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Title: Capacity Development in GIS


1
Capacity Development in GIS
  • Rajeev Shorey (Ph.D, FNAE)
  • President,
  • NIIT University
  • India
  • 8 February 2012

2
Agenda
  • GIS A Multidisciplinary Space
  • Approaches to Capacity Building in GIS
  • Need for a Research Driven Culture
  • Industry Interface
  • NU 4 Core Principles
  • Conclusion

3
What is GIS?
  • Integrates hardware, software, and data for
    capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying
    all forms of geographically referenced
    information
  • GIS allows us to view, understand, question,
    interpret, and visualize data in many ways that
    reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the
    form of maps, globes, reports, and charts
  • GIS technology can be integrated into any
    enterprise information system framework
  • http//www.esri.com/what-is-gis/overview.htmlover
    view_panel

4
GIS Multi-Disciplinary Space
Hardware
Geographic Information System
Software
Geographical User Interface
Data Mining
Data Analytics
Graphics Data Visualization
Statistics
Pattern Recognition
5
Important Statistics
  • India has the youngest population in the World
  • Current Median age
  • India less than 26
  • Europe 40
  • Japan 44
  • China 35
  • Unique opportunity for India in Education today !

Reference https//www.cia.gov/library/publication
s/the-world-factbook/fields/2177.html
6
Important Statistics
  • Current employability rate is around 25 for
    Engineers in IT Industry
  • And out of non-engineering graduates, only 10-15
    are suitable for employment in BPO industry
  • Source NASSCOM

7
Growth of Engineering Degree Level Institutions
Source Annual Report MHRD, Data from AICTE and
Banerjee Muley Report
8
Acute Shortage of Skilled Manpower
  • Nasscom-Mckinsey Report (2005)
  • Shortage of 500,000 engineers in IT and ITES
    sector alone in 2010
  • Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) of Higher Education
  • GoI Decision to raise from present 10-15 by end
    of 11th plan to 22 by the end of 12th plan

9
Alarming Statistics
  • More than 1500 Technical Institutions
  • Total intake of nearly 5,70,000
  • Research is non-existent in all but about 15-20
    of these 1500 colleges
  • Poor quality of Engineering Education
  • August 2010, HRD Minister
  • 35 percent posts are vacant in the central
    universities
  • 25 percent in the IIMs
  • 33.33 percent in the National Institute of
    Technology
  • 35.1 percent in other central education
    institutions coming up under the Human Resource
    Development (HRD) Ministry
  • Serious crisis of talent pool in India !

10
Talent Crunch in the Corporate Sector
  • India is finding it hard to fill in key positions
    in research, sales and IT
  • Lack of training and experience
  • 67 of employers in India are experiencing
    difficulty filling mission-critical positions
    within their organizations such as RD, sales and
    information technology (IT) staff
  • 6th annual talent shortage survey by global human
    resource, consultancy and staffing firm
    ManpowerGroup
  • http//www.siliconindia.com/shownews/India_Inc_fac
    es_talent_crunch_in_RD_sales_and_IT-nid-83716-cid-
    3.html

11
Example China
  • China tries to lure overseas talent
  • http//www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-03/20/cont
    ent_7601875.htm
  • Under a new program to hire 1,000 overseas
    specialists, the central government will offer
    each 1 million yuan (US146,000) in subsidies
  • 65 Lakhs an year !
  • If employed, they will also be able to enjoy
    fundamental social security policies including
    medical care and pensions

12
Globalization Today
  • Need to Compete in a Global Open economy
  • Highly Dynamic Environment
  • Adaptive Organizations
  • With products and services originating in India
    as well as abroad, Indian companies cannot remain
    static
  • Continuous Innovation (Innovate or Perish)
  • Innovation in Teaching Methodology, Processes,
  • Institutions must innovate constantly, in
    products and processes in India and abroad

13
What is the Approach to Capacity Development?
14
Create a Research Driven Culture
  • Research
  • A Mindset
  • Innovation Creativity
  • Continuous improvement and improvisation of
    methods, products and solutions
  • Partnerships

15
Focus on Innovation, Creativity, IP
  • Complete lack of understanding of IP in India in
    comparison to USA, Europe and China
  • Example
  • 2004
  • Number of Patent Applications in USA 181,299
  • http//www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ido/oeip/taf/u
    s_stat.htm
  • Number of Patent Applications in India 3630
  • http//www.rkdewan.com/pdfs/other/applicantsSurvey
    .pdf
  • In todays Knowledge Society, Intellectual
    Property will be a Key Differentiator towards
    providing Quality in Engineering Education
  • Need to seriously focus on Innovation that leads
    to IP

16
Creativity Innovation
Never before in history has innovation offered
promise of so much to so many in so short a
time (Bill Gates)
17
Create Industry-Linked Culture
18
Explore and Encourage Partnerships
  • Governments
  • Centre
  • States

Collaborative Framework
  • Universities
  • Public
  • Private
  • Private Players
  • Local
  • Multinationals

19
Partnerships The NU Example
Experts in the Advisory Board
GIS Collaborative Framework
  • Universities
  • University of Redlands, USA
  • NIAS, Bangalore
  • Private Companies
  • ESRI, India
  • ESRI, USA

20
Corporatization of GIS Merits
  • Benefit of current, state-of-the-art education
  • Industry-linked education
  • Access to experts in partner organizations
  • Visiting/Adjunct faculty from corporations
  • Continuous feedback from industry
  • Enhances the quality of the program
  • Key benefits
  • Placements
  • Long term interaction
  • Learn corporate culture well ahead of time
  • Internships

21
Focus on Quality, Quantity will Follow
22
NIIT University
  • VISION
  • To be the leading centre of innovation and
    learning in emerging areas of the Knowledge
    Society

MISSION To foster research, discovery and
sustainability To deliver distinctive education
through the pioneering use of technology To
develop talent for sustainable growth of industry
and society To nurture a culture of seamlessness
in all facets of life
  • CORE PRINCIPLES
  • Industry-Linked
  • Research Driven
  • Technology Based
  • Seamless

MASTERPLAN
23
Conclusion
  • Organizations and Academic Institutions need to
    stretch to hire the best talent and more
    importantly retain the talent
  • We need to leave No Stone Unturned to ensure high
    quality talent
  • The challenges are herculean and need to be
    solved through Incentives, Partnerships
    Collaborations

24
Thank You
  • rajeev.shorey_at_niituniversity.in
  • rajeevshorey_at_gmail.com

25
Key Enablers 21st Century University
Innovation (Centres of Excellence)
21st Century University
Address Burning Societal Needs (Active Citizen)
Cross-Disciplinary Areas
Knowledge Economy
Thought Leaders
Entrepreneurship
Collaborations Domestic International (Exchange
Programs)
Academia-Industry Interaction
26
21st Century Learner
27
Globalization Today
  • Need to Compete in a Global Open economy
  • Highly Dynamic Environment
  • Adaptive Organizations
  • With products and services originating in India
    as well as abroad, Indian companies cannot remain
    static
  • Continuous Innovation (Innovate or Perish)
  • Innovation in Teaching Methodology, Processes,
  • B-Schools must innovate constantly, in products
    and processes in India and abroad
  • Has a potential to become a Key Differentiator
  • Create meaningful Partnerships with organizations
    and academic institutions in India and abroad
  • Need to nurture Managers with Global Mindset

28
Facts
  • MBA is the most job oriented educational program
  • The program needs to be in sync with the demands
    of the workplace
  • The entry of corporates has ensured that those
    who pass MBA have to be ready for the workplace
    on the first day itself
  • Corporates are worried about the large amount of
    time that they have to spend on students who pass
    from job oriented programs before they become day
    one productive

29
Facts
  • Corporates perceive a gap in what the industry
    demands and what the B schools offer in terms of
    curriculum and delivery
  • Most of the B School Students seldom have a feel
    of the workplace ecosystem

30
Challenges
  • The phrase Corporatization of MBA Education
    leads to a conclusion that corporates may have an
    interest in controlling higher education
  • This is a misconception
  • The objective should not be to affect academic
    freedom in any way
  • The core issue is to do away with the disconnect
    between job oriented technology management
    programs and the real workplace

31
Merits
  • Entry of corporates is likely to bring about the
    much needed capital infusion in higher education
    segment
  • Entry of corporates will also support lifelong
    learning that is accessible to everyone
  • Education is a rewarding experience that should
    not be restricted to a certain timeframe, place,
    or a rigid format, as it is happening now

32
Road Ahead
  • We all need to focus on Quality
  • Need to be selective about new programs
  • Choose the area/s carefully
  • Need to ensure a Win-Win between Academic
    Institution and Corporate world
  • Key Challenges
  • Frequent open communication and exchange of ideas
  • How to continuously innovate in an ever changing
    world !

33
Solution to the Knowledge Divide
  • What should the Government do?
  • Fund the Tier 2 and Tier 3 institutions that show
    promise
  • Established institutions are already well funded
    and have an excellent infrastructure
  • Mandate that all funded institutes contribute
    towards nation building
  • Use the funded institutes as test-bed for
    innovation/research/experiments
  • Research should be used to solve practical and
    current problems being faced in society
  • Crate an environment for Innovation
  • Encourage start-ups with the help from Industry
    and NGOs

34
Knowledge Divide
  • Leverage Communication Technologies
  • Lessons from Cell Phone Penetration in India
  • The next wave of growth in subscriptions will
    come from semiurban and rural areas
  • Emergence of Utility Mobile Value Added Services
    (MVAS)
  • Learn from the success of Educational
    Technology
  • Need of the Hour
  • Cost-effective, efficient solutions for the
    masses

35
New Initiatives
  • Initiatives by the Government of India
  • Cost-effective solutions
  • Affordable Hardware/Equipment
  • Launch of Akash tablet _at_ US 35 cost
  • National Knowledge Network (NKN)
  • Innovation Universities
  • IT Research Academy (ITRA)

36
Government Private Partnership
  • Vyapaar Sewa (A New Value Added Service)
  • SASKEN Department of Telecom Partnership
  • Sanchaar Shakti Scheme of Department of Telecom
  • Financial assistance provided to women in rural
    areas
  • The services enables Livelihood

37
What do Private Players need to do to get on to
the Knowledge Highway?
  • Build Partnerships with like-minded organizations
  • Provide expertise and work with GoI in providing
    an environment of Excellence
  • Spawn start-up companies to create neat
    cost-effective solutions
  • Encourage existing start-up companies
  • Provide Incentives !

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NIIT University MBA in Finance Planning
  • Landmark Collaboration with ICICI Bank
  • CORE PRINCIPLES
  • Industry-Linked
  • Research Driven
  • Technology Based
  • Seamless

40
Scientists investigate that which already is
Engineers create that which has never been
  • Albert Einstein

41
Core Principles of NIIT University
INDUSTRY LINKED
TECHNOLOGY BASED
RESEARCH DRIVEN
SEAMLESS
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