Sakal Media Group organized EDUCON in Dubai from 16th to 19th September, 2011. Prof. Dr. Sanjay B. Chordiya – Founder President and Chairman- Suryadatta Group of Institutes participated in the same.
The audience for the Educon was a propitious mix of policy makers and implementing authorities such as Vice Chancellors of Universities, Directors of leading institutions, Heads of deemed Universities, leading Industry professionals.
The highlights of this annual conference was – Interaction with Dubai Education Cluster, Interaction between High Profile Educationists and Industry Delegates, and Interaction with key Policy makers from India.
It was based on a theme of Innovative Practices in Universities: The road map for inclusive growth of the nation. During the conference the following topics were essentially included-
- Involvement of Stake Holders in building up University Syllabus.
- Policy making by involving Stake Holders.
- Quality Vs Quantity of students and faculties : How to strike a balance.
- Employability Quotient of our student product.
- Integration of skill development and vocational; Education in collegiate stream.
- Integrated Vocational and technical education.
- Encouraging and rewarding self-research / patenting / copy rights / Inventions for new generation scientists and researchers.
- Models of PPP in the sector of Higher Education.
The event was placed in the context of today’s prevalent realities. We live today in knowledge age. The world is split into a bipolar existence according to the digital divide. Success in any field presupposes a very good grasp of the various aspects & applications of technology. EDUCON 2011 was all about exploring new horizons of academic brilliance in the knowledge age.
The conference was held in nine sessions with Union human resources development minister Kapil Sibbal and Bharat Forge chairman and managing director Baba Kalyani holding an interaction with participating vice chancellors (VCs) during the first session.
Prof. Dr. Sanjay B Chordiya also chaired a session which had prominent speakers.
It was a readymade platform for direct communication with tremendous impact with a focused niche and very powerful audience. The platform provided enormous opportunities to enforce views in the collective conscious of all the people who matter in one shot!