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10th CII Education Summit 2020 ~ Programme

DAY 1 - 10th Conference Sessions

1000 – 1030 hrs

Opening session

1030– 1130 hrs

Session 1: Early Childhood Care and Education (Special Ministerial Session)

1215 – 1300 hrs

Session 2: Leadership in Academic Institutes

1340 – 1430 hrs

Session 3: Industry-Academia Partnerships

1430 – 1500 hrs

In Conversation

1500 – 1600 hrs

Session 4:Vocational Skills for All

1600 – 1630 hrs

Leader Speak – Education in Rajasthan

1630 – 1700 hrs

In Conversation: Internationalisation of Education

1700 – 1730 hrs

In conversation: ROI - Education vs Others

Profile of Participants

  • Minister and Parliamentarians
  • Government Officials from relevant departments
  • Certification & Accreditation Agencies
  • Industry (Large, Medium, Small and Micro scale)
  • AICTE & TEQIP institutes
  • Central and State Universities and Institutes
  • Private Universities and Institutes
  • Faculty and Heads of Academic Institutions
  • R&D Institutes and Laboratories
  • Training & Consulting Firms
  • Education Service Providers and EdTech Companies
  • Heads of Schools and Teachers
  • Non-government Organizations
  • Students
  • Publishers
  • Multilateral agencies
  • Embassies, Consulates and International organizations

Opening Session
10 December; 1000 – 1035 hrs

This session will set the tone for the Summit and will talk about the overall challenges and achievements in Education during the year.

1000 – 1005 hrs

Welcome remarks & Keynote - New Education Paradigm

Mr BVR Mohan Reddy

Chairman, CII Education Council, &
Executive Chairman, Cyient & Chairman, BOG, IIT Hyderabad

1005 – 1015 hrs

Address –NEP for Technical Education

Prof Anil Sahasrabudhe*

Chairman, AICTE

1015 – 1025 hrs

Inaugural Address

Mr Amit Khare

Secretary, Higher Education Ministry of Education
Government of India

SESSION 1: Early Childhood Care and Education
10 December; 1030 – 1130 hrs

National Education Policy (NEP) for the first time brings early childhood education and care under the ambit of formal education system. It continues to be an important area of focus for the ministry of women and child development which had so far nurtured children in the age group of 0-6 along with young mothers. Thus far the focus on early age children therefore had been more from nutrition and health perspective than from an education perspective. However, poor learning outcomes year after year made policy makers go back to the drawing board to redraw the education strategy for 21st century. The new policy is a much-needed step in the right direction. But how will this change be implemented on the ground? How will Anganwadis be strengthened from education perspective?
This session will discuss issues like non-standardized approach across states, anganwadis, pedagogy / curriculum and assessment, language of learning and teaching, strengthening parent engagement and lack of data and meta data analysis.

Opening remarks

Dr BVR Mohan Reddy

Education Council,
Chairman, BOG, IIT Hyderabad & Executive Chairman, Cyient

Remarks

Ms Radhika Bharat Ram*

Co-Chair, CII Education Council &
Joint Vice Chairperson The Shri Ram Schools

Remarks

Dr Rukmini Banerji

Joint Secretary (AE & Coord)
Department of School Education & Literacy Ministry of Education, Government of India

SESSION 2: Leadership in Academic Institutes
10 December; 1215 - 1300 hrs

Succeeding in this rapidly changing world will require both a solidunderstanding of global trends influencing academia and aninspirational leadership style to be bold, take risks and lead complex change.
CII, being charting and impacting change in Indian academia for several years now, has put together a specialised program to provide academic leaders with an effective understanding of the current pressures for change in academia and provide the tools for charting a course for success in the future.
Launch of CII Igesia Programme on “Leading Academic Institutions in Turbulent Times”

Address

Prof MP Poonia

Vice Chairman
All India Council for Technical Education

Address

Prof Soumitra Dutta

Professor of Management and Former Founding Dean SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University
New York

Announcement of CII – Igesia Programme for Academic Leaders, in partnership with UCLA Extension

SESSION 3: Industry-Academia Partnerships
10 December; 1340 – 1430 Hrs

Industry-academia collaboration is the central theme of CII’s work in education. This aspect is very critical to bring in quality, enhance effectiveness of education programs, elevate the quality of manpower, cutting-edge research, employability and overall to ensure that the two most important components of the economy are working together for synergic outcomes.
This session will discuss the importance of both sides working in unison and the vehicles to facilitate lasting connects such as industry-relevant PG courses, research partnerships, faculty development and faculty-industry exchange.

Session Chair & Moderator

Dr BVR Mohan Reddy

Chairman, CII Education Council, Chairman, BOG, IIT Hyderabad& Executive Chairman
Cyient

Remarks

Prof Souvik Bhattacharyya

Vice-Chancellor
BITS - Pilani

Remarks

Mr MS Unnikrishnan

CEO
IITB-Monash Research Academy

Keynote Address

Prof Ashutosh Sharma

Secretary
Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

In conversation: Are we doing enough in the name of 'Inclusive Education'
10 December; 1430-1500 Hrs

Host

Guest

Dr BVR Mohan Reddy

Chairman, CII Education Council, Chairman, BOG, IIT Hyderabad& Executive Chairman
Cyient

Dr Narendra Jadhav

Author, Economist, Educationist
Social Scientist and Independent Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha

Session 4: Vocational Skills for All
10 December; 1500-1600 Hrs

The NEP has a section titled ‘Reimagining vocational education’, which calls for removing “hard separation” between academic and vocational streams and introducing it very early - in grade six itself. This is a welcome move towards imparting life-long skills to children and exposing them to the imperative of acquiring practical learning, but one criticism of this move is also that it will lead to students from socio-economically backward backgrounds ending up taking predominantly vocational subjects which will deprive them of basic mainstream education. But then the fact is also that most of these students anyway drop out of schools at an early stage and if they do not get any practical training in that duration then they end up being underproductive and low-paid all their lives. So, vocationalisation imparts to children the value of working with their hands and appreciating the skills needed for everyday life.
Then there are the specially abled children. It was in 1966 that the Kothari Commission had recommended education of children with disabilities in regular schools. But that still seems like a far dream still as let alone educating children with special needs in regular schools, there is very little infrastructure and provision for such children.In India, there are over 25 million people with special needs. There are gaps in curriculum, shortage of specially designed books, aides, shortage of special schools and counsellorsfor children with special needs.
This session will discuss how vocational skills can change the societal dynamics, improve employability as well as self-sufficiency, specially among differently abled and what will be the roadmap for its integration in mainstream education. A special feature of this session will be experience sharing by a young child on creating something for children with special needs.

Session Chair & Moderator

Prof Chandra Bhushan Sharma

Former Chairman, NIOS & Professor of Education
School of Education Indira Gandhi National Open University

Keynote Address

Mr Santosh KumarYadav

Joint Secretary (Samagra Shiksha-I)
Ministry of Education

Panellists

Mr Kailash Chandra Pande

Executive Secretary
Blind Relief Association, Delhi

Ms Meera Shenoy

Founder
Youth4Jobs

Ms Arti Ahluwalia

Vice President
India Excellence Forum

Ms Agomoni Bose

Head of Mission1000
EnAble India

Leader Speak: Education in Rajasthan
10 December; 1600-1630 Hrs

In conversation: Internationalisation of Education
10 December; 1630-1700 Hrs

Host

Guest

CII

Mr Dinesh Patnaik

Director General
Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)

Mr Ajit Rangnekar

Director General Research and Innovation
Circle of Hyderabad

In conversation: ROI - Education vs Others
10 December; 1700-1720 Hrs

Host

Guest

Mr Rohin Kapoor

Co-Founder & COO
Wonk

Ms Shweta Rajpal Kohli

Director & Head of Public Policy
Sequoia Capital

DAY 2 - 11th Conference Sessions

1000 – 1040 hrs

Session 5: New Age vs Traditional Institutions

1045 – 1100 hrs

Leader Speak: Future Skills

1100–1145 hrs

Session 6 A: Technology in education

1100–1145 hrs

Session 6B:Are we doing enough for faculty development?

1145–1230

Session 7: School Education in Post-Covid Era in light of NEP

1300 –1330 hrs

Special Ministerial Valedictory Session and Awards Ceremony

1145–1230 hrs

Session 8: School Education in Post-Covid Era in light of NEP

1300 –1330 hrs

Award Ceremony– AICTE-CII Survey Awards 2020

Profile of Participants

  • Minister and Parliamentarians
  • Government Officials from relevant departments
  • Certification & Accreditation Agencies
  • Industry (Large, Medium, Small and Micro scale)
  • AICTE & TEQIP institutes
  • Central and State Universities and Institutes
  • Private Universities and Institutes
  • Faculty and Heads of Academic Institutions
  • R&D Institutes and Laboratories
  • Training & Consulting Firms
  • Education Service Providers and EdTech Companies
  • Heads of Schools and Teachers
  • Non-government Organizations
  • Students
  • Publishers
  • Multilateral agencies
  • Embassies, Consulates and International organizations

SESSION 5: New Age vs Traditional Institutions
11 December; 1000-1040 Hrs

Twenty first century skills are very different from what we had envisaged and traditionally prepared our students for. While traditional institutes in India, especially those in the private sector, have been focussed on technical education, in the past few years in a very welcome move, several universities have been set up with new age pedagogical thinking and liberal arts as the focus. This is a departure from the overflow of traditional technical education-based institutes through the past several decades, which have not really been able to create industry-ready graduates with 21st century skills.
In contrast are new age institutions with their choice based curricula, freedom to mix and match, study at one’s pace, combine practical learning with theoretical teaching and a whole host of other options which are still missing in traditional institutions.
This session will discuss how new age institutions are a departure from the traditional ones and explore whether industry is prepared to recruit graduates from these institutions.

Session Moderator

Mr Amit Kaushik**

CEO
Australian Council for Educational Research (India)

Panellists

Mr Kapil Viswanathan**

Chairman, Executive Committee
Krea University

Mr Ashish Dhawan**

Co-Founder
Ashoka University

Mr Ashish Gupta**

Co-Founder
Plaksha University

Leader Speak: Future Skills
11 December; 1045-1100Hrs

Mr Karan Bajaj

Founder
WhiteHat Jr

SESSION 6 A (Parallel Session 2): Technology in Education
11 December; 1100-1145Hrs

The year 2020 saw educators being forced to adopt digital medium of instruction even though they were not quite prepared for such a complete transition in all forms and levels of education, right from early childhood to research. Even though technology has its advantages, no nation in the world, however developed, had adopted a fully technological mode of teaching so far. So the rather hurried, and forced embracing of technology created new kinds of challenges for educators, students as well as parents. While the digital divide widened, some innovative and exciting options also came to light. Most importantly, the need and indispensability of technology-based education was established once and for all. So several schools have started including AI and coding in their curriculum. Online training companies are also offering such courses now for young students, which are gaining popularity.
This session will discuss adoption of technology during the pandemic, use of new-age technologies in education, access & preparedness and implementation aspects related to technology in NEP as also the need for introducing technology in education at an early age.

Session chair &Moderator

Dr Vinnie Jauhari

Director Education
Microsoft India

Panellists

Mr Satyajit Salian

Head - Education
Tata Trusts

Mr Anshul Bhagi

Founder
Camp K12

Ms Suchitra Kolluru

Head – Education, Healthcare & Start-ups
Dell Technologies

SESSION 6B (Parallel Session 1): Are we Doing Enough for Faculty Development?
11 December; 1100-1145 Hrs

The gap between intended and actualised educational goals can never be diminished without proficient faculty. While most of the institutes do their best to recruit faculty with enviable academic accomplishments and in some cases even a certain degree of industry experience, such efforts are limited up till the recruitment stage. Post that, faculty expertise is taken for granted and no attention is paid to their continuous development. In a world as dynamic as today, no faculty can remain relevant without continuous development programmes and industry interactions. Faculty development is not on the radar of most institutes while planning for activities, nor is there an appraisal system linked to faculty development efforts and programmes.
It is important that faculty mandatorily undertake refresher, upskilling and industry engagement programmes and that a defined mechanism is in place for it. This session will discuss the importance of faculty development and how can it be meaningfully achieved. Also, are institutes fully autonomous to decide the shape and form of faculty development programmes and is the faculty then completely free to design the courses that they want to offer for upgradation of others?

Session Chair &Moderator

Prof Raghunath Shevgaonkar

Former Director, IIT Delhi & Vice Chancellor
Bennett University

Panellists

Dr Pankaj Mittal

Secretary-General
Association of Indian Universities

Prof Ramgopal Rao

Director
IIT Delhi

Prof Bharat Bhasker

Director
IIM Raipur

SESSION 7: School Education in Post-Covid Era in Light of NEP
11 December; 1145-1230 Hrs

The year 2020 will be as remembered for the new education policy as it will be for Covid. Together the two had a profound impact on education and in several ways changed it for ever. This session will look at the ways in which this came about. What are some of the post-Covid trends in school education which are better reversed and vice versa. Does NEP hold within itself answers to some post-Covid problems? What would have been the impact of NEP if there had been no Covid? Does NEP shine any light on digital divide, education of disadvantaged groups or dropping out from schools of girl children – segments most acutely impacted by Covid? Does NEP envision the kind of education which a post-Covid world necessitates?

Session Chair & Moderator

Ms Mamta Saikia

Chief Executive Officer
Bharti Foundation

Panellists

Mr Sushil Salwan

Chairman
Salwan Education Trust

ColGopal Karunakaran

Chief Executive Officer
Shiv Nadar Schools

Dr Renu Singh

Country Director
India Young Lives

Dr Suresh Reddy

Director
SRF Foundation

Valedictory Session and Awards Ceremony
11 December; 1300 – 1330 Hrs

Welcome remarks& Moderated by

Dr BVR Mohan Reddy

Chairman, CII Education Council, Chairman, BOG, IIT Hyderabad& Executive Chairman
Cyient

Remarks

Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe

Chairman
All India Council for Technical Education

Announcement of Awards - AICTE-CII Survey for Industry-linked Technical Institutes 2020 Release of CII-Deloitte ASHE Report 2020

Remarks

Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’

Union Minister for Education
Government of India

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