should focus that makes his/her life successful and peaceful?

Kishu Mansukhani: Emotional and Social intelligence are key factors necessary to have a successful and peaceful life. They help us to form meaningful relationships with people, become a better citizen and a better human being. Along with having professional skills, social and emotional intelligence is important to be successful.

About Mr.Kishu Mansukhani

Kishu Mansukhani is endowed with 70 years of educational journey and service to the Nation.

He has given a lot to society with his unique vision and far sightedness. His family has established several educational institutions and hospitals and he himself has dedicated his life to maintaining and carrying forward this honourable tradition. Lakhs of students have had the benefit of education at these institutions, enabling them to establish themselves in life and in turn be able to serve society.

Kishu Mansukhani is currently the President of the Hyderabad (Sind) National Collegiate Board, continuing with his yeoman service to humanity.

Dr.Neha Jagtiani: Sir thanks very much for taking time out of your busy schedule to speak to us.

Kishu Mansukhani : Dr.Neha, thanks very much and it was pleasure interacting with you.

Interviewed by: Dr.Neha Jagtiani
Guest Editor, Hello Mumbai News

News Edit by K.V.Raman

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