New Delhi: The Indian Education Network recently organized the 7th Higher Education Conclave 2019 in the capital city. The summit witnessed many delegates from higher education institutions, including industry veterans and representatives from the Ministry of HRD, AICTE, and other Government authorities who shared their thoughts and insights on strengthening the higher education system of India.
Before the summit started, Mr. Kunwar Shekar Vijendra, Chancellor of Shobhit University, addressed about the brain-drain in our country. He mentioned how the students from India would like to pursue their higher education in foreign countries. Whereas, the majority of international students visit India as a tourist, and not seeking educational or employment opportunities.
Various aspects of higher education system were discussed during the summit like the role of education in nation building, where the education at the primary level as in focus. This was followed by a panel discussion on the role of regulators in promoting higher education. The discussion threw some light on the disparity seen in the demand and supply in the higher education system of India. Past education policies, the need for NET qualified teachers were few more talk points of this discussion.
Taking the discussion further, the next point was about how to make India a hub for innovation, creativity and leadership for international students. With the largest population in the world are from the age group of 5 to 25, India requires hundred- thousands of universities, schools and colleges to reach out to the dynamic talent pool it has. But prior to this, the Government needs to enhance the education quality of India and provide best and advanced education in India for our own students. At the end a short discussion was held over the integration of skill development in higher education.
The event culminated with an award ceremony felicitating the candidates and dignitaries with Awards for Excellence in the education sector and creating an environment to inspire more people and help develop their skills.
Ramesh Bidhuri, MP – South Delhi was the Chief Guest at the Higher Education Summit 2019. He said, “We need to encourage kids and the millennial to analysis and understand what exactly they want to do and pursue. They need to work hard towards their dreams and explore the right path to walk on.”