HERE IS WHAT INSTITUTIONS CAN DO TO APPEAL TO AND TAP INTO A RAPIDLY EVOLVING COHORT OF INDIAN HIGHER EDUCATION ASPIRANTS
An increasingly complex and ever-changing Higher Education scenario demands agile , flexible higher education institutions .
UNDERSTAND INDIAN GEN Z STUDENTS ’ HIGHER EDUCATION ASPIRATIONS
Gen Z Indian students want to :
1 . Pursue a career of choice
2 . Gain fundamental skills
3 . Make a difference in the world
4 . Study a passion through Higher Education
These aspirations rank higher than aspirations that are traditionally associated with Indian Gen Z students like “ High paying jobs ” and “ Networking ”. The 10K Indian Voices survey has highlighted marked shifts in the psyche and aspirations of Indian Gen Z students . Hence , it is crucial for HEIs and universities to first understand and then cater to these changing aspirations . HEIs can take note that :
1 . Focussing on application-oriented practical learning rather than theory 2 . Developing skills rather than mere placements 3 . Including Sustainable Development Goals in curriculum
ALL OF THESE MATTER TO INDIAN STUDENTS
While shortlisting country of choice for higher education , favourable immigration policies significantly impact and shape students ’ opinion about the country , its education institutions and its regional leaders .