Bangalore, April 14 2018: Cisco has unveiled a Blueprint for Digital Education at the Cisco Digital Education Summit at The Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad.
The Blueprint is based on Cisco’s secure core network and unified voice, video, and wireless communications, which are protected by state-of-the-art security solutions and lay the framework for connected campuses, empowered educators, informed administrators, and students who have the tools they need for success in a new digital world. The Blueprint will allow colleges and universities to:
Says Sudhir Nayar, Managing Director, Commercial Sales, Cisco India and SAARC: “Students today are hyper-connected technology users. They have high expectations that are constantly changing. As the world of education continues to change, educators must adapt to evolving expectations and benchmarks. By offering educators and students more ways to connect, engage, manage, and succeed, the Cisco Blueprint for Digital Education aims to help colleges and universities create a completely integrated digital environment that meets the high expectations of today’s students."
With approximately 30 percent of India’s current population in the age group of 0 to 15 years, the education sector in India is poised to witness significant growth in the years to come and will play a key role in making sure of India’s growth in those years. However, India’s education system, which consists of more than 1.5 million schools, 750 universities, 35,500 colleges, and 260 million students, already faces challenges such as capacity, scale, and quality. They will be under considerable pressure to meet the requirements and expectations of next-generation students.
Now, more than ever, schools and universities in India understand the value of digital transformation in education. A common denominator among institutions that successfully implement digital technologies is active and progressive leadership. At the universities Cisco analyzed, the principals, deans, and chancellors—aided by strong, savvy IT leaders—who understand the transformational power of technology are pushing their institutions into the 21st century. In India, several leading institutions such as the Manipal University, Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Jamia Hamdard, and Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies are using Cisco digital education solutions to redefine the education experience.