Prominent Speakers
at EDGE 2010
Dr. William I. Brustein, Vice Provost,
The Ohio State University

Ms. Vibha Puri Das*,
Secretary (SE & HE), Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India

Mr. Sabyasachi Das, Vice President, NSDC

Dr. Duleep Deosthale, President, Knowledge Exchange Institute

Dr. William G Harris, CEO,
The Association of Test Publishers

Mr. Bala Iyer, VP –Talent Transformation, Reliance Retail Ltd

Dr. Narendra Jadhav *, Member, Planning Commission, Govt. of India

Shri. Vineet Joshi *, Chairman
CBSE

Mr. Amit Khare *, Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education, MHRD, Govt. of India

Dr. C. Peter Magrath,
Senior Presidential Advisor,
The College Board

Mr. James Montoya, Vice President, Higher Education Relationship Development,
The College Board

Prof. Madhava Menon, Member, Commission on Center-State Relations, Govt. of India

Ms. Savita Mahajan, Chief Executive, Indian School of Business

Ms. Swati Mujumdar, Director,
SCDL

Mr. Hari Menon, CEO,
Indiaskills

Ms. Shailaja Neelakantan,
South Asia Correspondent,
The Chronicle

Dr. Sam Pitroda * ,
Advisor to Prime Minister of India

Mr. Madan Padaki, Co-founder & CEO, MeritTrac Services

Mr. Utkarsh Palnitkar,
Partner & Leader,
Ernst & Young Private Limited

Dr. P. D. Porey, Director,
SVNIT

Smt. D. Purandeswari *,
Minister of State for Human Resource Development,
Govt. of India

Dr. Anand A. Samuel, Pro Vice Chancellor, VIT University

Mr. A.S. Srikanth,
Secretary to Government, Department of Higher Education,
Govt. of Karnataka

Shri J.S. Saharia, Principal Secretary, Department of Higher & Technical Education,
Govt. of Maharashtra

Prof. K.R. Srivathsan, Pro Vice Chancellor, IGNOU

Dr. Donna Scarboro, Associate Vice President,
The George Washington University

Mr. Anand Sudarshan, MD & CEO, Manipal Education

Ms. Kate Shoesmith, Senior Manager for Policy and Practice, Centre for Skill Development, London

Dr. Downing A. Thomas, Associate Provost and Dean,
University of Iowa

Mr. Ramesh Takulia, Director –Learning & Development,
India Hotels, Taj Group

Mr. Dilip Thakore, Editor, EducationWorld

Dr. Krishna Vedula, Co-Founder & Executive Director,
IUCEE

Dr. Rajasekharan Warrier,
Vice Chancellor,
Manipal University

Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Jt. Director, Symbiosis Society
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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EDGE 2010
3 – 5 March 2010
India Habitat Center, New Delhi

PROGRAMME

DAY I
March 3, 2010

 
Workshop I

“Lessons Learned: Issues to Consider in Building a National Admissions Test”by The College Board, USA

Ms. Janine M. Farhat, Senior International Specialist, The College Board

Mr. James Montoya, Vice President, Higher Education Relationship Development, The College Board

Dr. C. Peter Magrath, Senior Presidential Advisor, The College Board

Dr. Andrew Wiley, Executive Director for Higher Education, The College Board

Dr. Madan Padaki, Co-Founder & CEO, MeritTrac Services

Workshop II

Education Governance

Prof. N. Ravichandran, Director, IIM Indore

Dr. Rachel Davis, Adjunct Professor, National University of Singapore

Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Principal Director, Symbiosis & Member UGC & ICSSR

Prof. Krishna K. Ladha, Professor, IIM Kozhikode

Prof. C.V. Baxi, Former Director, MDI Gurgaon

Mr. Sharat Kumar, Former Director, IMT Ghaziabad

Dr. Pallab Bandyopadhyay, Sr. VP- HR, Dell

Prof. Pankaj Gupta, Director, SIBM Bangalore

Round Table on ‘Catalysing Change’(Close-Door)


Chairperson: Dr. K. Kasturirangan,
Member, Planning Commission, Government of India

Moderator:  Mr. Anand Sudarshan, Managing Director & CEO, Manipal Education
Panelists Academicians

Prof. Rajasekharan Pillai,
Vice Chancellor, IGNOU & Chairman of the Distance Education Council (DEC)

Dr. V. S. Ramamurthy, Director, NIAS

Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Principal Director, Symbiosis

Dr. Anand A. Samuel, Pro Vice Chancellor, VIT University

Dr. P. J. Lavakare, Former Executive Director, USEFI

Dr. C. Peter Magrath, Senior Presidential Advisor, The College Board
Panelists - Policy-Makers

Dr. M.K. Sridhar,
Member Secretary and Executive Director, Karnataka Knowledge Commission, GoK

Prof. Madhava Menon, Member, Commission on Center-State Relations, Government of India
Panelists - Media

Mr. Dilip Thakore, Editor, EducationWorld
 
   

DAY II
4 March 2010

 

Inaugural Function


Shri Kapil Sibal,
Hon’ble Minister for Human Resource Development, Govt. of India

Dr. Martha Kanter, Under Secretary, Department of Education, U.S. Government

Shri Sam Pitroda, Advisor to Prime Minister of India

Dr. K. Kasturirangan, Member, Planning Commission, Government of India

Prof. V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice Chancellor, IGNOU & Chairman, Distance Education Council (DEC)

Dr. V. S. Ramamurthy, Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS)

Shri Anand Sudarshan, CEO & Managing Director, Manipal Education


Session 1
Highlight Lecture by : Mr. Sam Pitroda,
Advisor to Prime Minister of India


Session 2:
Catalyzing Change: How International Education is Transforming our Campuses Session by Institute of International Education (IIE)

Release of IIE Report – International India:
A Turning Point in Educational Exchange with the US

Moderator:
Dr. Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO, Institute of International Education

Panelists:

Dr. Jane McAuliffe, President, Bryn Mawr College 

Dr. Esther Barazzone, President, Chatham University

Dr. Lee Gorsuch, President, City University of Seattle

Dr. Joe D. May, President Louisiana Community & Technical College System

Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, President, Miami Dade College

Prof. Edward Guiliano, President, New York Institute of Technology

Dr. Lewis M. Duncan, President, Rollins College

Dr. Jerry Farley, President, Washburn University


Session 3: 
Enhancing the Effectiveness of examinations by Leveraging Technology

Release of EDGE ValueNotes Research Report – Examinations and theRole of Technology: Emerging Directions


Chairperson:

           

Mr. Madan Padaki, Co-founder & CEO, MeritTrac Services

Speakers:

Dr. William G. Harris, CEO, The Association of Test Publishers, USA

Mr. R. Dhirendra,
CEO, EDUquity Career Technologies

Mr. Manish Bhardwaj,
IAS, Director of Census Operations, Ministry of Home Affairs GoI

Dr. Andrew Wiley, Executive Director for Higher Education, The College Board,


Session 4:
Holistic Infrastructure for Quality Education


Mr. Utkarsh Palnitkar
, Consultant

Mr. Amit Zutsi, Director and Head of Commercial Advisory Services, Transaction Advisory Services Ernst & Young Private Limited

Ms. Savita Mahajan, Chief Executive Mohali campus & Deputy Dean, Indian School of Business

Mr. K.K. Iyer,
Managing Director, IEP Fund Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Rajeev Chadha,
Lead Solution Architect, SAP India Private Limited


Session 4 A:
Quality Improvement Initiatives in Engineering Education

Dr. Krishna Vedula, Co-Founder And Executive Director, Indo-US Collaboration in Engineering Education (IUCEE) & Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Prof. L. K. Maheshwari, Director, Birla Institute of technology & Science (BITS-Pilani)

Dr. P. D. Porey, Director, Sardar Vallabhaibhai National Institute of Technology (SV NIT)

Mr. R N Prasad, Associate VP – Education & Research, Infosys Technologies Ltd

Awards Function


EDGE Education Personality of the Year 2010:


Prof. Yash Pal, Chancellor, Jawaharlal, Nehru University

Young EDGE Award 2010:

Shri Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT University and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences

Padma Awardees:

Prof. Bipan Chandra, Chairman, National Book Trust

Shri. G. P. Chopra, President, DAV College Managing Committee

Fr. Romuald D'Souza, Vice President, Marian Institute of Health Sector Management


   

DAY III
March 5, 2010

 

Session 5:
Engaging India: Initiatives at US Universities
Session by (AIEA)


Chairperson:

Dr. Duleep Deosthale, Vice President for External Relations, AIEA & President Knowledge Exchange Institute

Dr. Downing A. Thomas, Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs
University of Iowa

Dr. William I. Brustein, Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs; Professor of Sociology, Political Science and History, The Ohio State University

Dr. Donna Scarboro, Associate Vice President, International Programs
The George Washington University

Ms. Shailaja Neelakantan, South Asia Correspondent, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Session 6: 
Highlight Session


Presentation on FED UNI: Parthenon Report on ‘Bridging The Higher Education Gap: National Universities and Other Models’ by

Mr. Karan Khemka, Partner & Asia Office Head, The Parthenon Group

Mr. Rob Lytle, Partner, The Parthenon Group


Session 7:
ICT Empowering Education


Chair:

Dr. Rajeev Shorey
, President, NIIT University

Mr. Shailendra Badoni, Chief Operating Officer, Datacraft India

Mr. Sachin Seth, Head- Emerging Markets, IBM Global Business Services, India/South Asia


Session 8:
Progressive Directions in Online Education for Quality & Reach


Chairperson:

Prof. K.R. Srivathsan,
Pro Vice Chancellor, IGNOU

Dr. H. Vinod Bhat, Chief Academic Officer, Manipal Education

Prof. Kushal Sen, Head, Department of Textile Technology, & Coordinator, National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) IIT-Delhi

Ms. Swati Mujumdar, Director, Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, Pune


Session 9:
Vocational Education by Choice
(Stein Auditorium)


Chairperson:


Mr. Hari Menon, CEO, Indiaskills

Mr. Sabyasachi Das, Vice President, National Skill Development Corporation

Mrs. Swapna Dhawan, Principal, Campus & Beyond

Mr. R.V. Balasubramaniam Iyer, Vice President & Head - Talent Management
Reliance Retail Limited (Specialty Retail)

Ms. Kate Shoesmith Senior Manager for Policy and Practice, Centre for Skill Development, London

Mr. Ramesh Takulia, Director-Learning and Development, Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces


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