QUAL­ITY OF ED­U­CA­TION

Assocham Bulletin - - TAXES -

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.

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