CHANNELIZING THE VISION OF DIGITALLY EQUIPPED INDIA.
Sir Dr.Hari Krishna Maram, Digital Brand Ambassador and Chairman of Vision Digital India, Vice Chancellor – Global Digital University, USA narrates his journey.
Dr. Maram’s work in the field of Management and Management Education spans over 24 years. He has an illustrious career in education and has served as the Governing Council Member at AIMA (All India Management Association), Vice President at AIMS (Association of Indian Management Schools). Additionally, he was Honorable Secretary-BMA (Bangalore Management Association), Treasurer-Education Promotion Society for India (EPSI) South India, Executive Board Member at NIPM and Chairperson Higher Education Forum–Karnataka. His efforts in management education have been recognized on numerous occasions by the Government of India. He is also a part of the UGC Committee.
Besides being an excellent academician and educationist, Dr Maram is involved with a large number of CSR activities. He is the District Chairman of Lion’s International and Trustee of Lions Super Speciality Eye Hospital & Lions District Service Foundation. Additionally, he is the Chief Mentor of the great initiative “Bangalore Green” which aims at environmental conservation in Bangalore. Throughout his lifetime, he has received various awards like Prestigious Knighthood Award from UK, MTC Global Top 10 Thinkers, “Ramaswamy P Aiyar Best Young Teacher” Award by AIMS,”J L Batra Best Research Paper” Award, “Education Evangelist of India” Award, Lions International President’s Medal, Karmavira Chakra Award, “Medal of Honour” from CIAC Global & The Education, 50 Most Admired Global Indian award from Passion Vista Magazine, Sunfo High appreciation award from Srilanka, International Leadership Innovations Excellence Award from Indo-Srilanka Economic Summit, SHIKSHA RATTAN award from Institute of Economic Studies, International Icon Award from International Economic Summit @ Thailand, Global CIO Award by Global CIO Forum and many more …..
Close observation and proximity to the education system as a board member of prestigious organizations, made Dr. Maram consider that many bright young minds do not get to live their dreams of making it big in the corporate world, primarily owing to the existing educational system in India. There exists a vast divide between the education that gets imparted to them and industry requirements.
Another fundamental problem with the education industry is that it is upgrading itself at such a breakneck speed that most educational institutions cannot keep up. Hence the courses they offer are becoming outdated and obsolete, and students armed with such degrees find themselves to be inadequately trained to make the cut in a highly-competitive industry. This is precisely, what Vision Digital India aims to address. They created a course that is precisely tailored to meet the demands of the corporate world and ensure that students are industry-ready.
Considering the scenario of the current education system, Dr. Maram launched Vision Digital India under the umbrella of the Imperial Group that aims to impart digital education to over 1 lakh students in the upcoming 2 years. This digital curriculum will equip the youth with digital and analytical skills, which are much sought-after by the corporate sector. This upbeat, need-of-the-hour program received a phenomenal response, Vision Digital India has grown immensely from a small 30 students classroom to training more than 1 lakh students each year for consecutive 5 years across India.
Vision Digital India offers courses like Certified Digital Marketing Course in association with Google, Certified Analytics for all in association with IBM and iOS Mobile Application Development in association with Apple. These state-of-art programs give the students an edge over routine digital programs, and hence offer higher chances of employability. They have considered and included access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform by which one can access the study material, along with support for internship and placement assistance, for their students.
Dr. Hari Krishna Maram, Chairman, Vision Digital India, on asking about his vision, quoted, “Through its endeavor, we are trying to make the Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi’s flagship campaign ‘Digital India’ a resounding success and it is succinctly summed up in our motto – Enable Digital. ”
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We see a huge opportunity here and are committed to our vision of digital India.
Vision Digital India is working on the government’s vision providing digital skills to all, this also provides impetus to our mission and helps us reach larger groups of youth across India. Dr. Maram’s passion is to provide education, encourage the student’s natural tendency to explore, experiment and experience. ‘Education is about igniting the fire that will spread light globally’, he cites.
Elaborating on the mission for 2030, Dr. Maram expressed, Vision Digital India has incorporated niche technology into its course-structure to make it industry-relevant. Employers today do not just look into a candidate’s scorecard but what truly works in a student’s favor is how quickly he/she can be inducted into the workforce. And, this requires the aspiring students to acquire a better and holistic understanding of new and advanced technological concepts like data science, cloud and analytics. His Mission is to turn aspirations into reality, by providing industry relevant programs.
Dr. Maram, concludes ‘The most talked about revolution “Industry 4.0” is just around the corner. There are the vast scope and a wide spectrum of opportunities in the future in Digital Marketing, Analytics & Data Science, Analytics and Machine Learning field for Students, Working Professionals, Entrepreneurs and everyone and anyone who is a smartphone user. Vision Digital India is on the onset of its Digital Journey by offering the most innovative programs on Digital Marketing, IBM Analytics & Data Science, Analytics and Machine Learning. Dr. Maram has authored and published their first book ‘Digital Marketing’ – a simple step by step guide for learning digital marketing techniques.