Higher Education

Higher Education

With the rapid warming up of educational and technological links globally and the commendable rise in institutional capacity – including private universities, institutes of national importance, management and engineering institutions in our country – the Higher Education Track at the World Education Summit 2013 aims to engage global leaders with innovation endeavours in the segment.

Topics of Discussion

The Higher Education track will include exclusive sessions focused on concerns in the domains of – private varsities, management institutions and engineering institutions. The Summit shall touch upon the following issues:

    • Emergence of Educational Hubs
    • International Practices in Assessment, Accreditation, Evaluation and Quality Standard in Higher Education
    • Transformative Practices towards Ensuring Quality in Higher Education
    • Management Education in India: Reaching Global Standards
    • Enhancement of Employability Scope for Engineering Graduates
    • Industry-Academia Interface in Higher Education: HR Talk
    • Innovation in Private Universities: Focusing on Research and Creativity
    • Imagining India – Population dividend, Youth and Challenge of Mediocrity: Industry Leaders’ Conclave

Confirmed Speakers in WES 2013 :

Higher Education Speakers
Dr S S ManthaDr S S Mantha
Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education
Mansor FadzilProf Dr Mansor Fadzil
Senior Vice President, Open University of Malaysia

Dr Safiqul IslamDr Safiqul Islam
Director-Education, BRAC, Bangladesh

Dr G ViswanathanDr G Viswanathan
Chancellor, Vellore Institute of Technology

Dr Akhilesh GuptaDr Akhilesh Gupta
University Grants Commission

Prof G K ChadhaProf G K Chadha
South Asian University
Prof Indranil MannaProf Indranil Manna
IIT Kanpur

Prof MJ XavierProf M J Xavier
IIM Ranchi

Prof P Rameshan Prof P Rameshan
IIM Rohtak
Prof Rajat GuptaProf Rajat Gupta
NIT, Srinagar
N RavichandranDr N Ravichandran
IIM Indore
Prof T KumarProf T Kumar
NIT Durgapur
Prof Swapan BhattacharyaProf Swapan Bhattacharya
NIT Karnataka
Dr M K SurappaDr M K Surappa
IIT Ropar 
Dr U C PandeyDr U C Pandey
Regional Director
 IGNOU Regional Centre

R P AgarwalR P Agarwal
Chairman, Board of Management
Delhi Technological University

Dr Akshai AggarwalDr Akshai Aggarwal
Gujarat Technological University
Dr M P JaiswalDr M P Jaiswal
Centre for Smart Innovation & Governance; Chairman, Process Rennovation Projects, Management Development Institute (MDI)
Prof (Dr) Fong Soon FookProf Dr Fong Soon Fook
School of Educational Studies,
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Prof (Dr) Ranbir SinghProf (Dr) Ranbir Singh
National Law University, New Delhi
Prof (Dr) Balvir S TomarProf (Dr) Balvir S Tomar
Chairman & Chancellor,
Nims University, Jaipur
Gowri IshwaranGowri Ishwaran
The Global Education & Leadership Foundation
Naveen JhaNaveen Jha
CEO of Deshpande Foundation
President & Co-founding Board Member of TiE Hubli Chapter

Dr Shakti Kumar GuptaDr Shakti Kumar Gupta
Hospital Administration, and Medical Superintendent, Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences

Dr Francis C PeterDr Francis C Peter
Vice-Chancellor (President)
Dr K N Modi University, Rajasthan

Prof B Venkat RathnamProf B Venkat Rathnam
Kakatiya University
Dr Kandarapa Kumar DekaDr Kandarpa Kumar Deka
Dibrugarh University
Dr Sheela RamachandranDr Sheela Ramachandran Vice-Chancellor,
University for Women
A K ShrivastavaA K Shrivastava
President, All Indian Asian Educational Foundation, Asia Pacific Institute of Management
Dr Madhu ChitkaraDr Madhu Chitkara
Chitkara University
Prof Satish C SharmaProf Satish C Sharma
CMD & Professor in Management, Maharaja Group of Colleges
D K BandyopadhyayProf DK Bandyopadhyay
GGSIP University
Prof Darlando T KhathingProf Darlando T Khathing
Central University
Dr RSK Laksshmana PrabhuDr RSK Laksshmana Prabhu
Dr Jitendra NagpalDr Jitendra Nagpal
Program Director Expressions India & Sr Consultant Psychiatrist, Moolchand Medcity
New Delhi
Kabir ShaikhKabir Shaikh
Director, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development 
Dr.G.James PitchaiDr. G James Pitchai
Bharathiar University
Deepak ShahDr Deepak Shah
Kamala Education Society, Pune
Prof V N Rajasekharan PillaiProf V N Rajasekharan Pillai
Executive Vice President & Ex Officio Principal Secretary, Kerala State Council for Science
Technology and Environment
Amit Kumar Amit Kumar
Managing Director
Dr A Kumar Institute of Education; & President
Cyberfort Technologies
AK BakshiProf.(Dr.) A.K.Bakhshi
UP Rajarshi Tandon Open University
Dr Anoop k SinghDr Anup k Singh
Director General
Nirma University
Prof Prem VratProf Prem Vrat
Vice Chancellor
ITM University Gurgaon
Prof HA RanganathProf HA Ranganath
Termit Kaur Ranjit SinghTermit Kaur Ranjit Singh
Senior Lecturer,
School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dr. Mala MehraDr Mala Mehra
Hoerner College
Pravesh Jain Pravesh Jain
Director, Mahaveer Institute Of Technology & Science MITS Jadan.
Prof. S.S. SarangdevotProf SS Sarangdevot
Vice Chancellor,
Prof Sunil Kumar SarangiProf Sunil Kumar Sarangi
NIT Rourkela 
P K GuptaP K Gupta
Sharda University
Dr Aarti SrivastavaDr Aarti Srivastava
Associate Professor
National University Of Educational Planning And Administration
New Delhi
Dr Rajeev Kumar ChauhanDr Rajeev Kumar Chauhan
Sir Padampat Singhania Education Centre 
Paul Comyn Paul Comyn
Senior Vocational Training & Skills Development Specialist
ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia
Bhavesh PatelBhavesh Patel
Amrut Mody School of Management;
Postgraduate Institute of Management
Ahmedabad University
Dr Lovi Raj GuptaDr Lovi Raj Gupta
Baddi University of Emerging Science & Technology
Krishnamachar Sreenivasan Krishnamachar Sreenivasan
Visiting Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology
Rukaiya-JoshiRukaiya Joshi, Professor and Chairperson – Abhyudaya
S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai

 Nagendran SNagendran S
Executive Vice President, MeritTrac Services Pvt Ltd


 Praveen GarimellaPraveen Garimella
Associate Director, IIIT Hyderabad

Prof (Dr) Sandip Solanki Prof (Dr) Sandip Solanki,
Director, Gardi Vidyapeeth, Rajkot, Gujarat

sandip Prof (Dr) Sandip Solanki
Gardi Vidyapeeth, Rajkot
seema Seema Jhingan
LexCounsel Law Offices
vikramVikram Upadhyaya
Director- IAPCorp
Chief Mentor
IndiaCollegeSearch & Angel Investo
manjitManjit Vishal
Founding Member
Change Giver Mission 
jaya-jhaJaya Jha, Head
Product & Marketing
Aurus Network 
Padmakali-BanerjeeProf (Dr) Padmakali Banerjee
Pro-Vice Chancellor
Amity University Gurgaon

…and counting