Dell plans to collaborate with government and private institutions in a mission to bring growth and new infrastructure for technology-based education system in India that will predominantly prepare India’s future workforce.
“Our mission is to technologically enable human progress in every aspect of life…education is one of the areas which will have maximum impact by bringing in technology and so it is a natural focus area for us in India,” commented Alok Ohrie, President and Managing Director, Dell India.
Dell acknowledges the need for enriched content and curriculum that will engage the students into gearing up building the skill required in the future. Ohrie further added that “Inclusion of new-age technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), internet of things (IoT), robotics, and automation will be very helpful in building the right skills for the future.”
In March 2020, Dell in collaboration with NITI Aayog had launched ‘Atal Tinkering Lab’ under the Atal Innovation Mission that seeks to connect over 15000 schools dispersed across the country and bring a paradigm shift in the process of learning.
“E-learning or online learning is the need of the hour today and it will transform how education is delivered over the next few decades…technologies such as cloud, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality, will enable in delivering education to many more students,” explained Ohrie.
Addressing the education gap in the country, Dell has re-emphasized technology which would act as a bridge. “If adopted in large scale, it can definitely help in delivering richer content and address the scarcity of right teaching staff that exists across all educational institutions,” Ohrie said.