Dialogue India Conclave & International Academia Awards held in New Delhi

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In New Delhi: The 6th Dialogue India Academia Conclave and the 8th Dialogue India International Academia Award Function – 2022 were held in New Delhi on August 6, 2022, at the Shangri-La Hotel. The conclave witnessed thought-provoking discussions and provided a platform for Indian Higher Education Institutions, business groups, various academic experts, and decision-makers to speak their minds. The topic of “New Education Policy & Prospects of Globalization of Indian Higher Education” was debated by more than one hundred dignitaries from various regions of India. Honorable Minister Ashwani Chaubey Ji and other dignitaries unveiled the Dialogue India National Ranking for 2022 during the opening session.

Gen. (Retd) Vijay Kumar Singh, Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways, and Civil Aviation, presented awards to the top private institutions in India based on the Dialogue India Ranking after the event. 

The following is a list of some award-winning institutions:

1) INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES

 2) Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College

 3) ABES Engineering College, Ghaziabad (UP)

 4) K S R Institute of Engineering & Technology

 5) R.D.Engineering College, Ghaziabad, U P

Among the top Ten Engineering colleges of UP – 2022

6) Era Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow, UP

 7) Subharti Medical College, Meerut (UP)

 8) Subharti Dental College, Meerut (UP)

 9) DAV Centenary Dental College, Yamunanagar, Haryana

 10) Mangalayatan University

 11) Usha Martin University, Ranchi

 12) Amity University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

 13) IIMT University, Meerut,

 14) Chitkara University, Patiala, Punjab

 15) Marwadi University,Rajkot

 16) Lingaya’s Vidyapeeth, Faridabad,Haryana

 17) Mody University of Science & Technology

 18) G.L.A. University, Mathura, UP

 19). Amity University, Noida, UP

 20) Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Anuj Agarwal, Editor of Dialogue India, and Siddharth Jain, Advisor of Dialogue India, welcomed all distinguished visitors and participants at the beginning of the event. According to Mr. Agarwal, higher education and research must adapt to changing conditions. He used the Covid-19 pandemic and global warming as examples. He stressed that the Covid-19 pandemic has transformed not just how services are provided, but also how human lives are affected. Virtual classrooms and online learning were developed and strengthened as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, which completely changed the global education ecology. The cost of online education is now far lower than that of traditional brick-and-mortar educational institutions. Therefore, innovation is urgently needed for traditional institutions to remain relevant and competitive in the face of the threat posed by online education mediums. He added that global warming is now a common occurrence on a global scale. The “new normal” in Europe now includes searing heat and somewhat high temperatures in hill stations. We must adapt according to the “new normal”. Our higher education in agriculture faces a challenge and an opportunity at the same moment. New farming techniques and crops must be developed to accommodate this significant change. He also discussed the standards used to rank educational institutions.

Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, and Environment, Forest and Climate Change, compared Samudra Manthan to the New Education Policy in his keynote speech. He asserted that the education system in place in the past was thorough and broad. He used the figures of Maitreyi, Gargi, Gosha, and Lopamudra as examples of how women participated in our old educational system. Through the New Education Policy, Shri Choubey expressed the expectation that India will become a global leader and a center for education. To prevent global warming and the ensuing catastrophe, he also promoted living sustainably. He was appreciative of Dialogue India’s efforts to advance quality in higher education and to quantify quality assessment.

Gen. (Retd) Vijay Kumar Singh, Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways, and Civil Aviation, addressed the audience on this occasion and shared his opinions on the New Education Policy. He claimed that the pupils in our existing educational system do not receive the necessary skills. As a result, our students are not employable. Shri Singh emphasized the importance of skill-based education as the New Education Policy’s main guiding concept and stated the expectation that it would promote creative and critical thinking. A competent workforce would enable our industrial and service industries to be competitive and sustainable, he added, and this would reflect well on our economy.

As a part of this event, three distinct panel discussions were planned. Amit Tyagi, a senior journalist and executive editor of Dialogue India Group led the first-panel discussion, which was on “SWOT Analysis of Indian Higher Education.” Smt. Nutan Sharma, the former chief commissioner of income tax, Guru Pawan Sinha, Shri Kunal Gupta, the founder and managing director of Mount Talent, Smt. Shobhana Narayan, a Kathak dancer, and Siddharth Jain, the secretary general at Flare, advisor EPSI, all participated in the conversation. India can lead the world in education, but for that to happen, both public and private educational institutions must receive government assistance. Prof. Pramod Saini, IIMC, moderated the second-panel discussion, which was titled “NEP 2020 Implementation: Challenges and Way Forward.”

Lt Gen (Retd) Vishnu Kant Chaturvedi, Shri Shaswat Sharma, CEO of Nova Events, Yogesh Andley, Management and IT Guru (IIT & MIT), Prof. V.K. Shrotriya, Department of Commerce, University of Delhi, and Dr. Manish Gaur, Pro Vice Chancellor of AKTU and Professor in Computer Science Institutes of Engineering and Technology Lucknow, are among the participants. It was stated that a significant obstacle to the New Education Policy’s implementation would be providing financial assistance for instructors’ education and student skill development. The government should consult with private institutions while making decisions, it was proposed. Shri Omkareshwar Pandey, Senior Journalist and Former Group Editor of Rashtriya Sahara chaired the third-panel discussion on “India- The Global Destination for Higher Education.” Dr. Kumar Krishan, CTO of NASA, USA; Shri Navratan Aggarwal, Chairman of Bikaner Aggarwal; Shri Niraj Kumar, Director of the Government of India; Dr. Urvashi Makkar, Director of IMS Ghaziabad; and Prof. (Dr.) Parsanjeet Kumar, Vice Chancellor of NIU, also attended. It was suggested that India currently imports more education services than it exports. The nation must make investments in infrastructure, labs, libraries, and human resource training if we are to reverse this trend. India must continuously work to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its higher education system to draw more international students here and turn into a net exporter of educational services. At the moment, we primarily draw students from our neighboring nations. We need to diversify our source nations. As a center of learning on a worldwide scale, we must develop.

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