Kapil Sibal to inaugurate 7th FICCI Higher Education Summit, Fri, Nov 11

11 Nov

The 7th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2011 is ready for launch. The two day global conference is all set to begin on Friday, November 11 at FICCI, Federation House, New Delhi. To be inaugurated by Union Minister for HRD Mr Kapil Sibal, the theme of the conference is ‘Strategies for Expansion in Higher Education in India’.

Some of the key topics that will be discussed are: Indian HE Expansion Strategies: Robust Realism over Dubious Dreams; Indian Universities in the Global Top-League; Encouraging Private sector participation; Developing National Knowledge Functional Hubs; Higher Education Growth Strategy in the 12th Plan; Cultivating Research Culture.

The Inaugural Address will be by delivered by Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India. Dr David Naylor, President, University of Toronto will give the Keynote Address. The Theme Address will be by Prof M Anandakrishnan, Chairman, FICCI Higher Education Committee & Chairman, BoG, IIT Kanpur.

Special addresses will be delivered by Mr Michael Russell, Member of the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning; Dr. Lin Tsong-ming, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education, Taiwan; and Dr Daniel C Levy Distinguished Professor, University at Albany & Director PROPHE will deliver the Special Address.

The Summit will also witness speeches by Prof Ved Prakash, Chairman, UGC; Dr S S Mantha, Acting Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE); Prof Pritam Singh, Director General, IMI; Prof Rajan Saxena, Co-Chair FICCI Higher Education Committee & Vice Chancellor, NMIMS University; Dr Vidya Yeravdekar, Principle Advisor, Symbiosis; Mr. Pawan Agarwal, Advisor-Higher Education, Planning Commission, GoI; Prof M Anandakrishnan, Chairman-FICCI Higher Education Committee & Chairman—BoG IIT Kanpur; Dr Narendra Jadhav, Member (HRD), Planning Commission, GoI; Ms Sushma Berlia, President, Apeejay Stya & Svrán Group, and Chancellor, Apeejay Stya University; Prof A S Kolaskar, Vice Chancellor, KIIT University and many other eminent educationists and policy makers from India and abroad.

In the past, FICCI Higher Education Summits have been graced by Dr John DeGioia, President, Georgetown University, USA and  Prof. Stephen J. Toope, President, University of British Columbia, Canada ( 2010); Prof Richard Levin, President, Yale University (2009); Prof Malcolm Grant, President, University College London, UK (2008); Lord Chris Patten, Chancellor, Oxford University, UK (2007); Prof. Lawrence H Summers, President, Harvard University, USA (2006) and Dr John L Hennessy, President, Stanford University, USA (2004).

FICCI is expecting more than 650 delegates from India and abroad, including University Presidents & Deans from Scotland, Canada, USA, Thailand, Brunei, etc. in the Summit. B2B facilitations will be organized to facilitate joint collaborations between Indian and foreign institutions. Exhibition at the conference is an additional attraction for participants to showcase their programmes and products to the school and colleges students from NCR region and the captive delegates. More than 2000 students visit the Exhibition every year.

MBAUniverse.com is the Online Partner of FICCI HES 2011. The Summit is an effort towards bringing together key policy makers, educationists and the corporate sector at both national and international level for deliberations, interactions, knowledge sharing, identification of policy and practice imperatives.

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