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Women’s role in education sector is enormous: Temjen Imna Along

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“Women in our country are doing great and in education sector, their contribution is enormous,” said Temjen Imna Along, Higher and Technical Education Minister, Government of Nagaland.

The Minister was in Chandigarh today to be a part of 10th Higher Education and Human Resource Conclave as Guest of Honour.

He inaugurated the conclave in the presence of other eminent dignitaries including Navin Mittal, Commissioner, Collegiate and Technical Education Department, Government of Telangana; Manish Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, National Accreditation Board for Education and Training – Quality Council of India; Dr Dalip Kumar, Additional State Project Director, RUSA, Department of Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration; and Dr Madhu Chitkara, Vice-Chancellor, Chitkara University, Chandigarh.

Emphasising on the need of country’s development to face the challenges ahead, Along said, “Governments may come and go but we must stick to one belief that our every action must lead the nation on the path of development.”

“Our country can only grow when all the States grow together in every sector including education,” the minister added.

During his speech, Along touched various aspects like importance of digitisation in education, need of North East States’ inclusion for holistic development of the nation and important factors to impart quality higher education in the country.

Temjen Imna Along also unveiled a special issue of digitalLEARNING magazine along with other dignitaries. The magazine has touched challenges, scope, and opportunities in higher education sector of India. It has also featured the “Top Private and Deemed to Universities of India Ranking 2019”.

The senior IAS officer Navin Mittal, Commissioner, Collegiate and Technical Education Department, Government of Telangana emphasised on the Government, industry and academia collaboration for all round development of students.

He said, “We have to increasingly collaborate to bridge the gap between Government, Industry and Academia which will lead to holistic development of students.”

Sharing his views on how technology is transforming the learning practices, Mittal said, “In coming future, students will need not to go to campuses for studies rather the technology will facilitate anytime and anywhere learning.”

Manish Kumar, CEO, National Accreditation Board for Education & Training – Quality Council of India, said, “We need to shift from subject-based assessment or evaluation to competency based evaluation of students.”

Dr Madhu Chitkara, Vice-Chancellor, Chitkara University, Chandigarh, said that the incubation centre at Chitkara University aimed to nurture “Job Creators”.

The day-long summit witnessed sessions on higher education and human resource such as: New Age Innovations Redefining Higher Education Landscape in the country – Transitions and Transformations; Present Digital Era and its Implications in Human Resource Management; Changing Enrolment Trends at Indian Institutions; and others.

During the 10th Higher Education and Human Resource Conclave Chandigarh, over 20 institutes were felicitated from across the Northern region of country to showcase their exemplary contribution to impart quality education.

The summit also included industry presentations from renowned edupreneurs, stakeholders, and industrialists on their latest innovations and the best practices.

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