Management Education: Role of Educational Institutions in Nurturing Creativity

Every single individual is gifted with the innate quality of creativity. Creative thinking remains the most important factor in defining the uniqueness of every single mind. The organizations survive and thrive on the uniqueness of its people’s creative thinking as everything is imitable except individual’s ability to think critically and creatively.

In this context the role of academia is critical, which happens to be the source of providing the best talent to the industry. The key role of education lies in imparting purposeful knowledge to the students and hones their ability to think creatively as “creative minds are incubators of best ideas”. Education is the “Seed” that is embedded in students, and needs to be nurtured with time. It enhances their imagination, empowers their thinking, enlightens their minds and strengthens them to adapt with changes.

JK Lakshmipat University, one of the best universities in Jaipur, not just emphasizes on imparting theoretical knowledge but transforming individuals to a responsible citizen and resourceful human capital.  The meaningful education emphasizes upon the application of the knowledge in real life situation and facilitates students in solving problems which are again unique. Therefore it is individual’s matchless ability of being creative that help them to come up with best solution to the existing problems. The role of education is all about equipping students with the life skill of creativity.

Institute of management, JK lakshmipat University makes its place amongst top B-Schools of Rajasthan as it maintains the right fraction between the theoretical and practical input given to the students. Learnings are well delivered through lectures, simulation, term projects, class room debates, field assignment, and group discussions on issues and topics related to course. This allows the student to understand the practical implications of the theory, provide them an opportunity to think critically, challenges the theory, analyze and air their opinion. Such learning approach essentially provided a collaborative environment and facilitates genesis of distinctive thoughts and ideas.

The institutions effort towards shaping the young mind to be creative is wrapped with numerous challenges. With changes brought by digital technology, nature of imparting and receiving education has undergone transformation. The immense dependence on digital technology by younger generation and easy availability of information through search engines raises the serious concern. The teachers are questioning whether today’s students have the innate capability of higher-order thinking and generating creative ideas, as the nature of study habits undergo transformation.   It raises the question that does the technology facilitates or inhibits creativity? “The sculptors of the young minds” also face the challenge of addressing the students of diverse background and with differential learning ability.  But the following words of wisdom are silver lining to the dark clouds of challenges in building creative and powerful “generation next”.

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge”.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Albert Einstein

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