EDUCATION PLUS

ICFAI summit

With an objective to bring together academic leaders to generate contemporary thought and share opinion in the context of far reaching changes taking place in the economy and their impact on career opportunities, the ICFAI University organised a Higher Education Summit involving the heads of 45 leading educational institutions from across the country. The summit also served as a forum for exchanging ideas and networking with other participants.

J.Mahender Reddy, V-C, ICFAI University, Tripura traced the evolution of the structure of the higher education system of the country and touched upon several areas which require close attention.

He emphasised that the participants in their capacities as heads of institutions should build such systems and procedures that will result in institutionalisation of the process of leadership.

B. S. Raghavan, former bureaucrat spoke on reforms in higher education while Y. K. Bhusan, V-C of ICFAI University, Meghalaya, led a discussion on academic leadership and institution building.

The summit placed emphasis on need for making the teaching-learning process student-centric in the sessions anchored by Nagendra V. Chowdary, Dean of the IBS Case Development Centre.

A panel discussion by corporate recruiters on industry expectations was a part of the summit.

The panel comprised Debasis Mohapatra, (PwC), M.Gopala Krishna (SEW), Linga Prabhakar (ITC) and Manas Chakravarty, programme director of the summit.

R. RAVIKANTH REDDY, IN HYDERABAD

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