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FE’s diverse mission

FE’s diverse mission

Everyone understands what schools are for; everyone knows what universities do. FE suffers precisely because of its diverse mission - it serves a wide age group with skills, education and training, while few even understand the difference between these. Luckily, our FE riddle is being better understood abroad, and is proving irresistible in some quarters. India has turned to the UK FE sector to learn about curriculum development, staff training and how to develop links with industry. India is rather enamoured of the model that serves up catering courses alongside aeronautical engineering. “In the UK…they run all kinds of courses, not just technical ones, and that is something we can learn from,” says Dr Swati Mujumdar, director of the Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, one of India’s largest FE providers.

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