PM Modi Inaugurates Conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence (Download PDF)


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PM inaugurated Conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. Conference saw participation from Vice-Chancellors & Directors of more than 350 universities.

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  • Event was jointly organized by UGC, AICTE, ICSSR, IGNCA, IGNOU, JNU, & SGT University.

Theme of the Conference

  • Theme of Conference was to deliberate on challenges facing Indian education system & to work out plan for paradigm shift both in terms of achieving academic outcomes & in regulation of education.

Inauguration was followed by breakout sessions covering following 8 thematic areas:

  • Improving pedagogy for learner centric education – use of artificial intelligence for customized learning

  • From job seeking to job creating – improving innovation & entrepreneurship

  • Improving quality of research – focus on requirements of India

  • Bringing synergy among educational institutions – pooling of academic resources like sharing of libraries & exchange of knowledge

  • Building inclusive & integrated campuses – taking up activities which could bring emotional attachments of students to campus

  • Participatory Governance models – facilitating participation of students in governance processes

  • Building robust financial models – supplementing Govt. resources by getting funds from alumni & from corporate (CSR)

  • Promoting value education by building in universal values & life skills into education.

  • Valedictory session was chaired by Union Human Resources Minister. During session, each of 8 groups was supposed to make presentation on course of action that they had agreed upon.

  • This was then debated further in Plenary Session & it is expected that comprehensive action plan would emerge from this deliberation for improving higher education sector in country.

Significance of Conference

  • Conference is in continuation of efforts being made by Ministry for evolving action plan for transformation of higher education sector.

  • 1st among this was held in Delhi during vice-chancellors’ conference from 26th to 28th July, 2018.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 8, 2018

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