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Theoretical Knowledge + Practical Knowledge = Professional Learning

Dear Students:

Let me share with you a sincere concern through various reports released by national and international organizations highlighting employability issues among educated unemployed. The issue of employability arises mainly due to our current education system which focuses more on theoretical knowledge. Students as well have a mindset to learn with exam oriented base only. Situation like these results into graduates with confined theoretical knowledge. Such examination oriented and degree focused studies are the main factors for lack of employability skills among the students.

Unitedworld School of Business, since inception is working on imparting right blend of theoretical and practical knowledge among students and enabling them to face the challenges of emerging market economies. In order to abreast the students with practical knowledge various initiatives like guest lectures, industrial visits, live projects and internships are planned as part of regular curriculum. Career Service Department (CSD) is actively working on arranging such activities. Simultaneously, the faculty members are also giving their best efforts to make you ready for such opportunities. The objective of practical knowledge is to understand the application of theoretical knowledge in real life situations. As such, it is very essential that you have sound theoretical knowledge across various subjects’ covered in classroom environment and beyond. Your only focus on theories or practical aspects will limit the purpose of acquiring adequate knowledge. For instance: to become a professional swimmer, you are required to know swimming techniques along with practice of swimming. You cannot become good swimmer with only theoretical aspects of swimming or without immersing self in the swimming pool. Inversely, it is hard to be a professional swimmer without having knowledge of tools and techniques of swimming, i.e. theories of swimming. So in this direction, it is very important to have balanced approach, regulated time management and over all open mindset to learn new things along with applying theoretical knowledge to practice.

Author:
Dr Kishore Bhanushali, Director – Academic Administration, UWSB

Disclaimer: The opinions / views expressed in this article are solely of the author in his / her individual capacity. They do not purport to reflect the opinions and/or views of the College and/or University or its members.

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