on design thinking…
We were convinced about design thinking and we wanted to get down to that thought process of prototyping first. Though we already had PGDM course earlier, it was with different specialisation. But when it comes to innovation, it can’t be one-dimensional. So we looked at a T-shaped mindset, where the breadth of the “T” is heterogeneity, diversity, different specialisations and the depth of the tree is inclination. So we started the programme as a prototype first and then in a full-fledged way.
Is the Indian education system on the right track?
We are gradually moving on the right track. People have started realising that we should get into activity-based learning. So the schools, colleges that are picking up this trend is a good sign. What is needed now is that teachers should go to the marketplace to see and learn what is happening there. For example, if a sandwich-walah sells 500 pieces of sandwich in a day, there must be some value in it. So teachers need to understand the market first and then educate the students. Such approaches are needed.