FICCI Higher Education Summit 2012 (FICCI HES)
Venue: FICCI Federation House
|Event Date/Time: Nov 05, 2012||End Date/Time: Nov 06, 2012|
FICCI with the support of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and Planning Commission, Government of India is organizing the 8th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2012, a two day Global Conference, on 5th & 6th November 2012 at FICCI, Federation House, New Delhi.
Both government and industry are aware that education, vocational training and skill development are the thrust areas for sustaining and continuing economic growth of the country. Higher education in particular, is critical to India’s aspirations to be a major player in the world’s knowledge economy. Although the Indian Higher Education has undergone tremendous growth in the last 5 years, a lot still needs to be done to meet the demands of a growing population and achieve the ambitious GER of 30% by 2020. While India is doing well in terms of expansion, the quality of higher education seems to have been overlooked, in public as well as private sector institutions and universities. Accordingly, the current XIIth Plan focus is to strengthen the quality in the existing universities and institutions.
Through the FICCI Higher Education Summit, we bring together stakeholders including key policy makers, educationists and industry at both national and international level for deliberations and knowledge sharing. The Global Research & Consultancy Firm, Ernst & Young is the Knowledge Partner for the Summit.
This year, the theme of FICCI Higher Education Summit 2012 being ‘Higher Education in India: Quest for Excellence’, discussions and deliberations would focus on strategies required to improve quality across all parameters of higher education delivery. The Conference platform will also be used to share the Government’s implementation strategy for wider stakeholder dissemination and to receive feedback and inputs.
Hon’ble Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Kapil Sibal has kindly agreed to inaugurate the Summit. Dr Philip G Altbach, Monan Professor of Higher Education, Director, Center for International Higher Education Boston College has kindly consented to deliver the Keynote Address.
There is a tremendous interest from numerous Indian and foreign universities to participate in the conference. We are expecting more than 650 delegates from India and abroad, including University Presidents & Deans from Canada, UK, Scotland, USA, Germany, etc. Exhibition at the conference is an additional attraction for participants to showcase their programmes and products to the school and college students from NCR region and the captive delegates. More than 2000 students visit the Exhibition every year.
Master Classes are one of the key components of the Summit. The aim of the Master Class is to have a focused discussion with the concerned stakeholders on the some key issues which require information dissemination and handholding. Six Master Classes would be conducted over two days with three Master Classes running parallel on each day. You may choose from the topics as per the program enclosed in the brochure. Please be informed that the Registration for the Master Class is in addition to the Delegate Registration fees (INR 2000 for any two Master Classes). Due to limited seats, the registration for the Master Classes would be done on a first come first serve basis. Hence, to avoid disappointment, we suggest that you register for this along with the Delegate Registration.
For the first time, on the side line of the conference, we are also organizing a Poster Presentation on the theme “Enhancing Quality on Teaching - Learning Process in Classroom and Beyond” where professionals/post-graduate students are invited to participate. More details and guidelines are available on the website.