My vision is to provide quality education: Pankaj Agarwal, VC, GL Bajaj Institute of Technology & Management
In higher education one needs to knock doors of for multiple colleges and universities to try their luck. But it becomes easy when you get diversified fields under one roof. GL Bajaj Group for higher studies is one place where one can apply for Engineering & Technology, Architecture, Management, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Teacher Education, Basic Science & Library Science, and Medical Science. Incepted in 1997, GL Bajaj Group has demonstrated meteoric growth since the beginning, and today, it has become one of the most prestigious educational hubs solely devoted to equip thousands of young students in the array of higher education in diversified fields.
Under the leadership of Pankaj Agarwal, Vice Chairman, GL Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management, it envisions being an institute of global excellence for developing professional leaders, technocrats, and entrepreneurs through an innovative & holistic education that empowers nations. The group is on a mission to impart learning through a sound pragmatic approach for societal and global recognition supported by world-class infrastructure, to provide a learning environment that makes students industry ready & inspires them to realise their potential and utilize it for personal and societal development, and to develop an understanding for values, ethics, and professionalism that supports innovation, incubation, and entrepreneurship in association with industry. In an interview with Kiran Malhotra, Sr Sub-editor, EduKida, Agarwal spoke about how GL Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management prioritizes quality education and envisions a bright future for Indian education.
How did you first get involved in the field of education, and what inspired you to become an institution builder?
Imparting technical education has been always on my mind and coming from a background where education has been the priority, instilled in me the zeal for knowledge dissemination. As I have been observing the education sector closely, I recognized its limitations and wanted to make a greater impact. This led me to become an institution builder, creating supportive environments and providing resources for students and teachers to thrive. I believe that quality education is crucial for the development of individuals and the country, and I’m committed to making a difference in this field.
How do you prioritize quality education at GL Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management and what steps have you taken to ensure that your institution offers students a well-rounded education?
At GL Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management (GLBITM), we prioritize quality education by investing in state-of-the-art labs and technological facilities, hiring highly qualified and experienced faculty, offering extracurricular activities and programs, and continuously evaluating and updating our curriculum and teaching methods. Our hands-on learning experiences, diverse course offerings, and emphasis on developing social and emotional skills provide our students with a well-rounded education that prepares them for success in their chosen careers and in life. Our commitment to quality education has been recognized by accrediting bodies and rankings, and we are proud to be one of the leading educational institutions in our region.
Can you share your vision for the future of education in India, and what role do you see GL Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management playing in achieving that vision?
My vision for the future of education in India is to provide quality education to all students, irrespective of their background, by investing in modern teaching methods, technology, and infrastructure. At GL Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management, our goal is to become the best educational hub in India and abroad, and everyone here is committed to achieving that. We aim to create a world-class educational institute by hiring highly qualified faculty, investing in state-of-the-art facilities, and fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. By doing so, we want to create an environment that enables students to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will help them succeed in their future careers and contribute to the growth and development of the country.
What advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs looking to make a positive impact in the field of education?
Educational sector in India is full of opportunities and has got a lot of potential. Every Edu entrepreneur should feel this is their responsibility to tap this sector to its full potential. My advice for aspiring entrepreneurs in education is to prioritize student needs and preferences while keeping up with the latest trends and technologies. Building a strong team that shares your vision and values is also crucial. Persistence and patience are necessary for success, and being adaptable is essential. With dedication and hard work, entrepreneurs can make a positive impact in education and contribute to the growth and development of the country.
In your opinion, what are the key qualities that a successful leader in the education industry should possess?
A successful leader in the education industry should possess strong leadership skills, a clear vision, effective communication skills, and the ability to inspire and motivate others. They should be passionate about education and dedicated to ensuring that students receive a high-quality education. It’s essential for leaders to be adaptable and open-minded, willing to embrace new ideas and technologies to improve the learning experience for students. They should also have a deep understanding of the industry, including trends and challenges, and be able to make strategic decisions to overcome obstacles and drive growth. Overall, a successful leader in the education industry should be a role model for their team and students, constantly striving to create a positive impact in the field of education.