There is No Substitute for Knowledge


Something that the greatest entrepreneurs in history have proven time and again is that a college degree is never the most important aspect of becoming a successful entrepreneur. Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg have been the poster boys of this. However, never get the idea that education is unimportant. The fact of the matter is that most students don’t get over the societal pressure to leave their education aside and venture out with their business ideas. While Bezos and Zuckerberg represent a tiny substratum of highly successful entrepreneurs, the large majority of successful entrepreneurs in the world right now boast stellar academic qualifications. It’s just that grooming should commence from the schooldays and propagate through the higher education of every student.

However, while appreciating the efforts from the academic world to fill the long-ventilated gap between industry and academia, the demand and supply are never in balance, primarily due to the insane pace of technological and methodological advancements in the business world. Nevertheless, over the past few years, top educational institutes worldwide have successfully adapted to the trends and created global citizens, majorly owing to technological interventions and advancements in connectivity. Most importantly, they have been able to set benchmarks.

In this special issue, we are unfolding the stories of alumni of top global institutions, setting benchmarks in education and, in turn, making sure that the curriculums are more in line with the demands of the industry. Do let us know your thoughts.

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