We have all gone through university education and have fond reminiscences of it but none related to out of box thinking, innovation and the like. Whatever research happens makes its way to the servers for posterity. In this exponential age, an university to keep abreast with the change, herein, Convergence University fills the void . A concept on lines of Singularity University of the US with real customization & an earnest endeavour to make meaningful research commonplace in this country.
IT is the general purpose technology of our times and with IT at it’s core the University will help create one of its kind solutions for every sector & generic ones as well. An epitome of lab to field concept. From banking to critical infrastructure, we are in dire need of making commensurate changes in tune with the times or we might completely falter. Surging ahead with confidence and somehow moving ahead, has a world of a difference.
Convergence University can be our only response to the process of Disruptive Innovation which the world is already deep into. As per Ray Kurzweil, this century would witness 20, 000 years of change rather than 100. The challenge is both humungous and all pervasive. The success to meet this challenge can be the the difference between becoming a superpower and missing it.
Visionary leader / researchers / executioners would take the University through the untrodden path and establish it as the ultimate centre of excellence. Peter Diamandis & Ray Kurzweil, co-founders of Singularity University can be the reference points . The corpus fund of over USD 34 billion of Harvard University & sustainable funding mechanism of NUS can provide the business model backdrop.
CONVERGENCE UNIVERSITY CAN BECOME THE TRAILBLAZER OF INDIA’s R & D.