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Education is not preparation for life; Education is life itself

1000-1045 hrs Inaugural Session 
1000 hrs Program Initiation
Network 18 Media & Investments Ltd.
1005 hrs Special Address
Ms. Shereen Bhan, Executive Editor of CNBC TV18*
1015 hrs Address by Guest of Honor
Shri. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, GOI
1025 hrs Chief Guest
Shri. Jitin Prasad, Minister of State, Human Resource Development
1035 hrs Release of reports & Close
1045-1100 hrs TEA/COFFEE BREAK 
1100 -1230 hrs   
Session – I : Panel Discussion

VISION 2020 – Transforming Education Landscape & Strategies for Future

  • Suggested Topics:

      • Future of Indian Education – Opportunities & Challenges Ahead
      • Vision & Strategies: Government Priorities 2013-2020
      • Evaluating the Education Growth Strategy of the 12th Plan
      • Unraveling the dilemma of Quality v/s Expansion
      • Defining New Knowledge, Skill and Competence requirement for the informal economy in the context of Globalization.
      • Strategy to attract Academic talent from Home & Abroad
      • Leveraging Private Sector for better Education
      • Internationalization of Education & research
  • Moderator : Sr. Representative, CNBC TV18

    Panelist :

      • Padmashri. Prof. Amitabh Mattoo, Inaugural Director, Australia India Institute & Professor University of Melbourne
      • Mr. Jaiprakash Rai, Executive Director, National Council on Skill Development
      • Dr Jayati Ghosh, Member, National Knowledge Commission
      • Prof. Dinesh Singh, Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi
      • Mr. T.S.R Subramanian, Trustee, Shiv Nadar Foundation
      • Sr. Representative, YES Bank
      • Sr. Representative, Accenture
1230-1315 hrs Session II : Technology Session - Presentation

Next Generation Technologies for Education

Suggested Topics

    • Leveraging Technology for Providing quality in Education: SWOT Analysis
    • New Business Model/Innovation Distribution reach – Virtual Learning Platforms, Multimedia Content
    • Enabling Access to Education through ICT
    • Fostering Innovation in Education Delivery
    • Tabletizing Education
    • Adoption of Open Source Platform in Education
    • Technology Enabled Campus Infrastructure – Unleashing the Strength of Universities
    • Cloud Revolutionizing Education Space
    • Interactive Learning, Multi-media content & supportive tool to promote student engagement
    • Teacher, Training & Technology – need to tap the 3Ts of Education
    • E-Learning Challenges & Way Ahead
    • Leveraging mobile Technology for better service delivery – MLearning
    • Examining a cost-benefit analysis of the implementation of technology across various levels of education


      • Mr. Krishna Kumar, CEO, Simplilearn
      • Mr. Ali Asgar Kagzi, Promoter Director, Genext Students Limited


1315-1415 hrs Networking Lunch                                                                                                     
1415 -1545 hrs Session III : Panel Discussion

Evolving Higher & Vocational Education Landscape

Suggested Topics

    • Changing Dynamics of Higher Education in a Global Economy
    • Need for Industry – Academia Engagement in Higher Education?
    • Why is the research culture missing in the Indian Higher Education System?
    • Educating the Educators – for better learning outcomes
    • International tie-ups for sharing best practices
    • Emerging Trends in Assessment, Evaluation & Quality Standards in Higher Education
    • Vocational Education – Role in Skill Development & Creating Skilled Labor Force
    • Creating landscape to encourage participation of international vocation skills training & service companies – bringing in Quality & consistency by creating competitive environment
    • National Skill Policy – Review & Way Forward
    • Building Brand support for Blue Collar Skills/Services
    • Regulations & Legal Safeguards for growing educational enterprise
    • Breaking Away of the not-for profit education syndrome
    • Moderator : Mr. Dhiraj Mathur, Executive Director, PwC

      Panelist :

        • Shri. Ajay Mishra, Principal Secretary, Higher Education, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
        • Sh. Pawan Agarwal, Adviser, Higher Education Planning Commission, Govt of India
        • Prof. SS Mantha, Chairman AICTE
        • Prof. Brenda Cherednichenko, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Deakin University
        • Prof George Collins, Deputy Vice Chancellor R&D, Swinburne University
        • Dr. Mool Chand Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Haryana
        • Prof. Dr. W.N. Gade, Vice Chancellor, University of Pune
        • Dr. Ganesh Shermon, Partner & Country Head – HC, KPMG


1515-1645 hrs Session IV : Panel Discussion

K-12: Realizing the Dream of Education for All

Suggested Topics

    • Education with New Age Environment & sustainability
    • Options and strategies of learning in residency
    • Replacing "Chalk Talk" with Technology
    • Private Sector role in scaling up and meeting demand
    • Cost-effective new age infrastructure solutions
    • The formation and dissemination of a modern international K-12 curriculum
    • International Board curriculum vs CBSE vs ICSE vs State Boards
    • Evaluating various incentives that can create a steady inflow of quality candidates in teachers' training colleges
    • Moderator : Mr. Nilaya Varma, Executive Director Health & Public Services, Accenture

      Panelist :

        • Mr. Manoj Aggarwal, Director (State Project), Gujarat Council of Elementary Education
        • Prof. Krishna Kumar, Former Director, NCERT
        • Ms Anita Satia, Director, State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT)
        • Mr. Jayant Hari Har Lal, Executive Director, Shri Ram New Horizons Ltd


1630 hrs Close