Education is a sector where a great deal of knowledge is required in order to comment on the prospects since it not only affects the nation at a macro level but also an individual’s career at micro level. One has to be a specialized authority in order to guide others.
Dr. Rahul Choudaha is one such individual. Dr Choudaha is Associate Director of Innovation and Development at the World Education Services, New York. In this cross-functional role he is responsible for developing new services from ideation to implementation and improving existing services. Dr. Choudaha specializes in strategic management of higher education, international market development, and technology based recruitment.
His blog, DrEducation is a key source of information for students searching for news about higher education and trends across the world and in India. His posts reflect what standards of education are available and what can be achieved. The blog also talks about key issues faced by the students in our country about higher education. A good example of the same is his blog on the recent controversy about 100% cut off for admission in under graduation colleges in New Delhi.
(From his post: Indian University Admissions: The Crisis of Confidence in Quality)
Dr. Choudaha also highlights the need on having a clear focus for institutions to work on the basics rather targeting impossible goals. His article on targeting better admission standards than focusing on placements numbers clearly shows his concern for improvement in learning process rather than delivering the final result. He states that if the process is good the result is bound to be good as well.
DrEducation comes across as an information highway for Indian students looking for authentic information on global trends about education. It also helps them shape their minds so as to pursue a correct career option for themselves.
Dr. Choudaha earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Denver and holds an MBA in Marketing and B. E. in Electronics. He has been quoted in global media including BBC, TIME, NPR, WSJ and The Chronicle of Higher Education, InsideHigherEd.com and Times Higher Education. And it is our pleasure to honor Dr. Rahul Choudaha as our Blogger of the Fortnight.