Experts from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, have been roped in by the Delhi Board of School Education (DBSE) to design the robotics and automation curriculum for the Delhi government’s Schools of Specialized Excellence (SoSE), as per officials.
They added that students will be trained in various different aspects of robotics and automation via this curriculum. This curriculum will enable students to pursue higher education and diverse career pathways in the field, the officials said further.
SCHOOLS SHOULD OFFER COURSES BEYOND REGULAR SUBJECTS
Education Director Himanshu Gupta said, “It is important that schools now start offering courses beyond the regular subjects.”
“The future will appreciate individuals with adept skill set in areas of new generation technologies like robotics, automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, which is going to be the norm of functioning for every industry in the near future,” he added.
WHO WILL DEVELOP THE CURRICULUM?
Education Director Himanshu Gupta further said, “With this in mind, the SoSE has put IIT Delhi’s Technology Innovation Hub and I-Hub Foundation for Cobotics (IHFC) in charge of designing the syllabus, which will be more progressive and industry-relevant in terms of robotics and automation including but not limited to mechanics, electronics, robotics programming, IoT etc.”
“The whole idea is to curate teaching material and content for ease of learning,” he added.
IHFC TO COLLABORATE WITH INDUSTRY PARTNERS
The education minister went on to explain that the IHFC will collaborate with industry partners and players to make an industry-relevant curriculum.
He further explained that this curriculum will make SoSE students employable in aspirational job roles post four years of specialized study in the field of robotics and automation.
In order to create experiential learning opportunities for students, such as internships, apprenticeships, guest lectures, master classes, visits, and projects, the IHFC will also provide support by lending the expertise of industry partners, academic partners, and alumni.
These activities will help students learn through immersion and hands-on experience.
STUDENTS SHOULD BE EXPOSED TO LEARNING SKILLS WHILE YOUNG
Professor at IIT Delhi and IHFC Project Director stated, “It is important that from a young age itself, students are given exposure to a set of learning skills which will make them more adept to face the technically advanced industry and the world tomorrow.
“We want that all should be skill-ready to face the technologically advanced world that we are going to be living in, in the near future,” he added.
“IHFC will also be actively involved in identification, on-boarding, and capacity building of teachers as well as support and mentor them through this transition,” the IHFC Director told further.
(With PTI inputs)
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