Alka Kapur, Principal, Modern Public School, Shalimar Bagh, Delhi

Tell our readers about Modern Public School.

Established in 1971, the Modern Public School is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, exemplary faculty and a myriad of co-curricular activities. The primary objective of the school is to prosper education in the NCT of Delhi, specifically in Shalimar Bagh and neighboring areas.

With a modest beginning in a residential building in Ashok Vihar, Modern Public School is rapidly growing with hi-tech infrastructure, including smart classrooms, conference room, a well-managed library with almost ten thousand books under the supervision of professional staff, to ensure the holistic development of students.

Helps us understand your opinion about current Education trends in India

The advent of digitalization and the advancement in technology have revolutionized the education industry with the emergence of innovative learning solutions. One of the notable changes is the gradual shift toward non-conventional courses like video editing, design thinking, fashion, marketing, communications, and other niche fields such as e-commerce, hospitality, food & catering, data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, etc. Further, amidst the pandemic and its restriction, virtual learning witnessed a major boost and is a common culture now.

The transition to digital learning has also opened doors for concept-based learning, which can shape their future career path in a better direction. Also, teachers are focusing more on students’ assessments using Artificial Intelligence (AI), while the students use technology to self-analyze themselves.

Tell our readers the importance of technology to make quality education

As mentioned earlier, technology has been playing a major role in revamping the quality of education in the country. There are now more creative and innovative ways of learning as teaching is gradually shifting from just physical classrooms to cell phones.

The rise in digitalization has fueled concept-based learning and ed-tech players are working in line with the transforming educational environment in the country. Also, with online test systems powered by AI, students can experience personalized evaluation and get valuable insights into their performance.

Your thoughts about the importance of providing skill-based training or Vocational learning at the school

Skill-building has always been relevant, but in the present era of digital advancement, it has become imperative for institutes to introduce skill-based or vocational training programs. It is now inevitable to find innovative solutions to adopt multiple new skills or re-acquire and modify existing skills.

Educationists are working on skill-development techniques to make the students self-reliant so that they don’t become entirely reliant on the teachers and technology. Good technological skills, strong concepts, ideation and application skills, communication skills, creativity and originality are some of the attributes a student will require to shape their career.

What is your opinion about the New Education Policy which came in 2020 and the new education system of 5+3+3+4.

National Education Policy (NEP) 2020’s shift to a 5+3+3+4 system from the conventional 10+2 system increases the span of the Right to Education Act and now covers ages from 3-to 18 and will make education more accessible, affordable, accountable and universalized with quality learning.

It brings kindergarten classes under the ambit of formal education and is designed on the basis of the cognitive development stages that a child goes through – early childhood, school years, and secondary stage.

Help us with your view about why India is projected as the education hub of the world

India has been an education hub for students, especially from neighboring countries, for decades. Apart from economic benefits, the country holds the potential to provide high-quality higher education.

Indian pioneers’ earlier achievements in areas like space technology, IT, entrepreneurship and corporate leadership have been a major attraction for foreign students to pursue academic courses in the country. However, there are certain steps that should be focused on to make India a global education hub like internationalization, a research-oriented approach, ensuring the best faculty, entry of overseas universities into the country and strategic state patronage.


This interview was authored by Vishwasjeet Singh, Editor-in-Chief, Estrade Business News. To share more stories kindly email: vishwasjeet@estrade.in