Speaking at the “Education through Technology and Skilling” summit hosted by a leading media house in the capital, Prof. Charanpreet Singh, Founder Director, Praxis Business School, said that the option of dual-degrees will become scary, if it becomes a glamourous option.
He was participating in a panel on “Dual Degree: Benefits and Challenges”, along with Rupamanjari Ghosh, Member, Governing Council, Raman Research Institute, Prof. Rajesh Khanna, President, NIIT University and Mr. Siddharth Chaturvedi, Pro-Chancellor, Rabindranath Tagore University (RNTU).
Very recently Dual-Degrees, the University Grants Commission (UGC) had announced regulations for collaboration between foreign and Indian higher education institutions for joint and dual degree programmes, including providing training to faculty for the same. In a dual-degree programme, the student can pursue two courses, even in dissimilar areas, at the same time with the same or even different universities and are very popular, particularly in Europe.
“if you look at the NEP, it gives so much emphasis to holistic education. You don’t need to just do academics, but you need to also learn life skills, you also need to do sports and art. If a child is doing two degrees then where is the holistic part? I think it should start more often as an exception, rather than a rule. My concern is that today MBA is the new graduation, and I hope that the Dual Degree does not become the new degree because then you are a Jack of two but master of none.”Elaborating further on the thought Prof. Singh added,