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ICFAI-AIU National Conference of Vice Chancellors Proceedings – Day 2

As part of the 3-day National Conference of Vice Chancellors of AIU hosted by ICFAI University, Day 2 begun with a Technical Session on Nurturing Research and Innovation Ecosystem chaired by Prof. Neelima Gupta, VC, Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar. The session featured speakers including Dr. B J Rao, VC, University of Hyderabad, Prof. Raj Singh, VC, Jain University, Mr. Rahul Kulshreshtha, Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Govt. of India and Dr Shubhra Dutta from elsevier . The speakers observed that NEP introduction has led to intensified research innovation and discussed about the academic and innovation loops. Dr. B J Rao gave an overview of teaching purpose that include to focus on the students who are backbenchers, to nurture them and to help them to create innovations through knowledge.

Another interesting Technical Session on Digital Transformation in Higher Education was held chaired by Prof. B.S Murty, Director of IIT, Hyderabad. The session featured speakers including Prof. Jagadish K.Patnaik, VC, Nagaland University, Dr. Basheerhamad Shadrach, Director of Commonwealth Media Communication Centre CEMCA, India. Mr. Raghav Gupta, Managing Director, Coursera (India and APAC). Prof BS Murthy stated that how covid accelerated digital transformation and gave a brief on NPTEL. Dr. Basheerhamad Shadrach talked about the upcoming challenges in India and opportunities provided by the digital transformation in India and also about how digital skills will help India in future with the digital transformation.

3rd Technical Session  on Globalization and International Higher Education was conducted post lunch which was chaired by Prof. S.P Singh, VC, Assam Royal University. Eminent speakers including Dr Monica Kennedy, Ms Allison Barrett MBE, Shri Anil P Agarwal, and Dr Pankaj Mittal spoke elaborately and gave their views. Ms Alison from British Council has discussed India’s diversity and culture digital transformation UK, India roadmap, which lead to internationalization of higher education and that helps in deepening research collaboration, Mutual cooperation diversity widening and access. It is important because of international exposure, contribution to peace, creating opportunities, quality and outcome. It also leads to language skills, viral entrepreneurial ideas and transnational education program she opined. The speakers have also discussed about the careers and employment opportunities and its impact social, cultural and political. 

AIU President G D Sharma, launched INHE network during the session. The attendees mostly Vice Chancellors of various universities across India attended all the sessions with keen interest.

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