Hyderabad, May 02, 2019 – Around the world, schools and universities are transforming the way they teach, share, organize, prepare and research — and this transformation is extending to the management of facilities, transportation, and security. As the future of education unfolds, institutions are being forced to rethink their traditional models of learning, research, administration and student life.
line with its commitment to help students connect, learn and succeed in the
digital age, the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad (ISB) signed a Memorandum
of Understanding (MoU) today with Cisco to build India’s first truly Digitally
intuitive Campus. The MoU was signed by Dr. Rajendra Srivastava, Dean,
ISB and Sameer Garde, President, Cisco India & SAARC.
ISB’s Digital Campus is based on Cisco’s highly secure
core network, unified voice, video, and wireless communications and lays the
framework for connected campuses, empowered educators, informed administrators
and students who will have the tools they need for success in a digital
world. The framework will allow ISB to –
- Enhance the quality of teaching and learning: With Cisco’s Connected Classroom solutions
which leverages Cisco’s networking and collaboration solutions like WebEx
Boards, students can understand how they learn best: anywhere, anytime,
and on any device. Whether on or off-campus or in a flipped classroom
model, students and educators have highly secure access to educational
resources, using their smartphones, tablets and other connected devices.
- Boost student engagement and retention: Involvio, the world’s leading student engagement platform is
integrated with Cisco Webex and Wi-Fi solutions to offer a suite of tools
and dashboards for better student engagement. The integrated
solution will allow ISB to leverage the power of mobility to improve
access to campus resources, create opportunities for seamless
communication and intervention, and track student engagement and
- Better Manage Campus facilities: By utilizing pervasive Wi-Fi access, sensors, analytics, context,
and location-based services and digital signage, ISB can enable higher
levels of operational efficiency to campus administration and management,
including smart lighting and connected vehicles, while allowing a more in-depth
view into building efficiencies, student behavior, and security. Cisco
Connected Campus provides extensive network analytics so that can help
administrators make data-driven decisions while managing facilities,
lighting, parking and transportation.
- Foster global connections, support innovation, and research: A Digital Campus gives researchers, faculty, and
students the tools they need to connect and collaborate seamlessly, on
campus and around the world. It can also support new online learning
experiences, global collaboration and rich consumption with virtual
classrooms. It will empower students to learn on demand from any location,
eliminating the boundaries that limit their ability to learn.
This initiative is part of Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) program, a long-term effort to partner with national leadership, industry, and academia to foster inclusive growth and innovation, countrywide. S
Dr. Rajendra Srivastava, Dean, Indian School of
Business: “The digital transformation in the education sector is
indeed a must to address the challenges pertaining to technological disruption.
The future of jobs is strongly connected with digital transformation, and in
the context, the delivery of education must have a strong digital content. We
are excited to have this important MoU with Cisco, and I am sure this will be a
move towards digital education in India.”
Sameer Garde, President, Cisco India & SAARC: “We
are delighted to collaborate with ISB to shape the future of digital education
in India. Harnessing the power of digital and the Internet, students
today are no longer passive receivers of knowledge; but active designers of
their learning experience. Forward-thinking educators understand this and are
transforming the way they teach, share, research and manage their
campuses. Now more than ever, we have an opportunity to shape
well-rounded, highly skilled students who can meet the demands of an
increasingly digital world.”
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