GIIS: Reinventing education in times of COVID-19

Schools around the world have temporarily closed their campuses in a bid to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 72 per cent of the global student population have been impacted by school closures. This places educational institutes in an uncharted territory, as they realise they have to rethink their strategy of continuing education.

GIIS, with 21 campuses across 7 countries, has been sailing smoothly. According to co-founder and chairman Atul Temurnikar, planning ahead and putting the best technology and support in place across all his smart campuses has always been part of his vision. “GIIS has always been thinking eight to ten years ahead of time. This led to the idea of creating our first smart campus, which we later expanded to all our campuses. It further led to our education continuity plan, which was built on prior experiences of SARS in 2003, and has now proven effective in the COVID-19 pandemic.”

In an interview with Connected to India’s Punam Sharrma, Temurnikar shares how his schools continue to function smoothly across the world.