The cultured man is accustomed to act in the light of universal perspectives and ends”
Freidrich Hegel – Lectures on the Philosophy of History
Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (The World is One Family) — Rigveda
We are living in a world that is increasingly defined by Globality, Cybernity and Complexity. Technology of transport and communication is accelerating the trans-border flow of data, goods, services and people. “Collapse of time and space” notion is altering the mind space creating increased possibilities for closer integration of world societies and interaction among people. “Territory” in the traditional sense of a geographical unit no longer constitutes the only form of “social space” in which human activity takes places. Virtual world of Cyber space has opened unlimited possibilities for social interaction. In this sense, globalization denotes the spread of new forms of non-territorial social activity causing fundamental changes in the spatial and temporal contours of social existence. Alterations in humanity’s experiences of space and time are working to undermine the importance of local and even national boundaries in many arenas of human endeavor. The institutions of global governance are fast coming in place to facilitate global pursuit of all human activity. This is the threshold of a new global culture a culture that is no longer a discrete world. It is transformed to accord with a world of ruptured boundaries.
Globalization has brought increased interconnectedness and convergence of activities and forms of life among diverse cultures of the world fostering the understanding of the interconnectedness of cultures and societies geographically wide apart. Large-scale movement of people, goods and services are affecting children and youth in multiple ways. These global transformations require youth to develop new skills, sensibilities, and habits of mind that are far ahead of what most educational systems can now deliver. Understanding this global process is important as it affects both self-understanding and cultural identity.
Philosophical traditions of both East and West have confirmed that the most profound need of the human mind is to understand itself through dialogue and interaction with what is different from oneself, through acts of reciprocal recognition and never through isolation. This remains a universal and eternal truth about humanity, irrespective of all cultural and historical differentiation. In other words, this profound need of humanity should be understood in universalistic terms and viewed through cultural and historical lenses.
Education is at the heart of this continent of the unknown. However, classroom education alone is inadequate to capture the depth of experiences concerning cultural and historical diversity. Interconnectedness generates both opportunity for harmonious social space and yet a threat of fractured identities. Sustaining diversity in all its forms is the way to facilitate and ensure the ascendance of harmonious social space. Unfettered creativity and innovation at all levels of human activity is the new mantra of global society. Through the process of international exchange programmes of people, ideas and knowledge, the institutions can facilitate interactions among diversified cultural space and accelerate the creativity and innovation.
It is with this understanding that we seek to forge international academic alliances through student exchange, faculty exchange, joint research, joint delivery of educational programmes, youth festivals, multinational youth camps etc.
The emergence of new digital infrastructure with Internet of Every Thing (IoE) at its heart, the world is heading towards a new paradigm of ubiquitous computing embedded into the public spaces, architecture and personal fabric of our daily lives. Only such individuals, organisations, nations and societies that equip their citizens, employees, partners and consumers with new skills can fully capitalize on these innovations.
CREATIVE EDUCATION :
In the virtual world of Cyber space, technology remains the most powerful force driving global transformation. The most profound impact is felt on business organizations and business processes marked by increasing complexity. Convergence of technologies is changing the way we live. Knowledge explosion is forcing the emergent business organizations to become borderless complex adaptive systems. In order to comprehend the emerging complexity and select intelligent pathways one requires not only the knowledge of technology but also a holistic perception through unity of thought, vision and action. Hence the challenge of education in the new business environment is to develop new cognitive skills to manage complex organizations.
This is the age of human capital. In a quickly changing world, talented human capital will be a prime ingredient of business success. The truly successful managers and leaders of the next century will be characterized not by how they can access information, but by how they can access the most relevant information and differentiate it from the exponentially multiplying masses of non-relevant information.
The biggest challenges for business leaders of the 21st century are going to revolve around the understanding how global business practices have evolved – based on advances in the use of technology as well as the ability to connect with others and to be contacted by others, almost anywhere and anytime.
These are epoch-making times for the education and research, training and human resource development that must cater to the needs of a new mind extension era. Education at the Institute of Business Management and Technology is intended to facilitate unbounded exploration of ideas. In order to facilitate this process the Institute draws upon various streams of thought and integrates these in the educational process. With the synergy of new technology, knowledge and tools the Institute has evolved integrated educational process to train young managers for the new economy.