Trans-Disciplinary Learning

By Dr. Raj Singh
Vice Chancellor
07 Dec 2012
In recent times higher education in general and management education in particular has attracted criticism and is alleged for producing unemployable graduates.

We need to appreciate the gap between what industry is expecting and what is being taught.

When we think of bridging the gap, it boils down to the pedagogy adopted. Without blaming the other stake-holders, the institutions of higher education need to take responsibility and act. The way out seems to be Trans -disciplinary Learning (TDL) approach. It leads to addressing larger real life problems/issues using knowledge from multiple disciplines. While it has been long practiced in western countries, Ansal University has done pioneering work by implementing TDL starting the academic year 2012 and the outcomes have been fascinating.