Lateral Entry is the new normal

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New Delhi : Education lets you exhilarate to a brighter future. With changing times and increasing competition, being the best is not an exception but a necessity. This excellence can only be achieved with the best guidance and direction.

There is an unprecedented quiet across the university campuses. At a time where students would have been setting out with their parents to compare different campuses, they are now cooped up at home. Sure, the Education industry was tremendously affected by the pandemic but it was also one of the first few sectors to adopt the new reality by continuing the classes online. Be it schools or universities, the management rustled up to train faculty to become online educators, a specialization with an entirely different skill set.

One major challenge that the education sector is currently facing is parents wanting their kids to take a gap year and take admissions next year when the situation gets better.

Devesh Kumar Singh, Chairperson of Noida International University wants to say something to that. “Sure the parents aren’t wrong for resisting college admissions this year but we also need to understand that the gap year isn’t the best option. It will help the students to grab tempting opportunities and explore the various industries but this might as well make them drop the idea of graduating at all. Students and parents both should consider universities having lateral entry procedures that will help them explore the industry along with stepping into graduation life. “

Speaking of the lateral entry in universities, there are quite a number of universities that have started the intake of students on the lateral entry. Noida International University, located near the Yamuna Expressway Educational Hub, aims to provide a platform to all the budding youngsters for imparting education and contributing to the growth and development of the nation. NIU offers lateral entry admissions in most of their courses, to name a few, B.TECH, M.TECH, BBA, MBA, LLB, BJMC, ​B.SC​, ​M.SC​, GNM, ​B.PT​, ​M.PT​, B.Arch.

Other than this, the university also offers various scholarships. Every year, NIU offers scholarships to a lot of students. N-Sat is the name of the exam that an aspirant has to give to be eligible for the scholarship. In the wake of the current situation, the institute has introduced a scholarship, COVID Warrior Scholarship. Here, children of doctors and policemen and everyone who has contributed in the fight against Corona Virus would be given scholarships.

The pandemic has generated a huge paranoia in young minds. Reassurance is the need of the hour. On the academic front, the universities must be prepared to handle online classes and exams without a compromise in the curriculum. India being the country where the majority still believes in conventional teaching methods, it is time to revolutionize our teaching methods. The Chalk- and - Talk format must reform itself.