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The Irrelevance of Formal Education: Do Degrees Matter?

The Irrelevance of Formal Education: Do Degrees Matter? with Dinesh Singh

4:30 PM IST, 28th March, 2022

The world today is rapidly changing where it needs to cope in real time with emergent situations such as the Covid-19 pandemic, the looming climate crisis and the Ukraine war. Does a formal education help in coping with such situations? Do institutions and corporations hire individuals with formal degrees since there are no true alternatives?

This talk examines if our educational institutions that offer formal and very structured education are relevant anymore or does the world need a new paradigm. Young aspiring minds need to boldly ask if today's formal degrees serve much purpose for true fulfillment. Are their time and money well spent in the pursuit of formal education? If not, what are the alternatives?

About Dinesh Singh

Dr Dinesh Singh is a Padmashri Awardee and the former Vice Chancellor of University of Delhi. He was also a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee (2011-18) Union Cabinet, Government of India. He has pioneered several new ideas in the realm of education and on the role of technology in education. He has delivered, the world over, numerous prestigious public and keynote lectures on education, on policy towards economic growth, on Mathematics, and on Gandhi. He has also authored and edited several books.

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