Disruption, Globalization and the Changing Context of Education

  • Govindasamy Viswanathan Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)


Education is the process of facilitating learning, acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits. It is expected to prepare students for facing challenges of life. And higher education in particular is the process of molding oneself to be suitable for a career in specialized area of interest. It is clear that education offered should depend on the individuals undergoing education and the need posed by the world. Both the “individuals’ and the “need” are changing with time and hence the process of education also should be changing with time, else it will become outdated and useless.

All educators need to be up-to-date and to keep pace with the changing world and the increasing demand. This is a challenging task.