Nothing to do with the likes of Bruce Lee, have you ever wondered, why tags are so significant in one’s life?
If you think about it, the digital world, where tags bring in lot of visibility to one’s posts etc.;
Is not very different from the physical world, where tags bring in social recognition and in turn lucrative professional prospects.
Be it ones who have done their bachelors from the likes of IITs,
The ones who have done their masters from IIMs or ISB.
With time, though, things are changing;
With online platforms of learning propping up day-in-day-out,
With more and more students dropping out and choosing to become entrepreneurs,
With advertising platforms talking about success of people, who might not have the luxury of owning the much wanted tags, yet have done some fantastic work, solving people’s problems e.g. “water-man of India“.
Slowly, but surely the tags seem to be moving from an institutional construct to a knowledge and impact based construct expressed via different channels of communication.
The social hangover seems to be fading fast enough, with companies beginning to realise that their core hiring policy needs to focus on one’s ability to make things happen with relevant skill sets.
Does it mean that educational institutions would loose their relevance and importance in, say the next decade or so?
Well, it depends on how institutions respond to this dynamics and how flexible they are in terms of framing their own strategies, based on a fundamental understanding of the evolutionary process.
For those, who are at this point of time, wondering whether to go for an expensive Ivy league university course which brings in loads of debt to cater to after graduating and force oneself into the rat race,
To take up an area of interest, where one wants to create some positive impact and thereby indulge in self- and manav-nirmaan,
The choice seems to be obvious!
The question, though is, whether one is prepared to do so?
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