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“Mitigate the Impact of Fourth Industrial Revolution on Indian Society: Education Reform for Future and In-Service Teachers”

EDUREFORM:  context and introduction

The current world is peaking at the emerging wave of a technological revolution which will blur the boundaries of physical, biological, and digital worlds. The fourth industrial revolution in its surge to change the way we work, communicate, and relate to each other will impact all spheres of our lives.
To mitigate the impacts of the fourth industrial revolution on Indian society, there is a need for educational reforms that will help the Indian youth to develop skill sets relevant to the changing market demands. In an effort to mitigate the impacts of the fourth industrial revolution on Indian society, the EDUREFORM project aims to empower secondary school in-service and pre-service teachers so that they can foster critical, creative, and analytical thinking skills among secondary schoolchildren.
The project is funded by Erasmus+ program of the European Union. Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe and partner countries. It has an estimated budget of 1 million € / ₹ 9crore.
The activities of our EDUREFORM project are completely focused on a single objective and a target audience which is: the dissemination of teaching tools to train secondary school students’ creativity, analytical and critical skills.
Broadly speaking, EDUREFORM is a three-year long project which has an ultimate goal to empower Indian pre-service and in-service secondary school teachers to mitigate the expected societal impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To fulfill its aim, the Indian partners of the EDUREFORM consortium will participate in modifying their B.Ed., M.Ed., and Ph.D. curriculums by integrating in them new pedagogical practices. For doing this, an EDUREFORM Book containing pedagogical tools will be published to guide the teachers in fostering creative, critical and analytical thinking in their classrooms. The Department of Education sanctioned 1 Crore 26 Lakhs under this project.

Meet our Consortiums 
The EDUREFORM Consortium comprises four Indian Universities, four European Universities, two Secondary schools namely Chitkara International School, Chandigarh and one SME CXS Solutions Private Limited, Kerala , having expertise in the field of education. Each Indian University in the consortium, namely Chitkara University, Chandigarh, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra State, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara and Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune has a designated Education Department coordinating B.Ed., M.Ed., B.Ed.-M.Ed. (Integrated) and M.Phil, Ph.D. programs and have experience in research and work in the domain of Teachers & Teacher Educators professional development. The European partners in the consortium, viz. University of Latvia, Latvia, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland, Hamburg University, Hamburg and Italian University Line, Italy, Liceo Artistico, Musicale e Coreuico, Italy are pioneers in the field of Education in their native countries and are committed to the vision of the project.

Support & Care Team
Senior Projec Manager-    Ms.Varnika Sharma
Project Managers-            1.Ms.Sadhika Chauhan
                                          2.Ms.Anjali Chauhan

Innovation Managers
During the second year of the EDUREFORM Project - to ensure that the project milestones are implemented beyond the initial expectations – each Indian University of the EDUREFORM Consortium hired Innovation Managers for the duration of 3years.

Our Objectives

  • Mitigate the impact of 4IR ON Indian labour market on favouring critical and analytical skills among secondary school Indian students.
  • Include -and mainstream -teaching practices aimed to favour critical, creative and analytical thinking among Indian secondary school students.
  • Recognize EDUREFORM as best practice. Recognise role of educators in mitigating societal challenges related to 4IR.
  • Build Indian- European joint initiatives and follow up of EDUREFORM parallel capacity building actions. Establish the Indian European Alliance for Teacher Education.

The Department of Education, Shivaji University, Kolhapur is executing the said project.




Link for EDUREFORM Website

Our Patrons 

Prof.(Dr.) D.T. Shirke    
Hon’ble Vice Chancellor

Prof.(Dr.) P.S. Patil
Hon’ble Pro-Vice Chancellor


Project Coordinator 
Prof.Dr.(Smt.) Pratibha S. Patankar
Head, Department of Education

Dr.Vidyanand S.Khandagale
Assistant Professor, Department of Education 

Innovation Manager 
Dr.(Smt.) Geetanjali S. Joshi
Department of Education

Non Teaching Staff
Smt. Sonali N. Koli
Assistant Superintendent
Department of Education



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