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EDGE Forum announces the 4th edition of the annual Conference EDGE 2011, the premier event for higher education scheduled between 9 - 11 March, 2011 at the India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India.Conference will include expert speakers from India as well as from the international education community. Expert speakers from India and abroad will converge on one platform to discuss, converse and share ideas on subjects relevant in the present education scenario

EDGE 2011





PROGRAMME
DAY I - Wednesday, 9 March 2011





Workshops



 

10.30 am - 1.30 pm


Workshop 1 - Governance Issues in Educational Institutions
Prof. B. Mahadevan, Dean-Administration, Indian Institute of Management- Bangalore

10.30 am - 1.30 pm


Workshop 2 – Making International Partnerships Work | By Symbiosis
Mr. Amit Khare, Jt. Secretary, Department of Higher Education, MHRD, GoI
Dr. Birgit Barden, Director-International Office, Leibniz Universität Hannover.
Prof. John Webb, Deputy Director, Australia India Institute
Dr. Duleep Deosthale, Vice President-International Education, Manipal Education
Dr. Hrishikesh Soman, Principal, Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce
Ms. Anita Patankar, Professor in Charge, Symbiosis Centre for Liberal Arts

1.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Lunch

2.30 pm - 5.30 pm


Workshop 3 - What it takes to be in Top 100 | By QS Quacquarelli Symonds UK
Prof. Bertil Andersson, Provost, Nanyang Technological University
Mr. Daniel Byrne, Editor, Topuniversities.com (QS Intelligence Unit)
Dr. H.A. Ranganath, Director, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)

2.30 pm - 5.30 pm


Workshop 4 - New Models of Admissions | By the College Board, USA

Ms. Janine M. Farhat, Senior International Specialist, The College Board
Mr. James M. Montoya, Vice President, HE Relationship Development, The College Board
Dr. Bahgat Sammakia, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Interim VP for Research, Director, NYS Center of Excellence for Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging (S³IP), Binghamton University
Dr. Krishnaswami Srihari, Dean and Distinguished Professor, Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, Binghamton University
Dr. Jeffrey M. Riedinger, Dean, International Studies and Programs, Michigan State University
Mr. Vishal Chopra, Consultant, The College Board, India
Speaker from USIEF

7.00 pm

EduPartnering Meetings and Networking Dinner



DAY II – Thursday, 10 March 2011



10.30 am – 12.00 noon

Inaugural Function


 

Shri Kapil Sibal, Hon’ble Union Minister for HRD and Communications and Information Technology
Dr. Shashi Tharoor, former Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, United Nations and former Minister of State for External Affairs
Dr. V.S. Ramamurthy, Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS)
Dr. V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice Chancellor, IGNOU
Dr. Ramdas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Education
Dr. S.B. Mujumdar, Chancellor, Symbiosis
Dr. Ayoub Kazim, MD, Dubai Knowledge Village & Dubai International Academic City
Prof Bertil Andersson, Provost, Nanyang Technological University
Mr Ajit Gulabchand, Chairman, Lavasa Corporation

EDGE Education Personality Award on
Prof. C.N.R. Rao, Chairman, Science Advisory Council to Prime Minister, National Research Professor & Linus Pauling Research Professor and Honorary President, JNCASR, Bangalore

12.00 noon to 12.30 pm

Vision Talk

 

Prof. C.N.R. Rao, Chairman, Science Advisory Council to Prime Minister, National Research Professor & Linus Pauling Research Professor and Honorary President, JNCASR, Bangalore

12.30 pm - 1.30 pm

Session 1: Highlight Lectures

 

Chair: Dr. S. B. Mujumdar, Chancellor, Symbiosis
Dr. Shashi Tharoor, former Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, United Nations and former Minister of State for External Affairs
Prof Bertil Andersson, Provost, Nanyang Technological University

1.30 pm - 2.15 pm

Lunch

2.15 pm - 3.30 pm


Moderator: Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Principal Director, Symbiosis
Dr. Ayoub Kazim, MD, Dubai Knowledge Village & Dubai International Academic City
Shri Amit Khare, Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education, MHRD, GoI
Mr Ajit Gulabchand, Chairman, Lavasa Corporation
­­Mr. Amitabh Jhingan, Partner, Transaction Advisory Services and National Sector Leader – Education, Ernst & Young India



2.15 pm - 3.30 pm

Session 2B: Panel Discussion - Critical aspects in nurturing International Partnerships



 

Chair: Ms. Beth McMurtrie, International Editor, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Mr. Francis Verillaud, Vice president, Sciences Po, France
Prof, Hoon Eng KHOO, Deputy Director, International Relations Office, National University of Singapore
Dr. Koen Lamberts, Professor of Cognitive Science, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research, Science & Medicine), University of Warwick University of Warwick, UK
Prof. Allan Layton, Dean, Faculty of Business & Pro-Vice Chancellor (Educational Partnerships), University of Southern Queensland
Dr. Arshdeep Bahga, Research Scientist for Georgia Tech Provost's India Initiative, Georgia Institute of Technology

3.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Tea Break

Chair: Ms. Beth McMurtrie, International Editor, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Mr. Francis Verillaud, Vice president, Sciences Po, France
Prof, Hoon Eng KHOO, Deputy Director, International Relations Office, National University of Singapore
Dr. Koen Lamberts, Professor of Cognitive Science, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research, Science & Medicine), University of Warwick University of Warwick, UK
Prof. Allan Layton, Dean, Faculty of Business & Pro-Vice Chancellor (Educational Partnerships), University of Southern Queensland
Dr. Arshdeep Bahga, Research Scientist for Georgia Tech Provost's India Initiative, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

3.30 pm - 4.00 pm

 

Tea Break

 

4.00 pm - 5.30 pm

Session 3A: Mainstreaming VET for Sustainable Growth



Chair: Mr. Dilip H. M. Chenoy, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)
Mr. Geoffrey Conaghan, Commissioner to India, State Government of Victoria, Australia
Mr. Hari Menon, CEO, IndiaSkills
Mr. Sharad Talwar, CEO, IndiaCan
Ms. Swati Mujumdar, Director, Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning
Mr. Sushil Ramola, CEO  & MD, BASIX Academy for Building Lifelong Employability
Mr. Nimesh Mehta, Dr. Reddy’s Cell for Employability and Skill Development

Centre for Emerging Markets Solutions, Indian School of Business


4.00 pm - 5.15 pm

Session 3B: Funding Education in the Emerging Market



Moderator: Mr. Sivaramakrishnan, Principal Officer - Distributed Learning, Manipal Education
Mr. Robert Lytle, Head of Education Center for Excellence, Private and International, Parthenon
Dr. Arundhati Tuli Banerjee, Director, Global Initiatives, Director, MIT-India Program
Mr. Raja Parthasarathy, Managing Director, IDFC
Mr. Deepak Parekh*, non-executive Chairman, HDFC

 

5.30 pm - 6.30 pm


Funding Education in the Emerging Market


Chair: Dr. Arun Nigavekar,
former Chairman, UGC
Mr. Deepak Parekh*,
non-executive Chairman, HDFC
Mr. Ravi Parthasarathy*,
Chairman, IL & FS
Dr. Arundhati Tuli Banerjee,
Director, Global Initiatives, Director, MIT-India Program
Mr. Karan Khemka, Partner,
Parthenon

5.30 pm - 6.30 pm

Session 4: Pushing the frontiers of new assessments



Moderator: Mr. Madan Padaki, Co-Founder & CEO, MeritTrac Services
Mr. Dhirendhra Ramachandra, Founder and CEO, Eduquity Career Technologies
Ms. Swati Mujumdar, Director, Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning
Mr. Viplav Baxi, President, Servitium
Mr. Sanjeev Phatak, Aptech Limited


7.00 pm


Awards Function

 

Ms. D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, GoI
Conferring Young EDGE Award
Felicitation of Padma Awards

 

Followed by Networking Dinner



DAY III - Friday, 11 March 2011



9.30 am – 10.30 am

Session 5: Developing relations with US Universities: Keys to Success



Chair: Ms. Marlene M. Johnson, Executive Director and CEO, NAFSA
Ms. Meredith McQuaid, President and Chair of the Board of Directors, NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Dr. Donna Scarboro, Associate Vice President for International Programs, The George Washington University  
Dr. Jeffrey M. Riedinger, Dean, International Studies and Programs, Michigan State University  

 

10.30 am – 11.00 am

Session 6: Highlight Lecture



Dr. Peter Magrath, Senior Advisor, College Board and interim President Binghamton University

 

11.00 am - 11.30 am

 

Tea Break

 

11.30 am - 1.00 pm

Session 7: ICT the catalyst for next generation learning environments in education




Mr. Sekar Viswanathan, Vice President (University Affairs), VIT University
Prof. Jeremy Williams, Chief Academic Officer, Knowledge Universe, Singapore
Mr. Praful Pillay, Senior Vice President, SunGard Higher Education
Speaker from Microsoft

 

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm

 

Lunch

 

2.00 pm – 3.15 pm

Session 8 A: Future of Medical Education



Chair: Prof. S.K. Sarin*, Chairperson, Board of Governors, Medical Council of India
Moderator: Dr. K. Ramnarayan, Vice Chancellor, Manipal University
Mr. Keshav Desiraju, Addl. Secretary, MoH, GoI
Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Symbiosis International University
Prof. S. Sudhakar Nayak, Associate Dean, Professor & Head, Dept. of Medical Education
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

 

2.00 pm – 3.15 pm

Session 8 B: Developing Competence: The Role of Creativity in Higher Education



Chair: Dr. Margaret Downes, Director, Master of Liberal Arts Program and Professor, Literature Department, The University of North Carolina at Asheville, USA
Prof. Dr. Manfred J. Hampe, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Darmstadt
Dr. Jyoti Grewal, Dean - University College, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Dr. Manvinder Kaur, Associate Professor, Panjab University, Chandigarh

 

3.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Session 9: Panel Discussion - How can Education Policy Framework encourage, enrich and enhance the Indian Education Sector?




Moderator: Mr. Anand Sudarshan, Managing Director and CEO, Manipal Education
Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Member, Planning Commission, GoI and Member, National Advisory Council
Dr. Ved Prakash, Chairman (I/C), University Grants Commission (UGC)
Shri. Rajesh Ankushrao Tope, Minister for Higher & Technical Education, Govt. of Maharashtra
Dr. G. Viswanathan, Chancellor, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)

Valedictory Address


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