EDU’s Fifth Annual Vice Chancellors’ Retreat 2015
The Campus of Tomorrow: How to Re-think, Re-design, Re-form Higher Education
Dates: 9, 10 and 11 October 2015
Venue: IISER, Pune
Day 1: Friday, 9 October 2015
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Arrivals, lunch and registration
1:30 pm – 1:35 pm Welcome address
Pramath Raj Sinha, Managing Director, 9.9 Media
1:35 pm – 1:40 pm Welcome note: IISER and British Council
1:40 pm – 2:40 pm Inaugural keynote: Life and works of a leading sociologist and educator
The discussion will cover Professor Beteille's entire corpus of works, his views on Indian sociology to his vast experiences as a teacher, researcher and educator.
Professor Dipankar Gupta in conversation with Professor Emeritus Andre Beteille
2:40 pm – 3:00 pm Innovation break : The New Learning Sciences Narrative
Mark Dorman, President McGraw-Hill Education International and Professional
3:00 pm – 3:50 pm Setting the context for reforming higher education
The National Policy on Education was framed in 1986 and modified in 1992. There is therefore, undoubtedly a need to reform this sector. Here is a look at how policy and governance could help achieve this.
Dr R. Sudarshan, Dean, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy and Professor Manisha Priyam, Associate Professor, Education Policy, National University for Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA)
Moderator: Pramath Raj Sinha
3:50 pm – 4:00 pm Tea break
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Innovation break: Mobile – Driving Digital Transformation
Arati Bam, Country Marketing Head, Digital Media Solutions, Adobe
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Technical Education in India – A Futuristic Scenario
The technical education sector in India has witnessed vast growth and expansion both in terms of quality and access. There has been a sprouting of many new technical institutes such as new IITs and NITs which have thrown up a multiplicity of challenges which need to be addressed without compromising on the quality of education through the adoption of world class norms to create a knowledge society. This joint report by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and the Ministry of Human Resource Development addresses a number of these challenges and in what ways it can help education leaders such as yourselves.
Dr Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Professor, IIT Madras
5:30 pm – 5:45 pm Innovation break : New Models of Engagement
Kunal Dureja, Country Manager, IBM
5:45 pm – 6:00 pm Tea break
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Role of Open Courseware in Building the Campus of Tomorrow
Anant Agarwal, CEO, edX
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Cultural programme – Nishad Matange, IISER
8:00 pm onwards Cocktails and dinner
Day 2: Saturday, 10 October 2015
7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:35 am – 8:50 am British Council
Sharon Memis, Director West India, British Council
8:50 am – 9:20 am The Global Campus – Internationalisation of Higher Education
Professor Christine Ennew, Provost, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, UK
9:20 am – 9:40 am Innovation break: Innovative ICT – Building a Better Connected Education
Renzil Dsouza,, Head IP Solutions, Huawei Enterprise Business Group
9:40 am – 10:25 am Emerging institutions
The mushrooming of new IITs, NIITs and IIMs implies that infrastructure needs to be built from scratch. How are some of these new institutions fashioning their curricula and pedagogy for the campus of tomorrow?
Professor Indira Parikh, Founder President, FLAME, Dr Pankaj Jalote, Director, IIIT Delhi, Dr Gautam Barua, Director, IIT Guwahati
Moderator: Pramath Raj Sinha
10:30 am – 10:45 am Innovation break: Making Partnerships Work
Paramantapa Dasgupta, Program Manager: Career Education, IBM
11:00 am – 11:45 am IDEAS CAFÉ:
Harnessing the power of collective problem solving, Ideas Café will have focused discussions in small groups to ideate solutions to challenges faced by educationists. In a unique multiple roundtable-setting format, the audience moves between tables every 10-15 minutes discusses one relevant theme through the café session - over coffee and cookies!
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Tea break
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm IDEAS CAFÉ CONTD.:
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 2:20 pm Innovation break : Innovating Student Living
Swami Swaminathan, Chairman, Manipal Integrated Services Pvt Ltd
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm The role of the World Bank in higher education in India
Toby Linden, Lead Education Specialist, Higher Education, World Bank
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Innovation break : AV Technologies for Education Segment
G. Sankaran, Assistant Vice President, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Benchmarking for constant continuous improvement
1. What should an India ranking and benchmarking system look like? How does one drive transparency in data gathering? Assessing NIRF.
2. Why do the RAND rankings appear to be the best fit for Indian institutions of higher learning?
Dr Rafiq Dossani, Director, RAND Corporation, USA
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Tea break
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm Uninhibited thinking and pedagogy in the digital age
As technology and the Internet become all pervasive, will there be a shift in teaching methods? And will the role of the teacher get redefined as that of a mentor, advisor, guide or moderator? Should teachers be given the autonomy to experiment with innovative pedagogy without the fear of failure?
Professor BN Jain, Visiting Professor, IIT Delhi and Professor Gautam Sinha, Director, IIM Kashipur
Moderator: Pramath Raj Sinha
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Expanding opportunities in technical education in India
The relatively inequitable spread of private colleges as well as the effectiveness of government regulations relating to these colleges.
Dr Tara Beteille, Senior Economist, World Bank
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Concert: Padmaja Joglekar
7:30 pm – 8:15 pm EDU Rand Awards
8:30 pm onwards Cocktails and dinner
Day 3: Sunday, 11 October 2015
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:00 am Teaching, Learning and Technology
Professor Hugh Davis, Director of Education, University of Southampton, UK
9:30 am – 10:00 am IISER presentation and tour
10:00 am – 10:45 am Learning how to learn versus learning for a 'job' : the debate between education and skilling
10:45 am – 11:00 am Tea break
11:00 am – 11:30 am Higher education: Andhra Pradesh
Sumita Dawra, Secretary, Higher Education Department, AP Government
11:30 am – 12:30 pm The 'Unconference' Open session
This is an opportunity to cover greater ground through individual sharing and the powers of 'collective wisdom'.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Departures and logistics
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