THE INDUS FOUNDATION
Delegation of Universities from Sudan to participate in
8th Edition of the Indo Global Education Summit to be
held in city in Mid November
The Sudanese delegation comprises of 14 Vice Chancellors
The educational grants granted are supposed to be increased but are being reduced. So also governments are reducing budget allocations to education, which is sad:
Dr. Kakarla Subba Rao.
Educational Collaborations are way forward to take Indian education to the next level: Dr. Rammohan Rao, Former Dean ISB and Currently Provost,
WOXSEN School of Business


Hyderabad, October 27, 2015….The 8th Edition of the Indo Global Education Summit 2015 to be held in city on November 14th and 15th at Taj Deccan.  The theme of the conference will be "Educational Excellence Without Borders". Number of foreign universities and Indian institutions will explore opportunities for collaborations between foreign universities and Indian institutions during the Summit.  For the first time, a delegation of Universities from Sudan are likely to participate in the Summit. The delegation comprises of 14 Vice Chancellors, which is really remarkable. However, their participation will be subject to security clearance by the Ministry of External Affairs, informed Mr. S.B. Anumolu, President of The Indus Foundation.

Dr. Elaine P. Maimon, President, Governors State University, Illinois, USA will be the keynote speaker at the forthcoming educational summit. . She will make a presentation on "Information, Knowledge, and Wisdom", reflecting on the opportunities to focus on creating knowledge and gaining wisdom in an age when information is at our finger tips, added Anumolu.

The launch cum press briefing conference was participated by C.D. Arha, Former Secretary, Government of India who is Chairman of The Indus Foundation; Anil Reddy Vennam, President, Federation of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FTAPCCI);
Dr. M. Rammohan Rao,  Provost, WOXSEN School of Business; ; Dr. Satish Ailawadi, Director, Institute of Management Technology;  Dr. Kakarla Subba Rao, Former Director, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences

Speaking on the occasion Anil Reddy Vennam, President of FTAPCCI said industry point of view, we need skilled man power. But they are difficult to be found. Hence we suggest that educational institutions must make it mandatory for every student to go to relevant industry and work for 3 to 6 months, before they are awarded their graduation, post graduation certificates.  They must make this mandatory.  We have also appealed about this to the state government.  And I urge you all elders present here to think in this direction, appealed Anil Reddy.

Educational Collaborations are very important. But, unfortunately not much has happened in this direction.  There are many types of educational collaborations—Student Exchange Programs, Faculty Exchange Programs, Research Collaborations, Joint Projects by students and faculty.  Collaborations are way of taking forward Indian educational institutions.  Collaborations work for mutual growth, said Provost of WOXSEN School of Business, who is also the former Dean of Indian School of Business. 

Dr. Satish Allwadi, Director of Institute of Management Technology said purpose of education is to create, impart and share knowledge.  Through knowledge only we liberate, we address hunger, malnutrition and all the evils.  Internationalization of education is a new paradigm shift in education now. Internationalization includes the policies and practices undertaken by academic systems and institutions—and even individuals—to cope with the global academic environment. There are many benefits attached to it.  The motivations for internationalization include commercial advantage, knowledge and language acquisition, enhancing the curriculum with international content, and many others.

There are many avenues to it.  Cross-border collaborative arrangements, programs for international students, establishing English-medium programs and degrees, and others have been put into place as part of internationalization. Efforts to monitor international initiatives and ensure quality are integral to the international higher education environment said Dr. Satish.

I remember a shloka--Gurur brahmaa gurur vishnuh, gurur devo maheshvarah, gurur saakshaat parabrahma, tasmai shree gurave namah. Teacher used to be like a god once upon a time. Now we don't have such a situation.  The Passion and Dedication we used to see in the past in our Gurukuls, a type of schools in ancient India is not found in current generation.  Parents are pushing their wishes on to their children. As a result of which students at very young age are comiting suicides.  Today more theory is taught than the practical way.  Theory alone is not enough. Teachers must spread knowledge.  Vidya, shastram are infinite.  Today's education needs human touch and professional touch informed Dr. Kakarla Subba Rao.

The educational grants supposed to have been granted for promotion of education are now instead of increasing or being reduced.  Even the governments are too are reducing budget allocations to education sector, which is really sad.  Corporates must come forward to take Indian education forward said Dr. Kakarla Subba Rao. 

"A major challenge is educational excellence. India has islands of excellence but the overall education standards are not up to the mark. In this context, it is gratifying to note that the Indus Foundation is trying to galvanize high-impact academic collaborations between reputable educational entities in foreign countries on the one hand and those in India on the other", added the speakers who spoke on the occasion.

The Indo Global Educational Summit which is going to organized in support with OMICS International and FTAPCCI is especially designed for educational entrepreneurs, vice-chancellors, provosts, deans, faculty, enrolment officers, and their colleagues, the Summit will have sessions on collaborative research programs, joint / dual degree programs, twinning & transfer programs, distance education & vocational education programs, faculty & student exchanges, study abroad in India programs, and other academic partnerships.

The major fields covered would be Engineering & Applied Sciences, Information Technology, Business & Management, Clinical & Health Sciences, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Agricultural Sciences, Physical Sciences, Environment & Natural Resources, Education & Teacher Training, Arts & Humanities, and Social Sciences.. There will be one-on-one meetings between representatives of Indian institutions / organizations and those of foreign universities for forging academic collaborations.

The Summit is comprehensive in its scope with a number of panel discussions in addition to several one-on-one meetings between representatives of foreign universities and those of Indian institutions during the two day event.

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Source: By E-mail (October 27, 2015)

Published on IndianMBA.com on October 29, 2015

 

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