QUALITY OF EDUCATION
TI e EduMeet 2018 and Education Excellence Awards was organised at Kolkata on July 12, 2018. The day long program focussing on key issues of Education Industry from Pre School to University, was inaugurated by WestBengal Governor, Hon'ble Mr. K. N. Tripathi and had presence of leading university chancellors and chairman from different part of India.
ASSOCHAM knowledgereport was releasedby Hon'ble Governor on the occasionin the presence of eminent personalities.
Delivering his address, Mr. Tripathi said that the Centre is working on certain focus areas like school curriculum, teachers skill with the intention to develop new ways and to create an eco-system which is self-sustainable and ever evolving. There is increased realisation on quality of education at school level with both government and private participation. Statingthat the governmentwas focussingon pre-schooleducation, he elaborated that right to preschool education was essential to help build up the formal education system. Private and government partnerships can help in sharing resources, experiences and help build a strong foundation as India has immense potential to be an education hub and attractstudents
and faculties across globe. He said, "in ancient days we had centres of excellence which attracted foreign learners. Time has come up again in the present age to build modem centres of excellence which will put increased focus on learning outcomes."
The program began with a background note of the fact that India holds an important place in the global education industry. India has vast youth population and this high share of the youth population offers tremendous opportunities and does offer newer challenges.
ASSOC HAM organised event coincided with a time when Ministry of HRD shared its decision to declare 6 six institutes as Institute of Eminence. The idea is to support three public and private institutes each, to make them world class institutes and to have them among the top universities in world ranking. This as a landmark decision will ensure complete autonomy to scale up institutes' operations so that they become World Class Institutions in the field of education.
In her introductory remarks, Director, ASSOCHAM Ms. Perminder Jeet Kaur mentioned that coincidently, the event has been organised at a time when country is moving towards having Higher Education Commission of India which is being worked upon as repeal to Dee. Industry is looking at the central government's latest policies for school education, 'Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan' with focus on 'Sabko Shiksha Achchi Shiksha', and 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas'.
Mr. Tarnal Mukherjee, Chairman, School Education Council in his welcome note stated that the changing dynarnics of today requires us to rethink business models and consider a range ofnew technologies, to bring down the cost of administering education institutions and scaling the business.
He also talked about the
Winners of EduMeet 2018. H.E. Mr. Keshari Nath Tripathi, Hon'ble Governor of West Bengal lighting the inaugural lamp. Also seen Ms Perminder Jeet Kaur, Director, East & North East, ASSOCHAM,Mr. Tamal Mukherjee, Chairman, ASSOCHAM School Education CouncilEast and Mr. Taranjit Singh, Chairman, ASSOCHAM Eastern Region Education Council.