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3rd India Education Summit 2016

141Days 05Hours27Min 04Sec

About The Event

Increased global competitiveness and requirement of skilled workforce during last two decades have helped Indian Education System transcend beyond improving only the literacy levels. This has given plentiful thrust to the Indian economic growth which has demographic dividend of the workforce in its favour.

With well-planned expansion of student-centric learning-driven education model, India as on date has one of the largest higher education systems in the world with over 1.4 million schools, 227 million students and 36,000 higher education institutes, reinforcing its importance at the global education platform. Right to Education Act and the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan have also resulted in an improved infrastructure in government schools.

The Union budget 2016-17 provisions for 10 public and 10 private educational world class institutions, allocations worth US$ 73.36 million for promoting entrepreneurship among Schedule Caste/Scheduled Tribe, US$ 146.72 million for higher education financing, US$ 250 million for multi-skill development centres, while planning 62 new Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas , Digital literacy scheme for covering six crore additional rural households and Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna to skill one crore youth in three years.



30th June
Moving towards global relevance and competitiveness

09:00 - 10:00


10:00 - 11:00


Inaugural Sessions

Opening Remarks

Mr. Annurag Batra, Chairman, BW Businessworld

Keynote Address

Mr. Gopal Jain, Founder and Managing Partner, Gaja Capital Partners

11:00 -12:00


Fireside Chat

Emerging Challenges in Indian Education

An increased allocation of 4.9% in the education budget, government’s aim for increased literacy rates especially in the rural areas, and various missions and policies launched provide requisite push to the sector. Although, there are an array of issues and challenges in implementing the vision.

  • Higher Education Funding & Skill Development Allocations: Limitations of the budget application and accessibility
  • Affective accreditation system and Regulation system for private and vocational institutes: Transforming existing institutions to be at par with global level
  • Challenges and limitations of the pedagogical improvements through education missions at pan India levels


Sh. T S R Subramanian, Former Cabinet Secretary, Government of India & Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University


  • Prof. N.V. Varghese, Director, Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education (CPRHE)
  • Prof. J.S Rajput, Former Director, NCERT
  • Dr. Amit Kapoor, President & CEO, India Council on Competitiveness
  • Lt. Gen. Surendra Kulkarni (Retd.), Principal Director, Mayo College
  • Sh. Atul Kothari, General Secretary, Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas & Co-Convenor, Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti

12:00 – 12:15

Coffee Break & Networking

12:15 - 13:00


Interactive Panel Discussion

Education Start-ups: Avant-Garde classrooms

Adaptation off technology in education has seem real-time updates, push updates on-the- go, increase each student-to- teacher interaction and has helped learn teachers a new dimension of teaching transforming teaching altogether. But is Ed Tech an enabler or a disrupter? What is an ideal business plan for an education start-up?

Tech solutions and innovations is one thing….how should companies think through their business plans?

  • Tapping the potential of laptops and tablets for classroom learning: Tackling the high customer acquisition cost
  • How do VC / PE Funds pick the winners or decide which ideas to back?
  • Future Opportunities and recommendations


Mr. Suchindra Kumar, Director-Advisory services (Education sector), Ernst & Young


  • Prof. N.V. Varghese, Director, Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education (CPRHE)
  • Mr. Prasad Gadkari, Partner, IDFC Private Equity
  • Mr. Rahul Chandra, Co-founder and Managing Director, Helion
  • Dr. KJS Anand, Professor & Executive Director, IMS, NOIDA

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break & Networking

14:00 – 15:15


Interactive Panel Discussion

Transforming K12 Landscape: Emerging possibilities and opportunities

With over $24 BN worth of private spending in the K12 segment in India and $11 BN in the higher education, the Indian education sector is one of the biggest education markets globally. By 2020, India needs 40 million university which is an increase of 14 million from the current stats and 500 million skilled workers. However, low enrolment across senior classes, lack of adequate infrastructure, poor facilities and shortage of quality resources to name a few impact the quality of education.

  • Planning the systemised increase in the requisite numbers of the educational institutes
  • Bridging the gap of training & high pupil-teacher availability
  • Viability gap of equity funding to provide capital for the entrepreneurs


Sh. Vijay Chadda, CEO, Bharti Foundation


  • Dr. Hrushikesh Senapaty, Director, NCERT
  • Ms Yogesh Dhingra, Director – Academics, Dhirubhai Ambani International School
  • Mr. Rahul Chandra, Co-founder and Managing Director, Helion
  • Ms. Rittika C Parruck, Deputy Director, Education and Society, India, British Council
  • Mr. Procolino Antacido, Principal, Deutsche Schule, New Delhi
  • Mr. Sanjay Yadav, Principal, G D Goenka Public School

15:15 – 16:30


Interactive Panel Discussion

Future of Higher Education: Chancellor’s View

As higher education has become imperative, gaining admissions in the reputed varsities are getting even more complicated. India’s demographic trend will see demand of higher education swell to over 500 million people in the next ten years.

  • Key points for reforms in higher studies: Issues and Challenges
  • Requisite college additions: Working around demographics and economics to meet the swelling demands
  • Future Opportunities and recommendations


Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE


  • Prof. M. Jagadesh Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Dr. Harivansh Chaturvedi, Director, BIMTECH
  • Dr N.C. Wadhwa (IAS Retd.), Vice Chancellor, Manav Rachna International University
  • Prof PB Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Amity University Gurgaon
  • Mr. Sunil Chaturvedi – Director - Pharma Network, SPP School of Pharmacy & Technology Management

16:30 – 16:40


16:40 onwards


High Tea & Networking

End of Conference

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  • Dr. Harivansh Chaturvedi
    Dr. Harivansh Chaturvedi
  • Prof N V Varghese
    Prof. J.S Rajput
    Prof. J.S Rajput
    Former Director
  • Prof. M. Jagadesh Kumar
    Prof. M. Jagadesh Kumar
  • Dr N.C. Wadhwa (IAS Retd.)
    Dr N.C. Wadhwa (IAS Retd.)


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