Globalization, ICT and Professional Education in India

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 9:00 AM
Room: 414
Oral Presentation
Virendra P. SINGH , CGDS, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, India
Roopa RANI T. S. , Assam University Silchar, Silchar, India
The process of globalization has posed new challenges in every sphere of social, economic and cultural life of both the developed and developing societies. The transnational mobility of professionals has been increased in last two decades throughout the world. The professional education in India is also under process of transformation as a result of the pressing demands of globalization of professions. Apart from the existing professions, new categories of professions with new work ethos and work atmosphere have been emerged. The professional education in India also needs to transform in order to compete at the global level. It also demands the homogenization of certain basic elements of the professional education on the one hand and a thrust to include the context of the socio-cultural milieu of the given society on the other. As the professional education requires huge financial resources, the quality of professional education and institutions varies between and within the developed and developed societies. The poor countries have invested more on the expansion of basic professional manpower rather than on the post-secondary professionals particularly in the field of education and health looking into their pressing development needs. The rich developed countries, however, have focused more on the expansion of post-secondary professional manpower in order to stop outsourcing from their countries. In India, however, there have been expansions of both the basic professional training as well as of the post-secondary professional education. E-learning through ICT is an essential component of professional education in the globalized unequal world.  The present paper analyses the various dimensions of intricate relationship between globalization, ICT and professional education in post-globalization era.