Mysuru: “Digital technology should enable the growth of the society and see to it that it touches people from all walks of life including in fields such as education, science, technology, medicine,” said University of Mysore In-charge Vice Chancellor Prof. C. Basavaraju.
He was speaking after inaugurating a two-day National Conference on ‘Digital Revolution and Management’ organised by Department of Studies in Business Administration B.N. Bahadur Institute of Management Studies’(BIMS), here yesterday at Rani Bahadur Auditorium.
The digital revolution has happened both in science and technology and adaptation of technology to bring in practical results to society must be the goal of everyone involved in such a revolution, he said.
There are hundreds of business schools in the country but there is a huge gap between theory taught in the business schools and the practice that happens in the industry. Hence, the quality of teaching must improve to meet the challenges and demands of the ever-growing industry, he said.
Lack of interest in research: The research related to Business Administration is not on expected lines and as a result there is lack of skill among the students who pass out of such business schools. Reiterating that all this can be overcome only by improving the teaching quality, Prof. Basavaraju called upon the teaching faculty to wake up to the demands of the industry.
Theorem, Mysuru, Vice-President, All India Operations, Bhaskar Kalale in his keynote address said that even if India had missed the industrial revolution, it had made up completely by catching up with the digital revolution in the world.
“The very fact that there are nearly 4.77 billion mobile users and 3.6 billion internet users, signalled the start of digital revolution. In India, 70 percent of people access internet through mobile devices and over 75 percent of the users of the net are from rural areas, which shows the extent to which the digital revolution has worked in our country,” he added.
Lauding Prime Minister Modi’s ‘Digital India’ programme, Kalale said that services like Unified Payments Interface, Bhim App, Jan Dhan accounts, cashless transactions and Digital India all point to connecting rural India to high-speed networks, which is really commendable. BIMS’ Prof. D. Anand, Conference Co-ordinator Dr. R. Mahesh, Organising Secretaries Dr. S. J. Manjunath, Dr. M. Amulya, BIMS Liaison Officer P.S. Prasad and others were present.