The Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu flagged off the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Higher Education Summit 2016 on 10th November.

The theme of the 12th FICCI Higher Education summit is Education for Tomorrow: ‘Learn in India-Learn for the World’.

The 3-day conference is graced by the presence of NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant; Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry Rita Teaotia, Martine Reicherts, Director General, EU, Education and Culture; Harshavardhan Neotia, President, FICCI; and Dr Rajan Saxena, Chairman, FICCI Higher Education Committee.

News from the events:

  • To augment educational quality in Andhra Pradesh, government of Andhra Pradesh and FICCI exchanged Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) which will focus on strengthening state universities; attracting private sector investments into higher education sector; and establishing premier national institutes.
  • Chief Minister led a delegations of 80-member at the summit.
  • Over 1,000 post graduate students and delegates from India and across the world attended the summit.
  • As many as 200 foreign delegates from Africa, CIS region, SAARC, South East Asia, North America, Israel, Turkey, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Indonesia and Tajikistan attended the summit.
  • The aim and objective of the summit are to benefit not only India but also to global society.
  • To recognise and identify the achievements and the excellent work devoted by the individual participants and various organisations in augmenting the educational quality in India.
  • “There should be right balance between competition & corporation for internationalization of Higher Education,” said Prof Martine Rahier, tweeted FICCI_HES.

Source: India Today