The FICCI Higher Education Summit (HES) holds a distinguished position as an annual conference of significant importance in India's higher education landscape. Since its inception, the FICCI Higher Education Summit has been at the forefront for contemporary deliberations surrounding the transformation and evolution of global higher education ecosystem. With more than 1000 delegates (national and international), the summit fosters an ethos of active engagement and collaboration from a diverse array of stakeholders, while serving as a beacon of innovation and change, catalysing a paradigm shift in the way we envision and approach higher education.

The 19th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2024 is being organized on October 18-19, 2024 at New Delhi. The Summit will bring together key stakeholders including policy makers, administrators, educationists, renowned industry and thought leaders, global academics, and senior government officials for facilitating collaborations, deliberations, and knowledge sharing. The Summit will witness participation of national and foreign delegates, exhibitors from top-of-the-line Indian and foreign Institutions and focused B2B meetings.


  • Conference: The two-day global conference will provide participants the opportunity to gain deep insights from world-renowned scholars and industry experts on the rapidly evolving higher education landscape both in India and abroad.

  • Exhibition: In addition to the conference, the forum provides a platform for exhibitors to present their offerings in higher education to a diverse global audience comprising of scholars, industry experts, students, and government officials. The forum also creates a conducive environment to explore potential partnerships and collaborations.

  • 10th FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards: The summit will also host an awards ceremony, a highlight of the event, recognizing and celebrating excellence in Indian higher education. Through the esteemed Higher Education Excellence Awards, outstanding contributions to quality education are acknowledged and honoured annually.

  • Vice Chancellors’-CEOs’ Roundtable: The FICCI Higher Education Summit also facilitates a significant convergence of leaders from prestigious higher education institutions in India and industry. Together, they engage in insightful discussions, sharing valuable perspectives on critical facets of effective industry-academia engagement.

  • Master Classes and Workshops: Focused Master Classes and Workshops are also organized during the summit, allowing partners to showcase their noteworthy initiatives, projects, and case studies. These sessions are usually led by subject matter specialists, and delve deeply into contemporary subjects and issues, offering comprehensive insights and innovative solutions.

  • B2B meetings and Networking opportunities: The Summit will have hundreds of senior Indian higher education leaders. The delegates will get the opportunity to have focussed business-to-business (B2B) meetings with representatives from academia (including chancellors, vice-chancellors, deans, directors, etc.), industry, and government. There could be specific discussions around academic partnerships, faculty and student exchanges, collaborative research, etc.

The HES offers a range of activities, including Conference Sessions, Plenary Sessions, VCs-CEOs Roundtable, Exhibitions, and the prestigious FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards and provides a valuable opportunity for growth, collaboration, and knowledge exchange, contributing to the future development of higher education in India.