Interview by Yash Panchal
Dr. V Asha is presently working as the HoD - Dept. of Computer Science at NHCE, Bangalore
Dr. Asha’s experience in the education industry
My experience in education is vast. I have faced increasing pressures to improve the quality of education to meet rising student expectations. The best part of it is that I put myself in a major responsible role to cater to the need of management pertaining to the level of students’ education, software skills, etc.
Dr. Asha’s leadership style
Leadership is all about inspiring a group of people to achieve extraordinary things
Leadership is not just the job of leading a team. The role of a leader is to provide the challenge, create the environment, provide an inspiration and be a part of the team to achieve the goal.
Changes noticed in the education industry over the past years
Education is changing in ways of technology rather than the content and levels. The biggest changes have come in what schools or colleges and parents expect from teachers, and what parents expect from their children. Teachers are more particular about their teaching and are held responsible for a higher standard of accountabilities such as to post grades, attendance, and assignments online for parents and students.
Dr. Asha on the most optimum path for a student, wanting to excel in any field of management
For a student to excel in any field, should tune his / her approach towards
- Sense of direction
- Communication skills
- Strong technical skills and
Views on the growth of students through placement opportunities available at NHCE and how the college’s curriculum ensure best practices of the Industry
The growth of students can be increased multi-fold through placements.Placements give students an opportunity to gain skills specific to their subject or industry of their choice as well as the employability skills required for the job. It also increases their knowledge about an industry or a sector, allowing them to make decisions about future career choices. As a part of the itself, the students are engaged with , interactive sessions, seminars, technical sessions, debates. Ultimately, all these enable the students to boldly face the placement interviews.
Dr. Asha on what makes NHCE stand apart from other institutions
No doubt, capability lies within everyone. What makes a thing different from is its uniqueness. We bring the latest in front and the older things in the (as support).
Qualities which helped Dr. Asha and the entire management create a brand name for New Horizon College
Accepting our mistakes and overcoming the weakness to improve us in technical and managerial aspects and to subsequently strengthen ourselves, knowing others’ strength and accepting the truth are some of the qualities which have consistently helped us and the management to create a brand name for New Horizon College and stand as one among a very few in the top.
Dr. Asha on how her college prepares students to face challenges of modern organizations and global standards successfully
Through periodic intensive training modules and several interactive sessions to the students covering the up-to-date information in their curriculum, current technologies, standards, we make them face challenges of modern organizations and global standards.
Goals in mind for NHCE for the next five years
We are planning various awareness programs for the students as well as faculty
about rapidly growing fields such as satellite communications, electronics, and power systems through external agencies and institutions such as IITs and IISc.
Suggestions for the current youth and aspiring students
Whatever field you choose to shine in, be prepared to face challenges. Go deep into the fundamentals. Use examples and explore case studies. Always try to make some uniqueness in your methodology and show the relative merits and demerits.
Last Updated - 02 Aug 2018