Higher Education Conclave

Kumaraguru College of Technology

Higher Education Conclave

As science, technology and the society have evolved to where we are today, there is a serious concern about how this evolution is impacting higher education in India and elsewhere. India faces serious challenges to meet the higher education needs of its growing young population. At the same time, the Indian industry faces its own challenges in recruiting a highly talented workforce and meeting the needs of international competition. The changes in the global demographics, and in the social, economic and political arena present yet another set of challenges for the Indian higher education. However, these challenges also bring with them unique opportunities and enable the institutions to transform themselves and to become global players by preparing a well educated workforce. The transformation process will involve assessment of future direction of technologies, reconsideration of the approaches to teaching and learning, strengthening research capacity, increasing collaboration with industry and international institutions, and developing new programs to meet the evolving needs. This conclave will focus on addressing the key issues facing higher education and helping institutions prepare for the changing needs.

As the first in a series of International Leadership Conclaves on the Future of Higher Education, it will be a two day event that will bring together leaders in education, industry, government and the international institutions to deliberate on the following:

  • Technologies on the horizon and their impact on the future of higher education
  • Opportunities for higher educational institutions and the means to thrive in the global context
  • The challenges facing Arts, Science, Engineering, and other professional education programs
  • Lessons from national and global institutions on how to thrive in a changing environment
  • Preparing institutions to face the current challenges and to grow in the future

registeration fee per participant

Early bird Registration * (Includes GST)

Number of Days Individual Registration Group Registration
( 3 and above participants )
1 Day 2500 NA
2 Days 3500 3000

Regular Registration * (Includes GST)

Number of Days Individual Registration Group Registration
( 3 and above participants )
1 Day 3000 NA
2 Days 4000 3500

The registration will include session materials, lunch and refreshments

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Highlights of the two day events are

The Future of Higher Education

Venue : The Residency Towers, Coimbatore.

DAY 1 PROGRAM:

Opportunities from Institutional, Technological, Industry and Global Perspectives

  • The Future of Higher Education : Educational leaders’ perspective
  • The Future of Higher Education : Technological perspective
  • The Future of Higher Education : Industry perspective
  • The Future of Higher Education : A Global perspective
  • Technological and talent needs of industry and the need for innovation in education
The Future of Higher Education

Venue : Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore.

DAY 2 PROGRAM:

The current challenges and preparation for the future

  • Developing Faculty, Program and Curricula
  • Industry and International partnership, and quality enhancement
  • Strengthening enrollment and placement
  • Accreditation and Ranking

EXPECTED PARTICIPANTS

  • College and university faculty, academic leaders from the Department Heads to the Directors and Deans of Schools and Academic Programs, Principals and Vice Chancellors
  • All the faculty responsible for the development of degree programs, curricula, labs, instructional material, students, institutional and industry relationships, international partnerships and assessment and accreditation.
  • Administrative officers responsible for student recruitment, placement and industry relations
  • Industry leaders responsible for academic partnership, employee recruitment and talent acquisition and transformation
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Partial List of Speakers

Dr. G. Viswanathan

Chancellor, VIT University, Vellore

Dr. V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai

Former Chairman UGC, Provost Somaiya Vidyavihar, Mumbai

Dr. S. P. Thyagarajan,

Former Vice Chancellor, Madras University

Dr. M. Khasawneh,

Director, Systems and Industrial Engineering, State University of New York, USA

Dr. Peter Partell

Associate Dean, State University of New York, USA

Dr. A. Gangopadhyay

Professor and Chair, University of Maryland, USA

Dr. R. Narang,

Associate Professor, Purdue University, USA

Mr.V.M.Srivathsan,

Head, HR, Virtusa

Dr. Partha Sharathi Mallick,

Director, VIT, Vellore

Dr. P. Radhakrishnan

Former Vice Chancellor, VIT University, Vellore

Dr. Samuel Rajkumar,

Director, Placement & Training, VIT

Dr. Rudramoorthy

Principal, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

Mr.R.Siddarthan,

Managing Director, Accenture

Mr. Mani James,

Senior Vice President, Frost and Sullivan (India)

Mr. T. Manikandan,

Director, Engineering, Amazon

Mr.K. Purushothaman,

Senior Director, Nasscom

Mr. Elavarasu Krishnan,

Senior Director, Dell

Mr.Vasudevan Rajagopalan,

Head, Talent Acquisition(India), TCS

Mr.V.Viswanathan,

Director, Talent Acquisition Wipro Technologies.

FDP Certificates

Following faculty development certificates will be issued to participants:

Day 1 :

Certificate by State University of New York, USA
'Data Analysis : Innovation in Interdisciplinary Teaching'

Day 2 :

Certificate by AICTE - KCT
'Developing curricula and employment ready graduates'

Day - 1

The Residency Towers Avinashi Rd, P N Palayam, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu - 641018, India.

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Day - 2

Kumaraguru College of Technology Saravanampatti, Coimbatore - 641049,

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Help Desk

Coordinator

Higher Education Conclave

Email : hec@kct.ac.in

0422 2661410, +91 8248867356, +91 9489060842

PARTNER INSTITUTIONS AND ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Dr. G. Viswanathan

Chancellor, VIT University, Vellore

Chancellor Bobby R. Phills

Southern University, USA

Dr. Ron Edwards,

Vice Chancellor, APU, Malaysia

Dr. S. P. Thyagarajan,

Former Vice Chancellor, Madras University

Dr. D. Subhakar,

Vice Chancellor, VIT –AP

Dr. P.Gunasekaran,

Vice Chancellor, VIT – Bhopal

Dr. P. Radhakrishnan,

Former Vice Chancellor, VIT University, Vellore

Dr. Krishnaswamy Srihari,

Executive Vice Provost and Dean, SUNY, USA

Dr. M. Khasawneh,

Director, Systems and Industrial Engineering, SUNY, USA

Dr. Peter Partell,

Associate Dean, Watson School of Engineering, SUNY, USA

Dr. Raju Balakrishnan,

Dean, University of Michigan, USA

Dr. Edward Freeland,

Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton, USA

Dr. Kristian Olson,

Director, CAMTech, Harvard Medial – Mass General Hospital, USA

Dr. George Chiu,

Assistant Dean, Global Program, Purdue, USA

Dr. Tim Fisher,

Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace, UCLA, USA

Dr. Anilkumar Ramsesh,

Head R&D, Dover - India

Mr.P.B. Kotur,

Global Head, Talent Transformation, Wipro

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