12th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2017
Global Conference & Exhibition
Education for Tomorrow: 'Learn in India-Learn for the World'
November 9 -11, 2017
Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi
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Day 1, November 10, 2016
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Registration  
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Opening Session  
10:00 AM - 10:05 AM Opening Remarks and Moderation
Ms Shobha Mishra Ghosh,
Senior Director,
10:05 AM – 10:15 AM Welcome Address
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Theme Address
Dr Rajan Saxena,
FICCI Higher Education Committee
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Special Address
Ms Martine Reicherts,
Director General,
EU, Education and Culture
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Ministerial Address
Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman,
Minister of State for Commerce and Industry,
11:00 AM - 11:10 AM Release of Knowledge Papers
FICCI – EY Report 2016
11:10 AM - 11:25 AM Keynote Address
Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu,
Chief Minister,
Andhra Pradesh
11:25 AM - 11:40 AM Inaugural Address
Mr Prakash Javadekar,
Union Minister for HRD,
11:40 AM – 11:50 AM Concluding Address
Dr Indira J Parikh,
Co-Chair FICCI Higher Education Committee and Founder,
  On the Dais:
Ms Rita Teotia,
Secretary, MoCI,
11:50 AM – 12:15 PM Inauguration of Exhibition by Dignitaries followed by Tea Break  
12:15 PM - 01:45 PM CEOs Roundtable ( by invite only)
Chaired by Mr Prakash Javadekar,
Union Minister for HRD,
GoI and
Co-Chaired by Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman,
Minister of State for Commerce and Industry,

12:15 PM - 01:45 PM Panel Discussion I
  Internationalization of Higher Education- The EU Experience
  Session Keynote
Ms Martine Reicherts,
Director General,
EU, Education & Culture
Dr Pankaj Mittal,
Additional Secretary,
Prof Furqan Qamar,
Secretary General,
Prof. (Dr.) W. N. Gade,
Savitribai Phule Pune University
Moderated by Ms Martine Reicherts
01:45 PM - 02:30 PM Lunch Break

02:30 PM - 03:45 PM Theme Session

'Learn in India - Learn for the World'

As per the FICCI-EY Report 2015, India, by 2020, will be the epicenter of working age population with more than 906 million workforce. By 2030 the greying developed world is expected to face a workforce shortage of approximately 56 million. As the third largest economy and availability of young skilled workforce, the world will collaborate with India in socio-economic front. This is an opportunity that India cannot miss and needs to put the right policies in place.

The session will deliberate on ways India can become the preferred destination for higher education not only for the developing countries but also for the developed world.
Session Keynote
Mr Amitabh Kant,
NITI Aayog*
Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal,
Hero Corporate Services
Mr Mohandas Pai,
FICCI Skills Committee & Chairman
Manipal Global Education Services
Ms Sumita Dawra,
Principal Secretary,
Higher Education, Andhra Pradesh*
Mr Franciso Marmolejo,
Higher Education Coordinator,
The World Bank
Dr. Jo Beall,
Education and Society British Council (Exec Board)*
Prof Ashish Nanda,
IIM Ahmedabad
Moderated by Mr. Amitabh Kant
03:45 PM – 04:00 PM Tea Break

04:00 PM – 05:30 PM Panel Discussion II

Make In India- Research Hub

The 'Make in India' campaign of the government has in a sense articulated India’s aspirations to be a global player in the manufacturing and services sector. The government is also trying to align the vision of higher education and research with the overall economic agenda. The recent MHRD initiative on Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) and the bilateral research funds created with countries such as USA, Australia, UK, and Canada are good steps in this direction.

However, "Make in India" can be a success only if India is able to provide a conducive environment for both basic and applied research in the universities and encourage industry engagement. This session will deliberate on the way forward.
  Session Keynote
Prof Ashok Jhunjhunwala,
IIT Chennai*
Dr Eric Zimmerman,
Director of Research & Global Engagement Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC),
Mr. Phil Baty,
THE World University Rankings
Prof G.D Yadav,
Vice Chancellor,
ICT Mumbai*
Prof Rupamanjari Ghosh,
Shiv Nadar University
Mrs Sushma Berlia,
Apeejay Stya Group*
• UK, Kings College  
Moderated by Prof Ashok Jhunjhunwala
04:00 PM – 05:00 PM Digital Poster Presentation Evaluation
"Learn in India- Learn for the World"
05:30 PM – 06:45 PM 1-to-1 interaction with hosted foreign delegates
06:45 PM – 07:15 PM Travel from Conference venue to Awards Venue
07:30 PM – 08:45 PM 3rd FICCI HE Excellence Awards 2016
08:45 PM onwards Cocktails & Dinner

Day 2, November 11, 2016
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Registration  
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Panel Discussion III  

New Higher Education Models

With the rapid technological advancement and globalization, it is clear that the world needs a narrative that can take us into a more equitable and sustainable future. India with its billion plus population has to deal with the evolving scenario for a secure and brighter future for its coming generations.

For the last six decades, the public spend on higher education in India has been much below the desired need (currently about 1.1% of GDP) impacting the access and equity. Further, the current model of higher education is based on the needs of second industrial revolution.

It is imperative that our higher education too, goes through an evolutionary process to prepare itself for the disruptions caused by the fourth industrial revolutions. The session will deliberate the new paradigms/models of higher education to create empowered citizens.
  Session Keynote
Dr Liang-Gee Chen,
Political Deputy Minister,
Ministry of Education,
Presentation by Ernst & Young
Future of Jobs and its imperatives on Indian Higher Education  

Shri R Subrahmanyam,
Addl Secretary,

Mr Sudhanshu Pandey,
Joint Secretary,
Ministry of Commerce & Industry,
Dr Rajesh Tandon,
Ms Takyiwaa Manuh,
Social Development Policy Division,
UNECA, Ethiopia*
Speaker from Israel
Mr Amit Sevak,
Laureate Southern Asia & India
Moderated by Dr Pramath Sinha,
Founder Trustee,
Ashoka University
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Andhra Pradesh Govt. Session
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM Tea Break
12:15 PM - 01:30 PM Panel Discussion IV

Making 'Learn in India' Happen!

The data on the mobility of international student shows a dismal 30,000 foreign student coming to India viz a viz more than 3, 00,000 Indian students going overseas annually. International students are the best brand ambassadors for the host country. India with its rich history, diversity and a rapidly growing economy has all the elements to be one of the most sought-after destination for higher education. “Learn in India” would bring multifold exposures to the international students in terms of:
  • Exposure to an emerging economic power ( projected to be USD 10 trillion dollar by 2030)
  • Interaction with diverse socio-cultural communities
  • Experience to learn to co-exist with various ethnic communities.
This session will deliberate on how to make India the preferred choice of study for the international student community.
  Session Keynote
Ms. Rita A Teaotia,
Ministry of Commerce & Industry,

Ms. Rita A Teaotia,

Mr Rakesh Ranjan,
Joint Secretary,
Prof Furqan Qamar,
Secretary General,
Dr G Vishwanathan,
Dr Rahul Choudaha,
CEO, DrEducation LLC,
Mr Daniel C. Stoll,
Associate Dean, Georgetown University
Moderated by Dr Vidya Yeravdekar,
Vice Chancellor,
Symbiosis University
01:30 PM – 02:30 PM Lunch Break
02:30 PM - 03:45 PM Panel Discussion V

Digital Education

Preparing the billion plus citizenry of India for the new society requires rethinking the traditional educational model.

In the new globally connected era, the primary mission of education is to prepare students to think and act as part of a shared biosphere and adapt to rapid technological changes. An array of forces is now working to disrupt the traditional model of higher education. Decline in government funding, young and mobile demography, tech savvy students that expect anytime, anywhere customized learning are just some of the factors threatening the status quo.

Digital technology is a promising opportunity to revitalize the education system and address the learning crisis. It can create individual learning paths, make learning interactive and fun through gamification and provide numerous practice opportunities.

This session would deliberate on how educational systems in the world can adapt to the 21st century demands.
  Session Keynote
Prof Anil Sahasrabudhe,

Prof Anil Sahasrabudhe,

Mr. Gopal Devanahalli,
Senior Vice President,
Manipal Global*
Mr Udai Singh,
Head- New Business Initiatives,
Mr Ratnesh Jha,
Cambridge University Press
Prof. Andre Mostert,
University of East London
Prof Pankaj Jalote,
Director, IIIT – Delhi
Tshing Hua University, Taiwan  
Moderated by Mr Anand Sudarshan,
Founder and Director,
Sylvant Advisers
03:45 PM – 04:00 PM Poster Presentation - Announcement of Winners
04:00 PM – 04:15 PM Tea Break
04:15 PM – 06:00 PM Plenary Session

Innovation and Ed-Tech Start up

With the advent of disruptive technologies, the higher education ecosystem of the country is changing rapidly. There is major upsurge of education startups which are using technology as a predominant tool to augment the education services (technically called “Ed-Tech Startups”). A new set of Startups are taking a fresh look at how educational outcomes such as learning levels, employability, access, equity, enrolment, capital efficiency can be achieved holistically.

This session will entail showcasing of successful case studies of few Edtech startups and the trials and tribulations they went through.

  Session Keynote
Mr Ramesh Abhishek,
Govt of India*
Context Setting
Mr Ajay Batra,
Director-Centre for Entrepreneurship Education,
Bennett University

Mr Srikanth Ganesan,
Founder & CTO
Liitlemore Innovation

Mr Amit Mahensaria,
Co-Founder & CEO,
Impartus Learning

Mr Ramesh Abhishek,
Govt of India

Mr Sandeep Aneja ,
Founder and MD,
Kaizen Pvt Equity *

Mr Rajen Padukone,
Group President,
Manipal Education and Global Group
Mr Anil Sachdeva,
Founder & CEO,
Moderated by Mr Pranav Pai,
Founding Partner,
3one4 Capital*
Summing up and Vote of thanks

Prof. Rajan Saxena,
FICCI Higher Education Committee

Ms. Shobha Mishra,
Sr Director,

Campus Visits

Day 3, November 12, 2016
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM BML Munjal University
  Shiv Nadar University