Programming: 21st Century Skill

The new millennium has brought about a paradigm shift in the working ways of mankind. At the turn of the century, advances in computing disrupted the economic structure of the society, much like the industrial revolution a couple of centuries ago. Computer scientists like Alan Turing and Charles Babbage swung the wrecking ball which in turn was accelerated by the genius millennial entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates leading to the democratization of the personal computer. It is now impossible to imagine a modern home working efficiently without the use of a computer.

The Smartphone has become a phantom limb, the TV has gotten smarter and the refrigerator warns us about depleting food stocks. As more and more smart devices occupy major roles, the need for real time human assistance becomes a thing of the past. The mailman and the travel agent are endangered species; gmail and makemytrip are both faster and more reliable.

In an ironic way, as these devices bring in safety and security, they have inculcated a smidge of uncertainty regarding our own roles in the modern civilization. How does the working man fit into the picture? If the physical workforce is ultimately going to be replaced by stringent machines, where will the manpower go?

The answer is simple – Programming.

Programming in layman’s term is the art of enabling computers to perform a desired activity. Using a ‘language’ buit upon standard protocol we pass instructions to the computer which then performs the task at hand accordingly. Using the tools of logic and subdivision of a bigger problem into smaller manageable ones, we can perform tasks that defy imagination.

The time to hop on the train of programming is now, as this is the discipline that promises to be ever relevant in the age of constant disruption. It has power to touch and impact lives of innumerable people, and thus has a reach beyond the immediate vicinity. To gain expertise of this discipline, we need the following key skills

  • An ability to learn concepts and apply them when required
  • Pattern recognition skills to break down complex problems into smaller ones
  • A love for problem solving
  • Basic Mathematical Skills
  • Resilience in the face of complex problems

At Excelsior, we plant the seeds of these skills in children at an early age. Relying on courses specially designed to suit children’s needs; we use interactive interfaces, engaging assignments and world class mentor ship to nurture young minds to learn to think in an efficient and logical way.

Check out ourLearning Tracks and Courses. If you require more information, please drop by at our center. Alternatively, you can also call us at 080 – 48145441 or drop a mail at

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