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Higher Education Leaders at elets 7th World Education Summit 2016, Delhi

Creating a framework for developing a research

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Prabhat Agrawal, Chairman, Echelon Institute of Technology, Faridabad

“For India to become Vishwa Guru, the need of the hour is to invest, to calibrate, to work upon, to innovate and create model systems and frameworks whereby we can impact the higher education.”

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Tankeshwar Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology

“Ranking’s significance is to improve the quality of educational institution. The existing ranking systems are in fact helping the already highly ranked universities because students apply for top ranked universities.”

 Dr Devendra Pathak, Vice Chancellor , Dr. K. N. Modi University, Rajasthan

Dr Devendra Pathak, Vice Chancellor , Dr. K. N. Modi University, Rajasthan

“Finance is as important as it may be but the other factor lack of academic leadership that’s really posing a bold problem and when our desire is to excel then that poses a bold contradiction…Data reflects probably we are not very serious about research that’s why we are failing in world rankings.”

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Dr. Sunil Rai, Vice Chancellor, The Assam Kaziranga University

“The majority of contribution is now coming from the private institutions that are highly placement-centric. People will join me at my university if they are placed, not because their research papers are published in high impact international journals.”

International Education Initiatives Learning and Collaborative Opportunities

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Dr. (Prof.) Anoop Swarup, Vice Chancellor, Jagran Lake city University

“A great civilization has to take its normal place in the comity of nations. The process of internationalization of higher education is on. We have to be fast, productive, resourceful and committed, I mean government, the policy makers have to productive.”

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Dr. P.B. Vidyasagar, Vice Chancellor, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University

“If we want to give world class education, the international cooperation is very much essential. We should have strength to attract good universities. We should be so strong that we attract students from developing countries. Catering for cultural and psychological needs of foreign students that’s where we are lacking.”

Dr. P. Balakrishna Shetty, Vice Chancellor, Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education

Dr. P. Balakrishna Shetty, Vice Chancellor, Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education

“To perform surgery on any foreign patient here I don’t need any permission here but for to give education to any foreigner here I have to take hundreds of permissions.  This is the state of affairs of higher education here. Please give us freedom to make globalization happen here.”

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Dr. Rupa Vasudevan, Vice Chancellor, Rai Technology University

“It’s the social, inter-cultural skills to navigate and succeed in today’s inter-connected world that any student needs to have and be there at the globally competent market.”

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Eduardo J. Pardon, President, Miami Dade College

“In the US, about the top three skills that our CEOs say are important in people they hire, global competency figures among them. So we all realised nstitutions need to do something about it if we are to provide students with the competencies that they need to be able to get the jobs that they aspire to get.”

Nagendran Sundararajan, Executive Vice President, MeritTrac

Nagendran Sundararajan, Executive Vice President, MeritTrac

“It’s not about just technology it all depends what we do with it. There are opportunities and tools available particularly in the evaluation space and the assessment space but we all talk about computer based testing to MCQ. In the descriptive answer book space, there is huge space for building technology into it and make it a lot more collaborative world.”

Prof Prem Vrat , Pro Chancellor, NorthCap University

Prof Prem Vrat , Pro Chancellor, NorthCap University

“Internationalisation is the process of integrating international perspectives in education. A global mindset is a pre-requisite before thinking of internationalisation. It calls for an openness for tolerance of different cultures, acceptance of their values, food habits, languages, dresses.”

S. B. Hosamani, Vice Chancellor, Rani Chennamma University, Karnataka

S. B. Hosamani, Vice Chancellor, Rani Chennamma University, Karnataka

“Nowadays we say that the quality of education is dwindling. Without generalizing, it’s true. In comparison to teachers of earlier era, today’s’ teachers have become more materialistic less of educationists. As a result, we will have to inculcate hard and dedicated efforts in our teachers.”

Utilising technology to attract and retain students to increase and improve student diversity and to ensure efficient student life cycle management & Effective management of Transnational Education: Reaching financial stability while providing high quality qualifications and an excellent student experience

Aprit Badjatya, CEO & MD, Academia ERP

Aprit Badjatya, CEO & MD, Academia ERP

“One of the most critical tools in adoption of technology in higher education and school segment in India today is about ERP for educational institutions because ERP is the nervous system for an institutional technology ecosystem around which all your components can play and this can sit right in the middle for efficient operation.”

Dr. S. Nabi, Director, LearnEngg

Dr. S. Nabi, Director, LearnEngg

“We offer one-stop e-content for technical education for branches and for all courses. It’s a high quality digital content, exploiting technology on the visual side. We use lot of 3-D models what industries are using it. We also use the all personalised devises for that.”

Dr. R. Karpaga Kumaravel, Professor and Head, Department of Education, Central University of Tamil Nadu

Dr. R. Karpaga Kumaravel, Professor and Head, Department of Education, Central University of Tamil Nadu

“We need to apply technology to reach the unreached, to reach the disadvantaged population through the development, application and evaluation of systems, techniques and aids to improve the process of human learning. Technology brings education to people instead of bringing people to education.”

Latesh KJ, Vice President, Xiphias Software Technology Pvt. Ltd.

Latesh KJ, Vice President, Xiphias Software Technology Pvt. Ltd.

“For Information Security, we have a transparent system to enable you to access your database anytime, using your own key just like pincode for debit card/credit card. With secret key pins, you make your system or solution three-layered secured so that your ERP solution running absolutely fine with the solution.”

Vinay Kr. Pathak, Vice Chancellor, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam University

Vinay Kr. Pathak, Vice Chancellor, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam University

“One thing that is important for us in the social perspective is to see that our education is leading to a social fabric, maybe we are imparting technology and other things. That’s a very important point that the social fabric and the kind of the thing we hear from the kind of terror and naxalites which is also done by technology-savvy people and very learned people. This is also a new phenomena which has taken over.”

Transnational education: Quality and Management

 

H. L.Verma, Vice Chancellor, Jagan Nath University, Haryana

H. L.Verma, Vice Chancellor, Jagan Nath University, Haryana

“About transnational education, there are various serious issues like quality, financial part, recognition, student satisfaction. So its effective management is very important. The question arises do we really need support from foreign institutions to promote our quality?”

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Prof. Vijaykant Verma, Vice Chancellor, AISECT University, Bhopal

“In transnational education, the reduced cost usually also sees decline in quality. Regulatory framework is another aspect because the providing country doesn’t have any control where it is being imparted. These issues need to be sorted out in the regulatory framework.”

Dr. S.K. Salwan, Vice Chancellor, ApeeJay Stya University, Gurgaon

Dr. S.K. Salwan, Vice Chancellor, ApeeJay Stya University, Gurgaon

“Knowledge should come from wherever it is possible and we must accept the knowledge, it maybe from other nations via trans-national agreements. And, environment must be created where they can safely embark on this exploration.”

A.H. Rajasab, Vice Chancellor, Tumkur University

A.H. Rajasab, Vice Chancellor, Tumkur University

“If you say our universities are not doing well, how do our students do well in foreign? We have potential, just need to identify methodology where a guru and student can understand and learn from each other, get values of Indian heritage and bring back Indian pride.”

H. L.Verma, Vice Chancellor, Jagan Nath University, Haryana

H. L.Verma, Vice Chancellor, Jagan Nath University, Haryana

“About transnational education, there are various serious issues like quality, financial part, recognition, student satisfaction. So its effective management is very important. The question arises do we really need support from foreign institutions to promote our quality?”

 Higher Education & Skill Development Scenario in India The Road Ahead-Challenges & Opportunities

Dr B B Kaliwal, Vice Chancellor, Davangere University

Dr B B Kaliwal, Vice Chancellor, Davangere University

“I request all industrialists that you must help the society or you must help the curriculum preparing. So that these things can be utilized by students, so that there is a bridge between the universities, the industry and the government.”

Dr R Venkata Rao, Vice Chancellor, National Law School of India University

Dr R Venkata Rao, Vice Chancellor, National Law School of India University

“The education’s aim should be to emphasize learning power not earning power. Education should be for well being not well off. Instead of depending on industry for employment opportunities, can we ask industries to discharge their corporate social responsibility in a more meaningful way?”

Dr S P Mishra, Vice Chancellor, Sanskriti University:

Dr S P Mishra, Vice Chancellor, Sanskriti University

“Are we making value plus people or value less people. If a person is good enough than the person will find out the ways, how to get self employed or how to be an entrepreneur or how to be employed in one or other organisations.”

Dr. Rajat Gupta, Director, National Institute of Technology, Srinagar

Dr. Rajat Gupta, Director, National Institute of Technology, Srinagar

“Our students should not be only the jobseekers, they should also be the job providers. If this is so, then innovation and incubation centres are to be setup with the industries in all the institutes along with IITs and NITs.”

G C Sharma, Head Financial Education Schools & Universities

G C Sharma, Head Financial Education Schools & Universities

“NSE and CBSE have joined hands together at 9th and 10th level and at 11th and 12th level. All NSE certified financial market professional modules are integrated into the curriculum of CBSE. So that the students after class 12th, when they come out, they have a choice either to go for a job or they can go for higher education.”

Dr Shalini Gupta, Vice chancellor, Mandsaur University

Dr Shalini Gupta, Vice chancellor, Mandsaur University

“At University, what we have made the vision is “Make in University” concept, wherein we will be giving the raw products into the finished course to our students who are employable.”

Dr. Indrajit Patel, Dean, Gujarat Technical University

Dr. Indrajit Patel, Dean, Gujarat Technical University

“At GTU, our vision is to make a hub of research, technology and entrepreneurship. To meet with our vision, we have varieties of initiatives on our campus right from international collaboration with the leading universities in North America, Europe and all other part of globe. We have collaboration with all major leading associations including chamber of commerce, CII and FICCI.”

M N Raju, Chairman, MNR Group of Institution, Telangana:

M N Raju, Chairman, MNR Group of Institution, Telangana:

“Whatever excellence we want to bring in education particularly in India, the requirement is importance to psychology of child. If one mind is improved, both conscious and subconscious mind, everything goes very well.”

Marc Poulin, Assistant Professor, School Of Graduate Studies & Director of MBA and MITGov Program, Canadian University, Dubai

Marc Poulin, Assistant Professor, School Of Graduate Studies & Director of MBA and MITGov Program, Canadian University, Dubai

“Perception of student is, what value does my degree give ,e. Is it recognised or not recognized? Am I gonna be hired because i have a piece of university paper or not. So, yes, it gets your foot in the door but eventually if you can’t deliver, if you don’t have skills, you are not gonna stay in that company.”

 Mind the Skill Gap – Arming Students with the Skills They Own Tomorrow

Dr H Purushottam, Chairman & Managing Director, National Research Development Corporation

Dr H Purushottam, Chairman & Managing Director, National Research Development Corporation

“If you wanted to acquire knowledge in different spheres what important is, nurturing creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. These are the three pillars apart from the value system when it is imparted to students. We need to revise our curriculum addressing these issues, then only we will be able to contribute and we will become one of the innovative nations.”

Dr R C Srivastava, Vice Chancellor, Rajendra Agriculture University

Dr R C Srivastava, Vice Chancellor, Rajendra Agriculture University

“Why anyone acquires a skill? Whether a person upgrades his skills or a new skill but what for? For getting a job in case if he is fresher or a starter or to improve his livelihood opportunity if he is in mid of career.”

K Anand, Managing Trustee, Adi Shankara Group of Institutions

K Anand, Managing Trustee, Adi Shankara Group of Institutions

Additional skill acquisition program of our institute is widely accepted. And our students who have completed the skill training program and are having certificate for it, they get maximum opportunity than any other institute.

Prof A K Singh, Vice Chancellor, Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya

Prof A K Singh, Vice Chancellor, Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya

“India is being such a large country.  Farmers are of different categories. How can we convey the latest information, the latest advisory to them. I think we need to exploit Information Communication Technology to fullest possible.”

Dr Satish C Sharma, Chairman & Director General, Maharaja Group of Colleges, Udaipur

Dr Satish C Sharma, Chairman & Director General, Maharaja Group of Colleges, Udaipur

“If we look at our demographic dividend, 65% of the total population would be between 15-29 of age in 2020. How will we really take care of this population — The youngistan population. The only solution is which we talk about giving skills to everybody.”

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