The 9th ‘FICCI Higher Education Summit 2013′ was inaugurated by Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State, MHRD. On this occasion, FICCI felicitated Sushma Berlia, President, Apeejay Education Society and Chancellor of Apeejay Stya University, for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Education’.
Sushma Berlia was honoured for her continued support and guidance in making FICCI a leading voice in the higher education space. Her passion and out-of-the-box thinking has contributed towards the paradigm shift in the higher education space. As Chair of the FICCI Higher Education Committee, she has steered the group towards taking up critical issues in the sector”.
Thanking FICCI, Sushma Berlia said, “I am honoured to be recognized by FICCI and wish to dedicate this award to my late father, Dr Stya Paul, who not only contributed significantly to the cause of education towards nation building, but was a constant source of inspiration and encouragement in my journey towards excellence in education—not only within the Apeejay Stya Group but also to the cause of education at large.”
Berlia added: “It has been my privilege to be associated with FICCI over the years, and to get the opportunity to work with like minded people committed to the cause of improving the country’s education scenario. It gives me great satisfaction that this incredible synergy has led to the FICCI Higher Education Summit (HES) becoming one of the most sought-after summits for higher education in India and abroad.”