A two-day conclave on Higher Education and Human Resource commenced in Jaipur on Thursday which seeks to inculcate partnership between academia and industry to explore employment opportunity along with enhancing innovation and entrepreneurship of students of Rajasthan.
Being organised by the Department of Higher and Technical Education, Government of Rajasthan, along with the Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd, under the direction of Higher and Technical Education Minister of Rajasthan Kiran Maheshwari, the conclave is witnessing participation from AICTE Chairman Prof Anil Sahasrabudhe; Atal Innovation Mission, Mission Director Ramanan Ramanathan, High Commissioner of Cooperative Republic of Guyana David Goldwin Pollard, and Vice-Chancellors, Principals and major education stakeholders.
On the inaugural-day on Thursday, the Higher and Technical Education Minister, Kiran Maheshwari said: “This conclave is a start to create a platform for the academia-industry partnership. Through this conclave, I wish to see various initiatives being taken to enhance employability, innovation and entrepreneurship of students.”
She also thanked AICTE Chairman, Prof Sahasrabudhe who arrived on the special invitation from the Minister for extending support to the engineering and technical universities of Rajasthan.
Congratulating for the launch of the conclave, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar through a video message said: “The deliberation at this conference will, I am sure, enable the participants to play an important role in enhancing students skill and increase the employability quotient of student.”
On the occasion, Prof Sahasrabudhe said: “We need to help our students become innovative to prepare them to become job creators. An excellent governance mechanism is required working with the cause of education.”
According to Prof Sahasrabudhe, AICTE has created a semester-long module to help teaching-learning process to be introduced from the 2018 academic session.
Also present at the Conclave was Mission Director of Atal Innovation Mission, Ramanan Ramanathan, who said: “Atal Innovation Mission has embarked on two important missions: promote innovation and entrepreneurship. The mission aims to to create job creators , not job seekers.”
“The aim of this conclave is to explore how can the academia-industry come together, and also to recognise the need to prepare students as per industry requirement,” Ashutosh AT Pednekar, Commissioner College Education and Special Secretary Higher Education, Government of Rajasthan said.
“The Higher and Technical Education Department of Rajasthan is committed to provide students a better placement in both private and government sectors. It equally focuses on enhancing students entrepreneurship,” he said.
Meanwhile, a MoU was signed between the Centre for Electronic Governance (CEG) and Engineering Council of India (ECI) on e-Governance in the presence of Minister Kiran Maheshwari.
The MoU aims to impart job-oriented training and skills to youth of Rajasthan, especially technical students, to make them employable, said ECI Member Secretary, PR Swarup.
During the Conclave, the Minister also launched a common logo to be used by all the engineering colleges of Rajasthan.
During the conference, various panel sessions were held on topics like Innovation and best practices in Higher and Technical education, enhancing employability, etc.
On Friday the Conclave will witness participation and discussion from various Human Resource organisations.