Educomp Foundation hosts first ever 'Education Leaders Summit 2015’

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Educomp Foundation, the CSR division of Bengaluru based Educomp Solutions Ltd, India’s largest education company, is organising a two-day education summit for education thought leaders at New Delhi beginning December 10, 2015.

The summit aims to discuss and consolidate the best ideas in education delivery, content and pedagogy practices over two days of workshops, lectures and interactive sessions that is expected to draw over 300 educations leaders from across the country.

The summit has been designed around a series of moderated sessions that will explore issues such as future trends in education; regulatory regimes and their impact; managing schools successfully; new pedagogical approaches to learning; the potential and the threat of the internet and other such topics that are pertinent in the industry today.

The ‘Education Leaders Summit 2015’ is a first of its kind event that was developed around the frequently articulated need for a common interface between all stakeholders in the education industry. Principals, school management, government and bureaucracy, private enterprise, content developers and managers will grace this two day event which will showcase top line thinking in the industry.

Speaking on the eve of the event, Shantanu Prakash, CEO Educomp Solutions Ltd and trustee, Educomp Foundation said, “The Education Leaders Summit 2015 is a recognition of the need for a meeting of the best minds in the education field in India. Education needs greater accent and emphasis on not only availability but also quality and outcomes. This event will be a step towards discussing some of the key issues that challenge us in education and the promise that the sector holds for our country for the future”.

The event will feature eight panel discussions on specific subjects between various domain experts. General V.K. Singh, minister of state for external affairs & OIA will be the chief guest on the occasion.

Panelists for the various sessions include Jitin Prasada - ex MoS MHRD, Neeraj Shekhar - MP Rajya Sabha, Anurag Thakur - MP LokSabha, Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo - MP LokSabha and Dushyant Chautala - MP LokSabha; Dr. Subhash Chandra Khuntia - secretary education, MHRD., Dr. Dinesh Singh - exvice chancellor Delhi University, Professor Rajaram S. Sharma –joint director - CIET, NCRT, Joseph Emmanuel – secretary CBSE and Dr Shayama Chona – Padma Bhushan & Padma Shri awardee apart from well known principals and deans of major institutions.

Programme highlights:

Panel Discussion 1 - ‘Trends in Education 2020 - The India Imperative’

Panelists: Mm Jitin Prasada- Ex MoS MHRD, Neeraj Shekharv - MP Rajya Sabha, Anurag Thakur - MP LokSabha, Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo - MP LokSabha & Dushyant Chautala - MP LokSabha.

Key note address by Syed Asif Ibrahim on Special Envoy to the PM on Internal Security & Counter Terrorism on Grey in Digital Age - perspective on bringing up children in New India.

Panel Discussion 2 - ‘Are Our Children Safe - Online & Offline - New Perspectives’

Panelists: Navdeep Singh Virk - IPS Commissioner of Police Gurgaon, Dr Shayama Chona – Padma Bhushan & Padma Shri, Mansoor Khan - Board of Director DPS Bangalore.

Key note address on the topic by Dr Subhash Chandra Khuntia- Secretary Education, MHRD.

Panel Discussion 3 - ‘Navigating the Regulatory Paradigm, Policies and Processes’

Panelists: Dinesh Singh - Ex Vice Chancelor Delhi University, Prof Rajaram S. Sharma- Jt Director - CIET, NCRT, New Delhi, Sushil Salwan - chairman Salwan Education Trust Delhi, L V Sehgal - principal Bal Bharti Public School Delhi, Dr. Satbir Bedi - IAS, Jt Secretary - School Education & Literacy, MHRD, Oramod Sharma - director Genesis Global School Noida & Dr Immanuel -chairman ICSE.

Panel Discussion 4 - ‘Building Value System in Our Conflicted World - Role that Schools Play’

Panelists: Mr YSK Seshu Kumar - chairman CBSE, Rudra -chairman Greenland Schools Ludhiana, Anjalee Agarwal - principal St. Marks School Delhi, Ms Bajaj -principal Green lawn School Mumbai, Anjali Razdan - principal Obul Reddy Public School Hyderabad and AbhaMeghe - academic director Meghe Group of Schools.

Panel Discussion 5 - ‘Running and Managing Successful Schools- Best Practices’

Panelists: Dr. Saini - principal DPS KK Puram, Dr Immanuel - chairman ICSE, Fr Amalraj - regional secretary, North East Education Commission & Amol Damdhere - vice president Indian Education Society, Mumbai.

Panel Discussion 6 - ‘Communication & Collaboration using Online Platforms’

Panelists: Dr Rajesh Hassija - director principal Indraprashtha Schools, Delhi & Dr Meera Balachandran - Education Quality Foundation of India Delhi.

Panel Discussion 7 - ‘New Pedagogical approaches to learning system for 21st Century’

Panelists: Joseph Emmanuel -secretary CBSE and Dr Bindu Rana - director Millennium Education Management Delhi.

Panel Discussion 8 - ‘New Approaches in Training Teachers’ - How to address the Teacher Quality Gap’

Panelists: Dr Anjlee Prakash - CEO Learning Links Foundation Delhi, Sheela Rajendra - deputy dean & director Padma Seshadri Group of Schools Chennai.

Set up in 2010 to support quality education for the children of rural and semi urban areas and also with an aim to improve quality of the community life in the vicinity, Educomp Foundation is an initiative of India's largest education service provider, Educomp Solutions Ltd.