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Higher Education

Collaborative Education Experience to nurture smart institutions with students

24, 25 & 26 November 2017 | Manpho Convention Centre | Bengaluru

India is emerging as the Next Superpower in the Education market – Underlining Regional Developments and Global Competitiveness. The smart classroom market in India is estimated to develop at a CAGR of 23.44% during the period 2016-2020. Where there are more than 1.4 million schools with over 227 million students enrolled with over 36,000 higher education institutes, India has one of the world's largest higher education systems. IBCI is glad to present the EDEX-2017 with a special Focus on innovation and technology in the higher education system by integrating education technology with job ready skills into India's Smart Nation Vision alongside with the private players.

Education, in a true sense, is a dream that every individual has since his birth. Every phase of education has a decisive effect on the formation of the human being; in the way one reflects, feels and responds. One of the most important contributions exists in what and how we learn through the improvement phase of the educational process, in both formal and informal settings. At EDEX-2017 the Conference seeks to provide a lot of answers and explore the developments, challenges, events, and outcomes of teaching, learning with student development. At EDEX-2017 we aspire to offer a required connection between students, lecturers, department heads, deans and researchers from a wide range of academic fields including technical and nontechnical. At EDEX-2017 we would like to promote collaboration, share and deliberate emerging trends, research findings and in the context of higher education. In order to achieve this, the conference focuses on macro perspectives into higher education policies, educational models, methods, and reforms.

So arm yourself with your most exciting range and meet engaged audience with buying power. Positioning you an educator or a solution provider for the education fraternity EDEX-2017 is the place to be. At the same time, cross-country flow of ideas, students, faculty and financing, combined with development in ICT, are changing the for higher education institutions. This entails both enhanced collaboration and competition between countries and institutions on a global scale. Together let's make India leap to great strides by strengthening its education system and become a model for the world to adopt.

The EDEX-2017 Focal Point will cover the most thought of and disturbing topic that is been fretting the governments, colleges and universities alike. Youth unemployment is one of the paramount and most complex challenges of this era, among many other factors, the widening gap between the education system and the job market is the driving force of youth unemployment in many countries. The complexity of the issue is such that, the resolution of global youth unemployment requires the urgent attention and collective effort of a variety of stakeholders, including educators, policy makers and employers. The EDEX-2017 Conference will take a deep dive into the crisis and will seek to untangle the facts and figures that collectively lead to it. It would definitely provide insights into challenges and prospects that arise at the juncture of the education system and the job market. To conclude, EDEX-2017 would offer a variety of creative ideas along side the technical innovation for all the attendees so that they can get actively involved in their daily function to help and tackle youth unemployment one student at a time.

EDEX-2017 will cover the core aspects of education, technology, curricula, exams, training, and redesigning the educational roadmap for making students work-ready. We will aim to open a new chapter on the relevant topics that the employer expects in consultation with international career development. At EDEX-2017 a robust network of professionals will be created on an expansive network of forward-looking nobles, educators, employers and professional bodies dedicated who strive to excel.

Higher Education - Topic of Discussion

How should educators, professional, and employers work together in curricula development to make students job-ready?

How and when should career paths be introduced and the role of educational institutions in expanding entrepreneurial excellence?

What are the challenges faced by universities/colleges in the region and what is their role in overcoming them?

How can lecturers integrate market insights into their course design as a bridge to the profession?

Trend Setting Themes for the Debate

- Conceptualizing work and learning

- Building the right environment for teaching excellence

- How universities can offer lifelong learning

- Teaching and reputation: how can excellence be recognized?

- Is the digital classroom creating a digital divide?

- Is our faculty ready to adopt the real life learning?

- Research and innovation for the technical students

- Creating A global convergence in governance models?

- Is creating a larger private higher education sector a solution?

- Is more collaboration and competition in academic research?

Higher Education - Who Should Attend

How to make most of EDEX – 2017

- Learning what you could immediately implement in your institutions or career.

- Developing skills, learn more about the job; discover industry specific knowledge that can help you grow personally and professionally.

- Meeting thought-leaders within the industry, share ideas and grow on what is covered.

- Networking with peers in your industry.

- Meeting people in person who you have connected thru social media

- Learning about cherished resources relevant to your business or career.

- Gaining insights and ideas that you can use to create/increase your credibility and proficiency such as writing articles, books and other media.

- To connect with sponsors and other supporters of the conference.

At EDEX-2017 we assure you that when you make an investment of time and money you would return to your institution with a transformed sense of purpose, geared up with knowledge and tools with new contacts that can turn in to long term relationships. These will definitely help you grow personally and professionally.


Kindly choose tracks that will most benefit you or your organization, get more peers so you do not miss on the parallel events happening. You or your peers could develop new skills or gain knowledge for your job or learn about a diverse area in your own field. Get educated with sessions that address everything from attracting great jobs to building an online resume course. EDEX-2017 allows you to learn about various aspects of your profession. Ensure you get your colleagues and try to attend different sessions to maximize your learning.

At EDEX-2017 you could take advantage of exhibitors. With close to 100 organizations exhibiting, EDEX-2017 can be a chance for you to learn what new products and services are available for the next gen learners that could be of use to you or your organization.

Being social. At EDEX-2017 you will meet many people from diverse organizations, think tanks and diverse backgrounds. Look at a conference as a chance to meet new people, expand your professional network and learn what other educators in your field are doing.

Finally, One great idea that you could seed truly makes the investment in time and money worthwhile. In principle, the conference doesn't have an end date but a catalyst towards future goals personalized to the needs of students, staff and teaching community alike.

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Higher Education - Agenda

09:00 - 10:00 Registrations

10:00 - 10:30 Inauguration and Extempore Speech | Prof. Dr. Shri. Virander Singh Chauhan, Chairman | University Grants Commission (UGC)

10:30 - 11:00 Extempore Speech | Prof. Dr. T.G.Sitharam, Chairman | South Western Regional Committee | AICTE

11:00 - 11:20 Secured Evidencing – Securing document content with a digital first philosophy | Hemant Gaur, Senior Pre Sales Consultant | Pitney Bowes India

11:20 - 11:40 Extempore Speech | Dr. Naji Al Mahdi, CEO | NIVE & Chief of Qualifications and Awards (QAD)

11:40 - 12:00 Transforming GIS Education | Kunal Dureja, National Head – Education & Cloud Offerings | ESRI

12:00 - 12:15 Evolution of Higher Education Ecosystem | Ambrish K Singh, Executive Vice President | (Info Edge India Ltd )

12:15 - 12:30 Consortium Model for Project based Learning | Aniruddha Kannal, CEO and Founder | Xcelerator Ninja

12:30 - 13:10 PANEL- Innovation, Research, Standards, Skills and Training - Bridging the gap between Industry and Academia

Basavaraj Swamy, Registrar | National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA)
Dr. Anand K Joshi, Ex. Founder Vice Chancellor | CMR University, Bangalore Advisor, Welingkar B-school, Mumbai/Bangalore
Dr. Sarita Sahni, Founding President of The College of Fashion and Design, Dubai
Prof. Pratapsinh Kakasaheb Desai, President | Indian Society For Technical (ISTE)
Syed Sheeraz Zaidi, Dean | Acharya Institutes
Dr. Puttaraju, Principal | SJB Institute of Technology

13:10 - 13:20 Apple in higher education- Digital learning framework through faculty development program with Digital literacy skills inclusion in curriculum to address industry skill gap & agile skilling through Apple certification course from AATP Dr. Mohit R. Hegde, Director | Creative Infotech

13:20 - 13:35 Digital co- creation / higher education scenario in India, Growth of digital economy, Future of education industry Dr. Hari Krishna Maram, Chairman, Founder & CEO | Imperial College, Bangalore

13:35 - 14:30 LUNCH

14:30 - 15:20 Closing the skills gap for Gen-z | Anish Baheti, Founder | Train My Brain

15:20 - 15:30 Schoolpay – working towards cashless campus | Vidya Moorthy, AGM – Business development | Airpay

15:30 - 15:50 Internal Quality Assurance mechanism in Indian higher education system | Dr.M.S.Shyamasundar, Adviser | National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)

15:50 - 16:30 Panel Discussion - Collaboration through knowledge based global societies- Connecting Education Phases with higher education

Moderator - Lokesh Bajaj, VP - Education Solutions | IL&FS Education & Technology Services Ltd.
Prof. Shailendra Naresh Kulkarni, Vice Chancellor (Designate) Ex Vice Chancellor | Noida International University & Mangalayatan University Northern Hills University
Dr. Srikantaswamy, Director Planning and administration | University of Mysore
Dr. Raju Chandrasekar, Founder | World development foundation
Sitharay Nadine Krishnan, Head Corporate Training and Digital Learning, India | British Council

16:30 Closing Remarks

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