India Education Summit (IES) 2021 - Overview

The Future of Education hosted by the Indian Express Online Media brings together stakeholders from the education sector under one roof to discuss and deliberate on the evolution of the system in India. With approximately 29% of the country’s population being in the age group of  0 to 14 years, the education sector is one of the largest and fastest-growing. According to IBEF, the sector which was valued at $180 billion in FY20, is expected to increase to $350.3 billion by 2025. Data further reveals that India has over 250 million school going students. Moreover, it is house to one of the largest networks of higher education institutions in the world. The number of colleges and universities in India reached 39,931 and 993, respectively, in FY19. India had 37.4 million students enrolled in higher education in 2018-19. Gross Enrolment Ratio in higher education reached 26.3% in FY19, as per IBEF.  Also, in 2020-21, there was 9,700 total AICTE approved institutes. Of the total, there were 4,100 undergraduates, 4,951 postgraduate and 4,514 diploma courses in AICTE approved institutes.

Total foreign direct investment (FDI) which flowed in the education sector stood at $3.24 billion between April 2000 to March 2020 according to the data released by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). In India, the edtech market which is expected to reach $3.5 billion by 2022; received investments worth $ 1.5 billion in the first nine months of 2020, against $ 409 million in 2019.

The education sector has come a long way in the country -- more so last year as the spread of Covid-19 saw physical classrooms making way for online learning. Further, with the rollout of the new education policy (NEP) in 2020, the government has paved a way forward for what is known as ‘blended education’. From here on, the aim will be to provide students across levels with the necessary wherewithals including the right course work, the opportunity to learn vocational skills, the right set of infrastructure. The virtual conference has been designed to understand various aspects including challenges as well as the development required.

Speakers

Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

Union Cabinet Minister for Education, Government of India

Manish Sisodia

Deputy Chief Minister, National Capital Territory of Delhi

Amitabh Kant

CEO, NITI Aayog

Dr Wagheeh Shukry

Principal Assistant Director, Learning Platforms, Educational Technology and Resources Division, Ministry of Education, Malaysia

Rajnish Kumar

Director (Digital Education), Dept of School Education & Literacy Ministry of Education (Diksha PoV)

Ramanan Ramanathan

Mission Director Atal Innovation Mission, Additional Secretary at NITI Aayog

Dr. Vinod R. Rao

Secretary to Government(Primary & Secondary Education), Education Department, Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar

Sapna Chadha

Senior Director of Marketing Southeast Asia and India, Google

Rukmini Banerji

CEO Pratham

Satya Raghavan

Director, Content Partnerships, YouTube India

Raghav Gupta

Managing Director - India & APAC,Coursera

Seema Bansal

Partner and Director, BCG

Amit Doshi

Chief Marketing Officer, Lenovo India

Bani Paintal Dhawan

Head of Education India and South Asia, Google Cloud India Pvt. Ltd.

Deepti Sawhney

CEO & Founder, Mahattattva

Dr. Arunabh Singh

Director, Nehru World School

Stuart Miller

Head of Marketing, Google For Education, APAC

Shaheen Mistri

Founder and CEO - Teach For India

Venkatesh Sarvasiddhi

Senior Head – Digital Skills & Innovation, Industry Partnerships & CSR – NSDC

Aditya Natraj

Founder & Director of Kaivalya Education Foundation (KEF), a Piramal Initiative

Anjali Raghuvanshi

Chief People Officer, Randstad India

Ashutosh Batta

Chairman, Bloom Public School

Garima Babbar

Head Education Initiatives, India & South Asia, Adobe

Karthik Reddy

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Blume Venture

Mayank Kumar

Co-Founder & MD, upGrad

Pramod Tripathi

Director Academics, Global Indian International School, Singapore

Prof (Dr.) Preeti Bajaj

VC, Galgotias University

Pulkit Jain

Product Head & Co-founder, Vedantu

RCM Reddy

MD & CEO, Schoolnet India Ltd

Prof. Saikat Maitra

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology

Sowmya Narayanan

Head Centre of Excellence, Inventure Academy

Supreeth Nagaraju

Head Education , Digital Media - India & South Asia - Adobe

Sudhanshu Varma

COO, Bennett University

Ramakrishnan Raman

Director - SIBM Pune & Dean, Symbiosis International

Navin Mittal

Commissioner, Collegiate Education & Technical Education at Government of Telangana

Dr K Kasturirangan

Former ISRO chairman & Head of Drafting committee of NEP

Prof Dr Kiran Bala

Dean SJMC, KR Mangalam University

Prof. Udaykumar R Yaragatti

Director, MNIT Jaipur

RV Balasubramaniam Iyer

VP, Reliance Jio Infocomm

Prof Sanjay Verma

IIM Ahmedabad

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Vice Chancellor, World University of Design

Agenda

Educating Bharat

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Education for all, by all

 

Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Union Cabinet Minister for Education, Government of India

10:35 am – 11:25 am

NEP - A new approach to education

  • Dr K Kasturirangan, Former ISRO chairman & Head of Drafting committee of NEP
  • Rukmini Banerji, CEO, Pratham
  • Ramanan Ramanathan, Mission Director Atal Innovation Mission, Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog
  • Ashish Dhawan, Founder and Chairman, Central Square Foundation
  • Bani Paintal Dhawan, Head of Education India and South Asia, Google Cloud India (Moderator)

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Asynchronous Learning : a driving force post the pandemic

  • Sowmya Narayanan, Head Centre of Excellence, Inventure Academy
  • Ashutosh Batta, Chairman, Bloom Public School
  • Pramod Tripathi Director Academics, Global Indian International School, Singapore
  • Sumeeta Ghosh, Head - Ed-tech, Enlearn Xperiential Learning System, Heritage School
  • Roshun Povaiah, Editor, FE Digital (Moderator)

12:25 pm- 13:10 pm

Content and the game of accessibility

  • Raghav Gupta,Managing Director - India & APAC,Coursera
  • Satya Raghavan, Director, Content Partnerships, YouTube India
  • Mayank Kumar, Co-Founder & MD, upGrad
  • Rajnish Kumar, Director (Digital Education), Dept of School Education & Literacy Ministry of Education (Diksha PoV)
  • Shruti Dhapola, Assistant Editor, IndianExpress Online (Moderator)

A Grassroot Approach

10:00 am – 10:50 am

Building a Strong Foundation

  • Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog
  • Dr Wagheeh Shukry, Principal Assistant Director, Learning Platforms,
    Educational Technology and Resources Division
    Ministry of Education, Malaysia
  • Seema Bansal, Partner and Director, BCG
  • Karthik Reddy, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Blume Venture
  • E Kumar Sharma, Deputy Editor, FE Online

10:55 am – 12:00 pm

*Special Address by: Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, National Capital Territory of Delhi

The Infrastructure Play

  • Amit Doshi, Chief Marketing Officer, Lenovo India
  • Dr. Vinod R. Rao, Secretary to Government(Primary & Secondary Education),
    Education Department, Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar
  • R V Balasubramaniam Iyer, Vice President, Reliance Jio Infocomm
  • Bani Paintal Dhawan, Head of Education India and South Asia, Google Cloud India (Moderator)

12:05 pm- 12:50 pm

Educators of the new world

  • Deepti Sawhney, CEO & Founder, Mahattattva
  • Dr. Arunabh Singh, Director, Nehru World School
  • Stuart Miller, Head of Marketing, Google For Education, APAC
  • RCM Reddy, MD & CEO, Schoolnet India 
  • Siddhartha Dubey, professor, Ashoka University (Moderator)

13:15 pm- 14:00 pm

Empowering all educators for digital transformation

  • Shaheen Mistry, Teach for India
  • Venkatesh Sarvasiddhi, Senior Head – Digital Skills & Innovation, Industry Partnerships & CSR – NSDC
  • Aditya Natraj, Founder & Director of Kaivalya Education Foundation (KEF)
  • Garima Babbar, Policy Head For Education India & South Asia, Adobe
  • Anushree Bhattacharyya, Editor Brand & Marketing FE Online (Moderator)

Journey Towards a New World

10:00 am – 10:20 am

Gaining Digital Proficiency

Supreeth Nagaraju - Head Education , Digital Media - India & South Asia, Adobe

10:25 am – 11:15 am

Coming together of two worlds

  • Ramakrishnan Raman, Director - SIBM Pune & Dean, Symbiosis International
  • Sudhanshu Varma, COO, Bennett University
  • Prof Sanjay Verma, IIM Ahmedabad
  • Navin Mittal, Commissioner, Collegiate Education & Technical Education at Government of Telangana
  • Ritika Chopra, senior assistant editor, Indian Express (Moderator)

11:20 am – 12:05 pm

Creating Modern Thinkers

  • Prof. Saikat Maitra, VC, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT)
  • Prof (Dr.) Preeti Bajaj, VC, Galgotias University
  • Dr. Sanjay Gupta (Vice Chancellor, World University of Design
  • Prof DR Kiran Bala, Dean SJMC, KR Mangalam University
  • Prof. Udaykumar R Yaragatti - Director, MNIT Jaipur
  • Supreeth Nagaraju - Head Education , Digital Media - India & South Asia, Adobe (Moderator)

12:10 pm – 13:05 pm

From Education to Employment (Students)

  • Pulkit Jain, Product Head & Co-founder, Vedantu
  • Pratik Mehta, Google Cloud Public Sector Lead
  • Manoj Khaladkar, Training & Placement Head, Army Institute of technology
  • Anjali Raghuvanshi, Chief People Officer, Randstad India
  • Neeti Nigam, Assistant Editor, IE Online (Moderator)

13:10 pm - 13:30 pm

Building Leaders of Tomorrow

  • Shiv Khemka, Founder and Chairman of tGELF

13:35 pm – 13:50 pm

Closing Remarks By

  • Sapna Chadha, Senior Director of Marketing Southeast Asia and India, Google

 

Why Attend?

Get an opportunity to understand New Education Policy and its impact
Get a chance to learn and implement blended education
Meet the educators of the new world
Interact on a real-time basis with speakers as well as fellow attendees
Get to know how the education industry is evolving through vocation education
Why infrastructure is equally important in order to build a robust education system
Higher Education and the world beyond that
Understand how the collaboration between Indian and international universities will help students to get the best of both worlds
From education to employment: ways to prepare students for what lies ahead

Who Should Attend?

Ministry of Education
Government Officials
State government bodies and state schools
School Students - 9th and 10th
School Students - K-12
College Students
Edtech firms
Private schools
Coaching Centers
Individual teachers
Colleges/Universities
Telecom Service providers/OEMs

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