NEW DELHI: The highly coveted FICCI Higher Education Summit 2016 on the theme ‘Education for Tomorrow: Learn in India-Learn for the World’ will be held on Thursday at Vigyan Bhavan here.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu will flag off the Summit.
The three-day global conference and exhibition will also be addressed by Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry Rita Teaotia, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, Martine Reicherts, Director General, EU, Education and Culture; Harshavardhan Neotia, President, FICCI and Dr Rajan Saxena, Chairman, FICCI Higher Education Committee.
More than 1,000 delegates from India and abroad and post graduate students from universities across NCR region will be participating in the conference.
As higher education in Andhra Pradesh has focused on strengthening state universities; establishing premier national institutes; attracting private sector investments into higher education sector, among other reforms, MoUs will be exchanged between the Government of Andhra Pradesh and FICCI to further augment the sector.
As Andhra Pradesh is the partner state, a 80-member delegation from the state is being led by Naidu to the summit.
Around 200 foreign delegates from 55 countries from Africa, CIS region, Middle East, Central Asia, SAARC, SE Asia and North America would be present at the summit.
A 50-member delegation from the EU led by Director General Education and Culture is partnering with the summit. Member delegations from Israel, Turkey, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Indonesia and Tajikistan are also actively participating.
The summit theme has been carefully crafted to deliberate on the roadmap that would benefit not just India but the world.
The higher education expo will showcase more than 100 universities from different states and countries.
The third ‘FICCI Higher Education Awards’ would be held at Hotel Le Meridian Hotel to recognize and felicitate the achievements and excellent work done by organizations and individuals in improving the quality of higher education in India.