Theme: Excellence in Higher Education in the Emerging Economic Context
Organized by: ORGANISED BY SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, KIIT UNIVERSITY AND CORPORATE GURUKUL PTE. LTD., SINGAPORE
Date: March 09, 2013
Venue: Auditorium – Campus 7 (Krishna Campus) KIIT, Bhubaneswar
Shri Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare
Hon’ble Governor of Odisha
Shri Naveen Patnaik
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha
The Higher Education Forum (HEF) was launched by a number of academicians and corporate representatives to create a voice of individuals in the space of higher education, with a strong belief that reforms in higher education are imperative if India is to find a place in the League of Nations on a sustainable basis in the years to come. The forum is a Public Trust and aims to emerge as the voice of practitioners for reforms in various areas of higher education in India.
The sole objective of the forum is to help creation of an excellent world-class higher education system in India. This encompasses creation of appropriate structure, strategies, processes and development of institutions. Within few years of its existence, the forum has emerged as the largest community in higher education in India with close to 4,000 members and with chapters in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Gujarat, West Bengal, Odisha, Bengaluru, Kerala, Dubai and Singapore.
Odisha is fast emerging as the knowledge hub of eastern India with over 100 institutes of higher education in Bhubaneswar. In this context, the various panels would discuss the challenges that India is facing in higher education and how Odisha could focus on policies, innovation and edupreneurship to overcome these challenges and continue its journey to be the knowledge hub of India.
Panel Chair: Shri Gagan Dhal, IAS, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Govt. of Odisha
Panel Chair: Shri Madhusudan Padhi, IAS, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Department of IT, Govt. of Odisha
Panel Chair: Shri G Mathi Vathanan, IAS, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Industrial Promotion and Investment Corporation of Odisha Ltd. (IPICOL)
HEF CHAIRPERSON (ODISHA CHAPTER)
Mr. Rajesh Panda
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