Ms Nisha Joseph is the Principal of St. Anne’s Degree College for Women Halasuru. She has 11 years of rich teaching experience in the field of Management. She has been instrumental in organizing various programmes in the college. She strongly believes in team work and fostering values in students which enables them to excel in life. Read her views in this interview about what she has to say for the education sector.
What is your philosophy of leadership? How would you describe your leadership style?
“My leadership style is visionary and inspirational”
Our institution is deeply committed to promoting and supporting effective learning and teaching. The leadership is truly visionary and inspirational. The mission is to provide students with a challenging environment where they are empowered to make their own decisions. To enhance faculty and students' potential, multiple opportunities are created for them to work in unison. As a team leader, I empower each individual in the organization by providing them opportunities and a platform to be accountable for their work.
“We have a plethora of value added programs which gives our students a competitive advantage at the time of placements. We invest in technology based; industry relevant programs and collaborations with institutes to enhance the skills sets of our students”
In your experience, what can an inbound student gain from studying here in your institute?
“We emphasize on the Moral values and ethics for a prosperous growth of our students”
The institution helps students to shape their career with the guidance of an excellent faculty team and facilities which are second to none. The youthfulness, enthusiasm, and hard work by our students, the creative dedication by our staff, all this under the dynamic leadership of the management is really remarkable. Every member is valued and responsive to society. The outreach programmes and extracurricular programmes are designed to enhance the overall creativity and holistic development of students.
What do you think should be the Institute’s top priority over the next 10 years?
“We want our students to contribute towards the society for upliftment of the nation”
Our efforts will focus on different innovative strategies to scale up our educational efforts especially to empower women by providing quality education. Scaling up is not possible unless the students become successful. Therefore, we want to create value in society and contribute in a meaningful way to society. It is our endeavor to equip students with the necessary skills and impart the latest knowledge.
What are some of the biggest challenges for education and St. Anne’s Degree College for Women?
“We have aligned our methodology with industry standards to elevate our students”
In order to improve the skills and talent of our large undergraduates, there is a need for raising the quality and standards of our education system. It is well-known that many of our talented undergraduates remain unemployed despite a lot of opportunities being open in the globalized world. There is a gap between the industry needs and academia. One of the major factors is the lack of quality education resulting in qualified but not employable categories. We at St Anne’s Degree college have taken several courses and value added programs to bridge this gap between industry and academia. We have accreditation from NAAC which stands for quality education.
Any suggestions you would like to give to the current youth and the aspiring students?
“It is essential that students should continuous update their skills”
The challenges that students face in modern life are numerous and complex. To overcome them with flare, graduates must be fully equipped, well rounded, and focused on their proposed paths to success. Upskilling and reskilling and a mindset to face challenges in need of the hour today.