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Vikas Gupta is the Managing Director (MD) of Wiley India. He is an award-winning Writer, Speaker and Thought Leader in the Education and Learning Industry.

It’s time for newer models of education and training

Thehindubusinessline, Nov 2019

Much speculation surrounds today’s job market. While some people say there are not enough jobs for the youth of tomorrow, others are talking about the quality of the talent pool. With AI / ML and and the digital economy influencing every aspect of business in India, skills related to these areas have become crucial as never before. 

Wiley Innovation Blackbook on Exponential Technologies mentioned in the IEEE Newsletter

IEEE Newsletter, Jan-Mar 2019

Wiley Innovation Blackbook on Exponential Technologies, co-authored by 17 Industry leaders, who also form the Wiley Innovation Advisory Council, has been featured in the suggested reads in IEEE Newsletter.

Wiley Launches Job-Ready Skilling Programs In India To Bridge The Talent Gap

Ed Tech Review, April 2019

WileyNXT will launch two programs for engineering graduates. The first is a three-month Accelerator Program targeted at final year students preparing for campus placements. The second is a four-year Integrated Program that will run parallel to the college curriculum and augment the university degree.

How to make an Indian Engineer Job-ready

Digital Creed, April 2019

A third of Indian engineering graduates are not employable by the industry as they lack core skills. WileyNXT is attempting to solve this problem through a series of learning and accelerator programs that it is launching in India.

Book Review of Wiley Innovation Black book on Exponential Technologies

YourStory, April 2019

This comprehensive book charts the scope and impacts of the new wave of digital technologies, along with examples of innovators active in this transformation. Read the full review on YouStory.

Wiley hosts inaugural Global Innovation Conclave- Career Connect

Career Connect, April 2019

With a focus on bridging the skills gap and improving job readiness, Wiley, a global leader in research and education, brought together leaders of industry and academia for the inaugural Wiley Global Innovation Conclave 2019.

Here’s what Wiley is doing to help bridge the talent gap

Financial Express, April 2019

Wiley has announced a series of blended learning programmes in India under umbrella brand WileyNXT. These programmes are designed in consultation with the Wiley Innovation Advisory Council (WIAC), a group consisting of senior industry leaders and academia.

Online learning platform Wiley announces job ready skilling programme in India- WileyNXT

The Hindu Business Line, March 2019

“India is going through a serious dearth in talent following the onset of industry 4.0. It is time to enhance college education with skills-based programs to make students future ready and increase their learnability quotient”, said Vikas Gupta, Managing Director of Wiley India.

Unlearn and upskill: Currencies for sprinting the industry 4.0 transformation

People Matters, March 2019

With the breakthrough of Industry 4.0, each one of us will feel the need to constantly improve in order to stay relevant and take hold of the future. So the idea of learnability is being proposed as one of the ways to ensure that our tomorrow resonates with our present. The workforce will experience a drift from the execution level, where every individual will need to upgrade and cultivate a problem-solving mindset. While new job roles will continue to emerge in this age of disruption, we all need to be prepared for a challenging future. My thoughts in the People Matters Article.

Wiley hosts Global Innovation Conclave to strengthen the Future of Learning

Print Week, February 2019

“Wiley has always been a pioneer and propagator of technology and innovation. After creating the Wiley Innovation Advisory Council last year, Wiley is working with industry and academia to build the future workforce for India, as well as the education curriculum,” said Peter Wiley, Chairman Emeritus for Wiley. Print Week covered the Wiley Global Innovation Conclave held in Bangalore on 31st January 2019.

WileyNXT is adding Context to Concept in Classroom

Digital Creed, February 2019

Excerpts of the Interview of Vikas Gupta, MD, Wiley India with Brian Pereira of Digital Creed, while discussing new Wiley initiatives and WileyNXT.

Wiley Global Innovation Conclave sets the direction for the Future of Learning, Research, and Work

Digital Creed, February 2019

Wiley, a global leader in research and education, brought together leaders of industry and academia for the inaugural Wiley Global Innovation Conclave 2019 (WGIC) in Bengaluru, on 31st January. With a focus on bridging the skills gap and improving job readiness, this event fostered thoughtful conversation around the role innovation plays in the future of learning, research, and work.

Business Excellence and Innovative Best Practices Academia Award-2019

NDIM, February 2019

Vikas Gupta, MD, Wiley India received the ‘Business Excellence and Innovative Best Practices Academia Award-2019’ from Dr. Manmohan Singh, Former Prime Minister of India for Innovative Strategy in Digital Content, Contribution to Entrepreneurship Ecosystem, Exemplary contribution to Academic Knowledge and Building Brand India through Business Ventures.

Push The Boundaries- The Hindu

The Hindu, February 2019

With e-books and Digital content on the rise, libraries need to refurbish their content to remain accessible. Quoted in this article with Antonius, founder of British Council, Vikas Gupta, MD, Wiley talks about the role of publishers in this changing world.

Adopt new syllabus to drive innovation, says Prof CNR Rao

Financial Express, February 2019

An ambiance needs to be created in our Educational Institutions that promote innovation and creativity. Quoted in this article with Prof CNR Rao, Bharat Ranta Awardee, during the launch of Wiley Innovation Black Book on Exponential Technologies, a guide on future-forward scenarios.

Promote Creativity, among youngsters, says Prof CNR Rao

Deccan Chronicle, February 2019

Good Education and Quality Research are key to the future of mankind eventually driving Innovation. Quoted in this Article with Prof. CNR Rao, as he talked about the need to create an atmosphere in educational institutions to promote ‘innate’ creativity and innovation among younger generations at the Wiley Global Innovation Conclave, 2019.

Finding Effectiveness without Evaluation- The Enigma Of Executive Education

Business World Magazine, November 2018

Executive education in India demands a significant change for the benefit of everyone involved. In my opinion, the system needs to observe education through a quantifiable lens and raise its expectations from the program to face an ever-evolving future. My thoughts in the Businessworld Magazine’s October- November 2018 Issue.

Birth, Evolution, and Struggle for Sustainability: All you need to know about Publishing Industry

Education Times, Times of India, September 2018

Digital Disruption is evolving the way creators engage with consumers. Ever since the beginning of the Publishing Industry, the linear flow that was followed is going through a paradigm-altering change. This disruption enables a series of infinite possibilities for fiction and non-fiction writers to publish their work. My thoughts in Times of India’s Education Portal- Education Times.

Bridging the Gap between Conceptual and Contextual Learning

BW Education, Business World, July 2018

Conceptual Learning has long dominated the landscape of Indian Education, and perhaps, this is the reason we find ourselves at a standstill. The prevailing disconnection has significantly capped the prospects of a job for a graduating student and its effects multiply for degrees such as engineering, which demands technical or contextual experience to succeed in the industry. My thoughts on how we can bridge the gap between Conceptual and Contextual Learning, in Business World’s July 2018 Issue.


Can Restructuring The Curriculum Help Professionals Embrace Industry 4.0?

Hindustan Times, June 2018

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0- the era of automation and the use of cyber-physical things and cognitive computing is here and our students, the future workforce needs to be prepared for it. To tackle this problem, we should start where we can bring the most concrete change- College Education.
My thoughts on this topic, in Hindustan Times.

Our Education System Needs A Methodical Overview

Business World, May 2018

For India, like most other developing nations, education is at the heart of almost all the social objectives. Be it better access to medical services or jobs; education plays a crucial role in defining our future. There is a dire need of new education models and latent methodologies in our education system. My views on the same, in this Business World Article.

Wiley Plans to Make India its Global R&D powerhouse

Print Week India, March 2018

John Wiley and Sons is bullish on India, its third largest market in Asia, and will continue to invest in the future of research and learning here. The global major recently celebrated its 210th anniversary worldwide. Vikas Gupta, Managing Director, Wiley India, said, “As part of our continued investments and engagements with our stakeholders, Wiley has recently shifted to a new office space and will be hosting local forums as part of our growing market presence. We foresee India as the hub of innovation where new means of learning and content will be developed for other parts of the world.”

Reshaping the Future of Education

Higher Education Review, March 2018

India is currently facing a crisis of job-ready and outcome-oriented education. The millennials want education to be available anytime, accessible anywhere and personalized. I shared my views on the Future of Education with The Higher Education Review Magazine.

How Digitisation is disrupting Libraries

Deccan Herald, March 2018

In the library and information science landscape these days, the community is abuzz with terms like digital libraries, electronic libraries, and hybrid libraries. The future of libraries, as an institute, is in our hands – authors, publishers, and readers. Disruptive technologies will continue to emerge and change our behavior. Read my full article on the topic ‘How Digitisation is disrupting Libraries’, covered in Deccan Herald.

Sameer Dhanrajani writes a new book on executing AI, Analytics Strategies

Analytics India Magazine, February 2018

The book launch event of one of the most noted names in the world of Analytics and Data Science — Sameer Dhanrajani took place in Banglore. Peter Wiley (Chairman Emeritus, Wiley), Matthew S. Kissner (Chairman of the Board, Wiley) and Vikas Gupta (MD, Wiley India) were present during the event.

Future of Publishing: Printing to Platforms

All About Publishing, February 2018

Future of Publishing lies in how well publishers can create a solution that can go up the value chain. I shared my views on the Future of Publishing in this story with All About Publishing. Go to Page 10 to read the full story.

The Human Touch

India Today Aspire, January 2018

The path to innovative thinking is through the exposure to a diverse set of experiences. From traveling to absorbing different cultures, from meeting new people to encountering challenging ideas, each new experience gives us a fresh new perspective and isn’t that what innovative thinking is all about? Read more about my thoughts in the India Today Aspire Story.

Wiley India- Q&A with Vikas Gupta

India Today Aspire, September 2017

From talking about the new learning models for the future of education, I shared my views on a variety of topics in this interview with India Today Aspire.

Behind the cover of a Business book

Mint, June 2013

Management book covers are a study in the art of conveying more with less. Read more about my thoughts on the perfect cover of a Business Book in this Mint Story.

Interview with Business World

Business World, February 2011

It’s time for newer models of education and training