Carrying forward the grand success of its earlier editions, the 3rd annual edition of World Education Summit was held on April 23-24, 2013,in New Delhi. World Education Summit 2013 was jointly organised by the AICTE, and Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd; and was co-organised by the UNESCO,NCERT, and National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS).
WORLD EDUCATION SUMMIT 2013 HIGHLIGHTS
15 sessions with more than 100 speakers; 37 Sponsors and Exhibitors; 130 Schools; 140 Higher Education Institutes; 195 participants from the Corporate Sector; 60 participants from the Government Sector; More than 300 delegates; 172 Award Nominations, More than 82,489 online votes; 48 Award Winners
Presented by digitalLEARNING, the Summit has grown into a premier platform on education thought leadership, enabling one of the largest gatherings of education leaders since its inception in 2011. Based on the theme of “Strengthening Equity, Inclusion and Quality”,this year’s edition was graced by the presence of Kapil Sibal, Minister of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India, as Chief Guest and Shahid Ali Khan, Minister, Minority Welfare and IT, Government of Bihar; Mantriprasad Naithani, Minister, Agriculture Marketing, School Education, Adult Education, Sanskrit Education and Drinking Water, Government of Uttarakhand; and Naseem Akhtar Insaaf, State Education Minister, Government of Rajasthan, as Guests of Honour.
Prof (Dr) S S Mantha, Chairman,All India Council for Technical Education,participated as the Programme Chair. The two-day Summit turned out into a platform for knowledge exchange among different stakeholders of the education sector including academicians;policy makers; leaders; educationists;ambassadors from different countries;representatives from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India; directors of IIMs, IITs and NITs; vice chancellors of various private and government universities; founders and directors of school chains across the country and abroad; representatives from governing bodies; service providers;entrepreneurs and representatives from the corporate sector active in bringing innovations in the education sector.
The two-day Summit was also marked by World Education Expo – which offered a platform to education stakeholders to showcase their unique products and work – and World Education Awards – which were given to various stakeholders in recognition of bringing in innovation in the education sector.